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Book of the Month - September 2019 04 September 2019

Our September ‘Book of the Month’ is The Fashion Industry and Eating Disorders: The Dangers of the Catwalk by Nikolett Bogár, Ferenc Túry.

This text investigates the excessive ideal of slimness and its dangers for industry representatives.


The world of fashion models is attractive for everybody. For the average audience, a fashion model’s life is glamourous, elegant and enviable, and many young women aspire to follow such ideals. Today, in the age of modern information technologies, there are endless tools for communicating with the world related to fashion.

The daily lives of fashion models can be followed by the masses on social media platforms; they have become influencers, and millions follow the image they represent. However, in the background, there is stress and tension. The fashion industry creates fierce competition, and the models are under intense pressure concerning their body shape. Slimness is a fundamental requirement. This, in turn, leads to an increased risk of eating disorders: fashion models are more prone to develop anorexia or bulimia like symptoms.

The book investigates the role of the representatives of the fashion industry in the excessive ideal of slimness and in the enhanced risk of developing eating disorders. Ensuring the health of the models must be a fundamental aspect of the industry.


To find out more, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMSEP19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st September 2019.


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International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer 2019 04 September 2019

September 16th was designated by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer. This designation was made on December 19, 2000, in commemoration of the date in 1987 on which nations signed the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. For more information about the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer click here.

To mark the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on 4 of our best-selling titles that are related to sustainability and environmental sciences.

To redeem your discount, simply add the book(s) to your basket and enter the promotional code PRESERVATION19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st September 2019.

Sustainability as a Trend for Competitiveness ChallengesMihaela Ștefănescu (2019-08-15) 'Defining a future development pathway through the lens of sustainability and competitiveness is a unique trademark of any free market. Going beyond this aspect, this book is an invitation to identify relevant correlations between the circular economy, trade, adaptation to climate change, land degradation neutrality, fair-trade, corporate social responsibility, culture, and gender. Among all of these sectors, we are currently witnessing various types of synergies. The key is to distinguish those adaptive solutions which are applicable to real-time changes. This volume scrutinizes the role played by the sustainability agenda in international negotiations, and proposes new perspectives on sustainable management. Through all its chapters, the book focuses on the possibilities to broaden our perspectives when defining policy recommendations.'

Cascading Challenges in the Global Water Crisis, Gerard Magill, James Benedict (2019-02-13) 'This edited book is a collection of essays presented at the 3rd annual endowed conference held at Duquesne University, USA. The conference series addresses emerging concerns and threshold problems about the sustainability of our planet. The contributions gathered here highlight the inter-relation of topics and expertise from the perspectives of science and policy, religion and ethics, and pivotal global issues. The book concludes with an ethical analysis of the multiple and over-lapping challenges to paramount concerns that require urgent attention and long-term resolution.

The book is written for scholars and students in a variety of disciplines and fields that deal with the earth’s current survival and future flourishing.'

Searching for Sustainable Development and Its Purpose: The Human Story, Pavel Nováček, (2018-11-23) 'This book provides a synthesis of sustainable development, formulating and promoting a lifestyle that would facilitate the reasonable satisfaction of the needs of all people throughout the world, be environmental friendly, and not exceed the carrying capacity of ecosystems. It details the “big picture” of the human story, discussing cultural evolutions and current global issues, including the influence of humans on the environment.

The text is, above all, a comprehensive and future-oriented study, mapping the potential opportunities and threats associated with development. It discusses phenomena that are both easily demonstrable and those which are harder to prove.'

The Perils of Climate Risk: The People and the Science, Carole LeBlanc, (2019-04-12) ‘This book provides the average person with something to do about climate change. Based upon the contributing authors’ years of technical expertise, and their participation in a second international workshop on climate risk, it concludes with a list of action items for the old and young alike. With a ‘systems thinking’ approach, the book captures the latest developments in climate change science, atmospheric data, and public policy from leaders in their fields, including a Nobel Peace Prize recipient and a Fulbright Scholar. The book continues the discussion from the first workshop, detailed in Demystifying Climate Risk Volumes I and II (2017), on environmental, health and societal implications; and industry and industrial infrastructure implications, respectively. While the news about the future of climate change is not good, widespread adoption of these principles could literally transform the world!'


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Meet our Authors: Bartłomiej Biegajło - September 2019 15 August 2019

Bartłomiej Biegajło is an early-stage researcher working within the field of translation studies. His interests span from linguistics and literature to cultural studies. He is especially interested in carrying out research within the framework of Natural Semantic Metalanguage—a powerful tool for investigating the meanings of words. Recently, he has been drawn into research related to legal studies seen from the perspective of linguistics and translation studies. He is an Associate Professor at Siedlce University, Poland, where he teaches a variety of subjects related primarily to translation studies. He has published a number of articles, and this is his first book, based on his PhD thesis defended at the University of Warsaw in December 2015.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Bartłomiej has authored Totalitarian (In)Experience in Literary Works and Their Translations: Between East and West.

Bartłomiej describes his experience of working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

“This is the first time I am publishing a major monograph at a major publishing house. The experience I had with Cambridge Scholars Publishing was an all-round positive cooperation. All the competent people working there guided me through every single step of the publication process and they were all extremely helpful with the suggestions and prompts in an attempt to ensure a quality result. It obviously testifies enormously to their practical experience and hands-on approach. I would especially point to the reviewers who stood out as a team of highly meticulous readers offering their remarks and corrections in a very professional manner. I will definitely return to Cambridge Scholars Publishing in the future.”


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Totalitarian (In)Experience in Literary Works and Their Translations: Between East and West. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOASEP19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th October 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Nils Clausson - September 2019 15 August 2019

Nils Clausson is Professor Emeritus at the University of Regina (Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada), where he taught from 1984 to 2014. He specialized in Victorian and early twentieth-century British literature. One of the courses he taught was a history of detective fiction, which led to his book on the fiction of Arthur Conan Doyle, a study shortlisted for the 2019 H. R. F. Keating Award. Writers on which he has published articles include Benjamin Disraeli, Matthew Arnold, H. G. Wells, Oscar Wilde, Joseph Conrad, D. H. Lawrence, and Arthur Conan Doyle. His non-academic interests include theatre, and that passion led him to direct several plays for Regina Little Theatre (an amateur community theatre) in the 2000s.  

Nils' literary criticism also includes over 35 articles on Charles Dickens, Elizabeth Gaskell, G. K. Chesterton, Siegfried Sassoon, George Orwell, and Wilfred Owen, as well as on such topics as genre theory, detective fiction, the poetry of the Great War, and fin-de-siècle aestheticism. His articles on Conan Doyle have appeared in The Victorian Newsletter, Journal of Narrative Theory, English Literature in Transition, and the Journal of Popular Culture.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Nils has authored Arthur Conan Doyle’s Art of Fiction: A Revaluation.


Nils outlined his experience working with Cambridge Scholars Publishing in the following words:

“I have found my relationship with Cambridge Scholars a rewarding and satisfying one. The editors provided guidance at every stage of the publishing process, and were quick to respond to my queries. I have no hesitation in recommending CSP, especially to first-time authors who may find the publishing process a little daunting.” 


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Arthur Conan Doyle’s Art of Fiction: A Revaluation. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOASEP19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th October 2019.


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Editorial Advisory Board’s ‘Recommended Read’ - 2019 August 14 August 2019

This month, our Editorial Advisory Board member Dr. Telmo Pereira has chosen his ‘Recommended Read’: one of our most recent titles in archaeology. Dr Telmo Pereira is Post-doctoral Researcher in the Polytechnical Institute of Tomar and Professor at the Universidade de Autónoma de Lisboa, exploring and teaching Prehistory and Archaeology. He graduated in Archaeology at the University of Lisbon in 2001 and completed his Ph.D. in Prehistoric Archaeology 2010 at the University of Algarve.

Since 1998, he approaches Prehistoric human evolution by focusing on the way that past human species and societies adapted to drastic environmental shifts. For that he focuses how people changed their thoughts and believes on economy, social networks and technology.

Since 1996, he was awarded with more than a dozen research grants and contracts, invitations for paper and book publications and to revise high-competitive international grants. His tracking record comprises one book, dozens of papers in international journals, book chapters, proceedings, dozens of posters, and podium presentations, invited talks. He also developed reference collections, prototypes, student supervisions, several of them received international grants, and the creation of laboratories and associations.

We are offering all of our readers a 50% discount on Telmo’s choice. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code EABAUG19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 14th September 2019.


Dr. Telmo Pereira’s ‘Recommended Read’:

Artisans Rule: Product Standardization and Craft Specialization in Prehistoric Society

Editors: Ina Miloglav, Jasna Vuković

Craft production and its significance for understanding social relations are one of the essential topics in prehistoric archaeology. Standardization of raw materials, products, and manufacturing procedures, and the presence or absence of specialized artisans still challenge scholars engaged in the studies of technology, social archaeology, exchange and distribution networks and economy in the past. In this volume, seven case studies covering a chronological span from the Neolithic to La Tène Europe explore the notions of standardization and specialization, the nature of their interrelationship, the methods for assessing their presence in the archaeological record, and their significance for the reconstruction of social relations and emergence of social complexity, while two ethnoarchaeological studies focus on the organization of production and methods of estimation of a number of artisans. This volume brings together research from prominent scholars, based on different theoretical perspectives, thus giving new insight into the fundamental issues related to artisans and their crafts.


"‘Artisans Rule: Product Standardization and Craft Specialization in Prehistoric Society' is a compilation of archaeological, ethnographic, ethnoarchaeological and experimental studies focusing on the tangible and intangible framework of artifact production during Prehistoric times.

Across the Globe, investigators use artifacts to interpret a plethora of traits related to the complexity of past human societies. During this process, they often forget that, between the societies they want to understand and the artifact they use to interpret those societies, there was always a fundamental character: the artisan who actually made the artifacts. Through time and space, each one of these individuals had, in every day of their lives as artisans, clear and specific personal agendas, limited resources, social circumstances, and economical environments. These circumstances directly influenced the production of such objects. This includes the materials in which they were made from, their shape, their sizes, and even their surfaces and when it was the case, their decoration, and so on. For some objective or subjective reasons, sometimes people lost interest in something that was traditional and used through centuries, decades or years, and became interested in new things. Somewhere in between, those artisans decided to stop or start the production of those artifacts, and these are exactly the changes that, in archaeology, demarcate human cultures; the artisans’ decisions mark the cultures in the archaeological record.

By covering the production of cutting edges, containers and adornments made on stone, pottery, bone, and glass, 15 of the most respected researchers, brilliantly coordinated by editors Ina Miloglav and Jasna Vuković, offer us an unusually rich data-set, cross-cultural and cross-continental comparison, and theoretical background that makes this book fundamental to anyone working on archaeology, anthropology, heritage, and ethnography in the world. For many, after reading this book, their perspective on each and every object recovered from the ground will never be the same."


For further information on Dr Pereira, please click here.


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International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 2019 01 August 2019

August 9th is International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples is observed on 9 August each year to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. This event also recognizes the achievements and contributions that indigenous people make to improve world issues such as environmental protection. It was first pronounced by the General Assembly of the United Nations in December 1994, marking the day of the first meeting of the UN Working Group on Indigenous Populations of the Subcommission on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights, in 1982. For more information about International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples click here.

To mark International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on 4 of our best-selling titles that are related to Indigenous people and their history.

To redeem your discount, simply add the book(s) to your basket and enter the promotional code INDIGENOUS19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st August 2019.

Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from NowhereRoy Hay (2019-02-19) 'This book will revolutionise the history of Indigenous involvement in Australian football in the second half of the nineteenth century. It collects new evidence to show how Aboriginal people saw the cricket and football played by those who had taken their land and resources and forced their way into them in the missions and stations around the peripheries of Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. They learned the game and brought their own skills to it, eventually winning local leagues and earning the respect of their contemporaries. They were prevented from reaching higher levels by the gatekeepers of the domestic game until late in the twentieth century. Their successors did not come from nowhere.'

Poetics of Indigenismo in Zapatista Discourse: The Mexican Revolution Revisioned through Mayan Eyes, Gregory K. Stephens (2019-04-03) 'This book contributes to a re-visioning of the literature of revolutions, repositioning the writings of Subcomandante Marcos as quasi-“indigenous” literary texts. Highlights include a study of the role of Zapatista mythopoetics in re-imagining the nature of revolution; and an examination of how a native subculture and cosmovision were made intelligible to an international audience. Close readings of a group of stories, essays and communiques by Marcos explore the emergence of a thoroughly hybrid literary style. These texts are analyzed in relation to existing genres such Native American literature, environmental literature, and the literature of the Mexican revolution. The book shows that, while Marcos employs the iconography of Che Guevara, Zapata, et al, and in some ways furthers the “romance of revolution” for an electronically networked world, he has also popularized on an international stage the post-Cold War aspiration to “change the world without taking power.”'

The Arts and Indigenous Knowledge Systems in a Modernized Africa, Rudi de Lange, Ingrid Stevens, Runette Kruger, Mzo Sirayi, (2018-08-22) 'This collection derives from a conference held in Pretoria, South Africa, and discusses issues of indigenous knowledge systems (IKS) and the arts. It presents ideas about how to promote a deeper understanding of IKS within the arts, the development of IKS-arts research methodologies, and the protection and promotion of IKS in the arts. Knowledge, embedded in song, dance, folklore, design, architecture, theatre, and attire, and the visual arts can promote innovation and entrepreneurship, and it can improve communication. IKS, however, exists in a post-millennium, modernizing Africa. It is then the concept of post-Africanism that would induce one to think along the lines of a globalized, cosmopolitan and essentially modernized Africa. The book captures leading trends and ideas that could help to protect, promote, develop and affirm indigenous knowledge and systems, whilst also making room for ideas that do not necessarily oppose IKS, but encourage the modernization (not Westernization) of Africa.'

The Indigenous Voice of Poetomachia: The Various Perspectives of Textuality and Performance, Robert Masterson, Sayan Dey, (2017-12-15) ‘In the present era, when all of human civilization is struggling to preserve their individualities as a result of global commercialism and totalitarianism, theatre and drama play a metonymic role in composing and shaping aspects of human existence. However, there is debate as to how much the text and the stage are able to play a significant role towards staging individual voices on the vast global platform. This book, a collection of twelve essays and two interviews from scholars across the world, explores the different perspectives of textuality and performance. The analytical mode of the plays analysed here reveals different possible directions of dramatic reading. It represents a comprehensive study of drama and theatre, and the contributions will serve as an asset for both undergraduate and graduate students. The indigenous perspectives (both in terms of theatre and drama) provided here push the reader beyond the prevailing clichéd drama and theatre studies.


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Book of the Month - August 2019 31 July 2019

Our August ‘Book of the Month’ is Yea, Alabama! The Uncensored Journal of the University of Alabama (Volume 3 - 1901 through 1926) by David M. Battles.

This book provides a wonderful insight into the history of education, and one of the United States' great universities.


The University of Alabama (UA) is one of the most prominent universities in the US. Volume One of this series explored UA’s birth, formative years, its burning by Union soldiers, and its rebirth in 1871. Volume Two noted the adolescent years of the school, rebellion by the students against the military system of government, the rise of a student culture via the admission of women, and a nascent men’s sports program.

This third volume explores rising enrollment and a new style of student governance. The book investigates how UA dealt with student smoking, cursing, and hazing. It covers how UA became nationally respected academically, the rise of a successful sports program, the first use of the phrase “Crimson Tide,” the history of the Million Dollar Band and how “Yea, Alabama” became the school fight song, the UA/Auburn rift, and the UA response to WWI and to the women’s rights movement.


To find out more, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMAUG19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st August 2019.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this series has been receiving:


"Vance (Alabama) native and University of Alabama graduate, David M. Battles, is enjoying the best of both worlds today. Besides getting the opportunity to utilize his extensive research and writing skills, he is also telling the story of the school that is near and dear to his heart - in a unique, informative, and intriguing fashion. [...] The books are very readable for high school age through the best scholars, and is replete ... with thousands of footnotes. In his series, Battles also dissolves a lot of myths about the University... and tells his readers what really happened omitting no interesting detail."

Druid Cities Living, Vol. 3, Issue 10 (2016)

"I can highly recommend David Battles as a true adventurer into the vast historical visage that has laid claim onto The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa since he began his research through the maze of long forgotten notes of meetings, people, times, social mores and recreants of generations so long ago forgotten and thought to be buried forever beneath mounds of crumbling, decaying stacks of papers blatantly stating the opinions and decisions made by leaders who though so well respected and thought in high regard as university leaders, community as well as state leaders were in fact so mistaken and misguided by social norms and customs so strongly ingrained in their own social and educational development that many people thought these decisions that left their marks on future generations of students who innocently came as young men and women seeking the truth but found shadows of lies and untruth in every aspect they turned toward. Only now has someone like David spent hours upon hours searching through the tombs of archive material that has mainly been left to rot, decay, and dissolve into barely readable sludge from moldy shelves to search out the truths that lay for ages buried in the long ago glory days of our Southern Heritage."

Charlene Luckie-Coburn, M.Ed, D.Ed


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Meet our Authors: Claudio Costa - July 2019 12 July 2019

Claudio Costa received his PhD in Philosophy from the University of Konstanz, Germany. He is currently Full Professor at the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil, keeping in touch with the international philosophical community by means of numerous sabbaticals at the University of California, Berkeley, Oxford, München, Göteborg, and the École Normale Supérieure, among others.

One of Claudio's main publication in English is The Philosophical Inquiry (2002), which develops a general theory on the nature of philosophy. His most important publications in international journals of philosophy over the last fifteen years have been extensively revised for publication in his book, Lines of Thought: Rethinking Philosophical Assumptions (2014)

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Claudio has authored Lines of Thought: Rethinking Philosophical Assumptions and Philisophical Semantics: Reintergrating Theoretical Philosophy.


Claudio explains his reasons for choosing to publish with Cambridge Scholars Publishing, emphasising that the fair and responsible way in which authors are treated has led him to return and publish a second title with us:

It is often difficult for an outsider from a developing country to publish in the hierarchical traditional system of academic publishers in the  USA and UK, particularly in a highly abstract field like analytic philosophy. A few great publishers have acquired a near monopoly in a market where standards of value have long since been decided from above, and even the work of evaluating outsiders’ projects is rejected as too insignificant to concern major insiders. However, knowledge is becoming increasingly globalized, which means that good ideas can emerge from a wide range of unexpected sources. In my case, I believe I have found something new and relevant, which is my effort to find a more systematic way to work with theoretical philosophy that is indifferent to the impositions of the mainstream. CSP was receptive to my project from the start. And it gave me the necessary freedom to develop my views with the generous assistance of their staff. The printing was of the best quality, and I was encouraged to choose my cover art. I was able to decide what I wanted, and the final design and layout improved the covers aesthetically in a most professional manner. Because of its competence and an unbiased approach to meeting the demands of the publishing market, CSP is making a name for itself as an important platform for the spread of new ideas in the English-speaking world."



As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Philosophical Semantics: Reintegrating Theoretical Philosophy. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUL19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th March 2019.


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Meet our Authors: Monty Agarwal - July 2019 12 July 2019

Monty Agarwal has over two decades of experience at some of the largest banks and hedge funds in the world, trading interest rate derivatives, currencies and commodities. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering from University of Pennsylvania in 1990 and received an MBA in Finance and Economics from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago in 1996. He is the author of The Future of Hedge Fund Investing (2009) and several articles, including “A Mathematical Approach to Stock Investing” and “Constructing a Robust Absolute Return Portfolio”.

Under Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Monty has authored Enslavement, Persisting through our Political Economy

Monty describes his experience of publishing with Cambridge Scholars Publishing:

My experience in publishing with Cambridge Scholars has been a very positive one. From the start of the relationship which began with the signing of the contract to the end which included editing, proofreading, pagination, cover art, and marketing I worked with several different professionals at Cambridge Scholars. Each and every one of these individuals was well-trained, highly professional, and well experienced in their field. I am glad that four years of my work in preparing this manuscript has finally come to fruition in the form of a published book. Having published books with other publishers around the world as well, I would have absolutely no reservation in recommending Cambridge Scholars to both aspiring as well as established authors."


As part of the Meet our Authors campaign, we are offering our readers a 50% discount on Enslavement, Persisting through our Political Economy. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code MOAJUL19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 15th August 2019.


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Book of the Month - July 2019 28 June 2019

Our July ‘Book of the Month’ is Aboriginal People and Australian Football in the Nineteenth Century: They Did Not Come from Nowhere by Roy Hay.

This book will revolutionise the history of Indigenous involvement in Australian football and cricket in the second half of the nineteenth century. Exploring the emergence and the suppression of their sporting talent, the work shows how their successors did not come from nowhere.


This book will revolutionise the history of Indigenous involvement in Australian football in the second half of the nineteenth century. It collects new evidence to show how Aboriginal people saw the cricket and football played by those who had taken their land and resources and forced their way into them in the missions and stations around the peripheries of Victoria, South Australia and Western Australia. They learned the game and brought their own skills to it, eventually winning local leagues and earning the respect of their contemporaries. They were prevented from reaching higher levels by the gatekeepers of the domestic game until late in the twentieth century. Their successors did not come from nowhere.


To find out more, please click here to read a sample extract and contents page. 

We are offering all of our readers a generous 60% discount on this best-selling title. To redeem your discount, please enter the promotional code BOMJUL19 during checkout. Please note that this is a time-limited offer that will expire on 31st July 2019.

Please see below for highlights of the praise this book has been receiving:


“This is a vitally important book of Australian sports history. It deserves to be read by a wide audience and by Aboriginal people in particular, among whom it is hoped historians will emerge to explore a vast range of stories in local communities.”

- Bernard Whimpress, The Newtown Review of Books, 2019


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