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Congress at War: The Politics of Conflict Since 1789
Congress at War: The Politics of Conflict Since 1789
by Charles A Stevenson
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"The work covers a surprisingly complex subject well."—NYMAS... (read more)

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Logic and MR Limbaugh (Tr)
Logic and MR Limbaugh (Tr)
by Ray Perkins
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Limbaugh may currently be America's most influential media personality but he is not the most clear-thinking, as philosophy professor Perkins clearly demonstrates in this humorous introduction to the the basic principles of logic. Annotation c. Book... (read more)

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Who Are We: The Challenges to America's National Identity
Who Are We: The Challenges to America's National Identity
by Samuel P Huntington
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In The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order (1998), Huntington (international and area studies, Harvard U.) argued that civilizations were replacing ideologies in post-Cold War politics. Pointing out that how Americans define... (read more)

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Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision: A Progressive's Handbook
Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision: A Progressive's Handbook
by George Lakoff
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Two years ago George Lakoff published the bestselling Don't Think of an Elephant Its account of the conservative monopoly on effective framing touched off a national discussion about political language. It also gave rise to a chorus of pleas for more... (read more)

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The Widening Gap: Why America's Working Families Are in Jeopardy and What Can Be Done about It
The Widening Gap: Why America's Working Families Are in Jeopardy and What Can Be Done about It
by Jody Heymann
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This impassioned and informed book is the first to describe how government and industry have failed working families and what we can do to get beyond this critical impasse.... (read more)

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Inside: A Top G-Man Exposes Spies, Lies, and Bureaucratic Bungling in the FBI
Inside: A Top G-Man Exposes Spies, Lies, and Bureaucratic Bungling in the FBI
by I C Smith
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Reflecting on a career that spanned from Little Rock to the South Pacific, from criminal probes to counterintelligence, Agent I.C. Smith tells all about the FBI's most historic cases-from Watergate to today-in this engaging and controversial book. With... (read more)

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Bye Bye, Miss American Empire: Neighborhood Patriots, Backcountry Rebels, and Their Underdog Crusades to Redraw America's Political Map
Bye Bye, Miss American Empire: Neighborhood Patriots, Backcountry Rebels, and Their Underdog Crusades to Redraw America's Political Map
by Bill Kauffman
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It's been almost a century and a half since a critical mass of Americans believed that secession was an American birthright. But breakaway movements large and small are rising up across the nation. From Vermont to Alaska, activists driven by all manner... (read more)

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America's Working Man: Work, Home, and Politics Among Blue Collar Property Owners
America's Working Man: Work, Home, and Politics Among Blue Collar Property Owners
by David Halle
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The Youngest Parents: Teenage Pregnancy as It Shapes Lives
The Youngest Parents: Teenage Pregnancy as It Shapes Lives
by Robert Coles
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These teenage parents are black, white, and Hispanic; city dwellers and residents of small towns. From conversations with these teenagers, Dr. Coles weaves a subtle yet dramatic narrative that reveals the aspirations and apprehensions of these "youngest... (read more)

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Credit Card Nation: The Consequences of America's Addiction to Credit
Credit Card Nation: The Consequences of America's Addiction to Credit
by Robert D Manning
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Through extensive interviews with consumers, Manning (economic sociology, U. of Houston) describes the real-life consequences of indebtedness across all strata of US society, including the failure of many people to take part in the recent economic... (read more)

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Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America's Space Espionage
Secret Empire: Eisenhower, the CIA, and the Hidden Story of America's Space Espionage
by Philip Taubman
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In the 1950s, US spy planes, space reconnaissance satellites, and other technological means of espionage began to occupy larger and larger portions of CIA attention and budgets. Basing his work on government documents and interviews with many of the... (read more)

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Red to Blue: Congressman Chris Van Hollen and Grassroots Politics
Red to Blue: Congressman Chris Van Hollen and Grassroots Politics
by Sanford Gottlieb
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Chris Van Hollen, a state senator from suburban Maryland, was one of only two Democrats to defeat an incumbent Republican House member in the Republican sweep of 2002. Gottlieb, a veteran peace activist and a precinct coordinator in Van Hollen's 2002... (read more)

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Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present
Tinsel: A Search for America's Christmas Present
by Hank Stuever
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 "In this dazzling feat of reportage, Hank Stuever gets at what's best and worst not just about Christmas but about us as Americans. Hilarious, insightful, compassionate, and hugely entertaining, Tinsel is a gift (holiday or otherwise) to anyone who... (read more)

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America Reborn: A Twentieth-Century Narrative in Twenty-Six Lives (Vintage)
America Reborn: A Twentieth-Century Narrative in Twenty-Six Lives (Vintage)
by Martin Walker
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“Boasts wise, original insights rendered in glowing prose.”-The Washington Post Book World “Readable and thoughtful…. [Walker has] a shrewd eye for the significance of people we otherwise take for granted.”-The New York... (read more)

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The Assault on Reason: How the Politics of Fear, Secrecy, and Blind Faith Subvert Wise Decision Making, Degrade Our Democracy, and Put Our Country and Our World in Peril
The Assault on Reason: How the Politics of Fear, Secrecy, and Blind Faith Subvert Wise Decision Making, Degrade Our Democracy, and Put Our Country and Our World in Peril
by Al Gore
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A #1 New York Times bestseller: A visionary analysis of the degradation of our public sphere and its consequences for our democracy Nobel Peace Prize winner, bestselling author, activist, and political icon, Al Gore has become one of the most respected... (read more)

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Best Democracy Money Can Buy : The Truth about Corporate Cons, Globalization, and High-Finance Fraudsters -- Expanded Election Edition
Best Democracy Money Can Buy : The Truth about Corporate Cons, Globalization, and High-Finance Fraudsters -- Expanded Election Edition
by Greg Palast
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"Palast is astonishing, he gets the real evidence no one else has the guts to dig up." Vincent Bugliosi, author of None Dare Call it Treason and Helter Skelter Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that... (read more)

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Boom Bust: House Prices, Banking and the Depression of 2010
Boom Bust: House Prices, Banking and the Depression of 2010
by Fred Harrison
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"Harrison never wavered from his prediction that the housing boom would end in a spell of mania in 2007, followed by bust in 2008."  —The... (read more)

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Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us
Our Lot: How Real Estate Came to Own Us
by Alyssa Katz
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A look at how the nation got swept up in real estate mania, Our Lot casts the business story—the collapse of the subprime empire and its impact on the economy—as part of a government social-engineering project, dating back to the... (read more)

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Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich
Richistan: A Journey Through the American Wealth Boom and the Lives of the New Rich
by Robert Frank
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One of the major accomplishments of the Occupy movement has been to draw global attention to the massive disparity of income, wealth, and privilege concentrated in one percent of the world’s population.  In The 1% and the Rest of Us, Tim Di... (read more)

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Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth about Compassionate Conservatism
Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth about Compassionate Conservatism
by Arthur C Brooks
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Arthur C. Brooks is Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government Policy at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The author of Who Really Cares: The Surprising Truth About Compassionate Conservatism, Brooks... (read more)

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