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Smart Girls in the 21st Century: Understanding Talented Girls and Women

by Barbara Kerr & McKay Robyn

Drs. Barbara Kerr and Robyn McKay tackle what it means to live with, work with, and be a modern smart girl. Through their keen insights and academic research of real girls and women, they offer valuable information...


Discovering the Olmecs: An Unconventional History

by David C. Grove

The Olmecs are renowned for their massive carved stone heads and other sculptures, the first stone monuments produced in Mesoamerica. Seven decades of archaeological research have given us many insights into...


America 1844: Religious Fervor, Westward Expansion, and the Presidential Election That Transformed the Nation

by John Bicknell

The year 1844 saw a momentous presidential election, religious turmoil, westward expansion, and numerous other interwoven events that profoundly affected the U.S. as a nation. Author and journalist John Bicknell...


2014

by Rajdeep Sardesai

The 2014 Indian general elections has been regarded as the most important elections in Indian history since 1977. It saw the decimation of the ruling Congress party, a spectacular victory for the BJP and a new...


Right for a Reason: Life, Liberty, and a Crapload of Common Sense

by Amy Jo Clark & Miriam Weaver

"It's time for a real, snarktastic, humor-filled look at what makes conservatism right. We conservatives have truth and rationality and logic on our side. We just need to remind ourselves why we are right, and...


Chinese Heroes

by Tom Rousseau

The Chinese political system has an intrinsic attractiveness, one amplified by recent Western media's depiction of a booming China and declining West. Whether such a system is sustainable long-term, however,...


The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle

by Joanne Huist Smith

For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Greg Kincaid comes The 13th Gift, a heartwarming Christmas story about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family's history into a...


Lone Star Nation: How Texas Will Transform America

by Richard Parker

A provocative and eye-opening look at the most explosive and controversial state in America, where everything is bigger, bolder—and shaping our nation's future in surprising ways

To most Americans, Texas has...


The Bridge: The Building of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge

by Gay Talese

Toward the end of 1964, the Verrazano Narrows Bridge-linking the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Staten Island with New Jersey-was completed. Fifty years later, it remains an engineering marvel. At 13,700...


Love and War: How Militarism Shapes Sexuality and Romance

by Tom Digby

Ideas of masculinity and femininity become sharply defined in war-reliant societies, resulting in a presumed enmity between men and women. This so-called battle of the sexes intensifies in tandem with dispositions...


Social Inquiry After Wittgenstein and Kuhn: Leaving Everything as It Is

by John G. Gunnell

John G. Gunnell argues that a distinctive feature of Ludwig Wittgenstein’s work after 1930 was his turn to a conception of philosophy as a form of social inquiry and that Thomas Kuhn’s approach to the philosophy...


The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat: From 9/11 to Osama bin Laden's Death

by Bruce Hoffman & Fernando Reinares

Examining each major terrorist act and campaign of the decade following September 11, 2001, internationally recognized scholars launch original studies of the involvement of global terrorist leaders and organizations...


Sound and Music in Film and Visual Media: A Critical Overview

by Graeme Harper, Ruth Doughty & Jochen Eisentraut

comprehensive work defining and encapsulating concepts, issues and applications in and around the use of sound in film and the cinema, media/broadcast and new media


Southern Ladies and Suffragists: Julia Ward Howe and Women's Rights at the 1884 New Orleans World's Fair

by Miki Pfeffer

A close look at the issues of gender and power at the 1884 World's Fair in New Orleans


Eleanor H. Porter's <i>Pollyanna</i>: A Children's Classic at 100

by Roxanne Harde & Lydia Kokkola

A thorough examination of the context and impact of the irrepressibly optimistic literary darling


Behold the Proverbs of a People: Proverbial Wisdom in Culture, Literature, and Politics

by Wolfgang Mieder

The preeminent scholar of proverbs addresses the immense cultural impact of proverbs world-wide


Song of My Life: A Biography of Margaret Walker

by Carolyn J. Brown

The first biography of the much admired author of the novel Jubilee and the poem "For My People"


Loving the Earth

by Carlo Petrini

An extraordinary collage of conversations between Carlo Petrini, founder of Slow Food, and a gallery of influential personages to mark the tenth anniversary of Terra Madre, the global network of food communities...


The Coming Swarm: DDOS Actions, Hacktivism, and Civil Disobedience on the Internet

by Molly Sauter & Ethan Zuckerman

What is Hacktivism?

In The Coming Swarm, rising star Molly Sauter examines the history, development, theory, and practice of distributed denial of service actions as a tactic of political activism. The internet...


The View from the Bench and Chambers: Examining Judicial Process and Decision Making on the U.S. Courts of Appeals

by Jennifer Barnes Bowie, Donald R. Songer & John Szmer

For most of their history, the U.S. courts of appeals have toiled in obscurity, well out of the limelight of political controversy. But as the number of appeals has increased dramatically, while the number of...