The definitive oral history of the iconic and beloved TV show The Wire, as told by the actors, writers, directors, and others involved in its creation
From the New York Times bestselling authority on early Christianity, the story of how Christianity grew from a religion of twenty or so peasants in rural Galilee to the dominant religion in the West in less than four hundred years.
Packed with tested strategies and practical tips, this book is the essential, life-changing guide for everyone who owns a smartphone.
Hollywood rising star and passionate humanitarian Rowan Blanchard shares her beloved personal scrapbook with the world.
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIf you think the world is coming to an end, think again: people are living longer, healthier, freer, and happier lives, and while our problems are formidable, the solutions lie in the Enlightenment ideal of using reason and science.
"My new favorite book of all time." --Bill Gates
Joining the ranks of Evicted, The Warmth of Other Suns, and classic works of literary non-fiction by Alex Kotlowitz and J. Anthony Lukas, High-Risers braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history to tell the timely and epic story of Chicago's Cabrini-Green, America's most iconic public housing project.
The award-winning author of The Battle of Bretton Woods reveals the gripping history behind the Marshall Plan--told with verve, insight, and resonance for today.
An untold Cold War story: how the CIA tried to infiltrate a radical group of U.S. military deserters, a tale that leads from a bizarre political cult to the heart of the Washington establishment
If you like weird, raunchy, fun or hilarious coupled with your questions about religion and family then this is the memoir for you! Lockwood's dad is a Catholic Priest, thus the title, and this book chronicles a time she and her husband moved back home... awakening childhood memories.
Recommended by Amy
Valeria Luiselli has crafted a powerful essay on teh Central American immigration crisis after volunteering as an interpreter for NYC's federal immigration court. Centered around the 40 questions she is required to ask the undocumented immigrants, Luiselli writes with clarity about the stories of the children she interviews and the harrowing realities of the situations that brought them to that interview. What results is a necsesary and engaging indictment that provokes both rage and empathy, while informing and calling for something better. Must-read nonfiction.
Recommended by Kelsey.
Don't be fooled by the size of this slim volume. Shapiro's taut, graceful memoir packs a lifetime's worth of rumination about her 18-year marriage, and what it means to permanently tie your life and story to someone else. In these pages, Shapiro shows the enriching effects of both time and memory on her own marriage, and her writing is so exquisite that you'll want to underline a different passage on every page. Beautiful!
Recommended by Erika.
From the acclaimed author of The Information and Chaos, a mind-bending exploration of time travel: its subversive origins, its evolution in literature and science, and its influence on our understanding of time itself.
Instant National Bestseller"Brotopia is more than a business book. Silicon Valley holds extraordinary power over our present lives as well as whatever utopia (or nightmare) might come next." --New York Times
"Excellent." -- San Francisco Chronicle
Resuming the narrative of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, bestselling author Steve Coll tells for the first time the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11
This release of Thomas Moore's famous work of political philosophy is worth a look, not just for the text itself, but also for the supplementary materal. It begins with two introductions by China Melville and is finished by several essays from Ursula K. LeGuin. Both have looked at the concepts of utopias and dystopias substantially in thier own work and have truley interesting things to say about the concept.
The wretched and landless poor have existed from the time of the earliest British colonial settlement to today's hillbillies. They were alternately known as "waste people," "offals," "rubbish," "lazy lubbers," and "crackers." By the 1850s, the downtrodden included so-called "clay eaters" and "sandhillers," known for prematurely aged children distinguished by their yellowish skin, ragged clothing, and listless minds. Surveying political rhetoric and policy, popular literature and scientific theories over four hundred years, Isenberg upends assumptions about America's supposedly class-free society--where liberty and hard work were meant to ensure real social mobility. Poor whites were central to the rise of the Republican Party in the early nineteenth century, and the Civil War itself was fought over class issues nearly as much as it was fought over slavery. Reconstruction pitted poor white trash against newly freed slaves, which factored in the rise of eugenics--a widely popular movement embraced by Theodore Roosevelt that targeted poor whites for sterilization. These poor were at the heart of New Deal reforms and LBJ's Great Society; they haunt us in reality TV shows like Here Comes Honey Boo Boo and Duck Dynasty. Marginalized as a class, white trash have always been at or near the center of major political debates over the character of the American identity.
A colorful take on whole foods cooking--everyday dishes that are seasonal, clean, and nourishing, from the author of The Vibrant Table.