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The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism
by Naomi Klein
Staff Pick
To be honest, I could not finish this book. It made me too angry. These are the stories about our country you don't want to know. Naomi Klein has cast a spotlight on the dark secrets lurking beneath the surface of the American dream. The Shock Doctrine... (read more)

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
by Christopher McDougall
Staff Pick
Born to Run is the one of those books you just can't keep to yourself. In fact, it's probably the one title I've recommended more than any other in the last two years. It has a little bit of everything: adventure, travel, history, science, and sport, all... (read more)

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The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court
by Jeffrey Toobin
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In The Nine, acclaimed journalist Jeffrey Toobin takes us into the chambers of the most important — and secret — legal body in our country, the Supreme Court, revealing the complex dynamic among the nine people who decide the law of the land.... (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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How to Be a Woman
How to Be a Woman
by Caitlin Moran
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Though they have the vote and the Pill and haven't been burned as witches since 1727, life isn't exactly a stroll down the catwalk for modern women. They are beset by uncertainties and questions: Why are they supposed to get Brazilians? Why do bras hurt?... (read more)

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This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral--Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!--In America's Gilded Capital
This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral--Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!--In America's Gilded Capital
by Mark Leibovich
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One of the nation's most acclaimed journalists, The New York Times's Mark Leibovich, presents a blistering, penetrating, jaw-dropping — and often hysterical — look at Washington's incestuous “media industrial complex.” The great... (read more)

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Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground
Imperial Grunts: The American Military on the Ground
by Robert D Kaplan
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In this landmark book, Robert D. Kaplan, veteran correspondent for the Atlantic Monthly and author of Balkan Ghosts, shows how American imperialism and the Global War on Terrorism are implemented on the ground, mission by mission, in the most exotic... (read more)

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The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq
The Assassins' Gate: America in Iraq
by George Packer
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Named one of the Best Books of 2005 by The New York Times, The Washington Post Book World, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The San Francisco Chronicle Book Review, The Los Angeles Times Book Review, The New York Times Book Review, USA Today, Time,... (read more)

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Never Forget: An Oral History of September 11, 2001
Never Forget: An Oral History of September 11, 2001
by Mitchell Fink
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On the morning of September 11, 2001, shock waves rippled through the country as the United States came under terrorist attack. In New York, Washington, D.C., and Somerset County, Pennsylvania, four planes piloted by members of the Al Qaeda terrorist... (read more)

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The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
by Jim Defede
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"For the better part of a week, nearly every man, woman, and child in Gander and the surrounding smaller towns stopped what they were doing so they could help. They placed their lives on hold for a group of strangers and asked for nothing in return. They... (read more)

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Why Terrorism Works Understanding The
Why Terrorism Works Understanding The
by Alan M Dershowitz
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The greatest danger facing the world today, says Alan M. Dershowitz, comes from religiously inspired, state sponsored terrorist groups that seek to develop weapons of mass destruction for use against civilian targets. In his newest book, Dershowitz... (read more)

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My War: Killing Time in Iraq
My War: Killing Time in Iraq
by Colby Buzzell
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An underemployed, skateboarding party animal, Colby Buzzell traded a dead-end future for the army—and ended up as a machine gunner in Iraq. To make sense of the absurd and frightening events surrounding him, he started writing a blog about the war... (read more)

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Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army
Love My Rifle More Than You: Young and Female in the U.S. Army
by Kayla Williams
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"A woman soldier has to toughen herself up" writes Kayla Williams in this fiercely honest account of what it's like to be part of the female 15% of today's Army. "Not just for the enemy, for battle, for death. I mean to toughen herself to spend months... (read more)

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Drift: the Unmooring of American Military Power (12 Edition)
Drift: the Unmooring of American Military Power (12 Edition)
by Rachel Maddow
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"One of my favorite ideas is, never to keep an unnecessary soldier," Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1792. Neither Jefferson nor the other Founders could ever have envisioned the modern national security state, with its tens of thousands of "privateers"; its... (read more)

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Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal
by Eric Schlosser
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Fast food has hastened the malling of our landscape, widened the chasm between rich and poor, fueled an epidemic of obesity, and propelled American cultural imperialism abroad. That's a lengthy list of charges, but here Eric Schlosser makes them stick... (read more)

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September 11: A Testimony
September 11: A Testimony
by Reuters News Service
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Gathers some of the most dramatic and memorable images of the events of September 11, 2001, and the days following, including rescue efforts and reactions around the world.... (read more)

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Longitudes and Attitudes: America in the Age of Terrorism
Longitudes and Attitudes: America in the Age of Terrorism
by Thomas L. Friedman
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America's leading observer of the international scene on the minute-by-minute events of September 11th--before, during and after. As the Foreign Affairs columnist for the The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman is in a unique position to interpret the... (read more)

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The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
The Last True Story I'll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier's Account of the War in Iraq
by John F. Crawford
Staff Pick
John Crawford, like many others, joined the National Guard for college money, not to fight a war. Just short of graduating, he found himself called to active duty to serve in Baghdad during the Iraq invasion. A view of the war not portrayed on national... (read more)

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Covering Catastrophe
Covering Catastrophe
by Allison Gilbert
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Covering Catastrophe tells what it was like for TV and radio journalists to report the most terrifying story of their lives-and our time.... (read more)

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Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center
Report from Ground Zero: The Story of the Rescue Efforts at the World Trade Center
by Dennis Smith
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"The first-person narratives in this account of the rescue efforts at the World Trade Center constitute a tremendously powerful chronicle of September 11th. The language of the firefighters and police officers is blunt and vivid, the details are sharply... (read more)

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