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  • Dirty Work

    Essential Jobs and the Hidden Toll of Inequality in America

    by Eyal Press ...
    A groundbreaking, urgent report from the front lines of "dirty work"—the work that society considers essential but morally compromised.Drone pilots who carry out targeted assassinations. Undocumented immigrants who man the “kill floors” of industrial slaughterhouses. Guards who patrol the wards of the United States’ most violent and abusive prisons. In Dirty Work, Eyal Press offers a paradigm ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Detective Clare Mackay

    by Marion Todd ...
    Uncover Scotland’s dark side in the brilliant Detective Clare Mackay series. Includes See Them Run, which was shortlisted for the Bloody Scotland Scottish Crime Debut of the Year 2020, and the next two books; In Plain Sight and Lies to Tell.See Them Run: On the night of a wedding celebration, one guest meets a grisly end when he’s killed in a hit-and-run. A card bearing the number ‘5’ has been ... Read more

    $8.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Kingdom, the Power, and the Glory

    American Evangelicals in an Age of Extremism

    by Tim Alberta ...
    The award-winning journalist and staff writer for The Atlantic follows up his New York Times bestseller American Carnage with this timely, rigorously reported, and deeply personal examination of the divisions that threaten to destroy the American evangelical movement.Evangelical Christians are perhaps the most polarizing—and least understood—people living in America today. In his seminal new book, ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Rough Sleepers

    Dr. Jim O'Connell's urgent mission to bring healing to homeless people

    by Tracy Kidder ...
    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The powerful story of an inspiring doctor who made a difference, by helping to create a program to care for Boston’s homeless community—by the Pulitzer Prize–winning, New York Times bestselling author of Mountains Beyond Mountains“I couldn’t put Rough Sleepers down. I am left in awe of the human spirit and inspired to do better.”—Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Understanding Media

    The Extensions of Man

    When first published, Marshall McLuhan’s Understanding Media made history with its radical view of the effects of electronic communications upon man and life in the twentieth century. This edition of McLuhan’s best-known book both enhances its accessibility to a general audience and provides the full critical apparatus necessary for scholars. In Terrence Gordon’s own words, McLuhan is in full ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • More than Just Race: Being Black and Poor in the Inner City (Issues of Our Time)

    Series Book 0 - Issues of Our Time
    A preeminent sociologist of race explains a groundbreaking new framework for understanding racial inequality, challenging both conservative and liberal dogma.In this timely and provocative contribution to the American discourse on race, William Julius Wilson applies an exciting new analytic framework to three politically fraught social problems: the persistence of the inner-city ghetto, the plight ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • The Truly Disadvantaged

    The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy

    An assessment of the relationship between race and poverty in the United States, and potential solutions for the issue.Renowned American sociologist William Julius Wilson takes a look at the social transformation of inner-city ghettos, offering a sharp evaluation of the convergence of race and poverty. Rejecting both conservative and liberal interpretations of life in the inner city, Wilson offers ... Read more

    $18.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Ark Encounter

    The Making of a Creationist Theme Park

    by James S Bielo ...
    Series series Early American Places
    Behind the scenes at a creationist theme park with a mission to convert visitors through entertainmentOpened to the public in July 2016, Ark Encounter is a creationist theme park in Kentucky. The park features an all-timber re-creation of Noah's ark, built full scale to creationist specifications drawn from the text of Genesis, as well as exhibits that imagine the Bible’s account of life before ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Street Corner Society

    The Social Structure of an Italian Slum

    The classic study of a poor community in Boston’s North End in the mid-twentieth century.Street Corner Society is one of a handful of works that can justifiably be called classics of sociological research. William Foote Whyte's account of the Italian American slum he called “Cornerville”—Boston's North End—has been the model for urban ethnography for fifty years.By mapping the intricate social ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $2.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Fourth Turning

    What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Next Rendezvous with Destiny

    NATIONAL BESTSELLER • Discover the game-changing theory of the cycles of history and what past generations can teach us about living through times of upheaval—with deep insights into the roles that Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials have to play.First comes a High, a period of confident expansion. Next comes an Awakening, a time of spiritual exploration and rebellion. Then comes an Unraveling, ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Poverty, by America

    **#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Evicted reimagines the debate on poverty, making a “provocative and compelling” (NPR) argument about why it persists in America: because the rest of us benefit from it.A BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR: The New Yorker, The New York Times Book Review, NPR, Oprah Daily, Time, The Star Tribune, Vulture, Chicago Public Library, Esquire, She ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Death and Life of Great American Cities

    by Jane Jacobs ...
    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 descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Broken Faith

    Inside one of America's Most Dangerous Cults

    *An NPR Best Book of the Year*A PopSugar **Best True Crime Book of 2020“I can’t imagine a more important book.”—Jeff Guinn,** New York Time**s bestselling authorAn explosive investigation into Word of Faith Fellowship, a secretive evangelical cult whose charismatic female leader is a master of manipulation**In 1979, a fiery preacher named Jane Whaley attracted a small group... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • How to Know a Person

    The Art of Seeing Others Deeply and Being Deeply Seen

    by David Brooks ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A practical, heartfelt guide to the art of truly knowing another person in order to foster deeper connections at home, at work, and throughout our lives—from the author of The Road to Character and The Second MountainAs David Brooks observes, “There is one skill that lies at the heart of any healthy person, family, school, community organization, or society: the ability ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • In My Father's House

    A New View of How Crime Runs in the Family

    From the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist: a pathbreaking examination of our huge crime and incarceration problem that looks at the influence of the family--specifically one Oregon family with a generations-long legacy of lawlessness.The United States currently holds the distinction of housing nearly one-quarter of the world's prison population. But our reliance on mass ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Delivery as Dispossession

    Land Occupation and Eviction in the Postapartheid City

    Series series Global and Comparative Ethnography
    A sweeping historical and political analysis with detailed ethnographic fieldwork of the politics of everyday life in postcolonial Africa. In post-apartheid South Africa, nearly a fifth of the urban population lives in shacks. Unable to wait any longer for government housing, people occupy land, typically seeking to fly under the state's radar. Yet in most cases, occupiers wind up in dialogue with ... Read more

    $19.99 USD

  • Unsettling

    The El Paso Massacre, Resurgent White Nationalism, and the US-Mexico Border

    Analyzes how border and immigration enforcement culminated in a mass shooting in El Paso, Texas.On August 3, 2019, a far-right extremist committed a deadly mass shooting at a major shopping center in El Paso, Texas, a city on the border of the United States and Mexico. In Unsettling, Gilberto Rosas situates this devastating shooting as the latest unsettling consequence of our border crisis and ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Process and Reality

    One of the major philosophical texts of the 20th century, Process and Reality is based on Alfred North Whitehead’s influential lectures that he delivered at the University of Edinburgh in the 1920s on process philosophy.Whitehead’s master work in philsophy, Process and Reality propounds a system of speculative philosophy, known as process philosophy, in which the various elements of reality into a ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • No Shortcuts

    Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

    The crisis of the progressive movement is so evident that nothing less than a fundamental rethinking of its basic assumptions is required. Today's progressives now work for professional organizations more comfortable with the inside game in Washington DC (and capitols throughout the West), where they are outmatched and outspent by corporate interests. Labor unions now focus on the narrowest ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Thirst

    A Story of Redemption, Compassion, and a Mission to Bring Clean Water to the World

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An inspiring personal story of redemption, second chances, and the transformative power within us all, from the founder and CEO of the nonprofit charity: water.At 28 years old, Scott Harrison had it all. A top nightclub promoter in New York City, his life was an endless cycle of drugs, booze, models—repeat. But 10 years in, desperately unhappy and morally bankrupt, he ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Addiction by Design

    Machine Gambling in Las Vegas

    An anthropologist looks at the new "crack cocaine" of high-tech gamblingRecent decades have seen a dramatic shift away from social forms of gambling played around roulette wheels and card tables to solitary gambling at electronic terminals. Slot machines, revamped by ever more compelling digital and video technology, have unseated traditional casino games as the gambling industry's revenue ... Read more

    $21.99 USD

  • Dead Man Deep

    by Lynne McEwan ...
    Series Book 2 - Detective Shona Oliver
    Nothing stays buried foreverLifeboat volunteer DI Shona Oliver receives a Mayday call coming from Kilcatrin Island. Upon the beach is the badly burned body of a man, and a boy lies gravely injured nearby. Strewn around them are scores of Second World War incendiary bombs, presumably washed up by the tide from Beaufort’s Dyke, an offshore arms dump deep in the Irish Sea.The dead man is a local ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • New York and Amsterdam

    Immigration and the New Urban Landscape

    Immigration is dramatically changing major cities throughout the world. Nowhere is this more so than in New York City and Amsterdam, which, after decades of large-scale immigration, now have populations that are more than a third foreign-born.These cities have had to deal with the challenge of incorporating hundreds of thousands of immigrants whose cultures, languages, religions, and racial ... Read more

    $3.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • A Pauper's History of England

    1,000 Years of Peasants, Beggars & Guttersnipes

    by Peter Stubley ...
    A unique tour through British history—from the perspective of the peasants and the poverty-stricken.The past is traditionally told from the viewpoint of kings and queens, politicians and pioneers. But what about the people struggling to survive at the very lowest levels of society?A Pauper’s History of England covers a thousand years of poverty, from Domesday right up to the twentieth century, via ... Read more

    $12.99 USD or Free with Kobo Plus