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Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
Toms River: A Story of Science and Salvation
by Dan Fagin
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“A thrilling journey through the twists and turns of cancer epidemiology, Toms River is essential reading for our times. Dan Fagin handles topics of great complexity with the dexterity of a scholar, the honesty of a journalist, and the... (read more)

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors... (read more)

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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures
by Anne Fadiman
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The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down explores the clash between a small county hospital in California and a refugee family from Laos over the care of Lia Lee, a Hmong child diagnosed with severe epilepsy. Lias parents and her doctors both wanted what... (read more)

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Rules for Radicals : a Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals (71 Edition)
Rules for Radicals : a Practical Primer for Realistic Radicals (71 Edition)
by Saul D. Alinsky
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First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in... (read more)

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Black Swan (10 Edition)
Black Swan (10 Edition)
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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A black swan is a highly improbable event with three principal characteristics: It is unpredictable; it carries a massive impact; and, after the fact, we concoct an explanation that makes it appear less random, and more predictable, than it was. The... (read more)

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What Are People For? (90 Edition)
What Are People For? (90 Edition)
by Wendell Berry
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In the twenty-two essays collected here, Wendell Berry, whom The Christian Science Monitor called “the prophetic American voice of our day,” conveys a deep concern for the American economic system and the gluttonous American consumer. Berry... (read more)

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Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail
Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail
by Frances Fox Piven
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Have the poor fared best by participating in conventional electoral politics or by engaging in mass defiance and disruption? The authors of the classic Regulating The Poor assess the successes and failures of these two strategies as they examine, in this... (read more)

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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World
Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Social Movement in History Is Restoring Grace, Justice, and Beauty to the World
by Paul Hawken
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Feeling crushed beneath the weight of ominous news, borderline-apocalyptic statistics, and global warming alerts that offer no recourse but panic? Paul Hawken's Blessed Unrest is the book you've been waiting for. Here is a call to arms with concrete... (read more)

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Male Brain (10 Edition)
Male Brain (10 Edition)
by Louann Brizendine
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The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
The World until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?
by Jared Diamond
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Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Yet for nearly all of its six million years of existence, human society had none of these things. While the gulf that divides... (read more)

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The Fifth Discipline
The Fifth Discipline
by Peter M Senge
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Completely Updated and Revised This revised edition of Peter Senges bestselling classic, The Fifth Discipline, is based on fifteen years of experience in putting the books ideas into practice. As Senge makes clear, in the long run the only sustainable... (read more)

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On Killing (Rev 10 Edition)
On Killing (Rev 10 Edition)
by Dave Grossman
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Upon its initial publication, "On Killing" was hailed as a landmark study of the techniques the military uses to overcome the powerful reluctance to kill. Now, Grossman has updated this classic work to include information on 21st-century military... (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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American Born Chinese (06 Edition)
American Born Chinese (06 Edition)
by Gene Luen Yang
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Jin Wang starts at a new school where hes the only Chinese-American student. When a boy from Taiwan joins his class, Jin doesnt want to be associated with an FOB like him. Jin just wants to be an all-American boy, because hes in love with an all-American... (read more)

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Origins of the Civil Rights Movement : Black Communities Organizing for Change (84 Edition)
Origins of the Civil Rights Movement : Black Communities Organizing for Change (84 Edition)
by Aldon D. Morris
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A “valuable, eye-opening work” (The Boston Globe) about the civil rights struggles of the 1950s and 1960s. On December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Mrs. Rosa Parks, weary after a long day at work, refused to give up her bus seat to a... (read more)

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States and Social Revolutions (79 Edition)
States and Social Revolutions (79 Edition)
by Theda Skocpol
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Theda Skocpol shows how all three combine to explain the origins and accomplishments of social-revolutionary transformations.... (read more)

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The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
The Alphabet Versus the Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image
by Leonard Shlain
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This groundbreaking book proposes that the rise of alphabetic literacy reconfigured the human brain and brought about profound changes in history, religion, and gender relations. Making remarkable connections across brain function, myth, and anthropology,... (read more)

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Privilege, Power, and Difference (2ND 06 Edition)
Privilege, Power, and Difference (2ND 06 Edition)
by Allan G. Johnson
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This brief book is a groundbreaking tool for students and non-students alike to examine systems of privilege and difference in our society. Written in an accessible, conversational style, Johnson links theory with engaging examples in ways that enable... (read more)

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Wisdom Sits in Places : Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache (96 Edition)
Wisdom Sits in Places : Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache (96 Edition)
by Keith H. Basso
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Explores the connections of place, language, wisdom, and morality among the Western Apache.... (read more)

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Price of Inequality (13 Edition)
Price of Inequality (13 Edition)
by Joseph E. Stiglitz
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America currently has the most inequality, and the least equality of opportunity, among the advanced countries. While market forces play a role in this stark picture, politics has shaped those market forces. In this best-selling book, Nobel Prize–... (read more)

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