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  • WRITINGS ON THE WALL: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White. by Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Raymond Obstfeld.
    Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem and Raymond Obstfeld.
    WRITINGS ON THE WALL: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Liberty - Time, Inc, (2016.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book of essays in which Abdul-Jabbar "uses his unique blend of erudition, street smarts and authentic experience on the country's seemingly irreconcilable partisan divide - both racial and political, parenthood, and his own experiences as an athlete, African-American, and a Muslim. . . he also offers keen assessments of and solutions to problems such as racism in sports while speaking candidly about his experiences on the court and off." SIGNED by Adbu-Jabbar on the title page. Index. 242 pp. ISBN: 978-1618931719.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 72357
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  • RED HIGHWAYS: A Liberal's Journey Into the Heartland. by Aguilar, Rose.
    Aguilar, Rose.
    RED HIGHWAYS: A Liberal's Journey Into the Heartland.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Sausolito, CA: PoliPoint Press, (2008). SIGNED first edition - A book which "challenges stereotypes and goes far beyond the sound bites and statistics to reveal what red-state voters really care about - and what they expect from their political leaders. As Aguilar writes in the first chapter, 'We breathe the same air, we live under the same political system, weve probably seen the same television and news shows, and most of us grew up going to public schools; yet because we might vote differently once every four years, we find ourselves stereotyped in the national media and separated by red and blue borders.'. . . an examination of what matters most in the heartland, what makes it tick, and…

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    Sausolito, CA: PoliPoint Press, (2008). SIGNED first edition - A book which "challenges stereotypes and goes far beyond the sound bites and statistics to reveal what red-state voters really care about - and what they expect from their political leaders. As Aguilar writes in the first chapter, 'We breathe the same air, we live under the same political system, weve probably seen the same television and news shows, and most of us grew up going to public schools; yet because we might vote differently once every four years, we find ourselves stereotyped in the national media and separated by red and blue borders.'. . . an examination of what matters most in the heartland, what makes it tick, and what issues get its citizens to vote." INSCRIBED on the half title page "----let's keep the conversation going." Index. 228 pp. ISBN: 978-0979482274.

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    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 67290
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  • Allen, Bonnie.
    WE ARE OVERCOME: Thoughts on Being Black in America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Crown, 1995. dj. Hardcover first edition - Irreverent essays dissecting the current state of affairs between blacks and whites by this black female political/social humorist. ISBN: 0517597594.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

    Book ID: 16015
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  • Finn, Christine A.
    ARTIFACTS: An Archaeologist's Year in Silicon Valley.

    Edition: First printing.

    Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book in which the author combines "a reporter's instinct for a good interview with traditional archaeological training [to bring] the perspectives of the past and the future to the story of Silicon Valley's present material culture. She traveled the area in 2000, a period when people's fortunes could change overnight. She describes a computer's rapid trajectory from useful tool to machine to be junked to collector's item. She explores the sense that whatever one has is instantly superseded by the next new thing -- and the effect this has on economic and social values. She tells stories from a place where fruit-pickers now recycle silicon chips and…

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    Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, (2001). SIGNED hardcover first edition - A book in which the author combines "a reporter's instinct for a good interview with traditional archaeological training [to bring] the perspectives of the past and the future to the story of Silicon Valley's present material culture. She traveled the area in 2000, a period when people's fortunes could change overnight. She describes a computer's rapid trajectory from useful tool to machine to be junked to collector's item. She explores the sense that whatever one has is instantly superseded by the next new thing -- and the effect this has on economic and social values. She tells stories from a place where fruit-pickers now recycle silicon chips and where more money can be made babysitting for post-IPO couples than working in a factory. The ways that people are working and adapting, are becoming wealthy or barely getting by, are visible in the cultural landscape of the fifteen cities that make up the area called 'Silicon Valley.'" Although written almost 20 years ago, the contrasts she mentions have only increased in the interim. SIGNED on the title page. Text is preceded by a 32 page photo essay; illustrated with other photographs throughout. Selected further reading, index. xlix. 244 pp. ISBN: 0-262062240.

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    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 75921
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  • THE SOLUTION AS PART OF THE PROBLEM: Urban Education Reform in the 1960s by Greer, Colin, editor
    Greer, Colin, editor
    THE SOLUTION AS PART OF THE PROBLEM: Urban Education Reform in the 1960s

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Harper & Row / Perennial Library. (1973). First edition - Includes two views in three areas - on desegration, descentralization and deschooling - by writers like Thomas Alsop, Ivan Illich and others. Bibliography at the end of each section. 119 pp. ISBN: 0-06080292.

    Condition: Good only. Severe toning to the pages, small hole punched in front cover, neat prev owner's name.

    Book ID: 79626
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  • THE DISSENTERS: Voices from Contemporary America. by Gwaltney, John Langston.
    Gwaltney, John Langston.
    THE DISSENTERS: Voices from Contemporary America.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Random House, (1986.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Book by the African American anthropologist best known as the author 'Drylongso.' Unlike that book, which focused on the black American experience, this includes conversations with Americans of all races and all walks of life, involved in many forms of dissent from a Unitarian minister in Massachusetts who sets up a chapter of Sanctuary to a white woman bus driver who drove the whole busload of pot-smoking teenagers to the police station to a woman trying to uncover the truth of her father's death after he had been subjected by the Army to unauthorized chemical experiments. Photographs. 321 pp. ISBN: 0-394-527259.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (dj folds slightly offcenter.)

    Book ID: 51137
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  • COUSIN FELIX MEETS THE BUDDHA: And Other Encounters in China and Tibet. by Kaye, Lincoln.
    Kaye, Lincoln.
    COUSIN FELIX MEETS THE BUDDHA: And Other Encounters in China and Tibet.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, (2006.) dj. Hardcover first edition - "The new China, where religious pilgrims cross paths with born-again capitalists and uprooted communards, is a chaos of true believers pursuing different, often conflicting, visions of fulfillment. The author and the illustrator, an American newsman and his Taiwanese wife, trail a series of such pilgrims: wandering farmhands, itinerant actors, a qi gong guru, a careerist policeman, a muckraking lawyer, a die-hard revolutionary agitator, a Taiwanese con man, a Tibetan lama, and many more. The result is neither a travelogue nor an analytic set piece, but a moral panorama, lit from within by the divergent hopes of Chinese citizens today." Illustrated by Mei-lang Hsu. 394 pp. ISBN: 0-374-299986.

    Condition: Fine in a fine dust jacket (as new.)

    Book ID: 54333
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  • Koppel, Ted.
    OFF CAMERA: Private Thoughts Made Public.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2000. dj. Hardcover first edition - A look at the events of the year 1999 by this respected television newsmen, and also a look back at his own life. As the long time anchor of "Nightline" he won 32 Emmy's and numerous other awards. 320 pp. ISBN: 0-375-410775.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 34629
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  • HINTS & ALLEGATIONS: The World (in Poetry and Prose) According to William M. Kunstler. by Kunstler, William M.; Allen Ginsberg, foreword.
    Kunstler, William M.; Allen Ginsberg, foreword.
    HINTS & ALLEGATIONS: The World (in Poetry and Prose) According to William M. Kunstler.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Four Walls Eight Windows, New York (1994) dj. Hardcover first edition - In poems which are mostly lighthearted in tone, the noted activist attorney takes on institualionized racism - many are as relevant today as when they were written - including one titled "Why Police Officers Often Kill. " Each poem is preceded by a brief introduction. Foreword by Allen Ginsberg. Title index. 208 pp. ISBN: 1-568580177.

    Condition: Near fine in a fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 75590
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  • OBAMA'S CHALLENGE: America's Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency. by Kuttner, Robert.
    Kuttner, Robert.
    OBAMA'S CHALLENGE: America's Economic Crisis and the Power of a Transformative Presidency.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback.

    White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing Company. (2008.). First edition - Although published just before Obama's election, this remains significant, as the challenges facing Obama continue to grow. Notes. Index. 213 pp. ISBN: 1603580794.

    Condition: Fine (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 46277
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  • HERE COMES TROUBLE: Stories from My Life. by Moore, Michael.
    Moore, Michael.
    HERE COMES TROUBLE: Stories from My Life.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Grand Central, (2011.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Not exactly your usual autobiography, this contains 24 far-ranging and stranger than fiction vignettes mostly from his early life but up through his controversial Oscar acceptance speech. Funny and thought-provoking. Illustrated with photographs. 427 pp. . ISBN: 9780446532242.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 52123
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  • THE COMING RACE WAR IN AMERICA: A Wake-Up Call. by Rowan, Carl T.
    Rowan, Carl T.
    THE COMING RACE WAR IN AMERICA: A Wake-Up Call.

    Edition: 2nd printing.

    Boston: Little Brown, (1996.) dj. Hardcover - A look at the festering violence and hate that underlies American life by one of America's best known African American journalists - among other things he discusses education and the IQ myths, the differences in how black and white Americans view O.J. Simpson and Colin Powell - and those who promote racial tensions ranging from Farrakhan to Rush Limbaugh. Index. 310 pp. ISBN: 0-316-759805.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 40456
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  • THE BIG CITY or the New Mayhew. by Searle, Ronald (illustrator) and Alex Atkinson.
    Searle, Ronald (illustrator) and Alex Atkinson.
    THE BIG CITY or the New Mayhew.

    Edition: First US printing.

    New York: George Braziller, 1959. dj. Hardcover first edition - The first collaboration between these Atkinson and Searle, a look at the 'new poor' in the London of the 1950's. Taking Henry Mayhew's 19th century work 'London Labour and London Poor' as their guide, the writer and artist take a perceptive, compassionate and subtly humorous, look at how the burden of poverty has shifted into some surprising quarters - including a look at a literary exile, an aging actress, enclyopedia salesman, ice cream seller and more. Illustrated with many full-page pen and ink drawings by Searle and numerous vignettes. Slightly oversized format. 111 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a very good dustjacket (closed tear in upper edge of dj.)

    Book ID: 29478
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  • AMBUSHED: A War Reporter's Life on the Line. by Stewart, Ian.
    Stewart, Ian.
    AMBUSHED: A War Reporter's Life on the Line.

    Edition: First US printing.

    Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Books, 2002. dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - When armed rebels entered Freetown, the besieged capital of Sierra Leone, in 1999, journalist Ian Stewart and two of his colleagues were ambushed while driving down the street. One of them was killed and Stewart was shot in this head. Incredibly he survived and this book is his frank account of the extraordinary risks he and other journalists take when reporting the news from remote, war-ravaged countries. This book is both an inspiring personal story and an in-depth look at the day-to-day life of a war correspondent. Originally published in Canada under the title 'Freetown Ambush'. 310 pp. ISBN: 1-56512-3808.

    Condition: SIGNED by the author on the title page and dated in the year of publication. Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy)

    Book ID: 30030
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