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IF THEN: HOW THE SIMULMATICS CORPORATION INVENTED THE FUTURE
A revelatory account of the Cold War origins of the data-mad, algorithmic twenty-first century, from the author of the acclaimed international bestseller These Truths.
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JUST US: AN AMERICAN CONVERSATION
As everyday white supremacy becomes increasingly vocalized with no clear answers at hand, how best might we approach one another? Claudia Rankine, without telling us what to do, urges us to begin the discussions that might open pathways through this divisive and stuck moment in American history.
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BLACK SPARTACUS : THE EPIC LIFE OF TOUSSAINT LOUVERTURE
A new interpretation of the life of the Haitian revolutionary Toussaint Louverture
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ANGELS & SAINTS
Illustrations by Mary Wellesley.
A gorgeously illustrated co-publication with Christine Burgin by "one of the world's great essayists" (The New York Times). With a guide to the illustrations by Mary Wellesley.
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HIS TRUTH IS MARCHING ON: JOHN LEWIS AND THE POWER OF HOPE
An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present—from the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Soul of America
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TIME OF THE MAGICIANS ' WITTGENSTEIN BE
A grand narrative of the intertwining lives of Walter Benjamin, Martin Heidegger, Ludwig Wittgenstein, and Ernst Cassirer, major philosophers whose ideas shaped the twentieth century
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CASTE: THE ORIGINS OF OUR DISCONTENTS
In this brilliant book, Isabel Wilkerson gives us a masterful portrait of an unseen phenomenon in America as she explores, through an immersive, deeply researched narrative and stories about real people, how America today and throughout its history has been shaped by a hidden caste system, a rigid hierarchy of human rankings.
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Tacky's Revolt
The Story of an Atlantic Slave War
Vincent Brown
A gripping account of the largest slave revolt in the eighteenth-century British Atlantic world, an uprising that laid bare the interconnectedness of Europe, Africa, and America, shook the foundations of empire, and reshaped ideas of race and popular belonging. --recommended by Paul
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UNFORGETTING
A Memoir of Family, Migration, Gangs, and Revolution in the Americas
Roberto Lovato
An urgent, no-holds-barred tale of gang life, guerrilla warfare, intergenerational trauma, and interconnected violence between the United States and El Salvador, Roberto Lovato's memoir excavates family history and merges it with world events in a tour de force testament of his time.
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MILL TOWN
Reckoning with What Remains
Kerri Arsenault
A galvanizing and powerful debut, Mill Town is an American story, a human predicament, and a moral wake-up call that asks: what are we willing to tolerate and whose lives are we willing to sacrifice for our own survival?
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EVIL GENIUSES
The Unmaking of America: A Recent History
Kurt Anderson
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When did America give up on fairness? The bestselling author of "Fantasyland" tells the epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants, only the rich get richer, and nothing should ever change—and charts a way back to the future.
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Eat the Buddha
Life and Death in a Tibetan Town
Barbara Demick
A gripping portrait of modern Tibet told through the lives of its people, from the bestselling author of Nothing to Envy.
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Prison by Any Other Name
The Harmful Consequences of Popular Reforms
Victoria Law, Maya Schenwar
A crucial indictment of widely embraced "alternatives to incarceration" that exposes how many of these new approaches actually widen the net of punishment and surveillance.
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I You We Them, Vol. 1
Walking into the World of the Desk Killer
Dan Gretton
A landmark historical investigation into crimes against humanity and the nature of evil.

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