Books published by Bloomsbury USA

High Notes

Bloomsbury USA | January 17, 2017 | 288 pages
When Gay Talese left the New York Times in 1965 to write for Esquire, he brought with him a journalistic style entirely his own, which combined his literary sensibility and craftsmanship with a talent for cultural observation and an interest in American everyday life--in taboo topics and overlooked... More Info

Insomniac City

Bloomsbury USA | February 14, 2017 | 304 pages
"A beautifully written once-in-a-lifetime book, about love, about life, soul, and the wonderful loving genius Oliver Sacks, and New York, and laughter and all of creation."--Anne Lamott Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a one-way ticket and only the vaguest idea of how he would get by.... More Info

High Noon

Bloomsbury USA | February 21, 2017 | 384 pages
It's one of the most revered movies of Hollywood's golden era. Starring screen legend Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly in her first significant film role, High Noon was shot on a lean budget over just thirty-two days but achieved instant box-office and critical success. It won four Academy Awards in... More Info

Identity Unknown

Bloomsbury USA | February 14, 2017 | 480 pages
Who hasn't wondered where--aside from Georgia O'Keeffe and Frida Kahlo--all the women artists are? In many art books, they've been marginalized with cold efficiency, summarily dismissed in the captions of group photographs with the phrase "identity unknown" while each male is named.  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

Chasing the Scream

Bloomsbury USA | March 1, 2016 | 400 pages
It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to... More Info

The Photographer's Wife

Bloomsbury USA | February 2, 2016 | 320 pages
In 1920s Jerusalem, civic advisor and architect Charles Ashton has an ambitious (and crazy) project to redesign the Holy City by importing English parks to the desert and knocking down Ottoman minarets. He employs William Harrington, a British pilot, to take aerial photographs of the city and... More Info

The Occupation Trilogy

Bloomsbury USA | September 22, 2015 | 352 pages
Born at the close of World War II, 2014 Nobel Prize winner Patrick Modiano was a young man in his twenties when he burst onto the Parisian literary scene with these three brilliant, angry novels about the wartime Occupation of Paris.  More Info

The Gutsy Girl

Bloomsbury USA | March 1, 2016 | 160 pages
Why should girls miss out on the joy of adventure? They can jump off rocks, swing on ropes, and climb trees just as well as boys can. But girls often allow fear to stand in their way. In The Gutsy Girl, author Caroline Paul emboldens girls to seek out a life of exhilaration. Once a young... More Info

Fools, Frauds and Firebrands

Bloomsbury USA | December 8, 2015 | 304 pages
From one of the leading critics of leftist orientations comes a study of the thinkers who have most influenced the attitudes of the New Left. Beginning with a ruthless analysis of New Leftism and concluding with a critique of the key strands in its thinking, Roger Scruton conducts a reappraisal of... More Info

Indian Harvest

Bloomsbury USA | October 13, 2015 | 416 pages
One of Vikas Khanna's favorite places in the world growing up was the garden he and his grandmother planted at their home in Amritsar, India. He would rush home from school to tend to the aromatic basil and cardamom, tomatoes, peas, and squash. His intimate knowledge of spices and produce would... More Info

The Impulse Society

Bloomsbury USA | September 8, 2015 | 320 pages
Paul Roberts' galvanizing, sweeping social critique of our Impulse Society is now available in paperback. More timely than ever, the book confronts a world where business shamelessly seeks the fastest reward, regardless of the long-term social costs; where political leaders reflexively choose... More Info
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Democracy

Bloomsbury USA | September 15, 2015 | 240 pages
Democracy opens in 490 B.C., with Athens at war. The hero of the story, Leander, is trying to rouse his comrades for the morrow's battle against a far mightier enemy, and begins to recount his own life, having borne direct witness to the evils of the old tyrannical regimes and to the emergence of a... More Info

A Guest at the Shooters' Banquet

Bloomsbury USA | September 8, 2015 | 464 pages
Rita Gabis comes from a family of Eastern European Jews and Lithuanian Catholics. She was close to her Catholic grandfather as a child and knew one version of his past: prior to immigration he had fought the Russians, whose brutal occupation of Lithuania destroyed thousands of lives before Hitler's... More Info

How Lunchbox Jones Saved Me from Robots, Traitors, and Missy the Cruel

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | August 11, 2015 | 240 pages
Luke Abbott's school is the losing-est school in the history of losing. And that's just fine for him. He'd rather be at home playing video games and avoiding his older brother Rob and the Greatest Betrayal of All Time. But now he's being forced to join the robotics team, where surely he'll help... More Info

Behold! A Baby

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | June 2, 2015 | 32 pages
Step right up, step right up! Come see one of the most amazing, astounding, stunning, and stupendous wonders of the world. Behold: a baby! A loving father reveals a baby's fantastic feats (smiling, eating a banana, babbling) that cause adults to go insane with joy and wonder. The only audience... More Info

Fives and Twenty-Fives

Bloomsbury USA | May 5, 2015 | 400 pages
It's the rule-always watch your fives and twenty-fives. When a convoy halts to investigate a possible roadside bomb, stay in the vehicle and scan five meters in every direction. A bomb inside five meters cuts through the armor, killing everyone in the truck. Once clear, get out and sweep... More Info

Dangerous

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | May 5, 2015 | 416 pages
How far would you go to save the world? When Maisie Danger Brown nabbed a spot at a NASA-like summer boot camp, she never expected to uncover a conspiracy that would change her life forever. And she definitely didn't plan to fall in love. But now there's no going back-Maisie's the only thing... More Info

I Love You Night and Day

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | December 2, 2014 | 32 pages
When you love someone, you want the whole world to know. Through good times and bad, rain or shine, love is unconditional. I love you wild, I love you loud, I shout it out and I feel proud. A lyrical text from Smriti Prasadam-Halls is beautifully paired with illustrations from an exciting new... More Info

Chasing the Scream

Bloomsbury USA | January 20, 2015 | 400 pages
It is now one hundred years since drugs were first banned in the United States. On the eve of this centenary, journalist Johann Hari set off on an epic three-year, thirty-thousand-mile journey into the war on drugs. What he found is that more and more people all over the world have begun to... More Info

The Lemon Tree

Bloomsbury USA | April 17, 2007 | 384 pages
In 1967, Bashir Al-Khayri, a Palestinian twenty-five-year-old, journeyed to Israel, with the goal of seeing the beloved old stone house, with the lemon tree behind it, that he and his family had fled nineteen years earlier. To his surprise, when he found the house he was greeted by Dalia Ashkenazi... More Info

Thursdays with the Crown

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | October 7, 2014 | 224 pages
Castle Glower has been acting weird, so it's no surprise when two towers transport Celie and her siblings to an unknown land. When they realize that no one from home is coming to get them, the kids–along with Celie's pet griffin Rufus–set out through the forest to figure out where they are and... More Info

My Christmas Activity and Sticker Book

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | September 9, 2014 | 32 pages
Don't let Santa give the best gift this year—this delightful activity and sticker book will brighten anyone's Christmas morning! Whether you are designing your own holiday decorations, sorting presents with Santa's elves, or helping snowmen find their noses, there is so much to discover in this... More Info

Pandora Gets Frightened

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | June 24, 2014 | 320 pages
Pandy has recaptured six of the great Evils that she "accidentally" let loose, and now our foursome—Pandy, Alcie, Iole, and Homer—is on the hunt for the worst of them all: Fear. The team must journey into the dreaded underworld for their final adventure. Meanwhile, Hera, who knows where Pandy... More Info

Pandora Gets Greedy

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | June 11, 2013 | 320 pages
Pandora is off to Rome in search of Greed. Pandy and her friends pose as servants for a Roman senator. But the hard work leaves little time to search for evils--not to mention dealing with the senator's bratty daughter. When a feud breaks out between the senator and Julius Caesar, Pandy finally... More Info

Africa39

Bloomsbury USA | October 28, 2014 | 320 pages
In 2014, UNESCO’s World Book Capital is Port Harcourt, Nigeria—the first city in Africa to receive the designation by public bid. This makes it a special year for the Port Harcourt Book Festival, which will be in its seventh year, and bigger than ever. They are joining forces with the... More Info

Unspeakable Things

Bloomsbury USA | September 16, 2014 | 288 pages
Smart, clear-eyed, and irreverent, Unspeakable Things is a fresh look at gender and power in the twenty-first century, which asks difficult questions about dissent and desire, money and masculinity, sexual violence, menial work, mental health, queer politics, and the Internet.  More Info

International Night

Bloomsbury USA | August 19, 2014 | 384 pages
Once a week in the Kurlansky home, Mark spins a globe and wherever his daughter's finger lands becomes the theme of that Friday night's dinner. Their tradition of International Night has afforded Mark an opportunity to share with his daughter, Talia--and now the readers of International Night--the... More Info

Stuff Theory

Bloomsbury USA Academic | March 27, 2014 | 288 pages
Stuff, the hoard of minor objects which have shed their commodity glamor but which we refuse to recycle, flashes up in fiction, films and photographs as alluring, unruly reminder of how people and matter are intertwined. Stuff is modern materiality out of bounds that refuses to be contained by the... More Info
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Among the Dead Cities

Bloomsbury USA Academic | June 19, 2014 | 376 pages
Is it ever right to target civilians in a time of war? Or do the ends sometimes justify the means? The twentieth century - the age of 'total war' - marked the first time that civilian populations came to be seen as legitimate military targets. At this policy's most terrible extreme came the... More Info

Pedagogy of Hope

Bloomsbury USA Academic | June 19, 2014 | 240 pages
With the publication of Pedagogy of the Oppressed, Paulo Freire established himself as one of the most important and radical educational thinkers of his time. In Pedagogy of Hope, Freire revisits the themes of his masterpiece, the real world contexts that inspired them and their impact in that very... More Info

The Three Ecologies

Bloomsbury USA Academic | June 19, 2014 | 152 pages
Extending the definition of ecology to encompass social relations and human subjectivity as well as environmental concerns, The Three Ecologies argues that the ecological crises that threaten our planet are the direct result of the expansion of a new form of capitalism and that a new ecosophical... More Info

Text and Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

Bloomsbury USA Academic | May 22, 2014 | 544 pages
Texts and Drugs and Rock'n'Roll considers the myriad ways in which two different artistic worlds found common ground in the final third of the 20th century. The rock musicians who came to the fore at the heart of the 1960s and a radical community of writers who had originally made their mark in the... More Info

Liz Phair's Exile in Guyville

Bloomsbury USA Academic | May 22, 2014 | 160 pages
A passionate re-assessment of one of the most original, groundbreaking, and controversial albums of the 1990s.  More Info

Pig Kahuna

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | April 8, 2014 | 30 pages
Hang-ten! This little piggy is now available in board book for even the littlest surfers.  More Info

There's a Dinosaur in My Bathtub

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | April 29, 2014 | 32 pages
There's a dino in our bathtub and his name is Pierre!  More Info

Going Vintage

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | April 1, 2014 | 336 pages
Swearing off boys and technology when she learns that her boyfriend is cheating on her with his cyber "wife," 16-year-old Mallory, inspired by a list of goals made by her grandmother in 1962, embraces a vintage lifestyle and attempts to run for pep club secretary, host a dinner party and sew a... More Info

Beasts

Bloomsbury USA | March 4, 2014 | 256 pages
There are two supreme predators on the planet with the most complex brains in nature: humans and orcas. In the twentieth century alone, one of these animals killed 200 million members of its own species, the other has killed none. Jeffrey Masson's fascinating new book begins here: There is... More Info

Freaks Like Us

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | February 18, 2014 | 256 pages
When Jason Milwaukee’s best friend, Sunshine, disappears from the face of the earth, the whole town, including Jason, starts searching for her. But the insistent voices in Jason’s head won’t let him get to the heart of the mystery—he’s schizophrenic, and the voices make it hard to know... More Info

The God Argument

Bloomsbury USA | March 26, 2013 | 288 pages
What are the arguments for and against religion and religious belief--all of them--right across the range of reasons and motives that people have for being religious, and do they stand up to scrutiny? Can there be a clear, full statement of these arguments that once and for all will show what is at... More Info

Life! Death! Prizes!

Bloomsbury USA | December 11, 2012 | 256 pages
Billy's mother is dead. He knows-because he reads about it in magazines-that people die every day in ways that are more random and tragic and stupid than hers, but for nineteen-year-old Billy and his little brother, Oscar, their mother's death in a bungled street robbery is the most random and... More Info

Pig Kahuna

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | May 24, 2011 | 32 pages
Fergus is afraid to go in the water, but he and his baby brother Dink find a surfboard while collecting treasures along the seashore.  More Info

Play, Louis, Play!

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | December 7, 2010 | 112 pages
Presents the early life of the famous African American cornet player, describing his humble beginnings on the streets of New Orleans to his emergence as a legend among the biggest jazz clubs of the city.  More Info

Archie

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | October 16, 2012 | 48 pages
Meet Archie: Designer. Fashionista. Dog. Archie leads a quiet life with his faithful pet. That is, until he gets a sewing machine and his creativity starts to run wild. It's not long before Archie's nimbleness with a needle catches the attention of his friends and fellow dog walkers. Soon, the... More Info

No Other Story

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | September 4, 2012 | 256 pages
The Cheeseman family is back from back-in-time. Or at least, they're in the LVR (their super-secret time machine) and on their way to save the life of their beloved mother, Olivia. But then the LVR gets kicked off the Time Arc into a place called Sometimes. And unlike olden times or present times,... More Info

A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar

Bloomsbury USA | May 22, 2012 | 384 pages
In 1923, devout Eva English and her not-so-religious sister Lizzie embark on a journey to be missionaries in the ancient Silk Road city of Kashgar. A first novel.  More Info

Babysitting George

Bloomsbury USA | November 27, 2012 | 272 pages
As a young reporter, Celia Walden receives an unusual assignment: track down a global superstar and keep him away from all other journalists. That man is soccer player George Best, who made his debut for Manchester United at age seventeen and was the star of a star team throughout the 1960s.... More Info

Salvage the Bones

Bloomsbury USA | April 24, 2012 | 288 pages
Winner of the 2011 National Book Award A hurricane is building over the Gulf of Mexico, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, Mississippi, and Esch's father is growing concerned. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. Esch and her three brothers are stocking... More Info

Mornings in Jenin

Bloomsbury USA | February 2, 2010 | 352 pages
A heart-wrenching, powerfully written novel that could do for Palestine what The Kite Runner did for Afghanistan. Forcibly removed from the ancient village of Ein Hod by the newly formed state of Israel in 1948, the Abulhejas are moved into the Jenin refugee camp. There, exiled from his beloved... More Info

Freckleface Strawberry: Best Friends Forever

Bloomsbury USA Childrens | September 13, 2011 | 40 pages
Freckleface Strawberry and Windy Pants Patrick are best friends because they have so much in common, but when the boys convince Windy Pants that he should play with them at recess, and the girls convince Freckleface Strawberry to play with them, the friends see that they are very different, too.  More Info

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