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  1. Book ImageDancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression

    Morris Dickstein

    A National Book Critics Circle finalist: "The definitive book about Depression culture for our time."—San Francisco ChronicleMore

  2. Book ImagePalestine Inside Out: An Everyday Occupation

    Saree Makdisi, Alice Walker

    “A compelling account . . . and a reminder that a true peace can be built only on justice.”—Desmond M. TutuMore

  3. Book ImageOpal Sunset: Selected Poems, 1958-2008

    Clive James

    “A generous helping of [James’s] very best, guaranteed to lift the spirit and raise the eyebrow.”—Billy CollinsMore

  4. Book ImageIn Other Rooms, Other Wonders

    Daniyal Mueenuddin

    Finalist for the 2009 National Book Award in Fiction and the 2009 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. “The rural rootedness and gentle humour of R.K. Narayan with the literary sophistication and stylishness of Jhumpa Lahiri.”—Financial TimesMore

  5. Book ImageDelta Blues: The Life and Times of the Mississippi Masters Who Revolutionized American Music

    Ted Gioia

    “The essential history of this distinctly American genre.”—Atlanta Journal-ConstitutionMore

  6. Book ImagePanic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity

    Michael Lewis

    The New York Times bestseller: A masterful account of today’s money culture, showing how the underpricing of risk leads to catastrophe.More

  7. Book ImageThe Hemingses of Monticello: An American Family

    Annette Gordon-Reed

    Winner of the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize: "[A] commanding and important book." —Jill Lepore, The New YorkerMore

  8. Book ImageOur Savage Neighbors: How Indian War Transformed Early America

    Peter Silver

    “With remarkable literary skill, Peter Silver . . . provokes hard thinking about the basic themes of our history.”—Sean Wilentz, The Rise of American DemocracyMore

  9. Book ImageClimate Change: Picturing the Science

    Gavin Schmidt, Joshua Wolfe, Jeffrey D. Sachs

    An unprecedented union of scientific analysis and stunning photography illustrating the effects of climate change on the global ecosystem.More

  10. Book ImageThe Superorganism: The Beauty, Elegance, and Strangeness of Insect Societies

    Bert Hölldobler, Edward O. Wilson

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of The Ants render the extraordinary lives of the social insects in this visually spectacular volume.More

  11. Book ImageTo the Heart of the Storm

    Will Eisner

    An extraordinary autobiography story from a legend in American comics.More

  12. Book ImageThe Name of the Game

    Will Eisner

    Four extraordinary autobiographical stories from a legend in American comics.More

  13. Book ImageSir Gawain and the Green Knight

    Simon Armitage

    A New Verse Translation

    "Compulsively readable. ... Simon Armitage has given us an energetic, free-flowing, high-spirited version."—Edward Hirsch, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  14. Book ImageThe Discovery of France: A Historical Geography

    Graham Robb

    "A witty, engaging narrative style…[Robb's] approach is particularly engrossing." —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  15. Book ImageThe Five Books of Moses: A Translation with Commentary

    Robert Alter

    "A modern classic....Thrilling and constantly illuminating."—Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book WorldMore

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