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Last Best Hope
Last Best Hope
by George Packer

Examines America's current descent into a failed state and discusses the ways we can leverage this moment to forge a new path forward that overcomes injustice, legislative paralysis, and political divides.

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Aftershocks
Aftershocks
by Colin Kahl, Thomas Wright

Two national security experts present a definitive account of the global impact of COVID-19 and how the world’s reaction was shaped by the shock waves caused by a lack of American leadership.

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All In: An Autobiography
All In: An Autobiography
by Billie Jean King

In this spirited account, Billie Jean King details her life's journey to find her true self. She recounts her groundbreaking tennis career--six years as the top-ranked woman in the world, twenty Wimbledon championships, thirty-nine grand-slam titles, and

Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
Vanderbilt: The Rise and Fall of an American Dynasty
by Anderson Cooper

New York Times bestselling author and journalist Anderson Cooper teams with New York Times bestselling historian and novelist Katherine Howe to chronicle the rise and fall of a legendary American dynasty—his mother’s family, the Vanderbilts.

Beautiful Country
Beautiful Country
by Qian Julie Wang

Searing and unforgettable, Beautiful Country is an essential book about the cost of making a home in a hostile land from an astonishing new talent.

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You Got Anything Stronger?
You Got Anything Stronger?
by Gabrielle Union

We're Going to Need More Wine... plus a few shots-acclaimed activist, actress, and New York Times bestselling author Gabrielle Union is back with an even more intimate, revealing, and powerful collection of essays

Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine
Metabolical: The Lure and the Lies of Processed Food, Nutrition, and Modern Medicine
by Robert H. Lustig,

The New York Times bestselling author of Fat Chance explains the eight pathologies that underlie all chronic disease.

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Unsettled
Unsettled
by Steven Koonin

Unsettled is an up-close, apolitical exploration of the many misconceptions and shortcomings in the mainstream presentation of climate science; which is far less black-and-white than many people realize.

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Finding the Mother Tree
Finding the Mother Tree
by Suzanne Simard

Simard brilliantly illuminates the fascinating and vital truth about trees--not simply the source of timber or pulp, but a complex, interdependent circle of life on which we rely for our existence.

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Bomber Mafia
Bomber Mafia
by Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell weaves together the stories of a Dutch genius and his homemade computer, a band of brothers in central Alabama, a British psychopath, and pyromaniacal chemists at Harvard to examine one of the greatest moral challenges in modern American