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All You Can Eat
How Hungry is America?
Written by Joel Berg


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $22.95

With the biting wit of Supersize Me and the passion of a lifelong activist, Joel Berg has his eye on the growing number of people who are forced to wait on lines at food pantries across the nation—the modern breadline. All You Can Eat reveals that hunger is a problem as... Read more >
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Globalizing Civil Society
Reclaiming Our Right to Power
Written by David C. Korten


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $12.95

Prompted by the 1998 United Nations Conference on Human Settlements, Korten's book indicts the world's governments for failing to address growing hunger, housing shortages, unemployment, poverty, human rights abuses, and environmental degradation. He examines the causes of this global crisis and offers fresh solutions reflecting sustainability, community, and equity--the only principles... Read more >
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Grand Central Winter
Stories from the Street
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $14.95

Whether Lee Stringer is describing "God's corner" as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzy, a hooker and "past due tourist" whose infant child he sometimes babysits, whether he is recounting his experiences at Street News, where he began hawking the newspaper for a living wage, then wrote articles, and... Read more >
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the immigrant suite
hey xenophobe! Who you calling foreigner?
Written by Hattie Gossett


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $14.95

Writing from the upper west side of Manhattan, where Harlem intersects with waves of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Korea, Cambodia, Ivory Coast, India, Native America, and from all over the globe, hattie gossett vividly invokes her neighborhood experience. With wit and candor, she questions why so many... Read more >
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Paranoia & Heartbreak
Fifteen Years in a Juvenile Facility
Written by Jerome Gold


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $19.95

For fifteen years, Jerome Gold worked as a rehabilitation counselor in a prison for juveniles in Washington state. Throughout his time there, he kept a journal of his experiences with youths who had been incarcerated for murder, kidnap, assault, rape and other sex offenses, auto theft, burglary, and selling drugs. What... Read more >
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Urban Injustice
How Ghettos Happen
Written by David Hilfiker
Foreword by Marian Wright Edelman


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 4, 2011
Price: $15.95

David Hilfiker has committed his life, both as a writer and a doctor, to people in need, writing about the urban poor with whom he’s spent all his days for the last two decades. In Urban Injustice, he explains in beautiful and simple language how the myth that the urban poor... Read more >
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Cold New World
Cold New World
Written by William Finnegan
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307766144
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Cold New World
Growing Up in Harder Country
Written by William Finnegan


Format: eBook, 448 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $2.99

New Yorker writer William Finnegan spent time with families in four communities across America and became an intimate observer of the lives he reveals in these beautifully rendered portraits: a fifteen-year-old drug dealer in blighted New Haven, Connecticut; a sleepy Texas town transformed by crack; Mexican American teenagers in Washington State... Read more >
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Grand Central Winter
Grand Central Winter
Written by Lee Stringer, Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583229187
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Grand Central Winter
Stories from the Street
Written by Lee Stringer
Foreword by Kurt Vonnegut


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $14.95

Whether Lee Stringer is describing "God's corner" as he calls 42nd Street, or his friend Suzy, a hooker and "past due tourist" whose infant child he sometimes babysits, whether he is recounting his experiences at Street News, where he began hawking the newspaper for a living wage, then wrote articles, and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Down to This
Squalor and Splendour in a Big-City Shantytown
Written by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 4, 2010
Price: $14.99

For some young men, climbing Everest or sailing solo into polar seas isn’t the biggest risk in the world. Instead it is venturing alone into the deepest urban jungle, where human nature is the dangerous, incomprehensible and sometimes wildly uplifting force that tests not only your ability to survive but also... Read more >
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Beyond Bogota
Beyond Bogota
Written by Garry Leech
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807061480
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Beyond Bogota
Diary of a Drug War Journalist in Colombia
Written by Garry Leech


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $21.00

Independent journalist Garry Leech has spent the last eight years working in the most remote and dangerous regions of Colombia. Unlike other Western reporters, most of whom rarely leave Bogotá, Leech learns the truth about conflicts and the U.S. war on drugs directly from the source: farmers, male and female guerrillas... Read more >
FRAGILE
FRAGILE
Written by Howard G. Buffett, Foreword by Shakira Mebarak
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426206177
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FRAGILE
The Human Condition
Written by Howard G. Buffett
Foreword by Shakira Mebarak


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: December 8, 2009
Price: $35.00

Fragile is the documentation of life stories in sixty-five countries. It is about personal accounts, some successful, some shattering. The book is an effort to move intellectual discussions to face emotional realities. It is one man's attempt to bring this reality to those who may be motivated to affect change.

It is... Read more >
Imperial
Imperial
Photographed by William T. Vollmann
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576874899
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Imperial

Photographed by William T. Vollmann


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
On Sale: July 20, 2009
Price: $55.00

The Imperial Valley of southeastern California and the U.S./Mexico border is a place with a heavy history and an uncertain future. It is a land of great progress and crushing failure, home to a past that includes migrant workers, Mexican laborers, struggling farmers, corporate exploitation, pollution, the forgotten paradise of the... Read more >
Paranoia & Heartbreak
Paranoia & Heartbreak
Written by Jerome Gold
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583228777
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Paranoia & Heartbreak
Fifteen Years in a Juvenile Facility
Written by Jerome Gold


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: July 7, 2009
Price: $19.95

For fifteen years, Jerome Gold worked as a rehabilitation counselor in a prison for juveniles in Washington state. Throughout his time there, he kept a journal of his experiences with youths who had been incarcerated for murder, kidnap, assault, rape and other sex offenses, auto theft, burglary, and selling drugs. What... Read more >
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The Other Half of the Sky
The Other Half of the Sky
Written by Richard Vine, Photographed by Lili Almog
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576874998
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The Other Half of the Sky

Written by Richard Vine
Photographed by Lili Almog


Format: Hardcover, 136 pages
On Sale: May 15, 2009
Price: $45.00

Over the past two years, Lili Almog has photographed minority women in the countryside, small cities, and villages of China. In her second powerHouse monograph, The Other Half of the Sky, Almog examines these women at a time when the demands of rapid growth and a sweeping desire for modernity is... Read more >
No Shame in My Game
No Shame in My Game
Written by Katherine S. Newman
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307558657
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No Shame in My Game
The Working Poor in the Inner City
Written by Katherine S. Newman


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2009
Price: $14.99

"Powerful and poignant... Newman's message is clear and timely." --The Philadelphia Inquirer

In No Shame in My Game, Harvard anthropologist Katherine Newman gives voice to a population for whom work, family, and self-esteem are top priorities despite all the factors that make earning a living next to impossible--minimum wage, lack of child... Read more >
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All You Can Eat
All You Can Eat
Written by Joel Berg
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583228548
Our Price: $22.95
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All You Can Eat
How Hungry is America?
Written by Joel Berg


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2008
Price: $22.95

With the biting wit of Supersize Me and the passion of a lifelong activist, Joel Berg has his eye on the growing number of people who are forced to wait on lines at food pantries across the nation—the modern breadline. All You Can Eat reveals that hunger is a problem as... Read more >
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The Missing Class
The Missing Class
Written by Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807041406
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The Missing Class
Portraits of the Near Poor in America
Written by Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2008
Price: $16.00

Named one of the Best Business Books of 2007 by Library Journal

The Missing Class gives voice to the 54 million Americans, including 21 percent of the nation's children, who are sandwiched between poor and middle class. While government programs help the needy and politicians woo the more fortunate, the "Missing Class"... Read more >
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Deer Hunting with Jesus
Deer Hunting with Jesus
Written by Joe Bageant
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307449573
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Deer Hunting with Jesus
Dispatches from America's Class War
Written by Joe Bageant


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 24, 2008
Price: $11.99

After thirty years spent scratching together a middle-class life out of a “dirt-poor” childhood, Joe Bageant moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, where he realized that his family and neighbors were the very people who carried George W. Bush to victory. That was ironic, because Winchester, like countless American... Read more >
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the immigrant suite
the immigrant suite
Written by Hattie Gossett
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583227787
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the immigrant suite
hey xenophobe! who you calling foreigner?
Written by Hattie Gossett


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $14.95

Writing from the upper west side of Manhattan, where Harlem intersects with waves of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Korea, Cambodia, Ivory Coast, India, Native America, and from all over the globe, hattie gossett vividly invokes her neighborhood experience. With wit and candor, she questions why so many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The Missing Class
Portraits of the Near Poor in America
Written by Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 1, 2007
Price: $16.00

Fifty-seven million Americans-including 21 percent of the nation's children-live a notch above the poverty line, and yet the challenges they face are largely ignored. While government programs assist the poor, and politicians woo the more fortunate, the "Missing Class" is largely invisible and left to fend for itself.

Missing Class parents... Read more >
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Girlbomb
Girlbomb
Written by Janice Erlbaum
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812974560
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Girlbomb
A Halfway Homeless Memoir
Written by Janice Erlbaum


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: March 6, 2007
Price: $16.00

At fifteen, sick of her unbearable and increasingly dangerous home life, Janice Erlbaum walked out of her family’s Brooklyn apartment and didn’t look back. From her first frightening night at a shelter, Janice knew she was in over her head. She was beaten up, shaken down, and nearly stabbed by a... Read more >
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Taught by America
Taught by America
Written by Sarah Sentilles
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807032732
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Taught by America
A Story of Struggle and Hope in Compton
Written by Sarah Sentilles


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2006
Price: $16.00

After graduating from Yale University, Sarah Sentilles joined Teach for America and was assigned to a rundown elementary school in Compton, California. Through moving portraits of inspiring children, Sentilles relates a heartbreaking journey, as she learns about a failing school system, the true meaning of poverty in America, and the strength... 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: $27.00

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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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: $27.00

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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Down to This
Down to This
Written by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780679312284
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Down to This
Squalor and Splendour in a Big-City Shantytown
Written by Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: March 8, 2005
Price: $19.00

For some young men, climbing Everest or sailing solo into polar seas isn’t the biggest risk in the world. Instead it is venturing alone into the deepest urban jungle, where human nature is the dangerous, incomprehensible and sometimes wildly uplifting force that tests not only your ability to survive but also... Read more >
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