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Driving with Plato

by Robert Rowland Smith Free Press (February 22, 2011)

Learn to ride a bicycle with Einstein, have your first kiss with Kant, get your first job with Adam Smith, and weather midlife with Dante. Let history's greatest minds illuminate life's turning points.

In Breakfast...


Bloodlust

by Russell Jacoby Free Press (April 05, 2011)

THROUGHOUT HISTORY AND ACROSS CULTURES, the most common form of violence is that between family members and neighbors or kindred communities--in civil wars writ large and small. From assault to genocide, from...


Game Frame: Using Games as a Strategy for Success

by Aaron Dignan Free Press (January 10, 2011)

Ever wonder why teens can spend entire weekends playing video games but struggle with just one hour of homework? Why we're addicted to certain websites and steal glances at our smartphones under the dinner table?...


World Wide Mind

by Michael Chorost Free Press (December 17, 2010)

What if digital communication felt as real as being touched?

This question led Michael Chorost to explore profound new ideas triggered by lab research around the world, and the result is the book you now hold....


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...


The Rules of Sociological Method: And Selected Texts on Sociology and its Method

by Emile Durkheim & Steven Lukes Free Press (February 25, 2014)

Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim's masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar...


The Division of Labor in Society

by Emile Durkheim & Steven Lukes Free Press (February 25, 2014)

Revised for the first time in over thirty years, this edition of Emile Durkheim's masterful work on the nature and scope of sociology is updated with a new introduction and improved translation by leading scholar...


Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiat

by Michael Alan Taylor Free Press (July 06, 2010)

The Neuropsychiatric Guide to Modern Everyday Psychiatry presents a new view of psychiatry, melding traditional biologic, neuro-, and descriptive psychiatry into a broad neuropsychiatric approach to diagnosis...


The Geography of Thought

by Richard Nisbett Free Press (October 26, 2010)

A "landmark book" (Robert J. Sternberg, president of the American Psychological Association) by one of the world's preeminent psychologists that proves human behavior is not "hard-wired" but a function of culture....


Touched With Fire

by Kay Redfield Jamison Free Press (October 18, 1996)

The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind.

One of the foremost psychologists...


Psychology of Hope

by C.R. Snyder Free Press (May 11, 2010)

Why do some people lead positive, hope-filled lives, while others wallow in pessimism? In The Psychology of Hope, a professor of psychology reveals the specific character traits that produce highly hopeful individuals....


Handbook of Stress, 2nd Ed

by Leo Goldberger & Shlomo Breznitz Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Presenting authoritative, up-to-date information in convenient handbook form, this premier reference covers an extensive range of current topics on the causes, symptoms, and treatments of stress. In this second...


Culture of Hope

by Frederick Turner Free Press (February 01, 1995)

As we approach the new millenium, the moral, intellectual,and spiritual crisis of our time is visible most plainly in the sickness of the arts. The "postmodern" cultural establishment is philosophically empty...


Virtues of the Family

by Jacob Joshua Ross Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Since the sexual revolution, the traditional family's moral authority has been the subject of an increasingly politicized debate. The family's detractors have viewed it as an arbitrary social arrangement which...


Wet Mind

by Stephen M. Kosslyn Free Press (May 11, 2010)

How do our brains allow us to recognize objects and locate them accurately in space, use mental imagery to remember yesterday's breakfast, read, understand speech, learn to dance, and recall a new telephone...


Unlimited Power

by Tony Robbins Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Anthony Robbins calls it the new science of personal achievement. You'll call it the best thing that ever happened to you.

If you have ever dreamed of a better life, Unlimited Power will show you how to achieve...


Defying the Crowd

by Robert J. Sternberg & Todd I. Lubart Free Press (January 15, 2002)

World renowned psychologist Robert Sternberg presents a fresh and compelling picture of the creative process from the inception of an idea to its ultimate success. With illuminating examples, Sternberg reveals...


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....


Shame

by Michael Lewis Free Press (August 08, 1995)

Shame, the quintessential human emotion, received little attention during the years in which the central forces believed to be motivating us were identified as primitive instincts like sex and aggression. Now,...


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...


Theories of the Universe

by Milton K. Munitz Free Press (June 30, 2008)

The theoretical physicist shares his latest thoughts on the nature of space and time in this anthology of selections from Princeton University Press. Along with eminent colleagues, Hawking extends theoretical...


Understanding Human Values

by Milton Rokeach Free Press (June 30, 2008)

This volume presents theoretical, methodological, and empirical advances in understanding, and also in the effects of understanding, individual and societal values.


When Battered Women Kill

by Angela Browne Free Press (June 30, 2008)

A compassionate look at 42 battered women who felt "locked in with danger and so desperate that they killed a man they loved"; scholarly and compelling.


Death, Grief, and Mourning

by John S. Stephenson Free Press (April 01, 1985)

How do Americans cope with death? Do our feelings about dying influence the way we live? How are our ideas of death different from those of our ancestors?

These questions and others are addressed in this innovative...


Ready or Not

by Kay S. Hymowitz Free Press (June 30, 2008)

"Children today grow up so fast!" How often we hear those words, uttered both in frustrated good humor and in dumbfounded astonishment. Every day the American people hear about kids doing things, both good and...


What Kids Buy

by Robert H Reiher & Daniel Acuff Free Press (June 30, 2008)

If you're in the business of marketing or developing products and programs for kids, What Kids Buy and Why belongs in your office.

How can you create outstanding products and programs that will win in the marketplace...


Philosophy of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

by Richard H. Popkin Free Press (January 01, 1966)

A short anthology of philosophers of the sixteenth and seventeenth century, which includes the most important philosophical writings from Europe during this period.

Part of the Readings in the History of Philosophy...


Rethinking Psychiatry

by Arthur Kleinman Free Press (June 30, 2008)

In this book, Kleinman proposes an international view of mental illness and mental care.

Arthur Kleinman, M.D., examines how the prevalence and nature of disorders vary in different cultures, how clinicians make...


Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives

by John E. Douglas, Ann W. Burgess & Robert K. Ressler Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Who are the men committing the rising number of serial homicides in the U.S. -- and why do they kill? The increase in these violent crimes over the past decade has created an urgent need for more and better...


Toward a More Natural Science

by Leon R. Kass Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Kass shows how the promise and the peril of our time are inextricably linked with the promise and the peril of modern science.

The relation between the pursuit of knowledge and the conduct of life--between science...


Family Healing

by Salvador Minuchin & Michael P. Nichols Free Press (April 01, 1998)

At the center of people's lives is the family, which can be and should be a haven from the harshness of the outside world. Unfortunately, the source of people's greatest hope for happiness often turns out to...


From Paralysis to Fatigue

by Edward Shorter Free Press (June 30, 2008)

The first book to put the physical symptoms of stress in their historical and cultural context.

This fascinating history of psychosomatic disorders shows how patients throughout the centuries have produced symptoms...


Sleep Thieves

by Stanley Coren Free Press (April 03, 1997)

An eye-opening and engrossing exploration into the science and mysteries of sleep and sleeplessness from the bestselling author of The Intelligence of Dogs.

Is there some way to determine if you are getting enough...


Self-Empowerment Journal

by Gary Zukav & Linda Francis Free Press (June 30, 2008)

The journal that transforms a reading book into a life-changing personal experience.

The Self-Empowerment Journal is the perfect companion to Gary Zukav and Linda Francis's The Mind of the Soul: Responsible Choice...


Critique of Judgement

by Immanuel Kant Free Press (June 30, 2008)

A refreshing approach to the study of major Western philosophers. Introductory essays by noted scholars enliven each volume with insights into the human side of the great thinkers, and provide authoritative...


an Handbook for Treatment of Attachment Problems in C: An Historical Compendium of Pitching, Pitchers

by Beverly James Free Press (September 12, 1994)

Attachment Disorder occurs when a child has difficulty establishing new attachments if old ones are severely disrupted, and it is typically seen in victims of various types of trauma. This text seeks to explain...


How We Know What Isn't So

by Thomas Gilovich Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Thomas Gilovich offers a wise and readable guide to the fallacy of the obvious in everyday life.

When can we trust what we believe--that "teams and players have winning streaks," that "flattery works," or that...


To Show and to Tell: The Craft of Literary Nonfiction

by Phillip Lopate Free Press (January 22, 2013)

Distinguished author Phillip Lopate, editor of the celebrated anthology The Art of the Personal Essay, is universally acclaimed as "one of our best personal essayists" (Dallas Morning News). Here, combining...


Science And Human Behavior

by B.F Skinner Free Press (December 18, 2012)

The psychology classic--a detailed study of scientific theories of human nature and the possible ways in which human behavior can be predicted and controlled--from one of the most influential behaviorists of...


The Cult of Trump

by Steven Hassan Free Press (October 15, 2019)

One of America’s leading experts in cults and mind-control provides an eye-opening analysis of Trump and the indoctrination tactics he uses to build a fanatical devotion in his supporters.

Over the past two...


The Cult of Trump

by Steven Hassan Free Press (October 15, 2019)

A masterful and eye-opening examination of Trump and the coercive control tactics he uses to build a fanatical devotion in his supporters written by “an authority on breaking away from cults…an argument...


The Little Blue Book

by George Lakoff & Elisabeth Wehling Free Press (June 19, 2012)

The indispensable handbook for Democrats

Voters cast their ballots for what they believe is right, for the things that make moral sense. Yet Democrats have too often failed to use language linking their moral...


Risk Intelligence

by Dylan Evans Free Press (April 17, 2012)

We must make judgments all the time when we can't be certain of the risks. Should we have that elective surgery? Trust the advice of our financial adviser? Take that new job we've been offered? How worried should...


The Dangerous Passion

by David M. Buss Free Press (February 14, 2000)

Why do men and women cheat on each other? How do men really feel when their partners have sex with other men? What worries women more -- men who turn to other women for love or men who simply want sexual variety...


Losing Moses on the Freeway

by Chris Hedges Free Press (June 07, 2005)

The 10 Commandments -- the laws given to Moses by God -- are beyond the scope of human law. They are rules meant to hold us together but, when dishonored, they lead to discord and violence.

In this fierce,...


Healing the Hardware of the Soul

by Daniel Amen Free Press (September 16, 2008)

Dr. Daniel Amen's breakthrough brain-healing program has helped hundreds of thousands to overcome depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and attention deficit disorder. The maverick author of Change...


Lapdogs

by Eric Boehlert Free Press (May 11, 2006)

Lapdogs is the first book to demonstrate that, for the entire George W. Bush presidency, the news media have utterly failed in their duty as watchdog for the public. In blistering prose, Eric Boehlert reveals...


A Letter in the Scroll

by Rabbi Jonathan Sacks Free Press (February 14, 2001)

For too long, Jews have defined themselves in light of the bad things that have happened to them. And it is true that, many times in the course of history, they have been nearly decimated: when the First and...


Soul to Soul

by Gary Zukav Free Press (October 23, 2007)

In Soul to Soul, Gary Zukav, author of the monumental bestseller The Seat of the Soul, addresses some of the most significant questions about the human experience -- from "Why is life so difficult?" to "How...


Embracing the Wide Sky

by Daniel Tammet Free Press (January 06, 2009)

Owner of "the most remarkable mind on the planet," (according to Entertainment Weekly) Daniel Tammet captivated readers and won worldwide critical acclaim with the 2007 New York Times bestselling memoir, Born...