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Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash
by Edward Humes
A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist takes readers on a surprising tour of the world of garbage. Take a journey inside the secret world of our biggest export, our most prodigious product, and our greatest legacy: our trash. It’s the biggest thing we make: The average American is on track to produce a whopping 102 tons of garbage...
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Categories: Economics; Science; Social Sciences; Travel
Mississippi Mud
by Edward Humes
NOW UPDATED WITH EXPLOSIVE COURTROOM DETAILS. . . . The riveting true-crime account of the heartbreaking murder that shook a Southern city to its corrupt foundation BILOXI, MISSISSIPPI: After the fatal shooting of one of the city’s most prominent couples—Vincent Sherry was a circuit court judge; his wife, Margaret, was running...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; True Crime
Door to Door: The Magnificent, Maddening, Mysterious World of Transportation
by Edward Humes
The Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Garbology explores the hidden and costly wonders of our buy-it-now, get-it-today world of transportation, revealing the surprising truths, mounting challenges, and logistical magic behind every trip we take and every click we make. Transportation dominates our daily existence....
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Categories: All Nonfiction
No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court
by Edward Humes
Now updated with a new introduction and afterword, this award-winning examination of the nation’s largest juvenile criminal justice system in Los Angeles by a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist is “an important book with a message of great urgency, especially to all concerned with the future of America’s children” ( Booklist )....
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Categories: Crime & Criminals; Social Sciences
Murderer With a Badge: The Secret Life of a Rogue Cop
by Edward Humes
Bill Leasure was among the least ambitious officers ever to wear the badge for the Los Angeles Police Department. He was content to work the traffic beat and only rarely gave out tickets. He also ran scams that netted him countless riches, from stealing yachts to collecting guns and cars. And he further enriched himself setting up a...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; True Crime
Monkey Girl: Evolution, Education, Religion, and the Battle for America's Soul
by Edward Humes
What should we teach our children about where we come from? Is evolution a lie or good science? Is it incompatible with faith? Have scientists really detected evidence of a creator in nature? From bestselling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edward Humes comes a dramatic story of faith, science, and courage unlike any since the...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Religion & Spirituality; Bestsellers
A Man and his Mountain: The Everyman who Created Kendall-Jackson and Became America's Greatest Wine Entrepreneur
by Edward Humes
The story of self-made billionaire Jess Jackson, who put Chardonnay on America’s tables as he built the Kendall–Jackson wine empire from a few mountainous acres of grapes, and raced the Horse of the Year three years in a row, is a remarkable tale of romance, risk, and reinvention—perhaps the greatest second act in the history of...
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Categories: Drinks & Beverages
Over Here: How the G.I. Bill Transformed the American Dream
by Edward Humes
IInspiring war stories are familiar. But what about the after-the-war stories? From a Pulitzer Prize-winning author, OVER HERE is the Greatest Generation’s after-the-war story—vivid portraits of how the original G.I. Bill empowered an entire generation and reinvented the nation. The G.I. Bill opened college education to the masses...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History; Politics & Government
Force of Nature: The Unlikely Story of Wal-Mart's Green Revolution
by Edward Humes
What happens when a renowned river guide teams up with the CEO of one of the largest and least Earth-friendly corporations in the world? When it's former Wal-Mart CEO H. Lee Scott and white-water expert turned sustainability consultant Jib Ellison, the result is nothing less than a green business revolution. Wal-Mart—long the target...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; Business Biographies & Primers
Buried Secrets: A True Story of Serial Murder
by Edward Humes
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist comes what PUBLISHERS WEEKLY called the “definitive study” of the grizzly mass killings in Matamoros, Mexico. In the 1980’s, Adolfo Constanzo, devotee of Santeria and powerful cult leader opened shop in Mexico City as a fortune teller. He soon realized that there were greater profits in...
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Categories: True Crime
Eco Barons: The Dreamers, Schemers, and Millionaires Who Are Saving Our Planet
by Edward Humes
“Well written and compelling, Eco Barons gives the reader a first glimpse of the activists, philanthropists and gadflies who may well turn out to be the J.D. Rockefellers and Rachel Carsons of our time.” — Cleveland Plain Dealer   Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Humes offers readers an eye-opening look at the...
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Categories: All Nonfiction
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