Beacon Press Fall 2015

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    Shots on the Bridge Police Violence and Cover-Up in the Wake of Katrina Hardcover Ronnie Greene 9780807033500 $29.99 SOCIAL SCIENCE Aug 18, 2015
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    Household Workers Unite The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement Hardcover Premilla Nadasen 9780807014509 $33.00 HISTORY Aug 25, 2015
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    Series: ReVisioning American History An Indigenous Peoples' History of the United States Paperback Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz 9780807057834 $22.00 HISTORY Aug 11, 2015
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    One Teacher in Ten in the New Millennium LGBT Educators Speak Out About What's Gotten Better . . . and What Hasn't Paperback Kevin Jennings 9780807055861 $20.00 EDUCATION Aug 25, 2015
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    The Opportunity Equation How Citizen Teachers Are Combating the Achievement Gap in America's Schools Paperback Eric Schwarz 9780807073452 $22.00 EDUCATION Aug 25, 2015
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    Black Prophetic Fire Paperback Cornel West 9780807018101 $23.00 HISTORY Sep 01, 2015
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    The Real Cost of Fracking How America's Shale Gas Boom Is Threatening Our Families, Pets, and Food Paperback Michelle Bamberger 9780807081419 $22.00 NATURE Sep 01, 2015
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    Cinderland A Memoir Paperback Amy Jo Burns 9780807052273 $19.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 08, 2015
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    A Cup of Water Under My Bed A Memoir Paperback Daisy Hernandez 9780807062920 $22.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 08, 2015
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    Harness the Sun America's Quest for a Solar-Powered Future Hardcover Philip Warburg 9780807033760 $33.00 NATURE Sep 08, 2015
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    The Only Woman in the Room Why Science Is Still a Boys' Club Hardcover Eileen Pollack 9780807046579 $30.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Sep 15, 2015
    A bracingly honest exploration of why there are still so few women in the hard sciences, mathematics, engineering, and computer science In 2005, when Lawrence Summers, then president of Harvard, asked why so few women, even today, achieve tenured positions in the hard sciences, Eileen Pollack set out to find the answer. A successful fiction writer, Pollack had grown up in the 1960s and ’70s dreaming of a career as a theoretical astrophysicist. Denied the chance to take advanced courses in science and math, she nonetheless made her way to Yale. ... + Read More
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    The Point of Vanishing A Memoir of Two Years in Solitude Paperback Howard Axelrod 9780807075463 $19.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Sep 22, 2015
    Named one of the best books of the year by Slate, Chicago Tribune, Entropy Magazine, and named one of the top 10 memoirs by Library JournalInto the Wild meets Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man—a lyrical memoir of a life changed in an instant and of the perilous beauty of searching for identity in solitude  On a clear May afternoon at the end of his junior year at Harvard, Howard Axelrod played a pick-up game of basketball. In a skirmish for a loose ball, a boy’s finger hooked behind Axelrod’s eyeball and left him permanently blinded in his ... + Read More
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    Liberation New Works on Freedom from Internationally Renowned Poets Paperback Mark Ludwig 9780807000274 $19.00 POETRY Oct 06, 2015
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    What We're Fighting for Now Is Each Other Dispatches from the Front Lines of Climate Justice Hardcover Wen Stephenson 9780807088401 $29.99 SCIENCE Oct 06, 2015
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    Our Grandchildren Redesigned Life in the Bioengineered Society of the Near Future Hardcover Michael Bess 9780807052174 $35.00 MEDICAL Oct 13, 2015
    A panoramic overview of biotechnologies that can endlessly boost human capabilities and the drastic changes these “superhuman” traits could trigger Biotechnology is moving fast. In the coming decades, advanced pharmaceuticals, bioelectronics, and genetic interventions will be used not only to heal the sick but to boost human physical and mental performance to unprecedented levels. People will have access to pills that make them stronger and faster, informatic devices will interface seamlessly with the human brain, and epigenetic modification ma... + Read More
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    At Home in Exile Why Diaspora Is Good for the Jews Paperback Alan Wolfe 9780807086186 $24.00 RELIGION Oct 27, 2015
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    Rescuing Jesus How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism Hardcover Deborah Jian Lee 9780807033470 $32.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Nov 10, 2015
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    The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks Paperback Jeanne Theoharis 9780807076927 $22.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Nov 24, 2015
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    The Good Death An Exploration of Dying in America Hardcover Ann Neumann 9780807080627 $32.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Feb 16, 2016
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    The Upstairs Wife An Intimate History of Pakistan Paperback Rafia Zakaria 9780807080467 $22.00 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jan 05, 2016
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    Blood of the Tiger A Story of Conspiracy, Greed, and the Battle to Save a Magnificent Species Paperback J. A. Mills 9780807030646 $24.00 NATURE Nov 24, 2015
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    Series: King Legacy The Radical King Paperback Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 9780807034521 $19.00 HISTORY Jan 12, 2016
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    The Social Life of DNA Race, Reparations, and Reconciliation After the Genome Hardcover Alondra Nelson 9780807033012 $33.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Jan 12, 2016
    The unexpected story of how genetic testing is affecting race in AmericaWe know DNA is a master key that unlocks medical and forensic secrets, but its genealogical life is both revelatory and endlessly fascinating. Tracing genealogy is now the second-most popular hobby amongst Americans, as well as the second-most visited online category. This billion-dollar industry has spawned popular television shows, websites, and Internet communities, and a booming heritage tourism circuit.The tsunami of interest in genetic ancestry tracing from the Africa... + Read More
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    The Tyranny of the Meritocracy Democratizing Higher Education in America Paperback Lani Guinier 9780807078129 $24.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Jan 12, 2016
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    Considering Hate Violence, Goodness, and Justice in American Culture and Politics Paperback Kay Whitlock 9780807042953 $24.00 SOCIAL SCIENCE Jan 19, 2016
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    The Third Reconstruction Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement Hardcover Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II 9780807083604 $29.99 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY Jan 12, 2016


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