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The Wrong Stuff: How the Soviet Space Program Crashed and Burned

Recommended for general readers who enjoy books about spaceflight, engineering innovations, and the politics of engineering.

Four Shots in the Night: A True Story of Spies, Murder, and Justice in Northern Ireland

Readers interested in the Troubles will be intrigued by this dive into violence and secrecy surrounding the IRA.
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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.

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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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.
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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.
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