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Sacred Plants of India

by Nanditha Krishna & M Amirthalingam

Plants personify the divine— The Rig Veda (X.97) Trees and plants have long been held sacred to communities the world over. In India, we have a whole variety of flora that feature in our myths, our epics,...

Diaries of an Unfinished Revolution: Voices from Tunis to Damascus

by Robin Moger, Layla Al-Zubaidi & Matthew Cassel

An English PEN Award-winning collection of personal testimony from participants in the Arab Spring

As revolution swept through the Arab world in spring of 2011, much of the writing that reached the West came...

Eyes on the Prize: America's Civil Rights Years, 1954-1965

by Juan Williams & Julian Bond

Eyes on the Prize traces the movement from the landmark Brown v. the Board of Education case in 1954 to the march on Selma and the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. This is a companion volume to the...

Pure, White, and Deadly: How Sugar Is Killing Us and What We Can Do to Stop It

by John Yudkin & Robert H. Lustig

The classic exposé on the dangers of sugar, with a new introduction by Robert H. Lustig, the bestselling author of Fat Chance

Scientist John Yudkin was the first to sound the alarm about the excess of sugar...

Glass Houses: Privacy, Secrecy, and Cyber Insecurity in a Transparent World

by Joel Brenner

A chilling and revelatory appraisal of the new faces of espionage and warfare on the digital battleground

Shortly after 9/11, Joel Brenner entered the inner sanctum of American espionage, first as the inspector...

Midnight in Mexico: A Reporter's Journey Through a Country's Descent into Darkness

by Alfredo Corchado

A crusading Mexican-American journalist searches for justice and hope in an increasingly violent Mexico

In the last decade, more than 100,000 people have been killed or disappeared in the Mexican drug war, and...

Beyond War: Reimagining American Influence in a New Middle East

by David Rohde

A groundbreaking look at America's role in the Middle East-from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of A Rope and a Prayer

Distilling eleven years of expert reporting for the New York Times, Reuters, and the Atlantic,...

From the Dragon's Mouth: 10 True Stories that Unveil the Real China

by Ana Fuentes


Through on-the-ground interviews, Ana Fuentes uncovers the real China and offers a panoramic look at Chinese culture from the point of view of its citizens. She spent nearly 4 years living...

Citizenville: How to Take the Town Square Digital and Reinvent Government

by Gavin Newsom & Lisa Dickey

"A fascinating case for a more engaged government, transformed to meet the challenges and possibilities of the twenty-first century." -President William J. Clinton

A rallying cry for revolutionizing democracy...

Detroit: An American Autopsy

by Charlie LeDuff

An explosive exposé of America's lost prosperity-from Pulitzer Prize­-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff

Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches the ruins of Detroit...

Norse Greenland: A Controlled Experiment in Collapse--A Selection from Collapse (Penguin Tracks)

by Jared Diamond

A timely and fascinating exploration of the collapse of prehistoric Norse society in Greenland-excerpted from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jared Diamond's Collapse

This excerpt from the New York Times-bestselling...


by Robert Greene

The #1 New York Times-bestselling sequel to The 48 Laws of Power

Mastery synthesizes the years of research Robert Greene conducted while writing the international bestsellers The 48 Laws of Power, The 33 Strategies...

The Amistad Rebellion: An Atlantic Odyssey of Slavery and Freedom

by Marcus Rediker

A unique account of the most successful slave rebellion in American history, now updated with a new epilogue-from the award-winning author of The Slave Ship

In this powerful and highly original account, Marcus...

This Indian Country: American Indian Activists and the Place They Made

by Frederick Hoxie

A comprehensive history of the heroic men and women who led the struggle for Indian rights

In this bold and sweeping counternarrative to our conventional understanding of Native American history, celebrated...

India Grows At Night

by Gurcharan Das

Indians wryly admit that ‘India grows at night’. But that is only half the saying, the full expression is: ‘India grows at night… when the government sleeps’, suggesting that the nation may be rising...

Call the Midwife: A Memoir of Birth, Joy, and Hard Times

by Jennifer Worth

The highest-rated drama in BBC history, Call the Midwife will delight fans of Downton Abbey

Viewers everywhere have fallen in love with this candid look at post-war London. In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old...

Common Sense

by Thomas Paine & Richard Beeman

The radical pamphlet that helped incite the American Revolution

Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and-above all-essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars....

Lincoln Speeches

by Abraham Lincoln & Allen C. Guelzo

The defining rhetoric of Abraham Lincoln - politician, president, and emancipator

Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and-above all-essential reads from American political history, selected...

The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution

by Richard Beeman

The principal founding documents of the United States government

Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and-above all-essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars....

The Federalist Papers

by James Madison & Alexander Hamilton

"The best commentary on the principles of government which ever was written" - Thomas Jefferson

Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and-above all-essential reads from American political history,...