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Conduct Unbecoming: How Barack Obama Is Destroying the Military and Endangering Our Security
Conduct Unbecoming: How Barack Obama Is Destroying the Military and Endangering Our Security
by Robert Patterson
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In Conduct Unbecoming, Lt. Col. Robert Patterson—New York Times bestselling author and former Senior Military Aide to President Clinton—exposes how President Barack Obamas national security policies are weakening our military and endangering... (read more)

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Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation (Vintage)
Comfortably Numb: How Psychiatry Is Medicating a Nation (Vintage)
by Charles Barber
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American doctors dispense approximately 230 million antidepressant prescriptions every year, more than any other class of medication. Charles Barber explores this disturbing phenomenon, examining the ways in which pharmaceutical companies first create... (read more)

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Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions
Liberalism Is a Mental Disorder: Savage Solutions
by Michael Savage
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In his first two books, radio sensation Michael Savage offered a blistering attack on the erosion of America's values. Now, in the third installment of his bold and biting trilogy, he offers provocative yet practical ways to reclaim America's social... (read more)

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Peace Skills: Leaders' Guide
Peace Skills: Leaders' Guide
by Alice Evans
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ROBERT A. EVANS are international trainers and consultants in the field of conflict transformation. They are founding directors of Plowshares Institute and senior fellows at the Centre for Conflict Resolution, at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.... (read more)

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Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy
Bailout Nation: How Greed and Easy Money Corrupted Wall Street and Shook the World Economy
by Barry Ritholtz
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Behavioural investing seeks to bridge the gap between psychology and investing. All too many investors are unaware of the mental pitfalls that await them. Even once we are aware of our biases, we must recognise that knowledge does not equal behaviour... (read more)

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You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression
You Have No Rights: Stories of America in an Age of Repression
by Matthew Rothschild
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Chilling true stories of ordinary Americans whose everyday liberties have been violated since September 11. "I'm very liberal and sometimes my friends say I'm giving them some kind of paranoid, nutty stuff, and I agree, but then the FBI show up."—... (read more)

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The Obamas
The Obamas
by Jodi Kantor
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When Barack Obama won the 2008 presidential election, he also won a long-running debate with his wife Michelle. Contrary to her fears, politics now seemed like a worthwhile, even noble pursuit. Together they planned a White House life that would be as... (read more)

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Aliens in America
Aliens in America
by Peter Augustine Lawler
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Arguing that human beings can only be ambiguously at home in this world, Lawler's "Aliens in America" is one of the first books of political philosophy to take seriously the threat posed to human nature by the therapeutic biotechnological project.... (read more)

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Planning Local Economic Development 2ND Edition
Planning Local Economic Development 2ND Edition
by Edward J Blakely
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The book not only offers a theoretical analysis of the dynamic linkages between local, regional, and national development, but provides concrete examples of how local economic development can be fostered. . . . The book should be read by all those in... (read more)

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Call Me Mike: A Political Biography of Michael V. DiSalle
Call Me Mike: A Political Biography of Michael V. DiSalle
by Richard G Zimmerman
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Michael V. DiSalle was elected to his first and only term as governor in one of Ohio's most contentious elections, which featured a ferocious battle over the so-called "Right-to-Work" issue, a union-busting constitutional amendment placed on the ballot... (read more)

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2010: Take Back America: A Battle Plan
2010: Take Back America: A Battle Plan
by Dick Morris
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Casting your vote in the november 2010 election may be the single most important thing you do all year. Because these elections Will be the critical turning point for americas future. Theyre our chance to take back america. We stand at the crossroads of... (read more)

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The New New Left: How American Politics Works Today
The New New Left: How American Politics Works Today
by Steven Malanga
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Politics in America today is more than just a contest between left and right, liberal and conservative, argues Steven Malanga in The New New Left. He describes an emerging new political dynamic: the contest between those who benefit from an ever... (read more)

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Palinisms: The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Sarah Palin
Palinisms: The Accidental Wit and Wisdom of Sarah Palin
by Jacob Weisberg
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"I don't know if I should Buenos Aires or Bonjour, or... this is such a melting pot. This is so beautiful. I love this diversity. Yeah. There were a whole bunch of guys named Tony in the photo line, I know that." "We used to hustle over the border for... (read more)

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Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight Over Taxing Inherited Wealth
Death by a Thousand Cuts: The Fight Over Taxing Inherited Wealth
by Michael J Graetz
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This fast-paced book by Yale professors Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro unravels the following mystery: How is it that the estate tax, which has been on the books continuously since 1916 and is paid by only the wealthiest two percent of Americans, was... (read more)

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Hello, I'm Special: How Individuality Became the New Conformity
Hello, I'm Special: How Individuality Became the New Conformity
by Hal Niedzviecki
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When being a rebel is sanctioned by society, what is left to rebel against? Hal Niedzviecki has a blunt message for the army of tattoo and piercing enthusiasts, bloggers, skateboard warriors, and anyone else walking around with the smug certainty... (read more)

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Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
Fat Land: How Americans Became the Fattest People in the World
by Greg Critser
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What in American sociery has changed so dramatically to make nearly 60 percent of us overweight? Can we fix what the surgeon general calls a national "epidemic of obesity"? Greg Critser engages every aspect of American life to determine how we have made... (read more)

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The Winning Message: Candidate Behavior, Campaign Discourse, and Democracy (Communication: Society and Politics)
The Winning Message: Candidate Behavior, Campaign Discourse, and Democracy (Communication: Society and Politics)
by Adam F Simon
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This study breaks new ground in investigating candidate behavior in American electoral campaigns. It centers on a question of equal importance to citizens and scholars: how can we produce better political campaigns? First, Simon develops the idea of... (read more)

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Mother Donit Fore the Best: Correspondence of a Nineteenth-Century Orphan Asylum
Mother Donit Fore the Best: Correspondence of a Nineteenth-Century Orphan Asylum
by Judith A Dulberger
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'Mother Donit fore the Best' is a touching collection of letters from the Albany Orphan Asylum in upstate New York-letters from parents to their children and to the asylum superintendent, as well as letters from children placed out on indenture and away... (read more)

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Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America
Steal This Vote: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America
by Andrew Gumbel
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The 2000 presidential election meltdown and the more recent controversy about computer voting machines did not come out of the blue. Steal This Vote tells the fraught but very colorful history of electoral malfeasance in the United States. It is a tale... (read more)

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Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States #02: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States: Grover Cleveland (1885) to William Clinton (1997)
Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States #02: Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States: Grover Cleveland (1885) to William Clinton (1997)
by Applewood Books
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The second volume of Inaugural Addresses of the Presidents of the United States. Volume Two contains the speeches of Grover Cleveland (1885) through William Clinton ( 1997).... (read more)

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