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These Truths

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These Truths: A History of the United States Cover Image
$39.95
ISBN: 9780393635249
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 18th, 2018

 

With a country large and varied as the United States there likely will never be a definitive single-volume history. With These Truths Lepore gives us a largely political history though one informed by the many insights produced by changes in historical methodology over the last few decades. Lepore is always a joy to read. She keeps this book lively and entertaining by focusing on individual lives involved in some of the key dramas that illuminate the how and why of our past.

Dale


Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood

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$13.95
ISBN: 9780393338096
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - June 7th, 2010

 

Need a little laugh therapy? Lewis wrote The Big Short, Moneyball, and now the highly praised, The Fifth Risk. I did not know he had written about his journey into being a father. If this topic applies to or interests you in the least, there are laugh out loud moments awaiting you.

Molly


The Disordered Mind

The Disordered Mind: What Unusual Brains Tell Us About Ourselves Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374287863
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - August 28th, 2018

 

Nobel Prize winning researcher and teacher Eric R. Kandel,  with profound empathy, essentially delivers a survey of current knowledge of the workings of the brain using the frame of brain disorders. Our understanding of the biology of the mind is changing rapidly and Kandel charts these advances in clear and very comprehensible language explaining how they are leading to new insights about human nature and consciousness itself.

Dale


How to Make a Spaceship

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How to Make a Spaceship: A Band of Renegades, an Epic Race, and the Birth of Private Spaceflight Cover Image
By Julian Guthrie, Richard Branson (Preface by), Stephen Hawking (Afterword by)
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594206726
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Published: Penguin Press - September 20th, 2016

 

Introduces you to all the people who watched the moon landing and said "That’s what I want to do with my life," with or without NASA.

John


Investigating Lois Lane

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Investigating Lois Lane: The Turbulent History of the Daily Planet's Ace Reporter Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9781613733325
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Published: Chicago Review Press - March 2016

 

Lois Lane has existed in comics as long as Superman and is just as iconic. At her best, she's a tough-as-nails reporter risking life and limb to get a story. At her worst, she's a ditzy damsel in distress. Learn the turbulent 80-year history of the woman only a man of steel could keep up with her, and see how she has reflected and inspired real women in the ongoing battle for gender equality.

 

Shana


Ask Baba Yaga

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$14.99
ISBN: 9781449486815
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 26th, 2017

 

Some of the questions posed are very traditional for an advice column, but the responses are all earthy, poetic, and a little sinister. I can easily picture Baba Yaga's claws clacking away as she type up her response. I enjoy the raw, truthfulness of some of the answers, but just a reminder that Baba Yaga is not an actual therapist. (This book was featured on BitchReads' list of "11 Books to Hex the Patriarchy" last October.)

Stacey


The Night of the Gun

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The Night of the Gun: A reporter investigates the darkest story of his life. His own. Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781416541530
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Published: Simon & Schuster - June 2nd, 2009

 

New York Times reporter David Carr was a giant in his field, covering media and culture, and starring in the award-winning documentary Page One: Inside the New York Times. This book, his investigation into his own past, is grim and gripping and champions the merit and potential of individuals veiled by the label and struggle of addiction.

 

Molly


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