“For sheer reading pleasure Ladee Hubbard’s original and wildly inventive novel is in a class by itself.” —Toni Morrison “The Talented Ribkins is a charming and delightful debut novel with a profound heart, and Ladee Hubbard’s voice is a welcome original.” —Mary Gaitskill • An INDIE NEXT 2017 pick • Winner of the Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award • Winner of the William Faulkner - William Wisdom Prize At seventy-two, Johnny Ribkins shouldn’t have such problems: He’s got one week to come up with the money he stole from his mobster b... + Read More
Series: Campus ConfidentialHow College Works, or Doesn't, for Professors, Parents, and StudentsHardcoverJacques Berlinerblau9781612196428$34.99EDUCATION Jun 13, 2017
A tenured prof. breaks ranks to reveal what’s wrong with American higher education and how it affects you.Professors can be underpaid. Marginalized. Over-reviewed. But one fact remains: The success of your education depends on them. Part industry expose and part call for a return to engaged teaching, Campus Confidential shows how the noble project of higher education fell so far and how we can redeem it.A must-read for parents thinking about their kids’ futures: This book answers the questions most other college resources don’t: Who exactly is ... + Read More
Series: Death by Video GameDanger, Pleasure, and Obsession on the Virtual FrontlinePaperbackSimon Parkin9781612196206$22.99SOCIAL SCIENCE Jun 13, 2017
“The finest book on video games yet. Simon Parkin thinks like a critic, conjures like a novelist, and writes like an artist at the height of his powers—which, in fact, he is.” —Tom Bissell, author of Extra Lives: Why Video Games MatterOn January 31, 2012, a twenty-three-year-old student was found dead at his keyboard in an internet café while the video game he had been playing for three days straight continued to flash on the screen in front of him. Trying to reconstruct what had happened that night, investigative journalist Simon Parkin would ... + Read More
After a series of incidents in which police officers in Chicago, Cleveland, Baltimore and Ferguson, Missouri, killed four unarmed African Americans—Laquan McDonald, Tamir Rice, Freddie Gray, and Michael Brown—resulting in widespread civic unrest and violent protests, the Department of Justice launched investigations into each incident, including in-depth probes into the police departments behind them.This is the complete and unexpurgated text of their findings.
Series: The Anatomy of InequalityIts Social and Economic Origins- and SolutionsPaperbackPer Molander9781612196237$22.99BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Jun 27, 2017
“Virtually all human societies are marked by inequality, at a level that surpasses what could be expected from normal differences in individuals’ capabilities alone.” So begins this new approach to the greatest social ill of our time, and nearly every other era. From a country with one of the world’s lowest rates of income and social imbalance, award-winning Swedish analyst Per Molander’s book changes the conversation about the causes and effects of inequality. Molander addresses the obvious questions that other pundits often avoid—including w... + Read More
Series: ErnestoThe Untold Story of Hemingway in Revolutionary CubaHardcoverAndrew Feldman9781612196381$35.99BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY May 14, 2019
From the first North American scholar permitted to study at Cuba’s Finca Vigia Museum and Research Center, Hemingway’s former residence, comes a radically new understanding of Hemingway’s life in Cuba.This is the Hemingway story that has never been told: the full story of Papa as an expatriate in Cuba, an ingenuous American opportunist whose natural openness and curiosity connected with the distinctive warmth of the Cuban character. In Cuba he formed key artistic relationships—including a longstanding affair with a previously undiscovered Cuban... + Read More
Somewhere on the South African veld, 1901: At the height of the Boer War, a doctor at a British concentration camp conducts a series of grim experiments on Boer prisoners. His work ends in chaos, but two children survive: a boy named Benjamin, and a girl named Tessa … One hundred years later, a disgraced young police constable is reassigned to the sleepy South African town of Unie, where she makes a terrifying discovery: the body of a woman, burned beyond recognition. The crime soon leads her into her country’s violent past—a past that include... + Read More
Series: Viking EconomicsHow the Scandinavians Got It Right-and How We Can, TooPaperbackGeorge Lakey9781612196213$23.99BUSINESS & ECONOMICS Jul 11, 2017
Liberals worldwide invoke Scandinavia as a promised land of equality, while most conservatives fear it as a hotbed of liberty-threatening socialism. But the left and right can usually agree on one thing: that the Nordic system is impossible to replicate elsewhere. The US and UK are too big, or too individualistic, or too…something. In Viking Economics—now with a new afterword by the author—George Lakey dispels these myths. He explores the inner-workings of the Nordic economies that boast the world’s happiest, most productive workers, and exp... + Read More
Series: Dirty Wars and Polished SilverThe Life and Times of a War Correspondent Turned AmbassatrixHardcoverLynda Schuster9781612196343$34.99BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jul 18, 2017
From a former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent, an exuberant memoir of life, love, and transformation on the frontlines of conflicts around the worldGrowing up in 1970s Detroit, Lynda Schuster felt certain life was happening elsewhere. And as soon as she graduated from high school, she set out to find it. Dirty Wars and Polished Silver is Schuster’s story of her life abroad as a foreign correspondent in war-torn countries, and, later, as the wife of a U.S. Ambassador. It chronicles her time working on a kibbutz in Israel, reporting on ... + Read More
Series: TrainwreckThe Women We Love to Hate, Mock, and Fear . . . and WhyPaperbackSady Doyle9781612196480$21.99SOCIAL SCIENCE Aug 29, 2017
She’s everywhere once you start looking for her: the trainwreck. She’s Britney Spears shaving her head, Whitney Houston saying, “crack is whack,” and Amy Winehouse, dying in front of millions. But the trainwreck is also as old (and as meaningful) as feminism itself. From Mary Wollstonecraft—who, for decades after her death, was more famous for her illegitimate child and suicide attempts than for A Vindication of the Rights of Woman—to Charlotte Brontë, Billie Holiday, Sylvia Plath, and even Hillary Clinton, Sady Doyle’s Trainwreck dissects ... + Read More
Series: WHAT WE DO NOWStanding Up for Your Values in Trump's AmericaPaperbackDennis Johnson9781612196596$20.99POLITICAL SCIENCE Jan 03, 2017
The National BestsellerThe election of Donald Trump to be the 45th President of the United States of America shocked and dismayed progressives across the country. What We Do Now, a collection of passionate manifestos by some of the country's leading progressives, aims to provide a blueprint for how those stunned progressives can move forward. Its powerful contributions -- from economists, environmentalists, activists, artists, politicians, and novelists -- will offer encouragement and guidance to practicing constitutionally protected acts of re... + Read More
“If you want to understand not only what happened in 2016, but what’s going to happen tomorrow, this book is essential reading. Susan Bordo brings a scholar’s rigor and a lioness’ heart to this important work.” —Paul Begala“Among the best books I’ve read on the 2016 election…the perfect companion to Clinton’s What Happened.” —Peter Daou The Destruction of Hillary Clinton is an answer to the question many have been asking: How did an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate—whose victory would have been as historic as ... + Read More
THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER that connects the dots from Donald Trump’s racist background to the Russian scandals“A searing indictment.” — Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times“Johnston has given us this year’s must-read Trump book.” — Lawrence O’Donnell, host of MSNBC’s The Last Word with Lawrence O’DonnellThe international bestseller that brought Trump’s long history of racism, mafia ties, and shady business dealings into the limelight. Now with a New Introduction and Epilogue. Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist David Cay Johnst... + Read More
Series: Farewell SpeechesPaperbackBarack Obama9781612196886$13.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 28, 2017
The final speeches of the 44th President of the United States, Barack Obama, and First Lady Michelle Obama. Both speeches were instant and moving landmarks, as well as stirring testaments to the time this inspiring and beloved couple spent in the White House.
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