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  • Primo Levi's Resistance

    Rebels and Collaborators in Occupied Italy

    Translated by Frederika Randall ...
    A daring investigation of Primo Levi's brief career as a fighter with the Italian Resistance, and the grim secret that haunted his lifeNo other Auschwitz survivor has been as literarily powerful and historically influential as Primo Levi. Yet Levi was not only a victim or a witness. In the fall of 1943, at the very start of the Italian Resistance, he was a fighter, participating in the first ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Accidental Gods

    On Race, Empire, and Men Unwittingly Turned Divine

    **NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE, THE IRISH TIMES AND THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENTA provocative history of men who were worshipped as gods that illuminates the connection between power and religion and the role of divinity in a secular age**Ever since 1492, when Christopher Columbus made landfall in the New World and was hailed as a heavenly being, the accidental god has haunted the ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Paying the Land

    by Joe Sacco ...
    NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE GUARDIAN, THE BROOKLYN RAIL, THE GLOBE AND MAIL, POP MATTERS, COMICS BEAT, AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLYFrom the “heir to R. Crumb and Art Spiegelman” (Economist), a masterful work of comics journalism about indigenous North America, resource extraction, and our debt to the natural worldThe Dene have lived in the vast Mackenz... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Permanent Record

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLEREdward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.**In 2013, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Snowden shocked the world when he broke with the American intelligence establishment ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Number Devil

    A Mathematical Adventure

    Translated by Michael Henry Heim ...
    The international best-seller that makes mathematics a thrilling explorationIn twelve dreams, Robert, a boy who hates math, meets a Number Devil, who leads him to discover the amazing world of numbers: infinite numbers, prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers, numbers that magically appear in triangles, and numbers that expand without . As we dream with him, we are taken further and further into ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Revolutionary Russia, 1891-1991

    A History

    by Orlando Figes ...
    From the author of A People's Tragedy, an original reading of the Russian Revolution, examining it not as a single event but as a hundred-year cycle of violence in pursuit of utopian dreamsIn this elegant and incisive account, Orlando Figes offers an illuminating new perspective on the Russian Revolution. While other historians have focused their examinations on the cataclysmic years immediately ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Gods of Olympus

    A History

    An elegant and entertaining account of the transformations of the Greek gods across the ages, from antiquity to the Renaissance and the present dayThe gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek civilization: even in antiquity, they were said to be cruel, oversexed, mad, or just plain silly. Yet for all their foibles and flaws, they proved to be tough survivors, far outlasting ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Rouge Street

    Three Novellas

    by Shuang Xuetao ...
    Translated by Jeremy Tiang ...
    "Rouge Street gives voice to an intriguing cast of characters left behind by China’s economic miracle . . . Shuang pulls no punches . . . From start to finish, his scope is close to the ground, his language sparingly emotive and unobtrusive. He never flinches. As a result, we don’t look away either."—Jing Tsu, The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)**Introduced by Madeleine Thien... ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Whisperers

    Private Life in Stalin's Russia

    by Orlando Figes ...
    From the award-winning author of A People's Tragedy and Natasha's Dance, a landmark account of what private life was like for Russians in the worst years of Soviet repressionThere have been many accounts of the public aspects of Stalin's dictatorship: the arrests and trials, the enslavement and killing in the gulags. No previous book, however, has explored the regime's effect on people's personal ... Read more

    $2.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Teeth May Smile but the Heart Does Not Forget

    Murder and Memory in Uganda

    by Andrew Rice ...
    From a new star of American journalism, a riveting murder mystery that reveals the forces roiling today's AfricaFrom Rwanda to Sierra Leone, African countries recovering from tyranny and war are facing an impossible dilemma: to overlook past atrocities for the sake of peace or to seek catharsis through tribunals and truth commissions. Uganda chose the path of forgetting: after Idi Amin's reign was ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • The Sound of Our Steps

    A Novel

    by Ronit Matalon ...
    Translated by Dalya Bilu ...
    Gorgeously observed and emotionally powerful, The Sound of Our Steps is an inventive novel of immigration and exile from Ronit Matalon, a major voice in contemporary Israeli fictionIn the beginning there was Lucette, who is the mother to three children—Sammy, a gentle giant, almost blind, but a genius with locks; Corinne, a flighty beauty who cannot keep a job; and "the child," an afterthought, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Destroying the World to Save It

    Aum Shinrikyo, Apocalyptic Violence, and the New Global Terrorism

    National Book Award winner and renowned psychiatrist Robert Jay Lifton reveals a world at risk from millennial cults intent on ending it all.Since the earliest moments of recorded history, prophets and gurus have foretold the world's end, but only in the nuclear age has it been possible for a megalomaniac guru with a world-ending vision to bring his prophecy to pass. Now Robert Jay Lifton offers a ... Read more

    $8.99 USD