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  • You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Trainby Howard Zinn

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 16.00

    Beacon Press is proud to publish a new edition of the classic memoir by one of our most lively, influential, and engaged teachers and activists. Howard Zinn, author of  A People's History of the United States,  tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests... more...

  • Waist-High In The Worldby Nancy Mairs

    Beacon Press 2001; US$ 20.00

    In a blend of intimate memoir and passionate advocacy, Nancy Mairs takes on the subject woven through all her writing: disability and its effect on life, work, and spirit. more...

  • God vs. Gay?by Jay Michaelson

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 25.95

    Does the Bible prohibit homosexuality? No, says Bible scholar and activist Jay Michaelson. But not only that: Michaelson also shows that the vast majority of our shared religious traditions support the full equality and dignity of LGBT people. In this accessible, passionate, and provocative book, Michaelson argues for equality, not despite religion... more...

  • Feel-Bad Educationby Alfie Kohn

    Beacon Press 2011; US$ 15.00

    Mind-opening writing on what kids need from school, from one of education?s most outspoken voices   Almost no writer on schools asks us to question our fundamental assumptions about education and motivation as boldly as Alfie Kohn. The Washington Post says that ?teachers and parents who encounter Kohn and his thoughts come away transfixed, ready... more...

  • The Only Woman in the Roomby Eileen Pollack

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 25.95

    A bracingly honest exploration of why there are still so few women in the hard sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science   In 2005, when Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard, asked why so few women, even today, achieve tenured positions in the hard sciences, Eileen Pollack set out to find the answer. A successful fiction writer,... more...

  • Harness the Sunby Philip Warburg

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    Going from the inner city to the open desert, a seasoned environmental advocate looks at solar energy?s remarkable ascent and its promise for America?s future   Solar power was once the domain of futurists and environmentally minded suburbanites. Today it is part of mainstream America. Scan the skyline of downtown neighborhoods, check out the rooftop... more...

  • The Point of Vanishingby Howard Axelrod

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 16.00

    Into the Wild  meets Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man ?a lyrical memoir of a life changed in an instant and of the perilous beauty of searching for identity in solitude   On a clear May afternoon at the end of his junior year at Harvard, Howard Axelrod played a pick-up game of basketball. In a skirmish for a loose ball, a boy?s finger hooked... more...

  • Eros and Civilizationby Herbert Marcuse

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 25.00

    "A philosophical critique of psychoanalysis that takes psychoanalysis seriously but not as unchallengeable dogma. . . . The most significant general treatment of psychoanalytic theory since Freud himself ceased publication."?Clyde Kluckhohn,  The New York Times more...

  • Does Your House Have Lions?by Sonia Sanchez

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 16.00

    Nominated for the 1998 National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry Recommended Reading from Emerge An epic poem on kin estranged, the death of a brother from AIDS, and the possibility of reconciliation and love in the face of loss. more...

  • The Family of Adoptionby Joyce Maguire Pavao

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 18.00

    Full of wonderful stories that give insight into a wide variety of adoption issues, now revised in light of recent developments, The Family of Adoption is a powerful argument for the right kind of openness in adoption. Joyce Maguire Pavao uses her thirty years of experience as a family and adoption therapist to explain to adoptive parents, birthparents,... more...