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Albert and the Whale: Albrecht Dürer and How Art Imagines Our World Cover Image
By Hoare
$28.95
ISBN: 9781643137261
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Published: Pegasus Books - May 4th, 2021

Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593297377
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Published: Penguin Press - May 4th, 2021

The Happiest Man on Earth: The Beautiful Life of an Auschwitz Survivor Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9780063097681
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Published: Harper - May 4th, 2021

Letter to a Young Female Physician: Notes from a Medical Life Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781324007142
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

Lincoln in Private: What His Most Personal Reflections Tell Us About Our Greatest President Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984855091
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Published: Random House - May 4th, 2021

My Time Will Come: A Memoir of Crime, Punishment, Hope, and Redemption Cover Image
By Ian Manuel, Bryan Stevenson (Foreword by)
$25.95
ISBN: 9781524748524
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Published: Pantheon - May 4th, 2021

The Nine: The True Story of a Band of Women Who Survived the Worst of Nazi Germany Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250239297
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 4th, 2021

Nine Nasty Words: English in the Gutter: Then, Now, and Forever Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780593188798
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Published: Avery - May 4th, 2021

On Juneteenth Cover Image
$15.95
ISBN: 9781631498831
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Published: Liveright - May 4th, 2021

Persist Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781250799241
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Published: Metropolitan Books - May 4th, 2021

The Secret History of Home Economics: How Trailblazing Women Harnessed the Power of Home and Changed the Way We Live Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781324004493
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - May 4th, 2021

Stranger Care: A Memoir of Loving What Isn't Ours Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593230039
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Published: Random House - May 4th, 2021

Turning Pointe: How a New Generation of Dancers Is Saving Ballet from Itself Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781645036708
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Published: Bold Type Books - May 4th, 2021

The Wreckage of My Presence: Essays Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062960580
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Published: Harper - May 4th, 2021

Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780525654896
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Published: Knopf - April 27th, 2021

A Brief History of Earth: Four Billion Years in Eight Chapters Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9780062853912
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Published: Custom House - April 27th, 2021

The City Creative: The Rise of Urban Placemaking in Contemporary America Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780226727226
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 18th, 2021

Effortless: Make It Easier to Do What Matters Most Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593135648
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Published: Currency - April 27th, 2021

The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525557920
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Published: Penguin Press - April 27th, 2021

Karma: A Yogi's Guide to Crafting Your Destiny Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780593232019
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Published: Harmony - April 27th, 2021

F*ck It, I'll Start Tomorrow: A True Story Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781419744785
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Published: Abrams Image - April 20th, 2021

The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780374158453
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 20th, 2021

The Glitter in the Green: In Search of Hummingbirds Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781541618190
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Published: Basic Books - April 20th, 2021

Goodbye, Again: Essays, Reflections, and Illustrations Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780062880857
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 20th, 2021

Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter's Story Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984881601
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Published: Viking - April 20th, 2021

Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538750698
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Published: Twelve - April 20th, 2021

On the Fringe: Where Science Meets Pseudoscience Cover Image
$18.95
ISBN: 9780197555767
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - April 19th, 2021

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Stalin's War: A New History of World War II Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9781541672796
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Published: Basic Books - April 20th, 2021

We could learn a lot about the times we live in (while dealing with Russia and Putin) if we took the time to read about Stalin. Stalin was playing the long game in the 1930s and balancing his schemes on what he was seeing in Nazi Germany, France, and Britain. His goal was never to get into a war to just win it, but to gain as much political advantage as he could while forcing the other powers to battle each other. We know about the antisemitism that plagued Germany at this time, however we gloss over how much Stalin purged his own ranks throughout the 30s. Letting Hitler run amok in Europe was, as Sean McMeekin details, allowed by Stalin (or at least Stalin didn’t care to get involved, see the non-aggression pact signed between Hitler and him) to stir up as much turmoil as possible. In the end, it worked. World War II causalities were huge on the Russian population, but Stalin would be fine with that (in fact, he was good at killing his own people in the large amounts as well). It helped Stalin secured enough political capital, slave labor and new territories to grow the Soviet Union into a world power.

— Jason Kennedy


Permission to Dream Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780063031562
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Published: Amistad - April 13th, 2021

Sensational: The Hidden History of America's “Girl Stunt Reporters” Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062843616
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Published: Harper - April 13th, 2021

Stampede: Gold Fever and Disaster in the Klondike Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385544504
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Published: Doubleday - April 13th, 2021

Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781419750403
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Published: Abrams Press - April 13th, 2021

You Can Do Anything, Magic Skeleton!: Monster Motivations to Move Your Butt and Get You to Do the Thing Cover Image
By Chuck Wendig, Natalie Metzger (Illustrator)
$19.95
ISBN: 9780789337023
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Published: Universe - April 13th, 2021

Beautiful Things: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982151119
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Published: Gallery Books - April 6th, 2021

Blow Your House Down: A Story of Family, Feminism, and Treason Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781640093164
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Published: Counterpoint - April 6th, 2021

Broken Horses: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593237243
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Published: Crown - April 6th, 2021

The God Equation: The Quest for a Theory of Everything Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9780385542746
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Published: Doubleday - April 6th, 2021

The Hard Crowd: Essays 2000-2020 Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781982157692
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Published: Scribner - April 6th, 2021

High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982128562
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 6th, 2021

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Hype: How Scammers, Grifters, and Con Artists Are Taking Over the Internet--And Why We're Following Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781335016492
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Published: Hanover Square Press - April 6th, 2021

The Madman's Library: The Strangest Books, Manuscripts and Other Literary Curiosities from History Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9781797207308
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Published: Chronicle Books - April 6th, 2021

My Broken Language: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780399590047
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Published: One World - April 6th, 2021

The Beauty of Living Twice Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780525656760
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Published: Knopf - March 30th, 2021

Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781538718506
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Published: Twelve - March 30th, 2021

A Most Remarkable Creature: The Hidden Life and Epic Journey of the World's Smartest Birds of Prey Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781101875704
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Published: Knopf - March 30th, 2021

The Western Front: A History of the Great War, 1914-1918 Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781631497940
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Published: Liveright - March 30th, 2021

A World on the Wing: The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780393608908
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - March 30th, 2021

Dusk, Night, Dawn: On Revival and Courage Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780593189696
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Published: Riverhead Books - March 2nd, 2021

Four Hundred Souls: A Community History of African America, 1619-2019 Cover Image
By Ibram X. Kendi (Editor), Keisha N. Blain (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780593134047
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Published: One World - February 2nd, 2021

Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984878106
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Published: Viking - February 2nd, 2021

A Swim in a Pond in the Rain: In Which Four Russians Give a Master Class on Writing, Reading, and Life Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781984856029
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Published: Random House - January 12th, 2021

A Promised Land Cover Image
$45.00
ISBN: 9781524763169
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Published: Crown - November 17th, 2020