Friday, September 24, 2021

Voting List

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Garbage Land by Elizabeth RoyteInto our trash cans go dead batteries, dirty diapers, bygone burritos, broken toys, tattered socks, eight-track cassettes, scratched CDs, banana peels.... But where do these things go next? In a country that consumes and then casts off more and more, what actually happens to the things we throw away?kevin11337
Waking Giant: America in the Age of Jackson by David S. Reynoldsinsightful history of America during its bumptious adolescencekevin6484
An End to Suffering: by Pankaj Mishrahe reflects on his travels and on his own past, Mishra ultimately reaches an enlightenment of his own by discovering the living meaning of the Buddha's teaching, in this "unusually discerning, beautifully written, and deeply affecting reflection on Buddhismkevin2422
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek Annie Dillardbook details an unnamed narrator's explorations near her home, and various contemplations on nature and life.Marcella9304
Body of Work by Christine Montrossexamination of the mysteries of the human body, and a remarkable look at our relationship with both the living and the deadKathy3304
109 East Palace : Robert Oppenheimer by Jennet Conantsee how, for all his flaws, he developed into an inspiring leader and motivated all those involved in the Los Alamos projectKathy10448
Shadow Network by Anne Nelsongroup of some fifty Republican operatives, evangelicals, oil barons, and gun lobbyists met in a Washington suburb to coordinate their attack on civil liberties and the social safety net.Sharon7448
Woke, Inc. by Vivek RamaswamyThe modern woke-industrial complex divides us as a people. By mixing morality with consumerism, America’s elites prey on our innermost insecurities about who we really areSharon8368
Homo Deus by Yuval Noah Harariexplores the projects, dreams and nightmares that will shape the twenty-first century—from overcoming death to creating artificial life.Marcella4455
How to Live by Sarah BakewellThis book, a spirited and singular biography, relates the story of Montainge's life by way of the questions he posed and the answers he exploredMarcella5523
Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America by Stephen L. KlinebergSociologist Stephen Klineberg presents fascinating and groundbreaking research that shows how the city of Houston has emerged as a microcosm for America’s future—based on an unprecedented thirty-eight-year study of its changing economic, demographic, and cultural landscapes.doug1336

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