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The Many Lives of Marilyn Monroe

by Sarah Churchwell

A brilliant investigation into the debates surrounding Marilyn Monroe's life and the cultural attitudes that her legend reveals

There are many Marilyns: sex goddess and innocent child, crafty manipulator and...


The Lady

by Barbara Victor

Now in eBook, the first full account of Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi’s role in the struggle against Burma’s military junta. Included is a new afterword by the author, which covers events from...


They Knew They Were Right: The Rise of the Neocons

by Jacob Heilbrunn

From its origins in 1930s Marxism to its unprecedented influence on George W. Bush's administration, neoconservatism has become one of the most powerful, reviled, and misunderstood intellectual movements in...


Kabul in Winter

by Ann Jones

A sharp and arresting people’s-eye view of real life in Afghanistan after the Taliban

     Soon after the bombing of Kabul ceased, award-winning journalist and women’s rights activist Ann Jones set out...


Nation of Secrets

by Ted Gup

Award winning journalist Ted Gup exposes how and why our most important institutions increasingly keep secrets from the very people they are supposed to serve.Drawing on his decades as an investigative reporter,...


Sister Gumbo

by Ursula Inga Kindred & Mirranda Guerin-Williams

African-American women's lives and relationships are complex and at times, deliciously spicy. So, when two sisters decided to interview over twenty women about relationships, sex, spirituality, and self, the...


Hell on Earth

by David L. Porter & Lee Reeder

The world is burning, and it appears that we are to blame.  Conditions that create large-scale fire disasters are occurring more frequently every year, spurred on by global warming.  And the potential for...


Against the Grain

by Richard Manning

In this provocative, wide-ranging book, Richard Manning offers a dramatically revisionist view of recent human evolution, beginning with the vast increase in brain size that set us apart from our primate relatives...


Food's Frontier

by Richard Manning

An eye-opening look at how the world will feed itself in the coming decades

By now it is clear that the techniques of the first "Green Revolution" that averted mass starvation a generation ago --pesticides, chemical...


The Big Show

by Steve Pond

An unprecedented look at the machinations behind everyone's favorite Hollywood circus and what it reveals about the business of moviemaking.

Oscar parties. Oscar pools. Oscar style. Oscar predictions. The Oscars...


Sexing the Body: Gender Politics and the Construction of Sexuality

by Anne Fausto-Sterling

This path-breaking study of gender and sexuality is the first to go beyond the nature/nurture debate to offer an alternate framework for considering questions of sex and sexuality.


Why Civil Resistance Works: The Strategic Logic of Nonviolent Conflict

by Erica Chenoweth & Maria Stephan

Though it defies consensus, between 1900 and 2006, campaigns of nonviolent resistance were more than twice as effective as their violent counterparts. Attracting impressive support from citizens that helps separate...


The Oil Road: Journeys From The Caspian Sea To The City Of London

by James Marriott & Mika Minio-Paluello

From Caspian drilling rigs and Caucasus mountain villages to Mediterranean fishing communities and European capitals, this is a journey through the heart of our oil-obsessed society. Blending travel writing...


A Spotter's Guide to Selected Aircraft of World War II

by Charles Nix

A Spotter's Guide to Selected Aircraft of World War II book is a fact-filled treasure of information covering all of the most active Axis and Allied planes in both European and Pacific theaters. History of manufacture,...


200+ Educational Strategies to Teach Children of Color

by Jawanza Kunjufu

With an emphasis on pragmatic approaches that can be accomplished in the classroom, this almanac of teaching solutions provides inner-city educators with 100 all-new strategies to daily challenges. As turnover...


Somebody Scream!

by Marcus Reeves

For many African Americans of a certain demographic the sixties and seventies were the golden age of political movements. The Civil Rights movement segued into the Black Power movement which begat the Black...


Unruly Voices: Essays on Democracy, Civility and the Human Imagination

by Mark Kingwell

A new collection by the author of The World We Want, with essays on civility, public space, Obama, procrastination, suicide.


The Women

by Hilton Als

A New York Times Notable Book

Daring and fiercely original, The Women is at once a memoir, a psychological study, a sociopolitical manifesto, and an incisive adventure in literary criticism. It is conceived as...


Critical Mass

by Philip Ball

Are there any "laws of nature" that influence the ways in which humans behave and organize themselves? In the seventeenth century, tired of the civil war ravaging England, Thomas Hobbes decided that he would...


From the Forest: A Search for the Hidden Roots of our Fairytales

by Sara Maitland

Fairy tales are one of our earliest cultural forms, and forests one of our most ancient landscapes. Both evoke similar sensations: At times they are beautiful and magical, at others spooky and sometimes horrifying....