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Superman
Superman
Written by Larry Tye, Read by Scott Brick
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ISBN: 9780307990112
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Superman
The High-Flying History of America's Most Enduring Hero
Written by Larry Tye
Read by Scott Brick


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $22.50

Seventy-five years after he came to life, Superman remains one of America’s most adored and enduring heroes. Now Larry Tye, the prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author of Satchel, has written the first full-fledged history not just of the Man of Steel but of the creators, designers, owners, and... Read more >
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The Mansion of Happiness
The Mansion of Happiness
Written by Jill Lepore
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ISBN: 9780307958501
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The Mansion of Happiness
A History of Life and Death
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $11.99

Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed 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... Read more >
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The Mansion of Happiness
The Mansion of Happiness
Written by Jill Lepore
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The Mansion of Happiness
A History of Life and Death
Written by Jill Lepore


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $27.95

Renowned Harvard scholar and New Yorker staff writer Jill Lepore has composed 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... Read more >
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Nothing and Everything - The Influence of Buddhism on the American Avant Garde
Nothing and Everything - The Influence of Buddhism on the American Avant Garde
Written by Ellen Pearlman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583943632
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Nothing and Everything - The Influence of Buddhism on the American Avant Garde
1942 - 1962
Written by Ellen Pearlman


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $21.95

In America in the late 1950s and early 60s, the world—and life itself—became a legitimate artist’s tool, aligning with Zen Buddhism’s emphasis on “enlightenment at any moment” and living in the now. Simultaneously and independently, parallel movements were occurring in Japan, as artists there, too, strove to break down artistic boundaries... Read more >
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Nothing and Everything - The Influence of Buddhism on the American Avant Garde
1942 - 1962
Written by Ellen Pearlman


Format: eBook, 264 pages
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $15.95

In America in the late 1950s and early 60s, the world—and life itself—became a legitimate artist’s tool, aligning with Zen Buddhism’s emphasis on “enlightenment at any moment” and living in the now. Simultaneously and independently, parallel movements were occurring in Japan, as artists there, too, strove to break down artistic boundaries... Read more >
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Heart of Dankness
Heart of Dankness
Written by Mark Haskell Smith
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307720542
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Heart of Dankness
Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup
Written by Mark Haskell Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $14.00

Reporting for the Los Angeles Times on the international blind tasting competition held annually in Amsterdam known as the Cannabis Cup, novelist Mark Haskell Smith sampled a variety of marijuana that was unlike anything he’d experienced.  It wasn’t anything like typical stoner weed, in fact it didn’t get you stoned.  This... Read more >
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Heart of Dankness
Heart of Dankness
Written by Mark Haskell Smith
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ISBN: 9780307720559
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Heart of Dankness
Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup
Written by Mark Haskell Smith


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: April 3, 2012
Price: $9.99

Reporting for the Los Angeles Times on the international blind tasting competition held annually in Amsterdam known as the Cannabis Cup, novelist Mark Haskell Smith sampled a variety of marijuana that was unlike anything he’d experienced.  It wasn’t anything like typical stoner weed, in fact it didn’t get you stoned.  This... Read more >
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The Devil's Cinema
The Devil's Cinema
Written by Steve Lillebuen
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ISBN: 9780771050343
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The Devil's Cinema
The Untold Story Behind Mark Twitchell's Kill Room
Written by Steve Lillebuen


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: March 27, 2012
Price: $13.99

Reality and fantasy collide with shocking results in this riveting account of the notorious case of Mark Twitchell - and the police investigation into one of the most bizarre murders in recent memory.

In October 2008, Johnny Altinger, a 38-year-old Edmonton man, was on his way to a tryst with a woman... Read more >
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Rise of the Videogame Zinesters
How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form
Written by Anna Anthropy


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $14.95

"Anna Anthropy is a key personality in the ongoing paradigm shift that is slowly changing the way videogames are understood, by creators and players, and by the wider culture." 
—Patrick Alexander, Eegra.com

"Equal parts autobiography, ethnography, and how-to manual, this book concisely makes the case for the unique power of 'zinester' games."
—Adam Parrish, NYU's... Read more >
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Rise of the Videogame Zinesters
Rise of the Videogame Zinesters
Written by Anna Anthropy
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ISBN: 9781609803728
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Rise of the Videogame Zinesters
How Freaks, Normals, Amateurs, Artists, Dreamers, Drop-outs, Queers, Housewives, and People Like You Are Taking Back an Art Form
Written by Anna Anthropy


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $14.95

Part critical essay, part manifesto, part DIY guide, and altogether unprecedented, Rise of the Videogame Zinesters shows why the multi-billion dollar videogame industry needs to change—and how a new generation of artists can change it. Indie game designer extraordinaire Anna Anthropy makes an ardent plea for the industry to move beyond... Read more >
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The Last Myth
The Last Myth
Written by Matthew Barrett Gross and Mel Gilles
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781616145736
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The Last Myth
What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America
Written by Matthew Barrett Gross and Mel Gilles


Format: Trade Paperback, 254 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $18.00

During the first dozen years of the twenty-first century, apocalyptic anticipation in America has leapt from the cultish to the mainstream. Today, nearly 60 percent of Americans believe that the events foretold in the book of Revelation will come true. But many secular readers also seem hungry for catastrophe and have... Read more >
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The Last Myth
What the Rise of Apocalyptic Thinking Tells Us About America
Written by Matthew Barrett Gross and Mel Gilles


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $11.99

During the first dozen years of the twenty-first century, apocalyptic anticipation in America has leapt from the cultish to the mainstream. Today, nearly 60 percent of Americans believe that the events foretold in the book of Revelation will come true. But many secular readers also seem hungry for catastrophe and have... Read more >
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White Bread
A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf
Written by Aaron Bobrow-Strain


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $27.95

What can the history of America's one-hundred-year love-hate relationship with sliced white bread tell us about contemporary efforts to change the way we eat? Fluffy industrial loaves are about as far from slow, local, and organic as you can get, but the story of social reformers, food experts, and diet gurus... Read more >
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White Bread
White Bread
Written by Aaron Bobrow-Strain
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807044674
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White Bread
A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf
Written by Aaron Bobrow-Strain


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2012
Price: $27.95

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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Consumer Republic
Consumer Republic
Written by Bruce Philp
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ISBN: 9780771070044
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Consumer Republic
Using Brands to Get What You Want, Make Corporations Behave, and Maybe Even Save the World
Written by Bruce Philp


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $17.95

In the tradition of Malcolm Gladwell, and for the same people who read Seth Godin and bought The Black Swan and How We Decide, this book breaks down the myth of brands and puts the power back in consumers' hands.
 
The foundation of Consumer Republic's message is this single, inarguable truth: Brands...

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The Science of Sin
The Science of Sin
Written by Simon M. Laham, PhD
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ISBN: 9780307719348
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The Science of Sin
The Psychology of the Seven Deadlies (and Why They Are So Good For You)
Written by Simon M. Laham, PhD


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $14.00

Pride, lust, gluttony, greed, envy, sloth, and anger.

They’re considered “deadly” because of their capacity to generate other evils.  The truth is, we all sin and we do it all the time—in fact, usually several times over before breakfast!  But human behavior, argues social psychologist Simon Laham, is more complex than “good&rdquo... Read more >
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The Science of Sin
The Science of Sin
Written by Simon M. Laham, PhD
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ISBN: 9780307719355
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The Science of Sin
The Psychology of the Seven Deadlies (and Why They Are So Good For You)
Written by Simon M. Laham, PhD


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $11.99

Pride, lust, gluttony, greed, envy, sloth, and anger.

They’re considered “deadly” because of their capacity to generate other evils.  The truth is, we all sin and we do it all the time—in fact, usually several times over before breakfast!  But human behavior, argues social psychologist Simon Laham, is more complex than “good&rdquo... Read more >
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Come to the Edge
Come to the Edge
Written by Christina Haag
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385523189
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Come to the Edge
A Love Story
Written by Christina Haag


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $15.00

The Love Story of JFK Jr. and Christina Haag • New York Times bestseller
 
When Christina Haag was growing up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, John F. Kennedy, Jr., was just one of the boys in her circle of prep school friends, a skinny kid who lived with his mother and sister...

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Conspiracies
The Facts. The Theories. The Evidence.
Written by Andy Thomas


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 1, 2012
Price: $12.99

At any time in our history, you will find significant and seemingly indisputable events occurring, the kind that can change the course of our lives -- the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Yet for every one of them, somebody, somewhere will loudly dispute the 'official'... Read more >
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The Untamed Garden
The Untamed Garden
Written by Sonia Day
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780771025051
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The Untamed Garden
A Revealing Look at Our Love Affair with Plants
Written by Sonia Day


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $24.95

Which suggestive plant caused a queen to faint when it was presented to her at court? What was the original French name for the Great Maiden's Blush rose that had the Victorians blushing? Why are figs and pomegranates thought to be the real forbidden fruit that led Adam and Eve into... Read more >
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Close Encounters Of The Fourth Kind
Close Encounters Of The Fourth Kind
Written by C.D.B. Bryan
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ISBN: 9780307803160
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Close Encounters Of The Fourth Kind
Alien Abduction, UFOs, and the Conference at M.I.T.
Written by C.D.B. Bryan


Format: eBook, 476 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2011
Price: $15.99

Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind: cases in which personal contact between an individual or individuals is initiated by the “occupants” of the spacecraft. Such contact may involve the transportation of the individual from his or her terrestrial surroundings into the spacecraft, where the individual is communicated with and/or subjected to... Read more >
Frank
Frank
Written by James Kaplan
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ISBN: 9780767924238
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Frank
The Voice
Written by James Kaplan


Format: Trade Paperback, 800 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $19.95

Frank Sinatra was the best-known entertainer of the twentieth century—infinitely charismatic, lionized and notorious in equal measure. But despite his mammoth fame, Sinatra the man has remained an enigma.  Now James Kaplan brings deeper insight than ever before to the complex psyche and turbulent life behind that incomparable voice, from Sinatra’s...

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Bob Dylan in America
Bob Dylan in America
Written by Sean Wilentz
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ISBN: 9780767931793
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Bob Dylan in America

Written by Sean Wilentz


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $16.95

Sean Wilentz discovered Bob Dylan’s music as a teenager growing up in Greenwich Village. Now, almost half a century later, he revisits Dylan’s work with the skills of an eminent American historian as well as the passion of a fan.
 
Beginning with Dylan’s explosion onto the scene in 1961, Wilentz follows the...

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Fangoria's 101 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen
Fangoria's 101 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen
Written by Adam Lukeman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307523471
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Fangoria's 101 Best Horror Movies You've Never Seen
A Celebration of the World's Most Unheralded Fright Flicks
Written by Adam Lukeman


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2011
Price: $9.99

A FEAST OF FRIGHTFUL FLICKS WAITING TO BE REDISCOVERED

As the leading name in the world of horror, Fangoria magazine has been the source of information for fans of fright flicks for more than twenty years—covering feature films, video games, comic books, collectibles, and all aspects of horror entertainment. Working closely with... Read more >
Geek Wisdom
Geek Wisdom
Written by N. K. Jemisin, Genevieve Valentine, Eric San Juan and Zaki Hasan, Edited by Stephen H. Segal
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781594745270
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Geek Wisdom

Written by N. K. Jemisin, Genevieve Valentine, Eric San Juan and Zaki Hasan
Edited by Stephen H. Segal


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: August 2, 2011
Price: $14.95

THE GEEKS HAVE INHERITED THE EARTH.

Computer nerds are our titans of industry; comic-book superheroes are our Hollywood idols; the Internet is our night on the town. Clearly, geeks know something about life in the 21st century that other folks don’t—something we all can learn from. Geek Wisdom takes as gospel some... Read more >
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