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Rebel Music
Rebel Music
Written by Hisham Aidi
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307908681
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Rebel Music
Race, Empire, and the New Muslim Youth Culture
Written by Hisham Aidi


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $15.99

This fascinating, timely, and important book on the connection between music and political activism among Muslim youth around the world looks at how hip-hop, jazz, and reggae, along with Andalusian and Gnawa music, have become a means of building community and expressing protest in the face of the West’s policies in...

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The News: A User's Manual
The News: A User's Manual
Written by Alain De Botton
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307911728
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The News: A User's Manual

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $13.99

The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?
 
We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness)... Read more >
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The News: A User's Manual
The News: A User's Manual
Written by Alain De Botton
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307379122
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The News: A User's Manual

Written by Alain De Botton


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $26.95

The news is everywhere. We can’t stop constantly checking it on our computer screens, but what is this doing to our minds?
 
We are never really taught how to make sense of the torrent of news we face every day, writes Alain de Botton (author of the best-selling The Architecture of Happiness)... Read more >
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Screened Out
Screened Out
Written by Jean Baudrillard, Translated by Chris Turner
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781681558
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Screened Out

Written by Jean Baudrillard
Translated by Chris Turner


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $17.95

‘Watching the president’s Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation. Seeing the video broadcast of the Christmas service in the cathedral itself, with these pathetic screens and the young worshippers slumped around them here and there, you tell yourself that God and religion deserved better. Deserved to die, yes, but not... Read more >
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Screened Out

Written by Jean Baudrillard
Translated by Chris Turner


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: January 7, 2014
Price: $17.95

‘Watching the president’s Christmas message produces this necropolar, white-mass sensation. Seeing the video broadcast of the Christmas service in the cathedral itself, with these pathetic screens and the young worshippers slumped around them here and there, you tell yourself that God and religion deserved better. Deserved to die, yes, but not... Read more >
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Afghanistan - Culture Smart!
Afghanistan - Culture Smart!
Written by Nazes Afroz and Moska Najib
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781857336795
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Afghanistan - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Nazes Afroz and Moska Najib


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $9.95

Afghanistan is situated at the crossroads of Asia, a strategically important location that connects the Middle East with Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Down the ages it has been subjected to continuous foreign invasion and intervention—from Alexander the Great to Genghis Khan, and as a pawn in the struggle between... Read more >
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Kazakhstan - Culture Smart!
Kazakhstan - Culture Smart!
Written by Dina Zhansagimova
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781857336818
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Kazakhstan - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Dina Zhansagimova


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: December 3, 2013
Price: $9.95

Kazakhstan, one of the largest countries on earth, was long hidden from the rest of the world behind the Iron Curtain, and continued to remain unnoticed among the “stans” of Central Asia that gained independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Now, twenty years later, it has emerged as... Read more >
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Afghanistan - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Nazes Afroz and Moska Najib


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: November 25, 2013
Price: $9.95

Afghanistan is situated at the crossroads of Asia, a strategically important location that connects the Middle East with Central Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Down the ages it has been subjected to continuous foreign invasion and intervention—from Alexander the Great to Genghis Khan, and as a pawn in the struggle between... Read more >
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Kazakhstan - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Dina Zhansagimova


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: November 25, 2013
Price: $9.95

Kazakhstan, one of the largest countries on earth, was long hidden from the rest of the world behind the Iron Curtain, and continued to remain unnoticed among the “stans” of Central Asia that gained independence from the Soviet Union in the early 1990s. Now, twenty years later, it has emerged as... Read more >
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Spacefarers
Images of Astronauts and Cosmonauts in the Heroic Era of Spaceflight
Edited by Michael J. Neufeld


Format: eBook, 260 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2013
Price: $29.95

The recent 50th anniversaries of the first human spaceflights by the Soviet Union and the United States, and the 30th anniversary of the launching of the first U.S. Space Shuttle mission, have again brought to mind the pioneering accomplishments of the first quarter century of humans in space. Historians, political scientists... Read more >
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The Untamed Garden
The Untamed Garden
Written by Sonia Day
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771025068
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The Untamed Garden
A Revealing Look at Our Love Affair with Plants
Written by Sonia Day


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $17.95

 In this charming gift book, master gardener Sonia Day brings together delicious tidbits from myth, history, botany, and plant lore to reveal how plants have seduced our hearts, minds, and bodies throughout the ages. Organized in thematic chapters that loosely follow the arc of a love affair, the book journeys from...

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At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385537292
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At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
A Short History of Private Life
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: eBook, 560 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $21.99

From one of the most beloved authors of our  time—more than six million copies of his books have been sold in this country alone—a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home.

“Houses aren’t refuges from history. They are where history ends up.”
 
Bill Bryson and his family... Read more >
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At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385537285
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At Home: Special Illustrated Edition
A Short History of Private Life
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $40.00

From one of our most beloved authors, a fascinating excursion into the history behind the place we call home—now richly illustrated with more than three hundred images.

National bestseller At Home is Bill Bryson’s epic chronicle of domestic history. In this handsome new edition, his riveting room-by-room journey of discovery around his... Read more >
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One Summer
One Summer
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780375434327
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One Summer
America, 1927
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $29.00

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book
A GoodReads Reader's Choice

In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life.


The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21... Read more >
Superheroes!
Superheroes!
Written by Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor, Read by Laurence Maslon
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804128544
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Superheroes!
Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture
Written by Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor
Read by Laurence Maslon


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $20.00

Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, the Avengers, the X-Men, Watchmen, and more: the companion volume to the PBS documentary series of the same name that tells the story of the superhero in American popular culture.
 
Together again for the first time, here come the greatest comic book superheroes ever assembled... Read more >
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Toy Time!
Toy Time!
Written by Christopher Byrne
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385349123
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Toy Time!
From Hula Hoops to He-Man to Hungry Hungry Hippos: A Look Back at the Most- Beloved Toys of Decades Past
Written by Christopher Byrne


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $15.99

What was your favorite childhood toy?

Do you have fond memories of fighting unseen enemies with your G.I. Joe action figures, demolishing fleets of vehicles with your Tonka Toy Trucks, or Karate-chopping imaginary street thugs with your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?  

What about carefree summer afternoons counting ticks on your Skip-It... Read more >
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Toy Time!
Toy Time!
Written by Christopher Byrne
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ISBN: 9780385349130
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Toy Time!
From Hula Hoops to He-Man to Hungry Hungry Hippos: A Look Back at the Most- Beloved Toys of Decades Past
Written by Christopher Byrne


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $11.99

What was your favorite childhood toy?

Do you have fond memories of fighting unseen enemies with your G.I. Joe action figures, demolishing fleets of vehicles with your Tonka Toy Trucks, or Karate-chopping imaginary street thugs with your Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?  

What about carefree summer afternoons counting ticks on your Skip-It... Read more >
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One Summer
One Summer
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780767919401
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One Summer
America, 1927
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: Hardcover, 528 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $28.95

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book
A GoodReads Reader's Choice

In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life.


The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21... Read more >
One Summer
One Summer
Written by Bill Bryson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385537827
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One Summer
America, 1927
Written by Bill Bryson


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $12.99

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book
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In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life.


The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21... Read more >
One Summer
One Summer
Written by Bill Bryson, Read by Bill Bryson
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780739315293
Our Price: $45.00
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One Summer
America, 1927
Written by Bill Bryson
Read by Bill Bryson


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $45.00

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book
A GoodReads Reader's Choice

In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life.


The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21... Read more >
One Summer
One Summer
Written by Bill Bryson, Read by Bill Bryson
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780739315309
Our Price: $25.00

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One Summer
America, 1927
Written by Bill Bryson
Read by Bill Bryson


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $25.00

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book
A GoodReads Reader's Choice

In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life.


The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21... Read more >
Superheroes!
Superheroes!
Written by Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385348584
Our Price: $40.00
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Superheroes!
Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture
Written by Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $40.00

Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, the Avengers, the X-Men, Watchmen, and more: the companion volume to the PBS documentary series of the same name that tells the story of the superhero in American popular culture.
 
Together again for the first time, here come the greatest comic book superheroes... Read more >
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Superheroes!
Superheroes!
Written by Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385348591
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Superheroes!
Capes, Cowls, and the Creation of Comic Book Culture
Written by Laurence Maslon and Michael Kantor


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $19.99

Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Iron Man, Wonder Woman, the Avengers, the X-Men, Watchmen, and more: the companion volume to the PBS documentary series of the same name that tells the story of the superhero in American popular culture.
 
Together again for the first time, here come the greatest comic book superheroes... Read more >
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Jim Henson
Jim Henson
Written by Brian Jay Jones
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345526113
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Jim Henson
The Biography
Written by Brian Jay Jones


Format: Hardcover, 608 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $35.00

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE

For the first time ever—a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson

 
He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but... Read more >
Jim Henson
Jim Henson
Written by Brian Jay Jones
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345526137
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Jim Henson
The Biography
Written by Brian Jay Jones


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $14.99

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY BOOKPAGE

For the first time ever—a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson

 
He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but... Read more >
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