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  • Aristotle and the Secrets of Life

    An Aristotle Detective Novel

    Book 3 - The Aristotle Detective Novels
    The great philosopher and his student face pirates, political intrigue, and more in this dark, suspenseful mystery set in ancient Athens.Tensions between the Athenians and the Makedonians—whose leader, Alexander the Great, is one of Aristotle’s former students—draw the philosopher across the Aegean Sea, accompanied by the devoted Stephanos. Both will have much to learn about survival as they find ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Ethno-erotic Economies

    Sexuality, Money, and Belonging in Kenya

    Ethno-erotic Economies explores a fascinating case of tourism focused on sex and culture in coastal Kenya, where young men deploy stereotypes of African warriors to help them establish transactional sexual relationships with European women. In bars and on beaches, young men deliberately cultivate their images as sexually potent African men to attract women, sometimes for a night, in other cases ... Read more

    $23.09 USD

  • The Mourner

    A Parker Novel

    by Richard Stark ...
    You probably haven’t ever noticed them. But they’ve noticed you. They notice everything. That’s their job. Sitting quietly in a nondescript car outside a bank making note of the tellers’ work habits, the positions of the security guards. Lagging a few car lengths behind the Brinks truck on its daily rounds. Surreptitiously jiggling the handle of an unmarked service door at the racetrack.They’re ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • Water Always Wins

    Thriving in an Age of Drought and Deluge

    by Erica Gies ...
    A hopeful journey around the world and across time, illuminating better ways to live with water.Nearly every human endeavor on the planet was conceived and constructed with a relatively stable climate in mind. But as new climate disasters remind us every day, our world is not stable—and it is changing in ways that expose the deep dysfunction of our relationship with water. Increasingly severe and ... Read more

    $18.79 USD

  • Tales of the Field

    On Writing Ethnography, Second Edition

    series Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing
    For more than twenty years, John Van Maanen’s Tales of the Field has been a definitive reference and guide for students, scholars, and practitioners of ethnography and beyond. Originally published in 1988, it was the one of the first works to detail and critically analyze the various styles and narrative conventions associated with written representations of culture. This is a book about the ... Read more

    $12.39 USD

  • Meatless Days

    In this finely wrought memoir of life in postcolonial Pakistan, Suleri intertwines the violent history of Pakistan's independence with her own most intimate memories—of her Welsh mother; of her Pakistani father, prominent political journalist Z.A. Suleri; of her tenacious grandmother Dadi and five siblings; and of her own passage to the West."Nine autobiographical tales that move easily back and ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • The Blackbird

    An Alan Grofield Novel

    by Richard Stark ...
    Donald E. Westlake is one of the greats of crime fiction. Under the pseudonym Richard Stark, he wrote twenty-four fast-paced, hardboiled novels featuring Parker, a shrewd career criminal with a talent for heists. Using the same nom de plume, Westlake also completed a separate series in the Parker universe, starring Alan Grofield, an occasional colleague of Parker. While he shares events and ... Read more

    $10.79 USD

  • Dispatches from Dystopia

    Histories of Places Not Yet Forgotten

    by Kate Brown ...
    “Why are Kazakhstan and Montana the same place?” asks one chapter of Kate Brown’s surprising and unusual journey into the histories of places on the margins, overlooked or erased. It turns out that a ruined mining town in Kazakhstan and Butte, Montana—America’s largest environmental Superfund site—have much more in common than one would think thanks to similarities in climate, hucksterism, and the ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Empowering Education

    Critical Teaching for Social Change

    by Ira Shor ...
    Ira Shor is a pioneer in the field of critical education who for over twenty years has been experimenting with learning methods. His work creatively adapts the ideas of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire for North American classrooms. In Empowering Education Shor offers a comprehensive theory and practice for critical pedagogy.For Shor, empowering education is a student-centered, critical and ... Read more

    $23.79 USD

  • No Way Out

    Precarious Living in the Shadow of Poverty and Drug Dealing

    by Waverly Duck ...
    In 2005 Waverly Duck was called to a town he calls Bristol Hill to serve as an expert witness in the sentencing of drug dealer Jonathan Wilson. Convicted as an accessory to the murder of a federal witness and that of a fellow drug dealer, Jonathan faced the death penalty, and Duck was there to provide evidence that the environment in which Jonathan had grown up mitigated the seriousness of his ... Read more

    $20.89 USD

  • The Iliad of Homer

    Translated by Richmond Lattimore ...
    "Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus’ son Achilleus / and its devastation." For sixty years, that's how Homer has begun the Iliad in English, in Richmond Lattimore's faithful translation—the gold standard for generations of students and general readers.This long-awaited new edition of Lattimore's Iliad is designed to bring the book into the twenty-first century—while leaving the poem as firmly ... Read more

    $11.59 USD

  • The Emperor's Pearl

    A Judge Dee Mystery

    It all begins on the night of the Poo-yang dragonboat races in 699 A.D.: a drummer in the leading boat collapses, and the body of a beautiful young woman turns up in a deserted country mansion. There, Judge Dee—tribunal magistrate, inquisitor, and public avenger—steps in to investigate the murders and return order to the Tang Dynasty.In The Emperor’s Pearl, the judge discovers that these two ... Read more

    $9.89 USD