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Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization

by Khiara M. Bridges

Reproducing Race, an ethnography of pregnancy and birth at a large New York City public hospital, explores the role of race in the medical setting. Khiara M. Bridges investigates how race-commonly seen as biological...


Assisted Dying: Who Makes the Final Decision

by Lesley Ann Close, Jo Cartwright & Terry Pratchett

The latest developments in the arguments for and against assisted dying, with a foreword by Terry Pratchett

Assisted dying is perhaps one of the most divisive issues of the modern age, generating endless headlines...


Revolt on the Right: Explaining Support for the Radical Right in Britain

by Robert Ford & Matthew J. Goodwin

The UK Independence Party (UKIP) is the most significant new party in British politics for a generation. In recent years UKIP and their charismatic leader Nigel Farage have captivated British politics, media...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Politics of Oil

by C.D. Jaco & MBA, Lita Epstein

Oil makes the world go round. Follow the fascinating story-from the fields of Kuwait to the streets of Venezuela and beyond...

An analysis of the role that oil plays in the U.S. and how it has affected our foreign...


Historical Dictionary of the Welfare State

by Bent Greve

This third edition of Historical Dictionary of the Welfare State covers the history through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 400...


Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring

by Alexander Rose

Now a new original series on AMC

 

Basing his tale on remarkable original research, historian Alexander Rose reveals the unforgettable story of the spy ring that helped America win the Revolutionary War. For...


Conspiracy Theories & Other Dangerous Ideas

by Cass R. Sunstein

The nation’s most-cited legal scholar who for decades has been at the forefront of applied behavioral economics, and the bestselling author of Nudge and Simpler, Cass Sunstein is one of the world’s most...


Parentology: Everything You Wanted to Know about the Science of Raising Children But Were Too Exhausted to Ask

by Dalton Conley

All parenting is about experimenting (whether you know it or not).

It begins on the day our kids start to teethe, as we do backflips to distract them from the pain, and continues all the way through their teenage...


The Road to Global Prosperity

by Michael Mandelbaum

IN That Used to Be Us, the bestseller Michael Mandelbaum wrote with Thomas L. Friedman, the authors analyzed the challenges America faces, including globalization, and described a path to recovering America’s...


The Jimmy Carter Library

by Jimmy Carter

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Saying Yes

by Jacob Sullum

The nationally syndicated columnist and Reason magazine editor presents a damning portrait of how politicized government agencies, antidrug activists, and a naïve national media have exaggerated the public's...


Order Without Power: An Introduction to Anarchism: History and Current Challenges

by Normand Baillargeon

With the rise of the global protestor—from Arab Spring to the Occupy movement—the term "anarchist" has been littered throughout mainstream media as never before. But just as frequently, its definition is...


Double Exposure: Memory and Photography

by Olga Shevchenko

Over the past decade, historians and sociologists have increasingly used visual materials, in particular photographs, in their work. Double Exposure explores how photography participates in the formation and...


Why the Cocks Fight

by Michele Wucker

Like two roosters in a fighting arena, Haiti and the Dominican Republic are encircled by barriers of geography and poverty. They co-inhabit the Caribbean island of Hispaniola, but their histories are as deeply...


White Hunters

by Brian Herne

East Africa affects our imagination like few other places: The sight of a charging rhino goes directly to the heart; the limitless landscape of bony highlands, desert, and mountain is, as Isak Dinesen wrote,...


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...


Fishermen, Randies and Fraudsters: Crime in the 19th Century Aberdeen and the North East

by Malcolm Archibald

Ravaged by riots, vice and violence, nineteenth-century Aberdeen was very different from the city we know now. Danger lurked around many corners. Truculent fishermen rioted on the coast. ‘Resurrection men’...