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Black Pearls

by Eric V. Copage Amistad (June 07, 2011)

Eric V. Copage's Black Pearls is an extraordinary book of inspirational thoughts and practical advice for African-Americans. The 365 quotes that begin each day's entry range from African proverbs to wisdom from...

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...

The Selfie Vote

by Kristen Soltis Anderson Broadside e-books (July 07, 2015)

The GOP’s leading millennial pollster offers an eye-opening look at America’s shifting demographics and reveals how these changes will affect future elections.

The American electorate is undergoing a radical...

The Lovers

by Rod Nordland Ecco (January 26, 2016)

A riveting, real-life equivalent of The Kite Runner—an astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate...

The Other Serious

by Christy Wampole Harper (July 07, 2015)

An original collection of incandescent cultural criticism, both experimental and personal, full of pragmatic advice for how to live a considered, joyful existence in our era of screen living and hipster irony,...

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...

Remember Me: A Lively Tour of the American Way of Dea

by Lisa Takeuchi Cullen HarperCollins e-books (April 05, 2011)

In Remember Me, Time writer Lisa Takeuchi Cullen has created a humorous and poignant chronicle of her travels around the country to discover how Americans are reinventing the rites of dying. What she learned...


by Susan Faludi HarperCollins (April 19, 2011)

This 20th-anniversary edition of the extraordinary New York Times bestseller features a new introduction from the author!

"Stiffed is a brilliant, important book.. Faludi's reportorial and literary skills...

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.


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...

Badass: The Birth of a Legend

by Ben Thompson HarperCollins (March 15, 2011)

Ben Thompson—author of Badass, creator of the epic website, and the Internet’s foremost expert on badassitude—is back to enthrall lovers of skull-smashing, bone-crushing bad behavior...

Live and Let Love

by Andrea Buchanan Gallery Books (February 01, 2011)

An award-winning actress. A soldier’s wife. A cancer survivor. A college student. What these women—what all of us—have in common is a need for love: to give it, to receive it, to express its many aspects....

The Pious Ones

by Joseph Berger Harper Perennial (September 09, 2014)

As the population of ultra-Orthodox Jews in the United States increases to astonishing proportions, veteran New York Times journalist Joseph Berger takes us inside the notoriously insular world of the Hasidim...

New Our Right to Love

by Ginny Vida Touchstone (May 11, 2010)

The complete lesbian resource guide, Our Right to Love instantly became a classic when it was first published in 1978. Now fully revised and expanded for the 1990s, this new edition includes over 60 articles...


by Naomi Wolf Ecco (December 10, 2013)

An astonishing work of cutting–edge science and cultural history from one of our most respected cultural critics and thinkers, Naomi Wolf, author of the modern classic The Beauty Myth

When an unexpected medical...

Culture Jam

by Kalle Lasn William Morrow Paperbacks (September 24, 2013)

America is no longer a country but a multimillion-dollar brand, says Kalle Lasn and his fellow "culture jammers". The founder of Adbusters magazine, Lasn aims to stop the branding of America by changing the...

The Season

by Ronald Kessler Harper (December 28, 2010)

Palm Beach is known around the world as the most wealthy, glamorous, opulent, decadent, self-indulgent, sinful spot on earth. With their beautiful 3.75 square-island constantly in the media glare, Palm Beachers...

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...

Dish: The Inside Story On The World Of Gossip Became the News and How the News Became Just Another Show

by Jeannette Walls William Morrow (November 16, 2010)

From Jeannette Walls, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Castle, now a major motion picture, comes an incisive study of our obsession with gossip.

"A fascinating, dishy story." -Booklist


The Values of Belonging

by Carol L. Flinders HarperOne (November 02, 2010)

The Values of Belonging breaks new ground by examining human value systems from the perspective of how we live, not our gender. "There is a way of being in the world that recoils from aggressiveness, cunning,...

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,...

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...

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

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...

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...

In the Little World

by John H. Richardson HarperCollins (February 01, 2011)

"Captivating. . .fascinating. . . .A compulsively readable, raw yet scholarly take on a marginalized side of humanity." -- Elle (Reader's Prize)

In 1997, almost by accident, John Richardson found himself sharing...

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...

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.


God's Lunatics: Lost Souls, False Prophets, Martyred Saints, Murderous Cults, Demonic Nuns, and Other Victims of Man's Eternal Search for the Divine

by Michael Largo William Morrow Paperbacks (June 29, 2010)

God’s Lunatics is an eyebrow-raising encyclopedia of the strange and shocking side of history’s religions, cults, and spiritual movements, by Michael Largo, the bestselling author of the Bram Stoker Award-winning...

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...

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,...

Green Porno

by Isabella Rossellini & Everyday Pictures Inc. HarperStudio (September 22, 2009)

From the beloved actress Isabella Rossellini comes Green Porno, a strange and enlightening visual exploration of the sex lives of insects and sea creatures, based on the wildly popular short videos of the same...

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...

The 50th Law

by 50 Cent & Robert Greene HarperStudio (September 08, 2009)

In The 50th Law, hip hop and pop culture icon 50 Cent (aka Curtis Jackson) joins forces with Robert Greene, bestselling author of The 48 Laws of Power, to write a “bible” for success in life and work based...

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...


by Wendy Ruderman & Barbara Laker Harper (March 11, 2014)

In the vein of Erin Brockovich, The Departed, and T. J. English's Savage City comes Busted, the shocking true story of the biggest police corruption scandal in Philadelphia history, a tale of drugs, power, and...

In the Hot Zone

by Kevin Sites HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Kevin Sites is a man on a mission. Venturing alone into the dark heart of war, armed with just a video camera, a digital camera, a laptop, and a satellite modem, the award-winning journalist covered virtually...

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...

Everybody into the Pool

by Beth Lisick HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Beth Lisick started out as a homecoming princess with a Crisco-aided tan and a bad perm. And then everything changed. Plunging headlong into America's deepest subcultures, while keeping both feet firmly planted...

Chechen Jihad

by Yossef Bodansky HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

In this authoritative look at the roots of modern terrorism, Yossef Bodansky, one of the most respected—and best-informed—experts on radical Islamism in the world today, pinpoints the troubled region of...

A Dream Deferred

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

"Steele has given eloquent voice to painful truths that are almost always left unspoken in the nation's circumscribed public discourse on race." —New York Times

From the author of the award-winning bestseller ...

The Great Theft

by Khaled M. Abou El Fadl HarperOne (October 13, 2009)

Despite President George W. Bush's assurances that Islam is a peaceful religion and that all good Muslims hunger for democracy, confusion persists and far too many Westerners remain convinced that Muslims and...

Following Our Bliss

by Don Lattin HarperOne (October 13, 2009)

Renowned journalist Don Lattin, longtime reporter for the San Francisco Examiner and more recently the San Francisco Chronicle, interprets the American spiritual and religious landscape since the 60s with insight,...

Chief Joseph & the Flight of the Nez Perce

by Kent Nerburn HarperOne (October 13, 2009)

Hidden in the shadow cast by the great western expeditions of Lewis and Clark lies another journey every bit as poignant, every bit as dramatic, and every bit as essential to an understanding of who we are as...

Goddesses in Everywoman: A New Psychology of Women

by Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. HarperOne (October 13, 2009)

A classic work of female psychology that uses seven archetypcal goddesses as a way of describing behavior patterns and personality traits is being introduced to the next generation of readers with a new introduction...

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...

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...

Goddesses in Older Women: The Third Phase of Women's Lives

by Jean Shinoda Bolen, M.D. HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

At some point after fifty, every woman crosses a threshold into the third phase of her life. As she enters this uncharted territory -- one that is generally uncelebrated in popular culture -- she can choose...

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...