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China Coup by Roger Garside

China Coup | The Great Leap to Freedom by Roger Garside looks into the possibility of change within the Chinese political structure. Garside argues that under Xi Jinping’s overconfident leadership, China is on a collision course with an America that is newly awakened out of complacency

Lost in the Cold War by John T. Downey, Thomas J. Christensen, and Jack Lee Downey

Lost in the Cold War | The Story of Jack Downey, America’s Longest-Held POW by John T. Downey, Thomas J. Christensen, and Jack Lee Downey recounts the story of Jack Downey’s time as a prisoner in Cold War China. Downey’s lively and gripping memoir—written in secret late in life—interweaves horrors and deprivation with humor and the absurdities of captivity.

The Power of Cute by Simon May

The Power of Cute by Simon May explores the growth of cuteness which has taken the planet by storm. Global sensations Hello Kitty and Pokémon, the works of artists Takashi Murakami and Jeff Koons, Heidi the cross-eyed opossum and E.T.—all reflect its gathering power. But what does “cute” mean, as a sensibility and style? Why is it so pervasive?

Sword and Scimitar by Raymond Ibrahim

Sword and Scimitar by Raymond Ibrahim highlights the many battles between the West and the Islamic world. The book provides the needed historical context to understand the current relationship between the West and the Islamic world — and why the Islamic State is merely the latest chapter of an old history.

This Land is Our Land by Ken Ilgunas

This Land is Our Land | How We Lost the Right to Roam and How to Take it Back by Ken Ilgunas reflects on how America’s laws on private property restrict access to beautiful green spaces. Ken Ilgunas, lifelong traveler, hitchhiker, and roamer, takes readers back to the nineteenth century, when Americans were allowed to journey undisturbed across the country.

Why? Explaining the Holocaust by Peter Hayes

Why? Explaining the Holocaust by Peter Hayes addresses many questions that have been asked regarding the Holocaust. The book explores one of the most tragic events in human history by addressing eight of the most commonly asked questions about the Holocaust, including: Why the Jews? Why the Germans? and why murder?

Trespassing Across America by Ken Ilgunas

Trespassing Across America by Ken Ilgunas follows the authors cross country journey along the proposed Keystone XL pipeline all on foot. Both a travel memoir and a reflection on climate change, the book is filled with colorful characters, harrowing physical trials, and strange encounters with the weather, terrain, and animals of America’s plains.

No Wall Too High by Xu Hongci

No Wall Too High | One Man’s Daring Escape from Mao’s Darkest Prison by Xu Hongci recounts the authors incredible journey escaping a Chinese labor camp. Hongci was unjustly imprisoned after the spring of 1957, and despite the horrific conditions and terrible odds, he was determined to escape. He failed three times before finally succeeding in 1972.

Too Much of a Good Thing by Dr. Lee Goldman

Too Much of a Good Thing | How Four Key Survival Traits Are Now Killing Us by Dr. Lee Goldman discusses the ways in which the human body has evolved with the modern environment. Dr. Lee Goldman presents a radical explanation: The key protective traits that once ensured our species’ survival are now the leading global causes of illness and death.