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The Future and Its Enemies

by Virginia Postrel Free Press (May 10, 2011)

Today we have greater wealth, health, opportunity, and choice than at any time in history. Yet a chorus of intellectuals and politicians laments our current condition -- as slaves to technology, coarsened by...


Big Girls Don't Cry: The Election that Changed Everything for American Women

by Rebecca Traister Free Press (September 14, 2010)

Journalist and Salon writer Rebecca Traister investigates the 2008 presidential election and its impact on American politics, women and cultural feminism. Examining the role of women in the campaign, from Clinton...


The Story of Stuff

by Annie Leonard Free Press (March 09, 2010)

A classic exposé in company with An Inconvenient Truth and Silent Spring, The Story of Stuff expands on the celebrated documentary exploring the threat of overconsumption on the environment, economy, and our...


Crazy Like Us

by Ethan Watters Free Press (January 12, 2010)

It is well known that American culture is a dominant force at home and abroad; our exportation of everything from movies to junk food is a well-documented phenomenon. But is it possible America's most troubling...


The Return

by Daniel Treisman Free Press (January 04, 2011)

Russia has long been a source of puzzlement— and sometimes alarm—for Western observers. Since shaking off communism two decades ago, the country has seemed wobbly at best, thoroughly corrupt and threatening...


Rediscovering Institutions

by James G. March & Johan P. Olsen Free Press (June 15, 2010)

The authors propose a new theory of political behavior that re-invigorates the role of institutions—from laws and bureaucracy to rituals and symbols—as essential to understanding the modern political and...


Winning Local and State Elections

by Ann Beaudry Free Press (June 15, 2010)

This straightforward and direct guide to running a political campaign provides insight for the first-time candidate based on the authors’ years of experience in the political sphere.

The book features step-by-step...


How to Make Peace in the Middle East in Six Months or Less

by Gregory Levey Free Press (September 07, 2010)

Gregory Levey’s modest goal is to solve the Middle East conflict—all by himself. After returning to North America following a stint in his midtwenties writing speeches for the Israeli government—first...


The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas

by Thomas Aquinas Free Press (October 01, 1997)

Originally published in The Hafner Library of Classics in 1953, The Political Ideas of St. Thomas Aquinas provides important insights into the human side of one of the most influential medieval philosophers....


Peddling Peril

by David Albright Free Press (March 16, 2010)

“THE UNLEASHED POWER OF THE ATOM HAS CHANGED EVERYTHING SAVE OUR MODES OF THINKING, AND WE THUS DRIFT TOWARD UNPARALLELED CATASTROPHE.” —ALBERT EINSTEIN

With the revelation of Iran’s secret uranium...


Hardball

by Chris Matthews Free Press (November 02, 1999)

How politics is played by one who knows the game...

Chris Matthews has spent a quarter century on the playing field of American politics—from right-hand man of Speaker of the House Tip O'Neill to host of NBC's...


Triumph of Conservatism

by Gabriel Kolko Free Press (June 30, 2008)

A radically new interpretation of the Progressive Era which argues that business leaders, and not the reformers, inspired the era’s legislation regarding business.


Rights Talk

by Mary Ann Glendon Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Political speech in the United States is undergoing a crisis. Glendon's acclaimed book traces the evolution of the strident language of rights in America and shows how it has captured the nation's devotion to...


Forces of Fortune

by Vali Nasr Free Press (September 15, 2009)

Leading authority on the Islamic world and influential advisor to the Obama administration Vali Nasr shows that the West’s best hope of winning the battle against Islamic extremists is to foster the growth...


The Threat Closer to Home: Hugo Chavez and the War Against America

by Douglas Schoen & Michael Rowan Free Press (January 06, 2009)

A chilling account of Hugo Chávez's shadow war on the United States

The American government has shrugged off South American politics for nearly forty years. In the meantime, our neighbor to the south has...


Up from Conservatism

by Michael Lind Free Press (August 06, 2013)

For nearly a decade, Michael Lind worked closely as a writer and editor with the intellectual leaders of American conservatism. Slowly, he came to believe that the many prominent intellectuals he worked with...


An Economic Interpretation of the Constitution of the United States

by Charles A. Beard Free Press (December 18, 2012)

First published in 1913, Beard’s iconoclastic masterwork sparked a deep historical debate that has not abated. Scrutinizing the Constitution in light of economic forces, he proposed for the first time that...


The Unconscious Civilization

by John Ralston Saul Free Press (November 06, 2012)

In this intellectual tour de force John Ralston Saul argues that our society is only superficially based on the individual and democracy, and the West now toils unconsciously in the grip of a stifling “corporatist”...


Everything Trump Touches Dies

by Rick Wilson Free Press (August 07, 2018)

#1 New York Times bestseller! A respected, long-time Republican strategist, ad-maker, and contributor for The Daily Beast skewers the disease that is destroying the conservative movement and burning down the...


Bailout: An Inside Account of How Washington Abandoned Main Street While Rescuing Wall Street

by Neil Barofsky Free Press (July 24, 2012)

In this riveting account of the mishandling of the TARP bailout fund, a former federal prosecutor offers behind-the-scenes proof of the corrupt ways Washington officials serve the interests of Wall Street.

In...


The Little Blue Book

by George Lakoff & Elisabeth Wehling Free Press (June 19, 2012)

The indispensable handbook for Democrats

Voters cast their ballots for what they believe is right, for the things that make moral sense. Yet Democrats have too often failed to use language linking their moral...


When the Tea Party Came to Town

by Robert Draper Free Press (April 24, 2012)

When the Tea Party Came to Town demonstrates Robert Draper’s uncanny ability to ferret out news-making tidbits and provides us with the first look at this game-changing Congress—sure to be a classic work....


Bad Religion: How We Became a Nation of Heretics

by Ross Douthat Free Press (March 26, 2012)

As the youngest-ever op-ed columnist for the New York Times, Ross Douthat has emerged as one of the most provocative and influential voices of his generation. In Bad Religion he offers a masterful and hard-hitting...


Next American Nation

by Michael Lind Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Are we now, or have we ever been, a nation?

As this century comes to a close, debates over immigration policy, racial preferences, and multiculturalism challenge the consensus that formerly grounded our national...


I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did

by Lori Andrews Free Press (December 19, 2011)

Hailed as “stunning” (New York Post), “authoritative” (Kirkus Reviews), and “comprehensively researched” (Shelf Awareness), a shocking exposé of the widespread abuses of our personal online data...


In the Line of Fire

by Pervez Musharraf Free Press (September 25, 2006)

According to Time magazine, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf holds "the world's most dangerous job." He has twice come within inches of assassination. His forces have caught more than 670 members of al...


Holy War, Inc.

by Peter L. Bergen Free Press (November 14, 2001)

On September 11, 2001, the world in which we live was changed forever. The twin towers of the World Trade Center came crashing down, one side of the Pentagon burst into flame, and more than six thousand men,...


The Death of Outrage

by William J. Bennett Free Press (December 24, 1998)

Today we see little public outrage about Bill Clinton's misconduct. With enormous skill, the president and his advisors have constructed a defensive wall built of bricks left over from Watergate: diversion,...


In the Belly of the Green Bird

by Nir Rosen Free Press (May 02, 2006)

Nir Rosen has been hailed by The New York Review of Books as the reporter who managed to get inside Fallujah "at a time when it was a death trap for Western reporters," and as one of the few Western reporters...


Overblown

by John Mueller Free Press (November 14, 2006)

Why have there been no terrorist attacks in the United States since 9/11? It is ridiculously easy for a single person with a bomb-filled backpack, or a single explosives-laden automobile, to launch an attack....


In the Valley of Mist

by Justine Hardy Free Press (June 09, 2009)

A personal, moving, and vibrant picture of one of the most beautiful and troubled places in the world, described through the experiences of one family, whose fortunes have changed dramatically with those of...


Lapdogs

by Eric Boehlert Free Press (May 11, 2006)

Lapdogs is the first book to demonstrate that, for the entire George W. Bush presidency, the news media have utterly failed in their duty as watchdog for the public. In blistering prose, Eric Boehlert reveals...


The Big Enchilada

by Stuart Stevens Free Press (November 01, 2007)

Six years ago he owned a baseball team. Now he's the leader of the free world. "The Big Enchilada" is a comic anthem to the wild and improbable crusade that propelled George W. Bush into the White House and...


Shut Up, I'm Talking

by Gregory Levey Free Press (April 22, 2008)

Shut Up, I'm Talking is a smart, hilarious insider take on Israeli politics that reads like the bastard child of Thomas Friedman and David Sedaris. Now a political writer for Salon, Gregory Levey stumbled into...


Bloggers on the Bus

by Eric Boehlert Free Press (May 19, 2009)

Ever since radio entered the American private home, technology has shaped political campaign strategy. Radio brought candidates more intimately and vividly into citizens' lives than newspapers could. The televised...


Blocking the Courthouse Door

by Stephanie Mencimer Free Press (December 05, 2006)

Thanks to constant political oratory against "frivolous lawsuits" and "jackpot justice," it is widely known that there's a legal crisis in this country. President Bush never misses an opportunity to call for...


American Fascists

by Chris Hedges Free Press (January 09, 2007)

Twenty-five years ago, when Pat Robertson and other radio and televangelists first spoke of the United States becoming a Christian nation that would build a global Christian empire, it was hard to take such...


A Season in Bethlehem

by Joshua Hammer Free Press (September 16, 2003)

Newsweek's Jerusalem bureau chief Joshua Hammer arrived in the West Bank in October 2000 -- just after Ariel Sharon made his inflammatory visit to the Haram al-Sharif, otherwise known as the Temple Mount. Sharon's...


Against All Enemies

by Richard A. Clarke Free Press (March 26, 2004)

"The [Bush] administration has squandered the opportunity to eliminate al Qaeda....A new al Qaeda has emerged and is growing stronger, in part because of our own actions and inactions. It is in many ways a tougher...


Wild Bill Donovan

by Douglas Waller Free Press (February 08, 2011)

He was one of America’s most exciting and secretive generals—the man Franklin Roosevelt made his top spy in World War II. A mythic figure whose legacy is still intensely debated, “Wild Bill” Donovan...


Tempting Faith

by David Kuo Free Press (October 16, 2006)

David Kuo came to Washington wanting to use his Christian faith to end abortion, strengthen marriage, and help the poor. He reached the heights of political power, ultimately serving in the White House under...


Run the Other Way

by Bill Hillsman Free Press (April 26, 2004)

Bill Hillsman is simply, in the words of Slate.com, "the world's greatest political adman." With his groundbreaking consulting work on Paul Wellstone's senatorial, Jesse Ventura's gubernatorial, and Ralph Nader's...


At Home in the World

by Daniel Pearl, Helene Cooper & Mariane Pearl Free Press (June 24, 2002)

Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl became the focus of international concern when he was kidnapped by Islamic extremists in Pakistan while investigating a story. News of his brutal murder in February...


Compassionate Conservatism

by Marvin Olasky Free Press (July 05, 2000)

Compassionate conservatism is a new political force in the land, sweeping the grassroots of people of all faiths, races, and ethnicities. In its parts it offers solutions to many of our most intractable problems;...


Sneaking Into the Flying Circus

by Alexandra Pelosi Free Press (June 01, 2005)

Alexandra Pelosi, creator of the Emmy award-winning film Journeys with George and of Diary of a Political Tourist, makes her literary debut with an intimate look at the frenzied and grueling underbelly of presidential...


My Hope for Peace

by Jehan Sadat Free Press (March 24, 2009)

From the distinguished educator, international crusader for humanitarian causes, and widow of the Nobel Peace Prize-winner President Anwar Sadat comes a foolproof plan for peace in the Middle East.

In 1979,...


A Country That Works

by Andy Stern Free Press (October 03, 2006)

Andy Stern, one of the most visionary leaders in America today, has fought relentlessly to ensure that Americans' hard work is rewarded in today's hypercompetitive, globalized world. As the newsmaking president...


Dead Certain

by Robert Draper Free Press (September 04, 2007)

In this ambitious work of political narrative, Robert Draper takes us inside the Bush White House and delivers an intimate portrait of a tumultuous decade and a beleaguered administration. Virtually every page...


The Betrayal of American Prosperity

by Clyde Prestowitz Free Press (May 11, 2010)

CONSIDER THIS SHOCKING FACT: while China’s number one export to the United States is $46 billion of computer equipment, the number one export from the U.S. to China is waste—$7.6 billion of waste paper and...


Fallout

by Catherine Collins & Douglas Frantz Free Press (January 04, 2011)

More than a high-stakes espionage thriller, Fallout painstakingly examines the huge costs of the CIA’s errors and the lost opportunities to halt the spread of nuclear weapons technology long before it was...