Social Science

Beaten Down, Worked Up

Beaten Down, Worked Up

From longtime New York Times labor correspondent, an in-depth and stirring look at working men and women in America, the challenges they face, and the ways in which they...

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Not One of the Boys

Not One of the Boys

From an outspoken feminist, a leader of the Women's Movement in the 1960s and '70s--a candid, wide-ranging and deeply personal memoir that is, as well, an illuminating historical...

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Gods of the Upper Air

Gods of the Upper Air

2020 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award WinnerFinalist for the National Book Critics Circle AwardFrom an award-winning historian comes a dazzling history of the birth of cultural anthropology and the adventurous...

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Gender and Our Brains

Gender and Our Brains

A breakthrough work in neuroscience—and an incisive corrective to a long history of damaging pseudoscience—that finally debunks the myth that there is a hardwired distinction between...

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Disability Visibility

Disability Visibility

One in five people in the United States lives with a disability. Some disabilities are visible, others less apparent—but all are underrepresented in media and popular...

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The Equivalents

The Equivalents

The timely, never-before-told story of five brilliant, passionate women who, in the early 1960s, converged at the newly founded Radcliffe Institute for Independent Study...

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Foxfire Story

Foxfire Story

Since 1972, the Foxfire books have preserved and celebrated the culture of Southern Appalachia for countless readers all around the world. In Foxfire Story,...

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The Orchid and the Dandelion

The Orchid and the Dandelion

"Based on groundbreaking research that has the power to change the lives of countless children--and the adults who love them."--Susan Cain, author of Quiet: The Power of Introverts.A...

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg

NATIONAL BESTSELLER“A vivid account of a remarkable life.” —The Washington PostIn this comprehensive, revelatory biography—fifteen years of interviews...

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Attention: A Love Story

Attention: A Love Story

“This is a rich inquiry into what it means to pay (and maintain) attention in a world increasingly permeated with distraction and interference.”—Publisher’s WeeklyCombining...

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Ordinary Insanity

Ordinary Insanity

A groundbreaking exposé and diagnosis of the silent epidemic of fear afflicting new mothers, and a candid, feminist deep dive into the culture, science, history, and psychology of...

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The White Devil's Daughters

The White Devil's Daughters

During the first hundred years of Chinese immigration--from 1848 to 1943--San Francisco was home to a shockingly extensive underground slave trade in Asian women, who were...

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An American Summer

An American Summer

2020 J. ANTHONY LUKAS PRIZE WINNERFrom the bestselling author of There Are No Children Here, a richly textured, heartrending portrait of love and death in Chicago's most...

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White

White

Own it, snowflakes: you've lost everything you claim to hold dear.White is Bret Easton Ellis's first work of nonfiction. Already the bad boy of American literature, from Less Than Zero to American...

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The System

The System

From the best-selling author of Saving Capitalism and The Common Good, an urgent analysis of how the "rigged" systems of American politics and power operate,...

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American Poison

American Poison

A sweeping examination of how American racism has broken the country's social compact, eroded America's common goods, and damaged the lives of every American--and a heartfelt look at how these deep wounds might...

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The Unwanted

The Unwanted

Published in association with the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, a riveting story of Jewish families seeking to escape Nazi Germany.In 1938, on the eve of World War...

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The Story of More

The Story of More

“Hope Jahren is the voice that science has been waiting for.” —Nature “A superb account of the deadly struggle between humanity and what may prove the only life-bearing planet within ten light...

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The Velvet Rope Economy

The Velvet Rope Economy

From New York Times business reporter Nelson D. Schwartz comes a gripping investigation of how a virtual velvet rope divides Americans in every arena of life, creating...

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Women's Work

Women's Work

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2019From National Book Award finalist Megan K. Stack, a stunning memoir of raising her children abroad with the help of Chinese and Indian women who...

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The Human Network

The Human Network

Here is a fresh, intriguing, and, above all, authoritative book about how our sometimes hidden positions in various social structures—our human networks—shape how we think...

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Figuring

Figuring

NAMED A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY ESQUIRE AND BOOKPAGEFiguring explores the complexities of love and the human search for truth and meaning through...

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Invisible Americans

Invisible Americans

"A clarion call to address this most unjust blight upon the American landscape. Madrick has provided a valuable service in presenting a highly readable and cogent argument for change."--Mark...

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Lady First

Lady First

The little-known story of remarkable First Lady Sarah Polk—a brilliant master of the art of high politics and a crucial but unrecognized figure in the history of American feminism.While...

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