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The Two-Parent Privilege: How Americans Stopped Getting Married and Started Falling Behind By Melissa S. Kearney Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780226817781
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Published: University of Chicago Press - September 18th, 2023

The surprising story of how declining marriage rates are driving many of the country’s biggest economic problems.

In The Two-Parent Privilege, Melissa S.


Generations: The Real Differences Between Gen Z, Millennials, Gen X, Boomers, and Silents—and What They Mean for America's Future By Jean M. Twenge, PhD Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781982181611
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Published: Atria Books - April 25th, 2023

A groundbreaking, “lavishly informative” (The New York Times) portrait of the six generations that currently live in the United States and how they connect, conflict, and compete with one another—from the acclaimed author of Generation Me and iGen.

Upending the conventional theory that generational differences are caused by major events, Dr.


The Struggle for the People's King: How Politics Transforms the Memory of the Civil Rights Movement By Hajar Yazdiha Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780691246475
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Published: Princeton University Press - May 30th, 2023

How the misuses of Martin Luther King's legacy divide us and undermine democracy


Paved Paradise: How Parking Explains the World By Henry Grabar Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984881137
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Published: Penguin Press - May 9th, 2023

Shortlisted for the Zócalo Book Prize

Named one of the best books of the year by The New Yorker and The New Republic

Consistently entertaining and often downright funny.” The New Yorker

“Wry and revelatory.” The New York Times


Why Public Space Matters By Setha Low Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780197543733
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - December 2nd, 2022

Drawing from decades of research, Setha Low shows how public space contributes to a flourishing society through promoting social justice and democratic practices. Thriving public spaces also enhance creativity, health, urban resilience, and environmental sustainability. Yet more than ever, public spaces across the world are threatened by urban development, privatization and neglect.


Wildland: The Making of America's Fury By Evan Osnos Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250858757
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Published: Picador - September 13th, 2022

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

After a decade abroad, the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prizewinning writer Evan Osnos returns to three places he has lived in the United States—Greenwich, CT; Clarksburg, WV; and Chicago, IL—to illuminate the origins of America’s political fury.


When Crack Was King: A People's History of a Misunderstood Era By Donovan X. Ramsey Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780525511809
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Published: One World - July 11th, 2023

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD • A “vivid and frank” (NPR) account of the crack cocaine era and a community’s ultimate resilience, told through a cast of characters whose lives illuminate the dramatic rise and fall of the epidemic
 


Freakonomics Revised and Expanded Edition: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything By Steven D. Levitt, Stephen J. Dubner Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780063032378
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Published: William Morrow Paperbacks - May 19th, 2020

The legendary bestseller that made millions look at the world in a radically different way returns in a new edition, now including an exclusive discussion between the authors and bestselling professor of psychology Angela Duckworth.


Uncommon Church: Community Transformation for the Common Good By Alvin Sanders, Efrem Smith (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Alvin Sanders, Efrem Smith (Foreword by)
$20.00
ISBN: 9780830841622
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Published: IVP - October 13th, 2020

How can the people of God develop churches in ways that help and don't hurt poor neighborhoods? In urban ministry, Christians too often treat the poor as goodwill projects instead of people. Because of this mindset, many remain unchurched. Healthy, local, urban churches are needed because they combine personal empowerment and community transformation.


Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed (Veritas Paperbacks) By James C. Scott Cover Image
$21.95
ISBN: 9780300246759
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Published: Yale University Press - March 17th, 2020

“One of the most profound and illuminating studies of this century to have been published in recent decades.”—John Gray, New York Times Book Review
 
"A powerful, and in many insightful, explanation as to why grandiose programs of social reform, not to mention revolution, so often end in tragedy. . . .


Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging By Sebastian Junger Cover Image
$22.00
ISBN: 9781455566389
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Published: Twelve - May 24th, 2016

We have a strong instinct to belong to small groups defined by clear purpose and understanding--"tribes." This tribal connection has been largely lost in modern society, but regaining it may be the key to our psychological survival.


Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally By Emily Ladau Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781984858979
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Published: Ten Speed Press - September 7th, 2021

An approachable guide to being a thoughtful, informed ally to disabled people, with actionable steps for what to say and do (and what not to do) and how you can help make the world a more inclusive place