Series: A Reasonable LifeA Simpler, Secure, More Humane Existence, 25th AnniversaryPaperbackFerenc Mate9780920256954$21.95SOCIAL SCIENCE Aug 27, 2019
This is a darkly humorous, straight from the heart look at our frantic and chaotic lives. Not since Thoreau has a writer taken such a giant step off the beaten path to dissect our money and fame obsessed, out-of-control society.Ferenc Máté sounds the alarm that with our single-minded emphasis on short-term economic gain we are devastating, not only our cities, our long-term economy, and our very planet, but also our communities, families, and even friendships. We are allowing the impersonal and uncaring: immoral-governments, the mindless mass m... + Read More
A milestone we thank you for! In our 35th year, America’s #1 sailing calendar will take you to the most picturesque and romantic corners of the world aboard exquisite classic sailboats.As a last great escape from the ever-hectic life, come for an exhilarating sail on beautiful sailboats to the most peaceful and scenic coves from the vast serenity of Antarctica, to a lush South Seas archipelago.
Fair winds & buon viaggio
Series: The Midcentury KitchenThe American Kitchen, from Workspace to Dreamscape, 1940s-1970sHardcoverSarah Archer9781682682289$33.95HOUSE & HOME May 07, 2019
An illustrated pop history from aqua to avocado, Westinghouse to Wonder Bread
Nearly everyone alive today has experienced cozy, welcoming kitchens packed with conveniences that we now take for granted. Sarah Archer, in this delightful romp through a simpler time, shows us how the prosperity of the 1950s kicked off the technological and design ideals of today’s kitchen. In fact, while contemporary appliances might look a little different and work a little better than those of the 1950s, the midcentury kitchen has yet to be improved upon.
During ... + Read More
Series: SeashellsHardcoverCindy Bilbao9781682682791$22.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES May 21, 2019
Experience the magic of the beach with this photographic collection of treasures in the sand
Seashells are tiny treasures, each one completely unlike any other. Their variety of shapes, colors, and sizes makes collecting—and even searching for—seashells a favorite pastime of avid and occasional beachcombers alike.
As she did for the ocean’s other jewels in Sea Glass and Sea Glass Seeker, photographer Cindy Bilbao captures the ridges, striations, and hues of delicate shells everywhere she finds them. Displaying sun- bleached fragments, glitterin... + Read More
Go chasing waterfalls with this companion guide
to the cascades of the White MountainsThe White Mountains of New Hampshire are filled with gushing, cascading waterfalls ready to awe local and out- of- town hikers alike. This completely revised and updated edition of Waterfalls of the White Mountains outlines hiking trails ideal for observing the more than 100 waterfalls in the region, no matter experience level or ability.
Each hike opens with the trail at a glance overview—including the distance, difficulty, altitude gain, and directions to th... + Read More
The Little Local New Orleans Cookbook brings the essential flavors of New Orleans to your table. From festive cocktails and finger foods to big celebration fare, you’ll find recipes for Sazerac and Hurricane cocktails, Creole gumbo, jambalaya, blackened redfish, king cake, sweet pralines, and other traditional dishes. Written by a regional food expert and beautifully illustrated, this little cookbook is the perfect keepsake for the Big Easy.
30 classic Portland recipes to treasure
The Little Local Portland Cookbook brings the essential flavors of Portland, Oregon, to your table. From special coffee drinks and brunch dishes like Huckleberry Hotcakes and Salmon Hash, to delicious Oregon Bay shrimp cocktail, skirt steak with pinot sauce, and Dungeness crab cippino, you’ll find recipes for iconic Portland dishes for every meal. Written by a regional food expert and beautifully illustrated, this little cookbook is the perfect souvenir.
30 classic Maine recipes to treasure
The Little Local Maine Cookbook brings the essential flavors of Maine to your table. From lobster boils, rolls, and bakes; whole roasted fish with fresh farm-stand corn; and blueberry-sauced crepes and homemade pie, this book includes traditional recipes that celebrate the state. Written by a regional food expert and beautifully illustrated, this little cookbook is the perfect gift for Mainers and tourists alike.
Explore the hills, ridges, sand dunes, and breathtaking views of the Great Lake State, one trail at a time
Michigan’s Lower Peninsula offers extremely diverse terrain, from beaches that are home to shipwrecks and lighthouses, streams populated with trout, and wildflower and orchid fields to spaces with unusual geological formations, sand dunes, and steep climbs, and beech forests perfect for birding.
Each chapter begins with an overview of each hike—the type of hike, total distance, time, difficulty, highlights, maps, and trailhead GPS coordina... + Read More
A traveler’s must-have companion for over 30
years—a complete guide to the best of MaineExplorer’s Guide Maine is back for the 19th time, providing readers with everything they need to know for making their next trip to Maine the best one yet. This comprehensive, fully up- to- date edition guides travelers of all interests, whether they are looking to explore wildlife wonders or cultural hubs.
Featuring hot spots from the southern coast (like Ogunquit and Wells), Casco Bay (Freeport), the Midcoast and the islands (Boothbay Harbor region), and D... + Read More
A go-to companion for a beautiful, scenic traverse through the Adirondacks
The beautiful views, rugged peaks, lush forests, and rushing waterfalls spanning the 6 million acres of the Adirondack Park are every hikers dream. 50 Hikes in the Adirondack Mountains provides hikers of all experience levels and ability with carefully outlined, detailed tips and suggestions for 50 different hikes in the region.
The hikes range in length, difficulty, and type, and feature various highlights, such as mysterious caves, uninhabited lakes, fire towers offeri... + Read More
30 classic Texas recipes to treasure
The Little Local Texas Cookbook brings the essential flavors of Texas to your table. From traditional BBQ to celebratory party treats, you’ll find recipes for slow-roasted beef ribs, chicken-fried steak, chili cheese enchilada breakfast tacos, Texas sheet cake, and other classic dishes. Written by a regional food expert and beautifully illustrated, this little cookbook is the perfect gift for Texans and tourists alike.
A weekend warrior’s guide to the best expeditions
within striking distance of SeattleSeattle is one of the most rapidly growing cities in the United States, and while there’s plenty to explore in the Emerald City, sometimes residents just need to get away from it all. Lush green forests perfect for hiking, tiny islands, charming fishing villages, and even British Columbia’s most authentic Chinese food, are all accessible within a few hours’ drive from the bustling metropolis.
Easy Weekend Getaways from Seattle guides both travelers and Seattlei... + Read More
Series: Tea-VitalizeCold-Brew Teas and Herbal Infusions to Refresh and RejuvenatePaperbackMimi Kirk9781682682838$25.95COOKING Jul 16, 2019
Delicious teas to keep you hydrated and feeling young
Black, green, white, and oolong teas, as well as herbal infusions, have numerous health benefits, starting with hydration. Infused with fresh, vitamin- rich fruits, they become a fun and delicious way to increase your liquid consumption without turning to commercial drinks that may be high in calories and artificial additives. Cold brewing tea allows the leaves and other ingredients to slowly infuse the water and is, according to Mimi Kirk, the best way to achieve a smooth taste and extract ... + Read More
Series: Clean SnacksSimple, High-Protein Desserts for OneHardcoverArman Liew9781682683194$29.95COOKING Jun 25, 2019
From Keto Crack Bars to Vegan Zucchini Tots,
75 simple and guilt-free snacksWith more than 200,000 followers, Arman Liew’s popular Instagram, @TheBigMansWorld, features foolproof recipes designed for keto, paleo, and/or vegan diets. His popular no-bake banana bread, 4-ingredient pumpkin energy bites, coconut crunch bars, and more, are presented with his signature cheeky Australian attitude as well as mouth-watering photographs.
These satisfying snacks include:
• Baked Veggie Chips
• Sweet Potato Pizza Crusts
• No Churn Coffee Ice Cream
• Keto B... + Read More
Series: Clean SweetsPaleo Vegan Recipes with Keto OptionsPaperbackArman Liew9781682683781$23.95COOKING Jan 14, 2020
High-protein desserts that taste great, are easy to make, and serve one or two. Giving up dessert is no fun, so health-savvy folks have long tried to find ways to satisfy a sweet tooth. But so many Paleo–style desserts are complicated, with long lists of hard-to-find ingredients. They also often make too much of a good thing, which is almost as bad as not having it at all. Arman Liew discovered a way to have his cake and eat it too—in decadent creations that indulge the appetite and pack in the nutrients. From breakfast reinvented to no-bake tr... + Read More
Series: Mountain ManJohn Colter, the Lewis & Clark Expedition, and the Call of the American WestPaperbackDavid Weston Marshall9781682684429$22.95HISTORY May 14, 2019
“If you seek vicarious adventure, these pages
await the armchair explorer.”
—Providence JournalIn 1804, John Colter set out with Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on the first US expedition to traverse the North American continent. During the 28- month ordeal, Colter served as a hunter and scout, and honed his survival skills on the western frontier. But when the journey was over, Colter stayed behind. He spent two more years trekking alone through dangerous and unfamiliar territory, charting some of the West’s most treasured landmarks.
Histor... + Read More
The essential dining companion for your French
vacation rental (and back home)A trip to the grocery store while vacationing in a foreign country can be a frustrating ordeal. How to choose the best seafood (what is the deal with the tiny packages of fish?), proper farmers’ market etiquette (is it okay to touch the veggies?), and choosing the right checkout line (there are different kinds?) can all lead to moments of confusion, and asking for help is not so easy with a language barrier.
When author Lynne Martin tried living as locals do in France... + Read More
Perfectly planned getaways for a short break on
the beachOnly a stone’s throw away from the buzzing city that never sleeps, the Hamptons, Long Island, and the Jersey Shore have long served exhausted NYC residents looking to remove themselves from their busy lives and relax for a little while—a mini-vacation on the water not far from home. Yet each of these weekend hotspots has even more to offer than just sand and surf, including the trendy restaurants and bars, local art museums, and lush gardens of the Hamptons, photos of which are sure to sp... + Read More
Plan an explosive vacation at two iconic National
ParksWondrous scenery, incomparable wildlife viewing, riveting geology, and the chance to observe a natural environment hard at work all await travelers at Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. And if readers are looking for a thrill, these parks won’t disappoint—below the serene, peaceful surfaces of these parks are megatons of pent- up geothermal fury, just waiting to explode. That’s right, the entire region could be obliterated in a cataclysmic instant—so this vacation destination shoul... + Read More
Breathtaking, mountainous getaways just a quick trip out of NYC
Only a short distance outside of the bustling metropolis that is the Big Apple, the lower Hudson Valley offers views of rolling green hills, jagged cliffs, and bubbling bodies of water, while hikers can also observe the Manhattan skyline off in the distance.
With hikes of all types and difficulties from lower Westchester County to the Shawangunks, 50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley has something for hikers of every experience level. Each hike provides a difficulty rating, approxim... + Read More
Series: The Wonder WeeksA Stress-Free Guide to Your Baby's BehaviorPaperbackXaviera Plas-Plooij9781682684276$25.95FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS Sep 10, 2019
With nearly 4 million downloads, The Wonder Weeks app is a must-have. The revised and updated book, with exclusive material, is the perfect companion or gift.
What to expect the first 20 months? Leaps, leaps and more leaps! ten in all. Welcome to the fully-updated and revised 6th edition of the book—with 30% new material—that made “leaps” the buzzword for parents of young children worldwide. Fussy at 5 weeks? Cranky at 19-weeks? Clingy at a year? The baby must be approaching a leap, a time during which new skills are mastered, discoveries are m... + Read More
Series: The Posy BookGarden-Inspired Bouquets That Tell a StoryHardcoverTeresa H Sabankaya9781682682630$33.95CRAFTS & HOBBIES May 07, 2019
“Like a favorite recipe, a posy is meant to be savored and shared. Try it yourself, and … welcome a bit of floral enchantment into your life.” —Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist
Inspired by the Victorian-era language of flowers, a posy is a small, round bouquet of flowers, herbs, and plants meant to convey a message, such as dahlias for gratitude, sunflowers for adoration, or thyme for bravery. These floral poems have become Teresa Sabankaya’s signature. Brides want them for their weddings, but a posy is a lovely gift any time of year... + Read More
Capture the incredible sights of Oregon’s majestic seasideRick and Susan Sammon are back to share their seasoned photography and travel wisdom, this time guiding the reader through the remarkable landscapes and cultural treasures of the Oregon Coast, from Cannon Beach to Bandon Beach. Whether toting professional gear or just smartphones, travelers will find practical tips and expert knowledge on taking the best photos of the coast’s shorelines, rock faces, lighthouses, and more. When the journey is over, The Oregon Coast Photo Road Trip offers ... + Read More
Series: Asian PaleoEasy, Fresh Recipes to Make Ahead or Enjoy Right Now from I Heart UmamiHardcoverChihyu Smith9781682682616$33.95COOKING May 14, 2019
Going Paleo or low-carb but want a twist? Asian Paleo will satisfy your cravings!
Creator of the popular food blog I Heart Umami, ChihYu Smith celebrates her Chinese and Taiwanese heritage and turns favorite Asian recipes into healthy, flavorful Paleo meals. In Asian Paleo, she shares 75 fresh, bold recipes inspired by her favorite dishes from China, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam, and beyond.
Here, Smith helps readers find the perfect dish for any occasion. She includes easy meals, fun and festive weekend options, batch cooking for when there’s time... + Read More
The perfect companion for your next cycling tour through the Finger Lakes
For recreational cyclists everywhere, the Finger Lakes region is a must-visit hot spot. Not only are the lakes themselves a sight to see—closely grouped, deep, cool streams meandering through the hills—but waterfalls, gorges, wineries, museums, cities, and farms are all found along these cycling trails, as well.
25 Bike Rides in the Finger Lakes provides clear and detailed mile-by-mile directions for each trail, labeled maps with cues, and notes on the history and culture... + Read More
Series: Cooking with Miss QuadLive, Love, Laugh, and EatHardcoverQuad Webb9781682683804$39.95COOKING May 21, 2019
Featured in US WEEKLY, ESSENCE, BRAVO TV, BOSSIP, AJC, and more, 100 MUST-HAVE recipes from Married to Medicine and Sister Circle’s Quad Webb
“Miss Quad ain’t playing around, and you can taste it in every bite.” —Pat Neely, from his introduction
Welcome to Quad’s kitchen. Cooking is a pleasure and a respite. Get ready to cook with spirit, eat with gusto, and laugh with abandon. Whether you follow her on Bravo’s Married to Medicine, are a regular watcher of Sister Circle, or have tuned into her Cooking with Miss Quad Instagram videos, you will w... + Read More
Series: ConfessionsA New TranslationPaperbackAugustine9781631496004$22.95RELIGION Mar 05, 2019
This long-awaited translation of Confessions, which Stephen Greenblatt describes as central to the legacy of Adam and Eve, enlivens the beguiling world of late antiquity.
No modern, well-versed literature lover can call her education complete without having read Augustine’s Confessions. One of the most original works of world literature, it is the first autobiography ever written, influencing writers from Montaigne to Rousseau, Virginia Woolf to Gertrude Stein—and most recently informing Stephen Greenblatt’s provocative thesis about one of our ... + Read More
Series: The Lies that BindRethinking IdentityPaperbackKwame Anthony Appiah9781631495977$21.95PHILOSOPHY Aug 20, 2019
As seen on the Netflix series Explained
From the best-selling author of Cosmopolitanism comes this revealing exploration of how the collective identities that shape our polarized world are riddled with contradiction.
Who do you think you are? That’s a question bound up in another: What do you think you are? Gender. Religion. Race. Nationality. Class. Culture. Such affiliations give contours to our sense of self, and shape our polarized world. Yet the collective identities they spawn are riddled with contradictions, and cratered with falsehoods.... + Read More
Series: LithiumA Doctor, a Drug, and a BreakthroughHardcoverWalter A Brown9781631491993$36.95MEDICAL Aug 13, 2019
The remarkable untold story of a miracle drug, the forgotten pioneer who discovered it, and the fight to bring lithium to the masses.The DNA double helix, penicillin, the X-ray, insulin—these are routinely cited as some of the most important medical discoveries of the twentieth century. And yet, the 1949 discovery of lithium as a cure for bipolar disorder is perhaps one of the most important—yet largely unsung—breakthroughs of the modern era. In Lithium, Walter Brown, a practicing psychiatrist and professor at Brown, reveals two unlikely succes... + Read More
Series: Machado de Assis26 StoriesPaperbackJoaquim Maria Machad De Assis9781631495984$22.95FICTION May 14, 2019
This “watershed collection” (Wall Street Journal) now appears in an essential selected paperback edition, with twenty-six of Machado’s finest stories.
Widely acclaimed as “the greatest writer ever produced in Latin America” (Susan Sontag), as well as “another Kafka” (Allen Ginsberg), Machado de Assis (1839–1908) was famous in his time for his psychologically probing tales of fin-de-siecle Rio de Janeiro—a world populated with dissolute plutocrats, grasping parvenus, and struggling spinsters. In this original paperback, Margaret Jull Costa and R... + Read More
Series: PatsyA NovelHardcoverNicole Dennis-Benn9781631495632$35.95FICTION Jun 04, 2019
When Patsy gets her long-coveted visa to America, it comes after years of yearning to leave Pennyfield, the beautiful but impoverished Jamaican town where she was raised. More than anything, Patsy wishes to be reunited with her oldest friend, Cicely, whose letters arrive from New York steeped in the promise of a happier life and the possible rekindling of their young love. But Patsy’s plans don’t include her overzealous, evangelical mother—or even her five-year-old daughter, Tru.
Beating with the pulse of a long-witheld confession, Patsy gives... + Read More
Series: Writing Across the LandscapeTravel Journals 1950-2013PaperbackLawrence Ferlinghetti9781631495946$29.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Mar 26, 2019
In celebration of Ferlinghetti’s 100th birthday comes this “stunning portrait” of the intrepid life of “one of America’s best poets” (Huffington Post).
Over the course of an adventured-filled life, now in its tenth decade, Lawrence Ferlinghetti has been many things: a poet, painter, pacifist, publisher, courageous defender of free speech, and owner of San Francisco’s legendary City Lights bookstore. Now the man whose A Coney Island of the Mind became a generational classic reveals yet another facet of his manifold talents, presenting here his t... + Read More
Series: TinderboxThe Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay LiberationPaperbackRobert W. Fieseler9781631495953$22.95HISTORY Jun 04, 2019
An essential work of American civil rights history, Tinderbox mesmerizingly reconstructs the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans’ subterranean gay community.
Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. In revelatory detail, Robert W. Fieseler chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016. Relying on unprecedented access to survivors and arch... + Read More
An incisive examination of bioethics and American healthcare, and their profound affects on American culture over the last sixty years, from two eminent scholars.An eye-opening look at the inevitable moral choices that come along with tremendous medical progress, Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die is a primer for all Americans to talk more honestly about health care. Beginning in the 1950s when doctors still paid house calls but regularly withheld the truth from their patients, Amy Gutmann and Jonathan D. Moreno explore an ... + Read More
Series: Writing to PersuadeHow to Bring People Over to Your SideHardcoverTrish Hall9781631493058$35.95LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES Jun 11, 2019
From the former New York Times Op-Ed page editor, a definitive and entertaining resource for writers of every stripe on the neglected art of persuasion.
From the former New York Times Op-Ed page editor, a definitive and entertaining resource for writers of every stripe on the neglected art of persuasion.
In the tradition of The Elements of Style comes Trish Hall’s essential new work on writing well—a sparkling instructional guide to persuading (almost) anyone, on (nearly) anything. As the person in charge of the Op-Ed page for the New York Time... + Read More
Series: American EdenDavid Hosack, Botany, and Medicine in the Garden of the Early RepublicPaperbackVictoria Johnson9781631496011$24.95SCIENCE May 28, 2019
Finalist for the 2018 National Book Award for Nonfiction
A New York Times Editors’ Choice Selection
The untold story of Hamilton’s—and Burr’s—personal physician, whose dream to build America’s first botanical garden inspired the young Republic.
On a clear morning in July 1804, Alexander Hamilton stepped onto a boat at the edge of the Hudson River. He was bound for a New Jersey dueling ground to settle his bitter dispute with Aaron Burr. Hamilton took just two men with him: his “second” for the duel, and Dr. David Hosack.
As historian Victoria J... + Read More
Series: Know-It-All SocietyHow Dogmatism and Arrogance Are Defining Culture and What to Do About ItHardcoverMichael P. Lynch9781631493614$35.95PHILOSOPHY Aug 13, 2019
The “philosopher of truth” (Jill Lepore, The New Yorker) returns with a clear-eyed and timely critique of our culture’s narcissistic obsession with thinking that “we” know and “they” don’t.
Taking stock of our fragmented political landscape, Michael Patrick Lynch delivers a trenchant philosophical take on digital culture and its tendency to make us into dogmatic know-it-alls. The internet—where most shared news stories are not even read by the person posting them—has contributed to the rampant spread of “intellectual arrogance.” In this culture... + Read More
“Heartbreaking and inspiring,” Nelson Mandela’s Prison Letters reveals his evolution “into one of the great moral heroes of our time” (New York Times).
First published to mark the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, The Prison Letters of Nelson Mandela sparked celebrations around the globe for one of the “greatest warriors of all time” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Featuring 94 letters selected from that landmark collection, as well as six new letters that have never been published, this historic paperback provides an essential political history of... + Read More
Series: The CapitalA NovelHardcoverRobert Menasse9781631495717$36.95FICTION Jun 18, 2019
Winner of the German Book Prize, The Capital is an “omniscient, almost Balzac-ian” (Steven Erlanger, New York Times) panorama of splintered Europe.
A highly inventive novel of ideas written in the rich European tradition, The Capital—epic in scope, but so particular in details—transports readers to the cobblestoned streets of twenty-first-century Brussels. Chosen as the European Union’s symbolic capital in 1958 for no reason other than Belgium coming first alphabetically, this elusive setting has never been examined so intricately in literature... + Read More
Series: BiloxiA NovelHardcoverMary Miller9781631492167$33.95FICTION May 21, 2019
Mary Miller seizes the mantle of southern literature with Biloxi, a tender, gritty tale of middle age and the unexpected turns a life can take.
Building on her critically acclaimed novel The Last Days of California and her biting collection Always Happy Hour, Miller transports readers to this delightfully wry, unapologetic corner of the south—Biloxi, Mississippi, home to sixty-three-year-old Louis McDonald, Jr.
Louis has been forlorn since his wife of thirty-seven years left him, his father passed, and he impulsively retired from his job in an... + Read More
Series: ShulaThe Coach of the NFL's Greatest GenerationHardcoverMark Ribowsky9781631494604$38.95SPORTS & RECREATION Aug 27, 2019
Spanning seven decades, the notorious loss of Super Bowl III, and an historic undefeated season with the Dolphins, Shula is the definitive biography of a coaching legend.
Inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1997, Don Shula remains the winningest coach of all time with 347 career victories and the only undefeated season in NFL history. But before he became the architect of the Dolphins dynasty, Shula was a hardworking kid selling fish on the banks of Lake Erie, the eldest of six children born during the Depression to Hungarian immigrant parents. A... + Read More
One of Esquire’s Most Anticipated Books of 2019
Breathtakingly imaginative and unapologetically original, The World Doesn’t Require You announces a bold, generational talent.
The World Doesn’t Require You announces the arrival of a generational talent. In creating his very own Yoknapatawpha County with the fictional Cross River, Maryland, Rion Amilcar Scott shatters rigid genre lines to explore larger themes of religion, violence, and love—all told with sly humor and a dash of magical realism.
Established by the leaders of the country’s only s... + Read More
Series: GrinnellAmerica's Environmental Pioneer and His Drive to Save the WestHardcoverJohn Taliaferro9781631490132$47.00BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jun 04, 2019
Before Rachel Carson, there was George Bird Grinnell—the man whose prophetic vision did nothing less than launch American conservation.George Bird Grinnell, the son of a New York merchant, saw a different future for a nation in the thrall of the Industrial Age. With railroads scarring virgin lands and the formerly vast buffalo herds decimated, the country faced a crossroads: Could it pursue Manifest Destiny without destroying its natural bounty and beauty? The alarm that Grinnell sounded would spark America’s conservation movement. Yet today hi... + Read More
Series: Boss of the GripsThe Life of James H. Williams and the Red Caps of Grand Central TerminalHardcoverEric K Washington9781631493225$36.95BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Oct 22, 2019
A long-overdue biography of the head of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps, who flourished in the cultural nexus of Harlem and American railroads.In a feat of remarkable research and timely reclamation, Eric K. Washington uncovers the nearly forgotten life of James H. Williams (1878–1948), the chief porter of Grand Central Terminal’s Red Caps—a multitude of Harlem-based black men whom he organized into the essential labor force of America’s most august railroad station. Washington reveals that despite the highly racialized and often exploitative... + Read More
Series: PogromKishinev and the Tilt of HistoryPaperbackSteven J. Zipperstein9781631495991$24.95HISTORY Jul 30, 2019
Shortlisted for the Mark Lynton History Prize
Separating historical fact from fantasy, an acclaimed historian retells the story of Kishinev, a riot that transformed the course of twentieth-century Jewish history.
So shattering were the aftereffects of Kishinev, the rampage
that broke out in late-Tsarist Russia in April 1903,
that one historian remarked that it was “nothing less
than a prototype for the Holocaust itself.” In three days of violence,
49 Jews were killed and 600 raped or wounded, while
more than 1,000 Jewish-owned houses and stores... + Read More
Series: Black SiteThe CIA in the Post-9/11 WorldHardcoverPhilip Mudd9781631491979$36.95POLITICAL SCIENCE Jul 30, 2019
A bold account of one of the most controversial and haunting initiatives in American history, Black Site tells the full story of the post-9/11 counterterrorism world at the CIA.
When the towers fell on September 11, 2001, nowhere were the reverberations more powerfully felt than at CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia. Almost overnight, the intelligence organization evolved into a warfighting intelligence service, constructing what was known internally as “the Program”: a web of top-secret detention facilities intended to help prevent future a... + Read More
Series: Our Symphony with AnimalsOn Health, Empathy, and Our Shared DestiniesHardcoverAysha Akhtar9781643130705$36.95PETS Jun 04, 2019
A leader in the fields of animal ethics and neurology, Dr. Aysha Akhtar examines the rich human-animal connection and how interspecies empathy enriches our well-being.Deftly combining medicine, social history and personal experience, Our Symphony with Animals is the first book by a physician to show how deeply the well-being of humans and animals are entwined.
Interwoven throughout is Dr. Akhtar’s own story of being a young girl who was bullied in school and sexually abused by her uncle. Feeling abandoned by humanity, it was only when she met... + Read More
Series: Without a PrayerThe Death of Lucas Leonard and How One Church Became a CultHardcoverSusan Ashline9781643130729$35.95TRUE CRIME Aug 06, 2019
The horrifying true story of a fatal encounter inside the secluded Word of Life Christian Church, a parish-turned-cult in upstate New York.Teenager Lucas Leonard made shocking admissions in front of the altar—he’d practiced witchcraft and conspired to murder his parents, among other horrific crimes. The confessions earned him a brutal beating by a gang of angry church members, including his parents and sister. Lucas arrived at the hospital dead, awakening the sleepy community of Chadwicks, New York, to the horror that had been lurking next door... + Read More
A wondrous story of adventure and friendship featuring a group of women who ride Icelandic horses.“Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us.”—Virgina Woolf
Each June, Tory Bilski meets up with fellow women travelers in Reykjavik where they head to northern Iceland, near the Greenland Sea. They escape their ordinary lives to live an extraordinary one at a horse farm perched at the edge of the world. If only for a short while.
When they first came to Thingeryar, these women were strangers to one another. The only thing the... + Read More
Series: Amazing RacersThe Story of America's Greatest Running Team and their Groundbreaking CoachHardcoverMarc Bloom9781643130798$36.95SPORTS & RECREATION Aug 06, 2019
The inspiring, untold story about a group of remarkable
athletes and their groundbreaking coach who live and train in startling
ways—and are redefining running excellence in the United States.What would one call taking teens with no evident running talent and challenging them with boundless hill training combined with mantras from rock ‘n’ roll, techniques from Kenya, philosophy from Australia, and turning them into champions? Is it revolutionary? Or a risky rebellion against running—and teenage—norms?
Coach Bill Aris has heard both, but one th... + Read More
Series: Churchill's MenagerieWinston Churchill and the Animal KingdomHardcoverPiers Brendon9781643131368$38.95HISTORY Aug 06, 2019
In this unique narrative, Piers Brendon looks deeply into Churchill’s admiration of the animal kingdom—and how animals played such a large part in his everyday life.Winston Churchill was known for his great love for and admiration of animals. In fact, one of Churchill’s key char- acteristics was his fascination with the animal kingdom—creatures of all sorts were a crucial element throughout his life. He was amused, intrigued, enchanted by, and sometimes even besotted with, a vast menagerie, from his pet bud- gerigar, dogs, cats, fish, and butte... + Read More
Series: Natural RivalsJohn Muir, Gifford Pinchot, and the Creation of America's WildernessHardcoverJohn Clayton9781643130804$36.95NATURE Aug 06, 2019
A dynamic examination that traces the lives of two of the most influential figures—and their dueling approaches—on America’s natural landscape.John Muir, the most famous naturalist in American history, protected Yosemite, co-founded the Sierra Club, and is sometimes called the Father of the National Parks. A poor immigrant, self-taught, individualistic, and skeptical of institutions, his idealistic belief in the spiritual benefits of holistic natural systems led him to a philosophy of preserving wilderness unimpaired.
Gifford Pinchot founded th... + Read More
Series: Second SightA NovelHardcoverAoife Clifford9781643130767$34.95FICTION Jul 02, 2019
When Eliza Carmody returns to her small hometown after a destructive wildfire, she
witnesses a crime that draws her back into the mysteries of a childhood she
thought she’d left behind for good.When the biggest legal case of her career brings Eliza Carmody back to Kinsale, the hometown she thought she had left forever, she witnesses an old friend commit a crime that sends her on a dangerous quest to uncover the mysteries of her childhood that the rest of the town seems willing to ignore.
With her friend on the run and the police investigating t... + Read More
Series: They All Fall DownA NovelPaperbackTammy Cohen9781643131498$21.95FICTION Aug 13, 2019
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest meets Orange is the New Black in this new psychological thriller, where a new patient suspects that women at her high-risk psychiatric clinic are being stalked by a serial killer…
Hannah had a perfect life in London—a loving husband, a great job—until she did something shocking. Something that she doesn’t quite understand herself; and now she has landed herself in a high-risk psychiatric unit.
Since Hannah has been admitted, two women have died, including Charlie, one of her closest friends in the institution. I... + Read More
Series: Dodging and BurningA MysteryPaperbackJohn Copenhaver9781643131559$22.95FICTION Aug 13, 2019
In a small Virginia town still reeling from World War II, a photograph of a beautiful murdered woman propels three young people into the middle of a far-reaching mystery.
*Nominated for a 2019 Barry Award and Lambda Literary Award*
A lurid crime scene photo of a beautiful woman arrives on mystery writer Bunny Prescott’s doorstep with no return address—and it’s not the first time she’s seen it. The reemergence of the photo, taken fifty-five years earlier, sets her on a journey to reconstruct the vicious summer that changed her life.
In the sum... + Read More
Series: Bloody ScotlandNew Fiction from Scotland's Best Crime WritersPaperbackJames Crawford9781643131528$22.95FICTION Aug 13, 2019
Twelve of Scotland’s most famous crime authors evoke the sinister side of the country’s architecture in stories that are by turns calculating, chilling, and redemptive.Scotland has often been depicted as a land of haunting, misty moors and literary genius. But Scotland has also been a place of brutal crime, terrifying murder, child abuse, and bank robbery. Crime can strike anywhere. From the southern border to the Northern Isles, suspicion and suspense are never far away. Edinburgh, with its reputation for civility and elegance, has often been ... + Read More
This masterful collection of seventeen classic mystery stories, dating from 1837 to 1914, traces the earliest history of popular detective fiction.Today, the figure of Sherlock Holmes towers over detective fiction like a colossus—but it was not always so. Edgar Allan Poe’s French detective Dupin, the hero of “The Murders in the Rue Morgue,” anticipated Holmes’ deductive reasoning by more than forty years with his “tales of ratiocination.” In A Study in Scarlet, the first of Holmes’ adventures, Doyle acknowledged his debt to Poe—and to Émile Gab... + Read More
Series: A Polar AffairAntarctica's Forgotten Hero and the Secret Love Lives of PenguinsHardcoverLloyd Spencer Davis9781643131252$39.95NATURE Sep 10, 2019
A captivating blend of true adventure and natural history
by one of today’s leading penguin experts and Antarctic explorers.George Murray Levick was the physician on Robert Falcon Scott’s tragic Antarctic expedition of 1910. Marooned for an Antarctic winter, Levick passed the time by becoming the first man to study penguins up close. His findings were so shocking to Victorian morals that they were quickly suppressed and seemingly lost to history.
A century later, Lloyd Spencer Davis rediscovers Levick and his findings during the course of his o... + Read More