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This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation
This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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America in the aughts—hilariously skewered, brilliantly dissected, and darkly diagnosed by the bestselling social critic hailed as “the soul mate”* of Jonathan Swift Barbara Ehrenreichs first book of satirical commentary, The Worst... (read more)

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Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy
Gag Rule: On the Suppression of Dissent and the Stifling of Democracy
by Lewis Lapham
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Provocative and thoughtful ... Gag Rule is a lively political pamphlet written in the tradition of Thomas Paine’s Common Sense. (The New York Times Book Review) Splendid ... Lewis Lapham [is] in my opinion the most incisive essayist in America. (Molly... (read more)

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The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America
The Terror Dream: Fear and Fantasy in Post-9/11 America
by Susan Faludi
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In this most original examination of America's post-9/11 culture, Susan Faludi shines a light on the country's psychological response to the attacks on that terrible day. Turning her observational powers on the media, popular culture, and political life,... (read more)

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Hella Nation: Looking for Happy Meals in Kandahar, Rocking the Side Pipe, Wingnut's Waragainst the Gap, and Other Adventures with th
Hella Nation: Looking for Happy Meals in Kandahar, Rocking the Side Pipe, Wingnut's Waragainst the Gap, and Other Adventures with th
by Evan Wright
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Read Evan Wright's posts on the Penguin Blog. The New York Times bestselling author of Generation Kill immerses himself in even more cultures on the edge. Evan Wright's affinity for outsiders has inspired this deeply personal journey through what he... (read more)

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New America: New Edition
New America: New Edition
by Mark Little
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 The United States is being transformed as the Obama election proves.  Mark Little follows millions of 21st-century pioneers to a new frontier in the West. In the sprawling new cities of the Sun Belt states, he chronicles the people and places... (read more)

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American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville
American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville
by Bernard Henri Levy
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Hoping to gauge the success of America's experiment in democracy, France's leading journalist follows Tocqueville's journey across our once nascent nation to rediscover what it means to be an American. Here in opposing and quick succession, we meet... (read more)

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American Backlash
American Backlash
by Michael Henry Adams
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In his insightful, award-winning work Fire and Ice, Environics president Michael Adams explored the growing divergence between American and Canadian values. Using the same mixture of polling and analysis in American Backlash, Adams fixes his penetrating... (read more)

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Standing by: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War
Standing by: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War
by Alison Buckholtz
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More than two million U.S. service members have been deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan in the last decade.   More and more of these veterans are writing about their wartime experience, but few military spouses have shared the truth about what it... (read more)

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Are You Serious?: How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly
Are You Serious?: How to Be True and Get Real in the Age of Silly
by Lee Siegel
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Born Julius Marx in 1890, the brilliant comic actor who would later be known as Groucho was the most verbal of the famed comedy team, the Marx Brothers, his broad slapstick portrayals elevated by ingenious wordplay and double entendre. In his spirited... (read more)

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Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost: A Memoir of Hampshire College in the Twilight of the '80s
Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost: A Memoir of Hampshire College in the Twilight of the '80s
by Richard Rushfield
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Richard Rushfield takes us on an unforgettable and hilarious trip through higher alternative education in the eighties. Don't Follow Me, I'm Lost is a strange and salacious memoir about life at the ultimate New England hippie college at the height of... (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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The Working Poor: Invisible in America
The Working Poor: Invisible in America
by David K. Shipler
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The Working Poor is a deeply impressive book, a thorough and balanced study of the millions of Americans living at or around the poverty line. Shipler's varied portraits and interviews are insightful and moving, and his analysis of causes and suggestions... (read more)

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Free Agent Nation How Americas New Indep
Free Agent Nation How Americas New Indep
by Daniel H Pink
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Widely acclaimed for its engaging style and provocative perspective, this book has helped thousands transform their working lives. Now the paperback edition features a comprehensive 30-page resource guide that explains the basics of working for oneself.... (read more)

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The Making of an Elder Culture: Reflections on the Future of America's Most Audacious Generation
The Making of an Elder Culture: Reflections on the Future of America's Most Audacious Generation
by Theodore Roszak
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An excellent overview of the manifold aspects of modern crystal engineering. From design and preparation to spectroscopy and applications, this handbook both covers and evaluates all aspects of crystal engineering. Clearly structured, it provides an... (read more)

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Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream
Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Search for the American Dream
by Adam Shepard
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“DONT believe the naysayers. The American Dream—the fable that says if you work hard and follow the rules, youll make it—is alive and well.”—New York Post Adam W. Shepards Scratch Beginnings is the... (read more)

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Delusions of Normality
Delusions of Normality
by J P Harpignies
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Literary Nonfiction. Political Science. Media Studies. In DELUSIONS OF NORMALITY: SANITY, DRUGS, SEX, MONEY AND BELIEFS IN AMERICA, J. P. Harpignies argues convincingly that many of the unspoken assumptions underlying our media's discourse about our... (read more)

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The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)
The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans and Jeopardizes Our Future (Or, Don't Trust Anyone Under 30)
by Mark Bauerlein
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This shocking, surprisingly entertaining romp into the intellectual nether regions of today's underthirty set reveals the disturbing and, ultimately, incontrovertible truth: cyberculture is turning us into a society of know-nothings.... (read more)

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The Sokal Hoax: The Sham That Shook the Academy
The Sokal Hoax: The Sham That Shook the Academy
by Alan D Sokal
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May, 1996: physicist, Alan Sokal publishes his "Transgressing the Boundaries: Toward a Transformative Hermeneutics of Quantum Gravity" in the Duke University journal, , edited by Bruce Robbins and Andrew Ross. The article's prose, heavy with... (read more)

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What Were Your Parents Doing Back Then
What Were Your Parents Doing Back Then
by Jeremiah Lowney
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Lowney presents the results of numerous nonparticipant observation research studies he conducted among youth in Southern California from 1970 to the late 1990s. Tracking the use of drugs and its effects on family relationships (and vice versa), he... (read more)

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Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now -- Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything
Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now -- Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything
by David Sirota
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Wall Street scandals. Fights over taxes. Racial resentments. A Lakers-Celtics championship. The Karate Kid topping the box-office charts. Bon Jovi touring the country. These words could describe our current moment — or the vaunted iconography of... (read more)

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