Culture


New Releases Tagged "Culture"

Gutenberg's Apprentice
On Immunity: An Inoculation
Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden Age of American Cinema
Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
The Birth of Korean Cool: How One Nation is Conquering the World Through Pop Culture
My Grandfather's Gallery: A Family Memoir of Art and War

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  • Bombyonder by Reb Livingston
    Bombyonder
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    Release date: Nov 01, 2014
    Some kind of war happened at some time or another and continued for quite some time to come. So begins Bombyonder, Reb Livingston’s blistering, kaleid…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Sep 09 - Nov 01, 2014
    10 copies available, 463 people requesting
    Countries available: US and CA
  • Jaya Nepal! by Martin David Hughes
    Jaya Nepal!
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    Release date: Oct 15, 2014
    Jaya Nepal! is at once a celebration of the incredible Nepali spirit and an intriguing tale of redemption that captivates and entertains.

    Set in frene…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 14 - Nov 10, 2014
    3 copies available, 117 people requesting
    Countries available: US, CA, and GB more
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  • I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel by Caryn Yacowitz
    I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Dreidel
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    Release date: Aug 26, 2014
    You've never seen Chanukah or the "I Know an Old Lady" story like this before . . . through hilarious takes on the world's greatest works of art!

    A fa…more View Details »
    Giveaway dates: Oct 06 - Nov 16, 2014
    20 copies available, 265 people requesting
    Countries available: US
  • Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
    Bad Feminist: Essays
    Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory
    We Are Not Ourselves
    Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
    To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
    A House in the Sky
    The Book of Unknown Americans
    The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry
    Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea
    No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
    I Hunt Killers (Jasper Dent, #1)
    The Ghost Bride
    The Orenda
    At Home: A Short History of Private Life
    The Prince by Niccolò MachiavelliBrunelleschi's Dome by Ross KingThe Birth of Venus by Sarah DunantThe House of Medici by Christopher HibbertThe Swerve by Stephen Greenblatt
    The Renaissance
    151 books — 67 voters
    Shōgun by James ClavellMemoirs of a Geisha by Arthur GoldenTai-Pan by James ClavellThe Good Earth by Pearl S. BuckA Passage to India by E.M. Forster
    Transcultural Fiction
    272 books — 151 voters


    Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything (Freakonomics, #1)
    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
    Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
    The Kite Runner
    The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
    Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs: A Low Culture Manifesto
    Assuming Names (Criminal Mischief #1)
    Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
    Memoirs of a Geisha
    Outliers: The Story of Success
    The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals
    A Thousand Splendid Suns
    Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
    The Elephant Tree
    The Zombie Room

    Malcolm Gladwell
    Malcolm Gladwell Outliers: The Story of Success
    [Outliers] was conceived in a period in which CEOs were bringing down huge paychecks, patting themselves on the back, and arguing that they deserved it and that their success was of their own making. I was curious about that — is it true? Is it a fair assessment to say that highly successful people deserve all the credit for their achievement?
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    E.B. White
    I am pessimistic about the human race because it is too ingenious for its own good. Our approach to nature is to beat it into submission. We would stand a better chance of survival if we accommodated ourselves to this planet and viewed it appreciatively instead of skeptically and dictatorially.
    E.B. White

    Naomi Wolf
    What becomes of a man who acquires a beautiful woman, with her "beauty" his sole target? He sabotages himself. He has gained no friend, no ally, no mutual trust: She knows quite well why she has been chosen. He has succeeded in buying something: the esteem of other men who find such an acquisition impressive.
    Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

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