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Born Digital

Palfrey, John
Offers a primer on what it means to live digitally. This title questions: What does identity mean for young people who have dozens of online profiles and avatars? Should we worry about privacy issues - or is privacy even a relevant concern for Digital Natives? And how does the concept of safety translate into an increasingly virtual world?

The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, 3rd Edition: And Other Stories from a Child Psychiatrist's Notebook--What Traumatized Children Can Teach Us About Loss, Love, and Healing

Perry, Bruce D.
"Fascinating and upbeat... Dr. Perry is both a world-class creative scientist and a compassionate therapist."-Mary Pipher, Ph.D., author of Letters to a Young Therapist

A New World Begins: The History of the French Revolution

Popkin, Jeremy D.
From an award-winning historian, a "vivid" account of the revolution that created the modern world (Wall Street Journal)

The Fabric of Civilization: How Textiles Made the World

Postrel, Virginia
From Paleolithic flax to 3D knitting, an "expansive" global history that highlights "how textiles truly changed the world" (Wall Street Journal)

The Associated Press Stylebook: 2022-2024

Press, Associated
Master the style guidelines of news writing, editing, and common usage with this indispensable guide perfect for students and professional writers everywhere.

To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party

Richardson, Heather
A superstar historian offers "the most comprehensive account of the GOP and its competing impulses," (Los Angeles Times) - now updated to cover Donald Trump's presidency

Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time

Sands, Matthew
Six lectures, all regarding the most revolutionary discovery in twentieth-century physics: Einstein's Theory of Relativity. No one--not even Einstein himself--explained these difficult, anti-intuitive concepts more clearly, or with more verve and gusto, than Feynman.

War Fever: Boston, Baseball, and America in the Shadow of the Great War

Smith, Johnny
A "marvelous" (Sports Illustrated) portrait of the three men whose lives were forever changed by WWI-era Boston and the Spanish flu: baseball star Babe Ruth, symphony conductor Karl Muck, and Harvard law student Charles Whittlesey