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A spectacular story, the making of a dynasty, one of the great untold sagas of a gilded Jewish Bagdadi family—the merchant princes of the orient, that built a vast empire through finance and trade: opium, cotton, oil, shipping, banking, that re...
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A rich exploration of the importance of books and libraries in the ancient world that highlights how humanity’s obsession with the printed word has echoed throughout the ages—from one of Spain’s most celebrated authors.Long before b...
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From the winner of the Edgar Award and the Samuel Johnson Prize, a cultural history of “everyday madness”The Book of Phobias and Manias is a thrilling compendium of 99 obsessions that have shaped us all, the rare and the familiar, from ab...
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From bestselling author and NYU business school professor Scott Galloway comes an urgent examination of the future of our nation – and how we got here.We are only just beginning to reckon with our post-pandemic future. As political extremi...
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Solving the long-standing mysteries of culture—from the origin of our tastes and identities, to the perpetual cycles of fashions and fads—through a careful exploration of the fundamental human desire for statusAll humans share a need to s...
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A leading advocate for social justice excavates the history of forced migration in the twelve American towns she’s called home, revealing how White supremacy has fundamentally shaped the nation. “At a time when many would rather ban ...
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The feel-good underdog story of the first American swimmer to win Olympic gold, set against the turbulent rebirth of the modern Games, that “bring[s] to life an inspiring figure and illuminate[s] an overlooked chapter in America’s sports ...
ISBN: 9780593587614Unabridged Download
The remarkable true story behind one of history’s most enigmatic portraits—"a glorious picaresque of unbridled passions and unmitigated scoundrels, a glorious romp through the great palaces and palazzos of Europe" (Amand...
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An extraordinary history of resistance and the fight for Indian independence—the little-known story of seven foreigners to India who joined the movement fighting for freedom from British colonial rule.Rebels Against the Raj tells the story of s...
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NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • An “elegantly argued and exuberantly narrated” (The New York Times Book Review) look at the building of social movements—from the 1600s to the present—and how current technology is u...
ISBN: 9780593506035Unabridged Download
A fresh history of the West grounded in the lives of mixed-descent Native families who first bridged and then collided with racial boundaries.Often overlooked, there is mixed blood at the heart of America. And at the heart of Native life for centurie...
ISBN: 9780593608494Unabridged Download
An authoritative, illuminating, and deeply humane history of addiction—a phenomenon that remains baffling and deeply misunderstood despite having touched countless lives—by an addiction psychiatrist striving to understand his own family a...
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