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Down the Up Escalator
How the 99 Percent Live
Written by Barbara Garson


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47598-5 (0-307-47598-0)

One of our most incisive and committed journalists—author of the classic All the Livelong Day—shows us the real human cost of our economic follies.

The Great Recession has thrown huge economic challenges at almost all Americans save the super-affluent few, and we are only now beginning to reckon up the human... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Down the Up Escalator
How the 99 Percent Live in the Great Recession
Written by Barbara Garson


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 2, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53274-7 (0-385-53274-1)

One of our most incisive and committed journalists—author of the classic All the Livelong Day—shows us the real human cost of our economic follies.

The Great Recession has thrown huge economic challenges at almost all Americans save the superaffluent few, and we are only now beginning to reckon up the human... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Free World
America, Europe, and the Surprising Future of the West
Written by Timothy Garton Ash


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 6, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7646-8 (1-4000-7646-3)

“We, the free, face a daunting opportunity. Previous generations could only dream of a free world. Now we can begin to make it.” In his welcome alternative to the rampant pessimism about Euro-American relations, award-winning historian Timothy Garton Ash shares an inspiring vision for how the United States and Europe can... Read more >

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Duty
Memoirs of a Secretary at War
Written by Robert M Gates


Format: Hardcover, 640 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 14, 2014
Price: $35.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95947-8 (0-307-95947-3)

From the former secretary of defense, a strikingly candid, vividly written account of his experience serving Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Before Robert M. Gates received a call from the White House in 2006, he thought he’d left Washington politics behind: after working... Read more >

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Going Public
An Organizer's Guide to Citizen Action
Written by Michael Gecan


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: May 18, 2004
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7649-9 (1-4000-7649-8)

A Brooklyn neighborhood once called “the beginning of the end of civilization” is where organizer Michael Gecan got his start. Hired by local congregations to help revive their community, he and his colleagues spend two decades wrestling with New York politicians in an impassioned effort against all odds to build three... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fat Man in a Middle Seat
Forty Years of Covering Politics
Written by Jack W. Germond


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: January 8, 2002
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75867-6 (0-375-75867-4)

For more than forty years, Jack Germond enjoyed an extraordinary career in political reporting. With his trademark no-nonsense style and tremendous wit in abundance, Fat Man in a Middle Seat remembers the personalities that dominated national politics during Germond’s career: Richard Nixon, Hubert Humphrey, Eugene McCarthy, George McGovern, Jimmy Carter, Ronald... Read more >

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Gone Boy
A Father's Search for the Truth in His Son's Murder
Written by Gregory Gibson


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: North Atlantic Books
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-55643-959-9 (1-55643-959-8)

On December 14, 1992, Gregory Gibson’s eighteen-year-old son Galen was murdered, shot in the doorway of his college library by a fellow student gone berserk. The killer was jailed for life, but for Gibson the tragedy was still unfolding. The morning of the shooting, he learned, college officials had intercepted but... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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State vs. Defense
The Battle to Define America's Empire
Written by Stephen Glain


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-40842-6 (0-307-40842-6)

For most of the twentieth century, the sword has led before the olive branch in American foreign policy. Vividly told, State vs. Defense shows how America truly operates as a superpower and explores the constant tension between the diplomats at State and the warriors at Defense.

State vs. Defense characterizes all the... Read more >
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Catastrophic Care
How American Health Care Killed My Father--and How We Can Fix It
Written by David Goldhill


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: January 8, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-96154-9 (0-307-96154-0)

A visionary investigation that will change the way we think about health care: how and why it is failing, why expanding coverage will actually make things worse, and how our health care can be transformed into a transparent, affordable, successful system.
In 2007, David Goldhill’s father died from infections acquired in a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The New Hate
A History of Fear and Loathing on the Populist Right
Written by Arthur Goldwag


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74251-3 (0-307-74251-2)

From the author of -Isms and -Ologies and Cults, Conspiracies, and Secret Societies, here is a deeply researched, fascinating history of the role that organized hatred has played in American politics. The New Hate takes readers on a surprising, often shocking, sometimes bizarrely amusing tour through the swamps of nativism, racism... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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1861
The Civil War Awakening
Written by Adam Goodheart


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3219-8 (1-4000-3219-9)

A New York Times Notable Book
An epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields, 1861 is Adam Goodheart’s account of how the Civil War began and a second American revolution unfolded, setting Abraham Lincoln on the path to greatness and millions of slaves on the road to freedom. In this gripping... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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1861
The Civil War Awakening
Written by Adam Goodheart


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4015-5 (1-4000-4015-9)

As the United States marks the 150th anniversary of our defining national drama, 1861 presents a gripping and original account of how the Civil War began.

1861 is an epic of courage and heroism beyond the battlefields. Early in that fateful year, a second American revolution unfolded, inspiring a new generation to... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Growing Up Absurd
Problems of Youth in the Organized Society
Written by Paul Goodman
Afterword by Susan Sontag
Foreword by Casey Nelson Blake


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 11, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-581-1 (1-59017-581-6)

Paul Goodman’s Growing Up Absurd was a runaway best seller when it was first published in 1960, and it became one of the defining texts of the New Left. Goodman was a writer and thinker who broke every mold and did it brilliantly—he was a novelist, poet, and a social theorist... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Citizens of Nowhere
From Refugee Camp to Canadian Campus
Written by Debi Goodwin


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor Canada
On Sale: June 21, 2011
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-66723-4 (0-385-66723-X)

An inspiring story of courage, adaptation and determinaton — a year in the life of 11 refugee students entering universities across Canada.

"Most journalists have stories they never forget. This is mine."

When Debi Goodwin travelled to the Dadaab Refugee Camp in 2007 to shoot a documentary on young Somali refugees soon coming... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Cobra II
The Inside Story of the Invasion and Occupation of Iraq
Written by Michael R. Gordon and Bernard E. Trainor


Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 27, 2007
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7539-3 (1-4000-7539-4)

Written by the chief military correspondent of the New York Times and a prominent retired Marine general, this is the definitive account of the invasion of Iraq.

A stunning work of investigative journalism, Cobra II describes in riveting detail how the American rush to Baghdad provided the opportunity for the virulent insurgency... Read more >

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Common Sense Government
Works Better and Costs Less
Written by Al Gore


Format: Trade Paperback, 348 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: October 17, 1995
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77132-6 (0-679-77132-8)

Introduction by Philip K. Howard. The federal government is ailing and needs a cure. The cure lies in embracing a principle long known to the American people, but little recognized by Washington--until now: common sense. In this pathbreaking report, Vice President Gore, at the request of President Clinton, charts a fundamental... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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the immigrant suite
hey xenophobe! who you calling foreigner?
Written by Hattie Gossett


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: December 4, 2007
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-778-7 (1-58322-778-4)

Writing from the upper west side of Manhattan, where Harlem intersects with waves of immigrants from the Dominican Republic, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Korea, Cambodia, Ivory Coast, India, Native America, and from all over the globe, hattie gossett vividly invokes her neighborhood experience. With wit and candor, she questions why so many... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Big Squeeze
Tough Times for the American Worker
Written by Steven Greenhouse


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-9652-7 (1-4000-9652-9)

Why, in the world's most affluent nation, are so many corporations squeezing their employees dry? In this fresh, carefully researched book, New York Times reporter Steven Greenhouse explores the economic, political, and social trends that are transforming America's workplaces, including the decline of the social contract that created the world's largest... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Great American Hypocrites
Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics
Written by Glenn Greenwald


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-40866-2 (0-307-40866-3)

According to Glenn Greenwald, ever since the cowboy image of Ronald Reagan was sold to Americans, the Republican Party has used the same John Wayne imagery to support its candidates and take elections. We all know how they govern, but the right-wing propaganda machine is very adept at hijacking debate and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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A Tragic Legacy
How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency
Written by Glenn Greenwald


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-35428-0 (0-307-35428-8)

The first true character study of a lost president and his disastrous legacy

In this fascinating, timely book, Glenn Greenwald examines the Bush presidency and its long-term effect on the nation, charting the rise and steep fall of the current administration, dissecting the rhetoric, and revealing the faulty ideals upon which George... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Nation of Secrets
The Threat to Democracy and the American Way of Life
Written by Ted Gup


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7978-0 (1-4000-7978-0)

At work, at the doctor’s office, on campus, in your car, your right to know has been replaced by someone else’s right to keep a secret.

U.S. judges allow businesses to make secret settlement agreements that keep products with life-threatening defects on the market. Intelligence agencies use an ever-widening array of classification... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Defining a Nation
Our America and the Source of Its Strength
Edited by David Halberstam


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: May 16, 2006
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-7922-5909-1 (0-7922-5909-2)

"The freer we are … the stronger we are," writes David Halberstam in this probing compilation of original essays which distill the essence of America, an evergreen subject rendered even more timely by recent world events that highlight cultural clashes and prompt us not just to reconsider foreign attitudes and aspirations... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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Going Up the River
Travels in a Prison Nation
Written by Joseph T. Hallinan


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: July 8, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6844-6 (0-8129-6844-1)

The American prison system has grown tenfold in thirty years, while crime rates have been relatively flat: 2 million people are behind bars on any given day, more prisoners than in any other country in the world — half a million more than in Communist China, and the largest prison expansion... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Storm over Iraq
Air Power and the Gulf War
Written by Richard Hallion


Format: Trade Paperback, 386 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: March 17, 1997
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-56098-723-9 (1-56098-723-5)

An incisive account of the Persian Gulf War, Storm Over Iraq shows how the success of Operation Desert Storm was the product of two decades of profound changes in the American approach to defense, military doctrine, and combat operations. The first detailed analysis of why the Gulf War could be fought... Read more >

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The Radical Center
The Future of American Politics
Written by Ted Halstead and Michael Lind


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 8, 2002
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72029-8 (0-385-72029-7)

Record numbers of Americans describe themselves as “independents” and reject the conventional agendas of Left and Right. In this widely acclaimed book, Ted Halstead and Michael Lind explain why today’s ideologies and institutions are so ill-suited to the Information Age, and offer a groundbreaking blueprint for updating all sectors of America... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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