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    1. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
    by J. D. Vance
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    Category: Hardcover Brand: HarperCollins
    (2016-06-28)
    Publisher: Harper
    ISBN: 0062300547
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    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN" AND SOON TO BE A MAJOR-MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY RON HOWARD

    "You will not read a more important book about America this year."—The Economist

    "A riveting book."—The Wall Street Journal

    "Essential reading."—David Brooks, New York Times

    From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class

    Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

    The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.’s grandparents were “dirt poor and in love,” and moved north from Kentucky’s Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility.

    But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance’s grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.

    A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

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    2. (Hillbilly Elegy Audiobook Unabriged){J. D. Vance Hillbilly Elegy Audio CD}
    by J. D. Vance
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    (1888)
    ASIN: B01HQCLQUM
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    J. D. Vance's grandparents moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. However, Vance's family struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of poverty. A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

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    3. The Last Bookaneer: A Novel
    by Matthew Pearl
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    Category: Audio CD Brand: HarperCollins
    (2015-04-28)
    Publisher: Penguin Audio
    ISBN: 1611764262
    Sales Rank: 2386375
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    The bestselling author of The Dante Club takes us deep into a shadowy era in publishing ruled by a forgotten class of criminals

    A golden age of publishing on the verge of collapse. For a hundred years, loose copyright laws and a hungry reading public created a unique opportunity: Books could be published without an author’s permission with extraordinary ease. Authors gained fame but suffered financially—Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, to name a few—but publishers reaped enormous profits while readers got their books on the cheap. The literary pirates who stalked the harbors, coffeehouses, and printer shops for the latest manuscript to steal were known as bookaneers.


    Yet on the eve of the twentieth century, a new international treaty is signed to protect authors and grind this literary underground to a sharp halt. The bookaneers, of course, would become extinct. In The Last Bookaneer, Matthew Pearl gives us a historical novel set inside the lost world of these doomed outlaws and the incredible heist that brought their era to a close.

    On the island of Samoa, a dying Robert Louis Stevenson labors over a new novel. The thought of one last book from the great author fires the imaginations of the bookaneers, and soon two adversaries—the gallant Pen Davenport and the monstrous Belial—set out for the south Pacific island. Pen Davenport—a tortured criminal genius haunted by his past—is reluctantly accompanied by Fergins, the narrator of our story, who has lived a quiet life of bookselling before being whisked across the world on his friend’s final caper. Fergins soon discovers the supreme thrill of aiding Davenport in his quest: to steal Stevenson’s manuscript and make a fortune before the new treaty ends the bookaneers’ trade forever.

    Yet Samoa holds many secrets of its own, and the duo’s bookish concerns clash with the island’s violent destiny. A colonial war is afoot between the British, American, and German powers; even as Stevenson himself quietly supports native revolutionaries from high in his mountain compound. Soon Pen and Fergins are embroiled in a conflict larger, perhaps, than literature itself. Illuminating the heroics of the bookaneers even while conjuring Stevenson himself to breathtaking life, Pearl’s The Last Bookaneer is a pageturning journey to the dark heart of a forgotten literary era.

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    4. Science Magazine's State of the Planet 2008-2009: with a Special Section on Energy and Sustainability
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    Category: Paperback Brand: Brand: Island Press
    (2008-12-18)
    Publisher: Island Press
    ISBN: 1597264067
    Sales Rank: 2110554
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    Taken from the pages of Science and supplemented by contributions from the magazine’s editors, State of the Planet 2008-2009 offers contemporary science writing that is sometimes provocative, frequently enlightening, and always authoritative. Published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Science is one of the most respected scientific magazines in the world. With a readership of more than one million people, it offers “hard science” from top scientists to both educated lay readers and scientists alike.

    The articles collected here are arranged thematically and each section is introduced by a prominent scientist or science writer. Donald Kennedy, who was Editor-in-Chief of Science when these articles appeared in the magazine, contributes a preface and several short essays. Focusing on issues of energy and sustainability, sections of the volume are devoted to the prospects of energy-sparing technologies and alternatives to fossil fuel use, including ethanol and cellulosic digestion. Other sections center on climate change, led by a comprehensive essay on the state of scientific knowledge today and followed by contributions about the Antarctic and Greenland ice sheets, as well as the effects of climate change that have been measured to date, including changes in migration and breeding cycles of birds and flowering in plants, changing patterns of hurricanes and extreme weather events, and alterations in forest fire frequency.

    Interspersed throughout the book are Science news pieces that highlight particular issues and cases relevant to the main scientific findings. A glossary of key terms and concepts helps students and nonspecialists better understand the terminology and the issues.

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    5. The Price of Peace
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    Category: Paperback Brand: Brand: Rowman n Littlefield Publishers
    (1997-01)
    Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
    ISBN: 0847685578
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    Carrots and sticks have always been used in combination in diplomatic affairs, but scholars and policymakers have focused more on the sticks than the carrots. In this provocative study, policy-savvy scholars examine a wide range of cases―from North Korea to South Africa to El Salvador and Bosnia―to demonstrate the power of incentives to deter nuclear proliferation, prevent armed conflict, defend civil and human rights, and rebuild war-torn societies. The book addresses the 'moral hazard' of incentives, the danger that they can be construed as bribes, concessions, or appeasement. Incentives can take many forms―economic and political, as palpable as fuel oil and as intangible, yet powerful, as diplomatic recognition and 'constructive engagement.' The cases demonstrate that incentives can sometimes succeed when traditional methods―threats, sanctions, or force―fail or are too dangerous to apply.

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    6. Science Fiction Gems, Vol. One
    by Clifford D Simak, Henry Slesar, Algis Budrys, Isaac Asimov, John Jakes, Gregory Luce, J. F. Bone, Jack Vance, Bill Wesley, Eando Binder, Ron Goulart
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    (2011-04-07)
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    Armchair Fiction presents extra large paperback collections of the best in classic science fiction short stories. "Science Fiction Gems, Vol. One" features works by Clifford D. Simak, Isaac Asimov, John Jakes, Henry Slesar, Algis Budrys, Jack Vance, J. F. Bone, Ron Goulart, Eando Binder, and others. This is a brand new anthology of nostalgic science fiction. It’s sure to titillate your imagination, rouse memories of childhood daydreams, and probe the deepest recesses of your mind.

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    7. [Hillbilly Elegy Audiobook]{Hillbilly Elegy Unabridged Audiobook}(J. D. Vance Hillbilly Elegy Audiobook)
    by J. D. Vance
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    Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis-that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck. The Vance family story begins hopefully in postwar America. J. D.'s grandparents were "dirt poor and in love," and moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild (the author) would graduate from Yale Law School, a conventional marker of their success in achieving generational upward mobility. But as the family saga of Hillbilly Elegy plays out, we learn that this is only the short, superficial version. Vance's grandparents, aunt, uncle, sister, and, most of all, his mother, struggled profoundly with the demands of their new middle-class life, and were never able to fully escape the legacy of abuse, alcoholism, poverty, and trauma so characteristic of their part of America. Vance piercingly shows how he himself still carries around the demons of their chaotic family history.

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    8. Weird #2 (The All-too-true Comics Magazine, Winter 1998)
    by Carl Posey, Paul Kirchner, Steve Vance, Doug Moench, Carl Sifakis, Gahan Wilson
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    A 48-page black/white comic magazine featuring stories about Lifestyles of the Rich, Famous and Really Really Crazy! Spotlight on Millionaire Howard Hughes.Also the Man Who Rules an Empire While Standing on His Head; Henry Ford: Der Fuehrer's Fanatical Friend; The Perverse Publishing Plans of William Randolf Hearst; And More!

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    9. Derby Day
    by D J Taylor
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    As the shadows lengthen over the June grass, all of England is heading for Epsom Down--high life and low life, society beauties and Whitechapel street girls, bookmakers and gypsies, hawkers and thieves. Hopes are high, nerves are taut, hats are tossed in the air--this is Derby Day. For months people have been waiting and plotting for this day. Everyone's eyes are on champion horse Tiberius, on whose performance half a dozen destinies depend. In this rich and exuberant novel, rife with the idioms of Victorian England, the mysteries pile high, propelling us toward the day of the great race, and we wait with bated breath as the story gallops to a finish that no one expects.

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    10. The Elegance Of Rhyming Poetry
    by Ligia wahya Isdzanii, Debra M. Lalli, R. Ajnabhii, Shelley W. Williams, Michele Wass, Christie A. Vance, Michelle Hiidhl, Steve Curtis, Rebecca Robinson, Michael D. Ervin, Charles J. Barnabi, N. Boyer, Victoria Sutton, Stan Holliday, Narayanna Raghavan, Joseph D. Whelan, Laura Brodie, Linda Marshall, Aanchal Bawa, Cinthia Lyn Copeland, A. Elizabeth King
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    Within this rhyming book of poetry you will find 25 poets that has brought to you the read a number or 175 poems. There are many themes to the amazing poems that are in this book. This is a collective work of poets working together to bring you the best experiencce in reading poetry.

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