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The Death and Life of Great American Cities
The Death and Life of Great American Cities
Written by Jane Jacobs
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780679741954
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The Death and Life of Great American Cities

Written by Jane Jacobs


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
On Sale: December 1, 1992
Price: $16.95

A direct and fundamentally optimistic indictment of the short-sightedness and intellectual arrogance that has characterized much of urban planning in this century, The Death and Life of Great American Cities has, since its first publication in 1961, become the standard against which all endeavors in that field are measured. In prose... Read more >
The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later
Written by Moises Kaufman, Tectonic Theater Project, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti and Andy Paris
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804170390
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The Laramie Project and The Laramie Project: Ten Years Later

Written by Moises Kaufman, Tectonic Theater Project, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti and Andy Paris


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2014
Price: $15.00

On October 7, 1998, a young gay man was discovered bound to a fence outside Laramie, Wyoming, savagely beaten and left to die in an act of brutality and hate that shocked the nation. Matthew Shepard’s death became a national symbol of intolerance, but for the people of the town, the... Read more >
A History of Women in America
A History of Women in America
Written by Carol Hymowitz and Michaele Weissman
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780553269147
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A History of Women in America

Written by Carol Hymowitz and Michaele Weissman


Format: Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: September 1, 1984
Price: $7.99

From colonial to modern-day times this narrative history, incorporating first-person accounts, traces the development of women's roles in America. Against the backdrop of major historical events and movements, the authors examine the issues that changed the roles and lives of women in our society. Includes photographs. Read more >
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There Are No Children Here
There Are No Children Here
Written by Alex Kotlowitz
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385265560
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There Are No Children Here
The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America
Written by Alex Kotlowitz


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: January 5, 1992
Price: $16.00

This is the moving and powerful account of two  remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's  Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex  disfigured by crime and neglect. Read more >
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One Summer
One Summer
Written by Bill Bryson, Read by Bill Bryson
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780739315293
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One Summer
America, 1927
Written by Bill Bryson
Read by Bill Bryson


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: October 1, 2013
Price: $45.00

A Chicago Tribune Noteworthy Book
A GoodReads Reader's Choice

In One Summer Bill Bryson, one of our greatest and most beloved nonfiction writers, transports readers on a journey back to one amazing season in American life.


The summer of 1927 began with one of the signature events of the twentieth century: on May 21... Read more >
Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam, 2015 Edition
Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam, 2015 Edition
Written by Princeton Review
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804125345
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Cracking the AP Human Geography Exam, 2015 Edition

Written by Princeton Review


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: September 2, 2014
Price: $18.00

EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SCORE A PERFECT 5. Equip yourself to ace the AP Human Geography Exam with The Princeton Review's comprehensive study guide—including thorough content reviews, targeted strategies for every question type, and 2 full-length practice tests with complete answer explanations.

AP Human Geography can be a tough nut to... Read more >
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Toms River
Toms River
Written by Dan Fagin
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780553806533
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Toms River
A Story of Science and Salvation
Written by Dan Fagin


Format: Hardcover, 560 pages
On Sale: March 19, 2013
Price: $28.00

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • Winner of The New York Public Library’s Helen Bernstein Book Award • “A new classic of science reporting.”—The New York Times

The riveting true story of a small town ravaged by industrial pollution, Toms River melds hard-hitting investigative reporting, a fascinating scientific detective story, and an unforgettable cast... Read more >
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The Power Broker
The Power Broker
Written by Robert A. Caro
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780394720241
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The Power Broker
Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Written by Robert A. Caro


Format: Trade Paperback, 1344 pages
On Sale: July 12, 1975
Price: $26.00

One of the most acclaimed books of our time, winner of both the Pulitzer and the Francis Parkman prizes, The Power Broker tells the hidden story behind the shaping (and mis-shaping) of twentieth-century New York (city and state) and makes public what few have known: that Robert Moses was, for almost... Read more >
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The Divide
The Divide
Written by Matt Taibbi, Illustrated by Molly Crabapple
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679645467
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The Divide
American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
Written by Matt Taibbi
Illustrated by Molly Crabapple


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $13.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis

 
Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:
 
Poverty goes up. Crime goes down. The prison population doubles.
Fraud by the rich wipes out 40 percent of the world’s... Read more >
The Second Sex
The Second Sex
Written by Simone de Beauvoir, Translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307277787
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The Second Sex

Written by Simone de Beauvoir
Translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $17.95

Newly translated and unabridged in English for the first time, Simone de Beauvoir’s masterwork is a powerful analysis of the Western notion of “woman,” and a groundbreaking exploration of inequality and otherness.  This long-awaited new edition reinstates significant portions of the original French text that were cut in the first English...

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