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  • Bill O'Reilly's Legends and Lies: The Real Westby David Fisher; Bill O'Reilly

    Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 32.99

    The must-have companion to Bill O'Reilly's historic series Legends and Lies: The Real West , a fascinating, eye-opening look at the truth behind the western legends we all think we know How did Davy Crockett save President Jackson's life only to end up dying at the Alamo? Was the Lone Ranger based on a real lawman-and was he an African American?... more...

  • Heroesby Scott T. Allison; George R. Goethals

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 21.99 US$ 18.91

    Using the lens of popular culture, Heroes explores the ways that our perceptions of heroism and villainy affect the way people behave in heroic and villainous ways. Allison and Goethals use psychology to explore how these important concepts shape our lives and our world. more...

  • Veronica Mars and Philosophyby George A. Dunn; William Irwin

    Wiley 2014; US$ 18.95 US$ 13.27

    Veronica Mars is a kick-ass private investigator, smart and street-wise. But what can her character tell us about larger life issues, such as knowledge and skepticism, trust and friendship, revenge, race, gender, and feminism? What makes her tick? And why is Logan such a sarcastic bad boy, anyway? Veronica Mars and Philosophy features a thought-provoking... more...

  • The Power of Mythby Joseph Campbell; Bill Moyers

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00

    The national bestseller, now available in a non-illustrated, standard format paperback edition   The Power of Myth launched an extraordinary resurgence of interest in Joseph Campbell and his work. A preeminent scholar, writer, and teacher, he has had a profound influence on millions of people--including Star Wars creator George Lucas. To Campbell,... more...

  • The Official Underground 2012 Doomsday Survival Handbookby W.H. Mumfrey

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.29

    The End is Nigh!Nuclear holocaust, supervolcano, asteroid impact, mega tsunami, alien invasion, zombie outbreak? Will the world end with a whimper or a bang?W.H. Mumfrey covers it all. From doomsday predictions that have occurred throughout history, to how the Mayans might have really figured it out, to analysis of movies that offer tips on how to... more...

  • Doomsday 2012by Catherine Zuckerman

    National Geographic Society 2012; US$ 3.99

    The Maya calendar started on August 11, 3114 BCE (corresponding date in the proleptic Gregorian calendar) and will end on December 21 2012. Will it be Armageddon or just another day? The believers are making survival preparations and turning to religious leaders for guidance and solace. Follow National Geographic through the maze of doomsday prophets,... more...

  • Politically Correct Bedtime Storiesby James Finn Garner

    Souvenir Press 2011; US$ 4.36

    In a collection guaranteed to provoke both laughter and thought, 14 timeless fairy tales are revisited and reworked to become relevant fables for more modern times. These hilarious adaptations satirize and sanitize the sexist, racist, nationalist, ageist, sizeist, ethnocentrist, and phallocentrist biases of classic bedtime stories. Familiar exploits... more...

  • Tintin And The Secret Of Literatureby Tom McCarthy

    Granta Publications 2011; US$ 12.51

    Hergé's Tintin cartoon adventures have been translated into more than fifty languages and read by tens of millions of children aged, as their publishers like to say, 'from 7 to 77'. Arguing that their characters are as strong and their plots as complex as any dreamt up by the great novelists, Tom McCarthy asks a simple question: is Tintin literature?... more...

  • Crusoeby Katherine Frank

    Random House 2011; US$ 23.96

    It is January 1719 and Daniel Defoe, almost sixty, sits at a table, writing. He is troubled with gout and debt, but for now is preoccupied with a younger man on a barren shore ? Robinson Crusoe, for which he will principally be remembered. Several miles south, an old man, Robert Knox, is bent over a heavy volume. It is Historical Relation , his... more...

  • The Hidden Science of Lost Civilisationsby David Wilcock

    Souvenir Press 2012; US$ 17.99

    A stunning synthesis of hidden science and lost prophecies, The Hidden Science of Lost Civilisations exposes many great secrets: DNA transformation, consciousness science, wormholes, stargate travel, scared geometry, ancient conspiracies, multidimensional time, the Maya calendar and a stunning new model of galactic energy fields triggering mental,... more...