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The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria
The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria

Alia Malek · Nation Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

At the Arab Spring's hopeful start, Alia Malek returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother's apartment, which had been lost to her family since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970. Its loss was central to her parent's decision to make their lives in America. In chronicling...
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Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street
Business Adventures: Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street

John Brooks · Open Road Integrated Media
Pages: 459
Format: Print book

"Business Adventures remains the best business book I've ever read." - Bill Gates, The Wall Street Journal What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas...
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The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA
The Not-Quite States of America: Dispatches from the Territories and Other Far-Flung Outposts of the USA

Doug Mack · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

An eye-opening journey to the most overlooked parts of America.Everyone knows that America is 50 states and ... some other stuff. Scattered shards in the Pacific and the Caribbean, the not-quite states -- American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and the U.S. Virgin...
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Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow
Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow

Yuval N Harari · Harper
Pages: 449
Format: Hardcover

Yuval Noah Harari, author of the critically-acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity's future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past...
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Age of Anger: A History of the Present
Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra · Farrar
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisisHow can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful...
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Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City
Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City

Steve Early · Beacon Press
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

The People vs. Big Oil - how a working-class company town harnessed the power of local politics to reclaim their communityHome to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once a typical company town bankrolled by Chevron. This largely nonwhite, working-class...
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Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White
Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar · Time Home Entertainment
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller Bestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today.Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA's all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP,...
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They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement
They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement

Wesley Lowery · Little
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

LA Times finalist for The Christopher Isherwood Prize for Autobiographical ProseA New York Times bestsellerA New York Times Editors' Choice"Essential reading."--Junot Diaz"Electric...so well reported, so plainly told and so evidently the work of a man who has not grown...
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The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel
The Menorah: From the Bible to Modern Israel

Steven Fine · Harvard University Press
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

The menorah, the seven-branched candelabrum, has traversed millennia as a living symbol of Judaism and the Jewish people. Naturally, it did not pass through the ages unaltered. The Menorah explores the cultural and intellectual history of the Western world's oldest continuously used...
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Springfield
Springfield

CURTIS MANN · ARCADIA PUB
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

The 1960s and 1970s were a time of significant change in the history of Springfield, Illinois, as the city redefined itself through major developments in education, technology, and commerce. This pictorial history allows readers to remember the familiar places of those decades, such as the downtown...
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