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Spinster: Making A Life Of One's Own
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|March 30, 2017

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A New York Times Book Review  Notable Book “Whom to marry, and when will it happen—these two questions define every woman’s existence.” So begins Spinster , a revelatory and slyly erudite look at the pleasures and possibilities of…
When To Rob A Bank: ...And 131 More Warped Suggestions and Well-Intended Rants

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Why do educated women get fewer responses on online dating websites? Is buying local food economically efficient? Does bribing kids improve their performance on school tests? Steven Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner, the quirky geniuses behind Freakonomics,…
Don'ts For Husbands: 1913
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|June 30, 2009

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Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives are facsimile editions of the original books published by A&C Black in 1913. Each pocket-sized book contains hundreds of snippets of entertaining advice for a happy marriage, which rings true almost 100 years after they…
Little Demon In The City Of Light: A True Story Of Murder And Mesmerism In Belle Epoque Paris

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A delicious account of a murder most gallic—think CSI Paris meets Georges Simenon—whose lurid combination of sex, brutality, forensics, and hypnotism riveted first a nation and then the world. Little Demon in the City of Light is the…
And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East
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|August 15, 2017

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “Gripping reading...an astute, fast-paced overview...[Engel] gives us sharp, unnerving snapshots.” —Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times Based on two decades of reporting, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent’s…
One Million Steps: A Marine Platoon At War
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|August 15, 2017

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Battalion 3/5 suffered the highest number of casualties in the war in Afghanistan. This is the story of one platoon in that distinguished battalion.   Aware of U.S. plans to withdraw from the country, knowing their efforts were only a footprint in the sand,…
The Devil's Curve: A Journey into Power and Profit at the Amazon's Edge

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A vivid tear through South America, exposing the devastating impact of globalization. In June 2009, 60 soldiers slipped into the thorn-covered bush above Devil's Curve, a notorious bend in the two-lane highway connecting Peru's northern Amazon to the outside…
The Taylor Rule And The Transformation Of Monetary Policy
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|June 1, 2012

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A contributors' "who's who" from the academic and policy communities explain and provide perspectives on John Taylor's revolutionary thinking about monetary policy. They explore some of the literature that Taylor inspired and help us understand how the new…
Grumbling Hive Revisited: Private Greed, Public Need

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In the original Grumbling Hive, dishonesty and vice created employment and wealth, inspiring Adam Smith, whose idealization of  markets is a template for today’s unbridled capitalism. In Mandeville Sr.’s  fable, a turn to honesty by his bees…
War, Peace, and the Presidency: A Classical Conservative Views America's Great Delimma

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What should be the scope of emergency powers that our leaders can utilize in times of danger and catastrophe? Clark and Paolucci, both celebrated professors of political science, explore the issues involved. The writings included in the book are even more…
Maya: Secrets of Their Ancient World
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|July 8, 2013

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The Maya civilization reached its zenith well over a thousand years ago in the jungles of Central America. This book highlights some of the most renowned and important Maya artifacts ever discovered and the most up-to-date archaeological research into Maya…
Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore The Obvious At Our Peril

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A book that will open eyes to the most serious problem of our times. In the case of the US Government versus Enron, the presiding judge chose to employ the legal concept of willful blindness: you are responsible if you could have known, and should have known,…
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