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Try to Love the Questions Try to Love the Questions: From Debate to Dialogue in Classrooms and Life Lara Schwartz

An essential guide to dialogue in the college classroom and beyond

Speak Freely Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech Keith E. Whittington

Why colleges and universities live or die by free speech

Talking Cure Talking Cure: An Essay on the Civilizing Power of Conversation Paula Marantz Cohen

An invigorating exploration of the pleasures and social benefits of conversation

How to Do the Right Thing How to Do the Right Thing: An Ancient Guide to Treating People Fairly Seneca

How ancient Stoicism can help teach us to treat others—and ourselves—more fairly and mercifully

How to Keep an Open Mind How to Keep an Open Mind: An Ancient Guide to Thinking Like a Skeptic Sextus Empiricus

How ancient skepticism can help you attain tranquility by learning to suspend judgment

How to Win an Argument How to Win an Argument: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Persuasion Marcus Tullius Cicero

Timeless techniques of effective public speaking from ancient Rome's greatest orator

Guardrails Guardrails: Guiding Human Decisions in the Age of AI Urs Gasser and Viktor Mayer-Schönberger

How society can shape individual actions in times of uncertainty

The Last Human Job The Last Human Job: The Work of Connecting in a Disconnected World Allison J. Pugh

A timely and urgent argument for preserving the work that connects us in the age of automation

The Importance of Being Educable The Importance of Being Educable: A New Theory of Human Uniqueness Leslie Valiant

In the age of AI, why our future depends on better understanding what makes us human

Failures of Forgiveness Failures of Forgiveness: What We Get Wrong and How to Do Better Myisha Cherry

Philosopher Myisha Cherry teaches us the right ways to deal with wrongdoing in our lives and the world

Viral Justice Viral Justice: How We Grow the World We Want Ruha Benjamin

From the author of Race After Technology, an inspiring vision of how we can build a more just world—one small change at a time

“A true gift to our movements for justice.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow

The Fire Is upon Us The Fire Is upon Us: James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America Nicholas Buccola

"A great read."—Whoopi Goldberg, The View

How the clash between the civil rights firebrand and the father of modern conservatism continues to illuminate America's racial divide

The Campus Color Line The Campus Color Line: College Presidents and the Struggle for Black Freedom Eddie R. Cole

"A stunning and ambitious origins story."—Ibram X. Kendi, National Book Award–winning and #1 New York Times–bestselling author

The remarkable history of how college presidents shaped the struggle for racial equality

Privilege and Punishment Privilege and Punishment: How Race and Class Matter in Criminal Court Matthew Clair

How the attorney-client relationship favors the privileged in criminal court—and denies justice to the poor and to working-class people of color

Getting Something to Eat in Jackson Getting Something to Eat in Jackson: Race, Class, and Food in the American South Joseph C. Ewoodzie Jr.

James Beard Foundation Book Award Nominee • Winner of the Ida B. Wells-Barnett Book Award, Association of Black Sociologists • Winner of the C. Wright Mills Award, the Society for the Study of Social Problems

A vivid portrait of African American life in today’s urban...

One Step Sideways, Three Steps Forward One Step Sideways, Three Steps Forward: One Woman’s Path to Becoming a Biologist B. Rosemary Grant

The story of the unorthodox and inspiring life and career of a pioneering biologist

Translating Myself and Others Translating Myself and Others Jhumpa Lahiri

Luminous essays on translation and self-translation by an award-winning writer and literary translator

American Classicist American Classicist: The Life and Loves of Edith Hamilton Victoria Houseman

A biography of the remarkable woman whose bestselling Mythology has introduced millions of readers to the classical world

Moving Up without Losing Your Way Moving Up without Losing Your Way: The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility Jennifer M. Morton

The ethical and emotional tolls paid by disadvantaged college students seeking upward mobility and what educators can do to help these students flourish

Rescuing Socrates Rescuing Socrates: How the Great Books Changed My Life and Why They Matter for a New Generation Roosevelt Montás

A Dominican-born academic tells the story of how the Great Books transformed his life—and why they have the power to speak to people of all backgrounds

Paul Laurence Dunbar Paul Laurence Dunbar: The Life and Times of a Caged Bird Gene Andrew Jarrett

The definitive biography of a pivotal figure in American literary history

On the Couch On the Couch: Writers Analyze Sigmund Freud Edited by Andrew Blauner

A collection of colorful and candid essays and other pieces about Freud and his legacy today, featuring twenty-five leading writers

With original contributions by André Aciman • Sarah Boxer • Jennifer Finney Boylan • Susie Boyt • Gerald Early • Esther Freud •...

Now Comes Good Sailing Now Comes Good Sailing: Writers Reflect on Henry David Thoreau Edited by Andrew Blauner

From twenty-seven of today’s leading writers, an anthology of original pieces on the author of Walden

Features essays by Jennifer Finney Boylan • Kristen Case • George Howe Colt • Gerald Early • Paul Elie • Will Eno • Adam Gopnik • Lauren Groff • Celeste...

The Career Arts The Career Arts: Making the Most of College, Credentials, and Connections Ben Wildavsky

A persuasive case for building career success through broad education, targeted skills, and social capital

The Secret Syllabus The Secret Syllabus: A Guide to the Unwritten Rules of College Success Jay Phelan and Terry Burnham

The unwritten rules of success that every student must follow to thrive in college

Lost in Thought Lost in Thought: The Hidden Pleasures of an Intellectual Life Zena Hitz

An invitation to readers from every walk of life to rediscover the impractical splendors of a life of learning

The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking The 5 Elements of Effective Thinking Edward B. Burger and Michael Starbird

Simple but powerful strategies for increasing your success by improving your thinking

Making Up Your Own Mind Making Up Your Own Mind: Thinking Effectively through Creative Puzzle-Solving Edward B. Burger

How you can become better at solving real-world problems by learning creative puzzle-solving skills

You Are What You Read You Are What You Read: A Practical Guide to Reading Well Robert DiYanni

How you can enrich your life by becoming a more skillful and engaged reader of literature

How to Think like Shakespeare How to Think like Shakespeare: Lessons from a Renaissance Education Scott Newstok

A lively and engaging guide to vital habits of mind that can help you think more deeply, write more effectively, and learn more joyfully

The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge Abraham Flexner

A short, provocative book about why "useless" science often leads to humanity's greatest technological breakthroughs

A Field Guide to Grad School A Field Guide to Grad School: Uncovering the Hidden Curriculum Jessica McCrory Calarco

An essential handbook to the unwritten and often unspoken knowledge and skills you need to succeed in grad school

Night Vision Night Vision: Seeing Ourselves through Dark Moods Mariana Alessandri

A philosopher’s personal meditation on how painful emotions can reveal truths about what it means to be truly human

The Good-Enough Life The Good-Enough Life Avram Alpert

How an acceptance of our limitations can lead to a more fulfilling life and a more harmonious society

When Bad Thinking Happens to Good People When Bad Thinking Happens to Good People: How Philosophy Can Save Us from Ourselves Steven Nadler and Lawrence Shapiro

Why the tools of philosophy offer a powerful antidote to today’s epidemic of irrationality

Ethics in the Real World Ethics in the Real World: 90 Essays on Things That Matter – A Fully Updated and Expanded Edition Peter Singer

Provocative essays on real-world ethical questions from the world's most influential philosopher

What Do You Want Out of Life? What Do You Want Out of Life?: A Philosophical Guide to Figuring Out What Matters Valerie Tiberius

A short guide to living well by understanding better what you really value—and what to do when your goals conflict

Wonderstruck Wonderstruck: How Wonder and Awe Shape the Way We Think Helen De Cruz

A philosopher explores the transformative role of wonder and awe in an uncertain world

Running Out Running Out: In Search of Water on the High Plains Lucas Bessire

Finalist for the National Book Award
An intimate reckoning with aquifer depletion in America's heartland

The Mushroom at the End of the World The Mushroom at the End of the World: On the Possibility of Life in Capitalist Ruins Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing

What a rare mushroom can teach us about sustaining life on a fragile planet

Timefulness Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World Marcia Bjornerud

Why an awareness of Earth's temporal rhythms is critical to our planetary survival

Up to Heaven and Down to Hell Up to Heaven and Down to Hell: Fracking, Freedom, and Community in an American Town Colin Jerolmack

A riveting portrait of a rural Pennsylvania town at the center of the fracking controversy

When the Sahara Was Green When the Sahara Was Green: How Our Greatest Desert Came to Be Martin Williams

The little-known history of how the Sahara was transformed from a green and fertile land into the largest hot desert in the world

Ice Rivers Ice Rivers: A Story of Glaciers, Wilderness, and Humanity Jemma Wadham

A passionate eyewitness account of the mysteries and looming demise of glaciers—and what their fate means for our shared future

On the Future On the Future: Prospects for Humanity Martin Rees

A provocative and inspiring look at the future of humanity and science from world-renowned scientist and bestselling author Martin Rees

1177 B.C. 1177 B.C.: A Graphic History of the Year Civilization Collapsed Eric H. Cline and Glynnis Fawkes

A beautiful, full-color graphic version of Eric Cline’s bestselling 1177 B.C., adapted by award-winning author-illustrator Glynnis Fawkes

1177 B.C. 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed: Revised and Updated Eric H. Cline

A bold reassessment of what caused the Late Bronze Age collapse

After 1177 B.C. After 1177 B.C.: The Survival of Civilizations Eric H. Cline

In this gripping sequel to his bestselling 1177 B.C., Eric Cline tells the story of what happened after the Bronze Age collapsed—why some civilizations endured, why some gave way to new ones, and why some disappeared forever

“A landmark book: lucid, deep, and insightful. ....

Heretics! Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy Steven Nadler and Ben Nadler

An entertaining, enlightening, and humorous graphic narrative of the dangerous thinkers who laid the foundation of modern thought

Human Flow Human Flow: Stories from the Global Refugee Crisis Ai Weiwei

A powerful portrait of the greatest humanitarian emergency of our time, from the director of Human Flow

Hillbilly Highway Hillbilly Highway: The Transappalachian Migration and the Making of a White Working Class Max Fraser

The largely untold story of the great migration of white southerners to the industrial Midwest and its profound and enduring political and social consequences

The Influencer Industry The Influencer Industry: The Quest for Authenticity on Social Media Emily Hund

A critical history of the social media influencer’s rise to global prominence

Out of Many Faiths Out of Many Faiths: Religious Diversity and the American Promise Eboo Patel

A timely defense of religious diversity and its centrality to American identity

Hate in the Homeland Hate in the Homeland: The New Global Far Right Cynthia Miller-Idriss

A startling look at the unexpected places where violent hate groups recruit young people

After One Hundred Winters After One Hundred Winters: In Search of Reconciliation on America's Stolen Lands Margaret D. Jacobs

A necessary reckoning with America’s troubled history of injustice to Indigenous people

Under the Influence Under the Influence: Putting Peer Pressure to Work Robert H. Frank

From New York Times bestselling author and economics columnist Robert Frank, bold new ideas for creating environments that promise a brighter future

A Lot of People Are Saying A Lot of People Are Saying: The New Conspiracism and the Assault on Democracy Nancy L. Rosenblum and Russell Muirhead

How the new conspiracists are undermining democracy—and what can be done about it

How Propaganda Works How Propaganda Works Jason Stanley

How propaganda undermines democracy and why we need to pay attention

Career and Family Career and Family: Women’s Century-Long Journey toward Equity Claudia Goldin

Winner of the 2023 Nobel Prize in Economics

A renowned economic historian traces women’s journey to close the gender wage gap and sheds new light on the continued struggle to achieve equity between couples at home

How to Win an Election How to Win an Election: An Ancient Guide for Modern Politicians Quintus Tullius Cicero

A primer on campaigning in ancient Rome that reads like a strategy memo from a modern political consultant

How to Be a Leader How to Be a Leader: An Ancient Guide to Wise Leadership Plutarch

Timeless advice on how to be a successful leader in any field

How to Run a Country How to Run a Country: An Ancient Guide for Modern Leaders Marcus Tullius Cicero

Timeless political wisdom from ancient history's greatest statesman

How to Stop a Conspiracy How to Stop a Conspiracy: An Ancient Guide to Saving a Republic Sallust

An energetic new translation of an ancient Roman masterpiece about a failed coup led by a corrupt and charismatic politician

How to Be a Bad Emperor How to Be a Bad Emperor: An Ancient Guide to Truly Terrible Leaders Suetonius

What would Caligula do? What the worst Roman emperors can teach us about how not to lead

How to Be Free How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life Epictetus

A superb new edition of Epictetus’s famed handbook on Stoicism—translated by one of the world’s leading authorities on Stoic philosophy

How to Keep Your Cool How to Keep Your Cool: An Ancient Guide to Anger Management Seneca

Timeless wisdom on controlling anger in personal life and politics from the Roman Stoic philosopher and statesman Seneca

How to Be Content How to Be Content: An Ancient Poet's Guide for an Age of Excess Horace and Stephen Harrison

What the Roman poet Horace can teach us about how to live a life of contentment

How to Focus How to Focus: A Monastic Guide for an Age of Distraction John Cassian

How you can learn to focus like a monk without living like one

How to Give How to Give: An Ancient Guide to Giving and Receiving Seneca

Timeless wisdom on generosity and gratitude from the great Stoic philosopher Seneca

How to Be a Friend How to Be a Friend: An Ancient Guide to True Friendship Marcus Tullius Cicero

A splendid new translation of one of the greatest books on friendship ever written

How to Flourish How to Flourish: An Ancient Guide to Living Well Aristotle

Aristotle’s essential guide to human flourishing—the Nicomachean Ethics—in a lively new abridged translation

How to Have a Life How to Have a Life: An Ancient Guide to Using Our Time Wisely Seneca

A vibrant new translation of Seneca’s “On the Shortness of Life,” a pointed reminder to make the most of our time

How to Innovate How to Innovate: An Ancient Guide to Creative Thinking Aristotle

What we can learn about fostering innovation and creative thinking from some of the most inventive people of all times—the ancient Greeks

How to Tell a Story How to Tell a Story: An Ancient Guide to the Art of Storytelling for Writers and Readers Aristotle

An inviting and highly readable new translation of Aristotle’s complete Poetics—the first and best introduction to the art of writing and understanding stories

How to Make Money How to Make Money: An Ancient Guide to Wealth Management

An enriching collection of classical writings about how ancient Romans made—and thought about—money

The New Global Universities The New Global Universities: Reinventing Education in the 21st Century Bryan Penprase and Noah Pickus

Reimagining higher education around the world: lessons from the creation of eight new colleges and universities in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and North America

Minds Wide Shut Minds Wide Shut: How the New Fundamentalisms Divide Us Gary Saul Morson and Morton Schapiro

A timely exploration of intellectual dogmatism in politics, economics, religion, and literature—and what can be done to fight it

Let's Be Reasonable Let's Be Reasonable: A Conservative Case for Liberal Education Jonathan Marks

A conservative college professor's compelling defense of liberal education

Becoming Great Universities Becoming Great Universities: Small Steps for Sustained Excellence Richard J. Light and Allison Jegla

How campus communities of every kind can transform themselves from good to great

College College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be - Second Edition Andrew Delbanco

The strengths and failures of the American college, and why liberal education still matters

Two Cheers for Higher Education Two Cheers for Higher Education: Why American Universities Are Stronger Than Ever—and How to Meet the Challenges They Face Steven Brint

A leading expert challenges the prevailing gloomy outlook on higher education with solid evidence of its successes

Doing the Right Thing Doing the Right Thing: How Colleges and Universities Can Undo Systemic Racism in Faculty Hiring Marybeth Gasman

An honest confrontation of systemic racism in faculty hiring—and what to do about it

Can College Level the Playing Field? Can College Level the Playing Field?: Higher Education in an Unequal Society Sandy Baum and Michael McPherson

Why higher education is not a silver bullet for eradicating economic inequality and social injustice

The Shape of the River The Shape of the River: Long-Term Consequences of Considering Race in College and University Admissions Twentieth Anniversary Edition William G. Bowen and Derek Bok

The landmark New York Times bestseller that demonstrates the benefits of race-conscious admissions in higher education

Higher Expectations Higher Expectations: Can Colleges Teach Students What They Need to Know in the 21st Century? Derek Bok

How our colleges and universities can respond to the changing hopes and needs of society

The Hidden Curriculum The Hidden Curriculum: First Generation Students at Legacy Universities Rachel Gable

A revealing look at the experiences of first generation students on elite campuses and the hidden curriculum they must master in order to succeed

Robert’s Rules of Order, and Why It Matters for Colleges and Universities Today Robert’s Rules of Order, and Why It Matters for Colleges and Universities Today Henry Martyn Robert and Christopher P. Loss

A critical edition of the book that paved the way for the democratization of American higher education

Syllabus Syllabus: The Remarkable, Unremarkable Document That Changes Everything William Germano and Kit Nicholls

How redesigning your syllabus can transform your teaching, your classroom, and the way your students learn

The Craft of College Teaching The Craft of College Teaching: A Practical Guide Robert DiYanni and Anton Borst

The essential how-to guide to successful college teaching and learning

Super Courses Super Courses: The Future of Teaching and Learning Ken Bain

From the bestselling author of What the Best College Teachers Do, the story of a new breed of amazingly innovative courses that inspire students and improve learning