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  • Zero Fail

    The Rise and Fall of the Secret Service

    by Carol Leonnig ...
    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This is one of those books that will go down as the seminal work—the determinative work—in this field. . . . Terrifying.”—Rachel MaddowThe first definitive account of the rise and fall of the Secret Service, from the Kennedy assassination to the alarming mismanagement of the Obama and Trump years, right up to the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6—by the ... Read more

    $6.99 USD

  • Once Upon a Car

    The Fall and Resurrection of America's Big Three Automakers--GM, Ford, and Chrysler

    by Bill Vlasic ...
    Once Upon a Car is the fascinating epic story of the rise, fall, and rebirth of the Big Three U.S. automakers, General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. Written by Bill Vlasic, the Detroit bureau chief for the New York Times and acclaimed author of Taken for a Ride, this eye-opening, richly anecdotal work is more than a riveting and insightful business history. It offers a clear-eyed view of the present ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • How to Be an Antiracist

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From the National Book Award–winning author of Stamped from the Beginning comes a “groundbreaking” (Time) approach to understanding and uprooting racism and inequality in our society—and in ourselves.“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York TimesNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book R... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • American Happiness and Discontents

    The Unruly Torrent, 2008-2020

    Examine the ways in which expertise, reason, and manners are continually under attack in our institutions, courts, political arenas, and social venues with this collection from the Pulitzer Prize-winning conservative columnist.George F. Will has been one of this country’s leading columnists since 1974. He won the Pulitzer Prize for it in 1977. The Wall Street Journal once called him “perhaps the ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The No-Nonsense Guide to Degrowth and Sustainability

    by Wayne Ellwood ...
    This guide explores the idea of economic growth, tracing its history and questioning why it has become so unchallengeable and powerful when unlimited growth in a finite world is ultimately impossible. It illustrates how economics based on degrowth can be turned into a positive and how we can arrive at new levels of environmental sustainability without having turning the clock back to the Dark Ages ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • The Afghanistan Papers

    A Secret History of the War

    The groundbreaking investigative story of how three successive presidents and their military commanders deceived the public year after year about America’s longest war, foreshadowing the Taliban’s recapture of Afghanistan, by Washington Post reporter and three-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Whitlock.Unlike the wars in Vietnam and Iraq, the US invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 had near-unanimous ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The First American

    The Life and Times of Benjamin Franklin

    by H. W. Brands ...
    Pulitzer Prize FinalistBenjamin Franklin, perhaps the pivotal figure in colonial and revolutionary America, comes vividly to life in this masterly biography. Wit, diplomat, scientist, philosopher, businessman, inventor, and bon vivant, Benjamin Franklin was in every respect America’s first Renaissance man. From penniless runaway to highly successful printer, from ardently loyal subject of Britain ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Freedom Is a Constant Struggle

    Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

    In this collection of essays, interviews, and speeches, the renowned activist examines today’s issues—from Black Lives Matter to prison abolition and more.Activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis has been a tireless fighter against oppression for decades. Now, the iconic author of Women, Race, and Class offers her latest insights into the struggles against state violence and oppression throughout ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends

    The Cyberweapons Arms Race

    “Part John le Carré and more parts Michael Crichton . . . spellbinding.” –The New YorkerFrom The New York Times cybersecurity reporter Nicole Perlroth, the untold story of the cyberweapons market-the most secretive, invisible, government-backed market on earth-and a terrifying first look at a new kind of global warfare.Zero day: a software bug that allows a hacker to break into your devices and ... Read more

    $17.29 USD

  • The Free World

    Art and Thought in the Cold War

    by Louis Menand ...
    "An engrossing and impossibly wide-ranging project . . . In The Free World, every seat is a good one." —Carlos Lozada, The Washington Post**"The Free World sparkles. Fully original, beautifully written . . . One hopes Menand has a sequel in mind. The bar is set very high." —David Oshinsky, The New York Times Book Review | Editors' ChoiceNamed a most anticipated book of April by The New York Times ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Rich People's Movements

    Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent

    by Isaac Martin ...
    series Studies in Postwar American Political Development
    On tax day, April 15, 2010, hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets with signs demanding lower taxes on the richest one percent. But why? Rich people have plenty of political influence. Why would they need to publicly demonstrate for lower taxes-and why would anyone who wasn't rich join the protest on their behalf? Isaac William Martin shows that such protests long predate the Tea ... Read more

    $17.09 USD

  • The End of Policing

    **LOS ANGELES TIMES BESTSELLERThe problem is not overpolicing, it is policing itself. Why we need to defund the police and how we get there.**Recent weeks have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression. Among activists, journalists and politicians, the conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Ideology in the Supreme Court

    by Lawrence Baum ...
    Ideology in the Supreme Court is the first book to analyze the process by which the ideological stances of U.S. Supreme Court justices translate into the positions they take on the issues that the Court addresses. Eminent Supreme Court scholar Lawrence Baum argues that the links between ideology and issues are not simply a matter of reasoning logically from general premises. Rather, they reflect ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages

    In The Invention of Race in the European Middle Ages, Geraldine Heng questions the common assumption that the concepts of race and racisms only began in the modern era. Examining Europe's encounters with Jews, Muslims, Africans, Native Americans, Mongols, and the Romani ('Gypsies'), from the 12th through 15th centuries, she shows how racial thinking, racial law, racial practices, and racial ... Read more

    $19.69 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

  • Barrio America

    How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City

    The compelling history of how Latino immigrants revitalized the nation's cities after decades of disinvestment and white flightThirty years ago, most people were ready to give up on American cities. We are commonly told that it was a "creative class" of young professionals who revived a moribund urban America in the 1990s and 2000s. But this stunning reversal owes much more to another, far less ... Read more

    $18.99 USD

  • The Accommodation

    The Politics of Race in an American City

    by Jim Schutze ...
    The powerful, long-repressed classic of Dallas history that examines the violent and suppressed history of race and racism in the city. Written by longtime Dallas political journalist Jim Schutze, formerly of the Dallas Times Herald and Dallas Observer, and currently columnist at D Magazine, The Accommodation follows the story of Dallas from slavery through the Civil Rights Movement, and the city ... Read more

    $21.59 USD

  • From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend

    An Illustrated History of Labor in the United States

    Newly updated: “An enjoyable introduction to American working-class history.” —The American ProspectPraised for its “impressive even-handedness”, From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend has set the standard for viewing American history through the prism of working people (Publishers Weekly, starred review). From indentured servants and slaves in seventeenth-century Chesapeake to high-tech ... Read more

    $14.39 USD

  • On Account of Race

    The Supreme Court, White Supremacy, and the Ravaging of African American Voting Rights

    Winner of the Lillian Smith Book AwardAn award–winning constitutional law historian examines case–based evidence of the court's longstanding racial bias (often under the guise of "states rights") to reveal how that prejudice has allowed the court to solidify its position as arguably the most powerful branch of the federal government.One promise of democracy is the right of every citizen to vote. ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • An Ugly Truth

    Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“The ultimate takedown.” – New York Times Book ReviewAward-winning New York Times reporters Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang unveil the tech story of our times in a riveting, behind-the-scenes exposé that offers the definitive account of Facebook’s fall from grace.Once one of Silicon Valley’s greatest success stories, Facebook has been under... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Republic

    by Plato ...
    The classic translation of the cornerstone work of western philosophyPlato's Republic is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential works in the history of philosophy. Presented in the form of a dialogue between Socrates and three different interlocutors, it is an inquiry into the notion of a perfect community and the ideal individual within it. During the conversation other questions are ... Read more

    $11.19 USD

  • Survival of the City

    Living and Thriving in an Age of Isolation

    One of our great urbanists and one of our great public health experts join forces to reckon with how cities are changing in the face of existential threats the pandemic has only acceleratedCities can make us sick. They always have—diseases spread more easily when more people are close to one another. And disease is hardly the only ill that accompanies urban density. Cities have been demonized as ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Overcoming Bias

    Building Authentic Relationships across Differences

    Control, Conquer, and Prevail!Everybody's biased. The truth is, we all harbor unconscious assumptions that can get in the way of our good intentions and keep us from building authentic relationships with people different from ourselves. Tiffany Jana and Matthew Freeman use vivid stories and fun (yes, fun!) exercises and activities to help us reflect on our personal experiences and uncover how our ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • Landslide

    The Unmaking of the President, 1984-1988

    For six years, Ronald Reagan seemed invincible. But behind the glowing image of success was an administration courting disaster. In this spellbinding book, two top Washington reporters trace the origins of the Iran-contra affair and the unraveling of the Reagan presidency, taking us deep inside a white house that care more for stagecraft than statecraft and that mistook a landslide reelection for ... Read more

    $7.19 USD