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The Big Short

The Big Short

Inside the Doomsday Machine

Michael Lewis

From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation by Adam McKay... Read More

Carol

Carol

Patricia Highsmith

Now a major motion picture.

Patricia Highsmith's story of romantic obsession may be one of the most important, but still largely unrecognized, novels of the twentieth century. First published in 1952 and touted as "the novel of a love that society... Read More

Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony

Concise Introduction to Tonal Harmony

L. Poundie Burstein, Joseph N. Straus

Authors Burstein and Straus combine decades of teaching experience with concise prose, carefully curated musical examples, and a robust, skill-sharpening media program to illuminate the essential concepts of music theory.

Everyone's an Author

Everyone's an Author

Andrea Lunsford, Michal Brody, Lisa Ede, Beverly Moss, Carole Clark Papper, Keith Walters

Built on the keystones of rhetoric, Everyone’s an Author provides a strong foundation for authoring in the digital age: in college essays, but also on Twitter; in print, but also online; with words, but also with sound, video, and images. It shows students that the... Read More

The Food Lab

The Food Lab

Better Home Cooking Through Science

J. Kenji López-Alt

Ever wondered how to pan-fry a steak with a charred crust and an interior that's perfectly medium-rare from edge to edge when you cut into it? How to make homemade mac 'n' cheese that is as satisfyingly gooey and velvety-smooth as the blue box stuff, but far tastier? How... Read More

The Illegal

The Illegal

A Novel

Lawrence Hill

Lawrence Hill spellbound readers with Someone Knows My Name (made into the television mini-series, The Book of Negroes), hailed as “transporting” (Entertainment Weekly) and “completely engrossing” (Washington Post). The... Read More

The Norton Anthology of English Literature

The Norton Anthology of English Literature

Stephen Greenblatt, Carol T. Christ, Alfred David, Barbara K. Lewalski, Lawrence Lipking, George M. Logan, Deidre Shauna Lynch, Katharine Eisaman Maus, James Noggle, Jahan Ramazani, Catherine Robson, James Simpson, Jon Stallworthy, Jack Stillinger, M. H. Abrams

The digital edition of The Norton Anthology of English Literature, Ninth Edition, offers everything you and your students love about Norton Anthologies—trusted texts and apparatus, an abundance of selections for classroom flexibility, and great value—now available... Read More

The Norton Anthology of World Religions

The Norton Anthology of World Religions

Volume 1: Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism; Volume 2: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

Jack Miles, Wendy Doniger, Donald S. Lopez, Jr., James Robson, David Biale, Lawrence S. Cunningham, Jane Dammen McAuliffe

This magisterial Norton Anthology, edited by world-renowned scholars under the direction of Pulitzer Prize winner Jack Miles, offers a portable library of more than 1,000 primary texts from the world’s major religions: Hinduism, Buddhism, and Daoism (Volume 1); Judaism,... Read More

Race in America

Race in America

Matthew Desmond, Mustafa Emirbayer

Matthew Desmond and Mustafa Emirbayer, authors of The Racial Order, have written an undergraduate textbook on race relations for the twenty-first century. Every chapter of Race in America examines how racism intersects with other forms of social... Read More

Republic of Spin

Republic of Spin

An Inside History of the American Presidency

David Greenberg

In Republic of Spin—a vibrant history covering more than one hundred years of politics—presidential historian David Greenberg recounts the rise of the White House spin machine, from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama. His sweeping, startling narrative takes us... Read More

Social Psychology

Social Psychology

Tom Gilovich, Dacher Keltner, Serena Chen, Richard E. Nisbett

Written by four award-winning teachers and researchers who represent the breadth and depth of the field, Social Psychology, Fourth Edition, encourages students to become critical thinkers about the research, theories, and applications of social psychology. The new... Read More

SPQR

SPQR

A History of Ancient Rome

Mary Beard

Ancient Rome was an imposing city even by modern standards, a sprawling imperial metropolis of more than a million inhabitants, a "mixture of luxury and filth, liberty and exploitation, civic pride and murderous civil war" that served as the seat of power for an empire... Read More

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