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How to save our town centres: A radical agenda for the future of high streets

by Julian Dobson

Written in an engaging and accessible style, How to save our town centres asks whether the internet has killed our high streets and how the relationship between people and places is changing, how business is...


The Lobbyists: How Influence Peddlers Work Their Way in Washington

by Jeffrey Birnbaum

Jeffrey H. Birnbaum's The Lobbyists exposes the world of Washington's most influential players -- the more than eighty thousand who descend upon our national government, informing and bartering with Congress...


Sport, Media and Society

by Eileen Kennedy & Laura Hills

Sport is an integral component of today's media, from prime-time television to interactive websites. This book is a theoretical and methodological guide to analysing sport in its diverse mediated forms. Students...


Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy

by Paul Hendrickson

They stand as unselfconscious as if the photograph were being taken at a church picnic and not during one of the pitched battles of the civil rights struggle. None of them knows that the image will appear in ...


The Trouble with Post-Blackness

by Houston A. Baker & K. Merinda Simmons

An America in which the color of one’s skin no longer matters would be unprecedented. With the election of President Barack Obama, that future suddenly seemed possible. Obama’s rise reflects a nation of...


Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London

by Matthew Beaumont & Will Self

“Cities, like cats, will reveal themselves at night,” wrote the poet Rupert Brooke. Before the age of electricity, the nighttime city was a very different place to the one we know today – home to the lost,...


Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Why It Disappeared¿and Why It's Only a Matter of Time Before This Happens Again

by David Soucie

On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 loaded 239 people on board and took off for what should have been a six-hour flight. It never made it—and it’s still missing. It’s been a year since Malaysia...


The Great Divide: Why Liberals and Conservatives Will Never, Ever Agree

by William D. Gairdner

The theme of The Great Divide is that the populations of the democratic world, from Boston to Berlin, Vancouver to Venice, are becoming increasingly divided from within, due to a growing ideological incompatibility...


Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying)

by Bill Gifford

From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old?

SPRING CHICKEN:

Stay Young...


The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender

by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

“What does liberation mean when I have incarnated in a particular body, with a particular shape, color, and sex?”

In The Way of Tenderness, Zen priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel brings Buddhist philosophies of...


Someone Is Hiding Something: What Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

by Richard Belzer, George Noory & David Wayne

A year after the disappearance and commencement of the international search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, no sign of the plane has been found—no debris, no bodies, no sign of the much-talked-about black...


Faces of Power: Constancy and Change in United States Foreign Policy from Truman to Obama

by Seyom Brown

Seyom Brown’s authoritative account of U.S. foreign policy from the end of the Second World War to the present challenges common assumptions about American presidents and their struggle with power and purpose....


The Reagan Era: A History of the 1980s

by Doug Rossinow

In this concise but thorough history of America in the 1980s, Doug Rossinow takes the full measure of Ronald Reagan’s presidency and the ideology of Reaganism. Believers in libertarian economics and a muscular...


Sail Away Ladies: Stories of Cape Cod Women in the Age of Sail

by Jim Coogan

Sail Away Ladies is the story of seafaring women who accompanied their sea captain husbands on ocean voyages in the nineteenth century. While featuring women of Cape Cod, the topic has universal application...


Bias in the Booth: An Insider Exposes How the Sports Media Distort the News

by Dylan Gwinn

Most of us see sports as a welcome—even blessed—relief from the challenges and frustrations of everyday life. We want to sit back, open a beer, and enjoy the game.

But many of those who bring us the game have...


Reclaiming Jihad: A Qur'anic Critique of Terrorism

by ElSayed Amin

A critique of the radical misreadings of the Qur’an that are used to promote violence between Muslims and non-Muslims.


Paddington' Pollaky, Private Detective

by Bryan Kesselman

Who was the Victorian super-sleuth 'Paddington' Pollaky? In reality, he was a contradiction: a man of mystery who tried to keep out of the limelight, while at times he craved recognition and publicity. He was...


The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire

by Randall James Sasaki

In The Origins of the Lost Fleet of the Mongol Empire, Randall Sasaki provides a starting point for understanding the technology of the failed Mongol invasion of Japan in 1281 CE, as well as the history of shipbuilding...


Heads above Water: The Inside Story of the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program

by Robert L. Gulley & Andrew Sansom

Since the 1950s, competing interests for use of Edwards Aquifer resources—the primary source of water for more than two million people in south central Texas—were at war. They had tried many times to resolve...


Man-Made: Why So Few Women Are in Positions of Power

by Eva Tutchell & John Edmonds

Eva Tutchell and John Edmonds' Man-Made looks at women in business, government and not-for-profit organizations to explore the reasons behind - and the solutions to - the gross underrepresentation of women in...