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

124 Featured Titles

Sort: Author  Date  Format  Price  Title


Exam Copy
The Talent Code
Greatness Isn't Born. It's Grown. Here's How.
Written by Daniel Coyle


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-80684-7 (0-553-80684-X)

“This book is not only quite convincing about the role of hard work in gaining skills, but gives insight into the ‘type’ of hard work that pays off. In line with the experimental evidence for educational gains from convincing students that diligent study can rewire the brain, I am assigning the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Hit Men
Power Brokers and Fast Money Inside the Music Business
Written by Fredric Dannen


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 2, 1991
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73061-3 (0-679-73061-3)

Hit Men is the shocking, highly controversial expose of the venality, greed, and corruption of many of the assorted kingpins and hustlers who rule over the music industry.
“A sobering, blunt, and unusually well-observed depiction of the sometimes sordid inner workings of the music business.” —Billboard

4 pages of photographs Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
India Unbound
The Social and Economic Revolution from Independence to the Global Information Age
Written by Gurcharan Das


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 9, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72074-8 (0-385-72074-2)

India today is a vibrant free-market democracy, a nation well on its way to overcoming decades of widespread poverty. The nation’s rise is one of the great international stories of the late twentieth century, and in India Unbound the acclaimed columnist Gurcharan Das offers a sweeping economic history of India from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Tulipomania
The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused
Written by Mike Dash


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: January 30, 2001
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-609-80765-1 (0-609-80765-X)

In the 1630s, visitors to the prosperous trading cities of the Netherlands couldn’t help but notice that thousands of normally sober, hardworking Dutch citizens from every walk of life were caught up in an extraordinary frenzy of buying and selling. The object of this unprecedented speculation was the tulip, a delicate... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
How Capitalism Saved America
The Untold History of Our Country, from the Pilgrims to the Present
Written by Thomas DiLorenzo


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: August 23, 2005
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-8331-2 (1-4000-8331-1)

In How Capitalism Saved America. DiLorenzo, a professor of economics, demonstrates how capitalism has made America the most prosperous nation on earth—and how the sort of government regulation that politicians and pundits endorse has hindered economic growth, caused higher unemployment, raised prices, and created many other problems. He propels the reader... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Change Monster
The Human Forces that Fuel or Foil Corporate Transformation and Change
Written by Jeanie Daniel Duck


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80881-8 (0-609-80881-8)

“[One of the] best business books of 2001 . . . [a] useful and intelligent tool for coping with the inevitable metamorphoses of business (and life).” —Miami Herald

“Provocative imagery . . . useful questions for managers to ask themselves.” —Harvard Business Review

“The Change Monster not only talks intelligently about the social... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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
Sonic Boom
A Guide to Surviving and Thriving in the New Global Economy
Written by Gregg Easterbrook


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7413-3 (0-8129-7413-1)

What can a spell-checker tell you about economic trends? Why is the world’s supply of ideas about to double? What did America get right in the nineteenth century that it’s getting wrong in the twenty-first? If Karl Marx were alive today, would he be hosting a show on Fox News?

These are... 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
Serpent on the Rock

Written by Kurt Eichenwald


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 27, 2005
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2384-2 (0-7679-2384-7)

A real-life thriller—the story of kickbacks and payoffs, of shady deals struck in secret with known felons; a story in which half a million people lose enormous sums—some their life’s savings—in the largest securities fraud of the 1980s, with names like Onassis and Bush numbered among the victims. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Hollywood Economist
The Hidden Financial Reality Behind the Movies
Written by Edward Jay Epstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: February 23, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-933633-84-8 (1-933633-84-0)

In The Hollywood Economist, veteran investigative reporter Edward Jay Epstein goes undercover to find the answer to a puzzling question: Why is it that even the biggest grossing new movies, raking in millions at the box office, rarely break even during their theatrical release? How does Hollywood make money?

Epstein penetrates the... Read more >

Exam Copy
One Nation Under Goods
Malls and the Seductions of American Shopping
Written by James J. Farrell


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-292-8 (1-58834-292-1)

Loved and hated, visited and avoided, seemingly everywhere yet endlessly the same, malls occupy a special place in American life. What, then, is this invention that evokes such strong and contradictory emotions in Americans? In many ways malls represent the apotheosis of American consumerism and this synthetic and wide-ranging investigation is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Predator Nation
Corporate Criminals, Political Corruption, and the Hijacking of America
Written by Charles H. Ferguson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95256-1 (0-307-95256-8)

Charles H. Ferguson, who electrified the world with his Oscar-winning documentary Inside Job, now explains how a predator elite took over the country, step by step, and he exposes the networks of academic, financial, and political influence, in all recent administrations, that prepared the predators’ path to conquest.

Over the last several... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Exam Copy
"They're Bankrupting Us!"
And 20 Other Myths about Unions
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0332-9 (0-8070-0332-8)

From Wisconsin to Washington, DC, the claims are made: unions are responsible for budget deficits, and their members are overpaid and enjoy cushy benefits. The only way to save the American economy, pundits claim, is to weaken the labor movement, strip workers of collective bargaining rights, and champion private industry. In... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Power Ambition Glory
The Stunning Parallels between Great Leaders of the Ancient World and Today . . . and the Lessons You Can Learn
Written by Steve Forbes and John Prevas
Foreword by Rudolph Giuliani


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-40845-7 (0-307-40845-0)

Based on an extraordinary collaboration between Steve Forbes, chairman, CEO, and editor in chief of Forbes Media, and classics professor John Prevas, Power Ambition Glory provides intriguing comparisons between six great leaders of the ancient world and contemporary business leaders.

• Great leaders not only have vision but know how to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Nuts!

Written by Kevin Freiberg and Jackie Freiberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 17, 1998
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0184-0 (0-7679-0184-3)

Twenty-five years ago, Herb Kelleher reinvented air travel when he founded Southwest Airlines, where the planes are painted like killer whales, a typical company maxim is "Hire people with a sense of humor," and in-flight meals are never served--just sixty million bags of peanuts a year. By sidestepping "reengineering," "total quality... Read more >

Exam Copy
Walt Disney
The Triumph of the American Imagination
Written by Neal Gabler


Format: Trade Paperback, 912 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2007
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75747-4 (0-679-75747-3)

The definitive portrait of one of the most important cultural figures in American history.
Walt Disney was a true visionary whose desire for escape, iron determination and obsessive perfectionism transformed animation from a novelty to an art form, first with Mickey Mouse and then with his feature films—most notably Snow White... Read more >

Exam Copy
The Making Of Global Capitalism
The Political Economy Of American Empire
Written by Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-136-7 (1-78168-136-8)

The all-encompassing embrace of world capitalism at the beginning of the twenty-first century was generally attributed to the superiority of competitive markets. Globalization had appeared to be the natural outcome of this unstoppable process. But today, with global markets roiling and increasingly reliant on state intervention to stay afloat, it has... Read more >

Exam Copy
What Just Happened
A Chronicle from the Information Frontier
Written by James Gleick


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 10, 2003
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71391-0 (0-375-71391-3)

For the past decade change seemed to happen over night, every night. Fueled by the exponential rise of technology, the digital revolution was difficult for many to make sense of, but James Gleick watched and analyzed, criticized and commended, participated in and prophesized about the instantaneous transformations of the world as... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

Exam Copy
The Mansion on the Hill
Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen, and the Head-on Collision of Rock and Commerc e
Written by Fred Goodman


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 31, 1998
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-74377-4 (0-679-74377-4)

Read more >

Exam Copy
Twilight of the Elites
America After Meritocracy
Written by Christopher Hayes


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 11, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-72046-7 (0-307-72046-2)

A powerful and original argument that traces the roots of our present crisis of authority to an unlikely source: the meritocracy.

Over the past decade, Americans watched in bafflement and rage as one institution after another – from Wall Street to Congress, the Catholic Church to corporate America, even Major League Baseball... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Real Thing
Truth and Power at the Coca-Cola Company
Written by Constance L. Hays


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 12, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7364-8 (0-8129-7364-X)

The Real Thing is a portrait of America’s most famous product and of the people who transformed it from mere soft drink to symbol of freedom. With fresh insights and a penetrating eye, New York Times reporter Constance L. Hays examines a century of Coca-Cola history through deft portraits of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Economics Without Illusions
Debunking the Myths of Modern Capitalism
Written by Joseph Heath


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 30, 2010
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-59057-2 (0-307-59057-7)

"Economics is haunted by more fallacies than any other study known to man." -- Henry Hazlitt, author of Economics in One Lesson (1946)

Every day economic claims are used by the media or in conversation to support social and political positions. Those on the left tend to distrust economists, seeing them as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
The Fiefdom Syndrome
The Turf Battles That Undermine Careers and Companies - And How to Overcome Them
Written by Robert Herbold


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 18, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51068-4 (0-385-51068-3)

The turf battles and territorial “fiefdoms” that undermine so many companies—and how to break through them, by long-term Microsoft COO Robert J. Herbold

There is a potentially infectious condition inside virtually all organizations that can cause more damage than economic downturns, management upheavals, and global business shifts. Until now it has had... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Exam Copy
Engines of Change
The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860
Written by Brooke Hindle and Stephen Lubar


Format: Trade Paperback, 310 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 1986
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-87474-539-9 (0-87474-539-X)

Engines of Change is based on a Smithsonian Institution exhibit of the same title. The principal theme is the importance of technological transfer. It ventures beyond discussion of machines and tools to consider the effects of geographical dimension, natural resources, business practices, the role of women, ethnic diversity, and education. In... Read more >
View pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Page 2 of 5