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Why Philanthropy Matters: How the Wealthy Give, and What It Means for Our Economic Well-Being

Zoltan J. Acs - Princeton University Press
Format: Hardcover

Philanthropy has long been a distinctive feature of American culture, but its crucial role in the economic well-being of the nation--and the world--has remained largely unexplored. Why Philanthropy Matters takes an in-depth look at philanthropy as an underappreciated force in capitalism,...
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The Race to Save the Romanovs: The Truth Behind the Secret Plans to Rescue the Russian Imperial Family

HELEN RAPPAPORT - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Investigating the murder of the Russian Imperial Family, Helen Rappaport embarks on a quest to uncover the many international plots to save them, why they failed, and who was responsible.The murder of the Romanov family in July 1918 horrified the world and its aftershocks still reverberate...
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Burn Rate: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind

Andy Dunn - Currency
Format: Paperback

NATIONAL BESTSELLER * In this "gripping" (TechCrunch) , "eye-opening" (Gayle King, Oprah Daily) memoir of mental illness and entrepreneurship, the co-founder of the menswear startup Bonobos opens up about the struggle with bipolar disorder that nearly cost him everything.....
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Why Bob Dylan Matters

Richard F. Thomas - Dey Street Books
Format: Hardcover

"The coolest class on campus" - The New York TimesWhen the Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to Bob Dylan in 2016, a debate raged. Some celebrated, while many others questioned the choice. How could the world's most prestigious book prize be awarded to a famously cantankerous...
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Humble Roots: How Humility Grounds and Nourishes Your Soul

Hannah Anderson - Moody Publishers
Format: Print book

Feeling worn thin? Come find rest. The Blue Ridge Parkway meanders through miles of rolling Virginia mountains. It's a route made famous by natural beauty and the simple rhythms of rural life.And it's in this setting that Hannah Anderson began her exploration of what it means...
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The Black Cabinet: The Untold Story of African Americans and Politics During the Age of Roosevelt

Jill Watts - Grove Press
Format: Hardcover

In the early 20th century, most African Americans still lived in the South, disenfranchised, impoverished, terrorized by white violence, and denied the basic rights of citizenship. As the Democrats swept into the White House on a wave of black defectors from the Party of Lincoln, a group...
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National Geographic People of the World: Cultures and Traditions, Ancestry and Identity

Catherine Herbert Howell - National Geographic Soc
Format: Print book

From the heart of National Geographic comes this expansive guide to the clans, tribes, ethnicities, and peoples of the world. Organized in keeping with our knowledge of the migration of human groups through history, with statistics and a cultural portrait of each ethnic group, the book...
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Orwell's Roses

Rebecca Solnit - Viking
Format: Hardcover

"In the year 1936 a writer planted roses." So begins Rebecca Solnit's new book, a reflection on George Orwell's passionate gardening and the way that his involvement with plants, particularly flowers, and the natural world illuminates his other commitments as a writer...
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Tell Me More: Stories About the 12 Hardest Things Im Learning to Say

Kelly Corrigan - Random House Trade Paperbacks
Format: Paperback

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A story-driven collection of essays on the twelve powerful phrases we use to sustain our relationships, from the bestselling author of Glitter and Glue and The Middle Place "Kelly Corrigan takes on all the big, difficult questions here, with great warmth...
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Muscle: The Gripping Story of Strength and Movement

Roy A. Meals MD - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

An entertaining illustrated deep dive into muscle, from the discovery of human anatomy to the latest science of strength training.Muscle tissue powers every heartbeat, blink, jog, jump, and goosebump. It is the force behind the most critical bodily functions, including digestion and childbirth,...
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