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Stories of Gods and Heroes

by Thomas Bulfinch

The religions of ancient Greece and Rome are extinct. The so- called divinities of Olympus have not a single worshipper among living men. They belong now not to the department of theology, but to those of literature...


Henry George and the Crisis of Inequality: Progress and Poverty in the Gilded Age

by Edward O'Donnell

The remarkable explosion of American industrial output and national wealth at the end of the nineteenth century was matched by a troubling rise in poverty and worker unrest. As politicians and intellectuals...


The China Challenge: Shaping the Choices of a Rising Power

by Thomas J. Christensen

This compelling assessment of U.S.-China relations is essential reading for anyone interested in the future of the globalized world. Many see China as a rival superpower to the United States and imagine the...


FBI Handbook of Crime Scene Forensics: The Authoritative Guide to Navigating Crime Scenes

by Federal Federal Bureau of Investigation & Jacqueline Fish

Guidance and procedures for safe and efficient methods from the FBI’s Laboratory Division and Operational Technology Division.The FBI Handbook of Crime Scene Forensics is the official procedural guide for...


Next Now

by Marian Salzman & Ira Matathia

From the world-renowned trendspotting duo who has predicted everything from metrosexuality to the growth of global brands comes a new, enlightening look at the future. Based on intensive research and interviews...


The Scholar Denied: W. E. B. Du Bois and the Birth of Modern Sociology

by Aldon Morris

In this groundbreaking book, Aldon D. Morris's ambition is truly monumental: to help rewrite the history of sociology and to acknowledge the primacy of W. E. B. Du Bois's work in the founding of the discipline....


Primates of Park Avenue: A Memoir

by Wednesday Martin

Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!

The book that has outraged the social elite!

“Eye-popping” —People

“Amusing, perceptive and…deliciously evil” —The New York Times Book Review

“Juicy, sexy, bawdy...


I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

by Ryan O'Connell

This hilarious part-memoir, part-manifesto reveals what sets apart the latest generation of young people coming of age in an all-wired, overeducated, and underemployed world.

People are obsessed with Ryan O’Connell’s...


Bobby Wonderful: An Imperfect Son Buries His Parents

by Bob Morris

His mother's last word was his name. His father's was "Wonderful." Together they inspired the title for this true story of love and redemption.

Bob Morris was always the entertainer in his family, but not always...


The Right Way to Lose a War: America in an Age of Unwinnable Conflicts

by Dominic Tierney

Why has America stopped winning wars?

For nearly a century, up until the end of World War II in 1945, America enjoyed a Golden Age of decisive military triumphs. And then suddenly, we stopped winning wars. The...


Skyfaring: A Journey with a Pilot

by Mark Vanhoenacker

A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys—and reawakens our capacity to be amazed. 

The twenty-first century...


Rosa Lee: A Generational Tale Of Poverty And Survival In Urban America

by Leon Dash

Based on a heart-rending and much discussed series in the Washington Post, this is the story of one woman and her family living in the projects in Washington, D.C. A transcendent piece of writing, it won the...


Naked at Lunch: A Reluctant Nudist's Adventures in the Clothing-Optional World

by Mark Haskell Smith

People have been getting naked in public for reasons other than sex for centuries. But as novelist and narrative journalist Mark Haskell Smith shows in Naked at Lunch, being a nudist is more complicated than...


A Country Called Prison: Mass Incarceration and the Making of a New Nation

by Mary D. Looman & John D. Carl

The United States is the world leader in incarcerating citizens. 707 people out of every 100,000 are imprisoned. If those currently incarcerated in the US prison system were a country, it would be the 102nd...


The Inka Empire: A Multidisciplinary Approach

by Izumi Shimada

Massive yet elegantly executed masonry architecture and andenes (agricultural terraces) set against majestic and seemingly boundless Andean landscapes, roads built in defiance of rugged terrains, and fine textiles...


Water Ghosts

by Linda Collison

A troubled teen on a unique summer adventure sail for at-risk youths, believes the Chinese junk to be haunted and sailing to its doom. Fifteen-year-old James McCafferty is forced to take part in a summer adventure...


Securing Transportation Systems

by Simon Hakim, Gila Albert & Yoram Shiftan

This book focuses on how to protect our transportation systems including airports and airlines, water ports, highways, tunnels and bridges, rail and mass transit, and how to better plan evacuation when severe...


The Price of China's Economic Development: Power, Capital, and the Poverty of Rights

by Zhaohui Hong

The People's Republic of China has experienced significant transformations since Deng Xiaoping instituted economic reforms in 1978. Subsequent leaders continued and often broadened Deng's policies, shifting...


Young Enough To Change The World: Stories of kids and teens who turned their dreams into action

by Michael R. Connolly & Brie K. Goolbis

Many young people today yearn to make a positive difference in the worldâ€"and not just when they're grown up. Presented with an opportunity and support, they have the ability to do that. Alexander the Great,...


Democracy in Central Asia: Competing Perspectives and Alternative Strategies

by Mariya Y. Omelicheva

Promoting democracy has long been a priority of Western foreign policy. In practice, however, international attempts to expand representative forms of government have been inconsistent and are often perceived...