SOCIETY

The titles in this category deal with society at large - politics, history, religion, science, crime, etc.

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  1. Yes Please

    Yes Please

    $28.99

    NOT YET AVAILABLE. This title will be released on October 28, 2014. Pre-order now! Note: release dates and prices are tentative. Learn More
  2. Winter Journal

    Winter Journal

    $26.00

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    From the bestselling novelist and author of The Invention of Solitude, a moving and highly personal meditation on the body, time, and language itself. Learn More
  3. The Way The World Works

    Way the World Works: Essays

    $25.00

    Nicholson Baker, who "writes like no one else in America" (Newsweek), here assembles his best short pieces from the last fifteen years. Learn More
  4. Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed

    Utilitarianism: A Guide for the Perplexed

    $24.95

    A student's introduction to the historical context, key themes and current debates in Utilitarianism. Learn More
  5. Unfinished Projects

    Unfinished Projects: Decolonization and the Philosophy of Jean-Paul Sartre

    $24.95

    The philosophical roots of Sartre’s anti-colonial stance. Learn More
  6. The Electric Information Age Book

    The Electric Information Age Book

    $22.95

    The Electric Information Age Book explores the nine-year window of mass-market publishing in the sixties and seventies when formerly backstage players designers, graphic artists, editors stepped into the spotlight to produce a series of exceptional books. Learn More
  7. The Ecstasy of Influence

    The Ecstasy of Influence: Nonfictions, Etc.

    $27.95

    What’s a novelist supposed to do with contemporary culture? And what’s contemporary culture sup­posed to do with novelists? In The Ecstasy of Influence, Jonathan Lethem, tangling with what he calls the “white elephant” role of the writer as public intellectual, arrives at an astonishing range of answers. Learn More
  8. The Birth (And Death) of the Cool

    The Birth (And Death) of the Cool

    $25.00

    It’s hard to imagine that “the cool” could ever go out of style. After all, cool is style. Isn’t it? And it may be harder to imagine a world where people no longer aspire to coolness. Learn More
  9. Supergods (hardcover)

    Supergods: What Masked Vigilantes, Miraculous Mutants, and a Sun God from Smallville Can Teach Us About Being Human (Signed HC)

    $28.00

    From one of the most acclaimed and profound writers in the world of comics comes a thrilling and provocative exploration of humankind’s great modern myth: the superhero Learn More
  10. Sincerity

    Sincerity: How a moral ideal born five hundred years ago inspired religious wars, modern art, hipster chic, and the curious notion that we all have something to say (no matter how dull)

    $25.95

    A cultural and intellectual history of sincerity, from its emergence during the Protestant Reformation to its present incarnations and adversaries. Learn More

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