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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, also known by her initials as AOC, is a politician serving as the U.S. Representative for New York's 14th congressional district.
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Capital in the Twenty-First Century
by Thomas Piketty (Aug 13, 2017)
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A New York Times #1 Bestseller An Amazon #1 Bestseller A Wall Street Journal #1 Bestseller A USA Today Bestseller A Sunday Times BestsellerWinner of the Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year AwardWinner of the British Academy MedalFinalist, National Book Critics Circle Award"It seems safe to say that Capital in the Twenty-First Cen...
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Hope in the Dark
Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities
by Rebecca Solnit (Mar 14, 2016)
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With Hope in the Dark, Rebecca Solnit makes a radical case for hope as a commitment to act in a world whose future remains uncertain and unknowable. Drawing on her decades of activism and a wide reading of environmental, cultural, and political history, Solnit argues that radicals have a long, neglected history of transformative victories, that the...
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Consider the Lobster and Other Essays
by David Foster Wallace (Jul 01, 2007)
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Tags: philosophy
Do lobsters feel pain? Did Franz Kafka have a funny bone? What is John Updike's deal, anyway? And what happens when adult video starlets meet their fans in person? David Foster Wallace answers these questions and more in essays that are also enthralling narrative adventures. Whether covering the three-ring circus of John McCain's 2000 presidential ...
The Bhagavad Gita
by Eknath Easwaran (May 16, 2007)
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Prince Arjuna faced a dilemma that many face sooner or later--whether to take action that is necessary yet morally ambiguous. The difference is that Arjuna's action was to wage war against his own family. With the armies arrayed, Arjuna loses his nerve. Krishna, his charioteer and incarnation of divine consciousness, begins to teach him the nature ...
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The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln
by Doris Kearns Goodwin (Sep 25, 2006)
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Winner of the Lincoln PrizeAcclaimed historian Doris Kearns Goodwin illuminates Lincoln's political genius in this highly original work, as the one-term congressman and prairie lawyer rises from obscurity to prevail over three gifted rivals of national reputation to become president.On May 18, 1860, William H. Seward, Salmon P. Chase, Edward Bates,...
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One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (Feb 20, 2006)
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One of the most influential literary works of our time, One Hundred Years of Solitude remains a dazzling and original achievement by the masterful Gabriel García Márquez, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature.One Hundred Years of Solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of ...
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The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde
by Audre Lorde (Feb 16, 2000)
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Collected here for the first time are more than three hundred poems from one of this country's major and most influential poets, representing the complete oeuvre of Audre Lorde's poetry. Lorde published nine volumes of poetry which, in her words, detail "a linguistic and emotional tour through the conflicts, fears, and hopes of the world I have inh...
Why We Can't Wait
by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (Dec 31, 1999)
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Letter from Birmingham Jail, April 16, 1963Perhaps it is easy for those who have never felt the stinging darts of segregation to say, Wait. But when you have seen vicious mobs lynch your mothers and fathers at will and drown your sisters and brothers at whimwhen you see the vast majority of twenty million Negro brothers smothering in an airtight ca...