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  • Ninety Percent of Everything

    Inside Shipping, the Invisible Industry That Puts Clothes on Your Back, Gas in Your Car, and Food on Your Plate

    by Rose George ...
    Eye-opening and compelling, the overlooked world of freight shipping, revealed as the foundation of our civilizationOn ship-tracking websites, the waters are black with dots. Each dot is a ship; each ship is laden with boxes; each box is laden with goods. In postindustrial economies, we no longer produce but buy. We buy, so we must ship. Without shipping there would be no clothes, food, paper, or ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Persist

    The inspiring, influential senator and bestselling author mixes vivid personal stories with a passionate plea for political transformation.Elizabeth Warren is a beacon for everyone who believes that real change can improve the lives of all Americans. Committed, fearless, and famously persistent, she brings her best game to every battle she wages.In Persist, Warren writes about six perspectives ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Republic of Lies

    American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power

    by Anna Merlan ...
    A riveting tour through the landscape and meaning of modern conspiracy theories, exploring the causes and tenacity of this American malady, from Birthers to Pizzagate and beyond.American society has always been fertile ground for conspiracy theories, but with the election of Donald Trump, previously outlandish ideas suddenly attained legitimacy. Trump himself is a conspiracy enthusiast: from his ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Freethinkers

    A History of American Secularism

    by Susan Jacoby ...
    An authoritative history of the vital role of secularist thinkers and activists in the United States, from a writer of "fierce intelligence and nimble, unfettered imagination" (The New York Times)At a time when the separation of church and state is under attack as never before, Freethinkers offers a powerful defense of the secularist heritage that gave Americans the first government in the world ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Democracy May Not Exist, but We'll Miss It When It's Gone

    by Astra Taylor ...
    What is democracy really? What do we mean when we use the term? And can it ever truly exist? Astra Taylor, hailed as a “New Civil Rights Leader” by the Los Angeles Times, provides surprising answers.There is no shortage of democracy, at least in name, and yet it is in crisis everywhere we look. From a cabal of plutocrats in the White House to gerrymandering and dark-money compaign contributions, ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • Prairie Fires

    The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZEWINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARDONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW'S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARThe first comprehensive historical biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, the beloved author of the Little House on the Prairie booksMillions of readers of Little House on the Prairie believe they know Laura Ingalls—the pioneer girl... ... Read more

    $12.99 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

    $11.99 USD

  • A Fighting Chance

    A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAn unlikely political star tells the inspiring story of the two-decade journey that taught her how Washington really works—and really doesn't—in A Fighting ChanceAs a child in small-town Oklahoma, Elizabeth Warren yearned to go to college and then become an elementary school teacher—an ambitious goal, given her family's modest means. Early marriage and motherhood seemed ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Soul City

    Race, Equality, and the Lost Dream of an American Utopia

    by Thomas Healy ...
    A New York Times Book Review Editors’ **ChoiceThe fascinating, forgotten story of the 1970s attempt to build a city dedicated to racial equality in the heart of “Klan Country”**In 1969, with America’s cities in turmoil and racial tensions high, civil rights leader Floyd McKissick announced an audacious plan: he would build a new city in rural North Carolina, open to all but intended primarily to ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Spies

    A Novel

    by Michael Frayn ...
    From the bestselling author of Headlong, a mesmerizing novel about secrecy, imagination, and a child's game turned deadly earnestThe sudden trace of a disturbing, forgotten aroma compels Stephen Wheatley to return to the site of a dimly remembered but troubling childhood summer in wartime London. As he pieces together his scattered images, we are brought back to a quiet, suburan street where two ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Lifelines

    A Doctor's Journey in the Fight for Public Health

    by Dr. Leana Wen ...
    From medical expert Leana Wen, MD, Lifelines is an insider's account of public health and its crucial role—from opioid addiction to global pandemic—and an inspiring story of her journey from struggling immigrant to being one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People.“Public health saved your life today—you just don’t know it,” is a phrase that Dr. Leana Wen likes to use. You don’t know it because good ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Kabul in Winter

    Life Without Peace in Afghanistan

    by Ann Jones ...
    A sharp and arresting people's-eye view of real life in Afghanistan after the TalibanSoon after the bombing of Kabul ceased, award-winning journalist and women's rights activist Ann Jones set out for the shattered city, determined to bring help where her country had brought destruction.Here is her trenchant report from inside a city struggling to rise from the ruins. Working among the multitude of ... Read more

    $11.99 USD