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Chomsky for Beginners
Chomsky for Beginners
Paperback      ISBN: 0863162339
The Rascal King: The Life and Times of James Michael Curley, 1874-1958
The Rascal King
The Life and Times of James Michael Curley, 1874-1958
Hardcover      ISBN: 0201175991
A biography of the twice-jailed "champion of the people," shameless grafter, and New Deal pioneer describes how Curley helped transform U.S. governance from a politics of deference to a politics of serving human need. 50,000 first printing. $50,000 ad/promo.
A Sense of Where You Are: A Profile of William Warren Bradley
A Sense of Where You Are
A Profile of William Warren Bradley
Paperback      ISBN: 0374526893
When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhee’s first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is a blueprint of superlative basketball. But athletic prowess alone would not explain Bradley’s magnetism, which is in the quality of the man himself—his self-discipline, his rationality, and his sense of responsibility. Here is a portrait of Bradley as he was in college, before his time with the New York Knicks and his election to the U.S. Senate—a story that suggests the abundant beginnings of his professional careers in sport and politics. When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhee’s first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is a blueprint of superlative basketball. But athletic prowess alone would not explain Bradley’s magnetism, which is in the quality of the man himself—his self-discipline, his rationality, and his sense of responsibility. Here is a portrait of Bradley as he was in college, before his time with the New York Knicks and his election to the U.S. Senate—a story that suggests the abundant beginnings of his professional careers in sport and politics.
Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative
Blinded by the Right
The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative
Paperback      ISBN: 1400047285
The author describes his disenchantment with the neo-conservative movement and offers an insider's view of the hypocrisy and treachery of the right-wing political force that abandoned its principles to sabotage the Clinton presidency.
Twelve Years and Thirteen Days: Remembering Paul and Sheila Wellstone
Twelve Years and Thirteen Days
Remembering Paul and Sheila Wellstone
Paperback      ISBN: 0816644284
In Search of Fatima: A Palestinian Story
In Search of Fatima
A Palestinian Story
Paperback      ISBN: 1859845614
A memoir of Ghada Karmi's life: her childhood in Palestine; the flight to Britain after the catastrophe of 1948; and her struggle to get a university grant to study medicine. The book is set against the backdrop of the continuing crisis in the Middle East. pointing forward.
Freedom from Fear and Other Writings
Freedom from Fear and Other Writings
Paperback      ISBN: 0140253173
A new collection of writings by the 1991 Nobel Peace Prize winner includes her acceptance speech as delivered by her son during her six-year incarceration and numerous reminiscences on her role in politics and her fear for her people. Original.
Nonviolent Soldier of Islam: Badshah Khan, a Man to Match His Mountains
Nonviolent Soldier of Islam
Badshah Khan, a Man to Match His Mountains
Paperback      ISBN: 1888314001
The progeny of a Muslim tribe steeped in a tradition of blood revenge, Badshah Khan raised history's first nonviolent army and joined Mahatma Gandhi in civil disobedience to British rule in India. His story of hard-won victory offers inspiration for nonviolent solutions to today's world struggles.
Churchill: A Biography
Churchill
A Biography
Paperback      ISBN: 0452283523
A comprehensive portrait of Britain's greatest modern prime minister and icon of modern history chronicles his many accomplishments, trials, and tribulations, both personal and political, that contributed to his great success as an invaluable leader. Reprint.
Memoirs
Memoirs
Paperback      ISBN: 0812969731
The youngest son of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., and Abby Aldrich Rockefeller narrates the story of his life, from his youth and Harvard education, through his military service during World War II, to his career in business and finance, and chronicles his varied roles as financier, philanthropist, and unofficial international envoy. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.