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  • American Midnight

    The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis

    National Bestseller • One of the year's most acclaimed works of nonfictionA BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: New York Times, Washington Post, New Yorker, Chicago Tribune, Kirkus, New York Post, Fast CompanyFrom legendary historian Adam Hochschild, a "masterly" (New York Times) reassessment of the overlooked but startlingly resonant period between World War I and the Roaring Twenties, when the foundations of ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • All About Love

    New Visions

    by bell hooks ...
    Book 1 - Love Song to the Nation
    A New York Times bestseller and enduring classic, All About Love is the acclaimed first volume in feminist icon bell hooks' "Love Song to the Nation" trilogy. All About Love reveals what causes a polarized society, and how to heal the divisions that cause suffering. Here is the truth about love, and inspiration to help us instill caring, compassion, and strength in our homes, schools, and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Airplane Mode

    An Irreverent History of Travel

    by Shahnaz Habib ...
    **Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medals of ExcellenceThis witty personal and cultural history of travel from the perspective of a Third World-raised woman of color, Airplane Mode, asks: what does it mean to be a joyous traveler when we live in the ruins of colonialism, capitalism and climate change?**The conditions of travel have long been dictated by the color of passports and the color of ... Read more

    $14.99 USD


  • Why Drag?

    For over a decade, Magnus Hastings has been photographing the world's greatest drag superstars and asking each of them a simple question: Why drag? The result is this mesmerizing volume in which the queens strut their stuff and reflect on their shared passion through a mixture of quips and philosophizing. Subjects include icons of reality TV and underground drag royalty, and photographs range from ... Read more

    $25.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • The Nineties

    A Book

    **An instant New York Times bestseller!From the bestselling author of But What if We’re Wrong, a wise and funny reckoning with the decade that gave us slacker/grunge irony about the sin of trying too hard, during the greatest shift in human consciousness of any decade in American history.**It was long ago, but not as long as it seems: The Berlin Wall fell and the Twin Towers collapsed. In between, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $4.99 USD

  • The House of Kennedy

    Now with an all-new bonus chapter—in the bestselling The House of Kennedy, “James Patterson applies his writerly skills to real-life history . . . re-telling the political clan’s rise and fall and rise again (and fall again) with novelistic style” (People).The Kennedys have always been a family of charismatic adventurers, raised to take risks and excel, living by the dual family mottos: "To whom ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Becoming Abolitionists

    Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom

    **A NONAME BOOK CLUB PICKNamed a Kirkus Reviews "Best Book of 2021""Becoming Abolitionists is ultimately about the importance of asking questions and our ability to create answers. And in the end, Purnell makes it clear that abolition is a labor of love—one that we can accomplish together if only we decide to."—Nia Evans, Boston Review**For more than a century, activists in the United States have ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Race Horse Men

    How Slavery and Freedom Were Made at the Racetrack

    Race Horse Men recaptures the vivid sights, sensations, and illusions of nineteenth-century thoroughbred racing, America’s first mass spectator sport. Inviting readers into the pageantry of the racetrack, Katherine C. Mooney conveys the sport’s inherent drama while also revealing the significant intersections between horse racing and another quintessential institution of the antebellum South: ... Read more

    $30.99 USD

  • Laurel Canyon

    The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood

    Michael Walker’s Laurel Canyon presents the inside story of the once hottest rock and roll neighborhood in LA.In the late sixties and early seventies, an impromptu collection of musicians colonized a eucalyptus-scented canyon deep in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles and melded folk, rock, and savvy American pop into a sound that conquered the world as thoroughly as the songs of the Beatles and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Steampunk Bible

    An Illustrated Guide to the World of Imaginary Airships, Corsets and Goggles, Mad Scientists, and Strange Literature

    “Wonderful essays on everything steampunk, written by well-known names in the movement who are living steampunk every day” (—a grafting of Victorian aesthetic and punk rock attitude onto various forms of science-fiction culture—is a phenomenon that has come to influence film, literature, art, music, fashion, and more. The Steampunk Bible is the first compendium about the ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Delectable Negro

    Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

    series Sexual Cultures
    Winner of the 2015 LGBT Studies Award presented by the Lambda Literary FoundationUnearths connections between homoeroticism, cannibalism, and cultures of consumption in the context of American literature and US slave culture that has largely been ignored until nowScholars of US and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. Vincent ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Race and Reunion

    Winner of the Bancroft PrizeWinner of the Gilder Lehrman Lincoln PrizeWinner of the Merle Curti awardWinner of the Frederick Douglass PrizeNo historical event has left as deep an imprint on America's collective memory as the Civil War. In the war's aftermath, Americans had to embrace and cast off a traumatic past. David Blight explores the perilous path of remembering and forgetting, and reveals ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • Death Interrupted

    How Modern Medicine Is Complicating the Way We Die

    NATIONAL BESTSELLERIn Death Interrupted, ICU doctor Blair Bigham shares his first-hand experiences of how medicine has complicated the way we die and offers a road map for dying in the modern era.Doctors today can call on previously unimaginable technologies to help keep our bodies alive almost indefinitely. But this unprecedented shift in intensive care has created a major crisis. In the widening ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • In the Form of a Question

    The Joys and Rewards of a Curious Life

    by Amy Schneider ...
    An inspirational and bold memoir from the most successful woman ever to compete on Jeopardy!—and an exploration of what it means to ask questions of the world and of yourself.In eighth grade, Amy was voted “Most likely to appear on Jeopardy!” by her classmates. Decades later, this trailblazer finally got her chance. Not only did she walk away with $1.3 million while captivating the world with her ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Doppelganger

    A Trip into the Mirror World

    by Naomi Klein ...
    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | National Indie Bestseller**A New York Times notable book of 2023"I’ve been raving about Naomi Klein’s Doppelganger . . . I can’t think of another text that better captures the berserk period we’re living through." —Michelle Goldberg, The New York Times****"If I had to name a single book that makes sense of these last few dark years, it would be this one." —Katie ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

    by Ilan Pappe ...
    The book that is providing a storm of controversy, from ‘Israel’s bravest historian’ (John Pilger)Renowned Israeli historian, Ilan Pappe's groundbreaking work on the formation of the State of Israel.'Along with the late Edward Said, Ilan Pappe is the most eloquent writer of Palestinian history.' NEW STATESMANBetween 1947 and 1949, over 400 Palestinian villages were deliberately destroyed, ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • The Way of Tenderness

    Awakening through Race, Sexuality, and Gender

    “What does liberation mean when I have incarnated in a particular body, with a particular shape, color, and sex?”In The Way of Tenderness, Zen priest Zenju Earthlyn Manuel brings Buddhist philosophies of emptiness and appearance to bear on race, sexuality, and gender, using wisdom forged through personal experience and practice to rethink problems of identity and privilege.Manuel brings her own ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Slave Narratives of the Underground Railroad

    series Dover Thrift Editions: Black History
    "Loved this and I'm not a big history buff. This was an eye-opener. This will make you have an even deeper respect for those who went through slavery and all they endured." — Pollard HouseDuring the 1850s and 1860s more than 100,000 people escaped slavery in the American South by following the Underground Railroad, a complex network of secret routes and safe houses. This inexpensive compilation of ... Read more

    $4.50 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Wretched of the Earth

    Translated by Richard Philcox ...
    With a new essayFans of Fanon’s work include Ta-Nehisi Coates, Claudia Rankine, Cornel West, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Desmond Cole, John Edgar Wideman, Mitchell Jackson, among othersTie-in to 60th anniversary of the publication of Wretched of the Earth and of Frantz Fanon’s death ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Meet the Bronies

    The Psychology of the Adult My Little Pony Fandom

    In 2010, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic premiered on television. A large, avid fandom soon emerged--not the pre-teen female demographic earlier versions of the franchise had been created for, but a roughly 80 percent male audience, most of them age 14-24. With this came questions about the nature of the audience who would come to call themselves "bronies." Brony Studies was born.Approaching ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Orientalism

    **A groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East that is—three decades after its first publication—one of the most important books written about our divided world."Intellectual history on a high order ... and very exciting." —The New York Times**In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • How We Show Up

    Reclaiming Family, Friendship, and Community

    by Mia Birdsong ...
    An Invitation to Community and Models for ConnectionAfter almost every presentation activist and writer Mia Birdsong gives to executives, think tanks, and policy makers, one of those leaders quietly confesses how much they long for the profound community she describes. They have family, friends, and colleagues, yet they still feel like they're standing alone. They're "winning" at the American ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Negroes with Guns

    The Quintessential* Exploration of the Role of Violence in Protecting Civil RightsThis enhanced edition includes an index."I do not advocate violence for its own sake, or for the sake of reprisals against whites. Nor am I against the passive resistance advocated by the Reverend Martin Luther King," Robert F. Williams wrote in his prologue to Negroes with Guns. "But where there is a breakdown of ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers

    by Mary Roach ...
    "One of the funniest and most unusual books of the year....Gross, educational, and unexpectedly sidesplitting."—Entertainment WeeklyStiff is an oddly compelling, often hilarious exploration of the strange lives of our bodies postmortem. For two thousand years, cadavers—some willingly, some unwittingly—have been involved in science's boldest strides and weirdest undertakings. They've tested France ... Read more

    $13.99 USD