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Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America

by Richard Parker

A provocative and eye-opening look at the most explosive and controversial state in America, where everything is bigger, bolder—and shaping our nation's future in surprising ways

To most Americans, Texas has...


The Bridge: The Building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

by Gay Talese

Toward the end of 1964, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge-linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island with New Jersey-was completed. Fifty years later, it remains an engineering marvel. At 13,700...


Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance

by Tom Digby

Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called battle of the sexes intensifies in tandem with dispositions...


Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

by John G. Gunnell

John G. Gunnell argues that a distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry and that Thomas Kuhn’s approach to the philosophy...


The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death

by Bruce Hoffman & Fernando Reinares

Examining each major terrorist act and campaign of the decade following September 11, 2001, internationally recognized scholars launch original studies of the involvement of global terrorist leaders and organizations...


Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media: A Critical Overview

by Graeme Harper, Ruth Doughty & Jochen Eisentraut

comprehensive work defining and encapsulating concepts, issues and applications in and around the use of sound in film and the cinema, media/broadcast and new media


A Choice Not an Echo: Updated and Expanded 50th Anniversary Edition

by Phyllis Schlafly

Over 3 Million Copies Sold!

Celebrate 50 years since the release of Phyllis Schlafly's monumental A Choice Not an Echo, the book that launched the conservative resurgence of the late 20th century. This special...


The Land I Dream Of: The Story of Kashmir's Women

by Manisha Sobhrajani

In any conflict, the worst affected are always the women? The narrative around the Jammu-and-Kashmir insurgency continues to be built around the role of freedom fighters, insurgents and politicians ? all of...


Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

by Miki Pfeffer

A close look at the issues of gender and power at the 1884 World's Fair in New Orleans


Eleanor H. Porter's <i>Pollyanna</i>: A Children's Classic at 100

by Roxanne Harde & Lydia Kokkola

A thorough examination of the context and impact of the irrepressibly optimistic literary darling


Rapid Qualitative Inquiry: A Field Guide to Team-Based Assessment

by James Beebe

An accessible field guide to Rapid Qualitative Inquiry (RQI)—a team-based, applied research method designed to quickly develop an insider’s perspective on and preliminary understanding of complicated situations....


Sex, Money and Personal Character in Eighteenth-Century British Politics

by Marilyn Morris

How, and why, did the Anglo-American world become so obsessed with the private lives and public character of its political leaders? Marilyn Morris finds answers in eighteenth-century Britain, when a long tradition...


Behold the Proverbs of a People: Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics

by Wolfgang Mieder

The preeminent scholar of proverbs addresses the immense cultural impact of proverbs world-wide


The Coming Swarm: DDOS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet

by Molly Sauter & Ethan Zuckerman

What is Hacktivism?

In The Coming Swarm, rising star Molly Sauter examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed denial of service actions as a tactic of political activism. The internet...


The View from the Bench and Chambers: Examining Judicial Process and Decision Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals

by Jennifer Barnes Bowie, Donald R. Songer & John Szmer

For most of their history, the U.S. courts of appeals have toiled in obscurity, well out of the limelight of political controversy. But as the number of appeals has increased dramatically, while the number of...


American Tantalus: Horizons, Happiness, and the Impossible Pursuits of US Literature and Culture

by Andrew Warnes

American Tantalus argues that modern US fictions often grow preoccupied by tantalisation. This keyword might seem commonplace; thesauruses, certainly, often lump it in with tease and torment in their general...


The Post-Growth Project: How the End of Economic Growth Could Bring a Fairer and Happier Society

by John Blewitt

This book challenges the assumption that it is bad news when the economy doesn't grow. For decades, it has been widely recognized that there are ecological limits to continuing economic growth and that different...


A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy

by Ian Brodie

The first examination of stand-up comedy through the lens of folklore


Longtime Californ': A Documentary Study of an American Chinatown

by Victor Nee & Brett De Bary

Beginning with the immigrants who left poverty-ridden villages in China to try for a better livelihood in America, the narratives and extensive interviews of Longtime Californ’ tell the true story of the Chinese...


Cooper's Revenge

by Terrence L Williams & Emily Carmain

Navy SEAL, Logan Alexander, is trying to put his life back together following a career-ending injury in Afghanistan, when he learns that his younger brother, Cooper, has been killed in an ambush while on patrol...