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  • Cultish

    The Language of Fanaticism

    The author of the widely praised Wordslut analyzes the social science of cult influence: how cultish groups from Jonestown and Scientology to SoulCycle and social media gurus use language as the ultimate form of power.What makes “cults” so intriguing and frightening? What makes them powerful? The reason why so many of us binge Manson documentaries by the dozen and fall down rabbit holes ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $5.99 USD

  • Less Than Human

    Why We Demean, Enslave, and Exterminate Others

    Winner of the 2012 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for NonfictionA revelatory look at why we dehumanize each other, with stunning examples from world history as well as today's headlines"Brute." "Cockroach." "Lice." "Vermin." "Dog." "Beast." These and other monikers are constantly in use to refer to other humans—for political, religious, ethnic, or sexist reasons. Human beings have a tendency to regard ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Beyond the Body Farm

    A Legendary Bone Detective Explores Murders, Mysteries, and the Revolution in Forensic Science

    There is no scientist in the world like Dr. Bill Bass. A pioneer in forensic anthropology, Bass created the world's first laboratory dedicated to the study of human decomposition—three acres of land on a hillside in Tennessee where human bodies are left to the elements. His research at "the Body Farm" has revolutionized forensic science, helping police crack cold cases and pinpoint time of death. ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Driving While Black: African American Travel and the Road to Civil Rights

    The basis of a major PBS documentary by Gretchen Sorin and Ric Burns (first airing: October 13, 2020 at 9PM ET), this revelatory history shows how the automobile fundamentally changed African American life.It’s hardly a secret that mobility has always been limited, if not impossible, for African Americans. Before the Civil War, masters confined their slaves to their property, while free black ... Read more

    $20.89 USD $2.99 USD

  • The Dawn of Everything

    A New History of Humanity

    INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA dramatically new understanding of human history, challenging our most fundamental assumptions about social evolution—from the development of agriculture and cities to the origins of the state, democracy, and inequality—and revealing new possibilities for human emancipation.For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike—either free ... Read more

    $16.99 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

  • The Last Goodnight

    A World War II Story of Espionage, Adventure, and Betrayal

    di Howard Blum ...
    The New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed Dark Invasion, channels Erik Larson and Ben Macintyre in this riveting biography of Betty Pack, the dazzling American debutante who became an Allied spy during WWII and was hailed by OSS chief General “Wild Bill" Donovan as “the greatest unsung heroine of the war.”Betty Pack was charming, beautiful, and intelligent—and she knew it. As an agent ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • Private Love, Public School

    Gay Teacher Under Fire

    Gerry Crane had hit his stride. A talented high school music teacher, he was loved by students and parents-lauded as one of the best teachers at his school. Gerry had reconciled his conservative religious upbringing with his identity as a gay man, finding an affirming spiritual home in a local church. He enjoyed a close circle of loving friends and had found the love of his life. In October 1995, ... Read more

    $7.99 USD

  • Come As You Are: Revised and Updated

    The Surprising New Science That Will Transform Your Sex Life

    A revised and updated edition of Emily Nagoski’s game-changing New York Times bestseller Come As You Are, featuring new information and research on mindfulness, desire, and pleasure that will radically transform your sex life.For much of the 20th and 21st centuries, women’s sexuality was an uncharted territory in science, studied far less frequently—and far less seriously—than its male counterpart ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Eloquent Rage

    A Black Feminist Discovers Her Superpower

    An Emma Watson "Our Shared Shelf" Selection for November/December 2018 • NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2018/ MENTIONED BY: The New York Public Library • Mashable • The Atlantic ***•***Bustle • The Root • Politico Magazine ("What the 2020 Candidates Are Reading This Summer") • NPR</stron... ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The 1619 Project

    A New Origin Story

    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • 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.NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • NPR • Esquire • Marie Claire • Kirkus ReviewsIn late August 1619, a ship arrived in the British colony of Virginia bearing a c... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Chasing Ghosts

    A Tour of Our Fascination with Spirits and the Supernatural

    di Marc Hartzman ...
    Take a spirited tour through the supernatural history of America, from its haunted sites to its famous ghosts to its ghost-obsessed pop culture.Ghosts are everywhere—whether you believe in them or not. Every town has its local legends, and countless books, movies, and TV shows are haunted by their presence. But our obsession with ghosts runs deeper than we know—and is embedded in the very fabric ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Sociological Perspectives on Substance Use and College Life

    An Ethnographic Investigation

    This book is specifically designed to be used in a variety of my sociology courses, including Introduction to Sociology and Social Problems. It is an example of a sociological monograph, a detailed written study on a specialized scholarly subject and will illustrate how original sociological research is conducted, analyzed, and written.Throughout this text, we will examine a wide variety of ... Read more

    $43.19 USD

  • The Nones

    Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going

    di Ryan P. Burge ...
    In The Nones: Where They Came From, Who They Are, and Where They Are Going, Ryan P. Burge details a comprehensive picture of an increasingly significant group--Americans who say they have no religious affiliation.The growth of the nones in American society has been dramatic. In 1972, just 5 percent of Americans claimed "no religion" on the General Social Survey. In 2018, that number rose to 23.7 ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Superforecasting

    The Art and Science of Prediction

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST“The most important book on decision making since Daniel Kahneman's Thinking, Fast and Slow.”—Jason Zweig, The Wall Street JournalEveryone would benefit from seeing further into the future, whether buying stocks, crafting policy, launching a new product, or simply planning the week’s meals. Unfortunately, people ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Women's Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times

    "A fascinating history of…[a craft] that preceded and made possible civilization itself." —New York Times Book ReviewNew discoveries about the textile arts reveal women's unexpectedly influential role in ancient societies.Twenty thousand years ago, women were making and wearing the first clothing created from spun fibers. In fact, right up to the Industrial Revolution the fiber arts were an ... Read more

    $13.69 USD

  • Trick Mirror

    Reflections on Self-Delusion

    di Jia Tolentino ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “From The New Yorker’s beloved cultural critic comes a bold, unflinching collection of essays about self-deception, examining everything from scammer culture to reality television.”—EsquireBook Club Pick for Now Read This, from PBS NewsHour and The New York Times • “A whip-smart, challenging book.”—Zadie Smith • “Jia Tolentino could be the Joan Didion of our time.” ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Work Won't Love You Back

    How Devotion to Our Jobs Keeps Us Exploited, Exhausted, and Alone

    di Sarah Jaffe ...
    A deeply-reported examination of why "doing what you love" is a recipe for exploitation, creating a new tyranny of work in which we cheerily acquiesce to doing jobs that take over our lives.You're told that if you "do what you love, you'll never work a day in your life." Whether it's working for "exposure" and "experience," or enduring poor treatment in the name of "being part of the family," all ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Rationality

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

    di 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 ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Love's Blood

    The Shocking True Story of a Teenager Who Would Do Anything for the Older Man She Loved—Even Kill Her Whole Family

    di Clark Howard ...
    “[This] deeply engaging tale of a teenager who may—or may not—have helped kill her parents [is] a model of evenhanded true-crime writing.” —Kirkus ReviewsSixteen-year-old Patricia Columbo began working for pharmacist Frank DeLuca, a married father of five, in the 1970s, and the two soon entered into a sexual relationship. Against her father’s wishes, Patricia and Frank moved in together. Then, in ... Read more

    $8.69 USD

  • Because Internet

    Understanding the New Rules of Language

    AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!!Named a Best Book of 2019 by TIME, Amazon, and The Washington PostA Wired Must-Read Book of Summer“Gretchen McCulloch is the internet’s favorite linguist, and this book is essential reading. Reading her work is like suddenly being able to see the matrix.” —Jonny Sun, author of everyone's a aliebn when ur a aliebn too<s... ... Read more

    $4.99 USD

  • Imperfect Justice Updated Ed

    Prosecuting Casey Anthony

    di Jeff Ashton ...
    The definitive inside story of the case that captivated the nation. . . and the verdict that no one saw coming.It was the trial that stunned America. On July 5, 2011, nearly three years after her initial arrest, Casey Anthony walked away, virtually scot-free, from one of the most sensational murder trials of all time. She'd been accused of killing her daughter, Caylee, but the trial only left ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Nordic Theory of Everything

    In Search of a Better Life

    di Anu Partanen ...
    A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their childrenMoving to America in 2008, Finnish journalist Anu Partanen quickly went from confident, successful professional to wary, self-doubting mess. She found that navigating the basics ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Way of the Superior Man

    A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Sexual Desire (20th Anniversary Edition)

    di David Deida ...
    The mark of a true classic is that it becomes more relevant with the passage of time Twenty years ago, David Deida wrote The Way of the Superior Man share lessons on “how a man can grow spiritually while passionately tussling with the challenges of women, work, and sexual desire,” Today, men of all ages continue to struggle with these universal challenges, and the practical insights found in this ... Read more

    $12.99 USD