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

7 Featured Titles

Sort: Author  Date  Format  Price  Title

Exam Copy
Rebel Music
Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture
Written by Hisham Aidi

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27997-2 (0-307-27997-9)

In this pioneering study, Hisham Aidi—an expert on globalization and social movements—takes us into the musical subcultures that have emerged among Muslim youth worldwide over the last decade.  He shows how music—primarily hip-hop, but also rock, reggae, Gnawa and Andalusian—has come to express a shared Muslim consciousness in face of War... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Debt - Updated and Expanded
The First 5,000 Years
Written by David Graeber

Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-61219-419-6 (1-61219-419-2)

Now in paperback, the updated and expanded edition : David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt
Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years, since... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Losing Our Way
An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America
Written by Bob Herbert

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-52823-8 (0-385-52823-X)

From longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert comes a wrenching portrayal of ordinary Americans struggling for survival in a nation that has lost its way

In his eighteen years as an opinion columnist for The New York Times, Herbert championed the working poor and the middle class. After filing his last... Read more >

Exam Copy
A Path Appears
Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity
Written by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-34991-8 (0-385-34991-2)

From the authors of the #1 New York Times best-selling Half the Sky, a unique and essential narrative about making a difference in the world—a road-map to becoming a conscientious global citizen. Soon to be the basis of a PBS four-hour series.

Equal in urgency and compassion to Half the Sky, this galvanizing new book from... Read more >

Exam Copy
Seven Bad Ideas
How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World
Written by Jeff Madrick

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 30, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96118-1 (0-307-96118-4)

A bold indictment of some of our most accepted mainstream economic theories—why they’re wrong, and how they’ve been harming America and the world.

Budget deficits are bad. A strong dollar is good. Controlling inflation is paramount. Pay reflects greater worker skills. A deregulated free market is fair and effective. Theories like these... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Exam Copy
The Secret History of the Workplace
Written by Nikil Saval

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80280-4 (0-345-80280-2)

A New York Times Notable Book 

“Man is born free, but he is everywhere in cubicles.”

How did we get from Scrooge’s office to “Office Space”? From bookkeepers in dark countinghouses to freelancers in bright cafes?  What would the world be like without the vertical file cabinet? What would the world be like without the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

Exam Copy
Just Mercy
A Story of Justice and Redemption
Written by Bryan Stevenson

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9452-0 (0-8129-9452-3)

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to... Read more >
Page 1 of 1