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Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America

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Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America By Bruce Barcott Cover Image
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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.”


The Future is History

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The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia By Masha Gessen Cover Image
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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.


Homeland Security Ate My Speech

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Homeland Security Ate My Speech: Messages from the End of the World By Ariel Dorfman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781944869632
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Published: OR Books - December 12th, 2017


A great collection of essays and speeches from a Chilean-American writer. (Bonus points for the title piece, a satire that was so on-the-nose he had to add a disclaimer.)


The Man Without a Face

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The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin By Masha Gessen Cover Image
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.



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