What are the best books about eugenics movement?

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    #1The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy

    The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy

    The Orphan Conspiracies: 29 Conspiracy Theories from The Orphan Trilogy is a non-fiction book by James Morcan and Lance Morcan, with a foreword from Takaaki Musha and an afterword by Richard Spence. It was first published by in 2014.

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    Frances Rose
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This is a really interesting book that touches on a lot of controversial subjects. Nothing is off-limits and it is hard to put down. Most definitely worth reading."
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    #2The Mismeasure of Man (Revised & Expanded)

    The Mismeasure of Man (Revised & Expanded)

    The Mismeasure of Man is a non-fiction book written by Stephen Jay Gould. It was first published in 1982. It won the 1981 National Book Critics Circle Award for General Nonfiction and the 1982 National Book Award Finalist for Science.

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    Guo Hu
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This is a fascinating concept in science. This book takes you all through eugenics. The conception, the implementation. It's all very interesting from start to finish. This is easy to understand but intended for an intellectual audience for sure. Terrific book."
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    #3War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race

    War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race
    War Against the Weak: Eugenics and America's Campaign to Create a Master Race is a non-fiction book written by Edwin Black. It was first published in 2003 under ISBN 1568583214.
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    Raquel Aguilar
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "This book handles a delicate and challenging topic well. Black's depictions are unflinching, and he is unafraid to hold Americans accountable for a history they would rather forget. Reminiscent of Harper Lee in it's stark portrayal of a past which has been whitewashed. "
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    #4In Reckless Hands: Skinner v. Oklahoma and the Near-Triumph of American Eugenics

    In Reckless Hands: Skinner v. Oklahoma and the Near-Triumph of American Eugenics
    In Reckless Hands: Skinner v. Oklahoma and the Near-Triumph of American Eugenics is a non-fiction book written by Victoria F. Nourse. It was first published in 2008 by W. W. Norton Company under ISBN 0393065294.

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    Sofía Esparza
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "This book is about people who were confined to jails and asylums for having mental illnesses/ disabilites. I couldn't imagine living in that era because i have a nephew who is autistic. in reckless hands "
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    #5Better for All the World: The Secret History of Forced Sterilization and America's Quest for Racial Purity

    Better for All the World: The Secret History of Forced Sterilization and America's Quest for Racial Purity

    Better for All the World: The Secret History of Forced Sterilization and America's Quest for Racial Purity is a non-fiction book written by Harry Bruinius. It was first published in 2006 by Knopf under ISBN 0375413715.

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    #6The State Boys Rebellion

    The State Boys Rebellion

    The State Boys Rebellion is a non-fiction book written by the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Michael D'Antonio. It was first published in 2004 by Simon & Schuster under ISBN 074324513X.

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    Maria Burke
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Extremely heartwarming and powerful. An extremely graphic and realistic look into the lives of people that suffered and overcame adversity. Truly touching. "
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    #7From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics and Racism in Germany

    From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics and Racism in Germany

    From Darwin to Hitler: Evolutionary Ethics, Eugenics, and Racism in Germany is a non-fiction book written by Richard Weikart. It was first published in 2004 by Palgrave Macmillan under ISBN 140397201X.

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    Joshua Marshall
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "While Darwin was a great man and his research was incredibly important for science and human understanding, there was an unfortunate drawback that came in the wake of his discoveries. That drawback was the eugenics movement, a school of thought which believed that removing the genetically unfit from the gene pool was the right move for our species. This book thus discusses how Darwin's theory of evolution led to formation of the beliefs of these eugenicists and became an integral part of the beliefs system of both Hitler and many other German thinkers of the 20th century. Definitely a fascinating read."
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    #8The Nazi Connection: Eugenics, American Racism, and German National Socialism

    The Nazi Connection: Eugenics, American Racism, and German National Socialism
    The Nazi Connection: Eugenics, American Racism, and German National Socialism is a non-fiction book written by Stefan Kuhl. It was first published in 1994 and reprinted in 2002 by Oxford University Press, USA.
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    Christine Estrada
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "The definitive book to read to understand the connections between German, American, and British eugenicists and how eugenics thrives today. The book shows how the projects were funded and who wanted them done. A good collection of scientific thoughts around the idea of forced natural selection."
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    #9Crying Hands: Eugenics and Deaf People in Nazi Germany

    Crying Hands: Eugenics and Deaf People in Nazi Germany
    Crying Hands: Eugenics and Deaf People in Nazi Germany is a non-fiction book written by Horst Biesold and with an introduction from Henry Friedlander. It was first published in 1999 by Gallaudet University Press under ISBN 1563682559.
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    Ethan Perry
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "Eugenics is one of those topics you really don't look forward to reading about, you know? Still, it's important to do so, I think. You can find a variety of resources the detail different thrusts of eugenics, but this book covered one I'd never thought of before -- the Nazi attempt to rid themselves of the hearing impaired by forced sterilization and murder. Not a pleasant read, but eye-opening. "
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    #10Creating Born Criminals

    Creating Born Criminals

    Creating Born Criminals is a non-fiction book written by Nicole Rafter. It was first published in 1997 and reprinted in 1998 by University of Illinois Press 025206741X.

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    Sun Kong
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Really interesting book to read. If you are interested in eugenics, then you should give this book a try. Very informative and was overall a good read."
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