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The Freaks Came Out To Write: The Definitive History of the Village Voice, the Radical Paper That Changed American Culture

An exceptional resource in which readers get a real flavor of the exciting and troubling times throughout the Village Voice’s run and the opportunity to draw their own conclusions about its rise (and fall in 2017). Recommended for academic libraries and comprehensive journalism collections.
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Fixing France: How To Repair a Broken Republic

Will appeal to readers of social justice movements and progressive causes in Europe and elsewhere, but it’s not an evenhanded historical or political analysis.
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The End of Reality: How Four Billionaires Are Selling a Fantasy Future of the Metaverse, Mars, and Crypto

A book that both critiques the business models of specific billionaires and calls for a regenerative economy. Best for readers wary of the metaverse.
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The Ghost Forest: Racists, Radicals, and Real Estate in the California Redwoods

King’s engaging narrative exposes the maneuvering of lumber companies that plundered redwood forests for decades, with the collusion of powerful individuals in politics, academia, and civil service.

The Three Ages of Water: Prehistoric Past, Imperiled Present, and a Hope for the Future

This book urges readers to consider that there are already solutions to the world’s water crisis, though humankind may not have the political, social, and cultural will to implement those solutions. Highly recommended for all libraries.
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Credible: The Power of Expert Leaders

A convincing argument that a company’s success requires leaders to have specific industry expertise.
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If It Sounds Like a Quack…: A Journey to the Fringes of American Medicine

A witty and informative examination of several alternative health-care practices in the United States that indicts both pseudo-healers and unsuccessful efforts to regulate them.

The Peking Express: The Bandits Who Stole a Train, Stunned the West, and Broke the Republic of China

Highly recommended for any reader interested in 20th-century Chinese history, especially the Warlord Era of 1916–28.

Ghosts of the Orphanage: A Story of Mysterious Deaths, a Conspiracy of Silence, and a Search for Justice

An important look into the dark past of orphanages globally. It’s also a deep dive into the ways these horrific stories were kept out of the public eye for so long.
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