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the immigrant suite
hey xenophobe! who you calling foreigner?
Written by Hattie Gossett


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-778-7 (1-58322-778-4)

Writing from the upper west side of Manhattan, where Harlem intersects with waves of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Korea, Cambodia, Ivory Coast, India, Native America, and from all over the globe, hattie gossett vividly invokes her neighborhood experience. With wit and candor, she questions why so many... Read more >
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Rocks of Ages
Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life
Written by Stephen Jay Gould


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: February 26, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-45040-1 (0-345-45040-X)

"People of good will wish to see science and religion at peace. . . . I do not see how science and religion could be unified, or even synthesized, under any common scheme of explanation or analysis; but I also do not understand why the two enterprises should experience any conflict."... Read more >
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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 >
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The Theory of Communicative Action: Volume 1
Reason and the Rationalization of Society
Written by Juergen Habermas
Translated by Thomas Mccarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 1, 1985
Price: $37.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1507-0 (0-8070-1507-5)

“A major contribution to contemporary social theory. Not only does it provide a compelling critique of some of the main perspectives in 20th century philosophy and social science, but it also presents a systematic synthesis of the many themes which have preoccupied Habermas for thirty years.” -Times Literary Supplement Read more >

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The Theory of Communicative Action: Volume 2
Lifeword and System: A Critique of Functionalist Reason
Written by Juergen Habermas
Translated by Thomas Mccarthy


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 1, 1985
Price: $36.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1401-1 (0-8070-1401-X)

“One of the broadest, most comprehensive, elaborate and intensely theoretical works in social theory. Social theory and philosophy may never be the same again.” -Philosophy and Social Criticism
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Gaga Feminism
Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal
Written by J. Jack Halberstam


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1097-6 (0-8070-1097-9)

Why are so many women single, so many men resisting marriage, and so many gays and lesbians having babies?

In Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal, J. Jack Halberstam answers these questions while attempting to make sense of the tectonic cultural shifts that have transformed gender and... Read more >
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Just Like a Woman
How Gender Science Is Redefining What Makes Us Female
Written by Dianne Hales


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: June 6, 2000
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37818-4 (0-553-37818-X)

Almost everything assumed about women-physically, medically, and psychologically-turns out to be untested, unproven, or untrue. This stereotype-shattering book draws on recent cutting-edge research from gender sciences to document the complex interconnections among all aspects of a woman's life. In proving that women are not the second sex but a separate sex... Read more >

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Going Up the River
Travels in a Prison Nation
Written by Joseph T. Hallinan


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6844-6 (0-8129-6844-1)

The American prison system has grown tenfold in thirty years, while crime rates have been relatively flat: 2 million people are behind bars on any given day, more prisoners than in any other country in the world — half a million more than in Communist China, and the largest prison expansion... Read more >
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Why We Make Mistakes
How We Look Without Seeing, Forget Things in Seconds, and Are All Pretty Sure We Are Way Above Average
Written by Joseph T. Hallinan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2806-9 (0-7679-2806-7)

Human beings have design flaws. Our eyes play tricks on us, our stories change in the retelling, and most of us are fairly sure we’re way above average. In Why We Make Mistakes, journalist Joseph T. Hallinan sets out to explore the captivating science of human error—how we think, see, remember... Read more >
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Orchid Fever
A Horticultural Tale of Love, Lust, and Lunacy
Written by Eric Hansen


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 27, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77183-8 (0-679-77183-2)

The acclaimed author of Motoring with Mohammed brings us a compelling adventure into the remarkable world of the orchid and the impossibly bizarre array of international characters who dedicate their lives to it.

The orchid is used for everything from medicine for elephants to an aphrodisiac ice cream. A Malaysian species can... Read more >

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Switch
How to Change Things When Change Is Hard
Written by Chip Heath and Dan Heath


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 16, 2010
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52875-7 (0-385-52875-2)

Chip and Dan Heath, the bestselling authors of Made to Stick, are back with a groundbreaking book that addresses one of the greatest challenges of our personal and professional lives--how to change things when change is hard.

In Switch, Chip and Dan Heath have written a thoroughly engaging narrative about the... Read more >

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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 >

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A Tribe Apart
A Journey into the Heart of American Adolescence
Written by Patricia Hersch


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: August 3, 1999
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-345-43594-1 (0-345-43594-X)

Author Patricia Hersch journeyed deep inside the hearts, minds, and lives of eight “average” teenagers from the suburban community of Reston, Virginia. Hersch spent three years immersed in the teenage subculture to show us how American youth have fashioned a culture of their own, a culture of unequaled freedom and baffling... Read more >
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The Force of Character
And the Lasting Life
Written by James Hillman


Format: Trade Paperback, 270 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: July 5, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-42405-1 (0-345-42405-0)

From the bestselling author of The Soul’s Code comes a revolutionary vision of aging. Hillman recasts life’s later years as a time with an important purpose: the fulfillment and confirmation of one’s character. Drawing on his grounding in Jungian psychology, Hillman explains here the archetypes and myths that govern the self’s... Read more >
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One Nation, Two Cultures
A Searching Examination of American Society in the Aftermath of Our Cultural Rev olution
Written by Gertrude Himmelfarb


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 30, 2001
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70410-9 (0-375-70410-8)

Despite her forceful critique, Himmelfarb sees encouraging signs for the future of American culture. She explores the place of religion, family, and the law in American life and proposes democratic remedies for the nation's moral and cultural diseases. Though there are many legitimate grievances against government, she contends, our citizenry cannot... Read more >
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Bunch of Amateurs
Inside America's Hidden World of Inventors, Tinkerers, and Job Creators
Written by Jack Hitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-39376-0 (0-307-39376-3)

In Bunch of Amateurs, Jack Hitt draws an important look at amateurs and their pursuits—from a tattooed young woman in the Bay Area trying to splice a jellyfish’s glow-in-the-dark gene into common yogurt to a space fanatic on the brink of developing the next generation of telescopes from his mobile home.

Beginning... Read more >
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On Saudi Arabia
Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines--and Future
Written by Karen Elliott House


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47328-8 (0-307-47328-7)

A New York Times, Washington Post, and Newsweek Best Book of the Year

With over thirty years of experience writing about Saudi Arabia, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and former publisher of The Wall Street Journal Karen Elliott House has an unprecedented knowledge of life inside this shrouded kingdom. Through anecdotes, observation, analysis, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Godonomics
How to Save Our Country--and Protect Your Wallet--Through Biblical Principles of Finance
Written by Chad Hovind


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Books
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-1-60142-479-2 (1-60142-479-5)

In Godonomics, author and leading pastor, Chad Hovind, argues that the only sure solution to any economic crisis—from federal budget deficits to a family's overspending—is to follow God's principles and adopt biblical values and practices. The book presents a comprehensive strategy that not only guards against the greed that causes many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Crowdsourcing
Why the Power of the Crowd Is Driving the Future of Business
Written by Jeff Howe


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39621-1 (0-307-39621-5)

Why does Procter & Gamble repeatedly call on enthusiastic amateurs to solve scientific and technical challenges? How can companies as diverse as iStockphoto and Threadless employ just a handful of people, yet generate millions of dollars in revenue every year?

"Crowdsourcing" is how the power of the many can be leveraged... Read more >
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Millennials Rising
The Next Great Generation
Written by Neil Howe and William Strauss
Illustrated by R.J. Matson


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 5, 2000
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70719-3 (0-375-70719-0)

By the authors of the bestselling 13th Gen, the first in-depth examination of the Millennials--the generation born after 1982.

"Over the next decade, the Millennial Generation will entirely recast the image of youth from downbeat and alientated to upbeat and engaged--with potentially seismic consequences for America." --from Millennials Rising

In this remarkable account... Read more >
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Mother Nature
Maternal Instincts and How They Shape the Human Species
Written by Sarah Hrdy


Format: Trade Paperback, 752 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: September 5, 2000
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-40893-8 (0-345-40893-4)

~Library Journal Best Book of 1999~

Maternal instinct--the all-consuming, utterly selfless love that mothers lavish on their children--has long been assumed to be an innate, indeed defining element of a woman's nature. But is it? In this provocative, groundbreaking book, renowned anthropologist (and mother) Sarah Blaffer Hrdy shares a radical new vision... Read more >

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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 >
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Homo Ludens
A Study of the Play-Element in Culture
Written by Johan Huizinga


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 1971
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4681-4 (0-8070-4681-7)

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Raising America
Experts, Parents, and a Century of Advice About Children
Written by Ann Hulbert


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70122-1 (0-375-70122-2)

In this probing inquiry into America’s preoccupation with raising children, Ann Hulbert blends biography and critical analysis to probe the personal dramas, the scientific claims, and the social visions of a succession of experts who during the twentieth century aimed to make a science of child rearing. She describes how these... Read more >
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Abused Boys
The Neglected Victims of Sexual Abuse
Written by Mic Hunter


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 25, 1991
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-449-90629-3 (0-449-90629-9)

After defining exactly what sexual abuse is, Hunter examines the physical and emotional impact of abuse on its victims and the factors affecting adult recovery. Abused Boys includes the stories of adult men and their loved ones, who describe the experience of childhood abuse, the after-effects that last well into adulthood... Read more >
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