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  • Desires: Incredibly Strange Sex

    Deviant Desires: Incredibly Strange Sex


    DEVIANT DESIRES is a lavishly illustrated guide to the most fascinating and obscure outposts of the erotic frontier. Self-described pervert Katharine Gates takes us on an expedition into the latest sexual communities bursting forth at the beginning of the new millennium. Gone are the pretentious black-clad S/M posers and humorless fetish fashion victimsyoull meet the refreshingly funny and irreverent heroes and heroines of a do-it-yourself porn revolution. Spurred on by the internet explosi…

  • of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy

    Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy


    From its roots in 17th-century Britain to its modern incarnation in Enron and WorldCom, the modern corporation — restless, autonomous, and self-perpetuating — has gained potency. Designed to seek profit and power, the corporation has pursued both objectives with endless tenacity, steadily bending the framework of the law and incurring destruction in its path. Where did the corporation come from? How did it get so much power? What is its ultimate trajectory? Considering the importance of suc…

  • Elusive Quest for Growth : Economists' Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics

    The Elusive Quest for Growth : Economists’ Adventures and Misadventures in the Tropics


    Since the end of World War II, economists have tried to figure out how poor countries in the tropics could attain standards of living approaching those of countries in Europe and North America. Attempted remedies have included providing foreign aid, investing in machines, fostering education, controlling population growth, and making aid loans as well as forgiving those loans on condition of reforms. None of these solutions has delivered as promised. The problem is not the failure of economic…

  •'m Gonna Tell: ...An Offbeat Tale of Survival

    I’m Gonna Tell: …An Offbeat Tale of Survival


    Lori Cardille, actress, relates the impact of surfacing memories of her childhood abuse that could not be held back any longer. A poingnant account delivered with humor, this book hopes to offer compassion for others who are surviving.

  • Chemistry

    Organic Chemistry, Second Edition


    The Second Edition of Organic Chemistry maintains all the innovative features of the first edition in a sleeker, slimmer, and easier-to-navigate design. Hailed by J Chem Ed as “the new wave” in organic textbooks, this book’s mechanistic approach constructs organic chemistry from the ground up. By focusing on the points of reactivities in organic, this text allows students to approach more and more complex molecules with enhanced understanding. Also noteworthy are the biochemical examples f…

  •'s Struggle for Independence

    India’s Struggle for Independence


    India’s Struggle For Independence presents a detailed outlook on the struggle for Indian Independence in a new analytical framework. Designed for ardent history enthusiasts, India’s Struggle For Independence is one of the most exhaustive and precise account of the struggle of Indian Independence ever written in the literary world. Written and edited by five expert authors, it presents a detailed outlook on one of the most important periods in Indian history. The facts and details provided in …

  • Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor's Guide to the Human Race

    The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Presents Earth (The Book): A Visitor’s Guide to the Human Race


    The eagerly awaited new book from the Emmy-winning, Oscar-hosting, Daily Show-anchoring Jon Stewart–the man behind the megaseller America (The Book). Where do we come from? Who created us? Why are we here? These questions have puzzled us since the dawn of time, but when it became apparent to Jon Stewart and the writers of The Daily Show that the world was about to end, they embarked on a massive mission to write a book that summed up the human race: What we looked like; what we accomplished;…

  • League Losers: The Real Cost Of Sports And Who's Paying For It

    Major League Losers: The Real Cost Of Sports And Who’s Paying For It


    A welfare system exists in this country that transfers hundreds of millions of dollars from taxpayers to individuals who hardly require government assistance. State and local officials, mesmerized by vague promises and starry-eyed visions of the future, cave in to ever escalating demands from the system’s beneficiaries, without ever finding out whether the public is served by such policies. It’s a scandal, really, and reform is long overdue if we are to rein in the abuses perpetrated by … Ame…

  • of War

    Tides of War


    Brilliant at war, a master of politics, and a charismatic lover, Alcibiades was Athens’ favorite son and the city’s greatest general.A prodigal follower of Socrates, he embodied both the best and the worst of the Golden Age of Greece. A commander on both land and sea, he led his armies to victory after victory.But like the heroes in a great Greek tragedy, he was a victim of his own pride, arrogance, excess, and ambition. Accused of crimes against the state, he was banished from his beloved At…

  • Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict

    The Three Trillion Dollar War: The True Cost of the Iraq Conflict


    The true cost of the Iraq War is $3 trillion―and counting―rather than the $50 billion projected by the White House. Apart from its tragic human toll, the Iraq War will be staggeringly expensive in financial terms. This sobering study by Nobel Prize winner Joseph E. Stiglitz and Harvard professor Linda J. Bilmes casts a spotlight on expense items that have been hidden from the U.S. taxpayer, including not only big-ticket items like replacing military equipment (being used up at six times the p…

  • the Outside Looking Indian: How My Second Childhood Changed My Life

    On the Outside Looking Indian: How My Second Childhood Changed My Life


    “There’s a phenomenon in Amish culture called Rumspringa, where Amish adolescents are permitted to break free from their modest and traditional lifestyles to indulge in normally taboo activities. They dress how they want, go out if and when they please, smoke, drink and generally party like it’s 1899. At the end they decide if they will return and join the Amish church.”I am 30 years old. I wore my hair in two braids every day until I was 12. I dressed more conservatively than most Amish, bar…

  • Good Girl's Guide to Bad Girl Sex: An Indispensable Resource to Pleasure and Seduction

    The Good Girl’s Guide to Bad Girl Sex: An Indispensable Resource to Pleasure and Seduction


    In Barbara Keesling’s latest book for women about sex, the noted sex therapist mines the idea that virtually every good girl yearns in her heart to be a bad girl.

  • Hamster

    Happy Hamster


    Beloved by, hamster aficionado Mathijs van der Paauw has created a truly unique collection of mini meals catered especially to pocket pets. Featuring fresh, natural ingredients, the recipes range from tiny tacos and micro pizzas to a pint-sized pasta bowl. Even if you don’t have a hamster, you’ll fall in love with the attention to detail and perfect presentation. Fully photographed for pages and pages of furry fun, Happy Hamster is the ultimate in cute creatures and a hilario…

  • The Random Anonymity Culture And A New Direction For Anonymous

    /b/: The Random Anonymity Culture And A New Direction For Anonymous


    This book is a detailed analysis and manifesto for the internet subculture known only as /b/. It highlights the many aspects of its members, detailing their activities (trolling, hacking, CP, DDoS attacks, religious scrutiny, and their massive influence on modern culture). “/b/” offers the current problems with its platform and undertakings, while also considering its positive aspects on the search to freedom and power-in-anonymity. It is written from the perspective of a /b/tard, who, while …

  • The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America

    Redemption: The Myth of Pet Overpopulation and the No Kill Revolution in America


    Redemption is the story of animal sheltering in the United States, a movement that was born of compassion and then lost its way. It is the story of the ‘No Kill’ movement, which says we can and must stop the killing. But most of all, it is a story about believing in the community and trusting in the power of compassion.

  • White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself from Your Need to Rescue Others

    The White Knight Syndrome: Rescuing Yourself from Your Need to Rescue Others


    Do you find yourself attracted to people who are helpless, vulnerable, or damaged, or feel like you always end up taking care of your romantic partners? If you fall into this relationship pattern, you’re likely a white knight-a person who tends to seek out partners who need rescuing. White knights hope to receive admiration, validation, or love from their partners, but ultimately end up cheating themselves out of emotionally healthy relationships. Ready to come to your own rescue? The White …

  • Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire

    Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women’s Love and Desire


    Is love “blind” when it comes to gender? For women, it just might be. This unsettling and original book offers a radical new understanding of the context-dependent nature of female sexuality. Lisa M. Diamond argues that for some women, love and desire are not rigidly heterosexual or homosexual but fluid, changing as women move through the stages of life, various social groups, and, most important, different love relationships. This perspective clashes with traditional views of sexual orientat…

  • The First Three Thousand Years

    Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years


    The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of The Reformation returns with the definitive history of Christianity for our time Once in a generation a historian will redefine his field, producing a book that demands to be read-a product of electrifying scholarship conveyed with commanding skill. Diarmaid MacCulloch’s Christianity is such a book. Breathtaking in ambition, it ranges back to the origins of the Hebrew Bible and covers the world, following the three main strands of th…

  • A History

    Homophobia: A History


    The first comprehensive history of homophobia-from ancient Athens to the halls of Congress-this bold, original work is certain to become a classic.It is the last acceptable prejudice. In an age when racial and ethnic name-calling are viewed with distaste, and physical epithets are frowned upon, hatred of homosexuals remains rife. Now, in a tour de force of historical and literary research, Byrne Fone chronicles the evolution of homophobia through the centuries. Delving into literary sources a…




    In this unique memoir, Primetime CNN anchor Don Lemon takes readers behind the scenes of journalism, detailing his own struggle to become one of the most prominent African American men in television news—and inside some of the biggest stories of our times. Never one to stop at the surface of the story, Lemon digs deep, exposing his own history with wealth and lack, with family secrets and painful revelations–and explains how those painful early experiences shaped his ambitions and gave him t…