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Out of Order
Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-8432-3 (0-8129-8432-3)

“I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the... Read more >

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Out of Order
Stories from the History of the Supreme Court
Written by Sandra Day O'Connor


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9392-9 (0-8129-9392-6)

“I called this book Out of Order because it reflects my goal, which is to share a different side of the Supreme Court. Most people know the Court only as it exists between bangs of the gavel, when the Court comes to order to hear arguments or give opinions. But the... Read more >

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The Vietnam Reader
The Definitive Collection of Fiction and Nonfiction on the War
Edited by Stewart O'Nan


Format: Trade Paperback, 736 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 20, 1998
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-49118-1 (0-385-49118-2)

The Vietnam Reader is a selection of the finest and best-known art from the American war in Vietnam, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, film, still photos, and popular song lyrics. All the strongest work is here, from mainstream bestsellers to radical poetry, from Tim O'Brien to Marvin Gaye. Also included are... Read more >

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Senator Mansfield
The Extraordinary Life of a Great American Statesman and Diplomat
Written by Don Oberdorfer


Format: Hardcover, 624 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: October 17, 2003
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-1-58834-166-2 (1-58834-166-6)

A biography of one of the most powerful and dignified men ever to come to DC–Senator Mike Mansfield.

Mike Mansfield’s career as the longest serving majority leader is finally given its due in this extraordinary biography. In many respects, Mansfield’s dignity and decorum represent the high-water mark of the US Senate: he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hunting Season
Immigration and Murder in an All-American Town
Written by Mirta Ojito


Format: Trade Paperback, 264 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 7, 2014
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-6122-0 (0-8070-6122-0)

In November 2008, Marcelo Lucero, a thirty-seven-year-old undocumented Ecuadorean immigrant, was attacked and murdered by a group of teenagers as he walked the streets of the Long Island village of Patchogue accompanied by a childhood friend. The attackers were out “hunting for beaners.” Chasing, harassing, and assaulting defenseless “beaners”–their slur for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Deep Dark
Disaster and Redemption in America's Richest Silver Mine
Written by Gregg Olsen


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: March 28, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-23877-1 (0-307-23877-6)

For nearly a century, Kellogg, Idaho, was home to America’s richest silver mine, Sunshine Mine. Mining there, as everywhere, was not an easy life, but regardless of the risk, there was something about being underground, the lure of hitting a deep vein of silver. The promise of good money and the... Read more >
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Teaching with Voices of a People's History of the United States
by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove
Written by Gayle Olson-Raymer


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $21.00
ISBN: 978-1-58322-934-7 (1-58322-934-5)

Voices of a People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn and Anthony Arnove is a symphony of our nation’s original voices, an embodiment of the power of civil disobedience and dissent wherein our nation’s true spirit of defiance and resilience lies.

In this teaching guide, Gayle Olson-Raymer provides insight into... Read more >

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Storming Caesar's Palace
How Black Mothers Fought Their Own War on Poverty
Written by Annelise Orleck


Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: July 1, 2006
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5031-6 (0-8070-5031-8)

In Storming Caesars Palace, historian Annelise Orleck tells the compelling story of how a group of welfare mothers built one of this country’s most successful antipoverty programs. Declaring “We can do it and do it better,” these women proved that poor mothers are the real experts on poverty. In 1972 they... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Billionaires & Ballot Bandits
How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps
Written by Greg Palast
Illustrated by Ted Rall
Introduction by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 18, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-478-7 (1-60980-478-3)

A close presidential election in November could well come down to contested states or even districts--an election decided by vote theft? Based on Greg Palast and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.’s investigative reporting for Rolling Stone and BBC television, Billionaires & Ballot Bandits: How to Steal an Election in 9 Easy Steps... Read more >
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Killing Bin Laden - Operation Neptune Spear 2011

Written by Peter Panzeri
Illustrated by Johnny Shumate


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4728-0408-2 (1-4728-0408-2)

On May 2, 2011 a ten-year manhunt drew to a deadly end as the men of the US Naval Special Warfare Development Group (a.k.a. SEAL Team Six) closed in on their prey, Osama Bin Laden, the fanatical mastermind of the terrible attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Vanishing Voter
Public Involvement in an Age of Uncertainty
Written by Thomas E. Patterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71379-8 (0-375-71379-4)

The disputed presidential election of 2000 highlighted a range of flaws in the American voting system, from ballot procedures to alleged voter intimidation to questions about the fairness of the Electoral College. But as Harvard University political scientist Thomas E. Patterson shows, one problem dwarfs all of these, a predicament that... Read more >
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When Harlem Nearly Killed King
The 1958 Stabbing of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Written by Hugh Pearson


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-614-8 (1-58322-614-1)

When Harlem Nearly Killed King spins the tale of a little-known episode in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. how, in 1958, King was stabbed by a deranged black woman in Harlem, and then saved by Harlem Hospital’s most acclaimed African-American surgeon, using a little known and difficult procedure.

Pearson... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Jack
A Life Like No Other
Written by Geoffrey Perret


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-76125-6 (0-375-76125-X)

Jack is both the first comprehensive one-volume biography of JFK and the first account of his life based on the extensive documentary record that has finally become available, including personal diaries, taped conversations from the White House, recently declassified government documents, extensive family correspondence, and crucial interviews sealed for nearly forty... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Great Transformation
The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time
Written by Karl Polanyi


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 28, 2001
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5643-1 (0-8070-5643-X)

In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the “great transformation” of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory... Read more >
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Case Closed

Written by Gerald Posner


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3462-8 (1-4000-3462-0)

A work of monumental research and overwhelming evidence, Case Closed restores the human drama to one of the watershed events in American history, and in the process answers the nagging riddle of how and why Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK. Read more >

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Prisoner's Dilemma

Written by William Poundstone


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 1, 1993
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-41580-4 (0-385-41580-X)

"Both a fascinating biography of von Neumann, the Hungarian exile whose mathematical theories were building blocks for the A-bomb and the digital computer, and a brilliant social history of game theory and its role in the Cold War and nuclear arms race."--San Francisco Chronicle Read more >
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Once Upon a Distant War
David Halberstam, Neil Sheehan, Peter Arnett--Young War Correspondents and Their Early Vietnam Battles
Written by William Prochnau


Format: Trade Paperback, 564 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 27, 1996
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77265-1 (0-679-77265-0)

In Once Upon a Distant War Prochnau vividly brings to life the adventures of a small group of young, audacious, and driven war correspondents who first brought Vietnam to the American popular consciousness.  With the evocative eye of a novelist and the experience of a prize-winning journalist, Prochnau introduces us to men... Read more >

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Curiosity
An Inside Look at the Mars Rover Mission and the People Who Made It Happen
Written by Rod Pyle


Format: Trade Paperback, 300 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: July 15, 2014
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-61614-933-8 (1-61614-933-7)

Award-winning science writer Rod Pyle provides a behind-the-scenes look into the recent space mission to Mars of Curiosity--the unmanned rover that is now providing researchers with unprecedented information about the red planet. Pyle follows the team of dedicated scientists whose job it is to explore new vistas on Mars. Readers will... Read more >
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Destination Mars
New Explorations of the Red Planet
Written by Rod Pyle
Foreword by Robert Manning


Format: Trade Paperback, 348 pages
Publisher: Prometheus Books
On Sale: April 24, 2012
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-1-61614-589-7 (1-61614-589-7)

In the next decade, NASA, by itself and in collaboration with the European Space Agency, is planning a minimum of four separate missions to Mars. Clearly, exciting times are ahead for Mars exploration. This is an insider’s look into the amazing projects now being developed here and abroad to visit the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Book of Obama
From Hope and Change to the Age of Revolt
Written by Ted Rall


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: June 5, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-450-3 (1-60980-450-3)

How did a charismatic young president elected in an atmosphere of optimism and expectation lead the United States to the brink of revolution? From a chance encounter in the early 1980s to the Democratic primaries of 2007-08, syndicated columnist and political cartoonist Ted Rall was one of the first to size... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Against War with Iraq
An Anti-War Primer
Written by Michael Ratner, Jennie Green and Barbara Olshansky


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 4, 2003
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-591-2 (1-58322-591-9)

Despite public outcry at home and international opposition abroad, the Bush Administration deployed troops and invested millions in preparation for a massive military assault on Iraq. In this Open Media Series special edition, three legal scholars from the Center for Constitutional Rights argue persuasively that the looming war against Iraq is... Read more >
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At the Abyss
An Insider's History of the Cold War
Written by Thomas Reed


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Presidio Press
On Sale: March 1, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-89141-837-5 (0-89141-837-7)

“The Cold War . . . was a fight to the death,” notes Thomas C. Reed, “fought with bayonets, napalm, and high-tech weaponry of every sort—save one. It was not fought with nuclear weapons.” With global powers now engaged in cataclysmic encounters, there is no more important time for this essential... Read more >
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New Orleans Under Reconstruction

Written by Carol M. Reese, Michael Sorkin and Anthony Fontenot
Foreword by Mike Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: May 27, 2014
Price: $49.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-272-2 (1-78168-272-0)

When the levees broke in August 2005 as a result of Hurricane Katrina, 80 percent of the city of New Orleans was flooded, with a loss of 134,000 homes and 986 lives. In particular, the devastation hit the vulnerable communities the hardest: the old, the poor and the African American. The... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Bridge
The Life and Rise of Barack Obama
Written by David Remnick


Format: Trade Paperback, 704 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 11, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70230-3 (0-375-70230-X)

In this nuanced and complex portrait of Barack Obama, Pulitzer Prize-winner David Remnick offers a thorough, intricate, and riveting account of the unique experiences that shaped our nation’s first African American president.
 
Through extensive on-the-record interviews with friends and teachers, mentors and disparagers, family members and Obama himself, Remnick explores the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The New Gilded Age
The New Yorker Looks at the Culture of Affluence
Edited by David Remnick


Format: Trade Paperback, 476 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 6, 2001
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75715-0 (0-375-75715-5)

In keeping with its tradition of sending writers out into America to take the pulse of our citizens and civilization, The New Yorker over the past decade has reported on the unprecedented economy and how it has changed the ways in which we live. This new anthology collects the best of... Read more >
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