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Long Way Down: An Epic Journey by Motorcycle from Scotland to South Africa

by Ewan McGregor & Charley Boorman

Eighteen countries. Five shock absorbers.

Two bikers. One amazing adventure...

After their fantastic trip round the world in 2004, fellow actors and bike fanatics Ewan McGregor and Charley Boorman couldn't...


Brave Girls: Raising Young Women with Passion and Purpose to Become Powerful Leaders

by Stacey Radin & Leslie Goldman

“A solid resource for parents and educators” (Kirkus Reviews), Brave Girls is an empowering guide to cultivating confident, passionate, and powerful young leaders during the most formative stage of life:...


Lost World: Rewriting Prehistory---How New Science Is Tracing

by Tom Koppel

For decades the issue seemed moot. The first settlers, we were told, were big-game hunters who arrived from Asia at the end of the Ice Age some 12,000 years ago, crossing a land bridge at the Bering Strait and...


Impolite Conversations: On Race, Politics, Sex, Money, and Religion

by Cora Daniels & John L. Jackson

When was the last time you said everything on your mind without holding back? In this no-holds-barred discussion of America’s top hot-button issues, a journalist and a cultural anthropologist express opinions...


House of Outrageous Fortune: Fifteen Central Park West, the World's Most Powerful Address

by Michael Gross

“Michael Gross’s new book…packs [in] almost as many stories as there are apartments in the building. The Jackie Collins of real estate likes to map expressions of power, money and ego… Even more crammed...


A Century and Some Change: My Life Before the President Called My Name

by Ann Nixon Cooper & Karen Grigsby Bates

President-elect Barack Obama reflected on the life of Ann Nixon Cooper on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, singling her out of millions of voters, he said, because she was “born just a generation past slavery; a...


Playing by the Rules: All the Rules of the Game, Complete with Memorable Rulings From Golf's Rich History

by Arnold Palmer & Steve Eubanks

It was a moment seen by millions on television. During play at the 1999 Phoenix Open, Tiger Woods had a "loose impediment? removed to play his shot -- an everyday occurrence under golf's rules. But that impediment...


The Black Panther

by David Hilliard

"We knew from the beginning how critical it was to have our own publication, to set forth our agenda for freedom...to urge change, to use the pen alongside the sword," writes David Hilliard in the preface to...


The Book of Spam: A Most Glorious and Definitive Compendium of the World's Favorite Canned Meat

by Dan Armstrong & Dustin Black

What luncheon meat is found in over forty-five countries, available in ninety-nine percent of supemarkets and corner shops, and sells nearly eighty million pounds every year? It's SPAM. From the 20,000-member...


Song for My Father: Memoir of an All-American Family

by Stephanie Stokes Oliver

On Election Day in 1960, a classmate of Stephanie Stokes Oliver threatened to beat her up. Why? Because in their class's mock presidential election, Stephanie revealed that she would follow her father's lead...


If Your Back's Not Bent: The Role of the Citizenship Education Program in the Civil Rights Movement

by Dorothy F. Cotton, Vincent Harding & Andrew Young

“Nobody can ride your back if your back’s not bent,” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said at the end of a Citizenship Education Program (CEP), an adult grassroots training program directed by Dorothy Cotton....


The Shadow Catcher: A U.S. Agent Infiltrates Mexico's Deadly Crime Cartels

by Hipolito Acosta & Lisa Pulitzer

Living under an assumed identity and risking his life were all in a day’s work for U.S. Government Agent Hipolito Acosta. He worked regularly in high-stakes undercover operations infiltrating Mexico’s murderous...


Accountable: Making America as Good as Its Promise

by Tavis Smiley & Stephanie Robinson

Accountable provides real-life examples of how crucial issues -- including health care, education, the economy, unequal justice, and the environment -- manifest themselves in our communities. The book demonstrates...


There When He Needs You: How to Be an Available, Involved, and Emotionally Connected Father to Your Son

by Neil I. Bernstein & Brooke Lea Foster

Men want to be better fathers, and today they're trying harder than ever. They jog behind strollers, leave work early for parent-teacher conferences, and roughhouse with their kids before they've had a chance...


The Envy of the World: On Being a Black Man in America

by Ellis Cose

With an eloquence and compassion reminiscent of James Baldwin's Letter to My Nephew, Ellis Cose presents a frank and realistic examination of the daunting challenges facing black men in twenty-first-century...


High School Confidential: Secrets of an Undercover Student

by Jeremy Iversen

It's spring semester at Mirador High in Southern California, and twenty-four-year-old Jeremy Iversen is going deep undercover to deliver the real deal about the dull classes and fast times of American teens...


What Women Really Want: How American Women Are Quietly Erasing Political, Racial, Class, and Religious Lines to Change the Way We Live

by Celinda Lake, Kellyanne Conway & Catherine Whitney

Women are the most powerful force reshaping the future of America. Stronger than political parties, mightier than religious differences, able to leap cultural schisms in a single bound, women are quietly exerting...


Jackson Heights Chronicles: When Crossing the Border Isn't Enough

by Orlando Tobon

From his small travel agency tucked away in an area of New York City known as Little Colombia, the "Godfather of Jackson Heights" does far more than make travel arrangements. Fernando Padrón is a social service...


Living Justice: Love, Freedom, and the Making of The Exonerated

by Jessica Blank & Erik Jensen

A love story. An artistic journey. A matter of life and death...

In 2000, Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen embarked on a tour across America -- one that would give them a glimpse of the darker side of the justice...


Confederacy of Silence: A True Tale of the New Old South

by Richard Rubin

A compelling and vivid portrait of a Deep South community poised between the past and the future, this is the stunning true story of how a young New York writer plunged into a closed Mississippi society, and...