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  • Hillbilly Elegyby J. D. Vance

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 17.99

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A riveting book."? The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."?David Brooks,   New York Times From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America?s white working class Hillbilly Elegy... more...

  • The Short and Tragic Life of Robert Peaceby Jeff Hobbs

    Scribner 2014; US$ 17.00

    An instant New York Times bestseller, named a best book of the year by The New York Times Book Review , Amazon, and Entertainment Weekly, among others, this celebrated account of a young African-American man who escaped Newark, NJ, to attend Yale, but still faced the dangers of the streets when he returned is, ?nuanced and shattering? ( People... more...

  • The American Way of Eatingby Tracie McMillan

    Scribner 2012; US$ 17.00

    Now in paperback, this   New York Times bestselling work of undercover journalism offers ?a compelling and cogent argument that eating healthily ought to be easier? ( The Cleveland Plain Dealer ). When award-winning (and working-class) journalist Tracie McMillan saw foodies swooning over $9 organic tomatoes, she couldn?t help but wonder:... more...

  • Evictedby Matthew Desmond

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 17.00

    WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION  From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America   In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee... more...

  • The Working Poorby David K. Shipler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    From the author of the Pulitzer Prize?winning Arab and Jew, an intimate portrait unfolds of working American families struggling against insurmountable odds to escape poverty. As David K. Shipler makes clear in this powerful, humane study, the invisible poor are engaged in the activity most respected in American ideology?hard, honest work. But... more...

  • Fire in the Ashesby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

       In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace , and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into... more...

  • Why Nations Failby Daron Acemoglu; James A. Robinson

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.31

    Shortlisted for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award 2012. Why are some nations more prosperous than others? Why Nations Fail sets out to answer this question, with a compelling and elegantly argued new theory: that it is not down to climate, geography or culture, but because of institutions. Drawing on an extraordinary... more...

  • An Assault On Povertyby United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

    International Development Research Centre 1997; US$ 30.00

    In An Assault on Poverty, the Panel on Technology for Basic Needs of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development offers analyses of poverty eradication and the role of science and technology with respect to sustainable human development, technical and vocational education, health, and small-scale economic activities, among... more...

  • World Povertyby Geoffrey Gilbert

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    Part of a series designed to serve as introductory research resources for important world issues, this text by Gilbert (economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) takes on the issue of global poverty and the organizations and programs attempting to deal with it. He provides a basic overview of issues, institutions, and terminology; explores the more...

  • Poverty in Britain, 1900-1965by Ian Gazeley

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 99.95

    Commencing with Rowntree's social survey of York in 1899 and ending with Abel Smith and Townsend's ''Poor and the Poorest'' in 1965, Gazeley shows how the causes of poverty changed over the course of the first 60 years of the 20th century. more...