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  • Presidents

    Every Question Answered

    by Carter Smith ...
    From George Washington to Donald Trump, an entertaining and educational overview of the chief executives of the United States.The highest office of our country has been a challenging one to occupy, from the days of a newly founded nation to the global power seat it has become. Presidents: Every Question Answered reviews our leaders’ time in office and how their distinct characteristics became ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Hiding in Plain Sight

    The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America

    **Instant New York Times BestsellerWashington Post BestsellerUSA Today BestsellerIndie Bound BestsellerAuthors Round the South BestsellerMidwest Indie BestsellerNew York Times bestselling author Sarah Kendzior documents the truth about the calculated rise to power of Donald Trump since the 1980s and how the erosion of our liberties made an American demagogue possible.**The story of Donald Trump’s ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • New Handbook for a Post-Roe America

    The Complete Guide to Abortion Legality, Access, and Practical Support

    by Robin Marty ...
    A completely new edition--with a new introduction by Amanda Palmer--of Robin Marty's best-selling manual on what to do if/when Roe v. Wade is overturned.The New Handbook for a Post-Roe America is a comprehensive and user-friendly manual for understanding and preparing for the looming changes to reproductive rights law, and getting the health care you need. Activist and writer Robin Marty guides ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Why We Did It

    A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell

    by Tim Miller ...
    Former Republican political operative Tim Miller answers the question no one else has fully grappled with: Why did normal people go along with the worst of Trumpism?As one of the strategists behind the famous 2012 RNC “autopsy,” Miller conducts his own forensic study on the pungent carcass of the party he used to love, cutting into all the hubris, ambition, idiocy, desperation, and self-deception ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

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  • Conversations with People Who Hate Me

    12 Things I Learned from Talking to Internet Strangers

    by Dylan Marron ...
    “Dylan Marron is the internet’s Love Warrior. His work is fresh, deeply honest, wildly creative, and right on time.” —Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author“Dylan Marron is like a modern Mister Rogers for the digital age.” —Jason SudeikisFrom the host of the award-winning, critically acclaimed podcast Conversations with People Who Hate Me comes a thought-provoking, witty, and ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The F*ck It Diet

    Eating Should Be Easy

    “The F*ck It Diet is not only hilarious, it is scientifically and medically sound. A must read for any chronic dieter.” –Christiane Northrup, MD, New York Times bestselling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom”From humorist and ex-diet junkie Caroline Dooner, an inspirational guide that will help you stop dieting, reboot your relationship with food, and regain your personal powerDIETING DOESN ... Read more

    $13.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Inventing the Future

    Postcapitalism and a World Without Work

    This major new manifesto offers a “clear and compelling vision of a postcapitalist society” and shows how left-wing politics can be rebuilt for the 21st century (Mark Fisher, author of Capitalist Realism)Neoliberalism isn’t working. Austerity is forcing millions into poverty and many more into precarious work, while the left remains trapped in stagnant political practices that offer no respite ... Read more

    $9.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Freeing Jesus

    Rediscovering Jesus as Friend, Teacher, Savior, Lord, Way, and Presence

    The award-winning author of Grateful goes beyond the culture wars to offer a refreshing take on the comprehensive, multi-faceted nature of Jesus, keeping his teachings relevant and alive in our daily lives.How can you still be a Christian?This is the most common question Diana Butler Bass is asked today. It is a question that many believers ponder as they wrestle with disappointment and ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • How to Solve a Murder: True Stories from a Life in Forensic Medicine

    As gripping as it is gruesome, How to Solve a Murder is a fascinating insight into the career of a forensic scientist told by experts in the field. Includes a foreword from Dr Richard Shepherd, bestselling author of Unnatural Causes.FRACTURED SKULLS. GAS MASKS. BRAIN BUCKETS. VATS OF ACID. PICKLED BODY PARTS.Not the usual tools of trade, but for Chief Forensic Medical Scientist Derek and Forensic ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Unthinkable

    Trauma, Truth, and the Trials of American Democracy

    by Jamie Raskin ...
    A #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER.In this searing memoir, Congressman Jamie Raskin tells the story of the forty-five days at the start of 2021 that permanently changed his life—and his family’s—as he confronted the painful loss of his son to suicide, lived through the violent insurrection in our nation’s Capitol, and led the impeachment effort to hold President Trump accountable for inciting the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • Power Hungry

    Women of the Black Panther Party and Freedom Summer and Their Fight to Feed a Movement

    by Suzanne Cope ...
    Two unsung women whose power using food as a political weapon during the civil rights movement was so great it brought the ire of government agents working against themIn early 1969 Cleo Silvers and a few Black Panther Party members met at a community center laden with boxes of donated food to cook for the neighborhood children. By the end of the year, the Black Panthers would be feeding more ... Read more

    $18.09 USD $3.99 USD

  • The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA dramatically new understanding of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution—from the development of agriculture and cities to the origins of the state, democracy, and inequality—and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation.For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike—either free ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Two Wheels Good

    The History and Mystery of the Bicycle

    by Jody Rosen ...
    NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS’ CHOICE • A panoramic revisionist portrait of the nineteenth-century invention that is transforming the twenty-first-century world“The real feat of this book is that it takes us on a ride—across the centuries and around the globe, through startling history and vivid first-person reporting.”—Patrick Radden Keefe, New York Times bestselling author of Empire of PainThe bicycle ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Disordered Cosmos

    A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred

    From a star theoretical physicist, a journey into the world of particle physics and the cosmos—and a call for a more liberatory practice of science.Winner of the 2021 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Science & TechnologyA Finalist for the 2022 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing AwardA Smithsonian Magazine Best Science Book of 2021A Symmetry Magazine Top 10 Physics Book of 2021An Entropy ... Read more

    $16.99 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

  • The Law Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    series Big Ideas
    Why do we need laws? What rights are protected by law? When was forensic evidence first used in court?This book explores big questions like these, explaining the laws and legal precedents, and religious, political, and moral codes that have shaped the world we live in. Written in plain English, The Law Book cuts through the legal jargon and is packed with pithy explanations of the most important ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Mythology Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    series Big Ideas
    Enter the world of myths and legends with this unforgettable compendium that spans the centuries and crosses the continents to share the greatest stories of all time.Sit back and enjoy more than 80 classic myths retold for the modern reader with engaging text and eye-catching graphics.Part of the Big Ideas series, The Mythology Book introduces the great and the good, from the gods of ancient ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Black Rednecks & White Liberals

    by Thomas Sowell ...
    This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Pink Line

    Journeys Across the World's Queer Frontiers

    by Mark Gevisser ...
    One of TIME's 100 Must-Read Books of 2020. Longlisted for the 2021 Rathbones Folio Prize."[Mark] Gevisser is clear-eyed and wise enough to have a sharp sense of how tough the struggle has been, and how hard it will be now for those who have not succeeded in finding shelter from prejudice." --Colm Tóibín, The GuardianA groundbreaking look at how the issues of sexuality and gender identity divide ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • The End of the World is Just the Beginning

    Mapping the Collapse of Globalization

    by Peter Zeihan ...
    2019 was the last great year for the world economy.For generations, everything has been getting faster, better, and cheaper. Finally, we reached the point that almost anything you could ever want could be sent to your home within days - even hours - of when you decided you wanted it.America made that happen, but now America has lost interest in keeping it going.Globe-spanning supply chains are ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Feminism Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK ...
    series Big Ideas
    Exploring more than 100 of the most important ideas, organizations, and events to have defined the feminist movement, this is an essential introduction to feminism.The latest entry in DK's bestselling Big Ideas series, The Feminism Book is a complete study of feminism. Trace the subject from its origins, through the suffrage campaigns of the late 19th century, to recent developments such as the ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Collected Essays

    Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The White Album, and After Henry

    by Joan Didion ...
    Three essential works that redefined the art of journalism by “one of our sharpest and most trustworthy cultural observers” (The New York Times).In these masterpieces of razor-sharp reportage, the National Book Award–winning and New York Times–bestselling author proves herself one of the premier essayists of the twentieth century, “an articulate witness to the most stubborn and intractable truths ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • The Power of Geography

    Ten Maps That Reveal the Future of Our World

    by Tim Marshall ...
    series Politics of Place
    From the author of the New York Times bestseller Prisoners of Geography, a fascinating, “refreshing, and very useful” (The Washington Post) follow-up that uses ten maps to explain the challenges to today’s world powers and how they presage a volatile future.Tim Marshall’s global bestseller Prisoners of Geography offered us a “fresh way of looking at maps” (The New York Times Book Review), showing ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Road to Wigan Pier

    by George Orwell ...
    Orwell's graphically unforgettable descriptions of social injustice, cramped slum housing, dangerous mining conditions, squalor, hunger and growing unemployment are written with unblinking honesty, fury and great humanity. It crystallized the ideas that would be found in his later works and novels, and remains a powerful portrait of poverty, injustice and class divisions in Britain. ... Read more

    $0.99 USD