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Within Our Grasp: Childhood Malnutrition Worldwide and the Revolution Taking Place To End It

Russell’s passion for citizen science, the important subject she explores, and her jargon-free presentation of information relating to malnutrition will open worlds for most readers, from high school students to sociologists.
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Morningside Heights

Henkin treats the complications of a complicated disease with insight, honesty, and humanity, in a style that is as readable as it is consummately literate.

Names of New York: Discovering the City’s Past, Present, and Future through Its Place-Names

While toponymy, or the study of place-names, may appear to be an overwhelming topic, Jelly-Schapiro’s writing is informative, accessible, and entertaining. He is engaging throughout, and will leave readers thinking twice about the place-names they encounter on a daily basis.

Terror to the Wicked: America’s First Trial by Jury That Ended a War and Helped To Form a Nation

Advanced readers of American history, political science, and law will enjoy this detail-rich and erudite example of crime and justice in early America.
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Horizontal Vertigo: A City Called Mexico

Villoro is not for the casual reader but for those who are interested in a deeply complex yet personal social history of Mexico City. The book serves as a nice complement to The Mexico City Reader (2004).
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Unsolaced: Along the Way to All That Is

Recommended for fans of Ehrlich’s other works, or those interested in climate change observation.
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Every Human Intention: Japan in the New Century

The subject matter provides a rare view into Japan, but the lack of transitions makes the three sections feel isolated, and the last section of the book will only appeal to those who want exhaustive reporting on Japan’s nuclear power industry. Purchase where there is interest.

The Glorious American Essay: One Hundred Essays from Colonial Times to the Present

Two forthcoming collections is this series focusing on the postwar era (1945–2000) and essays of the 21st century will ensure this is the most comprehensive set of American essay writing to date. For readers fascinated by the sheer scope, variety, and art of the essay.

Aria

Exploring motherhood and personal relationships as well as the chaotic upheavals in revolutionary Tehran, this debut offers a powerful lead character in Aria. But its minor characters are just as memorable, with the narrative revealing how their circumstances have shaped their personalities. Highly recommended, especially for book groups.
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