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

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  1. You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train

    You Can't Be Neutral On A Moving Train


    Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests against war. Learn More
  2. The World Until Yesterday (tpb)

    World Until Yesterday: What Can We Learn from Traditional Societies?


    Most of us take for granted the features of our modern society, from air travel and telecommunications to literacy and obesity. Learn More
  3. Witness to the Revolution

    Witness to the Revolution: Radicals, Resisters, Vets, Hippies, and the Year America Lost Its Mind and Found Its Soul


    The electrifying story of the turbulent year when the sixties ended and America teetered on the edge of revolution. Learn More
  4. The Witches

    Witches: Salem, 1692


    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. Learn More
  5. Wild Women of Maryland: Grit And Gumption in the Free State

    Wild Women of Maryland: Grit And Gumption in the Free State


    The daring women of Maryland made their mark on history as spies, would-be queens and fiery suffragettes. Learn More
  6. Wicked Baltimore

    Wicked Baltimore: Charm City Sin and Scandal


    As home to Edgar Allan Poe's body, the acerbic wit of H.L. Mencken and Fells Point's nest of pirates, Baltimore revels in the deliciously dark side of its history. Learn More
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    Who Really Runs The World?


    The War Between Globalization and Democracy. Learn More
  8. White Trash

    White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America


    In her groundbreaking history of the class system in America, what the New York Times hails as “formidable and truth-dealing,” Nancy Isenberg takes on our comforting myths about equality, uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing––if occasionally entertaining––poor white trash. Learn More
  9. White Like Me

    White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son


    With a new preface and updated chapters, White Like Me is one-part memoir, one-part polemical essay collection. It is a personal examination of the way in which racial privilege shapes the daily lives of white Americans in every realm: employment, education, housing, criminal justice, and elsewhere. Learn More
  10. When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain

    When Hitler Took Cocaine and Lenin Lost His Brain: History's Unknown Chapters


    Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles Milton. Learn More
  11. Watergate

    Watergate: The Hidden History: Nixon, The Mafia, and The CIA


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    While Richard Nixon's culpability for Watergate has long been established—most recently by PBS in 2003—what's truly remarkable that after almost forty years, conventional accounts of the scandal still don't address Nixon’s motive. Learn More
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    War With No End


    John Berger, Naomi Klein, Arundhati Roy, Joe Sacco and others examine the consequences of the 'War on Terror.' Learn More
  13. Wanted: Men to Fill the Jails of Spokane!

    Wanted: Men to Fill the Jails of Spokane!


    Mass civil disobedience, train-hopping militants, insurrectionist poets, radical marching bands, and a victory for a precarious proletariat—in 1909! Learn More
  14. Voices Of A People's History Of The United States

    Voices Of A People's History Of The United States


    Here in their own words are Frederick Douglass, George Jackson, Chief Joseph, Martin Luther King Jr., Plough Jogger, Sacco and Vanzetti, Patti Smith, Bruce Springsteen, Mark Twain, and Malcolm X, to name just a few voices that appear here. Learn More
  15. Unfamiliar Fishes (tpb ed.)

    Unfamiliar Fishes


    From the bestselling author of The Wordy Shipmates, an examination of Hawaii, the place where Manifest Destiny got a sunburn. Learn More
  16. Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky

    Understanding Power: The Indispensable Chomsky


    Chomsky reinterprets the last 3 decades! Learn More
  17. Understanding Jim Crow

    Understanding Jim Crow: Using Racist Memorabilia to Teach Tolerance and Promote Social Justice


    Selections of racist memorabilia from the collection at the Jim Crow Museum. Learn More
  18. Truth & Revolution

    Truth and Revolution: A History of the Sojourner Truth Organization, 1969–1986


    In the 1970s and 1980s, as the movements of the sixties receded from view, the revolutionary left in the United States went through a series of profound political, demographic, and cultural transformations as it struggled to find its footing in a rapidly changing world. Learn More
  19. Trinity

    Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb


    In Trinity, illustrator Jonathan Fetter-Vorm tells the history of the race to build - and the decision to drop - the first atomic bomb, and the ethical debates that followed. Learn More
  20. Trimper's Rides

    Trimper's Rides


    No trip to Ocean City, Maryland, is complete without a visit to Trimper’s Rides. Learn More
  21. The Worst Hard Time

    The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl


    The dust storms that terrorized the High Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. Learn More
  22. The Wordy Shipmates

    The Wordy Shipmates


    The Wordy Shipmates is Sarah Vowell's exploration of the Puritans and their journey to America to become the people of John Winthrop's 'city upon a hill' - a shining example, a 'city that cannot be hid.' Learn More
  23. The Ten-Cent Plague

    The Ten-Cent Plague: The Great Comic-Book Scare And How It Changed America


    In the years between World War II and the emergence of television as a mass medium, American popular culture as we know it was first created in the pulpy, boldly illustrated pages of comic books. Learn More
  24. The Swerve (paperback)

    The Swerve: How the World Became Modern


    One of the world's most celebrated scholars, Stephen Greenblatt has crafted both an innovative work of history and a thrilling story of discovery, in which one manuscript, plucked from a thousand years of neglect, changed the course of human thought and made possible the world as we know it. Learn More
  25. The Simple History Series: Collection 1

    The Simple History Series: Collection 1


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    Illuminating history without subjectivity. Learn More

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