Where do we go from here : chaos or community?
Presents the last book written by King—his final reflections after a decade of civil rights struggles. “[King’s] unique ability to connect the life of the mind to the struggle for freedom is legendary, and in this book—his last grand expression of his vision—he put forward his most prophetic challenge to powers that be and his most progressive program for the wretched of the earth.” —Cornel West
Rise of the warrior cop : the militarization of America's police forces
An award-winning investigative journalist and civil liberties specialist describes the history of American police forces from the constables and sheriffs of the past to the modern-day SWAT teams and riot teams that he asserts blurs the line between police officers and soldiers. 25,000 first printing.
Men we reaped : a memoir
A National Book Award winner recounts the loss of five young men in her life to drugs, accidents, suicide and the bad luck that can follow people who live in poverty, particularly black men, sharing her experiences of living through the dying as she searches through answers in her community.
The other Wes Moore : one name, two fates
Traces the parallel lives of two youths with the same name born a year apart in the same community, describing how the author grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, White House Fellow and promising business leader while his counterpart suffered a life of violence and imprisonment. Reprint. A best-selling book.
Suspicion nation : the inside story of the Trayvon Martin injustice and why we continue to repeat it
The award-winning journalist who covered the trial discusses the laws, culture and conditions that exist in modern America that allowed George Zimmerman to be fully acquitted after killing an unarmed, black teenager in his gated Florida community.
The warmth of other suns : the epic story of America's great migration
An epic history covering the period from the end of World War I through the 1970s chronicles the decades-long migration of African Americans from the South to the North and West through the stories of three individuals and their families.
The burgess boys : a novel
Catalyzed by a nephew's thoughtless prank, a pair of brothers confront painful psychological issues surrounding the freak accident that killed their father when they were boys, a loss linked to a heartbreaking deception that shaped their personal and professional lives. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <IT>Olive Kitteridge<RO>.