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Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence
a combination of memoir, personal accounts, law, and social analysis, and a powerful call to arms from one of our most prominent and poised survivors.
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Persist | Elizabeth Warren
The inspiring, influential senator and bestselling author mixes vivid personal stories with a passionate plea for political transformation.
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The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley's Pursuit of Power
A biography of venture capitalist and entrepreneur Peter Thiel, the enigmatic, controversial, and hugely influential power broker who sits at the dynamic intersection of tech, business, and politics
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All Hell Breaking Loose: The Pentagon's Perspective on Climate Change
All Hell Breaking Loose is an eye-opening examination of climate change from the perspective of the U.S. military.
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Into the Forest: A Holocaust Story of Survival, Triumph, and Love
In the summer of 1942, the Rabinowitz family narrowly escaped the Nazi ghetto in their Polish town by fleeing to the forbidding Bialowieza Forest. They miraculously survived two years in the woods―through brutal winters, Typhus outbreaks, and merciless N...
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Unrequited Infatuations: A Memoir
Unrequited Infatuations: A Memoir [Van Zandt, Stevie] on Amazon.com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Unrequited Infatuations: A Memoir
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When We Cease to Understand the World
Benjamín Labatut’s extraordinary imagination digs deep into the territory between fact and fiction, progress and destruction, genius and madness. Translated by Adrian Nathan West.
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Inter State: Essays from California
A debut collection of poetic, linked essays investigating the past and present state of California, its conflicting histories and their impact on a writer's family and life.
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Dopamine Nation
Finding Balance in the Age of Indulgence
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Fuzz: When Nature Breaks the Law
What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the law would be assigned legal representation and put on trial. These days, as New York Times best-selling aut...
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Competing with Idiots: Herman and Joe Mankiewicz, a Dual Portrait
A fascinating, complex dual biography of Hollywood's most dazzling--and famous--brothers, and a dark, riveting portrait of competition, love, and enmity that ultimately undid them both. One most famous for having written Citizen Kane (with Orson Welles, as
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First Casualty: The Untold Story of the CIA Mission to Avenge 9/11
An award winning journalist reveals the dramatic true story of the CIA’s Team Alpha, the first Americans to be dropped behind enemy lines in Afghanistan after 9/11.
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Renewal
From the acclaimed author of Unfinished Business, a story of crisis and change that can help us find renewed honesty and purpose in our personal and political lives
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Numbers Don't Lie: 71 Things You Need to Know About the World
From Earth's nations and inhabitants, through the fuels and foods that energize them, to the transportation and inventions of our modern world - and how all of this affects the planet itself - in Numbers Don't Lie, Professor Vaclav Smil takes us on a fact-
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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster
Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical—and accessible—plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.
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After Cooling
This dazzlingly original work of literary nonfiction interweaves the science and history of the powerful refrigerant (and dangerous greenhouse gas)...
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The Great Dissenter by Peter S. Canellos
The definitive, sweeping biography of an American hero who stood against all the forces of Gilded Age America to fight for civil rights and economic freedom: Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan.
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Paradise
The definitive firsthand account of California’s Camp Fire, the nation’s deadliest wildfire in a century, Paradise is a riveting examination of what went wrong and how to avert future tragedies...
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Languages of Truth By Salman Rushdie
Newly collected, revised, and expanded nonfiction from the first two decades of the twenty-first century—including many texts never previously in print—by the Booker Prize–winning, internationally bestselling author Salman Rushdie is celebrated as a...
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Names for Light: A Family History
Names for Light traverses time and memory to weigh three generations of a family’s history against a painful inheritance of postcolonial violence and racism. In spare, lyric paragraphs framed by white space, Thirii Myo Kyaw Myint explores home, belonging...
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How Everything Can Collapse: A Manual for our Times
What if our civilization were to collapse? Not many centuries into the future, but in our own lifetimes? Most people recognize that we face huge challenges today, from climate change and its potentially catastrophic consequences to a plethora of socio-poli
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State of Terror
Named one of the most anticipated novels of the season by People, Associated Press, Time, Los Angeles Times, Parade, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, The Guardian, Publishers Weekly, and more. From the #1 bestselling authors...
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The Storyteller: Tales of Life and Music
So, I've written a book. Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities (It's a piece of cake! Just do 4 hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!) I have decided t
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While Justice Sleeps by Stacey Abrams
Celebrated national leader Stacey Abrams is the author of WHILE JUSTICE SLEEPS, a gripping, complexly plotted thriller set within the halls of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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Americanon by Jess McHugh
"An elegant, meticulously-researched and eminently readable history of the books that define us as Americans. For history buffs and book-lovers alike, McHugh offers us a precious gift."--Jake Halpern, Pulitzer Prize Winner and New York Times Bestselling au
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An Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination
Award-winning New York Times reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang unveil the tech story of our times in a riveting, behind-the-scenes exposé that offers the definitive account of Facebook’s fall from grace. Once one of Silicon Valley’s greatest ...
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Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right
Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right (2016) is a non-fiction book written by the American investigative journalist Jane Mayer, about a network of extremely wealthy conservative Republicans, foremost among
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Pastoral Song: A Farmer's Journey
The author chronicles his family’s farm across three generations, revealing through this intimate lens the profound global transformation of agriculture and of the human relationship to the land.
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Out on a Limb: Selected Writing, 1989-2021
Over the course of his career, Andrew Sullivan has never shied away from staking out bold positions on social and political issues. A fiercely independent conservative, in 1989 he wrote the first national cover story in favor of marriage equality, and then
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White Malice: The CIA and the Covert Recolonization of Africa
A revelatory history of how postcolonial African Independence movements were systematically undermined by one nation above all: the US.
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‎An American Marriage: The Untold Story of Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd
An enlightening narrative exploring an oft-overlooked aspect of the sixteenth president's life, An American Marriage reveals the tragic story of Abraham Lincoln’s marriage to Mary Todd. Abraham Lincoln was apparently one of those men who regarded “con...
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Radiant Fugitives
A dazzling, operatic debut novel following three generations of a Muslim Indian family confronted with a nation on the brink of change.
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All In, An Autobiography
An inspiring and intimate self-portrait of the champion of equality that encompasses her brilliant tennis career, unwavering activism, and an ongoing commitment to fairness and social justice.
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We're Not Broken: Changing the Autism Conversation
“This book is a message from autistic people to their parents, friends, teachers, coworkers and doctors showing what life is like on the spectrum. It’s also my love letter to autistic people
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Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment
A new book by Nobel economics prize winner Daniel Kahneman asks why does everyone make such bad decisions and what can we do about it?
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How to Wrestle a Girl: Stories
Venita Blackburn’s characters bully and suffer, spit and tease, mope and blame. They’re hyperaware of their bodies and fiercely observant, fending off the failures and advances of adults with indifferent ease. In “Biology Class,” they torment a tea...
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Dilma's Downfall
The Impeachment of Brazil’s First Woman President and the Pathway to Power for Jair Bolsonaro’s Far-Right
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All of the Marvels
The first-ever full reckoning with Marvel Comics’ interconnected, half-million-page story, a revelatory guide to the “epic of epics”—and to the past sixty years of American culture
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How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking
The key to good and efficient writing lies in the intelligent organisation of ideas and notes. This book helps students, academics and nonfiction writers to get more done, write intelligent texts and learn for the long run. It teaches you how to take smart
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Exploring Async Basics with Rust
This book aims to take a look at the why and how of concurrent programming. First we build a good foundation of basic knowledge, before we use that knowledge to investigate how Node.js works by building a Node-inspired runtime.
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Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy
Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy: Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest...
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Becoming Beauvoir: A Life
'One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman', wrote Simone de Beauvoir.
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Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America by Laila Lalami
What does it mean to be American? In this starkly illuminating and impassioned book, Pulitzer Prize-finalist Laila Lalami recounts her unlikely journey from Moroccan immigrant to U.S. citizen, using it as a starting point for her exploration of the rights,
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Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy by Anne Sebba
Anne Sebba's moving biography of Ethel Rosenberg, the wife and mother whose execution for espionage-related crimes defined the Cold War and horrified the world.
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The Night Watchman
Based on the extraordinary life of National Book Award-winning author Louise Louise Erdrich’s grandfather who worked as a night watchman and carried the fight against Native dispossession from rural North Dakota all the way to Washington, D.C.
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The Case Against George W. Bush
The Case Against George W. Bush chronicles the presidency of George W. Bush
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The New Climate War: The Fight to Take Back Our Planet
A renowned climate scientist shows how fossil fuel companies have waged a thirty-year campaign to deflect blame and responsibility and delay action on climate change, and offers a battle plan for how we can save the planet.
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Postjournalism and the death of newspapers
'Postjournalism and the Death of Newspapers’, may be the most profound analysis of the subject since the last time Marshall McLuhan wrote about it.
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The Rifle: Combat Stories from America's Last WWII Veterans, Told Through an M1 Garand
It all started because of a rifle. The Rifle is an inspirational story and hero's journey of a 28-year-old U.S. Marine, Andrew Biggio, who returned home from combat in Afghanistan and Iraq, full of questions about the price of war.
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Programming Rust, 2nd Edition
Systems programming provides the foundation for the world's computation. Developing performance-sensitive code requires a programming language that puts programmers in control of how memory, processor time, and other system resources …
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Rust for Rustaceans
Rust for Rustaceans is the next step on your way to professional-level programming in Rust.
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All the Frequent Troubles of Our Days
The True Story of the American Woman at the Heart of the German Resistance to Hitler
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Burning Man
An electrifying, revelatory new biography of D. H. Lawrence, with a focus on his difficult middle years
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God, Human, Animal, Machine: Technology, Metaphor, and the Search for Meaning
For most of human history the world was a magical and enchanted place ruled by forces beyond our understanding. The rise of science and Descartes’s division of mind from world made materialism our ruling paradigm, in the process asking whether our own co...
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Seeing Ghosts: A Memoir
Kat Chow has always been unusually fixated on death. She worried constantly about her parents dying—especially her mother. A vivacious and mischievous woman, Kat's mother made a morbid joke that would haunt her for years to come: when she died, she'd lik...
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The State Must Provide
Why America's Colleges Have Always Been Unequal--and How to Set Them Right
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The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma
A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm for healing
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Empireland: How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain
In his brilliantly illuminating book Sathnam Sanghera demonstrates how so much of what we consider to be modern Britain is actually rooted in our imperial past. In prose that is, at once, both clear-eyed and full of acerbic wit, Sanghera shows how our past
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Democracy Rules
A much-anticipated guide to saving democracy, from one of our most essential political thinkers.
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The Reckoning: Our Nation's Trauma and Finding a Way to Heal
The Reckoning will examine America’s national trauma, rooted in our history but dramatically exacerbated by the impact of current events and the Trump administration’s corrupt and immoral policies. Our failure to acknowledge this trauma, let alone root...
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Black Hat Rust
Deep dive into offensive security with the Rust programming language