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Written by HAROLD S. KUSHNER

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 09/06/2016

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17345-2

In this compassionate and deeply personal work, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner distills his experiences as a twenty-first-century rabbi into nine essential takeaways. Offering readers a lifetime’s worth of spiritual food for thought, pragmatic advice, and strength for trying times, he gives fresh, vital insight into belief, conscience, mercy, and more. Grounded in Kushner’s brilliant readings of scripture, history, and popular culture, Nine Essential Things I’ve Learned About Life is practical,...

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Written by HAROLD S. KUSHNER

Format: Hardcover, 192 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 09/01/2015

Price: $23.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-35409-7

From the beloved author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People, deeply moving and illuminating reflections on what it means to live a good life. 

As a congregational rabbi for half a century and the best-selling author of twelve books on faith, ethics, and how to apply the timeless wisdom of religious thought to everyday challenges, Rabbi Harold S. Kushner has demonstrated time and again his understanding of the human spirit. In this compassionate new work, his most personal since When Bad...

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THE DALAI LAMA'S VISION FOR OUR WORLD
Written by DANIEL GOLEMAN
Introduction by DALAI LAMA

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Bantam

On Sale: 06/23/2015

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-553-39489-4

For more than half a century, in such books as The Art of Happiness and The Dalai Lama’s Little Book of Inner Peace, the Dalai Lama has guided us along the path to compassion and taught us how to improve our inner lives. In A Force for Good, with the help of his longtime friend Daniel Goleman, the New York Times bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence, the Dalai Lama explains how to turn our compassionate energy outward. This revelatory and inspiring work provides a singular vision for...

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Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Illustrated by RYAN DUNLAVEY

Format: Hardcover, 352 pages

Publisher: Dark Horse Books

On Sale: 10/28/2014

Price: $29.99

ISBN: 978-1-616-55539-9

The definitive tenth-anniversary edition of Fred Van Lente and Ryan Dunlavey's award-winning, best-selling Action Philosophers!

Study the tenets of Plato, the wrestling superstar from ancient Greece, learn the lessons of Nietzsche, the original übermensch, and meditate on the messages of Bodhidharma, a kung fu master. Laugh, learn, laugh some more, and ponder the messages of history's great thinkers as Van Lente and Dunlavey deliver this comprehensive cartoon history from the pre-Socratics...

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Written by WALTER BENJAMIN
Edited by LECIA ROSENTHAL
Translator JONATHAN LUTES

Format: Hardcover, 424 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 10/28/2014

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68575-4

Walter Benjamin was fascinated by the impact of new technology on culture, an interest that extended beyond his renowned critical essays. From 1927 to ’33, he wrote and presented something in the region of eighty broadcasts using the new medium of radio. Radio Benjamin gathers the surviving transcripts, which appear here for the first time in English. This eclectic collection demonstrates the range of Benjamin’s thinking and his enthusiasm for popular sensibilities. His celebrated...

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A GLOBAL HISTORY OF ETHICS
Written by KENAN MALIK

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Melville House

On Sale: 09/02/2014

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-1-612-19403-5

In this remarkable and groundbreaking book, Kenan Malik explores the history of moral thought as it has developed over three millennia, from Homer’s Greece to Mao’s China, from ancient India to modern America. It tells the stories of the great philosophers, and breathes life into their ideas, while also challenging many of our most cherished moral beliefs.

Engaging and provocative, The Quest for a Moral Compass confronts some of humanity’s deepest questions. Where do values come from? Is God...

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SPINOZA AND MARX ON DESIRE
Written by FREDERIC LORDON

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 06/03/2014

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68160-2

Why do people work for other people? This seemingly naïve question is at the heart of Lordon's argument. To complement Marx's partial answers, especially in the face of the disconcerting spectacle of the engaged, enthusiastic employee, Lordon brings to bear a "Spinozist anthropology" that reveals the fundamental role of affects and passions in the employment relationship, reconceptualizing capitalist exploitation as the capture and remolding of desire. A thoroughly materialist reading of...

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A THEORY
Written by AARON JAMES

Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 04/22/2014

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-17135-9

What does it mean for someone to be an asshole? The answer is not obvious, despite the fact that we are often stuck dealing with people for whom there is no better name. We try to avoid them, but assholes are everywhere—at work, at home, on the road, in the public sphere—and we struggle to comprehend why exactly someone should be acting like that.
 
Asshole management begins with asshole understanding. Finally giving us the concepts to discern why assholes disturb us so, philosopher Aaron...

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THE INSIDE STORY OF THE COMPANIES WE THINK WE LOVE
Written by FRAN HAWTHORNE

Format: Trade Paperback, pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 03/19/2013

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-00060-1

Consumers are told that when they put on an American Apparel t-shirt, leggings, jeans, gold bra, or other item, they look hot. Not only do they look good, but they can also feel good because they are helping US workers earn a decent wage (never mind that some of those female workers have accused their boss of sexual harassment). And when shoppers put on a pair of Timberlands, they feel fashionable and as green as the pine forest they might trek through–that is, until they’re reminded that...

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A HISTORY OF THE FBI
Written by TIM WEINER

Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks

On Sale: 02/26/2013

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-97923-7

Enemies is the first definitive history of the FBI’s secret intelligence operations, from an author whose work on the Pentagon and the CIA won him the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.

Praise for Enemies:
“Pulitzer-Prize–winning author Tim Weiner has written a riveting inside account of the FBI’s secret machinations that goes so deep into the Agency’s skullduggery, readers will feel they are tapping the phones along with J. Edgar Hoover. This is a book that every American who cares...

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WHAT IT IS AND HOW TO COMBAT IT
Written by ALAN WOLFE

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 09/04/2012

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-47301-1

A timely, eye-opening examination of political evil, a concept widely misunderstood and desperately in need of clarification in our ever more chaotic world.

In an age of genocide, terrorism, ethnic cleansing, and torture, evil threatens us in ways radically different from tsunamis and financial panics. Nature unleashes its wrath and people rush to help the victims. Evil shows its face and we are paralyzed over how to respond.

It was not always this way. During the twentieth century, thinkers...

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UNMAKING AMERICA'S WATER CRISIS
Written by CYNTHIA BARNETT

Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 09/04/2012

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-00328-2

Selected for Summit County (Colorado) Reads

Americans see water as abundant and cheap: we turn on the faucet and out it gushes, for less than a penny a gallon. We use more water than any other culture in the world, much to quench what’s now our largest crop–the lawn. Yet most Americans cannot name the river or aquifer that flows to our taps, irrigates our food, and produces our electricity. And most don’t realize these freshwater sources are in deep trouble.

Blue Revolution exposes the truth...

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