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Forever Changed: How Summer Programs and Insight Mentoring Challenge Adolescents and Transform Lives

by Linda Mornell

In 1990, with no experience in the nonprofit sector, psychiatric nurse Linda Mornell started Summer Search, a program commited to creating one of the few opportunities in the country where adolescents from all...


Border Contraband: A History of Smuggling across the Rio Grande

by George T. Díaz

Present-day smuggling across the U.S.-Mexico border is a professional, often violent, criminal activity. However, it is only the latest chapter in a history of illicit business dealings that stretches back to...


Pinkoes and Traitors: The BBC and the nation, 1974-1987

by Jean Seaton

During the Margaret Thatcher years, Britain experienced mass unemployment, trade union strikes, bloody war in Northern Ireland and the Falklands, and an existential threat to its public service broadcaster,...


Individualism in the United States: A Transformation in American Political Thought

by Stephanie M. Walls

Of the many ideas that inspired and shaped the American Founding Fathers' thought, individualism and a commitment to individual rights were primary among them. The American emphasis on the individual in politics...


Vitamania: Our Obsessive Quest For Nutritional Perfection

by Catherine Price

"A hidden, many-faceted, and urgent story." --Booklist, *STARRED*

Most of us know nothing about vitamins. What’s more, what we think we know is harming both our personal nutrition and our national health. By...


Discontent and its Civilizations: Dispatches from Lahore, New York, and London

by Mohsin Hamid

From “one of his generation’s most inventive and gifted writers” (The New York Times), intimate and sharply observed commentary on life, art, politics, and “the war on terror.”

 

Mohsin Hamid’s brilliant,...


Lusitania

by Greg King & Penny Wilson

On the 100th Anniversary of its sinking, King and Wilson tell the story of the Lusitania's glamorous passengers and the torpedo that ended an era and prompted the US entry into World War I.Lusitania: She...


Internet Literature in China

by Michel Hockx

Since the 1990s, Chinese literary enthusiasts have explored new spaces for creative expression online, giving rise to a modern genre that has transformed Chinese culture and society. Ranging from the self-consciously...


Surviving the Silence: Black Women's Stories of Rape

by Charlotte Pierce-Baker

In this "intelligent", "stunning", and "honest" book, Charlotte Pierce-Baker weaves together the accounts of black women who have been raped and who have felt that they had to remain silent in order to protect...


Leading Good Care: The Task, Heart and Art of Managing Social Care

by John Burton & Debbie Sorkin

Written for the hard-pressed manager of social care, Leading Good Care cuts through the obstructions of red tape and procedures to focus on task, role and practice. Managers will discover in this book understanding,...


Milk Fever

by Lissa M. Cowan

In 1789, Armande, a wet nurse who is known for the mystical qualities of her breast milk, goes missing. Céleste, a cunning servant girl who Armande once saved from shame and starvation, sets out to find her....


602: Form of Futility

by Harding McRae & Max H Herr

In the summer of 2008, life changed forever for Dr. Harding McRae, a Board Certified emergency physician with over 30 years of experience. In the blink of an eye, a momentary lapse in judgment resulted in a...


Fresh Hell: Motherhood in Pieces

by Carellin Brooks

This book isn't about perfect moments with your infant. It doesn't dispense sensible advice or proscribe schedules to manage the lawless days and nights of early maternity. Instead, this literary think piece,...


Karma Capitalism

by Mariena Foley

As eloquently stated in Gita, "No one can remain without performing action even for a moment. Every creature is helplessly made to perform action by the gunas (properties) borne of nature". When one performs...


The Lobbyists: How Influence Peddlers Work Their Way in Washington

by Jeffrey Birnbaum

Jeffrey H. Birnbaum's The Lobbyists exposes the world of Washington's most influential players -- the more than eighty thousand who descend upon our national government, informing and bartering with Congress...


Sons of Mississippi: A Story of Race and Its Legacy

by Paul Hendrickson

They stand as unselfconscious as if the photograph were being taken at a church picnic and not during one of the pitched battles of the civil rights struggle. None of them knows that the image will appear in ...


Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Why It Disappeared¿and Why It's Only a Matter of Time Before This Happens Again

by David Soucie

On March 8, 2014, Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 loaded 239 people on board and took off for what should have been a six-hour flight. It never made it—and it’s still missing. It’s been a year since Malaysia...


The Great Divide: Why Liberals and Conservatives Will Never, Ever Agree

by William D. Gairdner

The theme of The Great Divide is that the populations of the democratic world, from Boston to Berlin, Vancouver to Venice, are becoming increasingly divided from within, due to a growing ideological incompatibility...


Spring Chicken: Stay Young Forever (or Die Trying)

by Bill Gifford

From acclaimed journalist Bill Gifford comes a roaring journey into the world of anti-aging science in search of answers to a universal obsession: what can be done about getting old?

SPRING CHICKEN:

Stay Young...


The Way of Tenderness: Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender

by Zenju Earthlyn Manuel

“What does liberation mean when I have incarnated in a particular body, with a particular shape, color, and sex?”

In The Way of Tenderness, Zen priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel brings Buddhist philosophies of...