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Penguin Press HC | May 31, 2012 | 352 pages
An award-winning television journalist describes her witness to the 2011 defeat of Libya's dictator Muammar Gadaffi by his own people, tracing the story of Gadaffi's regime from its early days of popular appeal to the fear and corruption of its final years from the perspectives of five Libyan... More Info

Malcolm X

Penguin (Non-Classics) | December 21, 2011 | 592 pages
A biography of the civil rights leader draws on new research to reveal information not contained in his autobiography, including the true story behind his assassination.  More Info


Penguin Paperbacks | February 28, 2012 | 480 pages
While covering the war in Bosnia for THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR, David Rohde was the first reporter to find mass graves near Srebrenica. Here, this Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist narrates the most vivid and comprehensive account written of the fall and massacre of Srebrenica, highlighting the... More Info

The Dharma Bums

Penguin Group USA | February 16, 1976 | 244 pages
During the 1950s the search for Buddhist truths takes two young Bohemians through a series of bizarre experiences in California  More Info

Big Sur

Penguin Group USA | February 16, 1992 | 241 pages
Retiring to a seaside cabin near San Francisco, Jack Duluoz looks for tranquility, but finds only horror and despair  More Info


Penguin (Non-Classics) | February 16, 1960 | 96 pages
Presents the story of the self-destruction of a beautiful Aztec prostitute enmeshed in the drug underworld of Mexico City  More Info

The Salterton Trilogy

Penguin (Non-Classics) | February 16, 1991 | 808 pages
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Travels With Charley

Penguin Group USA | January 1, 1980 | 277 pages
Steinbeck records his emotions and experiences during a journey of rediscovery in his native land.  More Info


Penguin Group USA | October 29, 2002 | 214 pages
Documents the brutal 1941 massacre of 1,600 Jewish men, women, and children by their own neighbors in the Polish town of Jedwabne, offering additional examinations of the period's Jewish-Polish relations, the Holocaust, and human responses to occupation and totalitarianism.  More Info

When Tiny Was Tiny

Penguin Young Readers | October 1, 1999 | 32 pages
Level One When Tiny was a tiny puppy, he fit in a shoe. Then he grew?a lot! Now Tiny is a really big dog. But he can still run fast and do fun tricks with his friend.  More Info

In Defence of the Republic

Penguin Classics | November 29, 2011 | 315 pages
'Why is it my fate that everyone who was an enemy of the Republic at the same time declared war on me?'Cicero (10643BCE) was the most brilliant orator in Classical history. Even one of the men who authorized his assassination, the Emperor Augustus, admitted to his grandson that Cicero was: 'an... More Info

Maggie Cassidy

Penguin (Non-Classics) | February 16, 2019 | 194 pages
One of the dozen books written by Jack Kerouac in the early and mid-1950s, 'Maggie Cassidy' was not published until 1959, after the appearance of 'On the Road' had made its author famous overnight. Long out of print, this touching novel of adolescent love in a New England mill town, with its... More Info


Penguin Paperbacks | February 28, 2012 | 402 pages
A Whiting Writers Award-winning journalist recounts his investigation at the side of unexpected companions into the mysterious loss of thousands of bath toys in the ocean, a whimsical journey that pulled him into the worlds of shipping conglomerates, Arctic researchers, maverick sailors and Chinese... More Info

American Backlash

Penguin Global | September 2, 2008 | 230 pages
In his insightful, award-winning work Fire and Ice, Environics president Michael Adams explored the growing divergence between American and Canadian values. Using the same mixture of polling and analysis in American Backlash, Adams fixes his penetrating gaze on contemporary America - the... More Info

The Second Shift

Penguin Paperbacks | January 31, 2012 | 352 pages
A landmark study of two-career parents, and a compassionate inside view of ten couples struggling to find time and energy for jobs, children and marriage.  More Info

On the Road

Penguin Classics | January 1, 2003 | 307 pages
Follows the counterculture escapades of members of the Beat generation as they seek pleasure and meaning while traveling coast to coast. As he travels across 1950s America, aspiring writer Sal Paradise chronicles his escapades with the charismatic Dean Moriarty. Sal admires Dean's passion for... More Info

Our Last Best Chance

Penguin (Non-Classics) | March 27, 2012 | 347 pages
In this exceptionally candid memoir, King Abdullah tackles the single toughest issue he faces head on--how to solve the Israeli-Palestinian standoff--and reveals himself to be an invaluable intermediary between America and the Arab world.  More Info

A Border Passage

Penguin (Non-Classics) | April 24, 2012 | 336 pages
An Egyptian woman's reflections on her changing homeland--updated with an afterword on the Arab Spring In language that vividly evokes the lush summers of Cairo and the stark beauty of the Arabian desert, Leila Ahmed movingly recounts her Egyptian childhood growing up in a rich tradition of Islamic... More Info


Penguin Group USA | September 27, 2011 | 176 pages
"Overy's book is easily the best account of Europe's descent into...death and destruction." --Evening Standard (London) A brilliantly concise narrative of the days leading to the outbreak of history's greatest conflagration, 1939 takes readers hour by hour through the nail-biting decisions that... More Info

The Global Warming Reader

Penguin (Non-Classics) | March 27, 2012 | 421 pages
Collects 35 essays on global warming from the 19th century to today, with contributions by Michael Crichton, Al Gore, Elizabeth Kolbert, Naomi Klein and many others. Original.  More Info

The Memory Chalet

Penguin Paperbacks | October 25, 2011 | 240 pages
One of our leading historians, Judt has written extensively about the 20th century. Now he delivers a memoir like no other--each essay charts some experience or remembrance of the past through the sieve of Judt's prodigious mind.  More Info

Jack's Book

Penguin (Non-Classics) | April 24, 2012 | 368 pages
"A fascinating literary and historical document, the most insightful look at the Beat Generation." —Dan Wakefield, author of New York in the Fifties and Going All the Way First published in 1978, Jack's Book gives us an intimate look into the life and times of the "King of the Beats." Through the... More Info

A Christmas Blizzard

Penguin (Non-Classics) | October 25, 2011 | 181 pages
A wealthy and depressed man bound for Christmas in Hawaii is abruptly summoned home to North Dakota. He arrives just in time to be trapped there by a blizzard. During his stay, he reaches an epiphany worthy of the season and resolves to simplify his life.  More Info

The Filter Bubble

Penguin Group USA | April 24, 2012 | 256 pages
Pariser delivers an eye-opening account of how the hidden rise of personalization on the Internet is controlling--and limiting--the information we consume.  More Info

True Wealth

Penguin Group USA | August 30, 2011 | 258 pages
A groundbreaking statement about ecological decline, suggesting a radical change in how we think about consumer goods, value, and ways to live. In True Wealth , economist Juliet B. Schor rejects the sacrifice message, with the insight that social innovations and new technology can simultaneously... More Info

The Invisible Line

Penguin Paperbacks | January 31, 2012 | 416 pages
A scathing social critique traces the histories of three families from different eras of American history to reveal the nation's racial complexities, describing the black ancestry of elite white families whose progenitors sacrificed promising futures to become integrated. Reprint.  More Info

Tangled Webs

Penguin (Non-Classics) | March 27, 2012 | 496 pages
A cautionary analysis of the modern world's most high-profile perjurers traces a sobering rise in lies under oath, citing the examples of headline-making scandals and how they reflect breakdowns in American ethics and a vulnerability in the judicial system. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of... More Info

The Shawnees and the War for America

Penguin Group USA | June 24, 2008 | 216 pages
An account of early American settler efforts to claim Shawnee territories in Ohio, Kentucky, and other states traces how the Shawnee tribe and its allies temporarily met American forces on equal terms before being forced to fight in order to salvage its cultural and political independence. Reprint.  More Info

Bake, Mice, Bake!

Penguin Young Readers | February 16, 2012 | 32 pages
Mice spend a very busy day at Cakes and More baking cakes, pies, tarts, rolls and doughnut holes for their animal customers. Original.  More Info

Going Solo

Penguin Press HC | February 2, 2012 | 273 pages
A sociologist explores the demographic rise in people who are living alone, including interviews with young professionals, middle-aged singles, the divorced and the elderly and discovers that they are more engaged in social and civic life than their married counterparts. 25,000 first printing.  More Info

Food Rules

Penguin Press | November 1, 2011 | 203 pages
Presents a set of rules for eating wisely in accordance with a variety of ethnic and cultural traditions, sharing guidelines for making grocery choices and dining out.  More Info


Penguin Pr | March 1, 2012 | 432 pages
A Washington Post reporter and Harvard AIDS researcher traces the origins of HIV to colonial Africa and the multibillion-dollar war on AIDS to outline recommendations for how to fight the epidemic today, identifying Western and cultural factors that the authors believe are preventing effective... More Info

The Emergency State

Penguin Press HC | February 16, 2012 | 359 pages
Provides an analysis of the United States government's narrow-minded focus on security in the years since World War II and how it has become huge, unwieldy, and a detriment to democracy and the economy.  More Info

Thinking the Twentieth Century

Penguin Press | February 2, 2012 | 432 pages
Offers a narrative of the United States' history during the past 100 years, not by discussing the events, but by discussing ideas, and highlighting the thoughts and thinkers that helped shape the century. 75,000 first printing.  More Info

What Are Universities For?

Penguin | February 23, 2012 | 240 pages
Across the world, universities are more numerous than they have ever been, yet at the same time there is unprecedented confusion about their purpose and scepticism about their value. What Are Universities For? offers a spirited and compelling argument for completely rethinking the way we see our... More Info

The Making of the English Working Class

Penguin | February 16, 1991 | 958 pages

Dark Days

Penguin Group Canada | August 26, 2008 | 460 pages
Kerry Pither Penguin; Aug 2008 Hardcover; 304 pages 978-0-670-06853-1 QUESTIONED. SHADOWED. IMPRISONED ABROAD. ISOLATED. INTERROGATED. TORTURED. RELEASED WITHOUT CHARGE. That’s what happened to FOUR CANADIAN MUSLIM MEN accused of terrorist links. One of them, Maher Arar has been fully exonerated... More Info

Through black spruce

Penguin Group Canada | September 9, 2008 | 360 pages
From internationally acclaimed author Joseph Boyden comes an astonishingly powerful novel of contemporary aboriginal life, full of the dangers and harsh beauty of both forest and city. When beautiful Suzanne Bird disappears, her sister Annie, a loner and hunter, is compelled to search for her,... More Info

A short history of financial euphoria

Penguin Group USA | July 1, 1994 | 113 pages
World-renowned economist Galbraith, the bestselling author of The Affluent Society, reviews great speculative booms of the last three centuries, including the junk-bond follies of the 1980s. With wisdom and wit, he shows how the lessons of history can help us avoid financial calamity. "Entertaining... More Info


Penguin Press HC | July 30, 2009 | 296 pages
An Atlantic correspondent evaluates America's penchant for making and buying cheap products while assessing the true economic, political, and psychological costs of such goods, in a report that argues that a focus on low prices is promoting negative practices.  More Info

Street Gang

Penguin Group USA | October 27, 2009 | 379 pages
Traces the story of the landmark children's television show, from its origins at a dinner party by co-founder Joan Ganz Cooney and the creative achievements of Jim Henson to the Nixon administration's efforts to stop its funding and the advent of Elmo.  More Info

Welcome to the Urban Revolution

Penguin Group Canada | May 12, 2009 | 342 pages
In "Welcome to the Urban Revolution", internationally recognized urbanist Jeb Brugmann turns traditional thinking about globalization on its head to show that the city isn't a backdrop to global change; it is a central driver of change - political, economic, social, and environmental. This powerful... More Info

Tommy Douglas

Penguin Global | December 14, 2011 | 204 pages
Vincent Lam Penguin 2011 Hardcover, 235 pages 9780670068517 Once voted the Greatest Canadian of all time and known as the Father  More Info

Nineteen Eighty-Four. Anniversary Edition

Penguin Classics | July 6, 2009 | 355 pages
First published in 1949, George Orwell's 1984 has lost none of its impact and vision with which it first hit readers.Winston Smith works for the Ministry of Truth in London, chief city of Airstrip One. Big Brother stares out from every poster, the Thought Police uncover every act of betrayal. When... More Info

Moonwalking With Einstein

Penguin Press HC | March 3, 2011 | 307 pages
Citing costly memory-related inconveniences suffered by average individuals, a science journalist chronicles his own struggles with chronic forgetfulness and his life-changing year in memory training, in a guide that shares historical lore and ancient memory techniques.  More Info

Apples to Oysters

Penguin Group Canada | April 4, 2008 | 272 pages
On this passionate, cross-Canada odyssey, Margaret Webb introduces readers to 12 great farmers or, as she calls them, chefs of the soil and the sea, tractor-seat philosophers, poet biologists, thingamajig inventors, and zealous educators. Her stories of the challenges they face growing good food... More Info


Penguin Global | September 2, 2008 | 344 pages
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

In Defense of Food

Penguin Pr | February 16, 2019 | 244 pages
The best-selling author of The Omnivore's Dilemma cites the reasons why people have become so confused about their dietary choices, counseling readers on the importance of enjoyable moderate eating of mostly traditional plant foods. 200,000 first printing.  More Info

A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian

Penguin Group USA | March 28, 2006 | 294 pages
Japanese edition of A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian. Two sisters attempt to stop their wealthy widowed father from marring a big-breasted girl trying to get an easy luxurious life, and along the way make new discoveries about their lives. In Japanese. Distributed by Tsai Fong Books, Inc.  More Info