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  • Tear Down This Mythby Will Bunch

    Free Press 2009; US$ 16.00

    In this provocative new book, award-winning political journalist Will Bunch unravels the story of how a right-wing cabal hijacked the mixed legacy of Ronald Reagan, a personally popular but hugely divisive 1980s president, and turned him into a bronze icon to revive their fading ideology. They succeeded to the point where all the GOP candidates for... more...

  • How to Change the Worldby David Bornstein

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    David Bornstein's How to Change the World is the first book to study a remarkable and growing group of individuals around the world--what Bornstein calls social entrepreneurs . These men and women are bringing innovative, and successful, grass-roots approaches to a wide variety of social and economic problems, from rural poverty in India to industrial... more...

  • All My Faultby Audrey Delaney

    Ebury Publishing 2011; US$ 9.86

    'I could see what he was doing to the other girls because he had been doing it to me for as long as I could remember' At just six years of age, Audrey Delaney's childhood was cut tragically short when her father first abused her. What followed was a lifetime of pain and betrayal at the hands of the very man who should have protected her. Too young... more...

  • Five Days at Memorialby Sheri Fink

    Crown/Archetype 2013; US$ 17.00

    One of the New York Times ?s Best Ten Books of the Year Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction Winner of the 2014 J. Anthony Lukas Book Prize, the PEN/John Kenneth Galbraith Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the Ridenhour Book Prize, the 2014 American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award (Public/Healthcare... more...

  • ISISby Jessica Stern; J. M. Berger

    HarperCollins 2015; US$ 11.99

    The Islamic State, known as ISIS, exploded into the public eye in 2014 with startling speed and shocking brutality. It has captured the imagination of the global jihadist movement, attracting recruits in unprecedented numbers and wreaking bloody destruction with a sadistic glee that has alienated even the hardcore terrorists of its parent organization,... more...

  • Evictedby Matthew Desmond

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 28.00

    New York Times Bestseller Finalist for the 2016 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction 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... more...

  • The Working Poorby David K. Shipler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    ?Nobody who works hard should be poor in America,? writes Pulitzer Prize winner David Shipler. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and factory workers, farm laborers and sweat-shop seamstresses, illegal immigrants in menial jobs and Americans saddled with immense student loans and... more...

  • Back Homeby Michelle Magorian

    Penguin Books Ltd 1987; US$ 11.27

    WW2 has just ended and twelve-year-old Rusty comes back home to Britain after being evacuated to the US. The greyness and bleakness of life in England is a shock, but even worse is adapting to the strict discipline of her family, including a brother she's never met, after the warmth and openness of her adopted American family. Rusty is sent to an horrific... more...

  • Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief (Book 1)by Rick Riordan

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 9.86

    Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief is the first bestselling book in Rick Riordan's phenomenally successful Percy Jackson series - now with a new cover look. Half boy. Half God. ALL Hero. Look, I didn't want to be a half-blood. I never asked to be the son of a Greek God. I was just a normal kid, going to school, playing... more...

  • Disposable Peopleby Kevin Bales

    University of California Press 2012; US$ 32.95 US$ 26.36

    Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. Kevin Bales's disturbing story of slavery today reaches from brick kilns in Pakistan and brothels in Thailand to the offices of multinational corporations. His investigation of conditions in Mauritania,... more...