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CURRENT EVENTS & SOCIAL ISSUES

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Warrick stops short of offering policy solutions, but he provides a valuable, readable introduction to a pressing... Full review >

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    DEAD WAKE

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An intriguing, entirely engrossing investigation into a legendary disaster. Compared to Greg King and Penny Wilson’s... Full review >

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H IS FOR HAWK

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Whether you call this a personal story or nature writing, it’s poignant, thoughtful and moving—and likely to become a... Full review >

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    KATRINA

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KATRINA

by Gary Rivlin

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

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    WHIRLWIND

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WHIRLWIND

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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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    ST. MARKS IS DEAD

    NOV. 2, 2015

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ST. MARKS IS DEAD

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Rather than a nostalgic lament, this revelatory book celebrates an indelible cultural imprint. Full review >

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    A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION

    FEB. 3, 2015

HISTORY

A KIM JONG-IL PRODUCTION

by Paul Fischer

A meticulously detailed feat of rare footage inside the DPRK’s propaganda machinery. Full review >

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    THE WORLD'S LARGEST MAN

    MAY 12, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

THE WORLD'S LARGEST MAN

by Harrison Scott Key

An uncommonly entertaining story replete with consistent wit and lethal weaponry. Full review >

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    RAIN

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NONFICTION

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by Cynthia Barnett

Highlights the severity of some of our environmental problems with knowledge, humor, urgency and hope. Full review >

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    HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL

    OCT. 27, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL

by Carrie Brownstein

Unlike many rock star memoirs, there’s no sense that this book is a chore or a marketing effort. It’s revealing and... Full review >

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    THE OREGON TRAIL

    JUNE 30, 2015

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by Rinker Buck

By turns frankly hilarious, historically elucidating, emotionally touching, and deeply informative. 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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    IT'S WHAT I DO

    FEB. 5, 2015

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR

IT'S WHAT I DO

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A brutally real and unrelentingly raw memoir that is as inspiring as it is horrific. Full review >

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    PACIFIC

    OCT. 27, 2015

HISTORY

PACIFIC

by Simon Winchester

Winchester’s passionate research—on sea and land—undergirds this superb analysis of a world wonder that we seem hellbent on... Full review >

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