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The Deerslayer (Leatherstocking Tale)

by James Fenimore Cooper

Marginal Revolution post: *The Deerslayer*, an appreciation by Tyler Cowen on July 2nd, 2017

Release Date: 1996-11-01

Sales Rank: 260611

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All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin

by Mikhail Zygar

Marginal Revolution post: What Russian journalists think of American Putin-Trump coverage by Tyler Cowen on July 9th, 2017

Release Date: 2016-09-06

Sales Rank: 340982

“I read this book in one night, truly a page-turner. It leaves a profoundly scary impression: [Putin's court is the] real House of Cards.” —Lev Lurie, writer and historianAll the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an accidental king and a co... ...Read More

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The Exploration of Yunnan

by Jim Goodman

Marginal Revolution post: Is Dali, Yunnan the very best place in the world to visit right now? by Tyler Cowen on July 13th, 2017

Sales Rank: 3766026

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True Stories: And Other Essays

by Francis Spufford

Marginal Revolution post: Arrived in my pile and pawed on my sofa by Tyler Cowen on July 15th, 2017

Sales Rank: 56537

An irresistible collection of favorite writings from an author celebrated for his bravura style and sheer unpredictability Francis Spufford’s welcome first volume of collected essays gathers an array of his compelling writings from the 1990s to th... ...Read More

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Fall Down 7 Times Get Up 8: A Young Man's Voice from the Silence of Autism

by Naoki Higashida

Marginal Revolution post: Arrived in my pile and pawed on my sofa by Tyler Cowen on July 15th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-07-11

Sales Rank: 72441

From the author of the bestselling The Reason I Jump, an extraordinary self-portrait of life as a young adult with autism Naoki Higashida was only thirteen when he wrote The Reason I Jump, a revelatory account of autism from the inside by a nonver... ...Read More

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The Ends of the World: Volcanic Apocalypses, Lethal Oceans, and Our Quest to Understand Earth's Past Mass Extinctions

by Peter Brannen

Marginal Revolution post: Arrived in my pile and pawed on my sofa by Tyler Cowen on July 15th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-06-13

Sales Rank: 16512

As new groundbreaking research suggests that climate change played a major role in the most extreme catastrophes in the planet's history, award-winning science journalist Peter Brannen takes us on a wild ride through the planet's five mass extinct... ...Read More

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The Diversity Bonus: How Great Teams Pay Off in the Knowledge Economy (Our Compelling Interests)

by Scott E. Page

Marginal Revolution post: Arrived in my pile and pawed on my sofa by Tyler Cowen on July 15th, 2017

Sales Rank: 130722

How businesses and other organizations can improve their performance by tapping the power of differences in how people thinkWhat if workforce diversity is more than simply the right thing to do in order to make society more integrated and just? Wh... ...Read More

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Qatar: A Modern History

by Allen J. Fromherz

Marginal Revolution post: Qatar estimate of the day by Tyler Cowen on July 17th, 2017

Sales Rank: 558407

What role does Qatar play in the Middle East, and how does it differ from the other Gulf states? How has the ruling Al-Thani family shaped Qatar from a traditional tribal society and British protectorate to a modern state? How has Qatar become an ... ...Read More

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The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers (Penguin Classics)

by Various

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 21st, 2017

Release Date: 2017-07-25

Sales Rank: 93832

A landmark collection documenting the social, political, and artistic lives of African American women throughout the tumultuous nineteenth century   The Portable Nineteenth-Century African American Women Writers is the most comprehensive anthology... ...Read More

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The Dawn of Christianity: People and Gods in a Time of Magic and Miracles

by Robert C Knapp

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 21st, 2017

Sales Rank: 2416465

Ordinary people of antiquity interacted with the supernatural through a mosaic of beliefs and rituals. Exploring everyday life from 200 BCE to the end of the first century CE, Robert Knapp shows that Jews and polytheists lived with the gods in ver... ...Read More

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Fever Dream: A Novel

by Samanta Schweblin

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 21st, 2017

Release Date: 2017-01-10

Sales Rank: 177136

"Genius." —Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker"Samanta Schweblin’s electric story reads like a Fever Dream." —Vanity FairShortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize!Experience the blazing, surreal sensation of a fever dream... A young woman named... ...Read More

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Blood and Silk: Power and Conflict in Modern Southeast Asia

by Michael Vatikiotis

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 21st, 2017

Release Date: 2018-03-06

Sales Rank: 1564068

'A lively and learned guide to the politics, personalities and conflicts that are shaping a dynamic group of countries' FINANCIAL TIMES'A fascinating and many-layered portrait of Southeast Asia' THANT MYINT-UThought-provoking and eye-opening, BLOO... ...Read More

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A Mind at Play: How Claude Shannon Invented the Information Age

by Jimmy Soni, Rob Goodman

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 21st, 2017

Release Date: 2017-07-18

Sales Rank: 11704

"We owe Claude Shannon a lot, and Soni & Goodman’s book takes a big first step in paying that debt." —San Francisco Review of Books "Soni and Goodman are at their best when they invoke the wonder an idea can instill. They summon the right leve... ...Read More

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The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives

by Jesse Eisinger

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 21st, 2017

Release Date: 2017-07-11

Sales Rank: 20688

From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jesse Eisinger, “a fast moving, fly-on-the-wall, disheartening look at the deterioration of the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission…It is a book of superheroes” (San Franscisco Revie... ...Read More

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China's Great Migration: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation

by Bradley M. Gardner

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 21st, 2017

Release Date: 2017-07-01

Sales Rank: 1239697

China’s rise over the past several decades has lifted more than half of its population out of poverty and reshaped the global economy. What has caused this dramatic transformation? In China’s Great Migration: How the Poor Built a Prosperous Nation... ...Read More

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Du Pont: Behind the Nylon Curtain

by Gerard Colby Zilg

Marginal Revolution post: My favorite things Delaware by Tyler Cowen on July 22nd, 2017

Sales Rank: 852656

B2-695. First edition. Study of the company and the du Pont family. Written without the authorization of the Du Pont family and describes some of the less wholesome aspects of the company business. Dust jacket chipped along edges especially at spi... ...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: Sunday assorted links by Tyler Cowen on July 23rd, 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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Finance in America: An Unfinished Story

by Kevin R. Brine, Mary Poovey

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 28th, 2017

Sales Rank: 172831

The economic crisis of 2008 led to an unprecedented focus on the world of high finance—and revealed it to be far more arcane and influential than most people could ever have imagined. Any hope of avoiding future crises, it’s clear, rest on underst... ...Read More

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A Century of Wealth in America

by Professor Edward N. Wolff

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 28th, 2017

Sales Rank: 208525

Understanding wealth in the United States―who has it, how they acquired it, and how they preserve it―is crucial to addressing the economic and political challenges facing the nation. But until now we have had little reliable information. Edward Wo... ...Read More

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The Fragile Absolute: Or, Why Is the Christian Legacy Worth Fighting For? (The Essential Zizek)

by Slavoj Zizek

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 28th, 2017

Release Date: 2009-01-05

Sales Rank: 194415

One of the signal features of our era is the re-emergence of the ‘sacred’ in all its different guises, from New Age paganism to the emerging religious sensitivity within cultural and political theory.The wager of Žižek’s The Fragile Absolute – pub... ...Read More

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The Right Balance for Banks: Theory and Evidence on Optimal Capital Requirements (Policy Analyses in International Economics)

by William Cline

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 28th, 2017

Sales Rank: 828571

The global financial crisis produced an important agreement among regulators in 2010–11 to raise capital requirements for banks to protect them from insolvency in the event of another emergency. In this book, William R. Cline, a leading expert on ... ...Read More

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Dear Friend, from My Life I Write to You in Your Life

by Yiyun Li

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 28th, 2017

Release Date: 2017-02-21

Sales Rank: 134813

In her first memoir, award-winning novelist Yiyun Li offers a journey of recovery through literature: a letter from a writer to like-minded readers. “A meditation on the fact that literature itself lives and gives life.”—Marilynne Robinson, author... ...Read More

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The Siege of Mecca: The 1979 Uprising at Islam's Holiest Shrine

by Yaroslav Trofimov

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 28th, 2017

Release Date: 2008-09-09

Sales Rank: 258435

In The Siege of Mecca, acclaimed journalist Yaroslav Trofimov pulls back the curtain on a thrilling, pivotal, and overlooked episode of modern history, examining its repercussions on the Middle East and the world. On November 20, 1979, worldwide a... ...Read More

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Regulating Wall Street: CHOICE Act vs. Dodd-Frank: CHOICE Act vs. Dodd-Frank

by NYU Stern School of Business

Marginal Revolution post: What I’ve been reading by Tyler Cowen on July 28th, 2017

Sales Rank: 1231080

This White Paper is the joint work of more than a dozen faculty members of the NYU Stern School of Business and the NYU School of Law. Stern and Law School faculty have published several books in recent years on regulatory reform, including a comp... ...Read More

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An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India

by Shashi Tharoor

Marginal Revolution post: An Era of Darkness: The British Empire in India by Alex Tabarrok on July 29th, 2017

Sales Rank: 32153

In 1930, the American historian and philosopher Will Durant wrote that Britain s conscious and deliberate bleeding of India... [was the] greatest crime in all history . He was not the only one to denounce the rapacity and cruelty of British rule, ... ...Read More

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