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Putin

Short has written a remarkable biography, rich in facts and details, of Putin’s life and career. This book will appeal to readers with an interest in Russia, world history, biographies of world leaders, and current events.
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Threads of Awakening: An American Woman’s Journey into Tibet’s Sacred Textile Art

Readers interested in Tibetan culture and Buddhist spiritual practices will find this book of interest.
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Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want

This a rich and engaging space for collective healing, integrity, and social commentary on the reasons why structural hurdles must be removed for racial justice to ever be achieved.
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The Fishermen and the Dragon: Fear, Greed, and a Fight for Justice on the Gulf Coast

Two stories interweave, collide, and ripple for more than 40 years, and Johnson’s thorough, diligent research and brisk storytelling make this narrative compelling for those seeking thrills or truths. Recommended for readers interested in environmental or racial justice and the power of activism.
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Off with Her Head: Three Thousand Years of Demonizing Women in Power

Fans of Herman’s previous works will likely find this enjoyable. Libraries catering to academics should see this as an optional purchase.
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Long Days, Short Years: A Cultural History of Modern Parenting

Though it’s difficult to parse Bomback’s writing into one neat takeaway or nugget of wisdom, his empathy and frankness shine through on each page. This book is enjoyable to read and likely to be validating for many parents of young children.

Feral City: On Finding Liberation in Lockdown New York

Highly recommended, not just for queer readers or scholars of LGBTQIA+ culture but for anyone who has felt inexorably gutted and remade during the COVID pandemic.
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Imagine If…: Creating a Future for Us All

Readers seeking a wide-ranging philosophical look at society, education, and the future, will likely find this work of interest.

Len & Cub: A Queer History

Recommended for any LGBTQ+ history collection.

Killers Amidst Killers: Hunting Serial Killers Operating Under the Cloak of America’s Opioid Epidemic

Jensen is a respected figure in the true crime community, and his compelling, compassionate work is highly recommended.
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Last Rites: The Evolution of the American Funeral

This is a swell companion piece for fans of Mary Roach’s Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, but libraries should also consider it a source of serious information for those who may be facing difficult end-of-life decisions.
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Rethink: Leading Voices on Life After Crisis and How We Can Make a Better World

These brief essays give the reader food for thought about the changes in the world not necessarily caused by but certainly exacerbated by COVID. It challenges readers to become part of the process of rethinking how to approach life after COVID.

Young, Gifted and Diverse: Origins of the New Black Elite

An extremely well-thought-out, -researched, and -structured look into the lives of people who have had to endure caste-inspired stigma throughout their lives.
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Red Valkyries: Feminist Lessons From Five Revolutionary Women

A timely and fascinating volume for those interested in Russian and socialist history.
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What the Children Told Us: The Untold Story of the Famous “Doll Test” and the Black Psychologists Who Changed the World

The first book to detail the extensive work of two major contributors on the psychological effects of segregation is a worthwhile addition to collections.
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Just Dope: A Leading Attorney’s Personal Journey Inside the War on Drugs

For readers who enjoy drug war memoirs mixed with policy commentary.
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Foreverland: On the Divine Tedium of Marriage

This candid and funny memoir will appeal widely, regardless of whether audiences have been married for years or eschew marriage entirely. Recommended for any memoir collection and for listeners seeking out incisive humor and honesty.

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The Hard Sell: Crime and Punishment at an Opioid Startup

True crime fans will enjoy this expertly researched account of corporate malfeasance and mayhem committed by doctors.
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Sleeper Agent: The Atomic Spy in America Who Got Away

Fans of John le Carré and Ben MacIntyre will gobble this one up!

The Far Land: 200 Years of Murder, Mania, and Mutiny in the South Pacific

Readers of history will enjoy; highly recommended.
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Watergate: A New History

Listeners with an interest in American history and politics will relish this excellent production of Graff’s meticulously researched, comprehensive book.

Paradoxes of Nostalgia: Cold War Triumphalism and Global Disorder Since 1989

Not easy to read, but an interesting, important book. For lovers of history and current events.
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The War of Nerves: Inside the Cold War Mind

A shrewd and remarkably timely examination of Cold War mentalities.
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Secrets of Santa Muerte: A Guide to the Prayers, Spells, Rituals, and Hexes

Readers of occult practices, Mexican culture, and goddess studies will find this title to be a comprehensive and respectful guide to all aspects of the folk saint.
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Capitalism: The Story Behind the Word

This work is something of an economics, history, and philosophy lecture all in one, reading more like an extended essay than a typical book. It is particularly recommended for libraries servicing economics, political science, and labor studies departments.
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In Transit: Being Non-Binary in a World of Dichotomies

Allies new and old will discover this book fills the gaps in the current conversations about trans people and communities.
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If There Are Any Heavens

Montemarano’s unique literary memoir offers an absorbing, visceral experience of the pandemic and should easily find a dedicated audience.
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Roosevelt Sweeps Nation: FDR’s 1936 Landslide and the Triumph of the Liberal Ideal

History bugs will find this popular history appealing.
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Great Hatred: The Assassination of Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson MP

McGreevy’s restrained account of this affair should appeal to lay and academic readers.
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The Crossroads of Civilization: A History of Vienna

Robertson packs so much history onto every page that casual readers may feel overwhelmed, but serious scholars of Viennese or European history could hardly find a more thorough resource.
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The Shape of Battle: The Art of War from the Battle of Hastings to D-Day

Lacking any real insight or overarching theme, this book is recommended only for devotees of British military history.
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Acceptance

A gripping firsthand account of a teenager navigating homelessness and the foster care system. It should appeal to many and may be of particular interest to school counselors, foster parents, psychologists, social workers, and others who work with children in difficult situations.
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Looking for an Enemy: 8 Essays on Antisemitism

A bold yet troubling treasure.

The Arc of a Covenant: The United States, Israel, and the Fate of the Jewish People

A meticulously written and engaging volume that may make readers pause and reconsider an issue they thought they already knew. Best suited for those interested in the history of the Middle East, Israel, U.S. studies, and Jewish history.

Devil Dogs: King Company, Third Battalion, 5th Marines; From Guadalcanal to the Shores of Japan

Very well told. A must for enthusiasts of WWII history.
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The World the Plague Made

Densely detailed but rich in erudition and startling new insights, this fresh look at the impact of the Black Death upon world history is a must for history lovers and plague afficionados alike.

The Sewing Girl’s Tale: A Story of Crime and Consequences in Revolutionary America

An important and highly readable addition to the history of crime and sexual politics in America that will be of interest to historians, women-focused history researchers, sociologists, and fans of true crime.
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Into Enemy Waters: A World War II Story of the Demolition Divers Who Became the Navy SEALs

Suitable for public libraries and comprehensive World War II history collections.

When I Was Red Clay: A Journey of Identity, Healing, and Wonder

Readers will find hope and peace on these beautifully written pages.
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Strength in Numbers: How Polls Work and Why We Need Them

This book’s lucid language explains techniques such as manipulative push and unofficial straw polls, while setting the topic in its historical context.
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Diary of a Misfit: A Memoir and a Mystery

Less a journey of discovery and more the account of a complicated daughter-mother relationship laden with guilt and neglect.
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Healing a Divided Nation: How the American Civil War Revolutionized Western Medicine

Overall, this is a good introduction to the subject and an enjoyable read. A good addition for those interested in the Civil War, biographies about women, and African American history.

Gentrification Is Inevitable and Other Lies

A first class analysis and tool kit.

The Religion of American Greatness: What’s Wrong with Christian Nationalism

Miller’s book is nothing less than essential reading in this over-heated moment. Highly recommended for all public and academic libraries, plus contemporary religion collections.

Leadership: Six Studies in World Strategy

Recommended for Kissinger’s distinctive perspectives imbedded in scholarly, readable prose.
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Empires of the Normans: Conquerors of Europe

This researched and compelling history will be a welcome addition to history buffs.
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Explorer: The Quest for Adventure and the Great Unknown

Readers who enjoy the travel writing of Paul Theroux and Tony Horwitz and fans of BBC travel programs will appreciate this entertaining account of Allen’s travels.
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Listening Well: Bringing Stories of Hope to Life

Recommended for fans of Morris’s fiction and those who would like to improve their listening skills.

Shadowlands: A Journey Through Britain’s Lost Cities and Vanished Villages

Through these slices of British history, Green has woven a moving exploration of impermanence, memory, and the hypnotic allure of the past.
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Henrietta Maria: The Warrior Queen Who Divided a Nation

Providing just enough historical context to understand the Queen’s actions, De Lisle writes an accessible and well cited biography that will be enjoyed by those with an interest in this period of upheaval.
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Why We Can’t Have Nice Things: Social Media’s Influence on Fashion, Ethics, and Property

Pham’s work offers a thorough look at how online behavior is shaping fashion industry actions and sheds light on the ways the current norms are failing some communities while granting protections to others.

Memories of a Gay Catholic Boyhood: Coming of Age in the Sixties

D’Emilio’s youthful reminiscences make for a classic work of literature that deserves a wide readership. One hopes this memoir is only the first in a succession.

No More Police: A Case for Abolition

Kaba and Ritchie’s provocative position may not convince all readers, but their arguments are worth considering. This book will appeal to readers interested in social justice, activism, and police reform.
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The Stolen Year: How COVID Changed Children’s Lives, and Where We Go Now

Recommended for parenting and education-focused collections.

A Divine Language: Learning Algebra, Geometry, and Calculus at the Edge of Old Age

Suitable for all ages, this intelligent book on finding new ways to understand things will find eager and welcoming readers.

It Was Always a Choice: Picking Up the Baton of Athlete Activism

Highly recommended for all readers of all ages. Steele’s work shares new insights on activism in American athletics and particularly keys in on the consequences of athletes’ protests.
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Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States 2022: The National Data Book

This continues to be a comprehensive, reliable, and trustworthy resource on economic, political, and social conditions in the United States and an essential and affordable reference for all collections.
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Indoctrination to Hate: Recruitment Techniques of Hate Groups and How To Stop Them

The academic style makes this most suitable for college and graduate school libraries.
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Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas

Parenteau’s clear and precise dictations aid listeners in comprehending this fascinating text.
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Forever Boy: A Mother’s Memoir of Autism and Finding Joy

The uniqueness of the Swenson’s individual story will be its measure of appeal for listeners. Readers of her blog (Finding Cooper’s Voice) will likely line up.
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Heiresses: The Lives of the Million Dollar Babies

Suggested to those who enjoyed Anderson Cooper’s Vanderbilt or Bill Dedman’s Empty Mansions.
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The Devil Never Sleeps: Learning To Live in an Age of Disasters

Kayyem’s timely and well-organized study is recommended for nonfiction collections, particularly those where interest in business, management, government, or the environment is high.
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Tell Me Everything: The Story of a Private Investigation

Krouse’s memoir will be appreciated by true crime fans and those who follow legal mysteries.
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Hell’s Half Acre: The Untold Story of the Benders, a Serial Killer Family on the American Frontier

Lee Osorio provides a simple, unbiased narration that contrasts with the horrific nature of the family’s crimes.

Raising Demons

Top-notch. It creates a new experience for re-readers and an engaging first-time listen for all others.
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Worn: A People’s History of Clothing

This expertly narrated, forceful debut is mandatory listening for armchair historians and economists alike.
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In Love: A Memoir of Love and Loss

This moving, powerful tribute to love and loss is a must-listen. Suggest to listeners who appreciated Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Becomes Air and Ann Patchett’s Truth and Beauty.
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Enough Already: Learning To Love the Way I Am Today

Many will relate to Bertinelli’s story and applaud her honesty.
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The Nineties: A Book

A must-listen for Klosterman’s many fans, nostalgic Gen-Xers, and those interested in the many ways the 1990s shaped how we live now.
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An Abolitionist’s Handbook: 12 Steps to Changing Yourself and the World

Listeners will want to stop and listen to this again and again in order to internalize the content.

A Killer by Design: Murderers, Mindhunters, and My Quest To Decipher the Criminal Mind

A great addition to the true-crime library that offers a unique perspective.
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Always Remember Your Name: A True Story of Family and Survival in Auschwitz

This sensitively narrated and deeply moving account is an essential purchase for all nonfiction collections.

On the Line: A Story of Class, Solidarity, and Two Women’s Epic Fight To Build a Union

At once incredibly impactful and insightful, this is a lesson in history and humanity. Highly recommended.

ShadowMan: An Elusive Psycho Killer and the Birth of FBI Profiling

True crime at its best, this is a compelling account detailing the beginnings of criminal profiling.
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In Defense of Witches: The Legacy of the Witch Hunts and Why Women Are Still on Trial

Filled with hundreds of endnotes, this original and entertaining work would make a great book club choice.
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The Other Dr. Gilmer: Two Men, a Murder, and an Unlikely Fight for Justice

Listeners will be moved by the emotional journey that serves as the backbone of this important, difficult exploration.
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George V: Never a Dull Moment

The narration is lively and keeps the pace brisk and interesting; however, the sheer amount of detail might become fatiguing to all but the most dedicated followers of British politics.
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Easy Beauty

In her writing and reading, Jones invites listeners to take the time and effort to look at the world and the differently abled people around them in order to discover their beauty.
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South to America: A Journey Below the Mason-Dixon To Understand the Soul of a Nation

Recommended for listeners who appreciate the works of Isabel Wilkerson and Morgan Jerkins.
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Confession of a Serial Killer: The Untold Story of Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer

Perfect for true crime fans of authors John Glatt and Christopher Berry-Dee.
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How Do I Un-Remember This? Unfortunately True Stories

Pellegrino’s boyish voice brings warmth and tenderness to his hilarious tales of growing up gay.
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We Don’t Know Ourselves: A Personal History of Modern Ireland

Making every minute of this long book enjoyable, narrator Aidan Kelly’s voice is smooth and clearly Irish, and it carries an air of authority without sounding like a documentary. Kelly’s timing and pacing help listeners comprehend long passages and convoluted stories as if they are being recounted firsthand.
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Mala’s Cat: A Memoir of Survival in World War II

Although the recording is filled with evidence of edits, the strength of this strong story will keep listeners engaged.
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When a Killer Calls: A Haunting Story of Murder, Criminal Profiling, and Justice in a Small Town

Narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright, this detail-heavy account gets bogged down in minutiae at times, leaving listeners struggling to follow the story. True crime fans, however, won’t be disappointed in this gruesome tale of abduction, murder, and criminal profiling.
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Left on Tenth: A Second Chance at Life

Ephron gives a brave, emotional, and unforgettable reading of her precise and moving memoir of death, illness, and survival.
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Sentence: Ten Years and a Thousand Books in Prison

This sometimes raunchy but always insightful memoir will have wide appeal. Recommend for those who will appreciate Genis’s darkly humorous take on this timely topic.
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The Cancer Journals

Lorde’s poignant and startlingly relevant work is recommended for all collections, particularly where interest in poetry, activism, and feminism is strong.
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Code Over Country: The Tragedy and Corruption of SEAL Team Six

Recommended; a timely exposé.
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The Beauty of Dusk: On Vision Lost and Found

This book is recommended to those curious about the spectrum of vision loss that goes far beyond the stereotypes, to lovers of memoir, to libraries wanting to enrich their collection of blindness-related materials, and to loyal Bruni fans curious about how he learns to navigate the world.
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Lincoln and the Fight for Peace

Fans of Abraham Lincoln will see a new perspective of this great president.
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Born of Lakes and Plains: Mixed-Descent Peoples and the Making of the American West

Recommended for all collections.
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Civil Rights Queen: Constance Baker Motley and the Struggle for Equality

Brown-Nagin’s (history and constitutional law, Harvard Univ.; Courage To Dissent) biography about a prominent American, who has not received the attention she warrants, is a great addition to nonfiction audio collections.
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Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in the White House

An engrossing look at the life of a formerly enslaved woman in the Lincoln household of 1860s Washington.
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Home/Land: A Memoir of Departure and Return

Mead’s book has a place in any collection of popular memoirs.

Storytelling Around the World: Folktales, Narrative Rituals, and Oral Traditions

Fascinating for general readers and students interested in storytelling, cross-cultural history, communication skills, anthropology, sociology, or world history.

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Defining Documents in American History: The Great Depression (1929–1941)

A valuable resource in an academic library for students writing historical research papers.

Bad Sex: Truth, Pleasure, and an Unfinished Revolution

Aronowitz’s chatty tone and corpuscular language explodes myths in ways that will help readers clearly recognize the lies they’ve been fed. Highly recommended.

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Build the Damn Thing: How To Start a Successful Business If You’re Not a Rich White Guy

Inspirational, intriguing and practical, Finney’s toolkit is especially good for would-be entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs who have recently started a business, and business students. Highly recommended.
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The Newlyweds: Rearranging Marriage in Modern India

An interesting and highly readable examination of the complexities and intersections of love, marriage, and tradition in India.
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Equal Partners: Improving Gender Equality at Home

An important purchase that will provide a variety of readers with an informative and actionable understanding of gender inequality in the United States today.
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