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Saving Capitalism
Keeping America Strong
Written by Pat Choate


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 8, 2009
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-47483-4 (0-307-47483-6)

In this urgent dissection of the U.S. financial system, well-known economist and bestselling writer Pat Choate demonstrates the true gravityof our currentcrisisand forcefully argues for bold action to repair a capitalist systemin desperate need of reform.

A long-time critic of the free-market absolutism that brought about the current financial crisis, Choate puts... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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They Take Our Jobs!
And 20 Other Myths about Immigration
Written by Aviva Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: June 1, 2007
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4156-7 (0-8070-4156-4)

Claims that immigrants take Americans’ jobs, are a drain on the American economy, contribute to poverty and inequality, destroy the social fabric, challenge American identity, and contribute to a host of social ills by their very existence are openly discussed and debated at all levels of society. Chomsky dismantles twenty of... Read more >
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Undocumented
How Immigration Became Illegal
Written by Aviva Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0167-7 (0-8070-0167-8)

Immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky shows how “illegality” and “undocumentedness” are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. With a focus on US policy, she probes how and why people, especially Mexican and Central Americans, have been assigned this status—and to what ends.
 
Blending history with human drama, Chomsky explores... Read more >
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9-11
Was There an Alternative?
Written by Noam Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: August 30, 2011
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-343-8 (1-60980-343-4)

In 9-11, published in November 2001 and arguably the single most influential post 9-11 book, internationally renowned thinker Noam Chomsky bridged the information gap around the World Trade Center attacks, cutting through the tangle of political opportunism, expedient patriotism, and general conformity that choked off American discourse in the months immediately... Read more >
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Nuclear War and Environmental Catastrophe

Written by Noam Chomsky and Laray Polk


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-454-1 (1-60980-454-6)

“There are two problems for our species’ survival–nuclear war and environmental catastrophe,” says Noam Chomsky in this new book on the two existential threats of our time and their points of intersection since World War II.

While a nuclear strike would require action, environmental catastrophe is partially defined by willful inaction in... Read more >

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Profit Over People
Neoliberalism and Global Order
Written by Noam Chomsky


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 8, 1998
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-888363-82-1 (1-888363-82-7)

Why is the Atlantic slowly filling with crude petroleum, threatening a millions-of-years-old ecological balance? Why did traders at prominent banks take high-risk gambles with the money entrusted to them by hundreds of thousands of clients around the world, expanding and leveraging their investments to the point that failure led to a... Read more >
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The Separation of Church and State
Writings on a Fundamental Freedom by America's Founders
Edited by Forrest Church


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7747-4 (0-8070-7747-X)

Now in paperback, a primer of essential writings about one of the cornerstones of our democracy by the original authors of the Constitution, edited by preeminant liberal theologian Forrest Church.

Americans will never stop debating the question of church-state separation, and such debates invariably lead back to the nation’s beginnings and the... Read more >
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Beyond the Burning Cross
A Landmark Case of Race, Censorship, and the First Amendment
Written by Edward J. Cleary


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 26, 1995
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74703-1 (0-679-74703-6)

Does our abhorrence of racism allow us to ban certain forms of speech? This is the simple yet subversive question that Edward J. Cleary posed to the U.S. Supreme Court when, in 1991, he defended a white teenager who had burned a cross on a black family's lawn in St. Paul... Read more >
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Punching Out
One Year in a Closing Auto Plant
Written by Paul Clemens


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2693-5 (0-7679-2693-5)

An elegy—angry, funny, and powerfully detailed—about the slow death of a Detroit auto plant and an American way of life.

How does a country dismantle a century’s worth of its industrial heritage? To answer that question, Paul Clemens investigates the 2006 closing of one of America’s most potent symbols: a Detroit... Read more >
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Back to Work
Why We Need Smart Government for a Strong Economy
Written by Bill Clinton


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: November 8, 2011
Price: $23.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95975-1 (0-307-95975-9)

President Bill Clinton gives us his views on the challenges facing the United States today and why government matters—presenting his ideas on restoring energyeconomic growth, job creation, financial responsibility, resolving the mortgage crisis, and pursuing a strategy , job creation, and financial responsibility and offering a plan to get us “back... Read more >

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My Life

Written by Bill Clinton


Format: Trade Paperback, 1056 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 31, 2005
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3003-3 (1-4000-3003-X)

President Bill Clinton’s My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public.

It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own enormous... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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My Life

Written by Bill Clinton


Format: Hardcover, 1008 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 22, 2004
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41457-2 (0-375-41457-6)

President Bill Clinton’s My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public. It is the fullest, most concretely detailed, most nuanced account of a presidency ever... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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My Life: The Early Years

Written by Bill Clinton


Format: Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 31, 2005
Price: $7.99
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9671-8 (1-4000-9671-5)

President Bill Clinton’s My Life is the strikingly candid portrait of a global leader who decided early in life to devote his intellectual and political gifts, and his extraordinary capacity for hard work, to serving the public.

It shows us the progress of a remarkable American, who, through his own enormous... Read more >

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Pass in Review
An Illustrated History of West Point Cadets: 1794-Present
Written by Clyde Cocke
Illustrated by Eilene Moore


Format: Hardcover, 192 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-558-8 (1-84908-558-7)

Established in 1802, the United States Military Academy at West Point is the oldest of the United States’ service academies. Since the nearly 210 years of its existence, literally thousands of cadets have graced its halls. West Point has long been a leader in establishing traditions that have crept not only... Read more >

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Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy
The Many Faces of Anonymous
Written by Gabriella Coleman


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-583-9 (1-78168-583-5)

Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says “knows all of Anonymous’ deepest, darkest secrets.”

Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella Coleman set out to study the rise of this global phenomenon... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Decision in Philadelphia
The Constitutional Convention of 1787
Written by Christopher Collier


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Ballantine Books
On Sale: June 26, 2007
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-345-49840-3 (0-345-49840-2)

Includes a complete copy of the Constitution.
Fifty-five men met in Philadelphia in 1787 to write a document that would create a country and change a world. Here is a remarkable rendering of that fateful time, told with humanity and humor. "The best popular history of the Constitutional Convention available."--Library Journal Read more >

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The Student Loan Scam
The Most Oppressive Debt in U.S. History and How We Can Fight Back
Written by Alan Collinge


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4231-1 (0-8070-4231-5)

Named one of CNN Money’s financial heroes, Alan Michael Collinge argues that student loans have become the most profitable, uncompetitive, and oppressive type of debt in American history. In an unprecedented analysis of this $85-billion industry, Collinge covers the history of student loans, the rise of Sallie Mae, and how universities... Read more >

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Another Kind of Public Education
Race, Schools, the Media, and Democratic Possibilities
Written by Patricia Hill Collins


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 1, 2010
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0025-0 (0-8070-0025-6)

One of America’s most distinguished scholars of race shows us how public education needs to be seen in the light of the influence of “color-blind racism as a system of power.” Drawing examples from schools, media, and the workplace, Collins gives us a book of social analysis that is also an... Read more >

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Wrapped in the Flag
A Personal History of America's Radical Right
Written by Claire Conner


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-7750-4 (0-8070-7750-X)

Long before the rise of the Tea Party movement and the prominence of today’s religious Right, the John Birch Society, first established in 1958, championed many of the same radical causes touted by ultraconservatives today, including campaigns against abortion rights, gay rights, gun control, labor unions, environmental protections, immigrant rights, social... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Woodrow Wilson
A Biography
Written by John Milton Cooper, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27790-9 (0-307-27790-9)

The first major biography of America’s twenty-eighth president in nearly two decades, from one of America’s foremost Woodrow Wilson scholars.

A Democrat who reclaimed the White House after sixteen years of Republican administrations, Wilson was a transformative president—he helped create the regulatory bodies and legislation that prefigured FDR’s New Deal and would... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Godless
The Church of Liberalism
Written by Ann Coulter


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: June 26, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-5421-3 (1-4000-5421-4)

"If a martian landed in America and set out to determine the nation's official state religion, he would have to conclude it is liberalism, while Christianity and Judaism are prohibited by law.

Many Americans are outraged by liberal hostility to traditional religion. But as Ann Coulter reveals in this, her most explosive... Read more >

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If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

Written by Ann Coulter


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: August 26, 2008
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-40895-2 (0-307-40895-7)

“Uttering lines that send liberals into paroxysms of rage, otherwise known as ‘citing facts,’ is the spice of life. When I see the hot spittle flying from their mouths and the veins bulging and pulsing above their eyes, well, that’s when I feel truly alive.”

So begins If Democrats Had Any Brains... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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If Democrats Had Any Brains, They'd Be Republicans

Written by Ann Coulter


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: October 2, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-35345-0 (0-307-35345-1)

“Uttering lines that send liberals into paroxysms of rage, otherwise known as ‘citing facts,’ is the spice of life. When I see the hot spittle flying from their mouths and the veins bulging and pulsing above their eyes, well, that’s when I feel truly alive.”

So begins If Democrats Had Any Brains... Read more >
Also available as an abridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Slander
Liberal Lies About the American Right
Written by Ann Coulter


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Crown Forum
On Sale: September 16, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4952-3 (1-4000-4952-0)

Ann Coulter, whose examination of the Clinton impeachment was a major national bestseller and earned widespread praise, has taken on an even even wider and more controversial issue in Slander.

At a time when Democrats and Republicans should be overwhelmingly congenial, American political debate has become increasingly hostile, overly personal, and... Read more >

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What It Takes
The Way to the White House
Written by Richard Ben Cramer


Format: Trade Paperback, 1072 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 1, 1993
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74649-2 (0-679-74649-8)

As he recounts the frenzied course of the 1988 presidential race --and scours the psyches of contenders from George Bush and Robert Dole to Michael Dukakis and Gary Hart --Pultizer Prize-winning journalist Cramer penetrates the mystery at the heart of all presidential campaigns: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture... Read more >
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