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  • Democracy or Else

    How to Save America in 10 Easy Steps

    From your friends at Pod Save America and Crooked Media comes a useful and illustrated guide to saving American democracy just in time for the 2024 election and 2025 insurrectionIf you’re looking to navigate the chaotic, dunce-infested waters of American politics, Democracy or Else is here to help you tackle what might be the greatest question of our time: How do you get involved in the political ... Read more

    $11.99 USD


  • In the Enemy's House

    The Secret Saga of the FBI Agent and the Code Breaker Who Caught the Russian Spies

    by Howard Blum ...
    The New York Times bestselling author of Dark Invasion and The Last Goodnight once again illuminates the lives of little-known individuals who played a significant role in America’s history as he chronicles the incredible true story of a critical, recently declassified counterintelligence mission and two remarkable agents whose story has been called "the greatest secret of the Cold War."In 1946, ... Read more

    $13.99 USD


    Before the Internet became widely known as a global tool for terrorists, one perceptive U.S. citizen recognized its ominous potential. Armed with clear evidence of computer espionage, he began a highly personal quest to expose a hidden network of spies that threatened national security. But would the authorities back him up? Cliff Stoll's dramatic firsthand account is "a computer-age detective ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • End Times

    Elites, Counter-Elites, and the Path of Political Disintegration

    by Peter Turchin ...
    **“Peter Turchin brings science to history. Some like it and some prefer their history plain. But everyone needs to pay attention to the well-informed, convincing and terrifying analysis in this book.” —Angus Deaton, winner of the Nobel Prize in EconomicsFrom the pioneering co-founder of cliodynamics, the groundbreaking new interdisciplinary science of history, a big-picture explanation for ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Black Church

    This Is Our Story, This Is Our Song

    **The instant New York Times bestseller and companion book to the PBS series.“Absolutely brilliant . . . A necessary and moving work.” —Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., author of Begin Again“Engaging. . . . In Gates’s telling, the Black church shines bright even as the nation itself moves uncertainly through the gloaming, seeking justice on earth—as it is in heaven.” —Jon Meacham, New York Times Book ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Reaganland

    America's Right Turn 1976-1980

    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020From the bestselling author of Nixonland and The Invisible Bridge comes the dramatic conclusion of how conservatism took control of American political power.Over two decades, Rick Perlstein has published three definitive works about the emerging dominance of conservatism in modern American politics. With the saga’s final installment, he has delivered yet ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • When the Clock Broke

    Con Men, Conspiracists, and How America Cracked Up in the Early 1990s

    by John Ganz ...
    **"Terrific . . . Vibrant . . . When the Clock Broke is one of those rarest of books: unflag**gingly entertaining while never losing sight of its moral core." —Jennifer Szalai, The New York Times"When the Clock Broke is leagues more insightful on the subject of Trump’s ascent than most writing that purports to address the issue directly." —Becca Rothfeld, The Washington Post**"Lively and ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • On Fascism

    12 Lessons from American History

    As featured on NPR's "On Point""The twelve lessons in On Fascism draws from American history and brilliantly complement those of Timothy Snyder’s On Tyranny."—Laurence Tribe**An expert on American authoritarianism offers a searing rebuke of the exceptional narrative that dominates our understanding of US history. In 12 lessons, Matthew C. MacWilliams' On Fascism exposes the divisive rhetoric, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Prisoners of Geography

    Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World

    by Tim Marshall ...
    Series series Politics of Place
    In this New York Times bestseller, an award-winning journalist uses ten maps of crucial regions to explain the geo-political strategies of the world powers—“fans of geography, history, and politics (and maps) will be enthralled” (Fort Worth Star-Telegram).Maps have a mysterious hold over us. Whether ancient, crumbling parchments or generated by Google, maps tell us things we want to know, not only ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Israel Disarmed: What the October 7 Attack Teaches Americans about the Right to Bear Arms

    by Mark W. Smith ...
    “Where was the army? Where were the police? Where was the state?”–An Israeli mother on the 10/7 attacksAmerica’s anti-gun lobby wants you to “leave guns to the professionals.” The police and military will protect you, they say.Really? Ask the people of Israel how well that worked out for them.On October 7, 2023, Hamas terrorists murdered 1,200 Israelis in cold blood.Civilians waited in anguish for ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • The Great Transformation

    The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time

    by Karl Polanyi ...
    In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the "great transformation" of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory material reveals the renewed ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • How Rights Went Wrong

    Why Our Obsession with Rights Is Tearing America Apart

    by Jamal Greene ...
    AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF PUBLISHERS PROSE AWARD FINALIST | “Essential and fresh and vital . . . It is the argument of this important book that until Americans can reimagine rights, there is no path forward, and there is, especially, no way to get race right. No peace, no justice.”—from the foreword by Jill Lepore, New York Times best-selling author of These Truths: A History of the United StatesAn ... Read more

    $1.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • True Gretch

    What I've Learned About Life, Leadership, and Everything in Between

    From trailblazing Michigan governor and rising Democratic star Gretchen Whitmer comes an unconventionally honest, personal, and funny account of her remarkable life and career, full of insights that guided her through a global pandemic, showdowns with high-profile bullies, and even a kidnapping and assassination plot.When Gretchen Whitmer was growing up, her beloved grandmother Nino taught her ... Read more

    $12.99 USD


  • Stalin

    The Court of the Red Tsar

    **NATIONAL BESTSELLER • This widely acclaimed biography of a Soviet dictator and his entourage during the terrifying decades of his supreme power transforms our understanding of the Marxist leader and Russian tsar. • From thebestselling author of The Romanovs.“The first intimate portrait of a man who had more lives on his conscience than Hitler.... Disturbing and perplexing.” —The New York Times ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Union and States’ Rights

    A History and Interpretation of Interposition, Nullification, and Secession 150 Years After Sumter

    Edited by Neil H. Cogan ...
    Series series &Law
    The third book in the &LAW series addresses the perpetual issue of state sovereignty in the federal union-'states' rights.' From the 1770s, through the Confederate states' secession, and continuing until now, a central issue of governance is state power to object to, cancel, or be immune from federal law. The issue is fervently debated in the political arena by Tea Party efforts to limit federal ... Read more

    $10.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Most Tolerant Little Town

    The Explosive Beginning of School Desegregation

    A “masterful” (Taylor Branch) and “striking” (The New Yorker) portrait of a small town living through tumultuous times, this propulsive piece of forgotten civil rights history—about the first school to attempt court-ordered desegregation in the wake of Brown v. Board—will forever change how you think of the end of racial segregation in America.In graduate school, Rachel Martin was sent to a small ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • The Good Spy

    The Life and Death of Robert Ames

    by Kai Bird ...
    The Good Spy is Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer Kai Bird’s compelling portrait of the remarkable life and death of one of the most important operatives in CIA history – a man who, had he lived, might have helped heal the rift between Arabs and the West.On April 18, 1983, a bomb exploded outside the American Embassy in Beirut, killing 63 people. The attack was a geopolitical turning point. It ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $9.99 USD

  • Escaping the Housing Trap

    The Strong Towns Response to the Housing Crisis

    Housing is an investment. Investment prices must go up. Housing is shelter. When the price of shelter goes up, people experience distress.This is the housing trap. It’s time to escape. In Escaping the Housing Trap: The Strong Towns Response to the Housing Crisis, renowned urbanists Charles (Chuck) Marohn and Daniel Herriges introduce a first-of-its-kind discussion of the tension between housing as ... Read more

    $17.00 USD

  • The Conquest of Bread

    "The Conquest of Bread" is Peter Kropotkin’s most extensive study of human needs and his outline of the most rational and equitable means of satisfying them. A combination of detailed historical analysis and far-reaching Utopian vision, this is a step-by-step guide to social revolution: the concrete means of achieving it, and the world that humanity’s “constructive genius” is capable of creating. ... Read more

    $0.50 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Sum of Us

    What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color.**WINNER OF THE PORCHLIGHT BUSINESS BOOK AWARD • ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR: Time, The Washington ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $12.99 USD

  • The Prince

    Second Edition

    Translated by Harvey C. Mansfield ...
    The most famous book on politics ever written, The Prince remains as lively and shocking today as when it was written almost five hundred years ago. Initially denounced as a collection of sinister maxims and a recommendation of tyranny, it has more recently been defended as the first scientific treatment of politics as it is practiced rather than as it ought to be practiced. Harvey C. Mansfield's ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Ghosts of Empire

    Britain's Legacies in the Modern World

    Kwasi Kwarteng is the child of parents whose lives were shaped as subjects of the British Empire, first in their native Ghana, then as British immigrants. He brings a unique perspective and impeccable academic credentials to a narrative history of the British Empire, one that avoids sweeping judgmental condemnation and instead sees the Empire for what it was: a series of local fiefdoms ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • The Fighters

    Americans In Combat

    by C. J. Chivers ...
    The harrowing account of US soldiers caught in America’s forever wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that The New York Times calls “relentless...a classic of war reporting,” by Pulitzer Prize winner and former Marine C.J. Chivers.More than 2.7 million Americans have served in Afghanistan or Iraq since September 11, 2001, and C.J. Chivers reported on both wars from their beginnings. The Fighters vividly ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • Supreme Inequality

    The Supreme Court's Fifty-Year Battle for a More Unjust America

    by Adam Cohen ...
    **“With Supreme Inequality, Adam Cohen has built, brick by brick, an airtight case against the Supreme Court of the last half-century...Cohen’s book is a closing statement in the case against an institution tasked with protecting the vulnerable, which has emboldened the rich and powerful instead.” —Dahlia Lithwick, senior editor, SlateA revelatory examination of the conservative direction of the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $7.99 USD