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Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father

THOMAS S KIDD · Yale University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A major new biography, illuminating the great mystery of Benjamin Franklin's faith Renowned as a printer, scientist, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin also published more works on religious topics than any other eighteenth-century American layperson. Born to Boston Puritans, by his teenage...
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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

DAVID GARROW · WILLIAM MORROW
Pages: 1472
Format: Print book

As epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson series, the definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped...
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October: The Story of the Russian Revolution

China Miéville · Verso
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Acclaimed fantasy author China Miéville plunges us into the year the world was turned upside downThe renowned fantasy and science fiction writer China Miéville has long been inspired by the ideals of the Russian Revolution and here, on the centenary of the revolution, he provides his own distinctive...
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The H-Spot: The Feminist Pursuit of Happiness

Jill Filipovic · Nation Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

What do women want? It's a time-old question, but if you head out into America and talk to women one-on-one, as Jill Filipovic has done, you discover that what they want is happiness. Despite what recent books, articles, or tv shows would have you believe, real women are less concerned...
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Crooked: Outwitting the Back Pain Industry and Getting on the Road to Recovery

CATHRYN JAKOBSON RAMIN · HARPERCOLLINS
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The acclaimed author of Carved in Sand - a veteran investigative journalist who endured persistent back pain for decades - delivers the definitive book on the subject: an essential examination of all facets of the back pain industry, exploring what works, what doesn't, what may cause...
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Body Horror: Capitalism, Fear, Misogyny, Jokes

Anne Elizabeth Moore · Curbside Splendor Publishing
Pages: 300
Format: Paperback

"Books We're Excited About in 2017" (Chicago Tribune) "Books We Can't Wait to Read in 2017" (Chicago Reader) Every day, heinous acts are perpetrated on women's bodies in this political economy - whether for entertainment, in the guise of medicine, or due to the conditions...
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Megatech: Technology in 2050

Daniel Franklin · The Economist
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

In the not-too-distant future, we'll be plugging our brains into the internet, replacing our worn-out body parts, and eating meat grown in a lab. If we're lucky, we'll be living in a world of more productivity, more energy, and more equality - and if we're not, we'll...
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The Road to Camelot: Inside JFK's Five-Year Campaign

Tom Oliphant · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

"A must-read for fans of presidential history." - USA TODAY "Splendid ... a gripping, authoritative campaign history." - The Boston Globe "Terrific ... a tougher and more balanced account of the long campaign than anybody's written yet." - The Christian...
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The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die

Keith Payne · Viking
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"The Broken Ladder is an important, timely, and beautifully written account of how inequality affects us all." - Adam Alter, New York Times bestselling author of Irresistible and Drunk Tank PinkA timely examination by a leading scientist of the physical, psychological, and moral...
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JFK: A Vision for America

Stephen Kennedy Smith · Harper
Pages: 493
Format: Hardcover

Published in commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth, here is the definitive compendium of JFK's most important and brilliant speeches, accompanied by commentary and reflections by leading American and international figures - including Senator Elizabeth...
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