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40 More Years by James Carville, Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza (With)

40 More Years by James Carville, Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza (With)

RETAIL PRICE $24.00 OUR PRICE $19.25 - 40 More Years: How the Democrats Will Rule the Next Generation - Every four years Americans hold a presidential election. Somebody wins and somebody loses. That's life. But 2008 was an anomaly. The election of President Barack Obama is about something far bigger than four or even eight years in the White House. Since 2004, Americans have been witnessing and participating in the emergence of a Democratic majority that will last not four but forty years. To understand the emergence of a lasting Democratic majority we'll first have to spend a few moments reviewing the profound and relentless incompetence of the Bush administration -- and the pursuant collapse of the Republican Party. That means looking back at the failure of Republican ideas -- including a wholesale rejection of the myth of conservative superiority on the economy -- and holding our noses long enough to survey the gallery of truly repellent scoundrels, scandals, and screwups that the...
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America by Heart by Sarah Palin (H)

America by Heart by Sarah Palin (H)

RETAIL PRICE $25.99 OUR PRICE $20.79 - Since the publication of her bestselling memoir, Going Rogue, in 2009, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin has traveled the country extensively. She has visited cities and towns in almost every state, dropped in on military bases, given talks and speeches to small groups and at massive rallies. Throughout her travels, she has had the privilege of meeting thousands of Americans—ordinary men and women who have shared with her their hopes and dreams, their love of country, and their fears about what lies ahead. Governor Palin, inspired by these encounters, celebrates in her new book the enduring strengths and virtues that have made this country a beacon of liberty and hope for the rest of the world. America by Heart is a highly personal testament to her deep love of country, her strong roots in faith, and her profound appreciation of family. Ranging widely over American history, culture, and current affairs, Governor Palin reflects on the key values...
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Black Hearts by by Jim Frederick (Hardcover)

Black Hearts by by Jim Frederick (Hardcover)

RETAIL PRICE $26.00 OUR PRICE $20.99 - Black Hearts: One Platoon's Descent into Madness in Iraq's Triangle of Death - Harrowing account of the atmospherics, commission and aftermath of a war crime. In March 2006, deployed in the south of Baghdad, the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division faced a countryside in uproar. Arguably the most dangerous spot in an extremely dangerous country, the Triangle of Death featured IEDs that made every Humvee ride "an exercise in terror" and a civilian population indistinguishable from the death-dealing armed militias. With too few men to mount proper patrols and suicide car bombings and videotaped beheadings circulating to instill an extra bit of horror, every soldier had to endure constant stress and resist hating the very people they were charged with protecting. Relying on scores of interviews with soldiers and Iraqis, journals, letters, classified reports and investigations, Frederick (co-author: The Reluctant Communist:...
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Colonel Roosevel by Edmund Morris

Colonel Roosevel by Edmund Morris

RETAIL PRICE $35.00 OUR PRICE $27.99 - elt,” he was hailed as the most famous man in the world. Crowned heads vied to put him up in their palaces. “If I see another king,” he joked, “I think I shall bite him.” Had TR won his historic “Bull Moose” campaign in 1912 (when he outpolled the sitting president, William Howard Taft), he might have averted World War I, so great was his international influence. Had he not died in 1919, at the early age of sixty, he would unquestionably have been reelected to a third term in the White House and completed the work he began in 1901 of establishing the United States as a model democracy, militarily strong and socially just. This biography by Edmund Morris, the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award–winning author of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt and Theodore Rex, is itself the completion of a trilogy sure to stand as definitive. Packed with more adventure, variety, drama, humor, and tragedy than a big novel, yet documented down to the smallest...
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Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin Hardcover)

Going Rogue: An American Life by Sarah Palin Hardcover)

RETAIL PRICE $28.99 OUR PRICE $23.99 - One year ago, Sarah Palin burst onto the national political stage like a comet. Yet even now, few Americans know who this remarkable woman really is. On September 3, 2008 Alaska Governor Sarah Palin gave a speech at the Republican National Convention that electrified the nation and instantly made her one of the most recognizable women in the world. As chief executive of America's largest state, she had built a record as a reformer who cast aside politics-as-usual and pushed through changes other politicians only talked about: Energy independence. Ethics reform. And the biggest private sector infrastructure project in U.S. history. While revitalizing public school funding and ensuring the state met its responsibilities to seniors and Alaska Native populations, Palin also beat the political "good ol' boys club" at their own game and brought Big Oil to heel. Like her GOP running mate, John McCain, Palin wasn't a packaged and over-produced...
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Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky (P)

Rules for Radicals by Saul Alinsky (P)

RETAIL PRICE $14.00 OUR PRICE $11.20 - The father of modern community organization, Saul Alinsky taught a generation of activists and politicians how to effectively construct social change. In Rules for Radicals, Alinsky writes with passion and intelligence, carefully outlining “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Indispensable since its first publication in 1971, this book continues to inform and inspire all those who believe that political engagement is the key to maintaining America's democratic tradition.
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The Audacity to Win by David Plouffe (Hardcover)

The Audacity to Win by David Plouffe (Hardcover)

RETAIL PRICE $27.95 OUR PRICE $22.95 - The Audacity to Win: The Inside Story and Lessons of Barack Obama's Historic Victory --- The architect of the Obama campaign reveals how it all happened- and how it will revolutionize our politics David Plouffe not only led the effort that put Barack Obama in the White House, but he also changed the face of politics forever and reenergized the idea of democracy itself. The Audacity to Win is his story of that groundbreaking achievement, taking readers inside the remarkable campaign that led to the election of the first African American president. For two years Plouffe worked side by side with Obama, charting the course of the campaign. His is the ultimate insider's tale, revealing both the strategies that delivered Obama to office and how the candidate and campaign handled moments of great challenge and opportunity. Moving from the deliberations about whether to run at all, through the epic primary battle with Hillary Clinton and the general...
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The Bread of Angels by Stephanie Saldana (Hardcover)

The Bread of Angels by Stephanie Saldana (Hardcover)

RETAIL PRICE $24.95 OUR PRICE $19.95 - The Bread of Angels: A Memoir of Love and Faith in Damascus ---- A gorgeous, romantic memoir of a young woman's year in Damascus, where she studied the Muslim Jesus, fled to an ancient desert monastery to heal her past, and unexpectedly found herself in love with a French novice monk. In 2004, twenty-seven-year-old Stephanie Saldaña traveled to Damascus, Syria, on a Fulbright fellowship to study the role of the prophet Jesus in Islam. She was also fleeing a broken heart. It was not an ideal time to be an American in the Middle East-the United States had recently invaded Iraq, refugees were flooding into Damascus, and dark rumors swirled that Syria might be next to come under American attack. Miserable and lonely, Stephanie left Damascus to visit an ancient Christian monastery carved into the desert cliffs. In that beautiful, austere setting, she confronted her wavering faith and met Frederic, a young French novice monk. As they set out to explore...
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The Imperial Cruise by James Bradley (Hardcover)

The Imperial Cruise by James Bradley (Hardcover)

RETAIL PRICE $29.99 OUR PRICE $23.99 - The Imperial Cruise: A Secret History of Empire and War -----In 1905 President Teddy Roosevelt dispatched Secretary of War William Howard Taft on the largest U.S. diplomatic mission in history to Hawaii, Japan, the Philippines, China, and Korea. Roosevelt's glamorous twenty-one year old daughter Alice served as mistress of the cruise, which included senators and congressmen. On this trip, Taft concluded secret agreements in Roosevelt's name. In 2005, a century later, James Bradley traveled in the wake of Roosevelt's mission and discovered what had transpired in Honolulu, Tokyo, Manila, Beijing and Seoul. In 1905, Roosevelt was bully-confident and made secret agreements that he though would secure America's westward push into the Pacific. Instead, he lit the long fuse on the Asian firecrackers that would singe America's hands for a century.
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The Secret Sentry by Matthew Aid (Hardcover)

The Secret Sentry by Matthew Aid (Hardcover)

RETAIL PRICE $30.00 OUR PRICE $23.99 - The Secret Sentry: The Untold History of the National Security Agency
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Why Didn't You Have to Go to Vietnam, Daddy? by Steve Wilken

Why Didn't You Have to Go to Vietnam, Daddy? by Steve Wilken

RETAIL PRICE $13.99 OUR PRICE $8.00 - Why Didn't You Have To Go To Vietnam, Daddy? It's a question children have been asking since the 1960's. Only a true Vietnam War veteran could write such a biting, satirical, revealing look into the everyday lives of soldiers within Vietnam. In the tradition of MASH and Catch 22, Why Didn't You Have To Go To Vietnam, Daddy is brutally honest about the widespread drug use among GI's, and a new insight into the antiwar feelings of many in the US Army. It's a snapshot of America in the late 1960's, the time of the military draft that singled out those sent to Vietnam, and those left behind. It's not like any other book you may have ever read about the Vietnam era, including the cruel twists of fate that awaited many returning veterans. The book is part anti-war novel, part history book, and part biography of the counter culture from the Vietnam Generation. Why Didn't You Have To Go To Vietnam, Daddy is a must-read for all who lived during those...
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Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt by Douglas Brinkley

Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt by Douglas Brinkley

RETAIL PRICE $34.99 OUR PRICE $27.99 - Wilderness Warrior: Theodore Roosevelt and the Crusade for America, 1858-1919 - "The best of the new generation of American historians" is how Stephen Ambrose described Douglas Brinkley, the author of this breakthrough biography of Theodore Roosevelt. TR's love of the outdoors is, of course, well known, but Brinkley proposes a thesis far more grand and significant. He argues that it was Roosevelt's ambitious Wild America program that turned conservationism into a universal endeavor. By tracing lines of influence on the future president's thought, he explains how the insights of people like Audobon, Darwin, John Burroughs, and John Muir shaped Roosevelt's Gospel of Preservation environmental actions. A superb choice for anyone who loves history and/or the environment.
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