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Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything American history Textbooks Get Wrong by James W. Loewen
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This streamlined young readers edition is rich in vivid details and quotations from primary sources that poke holes in the textbook versions of history and help students develop a deeper understanding of our world. Lies My Teacher Told Me: Young Readers Edition brings this classic text to a new generation of readers (and their parents and teachers) who will welcome and value its honesty, its humor, and its integrity.
Viral: The Fight Against AIDS in America by Ann Bausum
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Viral presents the history of the AIDS crisis through the lens of the brave victims and activists who demanded action and literally fought for their lives. This compassionate but unflinching text explores everything from the disease's origins and how it spread to the activism it inspired and how the world confronts HIV and AIDS today
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland by Patrick Radden Keefe
TCRIME LP KEE
From award-winning New Yorker staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions.
Debunk it!: How to Stay Sane in the World of Misinformation by John Grant
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Uses modern, ripped-from-the-headlines examples to clearly explain how to identify bad evidence and dismantle poor arguments.
Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity by Jamie Metzl
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From leading geopolitical expert and technology futurist Jamie Metzl comes a groundbreaking exploration of the many ways geneticengineering is shaking the core foundations of our lives ― sex, war, love, and death.
Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights by Ann Bausum
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A dramatic retelling of the Stonewall riots of 1969, introducing teen readers to the decades-long struggle for gay rights.
The Personality Brokers: The Strange History of Myers-Briggs and the Birth of Personality Testing by Merve Emre
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An unprecedented history of the personality test conceived a century ago by a mother and her daughter–fiction writers with no formal training in psychology–and how it insinuated itself into our boardrooms, classrooms, and beyond.
The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells
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It is worse, much worse, than you think. If your anxiety about global warming is dominated by fears of sea-level rise, you are barely scratching the surface of what terrors are possible. The Uninhabitable Earth is both a meditation on the devastation we have brought upon ourselves and an impassioned call to action. For just as the world was brought to the brink of catastrophe within the span of a lifetime, the responsibility to avoid it now belongs to a single generation
The Trial of Lizzie Borden: A True Story by Cara Roberston
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The remarkable new account of an essential piece of American mythology -- the trial of Lizzie Borden -- based on 20 years of research and recently unearthed evidence. Based on transcripts of the Borden legal proceedings, contemporary newspaper accounts, unpublished local accounts, and recently unearthed letters from Lizzie herself, The Trial of Lizzie Borden offers a window onto America in the Gilded Age, showcasing its most deeply held convictions and its most troubling social anxieties
The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C. Winegard
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A pioneering and groundbreaking work of narrative nonfiction that offers a dramatic new perspective on the history of humankind, this text shows how through millennia, the mosquito has been the single most powerful force in determining humanity's fate.
Never Enough: The Neuroscience and Experience of Addiction by Judith Grisel
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Grisel's insights lead to a better understanding of the brain's critical contributions to addictive behavior, and will help inform a more rational, coherent, and compassionate response to the epidemic in our homes and communities.
Because Internet: Understanding the New Rules of Language by Gretchen McCulloch
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"Because Internet" is essential reading for anyone who's ever puzzled over how to punctuate a text message or wondered where memes come from. It's the perfect book for understanding how the internet is changing the English language, why that's a good thing, and what our online interactions reveal about who we are
The Body: A Guide for Occupants by Bill Bryson
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Bill Bryson once again proves himself to be an incomparable companion as he guides us through the human body--how it functions, its remarkable ability to heal itself, and (unfortunately) the ways it can fail. Full of extraordinary facts (your body made a million red blood cells since you started reading this) and irresistible Bryson-esque anecdotes, The Body will lead you to a deeper understanding of the miracle that is life in general and you in particular.
No Visible Bruises: What We Don't Know About Domestic Violence Can Kill Us by Rachel Louise Snyder
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Through the stories of victims, perpetrators, law enforcement, and reform movements from across the country, Snyder explores the real roots of private violence, its far-reaching consequences for society, and what it will take to truly address it.
How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems by Randall Munroe
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For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try it.How To is a guide to the third kind of approach. It's full of highly impractical advice for everything from landing a plane to digging a hole.