• NONFICTION

    GIVE US THE BALLOT

    AUG. 4, 2015

HISTORY

GIVE US THE BALLOT

by Ari Berman

Not just a compelling history, but a cry for help in the recurring struggle to gain what is supposed to be an inalienable... Full review >

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    GHETTOSIDE

    JAN. 27, 2015

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

GHETTOSIDE

by Jill Leovy

A sobering and informative look at the realities of criminality in the inner city. Full review >

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    HOW WE LIVE NOW

    AUG. 25, 2015

NONFICTION

HOW WE LIVE NOW

by Bella DePaulo

An informative and inspirational guide to the myriad ways of making a home. Full review >

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    BLUE

    AUG. 11, 2015

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

BLUE

by Joe Domanick

Sprawling, engrossing, and highly relevant to the ongoing controversies about policing post-Ferguson, which Domanick... Full review >

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    EMPIRE OF FEAR

    SEPT. 15, 2015

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

EMPIRE OF FEAR

by Andrew Hosken

A tremendously useful, insightful study of the frightening spread of a culture of death. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

    JULY 8, 2015

NONFICTION

BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME

by Ta-Nehisi Coates

This moving, potent testament might have been titled “Black Lives Matter.” Or: “An American Tragedy.” Full review >

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    DO NO HARM

    MAY 26, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

DO NO HARM

by Henry Marsh

Beautifully written and deeply moving—one of the best physician memoirs in recent memory. Full review >

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    PAID FOR

    SEPT. 8, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

PAID FOR

by Rachel Moran

Moran’s thoughtful, highly readable, and provocative treatise shines a necessary light on a dark and underdiscussed topic. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    OUR KIDS

    MARCH 10, 2015

HISTORY

OUR KIDS

by Robert D. Putnam

An insightful book that paints a disturbing picture of the collapse of the working class and the growth of an upper class... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    KATRINA

    AUG. 11, 2015

HISTORY

KATRINA

by Gary Rivlin

Deeply engrossing, well-written, and packed with revealing stories. Full review >

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    OBJECTIVE TROY

    SEPT. 15, 2015

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

OBJECTIVE TROY

by Scott Shane

Shane's reporting is superb, and the way he frames the public policy debate makes the narrative compelling from start to... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE DOGS ARE EATING THEM NOW

    JAN. 13, 2015

HISTORY

THE DOGS ARE EATING THEM NOW

by Graeme Smith

A dragon awaits, in other words. Cheerless and even nightmarish, one of the best books yet about the war in Central Asia. Full review >

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