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- New Press, The 2010; US$ 16.95
Paul Butler was an ambitious federal prosecutor, a Harvard Law grad who gave up his corporate law salary to fight the good fight?until one day he was arrested on the street and charged with a crime he didn?t commit. The Volokh Conspiracy calls Butler?s account of his trial "the most riveting first chapter I have ever read." In a book Harvard Law... more...
- New Press, The 2009; US$ 17.95
Widely praised in hardcover as a fascinating and important addition to religious and cultural studies, Sacred Matters reveals the remarkable ways that religious practices permeate American cultural life. In a country where references to God are as normal as proclaiming love of country, support for the military, or security for the nation?s children,... more...
- New Press, The 2012; US$ 21.95
Appealing to both comics fans and Asian Americans seeking to claim their place in American culture, Secret Identities makes brilliant use of the conventions of the superhero comic book to expose the real face of the Asian American experience. This groundbreaking graphic anthology brings together leading Asian American creators in the comics industry?including... more...
- New Press, The 2009; US$ 19.95
In the tradition of Jonathan Kozol, this little book is driven by big questions. What does it mean to be educated? What is intelligence? How should we think about intelligence, education, and opportunity in an open society? Why is a commitment to the public sphere central to the way we answer these questions? Drawing on forty years of teaching and... more...
- New Press, The 2009; US$ 19.95
Following his brilliant portrait of Maurice Ravel, Jean Echenoz turns to the life of one of the greatest runners of the twentieth century, and once again demonstrates his astonishing abilities as a prose stylist. Set against the backdrop of the Soviet liberation and post?World War II communist rule of Czechoslovakia, Running ? a bestseller in France?follows... more...
- New Press, The 2004; US$ 26.95
December 12, 1945. Nazi Germany lies in ruins as a British warplane lands in Buckeburg. A man carrying a small black bag quickly disembarks and travels to Hamelin, where he disappears behind the prison gates. Early the next day, England's most experienced hangman executes twelve war criminals. Fifty-four years later, retired policeman Herbert Molin... more...
- New Press, The 2011; US$ 26.95
Today?s polarized debates over immigration revolve around a set of one-dimensional characters and unchallenged stereotypes. Yet the resulting policy prescriptions, not least of them Arizona?s draconian new law SB 1070, are dangerously real and profoundly counterproductive. A major new antidote to this trend, Living ?Illegal? is an ambitious new... more...
- New Press, The 2011; US$ 17.95
When protesters in Egypt began to fill Cairo?s Tahrir Square on January 25th?and refused to leave until their demand that Hosni Mubarak step down was met?the politics of the region changed overnight. And the United States? long friendship with the man who had ruled under Emergency Law for thirty years came starkly into question. From Franklin D.... more...
- New Press, The 2011; US$ 19.95
"A Best Book of the Year" ? Library Journal and Booklist Using excerpts from the thousands of interviews conducted with ex-slaves in the 1930s by researchers working with the Federal Writer's Project, this astonishing collection makes available in print the only known recordings of people who actually experienced slavery--recordings that had gathered... more...
- New Press, The 2012; US$ 24.95
Why are nearly 50 million people in the richest nation in the world counted as poor and what do we need to do to change that? Peter Edelman, once a top aide to Senator Robert F. Kennedy and a lifelong advocate on these issues, looks at the economic and political history of the past half century and offers some answers. We have taken important positive... more...