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Drinking: A Love Story

Written by Caroline Knapp


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
On Sale: May 12, 1997
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-31554-8 (0-385-31554-6)

Fifteen million Americans a year are plagued with alcoholism. Five million of them are women. Author Caroline Knapp, for example, started drinking at age fourteen. She drank through her years at an Ivy League college, and through an award-winning career as a lifestyle editor and columnist. Publicly, she was a dutiful... Read more >

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If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him
The Pilgrimage Of Psychotherapy Patients
Written by Sheldon Kopp


Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: May 1, 1982
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-27832-3 (0-553-27832-0)

Using the myths of Gilgamesh, Siddhartha, and the Wife of Bath, and drawing from the works of Buber, Ginsberg, Shakespeare, and Jung, noted psychotherapist Sheldon B. Kopp explores how one’s individual identity builds on the legends and rituals of one’s culture, compounded with the epic of one’s own personal history. Includes... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Amazing Grace
The Lives of Children and the Conscience of a Nation
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: June 26, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3566-0 (0-7704-3566-1)

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fire in the Ashes
Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5247-9 (1-4000-5247-5)

In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Fire in the Ashes
Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: August 28, 2012
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5246-2 (1-4000-5246-7)

In this powerful and culminating work about a group of inner-city children he has known for many years, Jonathan Kozol returns to the scene of his prize-winning books Rachel and Her Children and Amazing Grace, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Letters to a Young Teacher

Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 5, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-39372-2 (0-307-39372-0)

“What a wonderful book! Anyone who cares about rebuilding our public education system should read it. I could not put it down!”
—Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University

“This book cuts to the heart of the matter of what it means to be a teacher today. The truth about... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Ordinary Resurrections
Children in the Years of Hope
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3567-7 (0-7704-3567-X)

In a stirring departure from his earlier work, Jonathan Kozol has written his most personal and hopeful book to date, an energized and unexpected answer to the bleakness of Death at an Early Age, the prize-winning classic that he published more than 30 years ago.

Like his most recent book, Amazing Grace... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Savage Inequalities
Children in America's Schools
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3568-4 (0-7704-3568-8)

A searing examination of the extremes of wealth and poverty, cities and suburbs and the question of equal opportunity in the American educational system.
In 1988, Jonathan Kozol set off to spend time with children in the American publication education system. For two years, he visited schools and spoke with children... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Shame of the Nation
The Restoration of Apartheid Schooling in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 1, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5245-5 (1-4000-5245-9)

"The Shame of the Nation is a national wake-up call... It should be required reading."--Marian Wright Edelman, CEO and Founder, Children's Defense Fund

Over the last 15 years, the state of inner-city public schools has been in a steep and continuing decline. Since the federal courts began dismantling the landmark ruling in... Read more >

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Under the Banner of Heaven
A Story of Violent Faith
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3280-8 (1-4000-3280-6)

Jon Krakauer’s literary reputation rests on insightful chronicles of lives conducted at the outer limits. He now shifts his focus from extremes of physical adventure to extremes of religious belief within our own borders, taking readers inside isolated American communities where some 40,000 Mormon Fundamentalists still practice polygamy. Defying both civil... Read more >

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Under the Banner of Heaven
A Story of Violent Faith
Written by Jon Krakauer


Format: Hardcover, 400 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: July 15, 2003
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-50951-0 (0-385-50951-0)

**ALA Notable Book, 2003

Krakauer’s previous books have given insight into lives conducted at the outer limits. In Under the Banner of Heaven, he shifts his focus from the extremes of physical adventure to the extremes of religious fundamentalism within American culture.

At the core of Under the Banner of Heaven is a... Read more >

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It's Always Personal
Navigating Emotion in the New Workplace
Written by Anne Kreamer


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 1, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7993-0 (0-8129-7993-1)

With women now the majority of the workforce and the lines between office and personal life blurring as never before, the dynamics of work have shifted profoundly. Written by journalist and former corporate executive Anne Kreamer, It's Always Personal combines the latest information on the intricacies of the human brain, candid... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Empire of Sin
A Story of Sex, Jazz, Murder, and the Battle for Modern New Orleans
Written by Gary Krist


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Crown
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3706-0 (0-7704-3706-0)

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a remarkable account of New Orleans’ other civil war, at a time when commercialized vice, jazz culture, and endemic crime defined the battlegrounds of the Crescent City
 
     Empire of Sin re-creates the story of New Orleans’ thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city’s elite “better half” against its... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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1968
The Year That Rocked the World
Written by Mark Kurlansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 11, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-45582-6 (0-345-45582-7)

In 1968: The Year That Rocked the World, award-winning author Mark Kurlansky has written his most ambitious work to date: a singular and definitive look at a pivotal moment in history.

With 1968, Mark Kurlansky brings to life the cultural and political history of that world-changing year of social upheaval. 1968 is... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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When the Mind Hears
A History of the Deaf
Written by Harlan Lane


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 18, 1989
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-72023-2 (0-679-72023-5)

This first comprehensive history of the Deaf is also a powerful and compassionate study of the anatomy of prejudice and the motives and means of oppression.  It is a narrative, told largely from the vantage point of Laurent Clerc, the deaf Frenchman who was an intellectual leader of the Deaf community in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Aloft

Written by Willia Langewiesche


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 19, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74148-6 (0-307-74148-6)

More than a decade after the publication of Inside the Sky, Aloft is a completely revised, expanded, and updated edition of this classic text, which is widely regarded as the most lyrical and incisive book on flying.

In these essays, William Langewiesche considers how flying has altered not only how we... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Mighty Long Way
My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School
Written by Carlotta Walls Lanier and Lisa Frazier Page
Foreword by Bill Clinton


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
On Sale: July 27, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-51101-0 (0-345-51101-8)

Selected for Common Reading at :

Colorado Mountain College
Evergreen State College
Frank Phillips Community College
Hood College
University of Illinois at Springfield


"Carlotta Walls LaNier's A Mighty Long Way is a riveting account of nine brave high school students and their families in a quest for quality desegregated public education. What happened in Little Rock... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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A Mighty Long Way
My Journey to Justice at Little Rock Central High School
Written by Carlotta Walls Lanier and Lisa Frazier Page
Foreword by Bill Clinton


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: One World/Ballantine
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-51100-3 (0-345-51100-X)

"Carlotta Walls LaNier's A Mighty Long Way is a riveting account of nine brave high school students and their families in a quest for quality desegregated public education. What happened in Little Rock in 1957 resulted in America's greatest constitutional crisis since the Civil War. Carlotta's account of events inside and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Children First
What Society Must Do--and is Not Doing--for Children Today
Written by Penelope Leach


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 25, 1995
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-75466-4 (0-679-75466-0)

Leach offers an urgent and powerful argument for the creation of economic and social supports for children in our society, and presents specific steps by which we as individuals and as a society can fashion a new economic priority for our children. Children First is above all a call to action... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Critique of Everyday Life

Written by Henri Lefebvre


Format: Trade Paperback, 944 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $44.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-317-0 (1-78168-317-4)

Henri Lefebvre’s three-volume Critique of Everyday Life is perhaps the richest, most prescient work by one of the twentieth century’s greatest philosophers. Written at the birth of post-war consumerism, the Critique was a philosophical inspiration for the 1968 student revolution in France and is considered to be the founding text of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Worlding Project
Doing Cultural Studies in the Era of Globalization
Edited by Christopher Leigh Connery and Rob Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: October 30, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-55643-680-2 (1-55643-680-7)

Globalization discourse now presumes that the “world space” is entirely at the mercy of market norms and forms promulgated by reactionary U.S. policies. An academic but accessible set of studies, this wide range of essays by noted scholars challenges this paradigm with diverse and strong arguments. Taking on topics that range... Read more >

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Myth and Meaning
Cracking the Code of Culture
Written by Claude Levi-Strauss


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: March 14, 1995
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1038-5 (0-8052-1038-5)

With a Foreword by Wendy Doniger. In this expanded collection of five lectures originally delivered on the Canadian radio series "Ideas," Lévi-Strauss offers the insights of a lifetime spent interpreting myths and trying to discover their significance for human understanding.

"Myth and Meaning touches upon all of Lévi-Strauss's great methodological paradoxes: the... Read more >

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The Fall of the House of Dixie
The Civil War and the Social Revolution That Transformed the South
Written by Bruce Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 1, 2014
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7872-8 (0-8129-7872-2)

To read the author’s essay about The Fall of the House of Dixie: Ammending Civil War Narrative and request a free review copy of the book, go to: http://tiny.cc/u1rqrw

In this major new history of the Civil War, Bruce Levine tells the riveting story of how that conflict upended the economic, political... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Blue Notebook
A Novel
Written by James A. Levine


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52872-6 (0-385-52872-8)

An unforgettable, deeply affecting debut novel, The Blue Notebook tells the story of Batuk, a precocious fifteen-year-old girl from rural India who is sold into sexual slavery by her father. As she navigates the grim realities of Mumbai’s Common Street, Batuk manages to put pen to paper, recording her private thoughts... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Seasons of a Man's Life

Written by Daniel J. Levinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: May 12, 1986
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-33901-0 (0-345-33901-0)

This is the first full report from the team that discovered the patterns of adult development. Ranking in significance with the original works of Kinsey and Erikson, it explores and explains the specific periods of personal development through which all human beings must pass--and which together for a common pattern underlying... Read more >
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