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Keep It Pithy
Keep It Pithy
Written by Bill O'Reilly
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804121071
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Keep It Pithy
Useful Observations in a Tough World
Written by Bill O'Reilly


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $22.00

From the bestselling author of Killing Lincoln and host of Fox News' top show The O'Reilly Factor, the best of Bill O’Reilly’s provocative writing—reflecting his ideas, wisdom, and core values

Bill O’Reilly is one of the most recognized and talked-about journalists of our time. With an unparalleled track record as an author and with the... Read more >
Keep It Pithy
Keep It Pithy
Written by Bill O'Reilly, Read by Bill O'Reilly and Dan Woren
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804128971
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Keep It Pithy
Useful Observations in a Tough World
Written by Bill O'Reilly
Read by Bill O'Reilly and Dan Woren


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $25.00

From the bestselling author of Killing Lincoln and host of Fox News' top show The O'Reilly Factor, the best of Bill O’Reilly’s provocative writing—reflecting his ideas, wisdom, and core values

Bill O’Reilly is one of the most recognized and talked-about journalists of our time. With an unparalleled track record as an author and with the... Read more >
Keep It Pithy
Keep It Pithy
Written by Bill O'Reilly, Read by Bill O'Reilly and Dan Woren
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ISBN: 9780804128988
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Keep It Pithy
Useful Observations in a Tough World
Written by Bill O'Reilly
Read by Bill O'Reilly and Dan Woren


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $15.00

From the bestselling author of Killing Lincoln and host of Fox News' top show The O'Reilly Factor, the best of Bill O’Reilly’s provocative writing—reflecting his ideas, wisdom, and core values

Bill O’Reilly is one of the most recognized and talked-about journalists of our time. With an unparalleled track record as an author and with the... Read more >
The Mansion of Happiness
The Mansion of Happiness
Written by Jill Lepore
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ISBN: 9780307476456
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The Mansion of Happiness
A History of Life and Death
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: March 26, 2013
Price: $16.00

Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has written a strikingly original, ingeniously conceived, and beautifully crafted history of American ideas about life and death from before the cradle to beyond the grave.
 
How does life begin? What does it mean? What happens when we die? “All anyone can...

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Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder
Written by Lawrence Weschler
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ISBN: 9780307833983
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Mr. Wilson's Cabinet Of Wonder
Pronged Ants, Horned Humans, Mice on Toast, and Other Marvels of Jurassic Techno logy
Written by Lawrence Weschler


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2013
Price: $11.99

Pronged ants, horned humans, a landscape carved on a fruit pit--some of the displays in David Wilson's Museum of Jurassic Technology are hoaxes. But which ones? As he guides readers through an intellectual hall of mirrors, Lawrence Weschler revisits the 16th-century "wonder cabinets" that were the first museums and compels readers... Read more >
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The Devil's Cinema
The Devil's Cinema
Written by Steve Lillebuen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780771050350
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The Devil's Cinema
The Untold Story Behind Mark Twitchell's Kill Room
Written by Steve Lillebuen


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $19.99

"A detailed, well-constructed account of a diabolical real-life Dexter. Lillebuen has written a riveting, true crime page-turner about aspiring filmmaker Mark Twitchell, who turned his obsession with fantasy into horrible reality." -- Robert Remington, co-author of Runaway Devil

     On the night of October 10, 2008, Johnny Altinger was heading to his...

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White Bread
White Bread
Written by Aaron Bobrow-Strain
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ISBN: 9780807044780
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White Bread
A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf
Written by Aaron Bobrow-Strain


Format: Trade Paperback
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $17.00

How did white bread, once an icon of American progress, become “white trash”? In this lively history of bakers, dietary crusaders, and social reformers, Aaron Bobrow-Strain shows us that what we think about the humble, puffy loaf says a lot about who we are and what we want our society to... Read more >
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Assholes
Assholes
Written by Aaron James
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385535656
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Assholes
A Theory
Written by Aaron James


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $23.95

In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary.

What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people...

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Assholes
Assholes
Written by Aaron James
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Assholes
A Theory
Written by Aaron James


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $11.99

In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary.

What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people...

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Assholes
Assholes
Written by Aaron James, Read by Arthur Morey
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ISBN: 9780449807118
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Assholes
A Theory
Written by Aaron James
Read by Arthur Morey


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $17.50

In the spirit of the mega-selling On Bullshit, philosopher Aaron James presents a theory of the asshole that is both intellectually provocative and existentially necessary.

What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often personally stuck dealing with people...

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Costa Rica - Culture Smart!
Costa Rica - Culture Smart!
Written by Jane Koutnik
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ISBN: 9781857336658
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Costa Rica - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Jane Koutnik


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $9.95

Costa Rica is renowned for its tropical beauty, the warmth and charm of the “Ticos”—its people’s own name for themselves—and its political stability. This “Switzerland of the Americas” is widely regarded as an oasis of democracy in turbulent Central America.
Since the first edition of Culture Smart! Costa Rica was... Read more >
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Costa Rica - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Written by Jane Koutnik


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $9.95

Costa Rica is renowned for its tropical beauty, the warmth and charm of the “Ticos”—its people’s own name for themselves—and its political stability. This “Switzerland of the Americas” is widely regarded as an oasis of democracy in turbulent Central America.
 
Since the first edition of Culture Smart! Costa Rica was published... Read more >
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Korea - Culture Smart!
Korea - Culture Smart!
Written by James Hoare
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ISBN: 9781857336696
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Korea - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Culture & Customs
Written by James Hoare


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $9.95

JAMES HOARE spent over thirty years in the British Diplomatic Service, with postings to Seoul and Beijing.  His last job was Chargé D’Affaires in Pyongyang, North Korea, where he established the British Embassy. Since retirement, he has become a regular radio and television commentator on Korea, and he also teaches at... Read more >
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Korea - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Culture & Customs
Written by James Hoare


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $9.95

Culture Smart! provides essential information on attitudes, beliefs and behavior in different countries, ensuring that you arrive at your destination aware of basic manners, common courtesies, and sensitive issues. These concise guides tell you what to expect, how to behave, and how to establish a rapport with your hosts. This inside... Read more >
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Peru - Culture Smart!
Peru - Culture Smart!
Written by John Forrest
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ISBN: 9781857336672
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Peru - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Culture & Customs
Written by John Forrest


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $9.95

Peru is associated with ancient civilizations, awe-inspiring Inca cities, ruthless conquistadores, spectacular Andean scenery, astonishing biodiversity, and colorful woven textiles. All true—but visitors will find a great deal more to Peru than this.

The two distinctive cultures that first encountered each other five hundred years ago have, progressively, integrated. This process... Read more >
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Peru - Culture Smart!
The Essential Guide to Culture & Customs
Written by John Forrest


Format: eBook, 168 pages
On Sale: October 30, 2012
Price: $9.95

Peru is associated with ancient civilizations, awe-inspiring Inca cities, ruthless conquistadores, spectacular Andean scenery, astonishing biodiversity, and colorful woven textiles. All true—but visitors will find a great deal more to Peru than this.

The two distinctive cultures that first encountered each other five hundred years ago have, progressively, integrated. This process... Read more >
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The Argument Culture
The Argument Culture
Written by Deborah Tannen
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307765536
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The Argument Culture
Moving from Debate to Dialogue
Written by Deborah Tannen


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: October 24, 2012
Price: $11.99

In her number one bestseller, You Just Don't Understand, Deborah Tannen showed why talking to someone of the other sex can be like talking to someone from another world. Her bestseller Talking from 9 to 5 did for workplace communication what You Just Don't Understand did for personal relationships. Now Tannen... Read more >
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Elvis Is Everywhere
Elvis Is Everywhere
Written by Rowland Scherman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307805652
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Elvis Is Everywhere

Written by Rowland Scherman


Format: eBook, 76 pages
On Sale: October 10, 2012
Price: $9.99

Elvis, it seems, is everywhere. And for about three years, Rowland Scherman went looking for him. Elvis Is Everywhere captures this pursuit, in 70 photos documenting the author's travels to Boston, Los Angeles, Nashville, Venice Beach, Orlando, Nag’s Head, Cape Cod, New York, Pasadena, and, of course, Memphis. In all these places was evidence that Elvis... Read more >
American Culture, American Tastes
American Culture, American Tastes
Written by Michael Kammen
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ISBN: 9780307827715
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American Culture, American Tastes
Social Change and the 2th Century
Written by Michael Kammen


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: October 3, 2012
Price: $12.99

Americans have a long history of public arguments about taste, the uses of leisure, and what is culturally appropriate in a democracy that has a strong work ethic. Michael Kammen surveys these debates as well as our changing taste preferences, especially in the past century, and the shifting perceptions that have... Read more >
You Aren't What You Eat
You Aren't What You Eat
Written by Steven Poole
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ISBN: 9780771069031
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You Aren't What You Eat
Fed Up with Gastroculture
Written by Steven Poole


Format: eBook, 170 pages
On Sale: September 28, 2012
Price: $2.99

We have become obsessed by food: where it comes from, where to buy it, how to cook it and—most absurdly of all—how to eat it. Our televisions and newspapers are filled with celebrity chefs, latter-day priests whose authority and ambition range from the small scale (what we should have for supper)... Read more >
Gods Like Us
Gods Like Us
Written by Ty Burr
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ISBN: 9780307907424
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Gods Like Us
On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame
Written by Ty Burr


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $12.99

WITH 8 PAGES OF BLACK-AND-WHITE PHOTOGRAPHS

How—and why—do we obsess over movie stars? How does fame both reflect and mask the person behind it? How have the image of stardom and our stars’ images altered over a century of cultural and technological change? Do we create celebrities, or do they create us?
 
Ty... Read more >
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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga
Written by Hunter S. Thompson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307826619
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Hell's Angels: A Strange and Terrible Saga

Written by Hunter S. Thompson


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2012
Price: $11.99

Gonzo journalist and literary roustabout Hunter S. Thompson flies with the angels--Hell's Angels, that is. He's lived with them, he knows them and their machines, he speaks their langauge,and he reports it back to the world with all the fearsome force of a souped-up cyclone burning rubber. Read more >
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The Media Ecosystem
The Media Ecosystem
Written by Antonio Lopez
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583944592
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The Media Ecosystem
What Ecology Can Teach Us about Responsible Media Practice
Written by Antonio Lopez


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $12.95

In The Media Ecosystem, Antonio Lopez draws together the seemingly disparate realms of ecology and media studies to present a fresh and provocative interpretation of the current state of the mass media—and its potential future. Lopez explores the connections between media and the environment, arguing that just as the world's powers...

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The Media Ecosystem
What Ecology Can Teach Us about Responsible Media Practice
Written by Antonio Lopez


Format: eBook, 208 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $10.95

In The Media Ecosystem, Antonio Lopez draws together the seemingly disparate realms of ecology and media studies to present a fresh and provocative interpretation of the current state of the mass media—and its potential future. Lopez explores the connections between media and the environment, arguing that just as the world's powers...

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Supergods
Supergods
Written by Grant Morrison
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812981384
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Supergods
What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
Written by Grant Morrison


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $16.00

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
 
What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human
 
Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, and the X-Men—the list of names as familiar as our own. They are on our movie and television screens, in our videogames and in...

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