BPD Book List

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Hacks, Leaks, and Revelations: The Art of Analyzing Hacked and Leaked Data

Hacks, Leaks, and Revelations: The Art of Analyzing Hacked and Leaked Data

Micah Lee

$49.99 $46.49

“Hacks, Leaks and Revelations” is a masterclass in working with leaked datasets. Micah Lee teaches you how to safely investigate these troves of hidden information and teaches you how to use the tools and techniques he has used in his work at The Intercept.

Government Issue: Comics for the People, 1940s-2000s

Government Issue: Comics for the People, 1940s-2000s

Richard Graham

$29.95 $27.85

Richard Graham, a professor of libraries at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln has been collecting government comic books since he was a child. This collection of government comic books is amazing.

Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang, America's Horse

Wild Horse Country: The History, Myth, and Future of the Mustang, America's Horse

David Philipps

$18.99 $17.66

Phillips, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for The New York Times investigated the BLM's Wild Horse and Burro Program's failures.

Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence

Atlas of AI: Power, Politics, and the Planetary Costs of Artificial Intelligence

Kate Crawford

$18.00 $16.74

Crawford writes about NIST's mugshot collections in this excellent survey of the raw training data that AI is powered by.

Digital Punishment: Privacy, Stigma, and the Harms of Data-Driven Criminal Justice

Digital Punishment: Privacy, Stigma, and the Harms of Data-Driven Criminal Justice

Sarah Esther Lageson

$45.94

Lageson writes about data in the criminal justice system and how its harms can stigmatize and follow people their whole lives.

Your Face Belongs to Us: A Secretive Startup's Quest to End Privacy as We Know It

Your Face Belongs to Us: A Secretive Startup's Quest to End Privacy as We Know It

Kashmir Hill

$28.99 $26.96

Kash Hill's superb investigation into Clearview AI, a mysterious facial recognition app that broke all of the rules. It also tells a fascinating history of facial recognition that you probably do not know.

Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself-While the Rest of Us Die

Raven Rock: The Story of the U.S. Government's Secret Plan to Save Itself-While the Rest of Us Die

Garrett M. Graff

$21.00 $19.53

Garrett Graff's fascinating, deeply reported examination of the history of America's plans to protect the government in case of a nuclear attack.

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

Eric Schlosser

$20.00 $18.60

Eric Schlosser's gripping account of accidents and close calls within America's nuclear weapons control system.

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us

An Immense World: How Animal Senses Reveal the Hidden Realms Around Us

Ed Yong

$30.00 $27.90

Ed Yong's wonderful look at the world through the many incredible animal senses that will truly amaze you.