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Poverty

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  • Deer Hunting with Jesusby Joe Bageant

    Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 16.00

    After thirty years spent scratching together a middle-class life out of a ?dirt-poor? childhood, Joe Bageant moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, where he realized that his family and neighbors were the very people who carried George W. Bush to victory. That was ironic, because Winchester, like countless American small towns, is fast... more...

  • Pirate Stateby Peter Eichstaedt

    Chicago Review Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Providing a timely and never-before-seen perspective on the ever-increasing menace of Somali pirates, this account shows how the cargo ship and oil tanker hijackings and ransoms in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean have turned one of the world?s busiest shipping lanes into one of the most dangerous. By way of one-on-one interviews with pirates,... more...

  • In the River They Swimby Michael Fairbanks; Malik Fal; Marcela Escobari-Rose; Elizabeth Hooper; Rick Warren

    Templeton Press 2011; US$ 11.99

    The sociologist Thomas Sowell writes, "We need to confront the most blatant fact that has persisted across centuries of social history?vast ddifferences in productivity among peoples, and the economic and other consequences of such differences." Poverty demeans dignity, shrinks the soul, wastes potential, and inflicts suffering on three billion people... more...

  • The Promise of a Pencilby Adam Braun

    Scribner 2014; US$ 16.00

    The riveting story of how a young man turned $25 into more than 200 schools around the world and the guiding steps anyone can take to lead a successful and significant life. Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just sixteen years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling he met a young... more...

  • The Idealistby Nina Munk

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Bloomberg ? Forbes ? The Spectator Recipient of Foreign Policy's 2013 Albie Award A powerful portrayal of Jeffrey Sachs's ambitious quest to end global poverty       "The poor you will always have with you," to cite the Gospel of Matthew 26:11. Jeffrey Sachs?celebrated economist, special advisor... more...

  • Deep Fieldby Tom Bamforth

    Hardie Grant Books 2014; US$ 8.99

    ‘Deep Field’ is a UN term for humanitarian operations that take place in extremis - amid the destruction caused by war and natural disaster. In Deep Field: Dispatches from the Frontlines of Aid Relief Australian aid worker Tom Bamforth takes you with him as he responds to the challenges of delivering humanitarian aid under extreme circumstances... more...

  • Clothing Povertyby Andrew Brooks

    Zed Books 2015; US$ 21.95

    A gripping exposé on the hidden global trade networks of the fast-fashion and clothing recycling industry more...

  • Poverty, Welfare and the Disciplinary Stateby Chris Jones; Tony Novak

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 58.95

    A forward-looking appraisal of the welfare state which examines issues such as poverty in Britain, demonisation of the poor in areas of social policy and other related topics. more...

  • Health and Developmentby David Phillips; Yola Verhasselt

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 79.95

    Health and Development presents a broad and detailed description of the multifaceted aspects of health and development across the globe. People are living longer, their lifestyles are changing and so too are the diseases from which they suffer. Recession in the North and debt servicing in the South have reduced public expenditure on health and welfare.... more...

  • Poverty and the Third Wayby Colin C Williams; Colin C. Williams; Jan Windebank

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 49.95

    What is poverty and how can it be tackled? Taking the Third Way out of its narrow party political context, this book argues that it is necessary to harness work beyond employment in order to pave a Third Way beyond capitalism and socialism. The outcome is a thought-provoking new approach towards combating poverty. Poverty and the Third Way uncovers... more...