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The Devil's Chessboard
Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America's Secret Government
David Talbot
Recommended by Jeff & Paul & Scott, City Lights Books
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Death in the Congo
Murdering Patrice Lumumba
Emmanuel Gerard, Bruce Kuklick
Maybe not a unique event in the history of newly-independent former colonies, but a telling one, and one for which the United States should still feel shame. —Recommended by Jeff, City Lights Books
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Border Patrol Nation
Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security
Todd Miller
Fast-paced frontline reporting and analysis on the militaristic spread of the U.S. Border Patrol. "What Jeremy Scahill was to Blackwater, Todd Miller is to the U.S. Border Patrol!"--Tom Miller, author, On the Border
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A Wilderness of Error
The Trials of Jeffrey MacDonald
Errol Morris
Academy Award–winning filmmaker Errol Morris examines one of the most notorious and mysterious murder trials of the twentieth century In this profoundly original meditation on truth and the justice system, Errol Morris—a former private detective and director of The Thin Blue Line—delves deeply into the infamous Jeffrey MacDonald murder case.
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The Meaning of Freedom
And Other Difficult Dialogues
Angela Y. Davis
Angela Davis' first book in nearly a decade, and her only book of speeches on racism, community, freedom, and politics in the United States.
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23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism
Ha-Joon Chang
If you've wondered how we did not see the economic collapse coming, Ha-Joon Chang knows the answer: We didn't ask what they didn't tell us about capitalism. This is a lighthearted book with a serious purpose: to question the assumptions behind the...
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Orange Sunshine
The Brotherhood of Eternal Love and Its Quest to Spread Peace, Love, and Acid to the World
Nicholas Schou
A startling, secret history of the "Hippie Mafia"—a group of surfer smugglers out of Laguna Beach who were responsible for the majority of the hash and LSD that literally fueled the psychedelic revolution. —Recommended by Andy, City Lights Books
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Green Is the New Red
An Insider's Account of a Social Movement Under Siege
Will Potter
An insider tells how environmentalists and animal rights activists have become "the number one domestic terrorism threat."
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Wherever There's a Fight
How Runaway Slaves, Suffragists, Immigrants, Strikers and Poets Shaped Civil Liberties in California
Elaine Elinson, Stan Yogi
Wherever There's a Fight captures the sweeping story of how freedom and equality have grown in California, from the gold rush right up to the precarious post-9/11 era. The book tells the stories of the brave individuals who have stood up for their...
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The Paranoid Style in American Politics
Richard Hofstadter
This timely reissue of Richard Hofstadter's classic work on the fringe groups that influence American electoral politics offers an invaluable perspective on contemporary domestic affairs. In The Paranoid Style in American Politics, acclaimed historian...
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Contrary Notions
The Michael Parenti Reader
Michael Parenti
“Radical in the true sense of the word, [Parenti] digs at the roots which... sustain our public consciousness.”— Los Angeles Times Book Review
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Interventions
Noam Chomsky
"From 9-11 to the Iraq War, from the 'non-crisis' of social security to the leveling of Lebanon, Chomsky provides informed opinion and critical analysis" – Mumia Abu-Jamal Short, forceful commentaries on U.S. politics from Latin America to the Middle East.
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Illusions of Security
Global Surveillance and Democracy in the Post-9/11 World
Maureen Webb
The government is spying on us, accessing our email, our bank records, and our cell phone calls. Maureen Webb exposes the shadowy global network of surveillance that is infringing on the privacy and civil rights of people worldwide.
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Ghost Wars
The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001
Steve Coll
Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks.

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