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Hanging Out: The Radical Power of Killing Time

This book is recommended for those interested in social theory, time management, and relationships.
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Sexuality Beyond Consent: Risk, Race, Traumatophilia

A powerful examination of clinical data alongside popular culture, this is a theoretical text appropriate for university-level classes on gender and sexuality. It also includes elements that will be of interest to general readers tired of self-help books designed to “fix” brokenness and interested in exploring what it means to find worth in and through trauma.
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Native Agency: Indians in the Bureau of Indian Affairs

A critical addition to sociological, historical, and anthropological collections, this book provides a multifaceted account of working within the BIA. Lambert has a rich perspective as a citizen of the Choctaw Nation, anthropologist, and former United States government employee.
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Cancel Wars: How Universities Can Foster Free Speech, Promote Inclusion, and Renew Democracy

Recommended for all education collections.
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Love Stories: Uplifting True Stories About Love

Together, it forms a story told through multiple voices that reminds readers that the ineluctable links between heartache and romance are what make emotions (and relationships) so worthwhile.

Emotional Labor: The Invisible Work Shaping Our Lives and How To Claim Our Power

This is a call to action for individuals and the organizations that sustain these practices.
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The Story of Abortion in America: A Street-Level History, 1652–2022

While the authors have done significant research in some areas, the book’s shortcomings result in the need for a library to have significant, additional material on hand to provide other perspectives and more solid facts.
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Teaching Fear: How We Learn To Fear Crime and Why It Matters

Recommended for educators, parents, and readers interested in gender identity, politics, and law.
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Sorry, Sorry, Sorry: The Case for Good Apologies

Useful, helpful, and full of relevant examples to illustrate how to improve one’s apology skills.
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Bloodbath Nation

Not a comfortable read but rather a work that deals with the societal consequences of sacrificing thousands of lives. Ideal for libraries with collections on both gun control and sociology.
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The Abortion Caravan

Although Wells’s book chronicles a Canadian story, this timely book would be an excellent addition to any nonfiction audio collection.
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Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America’s Edge

Readers who enjoyed Tara Westover’s Educated will be drawn to Conover’s book. An excellent addition to any nonfiction collection that provides a glimpse into a little-known community.
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Screaming on the Inside: The Unsustainability of American Motherhood

Though the info might not be surprising, this is a validating look at contemporary parenting.
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Unequal Cities: Overcoming Anti-Urban Bias To Reduce Inequality in the United States

The book covers perspectives already extensively discussed in urban literature.
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Writing the Revolution: Wikipedia and the Survival of Facts in the Digital Age

Ford pushes readers to more deeply understand how pieces of information become accepted, often unquestioned facts online and issues a call to promote data literacy. Highly recommended.
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Why Public Space Matters

Scholarly but still accessible to planners, activists, students, and general readers alike. A thoughtful and engaging exploration of mostly urban public spaces and why they matter for communities that care about socially just, equitable, sustainable, and flourishing societies.
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Cheap Land Colorado: Off-Gridders at America’s Edge

A raw, revealing, and effective look at life on the rural perimeters of society.
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Ride or Die: A Feminist Manifesto for the Well-Being of Black Women

Perfect for fans of Brittney Cooper’s Eloquent Rage and Mikki Kendall’s Hood Feminism.
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Queer Career: Sexuality and Work in Modern America

A fascinating and thought-provoking look into the relationship between sexual orientation and employment.
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A Cultural History of Shopping

Academic libraries should seriously consider adding this set (in one form or the other), as its interdisciplinary approach will support many departments and research paths.
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Indigenous Firsts: A History of Native American Achievements and Events

This painstakingly researched compendium, compiled by authors who are themselves Indigenous “firsts,” is an affordable and essential purchase for all reference collections.
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Jesintel: Living Wisdom from Coast Salish Elders

A rich visual feast that honors Pacific Northwest Indigenous life.
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Hate and Reconciliation: Approaches to Fostering Relationships Between People and Peace

Recommended for academic libraries, particularly those with psychology or criminology programs.
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The Trauma of Caste: A Dalit Feminist Meditation on Survivorship, Healing, and Abolition

An important account of caste discrimination.

The Pandemic Divide: How COVID Increased Inequality in America

Required, essential reading for Americans trying to reconcile their pandemic experiences.
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Disability Pride: Dispatches from a Post-ADA World

A sincere, thoughtful look at the advances made by the disabled community that deserve celebration and the improvements still to be made in all areas.
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How Sex Changed the Internet and the Internet Changed Sex: A History

This book is perfect for readers interested in how society reached the point it is at today with the internet and sex and the issues that have emerged.

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Democracy in the Present Tense: A Queer-Feminist Theory

This book will appeal and prove helpful to academic collections and scholarship examining political science through the lens of queer studies.

Butts: A Backstory

A fun, fascinating, and surprisingly empowering exploration of the history and cultural significance of the butt.
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Listen, World! How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read Woman

. This engaging and well-researched biography reads like a novel and should appeal to readers interested in journalism, women’s studies, and adventure tales alike.

Liberated to the Bone: Histories. Bodies. Futures

Visceral and readable without ever feeling too steeped in theory or jargon, Raffo’s accessible book helps show that roots matter more than what many see and that change is impossible without a real weeding, a structural dismantling of what people prefer to simply cover up or look away from.

The Trayvon Generation

Hearing this work is a simultaneously motivating and heartbreaking experience. An absolute must-listen and essential purchase for all libraries.
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Some of My Best Friends: Essays on Lip Service

A great addition to any collection where thought-provoking essays are popular.
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Bodies on the Line: At the Front Lines of the Fight To Protect Abortion in America

Recommended for medium and large public libraries and any other libraries where women’s issues are strong circulators.
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Off the Edge: Flat Earthers, Conspiracy Culture, and Why People Will Believe Anything

Those who value information literacy will love hearing what this book reveals. Recommended.
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Smashing Statues: The Rise and Fall of America’s Public Monuments

Narrator Heather Masters’s clear voice, excellent enunciation, and measured delivery allow the often shocking stories behind some of the United States’ most famous monuments, such as the U.S. Capitol Building’s Freedom Statue and Mount Rushmore, to stand on their own.
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Knocked Down: A High-Risk Memoir

Captivating and wonderfully written, a print version or the upcoming audiobook narrated by the author is best for collections.
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On Tyranny, Expanded Audio Edition: Updated with Twenty New Lessons from Russia’s War on Ukraine

A first purchase for any library’s audio collection.
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The Premonitions Bureau: A True Account of Death Foretold

Rhind-Tutt’s well-paced narration is clear and sincere, perfectly matching the balanced tone of Knight’s deeply researched, enjoyably diverting social history. Recommended for all nonfiction collections.
PREMIUM

Rise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now

This heartfelt and entertaining chronicle serves as a showcase for exceptional Asian American audiobook narrators. A must-listen for pop culture buffs.
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The Afterlife in Popular Culture: Heaven, Hell, and the Underworld in the American Imagination

O’Neill incorporates many examples from young-adult fiction as he provides clear, nonjudgmental evidence of the American fascination with, rather than fear of, life after death, focusing on the prevalent theme of optimism.
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Latino Almanac: From Early Explorers to Corporate Leaders

Despite some flaws, this wide-ranging, clearly written volume will help researchers understand the past, present, and potential future of Latinos in the United States.
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The Worth of Water: Our Story of Chasing Solutions to the World’s Greatest Challenge

A sensitive call to action for a very worthy cause: working to get clean water and sanitation for the poorest populations on our planet.
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The Power of Regret: How Looking Backward Moves Us Forward

An excellent choice for libraries with patrons interested in social sciences. The tips to help overcome regret add a self-help component, which will attract an even wider audience.
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Extreme North: A Cultural History

Jonathan Yen’s confident delivery and masterful pronunciations of the many non-English terms draw listeners into Brunner’s descriptions of the almost magical beauty of the far North, while his expressive readings of the racist and pseudoscientific perversions of the region (by Nazis and other white supremacists) will stay with listeners long after the audiobook has ended.
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It Was Vulgar and It Was Beautiful: How AIDS Activists Used Art To Fight a Pandemic

Lowery’s interviews with the members of the collective provides a sweeping look at the movements that changed the way in which people view government inaction, greed, and the stigma surrounding AIDS. Adam conveys the emotions of the collective members, adding a singular depth to the account. Lowery provides a well-organized list of sources for listeners who wish to learn more.

Atlas of the Heart: Mapping Meaningful Connection and the Language of Human Experience

Most libraries will want multiple copies of this outstanding audio production.
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Stalking the Atomic City: Life Among the Decadent and the Depraved of Chornobyl

This first translated work from an important Ukrainian voice is an interesting addition to any public library collection.
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Queer Silence: On Disability and Rhetorical Absence

Recommended. Academic readers interested in theoretical and rhetorical analysis in queer and disability studies will find cutting-edge thought.
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Blunt Instruments: Recognizing Racist Cultural Infrastructure in Memorials, Museums, and Patriotic Practices

Hass offers a powerful exposé of the persistence of race in the ongoing public dialogue about citizenship and belonging.
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Getting Me Cheap: How Low-Wage Work Traps Women and Girls in Poverty

Readers will leave with a better understanding of the complexity of the lives of women working in low-wage jobs and what needs to change to provide them with the support they need.
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Mardi Gras Indians

Williams’s concise book effectively synthesizes numeral primary and secondary sources into an excellent overview of the origins of Mardi Gras tribes and the reasons for their continued endurance. Particularly recommended for libraries looking to add to collections on Black American cultural traditions.
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Speculative Futures: Design Approaches To Navigate Change, Foster Resilience, and Co-Create the Cities We Need

Recommended for all big-city libraries.
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Making Americans: Stories of Historic Struggles, New Ideas, and Inspiration in Immigrant Education

A thoughtful, engaging book for any reader interested in immigrant education.

My People: Five Decades of Writing About Black Lives

Hunter-Gault’s book makes it easy to revisit difficult historical moments and envision better choices, better outcomes, and better futures.
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White Women: Everything You Already Know About Your Own Racism and How To Do Better

A must-read for all who have grown tired and weary of those who want to preserve the niceness of social interactions because of the way a situation looks instead of placing importance on what the reality is.
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Life As Told by a Sapiens to a Neanderthal

Although an indirect way to approach a subject, even in translation there is literary sparkle to the text and plenty to learn.
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Corporal Cannon: A Female Marine in Afghanistan

Highly recommended for all public libraries.
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Volodymyr Zelensky in His Own Words

Recommended with reservation. However impressive, Zelensky’s quotations tell relatively little about Ukraine, its politics, or the war. A book with expanded context would be more useful.

Radius: A Story of Feminist Revolution

Readers won’t soon forget El-Rifae’s captivating book; essential reading for feminists and historians.

The Bonobo Sisterhood: Revolution Through Female Alliance

Recommend to readers of Soraya Chemaly’s Rage Becomes Her and Deborah Tuerkheimer’s Credible.

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The Women’s House of Detention: A Queer History of a Forgotten Prison

Ryan’s historical research and clear writing and Metzger’s matter-of-fact presentation are a must-listen.

Trash Talk: Anti-Obama Lore and Race in the Twenty-First Century

Turner expertly exposes more unsubstantiated, secretive, organized anti-Obama agendas and offers valuable glimpses into what many Americans believe, what they think of others’ beliefs, and, most of all, what they think about who belongs where in U.S. society. An informative read.

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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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.
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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.

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.

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.

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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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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