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Mural

By Mahmoud Darwish

$13.57

 

Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West

 

Mustang: The Saga of the Wild Horse in the American West

By Deanne Stillman

$9.66

 

Naked: Writers Uncover the Way We Live on Earth

 

Naked: Writers Uncover the Way We Live on Earth

By Susan Zakin



Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic

 

Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic

By Chalmers Johnson

$11.03

 

Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans

 

Nine Lives: Death and Life in New Orleans

By Dan Baum

$17.16

 

No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead

 

No Simple Highway: A Cultural History of the Grateful Dead

Peter Richardson

$16.32

For almost three decades, the Grateful Dead was America's most popular touring band. No Simple Highway is the first book to ask the simple question of why--and attempt to answer it. Drawing on new research, interviews, and a fresh supply of material from the Grateful Dead archives, author Peter Richardson vividly recounts the Dead's colorful history, adding new insight into everything from the Acid Tests to the band's formation of their own record label to their massive late career success, while probing the riddle of the Dead's vast and durable appeal. Arguing that the band successfully tapped three powerful utopian ideals--for ecstasy, mobility, and community--it also shows how the Dead's lived experience with these ideals struck deep chords with two generations of American youth and continues today. Routinely caricatured by the mainstream media, the Grateful Dead are often portrayed as grizzled hippy throwbacks with a cult following of burned-out stoners. No Simple Highway corrects that impression, revealing them to be one of the most popular, versatile, and resilient music ensembles in the second half of the twentieth century. The band's history has been well-documented by insiders, but its unique and sustained appeal has yet to be explored fully. At last, this legendary American musical institution is given the serious and entertaining examination it richly deserves.

Norman Podhoretz: A Biography

 

Norman Podhoretz: A Biography



 

Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

 

Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities

By Martha Nussbaum

$15.48

 

Not Guilty: Twelve Black Men Speak Out on Law, Justice, and Life

 

Not Guilty: Twelve Black Men Speak Out on Law, Justice, and Life

By Jabari Asim

$5.89

Now They Tell Us

 

Now They Tell Us

By Orville Schell, Michael Massing

$9.95

 

Nuclear Iran

 

Nuclear Iran

Jeremy Bernstein

$14.82

Iran’s nuclear program has generated intense controversy ever since the International Atomic Energy Agency reported in 2003 that Iran was secretly pursuing enrichment activities. Although Iranian officials insist the program is peaceful, many in the international community are skeptical of Iran’s stated aims?and some allege there is no greater nuclear-weapons proliferation danger in the world today. Nuclear Iran guides readers through the intricate maze of science and secrecy that lies at the heart of Iran’s nuclear ambitions. Writing for the general reader, Jeremy Bernstein brings his knowledge as a physicist to bear on the issues, offering elucidations of the scientific principles and technical hurdles involved in creating nuclear reactors and bombs. His explanations range from the physics of fission to methods of isotope separation to the technologies required for weaponizing fissile uranium and plutonium. Iran’s construction of centrifuges capable of producing weapons-grade uranium has received much media attention, and Bernstein explains how these complex devices work. He intersperses many elements of the human story into his discussions of technology, such as the fact that centrifuges were first invented by German war prisoners working in the Soviet Union. Nuclear Iran turns a spotlight on the controversial underground uranium-enrichment facility in Natanz and heavy water reactor in Arak, and profiles key figures in the ongoing international trade in weapons technology, including the Pakistani physicist A. Q. Khan. This succinct book is timely reading for anyone who wishes to understand the science behind the international crisis surrounding Iran’s nuclear program.

 

Obama’s Wars

 

Obama’s Wars

By Bob Woodward

$15.00

Occupational Health Psychology: The Challenge of Workplace Stress

 

Occupational Health Psychology: The Challenge of Workplace Stress

By Marc Schabracq

$37.95

 

Occupy Nation

 

Occupy Nation

Todd Gitlin

$8.99

“[A] much needed book…a compelling portrait of the Occupy movement…that capture[s] the spirit of the people involved, the crisis that gave Occupy birth, and the possibility of genuine change it represents.” —Eric Foner, author of The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery The Occupy Wall Street movement arose out of a widespread desire of ordinary Americans to change a political system in which the moneyed “1%” of the nation controls the workings of the government. In Occupy Nation, social historian Todd Gitlin—a former leader of the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) who stood at the forefront of the birth of the New Left and the student protests of the 1960s and ’70s—offers a unique overview of one of the most rapidly growing yet misunderstood social revolutions in modern history. Occupy Nation is a concise and incisive look at the Occupy movement at its pivotal moment, as it weighs its unexpected power and grapples with its future mission.

 

Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed—and Why It Still Matters

 

Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed—and Why It Still Matters

Andrew Gumbel (Author), Roger G. Charles (Author)

$11.88

"Oklahoma City" is a riveting account of one of the deadliest acts of terrorism on American soil, combining groundbreaking investigative research with a thrilling and true conspiracy story that has implications for national security and law enforcement today. April 19, 1995: Timothy McVeigh drove into downtown Oklahoma City in a rented Ryder truck holding a fertilizer bomb that he and his army buddy Terry Nichols had made the previous day. He parked, hopped out of the truck and walked away. Shortly after 9 a.m., the bomb obliterated one-third of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, killing 168 people, including 19 infants and toddlers. Weaving together key elements of personal correspondence with co-defendant Terry Nichols, hundreds of hours of interviews and thousands of government documents, "Oklahoma City: What the Investigation Missed—and Why It Still Matters" by investigative reporter Andrew Gumbel and retired U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Roger G. Charles is a riveting piece of journalism and a cautionary tale for our times.

On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling

 

On Conan Doyle: Or, The Whole Art of Storytelling

Michael Dirda

$14.95

A passionate lifelong fan of the Sherlock Holmes adventures, Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda is a member of The Baker Street Irregulars--the most famous and romantic of all Sherlockian groups. Combining memoir and appreciation, On Conan Doyle is a highly engaging personal introduction to Holmes's creator, as well as a rare insider's account of the curiously delightful activities and playful scholarship of The Baker Street Irregulars. On Conan Doyle is a much-needed celebration of Arthur Conan Doyle's genius for every kind of storytelling.

 

On Empire: America, War, and Global Supremacy

 

On Empire: America, War, and Global Supremacy

By Eric Hobsbawm

$13.57

 

On Extinction: How We Became Estranged From Nature

 

On Extinction: How We Became Estranged From Nature

By Melanie Challenger

$28.00

 

On Saudi Arabia: Its People, Past, Religion, Fault Lines—and Future

By Karen Elliott House

$28.95

 

On the Spartacus Road: A Journey Through Ancient Italy

 

On the Spartacus Road: A Journey Through Ancient Italy

By Peter Stothard

$17.79

 

On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear

 

On Thin Ice: The Changing World of the Polar Bear

By Richard Ellis

$19.11

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