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Gunn Sights: Taking Aim on Selling in the High-Stakes Industry of International Aerospace

by Tom Gunn

Tom Gunn had a life-altering career change in 1975 when he went from an eight-year stint as staff lawyer with the U.S. Senate to a job in aerospace sales and marketing at McDonnell Douglas. He knew a lot about...


The Seasons of Trouble: Life Amid the Ruins of Sri Lanka's Civil War

by Rohini Mohan

For three decades, Sri Lanka’s civil war tore communities apart. In 2009, the Sri Lankan army finally defeated the separatist Tamil Tigers guerrillas in a fierce battle that swept up about 300,000 civilians...


The Cynic: The Political Education of Mitch McConnell

by Alec MacGillis

From a dogged political reporter, an investigation into the political education of Mitch McConnell and an argument that this powerful Senator embodies much of this country’s political dysfunction.

Based on...


Israel: Is It Good for the Jews?: Can it Survive?

by Richard Cohen

A very personal journey through Jewish history (and Cohen’s own), and a passionate defense of Israel’s legitimacy.

Richard Cohen’s book is part reportage, part memoir—an intimate journey through the history...


Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

by Lawrence Wright

A dramatic, illuminating day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter convinced Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to sign a peace treaty--the...


Striking Gridiron

by Greg Nichols

In the summer of 1959, most of the town of Braddock, Pennsylvania---along with half a million steel workers around the country---went on strike in the longest labor stoppage in American history. With no paychecks...


Mountain to Mountain

by Shannon Galpin

Being inspired to act can take many forms. For some it's taking a weekend to volunteer, but for Shannon Galpin, it meant leaving her career, selling her house, launching a nonprofit and committing her life to...


Consuming Culture

by Jeremy MacClancy

Why do some pregnant American women eat clay? Why do Cornish women blush at the mention of skate? What is the secret of a healthy diet in Papua New Guinea. Consuming Culture is about why we eat what we eat--and...


New Strategies for Social Innovation: Market-Based Approaches for Assisting the Poor

by Steven G Anderson

Market-based development strategies designed to help the world’s poor receive significant support from advocates, academics, governments, and the media, yet frequently the perceived success of these programs...


Remembering Jim Crow: African Americans Tell about Life in the Segregated South

by William H. Chafe, Raymond Gavins & Robert Korstad

Praised as “viscerally powerful” (Publishers Weekly), this remarkable work of oral history captures the searing experience of the Jim Crow years—enriched by memories of individual, family, and community...


Stalin's World: Dictating the Soviet Order

by Sarah Davies & James Harris

Drawing on declassified material from Stalin's personal archive, this is the first systematic attempt to analyze how Stalin saw his world-both the Soviet system he was trying to build and its wider international...


Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical

by Judith E. Smith

A son of poor Jamaican immigrants who grew up in Depression-era Harlem, Harry Belafonte became the first black performer to gain artistic control over the representation of African Americans in commercial television...


Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World

by Tom Engelhardt & Greenwald Glenn

A powerful survey of a militarized America building a surveillance structure unparalleled in history.


50 Shades of Rust

by Tom Cotter

101 barn-find tales sure to entice any car collector. In recent years, the quest to find and restore forgotten automotive gems has generated a cult-like following - a very large cult-like following. So large,...


Technocreep: The Surrender of Privacy and the Capitalization of Intimacy

by Thomas P. Keenan

“Technology is rapidly moving into our bodies,” writes cyber expert Keenan, “and this book gives a chilling look ahead into where that road may lead us – on a one way trip to the total surrender of privacy...


Pot Shards: Fragments of a Life Lived in CIA, the White House, and the Two Koreas

by Donald P. Gregg

Pot Shards is a memoir, based on the author's memorable experiences. He served as a CIA's agent on the island of Saipan, during ten years in Japan, a tour in Burma, four years tied up in the Vietnam War, two...


Mountaintop Mining in Appalachia: Understanding Stakeholders and Change in Environmental Conflict

A Language and Power Reader

by Robert Eddy & Victor Villanueva

A Language and Power Reader organizes reading and writing activities for undergraduate students, guiding them in the exploration of racism and cross-racial rhetorics.

Introducing texts written from and about...


Quarterly Essay 55 a Rightful Place: Race, Recognition and a More Complete Commonwealth

by Noel Pearson

The nation has unfinished business. After more than two centuries, can a rightful place be found for Australia's original peoples?

Soon we will all decide if and how indigenous Australians will be recognised...


Cultural Science: A Natural History of Stories, Demes, Knowledge and Innovation

by John Hartley & Jason Potts

Cultural Science is a new way of thinking about culture. The book synthesises recent work across different disciplines, setting out a new, evolutionary approach to cultural studies. Engaging with scientific...