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  1. What Then Must We Do?

    What Then Must We Do?: Straight Talk About The Next American Revolution


    Never before have so many Americans been more frustrated with our economic system, more fearful that it is failing, or more open to fresh ideas about a new one. The seeds of a new movement demanding change are forming. Learn More
  2. What the Dog Saw

    What the Dog Saw And Other Adventures


    What is the difference between choking and panicking? Why are there dozens of varieties of mustard-but only one variety of ketchup? What do football players teach us about how to hire teachers? What does hair dye tell us about the history of the 20th century? Learn More
  3. What If?

    What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions


    From the creator of the wildly popular webcomic xkcd, hilarious and informative answers to important questions you probably never thought to ask. Learn More
  4. What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running: A Memoir


    In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Murakami began running to keep fit. Learn More
  5. What Are Intellectuals Good For?

    What Are Intellectuals Good For?


    What Are Intellectuals Good For? contains searching appraisals of a large gallery of twentieth-century intellectuals, including Randolph Bourne, Dwight Macdonald, Lionel Trilling, Irving Howe, Isaiah Berlin, William F. Buckley Jr., Allan Bloom, Richard Rorty, Stanley Fish, Christopher Lasch, Edward Said, Ellen Willis, and Christopher Hitchens. Learn More
  6. Welcome to the Desert of the Real

    Welcome to the Desert of the Real: Five Essays on September 11 and Related Dates


    Liberals and conservatives proclaim the end of the American holiday from history. Now the easy games are over; one should take sides. Learn More
  7. The Weiser Book Of Horror And Occult
  8. Weaver On Strategy

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


    During his career as the manager of the Baltimore Orioles, Earl Weaver was called “baseball’s resident genius.” Learn More
  9. Weather Whys

    Weather Whys: Facts, Myths, and Oddities


    The myths, history, wives-tales, oddities, and wonders of a subject that comes up every day: the weather. Learn More
  10. Wear Your Dreams (paperback)

    Wear Your Dreams: My Life in Tattoos


    The memoir of iconic tattoo artist Ed Hardy from his beginnings in 1960s California, to leading the tattoo renaissance and building his name into a hugely lucrative international brand Learn More
  11. We, Robots

    We, Robots: Staying Human in the Age of Big Data


    In the tradition of Jaron Lanier’s You Are Not a Gadget, a rousing, sharply argued—and, yes, inspiring!—reckoning with our blind faith in technology. Learn More
  12. We Should All Be Feminists

    We Should All Be Feminists


    In this personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-admired TEDx talk of the same name—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah, offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first century, one rooted in inclusion and awareness. Learn More
  13. We Learn Nothing (paperback)

    We Learn Nothing: Essays And Cartoons


    Satirical cartoonist Tim Kreider here turns his most unflinchingly funny, brutally honest mind to the dark truths of the human condition. Learn More
  14. We Killed
  15. We Called Each Other Comrade

    We Called Each Other Comrade: Charles H. Kerr And Company, Radical Publishers


    This is the history of the most significant translator, publisher, and distributor of left-wing literature in the United States. Based in Chicago and still publishing, Charles H. Kerr & Company began in 1886 as a publisher of Unitarian tracts. The company's focus changed after its founder, the son of abolitionist activists, became a socialist at the turn of the century. Learn More
  16. We Are an Image From the Future

    We Are an Image From the Future: The Greek Revolt of December 2008


    What causes a city, then a whole country, to explode? How did one neighborhood's outrage over the tragic death of one teenager transform itself into a generalized insurrection against State and capital, paralyzing an entire nation for a month? Learn More
  17. The Way The World Works

    Way the World Works: Essays


    Nicholson Baker, who "writes like no one else in America" (Newsweek), here assembles his best short pieces from the last fifteen years. Learn More
  18. 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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    Water For Elephants


    As a young man, Jacob Jankowski was tossed by fate onto a rickety train that was home to the Benzini Brothers Most Spectacular Show on Earth. Learn More
  20. Waste (Object Lesson)

    Waste (Object Lessons)


    Object Lessons is a series of short, beautifully designed books about the hidden lives of ordinary things. Learn More
  21. Warren Commission Report

    Warren Commission Report


    Within days of the murder of President John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson appointed a seven-member commission to investigate the assassination. 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
  23. War Is A Racket

    War Is A Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier


    General Butler's notorious 1933 speech, 'War Is A Racket,' excoriates 'the small inside group that knows that the racket is all about.' Learn More
  24. War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning

    War Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning


    As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. Learn More
  25. WAR



    In WAR, Sebastian Junger (The Perfect Storm) turns his brilliant and empathetic eye to the reality of combat--the fear, the honor, and the trust among men in an extreme situation whose survival depends on their absolute commitment to one another. Learn More

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