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  • New England Bound: Slavery and Colonization in Early America

    by Wendy Warren ...
    Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in HistoryA New York Times Notable BookA New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice SelectionA Providence Journal Best Book of the YearWinner of the Organization of American Historians Merle Curti Award for Social HistoryFinalist for the Harriet Tubman PrizeFinalist for the Berkshire Conference of Women Historians Book Prize"This book is an original achievem... ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • In Pain

    A Bioethicist's Personal Struggle with Opioids

    by Travis Rieder ...
    NPR Best Book of 2019A bioethicist’s eloquent and riveting memoir of opioid dependence and withdrawal—a harrowing personal reckoning and clarion call for change not only for government but medicine itself, revealing the lack of crucial resources and structures to handle this insidious nationwide epidemic.Travis Rieder’s terrifying journey down the rabbit hole of opioid dependence began with a ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Fair Play

    A Game-Changing Solution for When You Have Too Much to Do (and More Life to Live)

    by Eve Rodsky ...
    **A REESE'S BOOK CLUB PICK"A hands-on, real talk guide for navigating the hot-button issues that so many families struggle with."--Reese WitherspoonTired, stressed, and in need of more help from your partner? Imagine running your household (and life!) in a new way...**It started with the Sh*t I Do List. Tired of being the "shefault" parent responsible for all aspects of her busy household, Eve ... Read more

    $2.99 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

  • Over Our Dead Bodies:

    Undertakers Lift the Lid

    Not knowing what to do, I sat on the church steps and waited. As the gravity of my failure began to well up in me, I began to cry. . .I Had Lost The Hearse!Funerals and the all the things that accompany them are traditionally somber, contemplative events in which the bereaved look to their undertaker to guide them through that most difficult of times.Of course, sometimes tradition gets thrown ... Read more

    $10.49 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 just practice of science.In The Disordered Cosmos, Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein shares her love for physics, from the Standard Model of Particle Physics and what lies beyond it, to the physics of melanin in skin, to the latest theories of dark matter -- all with a new spin ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Amusing Ourselves to Death

    Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

    by Neil Postman ...
    What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984, Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever."It's unlikely that Trump has ever read Amusing Ourselves to Death, but his ascent would not have surprised Postman.” -CNNOriginally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • But What If We're Wrong?

    Thinking About the Present As If It Were the Past

    New York Times bestselling author Chuck Klosterman asks questions that are profound in their simplicity: How certain are we about our understanding of gravity? How certain are we about our understanding of time? What will be the defining memory of rock music, five hundred years from today? How seriously should we view the content of our dreams? How seriously should we view the content of ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • In Order to Live

    A North Korean Girl's Journey to Freedom

    **“An eloquent, wrenchingly honest work that vividly represents the plight of many North Koreans.” —Kirkus Reviews“Park's remarkable and inspiring story shines a light on a country whose inhabitants live in misery beyond comprehension. Park's important memoir showcases the strength of the human spirit and one young woman's incredible determination to never be hungry again.” *—Publishers Weekly“I ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Unbroken Thread

    Discovering the Wisdom of Tradition in an Age of Chaos

    by Sohrab Ahmari ...
    **We’ve pursued and achieved the modern dream of defining ourselves—but at what cost? The New York Post op-ed editor makes a compelling case for seeking the inherited traditions and ideals that give our lives meaning.“Ahmari’s tour de force makes tradition astonishingly vivid and relevant for the here and now.”—Rod Dreher, bestselling author of Live Not by Lies and The Benedict Option**As a young ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Harlem Is Nowhere

    A Journey to the Mecca of Black America

    A National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist and New York Times Notable Book of the Year, Harlem Is Nowhere brilliantly captures the essence of Harlem at a crucial moment in the neighborhood's history.For a century Harlem has been celebrated as the capital of black America, a thriving center of cultural achievement and political action. As gentrification encroaches, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts untangles ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Catch and Kill

    Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predators

    by Ronan Farrow ...
    One of the Best Books of the YearTime * NPR * Washington Post * Bloomberg News * Chicago Tribune * Chicago Public Library * Fortune * Los Angeles Times * E! News * The Tele... ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Burnout

    The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “This book is a gift! I’ve been practicing their strategies, and it’s a total game-changer.”—Brené Brown, PhD, author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Dare to LeadThis groundbreaking book explains why women experience burnout differently than men—and provides a simple, science-based plan to help women minimize stress, manage emotions, and live a more joyful life.* ... Read more

    $9.99 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

    $14.99 USD

  • Conversations with a Masked Man

    My Father, the CIA, and Me

    by John Hadden ...
    For forty years John Hadden and his father of the same name fought at the dinner table over politics, art, and various issues concerning America. One was haunted by what he had witnessed during his long CIA career, from Berlin to Tel Aviv; the other retreated to the Vermont woods to direct Shakespeare until finally he confronted his father at the table one last time with a tape recorder. ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Sum of Us

    What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.“This is the book I’ve been waiting for.”—Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an AntiracistHeather McGhee’s ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Preventable

    The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response

    by Andy Slavitt ...
    **“Painfully good. The book could have been called, ‘Outrageous.’ The story Andy Slavitt tells is not just about Trump’s monumental failures but also about the deeper ones that started long before, with our health system, our politics, and more.” --Atul Gawande, author of Being MortalThe definitive, behind-the-scenes look at the U.S. Coronavirus crisis from one of themost recognizable and ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Born to Run

    The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured ... Read more

    $7.99 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 Tyranny of Merit

    What's Become of the Common Good?

    A Times Literary Supplement’s Book of the Year 2020A New Statesman's Best Book of 2020A Bloomberg's Best Book of 2020A Guardian Best Book About Ideas of 2020The world-renowned philosopher and author of the bestselling Justice explores the central question of our time: What has become of the common good?These are dangerous tim... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • The 1619 Project

    A New Origin Story

    A dramatic expansion of a groundbreaking work of journalism, The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story offers a profoundly revealing vision of the American past and present.In late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a cargo of twenty to thirty enslaved people from Africa. Their arrival led to the barbaric and unprecedented system of American chattel slavery that would ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

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  • Press Reset

    Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry

    From the bestselling author of Blood, Sweat, and Pixels comes the next definitive, behind-the-scenes account of the video game industry: how some of the past decade's most renowned studios fell apart—and the stories, both triumphant and tragic, of what happened next.Jason Schreier's groundbreaking reporting has earned him a place among the preeminent investigative journalists covering the world of ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Whipping Girl

    A Transsexual Woman on Sexism and the Scapegoating of Femininity

    by Julia Serano ...
    In this updated second edition, biologist and trans woman Julia Serano reveals a unique perspective on femininity, masculinity, and gender identity.In the updated second edition of Whipping Girl, Julia Serano, a transsexual woman whose supremely intelligent writing reflects her background as a lesbian transgender activist and professional biologist, shares her powerful experiences and observations ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Amateur

    A True Story About What Makes a Man

    *Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Nonfiction*Shortlisted for the Lambda Literary Award*Shortlisted for the Wellcome Book PrizeOne of The Times UK’s Best Memoirs of 2018, BuzzFeed’s Best Nonfiction of 2018, Autostraddle’s Best LGBT Books of 2018, and 52 Insight’s Favorite Nonfiction Books of 2018A “no-holds-barred examination of masculinity” (BuzzFeed) and... ... Read more

    $1.99 USD