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Boom!: Voices of the Sixties Boom!: Voices of the Sixties
by Tom Brokaw

With The Greatest Generation, Tom Brokaw defined for America what it meant to come of age during the Great Depression and the Second World War. Now, in Boom!, the veteran newsman brings us into the tumultuous decade of the 1960's.



The Tokyo Look Book: Stylish to Spectacular, Goth to Gyaru, Sidewalk to Catwalk The Tokyo Look Book: Stylish to Spectacular, Goth to Gyaru, Sidewalk to Catwalk
by Philomena Keet and Yuri Manabe

Come with us on a stroll through Tokyo's fashion neighborhoods and meet the city's trendy teens and twenty-somethings captured as they work and play.



Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy
by Barbara Ehrenreich

In the highly acclaimed Blood Rites, Barbara Ehrenreich delved into the origins of our species' attraction to war. Here, she explores the opposite human inclination, one that is equally universal and deep-rooted, yet has been so effectively suppressed that we lack even a convenient phrase for it: the desire for collective joy, expressed throughout the ages in ecstatic celebrations of feasting, costuming, and dancing.



Over Here: How the G.I. Bill Transformed the American Dream Over Here: How the G.I. Bill Transformed the American Dream
by Edward Humes

The G.I. Bill made homeowners, college graduates, professionals, rocket scientists, and a booming middle class out of a Depression-era generation that never expected such opportunity. Today's America was built on the bill's greatness. The Greatest Generation would not exist without it.



Not In Kansas Anymore: Dark Arts, Sex Spells, Money Magic, and Other Things Your Neighbors Aren't Telling You Not In Kansas Anymore: Dark Arts, Sex Spells, Money Magic, and Other Things Your Neighbors Aren't Telling You
by Christine Wicker

Magic has stepped out of the movies, morphed from the pages of fairy tales, and is more present in America today than you might expect. Soccer moms get voodoo head washings in their backyards, young American soldiers send chants toward pagan gods of war, and a seemingly normal family determines that they are in fact elves.



The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation The United States of Arugula: How We Became a Gourmet Nation
by David Kamp

The United States of Arugula is the wickedly entertaining, hunger-inducing, behind-the-scenes story of the American food revolution that has made celebrity chefs, baby greens, fancy fridges, and destination restaurants familiar aspects of our everyday lives.



How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place How to Spend $50 Billion to Make the World a Better Place
by Bjorn Lomborg

In a world fraught with problems and challenges, we need to gauge how to achieve the greatest good with our money.



The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do The Culture Code: An Ingenious Way to Understand Why People Around the World Live and Buy as They Do
by Clotaire Rapaille

In The Culture Code, internationally revered cultural anthropologist and marketing expert Clotaire Rapaille reveals for the first time the techniques he has used to improve profitability and practices for dozens of Fortune 100 companies.



The Right Words at the Right Time: Volume 2: Your Turn! The Right Words at the Right Time: Volume 2: Your Turn!
by Marlo Thomas and New Friends

From big cities to farm communities, from office cubicles to hospital wards, from Normandy Beach to Boston's Fenway Park, the contributors to this remarkable volume -- selected from among thousands in a nationwide search -- tell riveting stories about the words that changed their lives forever.



Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S. Hippo Eats Dwarf: A Field Guide to Hoaxes and Other B.S.
by Alex Boese

Don't be a victim of today's Misinformation Age! Read Hippo Eats Dwarf, the essential guide to navigating reality -- from birth to death to eBay and beyond.



Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women Imagining Ourselves: Global Voices from a New Generation of Women
by Paula Goldman

The works in these pages are inspiring, challenging, enlightening, funny, and sometimes shocking. The contributors emphasize that the world they inhabit is different from the world of their mothers and grandmothers.



Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights Covering: The Hidden Assault on Our Civil Rights
by Kenji Yoshino

Everyone covers. To cover is to downplay a disfavored trait so as to blend into the mainstream. Because all of us possess stigmatized attributes, we all encounter pressure to cover in our daily lives. Given its pervasiveness, we may experience this pressure to be a simple fact of social life.