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Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

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Ghost Wall

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The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us Human

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Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

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The Lost City of the Monkey God

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Humans: A Brief History of How We F*cked It All Up

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On the Plain of Snakes: A Mexican Journey

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Behave: The Biology of Humans at Our Best and Worst

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Wordslut: A Feminist Guide to Taking Back the English Language

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Bullshit Jobs: A Theory

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