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Luke Skywalker Can't Read: And Other Geeky Truths

by Ryan Britt

"Ryan Britt is . . . the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery." -Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magician's trilogy

Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster,...

Reacher Said Nothing: Lee Child and the Making of Make Me

by Andy Martin

Fans of Lee Child know well that the muscular star of his bestselling novels, Jack Reacher, is a man of few words—and a lot of action. In Reacher Said Nothing, Andy Martin shadows Child like a literary private...

What the Bible Really Does (and Doesn't Say) about Sex: The How, When, Why, and With Whom of Scriptural Prohibitions and Permissions

by Matthew O'Neil

Addresses the often unhealthy and troublesome relationship between sex and religion, covering such issues as gay rights, reproductive rights, and abortion


People are constantly judged for their sexual choices,...

Virtual Equality: The Mainstreaming of Gay and Lesbian Liberation

by Urvashi Vaid

Since the decade to lift the ban on gays in the military, the emergence of gay conservatives, and the onslaught of antigay initiatives across America, the gay and lesbian community has been asking itself tough...

Alex Haley: And the Books That Changed a Nation

by Robert J. Norrell

It is difficult to think of two twentieth century books by one author that have had as much influence on American culture when they were published as Alex Haley's monumental bestsellers, The Autobiography of...

The Good Book: Writers Reflect on Favorite Bible Passages

by Andrew Blauner

In The Good Book, thirty-two of today’s most prominent writers share never-before-published pieces about passages in the Bible that are most meaningful to them.

The Good Book, with an introduction by Adam Gopnik,...

Camouflaged Sisters: Revealing Struggles of the Black Woman's Military Experience

by Lila Holley

Many see their glory, but don’t know their story.

Camouflaged Sisters chronicles the courageous path of fourteen women who overcame various internal and external struggles during their military careers. These...

On the Edge of the Holocaust: The Shoah in Latin American Literature and Culture

by Edna Aizenberg

Sheds new light on the views and attitudes of Latin American writers during the Nazi era

Chance: The science and secrets of luck, randomness and probability: The science and secrets of luck, randomness and probability

by Michael Brooks

For you to be here today reading this requires a mind-boggling series of lucky breaks, starting with the Big Bang and ending in your own conception. So it's not surprising that we persist in thinking that we're...

The U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality, Gift Edition: As Delivered by Justice Anthony Kennedy

by Anthony M. Kennedy

A beautifully packaged gift edition of Obergefell et al. v. Hodges, Justice Anthony Kennedy’s landmark Supreme Court decision on marriage equality


A milestone in the history of American civil and human...

The U.S. Supreme Court Decision on Marriage Equality: The complete decision, including dissenting opinions

by Supreme Court of the United States

The complete text of the landmark Supreme Court decision on marriage equality


The 2015 Supreme Court decision Obergefell et al. v. Hodges legalized gay marriage across the United States. This edition collects...

Coming Up Hot: Eight New Poets from the Caribbean

by Peekash Press & Kwame Dawes

The second publication of Peekash Press, committed to supporting the emergence of new Caribbean writing.

What Is Islam?: The Importance of Being Islamic

by Shahab Ahmed

What is Islam? How do we grasp a human and historical phenomenon characterized by such variety and contradiction? What is "Islamic" about Islamic philosophy or Islamic art? Should we speak of Islam or of islams?...

Andy and Don: The Making of a Friendship and a Classic American

by Daniel de Vise

A lively and revealing biography of Andy Griffith and Don Knotts, celebrating the powerful real-life friendship behind one of America’s most iconic television programs.

Andy Griffith and Don Knotts met on Broadway...

Run Racist Run: Journeys into the heart of racism

by Eusebius McKaiser

·         Can we sometimes assume a racist motive? ·         Is there place for anger in dialogue on racism? ·         Can liberals be racist? ·         Should black people...

100 Things Star Wars Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

by Dan Casey

Perfect for Star Wars fans who think they already know everything

On May 25, 1977, the world of science fiction, film, and pop culture was changed forever with the release of Star Wars. The beginning of this...

Agnès Varda

by Kelley Conway

An intimate consideration of one of the world's most exuberant and intriguing directors

Promised New Zealand: Fleeing Nazi Persecution

by Freya Klier

Police hold placards in front of Jewish, emblazoned with the words "don't buy from Jews;" others put up signs to identify places where Jews are to be denied entry. SA men smashed Jewish shop windows, owners...

Looking for Ashley: e-reading What the Smith Case Reveals about the Governance of Girls, Mothers and Families in Canada

by Rebecca Jaremko Bromwich

The 2007 death by self-induced strangulation in prison of nineteen year old inmate Ashley Smith drew a great deal of public attention. The case gave rise to a shocking verdict of homicide in the 2013 inquest...

Black Motherhood(s)

by Karen T. Craddock

This book considers Black Motherhood through multiple and global lenses to engage the reader in an expanded reflection and to prompt further discourse on the intersection of race and gender within the construct...