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"Wooten has pulled off something close to miraculous... and touched the face of HIV/AIDS with compassion and humanity. — Alexandra Fuller , Chicago Tribune "This is a book not to be missed." — People "Amazing and tender... in this special book…

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Upton Sinclair's dramatic and deeply moving story exposed the brutal conditions in the Chicago stockyards at the turn of the nineteenth century and brought into sharp moral focus the apalling odds against which immigrants and other working people struggled for…

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A behind-the-scenes look at the real lives of surgical residents, from the author of The Medical Science of House, M.D. Do surgeons talk about their sex lives while cutting a heart open? How do surgeons respond to death? How do they react when asked to save the…

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The classic economic treatise that inspired Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the Twenty-First Century With this landmark treatise on political economy, Adam Smith paved the way for modern capitalism, arguing that a truly free market – fired by competition…

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Ann Rule 's shocking and powerful account of the destructive forces that drove Diane Downs , a beautiful young mother, to shoot her three young children in cold blood.

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This remarkable and wide-ranging book is an inventory of symbols and the symbolic imagination. The editors and their fifteen contributors are drawn from a variety of scholarly backgrounds—including anthropology, ethnology, psychotherapy and art history.…

On Suicide

by Emile Durkheim

|June 26, 2007

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The landmark investigation into suicide and society?now in a new translation Émile Durkheim, one of the fathers of modern sociology, was the first to suggest that suicide might be as much a response to society as an act of individual despair. When he looked…

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Jonathan Safran Foer spent much of his teenage and college years oscillating between omnivore and vegetarian. But on the brink of fatherhood-facing the prospect of having to make dietary choices on a child's behalf-his casual questioning took on an urgency His…

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This much revised and reorganized edition of Intellectuals and Society is more than half again larger than the first edition. Four new chapters have been added on intellectuals and race, including a chapter on race and intelligence. These new chapters show the…

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Translated into 100 languages, winner of the National Book Award, and named one of the 100 Most Influential Books since World War II by the Times Literary Supplement , Anarchy, State and Utopia remains one of the most theoretically trenchant and philosophically…

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The  greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization—an epic poem without rival in world literature and a cornerstone of Western culture The story of the Iliad centers on the critical events in the last year of the Trojan War, which lead to…

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The foundations of capitalism are being battered by a flood of altruism, which is the cause of the modern world's collapse. This is the view of Ayn Rand, a view so radically opposed to prevailing attitudes that it constitutes a major philosophic revolution. In…