April 2017

Blitzed

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Blitzed: Drugs in the Third Reich Cover Image
By Norman Ohler, Shaun Whiteside (Translated by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781328663795
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 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?

 

Gary


Lower Ed

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Lower Ed: The Troubling Rise of For-Profit Colleges in the New Economy Cover Image
$26.95
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.

Sarah


Cruel Mercy

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Cruel Mercy (Detective Sergeant McAvoy #5) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780399185113
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Published: Blue Rider Press - February 7th, 2017

McAvoy is a gentle Scottish giant, out of place and time almost in the local Humberside police. With the love and support of two women, his Irish traveler wife, Roisin, and his stalwart boss, Trish Pharoah, he is a force of nature. Mark's baddies are serial killers, criminal gangs and men with vendettas. Readers of Ian Rankin, Denise Mina and Mark Billingham will enjoy this great series and new character.

 

Susannah


Democrazy

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Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food Cover Image
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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."

John


Six Wakes

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$15.99
ISBN: 9780316389686
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Published: Orbit - January 31st, 2017

Six crew members wake into regenerated bodies after being murdered on a generation ship heading to a new planet. Their memories and logs from the last twenty-five years have been wiped, but they know this: One of them is the killer - and whoever it is may not even know it. This murder mystery is the literary equivalent of that scene in Butch Cassidy where he and Sundance leap off a cliff, swearing the whole way. A heart-pounding sci fi thriller.

Rebecca


Terms & Conditions

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ISBN: 9781770462748
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Published: Drawn and Quarterly - March 7th, 2017

Okay, so it's the complete text of the iTunes Terms & Conditions User Agreement. But also: It's a stunning visual history of comics art by a virtuoso artist. Every page is re-imagined from a page of classic or contemporary comics, paying faithful homage to the original artists' style. It's beautifully bonkers, and delightful game of "identify the artist."

Alexander


The Best We Could Do

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By Thi Bui
$26.99
ISBN: 9781419718779
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - March 7th, 2017

This poignant graphic memoir about a Vietnamese family's immigration to the US by boat in the 70s is a deeply affecting reminder of the fragility, humor and challenge of America for so many of its people. An important book for these times.

 

David


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