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Love and Consequences

 

Love and Consequences

By Margaret B. Jones

$16.47

 

Lying

 

Lying

Sam Harris

$9.85

As it was in "Anna Karenina," "Madame Bovary" and "Othello," so it is in life. Most forms of private vice and public evil are kindled and sustained by lies. Acts of adultery and other personal betrayals, financial fraud, government corruption—even murder and genocide—generally require an additional moral defect: a willingness to lie. In "Lying," best-selling author and neuroscientist Sam Harris argues that we can radically simplify our lives and improve society by merely telling the truth in situations where others often lie. He focuses on "white" lies—those lies we tell for the purpose of sparing people discomfort—for these are the lies that most often tempt us. And they tend to be the only lies that good people tell while imagining that they are being good in the process.

 

Madmen’s Ball: The Continuing Saga of Kobe, Phil, and the Los Angeles Lakers

 

Madmen’s Ball: The Continuing Saga of Kobe, Phil, and the Los Angeles Lakers

By Mark Heisler

$21.33

Make a Difference: America’s Guide to Volunteering and Community Service

 

Make a Difference: America’s Guide to Volunteering and Community Service

By Arthur Blaustein

$12.95

 

 

Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

By Manning Marable

$16.50

 

Mandate Of Heaven

 

Mandate Of Heaven

By Orville Schell



Manufacturing Hysteria: A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America

 

Manufacturing Hysteria: A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America

Jay Feldman

$11.85

A riveting and unsettling history of the assault on civil rights and liberties in America—from World War I to the war on terror—by the acclaimed author of "When the Mississippi Ran Backwards." In this ambitious and wide-ranging account, Jay Feldman takes us from the runup to World War I and its anti-German hysteria to the 9/11 attacks and Arizona’s current anti-immigration movement. What we see is a striking pattern of elected officials and private citizens alike using the American people’s fears and prejudices to isolate minorities (ethnic, racial, political, religious, or sexual), silence dissent, and stem the growth of civil rights and liberties. Rather than treating this history as a series of discrete moments, Feldman considers the entire programmatic sweep on a scale no one has yet approached. In doing so, he gives us a potent reminder of how, even in America, democracy and civil liberties are never guaranteed.

 

Mashed Up: Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture

 

Mashed Up: Music, Technology, and the Rise of Configurable Culture

By Aram Sinnreich

$22.45

 

Mass Surveillance and State Control: The Total Information Awareness Project

 

Mass Surveillance and State Control: The Total Information Awareness Project

By Elliot D. Cohen

$67.45

 

Mekong Diaries

By Sherry Buchanan

$19.80

 

MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus

 

MetaMaus: A Look Inside a Modern Classic, Maus

By Art Spiegelman



 

Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball’s Golden Age

 

Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball’s Golden Age

Allen Barra

$12.92

Culturally, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were light-years apart. Yet they were nearly the same age and almost the same size, and they came to New York at the same time. They possessed virtually the same talents and played the same position. They were both products of generations of baseball-playing families, for whom the game was the only escape from a lifetime of brutal manual labor. Both were nearly crushed by the weight of the outsized expectations placed on them, first by their families and later by America. Both lived secret lives far different from those their fans knew. What their fans also didn't know was that the two men shared a close personal friendship--and that each was the only man who could truly understand the other's experience.

Miss Anne in Harlem

 

Miss Anne in Harlem

Carla Kaplan

$19.30

Celebrated scholar Carla Kaplan’s cultural biography, Miss Anne in Harlem: The White Women of the Black Renaissance, focuses on white women, collectively called “Miss Anne,” who became Harlem Renaissance insiders. The 1920s in New York City was a time of freedom, experimentation, and passion—with Harlem at the epicenter. White men could go uptown to see jazz and modern dance, but women who embraced black culture too enthusiastically could be ostracized. Miss Anne in Harlem focuses on six of the unconventional, free-thinking women, some from Manhattan high society, many Jewish, who crossed race lines and defied social conventions to become a part of the culture and heartbeat of Harlem. Ethnic and gender studies professor Carla Kaplan brings the interracial history of the Harlem Renaissance to life with vivid prose, extensive research, and period photographs.

 

Mixed Race 3.0: Risk and Reward in the Digital Age

 

Mixed Race 3.0: Risk and Reward in the Digital Age

Ulli K. Ryder and Marcia Alesan Dawkins

$4.49

Have you been asked, "what nationality are you" or "what country are you from"? Have you been puzzled when forms tell you to "select only one ethnicity"? Have you been disturbed to hear that you’re the "face of a colorblind future"? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, this book is for you.

 

Moby-Dick

 

Moby-Dick

By Herman Melville



Modern Brides & Modern Grooms: A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other Nontraditional Twenty-Fi

 

Modern Brides & Modern Grooms: A Guide to Planning Straight, Gay, and Other Nontraditional Twenty-Fi

Mark O'Connell

$12.36

How to make any wedding liberating, brave, and sexy. This post-DOMA book is for any couple--same or opposite sex--seeking a personalized wedding that dignifies the relationship and the individual self. No "new normal" here--this guide emboldens you to harness your unique, brazen, queer truth; to be creative; and to plan your wedding your way. Every fiancé faces the question: How do I become something new without losing myself? Using his own story--from how he and his husband connected via MTV's The Real World to the real world of their marriage--author Mark O'Connell reflects on conflicts that arrive during wedding transitions, as well as various other transitions throughout your lives. As a psychotherapist, O'Connell offers ideas to bridge relational gaps with your partner, family, and friends. As a professional actor, he also offers insight into the ways your wedding is a theatrical production: how this can help you to conceptualize the event, consolidate your efforts, and increase creative collaboration as a couple. This will serve you not only on the day, but also for the rest of your time together. Whether we're straight, gay, or other, weddings inspire us to carve out more fun, freedom, recognition, life-space, love-space, and connubial space than we've ever had before.

 

Modernity & the Millennium

 

Modernity & the Millennium

by Juan Cole

$35.00

 

Mogul: A Novel

 

Mogul: A Novel

By Terrance Dean

$10.20

Moral Man and Immoral Society

 

Moral Man and Immoral Society

By Reinhold Niebuhr



 

More Than Conquerors: A Memoir of Lost Arguments

 

More Than Conquerors: A Memoir of Lost Arguments

Megan Hustad

$20.62

Megan Hustad and her family try to reconcile an evangelical upbringing in a post-Christian America When Megan Hustad was a child, her father uprooted the family from Minneapolis to embark on a cross-cultural journey in the name of evangelical Christianity. As missionaries they brought the Gospel to the Caribbean island of Bonaire and later to the outskirts of Amsterdam. After a decade away, they returned to the States only to find themselves more alien than before. The evangelical landscape had transformed from the idealistic, market-averse movement it was in the 1970s to one where media-savvy pastors held sway over mega-churches. As the family struggled with the economic and spiritual aftermath of their break from middle-class Middle America, Megan and her sister, Amy, began to plot their escape. Megan sets her sights on New York City, where everything she was denied as a child would be at her fingertips, and Amy makes her home among the intellectual swagger of New Englanders. But fitting in proves harder than they'd imagined. As much as Megan tries to shake them, thoughts of the God she was ignoring follow her into every party and relationship. In "More Than Conquerors," Hustad explores what happens when the habits of your religion coincide with the demands of your social class, and what breaks when they conflict. With a sharp tongue and deep insight, Hustad offers a vivid account of the cultural divisions, anxieties and resentments that continue to divide our country and her own family.

 

Muqtada: Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia Revival, and the Struggle for Iraq

 

Muqtada: Muqtada al-Sadr, the Shia Revival, and the Struggle for Iraq

By Patrick Cockburn

$16.08

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