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- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99
As the host of Fox News Channel's Your World with Neil Cavuto and Cavuto on Business , Neil Cavuto reports on today's most influential business leaders and newsmakers. His great talent is to get beneath the issues, connecting people to the events that define them and changing the way that Americans think about their money. Ending each show with... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
What can elephant seals tell us about Homer?s Iliad ? How do gorillas illuminate the works of Shakespeare? What do bloodsucking bats have to do with John Steinbeck? MADAME BOVARY?S OVARIES A Darwinian Look at Literature According to evolutionary psychologist David Barash and his daughter Nanelle, the answers lie in the most important word in... more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99
Published in 1909, Arthur Conan Doyle's The Crime of the Congo took him eight days to finish. Doyle's horror at the crimes being perpetuated against humanity in the Belgian Congo during the reign of King Leopold II is evident throughout. With illustrations of mutilated bodies, the work seems to echo Doyle's opinion that There are... more...
- Threshold Editions 2010; US$ 16.99
David Kupelian, veteran journalist and bestselling author of The Marketing of Evil, probes the millennia-old questions of evil?what it is, how it works, and why it so routinely and effortlessly ruins our lives?once again demonstrating his uncanny knack for demystifying complex, elusive, and intimidating subjects with fresh insights into the hidden... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00
In this fascinating book about religion in America, one of this country's most probing yet sympathetic journalists puts forth stories not only of real grace but of despair, sexual scandal, and attempted murder. Lawrence Wright's Saints and Sinners are Jimmy Swaggart, who preached a hellfire gospel with rock 'n' roll abandon before he was caught with... more...
- New York Review Books 2011; US$ 18.95
A New York Review Books Original An uncompromising contrarian, a passionate polemicist, a man of quick wit and wide learning, an anarchist, a pacifist, and a virtuoso of the slashing phrase, Dwight Macdonald was an indefatigable and indomitable critic of America?s susceptibility to well-meaning cultural fakery: all those estimable, eminent, prizewinning... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99
"An excellent book by a genius," said Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., of this now classic exploration of the 1960s from the founder of new journalism. "This is a book that will be a sharp pleasure to reread years from now, when it will bring back, like a falcon in the sky of memory, a whole world that is currently jetting and jazzing its way somewhere or other."--... more...
- Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2011; US$ 16.99
A New York Times Notable Book for 2011 One of Entertainment Weekly 's Top 10 Nonfiction Books of the Year 2011 A Time Magazine Top 10 Nonfiction book of 2011 A Boston Globe Best Nonfiction Book of 2011 One of Library Journal 's Best Books of 2011 A sharp-eyed, uniquely humane tour of America's cultural landscape?from... more...
- Temple University Press 2011; US$ 30.95
The Strange Music of Social Life presents a dialogue on dialogic sociology, explored through the medium of music. Sociologist and composer Michael Mayerfeld Bell presents an argument that both sociology and classical music remain largely in the grip of a nineteenth-century totalizing ambition of prediction and control. He provides the refreshing... more...
- UPA 2012; US$ 30.99
Talcott Parsons (1902-1979) is one of the most influential and best-known sociologists of the past century. This introduction dwells on Parsons' conceptual apparatus and offers a compendium of his research. His works are subdivided into three distinct periods, each characterized by specific concepts and theoretical developments. Parsons utilized... more...