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  • Nine Pints by Rose George
    Nine Pints (English, Hardback) Rose George

    Explores the science, traditions, and myths surrounding blood, from ancient bloodletting practices to the development of mass blood donations during the Blitz and from researchers working on synthetic blood to the business of plasma transfusions.

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  • Verax by Pratap Chatterjee
    Verax (English, Paperback) Pratap Chatterjee, Khalil

    Offers a graphic novel history of the use of electronic surveillance and drone strikes by the United States, as well as the journalists and whistle blowers who helped to expose the truth about these activities.

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  • Fear City by Assistant Professor of History Kim Phillips-Fein
    Fear City (English, Paperback) Assistant Professor of History Kim Phillips-Fein

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  • Fear City by Assistant Professor of History Kim Phillips-Fein
    Fear City (English, Hardback) Assistant Professor of History Kim Phillips-Fein

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  • Rendezvous with Oblivion by Thomas Frank
    Rendezvous with Oblivion (English, Hardback) Thomas Frank

    A collection of interlocking essays denounces the four-decade economic battle in America that has culminated in today's devastating levels of financial inequality.

    $19.58 $25.00
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  • The Crimean War by Fellow Orlando Figes
    The Crimean War (English, Hardback) Fellow Orlando Figes

    An examination of the Crimean War and its legacy reveals the vast numbers of military and civilian deaths; the religious and territorial disputes between the British, Turkish, and Russian empires; and the global industrial struggles it triggered.

    $43.64 $48.00
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  • What We Say Goes by Noam Chomsky
    What We Say Goes (English, Paperback) Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian

    Following the New York Times bestseller Hegemony or Survival?an indispensable set of interviews on foreign policy and domestic issues with "America's most useful citizen" (Boston Globe)

    $18.47 $19.99
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  • Wonder of Wonders by Alisa Solomon
    Wonder of Wonders (English, Hardback) Alisa Solomon

    A history of the Broadway musical production "Fiddler on the Roof" explores its global impact and legacy as a cultural landmark on both professional and amateur stages worldwide.

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  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande
    Being Mortal (English, Hardback) Atul Gawande

    A prominent surgeon argues against modern medical practices that extend life at the expense of quality of life while isolating the dying, outlining suggestions for freer, more fulfilling approaches to death that enable more dignified and comfortable choices.

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  • The Future We Want by Professor Sarah Leonard
    The Future We Want (English, Paperback) Professor Sarah Leonard, Bhaskar Sunkara

    Draws on the perspectives of ten leading cultural and political critics to outline alternatives to American equality, proposing ideas in the areas of a Wall Street-free economy, limited work hours, and new definitions of feminism.

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  • Journalism by Joe Sacco
    Journalism (English, Paperback) Joe Sacco

    "The images Sacco draws are so powerful that they burn deep into your retina and reconfigure how you see the world... Journalism displays Sacco at the top of his game."?National Post (Toronto)...

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  • Ninety Percent of Everything by Rose George
    Ninety Percent of Everything (English, Hardback) Rose George

    Revealing the workings and dangers of freight shipping, the author sails from Rotterdam to Suez to Singapore to present an eye-opening glimpse into an overlooked world filled with suspect practices, dubious operators, and pirates.

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  • Family Properties by Professor Beryl Satter
    Family Properties (English, Paperback) Professor Beryl Satter

    An investigation into practices of segregation and urban decay in post-war Chicago and other major American cities reveals how legal and financial exploitation, more than racial discrimination and poverty, are responsible for creating slums.

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  • Better by Atul Gawande
    Better (English, Hardback) Atul Gawande

    Explores the efforts of physicians to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of insurmountable obstacles, discussing such topics as the ethical considerations of lethal injections, malpractice, and surgical errors.

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  • We Meant Well by Peter Van Buren
    We Meant Well (English, Paperback) Peter Van Buren

    "One diplomat's darkly humorous and ultimately scathing assault on just about everything the military and State Department have done?or tried to do?since the invasion of Iraq. The title says it all."?The New York Times...

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  • The Poisoned City by Anna Clark
    The Poisoned City (English, Hardback) Anna Clark

    Documents the 2014 poisoning of the residents of Flint, Michigan, by contaminated water, and the ensuing eighteen-month activism case in which the state admitted its complicity after twelve people died and many others suffered permanent injuries.

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  • White Man's Game by Stephanie Hanes
    White Man's Game (English, Hardback) Stephanie Hanes

    A behind-the-scenes account of the celebrated but troubled Gorongosa National Park wildlife preserve cites the revival work of millionaire philanthropist Greg Carr and how Western conservation efforts are colliding with African culture.

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  • Listen, Liberal by Thomas Frank
    Listen, Liberal (English, Hardback) Thomas Frank

    A critical assessment of the shortcomings of the Democratic Party draws on years of research and firsthand reporting to argue that the party has failed to advance traditional liberal goals and has victimized the middle class.

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  • A Fighting Chance by Elizabeth Warren
    A Fighting Chance (English, Hardback) Elizabeth Warren

    A chronicle of the Massachusetts senator's career in Washington describes her childhood pursuit of an education, early exposure to the dysfunctional political process, advocacy of better bankruptcy laws, and run for public office.

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  • Thin Blue Lie by Matt Stroud
    Thin Blue Lie (English, Hardback) Matt Stroud

    An investigation of how high-tech tools such as tasers, computer databases and body cameras have failed to improve policing throughout the country, but have actually made police officers lazier, reckless and discriminatory.

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