Best of 2013

250 most often linked books on Reddit for year 2013. Most popular books range from history books, comics or audio-books. See more detailed info by clicking on a book thumbnail.

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  • booksreddit.com:Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving - Sixth Edition: Shaving Made Enjoyable

    Leisureguy’s Guide to Gourmet Shaving – Sixth Edition: Shaving Made Enjoyable

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    The sixth edition of the complete beginner’s guide to traditional wetshaving—brush, shaving cream or soap, and safety razor with double-edged blade—is a major update of the previous edition: a third larger, with a new chapter, new sections, and covers aspects of shaving such as DIY products and guidelines on collecting that were not in the previous editions. Reviews of new razors and other shaving products are included, and the appendix now includes well over 100 on-line vendors as well a…


  • booksreddit.com:Public Relations Practices: Managerial Case Studies and Problems (7th Edition)

    Public Relations Practices: Managerial Case Studies and Problems (7th Edition)

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    Written by two of the most respected and honored individuals in the field, this definitive casebook of actual real-life public relations situations serves as a reference and guidebook for helping public relations professionals apply effective, cutting-edge public relations theories, principles, and practices to a wide variety of situations –involving all types and sizes of organizations. Features actual, real-life cases on each aspect of public relations –employee relations, med…


  • booksreddit.com:The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit

    The Globalization of Addiction: A Study in Poverty of the Spirit

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    ‘The Globalization of Addiction’ presents a radical rethink about the nature of addiction. Scientific medicine has failed when it comes to addiction. There are no reliable methods to cure it, prevent it, or take the pain out of it. There is no durable consensus on what addiction is, what causes it, or what should be done about it. Meanwhile, it continues to increase around the world. This book argues that the cause of this failure to control addiction is that the conventional wisdom of the 19…


  • booksreddit.com:Salt: A World History

    Salt: A World History

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    An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the WorldIn his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes…


  • booksreddit.com:The Gift of Fear: And Other Survival Signals That Protect Us from Violence

    The Gift of Fear and Other Survival Signals that Protect Us From Violence

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    True fear is a gift. Unwarranted fear is a curse. Learn how to tell the difference.A date won’t take “no” for an answer. The new nanny gives a mother an uneasy feeling. A stranger in a deserted parking lot offers unsolicited help. The threat of violence surrounds us every day. But we can protect ourselves, by learning to trust—and act on—our gut instincts.In this empowering book, Gavin de Becker, the man Oprah Winfrey calls the nation’s leading expert on violent behavior, shows you how to…


  • booksreddit.com:Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations

    Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem, and Other Things …

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    #1 New York Times Bestseller “Funny and smart as hell” (Bill Gates), Allie Brosh’s Hyperbole and a Half showcases her unique voice, leaping wit, and her ability to capture complex emotions with deceptively simple illustrations.FROM THE PUBLISHER:Every time Allie Brosh posts something new on her hugely popular blog Hyperbole and a Half the internet rejoices.This full-color, beautifully illustrated edition features more than fifty percent new content, with ten never-before-seen essays and one w…


  • booksreddit.com:The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters

    The Cleanest Race: How North Koreans See Themselves and Why It Matters

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    Understanding North Korea through its propaganda: A newly revised and updated edition that includes a consideration of Kim Jung Il’s successor, Kim Jong-Un What do the North Koreans really believe? How do they see themselves and the world around them? Here B.R. Myers, a North Korea analyst and a contributing editor of The Atlantic, presents the first full-length study of the North Korean worldview. Drawing on extensive research into the regime’s domestic propaganda, including films, rom…


  • booksreddit.com:The Big Bamboozle: 9/11 and the War on Terror

    The Big Bamboozle: 9/11 and the War on Terror

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    From the perspective of a Boeing 767 captain and former “special activities” contract pilot, Philip Marshall straps the reader into the cockpits of hijacked commercial airliners to tell the story of the most sophisticated terrorist attack in history. Based on a comprehensive ten-year study into the murders of his fellow pilots on 9/11, he explains how hijackers, novice pilots at the controls of massive guided missiles, were able to beat United States Air Force fighters to iconic targets with …


  • booksreddit.com:The Conquest of the Incas

    The Conquest of the Incas

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    “Distinguished by an extraordinary empathy, a feeling of one’s way into the minds of the sixteenth-century Spaniards and Indians . . . Provocative.” — New York Times“An extraordinary book. Combining rigorous historical research and profound analysis with stylistic elegance, this work allows the reader to appreciate the tragic and fabulous history of the Incan empire in all its richness and diversity. It reads like the most skillful novel.” — Mario Var…


  • booksreddit.com:The Maya (Seventh Edition)  (Ancient Peoples and Places)

    The Maya (Seventh Edition) (Ancient Peoples and Places)

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    “A clear and intelligent description of the development and organization of Maya civilization.”—Natural History The Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New World’s greatest ancient civilization. In these pages Professor Coe distills a lifetime’s scholarship for the general reader and student. Since the publication of the sixth edition of The Maya, new sites have been uncovered and further excavations in old sites have proceeded at an unprecedented pac…


  • booksreddit.com:A Headache in the Pelvis

    A Headache in the Pelvis, a New, Revised, Expanded and Updated 6th Edition: A New Understanding a…

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    This groundbreaking book describes the Wise-Anderson Protocol for muscle-related pelvic pain in men and women, a new and revolutionary treatment developed at Stanford University. The Wise-Anderson Protocol involves the treatment of muscle-related pelvic pain and dysfunction, variously diagnosed as prostatitis, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic floor myalgia, interstitial cystitis, urethral syndrome, levator ani syndrome, among other related diagnoses affecting som…


  • booksreddit.com:Defending Middle-Earth: Tolkien

    Defending Middle-Earth: Tolkien, Myth and Modernity

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    Although highly popular “The Lord of the Rings” has also been widely labelled as reactionary and escapist by hostile critics. This text shows just how mistaken they are. He reveals Tolkien’s profound and subtle advocacy of community, ecology and spiritual values against the destructive forces of runaway modernity. Tolkien’s remedy, and the project implicit in his literary mythology, is a re-enchantment of the world. In helping us to realize that living nature, including humanity, is sacred, h…


  • booksreddit.com:Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate

    Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate

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    There are many misconceptions about the future of global energy often presented as fact by the media, politicians, business leaders, activists, and even scientists―wasting time and money and hampering the development of progressive energy policies. Energy Myths and Realities: Bringing Science to the Energy Policy Debate debunks the most common fallacies to make way for a constructive, scientific approach to the global energy challenge.When will the world run out of oil? Should nuclear energy …


  • booksreddit.com:The Stickwick Staplers

    The Stickwick Staplers

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    A collection of Bernie Douglas’s comedic works, including The Lives of Two Toed Sloths, Jimmy Gets a Tree Stuck on his Face, White DMC and How to Die: or The Good Gatsby


  • booksreddit.com:Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age

    Captive Audience: The Telecom Industry and Monopoly Power in the New Gilded Age

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    Ten years ago, the United States stood at the forefront of the Internet revolution. With some of the fastest speeds and lowest prices in the world for high-speed Internet access, the nation was poised to be the global leader in the new knowledge-based economy. Today that global competitive advantage has all but vanished because of a series of government decisions and resulting monopolies that have allowed dozens of countries, including Japan and South Korea, to pass us in both speed and price…


  • booksreddit.com:Schooled

    Schooled

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    Schooled is one of the hottest non-fiction new releases in the Amazon store!Praise for Schooled:”…I couldn’t put it down!”Book Reviewer Archietross”Jackson’s experiences in the modern American school system highlight the fundamental flaws within that system, and in doing so, reflect on many of the problems facing American society today.”Book Reviewer Zebidee”Some chapters had me laughing, others had my eyes welling up, others left me inspired to see what a difference a teacher can make in a…


  • booksreddit.com:Thinking Like an Anthropologist: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

    Thinking Like an Anthropologist: A Practical Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

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    This exciting new text teases out the common core of the cultural anthropological way of thinking, makes it explicit in a set of eleven questions, and uses those questions to enhance learning. Each question receives treatment in a brief chapter, accompanied by several exercises and classroom demonstrations. The textbook is intended to be accompanied by―and applied to―a reader, a few ethnographies, or a monograph with topical focus such as language, globalization, technology, art, or gender. …


  • booksreddit.com:Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade

    Warriors of God: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin in the Third Crusade

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    Acclaimed author James Reston, Jr.’s Warriors of God is the rich and engaging account of the Third Crusade (1187-1192), a conflict that would shape world history for centuries and which can still be felt in the Middle East and throughout the world today. James Reston, Jr. offers a gripping narrative of the epic battle that left Jerusalem in Muslim hands until the twentieth century, bringing an objective perspective to the gallantry, greed, and religious fervor that fueled the bloody clas…


  • booksreddit.com:Chomp

    Chomp, Chomp, Chomp: How I Survived a Bear Attack and Other Cautionary Tales

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    “…Not quite full-grown, it’s haunched down like a dog, tensed and coiled and ready to spring. We make eye contact for the merest fraction of a second, and in this moment I know exactly what’s coming….” A tragicomic collection of latter day Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Allena Hansen’s true life accounts won the IBPA 2015 Benjamin Franklin Award for best memoir/autobiography. “Chomp, Chomp, Chomp; How I Survived a Bear Attack and Other Cautionary Tales” introduces us to the bon vivant and social pariah…


  • booksreddit.com:Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

    Three Felonies A Day: How the Feds Target the Innocent

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    The average professional in this country wakes up in the morning, goes to work, comes home, eats dinner, and then goes to sleep, unaware that he or she has likely committed several federal crimes that day. Why? The answer lies in the very nature of modern federal criminal laws, which have exploded in number but also become impossibly broad and vague. In Three Felonies a Day, Harvey A. Silverglate reveals how federal criminal laws have become dangerously disconnected from the English common la…