Best of 2015

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  • of the Liberal Class

    Death of the Liberal Class


    For decades the liberal class was a defense against the worst excesses of power. But the pillars of the liberal class— the press, universities, the labor movement, the Democratic Party, and liberal religious institutions—have collapsed. In its absence, the poor, the working class, and even the middle class no longer have a champion. In this searing polemic Chris Hedges indicts liberal institutions, including his former employer, the New York Times, who have distorted their basic beliefs in or…

  • Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (Bodybuilding Books...

    Bigger Leaner Stronger: The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body (Bodybuilding Books…


    THE #1 BESTSELLING NATURAL BODYBUILDING BOOK WITH OVER 200,000 COPIES SOLDIf you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements…then you want to read this book.Here’s the deal:Building muscle and burning fat isn’t nearly as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless workout supp…

  • of impromptu magic

    Encyclopedia of impromptu magic


    The most comprehensive collection of close-up magic tricks using ordinary objects calling for no special apparatus, gimmicks or advanced preparation. From tricks with apples and bottle caps to tooth picks and whisk brooms, this collection offers concise and practical instructions for a wide range of fascinating magic.

  • Attention

    More Attention, Less Deficit: Success Strategies for Adults with ADHD


    This is the only book on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) written in a structure that caters to the tendency for adults with ADHD to jump around. This essential guidebook begins by describing how the ADHD brain processes information and how that leads to typical challenges that people with ADHD experience, as well as why certain strategies are effective and others aren’t. This lays the foundation for everything that follows, from getting diagnosed to an overview of the research…

  • Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI

    The Golden Ratio: The Story of PHI, the World’s Most Astonishing Number


    Throughout history, thinkers from mathematicians to theologians have pondered the mysterious relationship between numbers and the nature of reality. In this fascinating book, Mario Livio tells the tale of a number at the heart of that mystery: phi, or 1.6180339887…This curious mathematical relationship, widely known as “The Golden Ratio,” was discovered by Euclid more than two thousand years ago because of its crucial role in the construction of the pentagram, to which magical properties ha…

  • to Be Black

    How to Be Black


    The Onion’s Baratunde Thurston shares his 30-plus years of expertise in being black, with helpful essays like “How to Be the Black Friend,” “How to Speak for All Black People,” “How To Celebrate Black History Month,” and more, in this satirical guide to race issues—written for black people and those who love them. Audacious, cunning, and razor-sharp, How to Be Black exposes the mass-media’s insidiously racist, monochromatic portrayal of black culture’s richness and variety. Fans of Stuff Whit…

  • to Algorithms

    Introduction to Algorithms, 3rd Edition (MIT Press)


    Some books on algorithms are rigorous but incomplete; others cover masses of material but lack rigor. Introduction to Algorithms uniquely combines rigor and comprehensiveness. The book covers a broad range of algorithms in depth, yet makes their design and analysis accessible to all levels of readers. Each chapter is relatively self-contained and can be used as a unit of study. The algorithms are described in English and in a pseudocode designed to be readable by anyone who has done a little…

  • Days Adrift: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Open Sea

    66 Days Adrift: A True Story of Disaster and Survival on the Open Sea


    A Powerful Account of Struggle and Survival at Sea The lure of paradise was unmistakable, and Bill Butler was on a quest to find it with his wife Simonne―riding the Pacific currents on their sloop Siboney, with a world of possibilities ahead. But, twelve hundred miles from land, the alluring ocean showed its deadly side when, without warning, a pod of pilot whales attacked their sailboat, battering it until it sank beneath the waves. The dazed couple was left drifting in midocean in a leaky s…

  • Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women

    The Way of the Superior Man: A Spiritual Guide to Mastering the Challenges of Women, Work, and Se…


    “I keep giving this book away; I think I’ve owned 30 different copies already. I tend to pass it out to anybody, man or woman, who has made a commitment to—or even has a passing interest in—the art of loving. David Deida gets it, like no one I’ve ever read, and he writes about it forcefully, honestly, and downright poetically.” —Michael Tucker, actor and author”The Way of the Superior Man is quite wonderful. Finally, a guide for the noncastrated male. This book will offend and infuriate some,…

  • Hamster Is a Giant Monster

    Tiny Hamster Is a Giant Monster


    Tiny Hamster eats more than tiny burritos when he turns into a giant monster in this debut photographic picture book starring the YouTube sensation Tiny Hamster, whose viral videos have been viewed more than 16 million times.When Tiny Hamster accidentally eats some mad scientist goo, he turns into a giant, Godzilla-like hamster, stomping through the city and eating everything in sight! This adorably monstrous story perfectly pairs with an all-new video set to release simultaneously with the b…

  • the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith

    Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith


    This extraordinary work of investigative journalism takes readers inside America’s isolated Mormon Fundamentalist communities, where some 40,000 people still practice polygamy. Defying both civil authorities and the Mormon establishment in Salt Lake City, the renegade leaders of these Taliban-like theocracies are zealots who answer only to God. At the core of Krakauer’s book are brothers Ron and Dan Lafferty, who insist they received a commandment from God to kill a blameless woman and her ba…

  •ä of the Valley of the Wind Box Set

    Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind Box Set


    Hayao Miyazaki’s own creation, the legendary Nausicaä manga is now all in one! A deluxe compilation of the classic manga series written and illustrated by Academy Award® winner Hayao Miyazaki.Reads R to L (Japanese style) for teen audiences. Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind is an epic fantasy tale written and illustrated by legendary Studio Ghibli director Hayao Miyazaki, creator of My Neighbor Totoro, Spirited Away and Howl’s Moving Castle. A modern masterpiece, the entire series is now a…

  • Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice

    The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice


    “A religious fundamentalist, a political operative, a primitive sermonizer, and an accomplice of worldly secular powers. Her mission has always been of this kind. The irony is that she has never been able to induce anybody to believe her. It is past time that she was duly honored and taken at her word.”Among his many books, perhaps none have sparked more outrage than THE MISSIONARY POSITION, Christopher Hitchens’s meticulous study of the life and deeds of Mother Teresa. A Nobel Peace Prize re…

  • Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms

    Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms


    After years of living in awe of the mysterious fungi known as mushrooms-chefs, health enthusiasts, and home cooks alike can’t get enough of these rich, delicate morsels. With updated production techniques for home and commercial cultivation, detailed growth parameters for 31 mushroom species, a trouble-shooting guide, and handy gardening tips, this revised and updated handbook will make your mycological landscapes the envy of the neighborhood.

  •'s Work: The First 20

    Women’s Work: The First 20,000 Years – Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times


    “A fascinating history of . . . [a craft] that preceded and made possible civilization itself.” ―New York Times Book Review New discoveries about the textile arts reveal women’s unexpectedly influential role in ancient societies. Twenty thousand years ago, women were making and wearing the first clothing created from spun fibers. In fact, right up to the Industrial Revolution the fiber arts were an enormous economic force, belonging primarily to women. Despite the great toil required in makin…

  • Red Son

    Superman: Red Son


    What if baby Superman had crashed on the wrong side of the Iron Curtain and grew up to become Stalin’s right-hand man? Alive with historical figures and a host of familiar superheroes, including Batman and Wonder Woman as you’ve never seen them before, this superb graphic novel takes the arms race and infuses it with the thrilling powers of Kryptonite.

  • The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking


    The book that started the Quiet RevolutionAt least one-third of the people we know are introverts. They are the ones who prefer listening to speaking; who innovate and create but dislike self-promotion; who favor working on their own over working in teams. It is to introverts—Rosa Parks, Chopin, Dr. Seuss, Steve Wozniak—that we owe many of the great contributions to society. In Quiet, Susan Cain argues that we dramatically undervalue introverts and shows how much we lose in doing so. She char…

  • Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed

    King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa


    In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold Ii of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million–all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of…

  • Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

    Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media


    In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, 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, social, and political agendas of the privileged groups that dominate domestic society, the state, and the global order.Based on a series of case studies—including the media’s dichotomous treatment of “worth…

  • Mind: How Your Nation's IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own

    Hive Mind: How Your Nation’s IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own


    Over the last few decades, economists and psychologists have quietly documented the many ways in which a person’s IQ matters. But, research suggests that a nation’s IQ matters so much more.As Garett Jones argues in Hive Mind, modest differences in national IQ can explain most cross-country inequalities. Whereas IQ scores do a moderately good job of predicting individual wages, information processing power, and brain size, a country’s average score is a much stronger bellwether of its overall …