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Bethlehem: Biography of a Town

Nicholas Blincoe · Nation Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable history of the beloved little town published in time for the holidays Bethlehem is so suffused with history and myth that it feels like an unreal city even to those who call it home. For many, Bethlehem remains the little town at the edge of the desert described in Biblical...
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A Country Called Prison: Mass Incarceration and the Making of a New Nation

Mary D. Looman · Oxford University Press, USA
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

The United States is the world leader in incarcerating citizens. 707 people out of every 100,000 are imprisoned. If those currently incarcerated in the US prison system were a country, it would be the 102nd most populated nation in the world. Aside from looking at the numbers, if we could...
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DC Confidential: Inside the Five Tricks of Washington

David Schoenbrod · Encounter Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

You think you know why our government in Washington is broken, but you really don't. You think it's broken because politicians curry favor with special interests and activists of the Left or Right. There's something to that and it helps explain why these politicians can't...
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Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference

William MacAskill · Gotham Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Most of us want to make a difference. We donate our time and money to charities and causes we deem worthy, choose careers we consider meaningful, and patronize businesses and buy products we believe make the world a better place. Unfortunately, we often base these decisions on assumptions...
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Dressed Up for a Riot: Misadventures in Putin's Moscow

MICHAEL IDOV · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A memoir of revolution, reaction, and Russian men's fashionIn this crackling memoir, the journalist and novelist Michael Idov recounts the tempestuous years he spent living alongside -- and closely observing -- the media and cultural elite of Putin's Russia. After accepting a surprise offer...
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The Fate of Gender: Nature, Nurture, and the Human Future

Frank Browning · Bloomsbury
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Frank Browning takes us into human gender geographies around the world, from gender-neutral kindergartens in Chicago and Oslo to femminielli weather casters in Naples, from conservative Catholics in Paris fearful of God and Nature to transsexual Mormon parents in Utah. As he shares specific...
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Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy

David A Nichols · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 385
Format: Hardcover

Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy.Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch...
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The Wikileaks Files: The World According to Us Empire

Julian Assange · Verso, 2015.
Pages: 614
Format: Print book

Published in collaboration with WikiLeaks: What Cablegate tells us about US foreign policyWhen WikiLeaks first came to prominence in 2010 by releasing 2,325,961 top-secret State Department cables, the world saw for the first time what the US really thought about national leaders, friendly...
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Young Radicals: In the War for American Ideals

JEREMY MCCARTER · Random House
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the co-author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Hamilton: The Revolution, a stunning group portrait of five American radicals fighting for their ideals as the country goes mad around them Where do we find our ideals? What does it mean to live for them - and to risk dying for them?...
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