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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (10th Anniversary Edition)
Ehrenreich, Barbara

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Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity.Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-level wages. In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetori...


Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth
Smarsh, Sarah

$35.00 $10.89

An essential read for our times: an eye-opening memoir of working-class poverty in America that will deepen our understanding of the ways in which class shapes our country.Sarah Smarsh was born a fifth generation Kansas wheat farmer on her paternal side, and the product of generations of teen mot...


Class
Fussell, Paul

$17.95 $8.69

In Class Paul Fussell explodes the sacred American myth of social equality with eagle-eyed irreverence and iconoclastic wit. This best-selling, superbly researched, exquisitely observed guide to the signs, symbols, and customs of the American class system is always outrageously on the mark as Fus...


Tales of Two Americas: Stories of Inequality in a Divided Nation
Freeman, John

$23.00 $8.69

America is broken. You don’t need a fistful of statistics to know this. Visit any city, and evidence of our shattered social compact will present itself. From Appalachia to the Rust Belt and down to rural Texas, the gap between the wealthiest and the poorest stretches to unimaginable chasms. Whet...


The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap
Taibbi, Matt

$22.63 $10.09

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWS A scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis   Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery:   Poverty go...


Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse
Carney, Timothy P.

$34.99 $8.69

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald J. Trump proclaimed, “The American Dream is dead,” a message that resonated across the country. Washington Examiner editor Timothy Carney traveled Middle America, pored over county-level maps and data, and sorted through sociological studies, and had ...


A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions
Yunus, Muhammad

$22.49 $7.29

A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and bestselling author of Banker to the Poor offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet.Muhammad Yunus, who created microcredit, invented social business, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating ...


Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America (Picador Modern Classics)
Ehrenreich, Barbara

$22.99 $6.59

Beautifully repackaged as part of the Picador Modern Classics Series, this special edition is small enough to fit in your pocket and bold enough to stand out on your bookshelf. A publishing phenomenon when first published, Barbara Ehrenreich’s Nickel and Dimed is a revelatory undercover investiga...


The American Way of Poverty: How the Other Half Still Lives
Abramsky, Sasha

$19.99 $7.29

Fifty years after Michael Harrington published his groundbreaking book The Other America, in which he chronicled the lives of people excluded from the Age of Affluence, poverty in America is back with a vengeance. It is made up of both the long-term chronically poor and new working poor—the tens ...


No Such Thing as a Free Gift: The Gates Foundation and the Price of Philanthropy
Mcgoey, Linsey

$22.56 $7.29

Philanthro-capitalism: How charity became big business The charitable sector is one of the fastest-growing industries in the global economy. Nearly half of the more than 85,000 private foundations in the United States have come into being since the year 2000. Just under 5,000 more were establish...


Hand to Mouth
Tirado, Linda

$21.00 $4.39

As the haves and have-nots grow more separate and unequal in America, the working poor don't get heard from much. Now they have a voice - and it's forthright, funny, and just a little bit furious. Here, Linda Tirado tells what it's like, day after day, to work, eat, shop, raise kids, and keep a ...


American Dream
Deparle, Jason

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Bill Clinton's drive to "end welfare" sent 9 million women and children streaming from the rolls. In this masterful work, New York Times reporter and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Jason DeParle cuts between the mean streets of Milwaukee and the corridors of Washington to produce the definitiv...


American Dream
Deparle, Jason

$21.00 $3.69

Bill Clinton's drive to "end welfare" sent 9 million women and children streaming from the rolls. In this masterful work, New York Times reporter and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Jason DeParle cuts between the mean streets of Milwaukee and the corridors of Washington to produce the definitiv...


The Great Divergence: America's Growing Inequality Crisis and What We Can Do About It
Noah, Timothy

$21.30 $4.39

Noah delivers this urgently needed inquiry into the income gap, drawing on the best work of contemporary researchers to peer beyond conventional wisdom about how the Great Divergence has come about, but why it threatens American democracy, and how it can be reversed.


High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing
Austen, Ben

$34.99 $10.89

High-Risers braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history to tell the timely and epic story of Chicago’s Cabrini-Green, America’s most iconic public housing project.Built in the 1940s atop an infamous Italian slum, Cabrini-Green grew to twenty-three towers and a population of 20...


A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment, and Zero Net Carbon Emissions
Yunus, Muhammad

$36.50 $7.99

A winner of the Nobel Peace Prize and bestselling author of Banker to the Poor offers his vision of an emerging new economic system that can save humankind and the planet.Muhammad Yunus, who created microcredit, invented social business, and earned a Nobel Peace Prize for his work in alleviating ...


Enough: Why the World's Poorest Starve in an Age of Plenty
Kilman, Scott

$19.99 $6.59

For more than thirty years, humankind has known how to grow enough food to end chronic hunger worldwide. Yet in Africa, more than 9 million people every year die of hunger, malnutrition, and related diseases every year—most of them children. In this powerful investigative narrative, Wall Street J...


How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class
Bryant, John Hope

$22.56 $7.29

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I Can't Breathe: A Killing on Bay Street
Taibbi, Matt

$23.96 $7.99

A work of riveting literary journalism that explores the roots and repercussions of the infamous killing of Eric Garner by the New York City police—from the bestselling author of The DivideOn July 17, 2014, a forty-three-year-old black man named Eric Garner died on a Staten Island sidewalk after ...


Inequality and the 1% (New Edition)
Dorling, Danny

$21.23 $6.59

Since the great recession hit in 2008, the 1% has only grown richer while the rest find life increasingly tough. The gap between the haves and the have-nots has turned into a chasm. While the rich have found new ways of protecting their wealth, everyone else has suffered the penalties of austerit...


The Stop
Curtis, Andrea

$21.00 $9.39

The #1 national bestseller and inspiring story of how one young man took the reins of a dilapidated inner-city food bank and opened up the good-food revolution to everyone. In 1998, when community worker Nick Saul became executive director of The Stop, it was like thousands of other food banks, o...


No Place Left to Bury the Dead: Denial, Despair and Hope in the African AIDS Pande
Itano, Nicole

$29.27 $9.39

Every day in Africa, approximately 7,000 men, women, and children are erased from the face of this planet by the devastating AIDS virus that -- even after more than two and a half decades -- continues to wreak havoc around the globe, especially in underdeveloped nations.No Place Left to Bury the ...


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