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Books Recommended by Members

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Abortion Issues
Safe, Legal, and Unavailable?: Abortion Politics in the United States - Author: Melody Rose - Contributed by:
A must read, will give you a better understanding of how we arrived at today’s issues and insight into what the future holds
The Party of Death: The Democrats, the Media, the Courts, and the Disregard for Human Life - Author: Ramesh Ponnuru - Contributed by:
Abortion has been a polarizing issues for three decades. But today, the politics are changing fast. Public support for abortion on demand is dropping
Agriculture Issues
Handbook of Agricultural Economics : Agricultural and Food Policy - Author: Bruce L. Gardner, Gordon C. Rausser - Contributed by:
Discusses the incidence of agricultural policy and the political economy of agricultural policy.
Animal Rights and Wildlife Issues
The No-nonsense Guide to Animal Rights - Author: Catharine Grant - Contributed by:
Today animals need protecting more than ever: those bred for laboratories, zoos, and hunting, and also those reared intensively on farms.
Arts and Humanities
Dali: The Salvador Dali Museum Collection - Author: Robert S. Lubar - Contributed by:
The painting collection of the Salvador Dal! Museum in St. Petersburg, FL, is reproduced here
Budget, Spending and Taxes
Taxes, Spending, and the U.S. Government's March Towards Bankruptcy - Author: Daniel N. Shaviro - Contributed by:
The United States is moving toward a possible catastrophic fiscal collapse. The country may not get there, but the risk is unmistakable and growing.
Business and Consumers
Weekend Entrepreneur: 101 Great Ways to Earn Extra Cash - Author: Michelle Anton, Jennifer Basye Sander - Contributed by:
Over a hundred weekend entrepreneurs share their secrets. It's all the information you need to forge your own path to the life you deserve
Campaign Finance and Election Issues
Running for Office: The Strategies, Techniques and Messages Modern Political Candidates Need to Win Elections - Author: Ronald A. Faucheux - Contributed by:
This is your first and last stop for everything you need to know about winning the political game in the modern world
Civil Liberties & Rights
The Civil Rights Movement in American Memory - Author: Renee Christine Romano, Leigh Raiford - Contributed by:
awesome essays
Congressional Affairs
How Congress Works and Why You Should Care - Author: Lee H. Hamilton - Contributed by:
Remember that "how a bill becomes law" charts in your high school civics class? It doesn't begin to describe the "messy" process that really operates
Drug Issues
Buzzed: The Straight Facts about the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy - Author: Cynthia Kuhn, Scott, Ph.D. Swartzwelder, Wilkie, Ph.D. Wilson, and Leigh Heather Wilson - Contributed by:
describes complex neurochemistry with admirable clarity.
Development as Freedom - Author: Amartya Sen - Contributed by:
A treatise on freedom and its relationship to development for which he won The Nobel Prize
Economy Issues
Economic Issues Of E-Business - Author: Erik Brynjolfsson - Contributed by:
For a discussion of issues pertaining to the ‘digital divide,’ see D. L. Hoffman and T. P. Novak’s chapter, “The Growing Digital Divide: Implications
Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America - Author: Possible Lives: Mike Rose - Contributed by:
Rich images and realities of public education processes contribute to a more positive view of the potentials of public education in this country.
Elections 2008
Hillary's Scheme: Inside the Next Clinton's Ruthless Agenda to Take the White House - Author: Carl Limbacher - Contributed by:
Hillary's Scheme is more than unmasking of Hillary's president ambitions. It's a book making seismic waves as it exposes the former First Lady's ambit
Employment and Affirmative Action
Ending Affirmative Action: The Case for Colorblind Justice - Author: Terry Eastland - Contributed by:
Racial preferences are one of the most controversial issues in American public policy. Terry Eastland offers a compelling argument for dismantling the
Energy Issues
Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties - Author: Vaclav Smil - Contributed by:
After a century of unprecedented production growth, technical innovation, and expanded consumption, the world faces a number of critical challenges
Environmental & Conservation
The Renewable Energy Handbook: A Guide to Rural Energy Independence, Off-grid And Sustainable Living - Author: William H. Kemp - Contributed by:
As oil prices continue to rise, many people are starting to think about how to unhook from the power grid. The Renewable Energy Handbook focuses compl
Executive Branch Affairs
Lincoln's Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness - Author: Joshua Wolf Shenk - Contributed by:
That Lincoln suffered from "melancholy" isn't new. Shenk's innovation is in saying, that this knowledge can be illuminated by today's understanding
Foreign Aid and Policy Issues
Trade, Aid and Global Interdependence - Author: George Cho - Contributed by:
A comprehensive introduction to the complex topic of international trade and provides an important evaluation of global development.
Gender Issues
Race, Gender, And Punishment: From Colonialism to the War on Terror - Author: Mary Bosworth and Jeanne Flavin - Contributed by:
Uncomfortable but necessary reading, this book provides an original critique of why and how the criminal justice system has emerged as racist
Government Reform
Will the Scientific and Technical Workforce Meet the Requirements of the Federal Goverment? - Author: William P. Butz , Terrence K. Kelly, David M. Adamson - Contributed by:
Recently, the size and adequacy of the federal workforce for carrying out STEM activities have become areas of concern in many policy circles
Health & Health Care
Redefining Health Care: Creating Value-Based Competition on Results - Author: Michael E. Porter, Elizabeth Olmsted Teisberg - Contributed by:
A profound and powerful critique of America’s health-care system. It deserves to be read widely.
Housing and Property Rights
Housing Policy in the United States: An Introduction - Author: Alex F. Schwartz - Contributed by:
US housing policy, including basic trends and problems, the housing finance system, and the role of the federal tax system in subsidizing homeowner an
Illegal Immigration (Opposing Viewpoints) - Author: Margaret Haerens - Contributed by:
writers present opposing perspectives border-patrol, immigration policy reform, racism,development of a guest worker program.
International Trade Issues
The International Sugar Trade - Author: A. C. Hannah, Donald Spence - Contributed by:
The only complete guide to sugar, one of the world's most important and heavily traded soft commodities
Law Enforcement & Crime
Global Outlaws: Crime, Money, and Power in the Contemporary World - Author: Carolyn Nordstrom - Contributed by:
explores the pathways of global crime in this stunning work of anthropology that has the power to change the way we think about the world
Legislation & Laws
Liberty and Legislation - Author: Richard Hoggart - Contributed by:
This book emerges from the feeling among a good many people that legislation may now be overreaching itself.
Snow - Author: Orhan Pamuk - Contributed by:
Snow is a luminous and deeply affecting work.
Military & Defense Issues
Nuclear Weapons, Scientists, And the Post-cold War Challenge: Selected Papers on Arms Control - Author: Sidney D. Drell - Contributed by:
Are we safe?
National Security Issues
From U.S. Security to Terrorism - Author: U.S. National Security Council - Contributed by:
Defending our Nation against its enemies is the first and fundamental commitment of the Federal Government.
Political Correctness
Are You Politically Correct?: Debating America's Cultural Standards - Author: Francis J. Beckwith, Michael E. Bauman - Contributed by:
The extreme opposing ends of the argument in this compilation of 16 articles
Regulatory Issues
Going Global US Goverment Policy: Initial Findings - Author: Mark Lorell - Contributed by:
examines aerospace industry globalization trends toward determining how the U.S. Air Force can best exploit such trends while minimizing their risks
Science and Medical Research
Penicillin: Triumph and Tragedy - Author: Robert Bud - Contributed by:
Penicillin is the drug of the twentieth century, we are warned that widespread antibiotic abuse will inexorably erode the drugs' efficacy.
Senior and Social Security Issues
Early Bird Special!!! And 174 Other Signs that You Have Become a Senior Citizen - Author: Mike Piedmonte, Jean Piedmonte - Contributed by:
Really funny !
Social Issues
Accomodating Brocolli in the Cemetary: Or Why Can't Anybody Spell - Author: Vivian Cook - Contributed by:
Weird or wierd? Necessary or neccessary? Recomend or recommend? English spelling is fiendish, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun with it.
Technology and Communication
Internet Riches: The Simple Money-making Secrets of Online Millionaires - Author: Scott C. Fox - Contributed by:
Starting you own business on the Internet is by far the number-one business opportunity currently available to entrepreneurs
Transportation Issues
The Geography of Urban Transportation - Author: Susan Hanson, Genevieve Giuliano - Contributed by:
A comprehensive coverage of the key aspects of modern transportation planning.
Veterans Issues
Wounded Soldier, Healing Warrior: A Personal Story of a Vietnam Veteran Who Lost his Legs but Found His Soul - Author: Allen B. Clark - Contributed by:
This memoir of a West Point graduate who was wounded during an early-morning mortar attack on July 17, 1967, on the Special Forces camp at Dak To
Welfare and Poverty
American Dream: Three Women, Ten Kids, and a Nation's Drive to End Welfare - Author: Jason DeParle - Contributed by:
Great book, with three stories that will enlighten you.
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