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“Public school was never in business to produce Thoreau. It is in business to produce a man like Richard Nixon and, even more, a population like the one which could elect him.”
– Jonathan Kozol, author and educator,

who was born on this day, 1936

Poem of the Day:
In Praise of Solid People
by C.S. Lewis  [ Tweet this ]


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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee:
An Indian History of the American West

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The Wake Up Call – September 5, 2014


An excerpt from journalist Jonathan Kozol’s new book:

Fire in the Ashes: Twenty-Five Years Among the Poorest Children in America

Jonathan Kozol

Hardback: Crown, 2012.
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Publishers Weekly gave this new book a starred review, saying: “Eschewing social science jargon and deploying extraordinary powers of observation and empathy, Kozol crafts dense, novelistic character studies that reveal the interplay between individual personality and the chaos of impoverished circumstances. Like a latter-day Dickens (but without the melodrama), he gives us another powerful indictment of America’s treatment of the poor.”

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Here are a few new book releases this week that are worth checking out:

New Book Releases - Week of 27 August 2012Our most anticipated new release this week is D.T. Max‘s new biography of David Foster Wallace, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story. The publisher has described this volume: “Since his untimely death by suicide at the age of forty-six in 2008, Wallace has become more than the quintessential writer for his time—he has become a symbol of sincerity and honesty in an inauthentic age.  In the end, as Max shows us, what is most interesting about Wallace is not just what he wrote but how he taught us all to live. Written with the cooperation of Wallace’s family and friends and with access to hundreds of his unpublished letters, manuscripts, and audio tapes, this portrait of an extraordinarily gifted writer is as fresh as news, as intimate as a love note, as painful as a goodbye.”

[ Read a brief excerpt of the book here… ]

Watch for our review in the near future!

Hardback, Viking.
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