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A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

by Jimmy Carter

In the highly acclaimed bestselling A Call to Action, President Jimmy Carter addresses the world’s most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: the ongoing discrimination and violence...


The Wolf at Twilight: An Indian Elder's Journey through a Land of Ghosts and Shadows

by Kent Nerburn

A note is left on a car windshield, an old dog dies, and Kent Nerburn finds himself back on the Lakota reservation where he traveled more than a decade before with a tribal elder named Dan. The touching, funny,...


The Googlization of Everything: (And Why We Should Worry)

by Siva Vaidhyanathan

In the beginning, the World Wide Web was exciting and open to the point of anarchy, a vast and intimidating repository of unindexed confusion. Into this creative chaos came Google with its dazzling mission-"To...


Hung: A Meditation on the Measure of Black Men in America

by Scott Poulson-Bryant

Following in the footsteps of such bestselling, taboo-breaking books as Randall Kennedy’s Nigger and J. L. King’s On the Down Low, Hung brings a topic previously discussed only in intimate settings out into...


Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

by Gregory Boyle

“Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” ( Los Angeles Times )—Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist,...


How Indians Use Wild Plants for Food, Medicine & Crafts

by Frances Densmore

Ethnologist with the Smithsonian Institution offers a wealth of material on nearly 200 plants used by Chippewas of Minnesota and Wisconsin. Emphasis on wild plants and lesser-known uses. 33 plates.


Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

by Harriet Jacobs

Published in 1861, one of few extant slave narratives written by a woman. Powerful portrayal of the brutality of slave life through the inspiring tale of one woman's dauntless spirit and faith.


The Tattoo Encyclopedia: A Guide to Choosing Your Tattoo

by Terisa Green

A unique illustrated reference on the origins and meanings of nearly one thousand tattoo symbols that serves as a guide for choosing a personal image and provides a fascinating look at the tattoo as a work of...


Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity

by Sarah B. Pomeroy

This book examines the status of women in classical society chronologically, from the portrayal of women in ancient Greek myth to the position of women in Ancient Rome. This digital edition was derived from...


Back to the Garden

by Pete Fornatale

On the fortieth anniversary of Woodstock, renowned New York City disc jockey Pete Fornatale brings the iconic rock concert to vivid life through original interviews with Roger Daltrey, Joan Baez, David Crosby,...


The Resonance of Emptiness: A Buddhist Inspiration for Contemporary Psychotherapy

by Gay Watson

This work presents an exploration of Buddhist philosophy and practice as a potential resource for an approach to psychotherapy which is responsive to the needs of its time and context, and attempts to open up...


Scandal: Infamous Gay Controversies of the Twentieth Century

by Marc E Vargo

Examine the cornerstone incidents of modern gay political history!Scandal: Infamous Gay Controversies of the Twentieth Century is a compelling and thorough examination of same-sex controversies that range from...


Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier

by Edward Glaeser

A pioneering urban economist presents a myth-shattering look at the majesty and greatness of cities.

America is an urban nation, yet cities get a bad rap: they're dirty, poor, unhealthy, environmentally unfriendly...


Spiritualism and Society (Routledge Revivals)

by G. K. Nelson

First published in 1969, this title explores the origins of Spiritualism as a religious movement. The first part is a history of Spiritualism, with a focus on its origins within America and the development of...


The Girl Who Sang to the Buffalo: A Child, an Elder, and the Light from an Ancient Sky

by Kent Nerburn

A haunting dream that will not relent pulls author Kent Nerburn back into the hidden world of Native America, where dreams have meaning, animals are teachers, and the "old ones" still have powers beyond our...


Wanderlust: A History of Walking

by Rebecca Solnit

Drawing together many histories-of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, of walking clubs and sexual mores-Rebecca Solnit creates a fascinating portrait of the range of possibilities...


An Organizer's Tale: Speeches

by Cesar Chavez & Ilan Stavans

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


Smashed: Story of a Drunken Girlhood

by Koren Zailckas

Garnering a vast amount of attention from young people and parents, and from book buyers across the country, Smashed became a media sensation and a New York Times bestseller. Eye-opening and utterly gripping,...


An American Bride in Kabul

by Phyllis Chesler

Few westerners will ever be able to understand Muslim or Afghan society unless they are part of a Muslim family. Twenty years old and in love, Phyllis Chesler, a Jewish-American girl from Brooklyn, embarked...


The Fire Next Time

by James Baldwin

A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation and gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement. At once a powerful evocation of James Baldwin's...