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Tribe: On Homecoming And Belonging
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|June 20, 2017

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Sebastian Junger, the bestselling author of  War  and  The Perfect Storm , takes a critical look at post-traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today’s returning veterans face in modern society There are ancient tribal…
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media
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|January 15, 2002

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In this pathbreaking work, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic,…
Behind The Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, And Hope In A Mumbai Undercity

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In this brilliant, breathtaking book by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, a bewildering age of global change and inequality is made human through the dramatic story of families striving toward a better life in Annawadi, a makeshift settlement in the shadow of…
Irresistible: The Rise Of Addictive Technology And The Business Of Keeping Us Hooked

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“One of the most mesmerizing and important books I’ve read in quite some time. Alter brilliantly illuminates the new obsessions that are controlling our lives and offers the tools we need to rescue our businesses, our families, and our…
British Low Culture: From Safari Suits to Sexploitation
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|March 27, 1998

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Identifying 'permissive populism', the trickle down of permissiveness into mass consumption, as a key feature of the 1970s, Leon Hunt considers the values of an ostensibly 'bad' decade and analyses the implications of the 1970s for issues of taste and…
Amusing Ourselves To Death: Public Discourse In The Age Of Show Business

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What happens when media and politics become forms of entertainment? As our world begins to look more and more like Orwell's 1984 , Neil's Postman's essential guide to the modern media is more relevant than ever. "It's unlikely that Trump has ever read …
Toronto?s Poor: A Rebellious History
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|November 12, 2016

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Toronto?s Poor reveals the long and too often forgotten history of poor people?s resistance. It details how the homeless, the unemployed, and the destitute have struggled to survive and secure food and shelter in the wake of the many panics, downturns,…
Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions Of A Media Manipulator
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|July 2, 2013

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The cult classic that predicted the rise of fake news—revised and updated for the post-Trump, post-Gawker age.   Hailed as "astonishing and disturbing" by the Financial Times and "essential reading" by TechCrunch at its original publication, former…
Mad Blood Stirring: The Inner Lives Of Violent Men
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|This title releases March 6, 2018

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With a rare clarity and fearless honesty, journalist Daemon Fairless tackles the horrors and compulsions of male violence from the perspective of someone who struggles with violent impulses himself, creating a non-fiction masterpiece with the narrative power of…
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
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|August 2, 2011

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Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She…
Serial Killers: Jack The Ripper To The Zodiac Killer

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Serial Killers: Jack The Ripper to The Zodiac Killer is an exploration of the dark world of serial murder in the 20th and 21st century. Covering international cult figures from H.H. Holmes to Luis Garavito (La Beastia), examining psychological motivations…
Empire Of Illusion: The End Of Literacy And The Triumph Of Spectacle

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Pulitzer prize–winner Chris Hedges charts the dramatic and disturbing rise of a post-literate society that craves fantasy, ecstasy and illusion. Chris Hedges argues that we now live in two societies: One, the minority, functions in a print-based, literate…
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