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Let the Bums Burn: Australia's Deadliest Building Fire and the Salvation Army Tragedies

by Geoff Plunkett

In 1966 a fire ripped through Melbourne's William Booth Memorial Home for destitute and alcoholic men. Although it remains Australia's deadliest building fire, it is, like the 30 men who died in that fire -...


In the Realm of Nachan Kan

by Marilyn Masson

"The prevailing view of the lowland Maya during the Postclassic period (A.D. 1050-1500) has been one of an impoverished, ""degenerated"" society devoid of cultural accomplishment. However, Marilyn A. Masson...


The Forgiveness Project: Stories for a Vengeful Age

by Marina Cantacuzino, Alexander Mccall Smith & Desmond Tutu

Thought-provoking and powerful real life stories from survivors and perpetrators of crime and violence around the world are collected here from a diverse range of situations. They raise the possibility of alternatives...


That's Not English: Britishisms, Americanisms, and What Our English Says About Us

by Erin Moore & Lynne Truss

An expat’s witty and insightful exploration of English and American cultural differences through the lens of language that will leave readers gobsmacked

In That’s Not English, the seemingly superficial differences...


Body of Truth: How Science, History, and Culture Drive Our Obsession with Weight--and What We Can Do about It

by Harriet Brown

A science journalist's provocative exploration of how biology, psychology, media, and culture come together to shape our ongoing obsession with our bodies, while also tackling the myths and realities of the...


Beale Street Dynasty: Sex, Song, and the Struggle for the Soul of Memphis

by Preston Lauterbach

The vivid history of Beale Street—a lost world of swaggering musicians, glamorous madams, and ruthless politicians—and the battle for the soul of Memphis.

Following the Civil War, Beale Street in Memphis,...


Frederick Douglass and the Fourth of July

by James A. Colaiaco

On July 5th, 1852, Frederick Douglass, one of the greatest orators of all time, delivered what was arguably the century's most powerful abolition speech. At a time of year where American freedom is celebrated...


The Bush Betrayal

by James Bovard

His hard-hitting critiques of Democratic and Republican administrations in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Newsweek, and other national publications have made him a "bipartisan scourge." Now, James...


Attention Deficit Democracy

by James Bovard

Does the people's need to believe in the president trump their duty to understand, to think critically, and demand truth? Have Americans been conditioned to ignore political frauds and believe the lies perpetuated...


On Palestine

by Noam Chomsky, Ilan Pappé & Frank Barat

An informative and urgent discussion on the way forward for the justice in Palestine movement.


Three Kinds of Motion: Kerouac, Pollock, and the Making of American Highways

by Riley Hanick

Book-length essay chronicles Jackson Pollock, Jack Kerouac, and the origin of America’s highway system.


An Unspoken Hunger

by Terry Tempest Williams

Williams weaves her observations in the naturalist field and her personal experience--as a woman, a Westerner, and a Mormon--into a resonant manifesto on behalf of the landscapes she loves, making clear as well...


In Defense of Elitism

by William A. Iii Henry

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic  for Time magazine comes the  tremendously controversial, yet highly persuasive,  argument that our devotion to the largely  unexamined myth of egalitarianism...


ISIS

by Jessica Stern & J. M. Berger

Drawing on their unprecedented access to intelligence sources and law enforcement, and on groundbreaking research, two of America's leading experts on violent extremism and terrorism explain the genesis, evolution,...


No Matter How Loud I Shout: A Year in the Life of Juvenile Court

by Edward Humes

Now updated with a new introduction and afterword, this award-winning examination of the nation’s largest juvenile criminal justice system in Los Angeles by a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist is “an important...


The Purple Revolution

by Nigel Farage

How did Farage persuade Reckless and Carswell to ditch the Conservatives? Would UKIP ever do a deal with another party? How have three near-death experiences shaped Farage's politics? How does Nigel feel about...


Gideon's Spies

by Gordon Thomas

In the secret world of spies and covert operations, no other intelligence service continues to be as surrounded by myth and mystery as the Mossad. Gordon Thomas reveals that all too often the truth exceeds all...


Ending Global Poverty

by Stephen C. Smith

Over 800 million people suffer from chronic hunger, and over ten million children die each year from preventable causes. These may seem like overwhelming statistics, but as Stephen Smith shows in this call to...


Rocks in the Water, Rocks in the Sun: A Memoir from the Heart of Haiti

by Vilmond Joegodson Déralciné & Paul Jackson

When Joegodson Déralciné was still a small child, his parents left rural Haiti to resettle in the rapidly growing zones of Port-au-Prince. As his family entered the city in 1986, Duvalier and his dictatorship...


Unspent Motion: A Collection of Short Fiction

by Celeste Newbrough

From KIRKUS REVIEWS: "A collection of short stories and a novella that explore love, aging, loss and solitude from a feminist perspective. In the short stories, nearly all of Newbrough's memorable protagonists...