Books American Poison How Racial Hostility Destroyed Our Promise by Eduardo Porter Hardcover, 256 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $26.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleAmerican PoisonSubtitleHow Racial Hostility Destroyed Our PromiseAuthorEduardo Porter Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon Independent Booksellers Book Summary An economics reporter for The New York Times discusses how America's racism has stunted the country's development in organized labor, public education and the social safety net and offers a path towards hope, change and a better future. Tour. Genres: Nonfiction History & Society Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about American Poison Review Book Reviews 'American Poison' Aims To Show How Race Is At The Root Of U.S. Problems March 23, 2020 Journalist Eduardo Porter has written a book that cuts to the root of racism, tracing it from slavery, Jim Crow, and segregation — and bringing it to today — with unblinking honesty and facts.