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  • The Second American Revolution: Tech Tyranny and Digital Despots

    by Tim Donner
    If you’ve ever had ads appear on your computer related to a private conversation with a friend, ever felt concerned about the government watching your every move, ever worried what effect the cloud of technology that surrounds us may have on your health, then it’s time to start finding out the facts. ˃˃˃ The Second American Revolution: Tech Tyranny and Digital Despots exposes the high-tech threats, intrusions, and growing trends that touch your life today. Herein lies a stark warning of the ... more
  • Trumpocalypse: Consent Factory Essays, Vol. I (2016-2017)

    by CJ Hopkins
    In this first collection of his Consent Factory essays, C. J. Hopkins irreverently covers the improbable rise of Donald Trump, the political dynamics that led to his presidency, and the media-generated mass hysteria that swept America during his first term in office. "Brave, original, enlightening, and hilarious" (Matt Taibbi, Rolling Stone), the essays in this volume capture the insanity of 2016 and 2017. Trump's candidacy, the election, the Resistance, "Putin-Nazis," neo-McCarthyism, fake news... more
  • Bern, Baby, Bern!: Why Bernie Sanders' Policies Would Incinerate the U.S. Economy

    by J. Kyle deVries

    Despite the title, this isn’t really a book about Bernie Sanders. Rather, it is a book about how the world truly works and why we need both sides of the political aisle to help improve society and the planet. This timely book gives readers a fresh perspective on how to look at political and economic issues, just in time for the 2020 Presidential election. Learn more at

  • Views from the Side Mirror: Essaying America

    by Robert Herzog


    Views from the Side Mirror: Essaying America spans 20 years in American political and cultural life.

    From the Foreword, by Susan Herman, President, ACLU: The essays here are the products of a bold and restless mind. They include very personal accounts: conveying his reactions, as a downtown Manhattan resident, to the events of 9/11; riffing on two quirky and somewhat Herzog-like TV characters — The Fonz, and Seinfeld’s Kramer. This collection also ... more

  • Blood Criminals: Living with HIV in 21st Century America

    by Jonathan Thurston
    When HIV hit America in the 80s, it decimated the LGBT communities, and it forever changed the course of national sex education. But what happened to the people who survived the epidemic? What happens to people who are diagnosed today? This book tracks the lives of six people in America as they deal with all the cultural problems associated with it: incomplete sex education, diagnosis without links to care, abuse from criminal and legal systems, dehumanization, and suicide "requests" from peo... more
  • Dark Matters

    by David Bouchier
    Iit is the fate of every humorist to suffer an attack of seriousness in old age. It happened to Mark Twain, so why not to me? This collection of highly personal essays articles, talks and unclassifiable fragments of analysis and opinion shows that I couldn’t resist the temptation to write down some of the darker thoughts that have been plaguing me over the years. With due modesty, I would describe it as a festschrift by myself and for myself, my valedictory contribution to the literature of skep... more
  • The Breathe Free Principles: A Philosophy for a Better America

    by Dean Galvin

    The far Left and the far Right are both wrong. They are lacking a clear definition of good.

    The Breathe Free Principles book gives us something to agree on. It shows why good is what results from mutually beneficial interactions. Please use it in your life.

    The Left and the Right are trying to use government power to force people to do what the Left or Right want. The use of force is the problem. The American ideal of Liberty in the pursuit of happiness is a wiser way. This book w... more

  • Aafia Unheard: Uncovering the Personal and Legal Mysteries Surrounding Fbi's Most Wanted Woman!

    by Dawood Ghazanavi

    Aafia Unheard is a non-fiction book covering the life story of a brilliant minded young Pakistani woman, an MIT graduate, and a mother, who found herself being the focus of a case which continues to serve as an example for the war on terror in response to 9/11.

    Many prisoners today from the war on terror era are making international headlines, such as the recent release of John Walker Lindh. Aafia Siddiqui is another such high profile case which has international appeal and much from th... more

  • Beyond Tribal Loyalties: Personal Stories of Jewish Peace Activists

    by Avigail Abarbanel
    There is an expectation in Jewish communities that all Jews embrace Zionism and offer automatic, unquestioning support for Israel, “right or wrong”. Jewish identity and Zionism are commonly and deliberately blurred. Jews who criticise Israel are often vilified and excluded. By expressing sympathy for the Palestinians, they risk being branded as traitors and accused of “supporting the enemies of Israel”. Beyond Tribal Loyalties is a unique collection of twenty-five personal stories of Jewish peac... more
  • The Parlay Effect: How Female Connection Can Change The World

    by Anne Devereux-Mills

    In The Parlay Effect: How Female Connection Can Change the World, Anne Devereux-Mills uses her insights as Founder of Parlay House to show how small actions can create a cascade of positive change -- in your life and in the lives of others.

    A former advertising agency CEO, Devereux-Mills tells the inspiring story of how, just short of her 50th birthday, she lost her health to cancer, her last child to college, and her job to the recession.

    Stripped of everything that had ... more

  • The Mueller Report Graphic Novel: Volume 1 and Volume 2

    by Barbara Slate

    Marvel and DC comics creator Barbara Slate makes the Mueller Report fast-paced, easy-to-read, and entertaining. She selects crucial text from the two volume, 448 page report that was issued by the Department of Justice in April, 2019 and weaves a riveting visual story of secret agents, hackers and political manipulators, with deceit and  comical cover-ups. It stays true to the facts in the Report on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election (Volume 1) ... more

  • Donald Trump

    by Jan Caine
    Have you ever wondered why you are the way you are? Perhaps you’ve looked in the mirror and despite your best efforts, what you see is a version of your parents you never intended to duplicate. Why does that happen? DNA & RNA are the keys to our personality and behavior in our daily lives. Using President Donald Trump as an example, Dr. Margaret’s guides explain the often hidden and forgotten encoded Soul Structure Coding that is passed on to us through our DNA and RNA. Your families DNA and RN... more
  • The Great Healing - Five Compassions That Can Save Our World

    by Stephen Erickson

    In this “save-the-planet” book, Stephen Erickson introduces you to exquisite creatures, human and non-human. The challenges they face reveal the immensity of the threat facing each of us — and its urgency. More and more of us are realizing we are now facing humanity’s greatest challenge. Over just the next two decades, the global warming climate crisis threatens to bring about the end of our Anthropocene Epoch — of us and virtually every multicellular life form.&... more

  • Conversations with White People: Dialogues About Race

    by IC Bailey

    Conversations with White People: Dialogues About Race By IC Bailey

    Conversations with White People offers a raw, challenging, front-line look at the current state of the racial divide. Pulled from thousands of online and offline conversations, Black People lead the way in these dialogues addressing head-on White People’s views of racism, White supremacy, and White privilege. Covering topics that range from the basics of what racism is to cultural appropriation to racist messa... more

  • A Study of Rusalki - Slavic Mermaids of Eastern Europe

    by Ronesa Aveela
    Seductive. Beautiful. Dangerous! Or are they innocent and looking for love? Discover the allure of Slavic mermaids - the Rusalki. If Henry Wadsworth Longfellow had grown up in Eastern Europe, his soul would have longed for the secrets of the rivers, lakes, and marshes, rather than the sea. And the pale, beautiful maidens residing there would have been the ones who sent “a thrilling pulse” through him, instead of the heart of the great ocean. And who are these lovely maidens? … The Rus... more
  • Fukushima and the Coming Tokyo Earthquake: and what it will mean for a fragile world economy

    by tony smyth
    This book details the story of two earthquakes, one that has already happened and one that is imminent, and their consequences, not only for Japan but also for the rest of the world. It is structured in a way that ‘chunks up’ in sections, from Japanese cultural elements, to the sequence of events after the earthquake and reactor meltdowns, through to global consequences of the two quakes. The radioactive leaks from the Fukushima reactors have led to an abandonment of nuclear power by many co... more