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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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Animals and Psychedelics: The Natural World and the Instinct to Alter Consciousness
Animals and Psychedelics: The Natural World and the Instinct to Alter Consciousness
by Giorgio Samorini
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An Italian ethnobotanist explores the remarkable propensity of wild animals to seek out and use psychoactive substances. • Throws out behaviorist theories that claim animals have no consciousness. • Offers a completely new understanding of... (read more)

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American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century
American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win in the 21st Century
by Tony Blankley
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Tough Times Call for Tough Action In American Grit, nationally syndicated columnist Tony Blankley warns that the administration of Barack Obama is a potential disaster at a dangerous time for America. Challenging Americans to recapture the spirit of... (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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Bailouts: Public Money, Private Profit (Columbia / Ssrc Book)
Bailouts: Public Money, Private Profit (Columbia / Ssrc Book)
by Robert E Wright
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Today's financial crisis is the result of dismal failures on the part of regulators, market analysts, and corporate executives. Yet the response of the American government has been to bail out the very institutions and individuals that have wrought such... (read more)

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Minuteman Restoring an Army of the People
Minuteman Restoring an Army of the People
by Gary Hart
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A nation defines itself by the kind of army it creates for its protection. By that standard, America at the close of the twentieth century is large, powerful, and technologically sophisticated. But it is also muscle-bound, confused, wasteful, and... (read more)

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Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy
Breaking the News: How the Media Undermine American Democracy
by James Fallows
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Why do Americans mistrust the news media? It may be because show like "The McLaughlin Group" reduce participating journalists to so many shouting heads. Or because, increasingly, the profession treats issues as complex as health-care reform and... (read more)

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The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America
The Missing Class: Portraits of the Near Poor in America
by Katherine S Newman
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Named one of the Best Business Books of 2007 by Library Journal The Missing Class gives voice to the 54 million Americans, including 21 percent of the nation's children, who are sandwiched between poor and middle class. While government programs help the... (read more)

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American Radicalism (Blackwell Readers in American Social and Cultural History)
American Radicalism (Blackwell Readers in American Social and Cultural History)
by Daniel Pope
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This collection contains ten of the best scholarly essays on significant events and figures over the last two hundred years of the radical tradition in American history. Arranged chronologically, each chapter contains an introduction and one major... (read more)

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The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need
The Overspent American: Why We Want What We Don't Need
by Juliet B Schor
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The Overspent American explores why so many of us feel materially dissatisfied, why we work staggeringly long hours and yet walk around with ever-present mental "wish lists" of things to buy or get, and why Americans save less than virtually anyone in... (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 and Mark Halperin
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"This shit would be really interesting if we weren't in the middle of it." Barack Obama, September 2008 In 2008, the presidential election became blockbuster entertainment. Everyone was watching as the race for the White House unfolded like something... (read more)

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Growing Extraordinary Marijuana
Growing Extraordinary Marijuana
by Adam Gottlieb
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All-new editions of four popular guides to altering consciousness<BR>-- These underground classics from the 1970s have been rewritten and repackaged with new illustrations and photos, and designed for easy reading<P>Marijuana has been... (read more)

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When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age
When the Astors Owned New York: Blue Bloods and Grand Hotels in a Gilded Age
by Justin Kaplan
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This newest book by Pulitzer Prize winner Kaplan is a sparkling combination of biography, social history, architectural appreciation, and pure pleasure, as he looks at the Astor familys dynasty and its contributions to the city of New York.... (read more)

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Morning Drive: Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Talking
Morning Drive: Things I Wish I Knew Before I Started Talking
by Michael Smerconish
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Once reliably Republican. Now less so. What is he? A lightning rod of controversy and spirited discussion. Thats what. Michael A. Smerconish  One of Americas leading political pundits takes on our media-driven mindset and tells it like it is—on... (read more)

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In Defense of Elitism
In Defense of Elitism
by William A Henry
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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning culture critic  for Time magazine comes the  tremendously controversial, yet highly persuasive,  argument that our devotion to the largely  unexamined myth of egalitarianism lies at... (read more)

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Barrio Gangs: Street Life and Identity in Southern California
Barrio Gangs: Street Life and Identity in Southern California
by James Diego Vigil
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Within the Mexican American barrios of Los Angeles, gang activity, including crime and violent acts, has grown and flourished. In the past, community leaders and law enforcement officials have approached the problem, not as something that needs to be... (read more)

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Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town
Tulia: Race, Cocaine, and Corruption in a Small Texas Town
by Nate Blakeslee
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In the summer of 1999, in the tiny west Texas town of Tulia, thirty-nine people, almost all of them black, were arrested and charged with dealing powdered cocaine. The operation, a federally-funded investigation performed in cooperation with the local... (read more)

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Armed Madhouse : Who's Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats, Bush Sinks, the Scheme to Steal '08, No Child's Behind Left, and Other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War
Armed Madhouse : Who's Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats, Bush Sinks, the Scheme to Steal '08, No Child's Behind Left, and Other Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Class War
by Greg Palast
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In his most provocative and caustically funny book yet, Greg Palast, author of the national bestseller The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, once again gives us the straight scoop on the stories that Big Media won?t report. Digging up reams of documents... (read more)

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Leadocracy: Hiring More Great Leaders (Like You) Into Government
Leadocracy: Hiring More Great Leaders (Like You) Into Government
by Geoff Smart
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FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES AND WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER Do you think your life will get better in the future? Geoff Smart had some doubts. He saw what you see—how broken government has become. He worried about his career, his family’s... (read more)

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