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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 SellerFrom the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today--written as...

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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, and deeply intimate...

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The House of the Dead

The House of the Dead

A visceral, hundred-year history of the vast Russian penal colony.   It was known as 'the vast prison without a roof.' From the beginning of the nineteenth century...

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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 shows have now eclipsed films as the premier form of visual narrative art of our time. This new book by one of our finest critics explains—historically, in depth, and with interviews with the celebrated creators...

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The Attention Merchants

The Attention Merchants

From Tim Wu, author of the award-winning The Master Switch ( a New Yorker and Fortune Book of the Year) and who coined the term "net neutrality”—a revelatory, ambitious and urgent account of how the capture and re-sale of human attention...

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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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Time Travel

Time Travel

“A time-jumping, head-tripping odyssey.” The Millions “A bracing swim in the waters of science, technology and fiction.” Washington Post “A thrilling...

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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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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 citizenship in the United States. Even...

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Family History of Fear

Family History of Fear

Family History of Fear has been in me for years. Along with this secret. From the instant I found out I was not who I thought I was.” Every family has its own history. Many families carry a tragic past. Like the author’s mother, many Poles did not tell their children...

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Pit Bull

Pit Bull

The hugely illuminating story of how a popular breed of dog became the most demonized and supposedly the most dangerous of dogs—and what role humans have played in the transformation....

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You May Also Like

You May Also Like

Why do we get so embarrassed when a colleague wears the same shirt? Why do we eat the same thing for breakfast every day, but seek out novelty at lunch and dinner? How has streaming changed the way Netflix...

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American Warlord

American Warlord

The incredible true story of Chucky Taylor, the only American ever convicted of torture.   Chucky Taylor was an average American teenager, until he got a call...

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Half-Jew

Half-Jew

Since childhood, Susan Jacoby, the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of American Unreason, was sure that her father was keeping a secret. At age twenty, just before beginning her writing...

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To Be Black in America Is to Walk with Fury

To Be Black in America Is to Walk with Fury

A Vintage Shorts Original Selection   Twenty years ago, the publication of Nathan McCall’s groundbreaking memoir Makes Me Wanna Holler chronicled a black man’s...

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Schools on Trial

Schools on Trial

Schools on Trial is an all-in attack on the American way of education and a hopeful blueprint for change by one of the most passionate and certainly youngest writers on this subject....

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New York Looks Best in Fall

New York Looks Best in Fall

A Vintage Shorts Travel Selection   There’s nothing like autumn in New York, as Adam Gopnik and his family find when they return to Manhattan after an extended stay in France....

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