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The Sensational Past: How the Enlightenment Changed the Way We Use Our Senses

Carolyn Purnell · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Sight, smell, hearing, taste, and touch -- as they were celebrated during the Enlightenment and as they are perceived today.Blindfolding children from birth? Playing a piano made of live cats? Using tobacco to cure drowning? Wearing "flea"-colored clothes? These actions may seem...
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The Road to Camelot: Inside the Kennedy Campaign

Tom Oliphant · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A behind-the-scenes, revelatory account of John F. Kennedy's wily campaign to the White House, beginning with his bold, failed attempt to win the vice presidential nomination in 1956. A young and undistinguished junior plots his way to the presidency and changes the way we nominate...
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Happy as a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World

Malene Rydahl · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

This international bestseller shows why the Danes are happy and how we can be, too.For decades Denmark has ranked at the top of the world's happiness surveys. How is it that these 5.6 million Danes are so content when they live in a country that is dark and cold nine months of the year...
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#Republic: Divided Democracy in the Age of Social Media

Cass R Sunstein · Princeton University Press
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

As the Internet grows more sophisticated, it is creating new threats to democracy. Social media companies such as Facebook can sort us ever more efficiently into groups of the like-minded, creating echo chambers that amplify our views. It's no accident that on some occasions, people...
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Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In

Anonymous. · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Throughout the Presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders galvanized voters with his progressive platform and vision for America. In the book, Sanders shares experiences from the campaign trail and outlines his ideas for continuing a political revolution to fight for a progressive economic,...
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A Fine Mess: A Global Quest for a Simpler, Fairer, and More Efficient Tax System

TR REID · PENGUIN Books
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Bestselling author T. R. Reid voyages around the world to solve the urgent problem of America's failing tax code, unraveling a complex topic in plain English and telling a rollicking story along the way.The U.S. tax code is a total write-off. Overstuffed with loopholes and special interest...
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Fever Swamp: A Journey Through the Strange Neverland of the 2016 Presidential Race

Richard North Patterson · Quercus Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

By fall 2015, the rise of Donald Trump as the likely Republican nominee confirmed that, for better or worse, Americans had been transported to a strange new land populated by mysterious creatures, where the normal laws of the political universe no longer applied. Fascinated, amused, and appalled,...
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Degrade and Destroy: The Inside Story of the War Against the Islamic State

Michael R Gordon · Farrar
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A top D.C. journalist tells the inside story of the U.S. war against the Islamic StateWhen the last U.S. combat troops left Iraq in 2011, President Obama took credit for keeping his promise to end one war. As savage violence flared in Syria that very same year, he resisted calls to intervene...
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The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization

Anthony Everitt · Random House
Pages: 592
Format: Print book

A magisterial account of how a tiny city-state in ancient Greece became history's most influential civilization, from the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The Rise of Athens...
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The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

Graeme Wood · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The author of the explosive Atlantic cover story "What ISIS Really Wants" has written the definitive, electrifying account of the strategy, psychology, and theology driving the Islamic StateTens of thousands of men and women have left comfortable, privileged lives to join the Islamic...
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