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The good food revolution

By: Allen, Will

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York; Gotham Books:

Seller ID: BB0250628

ISBN: 1592407609

Condition: vg


A pioneering urban farmer and MacArthur Genius Award-Winner points the way to building a new food system that can feed- and heal- communities. The son of a sharecropper, Will Allen had no intention of ever becoming a farmer himself. But after years in professional basketball and as an executive for Kentucky Fried Chicken and Procter & Gamble, he cashed in his retirement fund for a two-acre plot just outside Milwaukee's largest public housing project. The area was a food desert with only convenience stores and fast-food restaurants to serve the needs of locals. Despite financial chall... View more info

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White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of Our Racial Divide

By: Anderson, Carol

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Bloomsbury, 2017:

Seller ID: BB0259250

ISBN: 1632864134

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Generation Debt: How Our Future Was Sold Out for Student Loans, Bad Jobs, No Benefits, and Tax Cuts for Rich Geezers--And How to Fight Back

By: Anya Kamenetz

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA), December 2006:

Seller ID: BB0251250

ISBN: 1594482349

Condition: vg


"Generation Debt" offers a truly gripping account of how young Americans are being ground down by low wages, high taxes, huge student loans, sky-high housing prices, not to mention the impending retirement of their baby boomer parents. Twenty-four-year-old Anya Kamenetz examines this issue from every angle and provides a riveting, rousing manifesto that will inspire everyone to take care of their financial future. View more info

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The bookseller of Kabul

By: Asne Seierstad

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown, 2004.:

Seller ID: BB0246159

ISBN: 0316159417

Condition: g


This mesmerizing portrait of a proud man who, through three decades and successive repressive regimes, heroically braved persecution to bring books to the people of Kabul has elicited extraordinary praise throughout the world and become a phenomenal international bestseller. "The Bookseller of Kabul" is startling in its intimacy and its details - a revelation of the plight of Afghan women and a window into the surprising realities of daily life in today's Afghanistan. View more info

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It IS About Islam: Exposing the Truth About ISIS, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the Caliphate

By: Beck, Glenn

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, 2015:

Seller ID: BB0244113

ISBN: 1501126121

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Venezuelan Revolution

By: Boudin, Chesa

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, c2006.:

Seller ID: BB0243106

ISBN: 1560257733

Condition: Very Good


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Giving

By: Clinton, Bill

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Knopf, c2007.:

Seller ID: BB0240286

ISBN: 0307266745

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Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. "Giving" is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies and organizations--and by individuals--to solve problems and save lives both "down the street and around the world." Then it urges us to seek out what each of us, "regardless of income, available time, age, and skills," can do to help, to give people a chance to live out their dreams. Bill Clinton shares his own experiences and those of other givers, representing a global flood tide of nong... View more info

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Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

By: De Graaf, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers:

Seller ID: BB0238114

ISBN: 1576751996

Condition: vg


In chapters with titles like Swollen Expectations and A Rash of Bankruptcies, Affluenza, from the producer of the award-winning TV specials Affluenza and Escape from Affluenza, uses the whimsical metaphor of a disease to tackle a very serious subject: the damage done to our health, our families, our communities, and our environment by the obsessive quest for material gain. The authors examine the origins, evolution, and symptoms of the affluenza epidemic. But more importantly, they explore cures and suggest strategies for rebuilding families and communities and for restoring and respecting the... View more info

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Kidnapped by the Taliban: A Story of Terror, Hope, and Rescue by SEAL Team Six

By: Dilip Joseph M.D.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson, 2014:

Seller ID: BB0245278

ISBN: 0718011287

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The Lolita Effect

By: Durham, M. Gigi

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Overlook Hardcover:

Seller ID: BB0233311

ISBN: 1590200632

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Nickel and Dimed or (Not) Getting By in America

By: Ehrenreich, Barbara

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Metropolitan Books:

Seller ID: BB0241347

ISBN: 0965187705

Condition: g


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American Jihad

By: Emerson, Steven

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2003.:

Seller ID: BB0242856

ISBN: 0743234359

Condition: vg


AFTER SEPTEMBER 11, 2001... ...the federal government detained several hundred people suspected of terrorist involvement, and continued to search for hundreds more. Some were overseas, some were on the run, but most were already at home -- "in America. " Who are these people? Where did they come from? And how could there be so many terrorists or suspected terrorists living among us without action being taken? In "American Jihad, " Steven Emerson, the world's leading authority on domestic Islamic terrorist networks, tells the full story of the rise of those who wish to destroy the Unit... View more info

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How Soccer Explains the World

By: Foer, Franklin

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial:

Seller ID: BB0242361

ISBN: 0060731427

Condition: vg


Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It is a perfect window into the cross-currents of today's world, with all its joys and its sorrows. In this remarkably insightful, wide-ranging work of reportage, Franklin Foer takes us on a surprising tour through the world of soccer, shining a spotlight on the clash of civilizations, the international economy, and just about everything in between. "How Soccer Explains the World" is an utterly original book that makes sense of our troubled times. View more info

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That Used to Be Us

By: Friedman, Thomas L.

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux:

Seller ID: BB0246286

ISBN: 0374288909

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America is in trouble. We face four major challenges on which our future depends, and we are failing to meet them--and if we delay any longer, soon it will be too late for us to pass along the American dream to future generations. In "That Used to Be Us," Thomas L. Friedman, one of our most influential columnists, and Michael Mandelbaum, one of our leading foreign policy thinkers, offer both a wake-up call and a call to collective action. They analyze the four challenges we face--globalization, the revolution in information technology, the nation's chronic deficits, and our pattern of excessiv... View more info

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Longitudes and attitudes

By: Friedman, Thomas L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2003.:

Seller ID: BB0246291

ISBN: 1400031257

Condition: vg


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Hot, flat, and crowded

By: Friedman, Thomas L.

Price: $4.50

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008.:

Seller ID: BB0249363

ISBN: 0374166854

Condition: good


Thomas L. Friedman's phenomenal number-one bestseller "The World Is Flat "has helped millions of readers to see the world in a new way. In his brilliant, essential new book, Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of the biggest challenges we face today: America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9/11; and the global environmental crisis, which is affecting everything from food to fuel to forests. In this groundbreaking account of where we stand now, he shows us how the solutions to these two big problems are linked--how we can restore the world and revive Amer... View more info

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The Lexus and the olive tree

By: Friedman, Thomas L.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Anchor Books, 2000.:

Seller ID: BB0252810

ISBN: 0385499345

Condition: vg


From one of our most perceptive commentators and winner of the National Book Award, a comprehensive look at the new world of globalization, the international system that, more than anything else, is shaping world affairs today. As the Foreign Affairs columnist for The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman has traveled the globe, interviewing people from all walks of contemporary life: Brazilian peasants in the Amazon rain forest, new entrepreneurs in Indonesia, Islamic students in Teheran, and the financial wizards on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley. Now Friedman has drawn on his years ... View more info

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The Future Is Not What It Used to Be

By: Friedrichs, Jeorge

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MIT Press, August 2013:

Seller ID: BB0255724

ISBN: 0262019248

Condition: vg/g


The future is not what it used to be because we can no longer rely on the comforting assumption that it will resemble the past. Past abundance of fuel, for example, does not imply unending abundance. Infinite growth on a finite planet is not possible. In this book, J?rg Friedrichs argues that industrial society itself is transitory, and he examines the prospects for our civilization's coming to terms with its two most imminent choke points: climate change and energy scarcity. He offers a thorough and accessible account of these two challenges as well as the linkages between them.Fried... View more info

The Big Necessity The Unmentionable World Of Human Waste

By: George, Rose

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Metropolitan Books:

Seller ID: BB0250509

ISBN: 1607518821

Condition: VG


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What Just Happened

By: Gleick, James

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books 2002.:

Seller ID: BB0236313

ISBN: 0375421777

Condition: vg/vg


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