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Longtime Californ'
Longtime Californ'
Written by Victor Nee and Brett De Bary
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804153911
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Longtime Californ'
A Documentary Study of an American Chinatown
Written by Victor Nee and Brett De Bary


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2014
Price: $18.99

Beginning with the immigrants who left poverty-ridden villages in China to try for a better livelihood in America, the narratives and extensive interviews of Longtime Californ’ tell the true story of the Chinese in America. A young Chinese girl tells of being sold into slavery, brought to America, and rescued by... Read more >
Empire of Sin
Empire of Sin
Written by Gary Krist
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780770437060
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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
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $26.00

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive 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 remarkable story of New Orleans’ thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city’s... Read more >
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Empire of Sin
Empire of Sin
Written by Gary Krist
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780770437077
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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: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $12.99

From bestselling author Gary Krist, a vibrant and immersive 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 remarkable story of New Orleans’ thirty-years war against itself, pitting the city’s... Read more >
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The View from the Train
The View from the Train
Written by Patrick Keiller
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781781687765
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The View from the Train
Cities and Other Landscapes
Written by Patrick Keiller


Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $16.95

“Robinson believed that, if he looked at it hard enough, he could cause the surface of the city to reveal to him the molecular basis of historical events, and in this way he hoped to see into the future.”

In his sequence of films, Patrick Keiller retraces the hidden story of the... Read more >
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The Spelling Bee
The Spelling Bee
Written by Alex Kotlowitz
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9781101910337
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The Spelling Bee

Written by Alex Kotlowitz


Format: eBook, 24 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $0.99

An eBook short.

A selection from Alex Kotlowitz’s masterpiece of immersive reportage There Are No Children Here, the harrowing coming-of-age story of two children in Chicago’s Henry Horner Public Housing Complex. In “The Spelling Bee,” as Pharoah returns to school, his dreams come up against the realities of his neighborhood.
 
Pharoah is small of... Read more >
Buck
Buck
Written by M.K. Asante
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812983623
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Buck
A Memoir
Written by M.K. Asante


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $15.00

A coming-of-age story about navigating the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family, Buck shares the story of a generation through one original and riveting voice. MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents: his mother a dancer, his father a revered professor. But as a... Read more >
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Dealers

Written by Peter Madsen


Format: eBook, 152 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $14.95

"The criminal class is a more exact cross-section of humanity than any trade could be." –Luc Sante, interview by The Believer
 
Weed, coke, heroin, molly, promethazine, crack, PCP, LCD, opium, hashish, mushrooms, and countless other illicit substances flood the streets of New York City where they are consumed as quickly as... Read more >
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Hearts and Hands, Second Edition
Hearts and Hands, Second Edition
Written by Luis J. Rodriguez
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609805531
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Hearts and Hands, Second Edition
Creating Community in Violent Times
Written by Luis J. Rodriguez


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $19.95

Hearts and Hands focuses on healing through community building. Empowered by thirty years of experience with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Rodríguez offers a unique book of change. He makes concrete suggestions, shows how we can create nonviolent opportunities for youth today, and redirects kids into productive and satisfying lives... Read more >
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Hearts and Hands, Second Edition
Creating Community in Violent Times
Written by Luis J. Rodriguez


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $19.95

Hearts and Hands focuses on healing through community building. Empowered by thirty years of experience with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Rodríguez offers a unique book of change. He makes concrete suggestions, shows how we can create nonviolent opportunities for youth today, and redirects kids into productive and satisfying lives... Read more >
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Class A
Class A
Written by Lucas Mann
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307949752
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Class A
Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere
Written by Lucas Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $15.95

An unforgettable chronicle of a year of minor-league baseball in a small Iowa town that follows not only the travails of the players of the Clinton LumberKings but also the lives of their dedicated fans and of the town itself.
 
Award-winning essayist Lucas Mann delivers a powerful debut in his telling of the...

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Living and Dying in Brick City
Living and Dying in Brick City
Written by Sampson Davis and Lisa Frazier Page
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812982343
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Living and Dying in Brick City
Stories from the Front Lines of an Inner-City E.R.
Written by Sampson Davis and Lisa Frazier Page


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $16.00

A riveting personal exploration of the healthcare crisis facing inner-city communities, written by an emergency room physician who grew up in the very neighborhood he is now serving
 
Sampson Davis is best known as one of three friends from inner-city Newark who made a pact in high school to become...

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Hearts of the City
Hearts of the City
Written by Herbert Muschamp, Introduction by Nicolai Ouroussoff
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307273246
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Hearts of the City

Written by Herbert Muschamp
Introduction by Nicolai Ouroussoff


Format: eBook, 960 pages
On Sale: December 11, 2013
Price: $19.99

From the late Herbert Muschamp, the former architecture critic of The New York Times and one of the most outspoken and influential voices in architectural criticism, a collection of his best work.

The pieces here—from The New Republic, Artforum, and The New York Times—reveal how Muschamp’s views were both ahead of their... Read more >
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The Seduction of Place
The Seduction of Place
Written by Joseph Rykwert
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804151726
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The Seduction of Place
The History and Future of Cities
Written by Joseph Rykwert


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: November 6, 2013
Price: $13.99

No other place on earth is as full both of promise and of dread as the city; it is at once alienating and exciting. These concentrations of people have not, however, come about as the result of vast immutable, impersonal forces, but because of human choices. The worsening or betterment of... Read more >
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The View from the Train
The View from the Train
Written by Patrick Keiller
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781781681404
Our Price: $26.95
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The View from the Train
Cities and Other Landscapes
Written by Patrick Keiller


Format: Hardcover, 228 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

“Robinson believed that, if he looked at it hard enough, he could cause the surface of the city to reveal to him the molecular basis of historical events, and in this way he hoped to see into the future.”

In his sequence of films, Patrick Keiller retraces the hidden story of the... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
The View From The Train
Cities And Other Landscapes
Written by Patrick Keiller


Format: eBook, 228 pages
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $26.95

“Robinson believed that, if he looked at it hard enough, he could cause the surface of the city to reveal to him the molecular basis of historical events, and in this way he hoped to see into the future.”

In his sequence of films, Patrick Keiller retraces the hidden story of the... Read more >
Dealers
Dealers
Written by Peter Madsen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781576876473
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Dealers

Written by Peter Madsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
On Sale: October 29, 2013
Price: $14.95

"The criminal class is a more exact cross-section of humanity than any trade could be."
—Luc Sante, The Believer

Weed, coke, heroin, molly, promethazine, crack, PCP, LCD, opium, hashish, mushrooms, and countless other illicit substances flood the streets of New York City where they are consumed as quickly as they can be... Read more >
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City Trenches
City Trenches
Written by Ira Katznelson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307833402
Our Price: $16.99
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City Trenches

Written by Ira Katznelson


Format: eBook, 289 pages
On Sale: October 2, 2013
Price: $16.99

The urban crisis of the 1960s revived a dormant social activism whose protagonists placed their hoped for radical change and political effectiveness in community action. Ironically, the insurgents chose the local community as their terrain for a political battle that in reality involved a few strictly local issues. They failed to...

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Devil's Night
Devil's Night
Written by Ze'ev Chafets
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804171410
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Devil's Night
And Other True Tales of Detroit
Written by Ze'ev Chafets


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $11.99

A New York Times Notable Book

On Devil’s Night, the night before Halloween, some citizens of Detroit try to burn down their neighborhoods for an international audience of fire buffs. This gripping and often heartbreaking tour of the “Murder Capital of America” often seems lit by those same fires. But as a... Read more >
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Fire in the Ashes
Fire in the Ashes
Written by Jonathan Kozol
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400052479
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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
On Sale: September 3, 2013
Price: $16.00

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 previous prize-winning books, and to the children he has vividly portrayed, to share with us their fascinating journeys and unexpected victories as they grow into...

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Devil's Night
Devil's Night
Written by Ze'ev Chafets
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780804171403
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Devil's Night
And Other True Tales of Detroit
Written by Ze'ev Chafets


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2013
Price: $15.95

A New York Times Notable Book

On Devil’s Night, the night before Halloween, some citizens of Detroit try to burn down their neighborhoods for an international audience of fire buffs. This gripping and often heartbreaking tour of the “Murder Capital of America” often seems lit by those same fires. But as a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
Buck
Buck
Written by M.K. Asante
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679645450
Our Price: $11.99
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Buck
A Memoir
Written by M.K. Asante


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $11.99

A coming-of-age story about navigating the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family, Buck shares the story of a generation through one original and riveting voice. MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents: his mother a dancer, his father a revered professor. But as a... Read more >
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Buck
Buck
Written by MK Asante, Read by MK Asante and Adenrele Ojo
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804163927
Our Price: $17.50

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Buck
A Memoir
Written by MK Asante
Read by MK Asante and Adenrele Ojo


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: August 20, 2013
Price: $17.50

A rebellious boy’s journey through the wilds of urban America and the shrapnel of a self-destructing family—this is the riveting story of a generation told through one dazzlingly poetic new voice.
 
MK Asante was born in Zimbabwe to American parents: a mother who led the new nation’s dance company and... Read more >
Class A
Class A
Written by Lucas Mann
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307907554
Our Price: $11.99
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Class A
Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere
Written by Lucas Mann


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $11.99

An unforgettable chronicle of a year of minor-league baseball in a small Iowa town that follows not only the travails of the players of the Clinton LumberKings but also the lives of their dedicated fans and of the town itself.
 
Award-winning essayist Lucas Mann delivers a powerful debut in his telling of the...

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Snob Zones
Snob Zones
Written by Lisa Prevost
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807001578
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Snob Zones
Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate
Written by Lisa Prevost


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $25.95

An exploration of the corrosive effects of overpriced housing, exclusionary zoning, and the flight of the younger population in the Northeast

Winner of the 2014 Bruss Silver Award and First-Time Author Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors

Towns with strict zoning are the best towns, aren't they? They're all about...

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Snob Zones
Fear, Prejudice, and Real Estate
Written by Lisa Prevost


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 7, 2013
Price: $25.95

An exploration of the corrosive effects of overpriced housing, exclusionary zoning, and the flight of the younger population in the Northeast

Winner of the 2014 Bruss Silver Award and First-Time Author Award from the National Association of Real Estate Editors

Towns with strict zoning are the best towns, aren't they? They're all about...

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