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The Physics of Superheroes

by James Kakalios

James Kakalios explores the scientific plausibility of the powers and feats of the most famous superheroes — and discovers that in many cases the comic writers got their science surprisingly right. Along the...


The Colombo Bay

by Richard Pollak

In the face of killer storms, fires, piracy, and terrorism, container ships the length of city blocks and more than a dozen stories high carry 90 percent of the worlds trade. This is an account of one ship's...


Devil's Night: And Other True Tales of Detroit

by Ze'Ev Chafets

A New York Times Notable Book

On Devil’s Night, the night before Halloween, some citizens of Detroit try to burn down their neighborhoods for an international audience of fire buffs. This gripping and often...


The Fire Next Time

by James Baldwin

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's...


Ten Billion

by Stephen Emmott

A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

Just over two hundred years ago, there were one billion humans on Earth.

There are now over seven billion of us.

And, sometime this century, the world population will reach at least ten billion....


The Reckoning

by Randall Robinson

In The Reckoning, Randall Robinson examines the crime and poverty that grips much of urban America and urges black Americans to speak out and reach back to ensure their social and economic success in this country....


Man Made: A Memoir

by Ken Baker

The bracingly honest memoir of a star athlete who lived with a brain tumor that flooded his body with female hormones and sent him into a sexual netherworld from which he would emerge with insights about sexuality...


The Storm: What Went Wrong and Why During Hurricane Katrina--the Inside Story from One Louisiana Scientist

by van Heerden, Ivor & Mike Bryan

The ultimate inside story of the Katrina tragedy?from the cofounder of the LSU Hurricane Center

After warning for years about the looming threat of catastrophic flooding in New Orleans, Ivor van Heerden was...


Hurrah For The Blackshirts!

by Martin Pugh

Britain is celebrated for having avoided the extremism, political violence and instability that blighted many European countries between the two world wars. But her success was a closer thing than has been realized....


It's My Party Too: The Battle for the Heart of the GOP and the Future of America

by Todd Whitman, Christine

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Primary Mistake: How the Washington Republican Establishment Lost Everythingin 2006 (and Sabotaged My Senatorial Campaign)

by Steve Laffey

"When I ran for reelection as the mayor of Cranston, there was an independent candidate running whose only claim to fame was that he wanted to keep a thirty-five-foot inflatable gorilla in his backyard. He was...


War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War onthe American Dream and How to Fight Back

by Lou Dobbs

Lou Dobbs's bestselling exposé of the silent assault on the living standards of ordinary Americans

Millions of TV viewers have known Lou Dobbs for years as the Walter Cronkite of economics coverage, and now...


A Call to Service: My Vision for a Better America

by John Kerry

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


Texas Death Row

by Bill Crawford

A chilling catalog of the men and women who have paid the ultimate price for their crimes

The death penalty is one of the most hotly contested and longest-standing issues in American politics, and no place...


How to Customize Your Chevy Silverado/GMC Sierra Truck, 1999-2006HP 1526: Chassis & Suspension,Chassis & Suspension, Bodywork, CustomPaint, Bolt-On En

by , Editors of Truckin' Magazine

Hot how-to projects on modifying your Silverado or Sierra for the street.

From the editors of Truckin' magazine, this guide offers high performance tips and projects to transform the Chevy Silverado or GMC Sierra...


Twinkie, Deconstructed: My Journey to Discover How the Ingredients Found in Processed Foods Are Grown, Mined (Yes, Mined), and Manipulated into What A

by Steve Ettlinger

A pop-science journey into the surprising ingredients found in most common packaged foods

Like most Americans, Steve Ettlinger eats processed foods. And, like most consumers, he didn't have a clue as to what...


Free Culture: The Nature and Future of Creativity

by Lawrence Lessig

Lawrence Lessig, “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era” (The New Yorker), masterfully argues that never before in human history has the power to control creative progress...


Authentically Black

by John McWhorter

The critically acclaimed book from the bestselling author of Losing the Race and The Power of Babel John McWhorter is one of the most original and provocative thinkers on the issue of race in America today....


Everything Bad is Good for You

by Steven Johnson

Forget everything you've ever read about the age of dumbed-down, instant-gratification culture. In this provocative, unfailingly intelligent, thoroughly researched, and surprisingly convincing big idea book,...


Revolution of Hope: The Life, Faith, and Dreams of a Mexican President

by Vicente; Rob Allyn Fox

The charismatic former president of Mexico offers a candid and provocative perspective on the state of world affairs.

As president of Mexico, Vicente Fox brought true democracy to the country after seven decades...