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Tell Your Children

by Alex Berenson Free Press (January 08, 2019)

An eye-opening report from an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug—facts...

Everything Trump Touches Dies

by Rick Wilson Free Press (August 07, 2018)

#1 New York Times bestseller! A respected, long-time Republican strategist, ad-maker, and contributor for The Daily Beast skewers the disease that is destroying the conservative movement and burning down the...

Forest Gate

by Peter Akinti Free Press (February 02, 2010)

A shattering, poetic and raw first novel set among young Somalian refugees in the slums of London -- beginning with a double suicide and ending with a rebirth.

In a community where poverty is kept close and...

Ike's Gamble

by Michael Doran Free Press (October 11, 2016)

“Deeply researched, tightly argued, and accessibly concise” (The New York Times Book Review)—a major retelling of the Suez Canal Crisis of 1956, a seminal event in the history of US relations with the...

Free Will

by Sam Harris Free Press (March 06, 2012)

A BELIEF IN FREE WILL touches nearly everything that human beings value. It is difficult to think about law, politics, religion, public policy, intimate relationships, morality—as well as feelings of remorse...

Feet Of Clay

by Anthony Storr Free Press (May 19, 2015)

How do gurus get their power? Gurus are extraordinary individuals who attract fanatical followers and wield incredible and at times destructive control over them.

In this remarkable study, Anthony Storr, the...

Quarry Closing In On the Missing Link

by Noel T. Boaz Free Press (May 11, 2010)

A leading anthropologist's twenty-year quest in northern and eastern Africa shows how findings from a variety of fields contribute to a holistic picture of human evolution and provide a context for understanding...

Rocket Dreams

by Marina Benjamin Free Press (May 25, 2003)

In 1958, mankind's centuries-long flirtation with space flight became a torrid love affair. For a decade, tens of millions of people were enraptured -- first, by the U.S.-Soviet race to the moon, and finally,...

Cheating Monkeys and Citizen Bees

by Lee Dugatkin Free Press (February 12, 1999)

Cooperation is the fabric that keeps society together. Civilization could not have been achieved -- and will not be sustained -- without it. But what is it? How and why does it work? Could the secret of enhancing...

Going Negative

by Shanto Iyengar & Stephen Ansolabehere Free Press (May 11, 2010)

Political advertising has been called the worst cancer in American society. Ads cost millions, and yet the entire campaign season is now filled with nasty and personal attacks. In this landmark six-year study,...

Mental Health and the Elderly

by Francis J. Turner Free Press (June 15, 2010)

The demographic shift to a much older population is having a large impact on social work professionals who have traditionally been the primary caretakers of the elderly. As more people are living into advanced...


by Peter Harry Brown & Daniel G. Abel Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Ours is a nation in the grip of a strange kind of mania. Why after President Reagan was shot was there virtually no handgun legislation? Why after the Columbine massacre in Littleton, Colorado, was nothing done...

The Unconscious Civilization

by John Ralston Saul Free Press (November 06, 2012)

In this intellectual tour de force John Ralston Saul argues that our society is only superficially based on the individual and democracy, and the West now toils unconsciously in the grip of a stifling “corporatist”...

To Redeem One Person Is to Redeem the World

by Gail A. Hornstein Free Press (January 10, 2002)

In this marvelously researched and moving biography closely grounded in Frieda Fromm-Reichmann's work, Gail Hornstein brings back to life the maverick psychiatrist who accomplished what Freud and almost everyone...

Counting On Kindness

by Wendy Lustbader Free Press (May 11, 2010)

Seattle mental health counselor Lustbader here compells attention to and sympathy for those who must rely on caregivers for their needs. Stories are related by patients themselves. From incapacitated men and...

Above the Law

by Skolnick Fyfe Free Press (May 11, 2010)

The now-famous videotape of the beating of Rodney King precipitated a national outcry against police violence. Skolnick and Fyfe, two of the nation's top experts on law enforcement, use the incident to introduce...

From Plato to NATO

by David Gress Free Press (May 11, 2010)

An in-depth intellectual history of the Western idea and a passionate defense of its importance to America's future, From Plato to NATO is the first book to make sense of the legacy of the West at a time when...

The Itch

by Benilde Little Free Press (May 11, 2010)

From the author of the smashing debut bestseller Good Hair comes The Itch, the stirring story of a crisis-torn woman who discovers a depth of character and a sense of self she never knew she possessed.

Abra Lewis...

The New Face of War

by Bruce D. Berkowitz Free Press (May 11, 2010)

As American and coalition troops fight the first battles of this new century -- from Afghanistan to Yemen to the Philippines to Iraq -- they do so in ways never before seen. Until recently, information war was...

How Culture Works

by Paul Bohannan Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Provides a step-by-step blueprint of cultural dynamics, defining the boundaries between matter and life, life and culture, and animal culture versus human culture. With all these basic concepts the author sets...

The Rehnquist Choice

by John W. Dean Free Press (February 01, 2002)

The explosive, never-before-revealed story of how William Rehnquist became a Supreme Court Justice, told by the man responsible for his candidacy.


by John Mueller Free Press (November 14, 2006)

Why have there been no terrorist attacks in the United States since 9/11? It is ridiculously easy for a single person with a bomb-filled backpack, or a single explosives-laden automobile, to launch an attack....

The Foreigner's Gift

by Fouad Ajami Free Press (July 04, 2006)

The fall of Saddam Hussein's brutal regime brought the first glimpse of freedom for Iraq and unleashed elation, resentment, and chaos. On the one hand, there is hope: the Iraqi people have their first chance...

No Crueler Tyrannies

by Dorothy Rabinowitz Free Press (March 04, 2003)

In 1742, Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de Montesquieu, wrote, "There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice." Two hundred forty-three years...

Childhood Unbound

by Ron Taffel Free Press (January 06, 2009)

Dr. Ron Taffel, one of the country's most sought-after child-rearing experts, draws on decades of counseling experience and extensive conversations with parents nationwide to offer an original and inspiring...

Shut Up, I'm Talking

by Gregory Levey Free Press (April 22, 2008)

Shut Up, I'm Talking is a smart, hilarious insider take on Israeli politics that reads like the bastard child of Thomas Friedman and David Sedaris. Now a political writer for Salon, Gregory Levey stumbled into...

Rights Talk

by Mary Ann Glendon Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Political speech in the United States is undergoing a crisis. Glendon's acclaimed book traces the evolution of the strident language of rights in America and shows how it has captured the nation's devotion to...

Triumph of Conservatism

by Gabriel Kolko Free Press (June 30, 2008)

A radically new interpretation of the Progressive Era which argues that business leaders, and not the reformers, inspired the era’s legislation regarding business.

The Goddess and the Bull

by Michael Balter Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Thousands of years before the pyramids were built in Egypt and the Trojan War was fought, a great civilization arose on the Anatolian plains. The Goddess and the Bull details the dramatic quest by archaeologists...

Persian Mirrors

by Elaine Sciolino Free Press (February 21, 2001)

No American reporter has more experience covering Iran or more access to the private corners of Iranian society than Elaine Sciolino. As a correspondent for Newsweek and The New York Times, she has reported...

Luxury Fever

by Robert H. Frank Free Press (April 02, 2001)

A new luxury fever has America in its grip. Independent of stock prices, recessions, and inflation rates, the past two decades have witnessed a spectacular and uninterrupted rise in luxury consumption. Ordinary,...

Seeds of Terror

by Maria Ressa Free Press (March 10, 2004)

For anyone wishing to understand the next, post-9/11 generation of al-Qaeda planning, leadership, and tactics, there is only one place to begin: Southeast Asia. In fact, such countries as the Philippines, Indonesia,...

In the Line of Fire

by Pervez Musharraf Free Press (September 25, 2006)

According to Time magazine, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf holds "the world's most dangerous job." He has twice come within inches of assassination. His forces have caught more than 670 members of al...

Unfaithful Angels

by Harry Specht & Mark E. Courtney Free Press (August 01, 1995)

In this provocative examination of the fall of the profession of social work from its original mission to aid and serve the underprivileged, Harry Specht and Mark Courtney show how America's excessive trust...

The Future and Its Enemies

by Virginia Postrel Free Press (May 10, 2011)

Today we have greater wealth, health, opportunity, and choice than at any time in history. Yet a chorus of intellectuals and politicians laments our current condition -- as slaves to technology, coarsened by...

On the Origin of Tepees

by Jonnie Hughes Free Press (August 09, 2011)

Why do some ideas spread, while others die off? Does human culture have its very own “survival of the fittest”? And if so, does that explain why our species is so different from the rest of life on Earth?...

Abuse Of Power

by Stanley Kutler Free Press (January 16, 1999)

Richard Nixon said he wanted his administration to be "the best chronicled in history." But when Alexander Butterfield disclosed the existence of a voice-activated taping system to a Senate committee in July...

The Mommy Myth

by Susan Douglas & Meredith Michaels Free Press (February 03, 2004)

Susan Douglas first took on the media's misrepresentation of women in her funny, scathing social commentary Where the Girls Are. Now, she and Meredith Michaels, have turned a sardonic (but never jaundiced) eye...

The Essence of Style

by Joan DeJean Free Press (November 01, 2007)

What makes fashionistas willing to pay a small fortune for a particular designer accessory -- a luxe handbag, for example? Why is it that people all over the world share the conviction that a special occasion...

Your Call Is (Not That) Important to Us

by Emily Yellin Free Press (March 24, 2009)

Bring up the subject of customer service phone calls and the blood pressure of everyone within earshot rises exponentially. Otherwise calm, rational, and intelligent people go into extended rants about an industry...

Yellow Dirt

by Judy Pasternak Free Press (September 21, 2010)



Atop a craggy mesa in the northern reaches of the Navajo reservation lies what was once a world-class uranium mine called Monument No. 2. Discovered in...

Woman of Valor

by Stephen B. Oates Free Press (May 01, 1995)

A stunning biography of Clara Barton—a woman who determined to serve her country during the Civil War—from acclaimed author Stephen B. Oates.

When the Civil War broke out, Clara Barton wanted more than anything...

Behavior in Public Places

by Erving Goffman Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Erving Goffman effectively extends his argument in favor of a diagnosis of deviant behavior which takes account of the whole social situation.

Kennedy & Nixon

by Chris Matthews Free Press (November 01, 2011)

In this compelling, smart, and well-researched dual biography, Chris Matthews shows how the contest between the charismatic John F. Kennedy and the talented yet haunted Richard Nixon propelled America toward...

To Conquer the Air

by James Tobin Free Press (June 12, 2012)

James Tobin, award-winning author of Ernie Pyle's War and The Man He Became, has penned the definitive account of the inspiring and impassioned race between the Wright brothers and their primary rival Samuel...

A Privilege to Die

by Thanassis Cambanis Free Press (September 28, 2010)

While Hamas and Al Qaeda are certainly dangerous to Israel and the West, Hezbollah and its millions of foot soldiers are the premier force in the Middle East.

Veteran Middle East correspondent Thanassis Cambanis...

The Road to Hell

by Michael Maren Free Press (November 24, 2009)

A stunning personal narrative of best intentions gone awry, Michael Maren, at one time an aid worker and journalist in Somalia, writes of the failure of international charities.

Michael Maren spent years in Africa,...

The Tempting of America

by Robert H. Bork Free Press (November 24, 2009)

Judge Bork shares a personal account of the Senate Judiciary Committee's hearing on his nomination as well as his view on politics versus the law.

In The Tempting of America, one of our most distinguished legal...

The Theory Of Social And Economic Organization

by Max Weber Free Press (November 24, 2009)

This book is an introduction to Max Weber’s ambitious comparative study of the sociological and institutional foundations of the modern economic and social order.

In this work originally published in German...

Obama on the Couch

by Justin A. Frank, M.D. Free Press (October 18, 2011)

Even though he’s three years into his term as President, many Americans feel like they don’t know the “real” Barack Obama. From the idealistic campaigner who seemed to share our dreams, and who promised...