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- New Press, The 2010; US$ 17.95
Here is a book that tells the real story of the countless unsung heroes who bend or break the rules to help those millions of Americans with impossible schedules, paychecks, and lives. Whether it is a nurse choosing to treat an uninsured child, a supervisor deciding to overlook infractions, or a restaurant manager sneaking food to a worker?s children,... more...
- New Press, The 2010; US$ 19.95
The result of a remarkable three-year-long investigation that took award-winning journalist and documentary filmmaker Marie-Monique Robin across four continents (North and South America, Europe, and Asia), The World According to Monsanto tells the little-known yet shocking story of this agribusiness giant?the world?s leading producer of GMOs (genetically... more...
- 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 2012; US$ 15.95
Historians in Trouble is investigative journalist and historian Jon Wiener?s "incisive and entertaining" ( New Statesman, UK) account of several of the most notorious history scandals of the last few years. Focusing on a dozen key controversies ranging across the political spectrum and representing a wide array of charges, Wiener seeks to understand... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 19.95
Praised as “viscerally powerful? ( Publishers Weekly ), this remarkable work of oral history captures the searing experience of the Jim Crow years—enriched by memories of individual, family, and community triumphs and tragedies. In vivid, compelling accounts, men and women from all walks of life tell how their day-to-day lives were subjected to profound... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 24.95
The driver?s job is to stay in control behind the wheel and that is all. The past is what you leave as you go. There is nothing more to it. Vasantha retired early, bought himself a van with his savings, and now works as a driver for hire. As he drives through Sri Lanka, carrying aid workers, businessmen, and families and meeting lonely soldiers... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 18.95
One of Studs Terkel?s most important oral histories, Will the Circle Be Unbroken? turns to the ultimate human experience?that of death. Called "extraordinary…a work of insight, wisdom, and freshness" by the Seattle Times when it was first published fifteen years ago, the book explores?with unrivaled compassion and wisdom?the indelible variety... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 25.95
On the afternoon of December 7, 1941, as a stunned nation gathered around the radio to hear the latest about Pearl Harbor, Eleanor Roosevelt was preparing for her weekly Sunday evening national radio program. At 6:45pm, listeners to the NBC Blue network heard the First Lady?s calm, measured voice explain that the president was conferring with his... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 24.95
As a teenager from Sri Lanka, Sunny is living the typical life of an expatriate in 1970s Manila?a privileged, carefree existence?until one day when the secret behind his mother?s tragic death years earlier is accidentally revealed to him, turning Sunny?s world upside down. His life takes a series of unexpected turns?first in England, where he falls... more...
- New Press, The 2014; US$ 21.95
Already hailed as ?intricate and compelling? by the Times Literary Supplement , The Sandglass is a striking novel by Sri Lankan author Romesh Gunesekera, a 1994 Booker Prize finalist for his first novel, Reef . Set in London where the Sri Lankan narrator lives, The Sandglass tells the story of two feuding families whose lives are interlinked... more...