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...

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...

Black Horizon

The gates between life and death have been opened. Musician Jack Logan holds the key. In the streets of New York, he brought a man back from the dead—in plain and shocking...

The Kennedy Curse Why Tragedy Has Haunted America's First Family for 150 Years

Death was merciful to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for it spared her a parent's worst nightmare: the loss of a child. But if Jackie had lived to see her son, JFK Jr., perish in a...

Improbable Patriot The Secret History of Monsieur de Beaumarchais, the French Playwright Who Saved the American Revolution

Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais was an eighteenth-century French inventor, famed playwright, and upstart near-aristocrat in the court of King Louis XVI. In 1776, he...

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