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Why the Great Recession happened—and the Great Depression before it

Today, many Americans puzzle over why the Great Recession happened. Amazon lists more than 1,000 books on the subject. But readers today might benefit from taking a longer view. Because, as Frederick Lewis Allen told the tale in The Lords of Creation nearly ninety years ago, the conditions that arose in the Gilded Age and the Roaring Twenties and lay at the root of the Dep [...]

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Nonfiction

Why the Great Recession happened—and the Great Depression before it

Today, many Americans puzzle over why the Great Recession happened. Amazon lists more than 1,000 books on the subject. But readers today might benefit from taking a longer view. Because, as Frederick Lewis Allen told the tale in The Lords of Creation nearly ninety years ago, the conditions that arose in the Gilded Age and the Roaring Twenties and lay at the root of the Dep [...]

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Trade Fiction

A novel view of the posthuman future

The tagline on the cover of Darwin's Children reads "Evolution has changed the face of the world." In the sequel to his brilliant 1999 novel, Darwin's Radio, Greg Bear now spells out the ways in which a dramatic event in the evolution of the human race has laid the foundation for a posthuman future. Not through human agency such as implanted chips or genetic editing, but n [...]

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Mysteries & Thrillers

Lucas Davenport and Virgil Flowers take on drug smugglers

So, here we go again with our old friend Lucas Davenport, star of thirty previous novels in John Sandford's "Prey" series. Lucas left the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) quite some time ago. He's been a United States Marshal ever since. Still based in the Twin Cities, but he gets around. A lot. And this time it's Florida. A US Senator from that state holds [...]

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Mysteries set in Elizabethan England

Queen Elizabeth I on "procession" c. 1600. Image: Tutor4u Her story is well known. The reign of Elizabeth I (1533-1603) marked the emergence of England onto the world stage. During the forty-five years of her reign, Elizabeth's fleet defeated the world's most powerful navy (albeit by lucky chance) and kept the predatory powers of the Continent at bay through adroit diplomac [...]

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