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Abe: Abraham Lincoln in His Times Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781594206047
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Published: Penguin Press - September 29th, 2020

Authoritarian Nightmare: Trump and His Followers Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781612199054
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Published: Melville House - August 25th, 2020

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Azadi: Freedom. Fascism. Fiction. Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781642592603
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Published: Haymarket Books - September 1st, 2020

Begin Again: James Baldwin's America and Its Urgent Lessons for Our Own Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525575320
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Published: Crown - June 30th, 2020

Blackout: How Black America Can Make Its Second Escape from the Democrat Plantation Cover Image
By Candace Owens, Larry Elder (Introduction by)
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982133276
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Published: Threshold Editions - September 15th, 2020

Dancing with the Octopus: A Memoir of a Crime Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781635576122
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - September 22nd, 2020

Didn't See That Coming: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063010529
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 29th, 2020

Disloyal: A Memoir: The True Story of the Former Personal Attorney to President Donald J. Trump Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781510764699
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Published: Skyhorse - September 8th, 2020

Donald Trump v. The United States: Inside the Struggle to Stop a President Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984854667
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Published: Random House - September 1st, 2020

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Dopeworld: Adventures in the Global Drug Trade Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250270016
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Published: St. Martin's Press - August 18th, 2020

Former small time coke dealer turned jailbird turned journalist Niko Vorobyov travels the world (and I mean the whole world - this book is pleasantly exhaustive) to report on the history, operators, and future of the the half-a-trillion dollar per year industry that is the global drug market - Dopeworld, as Niko’s dubbed it. Anyone who’s interested in how crime syndicates have impacted life and governance around the world is going to find this book fascinating, and Vorobyov’s clear-eyed reporting as filtered through his ex-con’s voice keeps the dense history engaging. Yet I couldn’t help thinking as I read that this might just be the archetypal Gen X dad book  - perfect for those pops who flip past the History Channel to binge Narcos and Drugs, Inc and still reminisce about the pit during the Chili Pepper’s set at Woodstock ’99. Whoever you are, if you want to know what’s going down with getting high, Niko Vorobyov’s got the straight dope, and after just a taste of these pages, he’ll have you hooked (a bad pun he'd surely give a begrudging groan of approval).

— Chris Lee


Down Along with That Devil's Bones: A Reckoning with Monuments, Memory, and the Legacy of White Supremacy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781616209100
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Published: Algonquin Books - September 29th, 2020

Hitler: Downfall: 1939-1945 Cover Image
By Volker Ullrich, Jefferson Chase (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9781101874004
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Published: Knopf - September 1st, 2020

Educated: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590504
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Published: Random House - February 20th, 2018

The End of Food Allergy: The First Program To Prevent and Reverse a 21st Century Epidemic Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593189511
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Published: Avery - September 29th, 2020

Entitled: How Male Privilege Hurts Women Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781984826558
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Published: Crown - August 11th, 2020

Everything Is Spiritual: Who We Are and What We're Doing Here Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250620569
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Published: St. Martin's Essentials - September 15th, 2020

Evil Geniuses: The Unmaking of America: A Recent History Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984801340
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Published: Random House - August 11th, 2020

God-Level Knowledge Darts: Life Lessons from the Bronx Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525512332
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Published: Random House - September 22nd, 2020

The Growing Season: How I Built a New Life--and Saved an American Farm Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593129395
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Published: Ballantine Books - August 25th, 2020

Having and Being Had Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780525537458
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 1st, 2020

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Here She Is: The Complicated Reign of the Beauty Pageant in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780807083284
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Published: Beacon Press - August 25th, 2020

Hilary Levey Friedman is a sociologist at Brown University and President of the Rhode Island chapter of the National Organization of Women. When she offers up a feminist history of beauty pageants, you might make certain assumptions about how she will frame the history. But as the daughter of Miss America 1970, she brings a completely different perspective to the narrative, looking at how developments in pageantry mirrored the rise of women’s rights. Did you know that the sashes that contestants traditionally wear have links to the suffrage movement? Friedman looks at contests major and minor, including pageants linked to agriculture, children’s pageants, and the growth of specialized events to target Black, Asian, Latinx audiences. Notable is the schism between Miss America and Miss USA, one striving towards respectability and the other keeping its beauty focus. So what has led to the pageant’s declining influence? Could it be the rise of reality contests like The Bachelor, or perhaps it was the scandalous influence of the Trump years of Miss USA/Miss Universe? Friedman posits possible answers in this academically grounded, accessible, often fascinating history.

— Daniel Goldin


His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life Cover Image
$37.50
ISBN: 9781501125485
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 29th, 2020

Hoax: Donald Trump, Fox News, and the Dangerous Distortion of Truth Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982142445
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Published: Atria/One Signal Publishers - August 25th, 2020

How to Lead: Wisdom from the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781982132156
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 2020

I Have Something to Tell You: A Memoir Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781982138127
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Published: Atria Books - September 1st, 2020

JFK: Coming of Age in the American Century, 1917-1956 Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780812997132
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Published: Random House - September 8th, 2020

Kleptopia: How Dirty Money Is Conquering the World Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9780062883650
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Published: Harper - September 8th, 2020

King of the World: The Life of Louis XIV Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780226690896
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Published: University of Chicago Press - September 1st, 2020

The Last Million: Europe's Displaced Persons from World War to Cold War Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781594206733
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Published: Penguin Press - September 15th, 2020

Liar's Circus: A Strange and Terrifying Journey Into the Upside-Down World of Trump's MAGA Rallies Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063009769
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Published: Custom House - September 1st, 2020

Livewired: The Inside Story of the Ever-Changing Brain Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780307907493
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Published: Pantheon - August 25th, 2020

Love is the Way: Holding on to Hope in Troubling Times Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525543039
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Published: Avery - September 22nd, 2020

Magdalena: River of Dreams: A Story of Colombia Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780375410994
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Published: Knopf - September 15th, 2020

The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780385540551
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Published: Doubleday - September 29th, 2020

The Meaning of Mariah Carey Cover Image
$29.99
ISBN: 9781250164681
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Published: Andy Cohen Books - September 29th, 2020

Melania and Me: The Rise and Fall of My Friendship with the First Lady Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982151249
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Published: Gallery Books - September 1st, 2020

On All Fronts: The Education of a Journalist Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525561477
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Published: Penguin Press - September 8th, 2020

Patrick J. Lucey: A Lasting Legacy Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780870209369
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Published: Wisconsin Historical Society Press - September 15th, 2020

The Quiet Americans: Four CIA Spies at the Dawn of the Cold War--a Tragedy in Three Acts Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385540452
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Published: Doubleday - September 1st, 2020

Reaganland: America's Right Turn 1976-1980 Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781476793054
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Published: Simon & Schuster - August 18th, 2020

Real Change: Mindfulness to Heal Ourselves and the World Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781250310576
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Published: Flatiron Books - September 1st, 2020

Sex with Presidents: The Ins and Outs of Love and Lust in the White House Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062970565
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Published: William Morrow - September 22nd, 2020

The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America Cover Image
$23.99
ISBN: 9780062999719
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Published: Amistad - September 15th, 2020

Sid Meier's Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781324005872
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 8th, 2020

The Socrates Express: In Search of Life Lessons from Dead Philosophers Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781501129018
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - August 25th, 2020

The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982106409
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Published: Scribner - September 15th, 2020

Standoff: Race, Policing, and a Deadly Assault That Gripped a Nation Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250204219
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Published: Henry Holt and Co. - September 22nd, 2020

Stephen Hawking: A Memoir of Friendship and Physics Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781524748685
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Published: Pantheon - September 8th, 2020

Tales from the Ant World Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781631495564
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Published: Liveright - August 25th, 2020

Three Rings: A Tale of Exile, Narrative, and Fate (Page-Barbour Lectures) Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780813944661
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Published: University of Virginia Press - September 8th, 2020

Time of the Magicians: Wittgenstein, Benjamin, Cassirer, Heidegger, and the Decade That Reinvented Philosophy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525559665
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Published: Penguin Press - August 18th, 2020

Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World's Most Dangerous Man Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982141462
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Published: Simon & Schuster - July 14th, 2020

True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385536738
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Published: Doubleday - August 4th, 2020

Trump on Trial: The Investigation, Impeachment, Acquittal and Aftermath Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9781982152994
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Published: Scribner - August 25th, 2020

Twilight of the Gods: War in the Western Pacific, 1944-1945 (Pacific War Trilogy #3) Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780393080650
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 1st, 2020

The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984854575
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Published: Random House - September 1st, 2020

Wagnerism: Art and Politics in the Shadow of Music Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780374285937
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 15th, 2020

Whale Day: And Other Poems Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9780399589751
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Published: Random House - September 29th, 2020

Where Law Ends: Inside the Mueller Investigation Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593138571
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Published: Random House - September 29th, 2020

Wild Thing: The Short, Spellbinding Life of Jimi Hendrix Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9781631495892
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Published: Liveright - September 15th, 2020

The Writer's Library: The Authors You Love on the Books That Changed Their Lives Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062968500
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Published: HarperOne - September 8th, 2020

x + y: A Mathematician's Manifesto for Rethinking Gender Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541646506
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Published: Basic Books - August 25th, 2020