Social Science - General

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The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustic...

John Grisham

John Grisham tackles nonfiction for the first time with The Innocent Man, a true tale about murder and injustice in a small town (that reads like one of his own bestselling novels). The Innocent Man chronicles the story of Ron William...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2006

One Summer: America, 1927

Bill Bryson

One of the most admired nonfiction writers of our time retells the story of one truly fabulous year in the life of his native country—a fascinating and gripping narrative featuring such outsized American heroes as Charles Lindber...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2013

The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We...

Charles Duhigg

A young woman walks into a laboratory. Over the past two years, she has transformed almost every aspect of her life. She has quit smoking, run a marathon, and been promoted at work. The patterns inside her brain, neurologists discover...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2012

The Tipping Point: How Little Things ...

Malcolm Gladwell

The best way to understand the dramatic transformation of unknown books into bestsellers, or the rise of teenage smoking, or the phenomena of word of mouth or any number of the other mysterious changes that mark everyday life,' writes...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2007

Social Intelligence: The New Science ...

Daniel Goleman

The best-selling author of Emotional Intelligence redefines the nature of human relationships and its impact on every aspect of daily life, bringing together the latest research in biology and brain science to reveal how one's daily e...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2006

Cooked: A Natural History of Transfor...

Michael Pollan

Fire, water, air, earth—our most trusted food expert recounts the story of his culinary education In Cooked, Michael Pollan explores the previously uncharted territory of his own kitchen. Here, he discovers the enduring power of the...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2013

How Success Happens

David Brooks

With unequaled insight and brio, David Brooks, the New York Times columnist and bestselling author of Bobos in Paradise, has long explored and explained the way we live. Now, with the intellectual curiosity and emotional wisdom that m...

Unabridged CD
Published: Dec 2010

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural His...

Michael Pollan

With an intense, yet elegant, examination of the agricultural origins of four meals from three different pathways, Michael Pollan, bestselling author of THE BOTANY OF DESIRE, explores how the American diet affects the planet. Tracing ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2006

Guns, Germs and Steel: The Fate of Hu...

Jared Diamond

Why did Eurasians conquer, displace, or decimate Native Americans, Australians, and Africans, instead of the reverse? Evolutionary biologist Jared Diamond stunningly dismantles racially based theories of human history by revealing the...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2011

Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matte...

Atul Gawande

In Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, in...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2014

The Greatest Generation (Tom Brokaw)

Tom Brokaw

3 CDs  / 4 hoursbrRead by the Author, Tom BrokawbrAlso available on cassetteIn this superb audiobook, Tom Brokaw goes out into America to tell - through the stories of individual men and women - the story of a generation, American's...

Abridged CD
Published: Dec 1998

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a...

Piper Kerman

With a career, a boyfriend, and a loving family, Piper Kerman barely resembles the reckless young woman who delivered a suitcase of drug money ten years ago. But that past has caught up with her. Convicted and sentenced to fifteen mon...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2012

Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shap...

Cokie Roberts

In Founding Mothers, Cokie Roberts paid homage to the heroic women whose patriotism and sacrifice helped create a new nation. Now the number one New York Times bestselling author and renowned political commentator'praised in USA Today...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2008

The Road to Character

David Brooks

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER"I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it."—David Brooks  With the wisdom, hu...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2015

Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (...

Tom Vanderbilt

Driving is a fact of life. We are all spending more and more time on the road, and traffic is an issue we face everyday. This audiobook will make you think about it in a whole new light.We have always had a passion for cars and drivin...

Abridged CD
Published: Jul 2008

Keep It Pithy: Useful Observations in...

Bill O'Reilly

From the bestselling author of Killing Lincoln and host of Fox News' top show The O'Reilly Factor, the best of Bill O'Reilly's provocative writing—reflecting his ideas, wisdom, and core valuesBill O'Reilly is one of the most reco...

Unabridged CD
Published: May 2013

Don't Get Too Comfortable: The Indign...

David Rakoff

In these biting satirical essays, David Rakoff goes after the scarily easy to find examples in our culture of wretched excess, obsessive lusting after material goods, and insane expenditures of money like couture clothing and thousand...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2005

Sex & the City

Candace Bushnell

A columnist's examination of the celebrity affairs and sexual liaisons indulged in by the members of the cultural elite is seen through the experiences of a troubled writer, a mega-businessman, a famous underwear model, and other New ...

Abridged CD
Published: Aug 2006

The Sixth Extinction

Elizabeth Kolbert

From the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe, a powerful and important workabout the future of the world, blending intellectual and natural history and field reporting into a compelling account of the mass extinction unfolding be...

Unabridged CD
Published: Mar 2014

Bright-sided: How the Relentless Prom...

Barbara Ehrenreich

A sharp-witted knockdown of America's love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realismAmericans are a "positive" people—cheerful, optimistic, and ueat: this is our reputation as well as...

Unabridged CD
Published: Oct 2009

Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raise...

Cokie Roberts

Cokie Roberts's #1 New York Times bestseller We Are Our Mothers Daughters examined the nature of women's roles throughout history and led USA Today to praise her as a "custodian of time-honored values." Her second bestseller...

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2004

Talking to Strangers: What We Should ...

Malcolm Gladwell

Malcolm Gladwell, host of the podcast Revisionist History and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Outliers, offers a powerful examination of our interactions with strangers--and why they often go wrong.How did Fidel Castro fool...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2019

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir

J. D. Vance

J. D. Vance's grandparents moved north from Kentucky's Appalachia region to Ohio in the hopes of escaping the dreadful poverty around them. They raised a middle-class family, and eventually their grandchild would graduate from Yale ...

Unabridged CD
Published: Jun 2016

Connected: The Surprising Power of So...

Nicholas A. Christakis

Renowned scientists Christakis and Fowler present compelling evidence for our profound influence on one another's tastes, health, wealth, happiness, beliefs, even weight, as they explain how social networks form and how they operate.

Abridged CD
Published: Sep 2009

The 33 Strategies of War

Robert Greene

The contemporary companion to Sun-tzu's The Art of War, this brilliant distillation of the strategies of war can help us gain mastery in the modern world. Spanning world civilizations, synthesizing dozens of political, philosophical,...

Abridged CD
Published: Apr 2007

Coming of Age: Growing Up in the Twen...

Studs Terkel

"We don't know anything about the past and we don't seem to want to know it. And all the time the people who can tell us about it, make it meaningful, the real repositories of living information, are being lost."—Studs Ter...

Abridged CD
Published: Jan 2009

Bulfinch's Mythology: The Age of Fabl...

Thomas Bulfinch

The standard source of classic tales from Greece, Rome, the Norse tradition, and beyond, The Age of Fable, or Stories of Gods and Heroes from Bulfinch's Mythology is a vibrant collection of the stories that form our cultural heritage.

Unabridged CD
Published: Apr 2011

The Feminine Mystique

Betty Friedan

Landmark, groundbreaking, classic — these adjectives barely describe the earthshaking and long-lasting effects of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique. This is the book that defined "the problem that has no name," that la...

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2013

Everyday Survival: Why Smart People D...

Laurence Gonzales

Laurence Gonzales turns his talent for gripping narrative, knowledge of the way our minds and bodies work, and bottomless curiosity about the world to the topic of how we can best use the lessons of our evolutionary history to overcom...

Unabridged CD
Published: Sep 2008

Prisons We Choose to Live Inside: 198...

Doris Lessing

The celebrated author explores new ways to view ourselves and the society we live in, and gives us fresh answers to such enduring questions as how to think for ourselves and understand what we know.

Unabridged CD
Published: Feb 2007
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