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Dust off the fedora, grab your leather jacket, and bust out the old whip! In Douglas Preston’s new book The Lost City of the Monkey God you’ll find adventures few tomb raiders have ever experienced. Preston goes searching for a lost city long rumored to be located in the near-impenetrable jungles of Honduras. Not content to just tell his own story, Preston also vividly relates the history of over one hundred years worth of expeditions mounted in search of this mythical city. This book is filled with so much adventure it would make even Indiana Jones swoon.

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ISBN: 9781455540006
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - January 3rd, 2017

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ISBN: 9781455540013
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - September 5th, 2017

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David Cole's The Engines of Liberty is a must read in today’s political climate. In his book he outlines three movements (gay rights, gun rights, and human rights during wartime) and shows how people and civil societies were able to effect real change in the rarified arena of constitutional law. Even when the odds were as long as the road ahead it was the people—organizing, being creative, and staying the course—who were able to bring about change once thought impossible. Read this book and learn the tools and tactics of the best citizen activists.

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ISBN: 9780465060900
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Basic Books - March 29th, 2016

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ISBN: 9781541616578
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Published: Basic Books - October 3rd, 2017

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Are you looking to take a deep dive; to be immersed completely and thoroughly in a fictional world? Look no further than Monstress, written by Marjorie Liu with artwork by Sana Takeda. Set in a realm ruled by magics and science, this epic tale begins a few years after a disastrous war between humans and their bitter enemies, the Arcanics. Caught in between is Maika Halfwolf, an Arcanic with a shadowy past and power, who is on a quest to understand who she is and where she comes from. The answers may determine the fate of this realm. Beautifully written by Liu, this is a story that explores the boundaries of fear and discrimination while also giving you a sense that there is much left to be uncovered.

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By Marjorie Liu, Sana Takeda (Artist)
ISBN: 9781632157096
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Image Comics - July 19th, 2016