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How Soccer Explains The World: An Unlikely Theory Of Globalization
How Soccer Explains The World
An Unlikely Theory Of Globalization
Paperback      ISBN: 0060731427
Casting soccer as a metaphor representative of today's world issues, an analysis of the sport's reflection of history as well as its modern influence identifies commonalities between tribalism and globalization, explaining how such factors as terrorism, poverty, racism, and religion contribute to how the game is played today. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Killing Yourself To Live: 85% Of A True Story
Killing Yourself To Live
85% Of A True Story
Hardcover      ISBN: 0743264452
The pop culture author of Fargo Rock City and Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs recounts his more than 6,500-mile journey across America, during which he visited the sites of famous rock star deaths and experienced philosophical changes of perspective. 100,000 first printing.
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder
Mr. Wilson's Cabinet of Wonder
Paperback      ISBN: 0679764895
The author takes readers on a tour of his personal museum of natural oddities and optical illusions as he explores the imaginative origins of art and science
Ink: The Not-Just-Skin-Deep Guide To Getting A Tattoo
Ink
The Not-Just-Skin-Deep Guide To Getting A Tattoo
Paperback      ISBN: 0451215141
An entertaining, fact-filled handbook for anyone considering whether or not to get a tattoo furnishes practical suggestions on how to select the right tattoo, find a tattoo artist, the long-term effects of tattooing one's body, health concerns, and more. Original.
The Shere Hite Reader: New & Selected Writings on Sex, Globalization and Private Life
The Shere Hite Reader
New & Selected Writings on Sex, Globalization and Private Life
Paperback      ISBN: 1583225684
“In this fascinating exploration, [The Shere Hite Reader] moves beyond the clichés of what pleases men and women and explores how attitudes on sex and pleasure have evolved and continue to evolve.
Fooling With Words: A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft
Fooling With Words
A Celebration of Poets and Their Craft
Paperback      ISBN: 0688177921
A collection of poems and conversations with poets at the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival presents a fascinating picture of how poets create their art, in an anthology that explores the significance of poetry in modern live. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World
Take the Cannoli
Stories from the New World
Paperback      ISBN: 0743205405
Take the Cannoli is a moving and wickedly funny collection of personal stories stretching across the immense landscape of the American scene. Vowell tackles subjects such as identity, politics, religion, art, and history with a biting humor. She searches the streets of Hoboken for traces of the town's favorite son, Frank Sinatra. She goes under cover of heavy makeup in an investigation of goth culture, blasts cannonballs into a hillside on a father-daughter outing, and maps her family's haunted history on a road trip down the Trail of Tears. Vowell has an irresistible voice -- caustic and sympathetic, insightful and double-edged -- that has attracted a loyal following for her magazine writing and radio monologues on This American Life.
The Vanishing Hitchhiker: American Urban Legends and Their Meanings
The Vanishing Hitchhiker
American Urban Legends and Their Meanings
Paperback      ISBN: 0393951693
Presents a collection of examples of major American urban legends, one of the most common forms of contemporary American folklore, and explains their popular appeal
Plan of Attack
Plan of Attack
Hardcover      ISBN: 074325547x
Details the sixteen months of planning and decision making between President Bush, his war council, and key foreign leaders leading up to the 2003 war in Iraq and the toppling of Saddam Hussein's regime.
Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds
Extraordinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds
Paperback      ISBN: 051788433x
A complete repackaging of the classic work about grand-scale madness, major schemes, and bamboozlement--and the universal human susceptibility to all three. This informative, funny collection encompasses a broad range of manias and deceptions, from witch burnings to the Great Crusades to the prophecies of Nostradamus.