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              Maoism: A Global History
                

              Maoism: A Global History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lovell, Julia

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              • Pub Date
                11 Aug 20

              *** WINNER OF THE 2019 CUNDILL HISTORY PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION 2019 SHORTLISTED FOR THE NAYEF AL-RODHAN PRIZE FOR GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING SHORTLISTED FOR DEUTSCHER PRIZE*** 'Revelatory and instructive... [a] beautifully written and accessible ...book' The Times For decades, the West has dismissed Maoism as an outdated historical and political phenomenon. Since the 1980s, China seems to have abandoned the utopian turmoil of Mao's revolution in favour of authoritarian capitalism. But Mao and his ideas remain central to the People's Republic and the legitimacy of its Communist government. With disagreements and conflicts between China and the West on the rise, the need to understand the political legacy of Mao is urgent and growing. The power and appeal of Maoism have extended far beyond China. Maoism was a crucial motor of the Cold War: it shaped the course of the Vietnam War (and the international youth rebellions that conflict triggered) and brought to power the murderous Khmer Rouge in Cambodia; it aided, and sometimes handed victory to, anti-colonial resistance movements in Africa; it inspired terrorism in Germany and Italy, and wars and insurgencies in Peru, India and Nepal, some of which are still with us today - more than forty years after the death of Mao. In this new history, Julia Lovell re-evaluates Maoism as both a Chinese and an international force, linking its evolution in China with its global legacy. It is a story that takes us from the tea plantations of north India to the sierras of the Andes, from Paris's fifth arrondissement to the fields of Tanzania, from the rice paddies of Cambodia to the terraces of Brixton. Starting with the birth of Mao's revolution in northwest China in the 1930s and concluding with its violent afterlives in South Asia and resurgence in the People's Republic today, this is a landmark history of global Maoism.
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              ISBN 9780525565901
              Released AU 11 Aug 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds
                

              Gender and Our Brains: How New Neuroscience Explodes the Myths of the Male and Female Minds (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rippon, Gina

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              • Pub Date
                7 Jul 20

              A breakthrough work in neuroscience--and an incisive corrective to a long history of damaging pseudoscience--that finally debunks the myth that there is a hardwired distinction between male and female brains We live in a gendered world, where we are ceaselessly bombarded by messa...ges about sex and gender. On a daily basis, we face deeply ingrained beliefs that sex determines our skills and preferences, from toys and colors to career choice and salaries. But what does this constant gendering mean for our thoughts, decisions and behavior? And what does it mean for our brains? Drawing on her work as a professor of cognitive neuroimaging, Gina Rippon unpacks the stereotypes that surround us from our earliest moments and shows how these messages mold our ideas of ourselved and even shape our brains. By exploring new, cutting-edge neuroscience, Rippon urges us to move beyond a binary view of the brain and to see instead this complex organ as highly individualized, profoundly adaptable and full of unbounded potential. Rigorous, timely and liberating, Gender and Our Brains has huge implications for women and men, for parents and children, and for how we identify ourselves.
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              ISBN 9780525435372
              Released AU 7 Jul 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              The Wapshot Chronicle
                

              The Wapshot Chronicle (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Cheever, John

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              • Pub Date
                4 Aug 20

              Pulitzer Prize-winner John Cheever's National Book Award-winning first novel, finally back in print. A Vintage Original. By 1957, John Cheever was already recognized as a writer of superb short stories. But The Wapshot Chronicle, which won the 1958 National Book Award, establishe...d him as a major novelist. Based in part on Cheever's adolescence in New England, the novel follows the destinies of the impecunious and wildly eccentric Wapshots of St. Botolphs, a quintessential Massachusetts fishing village. Here are the stories of Captain Leander Wapshot, venerable sea dog and would-be suicide; of his licentious older son, Moses; and of Moses' adoring and errant younger brother, Coverly. Tragic and funny, ribald and splendidly picaresque, The Wapshot Chronicle is a family narrative from one of our finest writers.
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              ISBN 9780593081778
              Released AU 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              Series Vintage International
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              The Flight Portfolio
                

              The Flight Portfolio (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Orringer, Julie

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              • Pub Date
                30 Jun 20

              Bighearted, gorgeous, historical, suspenseful, everything you want a novel to be (--Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Less), a new book inspired by the World War II story you've never heard--the real-life quest of an unlikely hero to save the lives and work of E...urope's great minds from the impending Holocaust In 1940, Varian Fry traveled to Marseille carrying three thousand dollars and a list of imperiled artists and writers he hoped to help escape within a few weeks. Instead, he stayed more than a year, working to procure false documents, amass emergency funds, and arrange journeys across Spain and Portugal, where the refugees would embark for safer ports. His many clients included Hannah Arendt, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, and Marc Chagall, and the race against time to save them is a tale of forbidden love, high-stakes adventure, and unimaginable courage. Masterfully crafted and impossible to put down, The Flight Portfolio offers a testament to the enduring power of art, and love, in any form. --Entertainment Weekly
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              ISBN 9780307949714
              Released AU 30 Jun 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              Series Vintage contemporaries
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              Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust
                

              Rebooting AI: Building Artificial Intelligence We Can Trust (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Marcus, Gary; Davis, Ernest

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              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              Two leaders in the field offer a compelling analysis of the current state of the art and reveal the steps we must take to achieve a truly robust artificial intelligence. Despite the hype surrounding AI, creating an intelligence that rivals or exceeds human levels is far more comp...licated than we have been led to believe. Professors Gary Marcus and Ernest Davis have spent their careers at the forefront of AI research and have witnessed some of the greatest milestones in the field, but they argue that a computer beating a human in Jeopardy! does not signal that we are on the doorstep of fully autonomous cars or superintelligent machines. The achievements in the field thus far have occurred in closed systems with fixed sets of rules, and these approaches are too narrow to achieve genuine intelligence. The real world, in contrast, is wildly complex and open-ended. How can we bridge this gap? What will the consequences be when we do? Taking inspiration from the human mind, Marcus and Davis explain what we need to advance AI to the next level, and suggest that if we are wise along the way, we won't need to worry about a future of machine overlords. If we focus on endowing machines with common sense and deep understanding, rather than simply focusing on statistical analysis and gatherine ever larger collections of data, we will be able to create an AI we can trust--in our homes, our cars, and our doctors' offices. Rebooting AI provides a lucid, clear-eyed assessment of the current science and offers an inspiring vision of how a new generation of AI can make our lives better.
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              ISBN 9780525566045
              Released AU 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              Dual Citizens
                

              Dual Citizens (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ohlin, Alix

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              • Pub Date
                19 May 20

              Both a powerful coming-of-age story and an achingly poignant portrait of the strange, painful, and ultimately life-sustaining bonds between sisters. Lark and Robin are half-sisters: Lark, shy and studious; Robin, wild and artistic. Raised in Montreal by their disinterested single... mother, they form a fierce team regardless of their differences. As they grow up, Lark excels at school and Robin becomes an extraordinary pianist. Then, at seventeen, Lark flees to America to attend college, where she finds her calling in documentary films, and her sister soon joins her. But in New York City, they find themselves tested: Lark struggles with self-doubt, and Robin chafes against the demands of Juilliard. Under pressure, their bond grows strained and ultimately is broken, and their paths abruptly diverge. Years later, Lark's life is in tatters and Robin's is wilder than ever. As Lark tries to take charge of her destiny, she discovers that despite the difficulties of their relationship, there is only one person she can truly rely on: her sister. In this gripping, unforgettable novel about art, ambition, sisterhood, motherhood, and self-knowledge, Alix Ohlin traces the rich and complicated lives of two indelible women. Dazzlingly insightful and beautifully crafted, Dual Citizens captures the unique language of sisters and makes visible the imperceptible strings that bind us to the ones we love for good.
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              ISBN 9780525563556
              Released AU 19 May 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              Orange World and Other Stories
                

              Orange World and Other Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Russell, Karen

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              • Pub Date
                5 May 20

              ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: THE WASHINGTON POST - NPR - GOOD HOUSEKEEPING - FRESH AIR - THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS - LIT HUB - KIRKUS REVIEWS - LIBRARY JOURNAL - THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY Karen Russell's comedic genius and mesmerizing talent for creating outlandish predicam...ents that uncannily mirror our inner lives is on full display in these eight exuberant, arrestingly vivid, unforgettable stories. In Bog Girl, a young man falls in love with a two-thousand-year-old girl that he's extracted from a mass of peat in a Northern European bog. In The Prospectors, two opportunistic young women fleeing the Great Depression strike out for new territory, and find themselves fighting for their lives. And in the brilliant, hilarious title story, a new mother desperate to ensure her infant's safety strikes a diabolical deal, agreeing to breastfeed the devil in exchange for his protection. The landscape in which these stories unfold is a feral, slippery, purgatorial space, bracketed by the void--yet within it Russell captures the exquisite beauty and tenderness of ordinary life. Orange World is a miracle of storytelling from a true modern master.
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              ISBN 9780525566076
              Released AU 5 May 2020
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              The Substitution Order
                

              The Substitution Order (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Clark, Martin

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              • Pub Date
                23 Jun 20

              From Martin Clark--praised by Entertainment Weekly as our best legal-thriller writer --comes a wickedly clever, tenderhearted, and intricately plotted novel about a hard-luck lawyer's refusal to concede defeat, even as fate, the court system, and a gang of untouchable con artists... conspire against him. Kevin Moore, once a high-flying Virginia attorney, hits rock bottom after an inexplicably tumultuous summer leaves him disbarred and separated from his wife. Short on cash and looking for work, he lands in the middle of nowhere with a job at SUBstitution, the world's saddest sandwich shop. His closest confidants: a rambunctious rescue puppy and the twenty-year-old computer whiz manning the restaurant counter beside him. He's determined to set his life right again, but the troubles keep coming. And when a bizarre, mysterious stranger wanders into the shop armed with a threatening invitation to join a multimillion-dollar scam, Kevin will need every bit of his legal savvy just to stay out of prison. A remarkable tour of the law's tricks and hidden trapdoors, The Substitution Order is both wise and ingenious, a wildly entertaining novel that will keep you guessing--and rooting for its tenacious hero--until the very last page.
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              ISBN 9780525566564
              Released AU 23 Jun 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              Knife: A New Harry Hole Novel
                

              Knife: A New Harry Hole Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Nesbo, Jo

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                2 Jun 20

              Brilliant, audaciously rogue police officer Harry Hole from The Snowman and The Thirst is back and in the throes of a new, unanticipated rage--once again hunting the murderer who has haunted his entire career. Harry Hole is not in a good place. Rakel--the only woman he's ever lov...ed--has ended it with him, permanently. He's been given a chance for a new start with the Oslo Police, but it's in the cold case office, when what he really wants is to be investigating cases he suspects have ties to Svein Finne, the serial rapist and murderer who Harry helped put behind bars. And now, Finne is free after a decade-plus in prison--free and, Harry is certain, unreformed and ready to take up where he left off. But things will get worse. When Harry wakes up the morning after a drunken night with blood that's clearly not his own on his hands, it's only the very beginning of what will be a waking nightmare the likes of which even he could never have imagined.
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              ISBN 9780525564850
              Released AU 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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              Series Harry Hole
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              Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories
                

              Someone Who Will Love You in All Your Damaged Glory: Stories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bob-Waksberg, Raphael

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              • Pub Date
                19 May 20

              ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR NPR - THE A.V. CLUB From the creator of the beloved and universally acclaimed television series BoJack Horseman, a fabulously off-beat collection of short stories about love--the best and worst thing in the universe. Complex, daring, emotional, a...nd unique, with notes of melancholic brilliance and an aftertaste of subtle elation: it is hard to describe the writing of Raphael Bob-Waksberg without sounding like Frasier discussing wine. --B. J. Novak, author of One More Thing Written with all the scathing dark humor that is a hallmark of BoJack Horseman, Raphael Bob-Waksberg's stories will make you laugh, weep, and shiver in uncomfortably delicious recognition. In A Most Blessed and Auspicious Occasion, a young couple engaged to be married is forced to deal with interfering relatives dictating the appropriate number of ritual goat sacrifices for their wedding. Missed Connection--m4w is the tragicomic tale of a pair of lonely commuters eternally failing to make that longed-for contact. And in More of the You That You Already Are, a struggling employee at a theme park of dead presidents finds that love can't be genetically modified. Equally at home with the surreal and the painfully relatable (and both at once), Bob-Waksberg delivers a killer combination of humor, romance, whimsy, cultural commentary, and crushing emotional vulnerability.
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              ISBN 9780525432722
              Released AU 19 May 2020
              Publisher Vintage
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