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The Economic Case for LGBT Equality: Why Fair and Equal Treatment Benefits Us All

An essential addition to the field of economic studies that is especially vital for academic libraries.

Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection

Pass. The value of the second half does not make up for the feebleness of the first.

The Stonewall Riots: A Documentary History

Highly recommended, especially for school and academic libraries.

The Judge Hunter

A wry, witty, enjoyable romp. Buckley knows how to turn a phrase. Recommended for fans of George MacDonald Fraser and those who prefer some P.G. Wodehouse in their Bernard Cornwell. [See Prepub Alert, 11/26/17.]

Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Tribalism, Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics Is Destroying American Democracy

Progressives and conservatives will have their disputes with this book, but the conversations are well worth having.

Crushing It! How Great Entrepreneurs Build Their Business and Influence—and How You Can, Too

Vaynerchuk identifies the most important components that contribute to successful online marketing in a personable, lively way. Going beyond simple "how-to" guides for the various platforms, he gets at the heart of what it takes to succeed in a competitive environment. Recommended for anyone looking to get started online or increase their media currency.

Republican Like Me: How I Left the Liberal Bubble and Learned To Love the Right

Highly recommended; Stern's empathy and deft writing are compelling.

How the Right Lost Its Mind

Highly recommended. Sykes provides a valuable contribution to the arguments happening in the GOP about the party's future and priorities.

The Vengeance of Mothers: The Journals of Margaret Kelly & Molly McGill

Readers sensitive to racial, ethnic, and gender stereotypes will find no enjoyment here, as the author ignores the more interesting stories of the Cheyenne and Lakota women who appear on the margins. However, fans of the TV show Hell on Wheels might find the novel of interest.

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