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The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics

by Franco Scardino

The governed must know their government. Understanding how our government functions and the political forces that influence it is vital for all Americans. As a comprehensive overview and history of the subject,...


The Science of Heroes: The Real-Life Possibilities Behind the Hit TV Show

by Yvonne Carts-Powell

A fun, fact-filled examination of the science (or lack thereof) behind the hit television series Heroes.

Ordinary people with extraordinary powers populate the world of the hit television show Heroes, where...


Dictatorships in the Hispanic World: Transatlantic and Transnational Perspectives

by Patricia Swier & Julia Riordan-Goncalves

This book provides a transatlantic and interdisciplinary perspective of dictatorships in the Hispanic World, focusing on the common strategies used to represent and/or protest these regimes in narrative, film,...


Mindfulness and Psychotherapy, Second Edition

by Christopher K. Germer, Ronald D. Siegel & Paul R. Fulton

This practical book has given tens of thousands of clinicians and students a comprehensive introduction to mindfulness and its clinical applications. The book describes the philosophical underpinnings of mindfulness...


Celebrity Feuds!: The Cattiest Rows, Spats, and Tiffs Ever Recorded

by Boze Hadleigh

Those who've come to appreciate the keen eye for celebrity dirt and tart quips that have animated Hadleigh's previous books, such as Hollywood Gays, Hollywood Lesbians, Sing Out! and Hollywood Babble On will...


A Million Truths: A Decade in China

by Linda Jakobson

Income levels have risen sharpley in China during the last two decades. Although just 2% of all Chinese have hot, running water, virtually all households have televisions. This personal, intelligent book addresses...


True Stories of CSI: The Real Crimes Behind the Best Episodes of the Popular TV Show

by Katherine Ramsland

The bestselling forensic psychologist examines the true crimes that inspired the television smash hit, C.S.I.

Katherine Ramsland follows the evidence and revisits some of the most absorbing episodes of the phenomenally...


Common Credo: The Path Back to American Success

by John E. Schwarz

The author of America’s Hidden Success launches a daring and appealing political and economic plan to restore American unity and prosperity. Today, bitter partisanship has sunk our politics into unending stalemate,...


Environmental Sociology: From Analysis to Action

by Leslie King & Deborah McCarthy Auriffeille

Environmental Sociology encourages students to use the sociological imagination to explore a broad spectrum of issues facing the environment today. The third edition of this reader includes an updated introduction...


Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America

by Eduardo Bonilla-Silva

Racism without Racists is a provocative challenge to color-blind thinking in America. The fourth edition of Eduardo Bonilla-Silva’s acclaimed book adds a chapter on what he calls "the new racism" to provide...


Globalization and the Environment

by Peter Christoff & Robyn Eckersley

This book by two leading scholars offers the first systematic analysis of the relationship between globalization and the environment from the early Modern period to the present. Peter Christoff and Robyn Eckersley...


Ethnonationalist Conflict in Postcommunist States: Varieties of Governance in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo

by Maria Koinova

Tracing the development of informally institutionalized conflict dynamics in Bulgaria, Macedonia, and Kosovo, Maria Koinova analyzes why some conflicts were resolved with minimal violence after the end of communism...


48 Liberal Lies About American History: (That You Probably Learned in School)

by Larry Schweikart

A historian debunks four-dozen PC myths about our nation?s past.

Over the last forty years, history textbooks have become more and more politically correct and distorted about our country?s past, argues professor...


White Flight: Atlanta and the Making of Modern Conservatism

by Kevin M. Kruse

During the civil rights era, Atlanta thought of itself as "The City Too Busy to Hate," a rare place in the South where the races lived and thrived together. Over the course of the 1960s and 1970s, however, so...


Super Casino: Inside the New Las Vegas

by Pete Earley

In this lively and probing book, award-winning author Pete Earley traces the extraordinary evolution of Las Vegas -- from the gaudy Mecca of the Rat Pack era to one of the country's top family vacation spots....


Every Day Is Election Day: A Woman's Guide to Winning Any Office, from the PTA to the White House

by Rebecca Sive & Anna Eleanor Roosevelt

With expert guidance and abundant resources, this practical and inspirational guide is for women at all stages of life who want to seek and win public leadership and public office at any level. According to...


Archaeology beyond Postmodernity: A Science of the Social

by Andrew M. Martin

Archaeology beyond Postmodernity introduces to archaeology a new concept of culture as well as many valuable interpretive techniques that have emerged in sociology to study culture scientifically.


European Socialism: A Concise History with Documents

by William Smaldone

This accessible text offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to European socialism, which arose in the maelstrom of the industrial and democratic revolutions launched in the eighteenth century and has...


What Causes War?: An Introduction to Theories of International Conflict

by Greg Cashman

Now in a thoroughly revised and updated edition, this classic text presents a comprehensive survey of the many alternative theories that attempt to explain the causes of interstate war. For each theory, Greg...


The Jane Addams Children's Book Award: Honoring Children's Literature for Peace and Social Justice since 1953

by Susan C. Griffith

This volume looks at the life of activist Jane Addams and examines the books that have received an award bestowed in her name. An advocate for reforms in child labor, sanitation, and other issues, Addams and...