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Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Twelve | May 30, 2017 | 304 pages
From the #1 bestselling author - the story of an award-winning comedian who decided to run for office and then discovered why award-winning comedians tend not to do that. AL FRANKEN, GIANT OF THE SENATE is a book about an unlikely campaign that had an even more improbable ending: the closest... More Info

Twenty-Six Seconds

Twelve | November 15, 2016 | 480 pages
The moving, untold family story behind Abraham Zapruder's film footage of the Kennedy assassination and its lasting impact on our world. Abraham Zapruder didn't know when he began filming President Kennedy's motorcade on November 22, 1963 that his home movie would change not only his family's life... More Info

Call Me Burroughs

Twelve | January 27, 2015 | 736 pages
Fifty years ago, Norman Mailer asserted, "William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius." Few since have taken such literary risks, developed such individual political or spiritual ideas, or spanned such a wide range of media. Burroughs... More Info

The Apartment

Twelve | November 18, 2014 | 224 pages
A powerful and elegant debut novel about love, memory, exile, and war. One snowy December morning in an old European city, an American man leaves his shabby hotel to meet a local woman who has agreed to help him search for an apartment to rent. THE APARTMENT follows the couple across a blurry,... More Info

Denial

Twelve | June 4, 2013 | 384 pages
The history of science abounds with momentous theories that disrupted conventional wisdom and yet were eventually proven true. Ajit Varki and Danny Brower's "Mind over Reality" theory is poised to be one such idea-a concept that runs counter to commonly-held notions about human evolution but that... More Info

What Is Visible

Twelve | June 3, 2014 | 320 pages
Laura Bridgman was the first deaf and blind person to learn language--fifty years before Helen Keller. Laura also couldn't taste or smell; she lost all senses but touch from a bout with scarlet fever at age two. Not since The Diving Bell and the Butterfly has a book so illuminated the challenges of... More Info

Living with a Wild God

Twelve | April 8, 2014 | 256 pages
Part memoir, part philosophical and spiritual inquiry, a staunch atheist and rationalist, after coming across the journal she kept during her tumultuous adolescence, sets out to answer a young girl's uninhibited musings on the questions that, at one point or another, torment us all. 50,000 first... More Info

Call Me Burroughs

Twelve | January 28, 2014 | 736 pages
Fifty years ago, Norman Mailer asserted, "William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius." Few since have taken such literary risks, developed such individual political or spiritual ideas, or spanned such a wide range of media. Burroughs... More Info

Republic, Lost

Twelve | October 2, 2012 | 416 pages
In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance rules and brought to new levels by the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission-trust in our government has reached an all-time low. More than ever before,... More Info

The Missionary Position

Twelve | April 10, 2012 | 128 pages
"A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her... More Info

Eminent Outlaws

Twelve | February 2, 2012 | 384 pages
The author of Gods and Monsters describes the trailblazing, post-war gay literary figures, including Tennessee Williams, Gore Vidal, Truman Capote and Allen Ginsberg, who paved the way for newer generations including Armistead Maupin, Edmund White and Edward Albee. 40,000 first printing.  More Info

Time for Outrage

Twelve | September 20, 2011 | 48 pages
A 93-year-old concentration-camp survivor and leader of the French Resistance argues that people should fight to reclaim the rights of life and liberty, which have been eroded by governments since the end of World War II.  More Info