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The Final Frontier: Science, America, and Terror
The Final Frontier: Science, America, and Terror
by Dominick Jenkins
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In this highly original and provocative work, Jenkins provides a meticulously researched history of United States weapons policy and shows how presidential advisors helped produce the very enemies they warned against. The comparisons Jenkins draws with... (read more)

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Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
by Robert D Putnam
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Once we bowled in leagues, usually after work—but no longer. This seemingly small phenomenon symbolizes a significant social change that Robert Putnam has identified in this brilliant volume, which The Economist hailed as “a prodigious... (read more)

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Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge-And Why We Must
Culture Jam: How to Reverse America's Suicidal Consumer Binge-And Why We Must
by Kalle Lasn
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America is no longer a country but a multimillion-dollar brand, says Kalle Lasn and his fellow "culture jammers". The founder of Adbusters magazine, Lasn aims to stop the branding of America by changing the way information flows; the way... (read more)

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Greatest Generation
Greatest Generation
by Tom Brokaw
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"In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied invasion of Europe that marked the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler's Third... (read more)

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Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology
by Neil Postman
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In this witty, often terrifying work of cultural criticism, the author of Amusing Ourselves to Death chronicles our transformation into a Technopoly: a society that no longer merely uses technology as a support system but instead is shaped by it--with... (read more)

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Twenty Years at Hull-House (Signet Classics)
Twenty Years at Hull-House (Signet Classics)
by Jane Addams
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Addams's account about the founding and development of her famed settlement house in Chicago's West Side slums stands as the immortal testament of a woman who lived and worked among those in need.... (read more)

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Travels With Lizbeth
Travels With Lizbeth
by Lars Eighner
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"Remarkable . . . irresistibly funny." The New Yorker The true story of a modern Robinson Crusoe and Huckleberry Finn, a homeless man and his erstwhile companion, a dog named Lizbeth, and their unbelievable, funny and poignant adventures on the road and... (read more)

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Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill)
Free Lunch: How the Wealthiest Americans Enrich Themselves at Government Expense (and Stick You with the Bill)
by David Cay Johnston
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A bestselling authors shocking analysis of the many ways we are victimized by corporations   David Cay Johnston, the bestselling author of Perfectly Legal and Free Lunch, is famous for exposing the perfidies of our biggest institutions. Now he turns... (read more)

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Wild Child: Girlhoods in the Counterculture
Wild Child: Girlhoods in the Counterculture
by Chelsea Cain
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Tofu casseroles, communes, clothing-optional kindergarten, antiwar protests — these are just a few of the hallmarks of a counterculture childhood. What became of kids who had been denied meat, exposed to free love, and given nouns for names? In Wild... (read more)

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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The New York Times bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, Nickel and Dimed has already become a classic of undercover reportage. Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join... (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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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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New Unionism in the New Society: Public Sector Unions in the Redistributive State
New Unionism in the New Society: Public Sector Unions in the Redistributive State
by Leo Troy
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Troy (economics, Rutgers U.) describes and analyzes the changes in the economy and labor markets and the subsequent and continuing changes in unions. He contrast new and old unions, detailing the characteristics of the new union movement and patterns... (read more)

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Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America
Don't Eat This Book: Fast Food and the Supersizing of America
by Morgan Spurlock
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For thirty days, Morgan Spurlock ate nothing but McDonald’s as part of an investigation into the effects of fast food on American health. The resulting documentary earned him an Academy Award nomination and broke box-office records worldwide. But... (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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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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8 Ball Chicks: A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangsters
8 Ball Chicks: A Year in the Violent World of Girl Gangsters
by Gini Sikes
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Dismissed by the police as mere adjuncts to or gofers for male gangs, girl gang-bangers in fact are often as emotionally closed off and dangerous as their male counterparts. Carrying razor blades in their mouths and guns in their jackets, they initiate... (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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Pathways Out of Poverty: Private Firms and Economic Mobility in Developing Countries
Pathways Out of Poverty: Private Firms and Economic Mobility in Developing Countries
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Until recently, development economists tended to assume a role for private enterprises in reducing poverty, without articulating it explicitly. How private firms contribute to economic mobility and poverty reduction and what governments can do to enhance... (read more)

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