Subjects Freshman Year Reading African American Studies African Studies American Studies Anthropology Art, Film, Music and Architecture Asian Studies Business and Economics Criminology Education Environmental Studies Foreign Language Instructional Materials Gender Studies History Irish Studies Jewish Studies Latin American & Caribbean Studies Law and Legal Studies Literature and Drama Literature in Spanish Media Issues, Journalism and Communication Middle East Studies Native American Studies Philosophy Political Science Psychology Reference Religion Russian and Eastern European Studies Science and Mathematics Sociology Study Aids


E-Newsletters: Click here to be notified of new titles in your field
Click here to request Desk/Exam copies
Freshman Year Reading
View Our Award Winners
Click here to view our Catalogs

59 Featured Titles

Sort: Author  Date  Format  Price  Title


Exam Copy
The Art of the Steal
How to Protect Yourself and Your Business from Fraud, America's #1 Crime
Written by Frank W. Abagnale


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: November 12, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0684-5 (0-7679-0684-5)

"I had as much knowledge as any man alive concerning the mechanics of forgery, check swindling, counterfeiting, and other similar crimes. Ever since I'd been released from prison, I'd often felt that if I directed this knowledge into the right channels, I could help people a great deal. Every time I... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Truth About the Drug Companies
How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It
Written by Marcia Angell


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76094-5 (0-375-76094-6)

NOW IN PAPERBACK

Currently, Americans spend a staggering $200 billion each year on prescription drugs. In The Truth About Drug Companies, Dr Marcia Angell argues that this is both unnecessary and unethical.

A former editor in chief of The New England Journal Of Medicine, a current member of Harvard's Medical School's Department of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Exam Copy
Meditations
A New Translation
Written by Marcus Aurelius
Translated by Gregory Hays


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-64260-2 (0-679-64260-9)

Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, trade paperback and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
The Servant Leader
How to Build a Creative Team, Develop Great Morale, and Improve Bottom-Line Performance
Written by James A. Autry


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: November 30, 2004
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5473-2 (1-4000-5473-7)

In The Servant Leader, Former Fortune 500 executive James A. Autry argues that a mangement style he dubs "servant leadership" offers a set of skills and ideals that will help leaders nurture the needs and goals of those who look to them for leadership. The result, he maintains, is a more... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Powerful Medicines
The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs
Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3078-1 (1-4000-3078-1)

If you believe that the latest blockbuster medication is worth a premium price over your generic brand, or that doctors have access to all the information they need about a drug’s safety and effectiveness each time they write a prescription, Dr. Jerry Avorn has some sobering news. Drawing on more than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Critical Condition
How Health Care in America Became Big Business--and Bad Medicine
Written by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1075-0 (0-7679-1075-3)

In Critical Condition, award-winning investigative journalists Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele examine the current, and problematic, state of health care in America.

Barlett and Steele profile patients and doctors seemingly trapped by the system, in the process illuminating what's wrong with the system overall. For instance, doctors recount instances of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Erotic Engine
How Pornography has Powered Mass Communication, from Gutenberg to Google
Written by Patchen Barss


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor Canada
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-66737-1 (0-385-66737-X)

Pornography: The force for change that has been written out of the history of world culture.

From cave painting to photography to the internet, pornography has always been at the cutting edge in adopting and exploiting new developments in mass communication. And in so doing, it has helped to promote and propel... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
What Made jack welch JACK WELCH
How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders
Written by Stephen H. Baum and Dave Conti


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-33720-7 (0-307-33720-0)

Surprisingly, it’s not about education or pedigree or even native smarts. Most of us are like jack welch, who started life as a lowercase guy, the son of a railroad conductor, but went on to become the most celebrated and successful executive of recent years. Sure, Jack Welch—and lots of other... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
In Praise of Nepotism
A History of Family Enterprise from King David to George W. Bush
Written by Adam Bellow


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 13, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49389-5 (0-385-49389-4)

Nepotism is one of those social habits we all claim to deplore in America; it offends our sense of fair play and our pride in living in a meritocracy. But somehow nepotism prevails; we all want to help our own and a quick glance around reveals any number of successful families... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Basic Black
The Essential Guide for Getting Ahead at Work (and in Life)
Written by Cathie Black


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 23, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-35110-4 (0-307-35110-6)

Cathie Black is the wise, funny mentor that every woman dreams of having. She was a pioneer in advertising sales at a time when women didn’t sell; served as president and publisher of the fledgling USA Today; and, in her current position as the president of Hearst Magazines, persuaded Oprah to... Read more >

Exam Copy
Invasion of the Prostate Snatchers
An Essential Guide to Managing Prostate Cancer for Patients and their Families
Written by Ralph Blum and Mark M.D. Scholz


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-515-0 (1-59051-515-3)

Every year almost a quarter of a million confused and frightened American men are tossed into a prostate cancer cauldron stirred by salespeople representing a multibillion-dollar industry. In this flourishing business, the radical prostatectomy is still the most widely recommended treatment option. Yet a recent and definitive study in the New... Read more >

Exam Copy
Behind the Beautiful Forevers
Life, death, and hope in a Mumbai undercity
Written by Katherine Boo


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6755-8 (1-4000-6755-3)

Winner of the National Book Award, Los Angeles Times Book Prize, American Academy of Arts and Letters Literature Award, and the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award for Nonfiction

Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award
Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize


Selected for Common Reading at:
Concordia University
Michigan State University
Northeastern...
Read more >

Exam Copy
The Leader's Code
Mission, Character, Service, and Getting the Job Done
Written by Donovan Campbell


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9293-9 (0-8129-9293-8)

What does it take to be a great leader? In a word: character. This unique book by decorated U.S. Marine Corps veteran Donovan Campbell, the New York Times bestselling author of Joker One, draws on his years of training and combat experience to reveal the specific virtues that underpin effective leadership—and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Factory Girls
From Village to City in a Changing China
Written by Leslie T. Chang


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52018-8 (0-385-52018-2)

Winner of the 2009 Asian American Literary Award For Nonfiction, given by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop
Winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction
A New York Times Notable Book of 2008
One of the Washington Post’s best books of 2008
A Seattle Times best nonfiction book of 2008
One of the Christian... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Money and Power
How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2826-7 (0-7679-2826-1)

The bestselling author of the acclaimed House of Cards and The Last Tycoons turns his spotlight on to Goldman Sachs and the controversy behind its success.

From the outside, Goldman Sachs is a perfect company. The Goldman PR machine loudly declares it to be smarter, more ethical, and more profitable than all... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
The Student Loan Scam
The Most Oppressive Debt in U.S. History and How We Can Fight Back
Written by Alan Collinge


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4231-1 (0-8070-4231-5)

Named one of CNN Money’s financial heroes, Alan Michael Collinge argues that student loans have become the most profitable, uncompetitive, and oppressive type of debt in American history. In an unprecedented analysis of this $85-billion industry, Collinge covers the history of student loans, the rise of Sallie Mae, and how universities... Read more >

Exam Copy
Ponzi
The Incredible True Story of the King of Financial Cons
Written by Donald Dunn


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 23, 2004
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1499-4 (0-7679-1499-6)

Just who was the man whose name has become synonymous with the classic “rob-Peter-to-pay-Paul” scam in which money from new investors is used to reward earlier ones? In December 1919, he was an unknown thirty-eight-year-old, self-educated Italian immigrant with a borrowed two-hundred dollars in his pocket. Six months later, he was... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Conspiracy of Fools
A True Story
Written by Kurt Eichenwald


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 27, 2005
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1179-5 (0-7679-1179-2)

One of BusinessWeek's Top 10 Business Books of 2005

In late 2001, the Enron Corporation imploded virtually overnight, leaving vast wreckage in its wake and sparking a criminal investigation that would last for years. But for all that has been written about the Enron debacle, no one has yet to a full... Read more >

Exam Copy
The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth

Written by Benjamin M. Friedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9571-1 (1-4000-9571-9)

From the author of Day of Reckoning, the acclaimed critique of Ronald Reagan’s economic policy (“Every citizen should read it,” said The New York Times): a persuasive, wide-ranging argument that broadly distributed economic growth provides benefits far beyond the material, creating and strengthening democratic institutions, establishing political stability, fostering tolerance, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Faith and Fortune
How Compassionate Capitalism Is Transforming American Business
Written by Marc Gunther


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: November 22, 2005
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4894-6 (1-4000-4894-X)

Lately the headlines have delivered dispiriting news about wrongdoing and scandal in business. But behind the headlines lies a surprising, untold story: Corporate America is changing for the better. Faith and Fortune tells the stories of the extraordinary people who are leading the way and the admirable companies they have built... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Ethical Chic
The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love
Written by Fran Hawthorne


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0060-1 (0-8070-0060-4)

Consumers are told that when they put on an American Apparel t-shirt, leggings, jeans, gold bra, or other item, they look hot. Not only do they look good, but they can also feel good because they are helping US workers earn a decent wage (never mind that some of those female... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Ethical Chic
The Inside Story of the Companies We Think We Love
Written by Fran Hawthorne


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0094-6 (0-8070-0094-9)

“Hawthorne gives readers an impartial picture of the difficulties of running a profitable company while trying to maintain a positive corporate belief system…Highly recommended.”—Library Journal, starred review

Consumers are told that when they put on an American Apparel t-shirt, leggings, jeans, gold bra, or other item, they look hot. Not only do... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
Kinds of Power

Written by James Hillman


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: January 1, 1997
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48967-6 (0-385-48967-6)

The New York Times bestselling author of The Soul’s Code explains how a broad experience of power is rooted in the body, the mind, and the emotions, rather than the customary narrow interpretation that equated power with strength. His “anatomy” of power explores two dozen expressions of power every artful leader... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Pigs at the Trough
How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America
Written by Arianna Huffington


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 27, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5126-7 (1-4000-5126-6)

Provocative political commentator Arianna Huffington "yanks back the curtain" on the unholy alliance of CEOs, politicians, lobbyists, and Wall Street bankers who have shown a brutal disregard for those in the office cubicles and on the factory floors. As she puts it: “The economic game is not supposed to be rigged... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
So Damn Much Money
The Triumph of Lobbying and the Corrosion of American Government
Written by Robert G. Kaiser


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-38588-8 (0-307-38588-4)

With a New Foreword

In So Damn Much Money, veteran Washington Post editor and correspondent Robert Kaiser gives a detailed account of how the boom in political lobbying since the 1970s has shaped American politics by empowering special interests, undermining effective legislation, and discouraging the country’s best citizens from serving in office... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
View pages: 1 | 2 | 3
Page 1 of 3