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Somebody Scream!

by Marcus Reeves

For many African Americans of a certain demographic the sixties and seventies were the golden age of political movements. The Civil Rights movement segued into the Black Power movement which begat the Black...


Pox Americana

by Elizabeth A. Fenn

The astonishing, hitherto unknown truths about a disease that transformed the United States at its birth

A horrifying epidemic of smallpox was sweeping across the Americas when the War of Independence began,...


The Favored Daughter

by Fawzia Koofi & Nadene Ghouri

The nineteenth daughter of a local village leader in rural Afghanistan, Fawzia Koofi was left to die in the sun after birth by her mother. But she survived, and perseverance in the face of extreme hardship has...


One Country

by Ali Abunimah

A provocative approach to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict—one state for two peoples—that is sure to touch nerves on all sides

The Israeli-Palestinian war has been called the world's most intractable conflict....


With Liberty and Justice for Some

by Glenn Greenwald

From "the most important voice to have entered the political discourse in years" (Bill Moyers), a scathing critique of the two-tiered system of justice that has emerged in America

From the nation's beginnings,...


The Great American Railroad War

by Dennis Drabelle

How two of America's greatest authors took on the Central Railroad monopoly

The notorious Central Pacific Railroad riveted the attention of two great American writers: Ambrose Bierce and Frank Norris. In The...


What Money Can't Buy

by Michael J. Sandel

Should we pay children to read books or to get good grades? Should we allow corporations to pay for the right to pollute the atmosphere? Is it ethical to pay people to test risky new drugs or to donate their...


Sisters

by Jean H. Baker

They forever changed America: Lucy Stone, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frances Willard, Alice Paul. At their revolution's start in the 1840s, a woman's right to speak in public was questioned. By...


That Used to Be Us

by Thomas L. Friedman & Michael Mandelbaum

America is in trouble. We face four major challenges on which our future depends, and we are failing to meet them—and if we delay any longer, soon it will be too late for us to pass along the American dream...


Resource Wars

by Michael Klare & Michael T. Klare

This sobering look at the future of warfare predicts that conflicts will now be fought over diminishing supplies of our most precious natural resources.

From the barren oilfields of Central Asia to the lush Nile...


An End to Suffering

by Pankaj Mishra

An End to Suffering is a deeply original and provocative book about the Buddha's life and his influence throughout history, told in the form of the author's search to understand the Buddha's relevance in a world...


And the Band Played On

by Randy Shilts

Upon it's first publication twenty years ago, And The Band Played on was quickly recognized as a masterpiece of investigatve reporting. An international bestseller, a nominee for the National Book Critics Circle...


No Logo

by Naomi Klein

NO LOGO was an international bestseller and "a movement bible" (The New York Times). Naomi Klein's second book, The Shock Doctrine, was hailed as a "master narrative of our time," and has over a million copies...


The Information Diet: A Case for Conscious Consumption

by Clay A. Johnson

The modern human animal spends upwards of 11 hours out of every 24 in a state of constant consumption. Not eating, but gorging on information ceaselessly spewed from the screens and speakers we hold dear. Just...


The Political Economy of the Cambodian Transition

by Caroline Hughes

Cambodia underwent a triple transition in the 1990s: from war to peace, from communism to electoral democracy, and from command economy to free market. This book addresses the political economy of these transitions,...


The Politics of NGOs in Southeast Asia: Participation and Protest in the Philippines

by Gerard Clarke

The Politics of NGOs in Southeast Asia traces the history of the emergence of NGOs in the Philippines and southeast Asia and the political factors which encouraged this. The main focus is on the period from...


Correlations Between the Physical and Social Sciences

by Valentine J. Belfiglio

This monograph presents four case studies that make correlations between the physical and social sciences. Traditional, empirical, and postmodernist approaches to the study of social sciences have left many...


Poverty in America: A Handbook

by John Iceland

Poverty may have always been with us, but it hasn't always been the same. In an in-depth look at trends, patterns, and causes of poverty in the United States, John Iceland combines the latest statistical information,...


Perfect Order: Recognizing Complexity in Bali

by J. Stephen Lansing

Along rivers in Bali, small groups of farmers meet regularly in water temples to manage their irrigation systems. They have done so for a thousand years. Over the centuries, water temple networks have expanded...


Pop Goes Korea: Behind the Revolution in Movies, Music, and Internet Culture

by Mark James Russell

How Korea became a surprise entertainment and Internet powerhouse: a guide to the innovators, stars, and the emerging new media.