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Retire the Colors

Retire the ColorsJoin some of the contributors to a new anthology exploring the aftereffects of war.

The impact of war, and the lingering aftereffect it has on both veterans and civilians, is—for myriad reasons—largely invisible to the public. Popular media may create news cycles around horrors or stereotypes, but the effort required to redefine and sustain “normal” lives after war stays below the surface and out of sight.

Retire the Colors: Veterans & Civilians on Iraq & Afghanistan Cover Image
By Dario DiBattista (Editor), Brian Castner (Contribution by), David Chrisinger (Contribution by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9781944079079
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Published: Hudson Whitman/ Excelsior College Press - October 26th, 2016

Steve Early, Refinery Town

Steve EarlyHome to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once a typical company town bankrolled by Chevron. This largely nonwhite, working-class city of a hundred thousand had experienced the by-products of decades’ worth of poverty, substandard housing, and poorly funded public education. It had one of the highest homicide rates, per capita, in the country and a jobless rate often twice the national average.

Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780807094266
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Published: Beacon Press - January 17th, 2017

Cathryn Prince, American Daredevil

Cathryn PrinceWith a polished walking stick and neatly pressed trousers, Richard Halliburton served as an intrepid globetrotting guide for millions of Americans in the 1920s and 30s. Readers waited with bated breath for each new article and book he wrote.

American Daredevil: The Extraordinary Life of Richard Halliburton, the World's First Celebrity Travel Writer Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781613731598
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Published: Chicago Review Press - June 1st, 2016

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.

Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781620972250
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Published: New Press - September 6th, 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)
$17.95
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.

The African Svelte: Ingenious Misspellings That Make Surprising Sense Cover Image
By Daniel Menaker, Roz Chast (Illustrator), Billy Collins (Foreword by)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780544800632
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - 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
$25.99
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.

The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9780062372130
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Published: Harper - May 17th, 2016

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