Results for Nonfiction + Controversial Subjects, set in USA

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  • American Prison: A Reporter's Undercover Journey into the Business of Punishment
    Shane Bauer
    Hardcover: 09/18/2018
     
    A ground-breaking and brave inside reckoning with the nexus of prison and profit in America: in one Louisiana ...
  • Hunger: A Memoir of (My) Body
    Roxane Gay
    Paperback: 06/12/2018
     
    From the New York Times best-selling author of Bad Feminist, a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-...
  • Priestdaddy: A Memoir
    Patricia Lockwood
    Paperback: 05/01/2018
     
    From Patricia Lockwood - a writer acclaimed for her wildly original voice - a vivid, heartbreakingly funny ...
  • Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
    J.D. Vance
    Paperback: 05/01/2018
     
    #1 New York Times Bestseller, named by the Times as one of the "6 books to help understand Trump's win"
  • Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy
    Elaine Tyler May
    Hardcover: 12/12/2017
     
    An award-winning historian untangles the roots of America's culture of fear, and argues that it imperils our ...
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End
    Atul Gawande
    Paperback: 09/05/2017
     
    In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine...
  • Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging
    Sebastian Junger
    Hardcover: 05/24/2016
     
    We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This...

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