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Medicare for All: A Citizen’s Guide

This practical account offers a straightforward rundown of suggestions and solutions for anyone wishing to learn more about public policy in the Unites States and why Medicare for All is such an important topic. It will especially peak the interest of anyone drawn to policy reform.
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Unexpected: Parenting, Prenatal Testing, and Down Syndrome

A slow, scholarly read, this work provides insight into a segment of the population rarely explored in the literature.
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Beyond the Sand and Sea: One Family’s Quest for a Country to Call Home

A simultaneously disheartening and uplifting journey for readers interested in social justice, racial politics, and current events.

Mouths of Rain: An Anthology of Black Lesbian Thought

It’s time people listen to Black lesbians and utilize that knowledge into action to improve lives. This book is a gateway into that action. An essential component to any social science shelf, this is transformative, vital reading.
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A Boob’s Life: How America’s Obsession Shaped Me--And You

A unique blend of memoir and social history that should have broad appeal to anyone who has breasts or has ever worn a bra.
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Refugee

With this heartfelt account, Mbolela succeeds in humanizing often-forgotten people trying to live a more fruitful and safe existence. A welcome memoir.
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The Montessori Baby: A Parent’s Guide to Nurturing Your Baby with Love, Respect, and Understanding

Parents who resonate with this philosophy will find this book a must-read.

Parent Like It Matters: How To Raise Joyful, Change-Making Girls

This recommended title has insights and practical tips for raising change-making girls.
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In Search of Mycotopia: Citizen Science, Fungi Fanatics, and the Untapped Potential of Mushrooms

Mushrooms are having a moment. In Search of Mycotopia could be a natural sequel for the many readers who enjoyed Merlin Sheldrake’s Entangled Life.

The Twelve Lives of Alfred Hitchcock: An Anatomy of the Master of Suspense

An absorbing, thoughtful, and balanced look at a master of his medium.
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Working with Worry: A Workbook for Parents on How To Support Anxious Children

A helpful resource for the many children (and parents) who struggle during these anxious times.
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The Soul of a Woman

Those looking for in-depth stories of Allende’s earlier life will need to turn to her earlier works, but this passionate memoir presents a vibrant portrait of the current-day author and her thoughts on the future of women, and will be highly appreciated by fans of her works.
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frank: sonnets

All in all, there’s an awareness of the poet being separated—suggesting that she’s writing the poem as a way to connect to absent loved ones
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Plunder

This thoughtful and thought-provoking memoir of family secrets and family lore, like Daniel Mendelsohn’s The Lost, will appeal to readers of family histories.Shorto, Russell
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Unsung: Unheralded Narratives of American Slavery & Abolition

As a whole, this collection showcases the vastness of Black thinking and writing, and nicely complements works by Martha S. Jones and Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers. Complete with a list of suggestions for further reading, this winning anthology is a must for all interested in Black history, but unsure where to start.

The Wild Fox of Yemen: Poems

Captivating and beautifully written, this collection will appeal to a wide variety of audiences, and those not as familiar with Yemeni history or the Arabic language will assuredly be inspired to learn more. Recommended for all collections.
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Library Marketing and Communications: Strategies To Increase Relevance and Results

Library directors, senior library management, and marketing staff looking to implement long-range plans for growing their customer bases and increase community engagement will find useful strategies here.

Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations

This poetic, humorous, and heartfelt collection will have readers nodding along, laughing, and maybe even crying, but more than anything they will be engrossed and craving more. Similar to Sun’s previous work, this is another standout.
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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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Sybille Bedford: A Life

This comprehensive Bedford biography will most appeal to readers who are familiar with either her work or mid-century Western literature in general. More casual readers might find the cast of characters dizzying, but the book does a fine job of capturing the spirit and challenges of the time.
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Mixed Plate: Chronicles of an All-American Combo

A beautiful exploration of finding hope, humor, and a voice. A must-read for fans of memoirs.

The Colored Conventions Movement: Black Organizing in the Nineteenth Century

A must for all students, researchers, and general readers with an interest in Black lives, this essential overview of the CCP’s legacy offers fresh understanding of the history of organized Black activism and commitment to community efforts for equal rights. Highest recommendation.
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Just as I Am

Recommend to readers who enjoy engaging and sassy memoirs, and those interested in learning about 20th-century Black theater, film, and television.
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The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds

An essential book for bird watchers, especially hummingbird lovers, as well as anyone interested in natural history.

Work Won’t Love You Back: How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone

As many of us rethink the power dynamics that shape our jobs and workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic, Jaffe’s passionate call to reimagine our relationships with work and one another, and imagine new possibilities, is indispensable reading.
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The Uncommon Case of Daniel Brown: How a White Police Officer Was Convicted of Killing a Black Citizen, Baltimore, 1875

An accessible account that will make a worthy addition to collections on racial justice and police brutality.
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A Trauma-Informed Approach to Library Services

Library staff will appreciate suggestions on rethinking customer services from this framework and the tools to implement it.
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When Women Invented Television: The Untold Story of the Female Powerhouses Who Pioneered the Way We Watch Today

Armstrong preserves an important part of television’s—and women’s

We’re Better Than This: My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy

Strongly recommended for all public libraries.
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Endpapers: A Family Story of Books, War, Escape, and Home

Overall, this fascinating, sometimes brutal, and in a few minor instances, rambling narrative will grasp the attention of readers interested in the Holocaust and modern German history.

George Washington: The Political Rise of America’s Founding Father

In this lively and admirable study, Stewart offers a balanced and thoughtfully well-written appreciation of George Washington’s life and leadership. A must for fans of biographies.

Assume Nothing: A Story of Intimate Violence

This moving, relatable story is sure to resonate with patrons who, if not already serving as a caregiver, may find themselves taking on that role soon enough. A recommended purchase for library collections.

Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

This important, absorbing work shows that the full story of the Cuban Missile Crisis must be told from its global perspective. See Martin Sherwin’s Gambling with Armageddon for another account that places the Crisis in its Cold War context.
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The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey Into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

Part introduction to quantum mechanics and cosmology, part memoir, and part sociological study, this work challenges readers to question the nature of how science is done in contemporary society, as well as what it means when everyone has a seat at the cosmological table. For general science readers, gender and feminist studies students, and those concerned about the role feminist and racial politics plays in STEM professions.
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Nothing Like I Imagined

Created originally for Amazon Original Stories and free for Prime members, combined with its listen time of fewer than three hours, demand for this collection will be less than normal.

Tethered to Stars: Poems

Like the stars its title invokes, Joudah’s latest is mysterious and ruminative, a challenging work perhaps ill suited for poetry novices but offering plenty of dark beauty for those willing to probe its cryptic depths.

Calhoun: American Heretic

This well-researched book offers a definitive account of Calhoun, and will appeal to anyone interested in early American history.
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Nöthin’ but a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the ‘80s Hard Rock Explosion

Rock music fans will be banging their heads to this book.
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You’re Leaving When? Adventures in Downward Mobility

The latest from Gurwitch will have readers rolling with laughter one minute and picking up the phone to commiserate with friends or family the next. The author is a delightful eccentric aunt-to-all with her wit, caring, and unbeknown-to-her wisdom. For fans of Nora Ephron and Sloane Crosely alike.
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The Zoologist’s Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal about Aliens–And Ourselves

A highly entertaining, science-based consideration of what alien life might be like.
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Ageless: The New Science of Getting Older Without Getting Old

A solid read for those interested in biological sciences research, and anyone looking to learn more about aging in general.

Libraries Supporting Online Learning: Practical Strategies and Best Practices

Timely, valuable, and essential reading for all librarians and educators.
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Dusk Night Dawn: On Revival and Courage

Another standout from Lamott that will have wide appeal.
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The Princess Spy: The True Story of World War II Spy Aline Griffith, Countess of Romanones

A valuable addition to public library collections, the latest from Loftis will especially engage those interested in World War II history and espionage.
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Walk in My Combat Boots: True Stories from America’s Bravest Warriors

Readers of military service accounts will be absorbed.
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Decoding “Despacito”: An Oral History of Latin Music

An enlightening and insightful chronicle. For Latin music fans as well as for those eager to learn more about this style of music.
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The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story

Likely to appeal to readers of ghost stories and psychology alike, this well-researched chronicle pulls directly from firsthand accounts, interviews, news articles, séances, photographs, and other sources to provide as comprehensive a view as possible from this side of history.
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Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

An engaging read for fans of polar and Arctic history.
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Fires in Our Lives: Advice for Teachers from Today’s High School Students

For anyone interested in inspiring students and helping them develop their full potential as global citizens.
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Criminal Justice in America: The Encyclopedia of Crime, Law Enforcement, Courts, and Corrections

This is a solid, browsable reference work that will appeal to the public and law enforcement as well as undergraduates focusing on criminology, sociology, psychology, or law.

Halfway Home: Race, Punishment, and the Afterlife of Mass Incarceration

A worthy companion to the lauded Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson, this is essential reading for all who care about justice in contemporary America.

American Melancholy: Poems

Oates’s high profile as a novelist should not discourage avid poetry readers from seeking out this volume, which aptly demonstrates the writer’s gifts in the genre and includes several poems of the highest quality.
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Opening Minds: A Parents’ Guide to Teaching for Thinking at Home

This work will prove valuable for teachers and parents with its hands-on activities.
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In the Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities Are Plundering Our Cities

Those interested in trends in urban planning or ethnic studies will appreciate Baldwin’s thoughtful exploration of urban campus sprawl.
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Broken (in the Best Possible Way)

Lawson already has thousands of fans, and she’s bound to pick up more with this latest memoir. Recommended for all public libraries.

Imperial China

It is more important than ever that China’s history be widely known, and this irresistible volume will help readers recognize its many cultural legacies.
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The Girl Explorers: The Untold Story of the Globetrotting Women Who Trekked, Flew, and Fought Their Way Around the World

Zanglein comprehensively covers a wide range of accomplished women, and does all of them justice. This book is perfect for those interested in women’s history and adventure stories.

Between Two Kingdoms

The author’s book title is a nod to Susan Sontag’s Illness as Metaphor, in which she asserts that there is a “kingdom of the well” and a “kingdom of the sick.” Jaouad does a beautiful job of writing from this place of “dual citizenship,” where she finds pain but also joy, kinship, and possibility.
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The Life She Wished to Live: A Biography of Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, Author of The Yearling

A comprehensive, well-researched portrait of the life of Rawlings and her creative struggles that will engage a variety of readers.
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The Lady Swings: Memoirs of a Jazz Drummer

Dodgion’s pull-no-punches style and determination in the face of daunting situations bring an obscure figure to vivid life. The title should appeal to jazz aficionados, who will recognize many of the musicians with whom she played, as well as those interested in ways in which women have flourished in the creative arts.
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The Ten Year War: Obamacare and the Unfinished Crusade for Universal Coverage

An extensive and definitive account of competing visions of American health care that will be of particular interest to readers curious about the process of creating policy and those interested in reform. Cohn’s accessible writing makes for an absorbing, fast-paced narrative
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The Marathon Don’t Stop: The Life and Times of Nipsey Hussle

Kenner provides a behind-the-scenes look at the rap business and a musical genius. Rousing and powerful, this work will be devoured by Hussle’s fans and appreciated by students of Black culture and the music industry.

Lolita in the Afterlife: On Beauty, Risk, and Reckoning with the Most Indelible and Shocking Novel of the Twentieth Century

The superb essays found in this book demonstrate the enduring impact of this novel. Highly recommended for readers interested in Lolita and Nabokov.
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Fourteen Talks by Age Fourteen: The Essential Conversations You Need To Have with Your Kids Before They Start High School

This volume will provide help for communicating with middle schoolers about the things that matter.

Come Fly the World: The Jet-Age Story of the Women of Pan Am

This engrossing account, which reads like a novel, offers a combination of riveting personal stories and little-known history, and will draw in readers from the first page. A must-read.
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Surviving Adolescence: Helping Teens Endure the Roller Coaster Ride

Straight-talking and practical, this book is a quick read with guidance on many of the topics parents “google.”

The Chicken Bible: Say Goodbye to Boring Chicken with 500 Recipes for Easy Dinners, Braises, Wings, Stir-Fries, and So Much More

A beautifully photographed addition to the family of America’s Test Kitchen books that will draw in cooks of all levels.

A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance

Told with humor and grace, Abdurraqib’s stories will inspire and provoke thoughtful meditations on how Black lives matter in all areas of life and art.
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Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City

Blending memoir with sharp commentary on social justice issues, Brooks’s empathetic work is ideal for readers curious about policing and police reform in the United States.

Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction

At a time when definitions of citizenship and civil rights are again under assault, Masur’s careful accounting of the ways Americans came to understand such terms provides an informed perspective to appreciate that such concepts never were, and thus never are, self-evident. They require due diligence and vigilance to secure and sustain at all levels of government. An essential book.

Come-Hither Honeycomb

The occasional poem could use some tightening, but this is a sterling collection that ends much too soon. Highly recommended.
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How to Avoid a Climate Disaster: The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

Gates attempts to chart a realistic path toward a carbon-neutral future, but remains a techno-optimist at heart. Readers looking for hope in technological and market-based solutions to climate change will appreciate this straightforward analysis.
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The Good Girls: An Ordinary Killing

An interesting look into women’s lives in India. Recommended for readers interested in women’s issues.
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Music Around the World: A Global Encyclopedia

A successful dive into global music culture in an easy-to-digest format for beginner researchers.
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The Music Advantage: How Music Helps Your Child Develop, Learn, and Thrive

Though a slow read at times, this title shows the value of music education on brain development and includes practical tips for harnessing melody and rhythm to increase learning in all areas.
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Hot for Food All Day: Easy Recipes to Level Up Your Vegan Meals

Toyota makes it easy to add a fresh twist to vegan meals. Whether you’re fully plant-based or adding plant-based options to your diet, there’s a recipe for every occasion. Perfect for anyone interested in vegan cooking.
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The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything

Despite some flaws, this is a solid introduction to the topic, and physics novices may find that it whets their appetite for more.
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The ABCs of Being Mom: Advice and Support from the Mom Next Door, Birth Through Kindergarten

Though much of the development information provided is basic, it may be helpful to newer moms, and parts II and III contain useful hints and resources.

Two Truths and a Lie: Murder, Obsession, and Justice in the Sunshine State

Dark, foreboding, and emotional, this title is as gripping as a thriller and laced with cogent insights-McGarrahan stresses that sometimes there isn’t an objective truth to uncover. Fans of Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark will be spellbound.

Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future

A sobering and realistic look at humankind’s perhaps misplaced faith that technology can work with nature to produce a more livable planet.

Food Between Friends

An effervescent, accessible cookbook bolstered by a joyful friendship. Fans of comedy-infused cookbooks and festive, lighthearted cooking will enjoy these creative meals.

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Simply Julia: 110 Easy Recipes for Healthy Comfort Food

Turshen writes from a home cook’s perspective, and her fourth solo cookbook offers relaxed comfort food with a slew of creative, contemporary twists. Reach for this book when you want simple dishes, global flavors, and a stress-free vibe.

The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die

A must-read for anyone concerned about quality of life at the end of life.

The Tahini Table: Go Beyond Hummus with 100 Recipes for Every Meal

The photos in the book beautifully showcase the recipes, through which Zitelman has accomplished her goal to make cooking with tahini more accessible for all home cooks. A must-have resource.

Jew-Ish: A Cookbook: Reinvented Recipes from a Modern Mensch

This fun collection will appeal to all home cooks looking for creative takes on modern cuisine with a Jew-ish flair, and anyone with a sense of humor.

The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease Into a Crisis and What We Can Do about It

As science and medicine continue to study Alzheimer’s, Karlawish suggests, advances in technology, assisted living arrangements, and other lifestyle changes can be used to help people live well with the disease. A must-read on an important subject.
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American Cider: A Modern Guide to a Historic Beverage

Much like an atlas of wine, this detailed study gives cider its due as a complex sophisticated beverage, affected as much by terroir and apple varietals as a French Burgundy or a California Chardonnay. The focus on regional distinctions provides insight and discernment for a product regaining popularity throughout the United States.
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Kid in the Kitchen: 100 Recipes and Tips for Young Home Cooks

Clark has created a welcoming beginner’s resource that will allow budding home cooks to find joy in the kitchen.
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Sweet Laurel Savory: Everyday Decadence for Whole-Food, Grain-Free Meals

This cookbook will become an essential resource for those with food sensitivities, and it will also interest anyone who simply enjoys a good meal.
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The Black Church: This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

Readers of American religious and African American history will not want to miss this title.
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A Burning in My Bones: The Authorized Biography of Eugene Peterson, Translator of the Message

For those who desire an in-depth look at Peterson’s life.
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Fans: How Watching Sports Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Understanding

While there have been other books written about fandom, this is a quick read that even casual fans of sports may enjoy.
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The Gospels

An instructive and thought-provoking translation of the Gospels, and their historical context, that will interest a variety of readers, from students to scholars.
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Learning to Pray: A Guide for Everyone

Highly recommended for all Christian believers, those beginning their faith journey, and others seeking spiritual development.

Double Plays and Double Crosses: The Black Sox and Baseball in 1920

One hundred years after the notorious Black Sox scandal, baseball scholars and historians will find this an essential study of a previously unexplored chapter of the game’s history. An important addition to baseball collections, especially for academic and specialty libraries.
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Sparring with Smokin’ Joe: Joe Frazier’s Epic Battles and Rivalry with Ali

Fans of Ali might not be pleased, but Lewis portrays Frazier as a fighter for the ages in this admiring book.
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America’s Game in the Wild-Card Era: From Strike to Pandemic

Baseball fans actively following the sport in the 1990s and 2000s will greatly appreciate this fantastic book and its detailed insight.
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The Woman Who Raised the Buddha: The Extraordinary Life of Mahaprajapati

An important contribution to filling a major gap in Buddhist studies and a triumph in understanding Buddhism through a feminist lens. Recommended for academic libraries and scholars interested in religious or feminist studies.
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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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