SOCIETY

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

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  1. 67 Shots

    67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence

    $25.99

    At midday on May 4, 1970, after three days of protests, several thousand students and the Ohio National Guard faced off at opposite ends of the grassy campus Commons at Kent State University. Learn More
  2. A First-Rate Madness

    A First-Rate Madness: Uncovering the Links Between Leadership and Mental Illness

    $16.00

    Historians have long puzzled over the apparent mental instability of great and terrible leaders alike: Napoleon, Lincoln, Churchill, Hitler, and others. Learn More
  3. A Lie of Reinvention

    A Lie of Reinvention: Correcting Manning Marable's Malcolm X

    $18.95

    A Lie of Reinvention is a response to Manning Marable’s biography of Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention. Learn More
  4. A People's History Of American Empire

    A People's History Of American Empire

    $20.00

    Adapted from historian Howard Zinn's bestselling grassroots history of the United States, the story of America in the world is told in comics form! Learn More
  5.  A People's History of Poverty in America

    A People's History Of Poverty In America

    $21.95

    A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America’s story from the bottom up—from the point of view of, and in the words of, America’s women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Learn More
  6. A People’s History of Sports in the United States

    A People's History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play

    $18.95

    In this long-awaited book from the rising superstar of sportswriting, whose blog “The Edge of Sports” is read each week by thousands of people across the country, Dave Zirin offers a riotously entertaining chronicle of larger-than-life sporting characters and dramatic contests and what amounts to an alternative history of the United States as seen through the games its people played. Through Zirin’s eyes, sports are never mere games, but a reflection of—and spur toward—the political conflicts that shape American society. Learn More
  7. A People's History Of The U.S. Military

    A People's History Of The U.S. Military: Ordinary Soldiers Reflect On Their Experience Of War, From The American Revolution To Afghanistan

    $19.95

    Military service can shatter or give meaning to lives–it is rarely a neutral ­encounter—and it has resulted in a rich outpouring of personal testimony from the men and women who have literally placed their lives on the line. Learn More
  8. A People's History Of The United States

    A People's History of the United States

    $25.00

    A classic since its original landmark publication in 1980, Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States is the first scholarly work to tell America’s story from the bottom up—from the point of view of, and in the words of, America’s women, factory workers, African Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and immigrant laborers. Learn More
  9. A Young People's History of the United States

    A Young People's History of the United States

    $19.95

    This is the illustrated, and updated single volume young adult edition of Howard Zinn's classic telling of American history. Learn More
  10. American Nations

    American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

    $17.00

    An endlessly fascinating look at American regionalism and the eleven "nations" that continue to shape North America Learn More
  11. American Political Speeches

    American Political Speeches (Penguin Civic Classics 5)

    $12.00

    In time for the upcoming election season, Penguin presents a series of six portable, accessible, and—above all—essential reads from American political history, selected by leading scholars. Learn More
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    American Power And The New Mandarins

    $18.95

    AMERICAN POWER AND THE NEW MANDARINS is Noam Chomsky's first political book, widely considered to be among the most cogent and powerful statements against the American war in Vietnam. Learn More
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    American Presidents

    $19.99

    For more than a half century, David Levine has taken on the most powerful men of the free world with only his pen and a bottle of India ink. Learn More
  14. The American Slave Coast

    American Slave Coast: A History of the Slave-Breeding Industry

    $35.00

    The American Slave Coast offers a provocative vision of US history from earliest colonial times through emancipation that presents even the most familiar events and figures in a revealing new light. Learn More
  15. Anarchism and the City

    Anarchism and the City: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Barcelona, 1898–1937

    $20.00

    Between 1898 and 1937, competing interests from the national government, the regional industrialists, and the working class, fought for control of Barcelona. The social realities of Barcelona as Spain's economic, cultural, social, and political capital provided a perfect backdrop for battle over the urban future. Learn More
  16. Anarchist Voices cover

    Anarchist Voices: An Oral History Of Anarchism In America

    $28.00

    Anarchist Voices contains 180 interviews conducted by Avrich over a period of 30 years. Learn More
  17. Ancient History Magazine #2

    Ancient History Magazine #2

    $10.99

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    Ancient History Magazine explores the general history of the ancient world, ca. 3000 BC to AD 650. Learn More
  18. Ascent of the A-Word (paperback)

    Ascent of the A-Word: Assholism, the First Sixty Years

    $14.99

    It first surfaced in the gripes of GIs during World War II and was captured early on by the typewriter of a young Norman Mailer. Learn More
  19. Atrocities

    Atrocities: The 100 Deadliest Episodes in Human History

    $19.95

    "An amusing (really) account of the murderous ways of despots, slave traders, blundering royals, gladiators and assorted hordes." -New York Times Learn More
  20. Autobiography of Malcolm X cover

    Autobiography of Malcolm X

    $7.99

    If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malxolm X. Learn More
  21. Autobiography of Malcolm X

    Autobiography of Malcolm X (trade paperback)

    $15.00

    If there was any one man who articulated the anger, the struggle, and the beliefs of African Americans in the 1960s, that man was Malxolm X. Learn More
  22. Badass

    Badass: A Relentless Onslaught of the Toughest Warlords, Vikings, Samurai, Pirates, Gunfighters, and Military Commanders to Ever Live

    $16.99

    An unstoppable collection of the most hardcore figures who ever strapped on chain mail and ran screaming into battle. Learn More
  23. Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch

    Badass: Ultimate Deathmatch: Skull-Crushing True Stories of the Most Hardcore Duels, Showdowns, Fistfights, Last Stands, Suicide Charges, and Military Engagements of All Time

    $19.99

    From the Ben Thompson, author of Badass: The Birth of a Legend, comes a collection of history’s most awe-inspiring duels and showdowns, brutal crusades and epic brawls, and profiles of the fascinating people who fought in them. Learn More
  24. Big Hair and Plastic Grass (trade paperback)

    Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s

    $15.99

    The Bronx Is Burning meets Chuck Klosterman in this wild pop-culture history of baseball’s most colorful and controversial decade. Learn More
  25. Bluff City Underground: A Roman Noir of the Deep South: Mondo Memphis Volume 2

    Bluff City Underground: A Roman Noir of the Deep South: Mondo Memphis Volume 2

    $16.95

    Erik Morse's vertiginous novella follows West Coast graduate student Everly Loennrot as he lands at the city's luxurious Peabody Hotel for a mysterious research assignment. Learn More

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