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Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America's Fate

by Newt Gingrich

It is not between the Left and the Right, but between the past and the future.

America is on the edge of a breakout. In fact, we are poised for one of the most spectacular leaps in human well-being in history....


Magnificent Delusions: Pakistan, the United States, and an Epic History of Misunderstanding

by Husain Haqqani

The relationship between America and Pakistan is based on mutual incomprehension and always has been. Pakistan—to American eyes—has gone from being a quirky irrelevance, to a stabilizing friend, to an essential...


The Why Axis: Hidden Motives and the Undiscovered Economics of Everyday Life

by John List, Uri Gneezy & Steven D. Levitt

Can economics be passionate?… Can it center on people and what really matters to them day-in and day-out.… And help us understand their hidden motives for why they do what they do in everyday life?

Uri Gneezy...


The American Health Care Paradox: Why Spending More is Getting Us Less

by Lauren A. Taylor, Elizabeth H. Bradley & Harvey V. Fineberg

Foreword by Harvey V. Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine

For decades, experts have puzzled over why the US spends more on health care but suffers poorer outcomes than other industrialized nations....


Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era

by Michael Kimmel

America’s leading expert on men and masculinity explains why America’s white men are furious


Testo Junkie: Sex, Drugs, and Biopolitics in the Pharmacopornographic Era

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by Orly Castel-Bloom

A wealthy Israeli family becomes estranged as war and commerce increasingly define their lives.


After Delores

by Sarah Schulman

A new edition of Sarah Schulman’s funny, sexy, surprising novel about a heartbroken waitress looking for love in New York.


Modern Native Feasts: Healthy, Innovative, Sustainable Cuisine

by Andrew George

Contemporary and imaginative interpretations of Native American cuisine, including lighter, healthier, and more nutritious versions of traditional recipes.


The Shabbat Elevator and other Sabbath Subterfuges: An Unorthodox Essay on Circumventing Custom and Jewish Character

by Alan Dundes

This book focuses on the topic of 'circumventing custom' with special emphasis on the ingenious ways Orthodox (and other) Jews have devised to avoid breaking the extensive list of activities forbidden on the...


Persia and the Persian Question: Volume One

by George N. Curzon

This is the recording of a six month long journey to Persia as well as previous travels in neighbouring areas. The book also describes the communications maintained with the Persian authorities.


Ten Years of Wanderings Among the Ethiopians: With Sketches of the Manners and Customs of the Civilised and Uncivilised Tribes from Senegal to Gaboon.

by Thomas J. Hutchinson

An account, first published in 1861, of the relationship between indigenous and European traders in the Niger Delta.


Tsumi - Offence and Retribution in Early Japan

by Yoko Williams

Covering the period from before the emergence of the first political units through to the formation of the Japanese ritsuryo state in the 8th century, this book offers a ground-breaking scholarly diachronic...


The Kingdoms of Laos

by Sanda Simms

Describes the changes in society over 600 years as Lan Xang was gradually dismembered and became a French colony. Most importantly, it shows the essence of the Lao and why, despite all that has happened, they...


Rethinking Chinese Transnational Enterprises: Cultural Affinity and Business Strategies

by Leo Douw, Cen Huang & David Ip

Affinity to the Chinese culture, personalized social networks and a firm control of ownership and management have often been considered the key ingredients for the success of many diaspora Chinese transnational...


Tourism, Heritage and National Culture in Java: Dilemmas of a Local Community

by Heidi Dahles

Based on anthropological fieldwork in the 1990s, this book provides an ethnographic perspective in its examination of the politics and policies of cultural tourism as they were played out under the Indonesian...


Minaret Building and Apprenticeship in Yemen

by Trevor Marchand

Through a combination of rich architectural and ethnographic description, this study of apprenticeship and human spatial cognition provides a fascinating insight into the daily lives and activities of a professional...


Language Planning and Language Policy: East Asian Perspectives

by Ping Chen & Nanette Gottlieb

Examines the major issues of language planning and policy in Japan, Mainland China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam, particularly those relating to the selection of official language, script, and written...


The Theology of Ramanuja: Realism and Religion

by C. J. Bartley

This is the first attempt to understand Ramanuja in the context of his religious and philosophical tradition. It is the only work which establishes his indebtedness to his immediate predecessor Yamuna and which...


English-Lakota Dictionary

by Bruce Ingham

This dictionary of 12,000 entries aims to preserve Indian culture and at all points illustrate the use of words in examples, especially syntactic words, whose usage cannot be captured purely by giving an English...