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The End of Anger: A New Generation's Take on Race and Rage

by Ellis Cose HarperCollins e-books (May 31, 2011)

“A tremendously important book—gracefully done, painfully perceptive…fearless in its honesty.”

—Jonathan Kozol, author of Savage Inequalities

“The most authoritative accounting I’ve seen of where...


Hollywood vs. America: Popular Culture And The War on Tradition

by Michael Medved HarperCollins e-books (April 12, 2011)

Why does our popular culture seem so consistently hostile to the values that most Americans hold dear? Why does the entertainment industry attack religion, glorify brutality, undermine the family, and deride...


That Book

by Mitchell Symons HarperCollins e-books (September 07, 2010)

Did you know that . . .

John Wayne once won the dog Lassie from its owner in a poker game?

Hijinks is the only word in the English language with three dotted letters in a row?

The shortest war in history, between...


A Small Nation of People

by David Levering Lewis & Deborah Willis HarperCollins e-books (September 14, 2010)

An incredible treasure trove of more than 150 illustrations detailing a small nation of African Americans prepared to make their mark on America


State by State

by Matt Weiland & Sean Wilsey HarperCollins e-books (October 19, 2010)

See America with 50 of Our Finest, Funniest, and Foremost Writers Anthony Bourdain chases the fumigation truck in Bergen County, New Jersey

Dave Eggers tells it straight: Illinois is Number 1

Louise Erdrich loses...


Growing Up Black

by Jay David HarperCollins e-books (October 26, 2010)

A classic work on the African-American experience is revised for the nineties with essays reflecting the concerns of black children from the last three decades and commentary from today's sports stars, politicians,...


Have Board, Will Travel: The Definitive History of Surf, Skate, and Snow

by Jamie Brisick HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

Whether on water, pavement, or fluffy white powder, the history of surfing,skateboarding, and snowboarding is a landscape filled with rugged personalities, exotic locales, wild innovation, and most of all the...


Martin Scorsese Presents The Blues: A Musical Journey

by Peter Guralnick, Robert Santelli & Holly George-Warren HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

A companion to the groundbreaking PBS documentary series, this volume is a unique and timeless celebration of the blues, from writers and artists as esteemed and revered as the music that moved them.

Included...


Black Power: Three Books from Exile: Black Power; The Color Curtain; and White Man, Listen!

by Richard Wright HarperCollins e-books (July 06, 2010)

Three extraordinary nonfiction works by Richard Wright, one of America's premier literary giants of the twentieth entry, together in one volume for the first time, with an introduction by Cornel West.

Originally...


Women in the Middle Ages: The Lives of Real Women in a Vibrant Age of Transition

by Joseph Gies & Frances Gies HarperCollins e-books (November 30, 2010)

Reissued for the first time in decades, this ambitious work of Medieval scholarship by bestselling historians Frances and Joseph Gies traces the stories and fates of women in Medieval Europe over the course...


Should America Pay?: Slavery and the Raging Debate on Reparations

by Raymond Winbush, PhD HarperCollins e-books (July 27, 2010)

Growing interest in reparations for African Americans has prompted a range of responses, from lawsuits against major corporations and a march in Washington to an anti-reparations ad campaign. As a result, the...


United States of Americana: Backyard Chickens, Burlesque Beauties, and Handmade Bitters: A Field Guide to the New American Roots Movement

by Kurt B. Reighley & Aaron Bagley HarperCollins e-books (August 31, 2010)

A field guide to the new American Roots movement, United States of Americana is a vivid, fascinating, and comprehensive survey of how and why young urban Americans are finding inspiration in the cultural traditions...


1,000 Things to Love About America: Celebrating the Reasons We're Proud to Call the U.S.A. Home

by Brent Bowers, Barbara Bowers, Henry Gottlieb & Agnes Gottlieb HarperCollins e-books (June 08, 2010)

From journalists Agnes Hooper Gottlieb and Henry Gottlieb, and Brent Bowers and Barbara Bowers, the acclaimed co-authors of 1,000 Years, 1,000 People, comes a new book that celebrates the reasons we’re proud...


The Authenticity Hoax: How We Get Lost Finding Ourselves

by Andrew Potter HarperCollins e-books (April 13, 2010)

“A totally real, genuine, authentic book about why you shouldn’t believe any of those words. And it’s genuinely good.”

— Gregg Easterbrook, author of Sonic Boom

Exploring a number of trends in our...


When and Where I Enter

by Paula J. Giddings HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

When and Where I Enter is an eloquent testimonial to the profound influence of African-American women on race and women's movements throughout American history. Drawing on speeches, diaries, letters, and other...


Clublife

by Rob The Bouncer HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

In Clublife, Rob takes readers on a harrowing tour of the seedy, dangerous, and often deranged world of New York's hottest nightclubs. In the tradition of Kitchen Confidential and The Tender Bar, Clublife is...


Reality Matters: 19 Writers Come Clean About the Shows We Can't Stop Watching

by Anna David HarperCollins e-books (April 13, 2010)

Top Chef. America’s Next Top Model. Survivor. Dancing with the Stars. American Idol. Big Brother. The Biggest Loser… Everyone has a guilty reality television pleasure. Curated by Party Girl author Anna David,...


Judgment Ridge

by Dick Lehr & Mitchell Zuckoff HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

A riveting investigation of the brutal murders of two Dartmouth professors –– a book that, like In Cold Blood, reveals the chilling reality behind a murder that captivated the nation.

On a cold night in...


Ida: A Sword Among Lions

by Paula J. Giddings HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

In the tradition of towering biographies that tell us as much about America as they do about their subject, Ida: A Sword Among Lions is a sweepingnarrative about a country and a crusader embroiled in the struggle...


First Mothers

by Bonnie Angelo HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Bonnie Angelo, a veteran reporter and writer for Time, has captured the daily lives, thoughts, and feelings of the remarkable women who played such a large role in developing the characters of the modern American...


The Female Eunuch

by Germaine Greer HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

The publication of Germaine Greer's The Female Eunuch in 1970 was a landmark event, raising eyebrows and ire while creating a shock wave of recognition in women around the world with its steadfast assertion...


Twitter Wit

by Nick Douglas HarperCollins e-books (August 25, 2009)

The first authorized Twitter book, Twitter Wit is a collection of the most clever one-liners posted on the massively popular social networking and micro-blogging website. Featuring a foreword by Twitter...


Death Becomes Them

by Alix Strauss HarperCollins e-books (September 15, 2009)

Author Alix Strauss takes a provocative look at the self-imposed deaths of the famous and infamous in Death Becomes Them. In this fascinating and intimate chronicle of celebrity suicides, the spotlight shines...


Dr. Susan Taylor's Rx for Brown Skin

by Susan C. Taylor HarperCollins e-books (May 05, 2009)

Brown skin has a naturally warm, glowing complexion that ranges in shade from yellow to olive to dark brown and black (Asian, Latin, African-American, and Native American skin). The extra melanin that imparts...


The Rage of a Privileged Class

by Ellis Cose HarperCollins e-books (June 23, 2009)

A controversial and widely heralded look at the race-related pain and anger felt by the most respected, best educated, and wealthiest members of the black community.


Color-Blind

by Ellis Cose HarperCollins e-books (June 23, 2009)

Is a truly race-netrual society possible? Can the United States wipe the slate clean and surmount the racism of its past? Or is color blindness just another name for denial? In this penetrating and provocative...


I Am a Woman Finding My Voice

by Janet Quinn HarperCollins e-books (May 05, 2009)

This celebration of womanhood, with a foreword by Dr. Joan Borysenko, delights in the joy of the feminine soul. In a time when it might not be politically correct to speak of such a uniquely feminine soul, Quinn...


Black Lies, White Lies

by Tony Brown HarperCollins e-books (May 05, 2009)

PBS television commentator and syndicated radio talk-show host Tony Brown has been called an "out-of-the-box thinker" and, less delicately, and "equal opportunity ass kicker." Those who attempt to pigeonhole...


Birth of the Chess Queen

by Marilyn Yalom HarperCollins e-books (May 19, 2009)

Everyone knows that the queen is the most dominant piece in chess, but few people know that the game existed for five hundred years without her. It wasn't until chess became a popular pastime for European royals...


The Obsession: Reflections on the Tyranny of Slenderness

by Kim Chernin HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The Obsession is a deeply committed and beautifully written analysis of our society's increasing demand that women be thin. It offers a careful, thought provoking discussion of the reasons men have encouraged...


The Common Thread

by Martha Manning HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

No relationship is more fulfilling, infuriating, emotional, and problematic than that of mother and daughter. Now, in a work filled with truth, surprises, and humor, renowned psychologist and author Martha Manning...


We Are Our Mothers' Daughters: Revised and Expanded Edition

by Cokie Roberts HarperCollins e-books (April 07, 2009)

“[A] paean to feminism and the solidarity of womenkind. . . . This book is a celebration of women in their various roles: mother, sister, civil rights advocate, consumer advocate, first-class mechanic, politician—which...


Do Dead People Walk Their Dogs?

by Concetta Bertoldi HarperCollins e-books (April 14, 2009)

Highly unorthodox questions and answers about life after life from America's most delightful medium

Concetta Bertoldi has been communicating with the "Other Side" since childhood. In her previous book, the bestselling...


White Guilt

by Shelby Steele HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In 1955 the murderers of Emmett Till, a black Mississippi youth, were acquitted of their crime, undoubtedly because they were white. Forty years later, O. J. Simpson, whom many thought would be charged with...


The Gospel of Food

by Barry Glassner HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

For many Americans, eating is a religion. We worship at the temples of celebrity chefs. We raise our children to believe that certain foods are good and others are bad. We believe that if we eat the right foods,...


A Match Made in Heaven

by Zev Chafets HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Over the course of an extraordinary year, Zev Chafets—former New York Daily News columnist and onetime director of the Israeli government press office—traveled the world to explore the improbable confluence...


The Invisible Sex

by J. M. Adovasio, Olga Soffer & Jake Page HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Shaped by cartoons and museum dioramas, our vision of Paleolithic times tends to feature fur-clad male hunters fearlessly attacking mammoths while timid women hover fearfully behind a boulder. In fact, recent...


Happy Hours

by Devon Jersild HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Did You Know

  • Female alcoholics are twice as likely to die as male alcoholics in the same age group
  • Women metabolize alcohol differently from men, more quickly developing such physical complications as liver disease,...


Perfect Soldiers

by Terry Mcdermott HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The attacks of September 11, 2001, were a calamity on a scale few had imagined possible. In their aftermath, we exaggerated the men who perpetrated the attacks, shaping hasty and often mistaken reporting into...


The Best of Friends

by Sara James & Ginger Mauney HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

From sharing secrets as children to chasing unconventional dreams as adults, network correspondent Sara James and wildlife filmmaker Ginger Mauney explore their learning curve on life through the lens of their...


The Other Side of Desire: Four Journeys into the Far Realms of Lust and Longing

by Daniel Bergner HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

“Riveting….Powerful…as much about desire and what’s normal as it is an exploration of why we are the way we are, whether we like it or not.”

New York Times Book Review

 

Subtitled “Four Journeys...


The Match

by Bruce Schoenfeld HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

With the help of friends who recognized her extraordinary talent, Althea Gibson rose from a childhood of playing stickball on Harlem streets to claim victory at Wimbledon. It is widely recognized that her sacrifices...


Growing Up Chicana/o

by Bill Adler, A Lopez & Tiffany A. Lopez HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

What Does It Mean To Grow Up Chicana/o?When I was growing up, I never read anything in school by anyone who had a "Z" in their last name. This anthology is, in many ways, a public gift to that child who was...


Growing Up Native American

by Bill Adler, Ines Hernandez & Patricia Riley HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

Stories of oppression and survival, of heritage denied and reclaimed -- twenty-two American writers recall childhood in their native land.


A Woman Like That: Lesbian And Bisexual Writers Tell Their

by Joan Larkin HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

The act of "coming out" has the power to transform every aspect of a woman's life: family, friendships, career, sexuality, spirituality. An essential element of self-realization, it is the unabashed acceptance...


Wild Heart: A Life

by Suzanne Rodriguez HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Born in 1876, Natalie Barney-beautiful, charismatic, brilliant and wealthy-was expected to marry well and lead the conventional life of a privileged society woman. But Natalie had no interest in marriage and...


Why New Orleans Matters

by Tom Piazza HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Every place has its history. But what is it about New Orleans that makes it more than just the sum of the events that have happened there? What is it about the spirit of the people who live there that could...


The Presumed Alliance

by Nicolas C. Vaca, PhD HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

As Latino and African Americans increasingly live side by side in large urban centers, as well as in suburban clusters, the idealized concept of a "Rainbow Coalition" would suggest that these two disenfranchised...


The Lives of the Muses

by Francine Prose HarperCollins e-books (March 17, 2009)

All loved, and were loved by, their artists, and inspired them with an intensity of emotion akin to Eros.

In a brilliant, wry, and provocative book, National Book Award finalist Francine Prose explores the complex...


Leading Ladies

by Kay Bailey Hutchison HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

United States senator Kay Bailey Hutchison examines the lives of sixty-three pioneers in military service, journalism, public health, social reform, science, and politics—all American women.

Following in the...