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Black Natural Law

From Cabin 'Boys' to Captains

by Jo Stanley

This lively yet scholarly book reveals an unsuspected history of women at sea, from women pirates and daring cabin 'boys' under sail to today's rear-admirals and weapons experts on nuclear submarines. Historically,...


Fries!: An Illustrated Guide to the World's Favorite Food

by Blake Lingle

Imagine a plate of crisp, golden, salted fries, and you'll know why this is the world's favorite food. Who better to write the consummate cultural history and user's guide of the fry than Blake Lingle, whose...


Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction

by Erika Janik

A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years

In 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore...


Omer Calendar of Biblical Women

by Jill Hammer & Shir Yaakov Feit

This Omer Calendar of Biblical Women is a journey through the seven weeks between Passover and Shavuot. According to the kabbalah, each of these forty-nine days embodies a unique combination of divine attributes...


Women

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1926 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Women' is an essay about the treatment of women by the Christian...


Marriage

by William Lyon Phelps

This early work by William Lyon Phelps was originally published in 1940 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Marriage' is an essay about the virtues of marriage and advice...


Sociology of Love: The Agapic Dimension of Societal Life

by Gennaro Iorio

This short book deals with a sociological concept: love-agape. It is an attempt to demonstrate that love-agape resists, indeed insists, as a fact that cannot be reduced or concealed. Its simple goal is to introduce...


Six Memos from the Last Millennium: A Novelist Reads the Talmud

by Joseph Skibell

A thief-turned-saint, killed by an insult. A rabbi burning down his world in order to save it. A man who lost his sanity while trying to fathom the origin of the universe. A beautiful woman battling her brother's...


Jane Jacobs: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations

by Jane Jacobs

“Jane Jacobs is the kind of writer who produces in her readers such changed ways of looking at the world that she becomes an oracle, or final authority.” —The New York Sun

Hailed by the New York Times Book...


Nurture the Wow

by Danya Ruttenberg

A deeply affecting, funny, insightful meditation that challenges readers to find the spiritual meaning of parenting.

Every day, parents are bombarded by demands. The pressures of work and life are relentless;...


The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!)

by Anna Pulley & Kelsey Beyer

Lesbian sex has been confounding people since the dawn of time. What is it that two women do together exactly? The Lesbian Sex Haiku Book (with Cats!) is a humorous guide to lesbian sex, dating rituals, and...


Ghetto

by Mitchell Duneier

On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto—a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck.

In this sweeping and...


Far and Away: Reporting from the Brink of Change

by Andrew Solomon

From the winner of the National Book Award and the National Books Critics’ Circle Award—and one of the most original thinkers of our time—a riveting collection of essays about places in dramatic transition....


Discourse, Identity, and Social Change in the Marriage Equality Debates

Islam and Popular Culture

by Karin van Nieuwkerk, Mark Levine & Martin Stokes

Popular culture serves as a fresh and revealing window on contemporary developments in the Muslim world because it is a site where many important and controversial issues are explored and debated. Aesthetic...


The Human City: Urbanism for the Rest of Us

by Joel Kotkin

In The Human City, internationally recognized urbanist Joel Kotkin challenges the conventional urban-planning wisdom that favors high-density, “pack-and-stack” strategies. By exploring the economic, social,...


Victims' Stories and the Advancement of Human Rights

We Believe You

by Annie E. Clark & Andrea L. Pino

"Me too. It happened to me too."

More than one in five women and 5 percent of men are sexually assaulted while at college. Some survivors are coming forward; others are not. In We Believe You, students from...


Graphic Borders: Latino Comic Books Past, Present, and Future

by Frederick Luis Aldama & Christopher González

From the influential work of Los Bros Hernandez in Love & Rockets, to comic strips and political cartoons, to traditional superheroes made nontraditional by means of racial and sexual identity (e.g., Miles Morales/Spider-Man),...