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Elsewhere, U.S.A
How We Got from the Company Man, Family Dinners, and the Affluent Society to the Home Office, BlackBerry Moms,and Economic Anxiety
Written by Dalton Conley


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $15.95

Over the past three decades, our daily lives have changed slowly but dramatically. Boundaries between leisure and work, public space and private space, and home and office have blurred and become permeable. In Elsewhere, U.S.A., acclaimed sociologist Dalton Conley connects our day-to-day experiences with occasionally overlooked sociological changes, from women’s increasing... Read more >

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Into the Silence
The Great War, Mallory, and the Conquest of Everest
Written by Wade Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2012
Price: $17.95

The definitive story of the British adventurers who survived the trenches of World War I and went on to risk their lives climbing Mount Everest.

On June 6, 1924, two men set out from a camp perched at 23,000 feet on an ice ledge just below the lip of Everest’s North Col... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Life Upon These Shores
Looking at African American History, 1513-2008
Written by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: November 22, 2011
Price: $50.00

Henry Louis Gates, Jr., gives us a sumptuously illustrated landmark book tracing African American history from the arrival of the conquistadors to the election of Barack Obama.

Informed by the latest, sometimes provocative scholarship and including more than seven hundred images—ancient maps, fine art, documents, photographs, cartoons, posters—Life Upon These Shores focuses... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Information
A History, A Theory, A Flood
Written by James Gleick


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $16.95

A New York Times Notable Book
A Los Angeles Times and Cleveland Plain Dealer Best Book of the Year

From the bestselling author of the acclaimed Chaos and Genius comes a thoughtful and provocative exploration of the big ideas of the modern era: Information, communication, and information theory.

Acclaimed science writer James Gleick... Read more >

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Borrow
The American Way of Debt
Written by Louis Hyman


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: January 24, 2012
Price: $15.00

In this lively history of consumer debt in America, economic historian Louis Hyman demonstrates that today’s problems are not as new as we think.

Borrow examines how the rise of consumer borrowing—virtually unknown before the twentieth century—has altered our culture and economy. Starting in the years before the Great Depression, increased... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Age of American Unreason

Written by Susan Jacoby


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $16.95

A cultural history of the last forty years, The Age of American Unreason focuses on the convergence of social forces-usually treated as separate entities-that has created a perfect storm of anti-rationalism. These include the upsurge of religious fundamentalism, with more political power today than ever before; the failure of public education... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Age of Greed
The Triumph of Finance and the Decline of America, 1970 to the Present
Written by Jeff Madrick


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $17.95

A vivid history of the economics of greed told through the stories of those major figures primarily responsible.

Age of Greed shows how the single-minded and selfish pursuit of immense personal wealth has been on the rise in the United States over the last forty years. Economic journalist Jeff Madrick tells... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Saviors and Survivors
Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror
Written by Mahmood Mamdani


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: March 17, 2009
Price: $26.95

From the author of the highly praised Good Muslim, Bad Muslim, the first analysis of the crisis in Darfur that considers the events of the last few years within the broad context of the history of Sudan, as well as examines the efficacy of the world’s response to the crisis.
Illuminating... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Destiny of the Republic
A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Written by Candice Millard


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $16.95

The extraordinary New York Times-bestselling account of James Garfield's rise from poverty to the American presidency, and the dramatic history of his assassination and legacy, from bestselling author of The River of Doubt, Candice Millard.

For a man forced into the presidency, the legacy of James Garfield extended far beyond his... Read more >

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Ghost on the Throne
The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for His Empire
Written by James Romm


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $17.00

When Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-two, his empire stretched from the Adriatic Sea in the west all the way to modern-day India in the east. In an unusual compromise, his two heirs—a mentally damaged half brother, Philip III, and an infant son, Alexander IV, born after his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Jury of Her Peers
Celebrating American Women Writers from Anne Bradstreet to Annie Proulx
Written by Elaine Showalter


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $16.95

A Jury of Her Peers is an unprecedented literary landmark: the first comprehensive history of American women writers from 1650 to 2000.

In a narrative of immense scope and fascination—brimming with Elaine Showalter’s characteristic wit and incisive opinions—we are introduced to more than 250 female writers. These include not only famous and... Read more >

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Evolution for Everyone
How Darwin's Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives
Written by David Sloan Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: December 26, 2007
Price: $16.00

2007 Outstanding Academic Title, CHOICE Magazine (American Library Association)

"This is a book of tall claims about evolution: that it can be uncontroversial; that the basic principles are easy to learn; that everyone should want to learn them, once their implications are understood; that evolution and religion...can be brought harmoniously together."--From Evolution... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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China Witness

Written by Xinran


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $16.95

China Witness is a remarkable work of oral history that lets us see the cultural upheavals of the past century through the eyes of the Chinese who lived through them.

Xinran, acclaimed author of The Good Women of China, traveled across China seeking out the nation’s grandparents and great-grandparents, the men... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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