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The Jungle

by Upton Sinclair

|April 2, 1985

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“Practically alone among the American writers of his generation, [Sinclair] put to the American public the fundamental questions raised by capitalism in such a way that they could not escape them.” —Edmund Wilson When it was first published in…

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Bank closings, soup kitchens, bread lines, unemployed workers begging for work--these images defined the 1930s and '40s in America. For African Americans the era was a study in contrasts: black workers had the highest unemployment rate at a time when black…

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Why just draw your favorite anime character when you can be it? Cosplay-short for "costume play"-is sweeping the anime con scene from coast to coast, and once again we're leading the way with a pair of books for both beginning and veteran cosplayers. Each volume…
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A tribute to the courageous chiefs and warriors who fought to protect their people and preserve the Native way of life in the face of European expansion across North America: · Sequoyah, a Cherokee who invented a system of writing for his people · Sitting Bull,…

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"We thought we'd break those chains at last," sang the slaves, hoping such spirituals would sustain them until the Confederacy surrendered and slavery was gone forever. During the Civil War, blacks served in the Union army and navy (although some fought for the…
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From family relationships to societal pressures, these books provide insightful information for those seeking real answers and guidance. Rosen's Coping books will help teens find the strength and the resources to help them get through even the toughest situations.

Door To Door

by Tobi Tobin

|October 7, 2003

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In this edgy, frenetic fictionalized memoir, a small-town girl turned linchpin of the Los Angeles club scene draws on her intoxicating but conflicted years working the door of Hollywood's hottest clubs to pen a striking story of ambition, loss, and love. After…

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Strange New Land explores the history of slavery and the black struggle for freedom before the U.S. became a nation. Beginning with the colonization of North America, this book documents the transformation of slavery from a more brutal form of indentured…

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This is a book on politics, history and legal philosophy like no other. Featuring an introduction by the late Sir Walter Campbell AC QC, former Governor and Chief Justice of Queensland, it argues that the republican ideal of government "...of the people, by the…
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Going well beyond graphic descriptions of death row’s madness and suicide-inducing realities, Writing for Their Lives offers powerful, compassionate, and harrowing accounts of prisoners rediscovering the value of life from within the brutality and boredom…
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More chronicles of renowned Native leaders who grappled with the catastrophic arrival of foreigners on their soil, and the measures they took to protect their people: · Tecumseh, the Shawnee leader who tried to unite all tribes into a single alliance · Geronimo,…

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In 1800, black voices began to rise against slavery. People like Gabriel Prosser and Nat Turner, attempted to launch slave rebellions against the system. Others, such as Maria Stewart and Frederick Douglass wrote books, pamphlets, and speeches calling for the…