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Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781618934215
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Published: Time Home Entertainment - October 13th, 2015

 

With Massachusetts on the cusp of legalization, it'll be helpful to follow Bruce Barcott's journey through legalization in Colorado and his home state of Washington back in 2012. As Rick Steves says: Marijuana, It's time for a conversation.”

John


The Future is History

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ISBN: 9781594634536
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 3rd, 2017

 

This work of nonfiction reads like a compelling novel where Masha follows the lives of young people just old enough to remember the fall of the USSR. Their stories intertwine with those of their parents and grandparents showing the generational disconnect and the obstacles it presents. Through interviews and impressive research Masha shares the truth behind the iron curtain and what happened after it was rent in two.

Cissa


The Man Without a Face

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The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781594486517
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 5th, 2013

After living in the center of Moscow during the 2012 presidential election, I thought I knew just about everything there was to know about Putin's election and his initial rise to power. I was amazed after reading Masha's brilliant reporting of just how much was going on behind the scenes. This scathing book doesn't pull any punches and anyone who follows current events should give it a read.

Cissa


A $500 House in Detroit

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A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476797984
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Published: Scribner - April 11th, 2017

You'll be equal parts infuriated and inspired reading about the author's quest to rebuild a barely livable house in one of the poorest cities in the country despite threats of arson, lack of money and a municipal bankruptcy that somehow left $25 million for a new football stadium.  As the saying goes, if you can make it there, you can make in anywhere.

John


Pumpkinflowers

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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.


David


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