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The Audacity of Help: Obama's Economic Plan and the Remaking of America The Audacity of Help: Obama's Economic Plan and the Remaking of America
by John Wasik

The Audacity of Help unrolls the blueprints and looks at how the packages passed by Congress and signed into law by President Obama will affect healthcare, education, the environment, energy, taxes, and more.



Racing Toward Armageddon: The Three Great Religions and the Plot to End the World Racing Toward Armageddon: The Three Great Religions and the Plot to End the World
by Michael Baigent

International bestselling author and controversial religion theorist Michael Baigent turns his keen attentions to modern-day Jerusalem and its increasingly important role in global affairs, exploring yet another of his explosive theories: that hardliners within the three great Abrahamic religions are working to hasten our end as prophesized in each of their texts and traditions of faith.



Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture Wounded by School: Recapturing the Joy in Learning and Standing Up to Old School Culture
by Kirsten Olson

While reformers and policymakers focus on achievement gaps, testing, and accountability, millions of students mentally and emotionally disengage from learning and many gifted teachers leave the field. Ironically, today's schooling is damaging the single most essential component to education -- the joy of learning.



The Cul-De-Sac Syndrome The Cul-De-Sac Syndrome
by John Wasik

Wasik's observations are firmly grounded in exclusive on-the-ground research, interviews with thought leaders, and the latest studies and statistics. He exposes the untold truths about home ownership: “green” isn't always so “green”; life isn't cheaper after accounting for gas, water, and taxes; and modern suburban living isn't so idyllic considering the toll it takes on our health.



Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan
by Doug Stanton

Horse Soldiers is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy across mountainous terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city of Mazar-i-Sharif, which was strategically essential if they were to defeat the Taliban.



The Islamist The Islamist
by Ed Husain

Though raised in a devout but quiet Muslim community in London, at sixteen Ed Husain discovered an intriguing political interpretation of Islam known as Islamism. Lured in by its ambitiously fundamentalist tenets, Islamism quickly became the center of his life.



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

Hugo Chavez, the current president of Venezuela and a self-proclaimed enemy of the United States, commands what even Osama bin Laden only dreams of -- but few Americans see him as a true danger to this country. This book argues that we should.



Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America Family of Secrets: The Bush Dynasty, the Powerful Forces That Put It in the White House, and What Their Influence Means for America
by Russ Baker

After eight disastrous years, George W. Bush leaves office as one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. Russ Baker asks the question that lingers even as this benighted administration winds down: Who really wanted this man at the helm of the country, and why did his backers promote him despite his obvious liabilities and limitations?



The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--And What We Can Do About It The Global Achievement Gap: Why Even Our Best Schools Don't Teach the New Survival Skills Our Children Need--And What We Can Do About It
by Tony Wagner

Despite the best efforts of educators, our nation’s schools are dangerously obsolete. Instead of teaching students to be critical thinkers and problem-solvers, we are asking them to memorize facts for multiple choice tests. This problem isn’t limited to low-income school districts: even our top schools aren’t teaching or testing the skills that matter most in the global knowledge economy.



In a Time of War: The Proud and Perilous Journey of West Point's Class of 2002 In a Time of War: The Proud and Perilous Journey of West Point's Class of 2002
by Bill Murphy Jr.

In a Time of War focuses on two members of the class of 2002 in particular: Todd Bryant, an amiable, funny Californian for whom military service was a family tradition; and Drew Sloan, the hardworking son of liberal parents from Arkansas who is determined to serve his country.



Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Sergeant Drew Peterson
by Joseph Hosey

Drawing upon exclusive interviews with Stacy [Peterson]'s friends and family and even Drew himself. Chicago-area reporter Joseph Hosey presents the most researched account of the Stacy Peterson case yet.



The Myth of the Oil Crisis: Overcoming the Challenges of Depletion, Geopolitics, and Global Warming The Myth of the Oil Crisis: Overcoming the Challenges of Depletion, Geopolitics, and Global Warming
by Robin M. Mills

With oil around $100 a barrel, drivers wince whenever they pull into the gas station and businesses watch their bottom lines shrink. "Watch out," say doomsayers, "it will only get worse as oil dries up."