Category: Politics
Revolution – Political humor by Russell Brand – $1.99 0 comments

We all know the system isn’t working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told there’s nothing we can do: “It’s just the way things are.”
In this book, Russell Brand hilariously lacerates the straw men and paper tigers of our conformist times and presents, with the help of experts as diverse as Thomas Piketty and George Orwell, a vision for a fairer, sexier society that’s fun and inclusive.
You have been lied to, told there’s no alternative, no choice, and that you don’t deserve any better. Brand destroys this illusory facade as amusingly and deftly as he annihilates Morning Joe anchors, Fox News fascists, and BBC stalwarts.
This book makes revolution not only possible but inevitable and fun. Buy it for $1.99 today.
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This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital – $1.99 0 comments

Washington D.C. might be loathed from every corner of the nation, yet these are fun and busy days at this nexus of big politics, big money, big media, and big vanity.
There are no Democrats and Republicans anymore in the nation’s capital, just millionaires. Through the eyes of Leibovich we discover how the funeral for a beloved newsman becomes the social event of the year; how political reporters are fetishized for their ability to get their names into the predawn e-mail sent out by the city’s most powerful and puzzled-over journalist; how a disgraced Hill aide can overcome ignominy and maybe emerge with a more potent “brand” than many elected members of Congress.
And how an administration bent on “changing Washington” can be sucked into the ways of This Town with the same ease with which Tea Party insurgents can, once elected, settle into it like a warm bath.
Outrageous, fascinating, and very necessary, This Town is a must-read whether you’re inside the highway which encircles DC – or just trying to get there. Buy it today for only $1.99.
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Fiasco: The American Military Adventure in Iraq, 2003 to 2005 – $1.99 0 comments

The definitive account of the American military’s tragic experience in Iraq.
Fiasco is a masterful reckoning with the planning and execution of the American military invasion and occupation of Iraq through mid-2006, now with a postscript on recent developments. Ricks draws on the exclusive cooperation of an extraordinary number of American personnel, including more than one hundred senior officers, and access to more than 30,000 pages of official documents, many of them never before made public.
Tragically, it is an undeniable account—explosive, shocking, and authoritative—of unsurpassed tactical success combined with unsurpassed strategic failure that indicts some of America’s most powerful and honored civilian and military leaders. Buy this book for $1.99 today.
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9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America: And Four Who Tried to Save Her – $1.99 0 comments

Of the forty-four presidents who have led the United States, nine made mistakes that permanently scarred the nation. Which nine? Brion McClanahan will surprise readers with his list, which he supports with exhaustive and entertaining evidence.
9 Presidents Who Screwed Up America is a new look back at American history that unabashedly places blame for our nation’s current problems on the backs of nine very flawed men. Buy this book for only $1.99 today.
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America: The Last Best Hope: Volume I & II by Bill Bennett – $1.99 each 0 comments

America: The Last Best Hope (Volume I): From the Age of Discovery to a World at War ($1.99) We all need to know more about this land we love. In this gripping tale of a nation, our country’s past comes alive. Here is the story of those we chose to lead us and what they did with the awesome power we gave them. Join Bill Bennett for the great adventure. America’s teacher will lead you on a voyage of discovery.
America: The Last Best Hope (Volume II): From a World at War to the Triumph of Freedom ($1.99) This engaging narrative slices through the cobwebs of time, memory, and prevailing cynicism to reinvigorate America with an informed patriotism.

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Lincoln Unbound – How an Ambitious Young Railsplitter Saved the American Dream—And How We Can Do It Again – Just 99 cents 0 comments

Revered across the political spectrum, President Lincoln believed in a small but active government in a nation defined by aspiration. He embraced the market and the amazing transportation and communications revolutions beginning to take hold. He helped give birth to the modern industrial economy.
Abraham Lincoln’s vision of an upwardly mobile society that rewards and supports individual striving was wondrously realized. Now, it is under threat. To meet these challenges, conservative columnist Rich Lowry draws us back to the lessons of Lincoln. It is imperative, he argues, to preserve a fluid economy that makes it possible for individuals to thrive and live the American dream.
Buy this mix of history and politics today for only 99 cents.
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Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy – $1.99 0 comments

A powerful and original argument that traces the roots of our present crisis of authority to an unlikely source: the meritocracy.
Mixing deft political analysis, timely social commentary, and deep historical understanding, Twilight of the Elites describes how the society we have come to inhabit – utterly forgiving at the top and relentlessly punitive at the bottom – produces leaders who are out of touch with the people they have been trusted to govern. Hayes argues that the public’s failure to trust the federal government, corporate America, and the media has led to a crisis of authority that threatens to engulf not just our politics but our day-to-day lives.
Upending well-worn ideological and partisan categories, Hayes entirely reorients our perspective on our times. Twilight of the Elites is the defining work of social criticism for the post-bailout age. Buy this book today for only $1.99.
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Two quick picks: Biographies of Harry S Truman and his presidency- $2.99 each 0 comments

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Housekeeping: Rent or Buy the Book; Magazine Sale and Cheap Reads 0 comments
Rent or Buy
Amazon offers eTextbooks rentals for those who don’t need to own a traditional print copy. Not all rentable textbooks fit the traditional definition. Books from the Cherry Ames Series, historical fiction for pre-teens and teens about a young WWII nurse, are available for a minimal 30-day rent. If you need a bit more time to finish the book or four-book bundle, select any date beyond 30 days and the fee will be increased accordingly.
As the expiration date approaches, Amazon sends a helpful email reminding you to extend the rental period. You can also purchase the book and your rental fee paid will be applied to the current price, if you take action prior to the end of the rental period.
Notice that the email I received (at left) mentions that notes and highlights can be accessed after the expiration. If an enterprising student highlighted the complete textbook…..would those highlights be available?
 
Earlier this week I found this biography that can be purchased for $1.99 or rented for 30 days for 96 cents:
The Life of Herbert Hoover: Fighting Quaker, 1928–1933 : This is the first definitive study of the presidency of America’s least understood and most under-appreciated Chief Executive. Combining government with private resources, Hoover became the first president to pit government action against the economic cycle, setting precedents and spawning ideas employed by his successor and all future presidents.

 
 

Magazine Sale
Amazon is offering a great price on magazines subscriptions – just $5 for popular publications such as The New Yorker, Martha Stewart Living, Money, O The Oprah Magazine and more. Most subscriptions are for 12 months and several are all access (print and digital). NOTE: Confirm prices as the link has more than just the $5 deals.
This great rate is auto-renewing, but you can cancel your subscription through your Amazon account manager.

 
Relationship Reads
Valentine’s Day is less than a week away. These relationship advice books are only $1.99 each today.

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Four quick picks: On the 106th anniversary of his birth, Ronald Reagan biographies – Just 99 cents each 0 comments

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