SOCIETY

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

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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. American Power cover

    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
  9. American Presidents cover

    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
  10. Ancient History Magazine #3

    Ancient History Magazine #3

    $10.99

    Ancient History Magazine explores the general history of the ancient world, ca. 3000 BC to AD 650. Learn More
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. Born Fighting

    Born Fighting: How the Scots-Irish Shaped America

    $15.95

    More than 27 million Americans today can trace their lineage to the Scots, whose bloodline was stained by centuries of continuous warfare along the border between England and Scotland, and later in the bitter settlements of England’s Ulster Plantation in Northern Ireland. Learn More
  19. Children of the Days

    Children of the Days: A Calendar of Human History

    $16.99

    Unfurling like a medieval book of days, each page of Eduardo Galeano’s Children of the Days has an illuminating story that takes inspiration from that date of the calendar year, resurrecting the heroes and heroines who have fallen off the historical map, but whose lives remind us of our darkest hours and sweetest victories. Learn More
  20. Collapse

    Collapse: How Societies Choose To Fail Or Succeed

    $18.00

    The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Guns, Germs, and Steel examines the downfall of some of history's greatest civilizations. Learn More
  21. Command & Control (paperback)

    Command And Control: Nuclear Weapons, The Damascus Accident, And The Illusion Of Safety

    $18.00

    Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. Learn More
  22. Common Sense

    Common Sense (Penguin Civic Classics 2)

    $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
  23. Confederates In The Attic

    Confederates In The Attic: Dispatches From The Unfinished Civil War

    $16.99

    When prize-winning war correspondent Tony Horwitz leaves the battlefields of Bosnia and the Middle East for a peaceful corner of the Blue Ridge Mountains, he thinks he's put war zones behind him. But awakened one morning by the crackle of musket fire, Horwitz starts filing front-line dispatches again this time from a war close to home, and to his own heart. Learn More
  24. Constitutional Myths (paperback)

    Constitutional Myths: What We Get Wrong and How to Get It Right

    $17.95

    Americans on both sides of the aisle love to reference the Constitution as the ultimate source of truth. But which truth? What did the framers really have in mind? Learn More
  25. Cotton Tenants (paperback)

    Cotton Tenants: Three Families

    $16.95

    A re-discovered masterpiece of reporting by a literary icon and a celebrated photographer. Learn More

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