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


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


The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DifferenceAn alternate cover edition exists here n nThe tipping point is that magic moment when an idea, trend, or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips, and spreads like wildfire Just as a single sick person can start an epidemic of the flu, so too can a small but precisely targeted push cause a fashion


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


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


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


Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in CrisisFrom a former marine and Yale Law School graduate, a powerful account of growing up in a poor Rust Belt town that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America s white working class n nHillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis that of white working class


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



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 t



The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first CenturyWhen scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, and they come to the chapter Y2K to March 2004 , what will they say was the most crucial development The attacks on the World Trade Center on 9 11 and the Iraq war Or the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, Ch