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Randy Charles Epping | The 21st-Century Economy: A Beginner's Guide

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:24

book_21st-century.jpgIf you want to get wise to how the economy works in the modern world, a good place to start is here.

 

 

Charles Bracelen Flood | 1864: Lincoln at the Gates of History (Simon & Schuster; $30)

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Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 09 April 2009 09:45

book_1864.jpgFlood endows Lincoln with the humanness that sometimes eludes him in other books,

 

   

Amy Chua | Day of Empire (Anchor)

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Written by Jennifer Manjarez Saturday, 14 March 2009 04:42

book_amy-chua.jpgHow Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance and Why They Fall

 

 

Gerald Prokopowicz | Did Lincoln Own Slaves? (Vintage)

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Written by Daniel Russell Saturday, 14 March 2009 04:40

book_lincoln.jpgAnd other frequently asked questions about Abraham Lincoln

 

   

Simon Critchley | Book of Dead Philosophers (Vintage)

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Written by Dan Russell Friday, 13 February 2009 02:36

book_dead-philosophers.jpgCritchley's skill is in providing a quick and easily accessible summary of their beliefs and how those beliefs carried them through to their ends.

 

 

Eric Kraft | Flying (Picador)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 09 January 2009 04:02

book_flying.jpgKraft uses an interesting technique, having the narrator rewrite events so as to make them more exciting.

 

   

Richard Lingeman | The Nation Guide to the Nation

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 07 January 2009 15:56

book_nation.jpgThe book is a highly selective and somewhat arbitrary guide to places, organizations and cultural items likely to be of interest to people who read The Nation.

 

 

Amartya Sen, ed | AIDS Sutra: Untold Stories From India

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Wednesday, 03 December 2008 02:32

book_aids-sutra.jpgIt's often said that the first step in solving a problem is to truly understand it.

 

   

Katsushi Ota (ed.) | Faust vol. 1 (Del Rey, 432 pgs.)

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Written by Sarah Boslaugh Friday, 31 October 2008 08:02

faust-header.jpgFiction and Manga from the Cutting Edge of Japanese Pop Culture.

 

 

Gavin Watson | Skins & Punks: Lost Archives 1978-1985

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Written by Jason Neubauer Monday, 20 October 2008 04:02

book_skins-punks.jpgThese pictures are of an entirely different time and place than the one most of us know.

 

   

Andy Taylor | Wild Boy: My Life in Duran Duran

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Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 14 September 2008 09:02

book_wild-boy.jpgThe day Duran Duran signed their record deal was the day John Lennon was shot.

 

 

Joshua Henkin | Matrimony (Vintage Books, 291 pgs.)

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Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 14 September 2008 08:59

book_matrimony.jpgThis book says, in no uncertain terms, there's no such thing as a fairytale ending, only dealing with what life throws at us as best we can.

 

   

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