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There Are No Children Here
There Are No Children Here
Written by Alex Kotlowitz
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ISBN: 9780307814289
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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: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: November 30, 2011
Price: $11.99

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.


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The Streets Were Paved with Gold
The Streets Were Paved with Gold
Written by Ken Auletta
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ISBN: 9780307800718
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The Streets Were Paved with Gold

Written by Ken Auletta


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: November 2, 2011
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How - and why - did one of the world's greatest cities come to be teetering on the edge of bankruptcy? Ken Auletta, writer for THE NEW YORKER and columnist for THE DAILY NEWS, shows how the decline of New York City was partly inevitable --- the result of shifting migration... Read more >
Cities Under Siege
Cities Under Siege
Written by Stephen Graham
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ISBN: 9781844677627
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Cities Under Siege
The New Military Urbanism
Written by Stephen Graham


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $27.95

Cities are the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the wealthy financial centers of the West, Cities Under Siege traces the spread of political violence through the sites, spaces, infrastructure and symbols of the world’s rapidly expanding metropolitan areas.

Drawing on a... Read more >
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Cities Under Siege
The New Military Urbanism
Written by Stephen Graham


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 1, 2011
Price: $26.95

Cities are the new battleground of our increasingly urban world. From the slums of the global South to the wealthy financial centers of the West, Cities Under Siege traces the spread of political violence through the sites, spaces, infrastructure and symbols of the world’s rapidly expanding metropolitan areas.

Drawing on a wealth... Read more >
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The Death and Life of Great American Cities (50th Anniversary Edition)
The Death and Life of Great American Cities (50th Anniversary Edition)
Written by Jane Jacobs, Introduction by Jason Epstein
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780679644330
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The Death and Life of Great American Cities (50th Anniversary Edition)

Written by Jane Jacobs
Introduction by Jason Epstein


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $23.00

Published to coincide with the 50th anniversary of its initial publication, this special edition of Jane Jacobs’s masterpiece, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, features a new Introduction by Jason Epstein, the book’s original editor, who provides an intimate perspective on Jacobs herself and unique insights into the creation...

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The Death and Life of Great American Cities (50th Anniversary Edition)
The Death and Life of Great American Cities (50th Anniversary Edition)
Written by Jane Jacobs, Read by Donna Rawlins, Introduction by Jason Epstein
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ISBN: 9780307969651
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The Death and Life of Great American Cities (50th Anniversary Edition)

Written by Jane Jacobs
Read by Donna Rawlins
Introduction by Jason Epstein


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $27.50

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning...[It] can also be seen in a much larger context.  It is first of all a work of literature; the... Read more >
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The Heart of the World
The Heart of the World
Written by Nik Cohn
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ISBN: 9780307767127
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The Heart of the World

Written by Nik Cohn


Format: eBook, 380 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2011
Price: $16.99

"The history of Broadway has been written before, but never better...The verbal energy that pours off these pages is enough to transform the hell of...Times Square into a rough-hewn heaven, neon lit and open all night....The only thing wrong with this book is it isn't longer." —NEWSWEEK

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A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain

Written by Owen Hatherley


Format: eBook
On Sale: July 1, 2011
Price: $19.95

Back in 1997, New Labour came to power amid much talk of regenerating the inner cities left to rot under successive Conservative governments. Over the next decade, British cities became the laboratories of the new enterprise economy: glowing monuments to finance, property speculation, and the service industry—until the crash.

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A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain
A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain
Written by Owen Hatherley
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ISBN: 9781844677009
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A Guide to the New Ruins of Great Britain

Written by Owen Hatherley


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: July 1, 2011
Price: $19.95

Back in 1997, New Labour came to power amid much talk of regenerating the inner cities left to rot under successive Conservative governments. Over the next decade, British cities became the laboratories of the new enterprise economy: glowing monuments to finance, property speculation, and the service industry—until the crash.

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There Goes the Neighborhood
There Goes the Neighborhood
Written by William Julius Wilson and Richard P. Taub
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ISBN: 9780307794703
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There Goes the Neighborhood
Racial, Ethnic, and Class Tensions in Four Chicago Neighborhoods and Their Meani ng for America
Written by William Julius Wilson and Richard P. Taub


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: June 15, 2011
Price: $11.99

From one of America’s most admired sociologists and urban policy advisers, There Goes the Neighborhood is a long-awaited look at how race, class, and ethnicity influence one of Americans’ most personal choices—where we choose to live. The result of a three-year study of four working- and lower-middle class neighborhoods in Chicago... Read more >
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When Work Disappears
When Work Disappears
Written by William Julius Wilson
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ISBN: 9780307794697
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When Work Disappears
The World of the New Urban Poor
Written by William Julius Wilson


Format: eBook, 352 pages
On Sale: June 8, 2011
Price: $12.99

Wilson, one of our foremost authorities on race and poverty, challenges decades of liberal and conservative pieties to look squarely at the devastating effects that joblessness has had on our urban ghettos. Marshaling a vast array of data and the personal stories of hundreds of men and women, Wilson persuasively argues... Read more >
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Rachel and Her Children
Rachel and Her Children
Written by Jonathan Kozol
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ISBN: 9780307764195
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Rachel and Her Children
Homeless Families in America
Written by Jonathan Kozol


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 1, 2011
Price: $9.99

"Extraordinarily affecting...A very important book....To read and remember the stories in this book, to take them to heart, is to be called as a witness."
THE BOSTON GLOBE
There is no safety net for the millions of heartbroken refugees from the American Dream, scattered helplessly in any city you can name. RACHEL... Read more >
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The Power Broker: Volume 1 of 3
The Power Broker: Volume 1 of 3
Written by Robert A. Caro, Read by Robertson Dean
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307914125
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The Power Broker: Volume 1 of 3
Robert Moses and the Fall of New York: Volume 1
Written by Robert A. Caro
Read by Robertson Dean


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $24.00

For the sheer magnitude, depth and authority of its revelations, The Power Broker stands alone---a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the virtually unknown saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the hidden story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York through the past half-century.

Robert Caro's monumental... Read more >
The Power Broker: Volume 2 of 3
The Power Broker: Volume 2 of 3
Written by Robert A. Caro, Read by Robertson Dean
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ISBN: 9780307914149
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The Power Broker: Volume 2 of 3
Robert Moses and the Fall of New York: Volume 2
Written by Robert A. Caro
Read by Robertson Dean


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $24.00

For the sheer magnitude, depth and authority of its revelations, The Power Broker stands alone---a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the virtually unknown saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the hidden story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York through the past half-century.

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The Power Broker: Volume 3 of 3
The Power Broker: Volume 3 of 3
Written by Robert A. Caro, Read by Robertson Dean
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ISBN: 9780307914163
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The Power Broker: Volume 3 of 3
Robert Moses and the Fall of New York: Volume 3
Written by Robert A. Caro
Read by Robertson Dean


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $24.00

For the sheer magnitude, depth and authority of its revelations, The Power Broker stands alone---a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the virtually unknown saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the hidden story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York through the past half-century.

Robert Caro's monumental... Read more >
The Power Broker
The Power Broker
Written by Robert A. Caro, Read by Robertson Dean
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307914187
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The Power Broker
Robert Moses and the Fall of New York
Written by Robert A. Caro
Read by Robertson Dean


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $60.00

For the sheer magnitude, depth and authority of its revelations, The Power Broker stands alone---a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the virtually unknown saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the hidden story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York through the past half-century.

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Walking Home
Walking Home
Written by Ken Greenberg
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ISBN: 9780307358165
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Walking Home
The Life and Lessons of a City Builder
Written by Ken Greenberg


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 17, 2011
Price: $13.99

One of the world's foremost urban designers shares his passion and methods for rejuvenating neglected cities and argues passionately for the importance and possibilities of their renewal.

From a youth spent in the boroughs of New York City and other great cities of the world, to his beginnings as an architect in... Read more >
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Intern Nation
Intern Nation
Written by Ross Perlin
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ISBN: 9781844676866
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Intern Nation
How to Earn Nothing and Learn Little in the Brave New Economy
Written by Ross Perlin


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: May 9, 2011
Price: $22.95

Interns. They famously shuttle coffee in a thousand newsrooms, MPs’ offices, and film sets, but they also deliver aid in Afghanistan, design high-end fashions, and build the human genome. They are of all ages, and their numbers are growing fast in an increasingly bleak economic landscape for young people. A huge... Read more >
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Arrival City
Arrival City
Written by Doug Saunders
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ISBN: 9780307379658
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Arrival City
How the Largest Migration in History Is Reshaping Our World
Written by Doug Saunders


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $11.99

Look around: the largest migration in human history is under way. For the first time ever, more people are living in cities than in rural areas. Between 2007 and 2050, the world’s cities will have absorbed 3.1 billion people. Urbanization is the mass movement that will change our world during the...

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Wrestling with Moses
Wrestling with Moses
Written by Anthony Flint
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ISBN: 9780812981360
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Wrestling with Moses
How Jane Jacobs Took On New York's Master Builder and Transformed the American City
Written by Anthony Flint


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $15.00

The rivalry of Jane Jacobs and Robert Moses, a struggle for the soul of a city, is one of the most dramatic and consequential in modern American history. To a young Jane Jacobs, Greenwich Village, with its winding cobblestone streets and diverse makeup, was everything a city neighborhood should be. But... Read more >
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Hearts and Hands
Creating Community in Violent Times
Written by Luis Rodriguez


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

Hearts and Hands deals with many of the difficult issues addressed in Luis Rodríguez’s memoir of gang life, Always Running, but with a focus on healing through community building. Empowered by his experiences as a peacemaker with gangs in Los Angeles and Chicago, Rodríguez offers a unique book of change. He... 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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Blaming the Victim
Blaming the Victim
Written by William Ryan
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ISBN: 9780307760357
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Blaming the Victim

Written by William Ryan


Format: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: December 29, 2010
Price: $10.99

The classic work that refutes the lies we tell ourselves about race, poverty and the poorHere are three myths about poverty in America:– Minority children perform poorly in school because they are “culturally deprived.”– African-Americans are handicapped by a family structure that is typically unstable and matriarchal. – Poor people suffer... Read more >
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Sleepers
Sleepers
Written by Lorenzo Carcaterra
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ISBN: 9780307756657
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Sleepers

Written by Lorenzo Carcaterra


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: September 29, 2010
Price: $7.99

"Undeniably powerful, an enormously affecting and intensely human story."
--The Washington Post Book World
"A GUT-WRENCHING PIECE OF WORK. . . Carcaterra's graphic narrative grips like gunfire in a dark alley."
--The Atlanta Journal & Constitution
"In his controversial memoir SLEEPERS, Carcaterra remembers harrowing months in the Wilkinson Home for Boys and the elaborate vengeance... Read more >
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A Hope in the Unseen
A Hope in the Unseen
Written by Ron Suskind
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ISBN: 9780307763082
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A Hope in the Unseen
An American Odyssey from the Inner City to the Ivy League
Written by Ron Suskind


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: August 18, 2010
Price: $11.99

It is 1993, and Cedric Jennings is a bright and ferociously determined honor student at Ballou, a high school in one of Washington D.C.’s most dangerous neighborhoods, where the dropout rate is well into double digits and just 80 students out of more than 1,350 boast an average of B or... Read more >
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