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  • A Conflict of Visions

    by Thomas Sowell June 5, 2007 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.8 stars

    846 ratings

    Controversies in politics arise from many sources, but the conflicts that endure for generations or centuries show a remarkably...

  • A History of the Mind

    by Nicholas Humphrey October 1, 1992 Politics & Social Sciences

    How does the water of the brain yield the wine of conscious experience? What is the link between bodily activity and our inner ...

  • A Peace to End All Peace

    by David Fromkin July 21, 2009 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.6 stars

    579 ratings

    Published with a new afterword from the author―the classic, bestselling account of how the modern Middle East was created

    Th...

  • A Short Guide to a Happy Life

    by Anna Quindlen October 31, 2000 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.2 stars

    440 ratings

    From the New York Times bestselling author of Alternate Side, Anna Quindlen’s classic reflection on a meaningful life makes...

  • A Very Expensive Poison

    by Luke Harding January 24, 2017 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.6 stars

    114 ratings

    A true story of murder and conspiracy that points directly to Vladimir Putin, by The Guardian’s former Moscow bureau chief.

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  • Absolute Tao

    by Osho April 10, 2012 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.6 stars

    32 ratings

    Moving beyond the usual interpretations of this classic Chinese text — that of using it as an indicator of what to do next or a...

  • Age of Ambition

    by Evan Osnos May 13, 2014 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.5 stars

    546 ratings

    Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalist
    Winner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction
    An Economist Best Book of ...

  • All Out War

    by Tim Shipman November 3, 2016 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.5 stars

    545 ratings

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE ORWELL PRIZE 2017The best political book of the year' Andrew MarrA superb work of storytelling and reportin...

  • America's War for the Greater Middle East

    by Andrew J. Bacevich February 7, 2017 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.6 stars

    363 ratings

    LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • A searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four d...

  • American Nations

    by Colin Woodard September 15, 2012 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.6 stars

    2,654 ratings

    • A New Republic Best Book of the Year
    • _The Globalist_Top Books of the Year
    • Winner of the Maine Literary Award for No...

  • Anthropic Bias

    by Nick Bostrom July 12, 2002 Politics & Social Sciences

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    3.8 stars

    13 ratings

    Anthropic Bias explores how to reason when you suspect that your evidence is biased by "observation selection effects"--that ...

  • Antifragile

    by Nassim Nicholas Taleb September 9, 2021 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.5 stars

    3,381 ratings

    Antifragile is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncerta...

  • Architects of the Web

    by Rob Reid March 5, 1997 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.0 stars

    4 ratings

    "A terrific book that captures the explosion of creativity and business evolution at the center of the Internet phenomenon. A t...

  • As I Lay Dying

    by William Faulkner May 18, 2011 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.4 stars

    1,381 ratings

    “I set out deliberately to write a tour-de-force. Before I ever put pen to paper and set down the first word I knew what the la...

  • Autobiography of a Yogi (Self-Realization Fellowship)

    by Paramahansa Yogananda January 5, 1998 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.7 stars

    2,875 ratings

    Autobiography of a Yogi is at once a beautifully written account of an exceptional life and a profound introduction to the an...

  • Bad for You

    by Kevin C. Pyle and Scott Cunningham January 7, 2014 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.5 stars

    18 ratings

    SHOULD U.S. COMICS BE BANNED?

    "SATANIC" HARRY POTTER BOOKS BURNT

    PLAYGROUNDS POSE THREAT TO CHILDREN

    TEXT-MAD YOUTH...

  • Battlegrounds

    by H.R. McMaster September 22, 2020 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.7 stars

    1,175 ratings

    From Lt. General H.R. McMaster, U.S. Army, ret., the former National Security Advisor and author of the bestselling classic Der...

  • Believe in People

    by Charles G. Koch and Brian Hooks November 17, 2020 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.5 stars

    349 ratings

    A surprising take on how you can help tackle the really big problems in society–from one of America’s most successful entrepren...

  • Best Evidence

    by David S. Lifton January 1, 1980 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.7 stars

    127 ratings

    Arguing that the evidence relied upon by the Warren Commission and the House Assassinations Committee was faked, Lifton describ...

  • Between the World and Me

    by Ta-Nehisi Coates July 14, 2015 Politics & Social Sciences

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    4.7 stars

    17,613 ratings

    Number 1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER • NAMED ONE OF TIME’S TEN BEST NONFICTION BOOKS OF THE DECA...

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