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Coming Apart
The State of White America, 1960-2010
Written by Charles Murray


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45343-3 (0-307-45343-X)

From the bestselling co-author of The Bell Curve, author and political scientist Charles Murray offers a thought-provoking commentary on class in contemporary America. He presents extensive research and statistical data to illustrate that the U.S. today is divided into upper and lower classes that differ so drastically in values and habits... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology

Written by National Geographic


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0373-2 (1-4262-0373-X)

Complementing our enormously successful offerings on the bible and history, National Geographic Essential Visual History of World Mythology encompasses myths and creation stories from around the globe. It presents a palm-size overview of culture-defining myths, from ancient Egyptian deities to the Vedic gods of India...from Maya, Inca, and Aztec legends to... Read more >

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Forty Million Dollar Slaves
The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete
Written by William C. Rhoden


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 24, 2007
Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-307-35314-6 (0-307-35314-1)

From Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe, African American athletes have been at the center of modern culture, their on-the-field heroics admired and stratospheric earnings envied. But for all their money, fame, and achievement, says New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden, black athletes still find themselves on the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Those Who Forget the Past
The Question of Anti-Semitism
Afterword by Cynthia Ozick
Edited by Ron Rosenbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 720 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: May 11, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7203-0 (0-8129-7203-1)

"Rosenbaum's outstanding compilation of nearly 50 sharp essays has the advantage of not only displaying a wide range of views but juxtaposing pieces in debate with one another...This is an estimable collection and may find a place with course adopters as well as common readers." —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

After the horrors... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Madiba A to Z
The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela
Written by Danny Schechter


Format: Hardcover, 272 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 26, 2013
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-60980-559-3 (1-60980-559-3)

From the makers of the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela.  This book, which provided key source material for the film, is an unexpurgated collection of the views and opinions of South Africa’s first Black president, and it draws on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Madiba A to Z
The Many Faces of Nelson Mandela
Written by Danny Schechter


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: November 26, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-557-9 (1-60980-557-7)

From the makers of the major motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, a completely unique biography and thematic telling of the story of Nelson Mandela.  This book, which provided key source material for the film, is an unexpurgated collection of the views and opinions of South Africa’s first Black president, and it draws on... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Outcasts United
An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference
Written by Warren St. John


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: December 1, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52204-5 (0-385-52204-5)

Selected for Common Reading at:
Agnes Scott College
Andrew College
Baker University
Baldwin Wallace College
Bismarck State College
Butler University
Castleton State College
Central Ohio Technical College
Columbus State University
Ellington High School
Florida Gulf Coast University
Fort Lewis College
Georgia Institute of Technology
Georgia State University
Hollins University
Holy Cross High School, Burlington, NJ
Johnson and Wales University
Johnson State College
Kennesaw State University
La Jolla Country Day School
McMurry University
Middle... Read more >

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The Ethnic Myth
Race, Ethnicity, and Class in America
Written by Stephen Steinberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: January 16, 2001
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4153-6 (0-8070-4153-X)

“You hold in your hand a dangerous book. Because it rejects as it clarifies most of the current wisdom on race, ethnicity, and immigration in the United States, The Ethnic Myth has the force of a scholarly bomb.” -from the Introduction by Eric William Lott

In this classic work, sociologist Stephen Steinberg... Read more >

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Just Mercy
A Story of Justice and Redemption
Written by Bryan Stevenson


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: October 21, 2014
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9452-0 (0-8129-9452-3)

A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.
 
Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to... Read more >

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A Hope in the Unseen
An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League
Written by Ron Suskind


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 4, 1999
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0126-0 (0-7679-0126-6)

Selected for Common Reading at:
Babson College
Carleton College
Eastern Illinois University
Eastern Kentucky University
Florida State University
Kent State University
Marquette University
Maryland State-wide Read
Marymount University
Sacred Heart University
St. Bonaventure University
Texas Tech University
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Louisville
University of Massachusetts - Amherst
University of North Dakota
University of Texas at San Antonio
Utah State University


Ron Suskind tells the story of Cedric... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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IndiVisible
African-Native American Lives in the Americas
Edited by Gabrielle Tayac


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 26, 2009
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-271-3 (1-58834-271-9)

Throughout American history, people of combined African and Native American descent have often struggled for acceptance, not only from dominant cultures but also from their own communities. In this collection of twenty-seven groundbreaking essays, authors from across the Americas explore the complex personal histories and contemporary lives of people with a... Read more >

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Yellow Peril!
An Archive of Anti-Asian Fear
Written by John Kuo Wei Tchen and Dylan Yeats


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-123-7 (1-78168-123-6)

The “yellow peril” is one of the most long-standing and pervasive racist ideas in Western culture–indeed, this book traces its history to the Enlightenment era. Yet while Fu Manchu evokes a fading historical memory, yellow peril ideology persists, animating, for example, campaign commercials from the 2012 presidential election. Yellow Peril! is... Read more >

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No Future Without Forgiveness

Written by Desmond Tutu


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: October 17, 2000
Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-0-385-49690-2 (0-385-49690-7)

The establishment of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission was a pioneering international event. Never had any country sought to move forward from despotism to democracy both by exposing the atrocities committed in the past and achieving reconciliation with its former oppressors. At the center of this unprecedented attempt at healing... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Convicted in the Womb

Written by Carl Upchurch


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Bantam
On Sale: August 4, 1997
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-553-37520-6 (0-553-37520-2)

Convicted in the Womb is an explosive look at racial injustice in America. Carl Upchurch, executive director of the Council for Urban Peace and Justice, organizer of the landmark Gang Summit — former felon, tells of how he overcame a youth that epitomized the tragedy of inner-city America to become a... Read more >

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Fight the Power!
A Visual History of Protest Among the English Speaking Peoples
Written by Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson
Illustrated by Hunt Emerson, John Spelling and Adam Pasion


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: October 15, 2013
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-492-3 (1-60980-492-9)

According to Gandhi, the Four Stages of Protest are as follows: First they ignore you. Then they ridicule you. Then they fight you. Then you win!

In Fight the Power!, comics authors Sean Michael Wilson and Benjamin Dickson team up with illustrators Hunt Emerson, John Spelling, and Adam Pasion to show how... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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