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The Last True Story I’ll Ever Tell: An Accidental Soldier’s Account of the War in Iraq

By John Crawford



 

The Lives of Riley

 

The Lives of Riley

By Mark Heisler

$6.00

 

The Lizard Cage

 

The Lizard Cage

By Karen Connelly

$11.90

The Lost Spy

 

The Lost Spy

$17.13

 

The Madman and the Assassin

 

The Madman and the Assassin

Scott Martelle

$14.42

Union cavalryman Boston Corbett became a national celebrity after killing John Wilkes Booth, but as details of his odd personality became known, he also became the object of derision. Over time, he was largely forgotten to history, a minor character in the final act of Booth’s tumultuous life. And yet Corbett led a fascinating life of his own, a tragic saga that weaved through the monumental events of nineteenth-century America. Corbett was an English immigrant and devout Christian who long struggled not only with poverty but also with mental illness, which was likely caused by the mercury he used in his job as a silk hat finisher. He was one of the first volunteers to join the US Army at the outbreak of the Civil War, a path that would in time land him in the notorious Andersonville prison camp. Eventually released, he ended up in the squadron that cornered Lincoln’s assassin in a Virginia barn. After the war, he headed west as a homesteader to the plains of Kansas, where his shaky mental health led to his undoing. The Madman and the Assassin is the first full-length biography of Boston Corbett, a man thrust into the spotlight during a national news event and into an unwelcome transformation from anonymity to fame, and back to obscurity.

 

The Making of an Elder Culture: Reflections on the Future of America’s Most Audacious Generation

 

The Making of an Elder Culture: Reflections on the Future of America’s Most Audacious Generation

By Theodore Roszak

$12.89

The Making of Global Capitalism

 

The Making of Global Capitalism

By Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch

$29.95

 

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

 

The Making of the Atomic Bomb

By Richard Rhodes

$20.00

 

The Man Who Sold the World

 

The Man Who Sold the World

By William Kleinknecht

$17.79

The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker

 

The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker

By Mike Rose

$10.88

 

The Mitfords

 

The Mitfords

By Charlotte Mosley

$26.37

 

The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn’t and Why

 

The N Word: Who Can Say It, Who Shouldn’t and Why

By Jabari Asim

$26.00

The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

 

The Naive and the Sentimental Novelist

By Orhan Pamuk

$15.03

 

The Nature and Destiny of Man

 

The Nature and Destiny of Man

By Reinhold Niebuhr; Robin W. Lovin (Introduction by)



 

The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East

 

The New Arabs: How the Millennial Generation is Changing the Middle East

Juan Cole

$17.62

Renowned blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole takes us “inside the youth movements in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya, showing us how activists used technology and social media to amplify their message and connect with like-minded citizens” (The New York Times) in this “rousing study of the Arab Spring” (Publishers Weekly, starred review). For three decades, Cole has sought to put the relationship of the West and the Muslim world in historical context. In The New Arabs he has written “an elegant, carefully delineated synthesis of the complicated, intertwined facets of the Arab uprisings,” (Kirkus Reviews), illuminating the role of today’s Arab youth—who they are, what they want, and how they will affect world politics. Not all big groups of teenagers and twenty-somethings necessarily produce historical movements centered on their identity as youth, with a generational set of organizations, symbols, and demands rooted at least partially in the distinctive problems of people their age. The Arab Millennials did. And, in a provocative, big-picture argument about the future of the Arab world, The New Arabs shows just how they did it. “Engaging, powerful, and comprehensive…The book feels as indispensable to scholars as it is insightful for a more casual reader” (Los Angeles Times).

The New Blue Media

 

The New Blue Media

Theodore Hamm

$24.95

Is a new progressive era in American life in the offing? Only time will tell, but journalist Theodore Hamm’s sharp, acerbic book suggests that a new progressive media has already arrived. Satirical, hard-charging, and unapologetically progressive, this new media movement is both reinvigorating old forms like late-night TV and documentaries and inventing new forms like the blogosphere. In a breezy, accessible style, The New Blue Media traces the rise during the Bush years of new media stars: the news-saturated satire of The Onion, The Daily Show, and The Colbert Report; the polemical assaults of Michael Moore and Air America; and the instant-messaging politics of MoveOn, Daily Kos, and the netroots. With the exception of Air America, all of these new media outlets have found commercial success—marking, says Hamm, a new era in liberal politics. Does this new media matter? In 2004, both Michael Moore and MoveOn became major players; more recently, the influence of the netroots sparked an upheaval within the Democratic Party, when Connecticut’s Ned Lamont almost defeated former vice presidential candidate Joseph Lieberman in his campaign for the Senate. Taken as a whole, the New Blue Media are shaping both the style—and in many cases the substance—of twenty-first-century progressive politics.

 

The New Media Monopoly

 

The New Media Monopoly

By Ben Bagdikian



 

The New Old World

 

The New Old World

By Perry Anderson

$26.37

The Nuclear Jihadist

 

The Nuclear Jihadist

By Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins

$16.50

 

 

The Obama Question: A Progressive Perspective

By Gary J. Dorrien

$35.00

 

The Omnivore’s Dilemma : A Natural History of Four Meals

 

The Omnivore’s Dilemma : A Natural History of Four Meals

By Michael Pollan

$17.79

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