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Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth

Sarah Smarsh · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in the American Midwest.During Sarah Smarsh's turbulent childhood in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, the forces of cyclical poverty and the country's changing economic policies solidified her family's place among the working poor....
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The Last Englishmen: Love, War, and the End of Empire

DEBORAH BAKER · Graywolf Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A sumptuous biographical saga, both intimate and epic, about the waning of the British Empire in IndiaJohn Auden was a pioneering geologist of the Himalaya. Michael Spender was the first to draw a detailed map of the North Face of Mount Everest. While their younger brothers -- W. H. Auden...
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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Yuval N Harari · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In Sapiens, he explored our past. In Homo Deus, he looked to our future. Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today's most pressing issues. How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human? How do we deal with the epidemic...
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Temp: How American Work, American Business, and the American Dream Became Temporary

Louis Hyman · Viking
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The untold history of the surprising origins of the "gig economy" --how deliberate decisions made by consultants and CEOs in the 50s and 60s upended the stability of the workplace and the lives of millions of working men and women in postwar America.Every working person in the United...
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Blood Papa: Rwanda's New Generation

JEAN HATZFELD · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The continuation of a groundbreaking study of the Rwandan genocide, and the story of the survivor generationIn Rwanda from April to June 1994, 800,000 Tutsis were slaughtered by their Hutu neighbors in the largest and swiftest genocide since World War II. In his previous books, Jean Hatzfeld...
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Walls: A History of Civilization in Blood and Brick

DAVID FRYE · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In Walls historian David Frye tells the epic story of history's greatest manmade barriers, from ancient times to the present. It is a haunting and frequently eye-opening saga - one that reveals a startling link between what we build and how we live. With Frye as our raconteur-guide,...
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Architects of Death: The Family Who Engineered the Death Camps

Karen Bartlett · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A sobering story of an industrial family's cold efficiency behind the design of the ovens at AuschwitzArchitects of Death tells the astonishing story of how the gas chambers and crematoria that facilitated the murder and incineration of more than one million people in the Holocaust...
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The Chosen Wars: How Judaism Became an American Religion

Steven R Weisman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The Chosen Wars tells the dramatic story of how Judaism redefined itself in America in the 18th and 19th centuries - the personalities that fought each other and shaped its evolution and, importantly, the force of the American dynamic that prevailed over an ancient religion.The struggles...
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Where Did You Get This Number?: A Pollster's Guide to Making Sense of the World

Anthony Salvanto · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

CBS News' Elections and Surveys Director Anthony Salvanto takes you behind the scenes of polling to show you how to think about who we are and where we're headed as a nation.As Elections and Surveys Director for CBS News, it's Anthony Salvanto's job to understand you - what...
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The Vory: Russia's Super Mafia

MARK GALEOTTI · Yale University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

The first English-language book to document the men who emerged from the gulags to become Russia's much-feared crime class: the vory v zakone Mark Galeotti is the go-to expert on organized crime in Russia, consulted by governments and police around the world. Now, Western readers can explore...
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