Books published by Picador USA

Birth of Biopolitics

Picador USA | March 2, 2010 | 368 pages
Professor:  Prof. Craig McFarlane
Course Codes:  LAWS 3005
Semester:  Fall-2017
A sixth compilation of lectures delivered at the Collège de France between 1970 and 1984 continues the speaker's coverage of 18th-century political economy, evaluating its role in the origins of a liberal governmental rationality that is at the heart of current debates about the role and status of... More Info
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No One Can Pronounce My Name

Picador USA | May 2, 2017 | 400 pages
"In a suburb outside Cleveland, a community of Indian Americans has settled into lives that straddle the divide between Eastern and Western cultures. For some, America is a bewildering and alienating place where coworkers can't pronounce your name but will eagerly repeat the Sanskrit phrases from... More Info

The Crimean War

Picador USA | February 28, 2012 | 575 pages
An examination of the Crimean War and its legacy reveals the vast numbers of military and civilian deaths; the religious and territorial disputes between the combatant empires; and the global industrial struggles it triggered.  More Info

From Beirut to Jerusalem

Picador USA | December 11, 2012 | 656 pages
The New York Times Middle East correspondent profiles this troubled region, describing the everyday horrors of Beirut, the intricacies of Arab politics, Arab-Israeli relations, and American perceptions of the region.  More Info

Our Harsh Logic

Picador USA | September 3, 2013 | 400 pages
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Eva Moves the Furniture

Picador USA | October 4, 2002 | 240 pages
Raised by her aunt and her grieving father, motherless Eva McEwen grows up accompanied by two otherworldly companions--a woman and a girl--whom only she can see and finds herself torn between real life, including her career as a nurse and her love for a young plastic surgeon, and the meddling of... More Info

Why the West Rules--for Now

Picador USA | October 25, 2011 | 768 pages
A New York TimesBestseller An EconomistBest Book of the Year A story fifty thousand years in the making, Why the West Rulesfor Nowclaims a place among the modern classics of world history. Author Ian Morrispolymath, internationally renowned scholar, and "the world's most talented ancient historian"... More Info

The Vertical Farm

Picador USA | October 25, 2011 | 336 pages
When Columbia professor Despommier set out to solve America's food, water, and energy crisis, he didn't just think big, he thought "up" and developed the vertical farm--a fully functioning farm grown inside a skyscraper. Four 8-page full-color inserts.  More Info

Better

Picador USA | January 22, 2008 | 288 pages
The surgeon-author of Complications explores the efforts of physicians to close the gap between best intentions and best performance in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles, discussing such topics as the ethical considerations of lethal injections, the influence of money on modern... More Info

Abnormal

Picador USA | September 1, 2004 | 374 pages
A second collection of lectures by the influential philosopher addresses the role of psychiatry in the modern criminal justice system, the theme of societal defense against criminals, how to define "abnormality" and "normality," and how to identify and categorize criminal behavior and perpetrators.... More Info

"Society Must Be Defended"

Picador USA | November 18, 2003 | 336 pages
Exploring the interrelationship between war and politics, a series of lectures by the late French philosopher traces the evolution of a new understanding of society and its relation to war, revealing war as the permanent basis of all institutions of power. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.  More Info

Notes from the Hyena's Belly

Picador USA | January 5, 2002 | 368 pages
The author recalls his childhood in Ethiopia, during the fall of Emperor Selassie, and his journey into manhood during the reign of the communist Junta, who slaughtered 100,000 Ethiopian youth, interspersed with information about the customs and everyday life in his hometown of Jijiga. Reprint.... More Info

PICADOR SHOTS - 'A Good Man'

Picador USA | June 20, 2008 | 73 pages
Far in the cold north of Russia, a man carries a vital charge over the mountains. But it is ten years since he came this way last. Will he survive the storm and will he be welcomed if he does?  More Info

Picador Shots - 'chemistry'

Picador USA | June 1, 2008 | 72 pages
Chemistry A boy and his grandfather try to cope with the arrival of a new man in the household and his effect on the woman who is their mother and daughter. The boy dreams of violence and the grandfather retreats to the only sanctuary he knows. Learning to Swim On a beach in Cornwall, the nuances... More Info

The Courage of Truth

Picador USA | May 8, 2012 | 384 pages
The course given by Michel Foucault from February to March 1984, under the title The Courage of Truth, was his last at the College de France. The previous year, his lectures investigated the function of "truth telling" in politics in order to establish courage and conviction as ethical conditions... More Info

The Age of Deception

Picador USA | June 5, 2012 | 352 pages
For the first time, the Nobel Prize laureate and "man in the middle" of the planet's most explosive confrontations speaks out—on his dealings with America, negotiations with Iran, reform and democracy in the Middle East, and the prospects for a future free of nuclear weapons. For the past two... More Info

Listen to This

Picador USA | October 25, 2011 | 400 pages
A collection that covers everything from classical music to the top pop hits includes the the author's best New Yorker essays on music. By the author of The Rest Is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century, the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize.... More Info

The Hermeneutics of the Subject

Picador USA | January 1, 2006 | 608 pages
A third collection of lectures at the Collge de France sheds new light on the concepts of the "self" and the "care of the self" have been conceived in ancient philosophy, beginning with Socrates, arguing that the problems of the ethical formation of the self form the foundation for modern... More Info

Poser

Picador USA | January 3, 2012 | 368 pages
National Bestseller Ten years ago, Claire Dederer put her back out while breastfeeding her baby daughter. Told to try yoga by everyone from the woman behind the counter at the co-op to the homeless guy on the corner, she signed up for her first class. She fell madly in love. Over the next decade,... More Info

Close to the Machine

Picador USA | February 28, 2012 | 208 pages
"This book is a little masterpiece, an exquisitely melancholy cry from a body disappearing into the machine. It is a wrenching swan-song for human beings. I have never read anything like it because nothing like could have been written before." - Andrei Codrescu  More Info

The value of nothing

Picador USA | January 5, 2010 | 250 pages
The author shows how free-market fundamentalism has distorted how people value the world and shows how people can exercise their democratic rights to reclaim the markets so that they can work for, rather than against, social change. Original.  More Info

Bodies

Picador USA | March 3, 2009 | 216 pages
Presents an examination of the way that cultural forces have conspired to challenge the traditional Freudian view that bodily disorders such as anorexia, obesity, and self-mutilation originate in the mind. Original.  More Info