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  • An Introduction to Buddhismby Peter Harvey

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    Extensively revised and updated, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of Buddhism in Asia and the West. more...

  • Waiting 'Til the Midnight Hourby Peniel E. Joseph

    Henry Holt and Co. 2007; US$ 20.99

    A gripping narrative that brings to life a legendary moment in American history: the birth, life, and death of the Black Power movement With the rallying cry of "Black Power!" in 1966, a group of black activists, including Stokely Carmichael and Huey P. Newton, turned their backs on Martin Luther King's pacifism and, building on Malcolm X's legacy,... more...

  • Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave & Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girlby Frederick Douglass; Harriet Jacobs; Kwame Anthony Appiah; Jean Fagan Yellin; Margaret Fuller

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 6.95

    Introduction by Kwame Anthony Appiah Commentary by Jean Fagan Yellin and Margaret Fuller   This Modern Library edition combines two of the most important African American slave narratives?crucial works that each illuminate and inform the other.   Frederick Douglass?s Narrative, first published in 1845, is an enlightening and incendiary... more...

  • Afeni Shakurby Jasmine Guy

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 15.00

    One of the most visible figures in both the hip-hop and civil rights movements charts her moral and spiritual development in a stirring and poignant memoir spanning five decades. As a child growing up in North Carolina, Alice Faye Williams knew that the most important thing her impoverished family lacked was land; as she puts it, "The land, to live... more...

  • Using Chinese Synonymsby Grace Qiao Zhang

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    This essential reference book assists in the development of fluent, spontaneous and skilful use of Chinese synonyms. more...

  • A Hope in the Unseenby Ron Suskind

    Crown/Archetype 2010; US$ 15.99

    It is 1993, and Cedric Jennings is a bright and ferociously determined honor student at Ballou, a high school in one of Washington D.C.?s most dangerous neighborhoods, where the dropout rate is well into double digits and just 80 students out of more than 1,350 boast an average of B or better. At Ballou, Cedric has almost no friends. He eats lunch... more...

  • Decodedby Jay-Z

    Random House Publishing Group 2010; US$ 26.00

    Expanded edition of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller features 16 pages of new material, including 3 new songs decoded.   Decoded is a book like no other: a collection of lyrics and their meanings that together tell the story of a culture, an art form, a moment in history, and one of the most provocative and successful artists of our time. more...

  • Black Powerby Charles Hamilton; Kwame Ture

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.95

    In 1967, this revolutionary work exposed the depths of systemic racism in this country and provided a radical political framework for reform: true and lasting social change would only be accomplished through unity among African-Americans and their independence from the preexisting order. An eloquent document of the civil rights movement that remains... more...

  • The Shame of the Nationby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2005; US$ 16.00

    ?The nation needs to be confronted with the crime that we?re committing and the promises we are betraying. This is a book about betrayal of the young, who have no power to defend themselves. It is not intended to make readers comfortable.? Over the past several years, Jonathan Kozol has visited nearly 60 public schools. Virtually everywhere, he finds... more...

  • On Michael Jacksonby Margo Jefferson

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2006; US$ 14.00

    Margo Jefferson?s On Michael Jackson is a lucid and elegant cultural analysis of the rise and fall of the King of Pop.An award-winning cultural critic, Jefferson brings an unexpected compassion as well as her sharp intellect and incomparable insight to Jackson?s 2005 trial for child molestation, startling us with her erudite illumination of a media-drenched... more...