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Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools

by Diane Ravitch

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, “whistle-blower extraordinaire” (The Wall Street Journal), author of the best-selling...


Savage Spawn: Reflections on Violent Children

by Jonathan Kellerman

This thought-provoking and timely book from a #1 New York Times bestselling novelist and noted child psychologist reveals the factors that often lead to explosive and shocking juvenile violence.

 

“Ethically...


Walk in Their Shoes (enhanced edition): Can One Person Change the World?

by Jim Ziolkowski & James S. Hirsch

Jim Ziolkowski gave up his career in corporate finance to create buildOn, a service-oriented program that goes into high-risk areas around the world to work with students in their communities. Under Jim’s...


Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion ofSafety

by Eric Schlosser

A myth-shattering exposé of America's nuclear weapons

Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America's nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of...


The School Revolution: A New Answer for Our Broken Education System

by Ron Paul

Twelve-term Texas Congressman, Presidential candidate, and #1 New York Times bestselling author Ron Paul returns with a highly provocative treatise about how we need to fundamentally change the way we think...


Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital

National Book Critics Circle for General Non-fiction 2013, Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Current Interest 2013

by Sheri Fink

One of the New York Times’s Best Ten Books of the Year

Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction

Winner of the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Ridenhour...


Faith and Politics

by Senator John Danforth

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


To Be a Friend Is Fatal: The Fight to Save the Iraqis America Left Behind

by Kirk W. Johnson

In January 2005 Kirk Johnson, then twenty-four, arrived in Baghdad as USAID’s only Arabic-speaking American employee. Despite his opposition to the war, Johnson felt called to civic duty and wanted to help...


The Fires: How a Computer Formula, Big Ideas, and the Best of Intentions Burned Down New York City--and Determined the Future of Cities

by Joe Flood

A revealing account of the first time computer modeling met City Hall -- and the disaster that ensued

In 1968, New York City struck a deal with the RAND Corporation to use their computer models to establish...


W. E. B. DuBois's Exhibit of American Negroes: African Americans at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century

by Eugene F., Jr. Provenzo

This book takes readers through W.E.B. DuBois’ groundbreaking exhibit about African Americans at the 1900 World’s Fair in Paris. With more than 200 black-and-white images, Provenzo explores the diverse lives...


Global Health and International Community: Ethical, Political and Regulatory Challenges

by John Coggon, John Harris & John Sulston

Global health arguably represents the most pressing issues facing humanity. Trends in international migration and transnational commerce render state boundaries increasingly porous. Human activity in one part...


How to Kill a Vampire: Fangs in Folklore, Film and Fiction

by Liisa Ladouceur

Citing examples from folklore, as well as horror films, TV shows, and works of fiction, this book details all known ways to prevent vampirism, including how to protect oneself against attacks and how to destroy...


Thank God I Had a Gun: True Accounts of Self-Defense

by Chris Bird

This collection of true stories examines incidents involving the use of firearms by ordinary citizens for personal protection against criminals. Three basic types of events are discussed: armed defense at home,...


Vampire Culture

by Maria Mellins & Joanne B. Eicher

Accessible and engaging, this ethnographic account introduces readers to the vampire community. Exploring the reasons behind the resurgence of fascination with the gothic in popular culture, this study of the...


Firing the Flying Scotsman and Other Great Locomotives: Life on the Footplate in the Last Years of Steam

by Ken Issitt

Fast train fireman Ken Issitt worked on the footplate from the late 1940s to 1960, experiencing firing some of the greatest locomotives from the Flying Scotsman to Coltimore and Blink Bonney. The work was hard...


Lancaster: Reaping the Whirlwind

by Martin W Bowman

The narrative description and condensed history of the Lancaster's construction, combat career and post-war service, brought together to tell the complete, concise history of the world's most famous aircraft...


International Trade Negotiations and Domestic Politics: The Intermestic Politics of Trade Liberalization: The Intermestic Politics of Trade Liberaliza

by Oluf Langhelle

In spite of many years of negotiation on trade liberalization, progress seems to have stalled. This book explores why resistance to further market liberalization seems so strong, given that the benefits are...


Attending to Early Modern Women: Conflict and Concord

by Karen Nelson

A global, interdisciplinary consideration of the relationship between war and women's lives, works, economic situations, religious affiliations and practices in the early modern period, this volume gathers together...


Understanding Occupy from Wall Street to Portland: Applied Studies in Communication Theory

by Renee Guarriello Heath, Courtney Vail Fletcher & Ricardo Muñoz

The book provides a comprehensive analysis of the Occupy movement using various communication theory perspectives. It considers global and local contexts of the movement from its cultural and economic roots...


Practical Ventriloquism- Being a Thoroughly Reliable Guide to the Art of Voice Throwing and Vocal Mimicry by an Entirely Novel System of Graded Exerci

by , Robert Ganthony

To old timers Ventriloquism was a mystifying art heard at long intervals on the vaudeville stage. Because Mr Ganthony was one of the old masters who directed his work to those who wish to teach themselves -...