• & How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Portrait of Oliver Sacks
    & How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Portrait of Oliver Sacks
    ISBN: 9780374236410
    Title: & How Are You, Dr. Sacks? A Biographical Portrait of Oliver Sacks
    Author: WESCHLER LAWRENCE

    Lawrence Weschler began spending time with Oliver Sacks in the early 1980s, when he set out to profile him for The New Yorker. Almost a decade earlier, Dr. Sacks had published his masterpiece Awakenings but the book had hardly been an immediate success, and the rumpled clinician was still largely unknown. Over the ensuing four years, the two men worked closely together until Sacks asked Weschler to abandon the profile, a request to which Weschler acceded. The two remained close friends, however, across the next thirty years and then, just as Sacks was dying, he urged Weschler to take up the project once again. This book is the result of that entreaty.Weschler sets Sacks's brilliant table talk and extravagant personality in vivid relief. We see Sacks rowing and ranting and caring deeply; composing the essays that would form The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat; recalling his turbulent drug-fueled younger days; helping his patients and exhausting his friends; and waging intellectual war against a medical and scientific establishment that failed to address his greatest concern: the spontaneous specificity of the individual human soul. And all the while he is pouring out a stream of glorious, ribald, hilarious, and often profound conversation that establishes him as one of the great talkers of the age.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $45.00
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  • Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions
    Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions
    ISBN: 9781473664968
    Title: Adventures of a Young Naturalist: The Zoo Quest Expeditions
    Author: ATTENBOROUGH DAVID


    In 1954, a young television presenter was offered the opportunity of a lifetime - to travel the world finding rare and elusive animals for London Zoo's collection, and to film the expeditions for the BBC.


    This is the story of those voyages. Staying with local tribes while trekking in search of giant anteaters in Guyana, Komodo dragons in Indonesia and armadillos in Paraguay, he and the rest of the team battled with cannibal fish, aggressive tree porcupines and escape-artist wild pigs, as well as treacherous terrain and unpredictable weather, to record the incredible beauty and biodiversity of these regions. The methods may be outdated now, but the fascination and respect for the wildlife, the people and the environment - and the importance of protecting these wild places - is not.


    Written with his trademark wit and charm, Zoo Quest is not just the story of a remarkable adventure, but of the man who made us fall in love with the natural world, and who is still doing so today.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • All Together Now? In Search of My Father & a Lost Country
    All Together Now? In Search of My Father & a Lost Country
    ISBN: 9781783351565
    Title: All Together Now? In Search of My Father & a Lost Country
    Author: CARTER MIKE


    'This important, disturbing and frequently heartbreaking book should be read by every politician in Westminster.' Adrian Tempany, Observer


    'In a few weeks' time, it would be thirty-five years to the day since those men and women had walked 340 miles to try to save their communities and their culture, and thirty-five years since I had turned down Pete's invitation to join them. I called work and booked some time off. Then I bought a one-way train ticket to Liverpool.'


    In 1981, Mike Carter's dad, Pete, organised the People's March for Jobs, which saw 300 people walk from Liverpool to London to protest as the Thatcher government's policies devastated industrial Britain and sent unemployment skyrocketing. Just before the 2016 EU referendum, Mike set off to walk the same route in a quest to better understand his dad and his country.


    As he walked, Mike found many echoes of the early eighties: a working class overlooked and ignored by Westminster politicans; communities hollowed out but fiercely resistant; anger and despair co-existing with hope and determination for change. And he also found that he and Pete shared more in common than he might have thought.


    All Together Now? maps the intricate, overlapping path of one man's journey and that of an entire country. It is a book about belonging, about whether to stay or go, and about the need to write new stories for our communities and ourselves.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • American Prometheus the Triumph & Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer <BR>
    American Prometheus the Triumph & Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer
    ISBN: 9780375726262
    Title: American Prometheus the Triumph & Tragedy of J Robert Oppenheimer

    Author: BIRD KAI & SHERWIN MARTIN J

    J. Robert Oppenheimer is one of the iconic figures of the twentieth century, a brilliant physicist who led the effort to build the atomic bomb for his country in a time of war, and who later found himself confronting the moral consequences of scientific progress. In this magisterial, acclaimed biography twenty-five years in the making, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin capture Oppenheimer's life and times, from his early career to his central role in the Cold War. This is biography and history at its finest, riveting and deeply informative.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • Any Ordinary Day Blindsides, Resilience, & What Happens after the Worst Day of Your Life
    Any Ordinary Day Blindsides, Resilience, & What Happens after the Worst Day of Your Life
    ISBN: 9781760893637
    Title: Any Ordinary Day Blindsides, Resilience, & What Happens after the Worst Day of Your Life
    Author: SALES LEIGH

    The day that turns a life upside down usually starts like any other, but what happens the day after? Dual Walkley Award-winner Leigh Sales investigates how ordinary people endure the unthinkable. As a journalist, Leigh Sales often encounters people experiencing the worst moments of their lives in the full glare of the media. But one particular string of bad news stories - and a terrifying brush with her own mortality - sent her looking for answers about how vulnerable each of us is to a life-changing event. What are our chances of actually experiencing one? What do we fear most and why? And when the worst does happen, what comes next? In this wise and layered book, Leigh talks intimately with people who've faced the unimaginable, from terrorism to natural disaster to simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time. Expecting broken lives, she instead finds strength, hope, even humour. Leigh brilliantly condenses the cutting-edge research on the way the human brain processes fear and grief, and poses the questions we too often ignore out of awkwardness. Along the way, she offers an unguarded account of her own challenges and what she's learned about coping with life's unexpected blows. Warm, candid and empathetic, this book is about what happens when ordinary people, on ordinary days, are forced to suddenly find the resilience most of us don't know we have.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • AOC: The Fearless Rise & Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    AOC: The Fearless Rise & Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    ISBN: 9781250257413
    Title: AOC: The Fearless Rise & Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
    Author: LOPEZ LYNDA (ED)


    With a preface by Keegan-Michael Key

    In the vein of Notorious RBG, seventeen writers explore the multiple meanings of a young Latina politician who has already made history.


    From the moment Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez beat a ten-term incumbent in the primary election for New York's 14th, her journey to the national, if not world, stage, was fast-tracked. Six months later, as the youngest Congresswoman ever elected, AOC became one of a handful of Latina politicians in Washington, D.C. Just thirty, she represents her generation, the millennials, in many groundbreaking ways: proudly working class, Democratic Socialist, of Puerto Rican descent, master of social media, not to mention of the Bronx, feminist--and a great dancer.

    AOC investigates her symbolic and personal significance for so many, from her willingness to use her imperfect bi-lingualism, to the threat she poses by governing like a man, to the long history of Puerto Rican activism that she joins. Contributors span a wide range of voices and ages, from media to the arts and politics:

    Keegan-Michael Key
    -- Preface
    Lynda Lopez
    -- Introduction: "The Meaning of AOC"
    Jennine Capó Crucet
    -- "An Open Letter to Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez"
    Andrea González-Ramírez
    -- "Women Like Me Aren't Supposed to Run for Office"
    Patricia Reynoso
    -- "'The First Latina to . . .'"
    Pedro Regalado
    -- "'Pa'lante!': The Long History of Puerto Rican Activism in New York City"
    Rebecca Traister
    -- "The Imagined Threat of a Woman Who Governs Like a Man"
    Natalia Sylvester
    -- "In No Uncertain Terms"
    Erin Aubry Kaplan
    -- "The Center Will Not Hold. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Is Counting on It"
    Tracey Ross
    -- "A Just Society"
    Carmen Rita Wong
    -- "Latinas Are So Money"
    Mariana Atencio
    -- "AOC the Influencer"
    Wendy Carrillo
    -- "What AOC and I Learned at Standing Rock"
    Nathan J. Robinson
    -- "The Democratic Socialism of AOC"
    Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez
    -- "On Being an Indignant Brown Girl"
    Elizabeth Yeampierre
    -- "Making the Green New Deal the Real Deal"
    María Cristina "MC" González Noguera
    -- "The Hustle"



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
    Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
    ISBN: 9780544002234
    Title: Are You My Mother?: A Comic Drama
    Author: BECHDEL ALISON

    From the best-selling author ofFun Home,Timemagazine's No. 1 Book of the Year, a brilliantly told graphic memoir of Alison Bechdel becoming the artist her mother wanted to be.

    Alison Bechdel'sFun Homewas a pop culture and literary phenomenon. Now, a second thrilling tale of filial sleuthery, this time about her mother: voracious reader, music lover, passionate amateur actor. Also a woman, unhappily married to a closeted gay man, whose artistic aspirations simmered under the surface of Bechdel's childhood . . . and who stopped touching or kissing her daughter good night, forever, when she was seven. Poignantly, hilariously, Bechdel embarks on a quest for answers concerning the mother-daughter gulf. It's a richly layered search that leads readers from the fascinating life and work of the iconic twentieth-century psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott, to one explosively illuminating Dr. Seuss illustration, to Bechdel's own (serially monogamous) adult love life. And, finally, back to Mother-to a truce, fragile and real-time, that will move and astonish all adult children of gifted mothers.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • Art of Her Deal The Untold Story of Melania Trump
    Art of Her Deal The Untold Story of Melania Trump
    ISBN: 9781982113407
    Title: Art of Her Deal The Untold Story of Melania Trump
    Author: JORDAN MARY

    This revelatory biography of Melania Trump from Pulitzer Prize-winning Washington Post reporter Mary Jordan depicts a first lady who is far more influential in the White House than most people realize.

    Based on interviews with more than one hundred people in five countries, The Art of Her Deal: The Untold Story of Melania Trump draws an unprecedented portrait of the first lady. While her public image is of an aloof woman floating above the political gamesmanship of Washington, behind the scenes Melania Trump is not only part of President Trump's inner circle, but for some key decisions she has been his single most influential adviser.

    Throughout her public life, Melania Trump has purposefully worked to remain mysterious. With the help of key people speaking publicly for the first time and never-before-seen documents and tapes, The Art of Her Deal looks beyond the surface image to find a determined immigrant and the life she had before she met Donald Trump. Mary Jordan traces Melania's journey from Slovenia, where her family stood out for their nonconformity, to her days as a fledgling model known for steering clear of the industry's hard-partying scene, to a tiny living space in Manhattan she shared platonically with a male photographer, to the long, complicated dating dance that finally resulted in her marriage to Trump. Jordan documents Melania's key role in Trump's political life before and at the White House, and shows why he trusts her instincts above all.

    The picture of Melania Trump that emerges in The Art of Her Deal is one of a woman who is savvy, steely, ambitious, deliberate, and who plays the long game. And while it is her husband who became famous for the phrase "the art of the deal," it is she who has consistently used her leverage to get exactly what she wants. This is the story of the art of her deal.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $55.00

    $55.00
  • Battlegrounds: Defence, Diplomacy & the White House
    Battlegrounds: Defence, Diplomacy & the White House
    ISBN: 9780008410407
    Title: Battlegrounds: Defence, Diplomacy & the White House
    Author: MCMASTER H. R.


    From Lt. General H.R. McMaster, former National Security Advisor during Trump's administration, a bold assessment of the most critical foreign policy and national security challenges of our age.


    There has been a shift in power since the end of the Cold War. In Battlegrounds, bestselling author, commander, scholar and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster examines the rising strength of Russia and China, the threat from hostile states Iran and North Korea, the complex battlegrounds in South Asia and the Middle East, and the new arenas of international competition - space, cyberspace and emerging technology.


    How can foreign policy, which has across multiple administrations proved itself outdated, misconceived, inconsistent and poorly implemented, be transformed to face the challenges of today? How can Western countries like America and the UK stay relevant, secure and humane? How can we abandon what McMaster calls 'Strategic Narcissism' in favour of 'Strategic Empathy' - an approach that relies on understanding other nations' motivations and ideologies?


    A groundbreaking reassessment of international security and survival, McMaster gives vital insight to life inside the most powerful office and military force in the world, and makes bold arguments for how to achieve a safer, more peaceful future.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith
    Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith
    ISBN: 9781922330208
    Title: Believer: Encounters with Love, Death & Faith
    Author: KRASNOSTEIN SARAH

    This book is about ghosts and gods and flying saucers; certainty in the absence of knowledge; how the stories we tell ourselves to deal with the distance between the world as it is and as we'd like it to be can stunt us or save us.

    From award-winning author Sarah Krasnostein comes an exploration of the power of belief.

    What do we believe?
    Who do we believe?
    Why do we believe?

    Sarah Krasnostein spent the last four years in Australia and the US talking to some extraordinary people-people holding fast to belief, even as it rubs against the grain of more accepted realities. Some of them believe in things most people don't. Ghosts. UFOs. Heaven and the Devil. The literal creation of the universe in six days. Some of them believe in things most people would like to. Dying with autonomy. Spending half your life in prison for protecting your child and yet still believing in a just God.

    In this intensely personal and gorgeously written new book Krasnostein, the bestselling, multi-award-winning author of The Trauma Cleaner, talks with her trademark compassion and empathy to these believers-and finds out what happens when their beliefs crash into her own.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Beneath the Tamarind Tree A Story of Courage, Family, & the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram
    Beneath the Tamarind Tree A Story of Courage, Family, & the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram
    ISBN: 9780062686619
    Title: Beneath the Tamarind Tree A Story of Courage, Family, & the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram
    Author: SESAY ISHA


    "It is no accident that the places in the world where we see the most instability are those in which the rights of women and girls are denied. Isha Sesay's indispensable and gripping account of the brutal abduction of Nigerian schoolgirls by Boko Haram terrorists provides a stark reminder of the great unfinished business of the 21st century: equality for girls and women around the world."-- Hillary Rodham Clinton


    The first definitive account of the lost girls of Boko Haram and why their story still matters--by celebrated international journalist Isha Sesay.




    In the early morning of April 14, 2014, the militant Islamic group Boko Haram violently burst into the small town of Chibok, Nigeria, and abducted 276 girls from their school dorm rooms. From poor families, these girls were determined to make better lives for themselves, but pursuing an education made them targets, resulting in one of the most high-profile abductions in modern history. While the Chibok kidnapping made international headlines, and prompted the #BringBackOurGirls movement, many unanswered questions surrounding that fateful night remain about the girls' experiences in captivity, and where many of them are today.



    In Beneath the Tamarind Tree, Isha Sesay tells this story as no one else can. Originally from Sierra Leone, Sesay led CNN's Africa reporting for more than a decade, and she was on the front lines when this story broke. With unprecedented access to a group of girls who made it home, she follows the journeys of Priscilla, Saa, and Dorcas in an uplifting tale of sisterhood and survival.



    Sesay delves into the Nigerian government's inadequate response to the kidnapping, exposes the hierarchy of how the news gets covered, and synthesizes crucial lessons about global national security. She also reminds us of the personal sacrifice required of journalists to bring us the truth at a time of growing mistrust of the media. Beneath the Tamarind Tree is a gripping read and a story of resilience with a soaring message of hope at its core, reminding us of the ever-present truth that progress for all of us hinges on unleashing the potential of women.



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Biographic: Tesla
    Biographic: Tesla
    ISBN: 9781781453537
    Title: Biographic: Tesla
    Author: CLEGG BRIAN

    Many people know that Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) was an engineer and inventor, instrumental in developing the alternating-current (AC) electrical system and wireless radio communications we still use today. What, perhaps, they don't know is that he was born during a lightning storm; that when he first arrived in the U.S. he owned 4 cents, his own poems, and a design for a flying machine; that he spoke 8 languages; that he held 300 patents for his inventions; and that he claimed to have invented a death ray that could destroy 10,000 planes at a distance of 250 miles. Biographic Tesla presents an electrifying exploration of his life, work and fame, with an array of irresistible facts and figures converted into infographics to reveal the scientist behind the science.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
    Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
    ISBN: 9780241293812
    Title: Black Spartacus: The Epic Life of Toussaint L'Ouverture
    Author: HAZAREESINGH SUDHIR


    The definitive modern biography of the great slave leader, military genius and revolutionary hero Toussaint Louverture


    The Haitian Revolution began in the French Caribbean colony of Saint-Domingue with a slave revolt in August 1791, and culminated a dozen years later in the proclamation of the world's first independent black state. After the abolition of slavery in 1793, Toussaint Louverture, himself a former slave, became the leader of the colony's black population, the commander of its republican army and eventually its governor. During the course of his extraordinary life he confronted some of the dominant forces of his age - slavery, settler colonialism, imperialism and racial hierarchy. Treacherously seized by Napoleon's invading army in 1802, this charismatic figure ended his days, in Wordsworth's phrase, 'the most unhappy man of men', imprisoned in a fortress in France.


    Black Spartacus draws on a wealth of archival material, much of it overlooked by previous biographers, to follow every step of Louverture's singular journey, from his triumphs against French, Spanish and British troops to his skilful regional diplomacy, his Machiavellian dealings with successive French colonial administrators and his bold promulgation of an autonomous Constitution. Sudhir Hazareesingh shows that Louverture developed his unique vision and leadership not solely in response to imported Enlightenment ideals and revolutionary events in Europe and the Americas, but through a hybrid heritage of fraternal slave organisations, Caribbean mysticism and African political traditions. Above all, Hazareesingh retrieves Louverture's rousing voice and force of personality, making this the most engaging, as well as the most complete, biography to date.


    After his death in the French fortress, Louverture became a figure of legend, a beacon for slaves across the Atlantic and for generations of European republicans and progressive figures in the Americas. He inspired the anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass, the most eminent nineteenth-century African-American; his emancipatory struggle was hailed by those who defied imperial and colonial rule well into the twentieth. In the modern era, his life informed the French poet Aimé Césaire's seminal idea of négritude and has been celebrated in a remarkable range of plays, songs, novels and statues. Here, in all its drama, is the epic story of the world's first black superhero.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Boris Johnson: Gambler
    Boris Johnson: Gambler
    ISBN: 9780753554906
    Title: Boris Johnson: Gambler
    Author: BOWER TOM

    'EXPLOSIVE... Contains a string of startling revelations about Mr Johnson's public and personal life, and goes farther than any previous biography towards solving the enigma of his true personality... The political book of 2020'. Daily Mail


    'Staggering... Tom Bower is the master of the unauthorised biography' Tatler


    Hero or villain?
    Genius or fool?
    Maverick or chancer?
    Before you decide, read this year's most sensational biography.

    Guardian
    'literary highlights of 2020'
    Sunday Times 'books to watch out for in 2020'
    New Statesman 'books to read in 2020'
    Evening Standard 'thirteen titles to look for in 2020'


    As divisive as he is beguiling, as misunderstood as he is scrutinised, Boris Johnson is a singular figure.

    Many of us think we know his story well. His ruthless ambition was evident from his insistence, as a three-year-old, that he would one day be 'world king'. Eton and Oxford prepared him well for a frantic career straddling the dog-eat-dog worlds of journalism and politics. His transformation from bumbling stooge on Have I Got New for You to a triumphant Mayor of London was overshadowed only by his colourful personal life, brimming with affairs, scandals and transgressions. His ascent to Number 10 in the wake of the acrimonious, era-defining Brexit referendum would prove to be only the first act in an epic drama that saw him play both hero and villain - from proroguing parliament to his controversial leadership of the Covid-19 Crisis, all against the backdrop of divorce, marriage, the birth of his sixth child, revolts among Tory MPs and the countdown to Brexit.

    Yet despite his celebrity, decades of media scrutiny, the endless vitriol of his critics and the enduring adoration of his supporters, there is so much we've never understood about Boris - until now. Previous biographies have either dismissed him as a lazy, deceitful opportunist or been transfixed by his charm, wit and drive. Both approaches fall short, and so many questions about Boris remain unanswered.

    What seismic events of his childhood have evaded scrutiny? How has he so consistently defied the odds, proved his critics wrong, and got away with increasingly reckless gambles? What were his real achievements and failures as Mayor of London, what was really going on during his time as Foreign Secretary, and why did he write two articles for the Telegraph, one in favour of Leave and the other for Remain? How have the women in his life exerted more influence than any of us realise, and why is his story ultimately one overshadowed by family secrets?

    Based on a wealth of new interviews and research, this is the deepest, most rounded and most comprehensive portrait to date of the man, the mind, the politics, the affairs, the family - of a loner, a lover, a leader.

    Revelatory, unsettling and compulsively readable, it is the most timely and indispensable book yet from Britain's leading investigative biographer.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
    $54.00
  • Citizen Clem: Biography of Attlee
    Citizen Clem: Biography of Attlee
    ISBN: 9781780879925
    Title: Citizen Clem: Biography of Attlee
    Author: BEW JOHN


    BOOK OF THE YEAR: THE TIMES, SUNDAY TIMES, NEW STATESMAN, EVENING STANDARD

    'Easily the best single-volume, cradle-to-grave life of Clement Attlee yet written.' Andrew Roberts
    'Fascinating . . . He writes with flair and considerable intellectual confidence' Jason Cowley, Financial TImes
    'He has written with verve and confidence a first-rate life . . . What a life and what a man' Daniel Finkelstein, Times
    'Outstanding . . .Bew's achievement is not only to bring this curious and introverted man to life but to make him oddly loveable' Robert Harris, Sunday Times


    The gallons of ink spilled on Winston Churchill - and the huge appetite for books about him - have created something of an imbalance in our understanding of twentieth-century Britain. Not only does Clement Attlee's life deserve to have a rightful place alongside the Churchill legend. It is also more emblematic, and more representative, of Britain in his time. It is difficult to think of another individual through whom one can better tell the story of how Britain changed from the high imperialism of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee of 1897, through two world wars, the great depression, the nuclear age and the Cold War, and the transition from empire into commonwealth. The story of Attlee is also much more dramatic than he himself ever made out - and not without an element of heroism. Here was a man born in the governing class who devoted his life to the service of the poor; who was carried off the battlefield three times in the First World War; who stood shoulder to shoulder with Churchill at Britain's darkest moment, and then triumphed over him at the general election of 1945. His government of 1945-51 included Ernest Bevin, Herbert Morrison and Nye Bevan and was the most radical in history, giving us the NHS, National Insurance, NATO and the atomic bomb. In many ways we still live in a world of Attlee's creation. This book will pierce the reticence of Attlee and explore the intellectual foundations and core beliefs of one of the most important figures in twentieth-century British history, arguing that he remains underappreciated, rather than simply underestimated. It will reveal a public servant and patriotic socialist, who never lost sight of the national interest and whose view of humanity and belief in solidarity was grafted onto the Union Jack.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty & Law
    Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty & Law
    ISBN: 9781250762641
    Title: Conversations with RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Life, Love, Liberty & Law
    Author: ROSEN JEFFREY

    This remarkable book presents a unique portrait of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, drawing on more than twenty years of conversations with Jeffrey Rosen, starting in the 1990s and continuing through the Trump era. Rosen, a veteran legal journalist, scholar, and president of the National Constitution Center, shares with us the justice's observations on a variety of topics, and her intellect, compassion, sense of humor, and humanity shine through. The affection they have for each other as friends is evident in their banter and in their shared love for the Constitution--and for opera.· With a new afterword by the authorIn Conversations with RBG, Justice Ginsburg discusses the future of Roe v. Wade, her favorite dissents, the cases she would most like to see overruled, the #MeToo movement, how to be a good listener, and how to lead a productive, compassionate life, and of course the future of the Supreme Court itself. These frank exchanges illuminate the steely determination, self-mastery, and wit that have inspired Americans of all ages to embrace the woman known to all as "Notorious RBG."Justice Ginsburg always has something interesting--and often surprising--to say. And while few of us will ever have the opportunity to chat with her face-to-face, Jeffrey Rosen brings us by her side as never before. Conversations with RBG is a deeply felt portrait of an American hero.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Cry Freedom: The Story of Steve Biko & the Friendship That Defied Apartheid
    Cry Freedom: The Story of Steve Biko & the Friendship That Defied Apartheid
    ISBN: 9780241950722
    Title: Cry Freedom: The Story of Steve Biko & the Friendship That Defied Apartheid
    Author: BRILEY JOHN

    Under South Africa's brutal apartheid regime, black activist Steve Biko has been working for years to undermine the system when he meets white journalist Donald Woods. Initially suspicious of Biko and his motives, Woods finds himself united with Biko in common cause after Biko reveals to him the true extent of police atrocities.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • David Ben-Gurion: A State at All Costs
    David Ben-Gurion: A State at All Costs
    ISBN: 9780374112646
    Title: David Ben-Gurion: A State at All Costs
    Author: SEGEV TOM

    As the founder of Israel, David Ben-Gurion long ago secured his reputation as a leading figure of the 20th century. In this definitive biography, Israel's leading journalist-historian uses large amounts of previously unreleased archival material to give an original, nuanced account, transcending the myths and legends that have accreted around the man.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $80.00
    $80.00
  • Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
    Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
    ISBN: 9780241503034
    Title: Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X
    Author: PAYNE LES & PAYNE TAMARA


    Longlisted - National Book Award (Nonfiction)
    New Books to Watch Out for in October - New York Times
    Best New Books to Read in October - TIME
    Best Books of Fall 2020 - O, the Oprah Magazine

    An epic biography of Malcolm X finally emerges, drawing on hundreds of hours of the author's interviews, rewriting much of the known narrative.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Dishing the Dirt: The Hidden Lives of House Cleaners
    Dishing the Dirt: The Hidden Lives of House Cleaners
    ISBN: 9781912454464
    Title: Dishing the Dirt: The Hidden Lives of House Cleaners
    Author: DUERDEN NICK

    Based on dozens of interviews, Dishing the Dirt tells the real story of house cleaners for the first time. We hear from the eastern Europeans who mop up family homes and from south Asians who wipe down mansions. We talk to joyful cleaners and to slave labourers, to women who dust nude for men, gay cleaners, and to butlers running the homes of millionaires.

    What's their story? And how do they see their clients?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    ISBN: 9781741146981
    Title: Don't Tell Mum I Work on the Rigs, She Thinks I'm a Piano Player in a Whorehouse
    Author: CARTER PAUL

    A take no prisoners' approach to life has seen Paul Carter heading to some of the world's most remote, wild and dangerous places as a contractor in the oil business. Amazingly, he's survived (so far) to tell these stories from the edge of civilization, and reason.

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  • Dreams from My Father: a Story of Race & Inheritance
    Dreams from My Father: a Story of Race & Inheritance
    ISBN: 9781921351433
    Title: Dreams from My Father: a Story of Race & Inheritance
    Author: OBAMA BARACK

    In this lyrical, unsentimental, and compelling memoir, the son of a black African father and a white American mother searches for a workable meaning to his life as a black American. It begins in New York, where Barack Obama learns that his father, a figure he knows more as a myth than as a man, has been killed in a car accident. This sudden death inspires an emotional odyssey, first to a small town in Kansas, from which he retraces the migration of his mother's family to Hawaii, and then to Kenya, where he meets the African side of his family, confronts the bitter truth of his father's life, and at last reconciles his divided inheritance.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
    Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
    ISBN: 9780143039884
    Title: Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil
    Author: ARENDT HANNAH

    Hannah Arendt's portrayal of the terrible consequences of blind obedience, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil contains an introduction by Amos Elon in Penguin Classics. Sparking a flurry of heated debate, Hannah Arendt's authoritative and stunning report on the trial of German Nazi SS leader Adolf Eichmann first appeared as a series of articles in The New Yorker in 1963. This revised edition includes material that came to light after the trial, as well as Arendt's postscript commenting on the controversy that arose over her book. A major journalistic triumph by an intellectual of singular influence, Eichmann in Jerusalem is as shocking as it is informative - a meticulous and unflinching look at one of the most unsettling (and unsettled) issues of the twentieth century. Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) was for many years University Professor of Political Philosophy in the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research and a Visiting Fellow of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago. She is also the author of Eichmann in Jerusalem, On Revolution, and Between Past and Future. If you enjoyed Eichmann in Jerusalem, you might like Elie Wiesel's Night, available in Penguin Modern Classics. 'Deals with the greatest problem of our time ... the problem of the human being within a modern totalitarian system'Bruno Bettelheim, The New Republic 'A profound and documented analysis ... Bound to stir our minds and trouble our consciences'Chicago Tribune

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • English Pastoral: An Inheritance
    English Pastoral: An Inheritance
    ISBN: 9780241245729
    Title: English Pastoral: An Inheritance
    Author: REBANKS JAMES


    The author of the beloved No.1 bestseller The Shepherd's Life returns with a stirring history of family, loss and the land over three generations on a Lake District farm

    'I can't imagine anyone starting to read English Pastoral and not being eager to read it all at once, as I did, and not being moved by the life and the landscape Rebanks describes so well. I was thrilled by it' Philip Pullman


    As a boy, James Rebanks's grandfather taught him to work the land the old way. Their family farm in the Lake District hills was part of an ancient agricultural landscape: a patchwork of crops and meadows, of pastures grazed with livestock, and hedgerows teeming with wildlife. And yet, by the time James inherited the farm, it was barely recognisable. The men and women had vanished from the fields; the old stone barns had crumbled; the skies had emptied of birds and their wind-blown song.


    English Pastoral is the story of an inheritance: one that affects us all. It tells of how rural landscapes around the world were brought close to collapse, and the age-old rhythms of work, weather, community and wild things were lost. And yet this elegy from the northern fells is also a song of hope: of how, guided by the past, one farmer began to salvage a tiny corner of England that was now his, doing his best to restore the life that had vanished and to leave a legacy for the future.


    This is a book about what it means to have love and pride in a place, and how, against all the odds, it may still be possible to build a new pastoral: not a utopia, but somewhere decent for us all.



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    Price: $48.00
    $48.00
  • Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell
    Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell
    ISBN: 9780241388693
    Title: Fall: The Mystery of Robert Maxwell
    Author: PRESTON JOHN

    In February 1991, Robert Maxwell made a triumphant entrance into Manhattan harbour on board his yacht, the Lady Ghislaine. He had come to complete his purchase of the ailing New York Daily News. Crowds lined the quayside to watch his arrival. Taxi drivers stopped their cabs to shake his hand, children asked for his autograph and when Maxwell went to dine in the most fashionable Chinese restaurant in Manhattan, all the diners gave him a standing ovation.

    Ten months later, he disappeared off the same yacht and was found dead in the water. Within a few days, Maxwell was being reviled as the embodiment of greed and unscrupulousness. No one had ever fallen so far and so quickly.

    What went so wrong? How did a man who had once laid such store on the importance of ethics and good behaviour become reduced to a bloated, amoral wreck?

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Fascists Among Us: Online Hate & the Christchurch Massacre
    Fascists Among Us: Online Hate & the Christchurch Massacre
    ISBN: 9781950354092
    Title: Fascists Among Us: Online Hate & the Christchurch Massacre
    Author: SPARROW JEFF


    The massacre of more than fifty worshippers at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, shocked the world. The alleged perpetrator expressed a particular ideology described as "fascism," but what does fascism mean today--and what kind of threat does it pose? Jeff Sparrow traces the history of the far right around the world, showing how fascists have adapted to the new politics of the twenty-first century. He argues that the mosque killer represents a frightening new phenomenon--decentralized right-wing terrorism that recruits by committing atrocities, feeding on itself and spreading from country to country.


    Burgeoning in dark places online, contemporary fascism exults in violence and picks its targets strategically. Even the widespread despair generated by climate change is being harvested to weaponize young men with the politics of hate. With imitative massacres proliferating, this book makes a compelling, urgent case for a new response to an old menace.



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    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Fierce Attachments: a Memoir
    Fierce Attachments: a Memoir
    ISBN: 9780374529963
    Title: Fierce Attachments: a Memoir
    Author: GORNICK VIVIAN


    In this deeply etched and haunting memoir, Vivian Gornick tells the story of her lifelong battle with her mother for independence. There have been numerous books about mother and daughter, but none has dealt with this closest of filial relations as directly or as ruthlessly. Gornick's groundbreaking book confronts what Edna O'Brien has called "the prinicpal crux of female despair": the unacknowledged Oedipal nature of the mother-daughter bond.


    Born and raised in the Bronx, the daughter of "urban peasants," Gornick grows up in a household dominated by her intelligent but uneducated mother's romantic depression over the early death of her husband. Next door lives Nettie, an attractive widow whose calculating sensuality appeals greatly to Vivian. These women with their opposing models of femininity continue, well into adulthood, to affect Gornick's struggle to find herself in love and in work.


    As Gornick walks with her aged mother through the streets of New York, arguing and remembering the past, each wins the reader's admiration: the caustic and clear-thinking daughter, for her courage and tenacity in really talking to her mother about the most basic issues of their lives, and the still powerful and intuitively-wise old woman, who again and again proves herself her daughter's mother.


    Unsparing, deeply courageous, Fierce Attachments is one of the most remarkable documents of family feeling that has been written, a classic that helped start the memoir boom and remains one of the most moving examples of the genre.



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    Price: $35.00
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  • Finding Chika A Little Girl, an Earthquake, & the Making of a Family
    Finding Chika A Little Girl, an Earthquake, & the Making of a Family
    ISBN: 9780751571943
    Title: Finding Chika A Little Girl, an Earthquake, & the Making of a Family
    Author: ALBOM MITCH


    Mitch Albom has done it again with this moving memoir of love and loss. You can't help but fall for Chika. A page-turner that will no doubt become a classic." --Mary Karr, author of The Liars' Club and The Art of Memoir


    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tuesdays With Morrie comes Mitch Albom's most personal story to date: an intimate and heartwarming memoir about what it means to be a family and the young Haitian orphan whose short life would forever change his heart.


    Chika Jeune was born three days before the devastating earthquake that decimated Haiti in 2010. She spent her infancy in a landscape of extreme poverty, and when her mother died giving birth to a baby brother, Chika was brought to The Have Faith Haiti Orphanage that Albom operates in Port Au Prince.

    With no children of their own, the forty-plus children who live, play, and go to school at the orphanage have become family to Mitch and his wife, Janine. Chika's arrival makes a quick impression. Brave and self-assured, even as a three-year-old, she delights the other kids and teachers. But at age five, Chika is suddenly diagnosed with something a doctor there says, "No one in Haiti can help you with."

    Mitch and Janine bring Chika to Detroit, hopeful that American medical care can soon return her to her homeland. Instead, Chika becomes a permanent part of their household, and their lives, as they embark on a two-year, around-the-world journey to find a cure. As Chika's boundless optimism and humor teach Mitch the joys of caring for a child, he learns that a relationship built on love, no matter what blows it takes, can never be lost.

    Told in hindsight, and through illuminating conversations with Chika herself, this is Albom at his most poignant and vulnerable. Finding Chika is a celebration of a girl, her adoptive guardians, and the incredible bond they formed--a devastatingly beautiful portrait of what it means to be a family, regardless of how it is made.

    --Library Journal

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
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  • Five Sons & a Hundred Muri of Rice
    Five Sons & a Hundred Muri of Rice
    ISBN: 9780473403911
    Title: Five Sons & a Hundred Muri of Rice
    Author: STEEL SHARYN & DRYDEN ZOE

    Kharika Devkota struggles to come to term with her arranged marriage and confronts poverty, illiteracy and a society that fails to recognise her most basis human rights. Now 90 years old and still living alongside her sons in
    rural Nepal, she has become a successful landowner, micro lender, and beloved great grandmother. She does her calculations and records with stones.
    Based on a true story, this book provides a rare insight into the exceptional courage and determination of this Hindu woman.
    Sharyn Steel is a writer/journalist, living in Wellington with one previous book published, Struggling to Fly, and her daughter, Zoe Dryden, is a leadership coach, who after teaching English in Nepal, set up an aid programme
    with the local people and a leadership development programme that functions alongside it. She takes corporate clients to Nepal regularly and lives near Motueka.


    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.00
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  • Fleet Street Girls: The Women Who Broke down the Doors of the Gentleman's Club
    Fleet Street Girls: The Women Who Broke down the Doors of the Gentleman's Club
    ISBN: 9781409187820
    Title: Fleet Street Girls: The Women Who Broke down the Doors of the Gentleman's Club
    Author: WELCH JULIE

    The Fleet Street Girls is the inspiring and evocative story of the female journalists who broke down barriers in the 1970s and 1980s as women moved up the ranks in Fleet Street for the first time.

    When Julie Welch called in her first ever football report at the Observer, an entire room of men fell silent. Heart in her mouth, Julie waited for the voice on the other end of the line to declare it passable. She'd done it. She was the first ever female football reporter.

    In The Fleet Street Girls, Julie looks back at the steps that led to that moment, from the National Union of Journalists nearly calling a strike when she dared to write an article as a mere secretary (despite allowing men who weren't journalists to write for the same pages), and many other battles in between.

    Julie also shines a light on the other trail-blazing women who were climbing the ladder against all odds, from Lynn Barber (of An Education fame) to Wendy Holden, a war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, and many more, as well as some of the secretaries whom the men overlooked but who actually knew everything. Pioneers one and all.

    The Fleet Street Girls is a fascinating story of the hopes and despairs, triumphs and tribulations of a group of women in the glitzy heyday of journalism, where they could be interviewing Elton John one moment and ducking flying bullets or fighting off the sex pests the next. At a time when Fleet Street was the biggest, cosiest all-male club you can imagine, and the interests of half the human race were consigned to 'The Women's Page' in the paper, we follow Julie and her contemporaries through dramas, excitement and sheer fun in their battle to make sure women's voices were heard.



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    Price: $60.00

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  • Fracture: Stories of How Great Lives Take Root in Trauma
    Fracture: Stories of How Great Lives Take Root in Trauma
    ISBN: 9781781257234
    Title: Fracture: Stories of How Great Lives Take Root in Trauma
    Author: PARRIS MATTHEW

    Ada Lovelace. Frederick Douglass. Vladimir Lenin. Marie Curie. Frieda Kahlo. Carl Jung. Tupac Shakur. All geniuses who changed the world in ways that still influence our lives today. And all men and women who experienced, in childhood, trauma so severe that it should have broken them completely.

    While presenting Great Lives on Radio 4, Matthew Parris noticed a trend in the lives of the exceptional people the programme covered: many of them had been marked by extreme trauma and deprivation. They seemed to have succeeded not only in spite of their backgrounds, but perhaps even because of them.

    As Matthew Parris brings each individual's story to life in this original and compelling study, it becomes clear that we must rethink the origins of success, as well as the legacy of trauma.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Good Hand
    Good Hand
    ISBN: 9780008399443
    Title: Good Hand
    Author: SMITH MICHAEL PATRICK F

    Thrillingly and wrenchingly funny ... like Educated and Hillbilly Elegy'

    DAVID LIPSKY

    'After reading The Good Hand you may reassess whether you have ever truly done a hard day's work in your life ... This lyrical and engrossing memoir is an extraordinary tale ... Undeniably powerful'

    SUNDAY TIMES


    The must-read memoir of 2021.

    Michael Patrick Smith grew up in a ramshackle farmhouse where his father beat the walls and threw dinner plates. As a restless young man left unmoored by the crashing economy, Smith cut a path to North Dakota to rent a mattress on a flophouse floor. Sleeping boot to beard with the other rough-edged men looking to earn a cent drilling for oil, Smith wanted the work to burn him clean - of his violent upbringing, his demons, his disjointed, doomed relationships. He did not expect, among these quick-fisted, foul-mouthed hands, to find a community.

    The Good Hand is a memoir of danger and exhaustion, of suffering, loneliness and grit, of masculinity and of learning how to reconcile yourself to yourself.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
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  • Great Successor: The Secret Rise & Rule of Kim Jong Un
    Great Successor: The Secret Rise & Rule of Kim Jong Un
    ISBN: 9781529387254
    Title: Great Successor: The Secret Rise & Rule of Kim Jong Un
    Author: FIFIELD ANNA


    'Superb . . . a detailed account of a regime and a personality that are normally shrouded in mystery' Financial Times, Books of the Year


    'Packed with the fascinating and frequently bizarre anecdotal detail' The Times

    'Superb...a model of investigative diligence and rigour' New Statesman

    'Astonishing and insightful - the inside story of the mercurial man now making headlines, and history. Essential reading' Lyse Doucet


    'By far the most complete insight into the Hermit Kingdom I have ever seen' Christina Lamb


    'An important and rigorous piece of journalism written with clarity and urgency' Sunday Times



    'Fascinating' Mail on Sunday

    The Great Successor is an irreverent yet insightful quest to understand the life of Kim Jong Un, one of the world's most secretive dictators. Kim's life is swathed in myth and propaganda, from the plainly silly--he supposedly ate so much Swiss cheese that his ankles gave way--to the grimly bloody stories of the ways his enemies and rival family members have perished at his command.


    One of the most knowledgeable journalists on modern Korea, Anna Fifield has exclusive access to Kim's aunt and uncle who posed as his parents while he was growing up in Switzerland, members of the entourage that accompanied Dennis Rodman on his quasi-ambassadorial visits with Kim, and the Japanese sushi chef whom Kim befriended and who was the first outsider to identify him as the inevitable successor to his father as supreme ruler. She has been able to create a captivating portrait of the oddest and most isolated political regime in the world, one that is broken yet able to summon a US president for peace talks, bankrupt yet in possession of nuclear weapons. Kim Jong Un; ridiculous but deadly, and a man of our times.



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    Price: $25.00
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  • Grieving: Texts from a Wounded Country
    Grieving: Texts from a Wounded Country
    ISBN: 9781936932931
    Title: Grieving: Texts from a Wounded Country
    Author: GARZA CRISTINA RIVERA


    By one of Mexico's greatest contemporary writers, this investigation into state violence and mourning weaves together personal essay and literary theory, giving voice to the political experience of collective pain.


    Grieving is a hybrid collection of short cr nicas, journalism, and personal essays on systemic violence in contemporary Mexico and along the US-Mexico border. Drawing together literary theory and historical analysis, she outlines how neoliberalism, corruption, and drug trafficking--culminating in the misnamed "war on drugs"--has shaped her country. Working from and against this political context, Cristina Rivera Garza posits that collective grief is an act of resistance against state violence, and that writing is a powerful mode of seeking social justice and embodying resilience.


    She states: "As we write, as we work with language--the humblest and most powerful force available to us--we activate the potential of words, phrases, sentences. Writing as we grieve, grieving as we write: a practice able to create refuge from the open. Writing with others. Grieving like someone who takes refuge from the open. Grieving, which is always a radically different mode of writing."



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
  • Hell & Other Destinations A 21st-Century Memoir
    Hell & Other Destinations A 21st-Century Memoir
    ISBN: 9780062802255
    Title: Hell & Other Destinations A 21st-Century Memoir
    Author: ALBRIGHT MADELEINE


    Six-time& New York Times& bestselling author and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright--one of the world's most admired and tireless public servants--reflects on the final stages of one's career, and working productively into your later decades in this revealing, funny, and inspiring memoir.



    In 2001, when Madeleine Albright was leaving office as America's first female secretary of state, interviewers asked her how she wished to be remembered. "I don't want to be remembered," she answered. "I am still here and have much more I intend to do. As difficult as it might seem, I want every stage of my life to be more exciting than the last."


    In that time of transition, the former Secretary considered the possibilities: she could write, teach, travel, give speeches, start a business, fight for democracy, help to empower women, campaign for favored political candidates, spend more time with her grandchildren. Instead of choosing one or two, she decided to do it all. For nearly twenty years, Albright has been in constant motion, navigating half a dozen professions, clashing with presidents and prime ministers, learning every day. Since leaving the State Department, she has blazed her own trail--and given voice to millions who yearn for respect, regardless of gender, background, or age.


    Hell and Other Destinations& reveals this remarkable figure at her bluntest, funniest, most intimate, and most serious. It is the tale of our times anchored in lessons for all time, narrated by an extraordinary woman with a matchless zest for life.


    Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $62.00
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  • Hidden Valley Road
    Hidden Valley Road
    ISBN: 9781787473812
    Title: Hidden Valley Road
    Author: KOLKER ROBERT


    "Hidden Valley Road contains everything: scientific intrigue, meticulous reporting, startling revelations, and, most of all, a profound sense of humanity. It is that rare book that can be read again and again."
    -David Grann, author of Killers of the Flower Moon


    One of the New York Times' "20 most anticipated books of 2020": the heartrending story of a mid-century American family with twelve children, six of them diagnosed with schizophrenia, that became science's great hope in the quest to understand the disease.


    "An extraordinary case study and tour de force of reporting."
    -Sylvia Nasar, author of A Beautiful Mind


    Don and Mimi Galvin seemed to be living the American dream. After World War II, Don's work with the Air Force brought them to Colorado, where their twelve children perfectly spanned the baby boom: the oldest born in 1945, the youngest in 1965. In those years, there was an established script for a family like the Galvins - aspiration, hard work, upward mobility, domestic harmony - and they worked hard to play their parts. But behind the scenes was a different story: psychological breakdown, sudden shocking violence, hidden abuse. By the mid-1970s, six of the ten Galvin boys, one after the other, were diagnosed as schizophrenic. How could all this happen to one family?


    What took place inside the house on Hidden Valley Road was so extraordinary that the Galvins became one of the first families to be studied by the National Institutes of Mental Health. Their story offers a shadow history of the science of schizophrenia, from the era of institutionalization, lobotomy, and the schizophrenogenic mother, to the search for genetic markers for the disease, always amidst profound disagreements about the nature of the illness itself. And unbeknownst to the Galvins, samples of their DNA informed decades of genetic research that continues today, offering paths to treatment, prediction, and even eradication of the disease for future generations.


    With clarity and compassion, bestselling and award-winning author Robert Kolker uncovers one family's unforgettable legacy of suffering, love and hope.


    "This book tore my heart out. It is a revelation-about the history of mental health treatment, about trauma, foremost about family-and a more-than-worthy follow-up to Robert Kolker's brilliant Lost Girls."
    -Megan Abbott, Edgar Award-winning author of Dare Me and Give Me Your Hand



    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $38.00
    $38.00
  • His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis & the Power of Hope
    His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis & the Power of Hope
    ISBN: 9781984855022
    Title: His Truth Is Marching On: John Lewis & the Power of Hope
    Author: MEACHAM JON & LEWIS JOHN (AFTERWORD BY)

    An intimate and revealing portrait of civil rights icon and longtime U.S. congressman John Lewis, linking his life to the painful quest for justice in America from the 1950s to the present--from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Soul of America

    John Lewis, who at age twenty-five marched in Selma, Alabama, and was beaten on the Edmund Pettus Bridge, was a visionary and a man of faith. Drawing on decades of wide-ranging interviews with Lewis, Jon Meacham writes of how this great-grandson of a slave and son of an Alabama tenant farmer was inspired by the Bible and his teachers in nonviolence, Reverend James Lawson and Martin Luther King, Jr., to put his life on the line in the service of what Abraham Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature." From an early age, Lewis learned that nonviolence was not only a tactic but a philosophy, a biblical imperative, and a transforming reality. At the age of four, Lewis, ambitious to become a minister, practiced by preaching to his family's chickens. When his mother cooked one of the chickens, the boy refused to eat it--his first act, he wryly recalled, of nonviolent protest. Integral to Lewis's commitment to bettering the nation was his faith in humanity and in God--and an unshakable belief in the power of hope.

    Meacham calls Lewis "as important to the founding of a modern and multiethnic twentieth- and twenty-first-century America as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison and Samuel Adams were to the initial creation of the Republic itself in the eighteenth century." A believer in the injunction that one should love one's neighbor as oneself, Lewis was arguably a saint in our time, risking limb and life to bear witness for the powerless in the face of the powerful. In many ways he brought a still-evolving nation closer to realizing its ideals, and his story offers inspiration and illumination for Americans today who are working for social and political change.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00

    $58.00
  • His Very Best Jimmy Carter, a Life
    His Very Best Jimmy Carter, a Life
    ISBN: 9781501125485
    Title: His Very Best Jimmy Carter, a Life
    Author: ALTER JONATHAN

    From one of America's most-respected journalists and modern historians comes the first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the thirty-ninth president of the United States and Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian. Jonathan Alter tells the epic story of an enigmatic man of faith and his improbable journey from barefoot boy to global icon. Alter paints an intimate and surprising portrait of the only president since Thomas Jefferson who can fairly be called a Renaissance Man, a complex figure--ridiculed and later revered--with a piercing intelligence, prickly intensity, and biting wit beneath the patented smile. Here is a moral exemplar for our times, a flawed but underrated president of decency and vision who was committed to telling the truth to the American people. Growing up in one of the meanest counties in the Jim Crow South, Carter is the only American president who essentially lived in three centuries: his early life on the farm in the 1920s without electricity or running water might as well have been in the nineteenth; his presidency put him at the center of major events in the twentieth; and his efforts on conflict resolution and global health set him on the cutting edge of the challenges of the twenty-first. Drawing on fresh archival material and five years of extensive access to Carter and his entire family, Alter traces how he evolved from a timid, bookish child--raised mostly by a black woman farmhand--into an ambitious naval nuclear engineer writing passionate, never-before-published love letters from sea to his wife and full partner, Rosalynn; a peanut farmer and civic leader whose guilt over staying silent during the civil rights movement and not confronting the white terrorism around him helped power his quest for racial justice at home and abroad; an obscure, born-again governor whose brilliant 1976 campaign demolished the racist wing of the Democratic Party and took him from zero percent to the presidency; a stubborn outsider who failed politically amid the bad economy of the 1970s and the seizure of American hostages in Iran but succeeded in engineering peace between Israel and Egypt, amassing a historic environmental record, moving the government from tokenism to diversity, setting a new global standard for human rights, and normalizing relations with China among other unheralded and far-sighted achievements. After leaving office, Carter eradicated diseases, built houses for the poor, and taught Sunday school into his mid-nineties. This engrossing, monumental biography will change our understanding of perhaps the most misunderstood president in American history.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $75.00
    $75.00
  • Horizon
    Horizon
    ISBN: 9781529111248
    Title: Horizon
    Author: LOPEZ BARRY


    'Horizon is magnificent; a contemporary epic' Robert Macfarlane, author of Underland

    From the author of the classic Arctic Dreams comes a vivid recollection of his travels around the world and the encounters that have shaped an extraordinary life.


    Taking us nearly from pole to pole - from modern megacities to some of the earth's most remote regions - Barry Lopez gives us his most far-ranging and personal work to date. Spanning decades of travel, Horizon describes journeys to six regions of the world: from Western Oregon to the High Arctic; from the Galápagos to the Kenyan desert; from Botany Bay in Australia to finally, unforgettably, the ice shelves of Antarctica.


    Lopez also probes the history of humanity's quests and explorations, from prehistoric expeditions to today's ecotourism. He takes us to some of the hottest, coldest, and most desolate places on the globe, via friendships with scientists, archaeologists, artists and local residents, in a book that makes us see the world differently. It is the crowning achievement of one of the world's best travel writers.


    'The greatest nature writer in the world ... He is also the greatest travel writer ... [an] astounding new memoir' Sunday Times



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • How to Feed a Dictator Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Enver Hoxha, Fidel Castro, & Pol Pot Through the Eyes of Their Cooks
    How to Feed a Dictator Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Enver Hoxha, Fidel Castro, & Pol Pot Through the Eyes of Their Cooks
    ISBN: 9780143129752
    Title: How to Feed a Dictator Saddam Hussein, Idi Amin, Enver Hoxha, Fidel Castro, & Pol Pot Through the Eyes of Their Cooks
    Author: SZABLOWSKI WITOLD

    Anthony Bourdain meets Kapuściński in this chilling look from within the kitchen at the appetites of five of the twentieth century's most infamous dictators, by the acclaimed author of Dancing Bears.

    What was Pol Pot eating while two million Cambodians were dying of hunger? Did Idi Amin really eat human flesh? And why was Fidel Castro obsessed with one particular cow?
    &
    Traveling across four continents, from the ruins of Iraq to the savannahs of Kenya, Witold Szabłowski tracked down the personal chefs of five dictators known for the oppression and massacre of their own citizens--Iraq's Saddam Hussein,& Uganda's Idi Amin,& Albania's Enver Hoxha, Cuba's Fidel Castro, and Cambodia's Pol Pot--and listened to their stories over sweet-and-sour soup, goat-meat pilaf, bottles of rum, and games of gin rummy. Dishy, deliciously readable, and dead serious, How to Feed a Dictator provides a knife's-edge view of life under tyranny.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
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