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  • booksreddit.com:Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

    Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces

    1023

    The last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America’s cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have …


  • booksreddit.com:Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body

    Ghost Boy: The Miraculous Escape of a Misdiagnosed Boy Trapped Inside His Own Body

    978

    They all thought he was gone. But he was alive and trapped inside his own body for ten years. In January 1988 Martin Pistorius, aged twelve, fell inexplicably sick. First he lost his voice and stopped eating. Then he slept constantly and shunned human contact. Doctors were mystified. Within eighteen months he was mute and wheelchair-bound. Martin’s parents were told an unknown degenerative disease left him with the mind of a baby and less than two years to live. Martin was moved to care cente…


  • booksreddit.com:The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity

    The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America’s Mo…

    482

    Great cooking goes beyond following a recipe–it’s knowing how to season ingredients to coax the greatest possible flavor from them. Drawing on dozens of leading chefs’ combined experience in top restaurants across the country, Karen Page and Andrew Dornenburg present the definitive guide to creating “deliciousness” in any dish. Thousands of ingredient entries, organized alphabetically and cross-referenced, provide a treasure trove of spectacular flavor combinations. Readers will learn to wor…


  • booksreddit.com:Thinking

    Thinking, Fast and Slow

    480

    Major New York Times bestsellerWinner of the National Academy of Sciences Best Book Award in 2012Selected by the New York Times Book Review as one of the ten best books of 2011A Globe and Mail Best Books of the Year 2011 TitleOne of The Economist’s 2011 Books of the Year One of The Wall Street Journal’s Best Nonfiction Books of the Year 20112013 Presidential Medal of Freedom RecipientKahneman’s work with Amos Tversky is the subject of Michael Lewis’s The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Cha…