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Man's Search for Meaning: Gift Edition

by Viktor E. Frankl, Harold S. Kushner & William J. Winslade

Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different...

Pistols and Petticoats: 175 Years of Lady Detectives in Fact and Fiction

by Erika Janik

A lively exploration of the struggles faced by women in law enforcement and mystery fiction for the past 175 years

In 1910, Alice Wells took the oath to join the all-male Los Angeles Police Department. She wore...

The Lively Place: Mount Auburn, America's First Garden Cemetery, and Its Revolutionary and Literary Residents

by Stephen Kendrick

The story of one of the Boston area’s most famous attractions, the Mount Auburn Cemetery, and how its founders and “residents” have influenced American culture

When Mount Auburn Cemetery was founded, in...

On Being Raped

by R.M. Douglas

A personal and moral inquiry into the crime we do our best to ignore: the rape of adult men

When Raymond M. Douglas was an eighteen-year-old living in Europe, he was brutally raped by a Catholic priest. He eventually...

The Moon Pearl (EBK)

by Ruthanne Lum Mccunn

In the tradition of Thousand Pieces of Gold comes The Moon Pearl, the story of Rooster, Shadow, and Mei Ju, who become fast friends while members of a girls’ house, where young daughters are taught to become...

Wealth and Our Commonwealth: Why America Should Tax Accumulated Fortunes

by William Gates

The ‘Man Bites Dog’ story of over 1,000 high net-worth individuals who rose up to protest the repeal of the estate tax made headlines everywhere last year. Central to the organization of what Newsweek tagged...

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood... and the Rest of Y'all Too: Reality Pedagogy and Urban Education

by Christopher Emdin

Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education.

Drawing on his own experience of feeling...

The Pursuit of Loneliness: America's Discontent and the Search for a New Democratic Ideal

by Philip Slater

In a classic indictment of American individualism and isolationism, Philip Slater analyzes the great ills of modern society-violence, competitiveness, inequality, and the national 'addiction' to technology.

Illegal People: How Globalization Creates Migration and Criminalizes Immigrants

by David Bacon

For two decades veteran photojournalist David Bacon has documented the connections between labor, migration, and the global economy. In Illegal People Bacon explores the human side of globalization, exposing...

Hollowing Out the Middle: The Rural Brain Drain and What It Means for America

by Patrick J. Carr & Maria J. Kefalas

In 2001, with funding from the MacArthur Foundation, sociologists Patrick J. Carr and Maria J. Kefalas moved to Iowa to understand the rural brain drain and the exodus of young people from America’s countryside....

Feel-Bad Education: And Other Contrarian Essays on Children and Schooling

by Alfie Kohn

Mind-opening writing on what kids need from school, from one of education’s most outspoken voices


Almost no writer on schools asks us to question our fundamental assumptions about education and motivation...

Ethical Chic: The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love

by Fran Hawthorne

In this age of social activism, pinpoint marketing, and immediate information, consumers demand everything from the coffee, computer, or toothpaste they buy: an affordable, reliable product manufactured by a...

After Freedom: The Rise of the Post-Apartheid Generation in Democratic South Africa

by Katherine S. Newman & Ariane De Lannoy

Twenty years after the end of apartheid, a new generation is building a multiracial democracy in South Africa but remains mired in economic inequality and political conflict.


The death of Nelson Mandela in...

Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems

by James Baldwin & Nikky Finney

All of the published poetry of James Baldwin, including six significant poems previously only available in a limited edition


During his lifetime (1924–1987), James Baldwin authored seven novels, as well...

Lived Through This: Listening to the Stories of Sexual Violence Survivors

by Anne K. Ream & Patricia Evans

In these pages you’ll meet a community of rape and sexual violence survivors who have been shaped, but refuse to be defined, by their histories of violence. They are brave, and they are outspoken—but, mostly,...

Salaam, Love: American Muslim Men on Love, Sex, and Intimacy

by Ayesha Mattu & Nura Maznavi

From the editors of the groundbreaking anthology Love, InshAllah comes a provocative new exploration of the most intimate parts of Muslim men’s lives. 


Muslim men are stereotyped as either oversexed Casanovas...

On the Same Track: How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle against Resegregation

by Carol Corbett Burris

A public school principal’s account of the courageous leaders who have dismantled the tracking systems in their schools in order to desegregate classrooms


What would happen if a school eliminated the “tracks”...

A History of Religion in 5½ Objects: Bringing the Spiritual to Its Senses

by S. Brent Plate

A leading scholar explores the importance of physical objects and sensory experience in the practice of religion.


Humans are needy. We need things: objects, keepsakes, stuff, tokens, knickknacks, bits and...

The Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry

by Lance Dodes & Zachary Dodes

An exposé of Alcoholics Anonymous, 12-step programs, and the rehab industry—and how a failed addiction-treatment model came to dominate America.


AA has become so infused in our society that it is practically...

Undocumented: How Immigration Became Illegal

by Aviva Chomsky

Explores what it means to be undocumented in a legal, social, economic and historical context


In this illuminating work, immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky shows how “illegality” and “undocumentedness”...