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The Illustrated Dictionary of Boating Terms: 2000 Essential Terms for Sailors and Powerboaters (Revised Edition)

by John Rousmaniere

“Written for the sailor, not the scholar. Rousmaniere leaves out the chaff and gives us just the wheat. Astonishingly comprehensive and slender enough to carry aboard.” —Don Casey, author of This Old Boat...


9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America: And Four Who Tried to Save Her

by Brion McClanahan

Of the forty-four presidents who have led the United States, nine made mistakes that permanently scarred the nation. Which nine? Brion McClanahan, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers...


The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know

by Shira Tarrant

We may know pornography when we see it, but the business of pornography is a surprisingly elusive subject. Reliable figures about the industry are difficult to come by and widely disputed, but one matter that...


Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago

by Kymberly N. Pinder

A full-color guide to the social and spiritual impact of African American religious art


The Subjection of Women

by John Stuart Mill

The object of this Essay is to explain as clearly as I am able, the grounds of an opinion which I have held from the very earliest period when I had formed any opinions at all on social or political matters,...


The Coyote's Bicycle: The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire

by Kimball Taylor

For readers of Jon Krakauer and Susan Orlean, The Coyote's Bicycle brings to life a never-before-told phenomenon at our southern border, and the human drama of those that would cross. It wasn’t surprising...


Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat'ovi Massacre

by James F. Brooks

“In this rich work of anthropology, archaeology, and personal sleuthing, James Brooks carefully unravels a mystery of enormous violence that convulsed the desert Southwest some three hundred years ago—and...


Fast Food Maniac: From Arby's to White Castle, One Man's Supersized Obsession with America's Favorite Food

by Jon Hein

The beloved personality from The Howard Stern Show celebrates American fast food, exploring the history and secret menu items of both national and regional chains, ranking everything from burgers and fries to...


Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran

by Laura Secor

The drama that shaped today’s Iran, from the Revolution to the present day.

 

In 1979, seemingly overnight—moving at a clip some thirty years faster than the rest of the world—Iran became the first revolutionary...


The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

by Michael Eric Dyson

A provocative and lively deep dive into the meaning of America's first black presidency, from “one of the most graceful and lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics today” (Vanity Fair).

Michael...


United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists

by Peter Bergen

A riveting, panoramic look at “homegrown” Islamist terrorism from 9/11 to the present

 

Since 9/11, more than three hundred Americans—born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere—have...


Blackballed

by Lawrence Ross

"College" is a word that means many things to many people: a space for knowledge, a place to gain lifelong friends, and an opportunity to transcend one's socioeconomic station. Today, though, this word also...


Ask a Queer Chick: A Guide to Sex, Love, and Life for Girls Who Dig Girls

by Lindsay King-Miller

Ask a Queer Chick is a guide to sex, love, and life for lesbian, gay, bi, and queer women. Based on the popular advice column for The Verge, but featuring entirely new content, Ask a Queer Chick cuts through...


Buyer's Remorse: How Obama Let Progressives Down

by Bill Press

The prominent liberal syndicated radio and television host concisely explains the many ways President Obama has failed to live up to either his promises or his progressive potential, leaving Democrats disillusioned...


Exit Right: The People Who Left the Left and Reshaped the American Century

by Daniel Oppenheimer

A provocative, intimate look at the evolution of America’s political soul through the lives of six political figures—from Whittaker Chambers to Christopher Hitchens—who abandoned the left and joined the...


Keeping Their Marbles: How the Treasures of the Past Ended Up in Museums - And Why They Should Stay There

by Tiffany Jenkins

The fabulous collections housed in the world's most famous museums are trophies from an imperial age. Yet the huge crowds that each year visit the British Museum in London, the Louvre in Paris, or the Metropolitan...


Trading with the Enemy: The Making of US Export Control Policy toward the People's Republic of China

by Hugo Meijer

In light of the intertwining logics of military competition and economic interdependence at play in US-China relations, Trading with the Enemy examines how the United States has balanced its potentially conflicting...


When Norms Collide: Local Responses to Activism against Female Genital Mutilation and Early Marriage

by Karisa Cloward

Many transnational campaigns, and particularly the transnational campaign on violence against women, promote international norms that target the behavior of local nonstate actors. But these international norms...


Trump Talk Presents: 10 of Donald Trump's Most Controversial Political Statements--Straight from "The Donald" Himself

by George Beahm

An unbiased look at Trump talking politics!

Want to know where Trump stands on hot-button issues? Look no further than Trump Talk Presents: 10 of Donald Trump's Most Controversial Political Statements--Straight...


Lenin and the Revolutionary Party

by Paul Le Blanc

Lenin's political and organizational ideas confront the reality of the labor movement and the revolutionary process.