Books & Media Reviews

Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession

by Barbara Garson October 21, 2014

“Something bad has been creeping up the occupational ladder,” warns Barbara Garson, author of Down the Up Escalator: How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession. The author sees a broad transformation happening, and through her interviews with average Americans, is able to help us see the Gre...

Reviewed By: Blair Dudik

The Good Lie (movie)

by World Hunger Education Service October 16, 2014

October 16, 2014 The Good Lie is not merely a great movie, it’s also a beautiful movie. What can you say about a movie where the scenes depicted in the closing credits are more powerful than most whole movies from the last decade? The Good Lie, released in October, 2014 in the Unite...

Reviewed By: Steve Hansch

Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development

by Kate Sebastian July 18, 2014

The work of agricultural researchers and development workers in Africa has the potential to significantly improve the lives of the poor. But that potential can only be realized with easy access to high-quality data and information. The Atlas of African Agriculture Research & Development highligh...

Reviewed By: International Food Policy Research Institute

Food and Nutrition in Numbers

by FAO March 15, 2014

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Good Food: Grounded Practical Theory

by Jennifer Ayres February 4, 2014

ATLANTA — Emory University’s Jennifer Ayres knows good food. For her, it’s not just about the taste and presentation but rather the item’s history, how it was produced and distributed....

Reviewed By: the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church

Killing with Kindness: Haiti, International Aid and NGOs

by Mark Schuller Other Worlds are Possible March 5, 2013

If they knew him at all, the world knew Nigerian Oronto Douglas as the former attorney for the writer, playwright and Ogoni human rights activist Ken Saro Wiwa. Despite Oronto's and even President Bill Clinton's best effort, Ken was framed and hanged in 1995 together with 8 other Ogoni men who dared...

Reviewed By: Beverly Bell

Unfinished Empire: The Global Expansion of Britain

by John Darwin New York Times February 22, 2013

“An overseas empire produces a vast sea of paper,” John Darwin writes. That sea — wide, deep and often treacherous — is what remains of the British Empire for historians to trawl, though few attempt to chart the whole of it in one relatively compact volume. Darwin managed something similar w...

Reviewed By: Alex von Tunzelmann

Detroit: An American Autopsy

by Charlie LeDuff New York Times February 22, 2013

Detroit is one of those taxing places that require you to have an opinion about them. This opinion expresses no mere preference. It amounts to a stance, from which may be inferred your electoral leanings, your racial politics, your union sympathies and the general sunniness of your disposition. The ...

Reviewed By: Paul Clemens

There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra

by Chinua Achebe Pambazuka News October 31, 2012

Chinua Achebe, Nigeria’s distinguished Professor of Literature based in the United States, has recently published ‘There Was A Country: A Personal History of Biafra’, his war time memoirs and reflections on the process leading to Nigeria’s darkest page in history and its outcome. The 333-pag...

Reviewed By: Tarila Marclint Ebiede

Fire in the Ashes: 25 Years Among the Poorest Children in America

by Jonathan Kozol Washington Post September 28, 2012

It’s a topic that is more timely than ever. More Americans are wrestling with the challenges of poverty in the wake of the Great Recession and the foreclosure crisis, both of which hit families of color particularly hard. The gaping disparities between children of different racial and socioeconomi...

Reviewed By: Wendy Kopp

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