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Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country

By: Almond, Steve

Price: $16.95  $13.79

Publisher: USA, Red Hen Pr: 04/01/2018

Seller ID: 9781597092265


Like a lot of Americans, Steve Almond spent the weeks after the 2016 election lying awake, in a state of dread and bewilderment. The problem wasn’t just the election, but the fact that nobody could explain, in any sort of coherent way, why America had elected a cruel, corrupt, and incompetent man to the Presidency. Bad Stories: What the Hell Just Happened to Our Country is Almond’s effort to make sense of our historical moment, to connect certain dots that go unconne... View more info

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Democracy in America (Everyman's Library)

By: Alexis de Tocqueville; Alan Ryan [Introduction]

Price: $27.89

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf: 1994-05-10

Seller ID: 9780679431343


"Democracy in America" has had the singular honor of being even to this day the work that polit?ical commentators of every stripe refer to when they seek to draw large conclusions about the soci?ety of the United States. Alexis de Tocqueville, a young French aristocrat, came to the young nation to investigate the functioning of American democracy and the social, political, and economic life of its citizens, publishing his observations in 1835 and 1840. Brilliantly wri... View more info

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Democracy in America: The Complete and Unabridged Volumes I and II (Bantam Classics)

By: Alexis de Tocqueville; Joseph Epstein [Introduction]

Price: $8.18

Publisher: Bantam Classics: 2000-04-04

Seller ID: 9780553214642


From America's call for a free press to its embrace of the capitalist system, Democracy in America--first published in 1835--enlightens, entertains, and endures as a brilliant study of our national government and character. Philosopher John Stuart Mill called it "among the most remarkable productions of our time." Woodrow Wilson wrote that de Tocqueville's ability to illuminate the actual workings of American democracy was "possibly without rival." View more info

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Reveille for Radicals

By: Alinsky, Saul

Price: $15.35

Publisher: Vintage: 1989-10-23

Seller ID: 9780679721123


Legendary community organizer Saul Alinsky inspired a generation of activists and politicians with Reveille for Radicals, the original handbook for social change. Alinsky writes both practically and philosophically, never wavering from his belief that the American dream can only be achieved by an active democratic citizenship. First published in 1946 and updated in 1969 with a new introduction and afterword, this classic volume is a bold call to action that still resonat... View more info

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Reagan's Victory: The Presidential Election of 1980 and the Rise of the Right (American Presidential Elections)

By: Busch, Andrew E.

Price: $21.18

Publisher: University Press of Kansas: 2005-11-11

Seller ID: 9780700614080


Many have pointed to the Iran hostage crisis, others to galloping inflation. In reality, as Andrew Busch makes clear, Ronald Reagan's defeat of President Jimmy Carter in 1980 was attributable to more than any one issue, no matter how galvanizing. It marked the growing ascendancy of conservative attitudes that had been brewing for two decades-and marked the clear end of the era of New Deal liberalism. Busch offers the first comprehensive study of this contest, going beyon... View more info

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What It Takes: The Way to the White House

By: Cramer, Richard Ben

Price: $23.42

Publisher: Vintage: 1993-06-01

Seller ID: 9780679746492


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Post-Democracy

By: Crouch, Colin

Price: $26.10

Publisher: Polity: 2004-08-13

Seller ID: 9780745633152


Post-Democracy is a polemical work that goes beyond current complaints about the failings of our democracy and explores the deeper social and economic forces that account for the current malaise. Colin Crouch argues that the decline of those social classes which had made possible an active and critical mass politics has combined with the rise of global capitalism to produce a self-referential political class more concerned with forging links with wealthy business ... View more info

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Against Elections

By: David Van Reybrouck

Price: $9.90

Publisher: USA, Seven Stories Pr: 04/17/2018

Seller ID: 9781609808105


A small book with great weight and urgency to it, this is both a history of democracy and a clarion call for change. "Without drastic adjustment, this system cannot last much longer," writes Van Reybrouck, regarded today as one of Europe's most astute thinkers. "If you look at the decline in voter turnout and party membership, and at the way politicians are held in contempt, if you look at how difficult it is to form governments, how little they can do and how harshly... View more info

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Democracy in America, Volume 2 (Vintage Classics)

By: De Tocqueville, Alexis

Price: $15.35

Publisher: Vintage: 1990-08-11

Seller ID: 9780679728269


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Democracy in America, Volume 1 (Vintage Classics)

By: De Tocqueville, Alexis; Boorstin, Daniel J. [Introduction]

Price: $16.20

Publisher: Vintage: 1990-08-11

Seller ID: 9780679728252


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1777: Tipping Point at Saratoga Audio CD

By: Dean Snow, Bob Souer

Price: $39.09

Publisher: USA, Tantor Audio: 2017

Seller ID: 9781541402645


In the autumn of 1777, near Saratoga, New York, an inexperienced and improvised American army led by General Horatio Gates faced off against the highly trained British and German forces led by General John Burgoyne. The British strategy in confronting the Americans in upstate New York was to separate rebellious New England from the other colonies. Despite inferior organization and training, the Americans exploited access to fresh reinforcements of men and materiel, and u... View more info

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The Souls of Black Folk (Everyman's Library)

By: Du Bois, W. E. B.; Rampersad, Arnold [Introduction]

Price: $16.25

Publisher: Everyman's Library: 1993-10-26

Seller ID: 9780679428022


"The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line." Thus speaks W.E.B. Du Bois in "The Souls Of Black Folk," one of the most prophetic and influental works in American literature. In this eloquent collection of essays, first published in 1903, Du Bois dares as no one has before to describe the magnitude of American racism and demand an end to it. He draws on his own life for illustration, from his early experiences teaching in the hills of Tenness... View more info

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The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State

By: Elizabeth C. Economy

Price: $16.99

Publisher: USA, Oxford Univ Pr: 05/03/2018

Seller ID: 9780190866075


In The Third Revolution, eminent China scholar Elizabeth C. Economy provides an incisive look at the transformative changes underway in China today. Chinese leader Xi Jinping has unleashed a powerful set of political and economic reforms: the centralization of power under Xi, himself, the expansion of the Communist Party's role in Chinese political, social, and economic life, and the construction of a virtual wall of regulations to control more closely the exchange of id... View more info

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This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

By: Elizabeth Warren

Price: $15.99

Publisher: USA, Metropolitan Books: 2017

Seller ID: 9781250120618


The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America’s middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusetts elected her in 2012, she had become one of the country’s leading progressive voices. Now, at a perilous moment for our nation, she has written a book tha... View more info

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War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence

By: Farrow, Ronan

Price: $22.95

Publisher: USA, W W Norton & Co Inc: 04/24/2018

Seller ID: 9780393652109


A harrowing exploration of the collapse of American diplomacy and the abdication of global leadership, by the winner of the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Public Service. View more info

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Trump on Trump

By: George Beahm

Price: $2.99

Publisher: UK, CASSELL OCTOPUS: 2016

Seller ID: 9781844039326


Publisher: CASSELL OCTOPUS (June 2, 2016) Language: English ISBN-10: 1844039323 ISBN-13: 978-1844039326 Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.5 x 7.8 inches Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces View more info

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Against Race: Imagining Political Culture beyond the Color Line

By: Gilroy, Paul

Price: $23.64

Publisher: Belknap Press: 2002-01-15

Seller ID: 9780674006690


After all the "progress" made since World War II in matters pertaining to race, why are we still conspiring to divide humanity into different identity groups based on skin color? Did all the good done by the Civil Rights Movement and the decolonization of the Third World have such little lasting effect? In this provocative book Paul Gilroy contends that race-thinking has distorted the finest promises of modern democracy. He compels us to see that fascism was the p... View more info

Modern Prince and Other Writings

By: Gramsci, Antonio

Price: $11.70

Publisher: Intl Pub: 1959-06-01

Seller ID: 9780717801336


Selections from the Italian philosopher and revolutionary. View more info

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Voices of Freedom: An Oral History of the Civil Rights Movement from the 1950s Through the 1980s

By: Hampton, Henry; Fayer, Steve; Flynn, Sarah

Price: $23.42

Publisher: Bantam: 1991-02-01

Seller ID: 9780553352320


In this monumental volume, Henry Hampton, creator and executive producer of the acclaimed PBS series "Eyes on the Prize," and Steve Fayer, series writer, draw upon nearly one thousand interviews with civil rights activists, politicians, reporters, Justice Department officials, and hundreds of ordinary people who took part in the struggle, weaving a fascinating narrative of the civil rights movement told by the people who lived it. Join brave and terrified youngsters ... View more info

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A Handful of Hard Men: The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia Audio CD

By: Hannes Wessels,Jack Chekijian

Price: $29.69

Publisher: USA, Tantor Audio: 2017

Seller ID: 9781541410145


It is difficult to find another soldier's story to equal Captain Darrell Watt's in terms of time spent on the field of battle and challenges faced. Even by the lofty standards of the SAS and Special Forces, one has to look far to find anyone who can match his record of resilience and valor in the face of such daunting odds and with resources so paltry. In the fight he showed himself to be a military maestro. A bush-lore genius, blessed with uncanny instincts and an unbri... View more info