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  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

    By Matthew Desmond

    Our Price: $14.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780553447439
    • Publisher: Crown Publishers
    • Published: March 2016
    A Harvard sociologist examines the challenge of eviction as a formidable cause of poverty in America, revealing how millions of people are wrongly forced from their homes and reduced to cycles of extreme disadvantage that are reinforced by dysfunctional legal systems.
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

    By Matthew Desmond

    Our Price: $15.30
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780553447453
    • Publisher: Broadway Books
    • Published: March 2017
  • Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)

    By Matthew Desmond

    Our Price: $30.99
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781432843137
    • Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
    • Published: September 2017
  • On the Fireline: Living & Dying with Wildland Firefighters

    By Matthew Desmond

    Our Price: $26.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780226144085
    • Publisher: UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO PRESS
    • Published: October 2007
    Burning to death is a hellish way to die. Yet every year men & women across the country risk their lives for low pay to fight forest fires. Living in remote encampments & isolated from their friends & family,these firefighters stand ready to chase smoke at a moment's notice. And when a fire does break out, they face a chaotic inferno armed with hand tools, hard hats, & little else. So what motivates them to put their lives on the line & face heat so intense it can melt steel? In this rugged account of a rugged profession, Matthew Desmond explores the heart & soul of the wildland firefighter.
  • On the Fireline: Living and Dying with Wildland Firefighters

    By Matthew Desmond

    Our Price: $28.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780226144092
    • Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
    • Published: August 2009
    In this rugged account of a rugged profession, Matthew Desmond explores the heart and soul of the wildland firefighter. Having joined a firecrew in Northern Arizona as a young man, Desmond relates his experiences with intimate knowledge and native ease, adroitly balancing emotion with analysis and action with insight. On the Fireline shows that these firefighters aren’t the adrenaline junkies or romantic heroes as they’re so often portrayed. An immersion into a dangerous world, On the Fireline is also a sophisticated analysis of a high-risk profession—and a captivating read. “Gripping . . . a masterful account of how young men are able to face down wildfire, and why they volunteer for such an enterprise in the first place.”—David Grazian, Sociological Forum “Along with the risks and sorrow, Desmond also presents the humor and comaraderie of ordinary men performing extraordinary tasks. . . . A good complement to Norman Maclean's Young Men and Fire. Recommended.”—Library Journal

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