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The Essential America: Our Founders and the Liberal Tradition

by George McGovern

Liberalism is the oldest and most enduring American tradition, a philosophy and way of life we inherited from the Founding Fathers. This is the central idea of The Essential America by George McGovern, America's...


No Excuses: Closing the Racial Gap in Learning

by Abigail Thernstrom & Stephan Thernstrom

Black and Hispanic students are not learning enough in our public schools. Their typically poor performance is the most important source of ongoing racial inequality in America today. Thus, say Abigail and Stephan...


One River

by Wade Davis

The story of two generations of scientific explorers in South America—Richard Evans Schultes and his protégé Wade Davis—an epic tale of adventure and a compelling work of natural history.

In 1941, Professor...


Why Smart Men Marry Smart Women

by Dr. Christine B. Whelan

For years, it's been "common knowledge" that once a woman hits thirty, her chances of finding a husband diminish to the point of despair. That men are intimidated by a woman's career success, preferring docile...


Spies for Hire: The Secret World of Intelligence Outsourcing

by Tim Shorrock

In Spies for Hire, investigative reporter Tim Shorrock lifts the veil off a major story the government doesn't want us to know about -- the massive outsourcing of top secret intelligence activities to private-sector...


White House Ghosts: Presidents and Their Speechwriters

by Robert Schlesinger

In White House Ghosts, veteran Washington reporter Robert Schlesinger opens a fresh and revealing window on the modern presidency from FDR to George W. Bush. This is the first book to examine a crucial and often...


In Search of the Old Ones

by David Roberts

The Anasazi, ancestors of the Pueblo people, inhabited the Southwest for at least 5,000 years. David Roberts' extensive interviews and back country travels create a richly detailed portrait of an enigmatic people...


The Ghosts of Martyrs Square: An Eyewitness Account of Lebanon's Life Struggle

by Michael Young

NOT SINCE THOMAS FRIEDMAN’SFROM BEIRUT TO JERUSALEM IN 1989 HAS A JOURNALIST OFFERED SUCH A POIGNANT AND PASSIONATE PORTRAIT OF LEBANON—A UNIQUELY PLURALIST ARAB COUNTRY STRUGGLING TO DEFEND ITS VIABILITY...


Will They Ever Trust Us Again?

by Michael Moore

American soldiers serve willingly. They risk their lives so the rest of us can be safe. The one small thing they ask, though, is that they not be sent into harm's way unless it is absolutely necessary. But after...


Warrior Girls: Protecting Our Daughters Against the Injury Epidemic in Women's Sports

by Michael Sokolove

Amy Steadman was destined to become one of the great women's soccer players of her generation. "The best of the best," Parade magazine called her as she left high school and headed off to the University of North...


I'm with Stupid: One Man. One Woman. 10,000 Years of Misunderstanding Between the Sexes Cleared Right Up

by Gene Weingarten & Gina Barreca

Is God male or female? Why do women, but not men, flush public toilets with their feet? Why are men, but not women, obsessed with parallel parking? Why do women, but not men, leave eleven-minute messages on...


The Next American Century: How the U.S. Can Thrive as Other Powers Rise

by Nina Hachigian & Mona Sutphen

The rise of other global powers is most often posed as a sorry tale, full of threats to America's primacy, prosperity, and way of life. The potential loss of our #1 status implies a blow to our safety, economy,...


Veil: The Secret Wars of the CIA, 1981-1987

by Bob Woodward

Veil is the story of the covert wars that were waged in Central America, Iran and Libya in a secretive atmosphere and became the centerpieces and eventual time bombs of American foreign policy in the 1980s.


Middle Church: Reclaiming the Moral Values of the Faithful Majority from the Religious Right

by Bob Edgar

The radical religious right has put the wrong issues at the top of the moral agenda for America, says Bob Edgar, the general secretary of the National Council of Churches USA and a former six-term congressman....


Woman of Valor: Margaret Sanger and the Birth Control Movement in America

by Ellen Chesler

Ellen Chesler's 1992 biography of Margaret Sanger is acclaimed as definitive and is widely used and cited by scholars and activists alike in the fields of women's health and reproductive rights.

Chesler's substantive...


From Bush to Bush: The Lazlo Toth Letters

by Don Novello

The passionate correspondence of a proud (if concerned) American!

From the reign of Bush the First through the hilarious Clinton Years and to the restoration of the Bush Dynasty with Dubya, one lone crusader,...


Out of Mao's Shadow: The Struggle for the Soul of a New China

by Philip P. Pan

From an award-winning journalist for The Washington Post and one of the leading China correspondents of his generation comes an eloquent and vivid chronicle of the world's most successful authoritarian state...


The Dream Machine: The Untold History of the Notorious V-22 Osprey

by Richard Whittle

WHEN THE MARINES decided to buy a helicopter-airplane hybrid “tiltrotor” called the V-22 Osprey, they saw it as their dream machine. The tiltrotor was the aviation equivalent of finding the Northwest Passage:...


Planned Short Term Treatment, 2nd Edition

by Richard Wells

The first edition of Planned Short-Term Treatment established itself as an essential guide for social work and other clinical practitioners by showing them how, by limiting the duration and scope of treatment,...


If They Only Listened to Us: What Women Voters Want Politicians to Hear

by Melinda Henneberger

Soon after the 2004 presidential election, veteran reporter Melinda Henneberger set out across the country to listen to women of all ages and occupations express their strong opinions on the major issues of...