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Solitude

by Michael Harris & Kerry Shale Macmillan Audio (June 26, 2017)

"Kerry Shale's reading delivers lots of information clearly as Harris discusses technological developments that threaten our solitude today. While much of Harris's book is critical of those developments, Shale...


Bright-sided

by Barbara Ehrenreich & Kate Reading Macmillan Audio (October 12, 2009)

Barbara Ehrenreich's Bright-sided is a sharp-witted knockdown of America's love affair with positive thinking and an urgent call for a new commitment to realism

Americans are a "positive" people?cheerful, optimistic,...


Why Is the Penis Shaped Like That?

by Jesse Bering Macmillan Audio (July 02, 2012)

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...


The Immortality Key

by Brian C. Muraresku & Graham Hancock Macmillan Audio (September 28, 2020)

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

This program includes a Foreword written and read by Graham Hancock, the New York Times bestselling author of America Before: The Key to Earth's Lost Civilization.

A groundbreaking...


The Death of the Artist

by William Deresiewicz & Sean Patrick Hopkins Macmillan Audio (July 27, 2020)

A deeply researched warning about how the digital economy threatens artists' lives and work?the music, writing, and visual art that sustain our souls and societies?from an award-winning essayist and critic

There...


Magicians of the Gods

by Graham Hancock Macmillan Audio (November 09, 2015)

Graham Hancock's multi-million bestseller Fingerprints of the Gods remains an astonishing, deeply controversial, wide-ranging investigation of the mysteries of our past and the evidence for Earth's lost civilization....


America Before

by Graham Hancock Macmillan Audio (April 22, 2019)

This program is read by the author.

Was an advanced civilization lost to history in the global cataclysm that ended the last Ice Age? Graham Hancock, the internationally bestselling author, has made it his life's...


The Age of Wood

by Roland Ennos & Dennis Boutsikaris Simon & Schuster Audio (December 01, 2020)

A groundbreaking examination of the role that wood and trees have played in our global ecosystem?including human evolution and the rise and fall of empires?in the bestselling tradition of Yuval Harari’s Sapiens...


Hungry

by Eve Turow-Paul & Taylor Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (September 08, 2020)

We wait in lines around the block for scoops of cookie dough. We photograph every meal. We visit selfie performance spaces and leave lucrative jobs to become farmers and craft brewers.

Why? What are we really...


Head, Hand, Heart

by David Goodhart Simon & Schuster Audio (September 08, 2020)

A Financial Times Best Book of the Year 2020

A TIMELY AND PROVOCATIVE ARGUMENT FROM LEADING POLITICAL ANALYST DAVID GOODHART ABOUT THE SEVERELY IMBALANCED DISTRIBUTION OF STATUS AND WORK IN WESTERN SOCIETIES....


Bunker

by Bradley Garrett & Adam Sims Simon & Schuster Audio (August 04, 2020)

A thought-provoking, chilling, and eerily prescient look at “prepper” communities around the world that are building bunkers against a possible apocalypse.

Currently, 3.7 million Americans call themselves...


The Sensitives

by Oliver Broudy & Holter Graham Simon & Schuster Audio (July 14, 2020)

A compelling exploration of the mysteries of environmental toxicity and the community of “sensitives”--people with powerful, puzzling symptoms resulting from exposure to chemicals, fragrances, and cell phone...


Gatecrasher

by Ben Widdicombe & Steve West Simon & Schuster Audio (July 07, 2020)

A smart, gossipy, and very funny examination of celebrity culture from New York’s premiere social columnist.

Ben Widdicombe is the only writer to have worked for Page Six, TMZ, and The New York Times--an unusual...


Homeward Bound

by Elaine Tyler May & Kevin Stillwell Hachette Book Group (December 19, 2017)

A revised edition of the classic, myth-shattering exploration of American family life during the Cold War.

When Homeward Bound first appeared in 1988, it forever changed how we understand Cold War America. Elaine...


Land

by Simon Winchester HarperAudio (January 19, 2021)

The author of The Professor and the Madman and The Perfectionists explores the notion of property?our proprietary relationship with the land?through human history, how it has shaped us and what it will mean...


Sand Talk

by Tyson Yunkaporta HarperAudio (May 12, 2020)

A paradigm-shifting book in the vein of Sapiens that brings a crucial Indigenous perspective to historical and cultural issues of history, education, money, power, and sustainability?and offers a new template...


Rethinking Narcissism

by Dr. Craig Malkin & Kiff Vandenheuvel Harper Wave (July 07, 2015)

Harvard Medical School psychologist and Huffington Post blogger Craig Malkin addresses the "narcissism epidemic," by illuminating the spectrum of narcissism, identifying ways to control the trait, and explaining...


Lucy

by Donald C. Johanson & Maitland Edey Early Man Publishing Company (February 18, 2020)

The story of the discovery of "Lucy"--the oldest, best-preserved skeleton of any erect-walking human ancestor ever found.

When Donald Johanson found a partial skeleton, approximately 3.5 million years old, in...


The Different Drum

by M. Scott Peck Simon & Schuster Audio (September 01, 1987)

For a World in Conflict...

New Hope for Wholeness in the Modern Age!

  • A society of rugged individualists and economic competitors
  • A world of nuclear politics and uncontrollable forces
  • For many, modern living...


Primates of Park Avenue

by Wednesday Martin & Madeleine Maby Simon & Schuster Audio (June 02, 2015)

An instant #1 New York Times bestseller, Primates of Park Avenue is an "amusing, perceptive and...deliciously evil" (The New York Times Book Review) memoir of the most secretive and elite tribe--Manhattan's...


The Silo Effect

by Gillian Tett & Fiona Hardingham Simon & Schuster Audio (September 01, 2015)

Award-winning journalist Gillian Tett ?applies her anthropologist?s lens to the problem of why so many organizations still suffer from a failure to communicate. It?s a profound idea, richly analyzed? (The Wall...


The Geography of Genius

by Eric Weiner Simon & Schuster Audio (January 05, 2016)

Tag along on this New York Times bestselling “witty, entertaining romp” (The New York Times Book Review) as Eric Winer travels the world, from Athens to Silicon Valley?and back through history, too?to show...


The Lion in the Living Room

by Abigail Tucker & Arden Hammersmith Simon & Schuster Audio (October 18, 2016)

A New York Times bestseller about how cats conquered the world and our hearts in this “deep and illuminating perspective on our favorite household companion” (Huffington Post).

House cats rule bedrooms and...


iGen

by Jean M. Twenge & Madeleine Maby Simon & Schuster Audio (August 22, 2017)

As seen in Time, USA TODAY, The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, and on CBS This Morning, BBC, PBS, CNN, and NPR, iGen is crucial reading to understand how the children, teens, and young adults born in the...


Bullshit Jobs

by David Graeber & Christopher Ragland Simon & Schuster Audio (May 15, 2018)

From bestselling writer David Graeber--“a master of opening up thought and stimulating debate” (Slate)--a powerful argument against the rise of meaningless, unfulfilling jobs…and their consequences.

Does...


More Together Than Alone

by Mark Nepo Simon & Schuster Audio (July 17, 2018)

Mark Nepo--the #1 New York Times bestselling author and popular spiritual teacher--“has given us not only a much-needed message of hope and inspiration, but a practical guide on how to build a better tomorrow,...


Rule Makers, Rule Breakers

by Michele Gelfand & Katherine Fenton Simon & Schuster Audio (September 11, 2018)

A celebrated social psychologist offers a radical new perspective on cultural differences that reveals why some countries, cultures, and individuals take rules more seriously and how following the rules influences...


Civilized To Death

by Christopher Ryan Simon & Schuster Audio (October 01, 2019)

The New York Times bestselling coauthor of Sex at Dawn explores the ways in which “progress” has perverted the way we live--how we eat, learn, feel, mate, parent, communicate, work, and die--in this “engaging,...


The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini

by Joe Posnanski & Jacques Roy Simon & Schuster Audio (October 22, 2019)

Joe Posnanski enters the colorful world of Harry Houdini and his legions of devoted fans to explore the illusionist’s impact on global culture?and why his legacy endures to this day.

Nearly a century after...


Wherever You Go

by Daniel Houghton, Corey Brill, James Langton & Kyle Tait et al. Simon & Schuster Audio (November 26, 2019)

From the former CEO of renowned travel guide publisher Lonely Planet, a look at how travel can transform not only the traveler, but also the world.

Imagine your job was to travel the world, then report back on...


The Will to Change

by bell hooks & Janina Edwards Simon & Schuster Audio (February 11, 2020)

Everyone needs to love and be loved -- even men. But to know love, men must be able to look at the ways that patriarchal culture keeps them from knowing themselves, from being in touch with their feelings, from...


First, They Erased Our Name

The Witch

by Ronald Hutton & Gildart Jackson Blackstone Publishing (September 05, 2017)

Why have societies all across the world feared witchcraft? This book delves deeply into its context, beliefs, and origins in Europe's history.

The witch came to prominence--and often a painful death--in early...


Progress

by Johan Norberg & Derek Perkins Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2017)

From an examination of official data from such institutions as the United Nations, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization, Cato Institute Senior Fellow Johan Norberg paints a portrait of a better...


Walking with Abel

by Anna Badkhen & Elisabeth Rodgers Blackstone Publishing (August 04, 2015)

The Fulani are the largest surviving group of nomads on the planet. In Walkingwith Abel, Anna Badkhen embedsherself with a family of Fulani cowboys--nomadic herders in Mali's Sahelgrasslands--as they embark...


The First Signs

by Genevieve von Petzinger & Robin Miles Blackstone Publishing (May 31, 2016)

One of the most significant works on our evolutionary ancestry since Richard Leakey's Origins, The First Signs is the first-ever exploration of the geometric images that accompany most cave art around the world--the...


The World of the Ancient Maya, Second Edition

by John S. Henderson & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The ancient Maya were the only fully literate pre-Colombian people in the Americas. Superb scientists, they developed highly sophisticated mathematics and an intricate and accurate calendar system. Theirs was...


Medieval People

by Eileen Power & Roe Kendall Blackstone Publishing (June 16, 2010)

In this classic of social history, the author describes the lives of five lesser-known men and women of the Middle Ages, as well as one famous one. She draws on account books, records, letters, diaries, and...


Hating Whitey and Other Progressive Causes

by David Horowitz & Jeff Riggenbach Blackstone Publishing (April 22, 2009)

The anti-white racism of the political left remains one of the few taboo subjects in America. In this book, David Horowitz, a former confidante of the Black Panthers, lays bare the liberal attack on “whiteness,”...


Black Rednecks and White Liberals

by Thomas Sowell & Hugh Mann Blackstone Publishing (June 27, 2005)

Black Rednecks and White Liberals is the capstone of decades of outstanding research and writing on racial and cultural issues by Thomas Sowell.

This explosive new book challenges many of the long-held assumptions...


Unfinished People

by Ruth Gay & Anna Fields Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2005)

Nearly three million Jews came to America from Eastern Europe between 1880 and the outbreak of World War I, filled with the hope of life in a new land. Most were young, single, uneducated, and unskilled; many...


The Patterning Instinct

by Jeremy Lent, Derek Perkins & Fritjof Capra Blackstone Publishing (September 19, 2017)

This fresh perspective on crucial questions of history identifies the root metaphors that cultures have used to construct meaning in their world. It offers a glimpse into the minds of a vast range of different...


Slouching towards Gomorrah

by Robert H. Bork & Barrett Whitener Blackstone Publishing (January 26, 2010)

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,...


Information Doesn't Want to Be Free

by Cory Doctorow, Wil Wheaton, Neil Gaiman & Amanda Palmer Cory Doctorow (December 09, 2014)

In sharply argued, fast-moving chapters, CoryDoctorow's Information Doesn't Want to BeFree takes on the state of copyright and creative success in the digitalage. Can small artists still thrive in the Internet...


People of the World

by K. David Harrison, Catherine Herbert Howell, Pam Ward & Spencer Wells Blackstone Publishing (October 25, 2016)

From the heart of National Geographic comes this expansive guide to the clans, tribes, ethnicities, and peoples of the world.

Organized in keeping with our knowledge of the migration of human groups through history,...


Why the Jews?

by Dennis Prager, Joseph Telushkin & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (July 19, 2016)

In this seminal work that has spent more than thirty years in print, Dennis Prager and Joseph Telushkin explain the reasons behind anti-Semitism, the world's preoccupation with the Jews and Israel, and why now...


Race Rules

by Michael Eric Dyson Blackstone Publishing (June 07, 2017)

As a former welfare father who is also an ordained Baptist minister and a Princeton Ph.D., Michael Eric Dyson is one of those rare intellectuals who act not only as interpreters between black and white America...


Dancing in the Streets

by Barbara Ehrenreich & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

From bestselling 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...


Holy Disunity

by Layton E. Williams, Kate Mulligan & Diana Butler Bass Blackstone Publishing (January 07, 2020)

These days, there's no dirtier word than "divisive," especially in religious and political circles. Claiming a controversial opinion, talking about our differences, even sharing our doubts can be seen as threatening...


The Histories

by Caius Cornelius Tacitus, James Adams & W. H. Fyfe Blackstone Publishing (January 24, 2008)

Caius Cornelius Tacitus, a Roman orator and public official, is considered one of the greatest historians as well as one of the greatest prose stylists of the Latin language. In The Histories, he describes and...