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White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America
Isenberg, Nancy

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In her groundbreaking bestselling history of the class system in America, Nancy Isenberg takes on our comforting myths about equality, uncovering the crucial legacy of the ever-present, always embarrassing - if occasionally entertaining - poor white trash.“When you turn an election into a three-...


The Broken Ladder: How Inequality Affects the Way We Think, Live, and Die
Payne, Keith

$22.41 $7.29

The levels of inequality in the world today are on a scale that have not been seen in our lifetimes, yet the disparity between rich and poor has ramifications that extend far beyond mere financial means. In The Broken Ladder psychologist Keith Payne examines how inequality divides us not just eco...


Kids These Days: The Making of Millennials
Harris, Malcolm

$22.49 $7.29

The popular stereotype of Millennials is that they are entitled, narcissistic, avocado toast-eating snowflakes who don't know how to adapt to the twenty-first-century labor market. The shocking truth is that, despite being the most educated and hardest-working generation in American history, Mill...


Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro
Slade, Rachel

$21.99 $7.29

On October 1, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin barreled into the Bermuda Triangle and swallowed the container ship El Faro whole, resulting in the worst American shipping disaster in thirty-five years. No one could fathom how a vessel equipped with satellite communications, a sophisticated navigation syst...


Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: or, How Capitalism Works--and How It Fails
Varoufakis, Yanis

$18.45 $5.79

In Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, activist Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister and the author of the international bestseller Adults in the Room, pens a series of letters to his young daughter, educating her about the business, politics, and corruption of world economics.


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

$34.99 $11.49

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 ...


Fortune's Children: The Fall of the House of Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt, Arthur T. II

$24.99 $8.69

Vanderbilt: The very name is synonymous with the Gilded Age. The family patriarch, "the Commodore," built a fortune that made him the world's richest man by 1877. Yet, less than fifty years after his death, no Vanderbilt was counted among the world's richest people. Written by descendant Arthur T...


Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond
Hill, Marc Lamont

$22.00 $6.59

In this “thought-provoking and important” (Library Journal) analysis of state-sanctioned violence, Marc Lamont Hill carefully considers a string of high-profile deaths in America—Sandra Bland, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin, and others—and incidents of gross negligence b...


The Secret Rooms
Bailey, Catherine

$22.41 $5.79

For fans of Downton Abbey, this New York Times bestseller is the enthralling true story of family secrets and aristocratic intrigue in the days before WWI After the Ninth Duke of Rutland, one of the wealthiest men in Britain, died alone in a cramped room in the servants’ quarters of Belvoi...


On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane
Guendelsberger, Emily

$36.50 $10.09

The bitingly funny, eye-opening story of finding work in the automated and time-starved world of hourly low-wage laborAfter the local newspaper where she worked as a reporter closed, Emily Guendelsberger took a pre-Christmas job at an Amazon fulfillment center outside Louisville, Kentucky. There,...


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

$21.99 $7.29

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...


Everything for Everyone: The Radical Tradition That Is Shaping the Next Economy
Schneider, Nathan

$36.50 $6.59

The origins of the next radical economy is rooted in a tradition that has empowered people for centuries and is now making a comeback.A new feudalism is on the rise. While monopolistic corporations feed their spoils to the rich, more and more of us are expected to live gig to gig. But, as Nathan ...


The House at Sugar Beach
Cooper, Helene

$19.99 $4.39

Journalist Helene Cooper examines the violent past of her home country Liberia and the effects of its 1980 military coup in this deeply personal memoir and finalist for the 2008 National Book Critics Circle Award.


Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society
Frank, Thomas

$32.50 $6.59

What does a middle-class democracy look like when it comes apart? When, after forty years of economic triumph, America’s winners persuade themselves that they owe nothing to the rest of the country?With his sharp eye for detail, Thomas Frank takes us on a wide-ranging tour through present-day Ame...


Gigged: The End of the Job and the Future of Work
Kessler, Sarah

$33.99 $5.19

One in three American workers is now a freelancer. This "gig economy" - one that provides neither the guarantee of steady hours nor benefits - emerged out of the digital era and has revolutionized the way we do business. High-profile tech start-ups such as Uber and Airbnb are constantly making he...


The Upside of Inequality: How Good Intentions Undermine the Middle Class
Conard, Edward

$38.12 $5.19

The scourge of America’s economy isn't the success of the 1 percent - quite the opposite. The real problem is the government’s well-meaning but misguided attempt to reduce the payoffs for success.Four years ago, Edward Conard wrote a controversial bestseller, Unintended Consequences, which set th...


Voices From the Rust Belt
Trubek, Anne (Edt)

$21.00 $4.39

Where is America's Rust Belt? It's not quite a geographic region but a linguistic one, first introduced as a concept in 1984 by Walter Mondale. In the modern vernacular, it's closely associated with the "Post-Industrial Midwest," and includes Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, as well as parts of...


Talking to My Daughter About the Economy or, How Capitalism Works--and How It Fails
Varoufakis, Yanis

$29.00 $9.39

Yanis Varoufakis has appeared before heads of nations, assemblies of experts, and countless students around the world. Now, he faces his most important - and difficult - audience yet. Using clear language and vivid examples, Varoufakis offers a series of letters to his young daughter about the ec...


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...


The Fighters: Americans In Combat
Chivers, C. J.

$25.00 $2.99

The Fighters vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a medic, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant. A tour de force, it weaves its characters' experiences into a portrait of warfare ...


The Fighters: Americans In Combat
Chivers, C. J.

$25.00 $4.39

The Fighters vividly conveys the physical and emotional experience of war as lived by six combatants: a fighter pilot, a medic, a scout helicopter pilot, a grunt, an infantry officer, and a Special Forces sergeant. A tour de force, it weaves its characters' experiences into a portrait of warfare ...


Give People Money: How a Universal Basic Income Would End Poverty, Revolutionize Work, and Remake the World
Lowrey, Annie

$35.00 $10.09

A brilliantly reported, global look at universal basic income - a stipend given to every citizen - and why it might be necessary in an age of rising inequality, persistent poverty, and dazzling technology.Imagine if every month the government deposited $1,000 into your bank account, with nothing ...


The Social Climber's Bible
Wittenborn, Dirk

$26.29 $7.29

Dear Fledgling Climber: You're just opened a book that can change your life. Read on at your own risk, because once you've gotten to the last page, we promise your will have become so popular you won't recognize yourself. Are you ready to be transformed into the kind of person who snubbed you at...


Hara Hotel: A Tale of Syrian Refugees in Greece
Thornhill, Teresa

$35.43 $6.59

A first-hand account of a Greek refugee camp - and the stories of the refugees staying thereSyrian Kurd Juwan Azad left his home and family in Damascus in 2011 to flee military service under the al-Assad regime. After several troubled years as a refugee in Turkey, he arrived in Greece by sea, on ...


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