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“In light of recent political upheavals around the globe, it is clear that democracy is an ongoing and open project that is subject to challenge and direct assault.”

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“These columns, written between 2008 and 2020, are written mostly with the same elegance, persuasiveness, and lucidity that have marked Will’s long career as one of the nation’s most percep

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“Perhaps the most important story is Webb’s own, as she shows that we are all imperfect people capable of creating a more perfect world.”

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The Rage of Innocence is an important and timely book—an intelligent, compassionate, and indispensable argument on behalf of Black children.”

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Gay, Catholic and American is a book about both past and ongoing struggles for LGBTQ+ equality, and reminds readers that these battles are important, even, and perhaps especially,

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“We are fortunate that, despite the diet of distorted alternative facts fed to many Americans, hard-driving journalist-historians like Woodward and Costa can investigate and publish such a

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“I didn’t start out with grievances against the world, but the world certainly seemed to have grievances against girls and women like me. . . .

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For the last 80 years, global commerce on the oceans has been conducted in a mostly peaceful manner protected by the mantel of the United States Navy.

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Near the end of his endearing memoir, App Kid, the author, Michael Sayman, describes a talk he delivered at Menlo College—in the very heart of Silicon Valley—where he revealed what he call

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“What is most heartening about the events described in The Kaepernick Effect is the sophistication of these young athletes and their commitment to the causes that have provoked the

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an excellent primer on the role of seaborne commerce in creating our global economy . . .”

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This is a fun and informative book for those who want a good overview of the history, present, and future regarding what a world where robots might rule.”

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“Giulio Boccaletti in Water: A Biography tells a history of human manipulation of the environment.

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As is true with so many things, the pandemic has both brought to light new problems as well as highlighted old ones and hastened trends already occurring. The same is true when it comes to cities.

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This book has been compared to the Pentagon Papers in providing a candid description of US decision-making, or lack thereof, and will certainly stand as an excellent start

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“This book will help the reader understand a troubled past and see contemporary conflicts between China and the West in a broader perspective.”

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Books like this are important as 9/11 continues to fade into past history for many Americans, a distant reminder of that period of time when all Americans united to overcome trage

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Charif Majdlani slays the profiteers of his beloved Lebanon, Hezbollah, Syrian military forces, warlords, and the ruling Muslim contingent equally in his courageous look at the city today.

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“The authors infer that Trump cared more about himself than the country. Their meticulous history of his last year in office certainly supports that view. . . .

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Marshall Allen’s Never Pay the First Bill starts off slow with a $445 overcharge issue.

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Brad Stone is a Bloomberg Journalist who has previously written The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon.

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“Cobb is stridently warning us of imminent ecological peril and the need to systemic transformation of our systems of production and consumption.”

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“provides a comprehensive history and analysis of China's long-term grand strategy to move beyond becoming merely a regional power in Asia to displacing the United States as the world's pre

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“Well-written, unexpectedly engaging, and perhaps a bit overlong, After Cooling is a knockout debut by a gifted writer.”

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