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Betrayal of the Spirit: My Life Behind the Headlines of the Hare Krishna Movement

by Nori J Muster & Larry D Shinn

Combining behind-the-scenes views of an often besieged religious group with a personal account of the author's struggle to find meaning in it, Betrayal of the Spirit takes the reader closer than any other source...


Thermonuclear Monarchy: Choosing Between Democracy and Doom

by Elaine Scarry

From one of our leading social thinkers, a compelling case for the elimination of nuclear weapons. During his impeachment proceedings, Richard Nixon boasted, "I can go into my office and pick up the telephone...


Innovation Nation: How America Is Losing Its Innovation Edge, Why It Matters, and What We Can Do to Get It Back

by John Kao

Not long ago, Americans could rightfully feel confident in our preeminence in the world economy. The United States set the pace as the world's leading innovator: from the personal computer to the internet, from...


The Promise of American Life

by Herbert Croly & Franklin Foer

The Promise of American Life is part of the bedrock of American liberalism, a classic that had a spectacular impact on national politics when it was first published in 1909 and that has been recognized ever...


The Corpse Had a Familiar Face: Covering Miami, America's Hottest Beat

by Edna Buchanan

For eighteen years, Pulitzer Prize-winner Edna Buchanan had one of the most exciting, frightening, and heartbreaking jobs a newspaperwoman could have -- working the police beat for the Miami Herald. Having covered...


Storm Surge

by Adam Sobel

Was Sandy a freak of nature, or the new normal?

On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy reached the shores of the northeastern United States to become one of the most destructive storms in history. But was Sandy...


Young Guns: A New Generation of Conservative Leaders

by Eric Cantor, Paul Ryan & Kevin McCarthy

America urgently needs a new direction. But who will provide it?

 

The time has come to move the country forward with a clear agenda based on common sense for the common good.

 

THERE IS A BETTER WAY.

 

Make no...


The Pious Ones

by Joseph Berger

Veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger takes us inside the fascinating, insular world of the Hasidim to explore their origins, beliefs, and struggles.

Though the Hasidic way of life was nearly extinguished...


Rage for Fame: The Ascent of Clare Booth Luce

by Sylvia Jukes Morris

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

 

“Her technique was simple: aim for the top,” an envious colleague wrote of Clare Boothe Luce. No American woman of the twentieth century aimed so accurately, or rose so far,...


Dragnet Nation

by Julia Angwin

An inside look at who’s watching you, what they know and why it matters. We are being watched.

We see online ads from websites we’ve visited, long after we’ve moved on to other interests. Our smartphones...


Can America Survive?: 10 Prophetic Signs That We Are The Terminal Generation

by John Hagee

This paperback version of Pastor John Hagee's newest book has ripped-from-the-headlines updates. New material has been added regarding the death of the dollar, a nuclear Iran, and the rejection of Israel. Further,...


Mussolini in the First World War: The Journalist, the Soldier, the Fascist

by Paul O'Brien

How did Benito Mussolini come to fascism? Standard accounts of the dictator have failed to explain satisfactorily the transition from his pre-World War I 'socialism' to his post-war fascism. This controversial...


Abortionist

by Rickie Solinger

Prior to Roe v. Wade, hundreds of thousands of illegal abortions occurred in the United States every year. Rickie Solinger uses the story of Ruth Barnett, an abortionist in Portland, Oregon, between 1918 and...


Fat: Culture and Materiality

by Christopher E. Forth & Alison Leitch

"Fat". In contemporary society the word never fails to elicit powerful emotions, especially as it relates to bodily health and appearance. But fat is a noun as well as an adjective and has a cultural life outside...


Getting Even: Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men--And What to Do About It

by Evelyn Murphy & E.J. Graff

Are you (or a woman you love) being cheated out of 33 percent of your earnings?

If you're a woman, over your working lifetime you will lose between $700,000 and $2 million -- simply because of your sex. Is...


The Promise: President Obama, Year One

by Jonathan Alter

Barack Obama’s inauguration as president on January 20, 2009, inspired the world. But the great promise of "Change We Can Believe In" was immediately tested by the threat of another Great Depression, a worsening...


Good-Bye Hegemony!: Power and Influence in the Global System

by Simon Reich & Richard Ned Lebow

Many policymakers, journalists, and scholars insist that U.S. hegemony is essential for warding off global chaos. Good-Bye Hegemony! argues that hegemony is a fiction propagated to support a large defense establishment,...


The Pirate's Dilemma: How Youth Culture Is Reinventing Capitalism

by Matt Mason

It started with punk. Hip-hop, rave, graffiti, and gaming took it to another level, and now modern technology has made the ideas and innovations of youth culture increasingly intimate and increasingly global...


The Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Practice of Medicine: The Psychiatric Foundations of Medicine

by George U. Balis, Leon Wurmser & Ellen McDaniel

The Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Practice of Medicine: The Psychiatric Foundations of Medicine compiles the contributions of all disciplines that are relevant to the behavioral, psychological, social,...


European National Identities: Elements, Transitions, Conflicts

by Roland Vogt, Wayne Cristaudo & Andreas Leutzsch

European National Identities explores the diversity of European states, nations, and peoples. In doing so, the editors focus on the origins and elements of different national identities in Europe and different...