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In the Heart of the Sea by Nathaniel Philbrick
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The Barbarous Years by Bernard Bailyn
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century by Thomas Piketty
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Income inequality in capitalism is actually the norm claims Thomas Piketty. Return on capital is always greater than growth in wages. Working for a living will not make you rich. Maybe not even middle class. Picketty compared wealth in England, Franc ...more
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A Spy Among Friends by Ben Macintyre
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Kim Philby was at the center of the greatest espionage scandal of the 20th Century.
Philby, like several fellow graduates, joined the British intelligence servicein the 1930safterCambridge and aprivileged upbringing.
His chief recommendation came from
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The Impulse Society by Paul       Roberts
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Freedom National by James Oakes
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Slavery is an ugly blot on America’s claim to exceptionalism. To many abolitionists it was simply a moral disgrace and should be swept away.
But there were Constitutional impediments which made this inconceivable.
The Constitution granted states the
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Lawrence in Arabia by Scott Anderson
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How did we get to where we are in the Middle East today? This book lays out the often cynical, ultimately tragic story. The War to End All Wars created a catastrophic series of events. Among them were multiple crises in that part of the world today. ...more
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Being Wrong by Kathryn Schulz
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“I love you” are the THREE sweetest words in the language but the FOUR sweetest words in the language seem to be "I told you so".
This book is about the psychology of “feeling” right or wrong, knowledge, belief, doubt, certainty, fact, opinion, and bi
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1913 by Charles Emmerson
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You won’t learn what caused the First World War from this book, but you’ll get a pretty authentic picture of life in 23 world cities in the last year of peace, 1913.
From the major cities of London, Paris, Rome, and Berlin to the “lesser” cities of Bu
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The Great Debate by Yuval Levin
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The philosophical origins of much of the American political left and right begin with the works of two men: Thomas Paine and Edmund Burke.
[You can learn about the psychological origins of left and right by reading Jonathan Haidt.]

Both Burke and Paine
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