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An inconvenient truth

By: Al Gore

Price: $11.00

Publisher: Emmaus, PA : Rodale Press ; c2006.:

Seller ID: BB0217052


"An Inconvenient Truth"--Gore's groundbreaking, battle cry of a follow-up to the bestselling "Earth in the Balance"--is being published to tie in with a documentary film of the same name. Both the book and film were inspired by a series of multimedia presentations on global warming that Gore created and delivers to groups around the world. With this book, Gore, who is one of our environmental heroes--and a leading expert--brings together leading-edge research from top sc... View more info

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The bookseller of Kabul

By: Asne Seierstad

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York : Back Bay Books/Little, Brown, 2004.:

Seller ID: BB0246159


This mesmerizing portrait of a proud man who, through three decades and successive repressive regimes, heroically braved persecution to bring books to the people of Kabul has elicited extraordinary praise throughout the world and become a phenomenal international bestseller. "The Bookseller of Kabul" is startling in its intimacy and its details - a revelation of the plight of Afghan women and a window into the surprising realities of daily life in today's Afghanistan. View more info

It IS About Islam: Exposing the Truth About ISIS, Al Qaeda, Iran, and the Caliphate

By: Beck, Glenn

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Simon and Schuster, 2015:

Seller ID: BB0244113


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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

By: Boo, Katherine

Price: $6.00

Publisher: , September 2014:

Seller ID: BB0247344


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Venezuelan Revolution

By: Boudin, Chesa

Price: $4.00

Publisher: New York : Thunder's Mouth Press, c2006.:

Seller ID: BB0243106


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The End of Plenty: The Race to Feed a Crowded World

By: Bourne, Joel K. Jr.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Norton, 2015:

Seller ID: BB0224827


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Hollowing Out the Middle

By: Carr, Patrick

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Beacon Press:

Seller ID: BB0233113


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Giving

By: Clinton, Bill

Price: $6.00

Publisher: New York : Knopf, c2007.:

Seller ID: BB0240286


Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. "Giving" is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies and organizations--and by individuals--to solve problems and save lives both "down the street and around the world." Then it urges us to seek out what each of us, "regardless of income, available time, age, and skills," can do to help, to give people a chance to live out ... View more info

Affluenza: The All-Consuming Epidemic

By: De Graaf, John

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers:

Seller ID: BB0238114


In chapters with titles like Swollen Expectations and A Rash of Bankruptcies, Affluenza, from the producer of the award-winning TV specials Affluenza and Escape from Affluenza, uses the whimsical metaphor of a disease to tackle a very serious subject: the damage done to our health, our families, our communities, and our environment by the obsessive quest for material gain. The authors examine the origins, evolution, and symptoms of the affluenza epidemic. But more import... View more info

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Guns, germs, and steel: the fates of human societies

By: Diamond, Jared M.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company c1999.:

Seller ID: BB0226278


In this "artful, informative, and delightful" (William H. McNeill, New York Review of Books) book, Jared Diamond convincingly argues that geographical and environmental factors shaped the modern world. Societies that had had a head start in food production advanced beyond the hunter-gatherer stage, and then developed religion --as well as nasty germs and potent weapons of war --and adventured on sea and land to conquer and decimate preliterate cultures. A major advance i... View more info

Kidnapped by the Taliban: A Story of Terror, Hope, and Rescue by SEAL Team Six

By: Dilip Joseph M.D.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Thomas Nelson, 2014:

Seller ID: BB0245278


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The Lolita Effect

By: Durham, M. Gigi

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Overlook Hardcover:

Seller ID: BB0233311


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Nickel and dimed

By: Ehrenreich, Barbara

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Books, 2001.:

Seller ID: BB0207236


The "New York Times" bestseller, and one of the most talked about books of the year, Ni"ckel and Dimed" has already become a classic of undercover reportage. Millions of Americans work for poverty-level wages, and one day Barbara Ehrenreich decided to join them. She was inspired in part by the rhetoric surrounding welfare reform, which promised that any job equals a better life. But how can anyone survive, let alone prosper, on $6 to $7 an hour? To find out, Ehrenrei... View more info

Nickel and Dimed or (Not) Getting By in America

By: Ehrenreich, Barbara

Price: $6.00

Publisher: Metropolitan Books:

Seller ID: BB0241347


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American Jihad

By: Emerson, Steven

Price: $7.00

Publisher: New York : Free Press, 2003.:

Seller ID: BB0242856


AFTER SEPTEMBER 11, 2001... ...the federal government detained several hundred people suspected of terrorist involvement, and continued to search for hundreds more. Some were overseas, some were on the run, but most were already at home -- "in America. " Who are these people? Where did they come from? And how could there be so many terrorists or suspected terrorists living among us without action being taken? In "American Jihad, " Steven Emerson, the world's lea... View more info

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The Islamic threat

By: Esposito, John L.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.:

Seller ID: BB0224842


Are Islam and the West on a collision course? From the Ayatollah Khomeini to Saddam Hussein, the image of Islam as a militant, expansionist, and rabidly anti-American religion has gripped the minds of Western governments and media. But these perceptions, John L. Esposito writes, stem from a long history of mutual distrust, criticism, and condemnation, and are far too simplistic to help us understand one of the most important political issues of our time. In this new edit... View more info

The Revolution: From Egypt to Armageddon

By: Evans, Mike

Price: $6.00

Publisher: TimeWorthy Books, 2011:

Seller ID: BB0229017


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How Soccer Explains the World

By: Foer, Franklin

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Harper Perennial:

Seller ID: BB0242361


Soccer is much more than a game, or even a way of life. It is a perfect window into the cross-currents of today's world, with all its joys and its sorrows. In this remarkably insightful, wide-ranging work of reportage, Franklin Foer takes us on a surprising tour through the world of soccer, shining a spotlight on the clash of civilizations, the international economy, and just about everything in between. "How Soccer Explains the World" is an utterly original book that... View more info

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Hot, flat, and crowded

By: Friedman, Thomas L.

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008.:

Seller ID: BB0215968


Thomas L. Friedman's phenomenal number-one bestseller "The World Is Flat "has helped millions of readers to see the world in a new way. In his brilliant, essential new book, Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of the biggest challenges we face today: America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9/11; and the global environmental crisis, which is affecting everything from food to fuel to forests. In this groundbreaking account of where w... View more info

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Hot, flat, and crowded

By: Friedman, Thomas L.

Price: $13.00

Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2008.:

Seller ID: BB0217053


Thomas L. Friedman's phenomenal number-one bestseller "The World Is Flat "has helped millions of readers to see the world in a new way. In his brilliant, essential new book, Friedman takes a fresh and provocative look at two of the biggest challenges we face today: America's surprising loss of focus and national purpose since 9/11; and the global environmental crisis, which is affecting everything from food to fuel to forests. In this groundbreaking account of where w... View more info