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This new edition of Mike Davis's visionary work gives an update on Los Angeles as the city hits the 21st century. No metropolis has been more loved or more hated. To its official boosters, "Los Angeles brings it all together. " To detractors, LA i...

City of Quartz: Excavating the Future in Los Angeles (New Edition)

In the first book-length scholarly study of the San Fernando Valley-home to one-third of the population of Los Angeles-Laura R. Barraclough combines ambitious historical sweep with an on-theground investigation of contemporary life in this iconic ...

Making the San Fernando Valley: Rural Landscapes, Urban Development, and White Privilege (Geographies of Justice and Social Transformation)

Seven weeks on the New York Times bestseller list: Jesse Ventura tells it like it is, and this time he tackles our government's biggest secrets. In this explosive account of wrongful acts and ensuing cover-ups, Jesse Ventura takes a systematic loo...

American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies that the Government Tells Us

Americans are becoming ever more disillusioned with the two traditional political parties. Both seem to offer more of the same: more spending, more war, more bailouts for big businesses, more control over people's lives. That's why more people tha...

Libertarianism Today

How one militant union organizer fought the bosses-and national labor leaders. In 1995, in the first contested election in the history of the AFL-CIO, John Sweeney won the presidency of the nation's largest labor federation, promising renewal and ...

Raising Expectations (and Raising Hell): My Decade Fighting for the Labor Movement

This is the story of a political miracle -- the perfect match of man and moment. Franklin Delano Roosevelt took office in March of 1933 as America touched bottom. Banks were closing everywhere. Millions of people lost everything. The Great Depress...

The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope

Reveals the US military's "don't ask, don't tell" approach to extremists in its ranks. Since the launch of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars-now the longest wars in American history-the US military has struggled to recruit troops. It has responded, as...

Irregular Army: How the US Military Recruited Neo-Nazis, Gang Members, and Criminals to Fight the War on Terror

This is the first definitive account of Fruitlands, one of history's most unsuccessful-but most significant-utopian experiments. It was established in Massachusetts in 1843 by Bronson Alcott (whose ten-year-old daughter Louisa May, future author o...

Fruitlands

Today the borderland between Canada and the United States is a wide, empty sweep of wheat fields and pasture, measured by a grid of gravel roads that sees little traffic and few people who do not make their lives there. It has been much this way f...

Arc of the Medicine Line: Mapping the World's Longest Undefended Border Across the Western Plains

Norris -- hero, icon, and legend -- is back, packing a political and cultural punch with his new book. In it, Norris gives a no-holds-barred assessment of American culture and shows how Americans can get involved and change the nation's course for...

Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America

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