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Creatocracy

(Available January 20, 2015)
Creatocracy
Written by Elizabeth Wurtzel
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781576877708
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Creatocracy
How the Constitution Invented Hollywood
Written by Elizabeth Wurtzel


Format: Trade Paperback, 132 pages
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $14.95

“The defining characteristic of America is our fanaticism: We dream big, we think large, we create grandeur...” 

And we created Elizabeth Wurtzel: A celebrated writer who has lent her voice to depression, to women scorned, to addiction, and now to the Constitution of our great states. True to form, Wurtzel brings to... Read more >
The Sweet Spot

(Available January 20, 2015)
The Sweet Spot
Written by Christine Carter, Ph.D.
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780553392043
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The Sweet Spot
How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work
Written by Christine Carter, Ph.D.


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $26.00

Learn how to achieve more by doing less! Live in that zone you’ve glimpsed but can’t seem to hold on to—the sweet spot where you have the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease.
 
Not long ago, Christine Carter, a happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and... Read more >
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The Sweet Spot
How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work
Written by Christine Carter, Ph.D.


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $13.99

Learn how to achieve more by doing less! Live in that zone you’ve glimpsed but can’t seem to hold on to—the sweet spot where you have the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease.
 
Not long ago, Christine Carter, a happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and... Read more >
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The Sweet Spot
How to Find Your Groove at Home and Work
Written by Christine Carter, Ph.D.
Read by Christine Carter, Ph.D.


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 20, 2015
Price: $15.00

Learn how to achieve more by doing less! Live in that zone you’ve glimpsed but can’t seem to hold on to—the sweet spot where you have the greatest strength, but also the greatest ease.
 
Not long ago, Christine Carter, a happiness expert at UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center and... Read more >
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The Radical King

(Available January 13, 2015)
The Radical King
Written by Martin Luther King, Jr., Edited by Cornel West
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807012826
Our Price: $26.95
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The Radical King

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Cornel West


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2015
Price: $26.95

A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X
 
“I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic. . . . [Capitalism] started out with a noble and high motive . . . but like most... Read more >
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The Radical King

Written by Martin Luther King, Jr.
Edited by Cornel West


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2015
Price: $26.95

A revealing collection that restores Dr. King as being every bit as radical as Malcolm X
 
“I imagine you already know that I am much more socialistic in my economic theory than capitalistic. . . . [Capitalism] started out with a noble and high motive . . . but like most... Read more >
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The Tyranny of the Meritocracy

(Available January 13, 2015)
The Tyranny of the Meritocracy
Written by Lani Guinier
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807006276
Our Price: $24.95
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The Tyranny of the Meritocracy
Democratizing Higher Education in America
Written by Lani Guinier


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2015
Price: $24.95

A fresh and bold argument for revamping our standards of “merit” and a clear blueprint for creating collaborative education models that strengthen our democracy rather than privileging individual elites

Standing on the foundations of America’s promise of equal opportunity, our universities purport to serve as engines of social mobility and practitioners of... Read more >
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The Tyranny of the Meritocracy
Democratizing Higher Education in America
Written by Lani Guinier


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: January 13, 2015
Price: $24.95

A fresh and bold argument for revamping our standards of “merit” and a clear blueprint for creating collaborative education models that strengthen our democracy rather than privileging individual elites

Standing on the foundations of America’s promise of equal opportunity, our universities purport to serve as engines of social mobility and practitioners of... Read more >
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Considering Hate

(Available January 6, 2015)
Considering Hate
Written by Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807091913
Our Price: $25.95
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Considering Hate
Violence, Goodness, and Justice in American Culture and Politics
Written by Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski


Format: Hardcover, 184 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $25.95

A provocative book about rethinking hatred and violence in America
 
Over the centuries American society has been plagued by brutality fueled by disregard for the humanity of others: systemic violence against Native peoples, black people, and immigrants. More recent examples include the Steubenville rape case and the murders of Matthew Shepard... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Considering Hate
Violence, Goodness, and Justice in American Culture and Politics
Written by Kay Whitlock and Michael Bronski


Format: eBook, 184 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $25.95

A provocative book about rethinking hatred and violence in America
 
Over the centuries American society has been plagued by brutality fueled by disregard for the humanity of others: systemic violence against Native peoples, black people, and immigrants. More recent examples include the Steubenville rape case and the murders of Matthew Shepard... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Mindwise

(Available January 6, 2015)
Mindwise
Written by Nicholas Epley
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307743565
Our Price: $15.95
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Mindwise
Why We Misunderstand What Others Think, Believe, Feel, and Want
Written by Nicholas Epley


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $15.95

Why are we sometimes blind to the minds of others, treating them like objects or animals instead? Why do we talk to our cars, or the stars, as if there is a mind that can hear us? Why do we so routinely believe that others think, feel, and want what we...

Read more >
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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

(Available January 6, 2015)
The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation
Written by David Brion Davis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307389695
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The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation

Written by David Brion Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $16.95

With this volume, Davis presents the age of emancipation as a model for reform and as probably the greatest landmark of willed moral progress in human history. Bringing to a close his staggeringly ambitious, prizewinning trilogy on slavery in Western culture Davis offers original and penetrating insights into what slavery and... Read more >
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Taking on Theodore Roosevelt
How One Senator Defied the President on Brownsville and Shook American Politics
Written by Harry Lembeck


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $12.99

In August 1906, black soldiers stationed in Brownsville, Texas, were accused of going on a lawless rampage in which shots were fired, one man was killed, and another wounded. Because the perpetrators could never be positively identified, President Theodore Roosevelt took the highly unusual step of discharging without honor all one... Read more >
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Taking on Theodore Roosevelt

(Available January 6, 2015)
Taking on Theodore Roosevelt
Written by Harry Lembeck
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616149543
Our Price: $27.00
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Taking on Theodore Roosevelt
How One Senator Defied the President on Brownsville and Shook American Politics
Written by Harry Lembeck


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $27.00

In August 1906, black soldiers stationed in Brownsville, Texas, were accused of going on a lawless rampage in which shots were fired, one man was killed, and another wounded. Because the perpetrators could never be positively identified, President Theodore Roosevelt took the highly unusual step of discharging without honor all one... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Xenolinguistics

(Available January 6, 2015)
Xenolinguistics
Written by Diana Slattery, Foreword by Allyson Grey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583945995
Our Price: $24.95
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Xenolinguistics
Psychedelics, Language, and the Evolution of Consciousness
Written by Diana Slattery
Foreword by Allyson Grey


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $24.95

Are language and consciousness co-evolving? Can psychedelic experience cast light on this topic? In the Western world, we stand at the dawn of the psychedelic age with advances in neuroscience; a proliferation of new psychoactive substances, both legal and illegal; the anthropology of ayahuasca use; and new discoveries in ethnobotany. From... Read more >
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Xenolinguistics
Psychedelics, Language, and the Evolution of Consciousness
Written by Diana Slattery
Foreword by Allyson Grey


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: January 6, 2015
Price: $24.95

Are language and consciousness co-evolving? Can psychedelic experience cast light on this topic? In the Western world, we stand at the dawn of the psychedelic age with advances in neuroscience; a proliferation of new psychoactive substances, both legal and illegal; the anthropology of ayahuasca use; and new discoveries in ethnobotany. From... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Bangladesh - Culture Smart!
Bangladesh - Culture Smart!
Written by Urmi Rahman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781857336955
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Bangladesh - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Urmi Rahman


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2014
Price: $9.95

Bangladesh is a lush, green country situated on the fertile Ganges delta, adjacent to the Indian state of West Bengal. Although there are hilly areas in the northeast, this densely populated country is mostly flat, and criss-crossed by many rivers. Much of its coastline forms part of the world’s largest mangrove... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Bangladesh - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Urmi Rahman


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2014
Price: $4.95

Bangladesh is a lush, green country situated on the fertile Ganges delta, adjacent to the Indian state of West Bengal. Although there are hilly areas in the northeast, this densely populated country is mostly flat, and criss-crossed by many rivers. Much of its coastline forms part of the world’s largest mangrove... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Israel - Culture Smart!
Israel - Culture Smart!
Written by Marian Lebor and Jeffrey Geri
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781857337037
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Israel - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Marian Lebor and Jeffrey Geri


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2014
Price: $9.95

A world leader in hi-tech, Israel has been dubbed “the start-up nation”—a description that could equally well apply to its remarkable birth as a haven for Jewish immigrants and refugees. Having started with few natural resources just over sixty years ago, it is now a thriving democracy and a regional superpower... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Israel - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Marian Lebor and Jeffrey Geri


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2014
Price: $4.95

A world leader in hi-tech, Israel has been dubbed “the start-up nation”—a description that could equally well apply to its remarkable birth as a haven for Jewish immigrants and refugees. Having started with few natural resources just over sixty years ago, it is now a thriving democracy and a regional superpower... Read more >
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Uganda - Culture Smart!
Uganda - Culture Smart!
Written by Ian Clarke
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781857336993
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Uganda - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Ian Clarke


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: December 23, 2014
Price: $9.95

Once notorious for the tyranny of Idi Amin, immortalized in the film The Last King of Scotland, Uganda has, for the last twenty-six years or so, struggled to overcome its negative image. It has largely been successful. Rated the best country to visit in 2012, it was one named of the... Read more >
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If It Die
If It Die
Written by Andre Gide
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781101910443
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If It Die

Written by Andre Gide


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 17, 2014
Price: $13.99

This is the major autobiographical statement from Nobel laureate André Gide. In the events and musings recorded here we find the seeds of those themes that obsessed him throughout his career and imbued his classic novels The Immoralist and The Counterfeiters

Gide led a life of uncompromising self-scrutiny, and his literary works resembled moments of... Read more >
Reflections of a Culture Broker
A View from the Smithsonian
Written by Richard Kurin


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 10, 2014
Price: $27.95

Is culture brokered like stocks, real estate, or marriage? In this engaging book, Richard Kurin shows that cultures are also mediated and indeed brokered by countries, organizations, communities, and individuals -- all with their own vision of the truth and varying abilities to impose it on others. Drawing on his diverse... Read more >
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Horn Please: The Decorated Trucks of India
Horn Please: The Decorated Trucks of India
Written by Dan Eckstein
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576877067
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Horn Please: The Decorated Trucks of India
The Decorated Trucks of India
Written by Dan Eckstein


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $45.00

“Horn Please” could be considered the mantra of the Indian highway, and some version of the phrase is written on the back of practically every truck on the road in India today.
 
One unmistakable feature of the Indian highway is the presence of these brightly decorated trucks that ply... Read more >
Lapps and Labyrinths
Lapps and Labyrinths
Written by Noel D. Broadbent, Contribution by Jan Stora
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781935623649
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Lapps and Labyrinths
Saami Prehistory, Colonization, and Cultural Resilience
Written by Noel D. Broadbent
Contribution by Jan Stora


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $24.95

Professor Noel D. Broadbent is one of Sweden's foremost experts on north Swedish archaeology and literally wrote the book on the prehistory of the Skellefteå region on the North Bothnian coast. This knowledge is now brought to bear on the issue of Saami origins. The focus is on the successful adaptive... Read more >
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