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    The Stoning of Soraya M.
    A Story of Injustice in Iran
    By Freidoune Sahebjam, Translated by Richard Seaver
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Soraya M.’s husband, Ghorban-Ali, couldn’t afford to marry another woman. Rather than returning Soraya’s dowry, as custom required before taking a second wife, he plotted with four friends and a counterfeit mullah to dispose of her. Together, they accused Soraya of adultery. Her only crime was cooking... [READ MORE]
    Beatleness
    How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World
    By Candy Leonard
    (Arcade Publishing)
    The Beatles arrived in the United States on February 7, 1964, and immediately became a constant, compelling presence in fans’ lives. For the next six years, the band presented a nonstop deluge of sounds, words, images, and ideas, transforming the childhood and adolescence of millions of baby boomers.Beatleness... [READ MORE]
    Unlocking the Past
    How Archaeologists Are Rewriting Human History with Ancient DNA
    By Martin Jones
    (Arcade Publishing)
    In Unlocking the Past, Martin Jones, a leading expert at the forefront of bioarchaeology—the discipline that gave Michael Crichton the premise for Jurassic Park—explains how this pioneering science is rewriting human history and unlocking stories of the past that could never have been told before. For... [READ MORE]
    Unbound
    How Eight Technologies Made Us Human, Transformed Society, and Brought Our World to the Brink
    By Richard L Currier
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Although we usually think of technology as something unique to modern times, our ancestors began to create the first technologies millions of years ago in the form of prehistoric tools and weapons. Over time, eight key technologies gradually freed us from the limitations of our animal origins.The fabrication... [READ MORE]
    Beatleness
    How the Beatles and Their Fans Remade the World
    By Candy Leonard
    (Arcade Publishing)
    “A must-have for Beatles fans looking for new insight . . . Leonard uncovers fresh ideas [that] . . . six decades of Beatles literature passed over. —The Spectrum Part generational memoir and part cultural history of the sixties, Beatleness is the first book to tell the story of the Beatles and their... [READ MORE]
    Race Manners
    Navigating the Minefield Between Black and White Americans
    By Bruce A. Jacobs
    (Arcade Publishing)
    On a plane, a black passenger nervously scrutinizes an Arab–American passenger. In front of a store, a white woman clutches her purse as a black man walks by. In conversation, the topic of race comes up and both people wonder what they are willing to say—and what they are not. Each scenario reveals that... [READ MORE]
    Provocative and often shocking, Sex in the Future examines how advances in reproductive technology will change human behavior. In-vitro fertilization and surrogate motherhood could mean the end not only of infertility but also of the need for men and women to form relationships or for women to interrupt... [READ MORE]
    The End of White World Supremacy
    Four Speeches
    By Malcolm X
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Malcolm X gave black Americans not only their consciousness, but their history, their dignity, and a new pride. No single individual can claim a more important responsibility for a sociological and historical leap forward such as the one sparked in America in the 1960s. In 1965, when Malcolm X was gunned... [READ MORE]
    The Elephant, The Tiger, and the Cellphone
    India, the Emerging 21st-Century Power
    By Shashi Tharoor
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Interest in India has never been greater. Here Shashi Tharoor, one of the subcontinent’s most respected writers and diplomats, offers precious insights into this complex, multifaceted land, which despite its dazzling diversity of languages, customs, and cultures remains—more than sixty years after its... [READ MORE]
    Patpong Sisters
    An American Woman's View of the Bangkok Sex World
    By Cleo Odzer
    (Arcade Publishing)
    Cleo Odzer, a young American anthropologist, spent three years studying Bangkok’s red-light district, Patpong, an area of a few blocks teeming with bars and explicit sex shows. Patpong is now world famous for its available and extremely attractive y... [READ MORE]
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