• NONFICTION

    NOBODY

    AUG. 2, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

NOBODY

by Marc Lamont Hill

Timely, controversial, and bound to stir already heated discussion. Full review >

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    THE GUNNING OF AMERICA

    APRIL 19, 2016

HISTORY

THE GUNNING OF AMERICA

by Pamela Haag

A refreshingly unusual approach by an author admirably transparent about why she wrote the book and why she chose to avoid... Full review >

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    EVICTED

    MARCH 1, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

EVICTED

by Matthew Desmond

This stunning, remarkable book—a scholar’s 21st-century How the Other Half Lives—demands a wide audience. Full review >

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    THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE

    NOV. 22, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THANK YOU FOR BEING LATE

by Thomas L. Friedman

Required reading for a generation that’s “going to be asked to dance in a hurricane.” Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HILLBILLY ELEGY

    JUNE 28, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HILLBILLY ELEGY

by J.D. Vance

An unusually timely and deeply affecting view of a social class whose health and economic problems are making headlines in... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CONSEQUENCE

    APRIL 5, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

CONSEQUENCE

by Eric Fair

A startling debut from a haunted individual who wishes he had left Iraq earlier “with my soul intact.” Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE BLACK PRESIDENCY

    FEB. 2, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

THE BLACK PRESIDENCY

by Michael Eric Dyson

Dyson succeeds admirably in creating a base line for future interpretations of this historic presidency. His well-written... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    AMERICAN GIRLS

    FEB. 23, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

AMERICAN GIRLS

by Nancy Jo Sales

For parents with young daughters, this book is an ice-cold, important wake-up call. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    TRUEVINE

    OCT. 18, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

TRUEVINE

by Beth Macy

This first-rate journey into human trafficking, slavery, and familial bonding is an engrossing example of spirited,... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    THE MAKING OF DONALD TRUMP

    AUG. 2, 2016

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE MAKING OF DONALD TRUMP

by David Cay Johnston

Voters ready to pull the trigger one way or another probably won’t be swayed by these revelations, but they are highly... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    ANOTHER DAY IN THE DEATH OF AMERICA

    OCT. 4, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

ANOTHER DAY IN THE DEATH OF AMERICA

by Gary Younge

Important, deeply affecting, and certain to alarm readers who care about the lives of children in a gun-ridden society. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING

    APRIL 12, 2016

HISTORY

STAMPED FROM THE BEGINNING

by Ibram X. Kendi

Racism is the enduring scar on the American consciousness. In this ambitious, magisterial book, Kendi reveals just how deep... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    STRANGERS IN THEIR OWN LAND

    SEPT. 6, 2016

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

STRANGERS IN THEIR OWN LAND

by Arlie Russell Hochschild

A well-told chronicle of an ambitious sociological project of significant current importance. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    CHAIN OF TITLE

    MAY 17, 2016

BUSINESS

CHAIN OF TITLE

by David Dayen

An inspiring, well-rendered, deeply reported, and often infuriating account. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    HOW EVERYTHING BECAME WAR AND THE MILITARY BECAME EVERYTHING

    AUG. 9, 2016

NONFICTION

HOW EVERYTHING BECAME WAR AND THE MILITARY BECAME EVERYTHING

by Rosa Brooks

Legal theorists and policymakers will approve the scholarship and close analysis; general readers will appreciate the... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    WAGING WAR

    OCT. 4, 2016

HISTORY

WAGING WAR

by David J. Barron

A first-rate history filled with revealing incidents and informed analysis. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    DARK TERRITORY

    MARCH 1, 2016

HISTORY

DARK TERRITORY

by Fred Kaplan

An important, disturbing, and gripping history arguing convincingly that, as of 2015, no defense exists against a... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    WHITE TRASH

    JUNE 21, 2016

HISTORY

WHITE TRASH

by Nancy Isenberg

A riveting thesis supported by staggering research. Full review >

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