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  • Death of Innocenceby Mamie Till-Mobley; Christopher Benson; Jesse Rev Jackson

    Random House Publishing Group 2011; US$ 16.00

    There are many heroes of the civil rights movement?men and women we can look to for inspiration. Each has a unique story, a path that led to a role as leader or activist. Death of Innocence is the heartbreaking and ultimately inspiring story of one such hero: Mamie Till-Mobley, the mother of Emmett Till?an innocent fourteen-year-old African-American... more...

  • Imprisoning Communitiesby Todd R Clear

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 22.99

    In the first detailed, empirical exploration of the effects of mass incarceration on poor places, Imprisoning Communities demonstrates that in high doses incarceration contributes to the very social problems it is intended to solve: it breaks up family and social networks; deprives siblings, spouses, and parents of emotional and financial support;... more...

  • Prostitutionby Teela Sanders; Maggie O'Neill; Jane Pitcher

    SAGE Publications 2009; US$ 47.00

    With authors are leading authorities on this subject area, this book is unique in that it encompasses issues relating to male and transgender sex workers, as well as female sex workers. more...

  • Dead Man Walkingby Helen Prejean; Archbishop Desmond Tutu; Susan Sarandon; Tim Robbins

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 15.00

    In 1982, Sister Helen Prejean became the spiritual advisor to Patrick Sonnier, the convicted killer of two teenagers who was sentenced to die in the electric chair of Louisiana?s Angola State Prison. In the months before Sonnier?s death, the Roman Catholic nun came to know a man who was as terrified as he had once been terrifying. She also came to... more...

  • The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Manby John Perkins

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2016; US$ 17.95

    Shocking Bestseller: The original version of this astonishing tell-all book spent 73 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has sold more than 1.25 million copies, and has been translated into 32 languages. New Revelations: Featuring 15 explosive new chapters, this expanded edition of Perkins's classic bestseller brings the story... more...

  • Dreams from the Monster Factoryby Sunny Schwartz; David Boodell

    Scribner 2009; US$ 15.00

    Dreams from the Monster Factory tells the true story of Sunny Schwartz's extraordinary work in the criminal justice system and how her profound belief in people's ability to change is transforming the San Francisco jails and the criminals incarcerated there. With an immediacy made possible by a twenty-seven-year career, Schwartz immerses the reader... more...

  • Doing Time Togetherby Megan Comfort

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    By quadrupling the number of people behind bars in two decades, the United States has become the world leader in incarceration. Much has been written on the men who make up the vast majority of the nation?s two million inmates. But what of the women they leave behind? Doing Time Together vividly details the ways that prisons shape and infiltrate... more...

  • Facing the Windby Julie Salamon

    Random House Publishing Group 2001; US$ 16.00

    Robert and Mary Rowe?s second child, Christopher, was born with severe neurological and visual impairments. For many years, the Rowes? courageous response to adversity set an example for a group of Brooklyn mothers who met to discuss the challenges of raising children with birth defects. Then Bob Rowe?s pressures ? professional and personal ? took... more...

  • McGoortyby Robert Byrne

    Crown/Archetype 2004; US$ 19.00

    The Broadway Books Library of Larceny Luc Sante, General Editor McGoorty is master billiards writer Robert Byrne?s racy account of the life of Danny McGoorty, a billiards champion of that bygone era when cue artists were often scam artists and pool rooms were held to be dens of iniquity. Hustler and hobo, womanizer and fashion plate, McGoorty... more...

  • Best Business Crime Writing of the Yearby James Surowiecki

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 12.00

    A year ago it would have been difficult to conceive of an anthology of stories soley devoted to corporate malfeasance. Today, the challenge has been to keep it confined to one volume. From P.J. O?Rourke?s hilarious ?How To Stuff A Wild Enron,? in which he compares trying to understand Enron?s finances to trying to buy an airline ticket at the best... more...