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

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  1. 84, Charing Cross Road

    84, Charing Cross Road


    It all began with a letter inquiring about second-hand books, written by Helene Hanff in New York, and posted to a bookshop at 84, Charing Cross Road in As Helene's sarcastic and witty letters are responded to by the stodgy and proper Frank Doel of 84, Charing Cross Road, a relationship blossoms into a warm, charming, feisty love affair. Learn More
  2. A Childhood: The Biography of a Place

    A Childhood: The Biography of a Place


    A Childhood is the unforgettable memoir of Harry Crews' earliest years, a sharply remembered portrait of the people, locales, and circumstances that shaped him--and destined him to be a storyteller. Learn More
  3. A Lie of Reinvention

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


    A Lie of Reinvention is a response to Manning Marable’s biography of Malcolm X, A Life of Reinvention. Learn More
  4. An Afghanistan Picture Show

    Afghanistan Picture Show or, How I Saved The World


    Never before available in paperback and all but invisible for twenty years, a personal account of the origins of America’s longest war. Learn More
  5. Aftermath Of Forever

    Aftermath Of Forever: How I Loved And Lost And Found Myself


    Love and music collide in this refreshing, uplifting memoir that chronicles the romantic coming-of-age of a woman in her 20s experiencing the dating scene in the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn More
  6. Al Jaffee's Mad Life

    Al Jaffee's Mad Life


    Jaffee’s inventive work has enlivened the pages of MAD since 1955. To date he has pickled three generations of American kids in the brine of satire, and continues to bring millions of childhoods to untimely ends with the knowledge that parents are hypocrites, teachers are dummies, politicians are liars, and life isn’t fair. Learn More
  7. An American Demon

    American Demon: A Memoir


    An American Demon is Jack Grisham’s story of depravity and redemption, terror and spiritual deliverance. Learn More
  8. American Nerd: The Story Of My People

    American Nerd: The Story Of My People


    Most people know a nerd when they see one but can't define just what a nerd is. Learn More
  9. An Education

    An Education


    When Lynn Barber was sixteen, a stranger in a maroon sports car pulled up beside her as she was on her way home from school and offered her a ride. It was the beginning of a long journey from innocence to precocious experience—an affair with an older man that would change her life. Learn More
  10. An Emergency in Slow Motion

    An Emergency in Slow Motion: The Inner Life of Diane Arbus


    Diane Arbus was one of the most brilliant and revered photographers in the history of American art. Her portraits, in stark black and white, seemed to reveal the psychological truths of their subjects. But after she committed suicide in 1971, at the age of forty-eight, the presumed chaos and darkness of her own inner life became, for many viewers, inextricable from her work. Learn More
  11. And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut

    And So It Goes: Kurt Vonnegut: A Life


    The first authoritative biography of Kurt Vonnegut Jr., a writer who changed the conversation of American literature. Learn More
  12. Anger Is An Energy

    Anger Is an Energy: My Life Uncensored


    From the legendary frontman of the Sex Pistols, comes the complete, unvarnished story of his life in his own words. Learn More
  13. Another Bullshit Night In Suck City

    Another Bullshit Night In Suck City: A Memoir


    Nick Flynn met his father when he was twenty-seven years old, working as a caseworker in a homeless shelter in Boston. Learn More
  14. Another Great Day At Sea

    Another Great Day At Sea: Life Aboard The USS George H.W. Bush


    From a writer “whose genre-jumping refusal to be pinned down [makes him] an exemplar of our era” (NPR), a new book that confirms his power to astound readers. Learn More
  15. Apathy for the Devil

    Apathy for the Devil: A Seventies Memoir


    Chronicling Nick Kent’s up-close , personal, often harrowing adventures with the Rolling Stones, Lester Bangs, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, the Sex Pistols, and Chrissie Hynde, among scores of others, Apathy for the Devil is a picaresque memoir that bears witness to the beautiful and the damned of this turbulent decade. Learn More
  16. An Appetite For Wonder (softcover)

    Appetite For Wonder: The Making Of A Scientist


    With the 2006 publication of The God Delusion, the name Richard Dawkins became a byword for ruthless skepticism and "brilliant, impassioned, articulate, impolite" debate (San Francisco Chronicle). His first memoir offers a more personal view. Learn More
  17. The Argonauts



    An intrepid voyage out to the frontiers of the latest thinking about love, language, and family. Learn More
  18. Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens

    Arguably: Essays by Christopher Hitchens


    The first new book of essays by Christopher Hitchens since 2004, ARGUABLY offers an indispensable key to understanding the passionate and skeptical spirit of one of our most dazzling writers, widely admired for the clarity of his style, a result of his disciplined and candid thinking. Learn More
  19. The Art of Asking

    Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help


    Rock star, crowdfunding pioneer, and TED speaker Amanda Palmer knows all about asking. Performing as a living statue in a wedding dress, she wordlessly asked thousands of passersby for their dollars. Learn More
  20. Aubrey Beardsley

    Aubrey Beardsley


    An unprecedented glimpse into the life of the æsthetic movement, reprinted for the first time in 80 years. Learn More
  21. Autobiography (paperback)



    Autobiography covers Morrissey's life from his birth until the present day. Learn More
  22. Autobiography of Malcolm X cover

    Autobiography of Malcolm X


    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
  23. Autobiography of Malcolm X

    Autobiography of Malcolm X (trade paperback)


    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
  24. Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1

    Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 1


    "I've struck it!" Mark Twain wrote in a 1904 letter to a friend. "And I will give it away--to you. You will never know how much enjoyment you have lost until you get to dictating your autobiography." Learn More
  25. Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 2

    Autobiography of Mark Twain: Volume 2


    Mark Twain's complete, uncensored Autobiography was an instant bestseller when the first volume was published in 2010, on the centennial of the author's death, as he requested. Learn More

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