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Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe

JOHN FERLING · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

From acclaimed historian John Ferling, the story of how Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe championed the most radical ideas of the American and French Revolutions.Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine, and James Monroe were in the vanguard of revolutionary ideas in the 18th century....
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Scienceblind: Why Our Intuitive Theories About the World Are So Often Wrong

Andrew Shtulman · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Why do we catch colds? What causes seasons to change? And if you fire a bullet from a gun and drop one from your hand, which bullet hits the ground first? In a pinch we almost always get these questions wrong. Worse, we regularly misconstrue fundamental qualities of the world around us. In Scienceblind,...
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A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to Be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives

Thupten Jinpa · Hudson Street Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The Buddhist practice of mindfulness caught on in the west when we began to understand the everyday, personal benefits it brought us. Now, in this extraordinary book, the highly acclaimed thought leader and longtime English translator of His Holiness the Dalai Lama shows us that compassion...
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The Road Home: A Contemporary Exploration of the Buddhist Path

Ethan Nichtern · North Point Press
Format: Hardcover

A lively exploration of contemporary Buddhism from one of its most admired teachersDo you feel at home right now? Or do you sense a hovering anxiety or uncertainty, an underlying unease that makes you feel just a bit uncomfortable, a bit distracted and disconnected from those around you?...
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What Have We Done: The Moral Injury of Our Longest Wars

David Wood · Little
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

From Pulitzer Prize-­winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars. Most Americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and its prevalence among troops. In this groundbreaking new book,...
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Unbroken Brain: A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction

Maia Szalavitz · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century...
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Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life

Nassim Nicholas Taleb · Random House
Pages: 279
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Black Swan, a bold new work that challenges many of our long-held beliefs about risk and reward, politics and religion, finance and personal responsibility In his most provocative and practical book yet, one of the foremost thinkers of our time...
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Selfie: How We Became So Self-Obsessed and What It's Doing To Us

Will Storr · The Overlook Press
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

By the author of The Unpersuadables, this thrilling and ambitious book explores the mysterious power of the self and reveals the danger of our modern obsession with it.We live in the age of the individual. Every day, we're bombarded with depictions of the beautiful, successful, slim, socially...
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Cravings: How I Conquered Food

Judy Collins · Nan A. Talese
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A no-holds-barred account of folk legend Judy Collins's harrowing struggle with compulsive overeating and of the journey that led her to a solution. Since childhood Judy Collins has had a tumultuous, fraught relationship with food. Her issues with overeating nearly claimed her career and her life....
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The Consciousness Instinct: Unraveling the Mystery of How the Brain Makes the Mind

Michael S Gazzaniga · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"The father of cognitive neuroscience" illuminates the past, present, and future of the mind-brain problemHow do neurons turn into minds? How does physical "stuff" -- atoms, molecules, chemicals, and cells -- create the vivid and various worlds inside our heads? The problem...
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Preschool Clues: Raising Smart, Inspired, and Engaged Kids in a Screen-Filled World

Angela C. Santomero · Touchstone
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

The award-winning creator of Blue's Clues, Super Why!, and Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood shares the secret sauce behind her shows' powerful, transformative results in the form of eleven research-based, foundational "clues" to ensure that preschoolers flourish academically, socially,...
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Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity

Ronald Epstein · Scribner
Pages: 287
Format: Print book

The first book for the general public about mindfulness and medical practice, a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors think and what matters most - safe, effective, patient-centered, compassionate care - from the foremost expert in the field.As a third-year Harvard Medical...
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Labyrinths: Emma Jung, Her Marriage to Carl, and the Early Years of Psychoanalysis

Catrine Clay · Harper
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A sensational, eye-opening account of Emma Jung's complex marriage to Carl Gustav Jung and the hitherto unknown role she played in the early years of the psychoanalytic movement.Clever and ambitious, Emma Jung yearned to study the natural sciences at the University of Zurich. But the strict...
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My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward: A Memoir

Mark Lukach · Harper Wave
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A heart-wrenching, yet hopeful, memoir of a young marriage that is redefined by mental illness and affirms the power of love.Mark and Giulia's life together began as a storybook romance. They fell in love at eighteen, married at twenty-four, and were living their dream life in San Francisco....
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How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays

MANDY LEN CATRON · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 238
Format: Hardcover

An insightful, charming, and absolutely fascinating memoir from the author of the popular New York Times essay, "To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This," (one of the top five most popular New York Times pieces of 2015) explores the romantic myths we create and explains how they...
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