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Folk Practices in North Mexico: Birth Customs, Folk Medicine, and Spiritualism in the Laguna Zone

by Isabel Kelly

The Mexican folkways described in this monograph, of scientific interest to anthropologists, will fascinate laypeople as well. Isabel Kelly collected these notes in the 1950s, as a diversion when official field...


Who's Afraid of Meryl Streep?

by Rashid al-Daif, Paula Haydar & Nadine Sinno

Rashid al-Daif's provocative novel Who's Afraid of Meryl Streep? takes an intimate look at the life of a recently married Lebanese man. Rashoud and his wife struggle as they work to negotiate not only their...


The Good War: Why We Couldn't Win the War or the Peace in Afghanistan

by Jack Fairweather

In the earliest years of the war in Afghanistan, after the Taliban fell to an American-led coalition, the fight there appeared to be a triumph—a “good war” in comparison to the debacle in Iraq. Now, thirteen...


Meltdown in Tibet

by Michael Buckley

Tibetans have experienced waves of genocide since the 1950s. Now they are facing ecocide. The Himalayan snowcaps are in meltdown mode, due to climate change—accelerated by a rain of black soot from massive...


Why We Lost: A General's Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars

by Daniel Bolger

A high-ranking general’s gripping insider account of the U.S. wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and how it all went wrong.


Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon

by Kim Zetter

Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran’s nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare—one in which a digital attack...


The Complete Folktales of A. N. Afanas'ev: Volume I

by Jack V. Haney

The first volume of comprehensive gathering of tales from the Russian Grimm


Addressing Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in Human Services: Multisystemic Approaches

by Rowena Fong, Alan Dettlaff & Joyce James

The issue of racial disproportionality in the child welfare system, particularly as it impacts African-American children and families, has long been a concern to practitioners and policymakers. However, disproportionality...


Kon-Tiki: Across the Pacific by Raft

by Thor Heyerdahl & Steven Callahan

“One of the great adventures of our time.” —Life

“Am going to cross Pacific on a wooden raft to support a theory that the South Sea islands were peopled from Peru. Will you come? . . . Reply at once.”...


Lives in Ruins

by Marilyn Johnson

Finding Life in Ruins

Jump into a battered Indiana Jones–style Jeep with the intrepid Marilyn Johnson and head down bone-rattling roads in search of those who dig up the past. Johnson, the author of two acclaimed...


Drug War Capitalism

by Dawn Paley

Drug Wars are good business.


Little Book of Mini

by G2 Rights

Whether it’s about the classic, original Mini or the new generation MINI from BMW, this is the story of an extraordinary motoring icon which will be celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2019. Designed by Sir...


The Little Book of Porsche

by Steve Lanham

The Little Book of Porsche, written by Philip Raby, motoring journalist, tells the story of one of the world’s most exciting cars, from the days of Ferdinand Porsche right up to the present day. We take a...


The Little Book of Aston Martin

by Philip Raby

The little book of Aston Martin tells the story of one of Great Britain's most coveted motoring marques. Aston Martin as formed in the 1920s and has had a rollercoaster ride ever since, often with financial...


The Little Book of Steam

by Clive Groome

Little Book of Steam tells the evocative story of steam railways from the end of the 18th century, when an early pioneer built a small, three-wheeled steam-powered machine. Soon after a simple steam engine was...


The Little Book of Fast Cars

by Philip Raby

Written and compiled by author and journalist Philip Raby, The Little Book of Fast Cars is a compilation of some of the fastest road cars ever to have been built. Top Trumps style performance figures for each...


The Little Book of Ferrari

by Brian Laban & Liam McCann

Written by motorsports enthusiasts Brian Laban and Liam McCann, The Little Book of Ferrari tells the story of the world's most iconic cars. The book looks at the man behind the legend, Enzo Ferrari, as well...


Selling Our Death Masks: Cash-For-Gold in the Age of Austerity

by Yesenia Barragan

Are we pawning our golden immortality for a fistful of cash?


The Three Cities Trilogy: Lourdes, Rome, Paris

by Emile Zola

Trilogy of the Three Cities (1894-1898), which he began with "Lourdes" and continued with "Rome" and finished with "Paris"; and thus the adventures and experiences of Abbe Pierre Froment, the doubting Catholic...


It's Not Like I'm Poor: How Working Families Make Ends Meet in a Post-Welfare World

by Sarah Halpern-Meekin, Kathryn Edin & Laura Tach

The world of welfare has changed radically. As the poor trade welfare checks for low-wage jobs, their low earnings qualify them for a hefty check come tax time-a combination of the earned income tax credit and...