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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 10 books in this booklist

  • Cover image of book The Colossus of New York by Colson Whitehead
    The Colossus of New York - by Colson Whitehead

    £8.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9780708898765 | ISBN 10: 0708898769

    By the author of the international bestseller, The Underground Railroad.   In a dazzlingly original work of non-fiction, the Pulitzer-Prize winning author of The Underground Railroad recreates the exuberance, the chaos, the promise, and the he ... more

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  • Cover image of book Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me by Bill Hayes
    Insomniac City: New York, Oliver, and Me - by Bill Hayes

    £9.99   paperback   (2018) - ISBN 13: 9781408890615 | ISBN 10: 1408890615

    A moving celebration of what Bill Hayes calls "the evanescent, the eavesdropped, the unexpected" of life in New York City, and an intimate glimpse of his relationship with the late Oliver Sacks.   Bill Hayes came to New York City in 2009 with a o ... more

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  • Cover image of book Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World by Barbara Ehrenreich
    Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World - by Barbara Ehrenreich

    £8.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781847081735 | ISBN 10: 1847081738

    This brilliant new book from the author of Nickel and Dimed and Bait and Switch explores the tyranny of positive thinking, and offers a history of how it came to be the dominant mode in the USA. Ehrenreich conceived of the book when she became i ... more

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  • Cover image of book Arab in America by Toufic El Rassi
    Arab in America - by Toufic El Rassi

    £13.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780867196733 | ISBN 10: 0867196734

    In this autobiography-meets-graphic-novel, Beirut-born lecturer and writer Toufic El Rassi illustrates the daily prejudice and discrimination experienced by Muslims and Arabs in modern American society.  Drawing from his personal history, Tou ... more

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  • Cover image of book Bomb the Suburbs: Graffiti, Race, Freight-hopping and the Search for Hip Hop
    Bomb the Suburbs: Graffiti, Race, Freight-hopping and the Search for Hip Hop's Moral Center - by William Upski Wimsatt

    £8.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781933368559 | ISBN 10: 1933368551

    A seminal foray into the world of hip-hop, rap, art, transience and the culture and politics that surround it.  A mix of storytelling, journalism, and original research on a broad range of topics like suburban sprawl, hip-hop culture, wiggers, ... more

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  • Cover image of book Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults and Swallow Citizens Whole by Benjamin Barber
    Consumed: How Markets Corrupt Children, Infantilize Adults and Swallow Citizens Whole - by Benjamin Barber

    £12.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780393330892 | ISBN 10: 0393330893

    A piercing and vital look at how capitalism is consuming U.S. society. A powerful sequel to Benjamin R. Barber's best-selling Jihad vs. McWorld, Consumed offers a vivid portrait of a global economy that overproduces goods and targets children as ... more

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  • Cover image of book Nobody
    Nobody's Home - by Dubravka Ugresic

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9781846590191 | ISBN 10: 1846590191

    A whole world seems to orbit within Nobody's Home. It's a world that looks familiar but strange.   Dubravka Ugresic takes us on her whirligig travels through Europe, and across to the US, offering her insightful and unique perspectives on lit ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Man Without a Country:  A Memoir of Life in George W. Bush
    A Man Without a Country: A Memoir of Life in George W. Bush's America - by Kurt Vonnegut

    £9.99   paperback   (2007) - ISBN 13: 9780747586050 | ISBN 10: 0747586055

    This is vintage Vonnegut - hilariously funny and razor-sharp as he fixes his gaze on art, politics, himself and the condition of the soul in America today. Written over the last five years in the form of a loose memoir, A Man Without a Country i ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Portable Beat Reader by Edited by Ann Charters
    The Portable Beat Reader - by Edited by Ann Charters

    £12.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9780142437537 | ISBN 10: 0142437530

    Beginning in the late 1940s, American literature discovered a four-letter word, and the word was "beat." Beat as in povery and beatitude, ecstasy and exile. Beat was Jack Kerouac touring the American road in prose as fast and reckless as a V-8 Chevy. ... more

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  • Cover image of book Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States by Gary Younge
    Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States - by Gary Younge

    £13.99   paperback   (2006) - ISBN 13: 9781595580689 | ISBN 10: 1595580689

    Black, opinionated, and from a working-class background, Gary Younge is not your typical foreign correspondent. Yet, in three years working for The Guardian newspaper in New York, Younge has aquired a transatlantic reputation as one of the most thoug ... more

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