A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster

by Rebecca Solnit

The most startling thing about disasters is not merely that so many people rise to the occasion, but that they do so ...

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Wanderlust: A History of Walking

by Rebecca Solnit

Drawing together histories of anatomical evolution and city design, of treadmills and labyrinths, walking clubs and ...

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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

by Robert A. Caro

This tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping) of twentieth-century New York, and makes public what ...

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$20 Superpack: Decolonize Yourself

by Super Pack! , Sascha Altman DuBrul, J Gerlach, Anne Elizabeth Moore and Just Seeds

How can we decolonize the world when colonialist attitudes of self and other are so deeply embedded in our psyches? ...

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One Chord Wonders: Power and Meaning in Punk Rock

by Dave Laing

One of punk’s most significant political achievements was to expose the operations of power in British ...

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Swearing: A Social History of Foul Language, Oaths and Profanity in English

by Geoffrey Hughes

Admit it: we all love to swear. And here's the history of just how much we always have. Tracing the history of ...

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The Rock & Roll of San Francisco's East Bay, 1950-1980

by Cory M. Linstrum

"For every successful local group that ever packed the Fillmore, Avalon, or Winterland Ballrooms, there were dozens of ...

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Introducing Fascism: A Graphic Guide

by Stuart Hood and Litza Jansz

A fascinating graphic guide to the political movements and philosophical roots of fascism, tracing the origins of its ...

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Introducing Philosophy: A Graphic Guide

by Judy Groves and Dave Robinson

What is the true nature of reality? What are human beings really like? What is all that special about the human mind ...

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Introducing Time: A Graphic Guide

by Craig Callender and Ralph Edney

Ever ask yourself "What is time"? Ever question the possibility of time travel? Or if the future even exists? If you ...

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1493: Uncovering the New World Columbus Created

by Charles C. Mann

From the bestselling author of 1491, this is a deeply engaging new history of how European settlements in the ...

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1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

by Charles C. Mann

Contrary to what Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine ...

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Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City

by Olivier Balez and Pierre Christin

From the subway to the skyscraper, from Manhattan’s financial district to the Long Island suburbs, every inch of ...

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Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects

by Amy Stewart

In this dark and comical look at the sinister side of our relationship with the natural world, Stewart has tracked down ...

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Maximum RocknRoll #382

by Lydia Phelps and Various

The classic (maga)zine for networking in the punk community for the last thirty years. Plenty of excellent columns, ...

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Wicked Plants: The Weed That Killed Lincoln's Mother and Other Botanical Atrocities

by Amy Stewart

A tree that sheds poison daggers. A glistening red seed that stops the heart. A shrub that causes paralysis. A vine ...

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Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned"

by Lena Dunham

Intensely straightforward and honest, Lena Dunham describes and explores the experiences in her life that have made her ...

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Underground Passages: Anarchist Resistance Culture, 1848–2011

by Jesse Cohn

What anarchists demand from art is what they demand from all aspects of their political lives: that it should, as ...

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Feminist Economics: how the man tries to keep us down

by Sadie Sigford

Ever wondered why women statistically earn less than men, on average? Ever wondered where that started? Well, this ...

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How to Sew a Button: And Other Nifty Things Your Grandmother Knew

by Erin Bried

It's an unfortunate fact of life that many of us “outsource” basic tasks. Food is instant, ready-made, and ...

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Kittie Knox Remembered

by Joe Biel

Katherine “Kittie” T Knox (1874-1900) challenged perceptions of race and gender in the national spotlight from a ...

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Designa: Technical Secrets of the Traditional Visual Arts

by Wooden Books

From the geometric patterns of Islamic art to the swirling floral motifs of Celtic designs, Designa brings together the ...

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Who I Am: A Memoir

by Pete Townshend

A memoir by rock guitarist and composer Pete Townshend of the Who, this book chronicles Townshend's upbringing in ...

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Dads Are the Original Hipsters

by Brad Getty

He listened to vinyl before you did; he drank whiskey before you did; he had a mustache before you did. Admit it: ...

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One Thousand Mustaches: A Cultural History of the Mo

by Allan Peterkin

One Thousand Mustaches is both a lighthearted cultural history and an earnest style manual. It's the story of the ...

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Sticker #325: Conan Doyle quote

by Elly Blue

"When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth ...

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$20 Superpack: Community Justice

by Super Pack!

We agree, these are frustrating times. Between what's happening in Ferguson, striking workers at Walmart, resistance to ...

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Hew, Screw, and Glue: How Stuff Is Made

by James Innes-Smith

Did you know that the sap from the Hevea brasiliensis species of tree is transformed into condoms? That lipstick was ...

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Punk USA: The Rise and Fall of Lookout Records

by Kevin Prested

Through hundreds of exclusive and original interviews, Punk USA documents the empire that was built overnight as ...

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Grandmothers of Austin poster

by Stockyard Institute and Just Seeds

The Austin community is on Chicago’s Far West Side and is anchored by a group of women who look out over their ...

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