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Growing Up Black

by Jay David

A classic work on the African-American experience is revised for the nineties with essays reflecting the concerns of black children from the last three decades and commentary from today's sports stars, politicians,...


There's Nothing in the Middle of the Road but Yellow Stripes and Dead Armadillos: A Work of Political Subversion

by Jim Hightower

Revised, and with a New Introduction by the Author

"I am an agitator, and an agitator is the center post in a washing machine that gets the dirt out."

--Jim Hightower

Hightower is mad as hell and he's not going...


Talking to the Enemy: Faith, Brotherhood, and the (Un)Making of Terrorists

by Scott Atran

Terrorists don't kill and die just for a cause.

They kill and die for each other.

In this rigorous and challenging work that combines the penetrating insight of The Looming Tower and the historical sweep and...


State by State

by Matt Weiland & Sean Wilsey

See America with 50 of Our Finest, Funniest, and Foremost Writers Anthony Bourdain chases the fumigation truck in Bergen County, New Jersey

Dave Eggers tells it straight: Illinois is Number 1

Louise Erdrich loses...


The Mendacity of Hope

by Roger D. Hodge

A fearless and incisive manifesto that exposes the real causes of President Obama's failure to enact liberal reform, by the former editor of Harper's Magazine

Americans find themselves in genuine confusion and...


Poor People

by William T. Vollmann

That was the simple yet groundbreaking question William T. Vollmann asked in cities and villages around the globe. The result of Vollmann's fearless inquiry is a view of poverty unlike any previously offered....


Cry and You Cry Alone

by Rosalinda V. Hutton

After an idyllic early childhood in Surrey, Linda's life descended into poverty and chaos when her parents' marriage crumbled and her unstable mother's sanity declined.

She experienced a brief period of comfort...


Off the Main Lines: A Photographic Odyssey

by Don L. Hofsommer

In this visually stunning and comprehensive photographic essay, railroad historian and photographer Donovan L. Hofsommer records the end of branchline passenger service, the demise of electric railroads, the...


When the World Becomes Female: Guises of a South Indian Goddess

by Joyce Burkhalter Flueckiger

During the goddess Gangamma's festival in the town of Tirupati, lower-caste men take guises of the goddess, and the streets are filled with men wearing saris, braids, and female jewelry. By contrast, women participate...


In Her Own Words: Conversations with Composers in the United States

by Jennifer Kelly

Women's voices on musical composition, creativity, and gender


Visual Culture in the Modern Middle East: Rhetoric of the Image

by Christiane Gruber & Sune Haugbolle

This timely book examines the power and role of the image in modern Middle Eastern societies. The essays explore the role and function of image making to highlight the ways in which the images "speak" and what...


Jewish Poland Revisited: Heritage Tourism in Unquiet Places

by Erica T. Lehrer

Since the end of Communism, Jews from around the world have visited Poland to tour Holocaust-related sites. A few venture further, seeking to learn about their own Polish roots and connect with contemporary...


Debt: Ethics, the Environment, and the Economy

by Peter Y. Paik & Merry Wiesner-Hanks

From personal finance and consumer spending to ballooning national expenditures on warfare and social welfare, debt is fundamental to the dynamics of global capitalism. The contributors to this volume explore...


Necessary Dreams: Ambition in Women's Changing Lives

by Anna Fels

In this groundbreaking book about how women perceive, are prepared for, and cope with ambition and achievement, psychiatrist Anna Fels examines ambition at the deepest psychological level. Cutting to the core...


Duty First

by Ed Ruggero

Duty First is a penetrating account of a year inside one of America's premier schools for leadership -- the United States Military Academy -- as it celebrates the bicentennial of its founding. Ed Ruggero, a...


A Small Nation of People

by David Levering Lewis & Deborah Willis

An incredible treasure trove of more than 150 illustrations detailing a small nation of African Americans prepared to make their mark on America


Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains

by Donald J. Ortner

Identification of Pathological Conditions in Human Skeletal Remains provides an integrated and comprehensive treatment of pathological conditions that affect the human skeleton. There is much that ancient skeletal...


Handbook of the Biology of Aging

by Edward J. Masoro & Steven N. Austad

Handbook of the Biology of Aging, Seventh Edition, reviews and synthesizes recent findings and discoveries in the field. This volume is part of The Handbooks of Aging series, which also includes The Handbook...


Handbook of the Psychology of Aging

by K Warner Schaie & Sherry L. Willis

The Handbook of the Psychology of Aging, Seventh Edition, provides a basic reference source on the behavioral processes of aging for researchers, graduate students, and professionals. It also provides perspectives...


Handbook of Defense Economics: Defense in a Globalized World

by Todd Sandler & Keith Hartley

The second volume of the Handbook of Defense Economics addresses defense needs, practices, threats, and policies in the modern era of globalization. This new era concerns the enhanced cross-border flows of all...