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  • The Romanovs

    1613-1918

    The Romanovs were the most successful dynasty of modern times, ruling a sixth of the world’s surface for three centuries. How did one family turn a war-ruined principality into the world’s greatest empire? And how did they lose it all?This is the intimate story of twenty tsars and tsarinas, some touched by genius, some by madness, but all inspired by holy autocracy and imperial ambition. Simon ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Spymistress

    The True Story of the Greatest Female Secret Agent of World War II

    The New York Times Bestseller by the Author of A Man Called IntrepidIdeal for fans of Nancy Wake, Virginia Hall, The Last Goodnight by Howard Blum, The Woman Who Smashed Codes, The Wolves at the Door by Judith Pearson, and similar worksShares the story of Vera Atkins, legendary spy and holder of the Legion of HonorWritten by William Stevenson, the only person whom she trusted to write her biogra.. ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Beast

    Werewolves, Serial Killers, and Man-Eaters: The Mystery of the Monsters of the Gévaudan

    Using modern biology and history to investigate a series of grisly deaths in the countryside of 18th-century France.Something unimaginable occurred from 1764 to 1767 in the remote highlands of south-central France. For three years, a real-life monster, or monsters, ravaged the region, slaughtering by some accounts more than 100 people, mostly women and children, and inflicting severe injuries upon ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Bone and Sinew of the Land

    America's Forgotten Black Pioneers and the Struggle for Equality

    by Anna-Lisa Cox ...
    The long-hidden stories of America's black pioneers, the frontier they settled, and their fight for the heart of the nationWhen black settlers Keziah and Charles Grier started clearing their frontier land in 1818, they couldn't know that they were part of the nation's earliest struggle for equality; they were just looking to build a better life. But within a few years, the Griers would become ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • The Fire Next Time

    by James Baldwin ...
    series Vintage International
    A national bestseller when it first appeared in 1963, The Fire Next Time galvanized the nation, gave passionate voice to the emerging civil rights movement—and still lights the way to understanding race in America today."Basically the finest essay I’ve ever read. . . . Baldwin refused to hold anyone’s hand. He was both direct and beautiful all at once. He did not seem to write to convince you. He ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Caste (Oprah's Book Club)

    The Origins of Our Discontents

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • OPRAH’S BOOK CLUB PICK • NATIONAL BOOK AWARD LONGLIST • “An instant American classic and almost certainly the keynote nonfiction book of the American century thus far.”—Dwight Garner, The New York TimesThe Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Nightmare Scenario

    Inside the Trump Administration's Response to the Pandemic That Changed History

    From the Washington Post journalists Yasmeen Abutaleb and Damian Paletta—the definitive account of the Trump administration’s tragic mismanagement of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the chaos, incompetence, and craven politicization that has led to more than a half million American deaths and counting.Since the day Donald Trump was elected, his critics warned that an unexpected crisis would test the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

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  • What We Owe Each Other

    A New Social Contract for a Better Society

    From one of the leading policy experts of our time, an urgent rethinking of how we can better support each other to thriveWhether we realize it or not, all of us participate in the social contract every day through mutual obligations among our family, community, place of work, and fellow citizens. Caring for others, paying taxes, and benefiting from public services define the social contract that ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Hood Feminism

    Notes from the Women That a Movement Forgot

    by Mikki Kendall ...
    **A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“One of the most important books of the current moment.”—Time**“A rousing call to action... It should be required reading for everyone.”—Gabrielle Union, author of We’re Going to Need More Wine“A brutally candid and unobstructed portrait of mainstream white feminism.” —Ibram X. Kendi, author of How to Be an AntiracistA potent and electr... ... Read more

    $5.99 USD

  • The Anarchist Handbook

    Anarchism has been both a vision of a peaceful, cooperative society—and an ideology of revolutionary terror. Since the term itself—anarchism—is a negation, there is a great deal of disagreement on what the positive alternative would look like. The black flag comes in many colors.The Anarchist Handbook is an opportunity for all these many varied voices to speak for themselves, from across the ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • American Marxism

    by Mark R. Levin ...
    The six-time #1 New York Times bestselling author, Fox News star, and radio host Mark R. Levin explains how the dangers he warned against in the “timely yet timeless” (David Limbaugh, author of Jesus Is Risen) bestseller Liberty and Tyranny have come to pass.In 2009, Mark R. Levin galvanized conservatives with his unforgettable manifesto Liberty and Tyranny, by providing a philosophical, ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

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  • Speechless

    Controlling Words, Controlling Minds

    “Every single American needs to read Michael Knowles’s Speechless. I don’t mean ‘read it eventually.’ I mean: stop what you’re doing and pick up this book.”—CANDACE OWENS"The most important book on free speech in decades—read it!” —SENATOR TED CRUZA New Strategy: We Win, They LoseThe Culture War is over, and the culture lost.The Left’s assault on liberty, virtue, decency, the Republic of the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Reading behind Bars

    A True Story of Literature, Law, and Life as a Prison Librarian

    “A fascinating look into a world many of us never see, and a powerful story about one woman’s journey to find her own strength, with a clear message of the importance of books and information for all.” —Booklist (American Library Association), starred reviewShortlisted for the 2020 Social Justice & Advocacy Book Award by In the Margins Book Awards.In December 2008, twentysomething Jill Grunenwald ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Hundred Years' War on Palestine

    A History of Settler Colonialism and Resistance, 1917–2017

    A landmark history of one hundred years of war waged against the Palestinians from the foremost US historian of the Middle East, told through pivotal events and family historyIn 1899, Yusuf Diya al-Khalidi, mayor of Jerusalem, alarmed by the Zionist call to create a Jewish national home in Palestine, wrote a letter aimed at Theodore Herzl: the country had an indigenous people who would not easily ... Read more

    $3.99 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

  • The Latehomecomer

    A Hmong Family Memoir

    The “unforgettable” true story of a family’s journey from the jungles of Laos to a Thailand refugee camp—and finally, to America (Anne Fadiman, author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down).Kao Kalia Yang was born in 1980 a Hmong refugee camp in Thailand. Her people had fought alongside the Americans in the Vietnam War, but in the tumult that followed, they spent years without a real home. ... Read more

    $13.09 USD

  • Come As You Are: Revised and Updated

    The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life

    A revised and updated edition of Emily Nagoski’s game-changing New York Times bestseller Come As You Are, featuring new information and research on mindfulness, desire, and pleasure that will radically transform your sex life.For much of the 20th and 21st centuries, women’s sexuality was an uncharted territory in science, studied far less frequently—and far less seriously—than its male counterpart ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • After the Fall

    Being American in the World We've Made

    by Ben Rhodes ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Why is democracy so threatened in America and around the world? And what can we do about it? A former White House aide and close confidant to President Barack Obama—and the author of The World as It Is—travels the globe in a deeply personal, beautifully observed quest for answers.In 2017, as Ben Rhodes was helping Barack Obama begin his next chapter, the legacy they had ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Last Best Hope

    America in Crisis and Renewal

    by George Packer ...
    A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice"[George Packer's] account of America’s decline into destructive tribalism is always illuminating and often dazzling." —William Galston, The Washington PostAcclaimed National Book Award-winning author George Packer diagnoses America’s descent into a failed state, and envisions a path toward overcoming our injustices, paralyses, and dividesIn the year ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Storm is Upon Us

    How QAnon Became a Movement, Cult, and Conspiracy Theory of Everything

    "An ideal tour guide for your journey into the depths of the rabbit hole that is QAnon. It even shows you a glimmer of light at the exit." —Cullen Hoback, director of HBO's Q: Into the StormIts messaging can seem cryptic, even nonsensical, yet for tens of thousands of people, it explains everything: What is QAnon, where did it come from, and is the Capitol insurgency a sign of where it’s going ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Woman and Nature

    The Roaring Inside Her

    by Susan Griffin ...
    In this famously provocative cornerstone of feminist literature, Susan Griffin explores the identification of women with the earth—both as sustenance for humanity and as victim of male rage. Starting from Plato's fateful division of the world into spirit and matter, her analysis of how patriarchal Western philosophy and religion have used language and science to bolster their power over both women ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Mediocre

    The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

    by Ijeoma Oluo ...
    From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity.What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual accomplishments?Through the last 150 years of American history ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • The Antifa

    Stories from Inside the Black Bloc

    by Jack Posobiec ...
    Few in the media have followed Antifa more closely - and have the scars to prove it - than journalist Jack Posobiec.From infiltrating their 2016 meetings where they planned their attack on Trump's inauguration to going undercover in Seattle's CHAZ in 2020, Posobiec has never backed down from exposing the true nature of Antifa.In The Antifa, Posobiec uncovers the secret history of this radical ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Sociological Perspectives on Substance Use and College Life

    An Ethnographic Investigation

    This book is specifically designed to be used in a variety of my sociology courses, including Introduction to Sociology and Social Problems. It is an example of a sociological monograph, a detailed written study on a specialized scholarly subject and will illustrate how original sociological research is conducted, analyzed, and written.Throughout this text, we will examine a wide variety of ... Read more

    $43.19 USD