In Praise of the Useless Life A Monk's Memoir

Monastic life and its counter-cultural wisdom come alive in the stories and lessons of Br. Paul Quenon, OCSO, during his more than five decades as a Trappist at the Abbey of...

The Enchantments of Mammon How Capitalism Became the Religion of Modernity

If socialists and Wall Street bankers can agree on anything, it is the extreme rationalism of capital. Ignoring the motive force of the spirit, capitalism rejects the...

Jefferson's Muslim Fugitives The Lost Story of Enslaved Africans, their Arabic Letters, and an American President

On October 3, 1807, Thomas Jefferson was contacted by an unknown traveler urgently pleading for a private "interview" with the president, promising to disclose "a matter of...

The Good Family Fitzgerald

The Fitzgeralds are buttressed by wealth and privilege, but they are also buffeted by crisis after crisis, many of their own creation. Even so, they live large, in love and in...

Diderot And The Art Of Thinking Freely

Denis Diderot is often associated with the decades-long battle to bring the world's first comprehensive Encyclopédie into existence. But his most daring writing took place in the...

The Tragedy of Benedict Arnold An American Life

A vivid and timely re-examination of one of young America's most complicated figures: the war hero turned infamous traitor, Benedict Arnold.Proud and talented, history now...

Witchcraft Activism A Toolkit for Magical Resistance

A hands-on guide from an experienced activist with tips on everything from joining activist groups to conjuring spells for self-protection.There is a movement on the rise, one...

Impeached The Trial of President Andrew Johnson and the Fight for Lincoln's Legacy

In 1868 Congress impeached President Andrew Johnson of Tennessee, the man who had succeeded the murdered Lincoln, bringing the nation to the brink of a second civil war. Enraged...

Sins of the Son

When a hideous murder makes the headlines, a barrage of questions usually appears in its wake: Why did this happen? Could it have been prevented? What kind of family was the...

The Puzzle Palace Inside the National Security Agency, America's Most Secret Intelligence Organization

In this remarkable tour de force of investigative reporting, James Bamford exposes the inner workings of America's largest, most secretive, and arguably most intrusive...

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