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  • With Charity for Allby Ken Stern

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • African Sonby William J. Hemminger

    University Press of America 2012; US$ 26.99

    African Son records the author?s many trips to Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, Fulbright scholar, teacher, and traveler. These personal essays range from sympathetic descriptions of village life in Senegal and Cameroon to detailed accounts of the rich physical and natural worlds in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Madagascar. more...

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

    PM Press 2013; US$ 9.99

    Organized into four sections, this collection of essays is geared toward activists engaging with the dynamic questions of how to create and support effective movements for visionary systemic change. These essays and interviews present powerful lessons for transformative organizing. It offers a firsthand look at the challenges and the opportunities... 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...

  • 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...

  • Gifts of Time and Moneyby Arthur C. Brooks

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 31.99

    Policymakers, civic leaders, and scholars have increasingly focused their attention over the last decade and a half on the importance of voluntary participation in civil society. What mobilizes giving and volunteering? What can policymakers and nonprofit managers do to change the current landscape in places with low levels of participation? These are... more...

  • In a Rocket Made of Iceby Gail Gutradt

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 12.99

    A beautifully told, inspiring true story of one woman?s volunteer experiences at an orphanage in rural Cambodia?a book that embodies the belief that love, compassion, and generosity of spirit can overcome even the most fearsome of obstacles. Gail Gutradt was at a crossroads in her life when she learned of the Wat Opot Children?s Community. Begun... more...

  • Chicken Soup for the Volunteer's Soulby Jack Canfield; Mark Victor Hansen; Arline McGraw Oberst; John T. Boal; Tom Lagana; Laura Lagana

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Deep within each one of us lies the ability to step up and care for those in need, even though we often feel overwhelmed by a complex world. In fact, more than 200 million people throughout the world offer their time and love to volunteering.   The stories in Chicken Soup for the Volunteer?s Soul highlight the efforts of everyday people in the... more...

  • Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrating People Who Make a Differenceby Jack Canfield; Mark Victor Hansen; Peter Vegso; Theresa Peluso

    Chicken Soup for the Soul Publishing 2012; US$ 7.99

    Changing the World One Person at a Time   Chicken Soup for the Soul Celebrating People Who Make a Difference reveals a side of humanity we rarely see heralded on the evening news. This inspiring collection of stories chronicles the small kindnesses that make a huge difference, the ordinary experiences that have profound impact, and the defining... more...