Category: Special

America's War for the Greater Middle East

Random House | April 5, 2016 | 496 pages
Retired army colonel and New York Times bestselling author Andrew J. Bacevich provides a searing reassessment of U.S. military policy in the Middle East over the past four decades. From the end of World War II until 1980, virtually no American soldiers were killed in action while serving in the... More Info


Harper Collins | April 11, 1997 | 176 pages
Milan Kundera's lightest novel, a divertimento, an opera buffa, Slowness is also the first of this author's fictional works to have been written in French. Disconcerted and enchanted, the reader follows the narrator of Slowness through a midsummer's night in which two tales of seduction, separated... More Info

The Boys in the Boat

Penguin Paperbacks | May 27, 2014 | 404 pages
Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of such contributors as their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder and a homeless teen rower. By the author of Under a Flaming Sky.... More Info

The Siege of Macindaw

Puffin | May 1, 2010 | 293 pages
Now a full-fledged Ranger, Will must rescue his friend Alyss from a rogue knight and uncover vital information needed to ward off a Scotti invasion.  More Info

The Battle for Skandia

Penguin | January 1, 2009 | 294 pages
After Ranger's apprentice Will battles Temujai warriors to rescue Evanlyn, Will's kingdom of Skandia joins forces with rival kingdom Araluen to defeat a common enemy.  More Info


Routledge | August 1, 2015 | 272 pages
Jürgen Habermas is one of the most important German philosophers and social theorists of the late twentieth and early twenty-first century. His work has been compared in scope with Max Weber's, and in philosophical breadth to that of Kant and Hegel. In this much-needed introduction Kenneth Baynes... More Info

Gathering Moss

July 18, 2019 | 168 pages
Living at the limits of our ordinary perception, mosses are a common but largely unnoticed element of the natural world. Gathering Moss is a beautifully written mix of science and personal reflection that invites readers to explore and learn from the elegantly simple lives of mosses. Robin Wall... More Info

Garden People

July 18, 2019 | 160 pages
A visual tribute to English gardening practices by a top name in post-war British horticulture showcases the gardens of famous and lesser-known citizens, including Vita Sackville-West at Sissinghurst, Lady Burley at Charleston Manor, and Roald Dahl at Great Missenden.  More Info

Queen of Chaos

CounterPunch | August 31, 2015 | 175 pages
United States wars are getting repetitive. Always the same old scenario. The mainstream media alert public opinion to the latest "villain" supposedly threatening to slaughter "his own people". The U.S. does the job instead with its drones and missiles. The new "villain" is soon forgotten, but his... More Info

The Power of Pawns

New In Chess,Csi | May 15, 2016 | 192 pages
If you want to improve at chess, you must know the characteristics of typical pawn formations. Understanding the pawn structure is a key tool when you are evaluating a position on the board. One simple pawn move can ruin your position or win the game.Post-beginners should know the basic essentials... More Info

The Persuaders

Icon Books | February 4, 2016 | 288 pages
Every day, many people will try to change your mind, but they won’t reason with you. Instead, you’ll be nudged, anchored, incentivised and manipulated in barely noticeable ways. It’s a profound shift in the way we interact with one another.Philosopher James Garvey explores the hidden story of... More Info

On the Abolition of All Political Parties

New York Review of Books | September 30, 2014 | 71 pages
Published for the first time in the U.S. and featuring a portrait of Weil by Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz, a provocative mid-20th-century response to American partisan politics considers such topics as the modern political order and the negative influence of politics in education, journalism and... More Info

The Devil's Teeth

Macmillan | May 30, 2006 | 291 pages
A journalist describes how her fascination with great white sharks led her to Southeast Farallon Island, a remote island off the California coast, and to a group of biologists who study these fearsome, frequently misunderstood predators of the sea. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.  More Info

Teaching Critical Thinking

July 18, 2019 | 191 pages
In Teaching Critical Thinking, renowned cultural critic and progressive educator bell hooks addresses some of the most compelling issues facing teachers in and out of the classroom today. In a series of short, accessible, and enlightening essays, hooks explores the confounding and sometimes... More Info

At the Altar of the Bottom Line

Univ of Massachusetts Press | July 18, 2019 | 236 pages
Based on extensive interviews with workers in four different industries, this book takes us behind the statistics of the economic collapse and into the lives of Americans who are struggling to make ends meet and support their families. Tom Juravich combines oral history with social and economic... More Info

Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do (Issues of Our Time)

W. W. Norton & Company | April 4, 2011 | 256 pages
In Whistling Vivaldi, described as a 'beautifully-written account' of the relationship between stereotypes and identity, Claude Steele offers a vivid first-person detailing of the research that brought him to his groundbreaking conclusions. Through the telling of dramatic personal stories, Dr.  More Info


Melville House Pub | July 18, 2019 | 542 pages
A revised and updated edition of the international bestseller. Graeber, one of the early organisers of Occupy Wall Street and a well regarded academic, presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom; he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5000 years, since the... More Info

Science, Fiction, and the Fin-de-Siècle Periodical Press

Cambridge University Press | March 31, 2016 | 251 pages
Explores the first appearance of 'science fiction' in the pages of late nineteenth-century general interest periodicals.  More Info

Horse Heaven

Random House Digital, Inc. | July 18, 2019 | 561 pages
A novel set in the world of thoroughbred racing follows a group of trainers, jockeys, and "track brats" on a two-year journey through the racing cycle.  More Info

A garden & three houses

Antique Collectors Club Ltd | July 18, 1999 | 127 pages
A celebration of architect Peter Aldington's village housing in Haddenham in Buckinghamshire. Built in the 1960s, this modern housing made of wood, concrete and glass, in a traditional setting, has always been celebrated as a rare British representative among the best of European housing design.... More Info

Victorian Literature, Energy, and the Ecological Imagination

Cambridge University Press | May 29, 2014 | 319 pages
Explores how Victorian fiction helped create an environmental consciousness by articulating questions about sustainable energy use.  More Info

Season of Migration to the North

New York Review of Books | July 18, 2019 | 139 pages
After years of study in Europe, the young narrator of Season of Migration to the North returns to his village along the Nile in the Sudan. It is the 1960s, and he is eager to make a contribution to the new postcolonial life of his country. Back home, he discovers a stranger among the familiar faces... More Info

The Charter of Rights and Freedoms

July 18, 2019 | 482 pages
Written by two of Canada's leading constitutional scholars, no other Canadian book provides such an accessible yet thorough and objective account of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The authors survey the manner in which Canadian courts have come to terms with a constitutionally... More Info

The Mystery of the Secret Society

Simon and Schuster | March 22, 2016 | 128 pages
"Twins Ethan and Ella go on an adventure in Greece, where they learn about the mystery-solving Society of Apollo"--  More Info

Misrecognized Materialists

July 18, 2019 | 170 pages
From the Rowell-Sirois hearings of the Great Depression to the national unity wars of the late 1980s and early 1990s, James details how groups representing marginalized constituencies -- women, working-class people, and ethnocultural minorities -- were able to use the Canadian constitutional arena... More Info

The Tournament at Gorlan

Philomel | October 6, 2015 | 384 pages
From John Flanagan, author of the worldwide bestselling Ranger's Apprentice--the first in a new prequel series featuring one of our favorite Rangers, Halt! When Halt and Crowley discover that the ambitious Morgarath has been infiltrating the Rangers in order to corrupt the Corps, the young Rangers... More Info

In Other Words

February 9, 2016 | 256 pages
From the Pulitzer Prize winner, a surprising, powerful and eloquent non-fiction debut. In Other Words is at heart a love story--of a long and sometimes difficult courtship, and a passion that verges on obsession: that of a writer for another language. For Jhumpa Lahiri, that love was for Italian,... More Info

Decluttering Your Home

Firefly Books | September 22, 2015 | 176 pages
Tips on getting rid of clutter, turning clutter into cash, and banishing clutter forever.  More Info

The Road Taken

Bloomsbury USA | February 16, 2016 | 336 pages
Physical infrastructure in the United States is crumbling. The American Society of Civil Engineers has, in its latest report, given American roads and bridges a grade of D and C+, respectively, and has described roughly sixty-five thousand bridges in the United States as "structurally deficient."... More Info

A Buzz in the Meadow

Random House | April 23, 2015 | 288 pages
From the author of the Samuel Johnson Prize-shortlisted Sunday Times bestseller A Sting in the Tale In 2003 Dave Goulson bought a derelict farm in the heart of rural France, together with 33 acres of surrounding meadow. Over the course of a decade, he created a place for his beloved bumblebees to... More Info

Entering the Silence

Harper Collins | March 17, 2009 | 526 pages
The second volume of Thomas Merton's "gusty, passionate journals" (Thomas Moore) chronicles Merton's advancements to priesthood and emergence as a bestselling author with the surprise success of his autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain. Spanning an eleven-year period, Entering the Silence... More Info

The Health Gap

Bloomsbury Press | November 3, 2015 | 400 pages
The richest live, on average, longer than adults of upper middle class income levels, who in turn live longer than members of the middle class, and so on. How and why does this happen, when middle class families in any developed nation could hardly be considered poverty-stricken? The same... More Info

The Body Keeps the Score

September 8, 2015 | 464 pages
* A New York Times Science Bestseller * "Packed with science and human stories, the book is an intense read. . . . The struggle and resilience of [van der Kolk's] patients is very moving." --New Scientist A pioneering researcher transforms our understanding of trauma and offers a bold new paradigm... More Info

Listen, Liberal

Macmillan | March 15, 2016 | 320 pages
A critical assessment of what the author believes to be the shortcomings of the Democratic party draws on years of research and firsthand reporting to argue that the party has failed to advance traditional liberal goals and has victimized the middle class.  More Info

Masters Of Medieval And Renaissance Martial Arts

Paladin Press | July 1, 2008 | 380 pages
More than a dozen of the most respected names in medieval and Renaissance scholarship have come together to present a variety of fighting lore from the rich heritage of the European fight masters, circa 1350 to 1675. The list of legendary fighters and instructors contained within these pages reads... More Info

Negotiating Citizenship

July 18, 2019 | 233 pages
While the designated rights of capital to travel freely across borders have increased under neo-liberal globalization, the citizenship rights of many people, particularly the most vulnerable, have tended to decline. Using Canada as an example of a major recipient state of international migrants,... More Info


Talonbooks Limited | October 13, 2015 | 96 pages
One of the first books of poetry to bring reflections on Kashmiri Muslim cultural and religious iconography to the page.  More Info

The Pharos Gate

Chronicle Books | March 29, 2016 | 60 pages
A love story for the ages, the tale of Griffin and Sabine is an international sensation that spent over 100 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and continues to beguile readers 25 years after its original publication. Here to celebrate that anniversary is the final volume in Griffin and... More Info

Hand Reflexology

Prentice Hall | January 1, 1977 | 257 pages
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The Taliban Shuffle

Anchor | July 18, 2019 | 302 pages
A wisecracking foreign correspondent recounts her experiences in Afghanistan and Pakistan while sharing cautionary observations about the region in its first post-Taliban years and the responsibilities of the U.S. and NATO.  More Info

The Second Arab Awakening

March 31, 2015 | 232 pages
This important book is not about immediate events or policies or responses to the Arab Spring. Instead, it takes a long, judicious view of political change in the Arab world, beginning with the first Awakening in the nineteenth century and extending into future decades when—if the dream is... More Info

Palestinians Born in Exile

University of Texas Press | January 1, 2005 | 271 pages
This original ethnography records the experiences of Palestinians born in exile who have emigrated to the Palestinian homeland.  More Info

Hung Jury

July 18, 2019 | 176 pages
This pioneering anthology released by Transgress Press is the first of its kind, presenting raw, unadulterated testimonies of transsexual men's experiences of sex reassignment surgery. The collection offers a comprehensive understanding of why transsexual men choose genital surgery and its... More Info

Beyond Civilization

Three Rivers Press | November 1, 2000 | 208 pages
Percy is incredibly accident-prone, and holds the dubious record of the most accidents. Percy has had a small rivalary with Harold, however, they are always willing to help each other when in trouble.  More Info

Katie the Kitten Fairy

Scholastic Paperbacks | July 18, 2019 | 65 pages
Rachel and Kristy return a kitten who seems to have magic powers to Katie the kitten fairy and discover that Jack Frost has been stealing magic pets that belong to the other Pet Fairies in Fairyland as well.  More Info

The Stickup Kids

Univ of California Press | July 18, 2019 | 271 pages
Randol Contreras came of age in the South Bronx during the 1980s, a time when the community was devastated by cuts in social services, a rise in arson and abandonment, and the rise of crack-cocaine. For this riveting book, he returns to the South Bronx with a sociological eye and provides an... More Info

Sea of Swords

Wizards of the Coast | July 18, 2019 | 407 pages
After finding the mark of Aegis-fang branded on the back of an outlaw, Drizzt Do'Urden fears that his long-missing friend Wulfgar is in danger and sets out with Cattie-brie and Bruenor to find Wulfgar and ensure his safety.  More Info

The Orc King

July 18, 2019 | 398 pages
The uneasy peace between the dwarves of Mithral Hall and the orcs of the Kingdom of Many Arrows begins to falter as the tribes of orcs under the command of Obould begin to battle one another, and Bruenor becomes determined to finish the war that had nearly destroyed him, in a new volume in the saga... More Info

A Nation in Conflict

University of Toronto Press | December 16, 2015 | 272 pages
The First and Second World Wars were two of the most momentous events of the twentieth century. In Canada, they claimed 110,000 lives and altered both the country's domestic life and its international position. A Nation in Conflict is a concise, comparative overview of the Canadian national... More Info

Charon's Claw

February 5, 2013 | 442 pages
When his old foe Artemis Entreri, who is now controlled by a sentient sword, offers to help his lover Dahlia Sin'felle to destroy Netherese lord Herzgo Alegni, Drizzt Do'Urden questions his own reasons for participating in their plans.  More Info