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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.
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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.

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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Arctic Traverse: Thousand-Mile Summer of Trekking the Brooks Range

This book gorgeously documents the author’s journey through a wild landscape. For readers of travel memoirs and outdoor adventures.
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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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Hey Hun: Sales, Sisterhood, Supremacy, and the Other Lies Behind Multilevel Marketing

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking issue-oriented influencer insight, blended with thought-provoking autobiography. Recommended for fans of Stephanie McNeal and Sara Petersen.
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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.

Crimes of the Centuries: The Cases That Changed Us

Fans of true crime will enjoy this collection of tales from the annals of American justice; they will surely come away eager to learn more about the crimes that have meaningfully shaped the judicial system.

The Counterfeit Countess: The Jewish Woman Who Rescued Thousands of Poles During the Holocaust

A full portrait of a woman who saved thousands in Nazi-occupied Poland, with broad appeal for readers interested in Holocaust and eastern European history and survivor’s stories.
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The Political Thought of Xi Jinping

This scholarly examination of Xi’s leader-driven ideological revolution will appeal to readers interested in current-day China, especially Chinese political philosophy.
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An American Dreamer: Life in a Divided Country

A beautifully rendered, sensitively told story about a veteran who returns home to a nation where many things are changing or already altered forever. A good choice for public libraries.

How To Be a Renaissance Woman: The Untold History of Beauty & Female Creativity

This treatise on Renaissance beauty highlights similarities to contemporary beauty standards. There’s appeal for casual readers, but the real value is for academics.

Food Cultures of China: Recipes, Customs, and Issues

Highly recommended for readers interested in learning more about Chinese cuisine and its history. This riveting work will enthrall foodies.

How Migration Really Works: The Facts About the Most Divisive Issue in Politics

Essential reading, given the current climate of misinformation around immigration.
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Mickey and the Teamsters: A Fight for Fair Unions at Disney

This timely, well-researched, well-reported volume explores what happens when a union becomes undemocratic. Good for libraries with strong economic or labor collections. Will appeal to readers interested in union politics, Disney history, or nonfiction books that take a deep dive into their subjects.

Everyday Something Has Tried To Kill Me and Has Failed: Notes from Periracial America

Concise essays that clearly convey that the fight for racial justice must continue in the face of backlash. A must-purchase for all collections.
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Empty Fields, Empty Promises: A State-by-State Guide to Understanding and Transforming the Right To Farm

An academic yet accessible book that rural advocates and foes of inequality will appreciate.
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Relinquished: The Politics of Adoption and the Privilege of American Motherhood

Provocative, in-depth, and scholarly. For readers interested in the history of adoption.
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The Authenticity Industries: Keeping It “Real” in Media, Culture, and Politics

A fascinating, commended academic exploration of the ways in which products and experiences are marketed to consumers.
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A Death in Malta: An Assassination and a Family’s Quest for Justice

This narrative will make a good addition to both public and academic libraries, especially institutions with journalism programs.

Humanizing Immigration: How To Transform Our Racist and Unjust System

A timely title that humanizes immigration and offers readers a deep understanding of the processes involved in seeking asylum and fighting deportation. It also clearly and expertly shows how specific enforced laws contribute to institutional racism.
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Brooding over Bloody Revenge: Enslaved Women’s Lethal Resistance

Spanning from the colonial period through to the early national and antebellum eras, Taylor’s extensively researched book not only powerfully depicts the trauma endured by enslaved women, it also details how federal and state governments and judicial systems propped up the institution of slavery and allowed or enacted its overwhelming violence.
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GoFailMe: The Unfulfilled Promise of Digital Crowdfunding

For readers who are contemplating either setting up a crowdsourcing site or donating to one.
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Koreatown Dreaming: Stories & Portraits of Korean Immigrant Life

Recommended for anyone interested in the experiences of Korean Americans. For a more detailed exploration of the topic, consider Koreatown, Los Angeles: Immigration, Race, and the “American Dream” by Shelley Sang-Hee Lee.

The Bars Are Ours: Histories and Cultures of Gay Bars in America, 1960 and After

A powerful celebration and examination of LGBTQIA+ nightlife. This book will serve as a significant record of evolving cultural touchstones and queer communities across the country.

Eyeliner: A Cultural History

A significant addition to cultural histories of self-expression. Hankir disrupts many deeply held assumptions about beauty, gender, and power.
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Dolls of Our Lives: Why We Can’t Quit American Girl

A nostalgic analysis full of intriguing details. Sure to delight people who grew up with American Girl dolls, but it may be too niche for some readers.
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The Who, What, and Where of America: Understanding the American Community Survey, 10th Ed.

This publication should be considered a useful and supplemental guide to the Census Bureau’s website, since it expands on the information found within it.
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Egyptian Made: Women, Work, and the Promise of Liberation

This book has the ability to tear holes into preexisting ideas readers may have about Egyptian women in the workforce. It also invites them to learn how some women shape their own professional identities. As intensely accessible and personable as Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickeled and Dimed.

Sins of the Shovel: Looting, Murder, and the Evolution of American Archaeology

An intriguing addition to the archaeological history of the American Southwest.

Mean Girl Feminism: How White Feminists Gaslight, Gatekeep, and Girlboss

A sweeping, smart manifesto that’s crucial for white feminists to read in order to acknowledge, mitigate, and correct microaggressions and challenge oppressive systems.
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The Struggle for the People’s King: How Politics Transforms the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement

This work demands the attention of scholars and students of social mobilization and the construction, operation, and corruption of collective memory. Its message of how contentious U.S. politics warp democracy, however, deserves a general reading.

You Are What You Watch: How Movies and TV Affect Everything

A worthy, fun dissection of pop culture that’s full of infographics and data.

The Loneliness Files: A Memoir in Essays

Reflective yet urgent, reverberating with feeling. Dixon beautifully articulates how loneliness is paradoxically a narrative that people experience together, even as they experience it in spaces of isolation, vulnerability, and loss.

Out There Screaming: An Anthology of New Black Horror

While some readers might be drawn to this book by Peele’s star power, this is a well-crafted anthology that’s perfect for introducing readers to emerging and established Black authors.
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Gray Areas: How the Way We Work Perpetuates Racism and What We Can Do To Fix It

This title highlights the growing need for more qualitative research covering these exact types of experiences across all marginalized groups within the workforce. Both public and academic libraries will want to consider adding it to their collections.
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Black Grief/White Grievance: The Politics of Loss

An intriguing, academic analysis of the link between U.S. racial politics and democracy.

The Feminist Killjoy Handbook: The Radical Potential of Getting in the Way

This book arms readers with a sense of vital energy, often lost due to burnout, compassion fatigue, and microaggressions. Audiences curious about navigating the intersection between feminism and daily life, intellectualism, poetry, and activism will love this title.

Naked: On Sex, Work, and Other Burlesques

A titillating, insightful essay collection. This standout title will attract both fans of literary nonfiction and readers interested in performance or sexuality studies. Those looking for other bold, witty essays may also enjoy Quietly Hostile by Samantha Irby.
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Traffic: Genius, Rivalry, and Delusion in the Billion-Dollar Race To Go Viral

Ideal for internet-culture aficionados as well as listeners interested in insider peeks at dot-com businesses of the recent past.
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The Lost Sons of Omaha: Two Young Men in an American Tragedy

An empathetic, beautifully narrated audio that details a heartbreaking tragedy complicated by social media and a politicized law-enforcement system.

Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World

This audio will appeal to listeners seeking accessible, engaging nonfiction about a topic that shapes society’s infrastructure and architecture much more than one may think. Recommended for fans of persuasive political writing presented as narrative nonfiction.
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The Injustice of Place: Uncovering the Legacy of Poverty in America

One of the most thoroughly researched portraits to date of poverty in often forgotten and neglected areas of the United States. Purchase for behavioral and social science collections.
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50 Years of Ms.: The Best of the Pathfinding Magazine That Ignited a Revolution

A timely and thought-provoking collection of feminist essays, which shows how far society has come and how much work is left to do to obtain true gender equality.

Until Our Lungs Give Out: Conversations on Race, Justice, and the Future

All readers stand to learn something from this compelling book.
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A Little Give: The Unsung, Unseen, Undone Work of Women

Especially well-suited for women seeking validation regarding the daily labors of love, or those seeking another source of political writing about the division of labor following Eve Rodsky’s Fair Play. Ideal for libraries that house Benjamin’s first two installments, as well as those where titles regarding women’s rights and injustices are needed.
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Stuff Mom Never Told You: The Feminist Past, Present, and Future

A well-intended title for general, maybe even younger readers, but not a priority purchase.

We Need To Talk About Antisemitism

An essential read for anyone interested in any aspect of antiracism or diversity, equity, and inclusion, or who generally wants to understand the current climate for Jewish people.
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Quiet Street: On American Privilege

Will likely appeal to general readers. It belongs in all social and behavioral sciences collections.

The Elissas: Three Girls, One Fate, and the Deadly Secrets of Suburbia

An intimate, moving narrative peppered with harsh statistics, love, angst, and the author’s own admirable vulnerability.
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Burn It Down: Power, Complicity, and a Call for Change in Hollywood

All workers, as well as TV and movie buffs, can appreciate this well-told book of essays about labor in Hollywood.
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Live To See the Day: Coming of Age in American Poverty

For non-academic audiences curious about and empathetic toward the deeply personal consequences of entrenched poverty.
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Children of the State: Stories of Survival and Hope in the Juvenile Justice System

An affecting listen, recommended for readers of Bryan Stevenson’s Just Mercy.
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Still Life with Bones: Genocide, Forensics, and What Remains

Hagerty’s illuminating account provides a fascinating and deeply moving glimpse into how anthropologists’ use of forensic methods has changed the ways in which research is conducted in the field.
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Poverty, by America

Although the message may not be welcomed by all, this thought-provoking book delivers. Recommended for all audio collections.
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Smaller Cities in a Shrinking World: Learning To Thrive Without Growth

Of interest for libraries that cover city planning, landscape architecture, or urban design. This book would also be at home in libraries where readers are curious about economics, geography, political science, or the environment.
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Waco Rising: David Koresh, the FBI, and the Birth of America’s Modern Militias

A powerful book that challenges listeners to re-examine the events at Waco and the ramifications of willful misunderstanding, posturing, and aggression.

The Great Displacement: Climate Change and the Next American Migration

The audience for Bittle’s important book goes well beyond policy wonks or climate activists, and this gripping audio is the perfect way to enjoy this notable book. Recommend to readers of Dahr Jamail’s The End of Ice or Elizabeth A. Rush’s Rising.
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