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Christmas in the Koran

(Available August 26, 2014)
Christmas in the Koran
Edited by Ibn Warraq
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616149376
Our Price: $49.95
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Christmas in the Koran
Luxenberg, Syriac, and the Near Eastern and Judeo-Christian Background of Islam
Edited by Ibn Warraq


Format: Hardcover, 805 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $49.95

Centering on the pioneering work of Christoph Luxenberg, this anthology of scholarly yet accessible studies of the Koran makes a convincing case that Islam's holy book borrowed heavily from Christian texts in Syriac and other Near Eastern sources.

In this important compilation, Ibn Warraq focuses on the pioneering work in Syriac and... Read more >
The Disunited States

(Available August 26, 2014)
The Disunited States
Written by Vladimir Pozner, Translated by Alison Strayer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609805319
Our Price: $22.95
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The Disunited States

Written by Vladimir Pozner
Translated by Alison Strayer


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $22.95

Influential French novelist, screenwriter, pioneer in literary genre and Oscar nominee Vladimir Pozner came to the United States in the 1930s. He found the nation and its people in a state of profound material and spiritual crisis, and took it upon himself to chronicle the life of the worker, the striker... Read more >
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The Disunited States

Written by Vladimir Pozner
Translated by Alison Strayer


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $22.95

Influential French novelist, screenwriter, pioneer in literary genre and Oscar nominee Vladimir Pozner came to the United States in the 1930s. He found the nation and its people in a state of profound material and spiritual crisis, and took it upon himself to chronicle the life of the worker, the striker... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Rationality and Irrationality in Economics

Written by Maurice Godelier
Translated by Brian Pearce


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $17.95

This book is the result of a research project begun by the author in 1958 with the aim of answering two questions:

First, what is the rationality of the economic systems that appear and disappear throughout history—in other words, what is their hidden logic and the underlying necessity for them to exist... Read more >
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Reign of Error

(Available August 26, 2014)
Reign of Error
Written by Diane Ravitch
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345806352
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Reign of Error
The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
Written by Diane Ravitch


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $16.95

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, an incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is...

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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Up Ghost River

(Available August 26, 2014)
Up Ghost River
Written by Edmund Metatawabin and Alexandra Shimo
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307399878
Our Price: $32.00
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Up Ghost River
A Chief's Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History
Written by Edmund Metatawabin and Alexandra Shimo


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $32.00

A powerful, raw yet eloquent memoir from a residential school survivor and former First Nations Chief, Up Ghost River is a necessary step toward our collective healing.
 
In the 1950s, 7-year-old Edmund Metatawabin was separated from his family and placed in one of Canada’s worst residential schools. St. Anne’s, in north­ern Ontario...

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Up Ghost River
A Chief's Journey Through the Turbulent Waters of Native History
Written by Edmund Metatawabin and Alexandra Shimo


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $16.99

A powerful, raw yet eloquent memoir from a residential school survivor and former First Nations Chief, Up Ghost River is a necessary step toward our collective healing.
 
In the 1950s, 7-year-old Edmund Metatawabin was separated from his family and placed in one of Canada’s worst residential schools. St. Anne’s, in north­ern Ontario...

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The Village Effect

(Available August 26, 2014)
The Village Effect
Written by Susan Pinker
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781400069576
Our Price: $26.00
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The Village Effect
How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter
Written by Susan Pinker


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $26.00

In her surprising, entertaining, and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience, and longevity.
 
From birth to death, human beings are hardwired to connect to other human beings. Face-to-face contact matters: tight bonds of friendship and love heal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The Village Effect
How Face-to-Face Contact Can Make Us Healthier, Happier, and Smarter
Written by Susan Pinker


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $12.99

In her surprising, entertaining, and persuasive new book, award-winning author and psychologist Susan Pinker shows how face-to-face contact is crucial for learning, happiness, resilience, and longevity.
 
From birth to death, human beings are hardwired to connect to other human beings. Face-to-face contact matters: tight bonds of friendship and love heal... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
On Gold Mountain

Written by Lisa See


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2014
Price: $11.99

Out of the stories heard in her childhood in Los Angeles's Chinatown and years of research, See has constructed this sweeping chronicle of her Chinese-American family, a work that takes in stories of racism and romance, entrepreneurial genius and domestic heartache, secret marriages and sibling rivalries, in a powerful history of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a trade paperback.
Balancing on the Mechitza
Transgender in Jewish Community
Edited by Noach Dzmura


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $16.95

***WINNER, 2011 Lambda Literary Award - Transgender Non-Fiction

While the Jewish mainstream still argues about homosexuality, transgender and gender-variant people have emerged as a distinct Jewish population and as a new chorus of voices. Inspired and nurtured by the successes of the feminist and LGBT movements in the Jewish world, Jews who... Read more >
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Collecting Native America, 1870-1960

Written by Shepard Krech III


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $39.95

Between the 1870s and 1950s collectors vigorously pursued the artifacts of Native American groups. Setting out to preserve what they thought was a vanishing culture, they amassed ethnographic and archaeological collections amounting to well over one million objects and founded museums throughout North America that were meant to educate the public... Read more >
Living In, Living Out
African American Domestics in Washington, D.C., 1910-1940
Written by Elizabeth Clark-Lewis


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $29.95

This oral history portrays the lives of African American women who migrated from the rural South to work as domestic servants in Washington, DC in the early decades of the twentieth century. In Living In, Living Out Elizabeth Clark-Lewis narrates the personal experiences of eighty-one women who worked for wealthy white... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
American Hunger
The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series
Written by Eli Saslow


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $1.99

An eBook short.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow traveled across the country over the course of a year—from Florida and Texas to Rhode Island and Tennessee—to examine the personal and political implications and repercussions of America's growing food stamp program.
 
Saslow... Read more >
Amsterdam

(Available August 12, 2014)
Amsterdam
Written by Russell Shorto
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307743756
Our Price: $16.95
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Amsterdam
A History of the World's Most Liberal City
Written by Russell Shorto


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $16.95

In this effortlessly erudite account, Russell Shorto traces the evolution of one of the world's greatest cities. From the building of its first canals in the 1300s, through the brutal struggle for Dutch independence and its golden age as the capital of a vast empire, to its complex present in which... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.
From Fatwa to Jihad

(Available August 12, 2014)
From Fatwa to Jihad
Written by Kenan Malik
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781612194059
Our Price: $22.00
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From Fatwa to Jihad
The Rushdie Affair and Its Aftermath
Written by Kenan Malik


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $22.00

THE #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER
A Finalist for the George Orwell Book Prize

“It would be absurd to think that a book can cause riots,” Salman Rushdie asserted just months before the publication of his novel The Satanic Verses. But that’s exactly what happened. In England, protests started just months after... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
In a Rocket Made of Ice
Among the Children of Wat Opot
Written by Gail Gutradt
Read by Lorna Raver


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $22.50

A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman’s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia—a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles.

Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
In a Rocket Made of Ice

(Available August 12, 2014)
In a Rocket Made of Ice
Written by Gail Gutradt
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385353472
Our Price: $25.95
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In a Rocket Made of Ice
Among the Children of Wat Opot
Written by Gail Gutradt


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $25.95

A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman’s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia—a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles.

Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.
In a Rocket Made of Ice
Among the Children of Wat Opot
Written by Gail Gutradt


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $12.99

A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman’s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia—a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles.

Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and a hardcover.
The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay

(Available August 12, 2014)
The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay
Written by Hooman Majd
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307946690
Our Price: $15.95
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The Ministry of Guidance Invites You to Not Stay
An American Family in Iran
Written by Hooman Majd


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $15.95

In February 2011, Hooman Majd disembarked at the Tehran airport, a place he had passed through many times to visit family or accompany a news crew. But this time he had his wife, Karri; his infant son, Khash; and an oversize stroller in tow—and plans to stay for a year. Few... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Outlaws of the Atlantic

(Available August 12, 2014)
Outlaws of the Atlantic
Written by Marcus Rediker
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807033098
Our Price: $26.95
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Outlaws of the Atlantic
Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail
Written by Marcus Rediker


Format: Hardcover, 248 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $26.95

This maritime history "from below" exposes the history-making power of common sailors, slaves, pirates, and other outlaws at sea in the era of the tall ship.
 
In Outlaws of the Atlantic, award-winning historian Marcus Rediker turns maritime history upside down. He explores the dramatic world of maritime adventure, not from the perspective... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Outlaws of the Atlantic
Sailors, Pirates, and Motley Crews in the Age of Sail
Written by Marcus Rediker


Format: eBook, 248 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $26.95

This maritime history "from below" exposes the history-making power of common sailors, slaves, pirates, and other outlaws at sea in the era of the tall ship.
 
In Outlaws of the Atlantic, award-winning historian Marcus Rediker turns maritime history upside down. He explores the dramatic world of maritime adventure, not from the perspective... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
The Slaughter

(Available August 12, 2014)
The Slaughter
Written by Ethan Gutmann
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616149406
Our Price: $25.95
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The Slaughter
Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem
Written by Ethan Gutmann


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $25.95

The inside story of China's organ transplant business and its macabre connection with internment camps and killing fields for arrested dissidents, especially the adherents of Falun Gong.

Mass murder is alive and well. That is the stark conclusion of this comprehensive investigation into the Chinese state's secret program to get rid of political... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The Slaughter
Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China's Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem
Written by Ethan Gutmann


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $12.99

The inside story of China's organ transplant business and its macabre connection with internment camps and killing fields for arrested dissidents, especially the adherents of Falun Gong.

Mass murder is alive and well. That is the stark conclusion of this comprehensive investigation into the Chinese state's secret program to get rid of political... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.
Women's Oppression Today

(Available August 12, 2014)
Women's Oppression Today
Written by Michele Barrett, Introduction by Kathi Weeks
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781680131
Our Price: $24.95
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Women's Oppression Today
The Marxist/Feminist Encounter
Written by Michele Barrett
Introduction by Kathi Weeks


Format: Trade Paperback, 308 pages
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $24.95

Women’s Oppression Today is now a classic text in the debate about Marxism and feminism and has been reprinted many times since its first publication in 1980. Acknowledging the book as a product of the specific political climate of the time it was written, Michèle Barrett in this revised edition surveys the... Read more >
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