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  • A Civil Action

    by Jonathan Harr ...
    **#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • The true story of one man so determined to take down two of the nation's largest corporations accused of killing children from water contamination that he risks losing everything."The legal thriller of the decade." —Cleveland Plain Dealer**Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle ... Read more

    $11.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • Electable

    Why America Hasn't Put a Woman in the White House . . . Yet

    by Ali Vitali ...
    A fearless deep dive into the 2020 election from former MSNBC “Road Warrior” and now NBC Capitol Hill correspondent Ali Vitali, who covered the campaign trail every step of the way—investigating the gendered double standards placed on women presidential candidates of that cycle and those who came before, and what it will take for a woman to finally break the glass ceiling and win the White House ... Read more

    $14.99 USD


  • This Will Not Pass

    Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERThe shocking, definitive account of the 2020 election and the first year of the Biden presidency by two New York Times reporters, exposing the deep fissures within both parties as the country approaches a political breaking point.This is the authoritative account of an eighteen-month crisis in American democracy that will be seared into the country’s political memory for ... Read more

    $14.99 USD $2.99 USD

  • They Want to Kill Americans

    The Militias, Terrorists, and Deranged Ideology of the Trump Insurgency

    by Malcolm Nance ...
    NOW A NEW YORK TIMES, LOS ANGELES TIMES, USA TODAY AND GREAT LAKES INDEPENDENT BOOKSELLER ASSOCIATION BESTSELLERNew York Times bestselling author, Malcolm Nance, offers a chilling warning on a clear, present and existential threat to our democracy… our fellow Americans“Malcolm Nance is one of the great unsung national security geniuses of the modern era." —Rachel MaddowTo ... ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • A Brief History of Equality

    Translated by Steven Rendall ...
    A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice“An opportunity for readers to see Piketty bring his larger argument about the origins of inequality and his program for fighting it into high relief.”—Nicholas Lemann, New York TimesThe world’s leading economist of inequality presents a short but sweeping and surprisingly optimistic history of human progress toward equality despite crises, disasters, ... Read more

    $20.19 USD

  • Watergate

    A New History

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “Do we need still another Watergate book? The answer turns out to be yes—this one.” —The Washington Post * “Dazzling.” —The New York Times Book ReviewFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Only Plane in the Sky, comes the first definitive narrative history of Watergate—“the best and fullest account of the crisis, one unlikely to be surpassed anytime soon” (<. ... Read more

    $16.99 USD

  • Field Notes from a Catastrophe

    Man, Nature, and Climate Change

    A new edition of the book that launched Elizabeth Kolbert's career as an environmental writer-updated with three new chapters, making it, yet again, "irreplaceable" (Boston Globe).Elizabeth Kolbert's environmental classic Field Notes from a Catastrophe first developed out of a groundbreaking, National Magazine Award-winning three-part series in The New Yorker. She expanded it into a still-concise ... Read more

    $12.29 USD

  • Science for Sale

    How the US Government Uses Powerful Corporations and Leading Universities to Support Government Policies, Silence Top Scientists, Jeopardize Our Health, and Protect Corporate Profits

    When Speaker Newt Gingrich greeted Dr. David Lewis in his office overlooking the National Mall, he looked at Dr. Lewis and said: “You know you’re going to be fired for this, don’t you?” “I know,” Dr. Lewis replied, “I just hope to stay out of prison.” Gingrich had just read Dr. Lewis’s commentary in Nature, titled “EPA Science: Casualty of Election Politics.” Three years later, and thirty years ... Read more

    $12.99 USD $1.99 USD

  • The Impeachment Diary

    Eyewitness to the Removal of a President

    This diary kept by a reporter covering Watergate is an up-close, “edge-of-your-seat account” of hearings, trials, and the end of a lawless presidency (Christian Science Monitor).During the summer of 1973, James Reston, Jr., took leave from teaching to witness the Senate Watergate Committee hearings as he worked with his coauthor on what became the first full-length book to advocate for Richard ... Read more

    $2.99 USD

  • The Paranoid Style in American Politics: An Essay

    from The Paranoid Style in American Politics

    series A Vintage Short
    A Vintage Shorts SelectionA timely reissue of acclaimed historian Richard Hofstadter’s authoritative and unforgettable essay. First published in 1964 and no less relevant half a century later, The Paranoid Style in American Politics scrutinizes the conditions that gave rise to the extreme right of the 1950s and the 1960s, and presages the ascendancy of the Tea Party movement and, now, Donald Trump ... Read more

    $0.99 USD

  • Bush at War

    by Bob Woodward ...
    With his unmatched investigative skill, Bob Woodward tells the behind-the-scenes story of how President George W. Bush and his top national security advisers, after the initial shock of the September 11 attacks, led the nation to war.Extensive quotations from the secret deliberations of the National Security Council -- and firsthand revelations of the private thoughts, concerns and fears of the ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • The Choice

    How Bill Clinton Won

    by Bob Woodward ...
    The Choice is Bob Woodward's classic story of the quest for power, focusing on the 1996 presidential campaign as a case study of money, public opinion polling, attack advertising, handlers, consultants, and decision making in the midst of electoral uncertainty. President Bill Clinton is examined in full in the contest with Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole, the Republican presidential nominee. The ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Philanthrocapitalism and the Erosion of Democracy

    A Global Citizens Report on the Corporate Control of Technology, Health, and Agriculture

    As the world’s billionaire class reaps record profits and global inequalities further divide nations and communities, this anthology compiled by renown activist Dr. Vandana Shiva pulls back the curtain on how ruthless capitalistic exploitation branded as philanthropic altruism forges a direct path to global destruction.Philanthrocapitalism and the Erosion of Demo**cracy: A Global Citizens’ Report ... Read more

    $8.09 USD

  • Mama Might Be Better Off Dead

    The Failure of Health Care in Urban America

    North Lawndale, a neighborhood that lies in the shadows of Chicago’s Loop, is surrounded by some of the city’s finest medical facilities, Yet, it is one of the sickest, most medically underserved communities in the country.Mama Might Be Better Off Dead immerses readers in the lives of four generations of a poor, African-American family in the neighborhood, who are beset with the devastating ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • How the World Really Works

    The Science Behind How We Got Here and Where We're Going

    by Vaclav Smil ...
    **INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER“A new masterpiece from one of my favorite authors… [How The World Really Works] is a compelling and highly readable book that leaves readers with the fundamental grounding needed to help solve the world’s toughest challenges.”*—*Bill Gates“Provocative but perceptive . . . You can agree or disagree with Smil—accept or doubt his ‘just the facts’ posture—but you ... Read more

    $15.99 USD

  • Allow Me to Retort

    A Black Guy’s Guide to the Constitution

    by Elie Mystal ...
    Instant New York Times BestsellerMSNBC legal commentator Elie Mystal thinks that Republicans are wrong about the law almost all of the time. Now, instead of talking about this on cable news, Mystal explains why in his first book.“After reading Allow Me to Retort, I want Elie Mystal to explain everything I don’t understand—quantum astrophysics, the infield fly rule, why people think Bob Dylan is a ... Read more

    $19.49 USD $10.69 USD

  • The Emergency

    A Year of Healing and Heartbreak in a Chicago ER

    by Thomas Fisher ...
    **The riveting, pulse-pounding story of a year in the life of an emergency room doctor trying to steer his patients and colleagues through a crushing pandemic and a violent summer, amidst a healthcare system that seems determined to leave them behind“Gripping . . . eloquent . . . This book reminds us how permanently interesting our bodies are, especially when they go wrong.”—The New York TimesONE ... Read more

    $1.99 USD

  • The Gulag Archipelago

    The Authorized Abridgement

    “BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE 20TH CENTURY.” —Time“It is impossible to name a book that had a greater effect on the political and moral consciousness of the late twentieth century.” —David Remnick, The New YorkerThe Nobel Prize winner’s towering masterpiece of world literature, the searing record of four decades of terror and oppression, in one abridged volume (authorized by the author). Features a ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • Insurgency

    How Republicans Lost Their Party and Got Everything They Ever Wanted

    **NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS’ CHOICE • How did the party of Lincoln become the party of Trump? From an acclaimed political reporter for The New York Times comes the definitive story of the mutiny that shattered American politics.“A bracing account of how the party of Lincoln and Reagan was hijacked by gadflies and grifters who reshaped their movement into becoming an anti-democratic cancer ... Read more

    $14.99 USD

  • In Defense of the Second Amendment

    by Larry Correia ...
    What Part of the Second Amendment Don’t You Understand?That’s the question posed by award-winning, New York Times bestselling author, and professional firearms instructor, Larry Correia.Bringing with him the practical experience that comes from having owned a high-end gun store—catering largely to law enforcement—and as a competitive shooter and self-defense trainer, Correia blasts apart the ... Read more

    $14.99 USD


  • The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution

    Reconstructing the Economic Foundations of American Democracy

    A bold call to reclaim an American tradition that argues the Constitution imposes a duty on government to fight oligarchy and ensure broadly shared wealth.Oligarchy is a threat to the American republic. When too much economic and political power is concentrated in too few hands, we risk losing the “republican form of government” the Constitution requires. Today, courts enforce the Constitution as ... Read more

    $32.79 USD

  • The Destructionists

    The Twenty-Five Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party

    by Dana Milbank ...
    A scathing history of twenty-five years of Republican attempts to hold on to political power by any means necessary, by a hugely popular Washington Post political columnistIn 1994, more than 300 Republicans under the command of obstructionist and rabble-rouser Congressman Newt Gingrich stood outside the U.S. Capitol to sign the Contract with America and put bipartisanship on notice. Twenty-five ... Read more

    $14.99 USD


  • Betrayal

    The Final Act of the Trump Show

    by Jonathan Karl ...
    ***THE INSTANT New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and IndieBound BESTSELLER*****An NPR Book of the DayPicking up where the New York Times bestselling Front Row at the Trump Show left off, this is the explosive look at the aftermath of the election—and the events that followed Donald Trump’s leaving the White House all the way to January 6—from ABC News' chief Washington correspondent. ... Read more

    $13.99 USD

  • Trump Revealed

    An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power

    A comprehensive biography of Donald Trump, the Republican front-runner in the presidential election campaign. Trump Revealed will be reported by a team of award-winning Washington Post journalists and co-authored by investigative political reporter Michael Kranish and senior editor Marc Fisher.Trump Revealed will offer the most thorough and wide-ranging examination of Donald Trump’s public and ... Read more

    $13.99 USD