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A Fighting Chance
A Fighting Chance
by Elizabeth Warren
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Whether you're a liberal or a conservative, every side needs a champion who can translate complicated ideas into simple language. But the left enjoys more than an extremely capable communicator. Elizabeth Warren's passion is infectious, her determination... (read more)

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Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
by James Risen
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War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely. Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden... (read more)

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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
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Originally published in 1985, Neil Postman’s groundbreaking polemic about the corrosive effects of television on our politics and public discourse has been hailed as a twenty-first-century book published in the twentieth century. Now, with... (read more)

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There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in the Other America
by Alex Kotlowitz
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Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, and Cory Booker were ready to reform our failing schools. What they got instead was an education. When Mark Zuckerberg announced in front of a cheering Oprah audience his $100 million pledge to transform... (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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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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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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Packer's book offers a new perspective on the American economy from real people, some of whom have adapted to the new landscape and some of whom continue to struggle. Is the American Dream still attainable? Read The Unwinding for the real story.... (read more)

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Next America : Boomers, Millennials... (14 Edition)
Next America : Boomers, Millennials... (14 Edition)
by Taylor Paul
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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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The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things: Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant Microbes, Plane
The Culture of Fear: Why Americans Are Afraid of the Wrong Things: Crime, Drugs, Minorities, Teen Moms, Killer Kids, Mutant Microbes, Plane
by Barry Glassner
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In the age of 9/11, the Iraq War, financial collapse, and Amber Alerts, our society is defined by fear. So its not surprising that three out of four Americans say they feel more fearful today then they did twenty years ago. But are we living in... (read more)

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Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World
Take the Cannoli: Stories from the New World
by Sarah Vowell
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Take the Cannoli is a moving and wickedly funny collection of personal stories stretching across the immense landscape of the American scene. Vowell tackles subjects such as identity, politics, religion, art, and history with a biting humor. She... (read more)

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Price of Civilization (12 Edition)
Price of Civilization (12 Edition)
by Jeffrey Sachs
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE GUARDIAN AND PUBLISHERS WEEKLY   “Succinct, humane, and politically astute . . . Sachs lays out a detailed path to reform, regulation, and recovery.”&mdash... (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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The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom
The Marketing of Evil: How Radicals, Elitists and Pseudo-Experts Sell Us Corruption Disguised as Freedom
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Americans have come to tolerate, embrace and even champion many things that would have horrified their parents' generation-from easy divorce and unrestricted abortion-on-demand to extreme body piercing and teaching homosexuality to grade-schoolers. Does... (read more)

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Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History
Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History
by Matt Taibbi
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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America
by Barbara Ehrenreich
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The New York Times bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, Nickel and Dimed has already become a classic of undercover reportage. Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join... (read more)

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Unfamiliar Fishes
Unfamiliar Fishes
by Sarah Vowell
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From Puritans to heathens-Sarah Vowell takes on Hawaii in this New York Times bestseller. Of all the countries the United States invaded or colonized in 1898, Sarah Vowell considers the story of the Americanization of Hawaii to be the most intriguing... (read more)

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Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield
Dirty Wars: The World Is a Battlefield
by Jeremy Scahill
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In Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater, takes us inside Americas new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever... (read more)

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Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail
Poor People's Movements: Why They Succeed, How They Fail
by Frances Fox Piven
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Whites of Their Eyes (11 Edition)
Whites of Their Eyes (11 Edition)
by Jill Lepore
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"Jill Lepore is a national treasure. There is no other writer so at home both as a trenchant scholar of American history and as an on-the-scene observer of our present-day follies. She etches the connection between past and present with a wisdom, grace... (read more)

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Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter
Everything Bad Is Good for You: How Today's Popular Culture Is Actually Making Us Smarter
by Steven Johnson
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Combining the deft social analysis of Where Good Ideas Come From with the optimistic arguments of Everything Bad Is Good For You, New York Times bestselling author Steven Johnsons Future Perfect makes the case that a new model of political change is on... (read more)

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