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Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech Under Surveillance Capitalism

This practical work casts a wide-enough net over relevant topics and examples to be richly informative, while still managing to be straightforward in its style. York offers a solid entry point for those who have been following ongoing issues relating to the intersection of politics and technology.
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Black Magic: What Black Leaders Learned from Trauma and Triumph

This unique book gives attention to Black entrepreneurs and highlights communities that are often missing in popular narratives of business culture. Readers will find it frustrating, inspiring, and revelatory.
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Animals’ Best Friends: Putting Compassion to Work for Animals in Captivity and in the Wild

This interesting work is often troubling to read, yet it’s important in showing how people can compassionately care for the animals that share out planet. It will especially appeal to animal rights activists and readers who enjoyed Carl Safina’s Beyond Words: What Animals Think and Feel.
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Never Enough: A Navy SEAL Commander on Living a Life of Excellence, Agility, and Meaning

This useful distillation of the life philosophy of Navy SEALs can be used by anyone. Combining biography, business, and self-help, Hayes’s account will be welcome in library collections where patrons are looking for personal and professional guidance.
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The Spirit of Music: The Lesson Continues

An engaging parable on the power of intention for the musically and mystically inclined.
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A History of the Human Brain: From the Sea Sponge to CRISPR, How Our Brain Evolved

A crash course on human evolution and more specifically, the myriad influences that shaped the development of our brain. Recommended for anyone interested in understanding the pivotal moments in the evolution of our species that contributed to creating the humans we are today.
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Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist Sound

An ambitious work of great complexity and depth. For scholars and interested readers, particularly in Black studies, but also music, anthropology, and archival studies.
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Kamala’s Way: An American Life

This book will find its audiences among Harris fans and California politics readers. Those seeking more details about Harris’s personal life will relish her memoir, The Truths We Hold.
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Mend It, Wear It, Love It! Stitch Your Way to a Sustainable Wardrobe

Sewing enthusiasts of all skill levels will find this book a useful addition to their collections.
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Unforgetting: A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas

Lovato’s revealing story enables us to look within minds and hearts that have been molded by immigrants’ experiences in their home country and their adopted one. A worthwhile account that brings a personal face to a complex, nuanced issue.
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A Window to Heaven: The Daring First Ascent of Denali: America’s Wildest Peak

From the Texas frontier to North America’s tallest peak, this balanced biography of Hudson Stuck offers provide plenty of adventure, setbacks, turmoil, and seeking a way to impact the world, and will engage
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Black Boy Out of Time

An unflinchingly honest assessment of the ways in which the lives and experiences of Black children are devalued. Recommended for readers interested in anti-racism.
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I Want To Be Where the Normal People Are

A relatable and touching memoir that will resonate both with Bloom’s fans and those unfamiliar with her work.
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Consent

Springora widens her scope to indict not only Matzneff, but the French cultural elite that so readily enables and excuses his behavior. A fierce account from a woman hoping to wrest her story back. Recommended reading.
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Mainstream Maverick: John Hughes and New Hollywood Cinema

Though the narrative is at times dry, readers interested in a serious study of Hughes and 1980s cinema will enjoy this engaging book, which serves as a solid companion piece to Susannah Gora’s You Couldn’t Ignore Me if You Tried.
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Grace & Steel: Dorothy, Barbara, Laura, and the Women of the Bush Dynasty

Similar to Taraborrelli’s other books, this is a gossipy read for those who enjoy biography.
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Fears of a Setting Sun

Though Written primarily for history lovers, this thought-provoking book may strike a chord with others as well.
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Wonderworks: The 25 Most Powerful Inventions in the History of Literature

Though the writing sometimes appears to be unpolished, Lee offers some interesting commentary on life. These essays may appeal to readers interested in writing and mental health.

Three Books on Space Exploration | Science Reviews

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Ms. Adventure: My Wild Explorations in Science, Lava, and Life

Recommended for those interested in geology and geography, adventure travel readers, and those considering science careers.
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The Mission: A True Story

An engaging read for all, especially for anyone curious about the details of space exploration.
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The Genome Odyssey: Medical Mysteries and the Incredible Quest to Solve Them

This engaging, accessible book will appeal to anyone interested in medical ethics, genetic disease, and the use of cutting-edge science and technology within the field of medicine. Recommended for all libraries.
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The Loneliest Polar Bear: A True Story of Survival and Peril on the Edge of a Warming World

While there are some confusing segues, overall, this is an absorbing, extensively researched book for fans of popular science and those who appreciate stories about polar bears, both captive and wild, as well as behind-the-scenes work at zoos. Readers interested in learning more about polar bears and their changing habitats should also try James Raffan’s Ice Walker (2019).
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This Is the Voice

A fascinating book for those interested in this amazing human capacity.

The Bears Ears: A Human History of America’s Most Endangered Wilderness

One last fond look at a favorite place? A swan song of a prolific author? Roberts adds inviting details throughout this must-read book, adding poignancy to an already fascinating read.
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The Nation of Plants

Readers who appreciate slim books packed with a social punch and science anecdotes (prickly pears and lichen are especially interesting) will enjoy this offering. Another recommended, thought-provoking read from Mancuso.
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The Empathy Diaries

This genre-bending memoir is recommended for readers interested in Turkle’s work or in the interplay between technology and self.
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Water, Wood, and Wild Things: Learning Craft and Cultivation in a Japanese Mountain Town

Travel readers who appreciate off-the-beaten-path locales and local cuisine will enjoy this dreamy account.

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Murder in Canaryville: The True Story Behind a Cold Case and a Chicago Cover-Up

In-depth and compelling investigative journalism that will resonate with those interested in organized crime and Chicago history and politics. Readers intrigued by this era in Chicago’s history may also enjoy Charles Hager’s Chicago Heights: Little Joe College, the Outfit, and the Fall of Sam Giancana.

So-Called Normal: A Memoir of Family, Depression and Resilience

While it may be a difficult read for some, this book is a wonderful and redemptive prize to finish. A definite recommendation for those who want to better support their loved ones with mental health issues, and a great start for further discussion.
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The Fight for Free Speech: Ten Cases That Define Our First Amendment Freedoms

Rosenberg presents challenging, provocative material in an engaging manner that will have readers pondering these issues. Anyone interested in the history of free speech and the Supreme Court will enjoy this extensively researched book.
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Time to Eat: Delicious Meals for Busy Lives

Great for home cooks who want to reduce waste and streamline effort. Plenty of family and budget-friendly options, British classics, and recipes that work for meal prep.

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The Plague Cycle: The Unending War Between Humanity and Infectious Disease

Kenny’s historical assessment of humanity’s handling of infectious diseases, including both successes and failures, is a testament to the remarkable progress made in modern medicine and is a well-rounded overview of the history of plagues.

The Doctors Blackwell: How Two Pioneering Sisters Brought Medicine to Women and Women to Medicine

This book is an excellent read for those interested in the history of medicine and those who enjoy a well-written biography.
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Even Better Brownies: 50 Standout Bar Recipes for Every Occasion

An impressive cookbook with unique recipes that are perfect for all bakers.
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Rodney Scott’s World of BBQ: Every Day Is a Good Day

With humor and candor, Scott brings readers into his home and invites them to stay a while. A standout collection for fans of BBQ.
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The Gran Tour: Travels with my Elders

For readers who delight in witty accounts of travel with an Anglophile flair, this is a hilarious guide to the road in the company of retirees.

Guilty Admissions: The Bribes, Favors, and Phonies Behind the College Cheating Scandal

Readers curious about the dark side of wealth will be enthralled by this exposé of corruption in education.
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The Kitchen Without Borders: Recipes and Stories from Refugee and Immigrant Chefs

An enjoyable look into different cultures via memorable recipes.

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Plant-Based Gourmet

Cooking ideas for herbivores abound in this handy resource, and as this subject is growing in popularity, public libraries will want to acquire this varied and interesting volume to expand their vegan cookbook collection.
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Tiger Girl and the Candy Kid: America’s Original Gangster Couple

Those interested in tales of white-collar crime and 20th-century history will be pleased.
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Fall: The Mysterious Life and Death of Robert Maxwell, Britain’s Most Notorious Media Baron

Preston’s prose is compelling, and the mystery of this larger-than-life figure is perplexing

Winter Pasture: One Woman’s Journey with China’s Kazakh Herders

Readers who enjoy descriptive writing about challenging lives will love this work.
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The Unusual Suspect: The Rise and Fall of a Modern-Day Outlaw

With nuance and sensitivity, Machell has profiled a young man who, like a canary in a coal mine, offered warnings about impending financial, political, and ecological reckonings.
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Strange Bedfellows: Adventures in the Science, History, and Surprising Secrets of STDs

A thoughtful, informative account for readers interested in public health and sexual health as well as those with an interest in the history of medicine. Park brings the right amount of care to an often-stigmatized subject.
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Animal, Vegetable, Junk: A History of Food, from Sustainable to Suicidal

Recommended for readers of food and diet history and those interested in the future of agriculture and sustainable farming.

Xi’an Famous Foods: The Cuisine of Western China, from New York’s Favorite Noodle Shop

While challenging for beginning cooks, this enjoyable and readable offering features clear instructions and inspiring recipes that are well within the reach of the home kitchen. Wang’s DIY ethos makes the hard work fun.

The Farmer’s Daughter Bakes: Cakes, Pies, Crisps and More for Every Fruit on the Farm

The recipes here are simple enough to turn even the most reluctant baker into a creator of beautiful and delicious desserts with fresh fruits. An essential guide with a personal touch.
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What Doesn’t Kill You: A Life with Chronic Illness—Lessons from a Body in Revolt

A clear, no-holds-barred account that will be useful both to those coming to grips with their own chronic illness and also to the people in their lives.

Easy Beans: Simple, Satisfying Recipes That Are Good for You, Your Wallet, and the Planet

Full of creative approaches to common ingredients, this book is a standout.
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Vegetable Simple: A Cookbook

The latest by Ripert will appeal to anyone who wants to explore vegetarian options, or who simply wants to expand their repertoire of classic dishes.
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Speak, Okinawa

A can’t-miss memoir that will stay with readers after they finish the last page.

Children of the Holocaust

Often chilling, sometimes inspiring, inexpressibly moving, this volume, while not comprehensive, provides an essential record for all readers interested in history, morality, politics, and human nature.

Family Separation and the U.S.-Mexico Border Crisis

To understand this period and the impact of nativist, white supremacist movements, Hillstrom’s account (wider-ranging than the title indicates) with its extensive sources offers readers essential background and an objective, substantiated perspective.
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The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia

Pair this trivia book with Edward Gross and Mark Altman’s Nobody Does It Better: The Complete, Uncensored, Unauthorized Oral History of James Bond for a comprehensive history of all things Bond.

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The Puzzle Solver: A Scientist’s Desperate Quest to Cure the Illness That Stole His Son

Both tragic and uplifting, this title will be of particular interest to readers seeking more information about ME/CFS and anyone curious about medical mysteries.
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Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX

An extraordinary story of compelling narrative nonfiction that is recommended for those interested in space travel or for anyone looking for an exciting read.

Gory Details: Adventures from the Dark Side of Science

A must-read for curious minds, trivia fans, and crime drama enthusiasts.
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Under Western Skies: Visionary Gardens from the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific Coast

This book will provide readers with a deeper appreciation of the diversity of the Western landscape and inspiration for creating and cultivating gardens adapted to challenging and sometimes unforgiving sites.
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Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World

Winchester’s large audience will enjoy this well-worded, interdisciplinary look into the relationship between humans and the land.
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The Young Crusaders: The Untold Story of the Children and Teenagers Who Galvanized the Civil Rights Movement

Franklin’s history of student involvement in protest provides a rich historical perspective on the ongoing struggles for equality in the United States. Highly Recommended.
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A Beginner’s Guide to America

Although narrated as advice for incoming immigrants, this personal, yet practical account is intended to challenge misconceptions and biases that native-born U.S. citizens have toward documented and undocumented immigrants. It is highly recommended for all.
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The Last Queen: Elizabeth II’s Seventy Year Battle to Save the House of Windsor

A gossipy, yet critical look at the monarchy by a skillful writer who knows his subject well. Fans of The Crown will especially enjoy.
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The Enlightenment: The Pursuit of Happiness, 1680–1790

A giant tome that will be indispensable for advanced students and readers of history, especially those wishing to learn more about this pivotal era.

Do Better: Spiritual Activism for Fighting and Healing from White Supremacy

Meticulously researched, compassionate, and bold, this book should be read immediately and frequently returned to as a textual companion for the ongoing, reiterative work of antiracism.
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Nobody’s Normal: How Culture Created the Stigma of Mental Illness

An excellent overview for those interested in medical history or psychology, and also of interest to memoir and family history readers.
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Sanctuary

A must for fans of Rapp’s previous memoirs and for any reader trying to better understand grief and trauma. This poignant account will be of particular interest for those who have grieved the loss of a child.

Useful Delusions: The Power and Paradox of the Self-Deceiving Brain

This excellent narrative nonfiction work will engage a variety of readers, and is a solid choice for book clubs who like to discuss current events.

The Crown in Crisis: Countdown to the Abdication

Readers who enjoy British and royal history as well as fans of the Netflix series The Crown will greatly enjoy this insightful book.

Harnessing Grief: A Mother’s Quest for Meaning and Miracles

A stunning, candid memoir. Those seeking a relatable story as they process grief and fans of personal memoir will appreciate this book equally for its honest, insightful storytelling.
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American Daughter

In this sharp, heartrending work, Plymale reconciles with the truth of her mother’s life, finding forgiveness, hope, and even pride. Her testimony, while painful to read, is vital.

Soul City: Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia

An absorbing account of a visionary project that will engage readers interested in Southern history.
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The Spymaster of Baghdad: A True Story of Bravery, Family, and Patriotism in the Battle Against ISIS

Fans of spy stories will gravitate toward Coker’s use of intrigue and suspense. Her book is an important addition to the history of the Iraq War, and shows how Iraqi security and intelligence agencies made significant contributions in restoring order during and especially since the end of the conflict.
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Midnight in Cairo: The Divas of Egypt’s Roaring 20s

An engaging social history that touches on issues of freedom and liberation, issues that continue to resonate today.
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Raceless: In Search of Family, Identity, and the Truth about Where I Belong

A frank examination of one woman’s search for identity that will satisfy readers of personal narratives and Black history alike.
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Midnight in Vehicle City: General Motors, Flint, and the Strike That Created the Middle Class

McClelland’s engaging, readable account is a solid introduction to the rise of the labor movement in the 1930s. Recommend for readers interested in labor history and especially for those looking for a reminder of the power that workers can have when they negotiate collectively.
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Himalaya: A Human History

For readers interested in a detailed, wide-ranging overview of the history and people of the Himalaya in relation to outside influences.
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After: A Doctor Explores What Near-Death Experiences Reveal about Life and Beyond

This book is educational and informative. Both professional and fans of nonfiction books on NDEs will find this important work a must read.

The Barbizon: The Hotel That Set Women Free

A must read for anyone interested in the history of 20th-century women’s lives, fashion, publishing, and New York.

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Men Who Hate Women: From Incels to Pickup Artists: The Truth about Extreme Misogyny and How It Affects Us All

Well-researched and meticulously documented, Bates’s book on the power and danger of masculinity should be required reading for us all.

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Queens of the Crusades: England’s Medieval Queens

Existing fans of Weir’s histories will enjoy this newest installment, while those interested in English queens of this time period will find this a suitable if occasionally patchy overview.

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The World Turned Upside Down: A History of the Chinese Cultural Revolution

This detailed and thoroughly researched work is essential reading for all students of modern Chinese history.

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Thaddeus Stevens

Easily the most detailed and important account of Stevens, this well-written biography belongs in every academic library and all other libraries with an emphasis on American history.

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Doomed Romance: Broken Hearts, Lost Souls, and Sexual Tumult in Nineteenth-Century America

Heyrman’s previous experience writing on this era of evangelicalism gives her a noted assurance in navigating the complexities of this incident, and she infuses what might have been a dry recounting of facts and dates with effective levels of tension and emotion, making this not only a valuable book for scholars of this subject area but also interesting for a more general audience.
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Children Under Fire: An American Crisis

A carefully reasoned, compelling, and persuasive study of a crisis that requires immediate attention.
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The Ratline: The Exalted Life and Mysterious Death of a Nazi Fugitive

Full of twists and turns, cover-ups and complicity, this gripping historical thrill ride will appeal to fans of John le Carré.
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The Good Hand: A Memoir of Work, Brotherhood, and Transformation in an American Boomtown

This lengthy volume will appeal to those interested in masculinity studies and memoirs dealing with family dysfunction, as well anyone curious about life in an oil boomtown during the early 2010s.

The Eagles of Heart Mountain: A True Story of Football, Incarceration, and Resistance in World War II America

This well-written and researched book will strongly appeal to those interested in U.S. history and civil rights.
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The Ultimate Guide to the Witch’s Wheel of the Year: Rituals, Spells & Practices for Magical Sabbats, Holidays & Celebrations

Kiernan has created the new go-to resource for readers seeking information on Wiccan, Druidical, and other pagan holidays.
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The Women’s History of the Modern World: How Radicals, Rebels, and Everywomen Revolutionized the Last 200 Years

An interesting read for curious feminists and historians, even if the pacing and organization are sometimes uneven. Certainly, readers will learn a great deal, and the author’s enthusiasm for her subject is apparent from page one through the very end.

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Faith After Doubt: Why Your Beliefs Stopped Working and What to Do about It

A helpful, non-judgmental resource for readers questioning their Christian faith, and looking for guidance on living with doubt.

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Let Us Dream

Informed by spiritual sources and the thinking of some of the world’s foremost scientists, economists, and activists, Pope Francis offers tools for creating a better, more just world.

A Holy Baptism of Fire and Blood: The Bible and the American Civil War

This study of the use of the Bible at a critical time in the history of the United States can shed light on our own times, when the Bible is often used in a political tug-of-war.

Faith After Doubt

A helpful, non-judgmental resource for readers questioning their Christian faith, and looking for guidance on living with doubt.

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This Hallelujah Banquet: How the End of What We Were Reveals Who We Can Be

A new interpretation of the Book of Revelation for Christians seeking spiritual maturity.

The Musical Human: A History of Life on Earth

With humorous and concise prose, Spitzer makes a convincing case for the irreducible musical properties of human beings.
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Friday Night Lives: Photos from the Town, the Team, and After

An impactful collection on the enduring popularity of Friday Night Lights, that will appeal to fans of the book, movie, or TV series.
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In Search of The Color Purple: The Story of an American Masterpiece

Tillet writes a necessary account of how Walker’s centering the lives of Black women has transformed literature. Accessibly written, this book will engage both longtime fans and those new to Walker’s writing.
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The Queens’ English: The LGBTQIA+ Dictionary of Lingo and Colloquial Phrases

A must for better understanding queer culture, especially the contributions of Black and Latinx trans people to pop culture at large.
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The Rose in Fashion: Ravishing

This richly illustrated book contains fascinating specialized information. Recommended for readers interested in the cultural history of flowers as well as a singular slice of fashion history.
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