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  • An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United Statesby Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 27.95

    2015 Recipient of the American Book Award The first history of the United States told from the perspective of indigenous peoples   Today in the United States, there are more than five hundred federally recognized Indigenous nations comprising nearly three million people, descendants of the fifteen million Native people who once inhabited this land.... more...

  • Do It Anywayby Courtney E. Martin

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    If you care about social change but hate feel-good platitudes, Do It Anyway is the book for you. Courtney Martin?s rich profiles of the new generation of activists dig deep, to ask the questions that really matter: How do you create a meaningful life? Can one person even begin to make a difference in our hugely complex, globalized world? more...

  • All Soulsby Michael Patrick Macdonald

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 15.95

    A breakaway bestseller since its first printing,  All Souls  takes us deep into Michael Patrick MacDonald's Southie, the proudly insular neighborhood with the highest concentration of white poverty in America. Rocked by Whitey Bulger's crime schemes and busing riots, MacDonald's Southie is populated by sharply hewn characters like his Ma, a miniskirted,... more...

  • Man's Search for Meaningby Viktor E. Frankl; Harold S. Kushner; William J. Winslade

    Beacon Press 2006; US$ 14.00

    Psychiatrist Viktor Frankl's memoir has riveted generations of readers with its descriptions of life in Nazi death camps and its lessons for spiritual survival. Between 1942 and 1945 Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished. Based on his own experience and the experiences of... more...

  • Translated Womanby Ruth Behar

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 26.00

    Translated Woman tells the story of an unforgettable encounter between Ruth Behar, a Cuban-American feminist anthropologist, and Esperanza Hernández, a Mexican street peddler. The tale of Esperanza's extraordinary life yields unexpected and profound reflections on the mutual desires that bind together anthropologists and their "subjects." From... more...

  • Beyond Growthby Herman E. Daly

    Beacon Press 2014; US$ 27.50

    --Utne Reader "Considered by most to be the dean of ecological economics, Herman E. Daly elegantly topples many shibboleths in  Beyond Growth.  Daly challenges the conventional notion that growth is always good, and he bucks environmentalist orthodoxy, arguing that the current focus on 'sustainable development' is misguided and that the phrase... more...

  • Hunting Seasonby Mirta Ojito

    Beacon Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    The true story of an immigrant's murder that turned a quaint village on the Long Island shore into ground zero in the war on immigration   In November of 2008, Marcelo Lucero, a thirty-seven-year-old undocumented Ecuadorean immigrant, was brutally attacked and murdered by a group of teenagers as he walked the streets of Patchogue, a quiet Long... more...

  • Fist Stick Knife Gunby Geoffrey Canada

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 14.00

    A new edition, including the story of the founding of the Harlem Children?s Zone   Long before the avalanche of praise for his work?from Oprah Winfrey, from President Bill Clinton, from President Barack Obama?long before he became known for his talk show appearances, Members Project spots, and documentaries like Waiting for ?Superman?, Geoffrey... more...

  • Banned in Bostonby Neil Miller

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 26.95

    ?I want to be intelligent, even if I do live in Boston.? ?an anonymous Bostonian, 1929   In this spectacular romp through the Puritan City, Neil Miller relates the scintillating story of how a powerful band of Brahmin moral crusaders helped make Boston the most straitlaced city in America, forever linked with the infamous catchphrase ?Banned in Boston.? ... more...

  • White Coat, Black Hatby Carl Elliott

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 24.95

    Over the last twenty-five years, medicine and consumerism have been on an unchecked collision course, but, until now, the fallout from their impact has yet to be fully uncovered. A writer for  The New Yorker  and  The   Atlantic Monthly , Carl Elliott ventures into the uncharted dark side of medicine, shining a light on the series of social and legislative... more...