A Summer of Discovery: Must-Reads

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    Cover: From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our WayFrom Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our WayBond, MichaelPAPERBACK08/17/2021$17.95
    Cover: China and Japan: Facing HistoryChina and Japan: Facing HistoryVogel, Ezra F.PAPERBACK06/01/2021$24.95
    Cover: Prague: Belonging in the Modern CityPrague: Belonging in the Modern CityBryant, ChadHARDCOVER05/25/2021$29.95
    Cover: Phoenix: A Father, a Son, and the Rise of AthensPhoenix: A Father, a Son, and the Rise of AthensStuttard, DavidHARDCOVER05/04/2021$35.00
    Cover: The Horde: How the Mongols Changed the WorldThe Horde: How the Mongols Changed the WorldFavereau, MarieHARDCOVER04/20/2021$29.95
    Cover: The Power of Creative Destruction: Economic Upheaval and the Wealth of NationsThe Power of Creative Destruction: Economic Upheaval and the Wealth of NationsAghion, Philippe
    Antonin, Céline
    Bunel, Simon
    Cohen-Tanugi, Jodie
    HARDCOVER04/20/2021$35.00
    Cover: Lessons from PlantsLessons from PlantsMontgomery, Beronda L.HARDCOVER04/06/2021$22.95
    Cover: Traveling Black: A Story of Race and ResistanceTraveling Black: A Story of Race and ResistanceBay, MiaHARDCOVER03/23/2021$35.00
    Cover: Liner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist SoundLiner Notes for the Revolution: The Intellectual Life of Black Feminist SoundBrooks, Daphne A.HARDCOVER02/23/2021$39.95
    Cover: Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about ItUnbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about ItBoushey, HeatherPAPERBACK02/23/2021$17.95
    Cover: Vera Rubin: A LifeVera Rubin: A LifeMitton, Jacqueline
    Mitton, Simon
    HARDCOVER02/11/2021$29.95
    Cover: Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and WhiteHattiesburg: An American City in Black and WhiteSturkey, WilliamPAPERBACK01/12/2021$21.95
    Cover: Out of the Ordinary: How Everyday Life Inspired a Nation and How It Can AgainOut of the Ordinary: How Everyday Life Inspired a Nation and How It Can AgainStears, MarcHARDCOVER01/12/2021$39.95
    Cover: Burning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of KnowledgeBurning the Books: A History of the Deliberate Destruction of KnowledgeOvenden, RichardHARDCOVER11/17/2020$29.95
    Cover: The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde: An Annotated SelectionThe Short Stories of Oscar Wilde: An Annotated SelectionWilde, Oscar
    Frankel, Nicholas
    HARDCOVER11/17/2020$27.95
    Cover: Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to VoteWhy They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to VoteWare, SusanPAPERBACK11/17/2020$16.95
    Cover: The Joy of Playing, the Joy of Thinking: Conversations about Art and PerformanceThe Joy of Playing, the Joy of Thinking: Conversations about Art and PerformanceRosen, Charles
    Temerson, Catherine
    Zerner, Catherine
    HARDCOVER11/03/2020$21.95
    Cover: Neutron Stars: The Quest to Understand the Zombies of the CosmosNeutron Stars: The Quest to Understand the Zombies of the CosmosMoskvitch, KatiaHARDCOVER09/15/2020$29.95
    Cover: Our Universe: An Astronomer’s GuideOur Universe: An Astronomer’s GuideDunkley, JoPAPERBACK08/18/2020$17.95
    Cover: The Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged StudentsThe Privileged Poor: How Elite Colleges Are Failing Disadvantaged StudentsJack, Anthony AbrahamPAPERBACK08/11/2020$16.95
    Cover: In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High SchoolIn Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High SchoolMehta, Jal
    Fine, Sarah
    PAPERBACK08/04/2020$19.95
    Cover: Smellosophy: What the Nose Tells the MindSmellosophy: What the Nose Tells the MindBarwich, A. S.HARDCOVER07/14/2020$35.00
    Cover: Katrina: A History, 1915–2015Katrina: A History, 1915–2015Horowitz, AndyHARDCOVER07/07/2020$35.00
    Cover: On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled LivesOn Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled LivesMiller, Andrew H.HARDCOVER06/09/2020$29.95
    Cover: From Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our WayFrom Here to There: The Art and Science of Finding and Losing Our WayBond, MichaelHARDCOVER05/12/2020$29.95
    Cover: Island on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British EmpireIsland on Fire: The Revolt That Ended Slavery in the British EmpireZoellner, TomHARDCOVER05/12/2020$29.95
    Cover: Spacefarers: How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and BeyondSpacefarers: How Humans Will Settle the Moon, Mars, and BeyondWanjek, ChristopherHARDCOVER04/14/2020$29.95
    Cover: The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American InstitutionThe Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American InstitutionChervinsky, Lindsay M.HARDCOVER04/07/2020$29.95
    Cover: The Fairest of Them All: Snow White and 21 Tales of Mothers and DaughtersThe Fairest of Them All: Snow White and 21 Tales of Mothers and DaughtersTatar, MariaHARDCOVER04/07/2020$27.95
    Cover: Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of NeoliberalismGlobalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of NeoliberalismSlobodian, QuinnPAPERBACK04/07/2020$19.95
    Cover: Capital and IdeologyCapital and IdeologyPiketty, Thomas
    Goldhammer, Arthur
    HARDCOVER03/10/2020$39.95
    Cover: What Stars Are Made Of: The Life of Cecilia Payne-GaposchkinWhat Stars Are Made Of: The Life of Cecilia Payne-GaposchkinMoore, DonovanHARDCOVER03/03/2020$29.95
    Cover: To Live and Defy in LA: How Gangsta Rap Changed AmericaTo Live and Defy in LA: How Gangsta Rap Changed AmericaViator, Felicia AngejaHARDCOVER02/25/2020$35.00
    Cover: The Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture, With a New PrefaceThe Invention of the Restaurant: Paris and Modern Gastronomic Culture, With a New PrefaceSpang, Rebecca L.PAPERBACK01/14/2020$26.00
    Cover: Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave WarTacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave WarBrown, VincentHARDCOVER01/14/2020$35.00
    Cover: Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about ItUnbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about ItBoushey, HeatherHARDCOVER10/15/2019$27.95
    Cover: Ghetto: The History of a WordGhetto: The History of a WordSchwartz, Daniel B.HARDCOVER09/24/2019$36.00
    Cover: China and Japan: Facing HistoryChina and Japan: Facing HistoryVogel, Ezra F.HARDCOVER07/30/2019$39.95
    Cover: The Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, With a New PrefaceThe Condemnation of Blackness: Race, Crime, and the Making of Modern Urban America, With a New PrefaceMuhammad, Khalil GibranPAPERBACK07/22/2019$15.95
    Cover: The People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save ItThe People vs. Democracy: Why Our Freedom Is in Danger and How to Save ItMounk, YaschaPAPERBACK06/04/2019$18.95
    Cover: The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors ConservativesThe Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors ConservativesSchradie, JenHARDCOVER05/13/2019$42.00
    Cover: Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary AmericaBring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary AmericaBelew, KathleenPAPERBACK05/07/2019$16.95
    Cover: Gravity’s Century: From Einstein’s Eclipse to Images of Black HolesGravity’s Century: From Einstein’s Eclipse to Images of Black HolesCowen, RonHARDCOVER05/06/2019$26.95
    Cover: The Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New GlobalizationThe Great Convergence: Information Technology and the New GlobalizationBaldwin, RichardPAPERBACK05/06/2019$16.95
    Cover: Why They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to VoteWhy They Marched: Untold Stories of the Women Who Fought for the Right to VoteWare, SusanHARDCOVER05/06/2019$26.95
    Cover: The Creativity Code: Art and Innovation in the Age of AIThe Creativity Code: Art and Innovation in the Age of AIDu Sautoy, MarcusHARDCOVER04/15/2019$30.00
    Cover: The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual HistoryThe Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual HistoryAydin, CemilPAPERBACK04/15/2019$20.00
    Cover: In Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High SchoolIn Search of Deeper Learning: The Quest to Remake the American High SchoolMehta, Jal
    Fine, Sarah
    HARDCOVER04/09/2019$29.95
    Cover: Our Universe: An Astronomer’s GuideOur Universe: An Astronomer’s GuideDunkley, JoHARDCOVER04/08/2019$29.95
    Cover: Hattiesburg: An American City in Black and WhiteHattiesburg: An American City in Black and WhiteSturkey, WilliamHARDCOVER03/28/2019$29.95
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