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Product Description: Named one of Kirkus's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015The House of Twenty Thousand Books is the story of Chimen Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and bibliophile who amassed a vast collection of socialist literature and Jewish history...read more

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9781590178881 | New York Review of Books, September 1, 2015, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Named one of Kirkus's Best Nonfiction Books of 2015The House of Twenty Thousand Books is the story of Chimen Abramsky, an extraordinary polymath and bibliophile who amassed a vast collection of socialist literature and Jewish history.

Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book ReviewFifty 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 of millions of victims of a broken economy and an ever more dysfunctional political system. In many ways, for the majority of Americans, financial insecurity has become the new norm.The American Way of Poverty shines a light on this travesty. Sasha Abramsky brings the effects of economic inequality out of the shadows and, ultimately, suggests ways for moving toward a fairer and more equitable social contract. Exploring everything from housing policy to wage protections and affordable higher education, Abramsky lays out a panoramic blueprint for a reinvigorated political process that, in turn, will pave the way for a renewed War on Poverty.It is, Harrington believed, a moral outrage that in a country as wealthy as America, so many people could be so poor. Written in the wake of the 2008 financial collapse, in an era of grotesque economic extremes, The American Way of Poverty brings that same powerful indignation to the topic.

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9781568587264 | Nation Books, September 10, 2013, cover price $26.99 | About this edition: Selected as A Notable Book of the Year by The New York Times Book ReviewFifty 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.

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9781568584607 | Reprint edition (Nation Books, August 26, 2014), cover price $16.99

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Product Description: From the moment he burst onto the national political scene, Barack Obama has fascinated and inspired people more than any politician in decades. Millions have wondered how his mind works, what passions drive him, and what makes him such an effective leader...read more

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9781591843023 | Portfolio, December 1, 2009, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: "Never has the world needed strong and wise American leadership more than it does now.

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9781596594449 | Unabridged edition (Gildan Audio, April 6, 2010), cover price $29.98 | About this edition: From the moment he burst onto the national political scene, Barack Obama has fascinated and inspired people more than any politician in decades.

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Product Description: Twenty-five million Americans―nearly 9 percent of the U.S. population―rely on food pantries. Another 13 million aren’t linked to a food distribution network, and 14 million children are at risk of going hungry on any given day...read more

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9780981709116 | Polipoint Pr, June 1, 2009, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Trapped in a triangle of the housing market collapse, rising energy costs, and an increasingly dysfunctional healthcare system, America's working poor are now battling an even more formidable enemy: hunger.

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9781936227099 | Polipoint Pr, April 2, 2011, cover price $20.95 | About this edition: Twenty-five million Americans―nearly 9 percent of the U.

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Product Description: In this disturbing yet elegant exposé of U.S. penitentiaries and their surrounding communities, Sasha Abramsky shows how American prisons have abandoned their long-held ideal of rehabilitation, often for political reasons. After surveying our current state of affairs-life sentences for nonviolent crimes, appalling conditions for inmates, the growth of private prisons, the treatment of juveniles-Abramsky argues that our punitive policies are not only inhuman but deeply counterproductive...read more

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9780807042229 | Beacon Pr, May 2, 2007, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: In this dramatic exposé of U.

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9780807042236 | Beacon Pr, May 15, 2008, cover price $18.00 | About this edition: In this disturbing yet elegant exposé of U.
9780807099162 | Beacon Pr, March 30, 2007, cover price $32.95 | About this edition: In this disturbing yet elegant exposé of U.

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9780807042359 | Beacon Pr, April 1, 2007, cover price $14.95

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A critical analysis of the consequences of felony disenfranchisement laws that prohibit people in prison or on parole from voting cites the laws' origins in the post-Civil War segregationist South, in an account by an award-winning journalist that also profiles Americans who are trying to reverse current policies.

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9781565849662 | New Pr, April 30, 2006, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: A critical analysis of the consequences of felony disenfranchisement laws that prohibit people in prison or on parole from voting cites the laws' origins in the post-Civil War segregationist South, in an account by an award-winning journalist that also profiles Americans who are trying to reverse current policies.

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A riveting investigation into the dramatically increasing growth of the American prison system over the past twenty years centers around the story of Billy Ochoa, a career criminal who has been in and out of prision since the late 1970s, and examines the 'War on Drugs,' the growth of the SuperMax Prisons, the Three Strikes laws, and the politicians who rose to success on the coattails of the 'crime issue.'

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9780312268114 | 1 edition (Thomas Dunne Books, January 1, 2002), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: An investigation into the increasing growth of the American prison system over the past twenty years centers around the story of Billy Ochoa, a career criminal who has been in and out of prison since the late 1970s.

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