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  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    The New Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • All Alone in the Worldby Nell Bernstein

    The New Press 2007; US$ 16.99

    In this "moving condemnation of the U.S. penal system and its effect on families" ( Parents’ Press ), award-winning journalist Nell Bernstein takes an intimate look at parents and childrenover two million of themtorn apart by our current incarceration policy. Described as "meticulously reported and sensitively written" by Salon , the book is "brimming... more...

  • The Good Warby Studs Terkel

    The New Press 2011; US$ 18.99

    The Good War for which Terkel won the Pulitzer Prize, is a testament not only to the experience of war but to the extraordinary skill of Terkel as interviewer. As always, Terkel’s subjects are open and unrelenting in their analyses of themselves and their experiences, producing what People magazine has called a splendid epic history of World War... more...

  • Words of Fireby Beverly Guy-Sheftall

    The New Press 2011; US$ 24.99

    "In this pathbreaking collection of articles, Dr. Beverly Guy-Sheftall has taken us from the early 1830s to contemporary times. Only since the seventies have black women used the term "feminism." And yet, it is that concept that she uses to bring into the same frame the ideas and analyses of Maria Stewart, Sojourner Truth, and Frances W.E. Harper... more...

  • Studs Terkel's Workingby Harvey Pekar; Paul Buhle

    The New Press 2009; US$ 22.99

    " Working has been a book, a radio drama, a Broadway musical, and now a gripping graphic novel. I can't speak for Studs, but I suspect he would have been tickled to see it adapted by a former government file clerk and wage slave, who knows all about working." --Roger Ebert In the thirty-five years since Pulitzer Prize-winner Studs Terkel's Working... more...

  • Grand Illusionby Theresa Amato

    The New Press 2009; US$ 27.99

    As the national campaign manager for Ralph Nader’s historic runs for president in 2000 and 2004, Theresa Amato had a rare ringside role in two of the most hotly contested presidential elections this country has seen. In Grand Illusion, she gives us a witty, thoughtful critique of the American electoral system, as well as a powerful argument for opening... more...

  • Torture Memosby David Cole

    The New Press 2009; US$ 17.99

    On April 16, 2009, the Justice Department released never-before-seen secret memos describing, in graphic detail, the brutal interrogation techniques used by the CIA under the Bush administration’s “war on terror.” Now, for the first time, the key documents are compiled in one remarkable volume, showing that the United States government’s top attorneys... more...

  • Waiting to Landby Martin Duberman

    The New Press 2009; US$ 26.99

    Although best known for his acclaimed biographies, historian Martin Duberman is also a renowned memoirist who has plumbed his own life for truths that have meaning for us all. In the bestselling Cures , he carried his story up to 1970, focusing on his fear that homosexuality was pathological and on his desperate search for a therapeutic cure. Duberman’s... more...

  • Judaism Does Not Equal Israelby Marc H. Ellis

    The New Press 2009; US$ 24.99

    In this poignant, powerful volume, the influential Jewish thinker and critic Marc H. Ellis takes on the hard moral questions about Jewish support for the state of Israel. Reviewing the historical record of the past sixty years and envisioning the prospects for a just and lasting peace, Ellis makes an unyielding casebased on the most cherished Jewish... more...

  • Italian Shoesby Henning Mankell; Laurie Thompson

    The New Press 2009; US$ 26.99

    From the prizewinning master of atmosphere” (Boston Globe) comes the surprising and affecting story of a man well past middle age who suddenly finds himself on the threshold of renewal. Living on a tiny island entirely surrounded by ice during the long winter months, Fredrik Welin is so lost to the world that he cuts a hole in the ice every morning... more...