Have You Seen Luis Velez?

Have You Seen Luis Velez?Raymond Jaffe feels like he doesn t belong Not with his mother s new family Not as a weekend guest with his father and his father s wife Not at school, where he s an outcast After his best friend moves away, Raymond has only two real connections to the feral cat he s tamed and to a blind

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Permanent Record

Permanent RecordEdward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down In 2013, twenty nine year old Edward Snowden shocked

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Homo Deus: A History of Tomorrow

Homo Deus: A History of TomorrowYuval Noah Harari, author of the critically acclaimed New York Times bestseller and international phenomenon Sapiens, returns with an equally original, compelling, and provocative book, turning his focus toward humanity s future, and our quest to upgrade humans into gods.Over the past century

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21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st CenturyIn Sapiens, he explored our past In Homo Deus, he looked to our future Now, one of the most innovative thinkers on the planet turns to the present to make sense of today s most pressing issues How do computers and robots change the meaning of being human How do we deal with the epidemic of fake

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How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy

How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention EconomyThis thrilling critique of the forces vying for our attention re defines what we think of as productivity, shows us a new way to connect with our environment and reveals all that we ve been too distracted to see about our selves and our world When the technologies we use every day collapse our

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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American CityIn Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st century

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So You've Been Publicly Shamed

So You've Been Publicly ShamedNow a New York Times bestseller and from the author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world s most underappreciated forces shame It s about the terror, isn t it The terror of what I said The terror of being found out For the past three years, Jon

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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About RaceIn 2014, award winning journalist Reni Eddo Lodge wrote about her frustration with the way that discussions of race and racism in Britain were being led by those who weren t affected by it She posted a piece on her blog, entitled Why I m No Longer Talking to White People About Race that led to

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How To Be Right… in a World Gone Wrong

How To Be Right… in a World Gone WrongEvery day, James O Brien listens to people blaming benefits scroungers, the EU, Muslims, feminists and immigrants But what makes James s daily LBC show such essential listening and has made James a standout social media star is the careful way he punctures their assumptions and dismantles their

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Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Tribe: On Homecoming and BelongingSebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm, takes a critical look at post traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today s returning veterans face in modern society There are ancient tribal human behaviors loyalty, inter reliance, cooperation that flare up in

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