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  • Talking Cure: An Essay on the Civilizing Power of Conversation

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    Paula Marantz CohenHardback, 232 pages9780691238500   An invigorating exploration of the pleasures and social benefits of conversation   Talking Cu...

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  • The Gifts of Reading

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    Robert MacfarlanePaperback, 48 pages9780241978313   An essay on the joy of reading, for anyone who has ever loved a book.   Every book is a kind of...

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  • The Notebook: A History of Thinking on Paper

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    Roland AllenHardback, 416 pages9781788169325   The first history of the notebook, a simple invention that changed the way the world thinks.   We se...

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  • How to Protect Bookstores and Why: The Present and Future of Bookselling

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    Danny CainePaperback, 192 pages9781648411632   As bastions of culture, anchors of local retail districts, community gathering places, and the sourc...

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  • Manufacturing Consent

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    Edward S Herman, Noam ChomskyPaperback, 432 pages9780099533115   The Political Economy of the Mass Media   A detailed and compelling political stud...

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  • The Book at War: Libraries and Readers in an Age of Conflict

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    Andrew PettegreeHardback, 480 pages9781800814936   Chairman Mao was a librarian. Stalin was a published poet. Evelyn Waugh served as a commando - b...

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  • The Library: A Fragile History

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    Arthur der Weduwen, Andrew PettegreeHardback, 528 pages9781788163422   Famed across the known world, jealously guarded by private collectors, built...

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  • A Myriad of Tongues: How Languages Reveal Differences in How We Think

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    Caleb EverettHardback, 288 pages9780674976580   A sweeping exploration of the relationship between the language we speak and our perception of such...

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  • Falsehood in Wartime: Propaganda Lies of the First World War

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    Arthur PonsonbyPaperback, 252 pages9780648531586   Falsehood in Wartime is a compelling exploration into the early days of war propaganda. Fake new...

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  • The Oxford History of the Book

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    James Raven (editor)Paperback, 448 pages9780192886897   The history of the book is the history of millions of written, printed, and illustrated tex...

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  • Orality and Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word

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    Walter J. OngPaperback, 264 pages30th Anniversary Edition   Walter J. Ong’s classic work provides a fascinating insight into the social effects of ...

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  • Brainwashed: A New History of Thought Control

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    Daniel PickPaperback, 368 pages9781781257906   A brilliant and mind-bending exploration of brainwashing and thought control In 1953, at the end of ...

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  • Slow Reading in a Hurried Age

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    David MikicsHardback, 336 pages9780674724723   Reading, David Mikics says, should not be drudgery, and not mere information-gathering or escape eit...

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  • Screen Damage: The Dangers of Digital Media for Children

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    Michel DesmurgetAndrew Brown (translation)Paperback, 350 pages9781509546404   All forms of recreational digital consumption – whether on smartphone...

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  • Islamophobia and the Novel

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    Peter MoreyHardback, 328 pages9780231177740   In an era of rampant Islamophobia, what do literary representations of Muslims and anti-Muslim bigotr...

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  • Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology

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    Neil PostmanPaperback9780679745402   A witty, often terrifying account that chronicles our transformation into a society that is shaped by technolo...

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  • Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

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    Sherry TurklePaperback, 448 pages9780143109792

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  • Chaos Machine

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    Max FisherPaperback, 352 pages9781529416404   The Inside Story of How Social Media Rewired Our Minds and Our World   The Chaos Machine is the story...

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  • How to Watch TV News

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    Neil Postman Paperback 9780143113775  

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  • How We Read Now: Strategic Choices for Print, Screen, and Audio

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    Naomi S. Baron Paperback, 320 pages 9780197656884   An engaging and authoritative guide to the impact of reading medium on learning, from a foremos...

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  • The Internet Is Not What You Think It Is: A History, a Philosophy, a Warning

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    Justin E.H. Smith Hardback, 208 pages 9780691212326   An original deep history of the internet that tells the story of the centuries-old utopian dr...

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  • In Praise of Good Bookstores

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    Jeff Deutsch Hardback, 216 pages 9780691207766   From a devoted reader and lifelong bookseller, an eloquent and charming reflection on the singular...

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  • Stolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention

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    Johann Hari Paperback, 352 pages 9781526620217   Why have we lost our ability to focus? What are the causes? And, most importantly, how do we get i...

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  • Dear Reader: The Comfort and Joy of Books PB

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    Cathy Rentzenbrink Paperback, 240 pages 9781509891559   Dear Reader is a moving, funny and joyous exploration of how books can change the course of...

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