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Pachinko (National Book Award Finalist)

by Min Jin Lee

Marginal Revolution post: Best fiction books of 2017 by Tyler Cowen on December 1st, 2017

Release Date: 2017-11-14

Sales Rank: 131

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Brideshead Revisited

by Evelyn Waugh

Marginal Revolution post: Best fiction books of 2017 by Tyler Cowen on December 1st, 2017

Sales Rank: 34503

The wellsprings of desire and the impediments to love come brilliantly into focus in Evelyn Waugh's masterpiece-a novel that immerses us in the glittering and seductive world of English aristocracy in the waning days of the empire. Through the sto... ...Read More

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Rabos de lagartija

by Juan (1933-) Marsé

Marginal Revolution post: Best fiction books of 2017 by Tyler Cowen on December 1st, 2017

Sales Rank: 288664

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Der Briefwechsel Thomas Bernhard / Siegfried Unseld

by Raimund / Huber, Martin / Ketterer, Julia Fellinger

Marginal Revolution post: Best fiction books of 2017 by Tyler Cowen on December 1st, 2017

Sales Rank: 5577321

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Invisible Planets: Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction in Translation

by Ken Liu

Marginal Revolution post: Best fiction books of 2017 by Tyler Cowen on December 1st, 2017

Release Date: 2016-11-01

Sales Rank: 21849

Award-winning translator and author Ken Liu presents a collection of short speculative fiction from China. Some stories have won awards (including Hao Jingfang’s Hugo-winning novella, Folding Beijing); some have been included in various 'Year's Be... ...Read More

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The Invisibility Cloak (New York Review Books Classics)

by Ge Fei

Marginal Revolution post: Best fiction books of 2017 by Tyler Cowen on December 1st, 2017

Release Date: 2016-10-11

Sales Rank: 21323

An NYRB Classics Original The hero of The Invisibility Cloak lives in contemporary Beijing—where everyone is doing their best to hustle up the ladder of success while shouldering an ever-growing burden of consumer goods—and he’s a loser. Well into... ...Read More

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Clashing over Commerce: A History of US Trade Policy (Markets and Governments in Economic History)

by Douglas A. Irwin

Marginal Revolution post: My Conversation with Douglas Irwin, audio and transcript by Tyler Cowen on December 1st, 2017

Sales Rank: 11791

Should the United States be open to commerce with other countries, or should it protect domestic industries from foreign competition? This question has been the source of bitter political conflict throughout American history. Such conflict was ine... ...Read More

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Somebody with a Little Hammer: Essays

by Mary Gaitskill

Marginal Revolution post: Best non-fiction books of 2017 by Tyler Cowen on December 2nd, 2017

Release Date: 2017-04-04

Sales Rank: 372631

From one of the most singular presences in American fiction comes a searingly intelligent book of essays on matters literary, social, cultural, and personal. Whether she’s writing about date rape or political adultery or writers from John Updike t... ...Read More

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Heart of Europe: A History of the Holy Roman Empire

by Peter H. Wilson

Marginal Revolution post: Best non-fiction books of 2017 by Tyler Cowen on December 2nd, 2017

Sales Rank: 35438

The Holy Roman Empire lasted a thousand years, far longer than ancient Rome. Yet this formidable dominion never inspired the awe of its predecessor. Voltaire distilled the disdain of generations when he quipped it was neither holy, Roman, nor an e... ...Read More

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iGen: Why Today’s Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy--and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood--and What That Means for the Rest of Us

by Jean M. Twenge PhD

Marginal Revolution post: Best non-fiction books of 2017 by Tyler Cowen on December 2nd, 2017

Release Date: 2017-08-22

Sales Rank: 2819

A highly readable and entertaining first look at how today’s members of iGen—the children, teens, and young adults born in the mid-1990s and later—are vastly different from their Millennial predecessors, and from any other generation, from the ren... ...Read More

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The Infidel and the Professor: David Hume, Adam Smith, and the Friendship That Shaped Modern Thought

by Dennis C. Rasmussen

Marginal Revolution post: Best non-fiction books of 2017 by Tyler Cowen on December 2nd, 2017

Sales Rank: 15351

The story of the greatest of all philosophical friendships―and how it influenced modern thoughtDavid Hume is widely regarded as the most important philosopher ever to write in English, but during his lifetime he was attacked as “the Great Infidel”... ...Read More

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The Republic for Which It Stands: The United States during Reconstruction and the Gilded Age, 1865-1896 (Oxford History of the United States)

by Richard White

Marginal Revolution post: Best non-fiction books of 2017 by Tyler Cowen on December 2nd, 2017

Sales Rank: 5170

The Oxford History of the United States is the most respected multivolume history of the American nation. In the newest volume in the series, The Republic for Which It Stands, acclaimed historian Richard White offers a fresh and integrated interpr... ...Read More

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The Case against Education: Why the Education System Is a Waste of Time and Money

by Bryan Caplan

Marginal Revolution post: Best non-fiction books of 2017 by Tyler Cowen on December 2nd, 2017

Sales Rank: 35743

Why we need to stop wasting public funds on educationDespite being immensely popular--and immensely lucrative―education is grossly overrated. In this explosive book, Bryan Caplan argues that the primary function of education is not to enhance stud... ...Read More

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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

by David Garrow

Marginal Revolution post: Best non-fiction books of 2017 by Tyler Cowen on December 2nd, 2017

Release Date: 2017-05-09

Sales Rank: 30108

New York Times BestsellerOne of the Washington Post's 10 Best Books of 2017Rising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years that made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United States—from the Pulitzer P... ...Read More

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The Dead March: A History of the Mexican-American War

by Peter Guardino

Marginal Revolution post: *The Dead March* by Tyler Cowen on December 2nd, 2017

Sales Rank: 45921

By focusing on the experiences of ordinary Mexicans and Americans, The Dead March offers a clearer historical picture than we have ever had of the brief, bloody war that redrew the map of North America.Peter Guardino invites skepticism about the r... ...Read More

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