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The Treasury of Ancient Egypt

de Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall

The archæologist whose business it is to bring to light by pick and spade the relics of bygone ages, is often accused of devoting his energies to work which is of no material profit to mankind at the present...


The Most Wanted Man in China

de Fang Lizhi

The long-awaited memoir by Fang Lizhi, the celebrated physicist whose clashes with the Chinese regime helped inspire the Tiananmen Square protests

Fang Lizhi was one of the most prominent scientists of the People's...


I, Spy

de Daniel Ribacoff

Have you ever wanted to be your own private eye? Have you ever wanted to track down long-lost relatives or people who've scammed you? Have you ever wanted to know if your kids really are where they say they...


Liberty's Nemesis: The Unchecked Expansion of the State

de Dean Reuter & John Yoo

If there has been a unifying theme of Barack Obama’s presidency, it is the inexorable growth of the administrative state. Its expansion has followed a pattern: First, expand federal powers beyond their constitutional...


This Is an Uprising: How Nonviolent Revolt Is Shaping the Twenty-First Century

de Mark Engler & Paul Engler

Strategic nonviolent action has reasserted itself as a potent force in shaping public debate and forcing political change. Whether it is an explosive surge of protest calling for racial justice in the United...


And Then All Hell Broke Loose: Two Decades in the Middle East

de Richard Engel

Based on two decades of reporting, NBC’s chief foreign correspondent’s riveting story of the Middle East revolutions, the Arab Spring, war, and terrorism seen up-close—sometimes dangerously so.

When he...


The First Congress: How James Madison, George Washington, and a Group of Extraordinary Men Invented the Government

de Fergus M. Bordewich

The little known story of perhaps the most productive Congress in US history, the First Federal Congress of 1789–1791.

The First Congress was the most important in US history, says prizewinning author and historian...


The Illustrated Dictionary of Boating Terms: 2000 Essential Terms for Sailors and Powerboaters (Revised Edition)

de John Rousmaniere

“Written for the sailor, not the scholar. Rousmaniere leaves out the chaff and gives us just the wheat. Astonishingly comprehensive and slender enough to carry aboard.” —Don Casey, author of This Old Boat...


9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America: And Four Who Tried to Save Her

de Brion McClanahan

Of the forty-four presidents who have led the United States, nine made mistakes that permanently scarred the nation. Which nine? Brion McClanahan, author of The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Founding Fathers...


The Pornography Industry: What Everyone Needs to Know

de Shira Tarrant

We may know pornography when we see it, but the business of pornography is a surprisingly elusive subject. Reliable figures about the industry are difficult to come by and widely disputed, but one matter that...


Painting the Gospel: Black Public Art and Religion in Chicago

de Kymberly N. Pinder

A full-color guide to the social and spiritual impact of African American religious art


The Subjection of Women

de John Stuart Mill

The object of this Essay is to explain as clearly as I am able, the grounds of an opinion which I have held from the very earliest period when I had formed any opinions at all on social or political matters,...


The Persuaders

de James Garvey

Almost every hour of every day, people will try to change your mind - and they don’t want you to notice, because none of it consists in giving you good reasons. You are nudged, anchored, and incentivised....


The Coyote's Bicycle: The Untold Story of 7,000 Bicycles and the Rise of a Borderland Empire

de Kimball Taylor

For readers of Jon Krakauer and Susan Orlean, The Coyote's Bicycle brings to life a never-before-told phenomenon at our southern border, and the human drama of those that would cross. It wasn’t surprising...


Mesa of Sorrows: A History of the Awat'ovi Massacre

de James F. Brooks

“In this rich work of anthropology, archaeology, and personal sleuthing, James Brooks carefully unravels a mystery of enormous violence that convulsed the desert Southwest some three hundred years ago—and...


Fast Food Maniac: From Arby's to White Castle, One Man's Supersized Obsession with America's Favorite Food

de Jon Hein

The beloved personality from The Howard Stern Show celebrates American fast food, exploring the history and secret menu items of both national and regional chains, ranking everything from burgers and fries to...


Incarceration Nations: A Journey to Justice in Prisons Around the World

de Baz Dreisinger

Baz Dreisinger travels behind bars in nine countries to rethink the state of justice in a global context

 

Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through...


Children of Paradise: The Struggle for the Soul of Iran

de Laura Secor

The drama that shaped today’s Iran, from the Revolution to the present day.

 

In 1979, seemingly overnight—moving at a clip some thirty years faster than the rest of the world—Iran became the first revolutionary...


The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

de Michael Eric Dyson

A provocative and lively deep dive into the meaning of America's first black presidency, from “one of the most graceful and lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics today” (Vanity Fair).

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United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists

de Peter Bergen

A riveting, panoramic look at “homegrown” Islamist terrorism from 9/11 to the present

 

Since 9/11, more than three hundred Americans—born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere—have...