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The Sociology of Marx

Written by Henri Lefebvre


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: February 18, 2015
Price: $18.99

The crucial importance of Karl Marx’s thought for his own time and for ours is beyond dispute, but the there have always been two considerable impediments to understanding: first, the supposed complexity with which Marx articulated his ideas; second, the accretions which commentators, disciples, and hagiographers have built into the original... Read more >
Is Shame Necessary?

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Is Shame Necessary?
Written by Jennifer Jacquet
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307907578
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Is Shame Necessary?
New Uses for an Old Tool
Written by Jennifer Jacquet


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: February 17, 2015
Price: $24.00

An urgent, illuminating exploration of the social nature of shame and of how it might be used to promote large-scale political change and social reform.
 
In cultures that champion the individual, guilt is advertised as the cornerstone of conscience. But while guilt holds individuals to personal standards, it is powerless... Read more >
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Is Shame Necessary?
New Uses for an Old Tool
Written by Jennifer Jacquet


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: February 17, 2015
Price: $12.99

An urgent, illuminating exploration of the social nature of shame and of how it might be used to promote large-scale political change and social reform.
 
In cultures that champion the individual, guilt is advertised as the cornerstone of conscience. But while guilt holds individuals to personal standards, it is powerless... Read more >
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Ghettoside
Ghettoside
Written by Jill Leovy
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385529983
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Ghettoside
A True Story of Murder in America
Written by Jill Leovy


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: January 27, 2015
Price: $28.00

A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America
 
On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of... Read more >
Ghettoside
Ghettoside
Written by Jill Leovy
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ISBN: 9780385530002
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Ghettoside
A True Story of Murder in America
Written by Jill Leovy


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: January 27, 2015
Price: $13.99

A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America
 
On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of... Read more >
Ghettoside
Ghettoside
Written by Jill Leovy, Read by Rebecca Lowman
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780449009710
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Ghettoside
A True Story of Murder in America
Written by Jill Leovy
Read by Rebecca Lowman


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: January 27, 2015
Price: $45.00

A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America
 
On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of... Read more >
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Ghettoside
Ghettoside
Written by Jill Leovy, Read by Rebecca Lowman
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780449009727
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Ghettoside
A True Story of Murder in America
Written by Jill Leovy
Read by Rebecca Lowman


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: January 27, 2015
Price: $22.50

A masterly work of literary journalism about a senseless murder, a relentless detective, and the great plague of homicide in America
 
On a warm spring evening in South Los Angeles, a young man is shot and killed on a sidewalk minutes away from his home, one of the thousands of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, eBook and a hardcover.
The Sweet Spot
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
The Sweet Spot
Written by Christine Carter, Ph.D.
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780553392050
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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
The Sweet Spot
Written by Christine Carter, Ph.D., Read by Christine Carter, Ph.D.
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9781101890066
Our Price: $15.00

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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 >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Longtime Californ'
Longtime Californ'
Written by Victor Nee and Brett De Bary
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804153911
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Longtime Californ'
A Documentary Study of an American Chinatown
Written by Victor Nee and Brett De Bary


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2014
Price: $18.99

Beginning with the immigrants who left poverty-ridden villages in China to try for a better livelihood in America, the narratives and extensive interviews of Longtime Californ’ tell the true story of the Chinese in America. A young Chinese girl tells of being sold into slavery, brought to America, and rescued by... Read more >
Empire of Sin
Empire of Sin
Written by Gary Krist
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780770437060
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Empire of Sin
A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Written by Gary Krist


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $26.00

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans’ other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City
 
     Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans’ thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city’s... Read more >
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Empire of Sin
Empire of Sin
Written by Gary Krist
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780770437077
Our Price: $12.99
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Empire of Sin
A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Written by Gary Krist


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $12.99

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive account of New Orleans’ other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City
 
     Empire of Sin re-creates the remarkable story of New Orleans’ thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city’s... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Secrets and Lies
Secrets and Lies
Written by Jane Isay
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307742247
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Secrets and Lies
Surviving the Truths That Change Our Lives
Written by Jane Isay


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $15.95

Secrets and Lies is a compellingly readable journey into the realm of family secrets, offering lessons and insights for those who are hiding the truth and for those who discover what has long been hidden.

Jane Isay was both a secret finder and a secret keeper. After fifteen years of marriage, her...

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The View from the Train
The View from the Train
Written by Patrick Keiller
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781687765
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The View from the Train
Cities and Other Landscapes
Written by Patrick Keiller


Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.95

“Robinson believed that, if he looked at it hard enough, he could cause the surface of the city to reveal to him the molecular basis of historical events, and in this way he hoped to see into the future.”

In his sequence of films, Patrick Keiller retraces the hidden story of the places... Read more >
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The Spelling Bee
The Spelling Bee
Written by Alex Kotlowitz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781101910337
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The Spelling Bee

Written by Alex Kotlowitz


Format: eBook, 24 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $0.99

An eBook short.

A selection from Alex Kotlowitz’s masterpiece of immersive reportage There Are No Children Here, the harrowing coming-of-age story of two children in Chicago’s Henry Horner Public Housing Complex. In “The Spelling Bee,” as Pharoah returns to school, his dreams come up against the realities of his neighborhood.
 
Pharoah is small of... Read more >
Amsterdam
Amsterdam
Written by Russell Shorto
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307743756
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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 >
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Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill, Revised and Updated Edition
Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill, Revised and Updated Edition
Written by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria Degaetano
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804139359
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Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill, Revised and Updated Edition
A Call to Action Against TV, Movie & Video Game Violence
Written by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria Degaetano


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $15.00

Completely revised and updated, a much-needed call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America's youth

Newtown, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Columbine. Thereis no bigger or more important issue in America than youth violence. Kids, some as young... Read more >
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Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill, Revised and Updated Edition
Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill, Revised and Updated Edition
Written by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria Degaetano
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804139366
Our Price: $11.99
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Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill, Revised and Updated Edition
A Call to Action Against TV, Movie & Video Game Violence
Written by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria Degaetano


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: August 5, 2014
Price: $11.99

Completely revised and updated, a much-needed call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America's youth

Newtown, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Columbine. Thereis no bigger or more important issue in America than youth violence. Kids, some as young... Read more >
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Buck
Buck
Written by M.K. Asante
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812983623
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Buck
A Memoir
Written by M.K. Asante


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $15.00

A coming-of-age story about navigating the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family, Buck shares the story of a generation through one original and riveting voice. MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents: his mother a dancer, his father a revered professor. But as a... Read more >
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Dealers

Written by Peter Madsen


Format: eBook, 152 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $14.95

"The criminal class is a more exact cross-section of humanity than any trade could be." –Luc Sante, interview by The Believer
 
Weed, coke, heroin, molly, promethazine, crack, PCP, LCD, opium, hashish, mushrooms, and countless other illicit substances flood the streets of New York City where they are consumed as quickly as... Read more >
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Hearts and Hands, Second Edition
Hearts and Hands, Second Edition
Written by Luis J. Rodriguez
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609805531
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Hearts and Hands, Second Edition
Creating Community in Violent Times
Written by Luis J. Rodriguez


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $19.95

Hearts and Hands focuses on healing through community building. Empowered by thirty years of experience with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Rodríguez offers a unique book of change. He makes concrete suggestions, shows how we can create nonviolent opportunities for youth today, and redirects kids into productive and satisfying lives... Read more >
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Hearts and Hands, Second Edition
Creating Community in Violent Times
Written by Luis J. Rodriguez


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $19.95

Hearts and Hands focuses on healing through community building. Empowered by thirty years of experience with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Rodríguez offers a unique book of change. He makes concrete suggestions, shows how we can create nonviolent opportunities for youth today, and redirects kids into productive and satisfying lives... Read more >
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Critique of Everyday Life

Written by Henri Lefebvre


Format: eBook, 284 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $44.95

Henri Lefebvre’s magnum opus: a monumental exploration of contemporary society.

Henri Lefebvre’s three-volume Critique of Everyday Life is perhaps the richest, most prescient work by one of the twentieth century’s greatest philosophers. Written at the birth of post-war consumerism, the Critique was a philosophical inspiration for the 1968 student revolution in France... Read more >
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Critique of Everyday Life
Critique of Everyday Life
Written by Henri Lefebvre
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781683170
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Critique of Everyday Life

Written by Henri Lefebvre


Format: Trade Paperback, 944 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $44.95

Henri Lefebvre’s magnum opus: a monumental exploration of contemporary society.

Henri Lefebvre’s three-volume Critique of Everyday Life is perhaps the richest, most prescient work by one of the twentieth century’s greatest philosophers. Written at the birth of post-war consumerism, the Critique was a philosophical inspiration for the 1968 student revolution in France... Read more >
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