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Choosing the Hero

The New Urban Crisis

In Praise of Difficult Women

First, They Erased Our Name

Bluets

by Maggie Nelson Blackstone Publishing (January 28, 2020)


Difficult Men

by Brett Martin & Keith Szarabajka Blackstone Publishing (July 03, 2013)

A riveting and revealing look at the shows thathelped cable television drama emerge as the signature art form of thetwenty-first century

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, the landscape oftelevision began an...


Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen

by Lisa J. Shannon & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (February 03, 2015)

International human rights activist Lisa Shannonspent many afternoons at the kitchen table having tea with her friend FranciscaThelin, who often spoke of her childhood in Congo. Thelin would conjure vividimages...


The Big Fat Surprise

by Nina Teicholz & Erin Bennett Blackstone Publishing (May 13, 2014)

Dish up the red meat, eggs, and whole milk! In this well-researched and captivating narrative, veteran food writer Nina Teicholz proveshow everything we've been told about fat is wrong.

For decades, Americans...


How the Hippies Saved Physics

by David Kaiser & Sean Runnette Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2011)

The surprising story of eccentric young scientists who stood up to convention—and changed the face of modern physics

In the 1970s, amid severe cutbacks in physics funding, a small group of underemployed physicists...


By the Rivers of Water

by Erskine Clarke & Mirron Willis Blackstone Publishing (October 08, 2013)

In early November 1834, an aristocratic young couple fromSavannah and South Carolina sailed from New York and began a seventeen-year odyssey in West Africa. Leighton and Jane Wilson sailed along what was forthem...


Coming Apart

by Charles Murray & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (February 07, 2012)

Includes a bonus disc with graphs, charts, and more

From the bestselling author of Losing Ground and The Bell Curve, this startling long-lens view shows how America is coming apart at the seams that have historically...


Baptized in PCBs

by Ellen Griffith Spears & Bernadette Dunne Blackstone Publishing (April 07, 2014)

In the mid-1990s, residents of Anniston, Alabama, began alegal fight against the agrochemical company Monsanto over the dumping of PCBsin the city's historically African American and white working-class west...


God'll Cut You Down

by John Safran & Tom Bromhead Blackstone Publishing (November 28, 2014)

God'll Cut You Down combinesan unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinatingliterary true crime story in the style of Jon Ronson.

A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett wasbrutally...


Jewish Comedy

by Jeremy Dauber Blackstone Publishing (October 31, 2017)

In a major work of scholarship both erudite and very funny, Jeremy Dauber traces the origins of Jewish comedy and its development from Biblical times to the age of Twitter.

Organizing his book thematically into...


Grandma Says: Wake Up, World!

Shame Nation

by Sue Scheff, Erin Bennett & Melissa Schorr Blackstone Publishing (October 03, 2017)

In today's digitally driven world, disaster is only a click away.

A rogue tweet can bring down a business; an army of trolls can run a celebrity off-line; and virtual harassment might cause real psychological...


The Fire Next Time

by James Baldwin & Jesse Martin Blackstone Publishing (February 01, 2008)

At once a powerful evocation of his early life in Harlem and a disturbing examination of the consequences of racial injustice to both the individual and the body politic, James Baldwin galvanized the nation...


Radical

by Maajid Nawaz, David Linski & Tom Bromley Blackstone Publishing (January 15, 2016)

An insightful account of one man's drastic evolution from religious fervor to enlightened peace.

Maajid Nawaz spent his teenage years listening to American hip-hop and learning about the radical Islamist movement...


No Name in the Street

by James Baldwin & Kevin Kenerly Blackstone Publishing (April 18, 2017)

This stunningly personal document and extraordinary history of the turbulent sixties and early seventies displays James Baldwin's fury and despair more deeply than any of his other works.

In vivid detail he remembers...


The Devil Finds Work

by James Baldwin & Dion Graham Blackstone Publishing (August 08, 2017)

Baldwin's personal reflections on movies gathered here in a book-length essay are also a probing appraisal of American racial politics.

Offering an incisive look at racism in American movies and a vision of America's...


The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man

by James Weldon Johnson & Bill Andrew Quinn Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man takes place in post Reconstruction era America and follows the story of a young biracial male. Johnson poses a complex dilemma: because the "Ex-Colored...


Asking for It

by Kate Harding & Erin Bennett Blackstone Publishing (August 25, 2015)

Every seven minutes, someone in America commits a rape. And whether that's a football star, beloved celebrity, elected official, member of the clergy, or just an average Joe (or Joanna), there's probably a community...


The People Could Fly

by Virginia Hamilton & Andrew L. Barnes Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2011)

Virginia Hamilton (1936-2002), a giant in the world of children's literature, was the first African-American woman to win a Newbery Medal and the first children's book author to be awarded a MacArthur Genius...


Orders to Kill

by William F. Pepper & Tom Weiner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2015)

Here is the myth-shattering exposé that reveals the truthbehind the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.--shocking andcontroversial revelations from James Earl Ray's attorney.

On April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin...


The Disappearance of Childhood

by Neil Postman & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

From the vogue for nubile models to the explosion in the juvenile crime rate, this modern classic of social history and media traces the precipitous decline of childhood in America today—and the corresponding...


Creating Equal

by Ward Connerly Blackstone Publishing (April 29, 2009)

This is the story of a man who searched his conscience, decided that the American Dream should be colorblind, and then set out to change the rules. Part memoir, part history lesson, and part road map, Creating...


Double Victory

by Ronald Takaki & Edward Lewis Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

In Double Victory, a broad spectrum of American voices emerges to illustrate the country's multicultural struggles and victories during World War II. We hear from a Japanese-American at an internment camp; a...


Taliban

by Ahmed Rashid & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2013)

In this enormously insightful book, correspondent Ahmed Rashid brings the shadowy world of the Taliban, the world's most extreme and radical Islamic organization, into sharp focus. He explains the Taliban's...


Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes

by David Horowitz & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (April 22, 2009)

The anti-white racism of the political left remains one of the few taboo subjects in America. In this book, David Horowitz, a former confidante of the Black Panthers, lays bare the liberal attack on “whiteness,”...


Black Rednecks and White Liberals

by Thomas Sowell & Hugh Mann Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

Black Rednecks and White Liberals is the capstone of decades of outstanding research and writing on racial and cultural issues by Thomas Sowell.

This explosive new book challenges many of the long-held assumptions...


Women Who Launch

by Marlene Wagman-Geller & Susan Ericksen Blackstone Publishing (January 14, 2020)

Finalist Pacific Book Awards 2018! Empowering stories of game-changing women

Dorothy Parker observed, "It's a man's world"; the lady entrepreneurs and game-changers profiled in Women Who Launch would beg to differ....


Negroland

by Margo Jefferson & Robin Miles Blackstone Publishing (December 01, 2015)

At once incendiary and icy, mischievous and provocative, celebratory and elegiac--here is a deeply felt meditation on race, sex, and American culture through the prism of Margo Jefferson's rarefied upbringing...


Propaganda

by Edward Bernays, Grover Gardner & Mark Crispin Miller Blackstone Publishing (July 25, 2017)

"The conscious and intelligent manipulation of the organized habits and opinions of the masses is an important element in democratic society. Those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute...


If the Oceans Were Ink

by Carla Power & Kate Reading Blackstone Publishing (February 23, 2016)

Hailed by the Washington Post as "mandatory reading," and praised by Fareed Zakaria as "intelligent, compassionate, and revealing," this powerful journey will help bridge one of the greatest divides shaping...


West of Kabul, East of New York

by Tamim Ansary Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The day after the World Trade Center was destroyed, Tamim Ansary sent an anguished e-mail to twenty friends discussing the attack from his perspective as an Afghan American. The message reached millions.

Born...


Havana Dreams

by Wendy Gimbel & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 1999)

This is the fascinating true story of four generations of Cuban women whose personal lives are woven with the story of their nation. At its center is Naty, a socialite born in 1925, who becomes intoxicated with...


All in the Family, Doctor Included

by Vladimir A. Tsesis & Pat Bottino Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

All in the Family, Doctor Included is a work of love and dedication that honors the human spirit at all ages. Vladimir Tsesis once again brings us poignant moments, cozy chuckles and sage advice from his busy...


What Will It Take to Make a Woman President?

by Marianne Schnall, Erin Bennett & Tom Taylorson Blackstone Publishing (May 17, 2016)

Featuring conversations with more than twenty leading politicians, writers, artists, and activists, this book is expert interviewer Marianne Schnall's examination of why America has not yet elected a female...


Tell the Truth & Shame the Devil

by Lezley McSpadden, Lisa Reneé Pitts & Lyah Beth Leflore Blackstone Publishing (June 21, 2016)

This revelatory memoir by the mother of Michael Brown, the African American teenager killed by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, sheds light on one of the landmark events in recent...


The Patterning Instinct

by Jeremy Lent, Derek Perkins & Fritjof Capra Blackstone Publishing (September 19, 2017)

This fresh perspective on crucial questions of history identifies the root metaphors that cultures have used to construct meaning in their world. It offers a glimpse into the minds of a vast range of different...


Content

by Cory Doctorow, Paul Michael Garcia & John Perry Barlow Blackstone Publishing (May 05, 2015)

Hailed by BruceSterling as a "political activist, gizmo freak, junk collector, programmer,entrepreneur, and all-around Renaissance geek," Cory Doctorow is the web's mostcelebrated high-tech pop-culture maven....


This Is Where You Belong

by Melody Warnick & Carrington MacDuffie Blackstone Publishing (June 21, 2016)

In the spirit of Gretchen Rubin's The Happiness Project and Eric Weiner's The Geography of Bliss, a journalist embarks on a project to discover what it takes to love where you live.

The average restless American...


Jihad Academy

by Nicolas Hénin, Malcolm Hillgartner & Martin Makinson Blackstone Publishing (March 08, 2016)

A former Islamic State hostage and veteran Middle East journalist explores misperceptions of Islamic State and their consequences.

For more than a decade, French journalist Nicolas Hénin has reported from the...


Notes of a Native Son

by James Baldwin & Ron Butler Blackstone Publishing (February 03, 2015)

At last, a new audio edition of the book many havecalled James Baldwin's most influential work!

Written during the 1940s and early 1950s, whenBaldwin was only in his twenties, the essays collected in Notes of...


Silver Like Dust

by Kimi Cunningham Grant & Emily Woo Zeller Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2012)

Thepoignant story of a Japanese American woman's journey through one of the mostshameful chapters in American history.

Sipping tea by the fire, preparing sushi for the family, or indulgently listening to her...


The Unredeemed Captive

by John Demos & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (August 08, 2017)

The setting for this haunting and encyclopedically researched work of history is colonial Massachusetts, where English Puritans first endeavored to "civilize" a "savage" native populace. There, in February 1704,...


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...