Arlie Russell Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land

Arlie Russell HochschildIn Strangers in Their Own Land, the renowned sociologist Arlie Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country a stronghold of the conservative right.

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ISBN: 9781620972250
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Published: New Press - September 6th, 2016

Paula Bennett, Imagining Ichabod

Imagining IchabodJourney into America's past with this warm, personal account of living in a historic New England Georgian home and the family who owned it for over 200 years.

Imagining Ichabod: My Journey Into 18th-Century America Through History, Food, and a Georgian House Cover Image
ISBN: 9780983863243
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Published: Bauer and Dean Publishers - July 15th, 2016

Chuck Collins, Born on Third Base

Chuck CollinsAs inequality grabs headlines, steals the show in presidential debates, and drives deep divides between the haves and have nots in America, class war brews. On one side, the wealthy wield power and advantage, wittingly or not, to keep the system operating in their favor—all while retreating into enclaves that separate them further and further from the poor and working class.

Born on Third Base: A One Percenter Makes the Case for Tackling Inequality, Bringing Wealth Home, and Committing to the Common Good Cover Image
By Chuck Collins, Morris Pearl (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781603586832
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Published: Chelsea Green Publishing Company - September 23rd, 2016

Daniel Menaker, The African Svelte

Daniel MenakerInspired by his tenure at the New Yorker, this collection of comical, revelatory errors foraged from the wilds of everyday English comes with commentary by the author, illustrations by Roz Chast, and a foreword from Billy Collins.

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By Daniel Menaker, Roz Chast (Illustrator), Billy Collins (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9780544800632
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 18th, 2016

Robert and Sarah LeVine, Do Parents Matter?

Robert and Sarah LeVineAmerican parents drive themselves crazy trying to raise perfect children. There is always another news article or scientific finding proclaiming the importance of some factor or other, but it's easy to miss the bigger picture: that parents can only affect their children so much. 

Do Parents Matter?: Why Japanese Babies Sleep Soundly, Mexican Siblings Don't Fight, and American Families Should Just Relax Cover Image
ISBN: 9781610397230
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Published: PublicAffairs - September 6th, 2016

Dan Barry, The Boys in the Bunkhouse

Dan BarryWith this Dickensian tale from America's heartland, New York Times writer and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disability, and the heroic efforts of those who helped them to find justice and reclaim their lives.

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ISBN: 9780062372130
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Published: Harper - May 17th, 2016

Gillian Thomas, Because of Sex

Gillian ThomasBest known as a monumental achievement of the civil rights movement, the 1964 Civil Rights Act also revolutionized the lives of America's working women. Title VII of the law made it illegal to discriminate because of sex. But that simple phrase didn't mean much until ordinary women began using the law to get justice on the job and some took their fights all the way to the Supreme Court.

Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years That Changed American Women's Lives at Work Cover Image
ISBN: 9781137280053
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Published: St. Martin's Press - March 8th, 2016

Sasha Chanoff, From Crisis to Calling

Sasha ChanoffAs a young aid worker, Sasha Chanoff was sent to evacuate a group of refugees from the violence-torn Congo. But when he arrived he discovered a second group. Evacuating them too could endanger the entire mission. But leaving them behind would mean their certain death. 

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ISBN: 9781626564497
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Published: Berrett-Koehler Publishers - June 6th, 2016


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