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Best Current Affairs Books of 2019

  • NONFICTION

    CHARGED

    APRIL 9, 2019

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

CHARGED

by Emily Bazelon

A vitally important new entry in the continued heated debates about criminal justice. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    PARKLAND

    FEB. 12, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

PARKLAND

by Dave Cullen

In both Columbine and this up-to-the minute portrait of the Parkland tragedy, Cullen has produced masterpieces that are... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    AN AMERICAN SUMMER

    MARCH 5, 2019

  • NONFICTION

    MAID

    JAN. 22, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

MAID

by Stephanie Land

An important memoir that should be required reading for anyone who has never struggled with poverty. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    BLOWOUT

    OCT. 1, 2019

HISTORY

BLOWOUT

by Rachel Maddow

Expect a tweetstorm as Maddow’s indictment of a corrupt industry finds readers—and it deserves many. Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    NO VISIBLE BRUISES

    MAY 7, 2019

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

NO VISIBLE BRUISES

by Rachel Louise Snyder

Bracing and gut-wrenching, with slivers of hope throughout, this is exemplary, moving reportage on an important subject that... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    WOMEN'S WORK

    APRIL 2, 2019

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

WOMEN'S WORK

by Megan K. Stack

What women—and men—can learn from Stack’s story is that “women’s work,” in all of its complexity and construction, should... Full review >

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  • NONFICTION

    FENTANYL, INC.

    SEPT. 3, 2019

CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

FENTANYL, INC.

by Ben Westhoff

Highly sobering, exemplary reportage delivered through richly detailed scenarios and diversified perspectives. Full review >

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