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Rethinking Rescue: Dog Lady and the Story of America’s Forgotten People and Pets

Readers will never look at animal rescue the same way again after reading this thoughtful and powerful behind-the-scenes look into the animal welfare world.
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In the Land of Ninkasi: A History of Beer in Ancient Mesopotamia

Recommended for beer aficionados and for readers looking for an introduction to an ancient culture.

Lies That Kill: A Citizen’s Guide to Disinformation

Librarians and educators will find this thorough and outstanding resource about misinformation highly useful for community activists and students.
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How To Think Like an Economist: Great Economists Who Shaped the World and What They Can Teach Us

Mochrie shows how the study of economics developed from different traditions, including history, law, and engineering, all bringing a distinctive stamp to their respective theoretical approaches. A deeply researched, chronological, lively introduction to the history and theory of economics.

Gender Explained: A New Understanding of Identity in a Gender Creative World

This essential purchase accurately captures the pulse of the conversation about gender in the United States, expands awareness and knowledge about gender, and educates readers about common myths and misinformation.

That Librarian: The Fight Against Book Banning in America

Jones’s deeply personal account of her battle to regain her reputation and combat intolerance in libraries is essential reading and ultimately a clarion call for others to help defend intellectual freedom and democracy.
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History in Flames: The Destruction and Survival of Medieval Manuscripts

A gripping examination of medieval written sources. Will appeal to history enthusiasts and to readers who value written documents of bygone eras.

To the Success of Our Hopeless Cause: The Many Lives of the Soviet Dissident Movement

An expertly conveyed history of the Soviet dissident movement and the individuals involved. For readers interested in the history of censorship, human rights, international law, or the Soviet Union. It’s one not to miss.

I Heard There Was a Secret Chord: Music as Medicine

This fascinating and valuable title gives readers insight into the many neurological benefits of music. Most readers can easily identify what kind of music calms them, provokes creative sparks, or helps get them through strenuous exercises but until they read this, they may not know why music has that power or that it can be great medicine too.

Drawn Testimony: My Four Decades as a Courtroom Sketch Artist

Readers interested in true crime or the legal system will be delighted with Rosenberg’s narrative gift. They won’t want to miss her memoir’s unique perspectives.
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The Mysterious Mrs. Nixon: The Life and Times of Washington’s Most Private First Lady

An enjoyable, detailed biography about a first lady perceived to be highly mysterious and private.

A Devil Went Down to Georgia: Race, Power, Privilege, and the Murder of Lita McClinton

A highly readable account of murder and systemic racism. This title is a compelling example of how to take stories that made headlines and find the deeper, more nuanced narrative strains that rarely come across in the media.

Red Dead’s History: A Video Game, an Obsession, and America’s Violent Past

Given the game’s popularity, this distinctive history book, both substantial and thoughtful, should dive off the shelves.
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No Democracy Lasts Forever: How the Constitution Threatens the United States

Chemerinsky’s expertise enhances this examination of the Constitution and benefits readers concerned about the current state of U.S. politics.
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The Literature of Japanese American Incarceration

An accessible examination of the U.S. concentration camps that held people solely because of their race and heritage, plus a look at how they impacted society and generations to come. Important for both researchers and students.
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Challenging Modernity

This provocative volume is wide-ranging, and the contributors do not disappoint. Although neither Bellah nor the contributors offer a definitive conclusion, the scope, depth, and coherence of this collection is a brilliant elaboration of what might have occurred.
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From South Central to Southside: Gang Transnationalism, Masculinity, and Disorganized Violence in Belize City

An illuminating study about gangs and systemic inequality, best suited for an academic audience.
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In France Profound: The Long History of a House, a Mountain Town, and a People

Best suited for fans of Allman’s work, along with readers intrigued by a little-known French town, the author’s 800-year-old house, and the book’s contemporary elements. This will appeal to readers who enjoy Martin Walker’s “Bruno, Chief of Police” mystery series as well.

Oh No He Didn’t!: Brilliant Women and the Men Who Took Credit for Their Work

This exceptional book’s stories of plagiarism showcase persistence and the insidious and enduring ways in which sexism informs and shapes the contemporary world. Murphy will motivate readers to challenge stereotypes.

Invisible Labor: The Untold Story of the Cesarean Section

This inciting, empowering book shows the clear need not just to improve women’s access to health care but also to shift the paradigm about the restrictions placed on reproductive rights.
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The Striker and the Clock: On Being in the Game

A thoughtful and engaging exploration of life on and off the soccer field. It will resonate with readers interested in the human side of professional sports and fans of When Nobody Was Watching by Carli Lloyd with Wayne Coffey, Abby Wambach’s Forward, and Raised a Warrior by Susie Petruccelli.
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Catherine de’ Medici: The Life and Times of the Serpent Queen

An intriguing, highly recommended look at a powerful queen and her life.
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I Talk About It All the Time

This is an important and exceptional memoir that will give readers greater insight into and understanding of the pervasiveness of racism, bias, and discrimination against a person’s sexual orientation.
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Project Eagle: The Top-Secret OSS Operation That Sent Polish Spies Behind Enemy Lines in World War II

These reports on a relatively small part of the war offer a glimpse of the problems and successes of inserting agents into enemy territory. Recommended for large World War II collections.
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The Longest Con: How Grifters, Swindlers, and Frauds Hijacked American Conservatism

A worthy addition to the growing body of literature about the current state of U.S. politics. Pairs well with Sarah Posner’s God’s Profits: Faith, Fraud and the Republican Crusade for Values Voters and Maggie Haberman’s Confidence Man: The Making of Donald Trump and the Breaking of America.
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Yukikaze’s War: The Unsinkable Japanese Destroyer and World War II in the Pacific

This solid history of Japan’s Yukikaze naval destroyer is worth adding to collections.
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Dismantling Mass Incarceration: A Handbook for Change

Required reading for activists, legal professionals, and public officials. It’s sure to be assigned in seminars and college classrooms for years to come.

The Language Puzzle: Piecing Together the Six-Million-Year Story of How Words Evolved

A brilliant, generous, expansive, and joyful book about the evolution of language.

Punished for Dreaming: How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal

This compellingly narrated account of unjust and racist educational policies sounds a clarion call for economic restitution and educational reform. A must-listen for those seeking knowledge of educational history and hoping for a more equitable future.
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If You See Them: Young, Unhoused, and Alone in America

Absorbing and urgent, Sokolik’s debut is recommended especially for large public libraries serving unaccompanied unhoused minors and young adults.
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The Hungry Season: A Journey of War, Love, and Survival

A compassionately drawn portrait of an indomitable woman determined to maintain ties to her people through the life-giving, memory-sustaining power of rice.

Soldiers and Kings: Survival and Hope in the World of Human Smuggling

Listeners will learn how smugglers’ lives parallel those of the would-be immigrants who enter the U.S. every year. De León vividly depicts how both groups are part and parcel of a dangerous global industry in pursuit of greater economic opportunity.
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2020: One City, Seven People, and the Year Everything Changed

An epic account of a pivotal year, told convincingly through the thoughtful interweaving of personal stories and public facts.
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Namesake: Reflections on a Warrior Woman

A thoughtful, insightful, recommended collection of essays on Palestinian experiences that connects history with contemporary societies.
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Queering Rehoboth Beach: Beyond the Boardwalk

This highly recommended title about Rehoboth Beach, DE, is a tour de force of micro history at its best. Both scholars and general readers will appreciate it.
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Belonging Without Othering: How We Save Ourselves and the World

Will appeal to readers researching DEI. This interdisciplinary work for think tanks, academics, faculty, and graduate students is most useful as a treatise.
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1217: The Battles That Saved England

An insightful look at a key but underrecognized moment in English history. History buffs will love it.
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Rolling: Blackness and Mediated Comedy

An enlightening collection of essays that will appeal to readers interested in the history of Black comedy.
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Critical Insights: Power & Corruption

This resource offers nuanced insights and facilitates engagement with the complexities of power and corruption in literature. A worthy addition to the series and a valuable tool for researchers and academics on this subject.
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Current Biography Yearbook 2023

An outstanding and invaluable resource that remains the leader in reference options for biographies of living and recently deceased people.
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Birds Aren’t Real: The True Story of Mass Avian Murder and the Largest Surveillance Campaign in US History

This satirical conspiracy-theory book makes a fun addition to collections. Give to fans of other quick, funny, satirical reads such as The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library by The Daily Show with Trevor Noah team.
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Free the Land: The Root Cause of Inequality and the Fight for a Better Future

A fascinating look at alternative landownership practices. Recommended for readers interested in economics, the environment, and issues of inequality.
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The Last Human Job: The Work of Connecting in a Disconnected World

Highly recommended for readers in connective labor professions.
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The Bonnet

A beautiful lived history lesson that’s a haunting addition to women’s and gender studies collections.

For Times Such as These: A Radical’s Guide to the Jewish Year

A highly recommended, educational, and welcome contribution to the literature about Jewish traditions. The authors’ extraordinary guide to combining those rituals with everyday activism practices is what sets this resource far apart from others.
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Barbie: Her Inspiration, History, and Legacy

A visually captivating scrapbook of Barbie’s evolution that fans will enjoy.

White Supremacy Is All Around: Notes from a Black Disabled Woman in a White World

A valuable read for all. This title not only calls out the white supremacy that continues to oppress communities of color but it also provides a prescription for real change.

Tits Up: What Sex Workers, Milk Bankers, Plastic Surgeons, Bra Designers, and Witches Tell Us About Breasts

Required reading that expertly covers the ways in which social constructions, sexualization, and economic viability influence people’s views of bodies, their own and others’.
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Mutuality in El Barrio: Stories of the Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service

Highly recommended for collections supporting sociologists, social workers, social justice research, and the study of grassroots and nonprofit organizations.
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The Unclaimed: Abandonment and Hope in the City of Angels

This title urges readers to care (in life and in death) about the disturbing number of Americans who go unclaimed each year.

Forever Barbie: The Unauthorized Biography of a Real Doll

This thorough, consideration of the Barbie world is as relevant now as it was 30 years ago.
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Big Mall: Shopping for Meaning

The best up-to-date study on malls. For general readers, especially those interested in sociology and capitalism-related topics.
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There’s Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension

Beautifully written. Fans of Abdurraqib and basketball will enjoy the book.
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The King of Diamonds: The Search for the Elusive Texas Jewel Thief

Perfect for true-crime lovers who want a story about sinister thefts that aims to uncover the psychological motivations behind some sensational crimes.

The Museum of Other People: From Colonial Acquisitions to Cosmopolitan Exhibitions

This highly recommended work about anthropological museums and creating culturally appropriate exhibits challenges preconceptions and encourages readers to think critically about this complex and important issue.
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A Travel Guide to the Middle Ages: The World Through Medieval Eyes

An informative and entertaining account of medieval travel that will be appreciated by readers of both popular history and travel stories. Those more interested in relics should consult Patrick J. Geary’s Furta Sacra.
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Forbidden Desire in Early Modern Europe: Male-Male Sexual Relations, 1400–1750

A significant contribution to the debate on the making of modern sexualities and an essential read for historians and serious students of premodern European history. Both general readers and scholars will undoubtedly come away with new insights from this meticulously researched and argued book.
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Soviet Adventures in the Land of the Capitalists: Ilf and Petrov’s American Road Trip

This book traces the elisions and obfuscations in Ilf and Petrov’s story and the political and humorous motivations they may have had for doing so. Questions of politics, art, commerce, identity, and how Soviet citizens perceived themselves in relation to Americans make for a fascinating story. It’s somewhat academic, but this book is a must for readers interested in Soviet, American, or Jewish history and radical politics.

The Riddles of the Sphinx: Inheriting the Feminist History of the Crossword Puzzle

As a gripping study sprinkled with puns and puzzles, this book encompasses the reasoning behind Shechtman’s own search for meaning while describing the constraints and histories of women who changed the narrative about wordplay. The book also soundly cracks the code for feminists puzzling over how wordplay fits into gender politics.
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The Constitutional Bind: How Americans Came To Idolize a Document That Fails Them

An eye-opening and exhaustive look at the U.S. Constitution. This book will reward readers’ tenacity and enlighten academics, policymakers, and civic-minded Americans alike.

Between Two Trailers: A Memoir

This debut is everything fans of memoirs could hope for: a beautifully written, searing and honest tribute to family.
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What Kind of Bird Can’t Fly: A Memoir of Resilience and Resurrection

A must have for readers interested in the consequences and transformation of mass incarceration, mass supervision, and inhumane policies and practices.

Skies of Thunder: The Deadly World War II Mission Over the Roof of the World

Readers interested in the China-Burma-India Theater of World War II and Asian history will enjoy Alexander’s detailed and beautifully written account.

Slow Burn: The Hidden Costs of a Warming World

With gripping prose, this book encourages policymakers to consider the many hazards associated with the unavoidable increases in global temperature that the world faces. This is a call to arms addressing one of the most critical issues of contemporary times.
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Shock Values: Prices and Inflation in American Democracy

A solid history of American economic policies. Add to business and economics collections.

A Supreme Court Unlike Any Other: The Deepening Divide Between the Justices and the People

McMahon’s exemplary ability to explain the changes in party politics, ideologies, and political practices helps readers to visualize the monstrous philosophical gap between the judges and their electorate. This confirms his thesis that judicial independence is creating judicial isolation, to the detriment of the country. The book will appeal to voracious consumers of political thought and current events.

Cracking the Nazi Code: The Untold Story of Agent A12 and the Solving of the Holocaust Code

An extraordinary story of one man’s efforts to stop the Nazi regime. Best for those who enjoy history, biography, and tales of espionage.

Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity

This reader-friendly work concisely explains vital economic principles. The section on personal finance should be required reading for everyone. The superb electronic supplemental material package can be used to structure any introduction to economics course, and this work nicely supplements the fifth edition of Thomas Sowell’s Basic Economics. Highly recommended for public libraries and all high school and university economics instructors.

Us, After: A Memoir of Love and Suicide

Readers who have experienced grief will find comfort in this deeply moving memoir of love and loss.
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Red Helicopter—A Parable for Our Times: Lead Change with Kindness (Plus a Little Math)

A well-crafted narrative with a genuine and heartfelt approach. Nominally a business title, but it will have a broad general appeal for readers looking to rediscover simple yet powerful principles that can lead to a more fulfilling and meaningful life.

Chase’s Calendar of Events 2024: The Ultimate Go-To Guide for Special Days, Weeks and Months. 67th ed

An invaluable resource for trivia fans, planners, media professionals, teachers, and librarians.
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He/She/They: How We Talk About Gender and Why It Matters

Bailar’s informative and affecting book couldn’t be timelier. An important resource for parents, friends, allies, teachers, trans and cisgender people, and anyone hoping to deepen their knowledge and understanding.
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Toxic: Women, Fame, and the Tabloid 2000s

A good pick for listeners seeking stories of tragedy and triumph about a specific set of women celebrities who bore the brunt of the sexism for which society has only recently begun to atone. Recommended for fans of pop culture critique, such as Celebrity Nation by Landon Y. Jones.

The Danger Imperative: Violence, Death, and the Soul of Policing

This evenhanded, well written account will appeal to readers interested in public safety. The book benefits from interior photos of police stations and training materials.
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Broken: Transforming Child Protective Services—Notes of a Former Caseworker

Parents and child-welfare professionals will benefit from this excellent work that gives an insider’s view of child protective services. Pair with We Were Once a Family by Roxanna Asgarian.
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Fire Dreams: Making Black Feminist Liberation in the South

WWAV’s experiences serve as an exemplar of Black women organizing in the South. Highly recommended for readers interested in grassroots activism and community organizing.
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Trash: A Poor White Journey

A poignant glimpse into the lives and obstacles in an impoverished postindustrial county. Includes a call to action to unite and empathize with others.
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Black Women, Ivory Tower: Revealing the Lies of White Supremacy in American Education

Harris’s weighty ruminations may serve as either a cautionary tale or a wake-up call for Black women readers, young and older, who are considering higher education. Readers interested in social issues within academia should also peruse the book.
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Challenge to Civilization: Indigenous Wisdom and the Future

A thought-provoking work that embraces Indigenous spirituality and wisdom. Ideal for environmentalists and scholars of Indigenous beliefs.

The Big 100: The New World of Super-Aging

A brilliant study on aging that’s destined to become a classic.
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Dead Weight: Essays on Hunger and Harm

Written with acumen and care, this title will be of value to readers interested in learning more about media portrayals of disordered eating and feminist theory. Those drawn to the work of Roxane Gay, Elise Loehnen, and Susan Bordo will likely enjoy this title too.

2020: One City, Seven People, and the Year Everything Changed

Scholarly but engrossing, this book captures the lingering uncertainty that has characterized the COVID pandemic, while assessing its global effects and likely future challenges. This vital title has breadth.
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Happy Days: Images of the Pre-Sixties Past in Seventies America

An intriguing perspective of 1970s American culture and nostalgia. Of interest primarily to history buffs.

He/She/They: How We Talk About Gender and Why It Matters

A vital and wide-ranging discussion of gender and sexuality. This thoughtful, galvanizing book is an essential purchase for all nonfiction collections.
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Choices: A Post-Roe Abortion Rights Manifesto

A timely look at the state of the pro-choice activist movement. Recommended for readers interested in abortion access and activism.
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Alcatraz Ghost Story: Roy Gardner’s Amazing Train Robberies, Escapes, and Lifelong Love

An excellent and thorough biography of a character whose true story is not widely known, and a wild ride through the Depression and the U.S. prison system; many will enjoy the journey.
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One Nation Under Guns: How Gun Culture Distorts Our History and Threatens Our Democracy

A fast-paced, reader-friendly polemic that demolishes gun-culture myths. Will attract many readers.

Long Live Queer Nightlife: How the Closing of Gay Bars Sparked a Revolution

An accessible, absorbing look into an evolving form of queer culture, written by a brilliant sociologist.
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The Witch of the Forest’s Guide to Tarot Magick

Cute and appealing. The wonderful list of suggested reading is a virtual who’s who of tarot (a good guide for parapsychology collection development). A helpful index completes the package.
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Madness: Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum

This well-researched title is an important chronicle of the treatment of Black Americans and their mental health during the Jim Crow era. Beyond promoting systemic change, Hylton compels readers to look within to assess how they treat and view the people around them.
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Astrosex: What the Stars Say About Our Sexuality

A frank, informative, and juicy look at sexuality through an astrological lens.
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Pendulum Magic: An Enchanting Divination Book of Discovery and Magic

This compact book will delight readers of esoteric divination, witchcraft, and good old-fashioned fortunetelling.
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Welcome the Wretched: In Defense of the “Criminal Alien.”

For those seeking to understand the traps and hidden history of immigration law.
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Innovation for the Masses: How To Share the Benefits of the High-Tech Economy

Effectively shows the importance of innovation in modern economies while also making clear that innovation alone does not guarantee good outcomes. Will appeal to those studying or working in public policy or economics.
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Down Ballot: How a Local Campaign Became a National Referendum on Abortion

Will likely be a popular selection as the 2024 election draws near. It will also be of interest to those teaching civics and journalism.

Your Tarot Guide: Learn To Navigate Life with the Help of the Cards

Readers of tarot will be drawn to the fabulous illustrations and intelligent interpretations in this guide. It’s intended for beginners but has something for all levels of tarot sophistication.

More: A Memoir of Open Marriage

An honest look at how an open marriage can work, an excellent read for people interested in self-discovery or ethical non-monogamy. Recommended for readers of Dossie Easton and Janet Hardy’s The Ethical Slut and Eve Rickert and Franklin Veaux’s More Than Two.
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Law Democratized: A Blueprint for Solving the Justice Crisis

Measurably advances the conversation about ways to meet people’s legal needs. This narrative demands the attention of readers interested in making the legal system work for everyone, regardless of their resources.
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Rental Person Who Does Nothing: A Memoir

A fascinating and oddly endearing memoir.
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Numerology: A Guide to Decoding Your Destiny with the Hidden Meaning of Numbers

Numerology is less complicated and more straightforward than most divination systems; readers seeking insight into their or their loved ones’ lives will find Casper’s book a complete and accessible introduction to the art and science of numerology.
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