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Hinduism and the 1960s: The Rise of a Counter-culture

by Paul Oliver

The West has drawn upon Hinduism on a wide scale, from hatha yoga and meditation techniques, to popular culture in music and fashion, yet the contribution of Hinduism to the counter-culture of the 1960s has...


The United States in the Long Twentieth Century: Politics and Society since 1900

by Michael Heale

The United States in the Long Twentieth Century explores the nature of American politics and society in the period from 1900 to the present day, illuminating both the changes and the continuities. This was a...


What is Narrative Research?

by Corinne Squire, Molly Andrews & Mark Davis

What is Narrative Research? is an essential introductory guide to this exciting field.� Authored by a group of scholars from The Centre for Narrative Research, this pioneering text will present cutting edge...


Food and Drink in Antiquity: A Sourcebook: Readings from the Graeco-Roman World

by John F. Donahue

Interest in food and drink as an academic discipline has been growing significantly in recent years. This sourcebook is a unique asset to many courses on food as it offers a thematic approach to eating and drinking...


Japanese Fashion Cultures: Dress and Gender in Contemporary Japan

by Masafumi Monden

From Rococo to Edwardian fashions, Japanese street style has reinvented many western dress styles, reinterpreting and altering their meanings and messages in a different cultural and historical context. This...


Who Knows Tomorrow: A Memoir of Finding Family among the Lost Children of Africa

by Lisa Lovatt-Smith

Lisa Lovatt-Smith shares her extraordinary journey from being a Vogue international editor to living in a mud hut in Ghana.


The Way of Tea and Justice: Rescuing the World's Favorite Beverage from Its Violent History

by Becca Stevens

What started as an impossible dream-to build a café that employs women recovering from prostitution and addiction-is helping to fuel an astonishing movement to bring freedom and fair wages to women producers...


Selected Writings of Thomas Paine

by Thomas Paine, Jane E. Calvert & Ian Shapiro

A central figure in Western history and American political thought, Thomas Paine continues to provoke debate among politicians, activists, and scholars.  People of all ideological stripes are inspired by his...


The Hormone Factory: A Novel

by Saskia Goldschmidt

From the throes of his death bed, Dutch pharmaceutical entrepreneur and megalomaniac Mordecai de Paauw reflects on his life as the co-founder and CEO of Farmacon: the first company to standardize and distribute...


China 1945: Mao's Revolution and America's Fateful Choice

by Richard Bernstein

A riveting account of the watershed moment in America’s dealings with China that forever altered the course of East-West relations

As 1945 opened, America was on surprisingly congenial terms with China’s...


The Formula: How Algorithms Solve All Our Problems-And Create More

by Luke Dormehl

A fascinating guided tour of the complex, fast-moving, and influential world of algorithms-what they are, why they're such powerful predictors of human behavior, and where they're headed next.

Algorithms exert...


Sordid Sex Lives

by Nigel Cawthorne

What do the rich and famous really get up to behind closed doors? When does sexual passion become sordid perversion? Who are history's most shocking deviants and what are their sex secrets? The pages of this...


Inside the Criminal Mind: Revised and Updated Edition

by Stanton Samenow

Long-held myths defining the sources of and cures for crime are shattered in this ground-breaking book--and a chilling profile of today's criminal emerges.


No Man's Land

by Elizabeth D. Samet

As the post-9/11 wars wind down, a literature professor at West Point explores what it means for soldiers, and our country, to be caught between war and peace

Elizabeth D. Samet, a professor of English at West...


Drinking the Sea at Gaza

by Amira Hass & Maxine Nunn

In 1993, amira hass, a young Israeli reporter, drove to Gaza to cover a story-and stayed, the first journalist to live in the grim Palestinian enclave so feared and despised by most Israelis that, in the local...


Social Work: Value-Guided Practice for a Global Society

by Cynthia Bisman

This innovative textbook reconfigures generalist social work practice for the twenty-first century. Incorporating historical, ethical, and global perspectives, the volume presents new definitions and explanations...


The Little Black Book of Political Wisdom

by Sanford L. Jacobs

Politics. It’s a word that carries a great deal of weight, and there have been many words spoken about it ever since human beings decided it might be a good idea to come down from the trees and form some kind...


Becoming Julie: My Incredible Journey

by Julie Clarke

Julie Clarke was born a boy in the 50s in central Scotland. From a very early age she knew she was different from other boys, but growing up in the 50s and 60s was not conducive to discussing feelings of gender...


The Happiest Song Plays Last

by Quiara Alegría| Hudes

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Water by the Spoonful.


Catch The Christmas Spirit: And Keep It All Year Long

by Dorothy Wilhelm

It's Christmas Time! A lighthearted look at Christmas, with ideas for easing holiday stress and for spending more meaningful holidays, even when you suspect the Grinch is out to grab your Christmas. Outrageous...