Books written by Fred


Things My Son Needs to Know About the World

Simon & Schuster | April 30, 2019 | 208 pages
Fredrik Backman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove and Beartown, delivers a poignant and insightful memoir from the front lines of one of the most daunting experiences any man can experience: fatherhood. Things My Son Needs to Know About the World is bestselling author... More Info

To Kill a Mockingbird: A Graphic Novel

Harper | October 30, 2018 | 288 pages
A beautifully crafted graphic novel adaptation of Harper Lee’s beloved, Pulitzer prize–winning American classic. "Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ‘em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a mockingbird." A haunting portrait of race and class, innocence and injustice, hypocrisy... More Info

The Accordionist

Vintage | August 16, 2018 | 256 pages
LONGLISTED FOR THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2018 When two Parisian women are murdered in their homes, the police suspect young accordionist Clément Vauquer. As he was seen outside both of the apartments in question, it seems like an open-and-shut case. Desperate for a chance to prove his... More Info

Us Against You

Simon & Schuster | September 4, 2018 | 448 pages
From the #1 New York Times and Globe and Mail bestselling author of Beartown and A Man Called Ove, hailed as “a writer of astonishing depth [with] the remarkable ability to make you understand the feelings of each of a dozen different characters” (The Washington Times), a heart-wrenching story... More Info


Simon & Schuster | May 29, 2018 | 480 pages
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the... More Info

Citizenship, Inequality, and Difference

Lawrence Stone Lectures | April 9, 2018 | 224 pages
A succinct and comprehensive history of the development of citizenship from the Roman Empire to the present day Citizenship, Inequality, and Difference offers a concise and sweeping overview of citizenship's complex evolution, from ancient Rome to the present. Political leaders and thinkers still... More Info

Bim Bam Boom

September 1, 2017 | 26 pages
"Board book that celebrates the inadvertent naughtiness of toddler behaviour"--Publisher information.  More Info

The Communist Manifesto

Clydesdale Press | June 6, 2017 | 80 pages
Packaged in handsome, affordable trade editions, Clydesdale Classics is a new series of essential works. From the musings of intellectuals such as Thomas Paine in Common Sense to the striking personal narrative of Harriet Jacobs in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, this new series is a... More Info

The Innovation Illusion

October 3, 2017 | 312 pages
Timely, compelling, and certain to be controversial--a deeply researched study that reveals how companies and policy makers are hindering innovation-led growth Conventional wisdom holds that Western economies are on the threshold of fast-and-furious technological development. Fredrik Erixon and... More Info


Metropolitan Books | August 22, 2017 | 768 pages
From the master of Freud debunkers, the book that definitively puts an end to the myth of psychoanalysis and its creator Since the 1970s, Sigmund Freud’s scientific reputation has been in an accelerating tailspin—but nonetheless the idea persists that some of his contributions were visionary... More Info

The Art of Flight

Penguin UK | July 25, 2017 | 192 pages
Stories just begin. We rarely know where and almost never why. It doesn't matter. Nothing is certain any longer. I just want to shut my eyes, point at random and say, as a sort of experiment, that once, when I was sixteen years old, I spent a whole night singing romantic songs in the top of a pine... More Info

The Essential Retirement Guide

John Wiley & Sons | December 2, 2015 | 288 pages
"The Essential Retirement Guide will detail saving for retirement-- when, why, how, and how much. There is much miscommunication and false information about retirement planning. Inconsistences such as retirement target percentages of final pay, the amount of retirement income needed, and the use of... More Info

Creating an Ecological Society

NYU Press | May 29, 2017 | 384 pages
Sickened by the contamination of their water, their air, of the Earth itself, more and more people are coming to realize that it is capitalism that is, quite literally, killing them. It is now clearer than ever that capitalism is also degrading the Earth’s ability to support other forms of life.... More Info

Last of the Curlews

New Canadian Library | January 5, 2010 | 119 pages
The Eskimo curlew, which once made its migration from Patagonia to the Arctic in flocks so dense that they darkened the sky, was brought to the verge of extinction by the wanton slaughter of game-hunters. Following the doomed search of a solitary curlew for a female of its kind, Fred Bodsworth’s... More Info


Simon and Schuster | April 25, 2017 | 336 pages
The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with a dazzling, profound novel about a small town with a big dream—and the price required to make it come true. People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the... More Info

Dark Territory

Simon & Schuster | March 28, 2017 | 352 pages
“An important, disturbing, and gripping history” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), the never-before-told story of the computer scientists and the NSA, Pentagon, and White House policymakers who invent and employ cyber wars—where every country can be a major power player and every hacker a... More Info

Frederick Douglass in Brooklyn

January 3, 2017 | 192 pages
"A fascinating collection of Frederick Douglass's controversial speeches in Brooklyn, N.Y., this volume compiles original source material that illustrates the relationship between the abolitionist and the then city of Brooklyn." --Publishers Weekly, Fall 2016 Announcements "A collection of rousing... More Info

The Panama Papers

ONEWorld Publications | June 30, 2016 | 352 pages
"With precision and purpose, THE PANAMA PAPERS is what 'Follow the Money' means." Bob Woodward, "The Washington Post" Late one evening, investigative journalist Bastian Obermayer receives an anonymous message offering him access to secret data. Through encrypted channels, he then receives documents... More Info

The Innovation Illusion

Yale University Press | October 11, 2016 | 288 pages
Timely, compelling, and certain to be controversial--a deeply researched study that reveals how companies and policy makers are hindering innovation-led growth Conventional wisdom holds that Western economies are on the threshold of fast-and-furious technological development. Fredrik Erixon and... More Info

The Suspended Castle: A Philemon Adventure

By Fred
Toon Books | September 15, 2015 | 56 pages
"Philemon and his friend Mr. Bartholomew journey back to the mysterious islands of the Atlantic, and discover an owl lighthouse, a ship that is also a whale, and a castle hanging from a string"--  More Info

Seeing From Above

I.B.Tauris | September 30, 2013 | 320 pages
From sixteenth-century Roman maps, to the Luftwaffe’s aerial survey of Warsaw, the London Eye to Google Earth, visual culture is saturated with aerial imagery. The aerial view - the image of everywhere - has become natural, desirable, omnipresent, yet its rise to pre-eminence as a ‘way of... More Info

The Ancients and the Postmoderns

Verso Books | March 1, 2015 | 304 pages
In his new masterpiece of cultural analysis, Fredric Jameson offers an idiosyncratic examination of what might be called a provisional or disposable canon - what aesthetic history might look at as we enter an age of the immediate and of the unimaginable overpopulation of art and culture.  More Info

The Feel Trio

April 15, 2014 | 104 pages
Poetry. African American Studies. Music. California Interest. THE FEEL TRIO is Cecil Taylor, Tony Oxley and William Parker. Or is it that THE FEEL TRIO are Cecil Taylor, Tony Oxley and William Parker? See, that's the amazing problem and chance, right there! In the wake and air and light of THE FEEL... More Info

The Scientific Exploration of Venus

Cambridge University Press | September 22, 2014 | 352 pages
A leading Venus researcher explains in a friendly non-technical style what we know through our investigations of Earth's 'twin' planet.  More Info

The Portlandia Cookbook

Clarkson Potter | September 1, 2014 | 176 pages
Food plays a very special role in Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein's award-winning satire Portlandia-and the way Portlandia's residents enjoy and talk about food are a huge part of the show's personality. Fred, Carrie, and director Jonathan Krisel take you to the dishes that define the show, from... More Info

The Great Financial Crisis

January 1, 2009 | 160 pages
Charles Robert Darwin (1809–1882) has been widely recognized since his own time as one of the most influential writers in the history of Western thought. His books were widely read by specialists and the general public, and his influence had been extended by almost continuous public debate over... More Info

Who by Fire

Doubleday Canada | September 23, 2014 | 368 pages
Who by Fire is a powerful, passionate novel about the march of "progress" and the environments, families, and ways of life destroyed in its wake. The heart of this moving story belongs to Tom Ryder--a man whose expectations for the future and assumptions about his own strength and power are... More Info

The Portlandia Activity Book

McSweeneys Books | February 27, 2014 | 144 pages
This is The Portlandia Activity Book—a compendium of guaranteed enrichment for the Pacific Northwestern part of your psyche. Like a cool high school that prefers a sweat lodge to the traditional classroom, this book will expand your mind through participation, dehydrate you to a state of... More Info

The Power of Market Fundamentalism

June 20, 2019 | 312 pages
What is it about free-market ideas that gives them staying power in the face of such failures as persistent unemployment, widening inequality, and financial crises? The Power of Market Fundamentalism extends economist Karl Polanyi's work to explain why these dangerous utopian ideas have become the... More Info

Archaeologies of the Future

Verso | June 20, 2019 | 431 pages
Utopian thought since Thomas More, and science fiction in the neoliberal age.  More Info

How to Cheer Up Dad

Dial Books for Young Readers | March 1, 2014 | 32 pages
"A young elephant sees his dad is in a bad mood and tries to cheer him up, not realizing his own mischief caused the bad mood in the first place"--  More Info

The Insurgents

Simon and Schuster | January 7, 2014 | 418 pages
The "War Stories" columnist for Slate presents the inside story of a small group of soldier-scholars who have significantly changed the ways the Pentagon does business and the American military fights wars, drawing on interviews with top contributors to reveal the origins of revolutionary ideas and... More Info

Embers of War

Random House Trade Paperbacks | August 15, 2013 | 864 pages
A Cornell professor presents a history of the four decades leading up to the Vietnam War that draws on international archives to offer key insights into how America's involvement occurred, identifying commonalities between the campaigns of French and American forces while discussing relevant... More Info

My Bondage and My Freedom

January 1, 2014 | 432 pages
Born into slavery in 1818, Frederick Douglass escaped to freedom and became a passionate advocate for abolition and social change and the foremost spokesperson for the nation’s enslaved African American population in the years preceding the Civil War. My Bondage and My Freedom is Douglass’s... More Info

Opera 101

Hyperion | December 1, 1994 | 512 pages
Explains how to develop an appreciation for opera by furnishing a concise history of opera, a glossary of terms, a list of books and recordings, a listener's guide to key operatic works, and advice on attending a performance  More Info

The Ghost Riders of Ordebec

Random House | June 20, 2019 | 368 pages
Commissaire Adamsberg takes on a case far outside of his jurisdiction: the disappearances of evil-doers who have been visited by a band of ghostly horsemen. 'People will die,' says the panic-stricken woman outside police headquarters. She has been standing in blazing sunshine for more than an hour,... More Info

Conquering Horse, Second Edition

Bison Books | November 1, 2013 | 384 pages
High on a remote butte, a young Sioux waits. Though daring in battle, skillful, and strong, he cannot be a man until his spiritual vision comes. When it appears, he must interpret it correctly to know who he is, and he must deserve it or continue to be called No Name. No Name has his vision, a... More Info

Social Movements, Mobilization, and Contestation in the Middle East and North Africa: Second Edition

August 14, 2013 | 360 pages
This book offers a nuanced understanding of the contexts, culturally conditioned rationality, local networks, and innovation in contentious action across the Middle East and North Africa to give the reader a substantive understanding of events in the Arab world before and since 2011.  More Info

The Noodle Narratives

August 30, 2013 | 212 pages
Tasty, convenient, and cheap, instant noodles are one of the most remarkable industrial foods ever. Consumed around the world by millions, they appeal to young and old, affluent and impoverished alike. The authors examine the history, manufacturing, marketing, and consumption of instant noodles. By... More Info

Soil and Sacrament

Free Press | August 6, 2013 | 288 pages
Part spiritual quest, part agricultural travelogue, this moving and profound exploration of the joy and solace found in returning to the garden is inspiring and beautiful. After he graduated from Duke Divinity School, Fred Bahnson underwent an agrarian conversion. Trading the pulpit for the plough,... More Info


MIT Press | January 1, 2012 | 236 pages
Sitting on the beach on a sunny summer day, we enjoy the steady advance and retreat of the waves. In the water, enthusiastic waders jump and shriek with pleasure when a wave hits them. But where do these waves come from? How are they formed and why do they break on the shore? In "Waves," Fredric... More Info

Inuit Shamanism and Christianity

McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP | January 1, 2010 | 488 pages
Using archival material and oral testimony collected during workshops in Nunavut between 1996 and 2008, Frédéric Laugrand and Jarich Oosten provide a nuanced look at Inuit religion, offering a strong counter narrative to the idea that traditional Inuit culture declined post-contact. They show... More Info


Grand Central Publishing | November 13, 2012 | 192 pages
Thinking of visiting Portlandia? Discover all that this magical, dreamy city has to offer with PORTLANDIA: A Guide for Visitors. Inside you'll find: A comprehensive guide to all restaurants and food carts, including extensive use of symbols to signify Vegan, Freegan, Sea-gan, Wheelchair-Accessible,... More Info

The Promise of Democracy

Suny Press | January 2, 2011 | 254 pages
A new ethical concept of democracy as the cultivation and practice of civic virtues in a pluralistic setting is presented in this thoughtful and wide-ranging study. Drawing upon such figures as Aristotle, Montesquieu, Hegel, Dewey, Heidegger, Arendt, and Lefort, Fred Dallmayr emphasizes the need... More Info

Living and value

SUNY Press | June 20, 2019 | 364 pages
Based on an ecologically inspired worldview, defends ethics against skepticism and irrealism. Places ethics into the wider context of religion, God, and evil, and offers postmodern suggestions for environmental, technological, and political reforms.  More Info

The James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection

September 19, 2012 | 240 pages
One of the most important collections of modern Native American art assembled by one individual, the James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection is an encyclopedic compilation of easel paintings and three-dimensional works. Showcased in this stunning catalogue, the collection comprises nearly... More Info

A Singular Modernity

Verso Books | January 16, 2013 | 250 pages
A major new interpretation of the concepts of modernism and modenirty  More Info


Oxford University Press, USA | October 25, 2007 | 468 pages
Called "the best poem by the best poet," Virgil's "Aeneid" is perhaps the most famous work in Latin literature. It tells the story of Rome's founding by the Trojan prince Aeneas after many years of travel, and it contains many of the most famous stories about the Trojan War. It also reveals much of... More Info

Teens in crisis

Columbia Univ Pr | September 22, 2008 | 178 pages
In recent years a dizzying array of programs has emerged to meet the needs of struggling teens and their families-wilderness therapy programs, therapeutic boarding schools, alternative schools, mentoring and court diversion programs, independent living programs, and myriad day treatment and partial... More Info

Letters from America

March 13, 2012 | 304 pages
Contains the correspondence of Alexis de Tocqueville on his first trip to America in 1831.  More Info