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NonFICTION TITLES PUBLISHED IN
JuLY 2019

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Biography

Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram by Isha Sesay

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The award-winning host of CNN Newsroom Live presents a definitive account of Boko Haram's 2014 abduction of 276 Chibok schoolgirls, sharing first-person insights based on the author's escape with 21 survivors.

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Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood by Maureen Stanton

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The award-winning author of Killer Stuff and Tons of Money traces her self-destructive upbringing in a working-class prison town, where her divorced mother turned criminal to support seven children while the author slipped into delinquency and addiction.

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Dapper Dan: Made in Harlem by Daniel R. Day with Mikael Awake

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A memoir by the legendary designer who pioneered high-end streetwear traces his rise from an early-1980s Harlem storefront to the red carpet in Hollywood, working with such celebrities as Salt-N-Pepa and Beyoncé.

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A Dream About Lightning Bugs: A Life of Music and Cheap Lessons by Ben Folds

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A genre-defying musician offers reflections on art, life and music in a memoir that is as nuanced, witty and relatable as his cult-classic songs.

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Elvis in Vegas: How the King Reinvented the Las Vegas Show by Richard Zoglin

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Tells the story of how Las Vegas saved Elvis and Elvis saved Las Vegas in the greatest musical comeback of all time.

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Four Friends: Promising Lives Cut Short by William D. Cohan

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The award-winning author of The Last Tycoons shares a powerful portrait of four of his fellow Andover boarding-school graduates, including John F. Kennedy, Jr., whose lives were cut short by tragedy.

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George Marshall: Defender of the Republic by David L. Roll

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The author of The Hopkins Touch traces the story of the distinguished U.S. soldier and statesman, examining his role in influencing two world wars and America's emergence as a global superpower.

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If: The Untold Story of Kipling's American Years by Christopher Benfey

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An exploration of the Nobel Prize-winning literary master's life in Gilded Age America reveals how he wrote some of his most prodigious works, including The Jungle Book, in Vermont before controversial disputes forced his departure in 1896.

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The Love Prison Made (and Unmade): My Story by Ebony Roberts

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The program director of #BeyondPrisons shares the story of how her abuse-marked childhood complicated her pursuit of healthy relationships before falling in love with then-inmate and author of the best-selling memoir, Writing My Wrongs.

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The Method to the Madness: Donald Trump's Ascent as Told by Those Who Were Hired, Fired, Inspired—and Inaugurated by Allen Salkin & Aaron Short

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Two New York Post reporters draw on candid interviews with more than 100 of the 45th president's closest associates in a nonpartisan oral history and guide to understanding Trump's presidential style, mindset and decisions.

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The Vagabonds: The Story of Henry Ford and Thomas Edison's Ten-year Road Trip by Jeff Guinn

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Explains how two American business giants—Henry Ford and Thomas Edison—and their annual summer sojourns introduced the road trip to American culture and made the automobile an essential part of modern life, even as their own relationship altered dramatically.

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What Do We Need Men For?: A Modest Proposal by E. Jean Carroll

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The veteran advice columnist behind the long-running "Ask E. Jean" draws on interviews with a diverse range of women collected during a rollicking road trip, in a darkly humorous exploration of the actual role men play in society.

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Young Castro: The Making of a Revolutionary by Jonathan M. Hansen

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The first American historian in a generation to gain access to the Castro archives in Havana draws upon hundreds of never-before-seen letters and interviews to present an intimate portrait of the early years of Fidel Castro—a man determined to be a leader.

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General Nonfiction

Aftermath: Seven Secrets of Wealth Preservation in the Coming Chaos by James Rickards

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In his most prescriptive book to date, a financial expert and investment advisor shows how and why our financial markets are being artificially inflated—and what smart investors can do to protect their assets.

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American Predator: The Hunt for the Most Meticulous Serial Killer of the 21st Century by Maureen Callahan

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An award-winning New York Post investigative journalist documents the story of enigmatic serial killer Israel Keyes and the efforts of the Anchorage PD and the FBI to capture him, discussing what his case reveals about 21st-century law enforcement.

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A Beginner's Guide to the End: Practical Advice for Living Life and Facing Death by BJ Miller & Shoshana Berger

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The first ever practical, compassionate and comprehensive guide to dying also explains how to live fully until one does.

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Break Through the Noise: The Nine Rules to Capture Global Attention by Tim Staples & Josh Young

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The founder and CEO of Shareability outlines a nine-step approach to making the algorithms of YouTube, Google, Facebook and Instagram work to create viral videos for successful marketing, entrepreneurial and online celebrity initiatives.

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Buzz, Sting, Bite: Why We Need Insects by Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson

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An enthusiastic, witty and informative introduction to the world of insects explains why we—and the planet we inhabit—could not survive without them.

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Casting Into the Light: Tales of a Fishing Life by Janet Messineo

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The champion surfcaster and Martha's Vineyard Times columnist traces her efforts to break barriers in a strictly male sport, describing its unspoken ethics while sharing insider strategies on surf-fishing techniques, lures, baits and locations.

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For the Good of the Game: The Inside Story of the Surprising and Dramatic Transformation of Major League Baseball by Bud Selig. Foreword by Doris Kearns Goodwin.

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The veteran MLB commissioner provides an insider's assessment of professional baseball in today's world, revealing how he worked with players, managers, fellow owners and fans to help bring the game into the modern age.

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In Oceans Deep: Courage, Innovation, and Adventure Beneath the Waves by Bill Streever

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The award-winning author of Cold presents a dramatic exploration of the science and history of the deep sea that touches on such subjects as the Challenger Deep lowest oceanic point, submarine technology and competitive diving.

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The Last Leonardo: The Secret Lives of the World's Most Expensive Painting by Ben Lewis

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An epic quest exposes hidden truths about Leonardo da Vinci’s Salvator Mundi, the recently discovered masterpiece that sold for $450 million—and might not be the real thing.

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Lithium: A Doctor, a Drug, and a Breakthrough by Walter A. Brown

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A leading psychologist traces the lesser-known story of lithium, revealing how scientific breakthroughs in the 1950s have offered bipolar patients life-saving options that have been restricted for decades by medical and public stigmas.

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Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark by Cecelia Watson

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An engaging, existential chronicle of the polarizing punctuation mark traces its emergence in the wake of 19th-century grammar books and the ways it has been embraced or reviled by forefront authors.

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Signs: The Secret Language of the Universe by Laura Lynne Jackson

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The certified medium and author of The Light Between Us counsels readers on how to recognize and interpret life-changing messages from loved ones and spirit guides on the other side for more relevant life purpose and direction.

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Stronghold: One Man's Quest to Save the World's Wild Salmon by Tucker Malarkey

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A nonfiction debut by the author of the best-selling An Obvious Enchantment documents the story of fly fisherman and environmentalist Guido Rahr and his dangerous mission to protect the world's last major salmon habitat.

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Talking to Robots: Tales From Our Robot-Human Futures by David Ewing Duncan

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The award-winning author of Experimental Man announces the arrival of high-capacity artificial-intelligence machines, drawing on expert insights to explain how the robots of today and the near-future will transform the definition of humanity and revolutionize the world.

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Ten Years a Nomad: A Traveler's Journey Home by Matthew Kepnes

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The best-selling author of How to Travel the World on $50 a Day presents a part memoir, part philosophical travel manifesto that shares stories from his adventures abroad while exploring the nomadic experiences of wanderlust.

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Health and Fitness

Crisis in the Red Zone: The Story of the Deadliest Ebola Outbreak in History, and of the Outbreaks to Come by Richard Preston

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The #1 best-selling author of The Hot Zone offers an account of the doctors and scientists fighting to protect people from an Ebola epidemic and provides an urgent wake-up call about the future of emerging viruses, in a book that is soon to be a National Geographic original miniseries.

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The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep by Guy Leschziner

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A clinical neurologist and global authority on narcolepsy presents a tour of the sleeping human brain, sharing remarkable patient stories that demonstrate the neuroscience behind what happens in different mind states.

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State of the Heart: Exploring the History, Science, and Future of Cardiac Disease by Haider Warraich

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The Duke University Medical Center cardiologist and author of Modern Death examines the intense scrutiny and technology shaping heart disease treatments today, sharing insights into such innovations as ventricular assist devices, heart transplants and artificial hearts.

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History

The Accident of Color: A Story of Race in Reconstruction by Daniel Brook

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The award-winning author of A History of Future Cities documents how the citizenship privileges of mixed-race urbanites in 19th-century New Orleans and Charleston were swept away by the political backlashes of the Reconstruction and Jim Crow eras.

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The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb by Sam Kean

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The best-selling author of The Disappearing Spoon traces the remarkable story of how a renegade group of soldiers, scientists and spies prevented Hitler from obtaining a nuclear bomb.

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The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America by Margaret O'Mara

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The historian author of Cities of Knowledge draws on firsthand perspectives to document the epic history of Silicon Valley, its deep involvement with the Clinton administration and its indelible world influence.

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Fire and Fortitude: The US Army in the Pacific War, 1941-1943; No. 1 by John C. McManus

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The award-winning author of September Hope presents an epic chronicle of the U.S. Army's role in the Pacific during World War II, offering insight into military transformations under the leadership of generals MacArthur, Eichelberger, Stillwell and Krueger.

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Last Witnesses: An Oral History of the Children of World War II by Svetlana Alexievich

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A Nobel Prize-winning author presents an oral history of children’s experiences in WWII across Europe and Russia, providing a kaleidoscopic portrait of the human consequences of the war.

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The Liberation of Paris: How Eisenhower, De Gaulle, and Von Choltitz Saved the City of Light by Jean Edward Smith

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A prize-winning and best-selling historian tells the dramatic story of the liberation of Paris during World War II, showing how the decision to free the city came at a heavy price—it slowed the Allied momentum and allowed the Germans to regroup.

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Searching for Stonewall Jackson: A Quest for Legacy in a Divided America by Ben Cleary

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A portrait of Stonewall Jackson shares insights into how he reconciled his deep religious beliefs with the institution of slavery, discussing his contradictory Civil War strategies and founding of an African-American Sunday School.

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Songs of America: Patriotism, Protest, and the Music That Made a Nation by Jon Meacham & Tim McGraw

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A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and Grammy-winning music artist celebrate America and the music that inspired people and illuminated eras, from the Revolutionary War to the present.

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This Land: How Cowboys, Capitalism, and Corruption Are Ruining the American West by Christopher Ketcham

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A distinguished journalist presents an urgent report on the present-day battle for the fate of public lands in the American West, citing the rampant environmental destruction being caused by relaxed regulations, corruption and special interests.

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Three Women by Lisa Taddeo

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Offers a riveting account of the sex lives of three ordinary American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting.

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The Volunteer: One Man, an Underground Army, and the Secret Mission to Destroy Auschwitz by Jack Fairweather

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Documents the remarkable true story of an ill-fated Polish resistance fighter's infiltration of Auschwitz to sabotage the camp from within, chronicling his daring escape to smuggle evidence of murderous Nazi activities to Allied forces.

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Political Science

American Carnage: On the Front Lines of the Republican Civil War and the Rise of President Trump by Tim Albert

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The Politico Magazine chief political correspondent reveals how a decade of cultural upheaval, populist outrage and ideological warfare made the GOP vulnerable to a hostile takeover by an unlikely presidential candidate.

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Beyond Charlottesville: Taking a Stand Against White Nationalism by Terry McAuliffe

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The former Governor of Virginia shares insights into the violent "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, discussing the events that led to the tragedy, his astonishment at Trump's response and the actions McAuliffe believes are necessary to prevent hate crimes.

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Black Site: The CIA in the Post-9/11 World by Philip Mudd

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A former top CIA executive and media pundit shares previously undisclosed details about the September 11 attacks and how the CIA developed enhanced interrogation techniques and other controversial initiatives under wrenching circumstances.

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Bleeding Out: The Devastating Consequences of Urban Violence—and a Bold New Plan for Peace in the Streets by Thomas Abt

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A Harvard scholar and Obama Justice Department policymaker outlines a powerful blueprint for curtailing violent crime in America's urban regions, sharing violence-focused, cost-effective strategies that do not require legal changes.

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Deranged, Devious, and Determined: The Left's Radical Plan to Remake America by Jeanine Pirro

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The host of Justice with Judge Jeanine presents a highly anticipated follow-up to the best-selling Liars, Leakers and Liberals that outlines arguments for why the author believes current progressive agendas are underlying basic American values.

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The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America by Jim Acosta

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From CNN’s veteran chief White House correspondent comes an explosive, first-hand account of the dangers he faces reporting on the current White House while fighting on the front lines in President Trump’s war on truth.

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The Fifth Domain: Defending Our Country, Our Companies, and Ourselves in the Age of Cyber Threats by Richard A. Clarke & Robert K. Knake

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The security experts behind the best-selling Cyber War present an urgent assessment of how governments, businesses and everyday citizens can counter and prevent attacks by criminal hackers who would create a digital warzone.

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It Came From Something Awful: How a Toxic Troll Army Accidentally Memed Donald Trump Into Office by Dale Beran

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An insider's history to the anime image board 4chan.org describes its origins, transition from a far-left to a far-right political engine, influence on youth counterculture and roles in the Occupy Wall Street movement and 2016 presidential election.

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The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics by Michael Bennet

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A Colorado senator an up-to-date book that lifts the veil on the dysfunctional inner workings of the U.S. Senate through five critically important case studies out of today’s headlines and offers strong suggestions for ending our hyper-partisan politics.

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Never Play Dead: How the Truth Makes You Unstoppable by Tomi Lahren

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The Fox Nation host and social-media personality challenges convention wisdom about women keeping their heads down, citing the lessons of her own difficult setbacks to challenge readers to become empowered self-advocates.

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Panic Attack: Young Radicals in the Age of Trump by Robby Soave

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An award-winning Daily Beast columnist investigates millennial activism in the age of Trump, profiling a cross-section of major and minor groups on the left and right to share insights into their motivations and agendas.

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Social Science

In Pain: A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle With Opioids by Travis Rieder

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A bioethicist’s eloquent and riveting memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal is a harrowing personal reckoning and clarion call for change not only for government but medicine itself, revealing the lack of crucial resources and structures to handle this insidious nationwide epidemic.

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On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane by Emily Guendelsberger

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A college-educated young professional details his struggles to find a qualitative job, detailing the grueling realities of hourly labor for the fastest-growing segment of the American workforce while outlining strategies for more humane employment practices.

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A Terrible Thing to Waste: Environmental Racism and Its Assault on the American Mind by Harriet A. Washington

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The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of Medical Apartheid outlines recommendations for assisting marginalized communities, demonstrating how environmental racism and erroneous beliefs about hereditary intelligence drive the racial IQ gap.

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