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- New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95
Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as ?brave and bold,? this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...
- New Press, The 2007; US$ 16.95
In this "moving condemnation of the U.S. penal system and its effect on families" ( Parents? Press ), award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein takes an intimate look at parents and children—over two million of them—torn apart by our current incarceration policy. Described as "meticulously reported and sensitively written" by Salon , the book is "brimming... more...
- New Press, The 2012; US$ 18.95
Hailed in a starred Publishers Weekly review as a work of "impressive even-handedness and analytic acuity . . . that gracefully handles a broad range of subject matter," From the Folks Who Brought You the Weekend is the first comprehensive look at American history through the prism of working people. From indentured servants and slaves in the... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 25.95
Since Joshua Steckel began work at a Brooklyn public high school as its first-ever college guidance counselor, every one of the hundreds of graduates he has counseled has been accepted to college, many to top-flight schools with all expenses paid. But getting in is only one small part of the drama of his students? stories. In a riveting work of narrative... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 25.95
The issue of inequality has irrefutably returned to the fore, riding on the anger against Wall Street following the 2008 financial crisis and the concentration of economic and political power in the hands of the super?rich. The Occupy movement made the plight of the 99 percent an indelible part of the public consciousness, and concerns about inequality... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 27.95
In December 1995, the FDA approved the release of protease inhibitors, the first effective treatment for AIDS. For countless people, the drug offered a reprieve from what had been a death sentence; for others, it was too late. In the United States alone, over 318,000 people had already died from AIDS-related complications—among them the singer Michael... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 19.95
Les Éditions de Minuit, publisher of Marguerite Duras and Alain Robbe-Grillet, rarely publishes a debut novel. Jean Echenoz, current star of this revered French literary house and enthusiastic fan of Julia Deck, confesses that he didn?t send his first novel to Minuit because the publisher is “too demanding?too good for me.? Yet thirty years later,... more...
- New Press, The 2009; US$ 22.95
In the thirty-five years since Pulitzer Prize?winner Studs Terkel?s Working first documented American workers? hopes and dreams, that ?deep penetration of American thought and feeling? ( Los Angeles Times ) has sold over a million copies, captivating readers with accounts of how their fellow citizens make a living. A masterpiece of words, Working... more...
- New Press, The 2009; US$ 27.95
As the national campaign manager for Ralph Nader?s historic runs for president in 2000 and 2004, Theresa Amato had a rare ringside role in two of the most hotly contested presidential elections this country has seen. In Grand Illusion, she gives us a witty, thoughtful critique of the American electoral system, as well as a powerful argument for opening... more...
- New Press, The 2008; US$ 17.95
In what has been described as the crime wave no one talks about, billions of dollars worth of wages are stolen from millions of workers in the United States every yeara grand theft that exceeds every other larceny category on record annually. Between two and three million workers are paid less than the legal minimum wage. More than... more...