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American Dreams: Lost and Found
American Dreams: Lost and Found
by Studs Terkel
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Here is the raw material for one thousand novels....incomparable.--Margaret Atwood In this unique look at one of our most pervasive national myths, Studs Terkel persuades an extraordinary range of Americans to articulate their version of The American... (read more)

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Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture
Slanted and Enchanted: The Evolution of Indie Culture
by Kaya Oakes
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A lively examination of the spirit and practices that have made the indie movement into a powerful cultural phenomenon You know the look: skinny jeans, Chuck Taylors, perfectly mussed bed-head hair; You know the music: Modest Mouse, the Shins, Pavement... (read more)

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The Growth Experiment Revisited: Why Lower, Simpler Taxes Really Are America's Best Hope for Recovery
The Growth Experiment Revisited: Why Lower, Simpler Taxes Really Are America's Best Hope for Recovery
by Lawrence E Lindsey
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The first edition of The Growth Experiment, originally published in 1990 as a response to critics of the Reagan-era tax cuts, became a kind of bible for proponents of supply-side economics. This new and updated edition, which explores the economic... (read more)

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Encountering America: Humanistic Psychology, Sixties Culture, and the Shaping of the Modern Self
Encountering America: Humanistic Psychology, Sixties Culture, and the Shaping of the Modern Self
by Jessica Grogan
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A dramatic narrative history of the psychological movement that reshaped American culture The expectation that our careers and personal lives should be expressions of our authentic selves, the belief that our relationships should be defined by openness... (read more)

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Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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The bestselling author of Nickel and Dimed goes back undercover to do for Americas ailing middle class what she did for the working poor. Barbara Ehrenreichs Nickel and Dimed explored the lives of low-wage workers. Now, in BAIT AND SWITCH, she enters... (read more)

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Gross National Happiness
Gross National Happiness
by Arthur C Brooks
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Who are the happiest Americans? Surveys show that religious people think they are happier than secularists, and secularists think they are happier than religious people. Liberals believe they are happier than conservatives, and conservatives disagree. In... (read more)

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American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics
American Savage: Insights, Slights, and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love, and Politics
by Dan Savage
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On the heels of his Emmy-winning It Gets Better campaign, columnist and provocateur Dan Savage weighs in on such diverse issues as healthcare, gun control, and marriage equality with characteristic straight talk and humor. Dan Savage has always had a... (read more)

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The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life
The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life
by Richard Florida
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Initially published in 2002, The Rise of the Creative Class was instantly described as a classic work on the forces that were reshaping our economy, our geography, our work, and our whole way of life. Weaving story-telling with original research, Richard... (read more)

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America's Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse
America's Fiscal Constitution: Its Triumph and Collapse
by Bill White
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In America's Fiscal Constitution, Bill White—a finance expert and three time former Houston mayor—tells the story of generations of leaders who established clear limits on federal debt. He describes how debt has grown to threaten the nation's... (read more)

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End the Fed
End the Fed
by Ron Paul
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In the post-meltdown world, it is irresponsible, ineffective, and ultimately useless to have a serious economic debate without considering and challenging the role of the Federal Reserve. Most people think of the Fed as an indispensable institution... (read more)

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Assassination Vacation
Assassination Vacation
by Sarah Vowell
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Leave it to Sarah Vowell to roam across America in search of the motivations and culture of political murder. Obsessive, edifying, and, of course, witty, Assassination Vacation is unlike any other historical tourism or travel writing book you'll ever... (read more)

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The Betrayal of the American Dream
The Betrayal of the American Dream
by Donald L Barlett
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A New York Times bestseller America’s unique prosperity is based on its creation of a middle class. In the twentieth century, that middle class provided the workforce, the educated skills, and the demand that gave life to the world’s greatest... (read more)

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A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity
A Capitalism for the People: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity
by Luigi Zingales
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When the Italian-born economist Luigi Zingales came to the United States in the 1980s, he embraced the American Dream: the belief that what brings you success is hard work, not luck or who you know. But the economic events of the past decade have put... (read more)

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The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise
The Road to Freedom: How to Win the Fight for Free Enterprise
by Arthur C Brooks
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Entrepreneurship, personal responsibility, and upward mobility: These traditions are at the heart of the free enterprise system, and have long been central to America’s exceptional culture. In recent years, however, policymakers have dramatically... (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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Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
Days of Destruction, Days of Revolt
by Chris Hedges and Joe Sacco
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Chris Hedges's writing and reportage is consistently trenchant and unequivocal, notable for its discerning examinations and penetrating insights. Joe Sacco's award-winning work as a cartoonist is as distinctive as it is compassionate. Combining the... (read more)

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Rebuild the Dream
Rebuild the Dream
by Van Jones
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“Van Jones has made it his lifes work to speak truth to power.” – Nancy Pelosi, Time Magazine In the national bestseller, green economy pioneer Van Jones reflects on his journey from grassroots outsider to White House insider, and why he... (read more)

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Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover
Meltdown: How Greed and Corruption Shattered Our Financial System and How We Can Recover
by Katri Vanden Heuvel
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America’s economy is in meltdown. Banks have failed, foreclosures are sweeping the housing market, and stocks have suffered their worst losses since the Great Depression. Faced with a complex and spiraling crisis, the government has poured billions... (read more)

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The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics
The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics
by Thomas Byrne Edsall
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One of our most prescient political observers provides a sobering account of how pitched battles over scarce resources will increasingly define American politics in the coming years — and how we might avoid, or at least mitigate, the damage from... (read more)

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Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime
by John Heilemann
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“Its one of the best books on politics of any kind Ive read. For entertainment value, I put it up there with Catch 22.” —The Financial Times “It transports you to a parallel universe in which everything in the National... (read more)

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