by Max Klau
Recent events have turned the spotlight on the issue of race in modern America, and the current cultural climate calls out for more research, education, dialogue, and understanding. Race and Social Change: A Quest, A Study, A Call to Action focuses on a provocative social science experiment with the potential to address these needs.
If you want to know why American Indians have the highest rates of poverty of any racial group, why suicide is the leading cause of death among Indian men, why native women are two and a half times more likely to be raped than the national average and why gang violence affects American Indian youth more than any other group, do not look to history.
Zero Dark Thirty meets 127 Hours—a riveting war journal from photographer Paul Conroy, who accompanied Marie Colvin (called by her peers “the greatest war correspondent of her generation”) during her ill-fated final assignment in Syria.
From one of the foremost political and cultural thought leaders of our time, New York Times bestselling author Senator Bill Bradley comes, We Can All Do Better, a game-changing and thought-provoking book about how we can break our present cycle of despair, frustration, and cynicism permeating country, and presents a unique opportunity for American voters to partake in a more participatory form of democracy.
This book sets forth what health care and medicine will look like in the years ahead. It identifies all the chaos and chatter around health care today and organizes the dialog into helpful and accurate "context." It is being called THE book to intelligently shape and guide the discussion and reorganization of health care reform in America.
Congressman Jerry McNerny, Ph.D. and Martin Cheek offer a frank, unbiased discussion of our dual energy crisis: rapidly depleting oil resources accompanied by dramatic climate changes. Then, without glossing over the obstacles, the authors explore what can be done -- and what is already working -- to resolve the problem.
Packed with thought-provoking, revelatory points that will get your gray matter growing again, Think is delivered in a no-nonsense, straight-talk manner that will make you laugh, squirm, and question yourself -- and most importantly -- make you start thinking again.
What is life like for a child who has a parent in prison?
A medical mistake during an IVF procedure. An unthinkable situation . . . you’re pregnant with the wrong baby. You can't terminate, but you can’t keep him. What choice would you make?
Each season American Idol delivers on a promise whose epic scope is unparalleled in the annals of competition: to take an unknown dreamer from the middle of America and turn him or her into a genuine star. It has become not only the biggest show on television, but the biggest force in all of entertainment; its alumni dominate the recording charts and Broadway, win Academy Awards, and sweep up Grammys.
Dubbed the "Angel of Death Row" by the Chicago Tribune, Lyon was the first woman to serve as lead attorney in a death penalty case. Throughout her career, she has defended those accused of heinous acts and argued that, no matter their guilt or innocence, they deserved a chance at redemption.
We are on the verge of a crippling energy crisis that could undermine our economy and change our way of life. In Who Turned Out the Lights?, Scott Bittle and Jean Johnson, editors of the award-winning nonpartisan Web site PublicAgenda.org, offer a much-needed reality check.