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1

Screwed: The Undeclared War against the Middle Class and What We Can Do About It

Thom Hartmann

National radio host Hartmann takes on the issues surrounding the assault on the middle class and discusses what can be done to counteract it.

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Odd Thomas

Dean Koontz

Over the course of two shattering days, Odd Thomas, his soulmate Stormy Llewellyn, and an oddball assortment of allies make their way through a dark, terrifying ...

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Last Animals at the Zoo: How Mass Extinction Can Be Stopped

Colin Tudge

Discusses the current breeding programs and research that has been done in genetics to save animals from extinction, and discusses why this research is ...

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The Raven Ring: A Lyra Novel (Tor Fantasy)

Patricia C. Wrede

A proud young mountain woman must leave her stronghold to travel to the city to retrievethe Raven Ring, an ancient family heirloom that her mother left behind ...

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The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists

Robert Tressell

Following the fortunes of a group of painters and decorators and their families, and the attempts to rouse their politicalwill by the Socialist visionary Frank ...

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Listen Up: Voices from the Next Feminist Generation, New Expanded Edition



A collection of essays explore such topics as feminist politics, sex, racism, careers,identity, and abortion.

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The Nightmare Chronicles

Douglas Clegg

When a young boy is kidnapped and held hostage in a tenement basement, his nightmaresbegin to unfold in the minds of his captors, subjecting them to ...

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The Uprising: An Unauthorized Tour of the Populist Revolt Scaring Wall Street and Washington

David Sirota

Examines a burgeoning movement among ordinary Americans from both the Left and the Right who are fed up with the gross mismanagement of American government and ...

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Trawler: A Journey Through the North Atlantic

Redmond O'Hanlon

The author of Into the Heart of Borneo describes his ocean-bound odyssey aboard adeep-sea fishing trawler from the northern coast of Scotland and his ...

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A Tale of Two Cities

Charles Dickens

Though the least typical of the author's novels, A Tale of Two Cities still underscores many of his enduring themes - imprisonment, injustice, and social ...

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E. E. Cummings: Complete Poems, 1904-1962 (Revised, Corrected, and Expanded Edition)

E. E. Cummings

A collection of the modern poet's work shows his use of satire and sentiment inunconventional verse styles

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Chávez, Venezuela and the New Latin America: An interview with Hugo Chávez

Aleida Guevara, Hugo Chávez

"This book documents an encounter between Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and Aleida Guevara, daughter of the legendary revolutionary Che Guevara and a ...

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The Political Mind: A Cognitive Scientist's Guide to Your Brain and Its Politics

George Lakoff

A groundbreaking scientific examination of the way our brains understand politics from a New York Times bestselling ...

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The World Without Us

Alan Weisman

"This is one of the grandest thought experiments of our time, a tremendous feat ofimaginative reporting!

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Backlash: The Undeclared War Against American Women

Susan Faludi

" -- "Newsweek. "From the Trade Paperback edition.

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Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor E. Frankl

Based on his experiences in Nazi death camps, including Auschwitz, from 1942 to 1945,Frankl's timeless memoir and meditation on finding meaning in the midst of ...

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Last Exit to Brooklyn. Hubert Selby, JR (French Edition)

Hubert, JR. Selby

Described by various reviewers as hellish and obscene, it tells the stories of New Yorkers who at every turn confront the worst excesses in human nature. Yet there are moments of exquisite tenderness in these troubled lives.

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Tending the Wild: Native American Knowledge and the Management of California's Natural Resources

M. Kat Anderson

"This is a highly significant--one might argue revolutionary--book.

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Back to the Table: The Reunion of Food and Family

Art Smith

Oprah Winfrey's personal chef shares 150 innovative recipes for everything fromelegant candied kumquat to herb-roasted chicken, all representing the best of ...

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Thinking Points: Communicating Our American Values and Vision

George Lakoff

Offers an understanding of the progressive worldview by seeking to answer such questionsas "What is the progressive vision of America?

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Love in the Time of Cholera

Gabriel Garcia M%E1rquez



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The War Against Women

Marilyn French

This stunning work of research by Marilyn French, both a best-selling novelist and a leading feminist philosopher and theorist, constructs a powerful and ...

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23

Ojibwa Warrior: Dennis Banks And The Rise Of The American Indian Movement

Dennis Banks, Richard Erdoes

In Ojibwa Warrior, written with acclaimed writer and photographer Richard Erdoes, Banks tells his own story for the very first time and traces the rise of the ...

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A People's History of the United States: 1492-Present (Perennial Classics)

Howard Zinn



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Forever Odd (Odd Thomas, No 2)

Dean Koontz

In the unique world of Pico, Odd--an unforgettable hero who lives between the living and the dead--takes a stand against evil in a battle where there are no ...

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Shake Hands With the Devil. the Failure of Humanity in Rwanda

Romeo Dallaire

This book is an unsparing eyewitness account of the failure by humanity to stop the genocide, despite timely warnings.

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The Last Unicorn

Peter S Beagle



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Dreams

Derrick Jensen



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Island (P.S.)

Aldous Huxley

In his final novel, which he considered his most important, Aldous Huxley transports usto the remote Pacific island of Pala, where an ideal society has ...

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Rich Christians in an Age of Hunger

Ronald J. Sider

Can we grasp the awful truth that thirty thousand children die every day of hunger and preventable diseases?2 To help us imagine what poverty means, ...

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Haroun and the Sea of Stories

Salman Rushdie

Vowing to return to his father--the city storyteller--his lost gift of speech, Harounbegins a quest that introduces him to a mad bus driver, the Shadow ...

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The Prophet

Kahlil Gibran

THE COMING OF THE SHIP ALMUSTAFA, the chosen and the beloved, who was a dawn unto his own day, had waited twelve years in the city of Orphalese for his ship ...

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Poetry as Insurgent Art

Lawrence Ferlinghetti

In this work, he offers--in prose--what poetry is, could be, and should be.

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One River

Wade Davis

Recounts the author's education under Richard Evans Schultes, who studied the drug qualities of plants in the Amazon basin, and his own journey in his teacher's ...

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When the Spirits Dance Mambo: Growing Up Nuyorican in El Barrio

Marta Moreno Vega

An evocative memoir of Puerto Rican New York describes one young woman's childhood and coming of age in Spanish Harlem during the 1950s and 1960s, offering a ...

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Living More With Less

Doris Janzen Longacre

Practical advice on clothing, housekeeping, recreation, financing, and every aspect ofdaily living is designed for those aspiring toward a more simple ...

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Last Chance Saloon

Marian Keyes



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38

Jennifer Government

Max Barry

In the near future, corporations rule the world and the one who defies them is pursuedrelentlessly.

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this bridge we call home: radical visions for transformation



Gloria has played a pivotal role in redefining US feminisms, culture studies. ... on Gloria E. Anzaldua; an anthology she's co-editing with Gloria Anzaldua: ...

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Curious George and the Puppies

H. A. Rey, Margret Rey

Curious George goes to the animal shelter where he accidentally lets all the dogs out of their cages and creates quite a ruckus.

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The Dictators: Hitler's Germany and Stalin's Russia

Richard Overy



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Blessed Unrest: How the Largest Movement in the World Came into Being and Why No One Saw It Coming

Paul Hawken

The environmentalist author of Natural Capitalism traces the contributions of a diverse, worldwide grassroots humanitarian movement through which conscientious ...

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There Are No Children Here: The Story of Two Boys Growing Up in The Other America

Alex Kotlowitz

This is the moving and powerful account of two remarkable boys struggling to survive in Chicago's Henry Horner Homes, a public housing complex disfigured by crime and neglect.

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Fidel Castro: My Life: A Spoken Autobiography

Ignacio Ramonet, Fidel Castro

An intimate self-portrait by the notorious Cuban leader covers a wide range of topics,from his harsh early education and the failures of the revolution to the ...

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The World According to Garp (Ballantine Reader's Circle)

John Irving

T.S. Garp, a man with high ambitions for an artistic career and with obsessive devotionto his wife and children, and Jenny Fields, his famous feminist mother, ...

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Manchild in the Promised Land

Claude Brown

This autobiographic novel, in print for more than 30 years, portrays the "lost" generation of African-Americans whose parents left the sharecropping lifestyle ...

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The Unconscious Civilization

John Ralston Saul

John Ralston Saul argues that while Fascism was defeated in World War II, its"corporatist" doctrines powerfully influence our own society today.

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Sex, Drugs & Magick: A Journey Beyond Limits

Robert Anton Wilson

All of this is accomplished in an easy spirit of author-reader camaraderie.

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Druids

Morgan Llywelyn

Taken in by the chief druid of the Carnutes in Gaul, the Celt orphan Ainvar learns to master the druid mysteries of thought, healing, and magic, and discovers ...

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The Stolen Child (Center Point Platinum Fiction (Large Print))

Keith Donohue

Young Adult. THE STOLEN CHILD is the story of Henry Day, a seven-year-old kidnapped by a strange group living in the dark forest near his home.

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