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  • Regeneration Through Violence

    The Mythology of the American Frontier, 1600–1860

    Series series Mythology of the American West
    National Book Award Finalist: A study of national myths, lore, and identity that “will interest all those concerned with American cultural history” (American Political Science Review).Winner of the American Historical Association’s Albert J. Beveridge Award for Best Book in American HistoryIn Regeneration Through Violence, the first of his trilogy on the mythology of the American West, historian ... Leer más

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD o gratis con Kobo Plus

  • Warlord

    A Life of Winston Churchill at War, 1874–1945

    de Carlo D'Este ...
    A definitive chronicle of Churchill’s crucial role in the major military campaigns of the 20th century, based on extensive, untapped archival materials.Warlord is the definitive chronicle of Churchill’s crucial role as one of the world’s most renowned military leaders, from his early adventures on the North-West Frontier of colonial India and the Boer War through his extraordinary service in both ... Leer más

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD o gratis con Kobo Plus

  • Smashing Statues: The Rise and Fall of America's Public Monuments

    A leading expert on the past, present, and future of public monuments in America.An urgent and fractious national debate over public monuments has erupted in America. Some people risk imprisonment to tear down long-ignored hunks of marble; others form armed patrols to defend them. Why do we care so much about statues? Which ones should stay up and which should come down? Who should make these ... Leer más

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Fancy Bear Goes Phishing

    The Dark History of the Information Age, in Five Extraordinary Hacks

    “Unsettling, absolutely riveting, and—for better or worse—necessary reading.” —Brian Christian, author of Algorithms to Live By and The Alignment ProblemAn entertaining account of the philosophy and technology of hacking—and why we all need to understand it.It’s a signal paradox of our times that we live in an information society but do not know how it works. And without understanding how our ... Leer más

    $14.99 USD

  • The Night Parade

    A Speculative Memoir

    A Most Anticipated Book by Poets & Writers • The Boston Globe • San Francisco Chronicle • Los Angeles Times • The Millions • Library Journal • Book Riot • Debutiful • and many more!In the groundbreaking tradition of In the Dream House and The Collected Schizophrenias, a gorgeously illustrated speculative memoir that draws upon the Japanese myth of the Hyakki Yagyo—the ... ... Leer más

    $12.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Echoes of Change - The Journey Of Modern Activism

    de Stefan Weiss ...
    "Echoes - The Journey Of Modern Activism" offers a captivating exploration of contemporary activism. Through powerful narratives and expert insights, readers discover the diverse, impactful ways activists address pressing global issues. This book inspires action, highlights the importance of collective efforts, and provides valuable lessons for those seeking to make a difference in our changing ... Leer más

    $31.00 USD

  • Don't Let Me Be Lonely

    An American Lyric

    A brilliant and unsparing examination of America in the early twenty-first century, Claudia Rankine’s Don’t Let Me Be Lonely invents a new genre to confront the particular loneliness and rapacious assault on selfhood that our media have inflicted upon our lives. Fusing the lyric, the essay, and the visual, Rankine negotiates the enduring anxieties of medicated depression, race riots, divisive ... Leer más

    $9.99 USD

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  • The Organic Machine

    The Remaking of the Columbia River

    de Richard White ...
    Series series Hill and Wang Critical Issues
    The Hill and Wang Critical Issues Series: concise, affordable works on pivotal topics in American history, society, and politics.In this pioneering study, White explores the relationship between the natural history of the Columbia River and the human history of the Pacific Northwest for both whites and Native Americans. He concentrates on what brings humans and the river together: not only the ... Leer más

    $9.99 USD

  • Sourdough Culture

    A History of Bread Making from Ancient to Modern Bakers

    de Eric Pallant ...
    “A culinary mystery story leavened with Pallant’s passion, charm, and devotion to the ageless allure of the risen loaf.” —Aaron Bobrow-Strain, author of White BreadSourdough Culture presents the history and rudimentary science of sourdough bread baking from its discovery more than six thousand years ago to its still-recent displacement by the innovation of dough-mixing machines and fast-acting ... Leer más

    $1.99 USD o gratis con Kobo Plus

  • Tyranny of the Minority

    Why American Democracy Reached the Breaking Point

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A call to reform our antiquated political institutions before it’s too late—from the authors of How Democracies Die“[Levitsky and Ziblatt] write with terrifying clarity about how the forces of the right have co-opted the enshrined rules to exert their tyranny.”—The Washington PostONE OF THE CALIFORNIA REVIEW OF BOOKS’ TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR • A NEWSWEEK BES... ... Leer más

    $13.99 USD

  • Madness

    Race and Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum

    New York Times BestsellerAmazon Editor’s Pick for Best BooksIn the tradition of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, a page-turning 93-year history of Crownsville Hospital, one of the nation’s last segregated asylums, that the New York Times described as “fascinating…meticulous research” and bestselling author Clint Smith endorsed it as “a book that left me breathless.”On a cold day in March of ... Leer más

    $16.99 USD $3.99 USD

  • The Road to Freedom: Economics and the Good Society

    From one of the world’s leading economists, a compelling new vision of personal and economic freedom.We are a nation born from the conviction that people must be free. But since the middle of the last century, that idea has been co-opted. Forces on the political Right have justified exploitation by cloaking it in the rhetoric of freedom, leading to pharmaceutical companies freely overcharging for ... Leer más

    $19.99 USD

  • Our Kindred Creatures

    How Americans Came to Feel the Way They Do About Animals

    A compassionate, sweeping history of the transformation in American attitudes toward animals by the best-selling authors of RabidOver just a few decades at the end of the nineteenth century, the United States underwent a moral revolution on behalf of animals. Before the Civil War, animals' suffering had rarely been discussed; horses pulling carriages and carts were routinely beaten in public view, ... Leer más

    $14.99 USD

  • Escaping the Housing Trap

    The Strong Towns Response to the Housing Crisis

    Housing is an investment. Investment prices must go up. Housing is shelter. When the price of shelter goes up, people experience distress.This is the housing trap. It’s time to escape. In Escaping the Housing Trap: The Strong Towns Solution to the Housing Crisis, renowned urbanists Charles (Chuck) Marohn and Daniel Herriges introduce a first-of-its-kind discussion of the tension between housing as ... Leer más

    $17.00 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—now updated, with a new preface.“The most courageous book to date on the problem of race in the Western mind.”—The New York TimesONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR—Th... ... Leer más

    $9.99 USD $8.99 USD

  • Paying the Land

    de 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... ... Leer más

    $14.99 USD

  • Unshrinking

    How to Face Fatphobia

    de Kate Manne ...
    The definitive takedown of fatphobia, drawing on personal experience as well as rigorous research to expose how size discrimination harms everyone, and how to combat it—from the acclaimed author of Down Girl and Entitled“An elegant, fierce, and profound argument for fighting fat oppression in ourselves, our communities, and our culture.”—Roxane Gay, author of HungerFor as long as she can remember, ... Leer más

    $13.99 USD

  • Punished for Dreaming

    How School Reform Harms Black Children and How We Heal

    NOW A NEW YORK TIMES AND A USA TODAY BESTSELLERFINALIST, LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE“I am an eighties baby who grew to hate school. I never fully understood why. Until now. Until Bettina Love unapologetically and painstakingly chronicled the last forty years of education ‘reform’ in this landmark book. I hated school because it warred on me. I hated school because I loved to dream.”<strong... ... Leer más

    $14.99 USD

  • Minority Rule

    The Right-Wing Attack on the Will of the People—and the Fight to Resist It

    de Ari Berman ...
    A riveting account of the decades-long effort by reactionary white conservatives to undermine democracy and entrench their power—and the movement to stop them.The mob that stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021, represented an extreme form of the central danger facing American democracy today: a blatant disregard for the will of the majority. But this crisis didn’t begin or end with Donald Trump’s ... Leer más

    $14.99 USD

  • Tripped

    Nazi Germany, the CIA, and the Dawn of the Psychedelic Age

    de Norman Ohler ...
    Traducido por Marshall Yarbrough ...
    “A fleet-footed and propulsive account . . . Brilliantly sifting a massive history for its ideological through lines, this is a must-read." — Publishers Weekly (starred review)The author of the New York Times bestseller Blitzed returns with a provocative new history of drugs and postwar America, examining the untold story of how Nazi experiments into psychedelics covertly influenced CIA research ... Leer más

    $15.99 USD

  • Prequel

    An American Fight Against Fascism

    de Rachel Maddow ...
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Rachel Maddow traces the fight to preserve American democracy back to World War II, when a handful of committed public servants and brave private citizens thwarted far-right plotters trying to steer our nation toward an alliance with the Nazis.“A ripping read—well rendered, fast-paced and delivered with the same punch and assurance that she brings to a broadcast. . . ... Leer más

    $14.99 USD

  • Invisible Child

    Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City (Pulitzer Prize Winner)

    PULITZER PRIZE WINNER • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A “vivid and devastating” (The New York Times) portrait of an indomitable girl—from acclaimed journalist Andrea Elliott“From its first indelible pages to its rich and startling conclusion, Invisible Child had me, by turns, stricken, inspired, outraged, illuminated, in tears, and hungering for reimmersion in its Dickensian depths.”—Ayad Akhtar, author ... Leer más

    $9.99 USD

  • Rationality

    What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters

    de Steven Pinker ...
    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“In our uncertain age, which can so often feel so dark and disturbing, Steven Pinker has distinguished himself as a voice of positivity.” – New York TimesCan reading a book make you more rational? Can it help us understand why there is so much irrationality in the world? Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now (Bill Gates’s "new favorite book of all time”) answers all ... Leer más

    $8.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • Being Mortal

    Medicine and What Matters in the End

    de Atul Gawande ...
    **#1 New York Times BestsellerIn Being Mortal, bestselling author Atul Gawande tackles the hardest challenge of his profession: how medicine can not only improve life but also the process of its ending**Medicine has triumphed in modern times, transforming birth, injury, and infectious disease from harrowing to manageable. But in the inevitable condition of aging and death, the goals of medicine ... Leer más

    $11.99 USD