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Nobody Turn Me Around
A People's History of the 1963 March on Washington
Written by Charles Euchner


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 12, 2011
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0155-4 (0-8070-0155-4)

Selected as a 2011 University Press Book for Public and Secondary School Libraries
Rated O - Outstanding

On August 28, 1963, over a quarter-million people–two-thirds black and one-third white–held the greatest civil rights demonstration ever. In this major reinterpretation of the Great Day–the peak of the movement–Charles Euchner brings back the tension and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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I Begin My Life All Over
The Hmong and the American Immigrant Experience
Written by Lillian Faderman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 13, 1999
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7235-6 (0-8070-7235-4)

I Begin My Life All Over is an oral history of 36 real-life strangers in a strange land, an intimate study of the immigrant experience in contemporary America.

“Faderman has collected oral histories from individuals ranging from adults who escaped through the jungles of Laos, to the American-born teenagers anxious to negotiate... Read more >

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Unruly Women
The Politics of Confinement & Resistance
Written by Karlene Faith


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 26, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-137-3 (1-60980-137-7)

Winner of the VanCity Book Prize, Unruly Women: The Politics of Confinement & Resistance is the seminal book about women’s imprisonment that helped spark examinations around the world into the special circumstances women face in prison, as well as the sex and gender crimes that get them there.
Most women who... Read more >
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Blind Into Baghdad
America's War in Iraq
Written by James Fallows


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 15, 2006
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27796-1 (0-307-27796-8)

In the autumn of 2002, Atlantic Monthly national correspondent James Fallows wrote an article predicting many of the problems America would face if it invaded Iraq. After events confirmed many of his predictions, Fallows went on to write some of the most acclaimed, award-winning journalism on the planning and execution of... Read more >
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Prescription for a Healthy Nation
A New Approach to Improving Our Lives by Fixing Our Everyday World
Written by Tom Farley and Deb Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 1, 2006
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2117-0 (0-8070-2117-2)

Introducing a new way of thinking about health: public health experts Tom Farley and Deborah A. Cohen show us that the antidote to our ever-growing rates of obesity and chronic diseases, such as heart disease and diabetes, lies not in our medical care system or in more health education but rather... Read more >
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Clarence Darrow
Attorney for the Damned
Written by John A. Farrell


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 1, 2012
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2759-8 (0-7679-2759-1)

The definitive biography of Clarence Darrow, the brilliant, idiosyncratic lawyer who defended John Scopes in the “Monkey Trial” and gave voice to the populist masses at the turn of the twentieth century, thus changing American law forever.

Amidst the tumult of the industrial age and the progressive era, Clarence Darrow became America’s... Read more >
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Power Trip
U.S. Unilateralism and Global Strategy After September 11
Preface by Barbara Ehrenreich
Edited by John Feffer


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 3, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-579-0 (1-58322-579-X)

A concise dissection of the new U.S. unilateralism, Power Trip is the first book-length critique of this fundamental shift in U.S. foreign policy to consolidate and extend U.S. global control. Charting the new terrain of foreign policy after September 11 and demonstrating how the Bush administration is building on the policies... Read more >
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Trans Liberation
Beyond Pink or Blue
Written by Leslie Feinberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 10, 1999
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7951-5 (0-8070-7951-0)

Those who have heard Leslie Feinberg speak in person know how powerful and inspiring s/he can be. In Trans Liberation, Feinberg has gathered a collection of hir speeches on trans liberation and its essential connection to the liberation of all people. This wonderfully immediate, impassioned, and stirring book is for anyone... Read more >

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Transgender Warriors
Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman
Written by Leslie Feinberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 30, 1997
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7941-6 (0-8070-7941-3)

With a New Afterword by the Author

In this fascinating, personal journey through history, Leslie Feinberg uncovers persuasive evidence that there have always been people who crossed the cultural boundaries of gender. Transgender Warriors is an eye-opening jaunt through the history of gender expression and a powerful testament to the rebellious spirit.

“Activist... Read more >

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While America Sleeps
A Wake-up Call for the Post-9/11 Era
Written by Russ Feingold


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95253-0 (0-307-95253-3)

Former senator Russ Feingold offers an overview of the US government’s institutional failures since the September 11 attacks, and its inadequate and oversimplified political reactions to the post-9/11 political landscape. He proposes solutions that address the international problems the nation faces, and calls for an end to the complacency that has... Read more >
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Manufacturing Hysteria
A History of Scapegoating, Surveillance, and Secrecy in Modern America
Written by Jay Feldman


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38823-0 (0-307-38823-9)

A vital, engaging, and sometimes troubling story of modern America’s struggle to live up to its ideals.

In this ambitious and wide-ranging history, Jay Feldman takes us from the run-up to World War I and its anti-German hysteria through the September 11 attacks and Arizona’s current anti-immigration movement. What we see is... Read more >
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Unmanned
A novel
Written by Dan Fesperman


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 12, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35125-6 (0-385-35125-9)

A psychologically gripping descent into the eerie realm of drone warfare, led by one pilot's risky quest to expose its darkest secrets.

As an F-16 fighter pilot, Darwin Cole was a family man on top of his world. Now he's a washout-drunk and alone in a trailer in the Nevada desert, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Thirteen American Arguments
Enduring Debates That Define and Inspire Our Country
Written by Howard Fineman


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7635-9 (0-8129-7635-5)

Howard Fineman, one of our most trusted political journalists, shows that every debate, from our nation’s founding to the present day, is rooted in one of thirteen arguments that–thankfully–defy resolution. It is the very process of never-ending argument, Fineman explains, that defines us, inspires us, and keeps us free. At a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Constitution of the United States of America

Illustrated by Sam Fink


Format: Hardcover, 136 pages
Publisher: Welcome Books
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-59962-082-4 (1-59962-082-0)

The Constitution of the United States of America, inscribed and illustrated by the master calligrapher, Sam Fink, brings to life the issues underlying the triumphs of this abiding document. Originally published in pen and ink in 1987, Mr. Fink has gone back to his original black-and-white art and painted it anew... Read more >

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Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly
The Remarkable Story of the Friendship Between a First Lady and a Former Slave
Written by Jennifer Fleischner


Format: Trade Paperback, 396 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 10, 2004
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0259-5 (0-7679-0259-9)

Mrs. Lincoln and Mrs. Keckly is a vibrant social history set against the backdrop of the Antebellum south and the Civil War that recreates the lives and friendship of two exceptional women: First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and her mulatto dressmaker, Elizabeth Keckly.

Historian Jennifer Fleischner allows us to glimpse the... Read more >
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"They're Bankrupting Us!"
And 20 Other Myths about Unions
Written by Bill Fletcher, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0332-9 (0-8070-0332-8)

From Wisconsin to Washington, DC, the claims are made: unions are responsible for budget deficits, and their members are overpaid and enjoy cushy benefits. The only way to save the American economy, pundits claim, is to weaken the labor movement, strip workers of collective bargaining rights, and champion private industry. In... Read more >
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Columbus and Other Cannibals
The Wetiko Disease of Exploitation, Imperialism, and Terrorism
Written by Jack D. Forbes
Foreword by Derrick Jensen


Format: Trade Paperback, 258 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-781-7 (1-58322-781-4)

Celebrated American Indian thinker Jack D. Forbes’s Columbus and Other Cannibals was one of the founding texts of the anticivilization movement when it was first published in 1978. His history of terrorism, genocide, and ecocide told from a Native American point of view has inspired America’s most influential activists for decades... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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No Turning Back
The History of Feminism and the Future of Women
Written by Estelle Freedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 1, 2003
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-45053-1 (0-345-45053-1)

2002 Outstanding Academic Title in History, Geography, & Area Studies
CHOICE Magazine (American Library Association)

A Library Journal Best Books of 2002

Feminism — alive or dead? According to Estelle Freedman, Professor of History and a founder of the Program in Feminist Studies at Stanford University, feminism is not only clearly alive and well... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Everyday Heroes
50 Americans Changing the World One Nonprofit at a Time
Written by Katrina Fried
Photographed by Paul Mobley


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Welcome Books
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $45.00
ISBN: 978-1-59962-112-8 (1-59962-112-6)

American Heroes: Everyday People Changing the World is a groundbreaking visual book introducing the stories and causes of 50 courageous individuals who have made an astonishing difference in the lives of others. From environmental activists who have rallied the support of hundreds of volunteers to bring such necessities as clean drinking... Read more >

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The Moral Consequences of Economic Growth

Written by Benjamin M. Friedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 12, 2006
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9571-1 (1-4000-9571-9)

From the author of Day of Reckoning, the acclaimed critique of Ronald Reagan’s economic policy (“Every citizen should read it,” said The New York Times): a persuasive, wide-ranging argument that broadly distributed economic growth provides benefits far beyond the material, creating and strengthening democratic institutions, establishing political stability, fostering tolerance, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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America's Secret War
Inside the Hidden Worldwide Struggle Between the United States and Its Enemies
Written by George Friedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1785-8 (0-7679-1785-5)

Dubbed by Barron’s as “The Shadow CIA,” George Friedman’s global intelligence company, Stratfor, has provided analysis to Fortune 500 companies, news outlets, and even the U.S. government. Now Friedman delivers the geopolitical story that the mainstream media has been unable to uncover — the startling truth behind America’s foreign policy and... Read more >
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The Next 100 Years
A Forecast for the 21st Century
Written by George Friedman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 26, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2305-7 (0-7679-2305-7)

A fascinating, eye-opening and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the U.S. and the world from one of our most incisive futurists.

In his thought-provoking new book, George Friedman, founder of STRATFOR—the preeminent private intelligence and forecasting firm—focuses on what he knows best, the future. Positing that civilization is at... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Next 100 Years
A Forecast for the 21st Century
Written by George Friedman


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: January 27, 2009
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51705-8 (0-385-51705-X)

“Conventional analysis suffers from a profound failure of imagination. It imagines passing clouds to be permanent and is blind to powerful, long-term shifts taking place in full view of the world.” —George Friedman

In his long-awaited and provocative new book, George Friedman turns his eye on the future—offering a lucid, highly... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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A Field Guide for Female Interrogators

Written by Coco Fusco


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-780-0 (1-58322-780-6)

The world was shocked by the images that emerged from Abu Ghraib, the US-controlled prison in Iraq. Lynndie England, the young female army officer shown smiling devilishly as she humiliated male prisoners, became first a scapegoat and then a victim who was “just following orders.” Ignored were the more elemental questions... Read more >
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Divided We Fail
The Story of an African American Community That Ended the Era of School Desegregation
Written by Sarah Garland


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0177-6 (0-8070-0177-5)

In 2007, a court case originally filed in Louisville, Kentucky, was argued before the Supreme Court and officially ended the era of school desegregation– both changing how schools across America handle race and undermining the most important civil rights cases of the last century. Of course, this wasn’t the first federal... Read more >
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