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Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience during World War II
Uprooted: The Japanese American Experience during World War II by Albert Marrin (Other Nonfiction)
This is a book written for high school students, but I would recommend it for adults too, to aid in understanding the history of Japan and China that led to Japan's entry into WWII, and the embedded racism in American policy from the late nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century. All of this context makes for a rich reading of the experience of Japanese-Americans who experienced the tragedy of being interned during the war, including the many who sacrificed so much to fight for the U.S. -- Added by hollyhal on 03/12/2018

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Men Explain Things to Me
Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit (Other Nonfiction)
This is a collection of essays from a feminist writer that really examines the expectations society places on women and the individual. -- Added by llev45 on 03/11/2018

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I Am, I Am, I Am
I Am, I Am, I Am by Maggie O'Farrell (Other Nonfiction)
A woman's experiences with danger and illness throughout her life, written in an essay format but with a real inter-connectedness. An interesting read. -- Added by llev45 on 03/11/2018

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The Gene
The Gene by Siddhartha Mukherjee (Other Nonfiction)
Similar to his book on cancer, this book takes on a massive topic and gives an amazing oversight about the history of the gene and the future of genetics to the reader. -- Added by CarmelCougar on 03/10/2018

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Finish First
Finish First by Scott Hamilton (Other Nonfiction)
This is an inspirational book written by Scott Hamilton. Although the title talks about winning, he writes about many failures he had and how failures shaped him into who he is now. He has a winning attitude. -- Added by jbit82 on 03/10/2018

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Perfectly Yourself: New and Revised Edition
Perfectly Yourself: New and Revised Edition by Matthew Kelly (Other Nonfiction)
Great book for becoming the best version of yourself! -- Added by JAMG on 03/10/2018

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Know This
Know This by Mr. John Brockman (Other Nonfiction)
Fans of the Edge website will find this book entertaining and informative. -- Added by willwep on 03/09/2018

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Girl Code
Girl Code by Cara Alwill Leyba (Other Nonfiction)
I loved this book so much that I purchased a copy for myself. It is great to hear stories of women supporting other women in the business world. -- Added by tysmom on 03/08/2018

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The Counsels of Cormac by trans. Thomas Cleary (Other Nonfiction)
The self help guidance written (allegedly) by Cormac MacAirt, greatest of the Irish high kings. While otherwise a good translation, unfortunately without noting it Cleary leaves out portions of the entire work that may be considered politically incorrect in today's environment. These omissions deal mainly with advice on how to deal with wasp-tongued women. Perhaps Cleary's next project should be rewriting Shakepeare's The Taming of the Shrew. -- Added by Indy7steve on 03/07/2018

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Dead Wake
Dead Wake by Erik Larson (Other Nonfiction)
page turner even though basically I knew what was going to happen. -- Added by snowreader on 03/06/2018

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The Paradigm
The Paradigm by Jonathan Cahn (Other Nonfiction)
Following up on his book "The Harbinger," this one deals with a really interesting comparison between Ahab and Jezebel, and characters in that Biblical story, and modern-day "political royalty," as it were. Interesting mathematical "coincidences" and leaves the reader speculating about the future. -- Added by ellietimberman on 03/04/2018

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Bettas...in color by W.l. Whitern (Other Nonfiction)
Interesting, even if you don't have one. -- Added by hxsims on 03/03/2018

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Sprout handbook by Stuart wheelwright (Other Nonfiction)
Definitely hippie. -- Added by hxsims on 03/03/2018

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The Grace Effect
The Grace Effect by Larry Alex Taunton (Other Nonfiction)
The book is about a family's journey to adopt a child from the Ukraine and the effect Christianity has on the girl. A great read. -- Added by jenlareau4@gmail.com on 03/02/2018

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The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning
The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning by Margareta Magnusson (Other Nonfiction)
Perfect book to give to your aging parents! At least to mine. I love her practical, kind, thoughtful advice. Magnusson, an artist, says she is "between 80 and 100," and has lived all over the world. This short little book is inspiring and comforting. -- Added by hollyhal on 03/01/2018

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