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Hand to Mouth: Living in Bootstrap America

by Linda Tirado

"I've been waiting for this book for a long time. Well, not this book, because I never imagined that the book I was waiting for would be so devastatingly smart and funny, so consistently entertaining and unflinchingly...


Orientalism

by Edward W. Said

The noted critic and a Palestinian now teaching at Columbia University,examines the way in which the West observes the Arabs.


The E.T. Chronicles: What Myths and Legends Tell Us about Human Origins

by Wayne Laliberte, Rita Louise & Barbara Hand Clow

The E.T. Chronicles is a startling and comprehensive examination of ancient myths and legends that describe extraterrestrial visitors and their encounters with humanity since the dawn of time.  Organized into...


On the Books: A Graphic Tale of Working Woes at NYC's Strand Bookstore

by Greg Farrell

On the Books is the firsthand comic strip account of the labor struggle at New York City’s legendary Strand bookstore in the summer of 2012. Told by Greg Farrell—an employee of the store who interviewed...


Challenges of Development in Africa: The Missing Technology Link, the Morbid Corruption Pandemic

by AUSTIN ANEKE & Sarah Davies

Undoubtedly, Africa has experienced its fair share of pains during the process of world development. As it remains the most underdeveloped continent, with disproportionate levels of intimidation, domination...


On the Abolition of All Political Parties

by Simone Weil & Simon Leys

An NYRB Classics Original 

Simone Weil—philosopher, activist, mystic—is one of the most uncompromising of modern spiritual masters. In “On the Abolition of All Political Parties” she challenges the...


How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World

by Steven Johnson

From the New York Times-bestselling author of Where Good Ideas Come From and Everything Bad Is Good for You, a new look at the power and legacy of great ideas.

In this illustrated volume, Steven Johnson explores...


Wombs in Labor: Transnational Commercial Surrogacy in India

by Amrita Pande

Surrogacy is India’s new form of outsourcing, as couples from all over the world hire Indian women to bear their children for a fraction of the cost of surrogacy elsewhere with little to no government oversight...


Blackballed: The Black Vote and US Democracy

by Darryl Pinckney

Blackballed is Darryl Pinckney’s meditation on a century and a half of participation by blacks in US electoral politics. In this combination of memoir, historical narrative, and contemporary political and...


All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid

by Matt Bai

The former chief political correspondent for The New York Times Magazine brilliantly revisits the Gary Hart affair and looks at how it changed forever the intersection of American media and politics.

In 1987,...


Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World

by Jeff Madrick

A bold indictment of some of our most accepted mainstream economic theories—why they’re wrong, and how they’ve been harming America and the world.

Budget deficits are bad. A strong dollar is good. Controlling...


Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence

by Gabrielle Giffords & Mark Kelly

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership.

After the 2011 Tucson shooting that nearly took her life, basic questions...


While America Sleeps

by Donald Kagan & Frederick W. Kagan

In While England Slept Winston Churchill revealed in 1938 how the inadequacy of Britain's military forces to cope with worldwide responsibilities in a peaceful but tense era crippled its ability to deter or...


Political Order and Political Decay

by Francis Fukuyama

The second volume of the bestselling landmark work on the history of the modern state

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, David Gress called Francis Fukuyama’s Origins of Political Order “magisterial in its...


On Immunity

by Eula Biss

Why do we fear vaccines? A provocative examination by Eula Biss, the author of Notes from No Man’s Land, winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award

Upon becoming a new mother, Eula Biss addresses a chronic...


Eat the Year: 366 Fun and Fabulous Food Holidays to Celebrate Every Day

by Steff Deschenes

Everyone loves food.

But did you know that every day is a national food or drink holiday? It’s true! There’s National Bloody Mary Day, National Cheese Lover’s Day, and even National Blueberry Pancake Day—just...


Eradicating Child Maltreatment: Evidence-Based Approaches to Prevention and Intervention Across Services

by BRUCE F. CHORPITA, Alayna Park & Harriet Ward

Examining whether it's possible to eradicate child maltreatment, this book draws on on global research and evidence-based practice across health, social welfare and education. It describes a range of current...


Mysteries of Police and Crime

by Arthur George Frederick Griffiths

CRIME is the transgression by individuals of rules made by the community. Wrong-doing may be either intentional or accidental—a wilful revolt against law, or a lapse through ignorance of it. Both are punishable...


A Bold Vision: Women Leaders Imagining Canada's Future

by Dr. Roberta Bondar & A Bold Vision Steering Committee

One hundred and fifty years ago in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, 23 men met for the Charlottetown Conference that led to Canadian Confederation. Visions of Canada began before them and continue since....


The Power of XX: The Female Bible

by Hannah A. Rokes

The Power of XX: The Female Bible revolutionizes the definition of female strength and its unshakable bond with nature and nature's power, debunking centuries of misinformation about male and female psyches...