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Pumpkinflowers: A Soldier's Story of a Forgotten War Cover Image
ISBN: 9781616206918
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 18th, 2017

Many consider Israel's engagement in southern Lebanon in the 90s to have been its most pointless. Friedman, a Canadian-Israeli journalist, has written a compelling account of that war, filtered through the lens of the small deserted outpost (the Pumpkin) in the no-man's land where he was stationed for his army service. Matti Friedman will be here on May 15.


The Nemirovsky Question

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The Nemirovsky Question: The Life, Death, and Legacy of a Jewish Writer in Twentieth-Century France Cover Image
ISBN: 9780300171969
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Published: Yale University Press - November 22nd, 2016

Since the discovery and success of her final novel Suite Française, Irène Némirovsky has had a resurgence in popularity and there is much interest in her life. Suleiman’s book skillfully traces Némirovsky’s rise as a writer of great talent and fame to her death in Auschwitz in 1942.  Nathan




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Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich Cover Image
By Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside (Translator)
ISBN: 9781328663795
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - March 7th, 2017

Astonishing, history-making jaw-dropper answers many curious questions about the 3rd Reich - for instance, how do you stop a blitzkrieg wherein the attacking army (including Rommel) doesn't sleep for 5 days straight and thinks itself invincible?



Lower Ed

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Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620970607
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Published: New Press - February 28th, 2017

A sociologist looks at why so many turn to for-profit colleges that don't deliver -- but it's so much more interesting than that sounds, because it's really an insightful and well-written critique of pretty much all of modern life.



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Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735210721
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Published: Blue Rider Press - March 28th, 2017

I admit, I picked up this book expecting to enjoy reading about the downfall of a Republican congressman. Instead I read a memoir about a young, energetic man who was happy and eager to shake up the deadlocked bureaucracy that was (and still is) Washington DC. Democrazy left me feeling disheartened, but also encouraged me to spend more time engaged with someone from the "Other side."


Tell Me How it Ends

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Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions Cover Image
By Valeria Luiselli, Jon Lee Anderson (Introduction by)
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?


Command and Control

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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety Cover Image
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.



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