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The Future and Its Enemies

by Virginia Postrel Free Press (May 10, 2011)

Today we have greater wealth, health, opportunity, and choice than at any time in history. Yet a chorus of intellectuals and politicians laments our current condition -- as slaves to technology, coarsened by...


Excellent Sheep

by William Deresiewicz Free Press (August 19, 2014)

A groundbreaking manifesto about what our nation’s top schools should be—but aren’t—providing: “The ex-Yale professor effectively skewers elite colleges, their brainy but soulless students (those ‘sheep’),...


Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women

by Rebecca Traister Free Press (September 14, 2010)

Journalist and Salon writer Rebecca Traister investigates the 2008 presidential election and its impact on American politics, women and cultural feminism. Examining the role of women in the campaign, from Clinton...


The Story of Stuff

by Annie Leonard Free Press (March 09, 2010)

A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our...


Crazy Like Us

by Ethan Watters Free Press (January 12, 2010)

It is well known that American culture is a dominant force at home and abroad; our exportation of everything from movies to junk food is a well-documented phenomenon. But is it possible America's most troubling...


Forest Gate

by Peter Akinti Free Press (February 02, 2010)

A shattering, poetic and raw first novel set among young Somalian refugees in the slums of London -- beginning with a double suicide and ending with a rebirth.

In a community where poverty is kept close and...


The Return

by Daniel Treisman Free Press (January 04, 2011)

Russia has long been a source of puzzlement— and sometimes alarm—for Western observers. Since shaking off communism two decades ago, the country has seemed wobbly at best, thoroughly corrupt and threatening...


Here's Looking at Euclid

by Alex Bellos Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Too often math gets a bad rap, characterized as dry and difficult. But, Alex Bellos says, "math can be inspiring and brilliantly creative. Mathematical thought is one of the great achievements of the human race,...


Rediscovering Institutions

by James G. March & Johan P. Olsen Free Press (June 15, 2010)

The authors propose a new theory of political behavior that re-invigorates the role of institutions—from laws and bureaucracy to rituals and symbols—as essential to understanding the modern political and...


Clinical Work With Adolescents

by Judith Marks Mishne Free Press (June 15, 2010)

In this welcome follow-up and companion to her highly acclaimed Clinical Work with Children, Judith Mishne provides a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of adolescent psychotherapy. Drawing on her own...


Winning Local and State Elections

by Ann Beaudry Free Press (June 15, 2010)

This straightforward and direct guide to running a political campaign provides insight for the first-time candidate based on the authors’ years of experience in the political sphere.

The book features step-by-step...


Abortionist

by Rickie Solinger Free Press (May 30, 1995)

Prior to Roe v. Wade, hundreds of thousands of illegal abortions occurred in the United States every year. Rickie Solinger uses the story of Ruth Barnett, an abortionist in Portland, Oregon, between 1918 and...


Mental Health and the Elderly

by Francis J. Turner Free Press (June 15, 2010)

The demographic shift to a much older population is having a large impact on social work professionals who have traditionally been the primary caretakers of the elderly. As more people are living into advanced...


Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion

by Gregory Boyle Free Press (March 09, 2010)

“Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” (Los Angeles Times)—Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist,...


Worse Than Slavery

by David M. Oshinsky Free Press (June 23, 2008)

In this sensitively told tale of suffering, brutality, and inhumanity, Worse Than Slavery is an epic history of race and punishment in the deepest South from emancipation to the civil rights era—and beyond....


Subversive Family

by Ferdinand Mount Free Press (June 15, 2010)

British politician and writer, Ferdinand Mount, challenges contemporary beliefs about society and family—including the history of divorce, childcare, and the concept of the nuclear family.

In Subversive Family...


How to Make Peace in the Middle East in Six Months or Less

by Gregory Levey Free Press (September 07, 2010)

Gregory Levey’s modest goal is to solve the Middle East conflict—all by himself. After returning to North America following a stint in his midtwenties writing speeches for the Israeli government—first...


Long Way Home

by Laura Caldwell Free Press (September 14, 2010)

Nineteen-year-old Jovan Mosley, a good kid from one of Chicago’s very bad neighborhoods, was coerced into confessing to a crime he didn’t commit. Charged with murder, he spent five years and eight months...


The Goddess and the Bull

by Michael Balter Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Thousands of years before the pyramids were built in Egypt and the Trojan War was fought, a great civilization arose on the Anatolian plains. The Goddess and the Bull details the dramatic quest by archaeologists...


Suicide

by John A. Spaulding, George Simpson & Emile Durkheim Free Press (May 11, 2010)

A classic book about the phenomenon of suicide and its social causes written by one of the world’s most influential sociologists.

Emile Durkheim’s Suicide addresses the phenomenon of suicide and its social...


The Number

by Lee Eisenberg Free Press (January 03, 2006)

Do you know your Number? What happens if you don't make it to your Number? Do you have a plan? The Number is no ordinary finance book—it offers an intriguing and entertaining tour of weath gurus, life coaches,...


Problem of Order

by Dennis Wrong Free Press (January 31, 1994)

At the end of the twentieth century, many fear that the bonds holding civil society together have come undone. Yet, as the noted scholar Dennis Wrong shows us, our generation is not alone in fearing a breakdown...


Social Work Supervision

by Carlton E. Munson Free Press (April 01, 1979)

A comprehensive view of historical and current approaches to social work supervision, which includes one of the most extensive bibliographies ever compiled on the subject.

In this overview of historical and current...


The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas

by Thomas Aquinas Free Press (October 01, 1997)

Originally published in The Hafner Library of Classics in 1953, The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas provides important insights into the human side of one of the most influential medieval philosophers....


Breakfast with Socrates

by Robert Rowland Smith Free Press (March 09, 2010)

Ever want to have a bagel with Hegel? Eggs with Bacon? Or spend a day with Socrates, Mill, Herodotus, or Kant, able to pick their brains about the most mundane moments of your life? Former Oxford Philosophy...


Peddling Peril

by David Albright Free Press (March 16, 2010)

“THE UNLEASHED POWER OF THE ATOM HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING SAVE OUR MODES OF THINKING, AND WE THUS DRIFT TOWARD UNPARALLELED CATASTROPHE.” —ALBERT EINSTEIN

With the revelation of Iran’s secret uranium...


Family Mediation Practice

by John Allen Lemmon Free Press (June 30, 2008)

A helpful guide for all those now mediating family disputes, as well as for those who hope to become family mediators.


The Green-Eyed Marriage

by Robert L. Barker Free Press (June 30, 2008)

In this honest, sympathetic book, marital and family therapist Robert L. Barker offers real help for men and women suffering the emotional costs of a jealous partner's suspicion and rage. Based on his extensive...


Hardball

by Chris Matthews Free Press (November 02, 1999)

How politics is played by one who knows the game...

Chris Matthews has spent a quarter century on the playing field of American politics—from right-hand man of Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill to host of NBC's...


Adult Psychopathology, Second Edition

by Francis J. Turner Free Press (September 02, 1999)

The most comprehensive textbook for students in advanced social work and mental health courses is now completely revised and updated for a new generation

When Adult Psychopathology: A Social Work Perspective...


Methods of Social Research, 4th Edition

by Kenneth Bailey Free Press (June 30, 2008)

An introduction for undergraduates to every stage of sociological research, showing how to deal effectively with typical problems they might encounter. The book is fully updated to include examples from the...


Triumph of Conservatism

by Gabriel Kolko Free Press (June 30, 2008)

A radically new interpretation of the Progressive Era which argues that business leaders, and not the reformers, inspired the era’s legislation regarding business.


Beyond Entitlement

by Lawrence M. Mead Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Mead's timely and closely reasoned analysis makes a strong intellectual and moral case for a more authoritative welfare policy.


Cheating Monkeys and Citizen Bees

by Lee Dugatkin Free Press (February 12, 1999)

Cooperation is the fabric that keeps society together. Civilization could not have been achieved -- and will not be sustained -- without it. But what is it? How and why does it work? Could the secret of enhancing...


Unfaithful Angels

by Harry Specht & Mark E. Courtney Free Press (August 01, 1995)

In this provocative examination of the fall of the profession of social work from its original mission to aid and serve the underprivileged, Harry Specht and Mark Courtney show how America's excessive trust...


Outsiders

by Howard S. Becker Free Press (June 30, 2008)

One of the most groundbreaking sociology texts of the mid-20th century, Howard S. Becker’s Outsiders is a thorough exploration of social deviance and how it can be addressed in an understanding and helpful...


Rights Talk

by Mary Ann Glendon Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Political speech in the United States is undergoing a crisis. Glendon's acclaimed book traces the evolution of the strident language of rights in America and shows how it has captured the nation's devotion to...


Vulnerable Populations Vol 2

by Suzanne Sgroi Free Press (June 30, 2008)

A companion to the original Vulnerable Populations, the second volume focuses on treatment initiatives that address therapy and reeducation for both abusers and the victims of sexual abuse.

Composed of four sections,...


Behavior in Public Places

by Erving Goffman Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Erving Goffman effectively extends his argument in favor of a diagnosis of deviant behavior which takes account of the whole social situation.


Focused Interview

by Robert K. Merton Free Press (June 30, 2008)

A reissue of the classic report of Columbia's Bureau of Applied Social Research, outlining techniques for eliciting specific responses of individuals and groups to particular events and situations.

The 1956 edition...


The Real Pepsi Challenge

by Stephanie Capparell Free Press (January 09, 2007)

In America's long march toward racial equality, small acts of courage by men and women whose names we don't recall have contributed mightily to our nation's struggle to achieve its own ideals. This moving book...


The Responsibility Trap

by Claudia Bepko Free Press (June 18, 2008)

Bepko and Krestan integrate theory and practice in describing the treatment of families with alcohol problems.

“This book is the outgrowth of seven years of work in which we have made an attempt to integrate...


A Country Called Amreeka

by Alia Malek Free Press (October 06, 2009)

Among the surfeit of narratives about Arabs that have been published in recent years, surprisingly little has been reported on Arabs in America -- an increasingly relevant issue. This book is the most powerful...


Forces of Fortune

by Vali Nasr Free Press (September 15, 2009)

Leading authority on the Islamic world and influential advisor to the Obama administration Vali Nasr shows that the West’s best hope of winning the battle against Islamic extremists is to foster the growth...


The Threat Closer to Home: Hugo Chavez and the War Against America

by Douglas Schoen & Michael Rowan Free Press (January 06, 2009)

A chilling account of Hugo Chávez's shadow war on the United States

The American government has shrugged off South American politics for nearly forty years. In the meantime, our neighbor to the south has...


Up from Conservatism

by Michael Lind Free Press (August 06, 2013)

For nearly a decade, Michael Lind worked closely as a writer and editor with the intellectual leaders of American conservatism. Slowly, he came to believe that the many prominent intellectuals he worked with...


The Nature of the Future: Dispatches from the Socialstructed World

by Marina Gorbis Free Press (March 18, 2013)

A renowned futurist offers a vision of a reinvented world.

Large corporations, big governments, and other centralized organizations have long determined and dominated the way we work, access healthcare, get...


An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

by Charles A. Beard Free Press (December 18, 2012)

First published in 1913, Beard’s iconoclastic masterwork sparked a deep historical debate that has not abated. Scrutinizing the Constitution in light of economic forces, he proposed for the first time that...


The Unconscious Civilization

by John Ralston Saul Free Press (November 06, 2012)

In this intellectual tour de force John Ralston Saul argues that our society is only superficially based on the individual and democracy, and the West now toils unconsciously in the grip of a stifling “corporatist”...


Superman Is Jewish?: How Comic Book Superheroes Came to Serve Truth, Justice, and the Jewish-American Way

by Harry Brod Free Press (February 25, 2009)

From a brilliant and witty comic book aficionado, this “scholarly but lively narrative” (Kirkus Reviews) reveals the links between Jews and the iconic superheroes of Jerry Siegel, Joe Shuster, Stan Lee,...