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The environment as an idea that explains human impact on our world sprang not from Rachel Carson’s iconic Silent Spring but from the unwanted awareness forced by World War II that we live

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Given the length of time over which the United States government has conducted nuclear tests, most people should be familiar with the Nevada Test Site, especially given all of the publicity in rece

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Dawn Newton’s memoir starts with a cancer diagnosis. Yet Newton writes about change and loss, insecurity and self-doubt. She writes delicately about human value and how to know it.

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“Inside Out by Demi Moore, is an entertaining, enlightening memoir from a popular, controversial actress.”

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"‘Although his days on earth were limited to the summer season of his life, the music he left behind, endowed with his extraordinary inventiveness and intellectual curiosity has yet to ceas

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Jerome Robbins, By Himself is an unfiltered look at a creative force of nature and an uncompromising artist who just happened to be one of the architects of a golden age of Americ

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“This book will probably not comfort readers troubled by the present moment, but it will provide them with a clear view of a fractious past, and encourage them, in the words of the Civil Ri

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“This book is highly recommended for anyone who wants to be more informed about issues related to our water supply, steps being taken to improve the situation, and ideas for the future.”

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“Nicholas Buccola’s captivating new book, The Fire Is Upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr.

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“In pursuing Weinstein, the authors found that the casting couch system, long entrenched in Hollywood, still existed, though perhaps in a mutated form.

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Fentanyl, Inc. is an important book that arrives at a key juncture in the opioid crisis.”

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James Baldwin described his country as a burning fire. “Living in fire” was to “relentlessly rage.” It wasn’t the people that angered him but what made them.

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Adam Mansbach has redefined parenthood from the perspective of the panicked parent.

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In 2016, Duke University Divinity School Professor Kate Bowler burst onto the media scene with a New York Times op-ed column called “Death, the Prosperity Gospel and Me.”

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“Dr. Gelber adds to his account of sports his articulacy in medicine. That is what makes this work notable.”

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Meatless burgers are everywhere. So popular that supermarkets and fast food chains can’t keep them in stock. Whatever happened to cultured meat?

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"Well-illustrated and fully annotated, Forgotten Bastards covers its subject on several levels and in a readable style."

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“Anyone seeking to understand the deepest issues in world affairs should read this book, absorbing its positive contributions and debating whatever seems questionable.”            

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“Each step of the way, the events and influences in Thomas’ life that led him to his self-described ‘Road to Damascus’ turn to the right could just as easily have turned him to the left.

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Sunil Dutta takes you on a journey from northern India, grossly partitioned after the independence from the United Kingdom, into Pakistan (primarily Muslim) and India (primarily Hindu), which is an

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For a well-educated fashion reader, a book of this ilk is something that would not normally be on a must-read list.  

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“these are heady themes, but Moffett handles them with a sure hand, managing the magic, directing its music.”

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“[An] insightful and penetrating study of the history of conservative nationalism in the United States.”

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“This vegan cookbook, Compassionate Cuisine, is not just about cooking and food. It is about saving the lives of animals.

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