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Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power

by Niall Ferguson

A splendid history.... If Americans want to be convinced of the benefits of empire, as well as apprised of its costs, they need merely pick up Ferguson's dazzling book.-Weekly Standard


Gay New York: Gender, Urban Culture, and the Making of the Gay Male World, 1890-1940

by George Chauncey

A fascinating look at a gay world that was not supposed to have existed, this book shows that gay life in prewar New York was not only remarkably visible but extensively integrated into the straight world.


Lying on the Couch: A Novel: A Novel

by Irvin D. Yalom

From the bestselling author of Love's Executioner and When Nietzsche Wept comes a provocative exploration of the unusual relationships three therapists form with their patients. Seymour is a therapist of the...


Momma And The Meaning Of Life: Tales From Psychotherapy

by Irvin D. Yalom

In this long-awaited follow-up to the bestselling Love’s Executioner, master psycho-therapist Irvin Yalom once again probes the mysteries and marvels at the heart of the therapeutic encounter.


How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present and Future of a Four Billion Dollar Franchise

by Chris Taylor

How did a few notes scribbled on a legal pad in 1973 by George Lucas, a man who hated writing, turn into a four billion dollar franchise that has quite literally transformed the way we think about entertainment,...


To Make Men Free: A History of the Republican Party

by Heather Cox Richardson

A distinguished American historian traces the paradoxical evolution of the Republican Party—founded to give the poor equal opportunity, but too often aligned with the country’s elites.


The Edge of the Sky: All You Need to Know about the All-There-Is

by Roberto Trotta

From the big bang to black holes, from dark matter to dark energy, from the origins of the universe to its ultimate destiny, The Edge of the Sky tells the story of the most important discoveries and mysteries...


The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism

by Edward E. Baptist

Americans tend to assume that modern historiography has produced a full and complete understanding of slavery in the United States, as a shameful pre-modern institution, existing in isolation from America’s...


A Most Imperfect Union Apple/Kobo edition: A Contrarian History of the United States

by Ilan Stavans

Enough with the dead white men! The true story of the United States lies with its most overlooked and marginalized peoples—the workers, immigrants, housewives, and slaves who built America from the ground up,...


Curious: The Desire to Know and Why Your Future Depends on It

by Ian Leslie

Today it seems we have the world at our fingertips. Thanks to smartphones and tools such as Google and Wikipedia, we’re able feed any aspect of our curiosity instantly. But does this mean we are actually becoming...


Trauma and Recovery: The Aftermath of Violence--From Domestic Abuse to Political Terror

by Judith L. Herman

Trauma and Recovery is universally recognized as a classic in the field of psychology. In a new afterword written for this edition, Judith Herman describes the controversy that has surrounded her work, the new...


Quantum Mechanics: The Theoretical Minimum

by Leonard Susskind & Art Friedman

From the bestselling author of The Theoretical Minimum, an accessible introduction to the math and science of quantum mechanics

Quantum Mechanics is a (second) book for anyone who wants to learn how to think...


Christianity in Jewish Terms

by Tikva Frymer-Kensky, David Novak & Peter Ochs

Explains to American Jews the core religious beliefs of Christianity and assesses the threats and promises of the Jewish–Christian encounter from a Jewish perspective.


Comeback Cities

by Paul Grogan & Tony Proscio

America’s inner cities, recovering from pervasive crime and social disorder that plagued them only a decade ago, are now revived - producing results beyond expectations and reawakening America’s toughest...


Comprehensive Guide To Interpersonal Psychotherapy

by Myrna M. Weissman, John C. Markowitz & Gerald Klerman

Since its introduction as a brief, empirically validated treatment for depression, Interpersonal Psychotherapy has broadened its scope and repertoire to include disorders of behavior and personality as well...


The Human Spark: The Science of Human Development

How We Do It: The Evolution and Future of Human Reproduction

by Robert Martin

Despite our seemingly endless fascination with sex and parenting, the origins of our reproductive lives remain a mystery. Why are a quarter of a billion sperm cells needed to fertilize one egg? Are women really...


What We Knew: Terror, Mass Murder, and Everyday Life in Nazi Germany

by Eric A. Johnson & Karl-Heinz Reuband

The shocking oral history that reveals the truth about daily life in Nazi Germany.


Soul Searching: Why Psychotherapy Must Promote Moral Responsibility

by William J. Doherty

Trained to strive for neutrality and to focus strictly on the clients’ needs, most therapists generally consider moral issues such as fairness, truthfulness, and obligation beyond their domain. Now, an award-winning...


The Mind Of The CEO

by Jeffrey E. Garten

"Mr. Garten has sketched a role for business leadership that goes far beyond what Republicans and business itself have traditionally accepted.... Provocative."-New York Times