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So You've Been Publicly Shamed
So You've Been Publicly Shamed
by Jon Ronson
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From the internationally bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most overlooked forces. For the past three years, Jon Ronson has been immersing himself in the world of modern-day... (read more)

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The Road to Character
The Road to Character
by David Brooks
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"I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it." —David Brooks With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have... (read more)

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The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the Next 20 Years
The Extreme Future: The Top Trends That Will Reshape the World in the Next 20 Years
by James Canton
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A renowned global futurist prepares businesses and individuals for the radical changes on the horizon An advisor to three presidents spanning over thirty years, Dr. James Canton identifies probable outcomes and future trends in business, technology... (read more)

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A History of Future Cities
A History of Future Cities
by Daniel Brook
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Every month, five million people move from the past to the future. Pouring into developing-world “instant cities” like Dubai and Shenzhen, these urban newcomers confront a modern world cobbled together from fragments of a West they have never... (read more)

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Community: The Structure of Belonging
Community: The Structure of Belonging
by Peter Block
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Modern society is plagued by fragmentation. The various sectors of our communities--businesses, schools, social service organizations, churches, government--do not work together. They exist in their own worlds. As do so many individual citizens, who long... (read more)

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City Building: Nine Planning Principles for the Twenty-First Century
City Building: Nine Planning Principles for the Twenty-First Century
by John Lund Kriken
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Good city building is not created by complex statistics, functional problem solving, or any particular decision-making process. Successful cities instead come from people advocating easily understood human values and principles that take into account the... (read more)

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The Glass Castle: A Memoir
The Glass Castle: A Memoir
by Jeannette Walls
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Jeannette Walls grew up with parents whose ideals and stubborn nonconformity were both their curse and their salvation. Rex and Rose Mary Walls had four children. In the beginning, they lived like nomads, moving among Southwest desert towns, camping in... (read more)

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Beautiful Souls: The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times
Beautiful Souls: The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times
by Eyal Press
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“A fascinating study in the better angels of our nature.”—George Packer, The New Yorker A New York Times Book Review Editors Choice History has produced many specimens of the banality of evil, but what about its flip side,... (read more)

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The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
The Social Animal: The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
by David Brooks
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With unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life.... (read more)

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I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)
I Wear the Black Hat: Grappling with Villains (Real and Imagined)
by Chuck Klosterman
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One-of-a-kind cultural critic and New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman “offers up great facts, interesting cultural insights, and thought-provoking moral calculations in this look at our love affair with the anti-hero” (New York... (read more)

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Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
Last Call: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition
by Daniel Okrent
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A brilliant, authoritative, and fascinating history of Americaand#8217;s most puzzling era, the years 1920 to 1933, when the US Constitution was amended to restrict one of Americaand#8217;s favorite pastimes: drinking alcoholic beverages.andlt;BRandgt... (read more)

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Detroit: An American Autopsy
Detroit: An American Autopsy
by Charlie Leduff
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An explosive exposé of America's lost prosperity — from Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches the ruins of Detroit for clues to his family... (read more)

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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
by George Packer
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Packer's book offers a new perspective on the American economy from real people, some of whom have adapted to the new landscape and some of whom continue to struggle. Is the American Dream still attainable? Read The Unwinding for the real story.... (read more)

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The Partly Cloudy Patriot
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
by Sarah Vowell
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Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell — widely hailed for her inimitable stories on public radio's... (read more)

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The Studs Terkel Reader: My American Century
The Studs Terkel Reader: My American Century
by Studs Terkel
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"A summing up of the best of Terkel."—Herbert Mitgang, Doubletake The Studs Terkel Reader, originally published under the title My American Century, collects the best interviews from eight of Terkel's classic oral histories together with his... (read more)

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The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream
The Third Coast: When Chicago Built the American Dream
by Thomas Dyja
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A critically acclaimed history of Chicago at mid-century, featuring many of the incredible personalities that shaped American culture   Before air travel overtook trains, nearly every coast-to-coast journey included a stop in Chicago, and this flow... (read more)

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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
by George Packer
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A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers... (read more)

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Assassination Vacation
Assassination Vacation
by Sarah Vowell
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Leave it to Sarah Vowell to roam across America in search of the motivations and culture of political murder. Obsessive, edifying, and, of course, witty, Assassination Vacation is unlike any other historical tourism or travel writing book you'll ever... (read more)

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Privacy (Big Ideas//Small Books)
Privacy (Big Ideas//Small Books)
by Garret Keizer
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American essayist and Harpers contributing editor Garret Keizer offers a brilliant, literate look at our strip-searched, over-shared, viral-videoed existence. Body scans at the airport, candid pics on Facebook, a Twitter account for your stray thoughts... (read more)

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The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics)
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics)
by Eric Hoffer
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“[Eric Hoffer] is a student of extraordinary perception and insight. The range of his reading and research is vast, amazing. [The True Believer is] one of the most provocative books of our immediate day.”—Christian Science Monitor... (read more)

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