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Toward a New Psychology of Women

Written by Jean Baker Miller


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 2, 1987
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2909-1 (0-8070-2909-2)

In the twenty years since its publication, this classic psychology text has become famous for its groundbreaking demonstration of how sexual stereotypes restrict men’s and women’s psychological development. Toward a New Psychology of Women revolutionized concepts of strength and weakness, dependency and autonomy, emotion, success, and power.

“Monumental in its innovative--possibly revolutionary--restructuring... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Honeymoon in Tehran
Two Years of Love and Danger in Iran
Written by Azadeh Moaveni


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 27, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7790-5 (0-8129-7790-4)

Azadeh Moaveni, longtime Middle East correspondent for Time magazine, returns to Iran to cover the rise of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Living and working in Tehran, she finds a nation that openly yearns for freedom and contact with the West but whose economic grievances and nationalist spirit find an outlet in Ahmadinejad’s... Read more >
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And If I Perish
Frontline U.S. Army Nurses in World War II
Written by Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 9, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3129-0 (1-4000-3129-X)

In World War II, 59,000 women voluntarily risked their lives for their country as U.S. Army nurses. When the war began, some of them had so little idea of what to expect that they packed party dresses; but the reality of service quickly caught up with them, whether they waded through... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Few Good Women
America's Military Women from World War I to the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Written by Evelyn Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9560-5 (1-4000-9560-3)

In this riveting narrative history, women veterans from the world wars, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Afghanistan, and Iraq tell their extraordinary stories.

Evelyn M. Monahan and Rosemary Neidel-Greenlee spent fifteen years combing through archives, journals, histories, and news reports, and gathering thousands of eyewitness accounts, letters, and interviews for this unprecedented chronicle... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Unearthing Venus
My Search for the Woman Within
Written by Cate Montana


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-78028-597-9 (1-78028-597-3)

Cate Montana was a liberated woman. Beginning a career in broadcasting after college in 1973, within four years she broke into the elite male bastion of sports television as a freelance editor for NBC, ABC and CBS. By 1981, she was living the ultimate vision of the second-wave feminist: fabulous career... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Margaret Thatcher
From Grantham to the Falklands
Written by Charles Moore


Format: Hardcover, 896 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 21, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95894-5 (0-307-95894-9)

With unequaled authority and dramatic detail, the first volume of Charles Moore’s authorized biography of Margaret Thatcher reveals as never before the early life, rise to power, and first years as prime minister of the woman who transformed Britain and the world in the late twentieth century. Moore has had unique... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rocket Girl
The Story of Mary Sherman Morgan, America's First Female Rocket Scientist
Written by George D. Morgan
Foreword by Ashley Stroupe, PHD


Format: Trade Paperback, 310 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: July 9, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-61614-739-6 (1-61614-739-3)

This is the extraordinary true story of America’ s first female rocket scientist. Told by her son, it describes Mary Sherman Morgan’s crucial contribution to launching America’s first satellite and the author’s labyrinthine journey to uncover his mother’s lost legacy--one buried deep under a lifetime of secrets political, technological, and personal. 

In... Read more >
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Edith Kermit Roosevelt
Portrait of a First Lady
Written by Sylvia Morris


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 4, 2001
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75768-6 (0-375-75768-6)

Edith Kermit Carow grew up in New York City in the same circles as did Theodore Roosevelt. But only after TR's first wife died at age twenty-two did the childhood friends forge one of the most successful romantic and political partnerships in American history. Sylvia Jukes Morris's access to previously unpublished... Read more >
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Everything Conceivable
How the Science of Assisted Reproduction Is Changing Our World
Written by Liza Mundy


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9537-7 (1-4000-9537-9)

Award-winning journalist Liza Mundy captures the human narratives, as well as the science, behind the controversial, multibillion-dollar fertility industry, and examines how this huge social experiment is transforming our most basic relationships and even our destiny as a species.

Skyrocketing infertility rates and dizzying technological advances are revolutionizing American families and changing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Heroine's Journey

Written by Maureen Murdock


Format: Trade Paperback, 232 pages
Publisher: Shambhala
On Sale: June 23, 1990
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-87773-485-7 (0-87773-485-2)

"The Heroine's Journey offers a map of the feminine healing process. Murdock writes in a clear and compassionate voice which draws inspiration from her experiences as a mother, artist, and therapist and from the collective wisdom of the community of women on the path of the goddess. This book speaks to... Read more >

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Autobiography of a Blue-eyed Devil
My Life and Times in a Racist, Imperialist Society
Written by Inga Muscio


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-520-3 (1-60980-520-8)

In an updated second edition of her widely anticipated follow-up to the cult classic Cunt, controversial feminist author Inga Muscio asserts that the history we learn in school and that is perpetuated in all areas of life in the US, is, in fact, a marketing brand developed by powerful people to... Read more >
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Rose
Love in Violent Times
Written by Inga Muscio


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-926-2 (1-58322-926-4)

With trademark precision and razor-sharp wit, Inga Muscio explores the impacts of passive violence, abuse, war, and cultural trauma on our most intimate lives in order to uncover a path toward healthy and imaginative sex and love.

Rose breaks new ground in answering a fundamental question in most feminist and antiracist writing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Reading Lolita in Tehran
A Memoir in Books
Written by Azar Nafisi


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7106-4 (0-8129-7106-X)

Winner, 2004 Book Sense Book of the Year Award for Non-Fiction

"This book transcends categorization of memoir, literary criticism or social history, though it is superb in all three."
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

For two years before she left Iran in 1997, Nafisi gathered seven young women at her house every Thursday morning to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Sati - Widow Burning in India

Written by Sakuntal Narasimhan


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: July 1, 1992
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-42317-5 (0-385-42317-9)

“Bombay journalist Narasimhan here offers an unnerving, carefully documented study of the Indian ritual whereby widows bring glory on themselves and their families by self-immolation on the pyres of their dead husbands. According to the author, the Hindi scriptures, which evolved from the second millennium B.C. to the second millennium A.D.... Read more >

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Women of Vision
National Geographic Photographers on Assignment
Written by National Geographic
Afterword by Elizabeth Crist
Foreword by Ann Curry
Introduction by Chris Johns


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-4262-1272-7 (1-4262-1272-0)

Women photographers have produced many of National Geographic’s most powerful photo-narratives of the past decade. These talented photojournalists are celebrated in this captivating photography book, covering places and subjects around the globe and sharing the same passion and commitment to storytelling that has come to define National Geographic magazine, with more... Read more >

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Market Sentiments
Middle-Class Market Culture in Nineteenth-Century America
Written by Elizabeth White Nelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-290-4 (1-58834-290-5)

In this brilliant study, Elizabeth White Nelson challenges a central tenet of 19th-century American history: namely, that men and women lived in separate spheres. Women, supposedly, lived lives focused around hearth and home; men focused on trade and commerce. Market Sentiments turns this theory on its head, arguing that the market... Read more >

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The Underground Girls of Kabul
In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan
Written by Jenny Nordberg


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95249-3 (0-307-95249-5)

Forthcoming September, 2014.  To request a FREE advance reader's copy, email: rhacademic@randomhouse.com

“[A] searing exposé…Nordberg's subtle, sympathetic reportage makes this one of the most convincing portraits of Afghan culture in print.” –Publishers Weekly [starred]

“As affecting as the stories of these women are, Nordberg’s conclusion—that women’s rights are essential to ‘building peaceful civilizations’—is... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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In the Devil's Snare
The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692
Written by Mary Beth Norton


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 14, 2003
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70690-5 (0-375-70690-9)

Award-winning historian Mary Beth Norton reexamines the Salem witch trials in this startlingly original, meticulously researched, and utterly riveting study.

In 1692 the people of Massachusetts were living in fear, and not solely of satanic afflictions. Horrifyingly violent Indian attacks had all but emptied the northern frontier of settlers, and many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Lazy B
Growing up on a Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor and H. Alan Day


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6673-2 (0-8129-6673-2)

What was it in Sandra Day O'Connor's background and early life that helped make her the woman she is today—the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and one of the most powerful women in America?

In Lazy B, Sandra Day O'Connor, with her brother, Alan, tells the story of the... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Majesty of the Law
Reflections of a Supreme Court Justice
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6747-0 (0-8129-6747-X)

In The Majesty of the Law, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor explores the law, her life as a Justice, and how the Court has evolved and continues to function, grow, and change as an American institution. Tracing some of the origins of American law through history, people, and ideas, O’Connor... Read more >

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Out of Order
Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8432-3 (0-8129-8432-3)

“I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the... Read more >

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Out of Order
Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9392-9 (0-8129-9392-6)

“I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the... Read more >

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Flux
Women on Sex, Work, Love, Kids, and Life in a Half-Changed World
Written by Peggy Orenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 21, 2001
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-49887-6 (0-385-49887-X)

The advances of the women’s movement allow women to grow up with a sense of expanded possibilities. Yet traditional expectations have hardly changed. To discover how they are navigating this double burden personally and professionally, Orenstein interviewed hundreds of women and has blended their voices into a compelling narrative that gets... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Schoolgirls
Young Women, Self Esteem, and the Confidence Gap
Written by Peggy Orenstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 1, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-42576-6 (0-385-42576-7)

SchoolGirls examines the lives of teenage girls and reveals that despite perceptions of progress toward equality between the sexes, fundamentally things have not really advanced much. Written in association with the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the book is deeply rooted in a broad-based 1990 AAUW poll, which found that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Know Your Power
A Message to America's Daughters
Written by Nancy Pelosi and Amy Hill Hearth


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2944-8 (0-7679-2944-6)

“Never losing faith, we waited through the many years of struggle to achieve our rights. But women weren’t just waiting; women were working. Never losing faith, we worked to redeem the promise of America, that all men and women are created equal. For our daughters and our granddaughters today we have... Read more >
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