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Old Bones (Nora Kelly #1)

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Ghost Wall

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Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

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

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The Lost City of the Monkey God

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Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

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The Hero: The Enduring Myth That Makes Us Human

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Mudlark: In Search of London's Past Along the River Thames

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Bullshit Jobs: A Theory

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The Laws of Human Nature

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Superior: The Return of Race Science

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Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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