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The End of Faith: Religion, Terror, and the Future of Reason

by Sam Harris

"The End of Faith articulates the dangers and absurdities of organized religion so fiercely and so fearlessly that I felt relieved as I read it, vindicated....Harris writes what a sizable number of us think,...


Blood on the Streets: A-Z of Glasgow Crime

by Robert Jeffrey

For more than a hundred years, Glasgow has been right up there in the major league of big-city crime. From Madelaine Smith and Oscar Slater, by way of the Bridgeton Billy Boys and the Norman Conks, through to...


Last Man Out: The Story of the Springhill Mine Disaster

by Melissa Fay Greene

The deepest coal mine in North America was notoriously unpredictable. One late October evening in 1958, it "bumped" - its rock floors heaving up and smashing into rock ceilings. A few miners staggered out, most...


Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing

National Book Critics Circle for General Non-fiction 2000

by Ted Conover

Acclaimed journalist Ted Conover sets a new standard for bold, in-depth reporting in this first-hand account of life inside the penal system.

When Conover’s request to shadow a recruit at the New York State...


A 1960s Childhood: From Thunderbirds to Beatlemania

by Paul Feeney

With chapters on home and school life, games and hobbies, music and fashion, alongside a selection of charming illustrations, this compendium lets you take a nostalgic look at what it was like to grow up during...


Empire of Illusion: The End of Literacy and the Triumph of Spectacle

by Chris Hedges

A Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author charts the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate America that craves fantasy, ecstasy, and illusion.


Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy

by Christopher Hayes

A powerful and original argument that traces the roots of our present crisis of authority to an unlikely source: the meritocracy.

 

   Over the past decade, Americans watched in bafflement and rage as one...


Black Like Me: The Definitive Griffin Estate Edition

by John Howard Howard Griffin, Studs Terkel & Robert Bonazzi

This American classic has been corrected from the original manuscripts and indexed, featuring historic photographs and an extensive biographical afterword.


Economic Rights of Women in Ancient Greece

by David M. Schaps

A survey of women's economic rights in ancient Greece, outside of the household economy and concerning their relationship to real property and possessions. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities...


Trickle Down Tyranny: Crushing Obama's Dream of the Socialist States of America

by Michael Savage

This One Book Can Stop Obama's Tyranny

The USA or the USSA?

The United States of America or the Union of Socialist States of America?

That is the question.

Will President Obama transform the greatest engine of freedom...


The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

by Jonathan Haidt

Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist...


Pink Triangles and Rainbow Dreams. Essays About Being Gay in the Real World

by John Arthur Maddux

This book is intended for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and non-gay readers. It is divided into three sections: "On Being Gay," "On Being Politically Correct," and "On Being Gay in the Real World."

Section...


The Rights of Man: Being an Answer to Mr. Burke's Attack on the French Revolution

by Thomas Paine

Written in a fit of pique brought about by Edmund Burke's blistering attack of the French Revolution, Paine's The Rights of Man has come to be regarded as one of the most important works in the realm of Western...


Forbidden Words: On God Alcohol Vegetarianism & Violence

by Leo Tolstoy & Simon Parke

This book presents writings Tolstoy was never, in his lifetime, allowed to publish in his native Russia. He was a successful author by middle age; world famous for his novels 'War and Peace' and 'Anna Karenina.'...


How the World Works

by Chomsky & Barsamian

According to The New York Times, Noam Chomsky is “arguably the most important intellectual alive.” But he isn’t easy to read . . . or at least he wasn’t until these books came along. Made up of intensively...


There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America

by Alex Kotlowitz

This is the moving and powerful account of two  remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's  Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex  disfigured by crime and neglect.

From the Trade Paperback...


The Whole Lesbian Sex Book: A Passionate Guide for All of Us

by Felice Newman

The Whole Lesbian Sex Book was the first-ever sex guide to offer information and encouragement for all women who desire women — lesbian, bisexual, butch, femme, androgynous, and transgender. First published...


Republic, Lost: How Money Corrupts Congress--and a Plan to Stop It

by Lawrence Lessig

In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance rules and brought to new levels by the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election...


The Myths of Mexico and Peru

by Lewis SPENCE

In 19th C. Europe it was not unusual to speak of the Americas as "continents without a history." The folly of this statement was extreme. For centuries prior to European occupation Central America was the seat...


Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

by Melissa V. Harris-Perry

Jezebel's sexual lasciviousness, Mammy's devotion, and Sapphire's outspoken anger—these are among the most persistent stereotypes that black women encounter in contemporary American life. Hurtful and dishonest,...