By Glenn Greenwald

From "the most crucial voice to have entered the political discourse in years" (Bill Moyers) and the journalist who broke the tale on NSA spying courses comes a scathing critique of the two-tiered method of justice that has emerged in America

From the nation's beginnings, the legislations was once to be the nice equalizer in American existence, the guarantor of a typical algorithm for all. yet over the last 4 a long time, the main of equality ahead of the legislation has been successfully abolished. in its place, a two-tiered procedure of justice guarantees that the country's political and fiscal type is almost immune from prosecution, approved to behave with out restraint, whereas the politically powerless are imprisoned with larger ease and in higher numbers than in the other nation within the world.

Starting with Watergate, carrying on with on throughout the Iran-Contra scandal, and culminating with Obama's defensive of Bush-era officers from prosecution, Glenn Greenwald lays naked the mechanisms that experience come to defend the elite from responsibility. He exhibits how the media, either political events, and the courts have abetted a procedure that has produced torture, conflict crimes, household spying through the NSA, and fiscal fraud.
Cogent, sharp, and pressing, it is a no-holds-barred indictment of a profoundly un-American approach that sanctions immunity on the best and mercilessness for everybody else.

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By Sara Benson

“Perhaps los angeles is healthier outlined through these uncomplicated life-affirming moments. A cracked-ice, jazz-age cocktail on Beverly side road, a hike excessive into the Hollywood Hills sagebrush, a swirling pod of dolphins off aspect Dume…” – Adam Skolnick, Lonely Planet Writer

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By Peter Stark

Within the culture of The misplaced urban of Z and Skeleton within the Zahara, Astoria is the exciting, true-adventure story of the 1810 Astor day trip, an epic, now forgotten, three-year trip to forge an American empire at the Pacific Coast. Pegter Stark bargains a harrowing saga within which a band of explorers battled nature, hunger, and insanity to set up the 1st American cost within the Pacific Northwest and spread out what may develop into the Oregon path, completely changing the nation's panorama and its worldwide standing.

Six years after Lewis and Clark's started their trip to the Pacific Northwest, of the japanese establishment's prime figures, John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson, became their points of interest to founding a colony reminiscent of Jamestown at the West Coast and remodeling the state right into a Pacific buying and selling energy. writer and correspondent for Outside magazine Peter Stark recreates this pivotal second in American heritage for the 1st time for contemporary readers, drawing on unique resource fabric to inform the superb precise tale of the Astor Expedition.

Unfolding over the process 3 years, from 1810 to 1813, Astoria is a story of excessive experience and remarkable difficulty within the wasteland and at sea. Of the multiple hundred-forty contributors of the 2 improve events that reached the West Coast—one crossing the Rockies, the opposite rounding Cape Horn—nearly part perished by way of violence. Others went mad. inside three hundred and sixty five days, the excursion effectively proven fortress Astoria, a buying and selling submit at the Columbia River. notwithstanding the colony will be short-lived, it opened provincial American eyes to the possibility of the Western coast and its founders helped blaze the Oregon path.

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By Thomas S. Kidd

Most american citizens understand Patrick Henry as a fiery speaker whose pronouncement “Give me liberty or supply me death!” rallied American defiance to the British Crown. yet Henry’s talents as an orator—sharpened within the small cities and courtrooms of colonial Virginia—are just one a part of his substantial, yet principally forgotten, legacy. As historian Thomas S. Kidd indicates, Henry adored a imaginative and prescient of the USA as a virtuous republic with a in actual fact circumscribed crucial executive. those beliefs introduced him into sour clash with different Founders and have been crystallized in his vociferous competition to the U.S. Constitution.

In Patrick Henry, Kidd pulls again the curtain on considered one of our such a lot radical, passionate Founders, displaying that until eventually we comprehend Henry himself, we are going to overlook some of the Revolution’s animating values.

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By Thomas Pinney

Americans discovered easy methods to make wine effectively approximately 200 years in the past, after failing for greater than 200 years. Thomas Pinney takes an enticing method of the historical past of yank wine through telling its tale during the lives of thirteen those that performed major roles in development an that now extends to each kingdom. whereas a few names—such as Mondavi and Gallo—will be general, others are much less popular. those contain the rich Nicholas Longworth, who produced the 1st renowned American wine; the German immigrant George Husmann, who championed the local Norton grape in Missouri and provided rootstock to avoid wasting French vineyards from phylloxera; Frank Schoonmaker, who championed the varietal idea over wines with deceptive names; and Maynard Amerine, who helped make UC Davis a world-class winemaking school.

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By Noam Chomsky

The risky center East is a domain of gigantic assets, profound passions, widespread crises, and long-standing conflicts, in addition to an important resource of foreign tensions and a key web site of direct US intervention. of the main astute analysts of this a part of the area are Noam Chomsky, the pre-eminent critic people overseas coverage, and Gilbert Achcar, a number one professional of the center East who lived in that sector for lots of years.In their new ebook, Chomsky and Achcar deliver a prepared realizing of the inner dynamics of the center East and of the function of the us, taking on all of the key questions of curiosity to involved electorate, together with such themes as terrorism, fundamentalism, conspiracies, oil, democracy and anti-Arab racism, in addition to the battle in Afghanistan, the invasion and profession of Iraq, the Israeli-Palestinian clash, and the resources people international coverage. well timed, erudite and incisive, "Perilous energy" presents the easiest readable creation for all who desire to comprehend the advanced concerns on the topic of the center East from a point of view devoted to peace and justice.

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By Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Boys, allow us to wake up a club.With these phrases, six stressed younger males raided the linens at a friend’s mansion, pulled pillowcases over their heads, hopped on horses, and cavorted during the streets of Pulaski, Tennessee in 1866. The six associates named their membership the Ku Klux Klan, and, all too fast, their membership grew into the self-proclaimed Invisible Empire with mystery dens unfold around the South.This is the tale of the way a mystery terrorist crew took root in America’s democracy. choked with chilling and bright own debts unearthed from oral histories, congressional records, and diaries, this account from Newbery Honor-winning writer Susan Campbell Bartoletti is a ebook to learn and have in mind. A YALSA Award for Excellence in Nonfiction for teenagers Finalist.

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Now with a brand new and updated advent through the writer, the bestselling account of the impact of yank international rules, hailed as "brilliant and iconoclastic" (Los Angeles Times)

The time period "blowback," invented via the CIA, refers back to the unintentional result of American activities out of the country. during this incisive and debatable publication, Chalmers Johnson lays out in brilliant aspect the hazards confronted by means of our overextended empire, which insists on projecting its army energy to each nook of the earth and utilizing American capital and markets to strength international fiscal integration by itself phrases. From a case of rape by way of U.S. servicemen in Okinawa to our function in Asia's monetary drawback, from our early help for Saddam Hussein to our behavior within the Balkans, Johnson unearths the ways that our inaccurate regulations are planting the seeds of destiny disaster.

In a brand new version that addresses contemporary foreign occasions from September eleven to the conflict in Iraq, this now vintage publication is still as prescient and robust as ever.

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By James M. McCormick

This accomplished textual content examines the way in which overseas coverage has replaced from its earliest years throughout the post-9/11 years and past. It additionally seems on the methods values and ideology approximately international coverage have replaced over the process U.S. historical past and demonstrates how the values and ideology of various family components impact the international coverage decision-making approach.

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By Fred Block

A sociologist who goals to demystify cash through referring to it to strength, Professor Block has dug deep into postwar heritage, with combined effects. a few worthwhile corrections of typically approved perspectives are mixed with reputation of alternative universal distortions of yankee coverage. army spending is given right emphasis as an element in bringing down the buck. yet a few strong principles - "national capitalism" because the major enemy of monetary internationalism on the finish of the struggle - are left disappointingly undeveloped.

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