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The Edge of Anarchy: The Railroad Barons, the Gilded Age, and the Greatest Labor Uprising in America

Jack Kelly · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"Pay attention, because The Edge of Anarchy not only captures the flickering Kinetoscopic spirit of one of the great Labor-Capital showdowns in American history, it helps focus today's great debates over the power of economic concentration and the rights and futures of American...
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The Make-or-Break Year: Solving the Dropout Crisis One Ninth Grader at a Time

Emily Krone · The New Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An entirely fresh approach to ending the high school dropout crisis is revealed in this groundbreaking chronicle of unprecedented transformation in a city notorious for its "failing schools" In eighth grade, Eric thought he was going places. But by his second semester of freshman...
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The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

KAMALA HARRIS · Penguin Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.Senator Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking...
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Simple Acts to Change the World: 500 Ways to Make a Difference

AMY NEUMANN · Adams Media
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Take a stand, support the causes you believe in, and spark positive change in the world - the revolution is happening now, and through simple, everyday actions, you can be a part of it. Anyone can change the world. No matter what your interests, goals, or experiences, there is a way for you to make...
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The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

Brad Meltzer · Flatiron Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation's birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington's character, but also illuminates the origins of America's counterintelligence...
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Punishment Without Crime: How Our Massive Misdemeanor System Traps the Innocent and Makes America More Unequal

Alexandra Natapoff · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory account of the misdemeanor machine that unjustly brands millions of Americans as criminalsPunishment Without Crime offers an urgent new interpretation of inequality and injustice in America by examining the paradigmatic American offense: the lowly misdemeanor. Based on extensive...
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Germany's Hidden Crisis: Social Decline in the Heart of Europe

Oliver Nachtwey · Verso
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

How neoliberalism is causing a crisis in GermanyUpward social mobility represented a core promise of life under the "old" West German welfare state, in which millions of skilled workers upgraded their Volkswagens to Audis, bought their first homes, and sent their children to university....
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Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice

LEAH LAKSHMI PIEPZNA-SAMARASINHA · Arsenal Pulp Press
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

Leah Piepzna-Samarasinha is a poet and essayist whose most recent book, the memoir Dirty River, was a finalist for a Lambda Literary Award and the Publishing Triangle's Judy Grahn Award for Lesbian Nonfiction. She is also a long-time member of the disability justice movement, which...
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Black Tudors: The Untold Story

Miranda Kaufmann · Oneworld Publications
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

A Book of the Year for the Evening Standard and the Observer A black porter publicly whips a white Englishman in the hall of a Gloucestershire manor house. A Moroccan woman is baptised in a London church. Henry VIII dispatches a Mauritanian diver to salvage lost treasures from the Mary...
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Kickback: Exposing the Global Corporate Bribery Network

DAVID MONTERO · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An investigation into corporate bribery around the world and how it undermines democracy and the free market systemThe World Bank estimates that rich multinational corporations pay hundreds of billions of dollars in bribes every year to officials overseas. The perpetrators are not a handful...
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