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  1. All Art Is Propaganda

    All Art Is Propaganda: Critical Essays


    As a critic, George Orwell cast a wide net. Equally at home discussing Charles Dickens and Charlie Chaplin, he moved back and forth across the porous borders between essay and journalism, high art and low. Learn More
  2. All the Devils Are Here

    All the Devils Are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis


    As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or Pennsylvania Avenue? On greedy traders, misguided regulators, sleazy subprime companies, cowardly legislators, or clueless home buyers? Learn More
  3. All Together Now

    All Together Now: Common Sense For A Fair Economy


    As the new century unfolds, we face a host of economic and social challenges--jobs lost to "offshoring," a huge and growing number of Americans without health insurance coverage, an expanding gap between rich and poor, stagnant wages, decaying public schools, and many others. Learn More
  4. American Atheist Magazine

    American Atheist Magazine


    A Journal Of Atheist News And Thought. Learn More
  5. American Crucifixion

    American Crucifixion: The Murder Of Joseph Smith And The Fate of the Mormon Church


    On June 27, 1844, a mob stormed the jail in the dusty frontier town of Carthage, Illinois. Clamorous and angry, they were hunting down a man they saw as a grave threat to their otherwise quiet lives: the founding prophet of Mormonism, Joseph Smith. They wanted blood. Learn More
  6. 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
  7. American Monsters

    American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America


    From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more. Learn More
  8. American Nations

    American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America


    An endlessly fascinating look at American regionalism and the eleven "nations" that continue to shape North America Learn More
  9. 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
  10. American Political Speeches

    American Political Speeches (Penguin Civic Classics 5)


    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
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    American Power And The New Mandarins


    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
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    American Presidents


    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
  13. American Savage (paperback edition)

    American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics


    On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, columnist and provocateur Dan Savage weighs in on such diverse issues as healthcare, gun control, and marriage equality with characteristic straight talk and humor. Learn More
  14. Among the Mermaid

    Among the Mermaids: Facts, Myths, and Enchantments from the Sirens of the Sea


    From Homer's Odyssey to Pirates of the Caribbean, Mermaids have fascinated popular culture for centuries. Learn More
  15. Among The Thugs

    Among The Thugs


    They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. Learn More
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    An American Demonology: Flying Saucers Over The White House


    Captain Edward J. Ruppelt And The Official UFO Investigation Of The United States Air Force. Learn More
  17. An Anthropologist On Mars

    An Anthropologist On Mars: Seven Paradoxical Tales


    To these seven narratives of neurological disorder Dr. Sacks brings the same humanity, poetic observation, and infectious sense of wonder that are apparent in his bestsellers Awakenings and The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. Learn More
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. An Illustrated Guide to Cockroaches

    An Illustrated Guide to Cockroaches


    City dwellers, especially in places like Manhattan, grow accustomed to having several hundred uninvited house guests in their homes at all times: cockroaches. Learn More
  21. Anarchism and Its Aspirations

    Anarchism and Its Aspirations


    From nineteenth-century newspaper publishers to the participants in the "battle of Seattle" and the recent Greek uprising, anarchists have been inspired by the ideal of a free society of free individuals-a world without hierarchy or domination. But what exactly would that look like, and how can we get there? Learn More
  22. Anarchism and the City

    Anarchism and the City: Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Barcelona, 1898–1937


    Between 1898 and 1937, competing interests from the national government, the regional industrialists, and the working class, fought for control of Barcelona. The social realities of Barcelona as Spain's economic, cultural, social, and political capital provided a perfect backdrop for battle over the urban future. Learn More
  23. Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow

    Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward


    From William Morris to Oscar Wilde and George Orwell, left-libertarian thought has long been an important but neglected part of British cultural and political history. Learn More
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    Anarchist Voices: An Oral History Of Anarchism In America


    Anarchist Voices contains 180 interviews conducted by Avrich over a period of 30 years. Learn More
  25. Anarchists Against The Wall

    Anarchists Against the Wall


    Part of a small but growing phenomenon in Israel since 2003, Anarchists Against the Wall have been boldly challenging the Segregation Barrier and generalized violence against occupied Palestine. Learn More

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