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Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There
Bobos in Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There
by David Brooks
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It used to be pretty easy to distinguish between the bourgeois world of capitalism and the bohemian counterculture. The bourgeois worked for corporations, wore gray, and went to church. The bohemians were artists and intellectuals. Bohemians championed... (read more)

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Why not me? :the inside story of the making and unmaking of the Franken presidency
Why not me? :the inside story of the making and unmaking of the Franken presidency
by Al Franken
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First came Theodore White's The Making of the President, 1960. Then All the President's Men. Now the searing chronicle that will forever change the way we view the man and the office . . . The dramatic rise and dizzying fall of Al Franken, who would... (read more)

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Hardball: How Politics Is Played Told by One Who Knows the Game
Hardball: How Politics Is Played Told by One Who Knows the Game
by Christophe Matthews
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Timed to re-release simultaneously with Chris Matthews’s new book Jack Kennedy, which Simon & Schuster will publish this fall, this national bestseller explores the fascinating, largely unknown, relationship between Nixon and Kennedy and the... (read more)

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Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline
Slouching Towards Gomorrah: Modern Liberalism and American Decline
by Robert H Bork
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In this New York Times bestselling book, Robert H. Bork, our country's most distinguished conservative scholar, offers a prophetic and unprecedented view of a culture in decline, a nation in such serious moral trouble that its very foundation is... (read more)

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser
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Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but here Eric Schlosser makes them stick... (read more)

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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 Barack Obama Miscellany: Hundreds of Fascinating Facts about America's Great New President
The Barack Obama Miscellany: Hundreds of Fascinating Facts about America's Great New President
by Mark Hanks
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Did you know, for example, that his first job was scooping ice-cream at Baskin-Robbins? Or that his favorite book is Moby Dick? Maybe you want to find out where he took Michelle on their first date, or the facts behind his meteoric rise from junior state... (read more)

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The 9/11 Investigations: Staff Reports of the 9/11 Commission: Excerpts from the House-Senate Joint Inquiry Report on 9/11: Testimony from Four (Publicaffairs Reports)
The 9/11 Investigations: Staff Reports of the 9/11 Commission: Excerpts from the House-Senate Joint Inquiry Report on 9/11: Testimony from Four (Publicaffairs Reports)
by National Commission
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The 9/11 Investigations lifts the curtain on the top-secret investigations into the worst attack in American history. Here in one place is the most salient information from both the Joint House-Senate Inquiry and the 9/11 Commission investigation... (read more)

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Carnival Culture: The Trashing of Taste in America
Carnival Culture: The Trashing of Taste in America
by James B Twitchell
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Twitchell's witty, wide-ranging book exposes the changes in publishing, movie making, and TV programming since the 1960s that have wreaked havoc on American taste. "Vividly dissects American entertainment".--Newsweek. 51 illustrations.... (read more)

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The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy
The Fox in the Henhouse: How Privatization Threatens Democracy
by Si Kahn
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Research has shown that people who enjoy their work are more productive and creative and generally have higher levels of job satisfaction. Fun workplaces report high levels of team spirit and employee morale. And given today's extremely low unemployment... (read more)

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Grassroots and Nonprofit Leadership: A Guide for Organizations in Changing Times
Grassroots and Nonprofit Leadership: A Guide for Organizations in Changing Times
by Berit Lakey
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For activists who want practical ideas to improve their organizational life. This indispensable source book for leaders and active members draws on the experience of effective organizational development professionals, community organizers, and leaders of... (read more)

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The End of the Republican Era
The End of the Republican Era
by Theodore J Lowi
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In The End of the Republican Era, Theodore J. Lowi predicts not only a collapse of the Republican coalition but also the potential collapse of the United States republican experiment at large. Professing that the ideologies of dominant political... (read more)

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King Kong on 4th Street: Families and the Violence of Poverty on the Lower East Side (Institutional Structures of Feeling)
King Kong on 4th Street: Families and the Violence of Poverty on the Lower East Side (Institutional Structures of Feeling)
by Jag Wojcicka Sharff
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In King Kong on 4th Street, Jagna Sharff chronicles an ethnographic teams involvement over a span of fifteen years with the people of a poor, largely Puerto Rican neighborhood in New York City. Anchoring her observations in field notes, she recounts the... (read more)

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Stop Global Warming: The Solution Is You!
Stop Global Warming: The Solution Is You!
by Laurie David
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Required reading for the preservation of the 21st century, Stop Global Warming is an important book that will bring out the activist in everyone and inspire all who read it to do something about the most urgent issue facing our planet.... (read more)

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Where Have All the Liberals Gone?: Race, Class, and Ideals in America
Where Have All the Liberals Gone?: Race, Class, and Ideals in America
by James R Flynn
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Ever since the publication of Race, IQ, and Jensen (1980), Professor James R. Flynn has been the most respected critic of the notion that the IQ gap between black and white Americans is genetic in origin. This new book is a must for those who want to be... (read more)

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Great Expectations: The Troubled Lives of Political Families
Great Expectations: The Troubled Lives of Political Families
by Noemie Emery
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From John Adams’s sons two hundred years ago to the Bush brothers today, America has witnessed a long line of dynastic sons who have been forced into political roles by their ambitious relatives. Great Expectations examines the burden of being born... (read more)

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The Clinton Scandal and the Future of American Government
The Clinton Scandal and the Future of American Government
by Mark J Rozell
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The Clinton scandal consumed the better part of a year of American public life, bitterly dividing the nation and culminating in a constitutional crisis. In this book, thoughtful, nonpartisan essays provide an insightful and lasting analysis of one of the... (read more)

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A Field Guide to Left-Wing Wackos: And What to Do about Them
A Field Guide to Left-Wing Wackos: And What to Do about Them
by Kfir Alfia
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Here's everything you need to know about Anarchists, Peace Moms, Granolas, and many other types of left-wing wackos…so you can annoy them before they annoy you! Dreadlocks. Megaphones. The stench of patchouli oil and bad ideas. Who are these... (read more)

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America's Dying Democracy: Why the Republican and Democratic Parties Can No Longer Serve the People
America's Dying Democracy: Why the Republican and Democratic Parties Can No Longer Serve the People
by Steven Porter
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The book is a political treatise by a congressional candidate which explains the corruption of the American democracy since the Second World War, how and why it occurred, and what we might to do stop it and regain the integrity of the American government.... (read more)

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My American Century
My American Century
by Studs Terkel
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Terkel has selected some 50 of the most memorable interviews from his eight classic books published over the past 30 years. Among them are Kid Pharaoh, the con man of Division Street, Tom Patrick, the fireman of Working, and C. P. Ellin, the former Ku... (read more)

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