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Tribe: On Homecoming And Belonging
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|June 20, 2017

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Sebastian Junger, the bestselling author of  War  and  The Perfect Storm , takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today’s returning veterans face in modern society There are ancient tribal…
Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity

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In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of…
Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse In The Age Of Show Business

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What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984 , Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read …
The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City
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|October 1, 1995

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Thousands of people live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels that form the bowels of New York City and this book is about them, the so-called mole people. They live alone and in communities, in subway tunnels and below subway platforms and this…
Arms: The Culture And Credo Of The Gun
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|August 15, 2015

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In Arms: The Culture and Credo of the Gun, novelist, sports shooter and former army reservist A.J. Somerset offers up one of the first looks at the gun as the pre-eminent cultural symbol of power in North America and asks how it got that way. Touring through the…
Empire Of Illusion: The End Of Literacy And The Triumph Of Spectacle

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Pulitzer prize–winner Chris Hedges charts the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate society that craves fantasy, ecstasy and illusion. Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: One, the minority, functions in a print-based, literate…
Another Day In The Death Of America: A Chronicle Of Ten Short Lives
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|This title releases February 6, 2018

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WINNER OF THE 2017 J. ANTHONY LUKAS PRIZE On an average day in America, seven children and teens will be shot dead. In Another Day in the Death of America , award-winning journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost during one such day. It could…
The Working Poor: Invisible In America

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From the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Arab and Jew, an intimate portrait unfolds of working American families struggling against insurmountable odds to escape poverty. As David K. Shipler makes clear in this powerful, humane study, the…
Regarding the Pain of Others
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|February 1, 2004

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Twenty-five years after her classic On Photography , Susan Sontag returns to the subject of visual representations of war and violence in our culture today. How does the spectacle of the sufferings of others (via television or newsprint) affect us? Are viewers…
It's Complicated: The Social Lives Of Networked Teens
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|February 24, 2015

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An essential read, written by a leading expert, for anyone who wants to understand young people's use of social media What is new about how teenagers communicate through services such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram? Do social media affect the quality of…
The White Man's Burden: Why The West's Efforts To Aid The Rest Have Done So Much Ill And So Little…

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From one of the world’s best-known development economists—an excoriating attack on the tragic hubris of the West’s efforts to improve the lot of the so-called developing world In his previous book, The Elusive Quest for Growth , William Easterly…
No News is Bad News: Canada's Media Collapse-and What Comes Next

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"A blast of fresh air through the stale, half-empty corridors of Canadian journalism." -Ronald Wright An urgent, necessary look at why Canada's media is dying-and how we can save it. Canada's media companies are melting faster than the polar ice caps, and in No…