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The New Human Rights Movement

by Peter Joseph Blackstone Publishing (July 04, 2017)

Society is broken. We can design our way to a better one.

In our interconnected world, self-interest and social-interest are rapidly becoming indistinguishable. If current negative trajectories remain, including...


Women of Means

by Marlene Wagman-Geller & Susan Ericksen Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2019)

Glimpse behind the façade of rich and famous women

The Grass Isn't Greener on the Other Side: Heiresses have always been viewed with eyes of envy. They were the ones for whom the cornucopia had been upended,...


The Souls of Black Folk

by W. E. B. Du Bois & Mirron Willis Blackstone Publishing (October 12, 2010)

"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line," writes Du Bois, in one of the most prophetic works in all of American literature. First published in 1903, this collection of fifteen...


Habits of the Heart, Updated Edition

by Robert N. Bellah, Richard Madsen, William M. Sullivan & Steven M. Tipton et al. Blackstone Publishing (October 15, 2019)

First published in 1985, Habits of the Heart continues to be one of the most discussed interpretations of modern American society, a quest for a democratic community that draws on our diverse civic and religious...


Tinsel

by Hank Stuever & Ray Porter Blackstone Publishing (November 12, 2009)

In Tinsel, Hank Stuever searches out the most outlandish cultural excesses as well as the secret beauties of modern America’s half-trillion-dollar Christmas holiday.

When Stuever’s narrative begins, he’s...


The Terrorist Next Door

by Erick Stakelbeck & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (May 02, 2011)

Al-Qaeda doesn't care about "Hope" and "Change."

The threat of terrorism in America, the Obama administration assures us, is contained and controlled. Attempted attacks like the Times Square bombing, the "underwear...


Pimp

by Iceberg Slim, Cary Hite & Buck 50 Productions Urban Audiobooks (May 10, 2011)

A blueprint. A bible. What Sun Tzu’s Art of War was to ancient China, Pimp is to the streets. As real as you can get without jumping in, this is the story of Iceberg Slim’s life as he saw, felt, tasted,...


Intellectuals and Race

by Thomas Sowell & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (May 21, 2013)

Intellectuals and Race is a radical book in the original sense--one thatgoes to the root of the problem. The role of intellectuals in racial strife isexplored in an international context that puts the American...


Hitler's Furies

by Wendy Lower & Suzanne Toren Blackstone Publishing (October 08, 2013)

Wendy Lower's stunning account of the role ofGerman women on the Eastern Front--not only as plunderers and directwitnesses but as actual killers--powerfully revises history. Many youngnurses, teachers, secretaries,...


Help Me to Find My People

by Heather Andrea Williams & Robin Miles Blackstone Publishing (August 24, 2012)

After the Civil War, African Americans placed poignant "informationwanted" advertisements in newspapers, searching for missing family members.Inspired by the power of these ads, Heather Andrea Williams uses...


A Poisoned Life

by Richard Jay Hutto & Ralph Lister Blackstone Publishing (December 10, 2019)

Florence Maybrick was the first American woman to be sentenced to death in England--for murdering her husband, a crime she almost certainly did not commit. Her 1889 trial was presided over by an openly misogynist...


Getting beyond Hello

by Jeanne Martinet Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

Getting beyond Hello isa practical and amusing book of advice and wisdom from Miss Mingle, who answersa variety of questions about social situations.

"Relax,"says Miss Mingle. It's easy to avoid the "hell" in...


The Story of Music

by Howard Goodall & Simon Vance Blackstone Publishing (March 01, 2014)

A dynamic and expansive tour through 40,000 years of music, from prehistoric instruments to modern-day pop songs

Music is an intrinsic part of everyday life, and yet thehistory of its development from single...


Race Rules

by Michael Eric Dyson Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

As a former welfare father who is also an ordained Baptist minister and a Princeton Ph.D., Michael Eric Dyson is one of those rare intellectuals who act not only as interpreters between black and white America...


My Life as a Traitor

by Zarah Ghahramani, Marjanne Dorée & Robert Hillman Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2008)

Zarah Ghahramani was born in Tehranin 1981, two years after Ayatollah Khomeini returned to Iran to establish theIslamic Republic. Her life changed suddenly in 2001 when, after having takenpart in student demonstrations,...


Her Best-Kept Secret

by Gabrielle Glaser & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2013)

What's the first thing many women do when they go home? Makea dash for the white wine in the refrigerator.

In Her Best-KeptSecret, journalist Gabrielle Glaser uncovers this hidden-in-plain-sightdrinking epidemic--but...


Down the Up Escalator

by Barbara Garson & Jeanine Kane Blackstone Publishing (April 02, 2013)

One of our most incisive and committed journalists--author of the classic All the Livelong Day--shows us the real human cost of our economic follies.

The Great Recession has thrown huge economic chal­lenges...


The Color of Christ

by Edward J. Blum, Paul Harvey & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (September 21, 2012)

How is it that in America the image of Jesus Christ has been used both to justify the atrocities of white supremacy and to inspire the righteousness of civil rights crusades? In The Color of Christ, Edward J....


To You We Shall Return

by Joseph M. Marshall, Connie West & Jeffrey Hepker Blackstone Publishing (September 20, 2010)

“Grandmother, you who listen and hear all, you from whom all good things come…It is your embrace we feel when we return to you…”

This traditional Lakota prayer to Grandmother Earth opens Joseph Marshall...


Getting to 50/50

by Joanna Strober, Sharon Meers, Marguerite Gavin & Sheryl Sandberg Blackstone Publishing (September 10, 2013)

Sharon Meers and Joanna Strober are professionals, wives,and mothers. They understand the challenges and rewards of two-careerhouseholds. They also know that families thrive not in spite of working mothersbut...


Twentysomething

by Robin Marantz Henig, Samantha Henig, Pam Ward & Emily Durante Blackstone Publishing (November 08, 2012)

What does it mean to be young today?

In the summer of 2010, Robin Marantz Henig wrote a provocative article for the New York Times Magazine called "What Is It about 20-Somethings?" It generated enormous reader...


No Stopping Us Now

by Gail Collins & Tanya Eby Little, Brown (October 15, 2019)

A lively, fascinating, eye-opening look at women and aging in America, by the beloved New York Times columnist."You're not getting older, you're getting better," or so promised the famous 1970's ad--for women's...


Hollywood vs. America

by Michael Medved & Edward Lewis Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

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


Days of Obligation

by Richard Rodriguez & Michael Anthony Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

In a series of ten essays spanning the five centuries of history, from Cortés' conquest of Mexico to San Francisco's AIDS epidemic, Rodriguez explores the conflicts of race, religion, and cultural identity...


The Soul of the Indian and Seven Native American Tales

by Charles Alexander Eastman & Scott Peterson Blackstone Publishing (June 24, 2005)

CharlesAlexander Eastman, an educated and well-known Sioux, saw both sides of thegreat divide between Indians and whites, and he wrote eleven books attemptingto reconcile the two cultures. Although he was a...


A Call to Heroism

by Peter H. Gibbon, Brian Emerson & Peter J. Gomes Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2005)

What do we look for in our heroes of today? And what are we to expect of heroes in our uncertain future? In this book, Gibbon traces the evolution of our collective vision of greatness from the age of our founders...


The Golden Mountain

by Irene Kai, Anna Fields & Cedar House Audio Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2005)

A journey back in time, The Golden Mountain is the gripping story of four generations of Chinese women who live and die under the restrictions of their culture—except for one, the author. Her story tells of...


The Reluctant Metrosexual

by Peter Hyman Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2005)

Read by the author, an essayist and stand-up comedian, this collection of hilarious essays is about a single guy attempting to live on the right side of hip.

If Peter Hyman is a metrosexual, a straight man with...


The Religion of Small Societies

by Ninian Smart, Ben Kingsley, Walter Harrelson & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (March 30, 2006)

The religious practices and understandings of small indigenous societies are recognized by many to be in no way inferior to other religious beliefs. Many such cultures still exist; their prescientific, even...


Avicenna and Medieval Muslim Philosophy

by Thomas Gaskill, Lynn Redgrave, John Lachs & Wendy McElroy et al. Knowledge Products (January 01, 2007)

For centuries, the works of Aristotle and other Greek thinkers were preserved in the Arabic world, where they profoundly influenced Muslim thinkers who were trying to combine philosophical insight with religious...


The N Word

by Jabari Asim & Mirron Willis Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In The N Word, a renowned cultural critic untangles the twisted history and future of racism through its most volatile word.

In 2003, the book Nigger started an intense conversation about the use and implications...


Unity in Diversity

by Rosemarie Tong, Robert Guillaume, John Lachs & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (April 08, 2006)

Human history displays recurrent conflicts between nations, cultures, races, religions, and classes; even men and women with similar cultural backgrounds often find it difficult to understand each other. Are...


Children of Jihad

by Jared Cohen & Jason Collins Blackstone Publishing (September 29, 2007)

Defying foreign government orders and interviewing terrorists face-to-face, a young American tours hostile lands to learn about Middle Eastern youth—and uncovers a subculture that defies every stereotype.

Classrooms...


God's Harvard

by Hanna Rosin & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Since 2000, America’s most ambitious young evangelicals have been making their way to Patrick Henry College in Virginia, a small Christian school that has earned the nickname “God’s Harvard.” Most of...


The Jihad Next Door

by Dina Temple-Raston & Marguerite Gavin Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Dina Temple-Raston uncovers a strange corner of the war on terror in Lackawanna, New York, home of the first homegrown al-Qaeda terrorist cell in America. Or was it?

The “Lackawanna Six” were young men, born...


Destiny Disrupted

by Tamim Ansary Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2009)

With storytelling brio and evenhanded sympathy to all sides of the story, Ansary clarifies how the Muslim world views the history of the world and what they therefore make of our own version of events.

Until...


Class Action

by Clara Bingham, Laura Leedy Gansler & Gabrielle de Cuir Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In the coldest reaches of northern Minnesota, a group of women endured a shocking degree of sexual harassment, until one found the courage to file the first sexual harassment class action suit in America, permanently...


The West's Last Chance

by Tony Blankley & Mark Warner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The West, says author Tony Blankley in this shocking book, is down to its last chance. Within our lifetimes, Europe could become Eurabia, a continent overwhelmed by militant Islam that poses a greater threat...


The Guilty Feminist

by Deborah Frances-White & Adjoa Andoh Seal Press (January 07, 2020)

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White like Her

by Gail Lukasik, Bernadette Dunne & Kenyatta D. Berry Blackstone Publishing (February 27, 2018)

In the historical context of the Jim Crow South, Gail explores her mother's decision to pass, how she hid her secret even from her own husband, and the price she paid for choosing whiteness. Haunted by her mother's...


Movies (And Other Things)

by Shea Serrano, Mario Toscano & Arturo Torres 12/Twelve (October 08, 2019)

AN INSTANT #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Shea Serrano is back, and his new book, Movies (And Other Things), combines the fury of a John Wick shootout, the sly brilliance of Regina George holding court at a cafeteria...


Radical Suburbs

by Amanda Kolson Hurley & Kristin Price Blackstone Publishing (December 31, 2019)

America's suburbs are not the homogenous places we sometimes take them for. Today's suburbs are racially, ethnically, and economically diverse, with as many Democratic as Republican voters, a growing population...


Billion Dollar Fantasy

by Albert Chen & Chris Abell Blackstone Publishing (December 10, 2019)

The story of the rise of daily fantasy sports, and the brilliant entrepreneurs disrupting the way we consume sports

The inside story of the rise, fall, and rise of FanDuel and DraftKings--two companies that began...


Drunk Mom

by Jowita Bydlowska & Meredith Mitchell Blackstone Publishing (November 11, 2014)

A bestseller in itsnative Canada, Drunk Mom is a gripping, brutally honest memoir ofmotherhood in the shadow of alcoholism.

Three years after giving up drinking, Jowita Bydlowska foundherself throwing back a...


Night in the American Village

by Akemi Johnson & Nancy Wu Blackstone Publishing (November 26, 2019)

A beautifully written examination of the complex relationship between the women living near the US bases in Okinawa and the servicemen who are stationed there

At the southern end of the Japanese archipelago lies...


The War against Parents

by Sylvia Ann Hewlett, Cornel West, Marguerite Gavin & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

“One of the best-kept secrets of the last thirty years is that big business, government, and the wider culture have waged a silent war against parents, undermining the work that they do…parents have been...


This City Is Killing Me

by Jonathan Foiles & Kevin Kenerly Blackstone Publishing (November 05, 2019)

When Jonathan Foiles was a graduate student in social work, he had to choose between a mental health or policy track. But once he began working, he found it impossible to tell the two apart. While helping poor...


How We Fight White Supremacy

by Akiba Solomon, Kenrya Rankin, Janina Edwards & Jonathan Myles et al. Bold Type Books (December 03, 2019)

This celebration of Black resistance, from protests to art to sermons to joy, offers a blueprint for the fight for freedom and justice -- and ideas for how each of us can contribute Many of us are facing unprecedented...


Good Economics for Hard Times

by Abhijit V. Banerjee, Esther Duflo, James Lurie & James M. Loree Public Affairs (Perseus imprint) (November 12, 2019)

The winners of the Nobel Prize show how economics, when done right, can help us solve the thorniest social and political problems of our day.Figuring out how to deal with today's critical economic problems is...


Invisible Women

by Caroline Criado Perez Blackstone Publishing (June 25, 2019)

Data is fundamental to the modern world. From economic development, to healthcare, to education and public policy, we rely on numbers to allocate resources and make crucial decisions. But because so much data...