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Hair Story

by Ayana Byrd & Lori Tharps

Two world wars, the Civil Rights movement, and a Jheri curl later, Blacks in America continue to have a complex and convoluted relationship with their hair. From the antebellum practice of shaving the head in...


This Noble Land: My Vision for America

by James A. Michener

In such modern classics as Chesapeake, Centennial, Hawaii, Alaska, and Texas, James A. Michener proved time and again that his understanding of and love for his country was unparalleled. This Noble Land is Michener’s...


Presidential Lottery: The Reckless Gamble in Our Electoral System

by James A. Michener & Steve Berry

In this eye-opening nonfiction account, world-renowned author James A. Michener details the reckless gamble U.S. voters make every four years: trusting the electoral college. In 1968, Michener served as a presidential...


War! What Is It Good For?

by Ian Morris

A powerful and provocative exploration of how war has changed our society—for the better

“War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing,” says the famous song—but archaeology, history, and...


The People's Platform

by Astra Taylor

From a cutting-edge cultural commentator, a bold and brilliant challenge to cherished notions of the Internet as the great leveler of our age

The Internet has been hailed as an unprecedented democratizing force,...


The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

by Matt Taibbi & Molly Crabapple

A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis

 

Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:

 

Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population...


Mom in the Movies: The Iconic Screen Mothers You Love (and a Few You Love to Hate)

by Inc. Turner Classic Movies & Richard Corliss

With a foreword written by Debbie Reynolds and her daughter Carrie Fisher, and sidebar essays by Eva Marie Saint, Illeana Douglas, Jane Powell, Sam Robards, and Tippi Hedren, this book is packed with an incredible...


Thirty Tomorrows

by Milton Ezrati

“This book is a forecast.”

Over the next three decades, the aging populations in America, Europe, and Japan will begin to threaten our way of life. The ever-increasing pool of retirees will burden relatively...


The Real Crash (Fully Revised and Updated)

by Peter Schiff

You might be thinking everything’s okay: the stock market is on the rise, jobs are growing, the worst of it is over.

You’d be wrong.

In The Real Crash, New York Times bestselling author Peter D. Schiff argues...


The Nuclear Terrorist

by Robert Gleason

The threat of nuclear terrorism and weapons of mass destruction has never been greater, yet, as this devastating exposé makes clear, America’s leaders, including the last two Presidential administrations,...


Look at This F*cking Hipster

by Joe Mande

A hilarious send-up—and ironic celebration—of hipster culture based on the hugely popular website

Look at this Fucking Hipster (LATFH.com) was born in April 2009 as a way to help author Joe Mande help his...


The Myth of the Strong Leader: Political Leadership in the Modern Age

by Archie Brown

From one of the world’s preeminent political historians, a magisterial study of political leadership around the world from the advent of parliamentary democracy to the age of Obama


The Rule of Nobody: Saving America from Dead Laws and Broken Government

by Philip K. Howard

The secret to good government is a question no one in Washington is asking: “What’s the right thing to do?” What’s wrong in Washington is deeper than you think.

Yes, there’s gridlock, polarization,...


Guardian of the Republic: An American Ronin's Journey to Faith, Family and Freedom

by Allen West & Michele Hickford

The inspiring life and uncensored views of a veteran, patriot, former Congressman, conservative icon, and warrior for personal liberty…

 

Over the course of the past few decades, Allen West has had many titles...


The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny

by Peter McGraw & Joel Warner

Two guys. 19 experiments. Five continents. 91,000 miles. And a book that will forever change the way you think about humor.

Part road-trip comedy and part social science experiment, a scientist and a journalist...


Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality

by David Cay Johnston

The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of...


An Idea Whose Time Has Come

by Todd S. Purdum

A top Washington journalist recounts the dramatic political battle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the law that created modern America, on the fiftieth anniversary of its passage

It was a turbulent time...


A Farm Dies Once a Year

by Arlo Crawford

An intimate, gorgeously observed memoir about family and farming that forms a powerful lesson in the hard-earned risks that make life worth living

The summer he was thirty-one, Arlo Crawford returned home for...


Building Atlanta: How I Broke Through Segregation to Launch a Business Empire

by Bob Andelman, Herman J. Russell & Andrew Young

Born into a blue-collar family in the Jim Crow South, Herman J. Russell built a shoeshine business when he was 12 years old—and used the profits to buy a vacant lot where he built a duplex while he was still...


Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff

by Matt Kibbe

Do you believe in the freedom of individuals to determine their own future and solve problems cooperatively?

Don't hurt people, and don't take their stuff. Simple and straightforward, that's liberty in a nutshell—no...