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Assholes: A Theory

by Aaron James

In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary.

What does it mean for someone to be...


One Country

by Ali Abunimah

A provocative approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict--one state for two peoples--that is sure to touch nerves on all sides

The Israeli-Palestinian war has been called the world's most intractable conflict....


With Liberty and Justice for Some

by Glenn Greenwald

From "the most important voice to have entered the political discourse in years" (Bill Moyers), a scathing critique of the two-tiered system of justice that has emerged in America

From the nation's beginnings,...


That Used to Be Us

by Thomas L. Friedman & Michael Mandelbaum

America is in trouble. We face four major challenges on which our future depends, and we are failing to meet them—and if we delay any longer, soon it will be too late for us to pass along the American dream...


The Naked Tourist

by Lawrence Osborne

From the theme resorts of Dubai to the jungles of Papua New Guinea, a disturbing but hilarious tour of the exotic east--and of the tour itself

Sick of producing the bromides of the professional travel writer,...


Resource Wars

by Michael Klare & Michael T. Klare

This sobering look at the future of warfare predicts that conflicts will now be fought over diminishing supplies of our most precious natural resources.

From the barren oilfields of Central Asia to the lush Nile...


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 World Is Flat 3.0

by Thomas L. Friedman & Oliver Wyman

This Independence Day edition of The World is Flat 3.0 includes an an exclusive preview of That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back, by Thomas L. Friedman...


Airbrushed Nation: The Lure and Loathing of Women's Magazines

by Jennifer Nelson

Glamour. Cosmo. SELF. Ladies’ Home Journal. Vogue. In an industry that has been in a downward spiral for years, these magazines—and other women—focused magazines like them—have not only retained their readership,...


I Must Confess

by Rupert Smith

A stinging satire of tell-all showbiz memoirs starring a self-deluded gay icon who has managed to ride every pop culture trend of the last forty years.

Marc LeJeune has had a remarkable career in the entertainment...


Mind Hacks: Tips & Tricks for Using Your Brain

by Tom Stafford & Matt Webb

The brain is a fearsomely complex information-processing environment--one that often eludes our ability to understand it. At any given time, the brain is collecting, filtering, and analyzing information and,...


The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption

by Clay A. Johnson

The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just...


Political Economy of the Cambodian Transition

by Caroline Hughes

Cambodia underwent a triple transition in the 1990s: from war to peace, from communism to electoral democracy, and from command economy to free market. This book addresses the political economy of these transitions,...


The Politics of Ngos in Southeast Asia: Participation and Protest in the Philippines

by Gerard Clarke

The Politics of NGOs in Southeast Asia traces the history of the emergence of NGOs in the Philippines and southeast Asia and the political factors which encouraged this. The main focus is on the period from...


Perfect Order: Recognizing Complexity in Bali

by J. Stephen Lansing

Along rivers in Bali, small groups of farmers meet regularly in water temples to manage their irrigation systems. They have done so for a thousand years. Over the centuries, water temple networks have expanded...


Pop Goes Korea: Behind the Revolution in Movies, Music, and Internet Culture

by Mark James Russell

How Korea became a surprise entertainment and Internet powerhouse: a guide to the innovators, stars, and the emerging new media.


Anthropology: The Basics

by Peter Metcalf

The ultimate guide for the student encountering anthropology for the first time, Anthropology: The Basics explains and explores key anthropological concepts including:

  • what is anthropology?
  • how can we distinguish...


The American Practical Navigator

by Nathaniel Bowditch

This is the best selling boating book ever. 1,000,000 copies sold over 200 years. Everything a marine navigator could possibly need to know. Updated by National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency USA Government...


The Endgame: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Iraq, from George W. Bush to Barack Obama

by Michael R. Gordon & Bernard E. Trainor

Wall Street Journal Best Nonfiction Book of 2012

In this follow-up to their national bestseller Cobra II, Michael Gordon and General Bernard E. Trainor deftly piece together the story of the most widely...


Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas

by Natasha Dow Schüll

Recent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling...