SOCIETY

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

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  1. The Painted Word

    The Painted Word: A Treasure Chest of Remarkable Words and Their Origins

    $16.95

    To untangle the knot of interlocking meanings of these painted words, logophile and mythologist Phil Cousineau begins each fascinating word entry with his own brief definition. Learn More
  2. The Pirates of Somalia

    The Pirates of Somalia: Inside Their Hidden World

    $26.95

    Somalia, on the tip of the Horn of Africa, has been inhabited as far back as 9,000 BC. Its history is as rich as the country is old. Caught up in a decades-long civil war, Somalia, along with Iraq and Afghanistan, has become one of the most dangerous countries in the world. Getting there from North America is a forty-five-hour, five-flight voyage through Frankfurt, Dubai, Djibouti, Bossaso (on the Gulf of Aden), and, finally, Galkayo. Somalia is a place where a government has been built out of anarchy. Learn More
  3. This Love Is Not For Cowards

    This Love Is Not For Cowards: Salvation and Soccer in Ciudad Juarez

    $25.00

    More than ten people are murdered every day in Ciudad Juárez, a city about the size of Philadelphia. As Mexico has descended into a feudal narco-state-one where cartels, death squads, the army, and local police all fight over billions of dollars in profits from drug and human trafficking-the border city of Juárez has been hit hardest of all. And yet, more than a million people still live there. They even love their impoverished city, proudly repeating its mantra: "Amor por Juárez." Learn More
  4. Toilets Of The World

    Toilets of the World

    $9.95

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    Powder room, comfort station, privy, loo, dunny - the infinite variety of names we invent for this universal necessity, the toilet, is matched by an extraordinary variety of designs worldwide, from miniature log cabins in the Canadian wilderness to state-of-the-art cubicles in Japan, and from huts on stilts in the Caribbean to solar-powered sanitaryware in New Zealand. Learn More
  5. Transgender 101

    Transgender 101: A Simple Guide to a Complex Issue

    $20.00

    Written by a social worker, popular educator, and member of the transgender community, this well-rounded resource combines an accessible portrait of transgenderism with a rich history of transgender life and its unique experiences of discrimination. Learn More
  6. Weaver On Strategy

    Weaver on Strategy: The Classic Work on the Art of Managing a Baseball Team

    $17.95

    During his career as the manager of the Baltimore Orioles, Earl Weaver was called “baseball’s resident genius.” Learn More
  7. Why Are Faggots So Afraid Of Faggots?

    Why Are Faggots So Afraid Of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform

    $17.95

    Gay culture has become a nightmare of consumerism, whether it's an endless quest for Absolut vodka, Diesel jeans, rainbow Hummers, pec implants, or Pottery Barn. Whatever happened to sexual flamboyance and gender liberation, an end to marriage, the military, and the nuclear family? Learn More
  8. Word Freak
  9. Worst Book I Ever Read

    Worst Book I Ever Read

    $16.95

    Seventy-seven contributors from New York City's downtown bohemian beat offer the most searing, scandalous and scurrilous denunciations of fellow writers ever to appear in print! Learn More
  10. You Are Not So Smart

    You Are Not So Smart: Why You Have Too Many Friends on Facebook, Why Your Memory Is Mostly Fiction, and 46 Other Ways You're Deluding Yourself

    $15.00

    An entertaining illumination of the stupid beliefs that make us feel wise, based on the popular blog of the same name. Learn More

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