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The New Digital Age
Transforming Nations, Businesses, and Our Lives
Written by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94705-5 (0-307-94705-X)

In the next decade, five billion new people will come online, posing for our world a host of new opportunities—and dangers. Google’s Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen traveled to thirty-five countries, including some of the world’s most volatile regions and met with political leaders, entrepreneurs, and activists to learn firsthand about... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The New Digital Age
Reshaping the Future of People, Nations and Business
Written by Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 23, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95713-9 (0-307-95713-6)

In an unparalleled collaboration, two leading global thinkers in technology and foreign affairs give us their widely anticipated, transformational vision of the future: a world where everyone is connected—a world full of challenges and benefits that are ours to meet and to harness.

Eric Schmidt is one of Silicon Valley’s great leaders... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Within Our Reach

Written by Lisbeth Schorr


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 1, 1989
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-24244-8 (0-385-24244-1)

In this solidly researched book, the authors demonstrate that the knowledge and techniques exist to decrease the incidence of welfare dependency, poor single-parent families and alienated, uneducated youth. In addition to providing a detailed account of the problem, they describe twenty-four programs that have proved successful in changing the lives of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Voices of the Women's Health Movement, Volume 2

Edited by Barbara Seaman and Laura Eldridge


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-446-6 (1-60980-446-5)

From pioneering women’s health advocate Barbara Seaman, the most comprehensive collection of literature on women’s health and history to date

An essential collection of essays, interviews, and commentary by leading activists, writers, doctors, and sociologists on topics ranging across reproductive rights, sex and orgasm, activism, motherhood, and birth control. The more than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Voices of the Women's Health Movement, Volume 1

Edited by Barbara Seaman and Laura Eldridge


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 14, 2012
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-444-2 (1-60980-444-9)

From pioneering women’s health advocate Barbara Seaman, the most comprehensive collection of literature on women’s health and history to date

An essential collection of essays, interviews, and commentary by leading activists, writers, doctors, and sociologists on topics ranging across reproductive rights, sex and orgasm, activism, motherhood, and birth control. The more than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.


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Out of Time
The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing
Written by Lynne Segal and Elaine Showalter


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: July 1, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-299-9 (1-78168-299-2)

As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Out of Time looks at many of the issues facing the aged–the war of the generations and baby-boomer bashing, the politics of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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AIDS Sutra
Untold Stories from India
Foreword by Amartya Sen


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45472-0 (0-307-45472-X)

In this groundbreaking anthology, sixteen renowned writers tell the hidden story of the AIDS crisis, illuminating the complex nature of one of the major problems facing the developing world.

India is home to almost 3 million HIV cases, but AIDS is still stigmatized and shrouded in denial. Discrimination against HIV-affected individuals... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Development as Freedom

Written by Amartya Sen


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 15, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72027-4 (0-385-72027-0)

Development as Freedom is a general exposition of the economic ideas and analyses of Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Science. This brilliant and indispensable treatise compellingly analyzes the nature of contemporary economic development from the perspective of human freedom.

Freedom, Sen persuasively argues, is at once... Read more >
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The Necessary Revolution
Working Together to Create a Sustainable World
Written by Peter M. Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur and Sara Schley


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-51904-5 (0-385-51904-4)

Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to heat another. Where buildings need less and less energy around the world, and where “regenerative” commercial buildings – ones that create more energy than they use – are being designed. A world in which environmentally sound... Read more >

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The Necessary Revolution
How Individuals And Organizations Are Working Together to Create a Sustainable World
Written by Peter M. Senge, Bryan Smith, Nina Kruschwitz, Joe Laur and Sara Schley


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51901-4 (0-385-51901-X)

Imagine a world in which the excess energy from one business would be used to heat another. Where buildings need less and less energy around the world, and where “regenerative” commercial buildings – ones that create more energy than they use – are being designed. A world in which environmentally sound... Read more >

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The Edges of the Field
Lessons on the Obligations of Ownership
Written by Joseph William Singer


Format: Trade Paperback, 136 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 11, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0439-5 (0-8070-0439-1)

In The Edges of the Field Harvard law professor Joseph William Singer offers a brilliant and cogent look at America’s complex relation to property and ownership. Incorporating examples as far-reaching as the experience of Malden Mills owner and Polartec manufacturer Aaron Feuerstein, the Torah, and the musical Rent, Singer reminds us... Read more >

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Hostile Takeover
How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government--And How We Take It Back
Written by David Sirota


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 22, 2007
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-23735-4 (0-307-23735-4)

Millions of Americans lack health care and millions more struggle to afford it. Politicians claim they care, then pass legislation that just sends more cash to the HMOs. Wages have been stagnant for thirty years, even as corporate profits skyrocket. Politicians say they want to fix the problem and then pass... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Students are Watching
Schools and the Moral Contract
Written by Nancy Faust Sizer
Edited by Theodore Sizer


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 15, 2000
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3121-6 (0-8070-3121-6)

In this groundbreaking book, Theodore and Nancy Sizer insist that students learn not just from their classes but from their school’s routines and rituals, especially about matters of character. They convince us once again of what we may have forgotten: that we need to create schools that constantly demonstrate a belief... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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How Much is Enough?
Money and the Good Life
Written by Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Other Press
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-59051-507-5 (1-59051-507-2)

What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such long hours merely to acquire greater wealth? These are some of the questions that many asked themselves when the financial system crashed in 2008. This book tackles such questions head-on.

In 1930, the great economist... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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High Stakes
The Rising Cost of America's Gambling Addiction
Written by Sam Skolnik


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 5, 2011
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0629-0 (0-8070-0629-7)

America is becoming hooked on gambling. From the millions of dens and dorm rooms lit by online poker games to the neighborhoods transformed by new casinos and slot machine parlors, legalized gambling has become an integral part of our lives.

With a singular blend of investigative journalism and poignant narratives of gambling... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Talk to Me
Travels in Media and Politics
Written by Anna Deavere Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 16, 2001
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72174-5 (0-385-72174-9)

Believing that character and language are inextricably bound, Smith sets out to discern the essence of America by listening to its people and trying to capture its politics. To that end she travels to some of America's most conspicuous places, like the presidential conventions of 1996, and some of its darkest... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Who Stole the American Dream?

Written by Hedrick Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: August 27, 2013
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8205-3 (0-8129-8205-3)

Pulitzer Prize winner Hedrick Smith’s new book is an extraordinary achievement, an eye-opening account of how, over the past four decades, the American Dream has been dismantled and we became two Americas.

In his bestselling The Russians, Smith took millions of readers inside the Soviet Union. In The Power Game, he... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Hillbilly Nationalists, Urban Race Rebels, and Black Power
Community Organizing in Radical Times
Written by Amy Sonnie and James Tracy
Introduction by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Melville House
On Sale: September 16, 2011
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-935554-66-0 (1-935554-66-2)

The story of some of the 1960s’ most important activists–JOIN, the Young Patriots, Rising Up Angry, White Lightning, and the October 4th Organization–in a deeply sourced narrative history

The historians of the late 1960s have emphasized the work of a small group of white college activists as well as the Black Panthers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Stranger Next Door
The Story of a Small Community's Battle over Sex, Faith, and Civil Rights
Written by Arlene Stein


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 16, 2002
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7953-9 (0-8070-7953-7)

Winner of the 2001 Ruth Benedict Award

In a book that combines strong on-the-ground research and lucid analysis with a novelist’s imaginative sympathy, Arlene Stein sets out to discover why a small town with no apparent queer population became the site of a bitter battle over gay rights.

“A fascinating look... Read more >

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With Charity For All
Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give
Written by Ken Stern


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 5, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74381-7 (0-307-74381-0)

Each year, the average American household donates almost $2700 to charity. Yet, most donors know little about the American charitable sector and the nonprofit organizations they support. In With Charity For All, former NPR CEO Ken Stern exposes a field that few know: 1.1 million organizations, 10% of the national workforce... Read more >

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The 86 Biggest Lies on Wall Street

Written by John R. Talbott


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 8, 2009
Price: $22.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-887-6 (1-58322-887-X)

How strong was the American economy going into the present crisis? How strong will it be a year from now? How about five years from now? Investors and citizens around the world realize, as never before, that we were misled–lied to–about the stability of our financial system. But what now?

John R... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Obamanomics
How Bottom-Up Economic Prosperity Will Replace Trickle-Down Economics
Written by John R. Talbott


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: July 1, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-865-4 (1-58322-865-9)

Bestselling author John R. Talbott, who predicted the housing and mortgage crisis, pictures in Obamanomics--written well in advance of the historic 2008 elections--a Barack Obama presidency based on justice and cooperation–principles that have not held sway in Washington, DC, for quite some time. Talbott’s powerful grasp of finance allows him to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Can We Talk about Race?
And Other Conversations in an Era of School Resegregation
Written by Beverly Tatum
Afterword by Theresa Perry


Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3285-5 (0-8070-3285-9)

In Can We Talk About Race? psychologist and educator Beverly Daniel Tatum, one of our leading commentators on race and schools, analyzes some of the most resonant issues in American education and race relations.

“What Tatum seeks to do above all is trigger sometimes challenging discussions about race, and infuse those discussions... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Crisis on Campus
A Bold Plan for Reforming Our Colleges and Universities
Written by Mark C. Taylor


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-59329-0 (0-307-59329-0)

In Crisis on Campus, Mark C. Taylor—chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University and a former professor at Williams College—expands on and refines the ideas presented in his widely read and hugely controversial 2009 New York Times op-ed. His suggestions for the ivory tower are both thought-provoking and rigorous... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Strike for America
Chicago Teachers Against Austerity
Written by Micah Uetricht


Format: Trade Paperback, 128 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-325-5 (1-78168-325-5)

The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century—and perhaps for the last forty years—and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more charter schools and tying teacher salaries to standardized testing, among other changes.

In 2012, Chicago teachers... Read more >
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