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American Hunger
American Hunger
Written by Eli Saslow
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781101873892
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American Hunger
The Pulitzer Prize-Winning Washington Post Series
Written by Eli Saslow


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $1.99

An eBook short.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow traveled across the country over the course of a year—from Florida and Texas to Rhode Island and Tennessee—to examine the personal and political implications and repercussions of America's growing food stamp program.
 
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Enforcing Normalcy
Disability, Deafness, and the Body
Written by Lennard J. Davis


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 19, 2014
Price: $24.95

In this highly original study of the cultural assumptions governing our conception of people with disabilities, Lennard J. Davis argues forcefully against “ableist” discourse and for a complete recasting of the category of disability itself.

Enforcing Normalcy surveys the emergence of a cluster of concepts around the term “normal” as these matured in... Read more >
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The Party of Humanity
The Party of Humanity
Written by Peter Gay
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307831439
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The Party of Humanity

Written by Peter Gay


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: May 8, 2013
Price: $15.99

THE ENLIGHTENMENT has long been the victim of uninformed or hostile criticisms. Even so respected a source as the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary defines the Enlightenment as “shallow and pretentious intellectualism, unreasonable contempt for authority and tradition,” thus collecting in one sentence most of our current prejudices. In this provocative book—at... Read more >
St. Clair
St. Clair
Written by Anthony Wallace
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307826107
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St. Clair

Written by Anthony Wallace


Format: eBook, 519 pages
On Sale: September 19, 2012
Price: $18.99

Located near the southern edge of the Pennsylvania anthracite, the town of St. Clair in the early half of the 19th century seemed to be perfectly situated to provide fuel to the iron and steel industry that was the heart of the Industrial Revolution in America. It was a time of... Read more >
Profit Is Not the Cure
Profit Is Not the Cure
Written by Maude Barlow
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781551995267
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Profit Is Not the Cure
A Citizen's Guide to Saving Medicare
Written by Maude Barlow


Format: eBook
On Sale: February 18, 2011
Price: $9.99

On July 12, 1966, the Medical Care Insurance Act was passed by the federal House of Commons after a ferocious public debate that pitted the vast majority of Canadians against a powerful alliance of business, insurance companies, and doctors.

More than thirty years later, the same battle is being fought all over... Read more >
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Poems for New Orleans
Poems for New Orleans
Written by Edward Sanders
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781556437427
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Poems for New Orleans

Written by Edward Sanders


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
On Sale: August 19, 2008
Price: $14.95

The indomitable spirit of the people of New Orleans is the focus of this powerful suite of poems by counterculture icon Ed Sanders. The book begins with a series of vivid evocations of key events and personalities in the city’s history, then brings this colorful legacy into the present with the... Read more >
Storming Caesar's Palace
Storming Caesar's Palace
Written by Annelise Orleck
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807050316
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Storming Caesar's Palace
How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty
Written by Annelise Orleck


Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2006
Price: $25.00

In Storming Caesars Palace, historian Annelise Orleck tells the compelling story of how a group of welfare mothers built one of this country's most successful antipoverty programs. Declaring "We can do it and do it better," these women proved that poor mothers are the real experts on poverty. In 1972 they... Read more >
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Trust is Not Enough
Trust is Not Enough
Written by David J. Rothman and Sheila M. Rothman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590171400
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Trust is Not Enough
Bringing Human Rights to Medicine
Written by David J. Rothman and Sheila M. Rothman


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
On Sale: June 6, 2006
Price: $24.95

Addresses the issues at the heart of international medicine and social responsibility.

During the last half-century many international declarations have proclaimed health care to be a fundamental human right. But high aspirations repeatedly confront harsh realities, in societies both rich and poor. To illustrate this disparity, David and Sheila Rothman bring together... Read more >
Storming Caesar's Palace
How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty
Written by Annelise Orleck


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 1, 2005
Price: $25.00

The inspirational and little-known story of welfare mothers in Las Vegas, America's Sin City, who crafted an original response to poverty-from the ground up
In Storming Caesars Palace, historian Annelise Orleck tells the compelling story of how a group of welfare mothers built one of this country's most successful antipoverty programs. Declaring... Read more >
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