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Boston 1945 - 2015

by Russ Lopez

Against all oddes Boston revived itself to become one of the leading centers of the global economy. This book captures how rogue politicians, passionate neighborhood activists, new immigrants, and old time...


The Dying City

by Brian L. Tochterman

In this eye-opening cultural history, Brian Tochterman examines competing narratives that shaped post–World War II New York City. As a sense of crisis rose in American cities during the 1960s and 1970s, a...


The Bohemian South

by Shawn Chandler Bingham & Lindsey A. Freeman

From the southern influence on nineteenth-century New York to the musical legacy of late-twentieth-century Athens, Georgia, to the cutting-edge cuisines of twenty-first-century Asheville, North Carolina, the...


Congo Love Song

by Ira Dworkin

In his 1903 hit "Congo Love Song," James Weldon Johnson recounts a sweet if seemingly generic romance between two young Africans. While the song's title may appear consistent with that narrative, it also invokes...


Edge of Morning

by Jacqueline Keeler

In support of tribal efforts to protect the Bears Ears, Native writers bear testimony to the fragile and essential nature of this sacred landscape in America’s remote red rock country. Through poem and essay,...


Who Will Lead Us?

by Samuel C. Heilman

Hasidism, a movement many believed had passed its golden age, has had an extraordinary revival since it was nearly decimated in the Holocaust and repressed in the Soviet Union. Hasidic communities, now settled...


China’s Global Engagement

by Jacques deLisle & Avery Goldstein

Assessing China's rapidly changing role on the international stage

China is again undergoing a period of significant transition. Internally, China's leaders are addressing challenges to the economy and other...


A Glass Half Full

by Michael E. O'Hanlon & James Steinberg

China has achieved near superpower status in both the economic and military realms. The United States has reacted with a strategy of rebalancing, pivoting, toward Asia, and China. How the United States should...


Beating the Odds

by Justin Yifu Lin & Celestin Monga

How poor countries can ignite economic growth without waiting for global action or the creation of ideal local conditions

Contrary to conventional wisdom, countries that ignite a process of rapid economic growth...


Dream Hoarders

by Richard V. Reeves

America is becoming a class-based society.

It is now conventional wisdom to focus on the wealth of the top 1 percent—especially the top 0.01 percent—and how the ultra-rich are concentrating income and prosperity...


Trespassers?

by Willow Lung-Amam

Beyond the gilded gates of Google, little has been written about the suburban communities of Silicon Valley. Over the past several decades, the region's booming tech economy spurred rapid population growth,...


Biomedical Odysseys

by Priscilla Song

Thousands of people from more than eighty countries have traveled to China since 2001 to undergo fetal cell transplantation. Galvanized by the potential of stem and fetal cells to regenerate damaged neurons...


The Sum of Small Things

by Elizabeth Currid-Halkett

In today's world, the leisure class has been replaced by a new elite. Highly educated and defined by cultural capital rather than income bracket, these individuals earnestly buy organic, carry NPR tote bags,...


The Illuminati

by JIM MARRS

Chilling initiations. Big banks and money manipulations. Possible links to the Rockefellers, Rothschilds, Adamses, and Bushes. Reviewing the evidence, documents, and connections, The Illuminati: The Secret Society...


I Hear My People Singing

by Kathryn Watterson & Cornel West

I Hear My People Singing shines a light on a small but historic black neighborhood at the heart of one of the most elite and world-renowned Ivy-League towns—Princeton, New Jersey. The vivid first-person accounts...


Listening for the Secret

by Ulf Olsson

Listening for the Secret is a critical assessment of the Grateful Dead and the distinct culture that grew out of the group’s music, politics, and performance. With roots in popular music traditions, improvisation,...


Trading Barriers

by Margaret E. Peters

Why have countries increasingly restricted immigration even when they have opened their markets to foreign competition through trade or allowed their firms to move jobs overseas? In Trading Barriers, Margaret...


Communism's Shadow

by Grigore Pop-Eleches & Joshua A. Tucker

It has long been assumed that the historical legacy of Soviet Communism would have an important effect on post-communist states. However, prior research has focused primarily on the institutional legacy of communism....


Caravan of Martyrs

by David B. Edwards

What compels a person to strap a vest loaded with explosives onto his body and blow himself up in a crowded street? Scholars have answered this question by focusing on the pathology of the “terrorist mind”...


Masters of Craft

by Richard E. Ocejo

In today's new economy—in which "good" jobs are typically knowledge or technology based—many well-educated and culturally savvy young people are instead choosing to pursue traditionally low-status manual...