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Hawking Hawking

This thorough biography reveals Hawking’s life beyond his celebrity, and is recommended for anyone interested in learning more about the scientist’s legacy and life.
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The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America

Explaining how trafficking in slaves advanced private and public priorities as it produced great wealth and promoted national growth, Rothman displays the ever-present and impoverishing cost to the enslaved. A must-read account that sheds light on the interdependence of slavery and capitalism in the United States.
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Spite: The Upside of Your Dark Side

This work draws heavily upon current scholarly sources in the behavioral sciences and philosophy, and is soundly reasoned and well arranged. It will find a natural place in all major academic libraries, as well as in larger public library collections.
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What To Expect When You’re Expecting Robots: The Future of Human-Robot Collaboration

Unlike dry technology books, this accessible account incorporates absorbing writing, personal anecdotes, and scientific projections of life with robots. The authors’ writing will speak to readers interested in futuristic technology and those who enjoy comparing current innovations to upcoming technologies.
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Ruin and Renewal: Civilizing Europe After World War II

This eminently readable study thoroughly details how European nations sought to redefine and rebuild themselves in the postwar era. It’s indispensable reading for those seeking to better understand modern world affairs.

The Invention of Medicine: From Homer to Hippocrates

While some of the material may be dense for non-classicists, there are many readers who will find the sections about how we tell and understand medical stories timely and important.
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South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War

Well-written and well-researched, this work is recommended for those interested in causes of the Civil War, Mexican-American history, and human rights.

Operation Moonglow: A Political History of Project Apollo

Anyone interested in the early days of space exploration will be drawn to this fast-paced, accessible book.

Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors

The thorough and riveting narrative of both Philip and Alexander’s lives and accomplishments makes this an ideal choice for the general reader, with some fresh insights to offer to those familiar with the subjects as well.
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