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Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope Cover Image
ISBN: 9780525655084
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Published: Knopf - January 14th, 2020

New York Times Best Seller 

"A deft and uniquely credible exploration of rural America, and of other left-behind pockets of our country. One of the most important books I've read on the state of our disunion."—Tara Westover, author of Educated    

Wilmington's Lie: The Murderous Coup of 1898 and the Rise of White Supremacy Cover Image
ISBN: 9780802128386
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - January 7th, 2020

From Pulitzer Prize-winner David Zucchino comes a searing account of the Wilmington riot and coup of 1898, an extraordinary event unknown to most Americans

Human Diversity: The Biology of Gender, Race, and Class Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538744017
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Published: Twelve - January 28th, 2020

All people are equal but, as Human Diversity explores, all groups of people are not the same -- a fascinating investigation of the genetics and neuroscience of human differences.

Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324001706
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - January 14th, 2020

A groundbreaking study that transforms how we see and address the most misunderstood problem on college campuses: widespread sexual assault.

Full Dissidence: Notes from an Uneven Playing Field Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807019559
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Published: Beacon Press - January 21st, 2020

A bold and impassioned meditation on injustice in our country that punctures the illusion of a postracial America and reveals it as a place where authoritarianism looms large.

Transcendence: How Humans Evolved through Fire, Language, Beauty, and Time Cover Image
ISBN: 9780465094905
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Published: Basic Books - January 21st, 2020

In the tradition of Guns, Germs, and Steel and Sapiens, a winner of the Royal Society Prize for Science Books shows how four tools enabled has us humans to control the destiny of our species

American Manifesto: Saving Democracy from Villains, Vandals, and Ourselves Cover Image
ISBN: 9781640092808
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Published: Counterpoint LLC - January 14th, 2020

Do you fear for our democracy? Are you perplexed by Trumpism? Are you ready to throw in the towel? Don't This is your guidebook to reassembling our hyperpolarized American society in six (not-so-easy) steps, written by cohost of WNYC's On the Media Bob Garfield

How the South Won the Civil War: Oligarchy, Democracy, and the Continuing Fight for the Soul of America Cover Image
ISBN: 9780190900908
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 1st, 2020

While the North prevailed in the Civil War, ending slavery and giving the country a "new birth of freedom," Heather Cox Richardson argues in this provocative work that democracy's blood-soaked victory was ephemeral. The system that had sustained the defeated South moved westward and there established a foothold. It was a natural fit.

Burden (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Preacher, a Klansman, and a True Story of Redemption in the Modern South Cover Image
By Courtney Hargrave, Andrew Heckler (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781524762704
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Published: Convergent Books - February 4th, 2020

The true story behind the film starring Academy Award winner Forest Whitaker and Garrett Hedlund; written and directed by Andrew Heckler; produced by Academy Award nominee Robbie Brenner (Dallas Buyers Club)

A powerful, timely story about an African American reverend whose faith compelled him to help a KKK member leave a life of hate

Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana (Studies in Legal History) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781108480642
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Published: Cambridge University Press - January 16th, 2020

How did Africans become 'blacks' in the Americas? Becoming Free, Becoming Black tells the story of enslaved and free people of color who used the law to claim freedom and citizenship for themselves and their loved ones. Their communities challenged slaveholders' efforts to make blackness synonymous with slavery.

Memory Craft: Improve Your Memory with the Most Powerful Methods in History Cover Image
ISBN: 9781643133249
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Published: Pegasus Books - January 7th, 2020

Groundbreaking anthropologist and memory champion Lynne Kelly reveals how we can use ancient and traditional mnemonic methods to enhance and expand our memory.

Lurking: How a Person Became a User Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374194338
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Published: MCD - February 25th, 2020

A concise but wide-ranging personal history of the internet from—for the first time—the point of view of the user

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