Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging

Sebastian Junger, the bestselling author of War and The Perfect Storm, takes a critical look at post traumatic stress disorder and the many challenges today s returning veterans face in modern society n nThere are ancient tribal human behaviors loyalty, inter reliance, cooperation that flare up in co

Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope

With stark poignancy and political dispassion, Tightrope draws us deep into an other America The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been d

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It

From the best selling author of Saving Capitalism and The Common Good, an urgent analysis of how the rigged systems of American politics and power operate, how this status quo came to be, and how average citizens can enact change n nMillions of Americans have lost confidence in our political and ec

Discrimination and Disparities

A searching re examination of the assumptions, and the evidence for and against, current approaches to issues of economic and other disparities n n nDiscrimination and Disparities challenges believers in such one factor explanations of economic outcome differences as discrimination, exploitation or g

Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia

n her first book, sociologist Strings sociology, Univ of California, Irvine explores the historical development of prothin, antifat ideologies deployed in support of Western, patriarchal white supremacy Beginning in the aesthetic ideals circulated by Renaissance thinkers and artists and bringing

Outliers: The Story of Success

In 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