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Long Way Down

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...


Live to Ride: The Rumbling, Roaring World of Speed, Escape, and Adventure on Two Wheels

by Wayne Johnson

Live to Ride is pure adrenaline—a full-throttle exploration of motorcycles that pushes to the limit, with heart-pounding accounts of riding the greatest bikes of all time, all over the world.

 

“Live to...


Generation Me: Why Today's Young Americans Are More Confident, Assertive, Entitled--and More Miserable Than Ever Before

by Jean M. Twenge Ph.D.

The Associated Press calls them "The Entitlement Generation," and they are storming into schools, colleges, and businesses all over the country. They are today's young people, a new generation with sky-high...


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...


The Daughters of Juarez: A True Story of Serial Murder South of the Border

by Teresa Rodriguez, Montan & Lisa Pulitzer

Despite the fact that Juarez is a Mexican border city just across the Rio Grande from El Paso, Texas, most Americans are unaware that for more than twelve years this city has been the center of an epidemic of...


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...


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

by Michael Gross

In real estate–obsessed New York, no new building has captured the city’s imagination—or as many of its richest residents—as Fifteen Central Park West.

In House of Outrageous Fortune, America’s foremost...


Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations

by Ayaan Hirsi Ali

"This woman is a major hero of our time." —Richard Dawkins

Ayaan Hirsi Ali captured the world’s attention with Infidel, her compelling coming-of-age memoir, which spent thirty-one weeks on the New York Times...


No Place Left to Bury the Dead: Denial, Despair and Hope in the African AIDS Pandemic

by Nicole Itano

EVERY DAY in Africa, approximately 7,000 men, women, and children are erased from the face of this planet by the devastating AIDS virus that -- even after more than two and a half decades -- continues to wreak...


Caesars' Wives: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Roman Empire

by Annelise Freisenbruch

In scandals and power struggles obscured by time and legend, the wives, mistresses, mothers, sisters, and daughters of the Caesars have been popularly characterized as heartless murderers, shameless adulteresses,...


Mosh Potatoes: Recipes, Anecdotes, and Mayhem from the Heavyweights of Heavy Metal

by Steve Seabury

Divided into “Opening Acts” (appetizers), “Headliners” (entrees), and “Encores” (desserts), Mosh Potatoes features 147 recipes that every rock ’n’ roll fan will want to devour—including some...


The Coming Global Superstorm

by Art Bell & Whitley Strieber

Killer tornadoes. Violent tropical storms. Devastating temperatures. Are these just the prelude to an unprecedented environmental disaster in our near future?

Two of America's leading investigators of unexplained...


Spy Dust: Two Masters of Disguise Reveal the Tools and Operations that Helped Win the Cold War

by Antonio Mendez, Jonna Mendez & Bruce Henderson

From the author of the Golden Globe winner and Oscar nominated Argo, a true-life thriller set against the backdrop of the Cold War, which unveils the life of an American spy from the inside and dramatically...


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...


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

by Ann N Cooper & Karen G 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...


Spin This!

by Bill Press & Bill Maher

We're all familiar with the warning, "Don't believe everything you see or hear." Bill Press, the popular co-host of CNN's Crossfire, will have you wondering whether you should believe anything at all.

Spin...


Girls Like Us: Carole King, Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon--And the Journey of a Generation

by Sheila Weller

A groundbreaking and irresistible biography of three of America's most important musical artists -- Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon -- charts their lives as women at a magical moment in time.

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Not Buying It: My Year Without Shopping

by Judith Levine

Many of us have tried to call a halt to our spending at one time or another. But what if we decided not to buy anything for a whole year? Obviously, we would need necessities like food and soap, but how would...


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

by Neil 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...


Flushed: How the Plumber Saved Civilization

by W. Hodding Carter

Hodding Carter writes, "The unsung hero of human history was, of course, the Brain of Drains, the Hub of Tubs, the Power of Showers, the Brewer of Sewers...the humble plumber.... The Irish may have saved civilization,...