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Don't tread on me : armed and angry in america

Alexander Zaitchik · Hot Books
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

The once unimaginable emergence of Donald Trump as the 2016 Republican nominee has left the country scrambling for answers and explanations. Of the questions driving anxious discussions in diners, news studios, and political strategy meetings, as many concern his loyal legions as do the candidate:...
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A Big Fat Crisis: The Hidden Forces Behind the Obesity Epidemic — and How We Can End It

M.D. Deborah Cohen · Basic Books
Pages: 272
Format: Book

Obesity is the public health crisis of the twenty-first century. Over 150 million Americans are overweight or obese, and across the globe an estimated 1.5 billion are affected. In A Big Fat Crisis, Dr. Deborah A. Cohen has created a major new work that will transform the conversation surrounding...
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Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why

Paul Tough · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 125
Format: Print book

In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in children's success. Now, in Helping Children Succeed, Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does...
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Getting to Green: Saving Nature: A Bipartisan Solution

Frederic C Rich · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 361
Format: Print book

"The Green movement in America has lost its way. Pew polling reveals that the environment is one of the two things about which Republicans and Democrats disagree most. Congress has not passed a landmark piece of environmental legislation for a quarter-century. As atmospheric CO2 continues...
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The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State

John Micklethwait · Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-stateDysfunctional government: It's become a cliché, and most of us are resigned to the fact...
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Murder at Camp Delta: A Staff Sergeant's Pursuit of the Truth About Guantanamo Bay

Joseph Hickman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The revelatory eyewitness account about Guantánamo Bay - detainees murdered, a secret CIA facility for torture, and the US government cover up - by the Staff Sergeant who felt honor-bound to uncover it.Staff Sergeant Joe Hickman was a loyal member of the armed forces and a proud American...
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The U.S. House of Representatives: Fundamentals of American Government

Matthew Spieler · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

The third book in the Fundamentals of American Government civics series explores the inner workings of this important part of the legislative branch. As with Selecting a President and The U.S. Senate, this book is written for all audiences, but voiced toward high school seniors and college...
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President Me: The America That's in My Head

Adam Carolla · It Books
Format: Kindle Edition

Imagine a world where New York Times bestselling author, comedian, actor, television, and podcast host Adam Carolla is the President of the United States. Can't do it' You don't have to! Adam has done it for you! Podcast king Adam Carolla first shared his unique, but always funny world...
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Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon

Kim Zetter · Crown
Format: Hardcover

Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran's nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare - one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb. In January 2010,...
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Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document

Mike Lee · Sentinel
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The still-unfolding story of America's Constitution is a history of heroes and villains - the flawed visionaries who inspired and crafted liberty's safeguards, and the shortsighted opportunists who defied them. Those stories are known by few today.In Our Lost Constitution, Senator...
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Off Script: An Advance Man's Guide To White House Stagecraft, Campaign Spectacle, and Political Suicide

Josh King · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Being a public figure is no walk in the park - the world focuses on every move that politicians make and highlights their every mistake. "Image collapse" can befall anyone whose carefully cultivated persona is pitted against intermediaries in the broadcast booths of cable news...
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They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy

Robert Scheer · Nation Books
Format: Hardcover

They Know Everything About You is a groundbreaking exposé of how government agencies and tech corporations monitor virtually every aspect of our lives, and a fierce defense of privacy and democracy.The revelation that the government has access to a vast trove of personal online data demonstrates...
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Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream

Joshua Davis · FSG Originals
Format: Hardcover

Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion pictureIn 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education Robotics Competition at the University of California, Santa Barbara. They were born...
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Not Cool: The Hipster Elite and Their War on You

Greg Gutfeld · Crown Forum; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Behind every awful, dangerous decision lurks one evil beast: the Cool.     From politics to the personal, from fashion to food, from the campus to the locker room, the desire to be cool has infected  all aspects of our lives. At its most harmless, it is annoying. At its worst,...
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Upheaval

Lou Dobbs · Pocket Books
Pages: 274
Format: Hardcover

Bestselling author and host of Lou Dobbs Tonight offers his illuminating views on some of our nation's most intractable problems.IF YOU DREAM OF A BETTER TOMORROW FOR AMERICA, FIRST FACE THE REALITIES OF TODAY. Expanding on his candid "Chalk Talks" that inform the popular...
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@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex

Shane Harris · Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

A surprising, page-turning account of how the wars of the future are already being fought today
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Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence

Gabrielle Giffords · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords-- disabled from an assassination attempt in Tucson, Arizona-- and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership and more responsible gun control laws, despite being gun owners and staunch supporters...
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Finding Your Roots: The Official Companion to the PBS Series

Henry Louis Gates Jr. · The University of North Carolina Press
Pages: 330
Format: Hardcover

Who are we, and where do we come from? The fundamental drive to answer these questions is at the heart of Finding Your Roots, the companion book to the PBS documentary series seen by 30 million people. As Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows us, the tools of cutting-edge genomics...
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The Road Taken: The History and Future of America's Infrastructure

Henry Petroski · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Physical infrastructure in the United States is crumbling. The American Society of Civil Engineers has, in its latest report, given American roads and bridges a grade of D and C+, respectively, and has described roughly sixty-five thousand bridges in the United States as "structurally...
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Conform: Exposing the Truth About Common Core and Public Education

Glenn Beck · Threshold editions/Mercury Radio Arts, 2014.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

PUBLIC EDUCATION IS NEVER MENTIONED IN THE CONSTITUTION. WHY? BECAUSE OUR FOUNDERS KNEW THAT IT WAS AN ISSUE FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS--NOT THE FEDERAL ONE. It's not a coincidence that the more the federal government has inserted itself into public education over the years, the worse...
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Jobseeker's Guide: Navigating the Federal Resume and USAJOBS Application System for Transitioning Military, Family Members, and Wounded Warriors

Kathryn K Troutman · Resume Place Pr
Pages: 167
Format: Print book

The Jobseeker's Guide is the resource guide used at more than 150 military bases worldwide to teach Kathryn Troutman's highly acclaimed Ten Steps to a Federal Job® to military personnel and family members. The Jobseeker's Guide is written for both separating/retiring military...
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The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man

Luke Harding · Vintage Books
Pages: 346
Format: Paperback

IT BEGAN WITH A TANTALIZING, ANONYMOUS EMAIL: "I AM A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY." What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man. Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National...
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Flyover Nation: You Can't Run a Country You've Never Been To

Dana Loesch · Sentinel
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Blaze TV and top radio host Dana Loesch explains that the biggest political problem today is that the people who run this country have no idea what life is really like for ordinary Americans. In fact, they have contempt for the very people they claim to represent. When the owners of a small...
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By the People: Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission

Charles Murray
Pages: 336
Format: Book

The American way of life, built on individual liberty and limited government, is on life support.American freedom is being gutted. Whether we are trying to run a business, practice a vocation, raise our families, cooperate with our neighbors, or follow our religious beliefs, we run afoul...
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Who We Be: A Hidden Cultural History of Race in Post-Civil Rights America

Jeff Chang · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today.During that time, the U.S. has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history, what can be called the colorization of America. But the same nation that elected its first...
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The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

Ai-jen Poo · The New Press, 2015. Â2015
Pages: 229
Format: Print book

By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today's 5 million, living longer than ever before. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders....
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World Order

Henry Kissinger · The Penguin Press
Format: Kindle Edition

There has never been a true "world order," Kissinger observes. For most of history, civilizations defined their own concepts of order. Each considered itself the center of the world and envisioned its distinct principles as universally relevant. China conceived of a global cultural...
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Wake Up, America: The Nine Virtues That Made Our Nation Great--and Why We Need Them More Than Ever

Eric Bolling · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

America was built on nine distinct virtues which shaped the character of our nation and made it great. Grit, manliness, individualism, merit, profit and providence, dominion over our environment, thrift, and above all pride in our country -- these qualities define us, and are the reason...
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Clay Water Brick: Finding Inspiration from Entrepreneurs Who Do the Most with the Least

Jessica Jackley · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 191
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Kabul Beauty School and Start Something That Matters comes an inspiring story of social entrepreneurship from the co-founder of Kiva, the first online microlending platform for the working poor. Featuring lessons learned from successful businesses in the world's...
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BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

John Palfrey · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Libraries today are more important than ever. More than just book repositories, libraries can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age: unequal access to education, jobs, and information.In BiblioTech, educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that...
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The Black Presidency: Barack Obama and the Politics of Race in America

Michael Eric Dyson · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

A provocative and lively deep dive into the meaning of America's first black presidency, from "one of the most graceful and lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics today" (Vanity Fair) . Michael Eric Dyson explores the powerful, surprising way the politics of race have...
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After Snowden: Privacy, Secrecy, and Security in the Information Age

Ronald Goldfarb · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

Was Edward Snowden a patriot or a traitor? Just how far do American privacy rights extend?And how far is too far when it comes to government secrecy in the name of security? These are just a few of the questions that have dominated American consciousness since Edward Snowden exposed the breath...
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Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution

Laurence Tribe · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

With the Supreme Court more influential than ever, this eye-opening book tells the story of how the Roberts Court is shaking the foundation of our nations lawsFrom Citizens United to its momentous rulings regarding Obamacare and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts...
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The Wilderness: Deep Inside the Republican Party's Combative, Contentious, Chaotic Quest to Take Back the White House

McKay Coppins · Little Brown and Company
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The explosive story of the Republican Party's intensely dramatic and fractious efforts to find its way back to unity and national dominanceAfter the 2012 election, the GOP was in the wilderness. Lost and in disarray. And doggedly determined to do whatever it took to get back to 1600...
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Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea

Mitchell Duneier · Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto -- a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck.In this sweeping and original interpretation, Mitchell Duneier traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings...
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This Brave New World: India, China and the United States

Anja Manuel · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

In the next decade and a half, China and India will become two of the world's indispensable powers - whether they rise peacefully or not. During that time, Asia will surpass the combined strength of North America and Europe in economic might, population size, and military spending. Both...
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The Three Battles of Wanat: And Other True Stories

Mark Bowden · Atlantic Monthly
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

New York Times bestselling author Mark Bowden has had a prolific career as one of America's leading journalists and nonfiction writers. His new collection, The Three Battles of Wanat and Other True Stories, features the best of his long-form pieces on war, as well as notable profiles, sports...
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Revolution

Russell Brand · Ballantine Books; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWe all know the system isnt working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told theres nothing we can do Its just the way things are.   In this book, Russell Brand hilariously...
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If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty

Eric Metaxas · Viking
Pages: 260
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America.In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin...
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Ratf**ked: How the Democrats Won the Presidency But Lost America

David Daley · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 257
Format: Print book

The explosive account of how Republican legislators and political operatives fundamentally rigged our American democracy through redistricting. With Barack Obama's historic election in 2008, pundits proclaimed the Republicans as dead as the Whigs of yesteryear. Yet even as Democrats swooned,...
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The Artist's Library: A Field Guide

Erinn Batykefer · Coffee House Press
Pages: 220
Format: Hardcover

Creativity, like information, is free to everyone who steps into a library. The Artist's Library offers the idea that an artist is any person who uses creative tools to make new things, and the guidance and resources to make libraries of all sizes and shapes come alive as spaces for art-making...
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The REAL Benghazi Story: What the White House and Hillary Don't Want You to Know

Aaron Klein · WND Books
Format: Hardcover

Bigger than Watergate Bigger than Iran-Contra Ten times bigger than both said one representative The Bengahzi scandal may have been covered up by the White House but the truth is about to come out ThexARealxABenghazi StoryxAis a ground-breaking investigative work that finally exposes some...
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Streetfight: Handbook for an Urban Revolution

Janette Sadik-Khan · Viking, 2016.
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

An empowering road map for rethinking, reinvigorating, and redesigning our cities, from a pioneer in the movement for safer, more livable streetsAs New York City's transportation commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan managed the seemingly impossible and transformed the streets of one of the world's...
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X vs. Y: A Culture War, a Love Story

Eve Epstein · Abrams Image, an imprint of Abrams, 2014.
Pages: 191
Format: Print book

Seen through the eyes of siblings 14 years apart in age, X vs. Y is a smart, funny, stylish, and visually driven anthology that com­piles and compares their two generational cul­tures. It's a story told through lists, infographics, essays, anecdotes, and images, with chapters devoted...
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The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe

Heather Mac Donald · Encounter Books
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. The reason is what Heather Mac Donald first identified nationally as the "Ferguson...
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Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country

Shelby Steele · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

The United States today is hopelessly polarized the political Right and Left have hardened into rigid and deeply antagonistic camps, preventing any sort of progress. Amid the bickering and inertia, the promise of the 1960swhen we came together as a nation to fight for equality and universal...
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United

Cory Booker · Ballantine Books
Pages: 223
Format: Print book

"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER A passionate new voice in American politics, United States Senator Cory Booker makes the case that the virtues of empathy, responsibility, and action must guide our nation toward a brighter future. Raised in northern New Jersey, Cory Booker went to Stanford...
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American Made: Why Making Things Will Return Us to Greatness

Dan DiMicco · Palgrave Macmillan
Pages: 246
Format: Print book

American manufacturing is on life support -- at least, that's what most people think. The exodus of jobs to China and other foreign markets is irreversible, and anything that is built here requires specialized skills the average worker couldn't hope to gain. Not so, says Dan DiMicco, chairman...
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The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present

Douglas Coupland · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

A highly provocative, mindbending, beautifully designed, and visionary look at the landscape of our rapidly evolving digital era.50 years after Marshall McLuhan's ground breaking book on the influence of technology on culture in The Medium is the Massage, Basar, Coupland and Obrist...
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A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power

Jimmy Carter · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The world’s discrimination and violence against women and girls is the most serious, pervasive, and ignored violation of basic human rights: This is President Jimmy Carter’s call to action.President Carter was encouraged to write this book by a wide coalition of leaders of all faiths....
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Russians: The People behind the Power

Gregory Feifer · Grand Central
Pages: 372
Format: Hardcover

From former NPR Moscow correspondent Gregory Feifer comes an incisive portrait that draws on vivid personal stories to portray the forces that have shaped the Russian character for centuries-and continue to do so today. RUSSIANS explores the seeming paradoxes of life in Russia by unraveling...
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Speak Now: Marriage Equality on Trial

Kenji Yoshino · Crown
Format: Hardcover

A renowned legal scholar tells the definitive story of Hollingsworth v. Perry, the trial that will stand as the most potent argument for marriage equalitySpeak Now tells the story of a watershed trial that unfolded over twelve tense days in California in 2010. A trial that legalized same-sex...
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The Sociology Book

Christopher Thorpe · DK Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The Sociology Book takes on some of humankind's biggest questions: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, coworkers, and rivals? The Sociology Book profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and more than 100 of their biggest...
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I Work At A Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks

Gina Sheridan · Adams Media Corporation
Pages: 157
Format: Paperback

Straight from the library--the strange and bizarre, ready to be checked out!From a patron's missing wetsuit to the scent of crab cakes wafting through the stacks, I Work at a Public Library showcases the oddities that have come across Gina Sheridan's circulation desk. Throughout...
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End Unemployment Now: How to Eliminate Joblessness, Debt, and Poverty Despite Congress

Ravi Batra · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

The year 2010 marked when the National Bureau of Economic Research declared an end to the Great Recession. The economy had shed over six million jobs in 2008 and 2009, but few had been recalled to work by 2010. Today, government policies have yet to make a significant dent in unemployment....
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People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy

Robert W McChesney · Nation Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The consequence of the technological revolution is about to hit hard: employment opportunities will collapse across the board as new technologies replace labor. Moribund capitalism and talk of market solutions won't answer this crisis. In this brave new world, the power of the people...
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Seven Bad Ideas: How Mainstream Economists Have Damaged America and the World

Jeff Madrick · Knopf
Format: Hardcover

A bold indictment of some of our most accepted mainstream economic theories—why theyre wrong, and how theyve been harming America and the world. Budget deficits are bad. A strong dollar is good. Controlling inflation is paramount. Pay reflects greater worker skills. A deregulated free...
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The Party's Over: How the Extreme Right Hijacked the GOP and I Became a Democrat

Charlie Crist · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 352
Format: Book

Charlie Crist, the former Republican governor of Florida, spent years in the party's inner circle. In this no-holds-barred memoir, he shows why he switched sides and became a Democrat.After serving as a Republican governor - one who was on the short list for the vice presidency in 2008...
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Stop the Coming Civil War: My Savage Truth

Michael Savage · Center St
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In his trademark in-your-face style, bestselling author and top conservative talk-show host, Michael Savage has a lot to say about the state of the country in STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR. According to Michael Savage, OUR NATION IS IN REAL TROUBLE and the seeds of a second conflagration have...
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Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War

James Risen · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

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 costs of that war: from squandered and stolen dollars,...
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Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

Aneesh Chopra · Atlantic Monthly Press; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Over the last twenty years, our economy and our society, from how we shop and pay our bills to how we communicate, have been completely revolutionized by technology. As Aneesh Chopra shows in Innovative State, once it became clear how much this would change America, a movement arose around...
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Breaking Through Power: It's Easier Than We Think

Ralph Nader · City Lights Publishers
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

In Breaking Through Power, Nader draws from a lifetime waging--and often winning--David vs. Goliath battles against big corporations and the United States government. In this succinct, Tom Paine-style wake-up call, the iconic consumer advocate highlights the success stories of fellow Americans...
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Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America

Rand Paul · Center Street
Format: Hardcover

Senator Rand Paul, leading national politician and likely contender for the 2016 Presidential bid, presents his vision for America. In his four years since joining the Senate, Rand Paul has risen to the forefront of the national discussion. He's being called "the most interesting...
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Progressive Racism

David Horowitz · Encounter Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Progressive Racism is about the transformation of the civil rights movement from a cause opposing racism - the denigration of individuals on the basis of their skin color - into a movement endorsing race preferences and privileges for select groups based on their skin color. It describes...
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Reskilling America: Learning to Labor in the Twenty-first Century

Katherine S. Newman · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

From Katherine Newman, award-winning author of No Shame in My Game, and sociologist Hella Winston, a sharp and irrefutable call to reenergize this nation's long-neglected system of vocational trainingAfter decades of off-shoring and downsizing that have left blue collar workers obsolete...
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Social Insecurity: 401

James W. Russell · Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover

How 401(k) s have gutted retirement security, from charging exorbitant hidden fees to failing to replace the income of traditional pensionsNamed one of PW's Top 10 for Business & Economics A retirement crisis is looming. In 2008, as the 401(k) fallout rippled across the country,...
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Arms and the Dudes: How Three Stoners from Miami Beach Became the Most Unlikely Gunrunners in History

Guy Lawson · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The page-turning, inside account of how three kids from Florida became big-time weapons traders - and how the US government turned on them.In January of 2007, three young stoners from Miami Beach won a $300 million Department of Defense contract to supply ammunition to the Afghanistan military....
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Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America

Amy Goodman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A celebration of the acclaimed news program Democracy Now! and the extraordinary heroes who have moved our democracy forward.In 1996 Amy Goodman started a radio show called Democracy Now! to focus on the issues that are underreported or ignored by mainstream news coverage. Shortly after...
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Other People's Houses: How Decades of Bailouts, Captive Regulators, and Toxic Bankers Made Home Mortgages a Thrilling Business

Jennifer Taub · Yale University Press
Pages: 406
Format: Hardcover

In the wake of the financial meltdown in 2008, many claimed that it had been inevitable, that no one saw it coming, and that subprime borrowers were to blame. This accessible, thoroughly researched book is Jennifer Taub's response to such unfounded claims. Drawing on wide-ranging experience...
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Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed

Jason L. Riley · Encounter Books
Format: Hardcover

Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries? In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back. Minimum-wage laws may lift...
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Convicting the Innocent: Death Row and America's Broken System of Justice

Stanley Cohen · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

"A landmark in the fight against the death penalty. Extensively researched and brilliantly written." Martin Garbus, criminal defense attorneyIn January 2000, Illinois Governor George H. Ryan declared a moratorium on state executions. Three years later, Ryan commuted all Illinois...
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The Hillary Doctrine: Sex and American Foreign Policy

Valerie M. Hudson · Columbia University Press
Format: Hardcover

Hillary Rodham Clinton was the first Secretary of State to declare the subjugation of women worldwide a serious threat to U.S. national security. Known as the Hillary Doctrine, her stance was the impetus behind the 2010 Quadrennial Diplomatic and Development Review of U.S. foreign policy,...
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Success with Library Volunteers

Leslie Edmonds Holt · Libraries Unlimited
Format: Paperback

In these tough economic times, librarians must maximize the potential of their volunteer programs. This innovative guide not only provides readers with the practical information they need to recruit, manage, and retain effective volunteers, but also demonstrates how to create a dynamic...
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Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America's Greatest Economic Challenges

James Martin Stone · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A business leader and esteemed economic thinker outlines simple solutions to America's five most pressing public policy issues, from healthcare to education to inequality. America today confronts a host of urgent problems, many of them seemingly intractable,...
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Idiot's Guides: Social Security

Jan Yager · Alpha
Format: Print book

Along with Medicare, Social Security is one of the "rites of passage" older Americans experience. After contributing funds to this program their entire working lives, people are anxious to start cashing in on their monthly benefits. Idiot's Guides: Social Security offers simple...
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America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming Global Disorder

Bret Stephens · Sentinel
Format: Hardcover

A world in which the leading liberal-democratic nation does not assume its role as world policeman will become a world in which dictatorships contend, or unite, to fill the breach. Americans seeking a return to an isolationist garden of Eden—alone and undisturbed in the world, knowing...
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Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting

John Shiffman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 267
Format: Hardcover

On today's high-tech battlefields, the most lethal weapons are not the big ones, but rather the ones that are small enough to be smuggled inside a pack of chewing gum. Microchips. Gyroscopes. Radar-cloaking and night-vision technology. Developed and manufactured in the United States...
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Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield

Tony Zinni · Palgrave Macmillan Trade
Format: Hardcover

For the better part of the last half century the United States has been the Worlds Police claiming to defend ideologies allies and our national security through brute force But is military action always the most appropriate response Drawing on his vast experience from combat in Vietnam...
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China's Second Continent: How a Million Migrants Are Building a New Empire in Africa

Howard W French · Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.
Pages: 285
Format: Paperback

A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year at * The Economist * The Guardian * Foreign AffairsChinese immigrants of the recent past and unfolding twenty-first century are in search of the African dream. So explains indefatigable traveler Howard W. French, prize-winning...
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The American Book of Days

Hw Wilson · H.W. Wilson; 5 edition
Format: Hardcover

The American Book of Days features 850 essays marking important anniversaries and the birthdays of history-making Americans throughout the 366 days of the year. All American holidays and pivotal moments are noted as readers can delve into fascinating and often overlooked accounts connected...
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Stonewalled: My Fight for Truth Against the Forces of Obstruction, Intimidation, and Harassment in Obama's Washington.

Sharyl Attkisson · Broadside Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Seasoned CBS reporter Sharyl Attkisson reveals how she has been electronically surveilled while digging deep into the Obama Administration and its scandals, and offers an incisive critique of her industry and the shrinking role of investigative journalism in today's media.Americans...
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American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone

Marco Rubio · Sentinel
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Dear Friends, My parents came to the United States in 1956. The country they found was truly a land of opportunity, where hardworking people with grade school educations could afford a home, a car, and college for their kids. A country where maids and bartenders could raise doctors, lawyers,...
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Listen, Liberal: Or, What Ever Happened to the Party of the People?

Thomas Frank · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 305
Format: Print book

From the bestselling author of What's the Matter With Kansas, a scathing look at the standard-bearers of liberal politics -- a book that asks: what's the matter with Democrats?It is a widespread belief among liberals that if only Democrats can continue to dominate national elections, if only...
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Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra · Farrar
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisisHow can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful...
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Doing Good Better: How Effective Altruism Can Help You Make a Difference

William MacAskill · Gotham Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Most of us want to make a difference. We donate our time and money to charities and causes we deem worthy, choose careers we consider meaningful, and patronize businesses and buy products we believe make the world a better place. Unfortunately, we often base these decisions on assumptions...
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A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City

Drew Philp · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Drew Philp, an idealistic college student from a working-class Michigan family, withdraws from the comforts of life on a university campus in search of a place to live where he can make a difference. He sets his sights on Detroit, the failed metropolis of abandoned buildings, widespread...
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The Invisible Soldiers: How America Outsourced Our Security

Ann Hagedorn · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The urgent truth about the privatization of America's national security that exposes where this industry came from, how it operates, where it's heading - and why we should be concerned.Thirty years ago there were no private military and security companies (PMSCs) ; there were only...
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James Madison: A Life Reconsidered

Lynne Cheney · Penguin Books; Reprint edition
Format: Audiobook

A major new biography of the fourth president of the United States by New York Times bestselling author Lynne CheneyThis majestic new biography of James Madison explores the astonishing story of a man of vaunted modesty who audaciously changed the world Among the Founding Fathers Madison...
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A Street Divided: Stories From Jerusalem's Alley of God

Dion Nissenbaum · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"It has been the home to priests and prostitutes, poets and spies. It has been the stage for an improbable flirtation between an Israeli girl and a Palestinian boy living on opposite sides of the barbed wire that separated enemy nations. It has even been the scene of an unsolved international...
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One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

Ben Carson M.D. · Sentinel
Format: Kindle Edition

Dear ReaderIn February I gave a speech at theNational Prayer Breakfast Standing afew feet from President Obama I warnedmy fellow citizens of the dangers facingour country and called for a return tothe principles that made America greatMany Americans heard and responded but ournations decline...
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A Very Expensive Poison: The Assassination of Alexander Litvinenko and Putin's War with the West

Luke Harding · Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

A real-life political assassination story--complete with KGB, CIA, MI5, and Russian mobsters--that reverberates from the streets of London to the deadly halls of today's Kremlin. A Vintage Original. On November 1, 2006, journalist and Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned...
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Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas

Edward Klein · Regnery Publishing; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

1 New York Times Bestseller In this highly anticipated follow-up to his blockbuster The Amateur, former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein delves into the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons. An old-school reporter with incredible insider contacts, Klein...
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Soar: How Boys Learn, Succeed, and Develop Character

David Banks · Atria / 37 Ink
Format: Hardcover

A respected educator who has advised Hillary Clinton and Cory Booker on scholastic issues presents a plan for teaching the countrys most educationally endangered groupboysDavid Banks knows a few things about at-risk boys In he petitioned New York Citys mayor to allow an all-boys public...
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The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East

Juan Cole · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole takes us inside the youth movements in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, showing us how activists used technology and social media to amplify their message and connect with like-minded citizens The New York Times in this rousing study of the Arab...
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Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Katha Pollitt · Picador
Format: Hardcover

A POWERFUL ARGUMENT FOR ABORTION AS A MORAL RIGHT AND SOCIAL GOOD BY A NOTED FEMINIST AND LONGTIME COLUMNIST FOR THE NATIONForty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, "abortion" is still a word that is said with outright hostility by many, despite the fact that one in three...
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Blood in the Fields: Ten Years Inside California's Nuestra Familia Gang

Julia Reynolds · Chicago Review Press
Format: Hardcover

The city of Salinas California is the birthplace of John Steinbeck and the setting for his epic masterpiece East of Eden but it is also the home of Nuestra Familia one of the most violent gangs in the United States Born in the prisons of California in the late s Nuestra Familia expanded...
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Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power

Howard French · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

From the former New York Times Asia correspondent and author of China's Second Continent, an incisive investigation of China's ideological development as it becomes an ever more aggressive player in regional and global diplomacy. For many years after its reform and opening in 1978,...
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The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America

Amy Chua · Penguin Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"That certain groups do much better in America than others - as measured by income, occupational status, test scores, and so on - is difficult to talk about. In large part this is because the topic feels racially charged. The irony is that the facts actually debunk racial stereotypes....
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Library Security: Better Communication, Safer Facilities

Steve Albrecht · ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2015.
Pages: 184
Format: Print book

Library work is really all about people. And the inclusive, welcoming nature of the library means that all kinds of people pass through its doors. Not all difficult patrons are dangerous, but some frighten staff and other library users, which can lead to situations that are distracting,...
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America: Imagine a World without Her

Dinesh D'Souza · Regnery Publishing, a Salem Communications Company, New York, NY
Pages: 289
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times BestsellerIs America a source of pride, as Americans have long held, or shame, as Progressives allege? Beneath an innocent exterior, are our lives complicit in a national project of theft, expropriation, oppression, and murder, or is America still the hope of the world?Dinesh...
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Nobody: Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Baltimore and Beyond

Marc Lamont Hill · Atria Books
Pages: 250
Format: Print book

"An impassioned analysis of headline-making cases ... .Timely, controversial, and bound to stir already heated discussion." - Kirkus Reviews "A thought-provoking and important analysis of oppression, recommended for those seeking clarity on current events." - Library...
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How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon

Rosa Brooks · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 438
Format: Print book

A former top Pentagon official, daughter of anti-war activists, wife of an Army Green Beret and human rights activist presents a scholarly examination of how a constant state of war is contrary to America's founding values, undermines international rules and compromises future security....
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Social Security Works!: Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All

Nancy Altman · The New Press
Format: Book

A growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system - people who know that Social Security will not "go broke" and does not add a penny to the national debt. Social Security Works! will amplify these voices...
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Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power

Mark Landler · Random House
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

The deeply reported story of two supremely ambitious figures, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton - archrivals who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historic destiny but hold very different beliefs about how to project American power In Alter Egos,...
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Cyberphobia : identity, trust, security and the Internet

Edward Lucas · Bloomsbury
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

Cybercrime is increasingly in the news. Stories about weaknesses in cybersecurity like the "Heartbleed" leak, or malicious software on the cash registers at your local Target have become alarmingly common. Even more alarming is the sheer number of victims associated with these...
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The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies

Michael T Flynn · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Ten years ago we found evidence that al-Qaeda was far more organized and adept than we had previously given them credit for. It took us nearly that long to locate and execute their leader, Osama bin Laden, and we are far from finished. Al-Qaeda has morphed into a much more dangerous, menacing...
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