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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...

  • Jumped Inby Jorja Leap

    Beacon Press 2012; US$ 26.95

    Jumped In tells the story of the gangs of Los Angeles in the words of the gang members themselves as well as the people who interact with them on a daily basis--trying to arrest them, control them, and help them. There are priests and police officers, murderers and drug dealers, victims and grieving mothers, and other assorted characters, often partnering... 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...

  • Nobody Turn Me Aroundby Charles Euchner

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 23.95

    On August 28, 1963, over a quarter-million people?about two-thirds black and one-third white?held the greatest civil rights demonstration ever. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his iconic ?I Have a Dream? oration. And just blocks away, President Kennedy and Congress skirmished over landmark civil rights legislation. As Charles Euchner reveals, the... 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...

  • The Trumpet of Conscienceby Martin Luther Dr Jr King

    Beacon Press 2010; US$ 14.99

    In November and December 1967, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., delivered five lectures for the renowned Massey Lecture Series of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. The collection was immediately released as a book under the title Conscience for Change, but after King?s assassination in 1968, it was republished as  The Trumpet of Conscience. The... more...