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NO LOGO: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs
NO LOGO: No Space, No Choice, No Jobs
by Naomi Klein
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NO LOGO was an international bestseller and "a movement bible" (The New York Times).  Naomi Klein's second book, The Shock Doctrine, was hailed as a "master narrative of our time," and has over a million copies in print worldwide. In the last... (read more)

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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
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In her extraordinary bestseller, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses readers in the intricacies of the ghetto, revealing the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. Focusing on two... (read more)

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The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-made Landscape
by James Howard Kunstler
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The Geography of Nowhere traces America's evolution from a nation of Main Streets and coherent communities to a land where every place is like no place in particular, where the cities are dead zones and the countryside is a wasteland of cartoon... (read more)

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Eight Stories Up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide (Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands' Adolescent Mental Health Initiative)
Eight Stories Up: An Adolescent Chooses Hope Over Suicide (Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands' Adolescent Mental Health Initiative)
by Adolescent Mental He
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As a teenager, DeQuincy Lezine nearly ended his own life, believing it was the only way to escape the emotional pain that was overwhelming him. Instead, Lezine was able to find expert psychiatric care, and went on to found the first university campus... (read more)

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Lost in America: A Dead-End Journey
Lost in America: A Dead-End Journey
by Colby Buzzell
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"Nothingless than the soul of an extremely interesting human being at war on ourbehalf." —Kurt Vonnegut Astunning portrait of modern America by Colby Buzzell,the critically acclaimed author of My War: Killing Time in Iraq.Recounting his five... (read more)

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Snark: It's Mean, It's Personal, and It's Ruining Our Conversation
Snark: It's Mean, It's Personal, and It's Ruining Our Conversation
by David Denby
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What is snark? You recognize it when you see it — a tone of teasing, snide, undermining abuse, nasty and knowing, that is spreading like pinkeye through the media and threatening to take over how Americans converse with each other and what they can... (read more)

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Assassination Vacation
Assassination Vacation
by Sarah Vowell
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Leave it to Sarah Vowell to roam across America in search of the motivations and culture of political murder. Obsessive, edifying, and, of course, witty, Assassination Vacation is unlike any other historical tourism or travel writing book you'll ever... (read more)

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Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community
Streetwise: Race, Class, and Change in an Urban Community
by Elijah Anderson
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In a powerful, revealing portrait of city life, Anderson explores the dilemma of both blacks and whites, the underclass and the middle class, caught up in the new struggle not only for common ground—prime real estate in a racially changing... (read more)

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Columbine
Columbine
by Dave Cullen
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On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma City-style, and to leave "a lasting impression on the world." Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new... (read more)

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Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters
Couldn't Keep It to Myself: Testimonies from Our Imprisoned Sisters
by Wally Lamb
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In a stunning work of insight and hope, New York Times bestselling author Wally Lamb once again reveals his unmatched talent for finding humanity in the lost and lonely and celebrates the transforming power of the written word. For several years, Lamb... (read more)

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Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069
Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069
by William Strauss
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Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading... (read more)

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Everyday Inequalities
Everyday Inequalities
by Jodi Obrien
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This collection provides, the everyday practice of structural and cultural hierarchies is revealed through empirical case studies by cutting edge sociologists. Everyday Inequalities demonstrates practices of dominance and resistance in a variety of... (read more)

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In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed
In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed
by Carl Honore
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We live in the age of speed. The world around us moves faster than ever before. We strain to be more efficient, to cram more into each minute, each hour, each day. Since the Industrial Revolution shifted the world into high gear, the cult of speed has... (read more)

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Home Town
Home Town
by Tracy Kidder
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In this fascinating book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder takes us inside the everyday workings of Northampton, Massachusetts -- a place that seems to personify the typical American hometown. Kidder unveils the complex drama behind the... (read more)

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Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle against World Poverty
Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle against World Poverty
by Muhammad Yunus
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Muhammad Yunus is that rare thing: a bona fide visionary. His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world. In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of... (read more)

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Are Prisons Obsolete? (Seven Stories' Open Media Book)
Are Prisons Obsolete? (Seven Stories' Open Media Book)
by Angela Y. Davis
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With her characteristic brilliance, grace and radical audacity, Angela Y. Davis has put the case for the latest abolition movement in American life: the abolition of the prison. As she quite correctly notes, American life is replete with abolition... (read more)

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The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics)
The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements (Perennial Classics)
by Eric Hoffer
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“[Eric Hoffer] is a student of extraordinary perception and insight. The range of his reading and research is vast, amazing. [The True Believer is] one of the most provocative books of our immediate day.”—Christian Science Monitor... (read more)

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When Society Becomes an Addict
When Society Becomes an Addict
by Ann Wilson Schaef
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Filled with hundreds of specific examples and organized into a coherent framework of practical concepts that can be applied by managers and entrepreneurs at all levels, Built to Last provides a master blueprint for building organizations that will... (read more)

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser
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Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but here Eric Schlosser makes them stick... (read more)

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Flirting with Disaster: Why Accidents Are Rarely Accidental
Flirting with Disaster: Why Accidents Are Rarely Accidental
by Marc Saul Gerstein
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Chernobyl and Katrina.  Challenger and Columbia.  BP and Vioxx. The Iraq War.  Were these unavoidable misfortunes that no one could possibly have imagined?  Hardly. All of them were disasters that could have been prevented, or whose... (read more)

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