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A Companion to Marx's Capital

Written by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-359-9 (1-84467-359-6)

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression has generated a surge of interest in Marx’s work in the effort to understand the origins of our current predicament. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s most foremost Marx scholars.

Based on his... Read more >
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A Companion To Marx's Capital, Volume 2

Written by David Harvey


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: December 17, 2013
Price: $95.00
ISBN: 978-1-78168-122-0 (1-78168-122-8)

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression shows no sign of coming to a close and Marx’s work remains key in understanding the cycles that lead to recession. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s most foremost Marx scholars.

Based on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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A Companion To Marx's Capital, Volume 2

Written by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: September 10, 2013
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-121-3 (1-78168-121-X)

The biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression shows no sign of coming to a close and Marx’s work remains key in understanding the cycles that lead to recession. For nearly forty years, David Harvey has written and lectured on Capital, becoming one of the world’s most foremost Marx scholars.

Based on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Limits to Capital

Written by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 478 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: January 17, 2007
Price: $34.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-095-6 (1-84467-095-3)

The Limits to Capital provides one of the best theoretical guides to the history and geography of capitalist development. In this new edition, Harvey updates his classic text with a substantial discussion of the turmoil in world markets today.

In his analyses of ‘fictitious capital’ and ‘uneven geographical development’ Harvey takes the reader... Read more >

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Rebel Cities
From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution
Written by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-074-2 (1-78168-074-4)

Long before Occupy, cities were the subject of much utopian thinking. They are the centers of capital accumulation as well as of revolutionary politics, where deeper currents of social and political change rise to the surface. Do the financiers and developers control access to urban resources or do the people? Who... Read more >
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Spaces of Global Capitalism
A Theory of Uneven Geographical Development
Written by David Harvey


Format: Trade Paperback, 154 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: May 17, 2006
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-84467-550-0 (1-84467-550-5)

Fiscal crises have cascaded across much of the developing world with devastating results, from Mexico to Indonesia, Russia and Argentina. The extreme volatility in contemporary political economic fortunes seems to mock our best efforts to understand the forces that drive development in the world economy.

David Harvey is the single most important... Read more >

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A Look Over My Shoulder
A Life in the Central Intelligence Agency
Written by Richard Helms and William Hood
Foreword by Henry A. Kissinger


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: August 31, 2004
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7108-8 (0-8129-7108-6)

“Gripping . . . Helms’s account is fascinating, acute, and subtle. . . . There was no public servant I respected more. It was an honor to be Richard Helms’s colleague; it enhanced my life to be his friend.”
—from the Foreword by Henry A. Kissinger

A Look Over My Shoulder, by Richard... Read more >
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Losing Our Way
An Intimate Portrait of a Troubled America
Written by Bob Herbert


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-52823-8 (0-385-52823-X)

From longtime New York Times columnist Bob Herbert comes a wrenching portrayal of ordinary Americans struggling for survival in a nation that has lost its way

In his eighteen years as an opinion columnist for The New York Times, Herbert championed the working poor and the middle class. After filing his last... Read more >

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Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Written by Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: January 15, 2002
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71449-8 (0-375-71449-9)

In this pathbreaking work, now with a new introduction, Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky show that, contrary to the usual image of the news media as cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitous in their search for truth and defense of justice, in their actual practice they defend the economic, social, and political... Read more >
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Reimagining Equality
Stories of Gender, Race, and Finding Home
Written by Anita Hill


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1437-0 (0-8070-1437-0)

From the heroic lawyer who spoke out against Clarence Thomas in the historic confirmation hearings twenty years ago, Anita Hill’s first book since the best-selling Speaking Truth to Power.

On the 20th anniversary of the historic Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings, where she spoke out so courageously about workplace sexual harassment, Anita Hill... Read more >
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On Looking Into the Abyss
Untimely Thoughts on Culture and Society
Written by Gertrude Himmelfarb


Format: Trade Paperback, 212 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 31, 1995
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75923-2 (0-679-75923-9)

Himmelfarb turns her intellect and powers of observation to the present, exposing what she sees as the intellectual arrogance and spiritual impoverishment of much of our current thought, and tracing the consequences for our collective life. She deconstructs literary deconstructionism and postmodernism, diagnoses the malaise of liberalism, analyzes the resurgence of... Read more >
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One Nation, Two Cultures
A Searching Examination of American Society in the Aftermath of Our Cultural Rev olution
Written by Gertrude Himmelfarb


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 30, 2001
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70410-9 (0-375-70410-8)

Despite her forceful critique, Himmelfarb sees encouraging signs for the future of American culture. She explores the place of religion, family, and the law in American life and proposes democratic remedies for the nation's moral and cultural diseases. Though there are many legitimate grievances against government, she contends, our citizenry cannot... Read more >
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Raising Global IQ
Preparing Our Students for a Shrinking Planet
Written by Carl Hobert


Format: Hardcover, 232 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3288-6 (0-8070-3288-3)

In Raising Global IQ, Carl Hobert calls on K—12 teachers, administrators, parents, and students alike to transform the educational system by giving students the tools they need to become responsible citizens in a shrinking, increasingly interdependent world. Drawing on his nearly thirty years teaching, developing curricula, and leading conflict-resolution workshops here... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Ingenuity Gap
Facing the Economic, Environmental, and Other Challenges of an Increasingly Complex and Unpredictable Future
Written by Thomas Homer-Dixon


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 13, 2002
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71328-6 (0-375-71328-X)

Despite all of society’s advances, our problems proliferate. Wars abound, environmental degradation accelerates, economies topple overnight, and pandemics such as AIDS and tuberculosis continue to spread. The Internet and other media help to disseminate knowledge, but they’ve also created an “info-glut” and left us too little time to process it. What’s... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Censored 2012
The Top Censored Stories and Media Analysis of 2010-2011
Edited by Mickey Huff and Project Censored


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 4, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-347-6 (1-60980-347-7)

Every year since 1976, Project Censored, our nation’s oldest news-monitoring group–a university-wide project at Sonoma State University founded by Carl Jensen, directed for many years by Peter Phillips, and now under the leadership of Mickey Huff–has produced a Top-25 list of underreported news stories and a book, Censored, dedicated to the... Read more >
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Somalis in Maine
Crossing Cultural Currents
Afterword by Ahmed I. Samatar
Edited by Kimberly A. Huisman, Mazie Hough, Kristin M. Langellier and Carol Nordstrom Toner


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 7, 2011
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-926-1 (1-55643-926-1)

Lewiston, a mill town of about thirty-six thousand people, is the second-largest city in Maine. It is also home to some three thousand Somali refugees. After initially being resettled in larger cities elsewhere, Somalis began to arrive in Lewiston by the dozens, then the hundreds, after hearing stories of Maine’s attractions... Read more >

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Mama's Boy, Preacher's Son
A Memoir of Growing Up, Coming Out, and Changing America's Schools
Written by Kevin Jennings


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 15, 2007
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7147-2 (0-8070-7147-1)

Long before Kevin Jennings began advocating to end anti-GLBT bias in schools, he was a victim of it. In Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son, Jennings traces the roots of his activism to his school days in the conservative South, where “faggot” became more familiar to him than his own name. Creating safe... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Dark Rain: A New Orleans Story

Written by Mat Johnson
Illustrated by Simone Gane


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
Publisher: Vertigo
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $24.99
ISBN: 978-1-4012-2160-7 (1-4012-2160-2)

In the days after Hurricane Katrina, two men travel to a devastated New Orleans to pull off the bank heist of a lifetime. Up against the clock and eluding armed competitors, the men find themselves in the middle of one of the greatest humanitarian disasters in American history. All around them... Read more >

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13 Bankers
The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
Written by Simon Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47660-9 (0-307-47660-X)

In spite of its key role in creating the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, the American banking industry has grown bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks whose assets amount to more than 60 percent of the country’s gross domestic product, this oligarchy proved... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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13 Bankers
The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown
Written by Simon Johnson and James Kwak


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: March 30, 2010
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-37905-4 (0-307-37905-1)

Even after the ruinous financial crisis of 2008, America is still beset by the depredations of an oligarchy that is now bigger, more profitable, and more resistant to regulation than ever. Anchored by six megabanks—Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, and Morgan Stanley—which together control assets amounting... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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White House Burning
Our National Debt and Why It Matters to You
Written by Simon Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94764-2 (0-307-94764-5)

From the authors of the national bestseller 13 Bankers, a chilling account of America’s unprecedented debt crisis: how it came to pass, why it threatens to topple the nation as a superpower, and what needs to be done about it.

With bracing clarity, White House Burning explains why the national debt matters... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

The Paradox of American Democracy
Elites, Special Interests, and the Betrayal of Public Trust
Written by John B. Judis


Format: eBook, 320 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: July 24, 2013
Price: $22.99
ISBN: 978-0-8041-5062-0 (0-8041-5062-1)

John B. Judis, one of our most insightful political commentators, most rational and careful thinkers, and most engaged witnesses in Washington, has taken on a challenge that even the most concerned American citizens shrink from: forecasting the American political climate at the turn of the century. The Paradox of American Democracy... Read more >

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Real Common Sense
Using Our Founding Values to Reclaim Our Nation for the 99%
Written by Brian Kahn


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-407-7 (1-60980-407-4)

Real Common Sense insists that America, plagued with consumerism and private interests, has strayed from its Founding principles and the vision for America of our forefathers. Brian Kahn exposes the deceptions of the extreme Right and reminds us of the real Tom Paine who would be baffled to have "inspired" this... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Real Common Sense

Written by Brian Kahn


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-126-7 (1-60980-126-1)

America’s extreme Right falsely claims the Founding Fathers as allies for their radical agenda. Pundit Glenn Beck has gone so far as to use the title of Tom Paine’s famous 1776 pamphlet Common Sense for his own book–a book that attacks the political, social and economic rights which Paine and the... Read more >
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Act of Congress
How America's Essential Institution Works, and How It Doesn't
Written by Robert G. Kaiser


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74451-7 (0-307-74451-5)

A Washington Post Notable Book

An eye-opening account of how Congress today really works—and how it doesn’t—that follows the dramatic journey of the sweeping financial reform bill enacted in response to the Great Crash of 2008. Act of Congress focuses on two of the major players behind the legislation: colorful, wisecracking congressman... Read more >
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