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Guided by the Mountains

by Michael Lerma, Avery Denny & Robert Yazzie

What do traditional Indigenous institutions of governance offer to our understanding of the contemporary challenges faced by the Navajo Nation today and tomorrow? Guided by the Mountains looks at the tensions...


Godzilla on My Mind

by William M. Tsutsui

This year, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his first appearance on the screen, the original, uncut version of Godzilla was released in American theaters to the delight of Sci-Fi and B-Movie fans everywhere....


McQueen's Motorcycles: Racing and Riding with the King of Cool

by Matt Stone & Dave Ekins

The long-departed Steve McQueen is still the coolest man on two wheels.

Even thirty years after his death, Steve McQueen remains a cultural icon. His image continues to appear in advertising and pop culture and...


IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq

by IraqiGirl

In a country torn apart by war, a teenage girl blogs her story of family, friendship, and life under American occupation.


Sexuality and Socialism: History, Politics, and Theory of LGBT Liberation

by Sherry Wolf

An indispensable history and contemporary guide to the struggle for authentic sexual equality and liberation.


Perspectives in Waging Conflicts Constructively: Cases, Concepts, and Practice

by Bruce W. Dayton & Louis Kriesberg

This book explores how large-scale conflicts can be waged more constructively. An introduction presents key concepts in positive conflict resolution, and chapters from esteemed contributors illustrate these...


Tragic Failures

by Carl F. Cranor

The world is awash in chemicals created by fellow citizens, but we know little to nothing about them. Understanding whether even the most prevalent ones are toxic would take decades. Many people have tragically...


Arguments about Abortion

by Kate Greasley

Does the morality of abortion depend on the moral status of the human fetus? Must the law of abortion presume an answer to the question of when personhood begins? Can a law which permits late abortion but not...


Governing Global Health

by Chelsea Clinton & Devi Sridhar

The past few decades have seen a massive increase in the number of international organizations focusing on global health. Campaigns to eradicate or stem the spread of AIDS, SARS, malaria, and Ebola attest to...


Race and the Politics of Deception

by Christopher Mele

What is the relationship between race and space, and how do racial politics inform the organization and development of urban locales?  In Race and the Politics of Deception, Christopher Mele unpacks America’s...


The Trump Secret: Seeing Through the Past, Present, and Future of the New American President

by Ryuho Okawa

Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 presidential election surprised almost all major vote forecasters who predicted Hillary Clinton's victory. But 10 months earlier, in January 2016, Ryuho Okawa, Global Visionary,...


The American Political Pattern: Stability and Change, 1932-2016

by Byron E. Shafer

Politicians are polarized. Public opinion is volatile. Government is gridlocked. Or so journalists and pundits constantly report. But where are we, really, in modern American politics, and how did we get there?...


The Art of Cloning: Creative Production during China's Cultural Revolution

by Pang Laikwan

Cultural production under Mao, and how artists and thinkers found autonomy in a culture of conformity

In the 1950s, a French journalist joked that the Chinese were “blue ants under the red flag,” dressing...


A House Full of Females: Plural Marriage and Women's Rights in Early Mormonism, 1835-1870

by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich

From the author of A Midwife's Tale, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize for History, and The Age of Homespun--a revelatory, nuanced, and deeply intimate look at the world of early Mormon women...


Daddy King: An Autobiography

by Martin Luther King Sr

The rarely heard life story of the man known as “Daddy King,” the Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr.

Born in 1899 to a family of sharecroppers in Stockbridge, Georgia, Martin Luther King, Sr., came of age under...


Happy as a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World

by Malene Rydahl

This international bestseller shows why the Danes are happy and how we can be, too.

For decades Denmark has ranked at the top of the world’s happiness surveys. How is it that these 5.6 million Danes are so...


American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

by Lisa Wade

A revelatory account of the new culture of sex that has come to dominate the American college experience.

The hookup is now part of college life. Yet the drunken encounter we always hear about tells only a fraction...


The Unsettlers: In Search of the Good Life in Today's America

by Mark Sundeen

The radical search for the simple life in today’s America.

On a frigid April night, a classically trained opera singer, five months pregnant, and her husband, a former marine biologist, disembark an Amtrak...


Nowhere Else I Want to Be: A Memoir

by Carol D. Marsh

Carol D. Marsh founded, directed, and lived at Miriam's House, a Washington, DC, residence for homeless women living with AIDS. In this powerful memoir, Marsh recalls how she came to confront issues far removed...


LGBTQ Intimate Partner Violence: Lessons for Policy, Practice, and Research

by Adam M. Messinger

Nationally representative studies confirm that LGBTQ individuals are at an elevated risk of experiencing intimate partner violence. While many similarities exist between LGBTQ and heterosexual-cisgender intimate...