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By Eric Schlosser

Publish 12 months note: First released in 2001. Afterword, 2012

"Schlosser has an inherent ability for fantastic scene-setting and an arsenal of startling proof . . . speedy foodstuff country issues the best way yet, to resurrect an previous speedy nutrients slogan, the alternative is yours."—Los Angeles Times

In 2001, Fast nutrients Nation was once released to severe acclaim and have become a global bestseller. Eric Schlosser's exposé published how the quick meals has altered the panorama of the United States, widened the distance among wealthy and negative, fueled a pandemic of weight problems, and remodeled meals construction during the global. The e-book replaced the best way hundreds of thousands of individuals take into consideration what they consume and helped to release today's nutrition movement.

In a new afterword for this edition, Schlosser discusses the starting to be curiosity in neighborhood and natural nutrients, the continuing exploitation of bad employees by way of the foodstuff undefined, and the necessity to make sure that each American has entry to sturdy, fit, reasonable nutrients. quickly nutrition country is as proper this present day because it used to be a decade in the past. The booklet conjures up readers to seem underneath the outside of our nutrition process, reflect on its effect on society and, so much of all, imagine for themselves.

Literary Awards
Puddly Award for Nonfiction (2003)

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By Arthur Phillips

A singular of startling scope and ambition, Prague depicts an deliberately misplaced misplaced new release because it follows 5 American expats who come to Budapest within the early Nineteen Nineties to hunt their fortune. They harbor the imprecise suspicion that their opposite numbers in Prague have it higher, yet nonetheless they wish to discover experience, suggestion, a gold rush, or background within the making.

In Prague, Arthur Phillips's gleaming, Kundera-flavored debut, 5 younger americans converge in Budapest within the early Nineteen Nineties. such a lot are there accidentally, like businessman Charles Gabor, whose mom and dad have been Hungarian. yet certainly one of them, John expense, has the extra novelistic motivation of misplaced love. he's following his older brother, Scott, reason on attaining an intimacy that Scott, a language instructor and overall healthiness fanatic, is simply as closely attempting to break out. The romantic hero of this unsentimental novel, John expense lives like an expatriate of the Nineteen Twenties. He longs for event (and kind of stumbles right into a writing task for an English language paper), yet much more so for the good, obliterating love that takes the shape of the perky assistant Emily Oliver. Mark Payton, a student of nostalgia whose insights are touched with mysticism, turns out frequently to talk for the writer, even in his slightly repressed hope for John cost. For who wouldn't love the nice and unaffected, within the confusion, opportunism, and irony that signify fin-de-siècle Europe? Phillips's 5 seekers are like mirrors that mirror Budapest at varied angles, and that imperfectly--but wonderfully--point towards the inconceivable urban: the glittering, far away Prague.

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By Elise H. Ford

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By Peter Stark

Within the culture of The misplaced urban of Z and Skeleton within the Zahara, Astoria is the exciting, true-adventure story of the 1810 Astor excursion, an epic, now forgotten, three-year trip to forge an American empire at the Pacific Coast. Pegter Stark deals a harrowing saga during which a band of explorers battled nature, hunger, and insanity to set up the 1st American cost within the Pacific Northwest and spread out what may turn into the Oregon path, completely changing the nation's panorama and its international standing.

Six years after Lewis and Clark's begun their trip to the Pacific Northwest, of the japanese establishment's best figures, John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson, grew to become their points of interest to founding a colony reminiscent of Jamestown at the West Coast and remodeling the kingdom right into a Pacific buying and selling strength. writer and correspondent for Outside magazine Peter Stark recreates this pivotal second in American background for the 1st time for contemporary readers, drawing on unique resource fabric to inform the superb precise tale of the Astor Expedition.

Unfolding over the process 3 years, from 1810 to 1813, Astoria is a story of excessive experience and exceptional difficulty within the desert and at sea. Of the multiple hundred-forty participants of the 2 strengthen events that reached the West Coast—one crossing the Rockies, the opposite rounding Cape Horn—nearly part perished via violence. Others went mad. inside of three hundred and sixty five days, the day trip effectively validated citadel Astoria, a buying and selling submit at the Columbia River. notwithstanding the colony will be short-lived, it opened provincial American eyes to the possibility of the Western coast and its founders helped blaze the Oregon path.

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By Lonely Planet

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Download Reforming the World: The Creation of America's Moral Empire by Ian Tyrrell PDF

By Ian Tyrrell

Reforming the World deals a worldly account of ways and why, within the overdue 19th and early 20th centuries, American missionaries and ethical reformers undertook paintings in a foreign country at an exceptional price and scale. taking a look at quite a few organisations similar to the younger Men's Christian organization and the scholar Volunteer move for overseas Missions, Ian Tyrrell describes the impact that the export of yankee values had again domestic, and explores the tools and networks utilized by reformers to style a world and nonterritorial empire. He follows the transnational American reaction to inner pressures, the eu colonies, and dynamic adjustments in international society.

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Download An Anxious Age: The Post-Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of by Joseph Bottum PDF

By Joseph Bottum

Title note: unique identify The Catholic Awakening: How Catholicism changed Protestant Christianity as America's nationwide Church
Publish 12 months note: First released March sixteenth 2010

We reside in a profoundly religious age, yet no longer in any long way. large swaths of yank tradition are pushed by way of manic non secular nervousness and constant supernatural fear. Radicals and traditionalists, liberals and conservatives, including politicians, artists, environmentalists, fans of meals fads, and the chattering periods of tv commentators: the USA is full of humans frantically looking affirmation in their personal crucial goodness. we're a country eager to stand of the facet of morality--to understand that we're righteous and reside within the light.

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From the Hardcover edition.

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By Meda Chesney-Lind, Marc Mauer

In a chain of newly commissioned essays from the major students and advocates in felony justice, Invisible Punishment explores, for the 1st time, the far-reaching outcomes of our present felony justice regulations. followed as a part of “get tricky on crime” attitudes that prevailed within the Nineteen Eighties and ’90s, a number of thoughts, from “three strikes” and “a struggle on drugs,” to crucial sentencing and felony privatization, have led to the mass incarceration of americans, and feature had huge, immense results not only on wrong-doers, yet on their households and the groups they arrive from. This e-book appears on the results of those guidelines two decades later.

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By Lonely Planet, Celeste Brash, Chris Pitts, Sandra Bao, Alison Bing, Carolyn McCarthy, Greg Benchwick, Sara Benson, Amy C. Balfour, Lisa Dunford, Brendan Sainsbury, Michael Benanav


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By Hillary Stewart

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