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


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-42490-8 (0-375-42490-3)

This fascinating, timely, and important book on the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world looks at how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the West’s policies in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Where Nobody Knows Your Name
Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball
Written by John Feinstein


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53593-9 (0-385-53593-7)

John Feinstein is one of the most influential sportswriters of the last three decades. In his masterful new book, Where Nobody Knows Your Name, Feinstein delivers a fascinating account of the mysterious proving ground of America’s national pastime, pulling back the veil on the minor leagues of baseball.

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Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill, Revised and Updated Edition
A Call to Action Against TV, Movie & Video Game Violence
Written by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria Degaetano


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Harmony
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-3935-9 (0-8041-3935-0)

  In paperback for the first time, a complete revision of the 1999 edition of a call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America's youth. Grossman and DeGaetano believe the blame is on the makers of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Outcast London
A Study in the Relationship Between Classes in Victorian Society
Written by Gareth Stedman Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-012-4 (1-78168-012-4)

At the time the largest city in the world, Victorian London intrigued and appalled politicians, clergymen, novelists and social investigators. Dickens, Mayhew, Booth, Gissing and George Bernard Shaw, to name but a few, developed a morbid fascination with its sullied streets and the sensational gulf between London classes. Outcast London  explores the London economy, in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Up Ghost River
A Chief's Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History
Written by Edmund Metatawabin and Alexandra Shimo


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Knopf Canada
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39987-8 (0-307-39987-7)

In the 1950s, 7-year-old Edmund Metatawabin was separated from his family and placed in one of Canada’s worst residential schools. St. Anne’s, in north­ern Ontario, is an institution now notorious for the range of punishments that staff and teachers inflicted on students. Even as Metatawabin built the trappings of a successful... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Bourgeois
Between History and Literature
Written by Franco Moretti


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-304-0 (1-78168-304-2)

“The bourgeois ... Not so long ago, this notion seemed indispensable to social analysis; these days, one might go years without hearing it mentioned. Capitalism is more powerful than ever, but its human embodiment seems to have vanished. ‘I am a member of the bourgeois class, feel myself to be such... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Cubed
A Secret History of the Workplace
Written by Nikil Saval


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53657-8 (0-385-53657-7)

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work—our work—gets done. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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My Beloved World

Written by Sonia Sotomayor


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-80483-9 (0-345-80483-X)

The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal bench, a journey that offers an... Read more >
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