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  • Hillbilly Elegyby J. D. Vance

    HarperCollins 2016; US$ 22.39

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "A riveting book."— The Wall Street Journal "Essential reading."—David Brooks,   New York Times From a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class Hillbilly Elegy... more...

  • Evictedby Matthew Desmond

    Crown/Archetype 2016; US$ 17.00

    WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION  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 of Milwaukee... more...

  • Fighting Poverty in the US and Europeby Alberto Alesina; Edward Glaeser

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 28.99

    In this this timely study of the different approaches of America and Europe to the problems of domestic inequality and poverty, the authors describe just how different the two continents are in the level of State engagement in the redistribution of income. They discuss various possible economic and sociological explanations for the difference, including... more...

  • The Working Poorby David K. Shipler

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 16.95

    From the author of the Pulitzer Prize–winning Arab and Jew, an intimate portrait unfolds of working American families struggling against insurmountable odds to escape poverty. As David K. Shipler makes clear in this powerful, humane study, the invisible poor are engaged in the activity most respected in American ideology—hard, honest work. But... more...

  • Amazing Graceby Jonathan Kozol

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 16.00

    The author of Savage Inequalities, a New York Times best-seller, and Rachel and Her Children, winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award, tells the stories of a handful of children who have--through the love and support of their families and dedicated community leaders--not yet lost their battle with the perils of life in America's most hopeless,... more...

  • Bobby James Bowen

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 9.99

    The phenomenal bestseller A Street Cat Named Bob , featuring best friends James and street cat Bob, now available as a special edition for children aged 11 and above. 'We are all given second chances every day of our lives, but we don't usually take them. Then I met Bob.' James Bowen was a homeless musician, busking on the streets of London to... more...

  • An Assault On Povertyby United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development

    International Development Research Centre 1997; US$ 30.00

    In An Assault on Poverty, the Panel on Technology for Basic Needs of the United Nations Commission on Science and Technology for Development offers analyses of poverty eradication and the role of science and technology with respect to sustainable human development, technical and vocational education, health, and small-scale economic activities, among... more...

  • World Povertyby Geoffrey Gilbert

    ABC-CLIO 2004; US$ 55.00

    Part of a series designed to serve as introductory research resources for important world issues, this text by Gilbert (economics, Hobart and William Smith Colleges) takes on the issue of global poverty and the organizations and programs attempting to deal with it. He provides a basic overview of issues, institutions, and terminology; explores the more...

  • Poverty in Britain, 1900-1965by Ian Gazeley

    Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. 2003; US$ 99.95

    Commencing with Rowntree's social survey of York in 1899 and ending with Abel Smith and Townsend's ''Poor and the Poorest'' in 1965, Gazeley shows how the causes of poverty changed over the course of the first 60 years of the 20th century. more...

  • Our Day to End Povertyby Shannon Daley-Harris; Jeffrey Keenan; Karen Speerstra

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2007; US$ 14.95

    Imagine ending poverty at home and around the globe in our own lifetimes. With creativity and imagination this book invites us to look at our very ordinary days, from waking up in the morning to going to bed in the evening, and to begin to think about combating poverty in new, inventive ways. more...