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  • How to Be a Better Personby Seb Hunter

    Atlantic Books 2010; US$ 9.99

    Why is it so difficult to find the time to help others? When Seb Hunter became aware of a nagging ache in the place where his soul ought to be, he embarked on a two year odyssey of volunteering – with hilarious results. He collects litter, teaches pensioners how to use the internet, works at Oxfam (where he meets Gladys, his septuagenarian nemesis),... more...

  • With Charity for Allby Ken Stern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.95

    Vast and largely unexamined, the world of American charities accounts for fully 10 percent of economic activity in this country, yet operates with little accountability, no real barriers to entry, and a stunning lack of evidence of effectiveness. In With Charity for All , Ken Stern reveals a problem hidden in plain sight and prescribes a whole new... more...

  • Sword & Salveby Peter J. Hoffman; Thomas G. Weiss

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 31.99

    In the first book to systematically explore the linkages between war and emergency response, Hoffman and Weiss focus on the profound impact of new wars with non-state actors. The authors trace the evolution of the international humanitarian system from its inception in the 1860s through the current challenges cast by recent U.S. military action in... more...

  • Civil Society, Philanthropy, and the Fate of the Commonsby Bruce R. Sievers

    Tufts University Press 2010; US$ 27.99

    Traces the historical development of civil society and philanthropy in the West and analyzes their role in solving the problems faced by modern liberal democracy more...

  • African Sonby William J. Hemminger

    UPA 2012; US$ 26.99

    These vignettes of daily life in various African countries and the experiences of ex-patriots provide insights about human agency, which most textbooks fail to convey. This book would make a great supplementary text that would provoke thoughtful discussion so often missing in university classes. more...

  • The Generosity Networkby Jennifer Mccrea; Jeffrey C. Walker; Karl Weber

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2013; US$ 26.00

    ?This is a brave and important book, a book that dares to turn fund-raising from ?us and them? into ?us.? I hope everyone who cares about a worthy cause will read these ideas and put them into action.? Seth Godin Author of The Icarus Deception "For everyone who seeks true partnership with others, The Generosity Network has lessons on the practice... more...

  • Carnegieby Raymond Lamont-Brown

    The History Press 2013; US$ 13.11

    This book charts the life of Andrew Carnegie, from Dunfermline bobbin boy to Steel King of America. The empire he forged in the steel furnaces of Pittsburgh was sold in 1901 for $480 million and Andrew Carnegie retired from business life as the richest man in the world. Carnegie was born in Dunfermline in 1835, but poverty forced the Carnegies to... more...

  • Towards Collective Liberationby Chris Crass; Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz; Chris Dixon

    PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Chris Crass is a longtime organizer working to build powerful working class-based, feminist, multiracial movements for collective liberation. He has been an organizer with Food Not Bombs, an economic justice anti-poverty group, and with the Catalyst Project, which combines political education and organizing to develop and support anti-racist politics,... more...

  • Giving is Good For Youby John Nickson

    Biteback Publishing 2013; US$ 23.33

    Inequality in Britain is on the rise. Does this matter? Should we be bothered that the rich give proportionately much less than the poor? And that only a small minority of the very wealthy are giving generously? Ninety per cent of NHS trusts are restricting routine operations. Youth unemployment is at record levels. Meanwhile, those on the Sunday... more...

  • Once Upon a Townby Bob Greene

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In search of "the best America there ever was," bestselling author and award-winning journalist Bob Greene finds it in a small Nebraska town few people pass through today?a town where Greene discovers the echoes of the most touching love story imaginable: a love story between a country and its sons. During World War II, American soldiers from every... more...