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  • 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...

  • Kindredby Octavia Butler

    Beacon Press 2004; US$ 16.00

    Dana, a modern black woman, is celebrating her twenty-sixth birthday with her new husband when she is snatched abruptly from her home in California and transported to the antebellum South. Rufus, the white son of a plantation owner, is drowning, and Dana has been summoned to save him. Dana is drawn back repeatedly through time to the slave quarters,... more...

  • One Righteous Manby Arthur Browne

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    A history of African Americans in New York City from the 1910s to 1960, told through the life of Samuel Battle, the New York Police Department?s first black officer.   When Samuel Battle broke the color line as New York City?s first African American cop in the second decade of the twentieth century, he had to fear his racist colleagues as much as... more...

  • Thousand Pieces of Goldby Ruthanne Lum Mccunn

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    Lalu Nathoy's father called his thirteen-year-old daughter his treasure, his "thousand pieces of gold," yet when famine strikes northern China in 1871, he is forced to sell her. Polly, as Lalu is later called, is sold to a brothel, sold again to a slave merchant bound for America, auctioned to a saloonkeeper, and offered as a prize in a poker game.... more...

  • Enabling Actsby Lennard J. Davis

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    The first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA?the ?eyes on the prize? moment for disability rights   The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is the widest-ranging and most comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the United States, and it has become the model for disability-based laws around the world. Yet... 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...

  • Swanby Mary Oliver

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 23.00

    Widely regarded as the "rock star" of American poetry, Mary Oliver is a writer whose words have long had the power to move countless readers. Regularly topping the national poetry best-seller list and drawing thousands to her sold-out readings across the coutnry, Oliver is unparalleled in her impact. As noted in the Los Angeles Times , so many "go... more...

  • Quality Education as a Constitutional Rightby Theresa Perry; Robert P. Moses; Ernesto Jr Cortes; Lisa Delpit; Joan T. Wynne

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 20.00

    In 2005, famed civil rights leader and education activist Robert Moses invited one hundred prominent African American and Latino intellectuals and activists to meet to discuss a proposal for a   campaign   to guarantee a quality education for all children as a constitutional right?a movement that would ?transform current approaches to educational inequity,... more...