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Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why

by Paul Tough

What should we do to improve the lives of children growing up in adversity? From the best-selling author of How Children Succeed, a handbook to guide readers through the new science of success.

 


Becoming British

by Thom Brooks

From Syrian asylum seekers to super-rich foreign investors, immigration is one of the most controversial issues facing Britain today. Politicians kick the subject from one election to the next with energetic...


Rogue Justice: The Making of the Security State

by Karen J. Greenberg

The definitive account of how America’s War on Terror sparked a decade-long assault on the rule of law, weakening our courts and our Constitution in the name of national security.

The day after September 11,...


The Opposite of Woe: My Life in Beer and Politics

by John Hickenlooper & Maximillian Potter

The maverick (and very funny) governor of Colorado tells his story, from early loss tocollege on the ten-year plan, to remarkable business and later political success

In just over a decade, John Hickenlooper...


Alternatives to Capitalism: Proposals for a Democratic Economy

by Robin Hahnel & Erik Olin Wright

What would a viable free and democratic society look like? Poverty, exploitation, instability, hierarchy, subordination, environmental exhaustion, radical inequalities of wealth and power—it is not difficult...


Biopiracy: The Plunder of Nature and Knowledge

by Vandana Shiva

Genetic engineering and the cloning of organisms are “the ultimate expression of the commercialization of science and the commodification of nature.… Life itself is being colonized,” according to renowned...


Fault Lines, The New Updated Edition: The Layman's Guide to Understanding America's Role in the Ever-Changing Middle East

by Don Liebich

A clear explanation of American Middle East policy

This updated version of Fault Lines is written for those interested in understanding the often convoluted history of American Middle East policy. By enumerating...


Black Bodies, Black Rights: The Politics of Quilombolismo in Contemporary Brazil

by Elizabeth Farfán-Santos

Under a provision in the Brazilian constitution, rural black communities identified as the modern descendants of quilombos-runaway slave communities-are promised land rights as a form of reparations for the...


Social Work Science

by Ian Shaw

What is the role of science in social work practice and what does it add to research in the field? Ian Shaw threads together advances in modern technology, practice skills and evidence-based practice, the history...


Bravehearts: Whistle-Blowing in the Age of Snowden

by Mark Hertsgaard

Whistleblowers pay with their lives to save ours. When insiders like former NSA analyst Edward Snowden or ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley or Big Tobacco truth-teller Jeffrey Wigand blow the whistle on high-level...


Abahn Sabana David

by Marguerite Duras & Kazim Ali

Similar in tone to a Beckett play, the characters of this novel spend the night discussing violence, communism, and revolution.


Indian Blood: HIV and Colonial Trauma in San Francisco's Two-Spirit Community

by Andrew J. Jolivétte

The first book to examine the correlation between mixed-race identity and HIV/AIDS among Native American gay men and transgendered people, Indian Blood provides an analysis of the emerging and often contested...


The Hurricane Pocket Manual

by Martin Robson

The Hawker Hurricane was a British single-seat fighter aircraft that was designed and predominantly built by Hawker Aircraft Ltd for the RAF. Although overshadowed by the Spitfire, during the Battle of Britain...


Summary of Plunder and Deceit: by Mark R. Levin | Includes Analysis

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Plunder and Deceit: by Mark R. Levin | Includes Analysis

 

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Plunder and Deceit is about what author Mark R. Levin calls a threat to the United State’s experiment with democracy. At the heart of the...


Summary of The Divide: by Matt Taibbi | Includes Analysis

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Summary of The Divide: by Matt Taibbi | Includes Analysis

 

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The Divide by Matt Taibbi approaches the complicated topic of the unequal treatment of defendants in the United States criminal justice system...


Summary of Primates of Park Avenue: by Wednesday Martin | Includes Analysis

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Primates of Park Avenue by Wednesday Martin | Includes Analysis

 

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Wednesday Martin mixes autobiography, anthropology, and satire in Primates of Park Avenue, a close-up look at the rarefied enclave...


Summary of One Nation: by Ben Carson M.D and Candy Carson | Includes Analysis

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Summary of One Nation by Ben Carson M.D and Candy Carson | Includes Analysis

 

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To secure the future for the next generation, Americans need to take quick,

decisive, and prayerful action....


Summary of The Wright Brothers: by David McCullough | Includes Analysis

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The Wright Brothers by David McCullough | Key Takeaways & Analysis

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David McCullough’s The Wright Brothers is a detailed biographical account of Wilbur and Orville Wright and their journey and...


Summary of Orange Is the New Black: by Piper Kerman | Includes Analysis

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Summary of Orange Is the New Black by Piper Kerman | Includes Analysis

 

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In 1993, twenty-four year old Piper Kerman was at the

Brussels airport, waiting for...


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