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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson
Staff Pick
Just Mercy is one of the most heartbreaking and inspiring books I have read in years. Stevenson recounts his early career as a young attorney working on multiple death row cases, first for the Southern Prisoners Defense Committee and later as founder of... (read more)

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The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace: A Brilliant Young Man Who Left Newark for the Ivy League
by Jeff Hobbs
Staff Pick
On one level, The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peace is about unfulfilled potential and heartbreaking loss, but more importantly it deals with the pressure we all feel to succeed and be happy in an increasingly competitive society. It is a beautiful... (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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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
by Christopher McDougall
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Born to Run is the one of those books you just can't keep to yourself. In fact, it's probably the one title I've recommended more than any other in the last two years. It has a little bit of everything: adventure, travel, history, science, and sport, all... (read more)

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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
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To be honest, I could not finish this book. It made me too angry. These are the stories about our country you don't want to know. Naomi Klein has cast a spotlight on the dark secrets lurking beneath the surface of the American dream. The Shock Doctrine... (read more)

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This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral -- Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! -- In America's Gilded Capital
This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral -- Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking! -- In America's Gilded Capital
by Mark Leibovich
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At the intersection of politics, media, and money, Leibovich's scathing, funny, and sometimes shocking tell-all offers an insider's glimpse of who's who in our nation's capital. You'll never look at D.C. the same way again.... (read more)

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One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
One Bullet Away: The Making of a Marine Officer
by Nathaniel Fick
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Possibly unequaled in its detail and candor, One Bullet Away takes readers to the depths of Marine life, in peacetime and in war, all the while avoiding the clichés generally associated with military memoirs. Nathaniel Fick's bracing and... (read more)

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The Bookseller of Kabul
The Bookseller of Kabul
by Asne Seierstad
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In this remarkable portrait, Norwegian journalist Åsne Seierstad recounts with brutal honesty the day to day lives of one Afghani family persevering through life in a country beset by chaos. With the assent of the Khan family with whom she lives... (read more)

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Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
by Chuck Klosterman
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Klosterman understands your life. Intimately. Through this seemingly meandering and always hilarious critique of modern pop culture, he exposes how unlikely cultural minutiae make our society tick and dictate how we live our lives.... (read more)

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My Detachment: A Memoir
My Detachment: A Memoir
by Tracy Kidder
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A notable addition to the literature of war, Kidder's aptly named memoir is a candid self-portrait of his coming of age during Vietnam. Looking back on the everyday reality of his year-long command of a small intelligence detachment, Kidder reflects on... (read more)

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The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
by John F. Crawford
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John Crawford, like many others, joined the National Guard for college money, not to fight a war. Just short of graduating, he found himself called to active duty to serve in Baghdad during the Iraq invasion. A view of the war not portrayed on national... (read more)

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