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How to Rig an Election

Nic Cheeseman and Brian Klaas

An engrossing analysis of the pseudo-democratic methods employed by despots around the world to retain control Contrary to what is commonly believed, authoritarian leaders who agree to hold elections are...

October 22, 2019, Paper, $15.00

Churchill: Visionary. Statesman. Historian.

John Lukacs

A clear-eyed view of Winston Churchill, the workings of his historical imagination, and his successes and failures as a statesman, by the celebrated historian of World War II and best-selling author of Five...

April 10, 2004, Paper, $15.00

The Spirit of the Buddha

Martine Batchelor

In this slim, enlightening volume, internationally recognized Buddhist teacher Martine Batchelor presents the basic tenets and teachings of the Buddha through a selection of essential texts from the Pali canon, the earliest...

July 27, 2010, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Deceptions and Discoveries

Marjorie E. Wieseman

How do experts spot masterpieces? Paintings are not always signed or noted in historical records, so how can we tell an obscure gem from an altered image? Scientists, conservators and art historians use a range of methods to...

August 31, 2010, Paper, $15.00

A Closer Look: Still Life

Erika Langmuir

What is still life? We are familiar with the objects portrayed but have difficulty explaining the essence of this popular art form. Erika Langmuir examines the special fascination of still life, and what distinguishes it from...

May 3, 2011, Paper, $15.00

Wider Than the Sky

The Phenomenal Gift of Consciousness

Gerald Edelman

How does the firing of neurons give rise to subjective sensations, thoughts, and emotions? How can the disparate domains of mind and body be reconciled? The quest for a scientifically based understanding of consciousness has...

May 10, 2005, Paper, $15.00

Mozart's Third Brain

Göran Sonnevi; Translation, Preface, and Notes by Rika Lesser; Foreword by Rosanna Warren

One of the great poetic masterpieces of the past century, exquisitely translated from the Swedish. Winner of the 2006 Nordic Council’s Literature Prize, Swedish writer Göran Sonnevi is...

April 24, 2012, PB-with Flaps, $15.00

Mark Rothko

Toward the Light in the Chapel

Annie Cohen-Solal

A fascinating exploration of the life and work of one of America’s most famous and enigmatic postwar visual artists Mark Rothko, one of the greatest painters of the twentieth century, was born in the Jewish...

March 22, 2016, Paper, $15.00

The Soul of the First Amendment

Floyd Abrams

A lively and controversial overview by the nation’s most celebrated First Amendment lawyer of the unique protections for freedom of speech in America The right of Americans to voice their beliefs without...

April 24, 2018, Paper, $15.00

David Hume on Morals, Politics, and Society

David Hume; Edited by Angela Coventry and Andrew Valls; With an Introduction by Andrew Valls; With Essays by Mark G. Spencer, Elizabeth S. Radcliffe, Frederick G. Whelan, and Peter Vanderschraaf and Andrew Valls

A compact and accessible edition of Hume’s political and moral writings with essays by a distinguished set of contributors A key figure of the Scottish Enlightenment, David Hume was a major influence on...

October 23, 2018, Paper, $15.00

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