Social Science

Squirrel Hill

Squirrel Hill

A piercing portrait of the struggles and triumphs of a singular community in the wake of unspeakable tragedy that highlights the hopes, fears, and tensions all Americans...

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The Rage of Innocence

The Rage of Innocence

A brilliant analysis of the foundation of racist policing in America: the day-to-day brutalities, largely hidden from public view, endured by Black youth growing up under constant...

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Voices from the Pandemic

Voices from the Pandemic

From Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow, a powerful portrait of a country grappling with the pandemic, told through voices of people from all across...

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App Kid

App Kid

An inspiring and deeply personal memoir from one of the most extraordinary entrepreneurs in Silicon Valley, who taught himself how to code as a thirteen-year-old and claimed...

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The Sleeping Beauties

The Sleeping Beauties

A riveting exploration of the phenomenon of psychosomatic disorders, mass hysteria, and other culture-bound syndromes occurring around the world.In Sweden, hundreds...

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Say It Loud!

Say It Loud!

A gathering of essays by the acclaimed Harvard legal scholar and public intellectual, that explores all the relevant cultural and historical issues of the past quarter-century having to do with race...

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Seek You

Seek You

From the acclaimed author of Imagine Wanting Only This--a timely and moving meditation on isolation and longing, both as individuals and as a society.There...

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The Plague Year

The Plague Year

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, whose best-selling thriller The End of the October all but predicted our current pandemic, comes another momentous account,...

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The Engagement

The Engagement

The riveting story of the conflict over same-sex marriage in the United States—the most significant civil rights breakthrough of the new millenniumOn June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme...

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There Plant Eyes

There Plant Eyes

A probing, witty, and deeply insightful history of blindness—in Western culture and literature, and in the author’s own experience—that ranges from Homer and Milton to Louis Braille,...

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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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Names of New York

Names of New York

In place-names lie stories. That’s the truth that animates this fascinating journey through the names of New York City’s streets and parks, boroughs and...

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Within Our Grasp

Within Our Grasp

An important, hopeful book that looks at the urgent problem of childhood malnutrition worldwide and the revolutionary progress being made to end it   A healthy Earth requires healthy children....

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Horizontal Vertigo

Horizontal Vertigo

At once intimate and wide-ranging, and as enthralling, surprising, and vivid as the place itself, this is a uniquely eye-opening tour of one of the great metropolises of the world, and...

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A Beginner's Guide to America

A Beginner's Guide to America

A stirring, witty, and poignant glimpse into the bewildering American immigrant experience from someone who has lived it. Also, a mirror held up to America.Into...

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Lolita in the Afterlife

Lolita in the Afterlife

In 1958, Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita was published in the United States to immediate controversy and bestsellerdom. More than sixty years later, this phenomenal novel generates as...

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Every Human Intention

Every Human Intention

A thoughtful, illuminating exploration of modern Japanese politics and culture through the eyes of an investigative reporter  Dreux Richard presents post-Fukushima Japan...

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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 Velvet Rope Economy

The Velvet Rope Economy

From New York Times business reporter Nelson D. Schwartz comes a bold and urgent investigation of division between the wealthy and the middle class n every arena of American...

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Resetting the Table

Resetting the Table

A bold, science-based corrective to the groundswell of misinformation about food and how it's produced, examining in detail local and organic food, food companies, nutrition...

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The System

The System

From the bestselling author of Saving Capitalism and The Common Good, comes an urgent analysis of how the "rigged" systems of American politics and power operate, how this status...

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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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Metropolis

Metropolis

From a brilliant young historian, a colorful journey through 7,000 years and twenty-six world cities that shows how urban living has been the spur and incubator to humankind's greatest innovations.In...

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Be My Guest

Be My Guest

A thought-provoking meditation on food, family, identity, immigration, and, most of all, hospitality--at the table and beyond--that's part food memoir, part appeal for more authentic decency...

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