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The Assault on American Excellence by Anthony T. Kronman
A former dean of Yale Law School argues that the feverish egalitarianism gripping college campuses today is out of place at institutions whose job is to prepare citizens to live in a vibrant democracy.
The Knowledge Gap: The Hidden Cause of America's Broken Education System--and How to Fix It by Natalie Wexler
An education journalist reveals how the modern elementary school's curriculum focuses on decontextualized reading comprehension skills instead of actual knowledge and offers the hopeful stories of innovative educators who are righting this wrong and making a difference.
Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines by Jonathan Mooney
A writer diagnosed with dyslexia and ADHD as a child explores the toll the system takes on kids who are not "normal" and advocates for a revolution in the way we think about diversity, abilities and disabilities.
America Is Better Than This: Trump's War Against Migrant Families by Jeff Merkley
The junior senator from Oregon exposes the cruelty and chaos on America's southern border brought on by the family separation policies of the Trump administration and demands an end to what is effectively a gulag system.
Crisis on the Border: An Eyewitness Account of Illegal Aliens, Violent Crime, and Cartels by Matt C. Pinsker
An Army captain who was deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border for six months argues that the situation at the border was far more dangerous than most Americans realized, simultaneously creating a massive humanitarian crisis both at home and abroad.
How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi
A best-selling author, National Book Award-winner and professor combines ethics, history, law and science with a personal narrative to describe how to move beyond the awareness of racism and contribute to making society just and equitable.
Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court by Mollie Hemingway/ Carrie Severino
Offering a deep dive into the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, two women with behind-the-scenes access—a senior editor of The Federalist and a Judicial Crisis Network senior counsel—reveal what really happened and give their views on what the bitterly divisive hearings mean for the future of the Court and the battle for the soul of America.
Proof of Conspiracy: How Trump's International Collusion Is Threatening American Democracy by Seth Abramson
The best-selling author of Proof of Collusion reveals how George Nader and several Middle Eastern leaders orchestrated Donald Trump's election, revealing the Trump family's role in a multinational agreement to marginalize hostile nations at the cost of democracy.
The Russia Trap: How Our Shadow War with Russia Could Spiral Into Nuclear Catastrophe by George Beebe
A former head of the CIA's Russia analysis examines the potential for a catastrophic nuclear war between Washington, D.C. and Moscow, revealing how new strategic weapons, world power shifts and regional conflicts are escalating tensions to dangerous levels.
See Jane Win: The Inspiring Story of the Women Changing American Politics by Caitlin Moscatello
The award-winning journalist best known for New York magazine's "The Cut" shares insider perspectives into the female candidates who fought back and won crucial elections in 2018, from Abigail Spanberger and Catalina Cruz to Anna Eskamani and London Lamar.
Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds by Gina Rippon
A leading cognitive neuroscience researcher draws on cutting-edge discoveries to challenge the myth that there is a biological distinction between male and female brains, offering scientific proof that brains are adaptable mosaics comprised of both male and female components.
The Intelligence Trap: Why Smart People Make Dumb Mistakes by David Robson
Draws on cutting-edge understandings in expertise and intelligence to reveal how smart people are equally or more prone to making mistakes, citing lessons that can be learned from the setbacks of intellectuals ranging from Benjamin Franklin to Richard Feynman.
A Liberated Mind: How to Pivot Toward What Matters by Steven C. Hayes
The Acceptance and Commitment Therapy originator shares key insights into the problem-solving mind, outlining psychological flexibility skills that can be adapted into treatments for mental illness, physical pain, social processes and natural performance enhancement.
The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes by Donald David Hoffman
Challenging leading scientific theories that claim our senses are objective, a groundbreaking examination of human perception reveals its evolutionary importance and how it is used today in marketing, design and personal safety.
The Deep History of Ourselves: The Four-billion-year Story of How We Got Conscious Brains by Joseph Ledoux
A leading neuroscientist offers a history of the evolution of the brain from unicellular organisms to the complexity of animals and human beings today. By the author of Anxious.
End Times: A Brief Guide to the End of the World by Bryan Walsh
The founder of the award-winning Ecocentric blog on TIME.com provides answers to some of the most-feared catastrophic threats to the human race, including full-scale nuclear war, an asteroid collision and artificial intelligence that renders humans obsolete.
Opium: How an Ancient Flower Shaped and Poisoned Our World by John Halpern & David Blistein
A psychiatrist on the frontlines of addiction medicine presents a history of the poppy flower that traces its use in ancient civilizations through the opioid epidemic of today, outlining compassionate recommendations for necessary changes.
Pleased to Meet Me: Genes, Germs, and the Curious Forces That Make Us Who We Are by Bill Sullivan
A professor of pharmacology and microbiology uses cutting-edge research and humor to describe how genetics, microbiology and psychology combine to influence our personality and actions, including why we like certain foods, prefer certain personalities and hold the beliefs we do.
Chase Darkness with Me: How One True-Crime Writer Started Solving Murders by Billy Jensen
The journalist and co-author of the best-selling I'll Be Gone in the Dark reveals how he has used social media and other less-monitored online sources to help detectives solve cold cases as a digital consultant.
The Family Next Door: The Heartbreaking Imprisonment of the 13 Turpin Siblings and Their Extraordinary Rescue by John Glatt
An investigative journalist details the disturbing case of Louise and David Turpin who outwardly displayed the perfect picture of domestic bliss, but in reality perpetrated shocking abuse, including isolation, torture and near starvation on their 13 children..
The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down by Abigail Pesta
The inside story of how serial predator Larry Nassar got away with abusing hundreds of gymnasts for decades -- and how a team of brave women banded together to bring him down.
My Friend Anna: The True Story of the Fake Heiress Who Conned Me and Half of New York City by Rachel DeLoache Williams
Tells the true story of Anna Delvey, a young con artist posing as a German heiress in New York City—as told by the former Vanity Fair photo editor who got seduced by her friendship and then scammed out of more than $62,000.