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Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation

This thoughtful book will appeal to anyone involved in assessing, developing, and refining general education curricula.
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Cogs and Monsters: What Economics Is, and What It Should Be

Dense and thought-provoking, this will appeal to those in and around the study of economics, but also general readers looking for a deeper understanding of a discipline that affects daily life.
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Along Came Google: A History of Library Digitization

Marcum and Schonfeld clearly come down in favor of Google Books in the fair use debate, but they are conscientious about equally representing multiple points of view. Will appeal to a broad readership and particularly to readers in the library and publishing worlds.

Birdpedia: A Brief Compendium of Avian Lore

Leahy’s breadth of knowledge is impressive, and he expresses it beautifully, allowing readers to easily absorb his many salient points. Most highly recommended for all libraries serving young adults and older, and for all academic libraries, especially those that don’t already have The Birdwatcher’s Companion.

Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey Toward Equity

A thorough look at the historical and socioeconomic causes of disparity in salaries and opportunities between men and women, with practical solutions. Highly recommended.
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Twelve Caesars: Images of Power from the Ancient World to the Modern

Based on a series of Beard’s lectures, this lavishly illustrated volume will be accessible and interesting to a wide variety of readers; a must-read for anyone interested in classics or art history
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Dweller in Shadows: A Life of Ivor Gurney

Recommend to readers who enjoy reading about 20th-century poetry and the emotional lives behind art.
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Enchantments: Joseph Cornell and American Modernism

Possibly too academic for a popular collection, but will complement academic libraries or those with strong arts and social sciences collections. Readers interested in 20th-century culture who have some grounding in contemporary art theory will enjoy this beautifully produced book.

The Profit Paradox: How Thriving Firms Threaten the Future of Work

An important study on why workers feel both more productive and less secure in their work and lives.
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