March Medals Madness!

March Medals Madness!

It’s March Madness and we’ve got brackets on the brain! We’re excited to see Arizona and North Carolina in the Sweet Sixteen, but we’re even MORE jazzed about ALA’s March Medals Madness where you can vote to predict the 2015 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction for a chance to win books […]

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Our 2015 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Our 2015 YALSA & RUSA Award Winners!

Congrats to all of the fine Macmillan authors who won awards or were selected for YALSA and RUSA’s various reading lists this year! 2015 Alex Awards The Alex Awards are given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults, ages 12 through 18. LOCK IN by John Scalzi WOLF IN […]

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Library Journal Best of 2014

Library Journal Best of 2014

Library Journal is first out of the gate with their “Best of 2014” list, and it includes LOTS of Macmillan books: Top Ten NO PLACE TO HIDE by Glenn Greenwald THE SIXTH EXTINCTION by Elizabeth Kolbert More of the Best FIVES AND TWENTY-FIVES by Michael Pitre SF/Fantasy THE GOBLIN EMPEROR by Katherine Addison AREA X […]

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Word of the Day: Economics Cont’d

Word of the Day: Economics Cont’d

Two weeks ago, we offered you a few nonfiction suggestions to cultivate a more nuanced understanding of the Occupy Wall Street discussion.

Today, we have another excellent reading recommendation for patrons interested in learning more about America's economic condition, in this case, as it relates to law.

WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR SOME
How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful
by Glenn Greenwald 

Over the past four decades, the principle of equality before the law has been effectively abolished. Instead, a two-tiered system of justice ensures that the country's political and financial class is virtually immune from prosecution, licensed to act without restraint, while the politically powerless are imprisoned with greater ease and in greater numbers than in any other country in the world.

Cogent, sharp, and urgent, this is a no-holds-barred indictment of a profoundly un-American system that sanctions immunity at the top and mercilessness for everyone else.

"Greenwald lets no one off the hook in demonstrating the vast differences in legal recourse between rich and poor, powerful and weak." -Kirkus Reviews

"Greenwald, called one of the '25 Most Influential Liberals in the U.S. Media' by Forbes and a 'blogosphere superstar' by Mother Jones, is just the guy to write this book. Not for legalists only." -Library Journal

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