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LIFE, DEATH, AND REDEMPTION IN AN AMERICAN PRISON
Written by SHAKA SENGHOR

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Convergent Books

On Sale: 03/08/2016

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90729-0

Selected for common reading at Universal Academy High School (Milwaukee, WI)


New York Times Bestseller


In 1991, Shaka Senghor was sent to prison for second-degree murder. Today, he is a lecturer at universities, a leading voice on criminal justice reform, and an inspiration to thousands.

In life, it’s not how you start that matters. It’s how you finish.      

Shaka Senghor was raised in a middle class neighborhood on Detroit’s east side during the height of the 1980s crack epidemic. An honor...

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A JOURNEY TO JUSTICE IN PRISONS AROUND THE WORLD
Written by BAZ DREISINGER

Format: Hardcover, 336 pages

Publisher: Other Press

On Sale: 02/09/2016

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-1-590-51727-7

Baz Dreisinger travels behind bars in nine countries to rethink the state of justice in a global context
 
Beginning in Africa and ending in Europe, Incarceration Nations is a first-person odyssey through the prison systems of the world. Professor, journalist, and founder of the Prison-to-College-Pipeline, Dreisinger looks into the human stories of incarcerated men and women and those who imprison them, creating a jarring, poignant view of a world to which most are denied access, and...

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RAPE AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN A COLLEGE TOWN
Written by JON KRAKAUER

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 01/12/2016

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-804-17056-7

Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, home to a highly regarded state university whose beloved football team inspires a passionately loyal fan base. Between January 2008 and May 2012, hundreds of students reported sexual assaults to the local police. Few of the cases were properly handled by either the university or local authorities. In this, Missoula is also typical.
In these pages, acclaimed journalist Jon Krakauer investigates a spate of campus rapes that occurred in Missoula over...

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THE MANY FACES OF ANONYMOUS
Written by GABRIELLA COLEMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 10/06/2015

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-1-781-68983-7

Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous’ deepest, darkest secrets.”

Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon just as some of its members were turning to political protest and dangerous disruption (before Anonymous shot to fame as a key player in the battles over...

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THE $19 BILLION LEGAL BATTLE OVER OIL IN THE RAIN FOREST AND THE LAWYER WHO'D STOP AT NOTHING TO WIN
Written by PAUL M. BARRETT

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 09/22/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-770-43636-0

The gripping story of one American lawyer’s obsessive crusade—waged at any cost—against Big Oil on behalf of the poor farmers and indigenous tribes of the Amazon rainforest.

Steven Donziger, a self-styled social activist and Harvard educated lawyer, signed on to a budding class action lawsuit against multinational Texaco (which later merged with Chevron to become the third-largest corporation in America). The suit sought reparations for the Ecuadorian peasants and tribes people whose lives...

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THURGOOD MARSHALL AND THE SUPREME COURT NOMINATION THAT CHANGED AMERICA
Written by WIL HAYGOOD

Format: Hardcover, 416 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 09/15/2015

Price: $32.50

ISBN: 978-0-307-95719-1

A Boston Globe Best Book of 2015

Thurgood Marshall brought down the separate-but-equal doctrine, integrated schools, and not only fought for human rights and human dignity but also made them impossible to deny in the courts and in the streets. In this stunning new biography, award-winning author Wil Haygood surpasses the emotional impact of his inspiring best seller The Butler to detail the life and career of one of the most transformative legal minds of the past one hundred years.

Using the...

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MURDER, HEARTBREAK, AND THE POWER OF HUMAN RESILIENCE IN AN AMERICAN TOWN
Written by RYAN D'AGOSTINO

Format: Hardcover, 288 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 09/15/2015

Price: $26.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-14016-4

The Rising lingers long after you have read it. It raises fundamental issues about the human condition—our ability to move on in the face of unspeakable tragedy. Bill Petit lost his wife and two children in a crime beyond imagination. In the hands of Ryan D’Agostino what emerges is a pitch-perfect story of grace, eloquence and renewal beyond imagination.” —Buzz Bissinger, author of Friday Night Lights

The Rising is a gut punch of a book, one I'm sure I'll never forget. Ryan D'Agostino...

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AMERICAN LAW AND THE NEW GLOBAL REALITIES
Written by STEPHEN BREYER

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 09/15/2015

Price: $27.95

ISBN: 978-1-101-94619-0

In this original, far-reaching, and timely book, Justice Stephen Breyer examines the work of the Supreme Court of the United States in an increasingly interconnected world, a world in which all sorts of activity, both public and private—from the conduct of national security policy to the conduct of international trade—obliges the Court to understand and consider circumstances beyond America’s borders. 

It is a world of instant communications, lightning-fast commerce, and shared problems (like...

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Written by ANTONY LOEWENSTEIN

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Verso

On Sale: 09/15/2015

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-1-784-78115-6

Crisis? What crisis? How powerful corporations make a killing out of disaster

Award-winning journalist Antony Loewenstein travels across the US, Britain, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and Australia to witness the reality of Disaster Capitalism—the hidden world of privatized detention centers and militarized private security, formed to protect corporations as they profit from war zones. He visits Britain’s immigration detention centers, tours the prison system in the United...

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A STORY OF JUSTICE AND REDEMPTION
Written by BRYAN STEVENSON

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 08/18/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-98496-5

New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year byThe New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time
 
Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Winner of the Dayton Literary Peace Prize | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book 

Selected for common...

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RAPE AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM IN A COLLEGE TOWN
Written by JON KRAKAUER

Format: Hardcover, 384 pages

Publisher: Doubleday

On Sale: 04/21/2015

Price: $28.95

ISBN: 978-0-385-53873-2

From bestselling author Jon Krakauer, a stark, powerful, meticulously reported narrative about a series of sexual assaults at the University of Montana­—stories that illuminate the human drama behind the national plague of campus rape
 
Missoula, Montana, is a typical college town, with a highly regarded state university, bucolic surroundings, a lively social scene, and an excellent football teamthe Grizzlieswith a rabid fan base. 
 
The Department of Justice investigated 350 sexual assaults...

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THE SCIENCE OF THOSE WITHOUT CONSCIENCE
Written by KENT A. KIEHL

Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 04/21/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-770-43586-8

“By primate standards, humans are intensely social, affiliative, and empathic. Thus, we are fascinated with the rare individuals who lack those traits…. In this superb book written by one of the pioneers in this field, Kent Kiehl explores what is different about the brains of psychopaths. This is a clear, accessible account of the science and, in addition, an appealing personal story of how Kiehl has gone about his unique science.” – Robert Sapolsky, Professor of Neurology and Neurological...

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