Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American CityIn Evicted, Princeton sociologist and MacArthur Genius Matthew Desmond follows eight families in Milwaukee as they struggle to keep a roof over their heads Evicted transforms our understanding of poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving one of 21st century America

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America

Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in AmericaReveals low wage America in all its tenacity, anxiety, and surprising generosity a land of Big Boxes, fast food, and a thousand desperate stratagems for survival n nMillions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty level wages In 1998, Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them She was in

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Between the World and Me

Between the World and MeThis is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta Nehisi Coates offers a powerfu

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Outliers: The Story of Success

Outliers: The Story of SuccessIn this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of outliers the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful He asks the question what makes high achievers different n nHis answer is that we pay too much attention to what succe

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Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or SucceedBrilliant, illuminating, and immensely absorbing, Collapse is destined to take its place as one of the essential books of our time, raising the urgent question How can our world best avoid committing ecological suicide n nIn his million copy bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, Jared Diamond examined

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Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind100,000 years ago, at least six human species inhabited the earth Today there is just one Us Homo sapiens n nHow did our species succeed in the battle for dominance Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms How did we come to believe in gods, nations and human r

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Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and RedemptionA powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time n nBryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to

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