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  • The Many Faces of Toleranceby Ewa A. Golebiowska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 42.95

    This book presents a systematic account on Poles’ attitudes toward ethnic, religious, political, and sexual minorities. It investigates Poland’s reputation as an intolerant, anti-Semitic, and homophobic country. Counter to a simplistic image of Poland as a hotbed of intolerance, the book shows that Polish intolerance has many faces. For one thing,... more...

  • BEVby Andrea Williams; Matty Rich

    Gallery Books/Karen Hunter Publishing 2016; US$ 16.00

    Based on the real life story of a little-known figure in the Civil Rights Movement: a white social worker who left the comforts of her life in New York City to travel to the segregated South, comes BEV , a fictionalized account of the strength, compassion, and dangers people faced in their fight to help African Americans achieve equality. After watching... more...

  • Obama Powerby Jeffrey C. Alexander; Bernadette N. Jaworsky

    Wiley 2014; US$ 12.95 US$ 11.50

    What is the source of Obama’s power? How is it that, after suffering a humiliating defeat in the 2010 mid-term elections, Obama was able to turn the situation around, deftly outmaneuvering his opponent and achieving a decisive victory in the November 2012 presidential election? In this short and brilliant book, Jeffrey Alexander and Bernadette... more...

  • Dreamersby Eileen Truax

    Beacon Press 2015; US$ 15.00

    Dreamers is a movement book for the generation brought to the United States as children—and now fighting to live here legally   Of the approximately twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, as many as two million came as children. They grow up here, going to elementary, middle, and high school, and then the country... more...

  • Terrorism and Tyrannyby James Bovard

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 6.79

    "The war on terrorism is the first political growth industry of the new Millennium." So begins Jim Bovard's newest and, in some ways, most provocative book as he casts yet another jaundiced eye on Washington and the motives behind protecting "the homeland" and prosecuting a wildly unpopular war with Iraq. For James Bovard, as always, it all comes... more...

  • Protest at Selmaby David J. Garrow

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    A thorough and insightful account of the historic 1965 civil rights protest at Selma, Alabama, from the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning biography Bearing the Cross Vivid descriptions of violence and courageous acts fill David Garrow’s account of the momentous 1965 protest at Selma, Alabama, in which the author illuminates the role of Martin... more...

  • The FBI and Martin Luther King, Jr.by David J. Garrow

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99

    The author of Bearing the Cross , the Pulitzer Prize–winning biography of Martin Luther King Jr., exposes the government’s massive surveillance campaign against the civil rights leader When US attorney general Robert F. Kennedy authorized a wiretap of Martin Luther King Jr.’s phones by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, he set in motion one... more...

  • Bearing the Crossby David J. Garrow

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 17.99

    Winner of the Pulitzer Prize: The definitive biography of Martin Luther King Jr. In this monumental account of the life of Martin Luther King Jr., professor and historian David Garrow traces King’s evolution from young pastor who spearheaded the 1955–56 bus boycott of Montgomery, Alabama, to inspirational leader of America’s civil rights movement.... more...

  • Civil Disobedience and Other Essaysby Henry David Thoreau

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Representative sampling of Thoreau's most frequently read and cited essays: "On the Duty of Civil Disobedience" (1849), "Life without Principle" (1863), "Slavery in Massachusetts" (1854), "A Plea for Captain John Brown" (1869) and "Walking" (1862). more...

  • Selma, Lord, Selmaby Sheyann Webb-Christburg; Rachel West Nelson Milhouse; Frank Sikora

    University of Alabama Press 2015; US$ 18.95

    Sheyann Webb was eight years old and Rachel West was nine when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. arrived in Selma, Alabama, on January 2, 1965. He came to organize non-violent demonstrations against discriminatory voting laws. Selma, Lord, Selma is their firsthand account of the events from that turbulent winter of 1965--events that changed not only the... more...