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Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History
4.8 out of 5 stars with 13 reviews
Placing the West's failure to acknowledge the most successful slave revolt in history alongside denials of the Holocaust and the debates over the Alamo and Christopher Columbus, Michel-Rolph Trouillot offers a stunning meditation on how power operate...
Not Quite a Genius
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.5 out of 5 stars with 81 reviews
From the senior writer at Funny or Die and former artistic director at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, a collection of absurdist, hilarious stories and essays on relationships, technology, and contemporary society.
This collection of essays a...
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work
4.7 out of 5 stars with 213 reviews
We spend most of our waking lives at work - in occupations often chosen by our unthinking younger selves. And yet we rarely ask ourselves how we got there or what our occupations mean to us.
The Pleasures and Sorrows of Work is an exploration of the...
Minds Make Societies: How Cognition Explains the World Humans Create
4.7 out of 5 stars with 29 reviews
A watershed book that masterfully integrates insights from evolutionary biology, genetics, psychology, economics, and more to explore the development and workings of human societies
"There is no good reason why human societies should not be described...
Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.2 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews
Welcome to America, 1996. The "rough beast" that visionary poet Yeats foresaw in 1919 is now a full-grown monster of decadence several generations deep. As a nation, we are pursuing a path toward Gomorrah, the biblical city burned to the ground for t...
The Origin of Species
4.0 out of 5 stars with 244 reviews
With his revolutionary work "The Origin of Species", Charles Darwin overthrew contemporary beliefs about Divine Providence and the beginnings of life on earth. Written for the general public of the 1850s, it is a rigorously documented but highly read...
Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road
4.2 out of 5 stars with 210 reviews
Modern Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas, and opportunity. Marketplace's Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighborhood, forging de...
The Land of Open Graves: Living and Dying on the Migrant Trail
4.9 out of 5 stars with 171 reviews
In his gripping and provocative debut, anthropologist Jason De Leon sheds light on one of the most pressing political issues of our time - the human consequences of US immigration policy. The Land of Open Graves reveals the suffering and deaths that ...
You May Also Like: Taste in an Age of Endless Choice
4.7 out of 5 stars with 240 reviews
From the best-selling author of Traffic, an enlightening and illuminating look at why we like the things we like, why we hate the things we hate, and what our preferences reveal about us.
Why is showing up to work wearing the same outfit as a cowor...
Rule Makers, Rule Breakers
By Simon & Schuster Audio
4.0 out of 5 stars with 70 reviews
In Rule Makers, Rule Breakers celebrated cultural psychologist Michele Gelfand takes us on an epic journey through human cultures, offering a startling new view of the world and ourselves. With a mix of brilliantly conceived studies and surprising on...
Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?: And Other Reflections on Being Human
4.6 out of 5 stars with 262 reviews
Why do testicles hang the way they do? Is there an adaptive function to the female orgasm? What does it feel like to want to kill yourself? Does "free will" really exist? And why is the penis shaped like that anyway? In Why Is the Penis Shaped Like T...
The Best and the Brightest
4.8 out of 5 stars with 248 reviews
Here is David Halberstam's masterpiece, the defining history of the making of the Vietnam tragedy, with a new Foreword by Senator John McCain.
Using portraits of America's flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best an...
Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy
By Blackstone Audio, Inc.
4.3 out of 5 stars with 113 reviews
From best-selling social commentator and cultural historian Barbara Ehrenreich comes this fascinating exploration of one of humanity's oldest traditions: the celebration of communal joy, historically expressed in ecstatic revels of feasting, costumin...
Red: A History of the Redhead
4.5 out of 5 stars with 119 reviews
The mere mention of red hair conjures vivid images and provokes strong reactions. Popular stereotypes of redheaded women range from the fiery-tempered vixen and the penitent prostitute - Mary Magdalene is often portrayed in art as a redhead - to the ...
There Are No Grown-Ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story
4.8 out of 5 stars with 145 reviews
The best-selling author of Bringing Up Bébé investigates life in her 40s, and wonders whether her mind will ever catch up with her face.
When Pamela Druckerman turns 40, waiters start calling her "Madame", and she detects a disturbing new message ...
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