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  • The Happiness Projectby Gretchen Rubin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 7.99

    ?This book made me happy in the first five pages.? ?AJ Jacobs, author of The Year of Living Biblically: One Man's Humble Quest to Follow the Bible as Literally as Possible Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project . The author of the bestselling 40 Ways to Look at Winston Churchill has produced a work... more...

  • The Unfinished Revolutionby Kathleen Gerson

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 11.99

    The vast changes in family life--the rise of single, same-sex, and two-paycheck parents--have often been blamed for declining morality and unhappy children. Drawing upon pioneering research with the children of the gender revolution, Kathleen Gerson reveals that it is not a lack of "family values," but rigid social and economic forces that... more...

  • Molly Ivins Can't Say That, Can She?by Molly Ivins

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    Whether she's writing about redneck politics in her native Texas or the discreet charms of Bushwazee, Molly Ivins in never less than devastatingly honest?and hilarious.  Our toughest, funniest, and savviest columnist delivers the goods on: -Texas politics: "Well, our attorney general is under indictment.  He ran as 'the people's lawyer'; now we call... more...

  • Sleepersby Lorenzo Carcaterra

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 7.99

    --The Washington Post Book World "A GUT-WRENCHING PIECE OF WORK. . . Carcaterra's graphic narrative grips like gunfire in a dark alley." --The Atlanta Journal & Constitution "In his controversial memoir SLEEPERS, Carcaterra remembers harrowing months in the Wilkinson Home for Boys and the elaborate vengeance he and his friends exacted against the... more...

  • Identity in Questionby Anthony Elliott; Paul du Gay

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 55.00

    A collection of essays on identity and the self from some of the biggest names in social theory today. more...

  • A Paradise Built in Hellby Rebecca Solnit

    Penguin Group US 2010; US$ 16.00

    "The freshest, deepest, most optimistic account of human nature I've come across in years." -Bill McKibben The most startling thing about disasters, according to award-winning author Rebecca Solnit, is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so with joy. That joy reveals an ordinarily unmet yearning for community,... more...

  • Methods Matterby Richard J. Murnane; John B. Willett

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 54.99

    Educational policy-makers around the world constantly make decisions about how to use scarce resources to improve the education of children. Unfortunately, their decisions are rarely informed by evidence on the consequences of these initiatives in other settings. Nor are decisions typically accompanied by well-formulated plans to evaluate their causal... more...

  • The Capturedby Scott Zesch

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    On New Year's Day in 1870, ten-year-old Adolph Korn was kidnapped by an Apache raiding party. Traded to Comaches, he thrived in the rough, nomadic existence, quickly becoming one of the tribe's fiercest warriors. Forcibly returned to his parents after three years, Korn never adjusted to life in white society. He spent his last years in a cave, all... more...

  • Israel Is Realby Rich Cohen

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2009; US$ 16.99

    ?It?s a great irony that Israel was more secure as an idea than it?s ever been as a nation with an army.?   In AD 70, when the Second Temple was destroyed, a handful of visionaries saved Judaism by reinventing it?by taking what had been a national religion, identified with a particular place, and turning it into an idea. Jews no longer needed Jerusalem... more...

  • Social Intelligenceby Daniel Goleman

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.46

    Emotional Intelligence was an international phenomenon, appearing on the New York Times bestseller list for over a year and selling more than 5 million copies worldwide. Now, once again, Daniel Goleman has written a groundbreaking synthesis of the latest findings in biology and brain science, revealing that we are 'wired to connect' and the surprisingly... more...