With the images of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict so dominant in our minds, walking for leisure is the one activity probably least associated with the West Bank region. But Stefan Szepesi's book wanders well off the beaten track of Palestine as only a synonym for occupation and strife, exploring... More Info
The founder of the non-profit organization dedicated to bringing clean water to people in need throughout the world traces how a local fundraising effort led to an unlikely visit to Darfur, where his witness to regional tribal warfare, genocide and terrorism inspired his efforts to build and retain... More Info
The editor-in-chief of Make magazine and co-founder of the popular BoingBoing blog reveals how a resurgence of "do-it-yourself" culture is renewing human creativity and improving modern life, sharing stories of individuals at the forefront of various handcraft movements. Reprint.
An assessment of the role of value in every aspect of life explains that a price is incurred for every choice, and assesses the inherent costs of such controversial topics as joining a church, promoting longevity, and organ donation.
Recounts the many ways the author's life changed when she allowed her first Boston terrier, Otto, into her home, describing how her growing brood of canine companions made her a better person and taught her unexpected lessons in love and happiness.
10 years ago, amateur photographer and school bus driver Cynthia Stewart was arrested for trying to develop photographs of her eight-year-old daughter, Nora - in two of which she was in the shower. This heart wrenching story brilliantly probes the many questions raised about when a photograph of a... More Info
Asserts that the 1970s were the last stand of the American working class, a time when the goals of the New Deal finally faded away to make room for Reaganomics and a widen of the gap between classes.
A series of conversations between writer Alice Walker and other literary and cultural figures, including Gloria Steinem, Howard Zinn, Pema Chodron and Claudia Tate is arranged chronologically from 1973 through 2009. Reprint.
In the last 30 years of the Soviet Communism project, Viktor Koretsky's art struggled to solve an enduring riddle: how to ensure or restore Communism's moral health through the production of a distinctively Communist vision. This exquisite new volume offers the first glimpse into the full body of... More Info
This exquisite new volume offers the first glimpse into the full body of Viktor Koretsky's poster artwork, with extensive reproductions from a private collection that is being made available here for the first time. Koretsky's propaganda posters were among the most innovative and celebrated works... More Info
What do Whoopi Goldberg, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Rosie Perez, and Phylicia Rashad have in common? A transformative encounter with the arts during their school years. Whether attending a play for the first time, playing in the school orchestra, painting a mural under the direction of an art... More Info
Traces a season in the infamous Mexican border city where in spite of brutal violence its citizens are held together by a shared love for its hard-luck soccer team, providing coverage of such topics as local drug and human trafficking issues and the contributions of such figures as midfielder Marco... More Info
The best-selling author of When Elephants Weep and the award-winning photographer of Vanishing Act present a sumptuously illustrated tribute to the universal bond between dogs and humans that explores the universal ways people and their canine friends connect in all cultures. 50,000 first printing.
Traces the story of the "Boston Miracle" criminologist who rose from obscurity to a leading figure in the fight against gang- and drug-related inner-city violence, explaining how his methods involve large-scale interventions that promote cooperative efforts between gangs, law enforcement and... More Info
Voted by the London Times as one of the best writers since 1945, Michael Moorcock has long been considered one of the top names in science fiction and fantasy. Here, Moorcock has personally selected his best published and unpublished essays, articles, reviews, and opinions—all uncensored.... More Info
Now available in paperback, in this courageous memoir, Fawzia Koofi, Afghanistan's most popular female politician, gives us her first-hand account of Afghan history through the rule of the Mujahedeen and Taliban, her experiences of the Afghanistan War, and the effects of these events on the lives... More Info
In the tradition of Ayaan Hirsi Ali's "Infidel," and also the subject of an award-winning documentary, this impassioned, first-person account tells of a courageous young Afghani woman who risks her life by denouncing the powerful warlords in her country.
Burmese Lessons is a love story. Unlike conventional love stories, this one takes the reader into a world as dangerous and heartbreaking as it is enchanting. When Karen Connelly finds herself in Burma in the late 1990s, she is immersed in a world of students staging mass demonstrations in... More Info
A riveting account of Hurricane Katrina and a shocking tale of wrongful arrest and racism,Zeitounis the true story of one Syrian-American, plucked from his home and accused of terrorism, written by one of America's most high-profile literary writers, now available for the first time in paperback... More Info
Combining original historical research with literary analysis, Adam Barrows takes a provocative look at the creation of world standard time in 1884 and rethinks the significance of this remarkable moment in modernism for both the processes of imperialism and for modern literature. As... More Info
The son of Kurt Vonnegut picks up where his previous memoir--The Eden Express, in which he discussed the onset of his schizophrenia-- left off, chronicling his battles with alcoholism, his calling to practice medicine, another psychotic break, marriage and fatherhood and the passing of his father.
This never-before-told story of the auto magnate's attempt to recreate small-town America, along with a rubber plantation, in the heart of the Amazon details the epic clash between Ford and the jungle and its inhabitants, as the tycoon attempted to force his will on the natural world. By the... More Info
The English broadcaster describes how he pursued and conducted his historic interview of President Richard Nixon, with excerpts from the program in which Nixon discusses the country's involvement in Vietnam and his role in Watergate.
Who are we? In Canadians, one of Canada's most intelligent and beloved writers maps our national psyche in a wonderful and ambitious work. Canadians is an entertaining portrait of this country and its people, through its history, popular culture, literature, sport, landscape, and weather. In his... More Info