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Spinning the Law
Spinning the Law
Written by Kendall Coffey, Foreword by Alan M. Dershowitz
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616142100
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Spinning the Law
Trying Cases in the Court of Public Opinion
Written by Kendall Coffey
Foreword by Alan M. Dershowitz


Format: Hardcover, 404 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2010
Price: $26.00

High-profile courtroom dramas fascinate our nation, especially when they concern the rich and famous. And while the American public has come to realize that the spin factor is a prime ingredient in political tactics and marketing campaigns, many are unaware of the strategies for shaping public opinion when it comes to... Read more >
Creeping Failure
Creeping Failure
Written by Jeffrey Hunker
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780771041488
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Creeping Failure
How We Broke the Internet and What We Can Do to Fix It
Written by Jeffrey Hunker


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $25.95

The Internet is often called a superhighway, but it may be more analogous to a city: an immense tangle of streets, highways, and interchanges, lined with homes and businesses, playgrounds and theatres. We may not physically live in this city, but most of us spend a lot of time there, and... Read more >
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Creeping Failure
Creeping Failure
Written by Jeffrey Hunker
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Creeping Failure
How We Broke the Internet and What We Can Do to Fix It
Written by Jeffrey Hunker


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 24, 2010
Price: $13.99

The Internet is often called a superhighway, but it may be more analogous to a city: an immense tangle of streets, highways, and interchanges, lined with homes and businesses, playgrounds and theatres. We may not physically live in this city, but most of us spend a lot of time there, and... Read more >
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Tales of Woe
Tales of Woe
Written by John Reed
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875407
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Tales of Woe

Written by John Reed


Format: Hardcover, 204 pages
On Sale: August 17, 2010
Price: $20.00

True stories of totally undeserved suffering. Spectacularly depressing. Nobody gets their just deserts. Crushing defeats. No happy endings. Abject misery. Pointless, endless grief.

No lessons of temperance or moderation. No saving grace. No divine intervention. No salvation.
 
Sin, suffering, redemption. That’s the movie, that’s the front page news, that’s the story... Read more >
Pornland
How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
Written by Gail Dines


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 6, 2010
Price: $26.95

Professor Gail Dines has written about and researched the porn industry for over two decades. She attends industry conferences, interviews producers and performers, and speaks to hundreds of men and women each year about their experience with porn. Students and educators describe her work as “life changing.”
 
In Pornland—the culmination of... Read more >
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Morning Miracle
Morning Miracle
Written by Dave Kindred
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ISBN: 9780385532105
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Morning Miracle
Inside the Washington Post A Great Newspaper Fights for Its Life
Written by Dave Kindred


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: July 20, 2010
Price: $13.99

An in-depth look at the Washington Post from a Pulitzer Prize–nominated Post veteran. Morning Miracle definitively answers the question “Do newspapers still matter?” with a resounding yes.

What The Kingdom and the Power did for the New York Times, Morning Miracle will do for the Washington Post. A reporter for more than... Read more >
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Pornland
Pornland
Written by Gail Dines
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ISBN: 9780807044520
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Pornland
How Porn Has Hijacked Our Sexuality
Written by Gail Dines


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
On Sale: June 29, 2010
Price: $26.95

Professor Gail Dines has written about and researched the porn industry for over two decades. She attends industry conferences, interviews producers and performers, and speaks to hundreds of men and women each year about their experience with porn. Students and educators describe her work as "life changing."

In Pornland—the culmination of her... Read more >
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Understanding Me
Understanding Me
Written by Herbert Marshall Mcluhan, Edited by Stephanie Mcluhan and David Staines, Introduction by Tom Wolfe
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ISBN: 9781551994161
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Understanding Me
Lectures and Interviews
Written by Herbert Marshall Mcluhan
Edited by Stephanie Mcluhan and David Staines
Introduction by Tom Wolfe


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 25, 2010
Price: $17.99

Unbuttoned McLuhan! An intimate exploration of Marshall McLuhan’s ideas in his own words

In the last twenty years of his life, Marshall McLuhan published – often in collaboration with others – a series of books that established his reputation as the pre-eminent seer of the modern age. It was McLuhan who made... Read more >
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Propaganda, Inc.
Propaganda, Inc.
Written by Nancy Snow, Foreword by Herbert I. Schiller, Introduction by Michael Parenti
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583228982
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Propaganda, Inc.
Selling America's Culture to the World
Written by Nancy Snow
Foreword by Herbert I. Schiller
Introduction by Michael Parenti


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $11.95

An eye-opening overview of American cultural policy fully updated through the end of the Bush presidency, Propaganda, Inc. reveals how the United States Information Agency became a bureaucracy deeply distrustful of dissent, and one-way in its promotion of American corporate interests overseas.
Nancy Snow spent two years inside the Agency, and here... Read more >
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Jihad vs. McWorld
Jihad vs. McWorld
Written by Benjamin Barber
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307874443
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Jihad vs. McWorld
Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy
Written by Benjamin Barber


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: April 21, 2010
Price: $13.99

Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart--and bringing together--the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it... Read more >
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Your Call Is Important to Us
Your Call Is Important to Us
Written by Laura Penny
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ISBN: 9780771070471
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Your Call Is Important to Us
The Truth About Bullshit
Written by Laura Penny


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: April 6, 2010
Price: $19.99

Ever been left spluttering over some fatuous fib trying to pass itself off as information, even as fact? Of course you have. We all have. It's bullshit, and as Laura Penny sees it, we're drowning in the stuff. Your Call Is Important to Us is Penny's brilliant take on the "all-you-can-eat... Read more >
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The Gang That Wouldn't Write Straight
The Gang That Wouldn't Write Straight
Written by Marc Weingarten
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307525697
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The Gang That Wouldn't Write Straight
Wolfe, Thompson, Didion, Capote, and the New Journalism Revolution
Written by Marc Weingarten


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: March 31, 2010
Price: $11.99

. . . In Cold Blood, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Slouching Towards Bethlehem, The Armies of the Night . . .


Starting in 1965 and spanning a ten-year period, a group of writers including Tom Wolfe, Jimmy Breslin, Gay Talese, Hunter S. Thompson, Joan Didion... Read more >
The Porning of America
The Porning of America
Written by Carmine Sarracino and Kevin M. Scott
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807061541
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The Porning of America
The Rise of Porn Culture, What It Means, and Where We Go from Here
Written by Carmine Sarracino and Kevin M. Scott


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: November 1, 2009
Price: $18.00

Sarracino and Scott argue that we no longer have to purchase pornography to get porn because we increasingly live porn in our daily lives. Resolutely pro-sex, they contend that, to make the most of our hard-won sexual freedom, we must thoughtfully-and honestly-evaluate what is both liberating and damaging about porn. Read more >
Censored 2010
Censored 2010
Edited by Peter Phillips, Mickey Huff and Project Censored, Illustrated by Khalil Bendib, Introduction by Dahr Jamail
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583228906
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Censored 2010
The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008#09
Edited by Peter Phillips, Mickey Huff and Project Censored
Illustrated by Khalil Bendib
Introduction by Dahr Jamail


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $19.95

The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order... Read more >
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The Young and the Digital
What the Migration to Social Network Sites, Games, and Anytime, Anywhere Media Means for Our Future
Written by S. Craig Watkins


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 1, 2009
Price: $18.00

In The Young and the Digital, S. Craig Watkins skillfully draws from more than 500 surveys and 350 in-depth interviews with young people, parents, and educators to understand how a digital lifestyle is affecting the ways youth learn, play, bond, and communicate. Timely and deeply relevant, the book covers the influence...

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The Opinion Makers
The Opinion Makers
Written by David W. Moore
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807042335
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The Opinion Makers
An Insider Exposes the Truth Behind the Polls
Written by David W. Moore


Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $18.00

With a new afterword by the author

Drawing on over a decade's experience at the Gallup Poll and a distinguished academic career in survey research, David W. Moore—praised as a "scholarly crusader" by the New York Times—reveals that pollsters don't report public opinion, they manufacture it. In this highly critical book... Read more >
Something in the Air
Something in the Air
Written by Marc Fisher
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ISBN: 9780307547095
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Something in the Air
Radio, Rock, and the Revolution That Shaped a Generation
Written by Marc Fisher


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: April 2, 2009
Price: $14.99

A sweeping, anecdotal account of the great sounds and voices of radio–and how it became a bonding agent for a generation of American youth

When television became the next big thing in broadcast entertainment, everyone figured video would kill the radio star–and radio, period. But radio came roaring back with a whole... Read more >
Against the Machine
Against the Machine
Written by Lee Siegel
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ISBN: 9780385522663
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Against the Machine
How the Web Is Reshaping Culture and Commerce -- and Why It Matters
Written by Lee Siegel


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: March 17, 2009
Price: $14.00

From the author hailed by the New York Times Book Review for his “drive-by brilliance” and dubbed by the New York Times Magazine as “one of the country’s most eloquent and acid-tongued critics” comes a ruthless challenge to the conventional wisdom about the most consequential cultural development of our time: the... Read more >
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Your Call Is Important To Us
Your Call Is Important To Us
Written by Laura Penny
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ISBN: 9781551992884
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Your Call Is Important To Us
The Truth About Bullshit
Written by Laura Penny


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 13, 2009
Price: $15.99

Ever been left spluttering over some fatuous fib trying to pass itself off as information, even as fact? Of course you have. We all have. It's bullshit, and as Laura Penny sees it, we're drowning in the stuff. Your Call Is Important to Us is Penny's brilliant take on the "all-you-can-eat... Read more >
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The Little Book of Plagiarism
The Little Book of Plagiarism
Written by Richard A. Posner
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307496539
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The Little Book of Plagiarism

Written by Richard A. Posner


Format: eBook, 128 pages
On Sale: March 12, 2009
Price: $11.99

A concise, lively, and bracing exploration of an issue bedeviling our cultural landscape–plagiarism in literature, academia, music, art, and film–by one of our most influential and controversial legal scholars. Best-selling novelists J. K. Rowling and Dan Brown, popular historians Doris Kearns Goodwin and Stephen Ambrose, Harvard law professor Charles Ogletree, first... Read more >
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The Best of Emerge Magazine
The Best of Emerge Magazine
Written by George Curry
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307514158
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The Best of Emerge Magazine

Written by George Curry


Format: eBook, 688 pages
On Sale: February 19, 2009
Price: $15.99

The 1990s. African Americans achieved more influence–and faced more explosive issues–than ever before. One word captured those times. One magazine expressed them. Emerge.

In those ten years, with an impressive circulation of 170,000 and more than forty national awards to its credit, Emerge became a serious part of the American mainstream. Time... Read more >
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News Art
News Art
Written by Stanley B. Burns, M.D. and Sara Cleary-Burns
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576874646
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News Art
Manipulated Photographs from the Burns Archive
Written by Stanley B. Burns, M.D. and Sara Cleary-Burns


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: December 15, 2008
Price: $45.00

News Art: Manipulated Photographs from the Burns Archive presents the unexplored visual history of the melding of art, photography, and journalism. It is the first work to document the fascinating combination of art and photography necessary to achieve accurate copy or story emphasis in newspapers. These images from 1900–1960 illustrate the... Read more >
The Star Machine
The Star Machine
Written by Jeanine Basinger
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ISBN: 9780307491282
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The Star Machine

Written by Jeanine Basinger


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $14.99

From one of our most distinguished film scholars, comes a rich, penetrating, amusing book about the golden age of movies and how the studios worked to manufacture stars.

With revelatory insights and delightful asides, Jeanine Basinger shows us how the studio “star machine” worked when it worked, how it failed when it... Read more >
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The Yosemite Murders
The Yosemite Murders
Written by Dennis McDougal
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ISBN: 9780307493538
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The Yosemite Murders

Written by Dennis McDougal


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: December 10, 2008
Price: $7.99

Since he was seven, Cary Stayner had dreamed of capturing women . . . and killing them

They were crimes that grabbed headlines around the world and stunned America. Four women dead, their bodies charred and horribly mutilated. Now Dennis McDougal, acclaimed author of the spellbinding true crime tour de force Mother's... Read more >
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Censored 2009
Censored 2009
Edited by Peter Phillips, Andrew Roth and Project Censored, Illustrated by Khalil Bendib, Introduction by Cynthia McKinney
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ISBN: 9781583228524
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Censored 2009
The Top 25 Censored Stories of 2007#08
Edited by Peter Phillips, Andrew Roth and Project Censored
Illustrated by Khalil Bendib
Introduction by Cynthia McKinney


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $19.95

The yearly volumes of Censored, in continuous publication since 1976 and since 1995 available through Seven Stories Press, is dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship. The top stories are listed democratically in order... Read more >
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