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Prisoners of Geography

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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World (Politics of Place #1) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501121470
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Published: Scribner - October 11th, 2016

Could a single chain of mountains keep a country from achieving prosperity? Could war break out over a single dam on The Nile? You wouldn't think a book about geopolitics would be the engaging page-turner that it is. Why couldn't geography have been like this when I was in school?

John


Hidden Figures

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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062363596
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Published: William Morrow - September 6th, 2016

The movie's not out until January, but you can read now about the black female engineers and mathematicians who were the unseen contributors to the space program.

Sarah


Prisoners of Geography

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Prisoners of Geography: Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World (Politics of Place #1) Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501121470
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Scribner - October 11th, 2016

Could a single chain of mountains keep a country from achieving prosperity? Could war break out over a single dam on The Nile? You wouldn't think a book about geopolitics would be the engaging page-turner that it is. Why couldn't geography have been like this when I was in school?

John


Les Parisiennes

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Les Parisiennes: How the Women of Paris Lived, Loved, and Died Under Nazi Occupation Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250048592
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Published: St. Martin's Press - October 18th, 2016

Paris 1940’s. Les Parisiennes tells the remarkable story of the heroic women of Paris and how they lived, suffered and coped during the dark years of World War II.  C’est un livre très passionnant!

Nathan


Hero of the Empire

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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385535731
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Published: Doubleday - September 20th, 2016

Maybe it's learning about an event in history that (In America at least) is not well known, maybe it's being told from the perspective of a man determined to make his mark on history or die trying, but Millard has released a history book that goes toe to toe with the best thrillers out there.

 

John


Hidden Figures

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Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062363596
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: William Morrow - September 6th, 2016

The movie's not out until January, but you can read now about the black female engineers and mathematicians who were the unseen contributors to the space program.

Sarah


The Devil's Chessboard

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The Devil's Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062276179
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Published: Harper Perennial - September 6th, 2016

Allen Dulles, avuncular pipe-smoking intelligence mandarin, turns out to have been a shocking figure with admiration for major Nazis,no patience with American democracy, suspiciously peripheral to the Kennedy assassination and on and on. Devil indeed!

Gary


Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

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ISBN: 9780812993349
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Published: Random House - July 5th, 2016

With access to many key figures and documents as well as members of the Kennedy family, Larry Tye has brilliantly captured the complex personality of one of the most charismatic public figures of the 1960’s. Tye explores the seeming contradictions in Kennedy’s life, a man who first came to Washington as an ardent anti-communist staffer for McCarthy and who became a generation’s best hope for creating a more just, more compassionate, more peaceful world.

Dale


The History of White People

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ISBN: 9780393339741
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - April 18th, 2011

A wide-ranging look at how whiteness has been defined throughout history, from the marble statues of ancient Greece and Rome (back in the day, they were colorful) to how "Caucasian" became part of the language (you can thank Ottoman harems for that).

Sarah


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