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How to Be a Texan: The Manual

by Andrea Valdez & Abi Daniel

There are certain things every Texan should know how to do and say, whether your Lone Star roots reach all the way back to the 1836 Republic or you were just transplanted here yesterday. Some of these may be...


The New Third Rome: Readings of a Russian Nationalist Myth

by Jardar Østbø

Drawing on theories of political myth and concepts of nationalism, Jardar Østbø analyzes the content and ideological function of the myth of Russia as a Third Rome. Through case studies of four prominent nationalist...


Socio-Economic Foundations of the Russian Post-Soviet Regime: The Resource-Based Economy and Estate-Based Social Structure of Contemporary Russia

by Simon Kordonsky

Simon Kordonsky divides the social structure of contemporary Russia into distinct estates or social groups and describes each organization’s unique resource-based political and economic nature. As he guides...


Black Natural Law

Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Realities

by Lee Harrington

In the current age of gender identity and transgender awareness, many questions are coming to light for everyone. Whether brought about by media and cultural attention or personal journeys, individuals who have...


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...


After One-Hundred-and-Twenty: Reflecting on Death, Mourning, and the Afterlife in the Jewish Tradition

by Hillel Halkin

After One-Hundred-and-Twenty provides a richly nuanced and deeply personal look at Jewish attitudes and practices regarding death, mourning, and the afterlife as they have existed and evolved from biblical times...


The End of American Childhood: A History of Parenting from Life on the Frontier to the Managed Child

by Paula S. Fass

The End of American Childhood takes a sweeping look at the history of American childhood and parenting, from the nation's founding to the present day. Renowned historian Paula Fass shows how, since the beginning...


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....