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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.

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Lilac and Flag

Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 188 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 27, 1992
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73719-3 (0-679-73719-7)

Berger renders the movement of a people and the passing of a way of life in his masterwork, the Into Their Labours trilogy. With Lilac and Flag, the Alpine village of the two earlier volumes has been forsaken for the mythic city of Troy. Here, amidst the shantytowns, factories, and opulent... Read more >
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Once in Europa

Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 27, 1992
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73716-2 (0-679-73716-2)

The second volume in the Into Their Labours trilogy, Once in Europa is a luminous collection of interwoven stories which serves as a portrait of two worlds--a small Alpine village bound to the earth and by tradition, and the restless, future-driven culture that will inevitably invade it. The instrument of entrapment... Read more >
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Pig Earth

Written by John Berger


Format: Trade Paperback, 210 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 27, 1992
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73715-5 (0-679-73715-4)

With this haunting first volume of his Into Their Labours trilogy, Berger begins his chronicle of the eclipse of peasant cultures in the twentieth century. Set in a small village in the French Alps, Pig Earth relates the stories of skeptical, hard-working men and fiercely independent women; of calves born and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Flight of the Intellectuals
The Controversy Over Islamism and the Press
Written by Paul Berman


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-935554-44-8 (1-935554-44-1)

Twenty years ago, Ayatollah Khomeini called for the assassination of Salman Rushdie–and writers around the world instinctively rallied to Rushdie’s defense. Today, according to writer Paul Berman, “Rushdie has metastasized into an entire social class”–an ever-growing group of sharp-tongued critics of Islamist extremism, especially critics from Muslim backgrounds, who survive only... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The East, the West, and Sex
A History
Written by Richard Bernstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71389-7 (0-375-71389-1)

In this wide-ranging history, Richard Bernstein explores the connection between sex and power as it has played out between Eastern cultures and the Western explorers, merchants, and conquerors who have visited them. This illuminating book describes the historical and ongoing encounter between these travelers and the morally ambiguous opportunities they found... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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True Prep
It's a Whole New Old World
Written by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $12.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71201-2 (0-375-71201-1)

Now in paperback from Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Official Preppy Handbook, comes True Prep, which looks at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapts to the new order of the Internet, cell phones, rehab, political correctness, reality TV, and . . . polar fleece.

“Chip Kidd has... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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True Prep
It's a Whole New Old World
Written by Lisa Birnbach and Chip Kidd


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 7, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59398-6 (0-307-59398-3)

From Lisa Birnbach, the author of The Official Preppy Handbook—and designer Chip Kidd—comes a whole new take on the prep world that Birnbach turned into an international best-selling phenomenon thirty years ago.

True Prep is a contemporary look at how the old guard of natural-fiber-loving, dog-worshipping, G&T-soaked preppies adapt to the new... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Extra Lives
Why Video Games Matter
Written by Tom Bissell


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 14, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47431-5 (0-307-47431-3)

Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Daisy Bates in the Desert
A Woman's Life Among the Aborigines
Written by Julia Blackburn


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 8, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74446-7 (0-679-74446-0)

In 1913, at the age of 54, Daisy Bates went to live in the deserts of South Australia. Brilliantly reviewed, astonishingly original, this "eloquent and illuminating portrait of an extraordinary woman" (New York Times Book Review) tells a fascinating, true story in the tradition of Isak Dinesen and Barry Lopez. Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Just Babies
The Origins of Good and Evil
Written by Paul Bloom


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88684-2 (0-307-88684-0)

From John Locke to Sigmund Freud, philosophers and psychologists have long believed that we begin life as moral blank slates. Now, in Just Babies, Yale professor Paul Bloom argues that humans are in fact hardwired with a sense of morality. Drawing on groundbreaking research, Bloom demonstrates that, even before they can... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7932-9 (0-8129-7932-X)

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

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 University
Skidmore College
University of...
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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...
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Taking Liberties
Why Religious Freedom Doesn't Give You the Right to Tell Other People What to Do
Written by Robert Boston


Format: Trade Paperback, 198 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-911-6 (1-61614-911-6)

Increasingly, conservative religious groups are using religious liberty as a sword to lash out at others. In this forcefully argued defense of the separation of church and state, Robert Boston makes it clear that the religious freedom guaranteed in the First Amendment is an individual right, the right of personal conscience... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Creating Love
A New Way of Understanding Our Most Important Relationships
Written by John Bradshaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: January 1, 1994
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37305-9 (0-553-37305-6)

“Why are so many of us at times completely baffled by a relationship?
How can we think we know someone so well and admit in the end that we hardly knew that person at all?
Why do many people who work diligently and strenuously to gain wholeness and balance still feel...
Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Reclaiming Virtue
How We Can Develop the Moral Intelligence to Do the Right Thing at the Right Time for the Right Reason
Written by John Bradshaw


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 28, 2009
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-09592-0 (0-553-09592-7)

In his groundbreaking New York Times bestselling books and compelling PBS specials, John Bradshaw transformed our understanding of the family and became a dominant figure in the field of addiction and recovery. Now he brings together a lifetime of experience and teaching to redefine virtue—how we learn it and live it—for... Read more >

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Royal Weddings

Written by Emily Brand


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
Publisher: Shire
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-7478-1093-3 (0-7478-1093-1)

Royal Weddings traces the evolution of matrimonial majesty from the politically charged, relatively austere, private affairs which dominate much of English history, to the grandiose extravaganza of Prince Charles’s and Diana’s union in 1981. Over time, British royal weddings have become the standard by which all other wedding ceremonies are compared... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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No Man Knows My History
The Life of Joseph Smith
Written by Fawn M. Brodie


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 1, 1995
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73054-5 (0-679-73054-0)

In 1823 a young man named Joseph Smith had an encounter with an angel who led him to a cache of golden plates purporting to be the history of the lost tribes of Israel. Out of these new gospels—and out of Smith’s own charismatic personality and sense of mission—arose an authentically... Read more >

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Jane Brody's Guide to the Great Beyond
A Practical Primer to Help You and Your Loved Ones Prepare Medically, Legally, and Emotionally for the End of Life
Written by Jane Brody


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: February 17, 2009
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-6654-4 (1-4000-6654-9)

From the beloved New York Times columnist, trusted authority on health, and bestselling author comes this complete guide to everything readers need to know—emotionally, spiritually, and practically—to prepare for the end of life.

An invaluable road map to putting affairs in order—or helping loved ones do the same—this comprehensive book will answer... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Boom!
Talking About the Sixties: What Happened, How It Shaped Today, Lessons for Tomorrow
Written by Tom Brokaw


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7511-6 (0-8129-7511-1)

In Boom!, Tom Brokaw, one of America’s premier journalists and the acclaimed author of The Greatest Generation, gives us an epic portrait of another defining era in America: the tumultuous Sixties. The voices and stories of both famous people and ordinary citizens come together in this “virtual reunion” as Brokaw takes... Read more >

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"You Can Tell Just By Looking"
And 20 Other Myths about LGBT Life and People
Written by Michael Bronski, Ann Pellegrini and Michael Amico


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4245-8 (0-8070-4245-5)

In “You Can Tell Just by Looking” three scholars and activists come together to unpack enduring, popular, and deeply held myths about lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, culture, and life in America. Myths, such as “All Religions Condemn Homosexuality” and “Transgender People Are Mentally Ill,” have been used to justify discrimination... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Social Animal
The Hidden Sources of Love, Character, and Achievement
Written by David Brooks


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 3, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7937-4 (0-8129-7937-0)

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

With unequaled insight and brio, New York Times columnist David Brooks has long explored and explained the way we live. Now Brooks turns to the building blocks of human flourishing in a multilayered, profoundly illuminating work grounded in everyday life. This is the story of how success... Read more >

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Dude, Where's My Black Studies Department?
The Disappearance of Black Americans from Our Universities
Written by Cecil Brown


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-573-7 (1-55643-573-8)

Blacks have been vanishing from college campuses in the United States and reappearing in prisons, videos, and movies. Cecil Brown tackles this unwitting "disappearing act" head-on, paying special attention to the situation at UC Berkeley and the University of California system generally. Brown contends that educators have ignored the importance of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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At Home
A Short History of Private Life
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1938-8 (0-7679-1938-6)

Bill Bryson and his family live in a Victorian parsonage in a part of England where nothing of any great significance has happened since the Romans decamped. Yet one day, he began to consider how very little he knew about the ordinary things of life as he found it in that... Read more >

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At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
A Short History of Private Life
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-53728-5 (0-385-53728-X)

From one of our most beloved authors, a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home—now richly illustrated with more than three hundred images.

National bestseller At Home is Bill Bryson’s epic chronicle of domestic history. In this handsome new edition, his riveting room-by-room journey of discovery around his... Read more >
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