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    1. The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice
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    2. Tempting Faith: An Inside Story
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    1. The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
    by Doubleday
    Hardcover (10 October, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars I must apologize
    I wrote that the Broker was not the book I should strongly recommend. Well, I'm astonished now, because Mr Grisham knew about ties between Cia and Italian Telecom. How did he manage? Well, back to the Innocent man. I have read some of the recension before me. I think it could be hard to cope for a layman, but it's very interesting for a jurist, expecially for a no American one. The plot is intriguing, and the style is very dry. I read it in a day, and I learnt very much about American system. System is really good, sometimes men aren't, like everywhere. The clue is: American juries care more about what a convicted should do in the future, then about which crime one actually performed, if then. That's the reason why a dropout like Ronnie was a perfect candidate for lethal injection. He was crazy, noisy , arrogant, he slept most of the time and use to chase boozes and skirts. What's the use of let he in life? Grisham is great when at the end calculates to the penny what's the cost of such a court mistake for the american taxpayer. A cynical could rebuke: right, but only because it happened to be eventually corrected. The correction was the really burden, and not the mistake. I hope to read more nonfiction from Mr Grisham, that could even write a postfaction like Victor Hugo in the Miserables: Italy loves my books, but Italian judiciary ssystem isn't any better ( Hugo said Italy loved les Miserables, but Italy was really a worse country then France ).It's a book about justice, not simply a book about american judiciary system or small countries judicial oddities. I recommend it to all law students.

    5-0 out of 5 stars A Poignant and Compelling Story!
    What would you do if you were suspected by the police of the rape and murder of a young woman? Whom would you turn to if you were convicted of a crime based on circumstantial evidence and shoddy legal tactics? Whoever believes we are all innocent until proven guilty hasn't truly been put to the test.
    5-0 out of 5 stars His best book yet
    His first Nonfiction book was very well written.It was a major page turner and I finished it in 2 days.I liked it better than any of his other books and I"m a big Grisham fan.Please note, if you don't want to have anything given away I'd not read the captions under the photos because some of the story will be given away.It is a very one sided story and is easy to read his contempt for the the bad part of the criminal justice system, but it also made me think.Before I read this I was a strong supporter of capital punishment, and now I still believe in it, but I see why there are so many appeals etc. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Capital Punishment    2. Infamous Crimes And Criminals    3. Judicial error    4. Legal System    5. Murder - General    6. Oklahoma    7. Penology    8. Social Science    9. Sociology    10. Trials (Murder)    11. True Crime / Espionage    12. Social Science / Penology   


    2. Tempting Faith: An Inside Story of Political Seduction
    by Free Press
    Hardcover (16 October, 2006)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Important Revelations!
    "Tempting Faith" begins with Kuo's early life, his accepting Christianity, and gaining credibility through working for Bill Bennett, Ralph Reed, John Ashcroft, Bob Dole, and Pat Robertson.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent, Balanced
    It's hard to imagine, but after all the author went through with this administration, the author still seemed in awe of Pres. Bush.I expected the anger of someone who felt he'd been betrayed, but instead, criticism seemed downplayed and it was simply compelling story of the author's hopes and his realization that he'd taken the wrong route to achieve them.I definitely recommend it.

    1-0 out of 5 stars Who cares ifthey "like" us?

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    Subjects:  1. Christianity - Christian Life - Political Issues    2. Christianity and politics    3. Church And Government    4. Church and state    5. Government - Executive Branch    6. Government - National    7. Religion    8. Religion - Christian Life    9. Religion - Socialissues    10. Religion And Politics    11. Religion, Politics & State    12. Religious right    13. United States    14. Religion / Church & State   


    3. State of Denial: Bush at War, Part III
    by Simon & Schuster Audio
    Audio CD (30 September, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Solid, mostly objective reporting
    I have read several of Woodward's previous works, and found this to be a solid piece of reporting, wrapped and shaped to provide believeable characterizations of the players.I was not particularly surprised by much in the book, since a lot of it was clearly in the public domain press and television.But, Woodward has managed to fill in additional details to provide a soild context for the 10-second sound bites we get from the White House, and others.
    5-0 out of 5 stars I'm a Republican and I liked it
    I have read all of Bob Woodward's books going back to the early-80's, The Brethren - which was not very good. I have consistently found him to be fact-based and fair in his reporting and analysis. I read this one twice.
    4-0 out of 5 stars What are we going to do about it?
    While reading this book, which is about the fifth one I have read that basically says the same things about Bush and this war, and which I agree with and appreciate having authors tell me about, but when is someone going to write a book with advice about what we can do about it? All this talk just frustrates me. The points made in this book cannot fail to upset any reasonable taxpaying US citizen. I love the way they are presented but to be honest, I couldn't finish the book.It was just making me feel sick and helpless to do anything. What can we do besides read books about it? ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. Abridged Audio - Misc. Nonfiction    2. Audiobooks    3. Foreign Policy Formulation    4. Government - Executive Branch    5. Government - U.S. Government    6. History    7. Iraq War, 2003    8. Military    9. Military - General    10. National security    11. Public Affairs & Administration    12. U.S. President    13. United States    14. United States - 21st Century    15. Current Events / General   


    4. The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back
    by HarperCollins
    Hardcover (10 October, 2006)
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Reply To Tom Markus
    He said, "Let faith be your guide and never deny the Word of God that specifically calls for us to reject the San Fancisco values of Nancy Pelosi and the Democrat Party."
    5-0 out of 5 stars Well said
    I felt better about the Republican party - hopeful there can be change within it, a way to get out of the current disappointing party it has become.This book was thoughtful, and personally helpful to me, in a worldly and a spiritual way. Its a great read, and I felt the better for having experienced it.

    5-0 out of 5 stars another conservative shows thatBush is not conservative
    Sullivan does excellent work in showing how far from traditional conservatism George W. Bush is with his emphasis on heavy government spending without commensurate taxation, his unconscionable expansion of executive power at the expense of other branches of government and against the U.S. Constitution, as well as his putting religious ideas, themselves without rational basis, in the place of reasonable, skeptical inquiry.The only fault of the book is that it makes Reagan a more competent president than in fact he was:Reagan's fiscal profligacy in expanding defense spending while cutting taxes doubled the national debt in the eight years of his administration.
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    Subjects:  1. Conservatism    2. Fundamentalism    3. General    4. Government - U.S. Government    5. Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism    6. Political Process - Political Parties    7. Political Science    8. Politics / Current Events    9. Politics/International Relations    10. U.S. - Contemporary Politics    11. United States    12. Political Science / General   


    5. American Government and Politics Today: The Essentials 2006-2007 Edition (American Government and Politics Today)
    by Wadsworth Publishing
    Paperback (09 June, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0534647332
    Sales Rank: 25963
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    Subjects:  1. Civics & Citizenship    2. General    3. Political Science    4. Politics / Current Events    5. Politics/International Relations    6. Constitution: government & the state    7. Political Science / General   


    6. The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008
    by Random House
    Hardcover (03 October, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Not only politicians but also voters need to upgrade their savvy
    In _Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business_ (1985), Neil Postman (1931-2003) detailed the decline of public discourse in the Age of Television.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Starts Out Good, then slides downhill -
    "The Way to Win" professes to provide campaign secrets from both the Clintons and Bushes (read Rove).In reality, it offers little in the way of secrets, though it starts off well by describing the reality of the New Media "Freak Show."
    4-0 out of 5 stars Sharp political analysis for the political junkie
    The Way to Win is a very good book.I bought it when I needed something to read on the train from D.C. to New York.I was pleasantly surprised by its readability and insights.The Way to Win is a well-thought out, timely, at times fascinating exposition of not just what it will take to win the presidency in 2008, but more broadly how the drastic changes to the way news is reported in this country will affect national politics in the future.The authors' analysis of this new media age, which they dub the "Freak Show," is probably the book's most useful contribution, even more so than their assortment of "trade secrets" to prospective presidential contenders.
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    Subjects:  1. 2001-    2. 2008    3. 21st century    4. Election    5. Government - Executive Branch    6. Government - General    7. Political Parties    8. Political Process - Elections    9. Political Process - Political Parties    10. Political Science    11. Politics / Current Events    12. Politics and government    13. Politics/International Relations    14. Presidents    15. U.S. Presidential Elections    16. United States    17. Political Science / Political Parties   


    7. The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming the American Dream
    by Crown
    Hardcover (17 October, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Obama Wraps His Personal Journey Around His Political Beliefs With Refreshing Authenticity
    As the acknowledged rising star of the Democratic Party, Barack Obama has done an admirable job in maintaining the precarious balance between being a media lightning rod and a largely unproven senator out to establish his record. While it may speak to the current vacuity in the party's leadership, Hillary Clinton aside, Obama certainly cannot be underestimated for the political acumen he has displayed during key high-attention moments like his keynote speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention. He wrote an insightful personal memoir over a decade ago before entering politics, "Dreams from My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance", which I read a couple of years back and thought was quite lucidly written if rather guarded in exploring his racial dichotomy.
    4-0 out of 5 stars A prelude to the White House

    5-0 out of 5 stars STRAIGHT TALK, IMPRESSIVE IDEAS FROM A MAN POISED FOR THE FUTURE!
    Five SAGACIOUS Stars!! Senator Barack Obama shows in this highly personal reflection that he is a man of great IDEALS and iDEAS. Indeed, he appears to be more 'statesman' than 'politician'. The book is almost conversational in tone, making it easy to read. Senator Obama's own written words anoint him as a man possibly poised on the edge of greatness, when we all want new political 'heroes', Republican as well as Democrat (and Independents like myself). He is a relatively young Democratic Senator from the great state of Illinois with the name recognition of a much older politician, nationally and internationally.In Africa and in the US, he hasalmost 'rock star' status among certain groups.
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    Subjects:  1. African American legislators    2. Biography    3. Essays    4. Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - General    5. Government - Legislative Branch    6. Legislators    7. National characteristics, American    8. Politics / Current Events    9. Social Science    10. Sociology    11. U.S. - Political And Civil Rights Of Blacks    12. U.S. Senate    13. United States    14. Current Events / Political   


    8. While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West from Within
    by Doubleday
    Hardcover (21 February, 2006)
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    Isbn: 0385514727
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Informative but casts too wide a net.
    Bruce Bawer's book is informative and covers quite a lot of ground in its description of the insidious nature of radical Islam in Europe and how the political elite are more enamoured with political power over a propagandised electorate instead of applying themselves to the defence of freedom. But that is what European style government is all about despite the contemporary terrorism of radical Islam, and is--like democracy--the antithesis of freedom.
    5-0 out of 5 stars While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam is Destroying the West
    Hardly a more timely subject can be found.Perhaps long overdue, if you want to educate and inform yourself about what is really going on behind the press headlines, you owe it to yourself to read this book.

    3-0 out of 5 stars Thoughtful, but exaggerates Europe's fate
    Having lived in Europe for a few years, I can safely say that the extreme liberal PC policies of "Sure! Anyone can live here!" mentality towards immigration have lead to a dangerously large anti-European Muslim population. This will be a large issue for the continent in the current century, but is Europe going to become part of a monstrous Islamic Calliphate? Highly doubtful
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    Subjects:  1. Biography / Autobiography    2. Emigration & Immigration    3. Europe    4. Islam - General    5. Islamic Government    6. Islamic Studies    7. Islamic fundamentalism    8. Muslims    9. Personal Memoirs    10. Political Freedom & Security - International Secur    11. Public Opinion And Foreign Policy    12. Public Policy - Social Policy    13. Public opinion    14. Religion    15. Religion, Politics & State    16. Sociology    17. Political Science / Social Policy   


    9. Myths, Lies, and Downright Stupidity: Get Out the Shovel--Why Everything You Know is Wrong
    by Hyperion
    Hardcover (09 May, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Fun to read, not too indepth, but Stossell entertains for sure!
    John Stossel's Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity is a great book in which the 20/20 anchor tackles myths that prevail in society and are often taken as fact and refutes all of them with facts of his own.The chapters are broken down into myths about health, medicine, government, relationships, business, etc.These myths aren't just those such as you shouldn't swim after you eat (although that is in there.)Stossel tackles myths that cost money and lives and have been around so long they have been accepted as truth.For example, malaria, a desease that takes thousans of lives in Africa, could be easily combated with the Pesticide DDT.DDT was banned many years ago because fraudulent data reported it as cancerous.Food could be much healthier if it was treated with radiation, but radiation sounds bad so minority special interest groups have fought to have it banned.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Forget much of what you think is true!
    John Stossel's first book, GIVE ME A BREAK,got me thinking about
    3-0 out of 5 stars Clear, excellent example of bias
    I love this book.I teach a class that includes a component on critical thinking, and I've had trouble finding clear examples of authors who are able to all of the following in one argument: (a) use bias in choosing the facts they present, (b) mischaracterize the meanings of these facts, (c) mischaracterize counter arguments, AND (d) reason incorrectly about what their already selective premises.But now I've found plenty of examples here.
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    Subjects:  1. Common fallacies    2. Government - State & Provincial    3. Government - U.S. Government    4. Political Process - General    5. Politics / Current Events    6. Social Science    7. Sociology    8. Sociology (General)    9. Sociology - General    10. Political Science / General   


    10. Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class -- And What We Can Do About It (BK Currents)
    by Berrett-Koehler Publishers
    Hardcover (28 August, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The sad truth
    This book is about the destruction of our country by elected officials and Big Business "Interests."
    4-0 out of 5 stars Thom hits the nail on the head in all but this: education
    Education in this country is big business and is so hopelessly institutionalized (that is, it has become an institution) Institutions are self-perpetuating.It is extremely difficult--if not impossible--to change anything about an institution, let alone eliminate it, because the individuals currently occupying places in the institution no longer have much to do with it. The institution sustains itself despite any particular complement of workers within it. Yes, individuals in positions to direct policy and command the workforce can fiddle with some things, but the institution itself will go on. (Note that major legislation affecting schools comes several layers above a district superintendent or even the schools board.)Thus, what Thom is saying about "fixing the schools" or "change the way we are teaching" is way off the mark. Teachers are drones within that institution of public education. The best of teachers can sometimes "make a difference" for one or two kids a year. But because of the context of schooling--one teacher, 35 kids, classes rotating in and out every 45 minutes--the young minds are dumbed down and rigidified such that critical/creating thinking is not only impossible, it is prohibited.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Must reading
    This book by Thom Hartmann should be required reading in every school in the United States.He lays out concisely what our country has done and needs to do to have a Democracy and a middle class and clearly demonstrates how the so called conservatives now and all the way back to the founding of the nation haave tried to destroy democracy and the middle class in favor of corporatocracy and an elite ruling class.Simple to follow and understand.The book really puts everything into a clear perspective.
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    Subjects:  1. Civics & Citizenship    2. Economic Conditions    3. Economic Policy    4. Government - U.S. Government    5. Political Freedom & Security - General    6. Political Science    7. Politics / Current Events    8. Politics/International Relations    9. Public Policy    10. Public Policy - Economic Policy    11. Social Classes    12. POLITICS & GOVERNMENT    13. Political Science / Civics    14. USA   


    11. American Government: Continuity and Change, 2006 Edition (Paperbound) (8th Edition)
    by Longman
    Paperback (04 March, 2005)
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    Subjects:  1. Civics & Citizenship    2. General    3. Political Science    4. Politics - Current Events    5. Politics / Current Events    6. Politics and government    7. Politics/International Relations    8. United States    9. POLITICS & GOVERNMENT    10. Political Science / General    11. USA   


    12. People's History of the United States: 1492 to Present (P.S.)
    by Harper Perennial Modern Classics
    Paperback (02 August, 2005)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars An Important History, Well Written
    This isn't the last and only history of America you'll ever read or need.This is an addition to other texts, an important missing element in our collective education.History used to be told from the point of view of the winners, of the uplifted, and of the heroes.That is no longer the case and we can thank Howard Zinn and this seminal work for that.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Definitely worth reading, a bit cumbersome at times
    I am definitely not a socialist.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Different Worth for Different Folks
    After quite a while I finally put the time into reading this book and I am totally ambivalent whether I should have or not...I do not think that one should pay too much attention to those readers who do not take their history seriously, to those that want to propound a certain ideological agenda -- something I am realising has been,and is, a depressing fact of American socialisation. Those people of the ideological left will love this book and the those of the ideological right will hate it.... that is a given.
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    Subjects:  1. History    2. History - General History    3. History - U.S.    4. History: American    5. Political Ideologies - Democracy    6. Social History    7. United States    8. United States - General    9. United States History (General)    10. History / General   


    13. Conservatives Without Conscience
    by Viking Adult
    Hardcover (11 July, 2006)
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Understanding the Psychology of Authoritarian Conservatism
    Die-hard right wing authoritarian conservatives. We all know at least a few - those sworn idealogues that only get their information from Fox News, can't get enough of conservative talk radio, and blame America's failures and short-comings on minorities, immigrants, gays, liberals, the French and their mythical favorite - the so-called welfare state. They corner the market on Jesus, morality and patriotism, slander anyone that doesn't walk in lockstep with their extremist agenda, and when things aren't going their way, they blame the mythical "liberal media" and disregard whistleblowers as disloyal opportunists.
    5-0 out of 5 stars An Examination of the American Authoritarian
    In many ways reminiscent of Kevin Phillips' recent works (American Theocracy comes to mind), John Dean writes from the viewpoint of a traditional conservative, someone whom Mr Dean proves would find no home in today's Republican Party.He comes from the time-honored libertarian type of conservative who believes in conserving resources, preserving our nation's institutions for the next generations, spending within our means and not spending trillions on tragic and needless wars, protecting personal privacy and keeping government and religion separate.
    5-0 out of 5 stars Sobering Reality
    I like this book, because it provided some insight as to why some folks are bent on ruling the world and running this fabulous country into the ground. I might not agree with all of what John Dean has said, however these are many, many elements of truth in his book. How the Republican party has been seduced and lied to by the extremely far right, the religous zealots that would like to roll back the separation of church and state to the point where we become a homogenous nation. The other zealots that would like to return to a monarchy with the haves with all of the have and everyone else suffering in the dust. The United States as a country is like a fine automobile on a fine road. You drive it too far to the left, you run into on coming traffic, and you drive it too far to the right, you will wind up in the weeds. There are almost 300 million americans, more of us should read this book, and take back both parties from the forces of evil that inhabit both sides of the road. You should read this book, it is actually a very good read, and some of it is funny. ... Read more

    Subjects:  1. 2001-    2. Conservatism    3. Government - National    4. Government - U.S. Government    5. Liberalism    6. Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism    7. Political Process - Political Parties    8. Political Science    9. Politics / Current Events    10. Politics and government    11. Politics/International Relations    12. Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- )    13. United States    14. Political Science / Government / National   


    14. American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury
    by Viking Adult
    Hardcover (21 March, 2006)
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    Isbn: 067003486X
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    Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Everything Wrong with the Radical Right
    This is an excellent book that deeply explores the history and politics of America's oil addiction, and how it is enslaving the U.S. to foreign countries. If you care about American democracy and America's independence, you will read this book.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Pretty good, but....
    I agreed with much of this book.thought by the Title it would primarily be about the dangers of religion in politics. However, it seems the author thinks "radical secularism" is almost as bad as fundamentalism. It does paint a bleak picture of the future of America. Another problem was it was a bit boring at some points. Finally, a critique I have of quite a few books I have read recently. Authors, PLEASE stop using endnotes! They are very difficult to look up! Either (perferably) use footnotes (at the bottom of the page) or put notes at the end of each chapter.

    2-0 out of 5 stars A Missed Opportunity
    Kevin Phillips picked a worthy set of topics but unfortunately, his diagnosis misses the boat.He tries to suggest that oil dependence, (Christian) religious fundamentalism and what he calls the "financialization" of the American economy hold great peril for the United States.He is right that the nation faces peril, but his preference to engage in feel good populism rather than truly identify policies and attitudes that put the nation at risk weakens his message.
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    Subjects:  1. Christianity and politics    2. Conservatism    3. Government - National    4. Government - U.S. Government    5. International Relations - General    6. Petroleum    7. Petroleum industry and trade    8. Political Ideologies - Conservatism & Liberalism    9. Political Science    10. Political aspects    11. Politics / Current Events    12. Politics/International Relations    13. Religion And Politics    14. United States    15. Political Science / Government / National   


    15. The Broken Branch: How Congress Is Failing America and How to Get It Back on Track (Institutions of American Democracy)
    by Oxford University Press, USA
    Hardcover (01 August, 2006)
    list price: $26.00 -- our price: $17.16
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    Isbn: 0195174461
    Sales Rank: 1952
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Broken Branch
    Excellent analysis by the authors - one from AEI & one from Brookings -- gives a good analysis from right and left.

    4-0 out of 5 stars Wake Up Call on a Dysfunctional Congress
    Mann and Ornstein have written a nice treatise on the frighteningly dysfunctional modern Congress.It is clear that Congress has abdicated it's responsibly to the American people and that personal agendas (including the almighty dollar) take precedence to good governance.
    4-0 out of 5 stars Power Corrupts; Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely
    Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein bring to light what many Americans don't know, or don't care to know. The legislative branch of government, the House of Representatives and the Senate have long ago stopped serving the constituents they were elected to serve.
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    Subjects:  1. Congress    2. Government - Legislative Branch    3. Government - U.S. Government    4. Political Science    5. Politics / Current Events    6. Politics/International Relations    7. Reform    8. United States.    9. Central government    10. Political Science / Congress    11. Politics | American Politics | Legislative Studies    12. USA   


    16. The Age of Fallibility: Consequences of the War on Terror
    by PublicAffairs
    Hardcover (12 June, 2006)
    list price: $24.00 -- our price: $16.32
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    Isbn: 1586483595
    Sales Rank: 2381
    Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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    4-0 out of 5 stars Not as good as he says or as bad as his worse enemies make him out to be
    One can accept the Soros version of Soros , or one can search elsewhere and find far more critical versions. Soros is to himself someone dedicated to making the world a better place, someone strongly committed to the idea of the open- society for mankind as a whole. He believes his own rare combination of great wealth, an original set of principles of life,a strong desire to help humanity,make him uniquely suited to understand what the world needs now, and how to give it to it.
    4-0 out of 5 stars It's a Worthwhile Education
    Soros probably writes too many books and doesn't spend enough time crafting them. Certainly he stuffs each book with too many ideas and topics, some of them decidedly under-developed. For all that, the insights are well worth the slog.
    3-0 out of 5 stars yet another hopeless philosopher
    After reading Mr. Soros's book, which is not an easy task, I believe he had to deal with his conscience. It must be extremely difficult for a forteen year old Jewish boy escaping Hitler's racial vilification and death sentence, by false identity-papers.
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    17. The Constitution of the United States of America
    by Welcome Books
    Hardcover (29 August, 2006)
    list price: $29.95 -- our price: $18.87
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    Isbn: 0941807991
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    5-0 out of 5 stars The Pictures are Really Entertaining.
    Happily, I discovered this book shortly after another one of my recommendations; "The Elementary Common Sense of Thomas Paine." It was truly fascinating to read about the events that occurred in Colonial America shortly before the Declaration, and see those events referenced in our constitution. You will understand the evolution of our government from colonial to country by reading both. Enthusiastically Recommended for all ages.

    5-0 out of 5 stars Every American should buy this book
    This is a visually wonderful book.Sam Fink originally did a pen-and-ink version of this, which was later revised to be a full-colour version for Welcome Books.Apart from the briefest of commentary pieces, this is simply the text of the U.S. Constitution, from Preamble to Twenty-Seventh Amendment.Fink has done an engaging hand-inscribed version with illustrative artwork, sometimes symbolic and sometimes demonstrative.For example, for the Thirteen Amendment (the one passed in 1865 to abolish slavery), Fink's graphic shows strong chains being broken by a pair of shears that have been painted red, white and blue like the flag.For the Sixteenth Amendment (the 1913 amendment permitting general income taxes), Fink's drawing shows a man standing next to Uncle Sam, with Uncle Sam's hand reaching surreptitiously into the unsuspecting man's pocket.
    1-0 out of 5 stars Why would you buy this book?
    The title of this book is the giveaway.Apparently, the author has not read the Constitution FOR the United States of America.It is NOT the Constitution of the United States of America."for" places the Constitution in proper context as the set of rules for the government.
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    18. Boards That Make a Difference: A New Design for Leadership in Nonprofit and Public Organizations (J-B Carver Board Governance Series)
    by Jossey-Bass
    Hardcover (28 May, 1997)
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    Isbn: 0787908118
    Sales Rank: 27609
    Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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    5-0 out of 5 stars Very Helpful
    The world is full of experts at what is wrong with the things that we do. Dr. Carver has a rock-solid, well thought out suggestion concerning how to do it right. One reviewer complained that Dr. Carver's suggestions are not realistic. Right isnot often realistic, but right is always right. It's far better to start with an ideal and compromise from that point than to capitulate from the outset. Boards that Make a Difference is well worth reading.

    2-0 out of 5 stars Idealistic
    The carver style of governance is a tad idealistic and perhaps overly optimistic.I have read everything Dr Carver has written concerning this field and enjoy this material at an academic level.But when it comes tooperationalizing this model in boardrooms I've seen it fail time and timeagain.Not to say that the model is flawed because in fact the model isnormative and conceptually complete.However it doesn't capture thatelement of reality from which, in my experience, the model requires -practicality and real-world application.Dr Carver's notion that Boardscan do without Finance and Audit Committees is very naive.Mostconsultants from the chartered accountant genre are saying the completeopposite.In fact most government policy initiatives are moving towardmore control of financial affairs of organizations for boards from chartsof accounts to fiscal policy.So I don't think the elimination of Financeand Audit Committees is realistic nor is it a terribly bright suggestion. I guess my only crticism is that the carver model is far to idealistic andphilosophical for a practical application in the form Dr Carver suggests. Sorry but a hybrid model of traditional Board governance and the carvermodel may work given the commitment required from directors tofollow-though on everything suggested in that system of governance,

    5-0 out of 5 stars A must-have for not-for-profits!
    This book was the core piece of a radical change in our board room. It led us down the path we knew we wanted to go but didn't know how to get there. His model for board room organization could revolutionize boards ofcompanies in transition, like those of the rural electric program inAmerica. It's a road map for where you already know in your heart that youwant to go. ... Read more

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    19. Armed Madhouse: Who's Afraid of Osama Wolf?, China Floats, Bush Sinks, The Scheme to Steal '08,No Child's Behind Left, and Other Dispatches from the Front Lines of th
    by Dutton Adult
    Hardcover (06 June, 2006)
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    5-0 out of 5 stars IS VOTE FRAUD JUST A HARMLESS PRANK ?
    NO CONSENSUS EXISTS ABOUT THE PERVASIVENESS OF CONTEMPORARY VOTE FRAUD or the frequency with which elections are stolen.A recent bipartisan report (U.S. Election Assistance Commission, May 17, 2006)tends to minimize the phenomenon ofvote tampering as insignificant or unsubstantiated.Consequently, the message seems to be that we should forget about it and roll our eyes when cranky complainers continue to harp about vote theft.
    3-0 out of 5 stars Socialism has never worked...
    This book was at my local library so I decided to read it because it has received such great reviews that say like yeah that is right Bush lied, people died. First off this book was highly entertaining. Mr. Palast writes in a sarcastic tone that the reader must adjust to. The beginning of the book was really easy to read. He does not blame Bush so much as he does the Saudis. The Saudis really run our country with Bush as their puppet. Palast never accounts for the poor intelligence that the U.S had in Iraq before the war. Palast does not understand that part. I did not agree with Palast blasting Thomas Friedman as the worst thing since Bush. I respect Friedman and the work that he has done.
    5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have Title
    A great well exposed piece of research. The abuse and lies of the US Gov't under George W. Bush andhis cronies is beyond comprehension. This book clearly identifies what a inside out, upside down world we suffer under today. This is a must have investigation that should be in every library- personal and public. ... Read more

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    20. Government By the People - National Version (21st Edition)
    by Prentice Hall
    Hardcover (14 February, 2005)
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    Isbn: 0131921592
    Sales Rank: 260150
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