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Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell)
My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement
Written by Jane McAlevey and Bob Ostertag


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 20, 2012
Price: $25.95

In 1995, in the first contested election in the history ofthe AFL-CIO, John Sweeney won the presidency of the nation’s largest laborfederation, promising renewal and resurgence. Today, less than 7 percent ofAmerican private-sector workers belong to a union, the lowest percentage sincethe beginning of the twentieth century, and public employee collectivebargaining... Read more >
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The Beginning of the American Fall
The Beginning of the American Fall
Written by Stephanie McMillan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609804527
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The Beginning of the American Fall
A Comics Journalist Inside the Occupy Wall Street Movement
Written by Stephanie McMillan


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.95

Can a cartoonist and millions of random strangers change the world? The initial stages of their attempt are chronicled in this book of comics-journalism and written observations.

Stephanie McMillan, long-time activist and cartoonist, has waited her entire life for the American people to rise up. Sparked by uprisings around the world, a new movement... Read more >
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The Beginning of the American Fall
A Comics Journalist Inside the Occupy Wall Street Movement
Written by Stephanie McMillan


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.95

Can a cartoonist and millions of random strangers change the world? The initial stages of their attempt are chronicled in this book of comics-journalism and written observations.

Stephanie McMillan, long-time activist and cartoonist, has waited her entire life for the American people to rise up. Sparked by uprisings around the world, a new... Read more >
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Meme Wars
Meme Wars
Edited by Kalle Lasn and Adbusters
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781609804732
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Meme Wars
The Creative Destruction of Neoclassical Economics
Edited by Kalle Lasn and Adbusters


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $29.95

"Engrossing, exciting [...] This book compels us to rethink our approaches to economics ..." 
Literary Review of Canada

"Thought-provoking and creative" — Julie Nelson, author of Beyond Economic Man: Feminist Theory and Economics

"Meme Wars is a Molotov cocktail tossed into the boardroom. "— Calgary Herald


From the editor and magazine that started and named the Occupy... Read more >
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The Open-Source Everything Manifesto
The Open-Source Everything Manifesto
Written by Robert David Steele, Foreword by Howard Bloom
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583944431
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The Open-Source Everything Manifesto
Transparency, Truth, and Trust
Written by Robert David Steele
Foreword by Howard Bloom


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $14.95

What the world lacks right now—especially the United States, where every form of organization from government to banks to labor unions has betrayed the public trust—is integrity. Also lacking is public intelligence in the sense of decision-support: knowing what one needs to know in order to make honest decisions for the... Read more >
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The Open-Source Everything Manifesto
Transparency, Truth, and Trust
Written by Robert David Steele
Foreword by Howard Bloom


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $10.95

What the world lacks right now—especially the United States, where every form of organization from government to banks to labor unions has betrayed the public trust—is integrity. Also lacking is public intelligence in the sense of decision-support: knowing what one needs to know in order to make honest decisions for the... Read more >
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Chavs
Chavs
Written by Owen Jones
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844678648
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Chavs
The Demonization of the Working Class
Written by Owen Jones


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $19.95

In modern Britain, the working class has become an object of fear and ridicule. From Little Britain’s Vicky Pollard to the demonization of Jade Goody, media and politicians alike dismiss as feckless, criminalized and ignorant a vast, underprivileged swathe of society whose members have become stereotyped by one, hate-filled word: chavs.

In... Read more >
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Coming Apart
Coming Apart
Written by Charles Murray
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307453426
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Coming Apart
The State of White America, 1960-2010
Written by Charles Murray


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $27.00

From the bestselling author of Losing Ground and The Bell Curve, this startling long-lens view shows how America is coming apart at the seams that historically have joined our classes.


In Coming Apart, Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever... Read more >
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Coming Apart
Coming Apart
Written by Charles Murray
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307453440
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Coming Apart
The State of White America, 1960-2010
Written by Charles Murray


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $12.99

From the bestselling author of Losing Ground and The Bell Curve, this startling long-lens view shows how America is coming apart at the seams that historically have joined our classes.


In Coming Apart, Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever... Read more >
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Punching Out
Punching Out
Written by Paul Clemens
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780767926935
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Punching Out
One Year in a Closing Auto Plant
Written by Paul Clemens


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $15.95

An elegy—angry, funny, and powerfully detailed—about the slow death of a Detroit auto plant and an American way of life.

How does a country dismantle a century’s worth of its industrial heritage? To answer that question, Paul Clemens investigates the 2006 closing of one of America’s most potent symbols: a Detroit... Read more >
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It Started in Wisconsin
It Started in Wisconsin
Afterword by Michael Moore, Edited by Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle, Contribution by Patrick Barrett, Introduction by John Nichols
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781844678884
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It Started in Wisconsin
Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest
Afterword by Michael Moore
Edited by Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle
Contribution by Patrick Barrett
Introduction by John Nichols


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: January 9, 2012
Price: $14.95

In the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites took to the streets in what became the largest and liveliest labor demonstrations in modern American history. Protesters in the Middle East sent greetings—and pizzas—to the thousands occupying the Capitol building in Madison, and 150,000 demonstrators converged on the city.

In a year that has seen... Read more >
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It Started in Wisconsin
Dispatches from the Front Lines of the New Labor Protest
Afterword by Michael Moore
Edited by Mari Jo Buhle and Paul Buhle
Contribution by Patrick Barrett
Introduction by John Nichols


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 9, 2012
Price: $14.95

In the spring of 2011, Wisconsinites took to the streets in what became the largest and liveliest labor demonstrations in modern American history. Protesters in the Middle East sent greetings—and pizzas—to the thousands occupying the Capitol building in Madison, and 150,000 demonstrators converged on the city.

In a year that has seen... Read more >
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Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere
The New Global Revolutions
Written by Paul Mason


Format: eBook
On Sale: January 9, 2012
Price: $19.95

The world is facing a wave of uprisings, protests and revolutions: Arab dictators swept away, public spaces occupied, slum-dwellers in revolt, cyberspace buzzing with utopian dreams. Events we were told were consigned to history—democratic revolt and social revolution—are being lived by millions of people.

In this compelling new book, Paul Mason explores... Read more >
The High-Beta Rich
The High-Beta Rich
Written by Robert Frank
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307589910
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The High-Beta Rich
How the Manic Wealthy Will Take Us to the Next Boom, Bubble, and Bust
Written by Robert Frank


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $14.99

The rich are not only getting richer, they are becoming more dangerous. Starting in the early 1980s the top one percent (1%) broke away from the rest of us to become the most unstable force in the economy. An elite that had once been the flat line on the American income...

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The Lost Children of Wilder
The Lost Children of Wilder
Written by Nina Bernstein
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307787743
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The Lost Children of Wilder
The Epic Struggle to Change Foster Care
Written by Nina Bernstein


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: March 23, 2011
Price: $13.99

In 1973 Marcia Lowry, a young civil liberties attorney, filed a controversial class-action suit that would come to be known as Wilder, which challenged New York City’s operation of its foster-care system. Lowry’s contention was that the system failed the children it was meant to help because it placed them according... Read more >
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Punching Out
Punching Out
Written by Paul Clemens
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385532624
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Punching Out
One Year in a Closing Auto Plant
Written by Paul Clemens


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $11.99

An elegy—angry, funny, and powerfully detailed—about the slow death of a Detroit auto plant and an American way of life.

How does a country dismantle a century’s worth of its industrial heritage? To answer that question, Paul Clemens investigates the 2006 closing of one of America’s most potent symbols: a... Read more >
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The Anti-American Manifesto

Written by Ted Rall


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

In arguably the most radical book published in decades, cartoonist/columnist Ted Rall has produced the book he was always meant to write: a new manifesto for an America heading toward economic and political collapse. While others mourn the damage to the postmodern American capitalist system created by the recent global economic... Read more >
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Army of None
Strategies to Counter Military Recruitment, End War, and Build a Better World
Written by Aimee Allison and David Solnit


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

Uniformed U.S. Army Officers lunch with students in elementary school cafeterias. Army training programs including rifle and pistol instruction replace physical education in middle schools. Like never before, military recruiters are entering the halls of U.S. schools with unchecked access in an attempt to bolster a military in crisis.
However, even as... Read more >
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The Anti-American Manifesto
The Anti-American Manifesto
Written by Ted Rall
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583229330
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The Anti-American Manifesto

Written by Ted Rall


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 28, 2010
Price: $15.95

In arguably the most radical book published in decades, cartoonist/columnist Ted Rall has produced the book he was always meant to write: a new manifesto for an America heading toward economic and political collapse. While others mourn the damage to the postmodern American capitalist system created by the recent global economic... Read more >
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Traveling Light
Traveling Light
Written by Kath Weston
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807041383
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Traveling Light
On the Road with America's Poor
Written by Kath Weston


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $20.00

How far can you get on two tacos, one Dr. Pepper, and a little bit of conversation? What happens when you're broke and you need to get to a new job, an ailing parent, a powwow, college, or a funeral on the other side of the country? And after decades of... Read more >
(Not) Keeping Up with Our Parents
(Not) Keeping Up with Our Parents
Written by Nan Mooney
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807011393
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(Not) Keeping Up with Our Parents
The Decline of the Professional Middle Class
Written by Nan Mooney


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
On Sale: May 1, 2009
Price: $16.00

Drawing on more than a hundred interviews with people all across America, (Not) Keeping Up with Our Parents explores how stagnant wages, debt, and escalating costs for tuition, health care, and home ownership are jeopardizing the finances and futures of today's educated middle class. Despite this sobering reality, Nan Mooney offers... Read more >
The Price of Admission
The Price of Admission
Written by Daniel Golden
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307497376
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The Price of Admission
How America's Ruling Class Buys Its Way into Elite Colleges--and Who Gets Left Outside the Gates
Written by Daniel Golden


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $11.99

Every spring thousands of middle-class and lower-income high-school seniors learn that they have been rejected by America’s most exclusive colleges. What they may never learn is how many candidates like themselves have been passed over in favor of wealthy white students with lesser credentials—children of alumni, big donors, or celebrities.

In this... Read more >
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Closing the Food Gap
Closing the Food Gap
Written by Mark Winne
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807047316
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Closing the Food Gap
Resetting the Table in the Land of Plenty
Written by Mark Winne


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: January 1, 2009
Price: $16.00

In Closing the Food Gap, food activist and journalist Mark Winne poses questions too often overlooked in our current conversations around food: What about those people who are not financially able to make conscientious choices about where and how to get food? And in a time of rising rates of both... 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: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307339379
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Deer Hunting with Jesus
Dispatches from America's Class War
Written by Joe Bageant


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: June 24, 2008
Price: $15.00

A raucous, truth-telling look at the white working poor-and why they hate liberalism.

Deer Hunting with Jesus is web columnist Joe Bageant’s report on what he learned when he moved back to his hometown of Winchester, Virginia, which-like countless American small towns-is fast becoming the bedrock of a permanent underclass. By turns... Read more >
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