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Waging a Good War: A Military History of the Civil Rights Movement, 1954-1968 By Thomas E. Ricks Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374605162
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 4th, 2022

#1 New York Times bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize winner Thomas E. Ricks offers a new take on the Civil Rights Movement, stressing its unexpected use of military strategy and its lessons for nonviolent resistance around the world.


Uncertain Ground: Citizenship in an Age of Endless, Invisible War By Phil Klay Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780593299241
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Published: Penguin Press - May 17th, 2022

From the National Book Award-winning author of Redeployment and Missionaries, an astonishing fever graph of the effects of twenty years of war in a brutally divided America.


Love & Vermin: A Collection of Cartoons by The New Yorker's Will McPhail By Will McPhail Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780358346227
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Published: Mariner Books - October 11th, 2022

A New Yorker Best Book of 2022

The long awaited first collection by Will McPhail, with over 150 cartoons, including his New Yorker classics and new gems.


The Persuaders: At the Front Lines of the Fight for Hearts, Minds, and Democracy By Anand Giridharadas Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593318997
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Published: Knopf - October 18th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An insider account of activists, politicians, educators, and everyday citizens working to change minds, bridge divisions, and fight for democracy—from disinformation fighters to a leader of Black Lives Matter to Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and more—by the best-selling author of Winners Take All and award-winning former


Liberation Day: Stories By George Saunders Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525509592
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Published: Random House - October 18th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “One of our most inventive purveyors of the form returns with pitch-perfect, genre-bending stories that stare into the abyss of our national character. . . . An exquisite work from a writer whose reach is galactic.”—Oprah Daily
 


The Marriage Portrait: A novel By Maggie O'Farrell Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780593320624
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Published: Knopf - September 6th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • The author of HamnetNew York Times best seller and National Book Critics Circle Award winner—brings the world of Renaissance Italy to jewel-bright life in this unforgettable fictional portrait of the captivating young duchess Lucrezia de' Medici as she makes her way in a troubled court.


Well of Souls: Uncovering the Banjo's Hidden History By Kristina R. Gaddy, Rhiannon Giddens (Foreword by) Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780393866803
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 4th, 2022

An illuminating history of the banjo, revealing its origins at the crossroads of slavery, religion, and music.


The Passenger By Cormac McCarthy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780307268990
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Published: Knopf - October 25th, 2022

NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • Longlisted for the 2023 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction


The Mosquito Bowl: A Game of Life and Death in World War II By Buzz Bissinger Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780062879929
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Published: Harper - September 13th, 2022

Instant New York Times Bestseller


The Grandest Stage: A History of the World Series By Tyler Kepner Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385546256
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Published: Doubleday - October 11th, 2022

From the New York Times bestselling author of K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches comes the ultimate history of the World Series—a vivid portrait of baseball at its finest and most intense, filled with humor, lore, analysis, and fascinating behind-the-scenes stories from 117 years of the Fall Classic.


How the World Thinks: A Global History of Philosophy By Julian Baggini Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9781783782307
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Published: Granta Books - October 8th, 2019

*SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER*
'There to fill the Sapiens-size hole in your life' Observer

In this groundbreaking global overview of philosophy, Julian Baggini travels the world to provide a wide-ranging map of human thought.


The High Sierra: A Love Story By Kim Stanley Robinson Cover Image
$40.00
ISBN: 9780316593014
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - May 10th, 2022

A “sublime” and “radically original” exploration of the Sierra Nevadas, the best mountains on Earth for hiking and camping, from New York Times bestselling novelist Kim Stanley Robinson (Bill McKibben, Gary Snyder).

Kim Stanley Robinson first ventured into the Sierra Nevada mountains during the summer of 1973.


Over My Dead Body: Unearthing the Hidden History of America’s Cemeteries By Greg Melville Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781419754852
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 4th, 2022

“Astonishing. . . fascinating . . . powerful. .


Magnificent Rebels: The First Romantics and the Invention of the Self By Andrea Wulf Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9780525657118
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Published: Knopf - September 13th, 2022

From the best-selling author of The Invention of Nature comes an exhilarating story about a remarkable group of young rebels—poets, novelists, philosophers—who, through their epic quarrels, passionate love stories, heartbreaking grief, and radical ideas launched Romanticism onto the world stage, inspiring some of the greatest thinkers of the time.


Demon Copperhead: A Novel By Barbara Kingsolver Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9780063251922
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Published: Harper - October 18th, 2022

An Oprah’s Book Club Selection • An Instant New York Times Bestseller • An Instant Wall Street Journal Bestseller • A #1 Washington Post Bestseller