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    Convicting the Innocent
    Death Row and America's Broken System of Justice
    By Stanley Cohen
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    “A landmark in the fight against the death penalty. Extensively researched and brilliantly written.” Martin Garbus, criminal defense attorney Every day, innocent men across America are thrown into prison, betrayed by a faulty justice system, and robbed of their lives—either by decades-long sentences... [READ MORE]
    The Invisible Orientation
    An Introduction to Asexuality &#42; Next Generation Indie Book Awards Winner in LGBT &#42;
    By Julie Sondra Decker
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    "This book is great for anyone who wants to learn more about asexuality." , "This was just what I needed! I was looking for something that was clear to explain things to me." "My doctor recommended this book." “This title is an important resource for readers of any age who are struggling to understand... [READ MORE]
    The Little Book of Restorative Justice for Sexual Abuse
    Hope through Trauma
    By Judah Oudshoorn, By Lorraine Stutzman Amstutz, By Michelle Jackett
    (Good Books)
    Restorative justice is gaining acceptance for addressing harm and crime. Interventions have been developed for a wide range of wrongdoing. This book considers the use of restorative justice in response to sexual abuse. Rather than a blueprint or detailing a specific set of programs, it is more about... [READ MORE]
    Breaking Out of the "Man Box"
    The Next Generation of Manhood
    By Tony Porter
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    An international TED Talk speaker, Tony Porter challenges manhood and male socialization, which he defines as the “man box.” Tony Porter works closely with the NFL, the NBA, the MLB, the US military, colleges, universities, and numerous other organizations to prevent violence against women and girls... [READ MORE]
    The Hunting Ground
    The Inside Story of Sexual Assault on American College Campuses
    By Kirby Dick, By Amy Ziering, With Constance Matthiessen
    (Hot Books)
    The debate over sexual violence on campus is reaching fever pitch, from headlines about out–of-control fraternities, to the ”mattress protests” by female students at Columbia University and other colleges. The Hunting Ground, the new documentary by award-winning filmmakers Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering,... [READ MORE]
    The Stoning of Soraya M.
    A Story of Injustice in Iran
    By Freidoune Sahebjam, Translated by Richard Seaver
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Soraya M.’s husband, Ghorban-Ali, couldn’t afford to marry another woman. Rather than returning Soraya’s dowry, as custom required before taking a second wife, he plotted with four friends and a counterfeit mullah to dispose of her. Together, they accused Soraya of adultery. Her only crime was cooking... [READ MORE]
    Why Can't a Man Be More Like a Woman?
    The Evolution of Sex and Gender
    By Lewis Wolpert
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    How different are men and women, really? Controversy surrounds the question and makes uncovering the answers—based in evolution, genetics, and biology—increasingly difficult. Still, significant differences between the sexes are apparent everyday to both men and women. Whether it’s a boyfriend’s infidelity... [READ MORE]
    Beatleness
    How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World
    By Candy Leonard
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The Beatles arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964, and immediately became a constant, compelling presence in fans’ lives. For the next six years, the band presented a nonstop deluge of sounds, words, images, and ideas, transforming the childhood and adolescence of millions of baby boomers.Beatleness... [READ MORE]
    Unlocking the Past
    How Archaeologists Are Rewriting Human History with Ancient DNA
    By Martin Jones
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In Unlocking the Past, Martin Jones, a leading expert at the forefront of bioarchaeology—the discipline that gave Michael Crichton the premise for Jurassic Park—explains how this pioneering science is rewriting human history and unlocking stories of the past that could never have been told before. For... [READ MORE]
    Unbound
    How Eight Technologies Made Us Human, Transformed Society, and Brought Our World to the Brink
    By Richard L Currier
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Although we usually think of technology as something unique to modern times, our ancestors began to create the first technologies millions of years ago in the form of prehistoric tools and weapons. Over time, eight key technologies gradually freed us from the limitations of our animal origins.The fabrication... [READ MORE]
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