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The All New Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
The All New Don't Think of an Elephant!: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate
by George Lakoff
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The essential progressive guide for the issues that define our future: climate, inequality, immigration, health care, and more Ten years after writing the definitive, international bestselling book on political debate and messaging, George Lakoff... (read more)

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A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--And a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression
A Secret Gift: How One Man's Kindness--And a Trove of Letters--Revealed the Hidden History of the Great Depression
by Ted Gup
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andquot;A wonderful reminder that economic hardship can bring suffering but can also foster compassion and community.andquot; -The Boston Globe In hard economic times like these, readers will find bestselling author Ted Gup's unique book uplifting as... (read more)

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The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men
The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men
by Eric Lichtblau
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The shocking story of how America became one of the worlds safest postwar havens for Nazis   Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II, along with some less famous perpetrators who managed... (read more)

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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
by George Packer
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A riveting examination of a nation in crisis, from one of the finest political journalists of our generation American democracy is beset by a sense of crisis. Seismic shifts during a single generation have created a country of winners and losers... (read more)

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Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
by Robert M Gates
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Robert M. Gates served as secretary of defense from 2006 to 2011. He also served as an officer in the United States Air Force and worked for the Central Intelligence Agency before being appointed director of the agency by President George H. W. Bush. He... (read more)

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The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown
The Next America: Boomers, Millennials, and the Looming Generational Showdown
by Paul Taylor
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The America of the near future will look nothing like the America of the recent past. America is in the throes of a demographic overhaul. Huge generation gaps have opened up in our political and social values, our economic well-being, our family... (read more)

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Assassination Vacation
Assassination Vacation
by Sarah Vowell
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Leave it to Sarah Vowell to roam across America in search of the motivations and culture of political murder. Obsessive, edifying, and, of course, witty, Assassination Vacation is unlike any other historical tourism or travel writing book you'll ever... (read more)

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America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder
America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder
by Bret Stephens
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A Pulitzer Prize–winning columnist argues that the resurgence of isolationism in the U.S. is an invitation to global disorder of a kind last seen in the 1930s Americans are weary of acting as the world's policeman, especially in the face... (read more)

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Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times
Soul of a Citizen: Living with Conviction in Challenging Times
by Paul Rogat Loeb
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Soul of a Citizen awakens within us the desire and the ability to make our voices heard and our actions count. We can lead lives worthy of our convictions. A book of inspiration and integrity, Soul of a Citizen is an antidote to the twin scourges of... (read more)

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The Wordy Shipmates
The Wordy Shipmates
by Sarah Vowell
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In this New York Times bestseller, the author of Assassination Vacation "brings the [Puritan] era wickedly to life" (Washington Post). To this day, America views itself as a Puritan nation, but Sarah Vowell investigates what that means — and what... (read more)

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Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
by Steve Coll
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Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan With the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the... (read more)

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The Partly Cloudy Patriot
The Partly Cloudy Patriot
by Sarah Vowell
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Sarah Vowell travels through the American past and, in doing so, investigates the dusty, bumpy roads of her own life. In this insightful and funny collection of personal stories Vowell -- widely hailed for her inimitable stories on public radio's andlt... (read more)

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Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069
Generations: The History of America's Future, 1584 to 2069
by William Strauss
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Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading... (read more)

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All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid
All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid
by Matt Bai
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US“In the tradition of his friend Richard Ben Cramer, Matt Bai astonishes us by delving deeply into a story and thus overturning our views about how the press should cover politics. This fascinating and deeply significant tale shows how the rules... (read more)

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Unfamiliar Fishes
Unfamiliar Fishes
by Sarah Vowell
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Unfamiliar Fishes is a lively examination of America's influence in the Hawaiian Islands, from the early-19th-century conversion efforts of Christian missionaries to the coup led by their grandchildren. Vowell keeps the story moving with rich... (read more)

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Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the Storycorps Project
Listening Is an Act of Love: A Celebration of American Life from the Storycorps Project
by Dave Isay
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“Heartfelt and ever-endearing – equal parts information and inspiration. This is a book to keep by your bedside and return to often.” -- Amy Dickinson, nationally syndicated advice columnist "Ask Amy" After a chance encounter... (read more)

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Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America
Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Americans are a "positive" people -- cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: This is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive is the key to getting success and prosperity. Or so we are... (read more)

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Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power
Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power
by Seth Rosenfeld
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Ronald Reagan and his apologists have always claimed that he never pointed the finger at a single individual in his dealings with American clandestine agencies. But as Seth Rosenfeld makes clear, thanks in large part to the 20 years of lawsuits he... (read more)

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The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America
The Once and Future King: The Rise of Crown Government in America
by F. H. Buckley
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This remarkable new book shatters just about every myth surrounding American government, the Constitution, and the Founding Fathers, and offers the clearest warning about the alarming rise of one-man rule in the age of Obama. Most Americans believe that... (read more)

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Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
Things That Matter: Three Decades of Passions, Pastimes and Politics
by Charles Krauthammer
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 From America’s preeminent columnist, named by the Financial Times the most influential commentator in the nation, the long-awaited collection of Charles Krauthammer’s essential, timeless writings.   A brilliant stylist known for an... (read more)

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