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Command and Control

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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143125785
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Published: Penguin Books - August 26th, 2014

Schlosser weaves together the history of WMDs along side the story of a real life nuclear incident (Code named a"Broken Arrow"). Equal parts engaging and terrifying, especially for a work of historical non-fiction.

John


The Devil in Silver

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780812982251
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - September 10th, 2013

After a series of bad decisions, including fighting a group of off-duty cops, lands Pepper in a mental institution, he soon finds there are worst things stalking the halls than the power-drunk doctors. In another stunning novel by Victor Lavalle, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is re-imagined as a parable on white saviorism and effective ally-ship. With a buffalo monster.

Alexander


The Complete Stories

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By Flannery O'Connor, Robert Giroux (Introduction by)
$18.00
ISBN: 9780374515362
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Published: Noonday Press - January 1971

There is no such thing as having too much Flannery O'Connor in your life or on your shelf. Whether you've never read her work before, or you've written a dissertation on it, O'Connor's stories are always worth reading. Whenever I read her, I walk away not knowing how I feel, but certain I've been changed.

Matthew


Sleeping Giants

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$12.80
ISBN: 9781101886717
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Published: Del Rey Books - January 24th, 2017

Think Ridley Scott's Prometheus meets The Day The Earth Stood Still. Okay, so those are movies, but that's how incredibly real and scarily tangible this book is (and it will be adapted to film). I fell in head first, so will you, and if you pick it up today and finish it tonight, don't worry, the second installment is out in April!

Emily


Tell Me How it Ends

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$12.95
ISBN: 9781566894951
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Published: Coffee House Press - April 4th, 2017

Luiselli introduces us to one of the forgotten figures and tragic heroes of contemporary America: the child who risked everything to come here. Through stories about specific children and consideration of our immigration system, Luiselli sheds light on what most of us would choose to ignore and gives new meaning to the question: Why are we here? Books like this are like dew on a spider web, revealing the often forgotten and sometimes ignored threads of humanity that connect us all.

Josh


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