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Sellout: How Washington Gave Away America's Technological Soul, and One Man's Fight to Bring It Home

Victoria Bruce · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The story of one citizen's fight to preserve a US stake in the future of clean energy and the elements essential to high tech industries and national defense.American technological prowess used to be unrivaled. But because of globalization, and with the blessing of the U.S. government,...
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Prairie Defender: The Murder Trials of Abraham Lincoln

George R Dekle · Southern Illinois University Press
Pages: 231
Format: Hardcover

According to conventional wisdom, Abraham Lincoln spent most of his law career collecting debt and representing railroads, and this focus made him inept at defending clients in homicide cases. In this unprecedented study of Lincoln's criminal cases, George Dekle disproves these popular...
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The Water Kingdom: A Secret History of China

Philip Ball · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the Yangtze to the Yellow River, China is traversed by great waterways, which have defined its politics and ways of life for centuries. Water has been so integral to China's culture, economy, and growth and development that it provides a window on the whole sweep of Chinese history....
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The Burr Conspiracy: Uncovering the Story of an Early American Crisis

James E Lewis · Princeton University Press
Pages: 728
Format: Hardcover

A multifaceted portrait of the early American republic as seen through the lens of the Burr ConspiracyIn 1805 and 1806, Aaron Burr, former vice president of the newly formed American republic, traveled through the Trans-Appalachian West gathering support for a mysterious enterprise, for which...
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Convicting Avery: The Bizarre Laws and Broken System behind "Making a Murderer"

Michael D Cicchini · Prometheus Books
Pages: 220
Format: Paperback

The shocking Netflix documentary Making a Murderer left millions of viewers wondering how an apparently innocent man could be wrongfully convicted - not just once, but twice. This book explains, in plain English, the numerous flaws in Wisconsin's criminal justice system that led to the wrongful...
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Witness Tree: Seasons of Change with a Century-Old Oak

Lynda Mapes · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An intimate look at one majestic hundred-year-old oak tree through four seasons--and the reality of global climate change it reveals. In the life of this one grand oak, we can see for ourselves the results of one hundred years of rapid environmental change. It's leafing out earlier,...
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Soonish: Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve and/or Ruin Everything

Kelly Weinersmith · Penguin Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

From a top scientist and the creator of the hugely popular web comic Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal, a hilariously illustrated investigation into future technologies -- from how to fling a ship into deep space on the cheap to 3D organ printing What will the world of tomorrow be like?...
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Prefabulous Small Houses

Sheri Koones · The Taunton Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Prefab home construction has come into its own. Prefabricated homes used to be considered inferior to houses built on site, but not anymore. In Prefabulous Small Houses, best-selling author Sheri Koones presents 32 stunning prefabricated homes from around North America. 250 beautiful photographs...
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The Least Among Us: Waging the Battle for the Vulnerable

Rosa L. DeLauro · The New Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The outspoken Connecticut Congresswoman's impassioned defense of America's safety net during Tea Party times Cynical politicians like Paul Ryan and Donald Trump argue that the people of the United States would be better off without food stamps, Obamacare, and workplace protections....
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A Rift in the Earth: Art, Memory, and the Fight for a Vietnam War Memorial

James Reston, Jr. · Arcade Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A Distinguished and Bestselling Historian and Army Veteran Revisits the Culture War that Raged around the Selection of Maya Lin's Design for the Vietnam Memorial A Rift in the Earth tells the remarkable story of the ferocious "art war" that raged between 1979 and 1984 over...
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