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Intellectuals and Society

Thomas Sowell

This is a book about intellectuals written for the lay person. Its purpose is to unravel the world of intellectuals in order to understand an important social phenomenon how the thinkers of our society mold that society, leaving an im...

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Published: Jan 2010

The Hero with a Thousand Faces

Joseph Campbell

Since its release in 1949, The Hero with a Thousand Faces has influenced millions of readers by combining the insights of modern psychology with Joseph Campbell's revolutionary understanding of comparative mythology. In this book, Cam...

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Published: Mar 2016

The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for th...

George Friedman

George Friedman, founder of Stratfor, has become a leading expert in geopolitical forecasting. Drawing on a profound understanding of history and geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the...

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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.

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Published: Apr 2011

Never Say Die: The Myth and Marketing...

Susan Jacoby

From the author of the bestselling The Age of American Unreason comes this impassioned, closely reasoned critique of the myth that a radically new old age---unmarred by physical and mental infirmity, financial problems, or loneliness-...

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Published: Feb 2011

Unequal Childhoods: Class, Race, and ...

Annette Lareau

Class does make a difference in the lives and futures of American children. Drawing on in-depth observations of black and white middle-class, working-class, and poor families, Unequal Childhoods explores this fact, offering a picture ...

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Published: Nov 2011

Smoke Signals: A Social History of Ma...

Martin A. Lee

Martin A. Lee traces the dramatic social history of marijuana from its origins to its emergence in the 1960s as a defining force in a culture war that has never ceased. Lee describes how the illicit marijuana subculture overcame gover...

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Published: Aug 2012

The Mansion of Happiness: A History o...

Jill Lepore

Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the gr...

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Published: Mar 2013

The American Way of Eating: Undercove...

Tracie McMillan

What if you can't afford nine-dollar tomatoes? That was the question award-winning journalist Tracie McMillan couldn't escape as she watched the debate about America's meals unfold, one that urges us to pay food's true cost—which is...

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Published: Apr 2012

A Conflict of Visions: Ideological Or...

Thomas Sowell

In this classic work, Thomas Sowell analyzes the two competing visions that shape our debates about the nature of reason, justice, equality, and power: the "constrained" vision, which sees human nature as unchanging and self...

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Published: May 2011

The Future of the Professions: How Te...

Richard Susskind

This book predicts the decline of today's professions and describes the people and systems that will replace them. In an Internet society, according to Richard Susskind and Daniel Susskind, we will neither need nor want doctors, teach...

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Published: Apr 2016

The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration ...

Michelle Alexander

In the era of colorblindness, it is no longer socially permissible to use race, explicitly, as a justification for discrimination, exclusion, and social contempt. Yet, as legal star Michelle Alexander reveals, today it is perfectly le...

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Published: Aug 2015

House Lust: America's Obsession with ...

Daniel McGinn

What is it about the rustic beauty of hardwood floors or the luxury of natural stone countertops that turns ordinary people into covetous friends, competitive neighbors, and shameless snoops? In House Lust, Newsweek writer Daniel McGi...

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Published: Jan 2008

When Harry Became Sally: Responding t...

Ryan T. Anderson

Can a boy be trapped in a girl's body? Can modern medicine reassign sex? Is our sex assigned to us in the first place? What is the most loving response to a person experiencing a conflicted sense of gender? What should our law say on ...

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Published: Aug 2018

North Korea's Hidden Revolution: How ...

Jieun Baek

One of the least understood countries in the world, North Korea has long been known for its repressive regime. Yet it is far from being an impenetrable black box. Media flows covertly into the country, and fault lines are appearing in...

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Published: Jan 2017

Pro-Voice: How to Keep Listening When...

Aspen Baker

When Aspen Baker had an abortion at the age of twenty-four, she felt caught between the warring pro-life and pro-choice factions, with no safe space to share her conflicted feelings. In this moving audiobook, Baker describes how sh...

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Published: Jan 2016

Full Service: My Adventures in Hollyw...

Scotty Bowers

Newly discharged from the Marines after World War II, Scotty Bowers arrived in Hollywood in 1946. Young, charismatic, and strikingly handsome, he quickly caught the eye of many of the town's stars and starlets. He began sleeping with ...

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Published: Mar 2012

Is There Still Sex in the City?

Candace Bushnell

Set between the Upper East Side of Manhattan and a country enclave known as The Village, Is There Still Sex in the City? gathers Bushnell's signature short, sharp, satirical commentaries on the love and dating habits of middle-aged me...

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Published: Aug 2019

Pathways to the Gods: The Stones of K...

Erich Daniken

A spaceport in the Andes! A computer chart in Egyptian ruins! Primitive sculptures of figures wearing space suits! Erich von Daniken's Chariots of the Gods stunned the world with the archaeological discovery that alien beings once ...

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Published: May 2011

Signs of the Gods?

Erich Daniken

Were human beings created by powers from outer space? Did extraterrestrial giants build the megaliths of Malta and the menhirs of Brittany? Was the Ark of the Covenant a machine built by the astronaut gods?In Signs of the Gods? Erich ...

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Published: May 2011

The Gold of the Gods

Erich Daniken

Erich von Daniken, whose books have enthralled millions of readers around the world, now presents astonishing new confirmation for his revolutionary theories.Erich von Daniken's The Gold of the Gods unveils new evidence of an intergal...

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Published: May 2011

Freedom is a Constant Struggle: Fergu...

Angela Y. Davis

In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world...

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Published: Sep 2016

Sex Work: Writings By Women in the Se...

Frederique Delacoste

A landmark collection of writings by street prostitutes, exotic dancers, nude models, escorts, porn stars, and massage parlor workers. Since publication in 1987, Sex Work has generated much discussion and has changed the language we u...

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Published: May 2016

Interstate 69: The Unfinished History...

Matt Dellinger

New Yorker contributor and decade-long staffer Matt Dellinger uses the controversy surrounding Interstate 69 as a lens through which to examine middle America's current political, social, and economic landscape, including hot-button i...

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Published: Aug 2010

Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in No...

Barbara Demick

Barbara Demick's Nothing to Envy follows the lives of six North Koreans over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung and the unchallenged rise to power of his son, Kim Jong-il, and the devastation of a far-r...

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Published: Dec 2009

JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died ...

James W. Douglass

At the height of the Cold War, JFK risked committing the greatest crime in human history: starting a nuclear war. Horrified by the specter of nuclear annihilation, Kennedy gradually turned away from his long-held Cold Warrior beliefs ...

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Published: May 2011

Gender Born, Gender Made: Raising Hea...

Diane Ehrensaft Phd

No two children who bend the "rules" of gender do so in quite the same way. Felicia threw away her frilly dresses at age three. Sam hid his interest in dolls and "girl things" until high school-when he finally confided his desire to b...

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Published: Sep 2016

The Turnip Princess and Other Newly D...

Erika Eichenseer

In the 1850s, Franz Xaver von Sch'nwerth traversed the forests, lowlands, and mountains of northern Bavaria to record fairy tales, gaining the admiration of even the Brothers Grimm. Most of Sch'nwerth's work was lost-until a few years...

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Published: Jun 2015

Gossip: The Untrivial Pursuit

Joseph Epstein

To his successful examinations of some of the most powerful forces in modern life—envy, ambition, snobbery, friendship—the keen observer and critic Joseph Epstein now adds Gossip. No trivial matter, despite its reputation, gossip,...

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Published: Dec 2011

Cities and the Creative Class

Richard Florida

Cities and the Creative Class gathers in one place for the first time the research leading up to Richard Florida's theory on how the growth of the creative economy shapes the development of cities and regions. In a new introduction, F...

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Published: Aug 2016
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