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Zhivago's Children: The Last Russian Intelligentsia (Belknap Press)

by Vladislav Zubok

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been Reading by Tyler Cowen on July 5th, 2009

Sales Rank: 2138861

Among the least-chronicled aspects of post–World War II European intellectual and cultural history is the story of the Russian intelligentsia after Stalin. Young Soviet veterans had returned from the heroic struggle to defeat Hitler only to confr... ...Read More

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The Book of Psalms: A Translation with Commentary

by Robert Alter

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been Reading by Tyler Cowen on July 5th, 2009

Sales Rank: 398338

A brilliant new translation and commentary of one of the Bible's most cherished and powerful books. Like the Five Books of Moses a cornerstone of the scriptural canon, the Book of Psalms has been a source of solace and joy for countless readers ov... ...Read More

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The East, the West, and Sex: A History of Erotic Encounters

by Richard Bernstein

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been Reading by Tyler Cowen on July 5th, 2009

Release Date: 2009-06-02

Sales Rank: 2407810

A rich and seductive narrative of the powerful erotic pull the East has always had for the West—a pervasive yet often ignored aspect of their long historical relationship—and a deep exploration of the intimate connection between sex and power.Rich... ...Read More

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Bring Me My Machine Gun: The Battle for the Soul of South Africa, from Mandela to Zuma

by Alec Russell

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been Reading by Tyler Cowen on July 5th, 2009

Sales Rank: 1491046

Award-winning journalist Alec Russell was in South Africa to witness the fall of apartheid and the remarkable reconciliation of Nelson Mandela's rule; and returned in 2007-2008 to see Mandela's successor, Thabo Mbeki, fritter away the country's re... ...Read More

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Economics Does Not Lie: A Defense of the Free Market in a Time of Crisis

by Guy Sorman

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been Reading by Tyler Cowen on July 5th, 2009

Sales Rank: 2350348

In the 20th century, privatization and market capitalism have reconstructed Eastern Europe and lifted 800 million people - in China, Brazil, and India - out of poverty. In Economics Does Not Lie, noted French journalist Guy Sorman reveals that beh... ...Read More

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Alabama Off the Beaten Path, 8th (Off the Beaten Path Series)

by Gay N. Martin

Marginal Revolution post: Mobile, Alabama bleg by Tyler Cowen on July 5th, 2009

Sales Rank: 3749573

Led by this guide, locals and visitors alike will discover offbeat attractions such as the Old Monroe Courthouse, historic Heritage Park, the Boll Weevil Monument, and the Slick Lizard Smokehouse. 

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Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World

by Tyler Cowen

Marginal Revolution post: Interview with *The Economist* by Tyler Cowen on July 6th, 2009

Release Date: 2009-07-09

Sales Rank: 373655

An economics professor and author describes how the World Wide Web is changing the way our minds work, and provides a guide to the coming world of Web 3.0, where social networking and “Tweeting” will improve education and enrich lives.

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Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World

by Tyler Cowen

Marginal Revolution post: Matt Yglesias reviews *Create Your Own Economy* by Tyler Cowen on July 7th, 2009

Release Date: 2009-07-09

Sales Rank: 373655

An economics professor and author describes how the World Wide Web is changing the way our minds work, and provides a guide to the coming world of Web 3.0, where social networking and “Tweeting” will improve education and enrich lives.

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Realizing Freedom: Libertarian Theory, History, and Practice

by Tom G. Palmer

Marginal Revolution post: *Realizing Freedom* by Tyler Cowen on July 7th, 2009

Sales Rank: 1463505

What is freedom? How is freedom related to justice, law, property, peace, and prosperity? Tom Palmer has spent a lifetime-as a scholar, teacher, journalist, and activist-asking and answering these questions. His best writings are now collected in ... ...Read More

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Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World

by Tyler Cowen

Marginal Revolution post: *Create Your Own Economy*, special offer by Tyler Cowen on July 8th, 2009

Release Date: 2009-07-09

Sales Rank: 373655

An economics professor and author describes how the World Wide Web is changing the way our minds work, and provides a guide to the coming world of Web 3.0, where social networking and “Tweeting” will improve education and enrich lives.

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Dead Souls

by Nikolai Gogol

Marginal Revolution post: Markets in Everything: Dead and Live Souls by Alex Tabarrok on July 9th, 2009

Release Date: 1997-03-25

Sales Rank: 37404

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Create Your Own Economy: The Path to Prosperity in a Disordered World

by Tyler Cowen

Marginal Revolution post: Thanks for your interest by Tyler Cowen on July 9th, 2009

Release Date: 2009-07-09

Sales Rank: 373655

An economics professor and author describes how the World Wide Web is changing the way our minds work, and provides a guide to the coming world of Web 3.0, where social networking and “Tweeting” will improve education and enrich lives.

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Learning from Las Vegas - Revised Edition: The Forgotten Symbolism of Architectural Form

by Robert Venturi, Steven Izenour, Denise Scott Brown

Marginal Revolution post: My favorite things Nevada by Tyler Cowen on July 10th, 2009

Sales Rank: 44185

Learning from Las Vegas created a healthy controversy on its appearance in 1972, calling for architects to be more receptive to the tastes and values of "common" people and less immodest in their erections of "heroic," self-aggrandizing monuments... ...Read More

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A Happy Marriage: A Novel

by Rafael Yglesias

Marginal Revolution post: *A Happy Marriage* by Tyler Cowen on July 12th, 2009

Release Date: 2009-07-07

Sales Rank: 1856019

A stunningly candid and revelatory love story by an acclaimed novelist and screenwriter whose return to fiction after a long hiatus will be heralded by critics and readers.In the 1970s Yglesias’s first novels, written while he was a teenager, were... ...Read More

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A Brain Wider Than the Sky: A Migraine Diary

by Andrew Levy

Marginal Revolution post: *A Brain Wider than the Sky* by Tyler Cowen on July 13th, 2009

Sales Rank: 2203221

A cultural history and personal account of the dynamics of migraine headaches recounts how the author has struggled with persistent migraines for more than three decades, traces the influence of the migraine in the arts and sciences, and evaluates... ...Read More

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In Spite of the Gods: The Rise of Modern India

by Edward Luce

Marginal Revolution post: Getting stuck in the bad equilibrium in India by Alex Tabarrok on July 13th, 2009

Release Date: 2008-03-11

Sales Rank: 65526

As the world's largest democracy and a rising international economic power, India has long been heralded for its great strides in technology and trade. Yet it is also plagued by poverty, illiteracy, unemployment, and a vast array of other social a... ...Read More

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A Twist in the Tale

by Jeffrey Archer

Marginal Revolution post: Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives by Alex Tabarrok on July 17th, 2009

Release Date: 2004-12-28

Sales Rank: 1361720

No one can weave a web of suspense, deliver a jolt of surprise, or teach a lesson in living like bestselling author Jeffrey Archer. From Africa to the Middle East, and from London to Beijing, Archer takes us to places we've never seen and introduc... ...Read More

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Your Religion Is False

by Joel Grus

Marginal Revolution post: *Your Religion is False* by Tyler Cowen on July 19th, 2009

Sales Rank: 2461643

The most important book ever written! Whether youʹre a Christian or a Jew, a Muslim or a Hindu, a Rasta or a Jain, an Environmentalist or a Cheondoist, a Scientologist or a Giant Stone Head Worshipper, your religion is false. In this long-awaited ... ...Read More

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In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke's War on the Great Panic

by David Wessel

Marginal Revolution post: *In Fed We Trust* by Tyler Cowen on July 22nd, 2009

Release Date: 2009-08-04

Sales Rank: 1135256

“Whatever it takes”That was Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s vow as the worst financial panic in more than fifty years gripped the world and he struggled to avoid the once unthinkable: a repeat of the Great Depression. Brilliant but tempera... ...Read More

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The Age of Wonder: How the Romantic Generation Discovered the Beauty and Terror of Science

by Richard Holmes

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 23rd, 2009

Release Date: 2009-07-14

Sales Rank: 314596

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The Generalissimo: Chiang Kai-shek and the Struggle for Modern China (Belknap Press)

by Jay Taylor

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 23rd, 2009

Sales Rank: 840055

One of the most momentous stories of the last century is China’s rise from a self-satisfied, anti-modern, decaying society into a global power that promises to one day rival the United States. Chiang Kai-shek, an autocratic, larger-than-life figu... ...Read More

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Calvin

by F. Bruce Gordon

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 23rd, 2009

Sales Rank: 1596661

During the glory days of the French Renaissance, young John Calvin (1509-1564) experienced a profound conversion to the faith of the Reformation. For the rest of his days he lived out the implications of that transformation—as exile, inspired refo... ...Read More

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Genesis

by Bernard Beckett

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 23rd, 2009

Release Date: 2009-04-20

Sales Rank: 1028271

A stunning debut novel that's as rich in ideas as it is in suspense, destined to become a modern classic of post-apocalyptic literature   Anax thinks she knows history. Her grueling all-day Examination has just begun, and if she passes, she’ll ... ...Read More

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Bangkok Days

by Lawrence Osborne

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 23rd, 2009

Release Date: 2009-05-26

Sales Rank: 328644

A PASSIONATE, AFFECTIONATE RECORD OF ADVENTURES AND MISADVENTURES IN THE WORLD’S HOTTEST METROPOLIS Tourists come to Bangkok for many reasons—a sex change operation, a night with two prostitutes dressed as nuns, a stay in a luxury hotel. Lawrence ... ...Read More

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Au Revoir to All That: Food, Wine, and the End of France

by Michael Steinberger

Marginal Revolution post: *Au Revoir To All That* by Tyler Cowen on July 30th, 2009

Release Date: 2009-06-23

Sales Rank: 2088429

A rich, lively book about the upheaval in French gastronomy, set against the backdrop of France's diminishing fortunes as a nation. France is in a rut, and so is French cuisine. Twenty-five years ago it was hard to have a bad meal in France; now, ... ...Read More

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