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Professor Russell Publishes a "Top 10"

russell book cover.jpgOn April 29, Beacon Press will publish "Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis," a new book by Professor of Sociology James Russell. The book has been named by "Publishers Weekly" as a top 10 book in Business and Economics for spring 2014.

The book is already receiving critical acclaim. "James Russell is a formidable crusader with a gift for rendering an obtuse topic accessible," said Nomi Prins, author of "All the Presidents' Bankers" and "It Takes a Pillage."

Charles R. Morris, author of "The Trillion Dollar Meltdown" and "The Tycoons," writes, "Forget the TV ads of gray-haired retired couples on bicycle trips. If you're an average American, you won't have enough to retire on. The shift from old-fashioned pensions to 401(k)s has enriched Wall Street and jeopardized your future. Essential reading for anyone who works for a living--from millennials to boomers--James Russell's 'Social Insecurity' explains what you lost and who benefited from it."

In addition to "Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis," Russell has authored seven other books over the past two decades, including his most recent, "Escape from Texas: A Novel of Slavery and the Texas War of Independence" (Sloan Publishing, 2012).


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