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Savage Inequalities: Children in America's Schools
Savage Inequalities
Children in America's Schools
Paperback      ISBN: 0060974990
An account of the inequity in the American educational system examines the deplorable conditions in which inner-city children are educated
Trust Is Not Enough: Bringing Human Rights To Medicine
Trust Is Not Enough
Bringing Human Rights To Medicine
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1590171403
A Bernard Schoenberg Professor of Social Medicine and History and a professor of public health discuss the range of issues surrounding public medicine, exploring the relationship between government and the need for good health care around the world.
The House That Love Built: The Story of Millard & Linda Fuller, Founders of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing
The House That Love Built
The Story of Millard & Linda Fuller, Founders of Habitat for Humanity and the Fuller Center for Housing
Hardcover      ISBN: 1571745467
"Thirty years ago, entrepreneur Millard Fuller and his wife Linda left behind their materialistic lifestyle and crumbling marriage to start over as missionaries in Zaire. On returning to Georgia, they founded Habitat for Humanity and, as their personal Christian ministry, started building houses to bring new life to the poverty-stricken. The House That Love Built is their story"--Provided by publisher.
Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
Hope in Shadows
Stories and Photographs of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside
Paperback      ISBN: 1551522381
Vancouver, host of the 2010 Olympics, is a city of startling contrasts. A prosperous urban center, it is also home to the Downtown Eastside, Canada’s poorest neighborhood and one of North America’s most notorious districts, a bleak landscape transformed by addiction and poverty. But many of its residents defy these surroundings, driven by a sense of community, kinship, and, above all, hope. This book is a project of the Pivot Legal Society, which supplied cameras to the Downtown Eastside’s residents to document their own lives; the result, accompanied by moving first-person narratives, is an intimate social documentary of an at-risk urban community that will change one’s view of society as we know it, and of those who are forced to live in its shadows.
America's Struggle Against Poverty in the Twentieth Century
America's Struggle Against Poverty in the Twentieth Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0674004345
This new edition of Patterson's widely used book carries the story of battles over poverty and social welfare through what the author calls the "amazing 1990s," those years of extraordinary performance of the economy. He explores a range of issues arising from the economic phenomenon--increasing inequality and demands for use of an improved poverty definition. He focuses the story on the impact of the highly controversial welfare reform of 1996, passed by a Republican Congress and signed by a Democratic President Clinton, despite the laments of anguished liberals.
Framework For Understanding Poverty
Framework For Understanding Poverty
Paperback      ISBN: 1929229488
The Second Bill of Rights: FDR's Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More Than Ever
The Second Bill of Rights
FDR's Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need It More Than Ever
Paperback      ISBN: 0465083331
Using FDR's 1944 State of the Union Address as a starting point, the author delves deeply into the revolutionary mind that penned this remarkable declaration of economic rights and illuminates the demise of this ambitious program for reform in the wake of the president's death. Reprint.
Islam in Contemporary Egypt: Civil Society Vs. the State
Islam in Contemporary Egypt
Civil Society Vs. the State
Paperback      ISBN: 1555878296
Wealth and Democracy: A Political History of the American Rich
Wealth and Democracy
A Political History of the American Rich
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0767905334
Explores the history of the American rich, from the founding of the nation to the present day, exposing a detrimental political pattern that has hindered the democratic process and profoundly impacted the nation's economy.
Mind over Mood: Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
Mind over Mood
Change How You Feel by Changing the Way You Think
Paperback      ISBN: 0898621283
Developed by two master clinicians with extensive experience in cognitive therapy treatment and training, this popular workbook shows readers how to improve their lives using cognitive therapy--one of the most effective and widely practiced forms of psychotherapy. The book is designed to be used alone or in conjunction with professional treatment. Step-by-step worksheets teach specific skills that have helped thousands of people conquer depression, panic attacks, anxiety, anger, guilt, shame, low self-esteem, eating disorders, substance abuse and relationship problems. Readers learn to use mood questionnaires to identify, rate, and track changes in feelings; change the thoughts that contribute to problems; follow step-by-step strategies to improve moods; and take action to improve daily living and relationships. The book's large-size format facilitates reading and writing ease.