In honor of the 94th birthday of Jackie Robinson, we share this story of how racism caused the Red Sox to let him get away.
20 posts from January 2013
Fred Pearce warns that Keystone XL is "no ordinary pipeline," and that energy derived from tar sands comes with too high a price.
Now available in audiobook: The engaging and untold stories of fifteen prominent same-sex couples who defied cultural norms and made signifcant contributions to American history.
She was more than just a tired woman on a bus. A new book looks at her six decades of activism, challenging perceptions of her as an accidental actor in the civil rights movement.
A look at recent mentions and media for Beacon books and authors.
Now available in Audiobook: Without a Map, Meredith Hall's moving memoir about banishment, reconciliation, and the meaning of family.
On the anniversary of a landmark ruling giving women the right to control their reproductive destiny, Carole Joffe reflects on where we stand today.
At today's Inauguration, President Obama will be using the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King's bible. The symbolism of the president's choice is striking. King was of course profoundly religious, although this is sometimes lost in our thinking of him as...
Science entwines with matters of the human heart as a whale researcher chronicles the lives of an endangered family of orcas
A giveway from Beacon Press and the Feminist Press to celebrate the premiere of the new documentary Anita at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
William Ayers' memoir of life in the Weather Underground is now available in audiobook.
Jay Wexler ponders the enormity of until-now-hidden humor of the famously stoic justice.
A new book looks at Martin Luther King's vision for peace and justice worldwide.
The latest news and mentions for Beacon books and authors.
Now in audiobook: A rural expatriate's struggle to reconcile family, home, love, and faith with the silence of the prairie land and its people.
Today's must read: The Atlantic posted this piece by Emily Esfahani Smith on the debate over happiness vs. a meaningful life.
Now available on audiobook: Until it Hurts and The Most Expensive Game in Town by Mark Hyman.
New this week: Prairie Silence by Melanie Hoffert
The authors of Gather at the Table embark on their West Coast tour.
Looking for some ideas for outdoor travel this year? Take a look at Michael Lanza's 2012 highlights and start planning.