Social Science

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

100 Amazing Facts About the Negro

The first edition of Joel Augustus Rogers’s now legendary 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro with Complete Proof, published in 1934, was billed as “A Negro ‘Believe It or Not.’”...

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The Attention Merchants

The Attention Merchants

One of the Best Books of the Year The San Francisco Chronicle * The Philadelphia Inquirer * Vox * The Globe and Mail (Toronto) From Tim Wu, author of the award-winning The...

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Time Travel

Time Travel

Best Books of 2016 BOSTON GLOBE * THE ATLANTICFrom the acclaimed bestselling author of The Information and Chaos comes this...

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Troubled Refuge

Troubled Refuge

From the author of What This Cruel War Was Over, a vivid portrait of the Union army’s escaped-slave refugee camps and how they shaped the course of emancipation and...

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Policing the Black Man

Policing the Black Man

A comprehensive, readable analysis of the key issues of the Black Lives Matter movement, this thought-provoking and compelling anthology features essays by some of the nation’s most...

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Radical Hope

Radical Hope

Radical Hope is a collection of letters—to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged—written...

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The Givers

The Givers

An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad....

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The Souls of China

The Souls of China

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, a revelatory portrait of religion in China today—its history, the spiritual traditions of its Eastern and Western faiths, and the ways in...

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Behaving Badly

Behaving Badly

What is the relevance of morality today? Eden Collinsworth enlists the famous, the infamous, and the heretofore unheard-of to unravel how we make moral choices in an increasingly complex—and...

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Somebody with a Little Hammer

Somebody with a Little Hammer

From one of the most singular presences in American fiction comes a searingly intelligent book of essays on matters literary, social, cultural, and personal. Whether she’s...

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Free Women, Free Men

Free Women, Free Men

From the fiery intellectual provocateur— and one of our most fearless advocates of gender equality—a brilliant, urgent essay collection that both celebrates modern feminism...

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Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

New York Times Best SellerA Skimm Reads PickAn NPR Best Book of 2017From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful...

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The Girl at the Baggage Claim

The Girl at the Baggage Claim

A provocative and important study of the different ideas Easterners and Westerners have about the self and society and what this means for current debates in art, education,...

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I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your Negro

National BestsellerNominated for the Academy Award for Best DocumentaryTo compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed...

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American Girls

American Girls

A New York Times Bestseller Award-winning Vanity Fair writer Nancy Jo Sales crisscrossed the country talking to more than two hundred girls between the ages of...

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A House Full of Females

A House Full of Females

From the author of A Midwife's Tale, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Bancroft Prize for History, and The Age of Homespun--a revelatory, nuanced,...

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The House of the Dead

The House of the Dead

Winner of the Cundill History Prize The House of the Dead tells the incredible hundred-year-long story of “the vast prison without a roof”...

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Gender Outlaw

Gender Outlaw

“I know I’m not a man . . . and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’m probably not a woman, either. . . . . The trouble is, we’re living in a world that insists we...

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The Platinum Age of Television

The Platinum Age of Television

Television today is better than ever. From The Sopranos to Breaking Bad, Sex and the City to Girls, and Modern Family to Louie,...

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When Parents Part

When Parents Part

Using the latest scientific research in child development, Penelope Leach, author of the best-selling Your Baby & Child, details the effects of divorce...

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Who Killed These Girls?

Who Killed These Girls?

From the author of Crossed Over, another masterful account of a horrible crime: the murder of four girls, countless other ruined lives, and the evolving complications...

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Insider Baseball

Insider Baseball

A Vintage Shorts Selection   Almost three decades ago, iconic and incomparable American essayist Joan Didion’s now-classic report from the Dukakis campaign trail...

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Against Everything

Against Everything

A brilliant collection of essays by a young writer who is already a star in the intellectual firmament. As William Deresiewicz has written in Harper’s Magazine, “[Mark Greif...

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The Foxfire Book of Simple Living

The Foxfire Book of Simple Living

First published in 1972, The Foxfire Book was a surprise bestseller that brought Appalachia's philosophy of simple living to hundreds of thousands of readers. Whether you wanted...

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