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Chinese Politics Illustrated: The Cultural, Social, and Historical Context

by Lance L P Gore

This unique book offers the readers a ring-side seat to watch the drama of Chinese politics as it is experienced by the players themselves. It provides an opportunity for non-Chinese readers to get a feel of...


China and the International Society: Adaptation and Self-Consciousness

by JINJUN ZHAO & Zhirui Chen

What is the relationship between China and the international society? It is a question of historical and realistic significance for China and the world to answer.

Since the reform and opening up, China initiated...


Texcoco: Prehispanic and Colonial Perspectives

by Jongsoo Lee & Galen Brokaw

Texcoco: Prehispanic and Colonial Perspectives presents an in-depth, highly nuanced historical understanding of this major indigenous Mesoamerican city from the conquest through the present. The book argues...


Feminism: The Essential Historical Writings

by Miriam Schneir

Here are the essential historical writings of feminism. Many of these works, long out of print or forgotten in what Miriam Schneir describes as a male-dominated literary tradition, are finally brought out of...


The CIA and American Democracy

by Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones

This third edition of Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones’s engrossing history of the Central Intelligence Agency includes a new prologue that discusses the history of the CIA since the end of the Cold War, focusing in...


Breaking Democracy's Spell

by John Dunn

In this timely and important work, eminent political theorist John Dunn argues that democracy is not synonymous with good government. The author explores the labyrinthine reality behind the basic concept of...


The Bigot: Why Prejudice Persists

by Stephen Eric Bronner

Stephen Eric Bronner is a prolific author, activist, and one of America's leading political thinkers. His new book presents bigotry as a systematic, all-encompassing mindset that has a special affinity for right-wing...


U.S. Army Guide to Military Mountaineering

by Army

Mountains exist in almost every country in the world and almost every war has included some type of mountain operations. This pattern will not change, and soldiers will continue to fight in mountainous terrain...


Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self

by Alex Tizon

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist's memoir, in the spirit of Richard Rodriquez’s Hunger for Memory and Nathan McCall’s Makes Me Wanna Holler—an intimate look at the mythology, experience, and psyche...


Our Broad Present: Time and Contemporary Culture

by Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht

Considering a range of present-day phenomena, from the immediacy effects of literature to the impact of hypercommunication, globalization, and sports, Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht notes an important shift in our relationship...


What to Expect When No One's Expecting: America's Coming Demographic Disaster

by Jonathan V. Last

Look around you and think for a minute: Is America too crowded?

For years, we have been warned about the looming danger of overpopulation: people jostling for space on a planet that’s busting at the seams and...


The Grapes of Math: How Life Reflects Numbers and Numbers Reflect Life

by Alex Bellos

From triangles, rotations and power laws, to cones, curves and the dreaded calculus, Alex takes you on a journey of mathematical discovery with his signature wit and limitless enthusiasm. He sifts through over...


The Carnivore's Manifesto: Eating Well, Eating Responsibly, and Eating Meat

by Mike Edison, Patrick Martins & Alice Waters

Fifty ways to be an enlightened carnivore, while taking better care of our planet and ourselves, from the founder of Slow Food USA.

We have evolved as meat eaters, proclaims Patrick Martins, and it's futile to...


Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth: And Other Pop Culture Correspondences

by John Moe

Dear Luke, We Need to Talk, Darth is proof that a funny book on pop culture doesn't have to be snide and nasty. I loved everything about it.” —Jim Gaffigan

 

We all know how Darth Vader shared his big...


When Things Start to Think

by Neil Gershenfeld

This is a book for people who want to know what the future is going to look like and for people who want to know how to create the future. Gershenfeld offers a glimpse at the brave new post-computerized world,...


Teach a Woman to Fish

by Ritu Sharma

As the old axiom goes: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” But teach a woman to fish, and everyone eats for a lifetime. In this firsthand account, Ritu...


On Democracy's Doorstep

by J. Douglas Smith

The inside story of the Supreme Court decisions that brought true democracy to the United States

As chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Earl Warren is most often remembered for landmark rulings in favor...


The Inevitable City

by Betsy Seifter, Scott Cowen & Walter Isaacson

After seven years of service as the president of Tulane University, Scott Cowen watched the devastation of his beloved New Orleans at the hands of Hurricane Katrina. When federal, state, and city officials couldn’t...


Writing Resistance: The Rhetorical Imagination of Hindi Dalit Literature

by Laura R. Brueck

Writing Resistance is the first close study of the growing body of contemporary Hindi-language Dalit (low caste) literature in India. The Dalit literary movement has had an immense sociopolitical and literary...


Women Change the World

by Michelle Patterson

Women Change the World is a collection of world-changing women—from actresses, recording artists, and writers to businesswomen and other high-profile female professionals—on women’s unique contributions...