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The Undocumented Americans

Readers come to see that there is no time for hedging: the personal traumas discussed in the book are compounded by their commonality. A must-read indictment on what it means to be undocumented and what it means to be American.
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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.
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Jesus and John Wayne: How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

This timely exploration helps readers place President Trump and his supporters in the context of white Christian America’s reaction to mid-20th-century social justice activism.
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Power Your Profits: How To Take Your Business from $10,000 to $10,000,000

A practical book, written in a simple and straightforward style, while providing a thorough overview of how to start and run a small business.
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The Double X Economy: The Epic Potential of Women’s Empowerment

Weighty subject matter with an edge. Will appeal to fans of social commentary and those interested in women’s and global economic issues.
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This Is All I Got: A New Mother’s Search for Home

While Sandler focuses primarily on New York City, her study will resonate widely and is worthwhile reading for all, especially fans of Matthew Desmond’s Evicted.
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The Introvert’s Guide to the Workplace: Concrete Strategies for Bosses and Employees to Thrive and Succeed

On par with Jane Finkle’s The Introvert’s Complete Career Guide: From Landing a Job, to Surviving, Thriving, and Moving on Up, Orozco’s work is highly recommended for introverts and those who work with and supervise them.
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Coffeeland: One Man’s Dark Empire and the Making of Our Favorite Drug

Sedgewick’s wide-ranging work is most appropriate for readers with a serious interest in food economics.
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White Too Long: The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity

Jones provides hard figures and historical examples illustrating racial relations in the United States, and how people can work toward reconciliation. An ideal complement to Sarah Posner’s Unholy.

27 Essential Principles of Story: Master the Secrets of Great Storytelling, from Shakespeare to South Park

This new bible of lessons and practices for creators across media will likely appeal to readers curious about behind-the-scenes realities of those who bring to life today’s most popular and intelligent entertainment.
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American Baby: A Mother, a Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption

In addition to content related to adoption, which should be of wide interest, this book will engage readers interested in Jewish social practices in mid-century America.
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The Shadow System: Mass Incarceration and the American Family

Readers concerned about prison reform and social justice will be enlightened by the perspectives offered throughout. See Emily Bazelon’s Charged for another indictment of the U.S. judicial system.

Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire

Henderson’s convincing arguments and passion will be a clarion call to action for business leaders and interested readers everywhere. A complementary work is microfinance champion Muhammad Yunus’s A World of Three Zeros, while Christopher Leonard’s Kochland offers a contrasting portrayal of the Koch Industries’ single-minded resistance to any such ideas.

Unholy: Why White Evangelicals Worship at the Altar of Donald Trump

Highly recommended for those seeking to understand how white evangelicals developed political power.
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Begin Again: James Baldwin’s America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own

This is not an easy read for those wanting easy answers about race. Instead, it is a book about moral reckoning, owning up to failed choices, and making an effort to choose better ones. For all interested in uncovering how we got here, and how much further we have to go.
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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.
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Wandering in Strange Lands: A Daughter of the Great Migration Reclaims Her Roots

Recommend to readers seeking spiritually-informed black narratives or oral histories and fans of Jerkins’s first book; less useful for readers seeking factual histories of the Great Migration. [See Prepub Alert, 11/4/19.]
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Frictionless: Why the Future of Everything Will Be Fast, Fluid, and Made Just for You

Following the evolution of ideas that led to the businesses Lemieux describes makes for interesting reading as well as speculation as to whether her predictions of success will hold true. Will appeal to budding entrepreneurs and those interested in start-up culture.
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Final Draft: The Collected Work of David Carr

This collection will make readers wish Carr was still here to share his observations. A must for aspiring journalists and fans of Carr who want to read more of his award-winning reporting.
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The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society

Particularly strong when it comes to highlighting marginalized voices and the technologies used for global communication. While timely and a nice introduction to mass media in today’s society, however, it is not a replacement for more comprehensive titles.
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Criminal Psychology

Though the writing is a little dry, the information is accurate, succinct, and generally jargon-free. This interdisciplinary work will be of interest to undergraduates studying psychology, sociology, criminology, and forensic science. Some practitioners may find it a helpful starting point when venturing outside their areas of expertise.

Teen Lives Around the World: A Global Encyclopedia

Balanced and highly representative of contemporary teen life, this is an excellent introduction for anyone who wants to compare and contrast the lifestyles and interests of modern teens. It will be especially valuable to high school and undergraduate students.
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Good Boy: My Life in Seven Dogs

Boylan’s candor and distinctive writing style will appeal to readers of reflective memoirs. A solid choice for libraries looking to expand their LGBTQ biography collections.

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The Inevitability of Tragedy: Henry Kissinger and His World

This authoritative and exhaustive biography will challenge general readers, but will find an appreciative audience among political scholars and modern philosophy academics. A solid companion to Thomas Schwartz’s Henry Kissinger and American Power.

Perfectly Confident: How To Calibrate Your Decisions Wisely

VERDICT Wise, solidly researched, and highly recommended for academic libraries supporting business and psychology curriculum.
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They Didn’t See Us Coming: The Hidden History of Feminism in the Nineties

A valuable contribution to the history of feminism at its grassroots and global levels, as well as a message to readers about how difficult it is to anticipate what online tools and developments will emerge as feminism continues to grow, along with the material, political, and intellectual issues abutting it.

 

 

In Her Footsteps

An outstanding selection for travelers, teachers, students, young adults, and those curious about influential women throughout history.

Dear America: Letters of Hope, Habitat, Defiance, and Democracy

Words have the power to describe injustices of the past, as well as to instill hopefulness for the future. This anthology is highly recommended for public libraries.
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Ireland The Best 100 Places: Extraordinary Places and Where Best To Walk, Eat and Sleep

Overall, a well-intended and -photographed book that unfortunately lacks accessibility for people who may be visually impaired.
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Know Your Price: Valuing Black Lives and Property in America’s Black Cities

Especially for students of urban planning and public policy but also for those seriously interested in equity and social change in America, this work combines extraordinarily readable, well-documented data analysis with a people-oriented call for activism.

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No, You Shut Up: Speaking Truth to Power and Reclaiming America

A much-needed pep talk for Democrats during the 2020 election cycle. Recommended for readers interested in contemporary U.S. politics.
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Be My Guest: Reflections on Food, Community, and the Meaning of Generosity

Blending the personal and the philosophical, this account is recommended for readers interested in sociology, anthropology, and cuisine.

Stop Telling Women To Smile: Stories of Street Harassment and How We’re Taking Back Our Power

An important addition to women’s studies, art history, and political collections that will also be valuable in more general public library holdings.
PREMIUM

A Better Man: A (Mostly Serious) Letter to My Son

Both thoughtful and lighthearted, this work will appeal to anyone interested in masculinity and modern gender roles.

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Antigone Rising: The Subversive Power of the Ancient Myths

Most appropriate for readers seeking a spirited, concise look at intersections of Greek and Roman myths and current social concerns.

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Raising a Strong Daughter in a Toxic Culture: 11 Steps To Keep Her Happy, Healthy, and Safe

Evidence based and filled with practical strategies, this volume will provide valuable ideas for most parents, although Meeker’s faith-based viewpoints may be a limiting factor for some.

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The New Baby Blueprint: Caring for You and Your Little One

A quick read with a parent-friendly format, this will be especially helpful for new parents, though some may find a few suggestions lacking in applicability.
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To Me, He Was Just Dad: Stories of Growing Up with Famous Fathers

A compelling read for anyone interested in a behind-the-scenes take on the parental lives of men in the spotlight.

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You Can’t F*ck Up Your Kids: A Judgment-Free Guide to Stress-Free Parenting

Whether or not readers agree with all of Powers’s ideas, she provides a thought-provoking look at parental judgment and solid ways for combatting it.
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Sunny Side Upbringing: A Month-by-Month Guide to Raising Kind and Caring Kids

While not ideal for circulation, this activity-filled offering may prove extremely useful for children’s librarians.

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Success Strategies for Parenting Gifted Kids: Expert Advice from the National Association for Gifted Children

Extensive and inclusive, this useful guide addresses nearly every issue imaginable faced by gifted children. Recommended for all parents and educators.

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The Little Gardener: Helping Children Connect with the Natural World

A comprehensive, fun, and colorful hands-on guide to gardening that will be enjoyable for children of all ages.

Ready or Not: Preparing Our Kids To Thrive in an Uncertain and Rapidly Changing World

Backed by extensive research from entrepreneurs, military leaders, scientists, and academics, Levine’s latest is a must-read for parents, teachers, and all who work with children and are concerned about their future.

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And Then They Stopped Talking to Me: Making Sense of Middle School

A fascinating entry on the middle school years and the struggles both children and adults face during this time. The addition of bulleted takeaways at the end of each chapter would have enhanced what is occasionally a dense read for busy parents.

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The Little Book of Baby Massage: Use the Power of Touch To Calm Your Baby

An easy-to-use, distinctive resource for new parents interested in baby massage. 

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Magdalena: River of Dreams

Shifting seamlessly from travelog to history to nature writing, Davis weaves together a fascinating story of the geographical and cultural diversity of the Rio Magdalena, a diversity that characterizes the spirit of Colombia. Recommended for those who enjoy good writing, and all interested in a new perspective on personal narratives.
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From Here to Equality: Reparations for Black Americans in the Twenty-First Century

Although this history is well covered in other books, such as Edward E. Baptist’s The Half Has Never Been Told and Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow, and the arguments for reparations are not new, this is a worthwhile compendium on an extremely important topic.

Ordinary Insanity: Fear and the Silent Crisis of Motherhood in America

Menkedick uses her platform to seek justice in raising awareness of the complexity and depth of motherhood along with perinatal mental health disorders, and reclaiming motherhood as a powerful state. Her compelling book deserves a wide audience, from cheering mothers to chastened experts.
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Steeped in the Blood of Racism: Black Power, Law and Order, and the 1970 Shootings at Jackson State College

For readers intent on social change, Bristow’s chronicle of events and analysis of developments, particularly the contest over the shootings’ meaning, palpably demonstrate how much historical memory matters.

The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers

For readers who appreciated the New York Public Library’s The Stonewall Reader, this work moves the observation of the evolution of LGBT life and culture to the global scale and is a must-read for all interested in gender studies.

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A Delayed Life: The True Story of the Librarian at Auschwitz

A story of survival that is rare in its coverage of life before and after the Holocaust, addressing the difficult question of what comes after such tragedy.
 
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Quest for Eternal Sunshine: A Holocaust Survivor’s Journey from Darkness to Light

This heartfelt account of a remarkable life will interest anyone who has suffered trauma or who is overcoming difficulties, as well as those interested in ­Holocaust survivor biographies.
 

Those Who Forget: My Family’s Story in Nazi Europe–A Memoir, A History, A Warning

In searing yet engaging prose, Schwarz makes her case for the need for memory work in this highly recommended read for fans of memoirs and World War II history.

Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town

This smoothly written account, simultaneously filled with heartbreak and hope, should be read by all who wish to understand the growing rise of these incidents. Highly recommended.

PREMIUM

Conditional Citizens: On Belonging in America

Lalami’s conclusions are not groundbreaking and have been investigated in other works, but she is a gifted writer and her informative narrative shines when she shares her own experiences.

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Good White Racist: Confronting Your Role in Racial Injustice

Recommended for those interested in exploring the concept of the white privilege from a self-critical perspective.
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I Am Not Your Enemy: Stories To Transform a Divided World

Those interested in political science, as well as restorative justice and peacemaking, should find this informative and engaging reading.
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140 Days to Hiroshima: The Story of Japan’s Last Chance to Avert Armageddon

This look at the negotiations surrounding the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki is appropriate for any beginning World War II scholar.
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American Poison: How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our Promise

Bleak, but perhaps inspirational, this challenging critique is recommended for policymakers and readers concerned about civic engagement.

Pretty Bitches: On Being Called Crazy, Angry, Bossy, Frumpy, Feisty, and All the Other Words That Are Used To Undermine Women

This collection features an array of voices and serves as a multiuse resource that can be a glossary, a takedown, or a radical reclaiming.

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Tokyo Travel Sketchbook: Kawaii Culture, Wabi Sabi Design, Female Samurais and Other Obsessions

Readers interested in Japanese culture, especially kawaii, will delight in Arrazola’s fresh look at everyday life in Tokyo. Young adults, fans of graphic novels, and armchair travelers of all types and ages will enjoy this colorful and amusing cultural worldview.
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When My Time Comes: Conversations About Whether Those Who Are Dying Should Have the Right To Determine When Life Should End

Rehm definitively accomplishes her goal of spurring conversation about end-of-life care with these balanced, thoughtful discussions of a difficult but vital topic.

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Operation Chastise: The RAF’s Most Brilliant Attack of World War II

Readers of military history will find much to enjoy in this brisk, propulsive read that keeps the pages turning without sacrificing detail.
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After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America

An excellent choice for readers seeking to understand the human effects of government immigration and refugee policy. Goudeau’s sometimes heartbreaking narratives personalize the refugee crisis in ways cold news accounts cannot.

Death in Mud Lick: A Coal Country Fight against the Drug Companies That Delivered the Opioid Epidemic

Timely and well documented, with appeal to a broad range of readers.
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On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist

Ward’s journalism skills shine, putting readers on the front lines. Readers interested in the life stories of intrepid women journalists and the nature of investigative, international journalism will be captivated by this engrossing account.
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The Genius of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World

While an imperfect presentation, the book is an easy read and the extent of the author’s research makes this book a worthwhile addition to the growing literature offering long overdue profiles of the world’s most brilliant women.
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The Sea Journal: Seafarers’ Sketchbooks

An enjoyable overview of a bygone era for browsing or reading; a pleasing addition to art, maritime history, or environmental collections.

Dangerous Crooked Scoundrels: Insulting the President, from Washington to Trump

This authoritative handbook reveals how insults have always been a part of American politics
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Had I Known: Collected Essays

For readers interested in social justice issues in late 20th- to early 21st-century America.

Walking to Samarkand: The Great Silk Road from Persia to Central Asia

This will remind readers of travel accounts of Europe in the 1920s and 1930s, offering a snapshot of a world that seems to change in an instant.CORRECTION Throughout the review of LeAnna Keith’s When It Was Grand (Social Sciences; LJ 11/19, p. 94), author Keith was misidentified as White. LJ apologizes for the error.
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82 Days on Okinawa: One American’s Unforgettable Firsthand Account of the Pacific War’s Greatest Battle

World War II aficionados will love this book.
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Bloody Okinawa: The Last Great Battle of World War II

Wheelan’s detailed, mainstream account of the Battle of Okinawa and its significance in World War II history will especially appeal to fans of military history interested in the Pacific Theater.
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Whiter: Asian American Women on Skin Color and Colorism

These poignant essays provide a fascinating look at the experiences of colorism by women in the Asian American community. Highly recommended for specialists and students of the subject area, yet anyone with a general interest in issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion should find this accessible.

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My Sister: How One Sibling’s Transition Changed Us Both

The love between the Leyva sisters is clear throughout this warmly recommended memoir. Its beautiful, conversational style should resonate with a broad range of readers.
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Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity

A thought-provoking read for all interested in gender studies.

This Brilliant Darkness: A Book of Strangers

Sharlet provides a poignant and wholly intimate portrait of the lives of those who are often overlooked in our society, breathing a sense of humanity into a part of our world that is so often inhumane. A highly recommended book that is at times difficult to take in and difficult to put down.

The Other Madisons: The Lost History of a President’s Black Family

A moving, beautifully told story that adds to our understanding of Madison along with African American genealogy and oral history.

Believe Me: How Trusting Women Can Change the World

Though this collection ultimately preaches to its own choir, the book easily arms feminist activists with valuable content with which to stride forward in engaging misogyny in the world. An inclusive and essential choice following We Should All Be Feminists, and a must-have for the modern reader.

Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World, and Become a Good Ancestor

This groundbreaking book should be required reading for people ready to acknowledge their behaviors, whether intentional or not. It will make a strong addition to both public and university libraries where it will equip scholars, activists, and allies with real tools to promote systemic change.

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Congress at War: How Republican Reformers Fought the Civil War, Defied Lincoln, Ended Slavery, and Remade America

Bordewich contributes an entertaining, fresh perspective to our ever-evolving understanding and discussion of the Civil War. An important addition for both general readers of American history and scholars of the growing interpretations of Civil War studies.

The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy

An important work on a relevant subject that will draw in anyone interested in social reform.
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Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning

An extraordinary blend of memoir, cultural criticism, and history that will invite readers from all backgrounds, though especially those who identify as Asian American, to consider the complex relationships between race, family, heritage, and society that shape American lives.
PREMIUM

Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

A frank account of who and what is still missing from mainstream feminism that will appeal to readers of women’s and African American studies, and readers seeking a better grasp on history.

A Map Is Only One Story: Twenty Writers on Immigration, Family, and the Meaning of Home

A standout collection that adds new dimension and depth to the lived experiences of immigrants long after they settle in a new community.

The Three-Cornered War: The Union, the Confederacy, and Native Peoples in the Fight for the West

Readers interested in the Civil War and Western history will enjoy this nuanced portrait of the era.
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House of Glass: The Story and Secrets of a Twentieth-Century Jewish Family

A timely exploration of family secrets, immigration, and anti-Semitism, this work will appeal to readers of World War II–era history.
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Franklin & Washington: The Founding Partnership

A well-written account for readers interested in two key figures of the American Revolution. Based on primary and secondary sources, this well-researched work tells the story of a significant relationship of the era.

Young Heroes of the Soviet Union: A Memoir and a Reckoning

An impeccably executed and unique genealogy that encourages us to examine the history that informs us of who we are.
PREMIUM

The Women’s Fight: The Civil War’s Battles for Home, Freedom, and Nation

By telling the important, yet often-overlooked story of how enslaved women fought for their rights, and how white women often upheld the status quo, Glymph has written a refreshing, much-needed account of Civil War historiography.

The House of Yan: A Family at the Heart of a Century in Chinese History

A touching, essential account for anyone interested in 20th-century Chinese history and highly recommended for fans of personal family memoir.
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Washington’s End: The Final Years and Forgotten Struggle

An outstanding biographical work on one of America’s most prominent leaders. Highly recommended for those who want to better understand the early republic.

Her Neighbor’s Wife: A History of Lesbian Desire Within Marriage

With close reading and deep analysis, Gutterman weaves a thoughtful cultural history that insists on the sexual and relationship agency of midcentury wives and demonstrates that outwardly heterosexual marriages have, at times, indeed contained queer possibilities.
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Invisible Americans: The Tragic Cost of Child Poverty

With passionate advocacy, Madrick addresses a systemic problem with a simple solution. His argument will appeal to those who champion economic policy change that centers the child.

I’ve Been Wrong Before: Essays

This is a profoundly moving book that doesn’t let up and is well worth the emotion it is sure to engender in readers.

This Is Chance! The Shaking of an All-American City, a Voice That Held It Together

A great crossover read for teens as well as adults about community, tenacity, and the power of one person to make a difference.

Sexual Citizens: A Landmark Study of Sex, Power, and Assault on Campus

A readable and thought-provoking work on a topic of concern on college campuses. The SHIFT project generated many academic publications, but this book successfully reaches a general audience, specifically students, parents, and policymakers.
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Recollections of My Nonexistence: A Memoir

An engaging look at Solnit’s life, which succeeds in giving voice to inequity caused by patriarchy. Recommended for memoir aficionados, especially feminist audiences.
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Golden Gates: Fighting for Housing in America

Recommended for renters, owners, developers, and policymakers alike.
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Pravda Ha Ha: True Travels to the End of Europe

Fans of travelogs, history buffs, and those with an interest in Russia and the former U.S.S.R. will thoroughly enjoy.
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