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Dearest Ones At Home: Clara Taylor's Letters from Russia, 1917-1919

by Katrina Maloney & Patricia Maloney

On November 5, 1917, Taylorville, Illinois native Clara Taylor stepped off a Trans-Siberian Railway train into a city then called Petrograd, Russia. Employed by the YWCA as an industrial expert, Clara had been...


Who We Be

by Jeff Chang

Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today.During that time, the U.S. has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history, what...


Wounded Leaders: How Their Damaged Past Affects Your Future

by Allan Bonner

Why are we in a leadership crisis? Up to 85% of mergers and acquisitions destroy value, executives are in jail, economies are shaky and politics isn't providing answers.

This new book provides answers. Based...


Diana and Beyond: White Femininity, National Identity, and Contemporary Media Culture

by Raka Shome

Analyzes the global circulation of white femininity through Princess Diana and other celebrity figures


The Little Book of the End of the World

by Ken Mooney

Whether it's a mighty battle between ancient gods, the Second Coming of a Biblical saviour, or a pesky Millennial computer virus, we've always wondered how the world would end. And whether we'd be (un)lucky...


The Cinema of Robert Rodriguez

by Frederick Luis Aldama & Charles Ramírez Berg

Robert Rodriguez stands alone as the most successful U.S. Latino filmmaker today, whose work has single-handedly brought U.S. Latino filmmaking into the mainstream of twenty-first-century global cinema. Rodriguez...


Terminal Bar: A Photographic Record of New York's Most Notorious Watering Hole

by Stefan Nadelman & Sheldon Nadelman

In 1972 Shelly Nadelman began a ten-year run bartending at one of New York City's most notorious dives: the Terminal Bar, located across the street from the Port Authority Bus Terminal near Times Square. For...


Alice + Freda Forever: A Murder in Memphis

by Alexis Coe

In 1892, America was obsessed with a teenage murderess, but it wasn't her crime that shocked the nation—it was her motivation. Nineteen-year-old Alice Mitchell had planned to pass as a man in order to marry...


Bearing Society in Mind: Theories and Politics of the Social Formation

by Samuel A. Chambers

Bearing Society in Mind disrupts the disciplinary boundaries of economic, political and cultural theory by exploring the theory and politics of the social formation.


Ghost Stories for Darwin: The Science of Variation and the Politics of Diversity

by Banu Subramaniam

A wide-ranging meditation on differences and diversity in the sciences


Ending Extreme Inequality: An Economic Bill of Rights to Eliminate Poverty

by Scott Myers-Lipton

Poverty and inequality are at record levels. Today, forty-seven million Americans live in poverty, while the median is in decline. The top 20 percent now controls 89 percent of all wealth. These conditions have...


Justice While Black: Helping African-American Families Navigate and Survive the Criminal Justice System

by Robbin Shipp & Nick Chiles

Justice While Black is a must-read for every young black male in America—and for everyone else who cares about their survival and well-being. This is a first-of-its-kind essential guide for African-American...


Family Problems: Stress, Risk, and Resilience

by Joyce A. Arditti

Family Problems: Stress, Risk, and Resilience presents an interdisciplinary collection of original essays that push the boundaries of family science to reflect the increasingly diverse complexity of family concerns...


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.


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...


There Are Some Bad Brothers and Sisters in New Orleans: The Black Power Movement in the Crescent City from 1964-1977

by Samori Camara

This is a study of the manifestations and permutations of the Black Power era principles and ideologies in New Orleans from 1964 to 1977. By highlighting little-known and often neglected groups along with popular...


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....


Women in Politics and Media: Perspectives from Nations in Transition

by Maria Raicheva-Stover & Elza Ibroscheva

Although women constitute half of the world's population, their participation in the political sphere remains problematic. While existing research on women politicians from the United States, the United Kingdom...


Ed King S Mississippi: Behind the Scenes of Freedom Summer

by Rev. Ed King & Trent Watts

An extraordinary photographic documentary from behind the scenes during the struggle for civil rights


City Life

by Witold Rybczynski

In City Life, Witold Rybczynski looks at what we want from cities, how they have evolved, and what accounts for their unique identities. In this vivid description of everything from the early colonial settlements...