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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
by George Packer
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A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers... (read more)

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Weedopedia: A Totally Dank A-Z Reefer Reference
Weedopedia: A Totally Dank A-Z Reefer Reference
by Will B High
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The follow-up to the bestselling "Weeds," this A-to-Z reference to all things cannabis is packed with information and illustrations every stoner should know.... (read more)

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Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America
by Annie Jacobsen
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The explosive, dark secrets behind America's post-WWII science programs from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51. In the chaos following WWII, some of the greatest spoils of Germany's resources were the Third Reich's scientific minds.... (read more)

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The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic
The Liberty Amendments: Restoring the American Republic
by Mark R Levin
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In his #1 bestsellers Liberty and Tyranny and Ameritopia, Mark R. Levin has all but predicted the current assault on our individual liberties, state sovereignty, and the social compact—the inevitable result of an all-powerful, ubiquitous central... (read more)

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No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
by Glenn Greenwald
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In May 2013, Glenn Greenwald set out for Hong Kong to meet an anonymous source who claimed to have astonishing evidence of pervasive government spying and insisted on communicating only through heavily encrypted channels. That source turned out to be the... (read more)

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End This Depression Now!
End This Depression Now!
by Paul Krugman
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The Great American Recession resulted in the loss of eight million jobs between 2007 and 2009. More than four million homes were lost to foreclosures. Is it a coincidence that the United States witnessed a dramatic rise in household debt in the years... (read more)

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National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear
National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear
by David Rothkopf
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During the past decade America has crossed the fine line that separates national security from national insecurity. Major misadventures like the invasion of Iraq, the embrace of torture, the expansion of domestic surveillance programs, the failure to... (read more)

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Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists
Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists
by A. V. Club
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The Onion can do little wrong, in my eyes, and this hilarious collection of pop-culture lists from the writers of the A. V. Club proves it once again. This book is perfect for anyone with a sense of humor who's ingested any pop culture in the last 30... (read more)

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935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity
935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity
by Charles Lewis
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Facts are and must be the coin of the realm in a democracy, for government and#8220;of the people, by the people and for the people,and#8221; requires and assumes to some extent an informed citizenry. Unfortunately, for citizens in the United States and... (read more)

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The Big Bag of Weed: (Almost) Everything You Need When You Want to Get High
The Big Bag of Weed: (Almost) Everything You Need When You Want to Get High
by I M Stoned
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This collection gives you the chronic knowledge of 411 (plus 9) with a trilogy of stoner classics: Weed, The Quotable Stoner, and Stoner Slang. With this box set of high proportions, you'll have the THC-approved knowledge and know-how to roll out when... (read more)

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Fairtax: The Truth: Answering the Critics
Fairtax: The Truth: Answering the Critics
by Neal Boortz
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The host of radio's The Neal Boortz Show, syndicated in nearly two hundred national markets, Neal Boortz is the author (with Congressman John Linder) of the New York Times bestsellers The FairTax Book and FairTax: The Truth, and author of The Terrible... (read more)

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It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism
It's Even Worse Than It Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided with the New Politics of Extremism
by Thomas E Mann
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Hyperpartisanship is as old as American democracy. But now, acrimony is not confined to a moment; its a permanent state of affairs and has seeped into every part of the political process. Identifying the overriding problems that have led Congress—... (read more)

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Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized Society (New York Review Books Classics)
Growing Up Absurd: Problems of Youth in the Organized Society (New York Review Books Classics)
by Paul Goodman
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Paul Goodman’s Growing Up Absurd was a runaway bestseller when it was first published in 1960 and it became one of the defining texts of the nascent New Left. Goodman, at the time well into middle age, was a maverick anarchist who broke every mold,... (read more)

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Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent
Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent
by E J Jr Dionne
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Who are we as a nation? And what is it that's tearing us apart? In Our Divided Political Heart, E. J. Dionne Jr., one of our most respected political commentators, argues that Americans can't agree on who we are because we can't agree on who we've been... (read more)

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Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping--Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond
Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping--Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond
by Paco Underhill
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"Why We Buy is a funny and insightful book for people on both sides of the retail counter." -- Michael Gould, CEO, Bloomingdale... (read more)

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Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States
Land of Promise: An Economic History of the United States
by Michael Lind
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How did a weak collection of former British colonies become an industrial, financial, and military colossus? From the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries, the American economy has been transformed by wave after wave of emerging technology: the steam... (read more)

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Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
Far from the Tree: Parents, Children and the Search for Identity
by Andrew Solomon
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Andrew Solomon's gorgeous prose is always a pleasure, and this book, 10 years in the making, is his masterpiece. With empathy and grace, Far from the Tree explores the lives of people who are significantly different from their parents and often the rest... (read more)

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War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning
by Chris Hedges
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As a veteran war correspondent, Chris Hedges has survived ambushes in Central America, imprisonment in Sudan, and a beating by Saudi military police. He has seen children murdered for sport in Gaza and petty thugs elevated into war heroes in the Balkans.... (read more)

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Greedy Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry
Greedy Bastards: How We Can Stop Corporate Communists, Banksters, and Other Vampires from Sucking America Dry
by Dylan Ratigan
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Dylan Ratigan is mad as hell. Infuriated by government corruption and corporate communism, incensed by banksters shaking down taxpayers, and despairing of an ailing health care system, an age-old dependency on foreign oil, and a failing educational... (read more)

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The Wordy Shipmates
The Wordy Shipmates
by Sarah Vowell
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In this New York Times bestseller, the author of Assassination Vacation "brings the [Puritan] era wickedly to life" (Washington Post). To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Sarah Vowell investigates what that means — and what... (read more)

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