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Black Mask & Up Against the Wall Motherfucker: The Incomplete Works of Ron Hahne, Ben Morea, and the Black Mask Group

Ron Hahne

Chronicling the history of two New York City provocateur groups—Black Mask and Up Against the Wall, Motherfucker—this account complies the complete 10 issues of the newspaper Black Mask; numerous leaflets, articles, and flyers... (read more)


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American Disease 3RD Edition Origins of Narcotic

David F Musto

The American Disease is a classic study of the development of drug laws in the United States. Supporting the theory that Americans' attitudes toward drugs have followed a cyclic pattern of tolerance and restraint, author David F. Musto examines the... (read more)


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Pinheads and Patriots: Where You Stand in the Age of Obama

Bill Oreilly

Sending the National Guard to the Arizona border . . .Cutting back-room deals to pass health-care reform . . .Conducting troop surges in Iraq and Afghanistan . . .Considering trying known terrorists in civilian court . . .Which of these moves have been... (read more)


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Critical Americans: Victorian Intellectuals and Transatlantic Liberal Reform

Leslie Butler

"A secure basis from which historians can and should reconsider their contributions to American thought and society." — Register of the Kentucky Historical Society "[Provides] marvelously detailed portraits of the central four [public moralists]. . .... (read more)


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Ordinary People

Judith Guest

The Jarrets are a typical American family. Calvin is a determined, successful provider and Beth an organized, efficient wife. They had two sons, Conrad and Buck, but now they have one. In this memorable, moving novel, Judith Guest takes the reader into... (read more)


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The Working Poor: Invisible in America

David K Shipler

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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America in the Sixties

John Robert Greene

Arguing that America's direction in the decades since the seminal 1960s has largely been in reaction to it, Greene (history and humanities, Cazenovia College, near Syracuse, New York) provides insights into the social discontent brewing in the 1950s... (read more)


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