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
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
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.
Freemasonry is a large subject, and Levenda's study provides a history of the Society, highlighting important events, and including some of its more controversial and newsworthy aspects (such as the Propaganda Due lodge in Italy that was involved in the Roberto Calvi/Vatican banking scandal, and the involvement of Joseph Smith, Jr in Freemasonry). Learn More
They say that history is written by the victors. But what if history?or what we come to know as history?has been written by the wrong people? What if everything we've been told is only part of the story? What if it's the wrong part? Learn More
A thoroughly reasoned, darkly funny, and rampagingly angry defense of America's most maligned social group - the cultural clan variously referred to as rednecks, hillbillies, white trash, crackers, and trailer trash. Learn More
World War I left Berlin, and all of Germany, devastated. Charlatans and demagogues eagerly exploited the desperate crowds. Fascination with the occult was everywhere – in private séances, personalized psychic readings, communions with the dead – as people struggled to escape the grim reality of their lives. Learn More