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- 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 2013; US$ 27.95
In a magisterial work of narrative nonfiction that weaves together the racially fraught history of public education in Milwaukee and the broader story of hypersegregation in the rust belt, Lessons from the Heartland tells of an iconic city?s fall from grace?and of its chance for redemption in the twenty-first century. A symbol of middle American... more...
- 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 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 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 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 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 2008; US$ 17.95
An epic for our time, Big History begins when the universe is no more than a single point the size of an atom, squeezed together in unimaginable density, and ends with a twenty-first-century planet inhabited by 6.1 billion people. It?s a story that takes in prehistoric geology, human evolution, the agrarian age, the Black Death, the voyages of Columbus,... more...
- New Press, The 2015; US$ 22.95
Customs in Common is the remarkable sequel to E.P. Thompson?s influential, landmark volume of social history, The Making of the English Working Class . The product of years of research and debate, Customs in Common describes the complex culture from which working class institutions emerged in Englanda panoply of traditions and customs that the... 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...