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The End of the Myth: From the Frontier to the Border Wall in the Mind of America

Greg Grandin

$18.00 $16.56

WINNER OF THE 2020 PULITZER PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION: Acclaimed historian Greg Grandin explores the meaning of the frontier throughout the full sweep of U.S. history - from the American Revolution to the election of 2016. Trump's border wall may never be built, but it will survive as an allegorical tombstone marking the end of American exceptionalism.

Notes from an Apocalypse: A Personal Journey to the End of the World and Back

Mark O'Connell

$27.95 $25.71

We are living in a time of worst-case scenarios. How are we to live in the shadow of such a grim future? What does the world hold for our children? What might it be like to live through the worst? And what is anybody doing about it?

The Sword and the Shield: The Revolutionary Lives of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

Peniel E. Joseph

$30.00 $27.60

A dual biography of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King. Peniel E. Joseph reveals a nuanced portrait of two men who, despite markedly different backgrounds, inspired and pushed each other throughout their adult lives. A history, not only of Malcolm and Martin, but also of the movement and era they came to define.

Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth: The President's Falsehoods, Misleading Claims and Flat-Out Lies

The Washington Post Fact Checker Staff

$20.00 $18.40

The only comprehensive compilation and analysis of the more than 16,000 fallacious statements that Trump has uttered since the day of his inauguration.

Biography of Resistance: The Epic Battle Between People and Pathogens

Muhammad H. Zaman

$28.99 $26.67

A riveting and timely look at why and how mutating bacteria have developed a resistance to all known antibiotics. Both a story of science and evolution and a clarion call to address the biggest public health threat of our time.

Wow, No Thank You.: Essays

Samantha Irby

$15.95 $14.67

A new essay collection from the smart, edgy, unabashedly raunchy Samantha Irby. This is one of our culture's most hilariously scathing critics at her most riotous and relatable.

Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

Patrick Radden Keefe

$16.95 $15.59

A spellbinding account of a murder and its consequences set during Northern Ireland's brutal civil strife. A piercing inquiry into the nature of political violence and its aftermath.

Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest Nuclear Disaster

Adam Higginbotham

$19.00 $17.48

The definitive account of the most momentous man-made disaster of the 20th century. A complex and terrifying story of human resilience and ingenuity confronting government incompetence.

The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming

David Wallace-Wells

$18.00 $16.56

David Wallace-Wells brings into stark relief the climate troubles that await: food shortages, refugee emergencies, and other crises that will reshape the globe. Journalism of the highest order.

Everything in Its Place: First Loves and Last Tales

Oliver Sacks

$16.95 $15.59

The late, great Oliver Sacks' fascination with human behavior at its most unexpected and unfamiliar resounds through his final collection of essays. Piercingly insightful and delightfully strange.