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Works (244)

The Armada by Garrett Mattingly2005
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared M. Diamond2005
The Endurance: Shackleton's Legendary Antarctic Expedition by Caroline Alexander2005
The Gene Hunters: Biotechnology and the Scramble for Seeds (African Centre for Technology Studies Research Series) by Calestous Juma2005
Gertrude Bell: The Arabian Diaries, 1913-1914 by Gertrude Lowthian Bell2005
In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick2005
The Informant: A True Story by Kurt Eichenwald2005
Pompeii by Robert Harris2005
River Town: Two Years on the Yangtze by Peter Hessler2005
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe2005
Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach2005
The Voyage of the Beagle by Charles Darwin2005
American Slavery, American Freedom: The Ordeal of Colonial Virginia by Edmund S. Morgan2006
The Coming Plague: Newly Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance by Laurie Garrett2006
Hamburger Lesehefte : Sophokles : Antigone by Sophocles2006
How to lie with statistics by Darrell Huff2006
Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: How to Do Business in Sixty Countries by Terri Morrison2006
Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman2006
Manufacturing Consent: The Political Economy of the Mass Media by Edward S. Herman2006
The Moral Sense by James Q. Wilson2006
Rose by Li-Young Lee2006
A Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill Bryson2006
Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin2006
Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith by Jon Krakauer2006
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century by Thomas L. Friedman2006
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion2006
Autobiography of John Stuart Mill by John Stuart Mill2008
Before Night Falls by Reinaldo Arenas2008
Eastern Approaches by Fitzroy Maclean2008
Genet by Edmund White2008
Her Husband: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes: A Marriage by Diane Middlebrook2008
If You Want to Write by Brenda Ueland2008
Isaac Newton by James Gleick2008
The Life of Mahatma Gandhi by Louis Fischer2008
Locked in the Cabinet by Robert B. Reich2008
Memoirs by Pablo Neruda2008
Our Lady of the Flowers by Jean Genet2008
Reading in the Dark by Seamus Deane2008
The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: An Intimate Portrait of Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution by David Quammen2008
Saint Genet by Jean-Paul Sartre2008
Unbowed: a Memoir by Wangari Maathai2008
The Cuckoo's Egg: Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage by Clifford Stoll2009
The Double Helix: A Personal Account of the Discovery of the Structure of DNA by James D. Watson2009
Earthquake Nation: The Cultural Politics of Japanese Seismicity, 1868-1930 by Gregory Clancey2009
The Lives of a Cell: Notes of a Biology Watcher by Lewis Thomas2009
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan2009
Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain by Maryanne Wolf2009
Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman! Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman2009
Why People Believe Weird Things: Pseudoscience, Superstition, and Other Confusions of Our Time by Michael Shermer2009
Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History by Stephen Jay Gould2009
The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin by Benjamin Franklin2010
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X2010
Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska2010
Coming of Age in Mississippi by Anne Moody2010
Down These Mean Streets by Piri Thomas2010
Educating Esmé: Diary of a Teacher's First Year by Esmé Raji Codell2010
The Education of Henry Adams by Henry Adams2010
Five Stages of Greek Religion by Gilbert Murray2010
A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich2010
No Right to Remain Silent: The Tragedy at Virginia Tech by Lucinda Roy2010
Our Schools Suck: Students Talk Back to a Segregated Nation on the Failures of Urban Education by Gaston Alonso2010
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Promote Peace ... One School at a Time by Greg Mortenson2010
Up from Slavery by Booker T. Washington2010
Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us by Mike Rose2010
Winning the Dust Bowl (Sun Tracks, V. 47) by Carter Revard2010
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business by Neil Postman2011
Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives by John Palfrey2011
Connected: The Surprising Power of Our Social Networks and How They Shape Our Lives by Nicholas A. Christakis2011
Eros the Bittersweet by Anne Carson2011
Generation Why? by Zadie Smith2011
I, Robot by Isaac Asimov2011
Program or Be Programmed: Ten Commands for a Digital Age by Douglas Rushkoff2011
Super Sad True Love Story by Gary Shteyngart2011
This Is Not a Game by Walter Jon Williams2011
You are not a gadget : a manifesto by Jaron Lanier2011
The American Indian Occupation of Alcatraz Island: Red Power and Self-Determination by Troy R. Johnson2012
Animal Factory: The Looming Threat of Industrial Pig, Dairy, and Poultry Farms to Humans and the Environment by David Kirby2012
Before the Revolution [1964 film] by Bernardo Bertolucci2012
Blood, Bones, and Butter: The Inadvertent Education of a Reluctant Chef by Gabrielle Hamilton2012
Born Red: A Chronicle of the Cultural Revolution by Yuan Gao2012
The Boston Tea Party by Benjamin Woods Labaree2012
Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation by Jeff Chang2012
The Charterhouse of Parma by Stendhal2012
Life by Keith Richards2012
Revolution, Rebellion, Resistance: The Power of Story by Eric Selbin2012
The Scarlet Pimpernel by Baroness Orczy2012
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson2012
American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America by Colin Woodard2013
The Confessions of St. Augustine by Saint Augustine2013
Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer2013
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer2013
The Finkler Question by Howard Jacobson2013
Garbage: A Poem by A. R. Ammons2013
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond2013
Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv2013
Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution by Paul Hawken2013
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell2013
The Plague by Albert Camus2013
Saturday by Ian McEwan2013
The Stranger by Albert Camus2013
Stumbling on Happiness by Daniel Todd Gilbert2013
Supercapitalism: The Transformation of Business, Democracy, and Everyday Life by Robert B. Reich2013
Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson by Mitch Albom2013
Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe2013
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy2013
I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban by Malala Yousafzai2014
Borderlands / La Frontera: The New Mestiza by Gloria Anzaldúa2014
An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen2014
Fidelio (sound recording) by Ludwig van Beethoven2014
Freedom's Orator: Mario Savio and the Radical Legacy of the 1960s by Robert Cohen2014
Goat Brothers by Larry Colton2014
Intimate Politics: How I Grew Up Red, Fought for Free Speech, and Became a Feminist Rebel by Bettina F. Aptheker2014
Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela by Nelson Mandela2014
Loose Change: Three Women of the Sixties by Sara Davidson2014
The Portable Sixties Reader by Ann Charters2014
Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde2014
Student by David Horowitz2014
Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power by Seth Rosenfeld2014
There's No Such Thing As Free Speech: And It's a Good Thing, Too by Stanley Fish2014
Uninhibited, Robust, and Wide-Open: A Free Press for a New Century (Inalienable Rights) by Lee C. Bollinger2014
V for Vendetta by Alan Moore2014
The Beauty Bias: The Injustice of Appearance in Life and Law by Deborah L. Rhode2015
Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo2015
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine2015
French Lessons: A Memoir by Alice Kaplan2015
Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash by Edward Humes2015
The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World by Steven Johnson2015
Hrafnkel's Saga and Other Icelandic Stories by Anonymous2015
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë2015
Jar City by Arnaldur Indridason2015
Love and Longing in Bombay: Stories by Vikram Chandra2015
The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert2015
The Story of Stuff: How Our Obsession with Stuff Is Trashing the Planet, Our Communities, and Our Health-and a Vision for Change by Annie Leonard2015
Welcome to Braggsville by T. Geronimo Johnson2015
Alan Turing: The Enigma by Andrew Hodges2016
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress: A Novel by Dai Sijie2016
Blindsight by Peter Watts2016
Class: A Guide Through the American Status System by Paul Fussell2016
Desert Queen: The Extraordinary Life of Gertrude Bell by Janet Wallach2016
The Essential Keats by John Keats2016
The First Collection of Criticism by a Living Female Rock Critic by Jessica Hopper2016
First Confession by Montserrat Fontes2016
The Innovators: How a Group of Inventors, Hackers, Geniuses and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson2016
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson2016
The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin2016
Madame de Pompadour by Nancy Mitford2016
The Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes2016
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante2016
School Days by Patrick Chamoiseau2016
The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut2016
The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell2016
Undoing the Demos: Neoliberalism's Stealth Revolution by Wendy Brown2016
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life by Walter Isaacson2017
Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the US-Mexico Boundary by Ronald Rael2017
A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution by Jennifer A. Doudna2017
Dark Matters: On the Surveillance of Blackness by Simone Browne2017
Design, When Everybody Designs: An Introduction to Design for Social Innovation (Design Thinking, Design Theory) by Ezio Manzini2017
Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy by Kevin Bales2017
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer by Siddhartha Mukherjee2017
Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond2017
Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver2017
Forked: A New Standard for American Dining by Saru Jayaraman2017
Hag-Seed by Margaret Atwood2017
Hamilton: An American Musical: Original 2015 Broadway Cast Recording by Lin-Manuel Miranda2017
Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J. D. Vance2017
How to Thrive in the Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow's World Today by John Thackara2017
Making Sense of Science: Separating Substance from Spin by Cornelia Dean2017
The Man Who Planted Trees by Jean Giono2017
The Man Who Planted Trees: Lost Groves, Champion Trees, and an Urgent Plan to Save the Planet by Jim Robbins2017
March: Books 1-3 by John Lewis2017
Native Speaker by Chang-Rae Lee2017
Nonsense: The Power of Not Knowing by Jamie Holmes2017
Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis by Robert D. Putnam2017
Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream by Sara Goldrick-Rab2017
Printing Things: Visions and Essentials for 3D Printing by C. Warnier2017
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline2017
Silent Spring by Rachel Carson2017
The Study Quran by Seyyed Hossein Nasr2017
Tomatoland: How Modern Industrial Agriculture Destroyed Our Most Alluring Fruit by Barry Estabrook2017
Where Song Began by Tim Low2017
Why I Write - essay by George Orwell2017
The World We Made: Alex McKay's Story from 2050 by Jonathon Porritt2017
All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerrnot in English Common Knowledge2018
Barkskins by Annie Proulxnot in English Common Knowledge2018
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noahnot in English Common Knowledge2018
Brain on Fire: My Month of Madness by Susannah Cahalannot in English Common Knowledge2018
Climate Changed: A Personal Journey through the Science by Philippe Squarzoninot in English Common Knowledge2018
Daytripper by Gabriel Banot in English Common Knowledge2018
Euphoria by Lily Kingnot in English Common Knowledge2018
The Hacking of the American Mind: The Science Behind the Corporate Takeover of Our Bodies and Brains by Robert H. Lustignot in English Common Knowledge2018
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwoodnot in English Common Knowledge2018
The Idiot by Elif Batumannot in English Common Knowledge2018
My Twentieth Century Evening and Other Small Breakthroughs: The Nobel Lecture by Kazuo Ishiguronot in English Common Knowledge2018
The Plover: A Novel by Brian Doylenot in English Common Knowledge2018
Protestants Abroad: How Missionaries Tried to Change the World but Changed America by David A. Hollingernot in English Common Knowledge2018
Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity by Carlo Rovellinot in English Common Knowledge2018
Self-Compassion: The Proven Power of Being Kind to Yourself by Kristin Neffnot in English Common Knowledge2018
Stealing Buddha's Dinner: A Memoir by Bich Minh Nguyennot in English Common Knowledge2018
Summer Lightning by P. G. Wodehousenot in English Common Knowledge2018
Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy by Cathy O'Neilnot in English Common Knowledge2018
The 57 Bus by Dashka Slaternot in English Common Knowledge2019
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegnernot in English Common Knowledge2019
Austerlitz by W. G. Sebaldnot in English Common Knowledge2019
Cantora by Sylvia Lopez-Medinanot in English Common Knowledge2019
A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwabnot in English Common Knowledge2019
Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allendenot in English Common Knowledge2019
Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delanynot in English Common Knowledge2019
Disgrace by J. M. Coetzeenot in English Common Knowledge2019
The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives by Viet Thanh Nguyennot in English Common Knowledge2019
Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel L. Everettnot in English Common Knowledge2019
Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westovernot in English Common Knowledge2019
Everything Here Is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee2019
The Fifth Season by N. K. Jemisinnot in English Common Knowledge2019
Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbonot in English Common Knowledge2019
Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grannnot in English Common Knowledge2018 and 2019
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saundersnot in English Common Knowledge2019
Miles: The Autobiography by Miles Davisnot in English Common Knowledge2019
My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfeghnot in English Common Knowledge2019
The Overstory by Richard Powersnot in English Common Knowledge2019
Passing by Nella Larsennot in English Common Knowledge2019
The Reluctant Fundamentalist by Mohsin Hamidnot in English Common Knowledge2019
So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluonot in English Common Knowledge2019
The Sympathizer by Viet Thanh Nguyennot in English Common Knowledge2019
There There by Tommy Orangenot in English Common Knowledge2019
The Three Escapes of Hannah Arendt by Ken Krimsteinnot in English Common Knowledge2019
The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulaynot in English Common Knowledge2019
The Woman Warrior: Memoirs of a Girlhood Among Ghosts by Maxine Hong Kingstonnot in English Common Knowledge2019
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelhonot in English Common Knowledge2021
Big Fish: A Novel of Mythic Proportions by Daniel Wallacenot in English Common Knowledge2021
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodsonnot in English Common Knowledge2021
Caste: The Origins of Our Discontents by Isabel Wilkersonnot in English Common Knowledge2021
The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America by Richard Rothsteinnot in English Common Knowledge2021
Disgraced: A Play by Ayad Akhtarnot in English Common Knowledge2021
Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance by Barack Obamanot in English Common Knowledge2021
The Flick by Annie Bakernot in English Common Knowledge2021
Fossil Men: The Quest for the Oldest Skeleton and the Origins of Humankind by Kermit Pattisonnot in English Common Knowledge2021
Gutted by Justin Chinnot in English Common Knowledge2021
The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahirinot in English Common Knowledge2021
Neon Vernacular: New and Selected Poems by Yusef Komunyakaanot in English Common Knowledge2021
Ties That Bind: The Story of an Afro-Cherokee Family in Slavery and Freedom by Tiya Milesnot in English Common Knowledge2021
Trace: Memory, History, Race, and the American Landscape by Lauret Savoynot in English Common Knowledge2021
The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencionot in English Common Knowledge2021
What the Eyes Don't See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City by Mona Hanna-Attishanot in English Common Knowledge2021
The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattucknot in English Common Knowledge2021