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Latino Stats: American Hispanics by the Numbers

by Idelisse Malavé & Esti Giordani

At a time when politics is seemingly ruled by ideology and emotion and when immigration is one of the most contentious topics, it is more important than ever to cut through the rhetoric and highlight, in numbers,...


The Excruciating History of Dentistry

by James Wynbrandt

For those on both sides of the dreaded dentist's chair, James Wynbrandt has written a witty, colorful, and richly informative history of the art and science of dentistry. To all of those dental patients whose...


Ghettoside: A True Story of Murder in America

by Jill Leovy

A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America

 

On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and...


Building Blocks

by Gene I. Maeroff

A student's entire journey along the educational spectrum is affected by what occurs--and, crucially, by what does not occur--before the age of eight or nine. Yet early learning has never received the attention...


After the White House

by Max J. Skidmore

What exactly has Bill Clinton been doing since he left office? What can he expect to accomplish? What have his predecssors in his position done? Many presidents have had enormous impacts on the course of history...


Zillow Talk: The New Rules of Real Estate

by Spencer Rascoff & Stan Humphries

How do you spot an area poised for gentrification? Is spring or winter the best time to put your house on the market? Will a house on Swamp Road sell for less than one on Gingerbread Lane? The fact is that the...


Disaster Preparedness NYC: An Essential Guide to Communication, First Aid, Evacuation, Power, Water, Food, and More before and after the Worst Happens

by Olivia Maria Jovine & Vicki Ford

If you live in New York City, you know this great city has seen and recovered from many disasters of every scale. But if the next Hurricane Sandy, 9/11, blizzard, power outage, fire, or heat wave hits your borough,...


Lentil Underground: Renegade Farmers and the Future of Food in America

by Liz Carlisle

A protégé of Michael Pollan shares the story of a little known group of renegade farmers who defied corporate agribusiness by launching a unique sustainable farm-to-table food movement.

The story of the Lentil...


Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs

by Johann Hari

It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on...


Human Sacrifice: A Shocking Exposé of Ritual Killings Worldwide

by Jimmy Lee Shreeve

Welcome to the terrifying world of ritual sacrifice.

Around the world, humans are being trafficked, kidnapped, sold, and enslaved for the specific purpose of sacrifice. Mass-scale migration has seen these gruesome...


Guantánamo Diary

by Mohamedou Ould Slahi & Larry Siems

An unprecedented international publishing event: the first and only diary written by a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.

Since 2002, Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned at the detention camp at Guantánamo...


The Sweet Spot: How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work

by Christine Phd Carter

Learn how to achieve more by doing less! Live in that zone you’ve glimpsed but can’t seem to hold on to—the sweet spot where you have the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease.

 

Not long ago,...


Railway Architecture

by Bill Fawcett

A guide to the architecture that gives British railways their identity, from stations to signal boxes.Roots of Britain's railways lie in the wooden-railed colliery wagonways of around 1600, but it was almost...


The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future

by Levi Tillemann

The Great Race recounts the story of a century-long battle between automakers for market share, profit, and technological dominance—and a race to build the car of the future.

The world’s great manufacturing...


Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story

by Thanassis Cambanis

An award-winning journalist tells the inside story of the 2011 Egyptian revolution by following two courageous and pivotal leaders—and their imperfect decisions that changed the world.

In January 2011, in Cairo’s...


In Real Life: Searching for Connection in High-Tech Times

by Jon Mitchell

Technology helps us with our hardest work. It can also offer us endless distractions. Can technology enable us, as individuals and communities, to do our greatest possible work, the hard work of being a good...


Adventures in Kate Bush and Theory

by Deborah M. Withers

Adventures in Kate Bush and Theory presents Kate Bush as you have never seen her before. Here is the polymorphously perverse Kate, the witchy Kate, the queer Kate; the Kate who moves beyond the mime. Through...


Courage, Resistance, and Women in Ciudad Juárez: Challenges to Militarization

by Kathleen Staudt & Zulma Y. Méndez

Ciudad Juárez has recently become infamous for its murder rate, which topped 3,000 in 2010 as competing drug cartels grew increasingly violent and the military responded with violence as well. Despite the atmosphere...


Trials and Errors: Experimental UK Test Flying in the 1970s

by Mike Brooke

Following his success as a Cold War Canberra pilot, Mike Brooke was dispatched to become a flying instructor at the Central Flying School in the 1970s. Following this interesting career spell, he moved on to...


From Night Flak to Hijack: It's a Small World

by Captain Reginald Levy DFC

This is the autobiography of Reginald Levy, a British pilot who reached a total of 25,090 flying hours in over 40 years of civil, military and commercial aviation. He recounts his training and military operations...