White Freedom The Racial History of an Idea

This audiobook narrated by Ako Mitchell exposes the racist legacy behind the Western idea of freedomThe era of the Enlightenment, which gave rise to our modern conceptions of...

The Jefferson Bible A Biography

This audiobook narrated by Kerry Shale traces the life and times of a uniquely American testamentIn his retirement, Thomas Jefferson edited the New Testament with a penknife and...

The Arab Winter A Tragedy

Why the conventional wisdom about the Arab Spring is wrongThe Arab Spring promised to end dictatorship and bring self-government to people across the Middle East. Yet everywhere...

Alien Oceans The Search for Life in the Depths of Space

Inside the epic quest to find life on the water-rich moons at the outer reaches of the solar systemWhere is the best place to find life beyond Earth? We often look to Mars as the...

Why Trust Science?

Why the social character of scientific knowledge makes it trustworthyDo doctors really know what they are talking about when they tell us vaccines are safe? Should we take climate...

The Fire is Upon Us James Baldwin, William F. Buckley Jr., and the Debate over Race in America

How the clash between the civil rights firebrand and the father of modern conservatism continues to illuminate America's racial divideOn February 18, 1965, an overflowing crowd...

A World Divided The Global Struggle for Human Rights in the Age of Nation-States

A global history of human rights in a world of nation-states that grant rights to some while denying them to othersOnce dominated by vast empires, the world is now divided into...

The Slow Moon Climbs The Science, History, and Meaning of Menopause

The first comprehensive look at menopause from prehistory to todayAre the ways we look at menopause all wrong? Historian Susan Mattern says yes, and The Slow Moon Climbs reveals...

Gods and Robots Myths, Machines, and Ancient Dreams of Technology

The fascinating untold story of how the ancients imagined robots and other forms of artificial life—and even invented real automated machinesThe first robot to walk the earth...

Ibn Khaldun An Intellectual Biography

The definitive account of the life and thought of the medieval Arab genius who wrote the MuqaddimaIbn Khaldun (1332–1406) is generally regarded as the greatest intellectual ever...

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