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Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and the Iconic American Film Mean to Us Today

Tom Santopietro · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the beloved classic and shows readers why To Kill a Mockingbird matters more today than ever before.With 40 million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird's poignant but clear...
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Tyrant

STEPHEN GREENBLATT · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright's insight into bad (and often mad) rulers.As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny....
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New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

JAMES BRIDLE · Verso
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

As the world around us increases in technological complexity, our understanding of it diminishes. Underlying this trend is a single idea: the belief that our existence is understandable through computation, and more data is enough to help us build a better world. In actual fact, we are lost...
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The Death of Truth

MICHIKO KAKUTANI · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

A stirring and incisive manifesto on America's slide away from truth and reason. Over the last three decades, Michiko Kakutani has been thinking and writing about the demise of objective truth in popular culture, academia, and contemporary politics. In The Death of Truth, she connects...
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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

Candice Millard · Anchor
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

"A thrilling account.... This book is an awesome nail-biter and top-notch character study rolled into one." - New York Times Critic Jennifer Senior's Top Ten Books of 2016 At the age of twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime...
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Liars, Leakers and Liberals

JEANINE PIRRO · Center Street
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

As host of her own show on Fox for many years, Judge Jeanine Pirro has seen firsthand how narratives take form, whether they are based in truth or not. In her explosive new book, she will write about some of the most egregious lies she's seen, and take on the Liars, Leakers, and Liberals.
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We're Doomed. Now What?: Essays on War and Climate Change

Roy Scranton · Soho Press
Pages: 360
Format: Paperback

An American Orwell for the age of Trump, Roy Scranton faces the unpleasant facts of our day with fierce insight and harrowing honesty. We're Doomed. Now What? penetrates to the very heart of our time. The time we've been thrown into is one of alarming and bewildering change--the...
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Ballots and Bullets: Black Power Politics and Urban Guerrilla Warfare in 1968 Cleveland

James D Robenalt · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

On July 23, 1968, police in Cleveland battled with black nationalists in a night of terror that saw 6 people killed and at least 15 wounded. The gun battle touched off days of heavy rioting. The question was whether the shootings were the result of a planned attack on white police, or a matter...
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The Battle For Paradise: Puerto Rico Takes on the Disaster Capitalists

NAOMI KLEIN · Haymarket Books
Format: Hardcover

"Fearless necessary reporting . . . Klein exposes the 'battle of utopias' that is currently unfolding in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico -- a battle that pits a pitilessly neoliberal plutocratic 'paradise' against a community movement with Puerto Rican sovereignty at its center."...
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#NeverAgain: A New Generation Draws the Line

DAVID HOGG · Random House Trade Paperbacks
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

From two students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School comes a declaration for our times, and an in-depth look at the making of the #NeverAgain movement that arose after the Parkland, Florida, shooting.On February 14, 2018, seventeen-year-old David Hogg and his fourteen-year-old sister,...
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