Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
Books , Kindle Edition / February 28, 2017

In Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur “Genius” Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads. Hailed as “wrenching and revelatory” (The Nation), “vivid and unsettling” (New York Review of Books), Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st-century America’s most devastating problems. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.

The Case for Big Government (The Public Square)
Books , Kindle Edition / February 28, 2017

Political conservatives have long believed that the best government is a small government. But if this were true, noted economist Jeff Madrick argues, the nation would not be experiencing stagnant wages, rising health care costs, increasing unemployment, and concentrations of wealth for a narrow elite. In this perceptive and eye-opening book, Madrick proves that an engaged government–a big government of high taxes and wise regulations–is necessary for the social and economic answers that Americans desperately need in changing times. He shows that the big governments of past eras fostered greatness and prosperity, while weak, laissez-faire governments marked periods of corruption and exploitation. The Case for Big Government considers whether the government can adjust its current policies and set the country right.

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
Books , Kindle Edition / February 28, 2017

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century: #1 New York Times Bestseller The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.

Parable of the Sower
Books , Kindle Edition / February 28, 2017

Parable of the Sower
Award-winning science fiction author Octavia Butler’s groundbreaking dystopian novel presents an all-too-real look at a world spiraling into chaos Lauren Olamina and her family live in one of the only safe neighborhoods remaining on the outskirts of Los Angeles. Behind the walls of their defended enclave, Lauren’s father, a preacher, and a han…

Circle of Treason: CIA Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed
Books , Kindle Edition / February 28, 2017

Circle of Treason: CIA Traitor Aldrich Ames and the Men He Betrayed
Circle of Treason details the authors’ personal involvement in the hunt for and eventual identification of a Soviet mole in the CIA during the 1980s and 1990s. The search for the presumed traitor was necessitated by the loss of almost all of the CIA’s large stable of Soviet intelligence officers w…

Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States
Books , Kindle Edition / February 27, 2017

Subterranean Fire: A History of Working-Class Radicalism in the United States
Workers in the United States have a rich tradition of fighting back and achieving gains previously thought unthinkable, from the weekend, to health care, to the right to even form a union. But in 2005, the number of workers organized in unions reached a 100-year low in both the public and private sectors, even …

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
Books , Kindle Edition / February 23, 2017

From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation
The eruption of mass protests in the wake of the police murders of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri and Eric Garner in New York City have challenged the impunity with which officers of the law carry out violence against Black people and punctured the illusion of a postracial America. The Black Lives Matter movement has…

101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History
Books / February 22, 2017

101 Changemakers: Rebels and Radicals Who Changed U.S. History
In the great tradition of Howard Zinn, 101 Changemakers offers a ?peoples’ history” version of the individuals who have shaped our country for middle school students. In the place of founding fathers, presidents, and titans of industry, are profiles of those who courageously fought for social justice in America: Tecumseh, Har…

Democracy
Books , Kindle Edition / February 21, 2017

Democracy
Historian David Moss adapts the case study method made famous by Harvard Business School to revitalize our conversations about governance and democracy and show how the United States has often thrived on political conflict. These 19 cases ask us to weigh choices and consequences, wrestle with momentous de…

To Kill a Mockingbird (Harperperennial Modern Classics)
Books , Kindle Edition / February 19, 2017

“Shoot all the bluejays you want, if you can hit ’em, but remember it’s a sin to kill a Mockingbird.”

A lawyer’s advice to his children as he defends the real mockingbird of Harper Lee’s classic novel—a black man charged with the rape of a white girl. Through the young eyes of Scout and Jem Finch, Harper Lee explores with rich humor and unswerving honesty the irrationality of adult attitudes toward race and class in the Deep South of the 1930s. The conscience of a town steeped in prejudice, violence, and hypocrisy is pricked by the stamina and quiet heroism of one man’s struggle for justice—but the weight of history will only tolerate so much.

The Long Walk
Books , Kindle Edition / February 16, 2017

The Long Walk
In this #1 national bestseller, “master storyteller” (Houston Chronicle) Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, tells the tale of the contestants of a grueling walking competition where there can only be one winner—the one that survives.In the near future, when America has become a police state, one hundred boys are selected to enter an annual con…

Network (Blu-ray)
DVD & Blu-ray / February 15, 2017

Newscaster Howard Beale has a message for those who package reports of cute puppies, movie premieres, and fender benders as hard news: “I’m as mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore.” Sidney Lumet directs Paddy Chayefsky’s satire (an Academy Award-winning* screenplay) about the things people do for love…and ratings. Three performers won Oscars. Best Actress Faye Dunaway is the TV exec guarding ratings like a tigress protecting cubs. Best Actor Peter Finch is Beale, whose airwave rants become a phenomenon. And William Holden, Robert Duvall, and Best Supporting Actress Beatrice Straight add to the fierce vitality.

Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement
Books / February 10, 2017

Walking with the Wind: A Memoir of the Movement The award-winning national bestseller, Walking with the Wind, is one of our most important records of the American civil rights movement. Told by John Lewis, who Cornel West calls a “national treasure,” this is a gripping first-hand account of the fight for civil rights and the courage it takes to change a nation.In 1957, a teenaged boy named John Lewis left a cotton farm in Alab…

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement
Books , Kindle Edition / February 9, 2017

Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement In these newly collected essays, interviews, and speeches, world-renowned activist and scholar Angela Y. Davis illuminates the connections between struggles against state violence and oppression throughout history and around the world.Reflecting on the importance of black feminism, intersectionality, and prison abolitionism for today’s…

We Should All Be Feminists
Books , Kindle Edition / February 3, 2017

We Should All Be Feminists
What does “feminism” mean today? That is the question at the heart of We Should All Be Feminists, a personal, eloquently-argued essay—adapted from her much-viewed Tedx talk of the same name—by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, the award-winning author of Americanah and Half of a Yellow Sun. With humor and levity…

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