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Media Virus!

by Douglas Rushkoff

The most virulent viruses today are composed of information. In this information-driven age, the easiest way to manipulate the culture is through the media. A hip and caustically humorous McLuhan for the '90s,...


Generational Use of New Media

by Eugène Loos & Leslie Haddon

Thematically organised and offering comparative analyses of the generational use of new media and technology, this timely volume presents the latest research and rich new empirical material gathered in the EU,...


Reclaiming Brownfields: A Comparative Analysis of Adaptive Reuse of Contaminated Properties

by Richard C. Hula & Laura A. Reese

The environmental legacy of past industrial and agricultural development can simultaneously pose serious threats to human health and impede reuse of contaminated land. This book recognizes that land and water...


When Affirmative Action Was White: An Untold History of Racial Inequality in Twentieth-Century America

by Ira Katznelson

A groundbreaking work that exposes the twisted origins of affirmative action. In this "penetrating new analysis" (New York Times Book Review) Ira Katznelson fundamentally recasts our understanding of twentieth-century...


10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives

by Grace Phd Cornish

In 10 Bad Choices That Ruin Black Women's Lives, relationship expert Dr. Grace Cornish writes a lively, practical, provocative guide for black women everywhere who want to shed the duds and find the studs who...


Laughing in the Dark: From Colored Girl to Woman of Color--A Journey from Prison to Power

by Patrice Gaines

An award-winning Washington Post reporter explores the twisted path she traveled to find her place as a confident black female in a world that values whiteness and maleness. Here is a rich and insightful story...


Across the Wire: Life and Hard Times on the Mexican Border

by Luis Urrea

            Luis Alberto Urrea's Across the Wire offers a compelling and unprecedented look at what life is like for those refugees living on the Mexican side of the border—a world that is...


The Political Economy of Decentralization in Sub-Saharan Africa: A New Implementation Model in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Kenya, and Senegal

by Thierry Madies

For the past two decades, experiments in decentralization and federalization have been developing in Africa, Asia, and the formerly communist states of Eastern Europe. Many of the powers previously in the hands...


The Work of Nations: Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalis

by Robert B. Reich

There is no longer such a thing as an American economy, say Robert Reich at the beginning of this brilliant book.  What does it mean to be a nation when money, goods, and services know no borders?  What skills...


The Harmless People

by Elizabeth Marshall Thomas

A study of primitive people which, for beauty of...style and concept, would be hard to match." -- The New York Times Book Review

In the 1950s Elizabeth Marshall Thomas became one of the first Westerners to live...


Your Vote Is Magic!

by Lyn Dillies

America's premier female Illusionist, Lyn Dillies, adds another DIMENSION to her sparkling career: YOUR VOTE IS MAGIC!, the book based on the groundbreaking illusion she conjured up to deliver a powerful message...


BFF Economics: It's an Emergency!

by M. James Freeman

BFF ECONOMICS makes a compelling argument for how America's economy must change, and change quickly. The book explains in everyday terms and uses unique and powerful analysis how to best vote in November, and...


A Brief Scan of Recent U.S. History

by Harry Gael Michaels

This is a 17,300 word essay describing significant events leading toward a decline of America's social and economic viability and some thoughts related to a reformation of basic institutions and ethics.

It covers...


Spinning Straw into Gold: What Fairy Tales Reveal About the Transformations in a Woman's Life

by Joan Gould

What’s your favorite fairy tale? Whether it’s “Cinderella,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Hansel and Gretel,” or another story, your answer reveals something significant about you, your experiences,...


Earthmasters: The Dawn of the Age of Climate Engineering

by Clive Hamilton

This book goes to the heart of the unfolding reality of the twenty-first century: international efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions have all failed, and before the end of the century Earth is projected...


The Revolution Was Televised: The Cops, Crooks, Slingers, and Slayers Who Change

by Alan Sepinwall

A phenomenal account of how twelve innovative television dramas from The Sopranos to Breaking Bad transformed the medium and the culture at large from TV critic Alan Sepinwall.

In The Revolution Was Televised,...


Pandora's Lunchbox: How Processed Food Took Over the American Meal

by Melanie Warner

If a piece of individually wrapped cheese can retain its shape, color, and texture for years, what does it say about the food we eat and feed to our children?

Former New York Times business reporter and mother...


Primitive Passions: Men, Women, and the Quest for Ecstasy

by Marianna Torgovnick

Beginning with early 20th-century figures--among them Carl Jung, Isak Dinesen, and Georgia O'Keeffe--who found in "the primitive" a medium for soul-searching and personal change, Torgovnivk probes how the return...


Gypsy Folk Tales - Book One

by Francis Hindes Groome

In recent times, much has been written and reported in the press about "Travellers", as Gypsies are now more popularly known. All too often these reports are negative. However, the Gypsy lifestyle is simultaneously...


Folk-Lore and Legends of the North American Indian

by J B Lippincott

This book has been especially republished to raise funds for the American Indian Education Fund, benefitting the education of Native Americans across the United States of America. In 1891, the first buffalo...