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The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald / F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Other Stories by F. Scott Fitzgerald / F. Scott Fitzgerald

Select Stories of Edgar Allan Poe / Edgar Allan Poe

Select Stories of Edgar Allan Poe / Edgar Allan Poe

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The  Thing on the Doorstep and Other Stories / H.P. Lovecraft

The Thing on the Doorstep and Other Stories / H.P. Lovecraft

63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read / Dick Russell

63 Documents the Government Doesn't Want You to Read / Dick Russell

The  Prince / Niccolò Machiavelli

The Prince / Niccolò Machiavelli

For Us, the Living / Robert A. Heinlein

For Us, the Living / Robert A. Heinlein

When Mark Zuckerberg announced in front of a cheering Oprah audience his $100 million pledge to transform the Newark Schools - and to solve the education crisis in every city in America - it looked like a huge win for then-mayor Cory Booker and governor Chris Christie. But their plans soon ran into a constituency not so easily moved - Newark's key education players, fiercely protective of their billion-dollar-per-annum system. It's a prize that, for generations, has enriched seemingly…

When Mark Zuckerberg announced in front of a cheering Oprah audience his $100 million pledge to transform the Newark Schools - and to solve the education crisis in every city in America - it looked like a huge win for then-mayor Cory Booker and governor Chris Christie. But their plans soon ran into a constituency not so easily moved - Newark's key education players, fiercely protective of their billion-dollar-per-annum system. It's a prize that, for generations, has enriched seemingly…

This account of the first standards war, between AC (backed by George Westinghouse) and DC (backed by Thomas A. Edison), paints the beloved Wizard of Menlo Park (Edison) in a less-than-flattering light as, in his single-minded devotion to Direct Current, Edison supported a less-than-scrupulous and less-than-scientific "electrical engineer," Harold Brown, who conducted barbaric experiments on animals and was the prime mover for having the electric chair powered by Alternating Current.

This account of the first standards war, between AC (backed by George Westinghouse) and DC (backed by Thomas A. Edison), paints the beloved Wizard of Menlo Park (Edison) in a less-than-flattering light as, in his single-minded devotion to Direct Current, Edison supported a less-than-scrupulous and less-than-scientific "electrical engineer," Harold Brown, who conducted barbaric experiments on animals and was the prime mover for having the electric chair powered by Alternating Current.

A Study in Scarlet / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

A Study in Scarlet / Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

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