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The Great Revolt
4.1 out of 5 stars with 77 reviews
Standout syndicated columnist and CNN contributor Salena Zito, with veteran Republican strategist Brad Todd, reports across five swing states and over 27,000 miles to answer the pressing question: Was Donald Trump's election a fluke or did it repres
The Patterning Instinct: A Cultural History of Humanity’s Search for Meaning
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.3 out of 5 stars with 156 reviews
This fresh perspective on crucial questions of history identifies the root metaphors that cultures have used to construct meaning in their world. It offers a glimpse into the minds of a vast range of different peoples: early hunter-gatherers and farm
Our Towns: A 100,000-Mile Journey into the Heart of America
4.9 out of 5 stars with 241 reviews
National best seller.
A vivid, surprising portrait of the civic and economic reinvention taking place in America, town by town and generally out of view of the national media. A realistically positive and provocative view of the country between its
Primitive Mythology: The Masks of God Series, Volume I
4.8 out of 5 stars with 143 reviews
The author of such acclaimed books as The Hero With a Thousand Faces and The Power of Myth discusses the primitive roots of mythology, examining them in light of the most recent discoveries in archaeology, anthropology, and psychology.
God Is in the Crowd: Twenty-First-Century Judaism
4.4 out of 5 stars with 248 reviews
A bold proposal for discovering relevance in Judaism and ensuring its survival, from a pioneering social activist, business leader, and fighter pilot in the Israeli Air Force
God Is in the Crowd is an original and provocative blueprint for Judaism in
The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures
4.5 out of 5 stars with 136 reviews
A fascinating guide to the monsters that are part of our collective psyche, from the host of the hit podcast Lore, soon to be an online streaming series.
They live in shadows - deep in the forest, late in the night, in the dark recesses of our mind
Hit Makers: The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction
4.1 out of 5 stars with 132 reviews
Nothing ''goes viral''. If you think a popular movie, song, or app came out of nowhere to become a word-of-mouth success in today's crowded media environment, you're missing the real story. Each blockbuster has a secret history - of power, influence, dark broadcasters, and passionate cults that turn some new products into cultural phenomena. Even the most brilliant ideas wither in obscurity if they fail to connect with the right network, and the consumers that matter most aren't the early
Tailspin: The People and Forces Behind America's Fifty-Year Fall - and Those Fighting to Reverse It
4.9 out of 5 stars with 124 reviews
From the award-winning journalist and best-selling author of America's Bitter Pill: a tour de force examination of 1) how and why major American institutions no longer serve us as they should, causing a deep rift between the vulnerable majority and the protected few, and 2) how some individuals and organizations are laying the foundation for real, lasting change.
In this revelatory narrative covering the years 1967 to 2017, Steven Brill gives us a stunningly cogent picture of the broken system
What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America
4.8 out of 5 stars with 80 reviews
This program is read by the author.
What Truth Sounds Like is a timely exploration of America's tortured racial politics that continues the conversation from Michael Eric Dyson's New York Times best seller Tears We Cannot Stop.
President Barack Obama: ''Everybody who speaks after Michael Eric Dyson pales in comparison.''
In 2015, BLM activist Julius Jones confronted presidential candidate Hillary Clinton with an urgent query: ''What in your heart has changed that's going to change the
The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump
4.6 out of 5 stars with 228 reviews
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning critic comes an impassioned critique of America's retreat from reason.
We live in a time when the very idea of objective truth is mocked and discounted by the occupants of the White House. Discredited conspiracy theories and ideologies have resurfaced, proven science is once more up for debate, and Russian propaganda floods our screens. The wisdom of the crowd has usurped research and expertise, and we are each left clinging to the beliefs that best confirm our
White Fragility: Why It's so Hard for White People to Talk About Racism
4.2 out of 5 stars with 282 reviews
Groundbreaking book exploring the counterproductive reactions white people have when discussing racism that serve to protect their positions and maintain racial inequality
Antiracist educator Robin DiAngelo first coined the term ''white fragility'' in 2011, and since then it's been invoked by critics from Samantha Bee to Charles Blow. ''White fragility'' refers to the defensive moves that white people make when challenged racially. These include emotions such as anger, fear, and guilt, and
A Long Way Home
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.6 out of 5 stars with 59 reviews
At only five years old, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India. Unable to read or write or recall the name of his hometown or even his own last name, he survived alone for weeks on the rough streets of Calcutta before ultimately being transferred to an agency and adopted by a couple in Australia.
Despite his gratitude, Brierley always wondered about his origins. Eventually, with the advent of Google Earth, he had the opportunity to look for the needle in a haystack he once called home and
Acoustical Signal Processing in the Central Auditory System (The Language of Science)
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ean: 9780306456084, isbn: 0306456087,
4.1 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
The symposium on Acoustical Signal Processing in the Central Auditory System which was held in Prague on September 4--7, 1996 was the third in a series organized in Prague, after the Neuronal Mechanisms of Hearing symposium in 1980 and Auditory Pathway - Structure and Function symposium in 1987. Approximately 100 scientists regis tered for the symposium and presented 82 separate papers and posters. The present vol ume contains 53 of these contributions, mostly presented at the symposium as
Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations (East Asian Popular Culture)
ean: 9783319706283, isbn: 3319706284,
4.8 out of 5 stars with 48 reviews
Japanese Horror and the Transnational Cinema of Sensations undertakes a critical reassessment of Japanese horror cinema by attending to its intermediality and transnational hybridity in relation to world horror cinema. Neither a conventional film history nor a thematic survey of Japanese horror cinema, this study offers a transnational analysis of selected films from new angles that shed light on previously ignored aspects of the genre, including sound design, framing techniques, and
A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History
ean: 9781611762778, isbn: 1611762774,
4.6 out of 5 stars with 107 reviews
Drawing on startling new evidence from the human genome, an exploration of how and why the human population differentiated into distinctive races beginning fifty thousand years agoFewer ideas have been more toxic or harmful than the idea of the biological reality of race, and with it the idea that humans of different races are biologically different from one another. For this understandable reason, the idea has been banished from polite academic conversation. Arguing that race is more
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