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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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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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The Caning of Senator Sumner (American Stories)
The Caning of Senator Sumner (American Stories)
by T Lloyd Benson
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In May of 1856, when Southern Congressman Preston S. Brooks caned Massachusetts Senator Charles Sumner on the Senate floor, he shocked the nation and shattered the fragile truce that had existed between North and South. Part of the American Stories... (read more)

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The Repeal of Reticence
The Repeal of Reticence
by Rochelle Gurstein
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Arthur Herman explains how the conviction of civilization's inevitable end has become part of the modern Western imagination. He shows how the non-Romantic thinkers who became obsessed by the image of their civilization's demise paved the way for more... (read more)

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Invasion of the Party Snatchers: How the Holy-Rollers and the Neo-Cons Destroyed the GOP
Invasion of the Party Snatchers: How the Holy-Rollers and the Neo-Cons Destroyed the GOP
by Victor Gold
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After four decades as a Republican insider, Victor Gold reveals how the holy-rollers and the Neo-Cons have destroyed the GOP. Now he's fighting to get his party back. As a man who served as press aide to Barry Goldwater and speechwriter and senior... (read more)

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The Politics of Ecstasy
The Politics of Ecstasy
by Timothy Leary
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Now repackaged with a striking new cover by renowned cyber-artist Brummbauer, this collection of 22 essays, speeches, and interviews, first published in 1968, presents psychedelic pioneer Timothy Leary at his most provocative, influential, and outrageous... (read more)

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Geek Confidential: Echoes from the 21st Century
Geek Confidential: Echoes from the 21st Century
by Rick Klaw
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A collection of RickKlaw's finest columns, reviews, and other observations. With two all-new essays, a comic adaptation of a Joe R. Landsale story, and an introduction by science fiction grandmaster Michael Moorcook, this book promises to become a must... (read more)

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Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America's Favorite Addiction
Fame Junkies: The Hidden Truths Behind America's Favorite Addiction
by Jake Halpern
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Author and NPR commentator Halpern takes a critical look at Americans' infatuation with fame and determines that fame is elusive, desirable--and also possibly addictive.... (read more)

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Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time
Positively American: Winning Back the Middle-Class Majority One Family at a Time
by Chuck Schumer
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New Yorks popular senior senator, who won reelection by the largest margin in the states history, offers a bold plan for change in the Democratic party. He also details specific proposals he believes would keep America safe, secure, and on top.... (read more)

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Letters to a Young Activist (Art of Mentoring)
Letters to a Young Activist (Art of Mentoring)
by Todd Gitlin
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In the spirit of '60s activism, one of our era's most influential advocates of social and political change teaches protesters and dissenters how it was done, and how to keep doing it today. "Be original. See what happens." So Todd Gitlin advises the... (read more)

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Adcult USA: The Triumph of Advertising in American Culture
Adcult USA: The Triumph of Advertising in American Culture
by James B Twitchell
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A spirited exploration of the culture created when advertising becomes not just a central institution, but "the" central institution.... (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 our social, political,... (read more)

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Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption
Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption
by Rob Latham
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From the novels of Anne Rice to The Lost Boys, from The Terminator to cyberpunk science fiction, vampires and cyborgs have become strikingly visible figures within American popular culture, especially youth culture. In Consuming Youth, Rob Latham... (read more)

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The Truth: With Jokes
The Truth: With Jokes
by Al Franken
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Still disgruntled over Election 2004? Let the irrepressible Al Franken salve your wounds with his sharp-edged commentary and piercing humor. Fans of Lies need this book now more than ever!... (read more)

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People Celebrate the 70's
People Celebrate the 70's
by People Magazine
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A lively, affectionate salute to an over-the-top decade.... (read more)

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Hotel America: Scenes in the Lobby of the Fin-de-siecle
Hotel America: Scenes in the Lobby of the Fin-de-siecle
by Lewis Lapham
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Winner of the 1995 National Magazine Award for Essays and Criticism, this work observes the spectacle of democratic life and values in our time, and asks who is signing in and who is checking out, of the American experiment at the “fin de si&... (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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