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The War on Choice
The Right-Wing Attack on Women's Rights and How to Fight Back
Written by Gloria Feldt


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-38292-1 (0-553-38292-6)

Accessible and impassioned, here is an eye-opening look at the right wing strategy to reverse the gains American women have made over the past 50 years. The War on Choice chronicles the actions being taken at the highest levels of government to turn back the clock on women's rights.

As Feldt... Read more >
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Discipline & Punish
The Birth of the Prison
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75255-4 (0-679-75255-2)

Using academic works and legal documents dating back to the early 1700s, Foucault constructs a history of punishment, beginning with the spectacle of corporal punishment and public execution and ending with the institution of the modern prison.  He argues that over the course of approximately eighty years (between the torture and execution... Read more >
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Power/Knowledge
Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972-1977
Written by Michel Foucault


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 12, 1980
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-73954-0 (0-394-73954-X)

Edited and with an afterword by Colin Gordon.  In this set of essays and interviews, Foucault interprets his writings on such themes as sexuality, politics, and punishment, stressing the contribution of each to the magnificent--and terrifying--portrait of society that he is compiling.  As Foucault shows, what he has always been describing is the... Read more >

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Bitter Pills
Inside the Hazardous World of Legal Drugs
Written by Stephen Fried


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37852-8 (0-553-37852-X)

When award-winning investigative journalist Stephen Fried looked into the cause of his wife's violent reaction to a prescribed new antibiotic, he wrote a series of articles on his research into the matter which led to a full-scale probe of "the other drug problem"-legal drugs and and the unexplored problem of adverse... 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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In Defense of Women
Memoirs of an Unrepentant Advocate
Written by Nancy Gertner


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 17, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-1148-5 (0-8070-1148-7)

From a “Human Rights Hero,” a memoir of her illustrious career litigating groundbreaking cases

In the boys’ club climate of 1975, Nancy Gertner launched her career fighting a murder charge on behalf of antiwar activist Susan Saxe, one of the few women to ever make the FBI’s Most Wanted List. What... Read more >
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Gone Boy
A Father's Search for the Truth in His Son's Murder
Written by Gregory Gibson


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-959-9 (1-55643-959-8)

On December 14, 1992, Gregory Gibson’s eighteen-year-old son Galen was murdered, shot in the doorway of his college library by a fellow student gone berserk. The killer was jailed for life, but for Gibson the tragedy was still unfolding. The morning of the shooting, he learned, college officials had intercepted but... Read more >
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McMafia
A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld
Written by Misha Glenny


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9512-4 (1-4000-9512-3)

With the collapse of the Soviet Union, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the deregulation of international financial markets in 1989, governments and entrepreneurs alike became intoxicated by dreams of newly opened markets. But no one could have foreseen that the greatest success story to arise from these events would... Read more >

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Justice at Dachau
The Trials of an American Prosecutor
Written by Joshua Greene


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0879-5 (0-7679-0879-1)

The Nuremberg trials, which brought charges against top Nazi brass after World War II, have been well documented, but few know of the courtroom drama that unfolded sixty-five miles south at Dachau. The trial held there found individual concentration camp workers, hundreds of Nazi guards, officers, and doctors, personally responsible for... Read more >
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Nation of Secrets
The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life
Written by Ted Gup


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7978-0 (1-4000-7978-0)

At work, at the doctor’s office, on campus, in your car, your right to know has been replaced by someone else’s right to keep a secret.

U.S. judges allow businesses to make secret settlement agreements that keep products with life-threatening defects on the market. Intelligence agencies use an ever-widening array of classification... Read more >
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Going Up the River
Travels in a Prison Nation
Written by Joseph T. Hallinan


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6844-6 (0-8129-6844-1)

The American prison system has grown tenfold in thirty years, while crime rates have been relatively flat: 2 million people are behind bars on any given day, more prisoners than in any other country in the world — half a million more than in Communist China, and the largest prison expansion... Read more >
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The Federalist
A Commentary on the Constitution of the United States
Written by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison
Edited by Robert Scigliano


Format: Trade Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: September 11, 2001
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75786-0 (0-375-75786-4)

The series of essays that comprise The Federalist constitutes one of the key texts of the American Revolution and the democratic system created in the wake of independence. Written in 1787 and 1788 by Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay to promote the ratification of the proposed Constitution, these papers... 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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Cheating Justice
How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law and Plotted to Avoid Prosecution? and What We Can Do about It
Written by Elizabeth Holtzman and Cynthia Cooper


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 5, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0338-1 (0-8070-0338-7)

Holtzman and Cooper reveal how the Bush-Cheney administration broke the law–and why and how the people can bring them to justice.

Deceiving Congress about the war in Iraq, illegal wire-tapping, and torture are only a few of the ways that the Bush-Cheney administration transgressed the law. Yet, they remain unindicted for... Read more >
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Cheating Justice
How Bush and Cheney Attacked the Rule of Law and Plotted to Avoid Prosecution? and What We Can Do about It
Written by Elizabeth Holtzman and Cynthia Cooper


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0321-3 (0-8070-0321-2)

President George W. Bush and Vice President Cheney deceived Congress and the people to drive us into a war in Iraq; they claimed the right to wiretap illegally and to eavesdrop on citizens; and they authorized torture, unilaterally upending laws and violating international treaty obligations. Yet, both Bush and Cheney are... Read more >
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The Collapse of the Common Good
How America's Lawsuit Culture Undermines Our Freedom
Written by Philip K. Howard


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: January 29, 2002
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-43871-3 (0-345-43871-X)

Examining the U.S. legal system's efforts to protect individuals against unfair decisions, lawyer, author, and social commentator Philip K. Howard shows how citizens of the United States have inadvertently been stripped of much of their individual freedom. Arguing the need to reintroduce the concepts of authority and hierarchy, he reveals that... Read more >
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Let the Students Speak!
A History of the Fight for Free Expression in American Schools
Written by David L. Hudson


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: August 16, 2011
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4454-4 (0-8070-4454-7)

From a trusted scholar and powerful story teller, an accessible and lively history of free speech, for and about students.

Let the Students Speak! details the rich history and growth of the First Amendment in public schools, from the early nineteenth-century’s failed student free-expression claims to the development of protection for students... Read more >
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World Report 2012
Events of 2011
Edited by Human Rights Watch


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-389-6 (1-60980-389-2)

The world’s pulse in one essential book, Human Rights Watch’s World Report 2012 is a must-read for anyone interested in the fight to protect human rights in every corner of the globe.

The most sought-after report of human rights news, Human Rights Watch’s annual World Report is an invaluable resource for journalists... Read more >
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World Report 2013
Events of 2012
Written by Human Rights Watch
Introduction by Kenneth Roth


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 19, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-482-4 (1-60980-482-1)

In the aftermath of 2011’s Arab Spring uprisings, unexpected new challenges and imperatives of building rights-respecting democracies appeared in their wake. Human Rights Watch’s 23rd annual World Report explores these new challenges and summarizes human rights conditions and practices in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide, reflecting extensive investigative work... Read more >
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Final Exit (Third Edition)
The Practicalities of Self-Deliverance and Assisted Suicide for the Dying
Written by Derek Humphry


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: November 26, 2002
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-33653-6 (0-385-33653-5)

The original publication of Final Exit stunned the nation by offering people with terminal illness a choice on how--and when--to end their suffering. It helped thousands by giving clear instructions to doctors, nurses, and families on how to handle a patient’s request for euthanasia.

In the wake of court cases and... Read more >

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Legal Lynching
The Death Penalty and America's Future
Written by Rev. Jesse Jackson and Bruce Shapiro


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 7, 2003
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72211-7 (0-385-72211-7)

The death penalty is one of the most hotly contested issues in America today. Evidence continues to mount that many innocent people have been executed or are currently living on death row, and that minority groups and the poor suffer from a shoddy public defense system and discriminatory application of capital... Read more >

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The Book of Matt
Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard
Written by Stephen Jimenez


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: September 16, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-58642-226-4 (1-58642-226-X)

Late on the night of October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old gay college student, left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with two alleged “strangers,” Aaron McKin­ney and Russell Henderson. Eighteen hours later, Matthew was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of town, unconscious and barely alive. He... Read more >
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The Book of Matt
Hidden Truths About the Murder of Matthew Shepard
Written by Stephen Jimenez


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Steerforth
On Sale: September 24, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-1-58642-214-1 (1-58642-214-6)

Late on the night of October 6, 1998, Matthew Shepard, a twenty-one-year-old gay college student, left a bar in Laramie, Wyoming with two alleged “strangers,” Aaron McKin­ney and Russell Henderson. Eighteen hours later, Matthew was found tied to a log fence on the outskirts of town, unconscious and barely alive. He... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Museums and Communities
The Politics of Public Culture
Edited by Ivan Karp, Christine Mullen Kreamer and Steven Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: May 17, 1992
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-189-3 (1-56098-189-X)

Contributors to this volume examine and illustrate struggles and collaborations among museums, festivals, tourism, and historic preservation projects and the communities they represent and serve. Essays include the role of museums in civil society, the history of African-American collections, and experiments with museum-community dialogue about the design of a multicultural society.

“This... Read more >
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Do They Hear You When You Cry

Written by Fauziya Kassindja


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Delta
On Sale: January 12, 1999
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31994-2 (0-385-31994-0)

In 1994, Fauziya Kassindja, an extraordinary teenager from a wealthy, prominent family in Kpalime, Africa, fled from her home to escape tribal ritual female genital mutilation. She sought political asylum in the United States, but was instead incarcerated for 16 months in various Immigration and Naturalization Service detention facilities. Housed in... Read more >
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