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CHARLES MURRAY is the author of two of the most widely debated and influential social policy books in the last three decades, Losing Ground: American Social Policy 1950–1980 and, with the late Richard J. Herrnstein, The Bell Curve: Intelligence and Class Structure in American Life. He is the W. H. Brady Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, D.C.

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By the People
Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission
Written by Charles Murray


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: April 21, 2015
Price: $27.00

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By the People
Rebuilding Liberty Without Permission
Written by Charles Murray


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: April 21, 2015
Price: $13.99

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Coming Apart
The State of White America, 1960-2010
Written by Charles Murray


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: January 29, 2013
Price: $16.00

From the bestselling co-author of The Bell Curve, author and political scientist Charles Murray offers a thought-provoking commentary on class in contemporary America. He presents extensive research and statistical data to illustrate that the U.S. today is divided into upper and lower classes that differ so drastically in values and habits... Read more >
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Coming Apart
The State of White America, 1960-2010
Written by Charles Murray


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $27.00

In Coming Apart, Charles Murray explores the formation of American classes that are different in kind from anything we have ever known, focusing on whites as a way of driving home the fact that the trends he describes do not break along lines of race or ethnicity.

Drawing on five decades... Read more >
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Coming Apart
The State of White America, 1960-2010
Written by Charles Murray


Format: eBook, 416 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: January 31, 2012
Price: $12.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead
Dos and Don'ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life
Written by Charles Murray


Format: eBook, 144 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $10.99

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The Curmudgeon's Guide to Getting Ahead
Dos and Don'ts of Right Behavior, Tough Thinking, Clear Writing, and Living a Good Life
Written by Charles Murray


Format: Hardcover, 144 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $17.95

New York Times bestselling author and social historian Charles Murray’s new book The Curmudgeon’s Guide to Getting Ahead helps millennials navigate the transition from college to adult life and discusses the hidden rules of the workplace—and life. Murray explains that at senior levels of an organization there are curmudgeons everywhere. With wise tips and...

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Real Education
Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality
Written by Charles Murray


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: August 25, 2009
Price: $15.00

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Real Education
Four Simple Truths for Bringing America's Schools Back to Reality
Written by Charles Murray


Format: eBook
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: August 19, 2008
Price: $11.99

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What It Means to Be a Libertarian

Written by Charles Murray


Format: Trade Paperback, 196 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 29, 1997
Price: $15.00

Starting with the premise that human happiness can be achieved only in a state that respects and preserves personal freedom and responsibility-the basic tenet of classic libertarian philosophy-Charles Murray offers a radical blueprint for downsizing government in America. He explains in detail why less government fosters a society in which there... Read more >
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What It Means to Be a Libertarian

Written by Charles Murray


Format: eBook, 196 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: September 22, 2010
Price: $11.99

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