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The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness, 1680-1790

Ritchie Robertson
Format: Hardcover

A magisterial history that recasts the Enlightenment as a period not solely consumed with rationale and reason, but rather as a pursuit of practical means to achieve greater human happiness. One of the formative periods of European and world history, the Enlightenment is the fountainhead...
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Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration

Reuben Jonathan Miller · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

Each year, more than half a million Americans are released from prison and join a population of twenty million people who live with a felony record. Reuben Miller, a chaplain at the Cook County Jail in Chicago and is now a sociologist studying mass incarceration, spent years alongside...
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Red Line: The Unraveling of Syria and America's Race to Destroy the Most Dangerous Arsenal in the World

Joby Warrick · Doubleday
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Black Flags, the harrowing story of America's mission in Syria: to find and destroy Syria's chemical weapons and defeat ISIS--only to lose control of bothIn August 2012, Syrian president Bashar al-Assad was clinging to power in a vicious...
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Women in White Coats: How the First Women Doctors Changed the World of Medicine

Olivia Campbell
Format: Hardcover(Original)

For fans of Hidden Figures and Radium Girls comes the remarkable story of three Victorian women who broke down barriers in the medical field to become the first women doctors, revolutionizing the way women receive health care. In the early 1800s, women were dying in large numbers from...
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Hooked: Food, Free Will, and How the Food Giants Exploit Our Addictions

Michael Moss
Format: Hardcover

Everyone knows how hard it can be to maintain a healthy diet. But what if some of the decisions we make about what to eat are beyond our control? Is it possible that food is addictive, like drugs or alcohol? And to what extent does the food industry know, or care, about these vulnerabilities?...
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The Bears Ears: A Human History of America's Most Endangered Wilderness

David Roberts
Format: Hardcover

A personal and historical exploration of the Bears Ears country and the fight to save a national monument.The Bears Ears National Monument in southeastern Utah, created by President Obama in 2016 and eviscerated by the Trump administration in 2017, contains more archaeological sites than...
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Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits

Joseph Matthews Attorney
Format: Paperback(Twenty sixth Edition)

If you want to get the highest possible retirement or pension income - not to mention the best medical coverage - turn to Social Security, Medicare & Government Pensions to discover the benefits you're entitled to and how to claim them as easily as possible. Navigate the complex...
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We Are Bellingcat: Global Crime, Online Sleuths, and the Bold Future of News

Eliot Higgins · Bloomsbury Publishing; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

In 2018, Russian exile Sergei Skripal and his daughter were nearly killed in an audacious poisoning attempt in Salisbury, England. Soon, the identity of one of the suspects was revealed: he was a Russian spy. This huge investigative coup wasn't pulled off by an intelligence agency or a traditional...
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An Anatomy of Pain: How the Body and the Mind Experience and Endure Physical Suffering

Abdul-Ghaaliq Lalkhen · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

Pain is a universal human experience, but we understand very little about the mechanics behind it. We hurt ourselves, we feel pain, we seek help from a professional or learn to avoid certain behaviors that cause pain. But the story of what goes on in our body is far from simple. Even medical...
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Unfinished: A Memoir

Priyanka Chopra Jonas
Format: Hardcover

"I have always felt that life is a solitary journey, that we are each on a train, riding through our hours, our days, our years. We get on alone, we leave alone, and the decisions we make as we travel on the train are our responsibility alone. . . ."A remarkable life story rooted...
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