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The Rise and Fall of Handwriting
Written by Kitty Burns Florey


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: January 20, 2009
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-933633-67-1 (1-933633-67-0)

Steeped in the Palmer Method of Handwriting she learned in Catholic school, Kitty Burns Florey is a self-confessed “penmanship nut” who loves the act of taking pen to paper. So when she discovered that schools today forego handwriting drills in favor of teaching something called keyboarding, it gave her pause: “There... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book
Singin', Praisin', Raisin'
Written by Foxfire Fund, Inc.


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74259-9 (0-307-74259-8)

For almost half a century, Foxfire has brought the philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers, teaching creative self-sufficiency and preserving the stories, crafts, and customs of Appalachia. Inspiring and practical, this classic series has become an American institution.

The Foxfire 45th Anniversary Book continues the beloved tradition of... Read more >
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Richistan
A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich
Written by Robert Frank


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: June 24, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-34145-7 (0-307-34145-3)

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

RICH-I-STAN n. 1. a new country located in the heart of America, populated entirely by millionaires, most of whom acquired their wealth during the new Gilded Age of the past twenty years. 2. a country with a population larger than Belgium and Denmark; typical citizens include “spud... Read more >
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Life: The Movie
How Entertainment Conquered Reality
Written by Neal Gabler


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 29, 2000
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70653-0 (0-375-70653-4)

From one of America's most original cultural critics and the author of Winchell, the story of how our bottomless appetite for novelty, gossip, glamour, and melodrama has turned everything of importance-from news and politics to religion and high culture-into one vast public entertainment.

Neal Gabler calls them "lifies," those blockbusters written in... Read more >
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Explore Everything
Place-Hacking the City
Written by Bradley Garrett


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-129-9 (1-78168-129-5)

It is assumed that every inch of the world has been explored and charted; that there is nowhere new to go. But perhaps it is the everyday places around us–the cities we live in–that need to be rediscovered. What does it feel like to find the city’s edge, to explore its... Read more >
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Down the Up Escalator
How the 99 Percent Live
Written by Barbara Garson


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47598-5 (0-307-47598-0)

One of our most incisive and committed journalists—author of the classic All the Livelong Day—shows us the real human cost of our economic follies.

The Great Recession has thrown huge economic challenges at almost all Americans save the super-affluent few, and we are only now beginning to reckon up the human... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Faster
The Acceleration of Just About Everything
Written by James Gleick


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 5, 2000
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-77548-5 (0-679-77548-X)

This is the heyday of speed.

If one quality defines our modern, technocratic age, it is acceleration. We are making haste. Our computers, our movies, our sex lives, our prayers -- they all run faster now than ever before. And the more we fill our lives with time-saving devices and time-saving strategies... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download.

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Ecological Intelligence
The Hidden Impacts of What We Buy
Written by Daniel Goleman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 30, 2010
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-52783-5 (0-385-52783-7)

Virginia Tech has selected Ecological Intelligence for its 2009-2010 Common Book Project.

“The theme of ecological awareness and environmental sustainability emerged as we considered a variety of books. The selection committee felt that such a theme would offer many options for engagement and use of the book across all colleges and disciplines... Read more >
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Growing Up Absurd
Problems of Youth in the Organized Society
Written by Paul Goodman
Afterword by Susan Sontag
Foreword by Casey Nelson Blake


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-581-1 (1-59017-581-6)

Paul Goodman’s Growing Up Absurd was a runaway best seller when it was first published in 1960, and it became one of the defining texts of the New Left. Goodman was a writer and thinker who broke every mold and did it brilliantly—he was a novelist, poet, and a social theorist... Read more >
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Citizens of Nowhere
From Refugee Camp to Canadian Campus
Written by Debi Goodwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor Canada
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-66723-4 (0-385-66723-X)

An inspiring story of courage, adaptation and determinaton — a year in the life of 11 refugee students entering universities across Canada.

"Most journalists have stories they never forget. This is mine."

When Debi Goodwin travelled to the Dadaab Refugee Camp in 2007 to shoot a documentary on young Somali refugees soon coming... Read more >
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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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Living the Quaker Way
Timeless Wisdom For a Better Life Today
Written by Philip Gulley


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Convergent Books
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $22.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-95578-4 (0-307-95578-8)

Philip Gulley invites us into a bracing encounter with the rich truths of Quakerism–a centuries-old spiritual tradition that provides not only a foundation of faith but also vision for making the world more just, loving, and peaceable by our presence.
 
In Living the Quaker Way, Gulley shows how Quaker values provide real... Read more >
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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Written by Jonathan Haidt


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45577-2 (0-307-45577-7)

As America descends deeper into polarization and paralysis, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt has done the seemingly impossible—challenged conventional thinking about morality, politics, and religion in a way that speaks to everyone on the political spectrum. Drawing on his twenty five years of groundbreaking research on moral psychology, he shows how moral... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Righteous Mind
Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion
Written by Jonathan Haidt


Format: Hardcover, 448 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 13, 2012
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37790-6 (0-307-37790-3)

Why can’t our political leaders work together as threats loom and problems mount? Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.

His... Read more >
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Gaga Feminism
Sex, Gender, and the End of Normal
Written by J. Jack Halberstam


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1098-3 (0-8070-1098-7)

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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Beyond Culture

Written by Edward T. Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 7, 1976
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-12474-4 (0-385-12474-0)

Hall argues that because man does not understand his own culture, he cannot understand other cultures. He proposes that humankind must now embark on the difficult journey beyond cutlure. Using concrete examples ranging from James Joyce's Finnegan's Wake to the mating habits of the bowerbird of New Guinea, Hall takes us... Read more >

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The Dance of Life
The Other Dimension of Time
Written by Edward T. Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 9, 1984
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-19248-4 (0-385-19248-7)

First published in 1983, this book studies how people are tied together and yet isolated by hidden threads of rhythm and walls of time. Time is treated as a language, organizer, and message system revealing people's
feelings about each other and reflecting differences between cultures. Read more >

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Hidden Differences
Doing Business with the Japanese
Written by Edward T. Hall and Mildred Reed Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 18, 1990
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-23884-7 (0-385-23884-3)

An analysis and explanation of the unstated rules of Japanese-American business relations. By drawing Western readers into the world in which they must function, the Halls simplify the process of adapting Western ways to a new environment.

“The authors believe that by better understanding Japanese culture, American business people will become... Read more >

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The Hidden Dimension

Written by Edward T. Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1990
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-08476-5 (0-385-08476-5)

An examination of various cultural concepts of space and how differences among them affect modern society. Introducing the science of "proxemics," Hall demonstrates how man's use of space can affect personal business relations, cross-cultural exchanges, architecture, city planning, and urban renewal. Read more >

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The Silent Language

Written by Edward T. Hall


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 3, 1973
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-05549-9 (0-385-05549-8)

Leading anthropologist Hall analyzes the many aspects of non-verbal communication and considers the concepts of space and time as tools for transmission of messages. His stimulating work is of interest to both the intelligent general reader and the sophisticated social scientist. Read more >

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The Village Against The World

Written by Dan Hancox


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-130-5 (1-78168-130-9)

One hundred kilometers from Seville, there is a small village, Marinaleda, that for the last thirty years has been at the center of a long struggle to create a communist utopia. In a story reminiscent of the Asterix books, Dan Hancox explores the reality behind the community where no one has... Read more >
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Cannibals and Kings
Origins of Cultures
Written by Marvin Harris


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 4, 1991
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-72849-8 (0-679-72849-X)

Harris shows how the endless varieties of cultural behavior can be explained as adaptations to particular ecological conditions. His aim is to account for the evolution of cultural forms as Darwin accounted for the evolution of biological forms: to show how cultures adopt their characteristic forms in response to changing ecological... Read more >
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Rebel Cities
From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution
Written by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-074-2 (1-78168-074-4)

Long before Occupy, cities were the subject of much utopian thinking. They are the centers of capital accumulation as well as of revolutionary politics, where deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Do the financiers and developers control access to urban resources or do the people? Who... Read more >
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Dead Funny
Telling Jokes in Hitler's Germany
Written by Rudolph Herzog
Translated by Jefferson Chase


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-61219-130-0 (1-61219-130-4)

In Nazi Germany, telling jokes about Hitler could get you killed

Hitler and Göring are standing on top of the Berlin radio tower. Hitler says he wants to do something to put a smile on the Berliners’ faces. Göring says, “Why don’t you jump?”

When a woman told this joke in Germany in... Read more >
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Nim Chimpsky
The Chimp Who Would Be Human
Written by Elizabeth Hess


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: December 30, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38277-8 (0-553-38277-2)

Now in Trade Paperback

Could an adorable chimpanzee raised from infancy by a human family bridge the gap between species—and change the way we think about the boundaries between the animal and human worlds?

Dubbed Project Nim, the experiment was the brainchild of Herbert S. Terrace, a psychologist at Columbia University. His goal... Read more >
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