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C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy (Back Bay Readers' Pick)
C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to American Democracy (Back Bay Readers' Pick)
by Jeff Sharlet
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Jeff Sharlet is the only journalist to report from inside the C Street House, the Fellowship residence known by its Washington, D.C., address. This luxury townhouse, recently the setting of notorious political scandal, is more crucially home to efforts... (read more)

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The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from the New Research on Well-Being
The Politics of Happiness: What Government Can Learn from the New Research on Well-Being
by Derek Bok
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"Bok provides a lucid analysis of scientific research on human happiness, and shows how it can and should be used to shape social policy. The breadth of his knowledge is matched only by the depth of his insight. There is not a word in this book to be... (read more)

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Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy [New in Paper]
Fault Lines: How Hidden Fractures Still Threaten the World Economy [New in Paper]
by Raghuram G Rajan
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"Fault Lines provides an excellent analysis of the lessons to be learned from the financial crisis, and the difficult choices that lie ahead. Of the many books written in the wake of our recent economic meltdown, this is the one that gets it right... (read more)

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Obama: From Promise to Power
Obama: From Promise to Power
by David Mendell
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Barack Obama is arguably the most dynamic political figure to grace the American stage since John F. Kennedy. His meteoric rise from promise to power has stunned even the cynics and inspired a legion of devout followers. For anyone who wants to know more... (read more)

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Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman
Flying Close to the Sun: My Life and Times as a Weatherman
by Cathy Wilkerson
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Flying Close to the Sun is the stunning memoir of a white middle-class girl from Connecticut who became a member of the Weather Underground, one of the most notorious groups of the 1960s. Cathy Wilkerson, who famously escaped the Greenwich Village... (read more)

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Subprime Solution: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened
Subprime Solution: How Today's Global Financial Crisis Happened
by Robert Shiller
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"Robert Shiller is two for two in predicting and identifying bubbles that will burst. This book is a must read for anyone predicting future bubbles or charting the course of recovery from our current difficulties."--Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard... (read more)

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Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs: A Midterm Report on My Generation and the Future of Our Super Movement
Please Don't Bomb the Suburbs: A Midterm Report on My Generation and the Future of Our Super Movement
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Here's what the critics have to say about William Upski Wimsatt's previous work: "Spiritual heir to Norman Mailer."—The Atlantic "Wimsatt's charisma stems from his courage."—Cornel West "Bomb the Suburbs and No More Prisons are cult classics... (read more)

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Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President
Confidence Men: Wall Street, Washington, and the Education of a President
by Ron Suskind
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The hidden history of Wall Street and the White House comes down to a single, powerful, quintessentially American concept: confidence. Both centers of power, tapping brazen innovations over the past three decades, learned how to manufacture it. Until... (read more)

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The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor: Birth of a New Workers' Movement or Death Throes of the Old?
The Civil Wars in U.S. Labor: Birth of a New Workers' Movement or Death Throes of the Old?
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BETWEEN 2008 AND 2010, the progressive wing of the U.S. labor movement tore itself apart in a series of internecine struggles. More than $140 million was expended, by all sides, on organizing conflicts that tarnished union reputations and undermined the... (read more)

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At the Center of the Storm: The CIA During America's Time of Crisis
At the Center of the Storm: The CIA During America's Time of Crisis
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At the Center of the Storm is a revealing look at the inner workings of the most important intelligence organization in the world during the most challenging times in recent history. Based on his unparalleled access to both the highest echelons of... (read more)

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Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State
Bomb Power: The Modern Presidency and the National Security State
by Garry Wills
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A groundbreaking examination of how the atomic bomb profoundly altered the nature of American democracy. In Bomb Power, bestselling author Garry Wills presents a blistering critique of excessive executive power and official secrecy, drawing a direct line... (read more)

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Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky
Radical: A Portrait of Saul Alinsky
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The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too
The Predator State: How Conservatives Abandoned the Free Market and Why Liberals Should Too
by James Galbraith
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Now available in paperback, this timely book challenges the cult of the free market that has dominated all political and economic discussion since the Reagan revolution.andlt;Bandgt; andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;Even many liberals have felt... (read more)

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The Self-Made Myth: And the Truth about How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed
The Self-Made Myth: And the Truth about How Government Helps Individuals and Businesses Succeed
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America can’t more forward if we don’t have a clear understanding of how wealth is actually produced. How we view the creation of wealth and individual success shapes our choices on taxes, public investments in schools and vital... (read more)

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Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families
Common Ground: A Turbulent Decade in the Lives of Three American Families
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Presimetrics: What the Facts Tell Us about How the Presidents Measure Up on the Issues We Care about
Presimetrics: What the Facts Tell Us about How the Presidents Measure Up on the Issues We Care about
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The authors cut through party bias to present the quantifiable facts about how modern presidents have performed on critical national issues Politicians and the media spend a lot of time telling Americans how the presidents and their administrations are... (read more)

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Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression
Dancing in the Dark: A Cultural History of the Great Depression
by Morris Dickstein
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Hailed as one of the best books of 2009 by the and the , this vibrant portrait of 1930s culture masterfully explores the anxiety and hope, the despair and surprising optimism of distressed Americans during the Great Depression. Morris Dickstein, whom... (read more)

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Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
Random Family: Love, Drugs, Trouble, and Coming of Age in the Bronx
by Adrian Nicole LeBlanc
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In her extraordinary bestseller, Adrian Nicole LeBlanc immerses readers in the intricacies of the ghetto, revealing the true sagas lurking behind the headlines of gangsta glamour, gold-drenched drug dealers, and street-corner society. Focusing on two... (read more)

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Hella Nation: Looking for Happy Meals in Kandahar, Rocking the Side Pipe, Wingnut's War Against the Gap, and Other Adventures with t
Hella Nation: Looking for Happy Meals in Kandahar, Rocking the Side Pipe, Wingnut's War Against the Gap, and Other Adventures with t
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Read Evan Wright's posts on the Penguin Blog. The New York Times bestselling author of Generation Kill immerses himself in even more cultures on the edge. Evan Wright's affinity for outsiders has inspired this deeply personal journey through what he... (read more)

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Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action That Changed America
Occupying Wall Street: The Inside Story of an Action That Changed America
by Writers For The 99%
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In May 2013, a small group of protesters made camp in Istanbulandrsquo;s Taksim Square, protesting the privatization of what had long been a vibrant public space. When the police responded to the demonstration with brutality, the protests exploded in... (read more)

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