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What Patients Taught Me: A Medical Student's Journey

by Audrey Young

Do sleek high-tech hospitals teach more about medicine and less about humanity? Do doctors ever lose their tolerance for suffering? With sensitive observation and graceful prose, this book explores some of the...


Remembering Tomorrow: From SDS to Life After Capitalism: A Memoir

by Michael Albert

In this lucid political memoir, veteran anti-capitalist activist Michael Albert offers an ardent defense of the project to transform global inequality. Albert, a uniquely visionary figure, recounts a life of...


Girl Boy Girl: How I Became JT Leroy

by Savannah Knoop

The JT LeRoy scandal is a story of our times. In January 2006, the New York Times unmasked Savannah Knoop as the face of the mysterious author JT LeRoy. A media frenzy ensued as JT’s fans, mentors, and readers...


Wicked Messenger: Bob Dylan and the 1960s; Chimes of Freedom, revised and expanded

by Mike Marqusee

Bob Dylan’s abrupt abandonment of overtly political songwriting in the mid-1960s caused an uproar among critics and fans. In Wicked Messenger, acclaimed cultural-political commentator Mike Marqusee advances...


The House of Hope and Fear: Life in a Big City Hospital

by Audrey Young

Critically acclaimed author Audrey Young offers a real-life Grey's Anatomy set in Seattle's big city hospital. Opening with the view of an idealistic young doctor entering her first post-graduate job at the...


The Wizard of Odds: How Jack Molinas Almost Destroyed the Game of Basketball

by Charley Rosen

In The Wizard of Odds, renowned and best-selling basketball writer Charley Rosen brings us for the first time the full life story of Jack Molinas, one of the greatest basketball players of his era, a man whose...


Chicago's Nelson Algren

by Art Shay & David Mamet

They met in 1949 when Art was a reporter for Life. Shay followed Algren around with a camera, gathering pictures for a photo-essay piece he was pitching to the magazine. Life didn’t pick up the article, but...


The Year of the Boat: Beauty, Imperfection, and the Art of Doing It Yourself

by Lawrence W. Cheek

Lawrence Cheek decided that he had to build a boat. Not just any boat, but a beautiful wooden sailboat. This despite the fact that he barely knew how to sail and that he was the master of so few woodworking...


A Place to Live: and other selected essays of

by Natalia Ginzburg & Lynne Sharon Schwartz

Arguably one of Italy’s greatest contemporary writers, Natalia Ginzburg has been best known in America as a writer’s writer, quiet beloved of her fellow wordsmiths. This collection of personal essays chosen...


A Political Odyssey: The Rise of American Militarism and One Man's Fight to Stop It

by Mike Gravel, Joe Lauria & Daniel Ellsberg

In this candid portrait, former two-term senator from Alaska and 2008 presidential candidate Gravel expounds on his views of the military-industrial complex, the imperial presidency, postwar US foreign policy,...


The Huey P. Newton Reader

by Huey P Newton, David Hilliard & Donald Weise

The first comprehensive collection of writings by the Black Panther Party founder and revolutionary icon of the black liberation era, The Huey P. Newton Reader combines now-classic texts ranging in topic from...


Camelia: Save Yourself by Telling the Truth-A Memoir of Iran

by Camelia Entekhabifard & George Murer

Camelia Entekhabifard was six years old in 1979 when the shah of Iran was overthrown by revolutionary supporters of the Ayatollah Khomeini. By the age of sixteen, Camelia was a nationally celebrated poet, and...


Life of an Anarchist: The Alexander Berkman Reader

by Alexander Berkman & Howard Zinn

Alexander Berkman was a twentieth-century American revolutionary. Like the abolitionist John Brown before him, Berkman was hugely idealistic, ready to go to the furthest extreme of self-sacrifice and violence...


It's Not About the Hair: And Other Certainties of Life & Cancer

by Debra Jarvis

Debra Jarvis works as a chaplain supporting patients at Seattle’s Cancer Care Alliance (the clinic founded by the world-famous Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute). In that capacity she meets daily with...


The World in an Orange: Creating Theatre with Barney Simon

by Irene Stephanou, Leila Henriques & Lionel Abrahams

Barney Simon (1932–1995) was the legendary artistic director, writer, and co-creator ofthe Market Theatre in Johannesburg, one of the most influential and distinguished theatres in South Africa and the world....


Fidel: An Illustrated Biography of Fidel Castro

by Nestor Kohan, Nahuel Scherma & Elise Buchman

In the United States, ninety miles from Cuban shores, tempers flare on the subject of Fidel Castro: some say he is a liberator, some say a dictator. In Fidel, Nestor Kohan and Nahuel Scherma present one of the...


Talk Softly: A Memoir

by Cynthia O'Neal

Actress and model Cynthia O'Neal was living her dream life—married to the famous stage and screen actor Patrick O’Neal, the mother of two young sons, resident of the Dakota downstairs from John Lennon, owner...


Towers of Stone: The Battle of Wills in Chechnya

by Wojciech Jagielski & Soren A. Gauger

In Towers of Stone, award-winning Polish reporter Wojciech Jagielski brings into focus the tragedy of Chechnya, its inhabitants, and the war being waged there by a handful of desperate warriors against a powerful...


Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman

by Cathy Wilkerson

Flying Close to the Sun is the stunning memoir of a white middle-class girl from Connecticut who became a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most notorious groups of the 1960s. Cathy Wilkerson, who...


Algerian White: A Narrative

by Assia Djebar, David Kelley & Marjolijn De Jager

In Algerian White, Assia Djebar weaves a tapestry of the epic and bloody ongoing struggle in her country between Islamic fundamentalism and the post-colonial civil society. Many Algerian writers and intellectuals...