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Assholes: A Theory

Aaron James - Philosophy - 2012 - 240 pages
Much as Machiavelli illuminated political strategy for princes, this book finally gives us the concepts to think or say why assholes disturb us so, and explains why such people seem part of the human social condition, especially in an age ...
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On Bullshit

Harry G. Frankfurt - Philosophy - 2009 - 80 pages
Liars at least acknowledge that it matters what is true. By virtue of this, Frankfurt writes, bullshit is a greater enemy of the truth than lies are.
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The Facts of Life: and Other Dirty Jokes

Willie Nelson - Biography & Autobiography - 2009 - 248 pages
He also tells some great dirty jokes. The result is a book as wise and hilarious as its author. It’s not meant to be taken seriously as an instruction manual for living-but you could do a lot worse. From the Hardcover edition.
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The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn't

Robert I. Sutton - Business & Economics - 2007 - 224 pages
The No Asshole Rule is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today and Business Week bestseller.
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The Impossible State: North Korea, Past and Future

Victor Cha - History - 2012 - 560 pages
In The Impossible State, seasoned international-policy expert and lauded scholar Victor Cha pulls back the curtain, providing the best look yet at North Korea's history, the rise of the Kim family dynasty, and the obsessive personality cult ...
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Full Body Burden: Growing Up in the Nuclear Shadow of Rocky Flats

Kristen Iversen - Biography & Autobiography - 2012 - 432 pages
" It's the story of a childhood and adolescence in the shadow of the Cold War, in a landscape at once startlingly beautiful and--unknown to those who lived there--tainted with invisible yet deadly particles of plutonium.
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Grace: A Memoir

Grace Coddington - Design - 2012 - 416 pages
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY FINANCIAL TIMES “If Wintour is the Pope . . . Coddington is Michelangelo, trying to paint a fresh version of the Sistine Chapel twelve times a year.”—Time From the Hardcover edition.
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The Poisoner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz ...

Deborah Blum - Medical - 2011 - 336 pages
***PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook in January 2014*** Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads ...
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Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern ...

Christopher Ryan, Cacilda Jetha - Social Science - 2012 - 432 pages
In the tradition of the best historical and scientific writing, Sex at Dawn unapologetically upends unwarranted assumptions and unfounded conclusions while offering a revolutionary understanding of why we live and love as we do.
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Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power

Rachel Maddow - Political Science - 2012 - 288 pages
Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war.
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The Shaolin Way: Ancient Secrets of Survival, Healing and

Steve DeMasco, Alli Joseph - Self-Help - 2009 - 272 pages
In The Shaolin Way, he adapts these teachings for the modern world, singling out ten secrets of survival that can help anyone live a more fulfilled life.
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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Jonathan Haidt - Psychology - 2012 - 384 pages
Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.
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From the Ruins of Empire: The Intellectuals Who Remade Asia

Pankaj Mishra - History - 2012 - 368 pages
But Pankaj Mishra shows that it was otherwise in this stereotype-shattering book.
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How to Be Black

Baratunde Thurston - Humor - 2012 - 272 pages
If You Don't Buy This Book, You're a Racist. Have you ever been called "too black" or "not black enough"? Have you ever befriended or worked with a black person? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this book is for you.
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A Survey of Mathematics with Applications

Allen R. Angel, Christine D. Abbott, Dennis C. Runde - Mathematics - 2012 - 1072 pages
In a Liberal Arts Math course, a common question students ask is, “Why do I have to know this?” A Survey of Mathematics with Applications continues to be a best-seller because it shows students how we use mathematics in our daily lives ...
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A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles

Marianne Williamson - Psychology - 2009 - 336 pages
Back by popular demand -- and newly updated by the author -- the mega-bestselling spiritual guide in which Marianne Williamson shares her reflections on A Course in Miracles and her insights on the application of love in the search for ...
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Dreaming in Chinese: Mandarin Lessons in Life, Love, and Language

Deborah Fallows - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2010 - 208 pages
In sharing what she discovered about Mandarin, and how those discoveries helped her understand a culture that had at first seemed impenetrable, Deborah Fallows's Dreaming in Chinese opens up China to Westerners more completely, perhaps, ...
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Crossroads and Cultures, Volume A: To 1300: A History of the World's Peoples

Bonnie G. Smith, Marc Van De Mieroop, Richard von Glahn, Kris Lane - History - 2012 - 448 pages
Crossroads and Cultures: A History of the World’s Peoples incorporates the best current cultural history into a fresh and original narrative that connects global patterns of development with life on the ground.
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Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a ...

Gilbert King - History - 2012 - 464 pages
Devil in the Grove is the winner of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction.
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Predator Nation: Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the ...

Charles H. Ferguson - Business & Economics - 2012 - 368 pages
Charles H. Ferguson, who electrified the world with his Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, now explains how a predator elite took over the country, step by step, and he exposes the networks of academic, financial, and political influence ...
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The Art of Urban Sketching: Drawing On Location Around The World

Gabriel Campanario - Art - 2012 - 320 pages
With profiles of leading practitioners and discussions of the benefits of working in this art form, this inspiring book shows how one can participate and experience this creative outlet through modern-day social networks and online activity ...
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Korea: The Impossible Country: The Impossible Country

Daniel Tudor - Business & Economics - 2013 - 336 pages
In Korea: The Impossible Country, Tudor examines Korea's cultural foundations; the Korean character; the public sphere in politics, business, and the workplace as well as the family, dating, and marriage.
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Survival of the Sickest

Dr. Sharon Moalem, Jonathan Prince - Medical - 2009 - 304 pages
This is a book about the interconnectedness of all life on earth -- and, especially, what that means for us.
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Paddy Whacked

T. J. English - History - 2009 - 480 pages
Here is the shocking true saga of the Irish American mob.
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