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The Fairness Instinct: The Robin Hood Mentality and Our Biological Nature

by L. Sun

Combining research from the social sciences, hard sciences, and the humanities, this accessible cross-disciplinary book offers fascinating insights into a key component of human nature and society.

 

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The Measure of a Nation: How to Regain America's Competitive Edge and Boost Our Global Standing

by Howard Steven Friedman

If America were a corporation, how would an independent analyst judge its ability to compete against other corporate giants? According to the author, that hypothetical analyst would label America a corporate...


Puritan Islam: The Geoexpansion of the Muslim World

by Barry A. Vann

In this unique analysis of Muslim population shifts in the Western world, geographer Barry A. Vann provides fresh insights into the theological factors that play into these demographic trends. Vann examines...


Deadly Powers: Animal Predators and the Mythic Imagination

by Paul A. Trout

In this illuminating and evocative exploration of the origin and function of storytelling, the author goes beyond the work of mythologist Joseph Campbell, arguing that mythmaking evolved as a cultural survival...


Invisible Wounds of War: Coming Home from Iraq and Afghanistan

by Marguerite Guzman Bouvard

There’s no real homecoming for many of our veterans returning from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. They may go through the motions of daily life in their hometowns, but the terrible sights and sounds of...


Power, Politics, and Universal Health Care: The Inside Story of a Century-Long Battle

by Stuart Altman

Essential reading for every American who must navigate the US health care system.

Why was the Obama health plan so controversial and difficult to understand? In this readable, entertaining, and substantive book,...


Born With a Junk Food Deficiency: How Flaks, Quacks, and Hacks Pimp the Public Health

by Martha Rosenberg

This hard-hitting exposé blows the lid off of everything you thought you knew about Big Pharma and Big Food. What goes on behind the scenes in these industries is more suspicious, more devious, more disreputable...


Funding the Enemy: How US Taxpayers Bankroll the Taliban

by Douglas A. Wissing

With the vague intention of winning hearts and minds in Afghanistan, the US government has mismanaged billions of development and logistics dollars, bolstered the drug trade, and dumped untold millions into...


Decided on the Battlefield: Grant, Sherman, Lincoln and the Election of 1864

by David Alan Johnson

In the summer of 1864, the American Civil War had been dragging on for over three years with no end in sight. Things had not gone well for the Union, and the public blamed the president for the stalemate against...


Lone Wolf Terrorism: Understanding the Growing Threat

by Jeffrey D. Simon

A new era in terrorism is emerging and the lone wolf is at the forefront. From Anders Breivik in Norway, who murdered scores of young people in a bombing and mass-shooting attack, to Nidal Malik Hasan in the...


In Freedom We Trust: An Atheist Guide to Religious Liberty

by Edward M. Buckner

Opponents attack the president of the United States for not being a real Christian. Bitter arguments erupt over whether the United States is or should be a Christian nation. Sound familiar?

These contentious...


Forces of Nature: Our Quest to Conquer the Planet

by Barry A. Vann

As long as the human species has existed, men and women have had to contend with the unpredictable forces of nature. Geographer Barry A. Vann brings a unique perspective to this age-old struggle in this illuminating...


That's Not What They Meant!: Reclaiming the Founding Fathers from America's Right Wing

by Michael Austin

This book examines dozens of books, articles, speeches, and radio broadcasts by such figures as Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, Larry Schweikart, and David Barton to expose the deep historical flaws in...


Kill the Messenger: The Media's Role in the Fate of the World

by Maria Armoudian

This wide-ranging, insightful book will make readers keenly aware of the media’s power, while underscoring the role that we all play in fostering a media climate that cultivates a greater sense of humanity,...


Selling Out a Superpower: Where the U.S. Economy Went Wrong and How We Can Turn It Around

by Ronald R. Pollina

In 1968, there were sixty-two lobbyists in Washington; today there are thirty-four thousand, outnumbering members of Congress and their staffers two to one. By 2008, these lobbyists were spending approximately...


Class Action: The Landmark Case that Changed Sexual Harrassment

by Laura Leedy Gansler & Clara Bingham

A petite single mother, Lois Jenson was among the first women hired by a northern Minnesota iron mine in 1975. In this brutal workplace, female miners were relentlessly threatened with pornographic graffiti,...


Stories of Scottsboro

by James Goodman

"A rich and compelling narrative, as taut and suspenseful as good fiction. In places, Stories of Scottsboro is almost heartbreaking, not least because Goodman shows what people felt as well as what they thought."...


Ka: Stories of the Mind and Gods of India

by Roberto Calasso

"A giddy invasion of stories--brilliant, enigmatic, troubling, outrageous, erotic, beautiful." --The New York Times Book Review

"So brilliant that you can't look at it anymore--and you can't look at anything...


The Samson Option: Israel's Nuclear Arsenal and American Foreign Policy

by Seymour M. Hersh

An investigation into Israel's nuclear capabilities discloses information about the country's rush toward nuclear status, its collaboration with South Africa and Iran, and its espionage activities.


The Book on Bush: How George W. (Mis)leads America

by Eric Alterman & Mark Green

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA