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An American Bride in Kabul

by Phyllis Chesler

Few westerners will ever be able to understand Muslim or Afghan society unless they are part of a Muslim family. Twenty years old and in love, Phyllis Chesler, a Jewish-American girl from Brooklyn, embarked...


Inside

by Michael G. Santos

American jails and prisons confine nearly 13.5 million people each year, and it is estimated that 6 to 7 percent of the U.S. population will be confined in their lifetimes. Despite these disturbing numbers,...


And the Band Played On

by Randy Shilts

Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics...


The New Cold War

by Edward Lucas

The first edition of The New Cold War was published to great critical acclaim. Edward Lucas has established himself as a top expert in the field, appearing on numerous programs, including Lou Dobbs, MSNBC,...


Unreasonable Men

by Michael Wolraich

At the turn of the twentieth century, the Republican Party stood at the brink of an internal civil war. After a devastating financial crisis, furious voters sent a new breed of politician to Washington. These...


Tomlinson Hill

by Chris Tomlinson

Tomlinson Hill is the stunning story of two families—one white, one black—who trace their roots to a slave plantation that bears their name.

Internationally recognized for his work as a fearless war correspondent,...


Teach a Woman to Fish

by Ritu Sharma

As the old axiom goes: “Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.” But teach a woman to fish, and everyone eats for a lifetime. In this firsthand account, Ritu...


The Inevitable City

by Betsy Seifter, Scott Cowen & Walter Isaacson

After seven years of service as the president of Tulane University, Scott Cowen watched the devastation of his beloved New Orleans at the hands of Hurricane Katrina. When federal, state, and city officials couldn’t...


The Underground Guide to New York City Subways

by Dave Frattini

The only guide you will ever need to travel around New York City by subway.

From the theater district of trendy Manhattan to the quaint residential neighborhoods of Queens, every single station in the four boroughs...


Love and Death in Kathmandu

by Amy Willesee & Mark Whittaker

On June 1, 2001, the heir to the Nepalese throne, Crown Prince Dipendra, donned military fatigues, armed himself with automatic weapons, walked in on a quiet family gathering, and, without a word, mowed his...


American Panic

by Mark Stein

In American Panic , New York Times bestselling author Mark Stein traces the history and consequences of American political panics through the years. Virtually every American, on one level or another, falls victim...


The Life of the Automobile

by Steven Parissien

The Life of the Automobile is the first comprehensive world history of the car.

The automobile has arguably shaped the modern era more profoundly than any other human invention, and author Steven Parissien examines...


Citizen Hollywood

by Timothy Stanley

To most Americans, Hollywood activism consists of self-obsessed movie stars promoting their pet causes, whether defending marijuana legalization or Second Amendment rights. There’s some truth in that stereotype,...


Hair Story

by Ayana Byrd & Lori Tharps

Two world wars, the Civil Rights movement, and a Jheri curl later, Blacks in America continue to have a complex and convoluted relationship with their hair. From the antebellum practice of shaving the head in...


Border Insecurity

by Sylvia Longmire

When confronted with the challenges of border security and illegal immigration, government officials are fond of saying that our borders have never been as safe and secure as they are now. But ranchers in the...


Thirty Tomorrows

by Milton Ezrati

“This book is a forecast.”

Over the next three decades, the aging populations in America, Europe, and Japan will begin to threaten our way of life. The ever-increasing pool of retirees will burden relatively...


The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow

by Richard Wormser

Between 1880 and 1954, African Americans dedicated their energies, and sometimes their lives, to defeating segregation. During these times, characterized by some as “worse than slavery,” African Americans...


The Real Crash

by Peter Schiff

You might be thinking everything’s okay: the stock market is on the rise, jobs are growing, the worst of it is over.

You’d be wrong.

In The Real Crash, New York Times bestselling author Peter D. Schiff argues...


Look at This F*cking Hipster

by Joe Mande

A hilarious send-up—and ironic celebration—of hipster culture based on the hugely popular website

Look at this Fucking Hipster (LATFH.com) was born in April 2009 as a way to help author Joe Mande help his...


Walking Prey

by Holly Austin Smith

Today, two cultural forces are converging to make America's youth easy targets for sex traffickers. Younger and younger girls are engaging in adult sexual attitudes and practices, and the pressure to conform...