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State of Fear
$8.66
By Michael Crichton

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In Tokyo, in Los Angeles, in Antarctica, in the Solomon Islands . . . an intelligence agent races to put all the pieces together to prevent a global catastrophe.

REVIEW

Global Warming meets the coming Ice Age. As usual Crichton writes with science and drama intertwined in a very entertaining and fast moving novel. This could never come to film as he challenges the concept of global warming with very convincing data wrapped into a story. What we see is that global warming is not science as much as it has become a large business. To question man's role is blasphemy. And, unfortunately, the man made global warming theory is attracting elements who will say and do anything to advance this point of view It seems as though Al Gore has done quite well carnival barking his way into a fortune and a Nobel Prize for what some believe is a worldwide hoax. The irony is that one could make a case for a new ice age based on existing data. Perhaps I will do a movie on the coming ice age and get a free trip to Sweden. By then, according to the conventional wisdom, I could go in balmy January.  - Fabio Marveloso (Amazon Review)

Five stars for making me think! While the novel itself reads like an action-adventure movie, the substance of Crichton's argument made me stop in my tracks. I particularly liked reading the extras, the essays and the author's notes. He's asking us to just consider what is factual and what is politically or media driven and why. It's not about which "side" you're on. Think how we are influenced in today's culture of fear. Fear sells. Think. And then, keep doing things to make the earth a better place, because as a character concludes, we still have a lot of work to do!  - Lynne (Amazon Review)


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“An eye opening discussion . . . [An] important book. . . . Rosenthal told an interviewer her goal was to “start a very loud conversation” that will be “difficult politically to ignore.” We need such a conversation – not just about how the market fails, but about how we can change the political realities that stand in the way of fixing it.” — The New York Times Book Review  

“In this in-depth analysis of a malfunctioning system, Rosenthal makes a compelling case against the hospital and pharmaceutical executives behind the “money chase,” and it’s hard to imagine a more educated, credible guide…The patients she interviewed share mind-boggling stories…She builds her case with one damning statistic after another…Rosenthal presents solutions both personal and societal in this commanding and necessary call to arms.” —Booklist  

“Provocatively analyzes...Rosenthal unveils with surgical precision the "dysfunctional medical market"...a startling cascade.”   —Publishers Weekly

“A blast across the bow of the entire health care industry . . . Throughout, the author blends extensive research with human interest . . .A scathing denouncement.” —Kirkus Reviews


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“Many Americans believe that they are the beneficiaries, rather than the potential victims, of government surveillance. Those who have nothing to hide, goes the saying, have nothing to fear. In this important book, William Keller shows how naive this view is. The political philosopher Thomas Hobbes observed that the purpose of knowledge is power. And, having acquired vast knowledge about us, our government us in a position to exercise vast power over us.” —Benjamin Ginsberg, author of What Washington Gets Wrong and Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University

“For many years now, William W. Keller has been one of the most talented and insightful writers on questions of security and liberty, beginning with his study in the 1980s on J. Edgar Hoover and the FBI. He continues on with this marvelous new work on the rise of Big Brother in the United States. Keller writes smoothly, researches exhaustively, and cares deeply about both the factual and normative dimensions of public policy. The result in Democracy Betrayed is a book worth reading from cover-to-cover, for within its pages reside reliable information on the elusive topic of national security, along with thoughtful prescriptions on how to fight against America's slide toward an ever intrusive surveillance society.” —Dr. Loch K. Johnson, author of A Season of Inquiry Revisited: The Church Committee Confronts America’s Spy Agencies


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Moving around the globe, from Hawaii to Indonesia to the American Northeast and Midwest, Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama meticulously unpacks Obama’s life, from his tumultuous upbringing in Honolulu and Jakarta, to his formative time as a community organizer on Chicago’s South Side, working in some of the roughest neighborhoods, to Cambridge, where he excelled at Harvard Law School, and finally back to Chicago, where he pursued his political destiny. In voluminous detail, drawn from more than 1,000 interviews and encyclopedic documentary research, Garrow reveals as never before the ambition, the dreams, and the all-too-human struggles of an iconic president in a sure to be news-making biography that will stand as the most authoritative account of Obama’s pre-presidential life for decades to come.

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“The authoritative biography of Barack Obama’s prepresidential years. ... Illuminating. ... Impressively researched. ... Readers will be richly rewarded.” - Library Journal

“A convincing and exceptionally detailed portrait. ... Political history buffs will be fascinated.” - Publishers Weekly


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Raymond Aron's 1955 masterpiece The Opium of the Intellectuals, is one of the great works of twentieth- century political reflection. Aron shows how noble ideas can slide into the tyranny of "secular religion" and emphasizes how political thought has the profound responsibility of telling the truth about social and political reality-in all its mundane imperfections and tragic complexities.

Aron explodes the three "myths" of radical thought: the Left, the Revolution, and the Proletariat. Each of these ideas, Aron shows, are ideological, mystifying rather than illuminating. He also provides a fascinating sociology of intellectual life and a powerful critique of historical determinism in the classically restrained prose for which he is justly famous.

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Although Aron's treatise was published many decades ago as a brilliant and unsurpassed analysis of French intellectual culture, it has direct relevance for contemporary fads and foibles of Western cultural and intellectual life. Much of what goes on in the academy today becomes lucid when read within Aron's analytical framework. This book should be read by all who care about the education of their children. - Margaret & Peter (AMAZON)


The Day After Roswell
$16.00
By William J. Birnes, Philip Corso

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A breathtaking exposé that reads like a thriller, The Day After Roswell is a stunning depiction of just what happened in Roswell, New Mexico all those years ago and how the effects of this mysterious unidentified aircraft crash are still relevant today.

Former member of President Eisenhower’s National Security Council and the Foreign Technology Desk in the United States Army, Colonel Philip J. Corso was assigned to work at a strange crash site in Roswell in 1947. He had no idea that his work there would change his life and the course of history forever. Only in his fascinating memoir can you discover how he helped removed alien artifacts from the site and used them to help improve much of the technology the Army uses today, such as circuit chips, fiber optics, and more.

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If you've ever wondered what crashed into the desert near Roswell, New Mexico, in 1947, this book will give you some startling answers. While the first version was published in hardcover in 1997, Corso provides new evidence for the presence of alien intruders in this pocket paperback edition. Whether or not you believe his contention, the sheer weight of governmental sources and documentation presented by the former Army intelligence officer is not easily dismissed. Once you understand the historical context (in the midst of the Cold War soon after World War II, with Orson Welles having recently inspired panic in citizens with his fictional War of the Worlds radio broadcast), the military deciding to cover up a real-life alien ship becomes more credible. Corso also gives a convincing explanation of why reports were so multi-various and conflicting. Even if you believe the book is utter fiction, it's still a compelling read. --Randall Cohan --


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Theodore J. Kaczynski has been convicted for illegally transporting, mailing, and using bombs, resulting in the deaths of three people. He is now serving a life sentence in the supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.

The ideas and views expressed by Kaczynski before and after his capture raise crucial issues concerning the evolution and future of our society. For the first time, the reader will have access to an uncensored personal account of his anti-technology philosophy, which goes far beyond Unabomber pop culture mythology.

REVIEW

"What the Unabomber did was reprehensible. And he was wrong: Killing people to bring attention to his ideas ended up making most people lock up his ideas, along with him. They became unmentionable, for politically correct folks. Well, I would rather be correct, than politically correct. And it is time for people to read "Industrial Society and its Future", by convicted serial killer Ted Kaczynski. His work, despite his deeds, deserves a place alongside Brave New World, by Aldous Huxley, and 1984 by George Orwell." --Dr. Keith Ablow, Fox News


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In 1971 Dr. Theodore Kaczynski rejected modern society and moved to a primitive cabin in the woods of Montana. There, he began building bombs, which he sent to professors and executives to express his disdain for modern society, and to work on his magnum opus, Industrial Society and Its Future, forever known to the world as the Unabomber Manifesto. Responsible for three deaths and more than twenty casualties over two decades, he was finally identifed and apprehended when his brother recognized his writing style while reading the 'Unabomber Manifesto.' The piece, written under the pseudonym FC (Freedom Club) was published in the New York Times after his promise to cease the bombing if a major publication printed it in its entirety.

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Needless to say the actions and murders are not condoned at all. But looking at this manifesto from strictly an academic and sociological point of view, it's not farfetched to say that kaczynski was an absolute genius. This book is way ahead of its time and very and eerily accurate as to the state of the world today. Ted predicted the rise of the alt left, the PC culture we live in today, but perhaps his best claim was that people are so bored today that they create artificial problems in society. A must read for anyone with half an IQ, you can't help but see his predictions for the world happening today. - Ohms ( amazon reader )

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In 1971 Dr. Theodore Kaczynski rejected modern society and moved to a primitive cabin in the woods of Montana. There, he began building bombs, which he sent to professors and executives to express his disdain for modern society, and to work on his magnum opus, Industrial Society and Its Future, forever known to the world as the Unabomber Manifesto. Responsible for three deaths and more than twenty casualties over two decades, he was finally identifed and apprehended when his brother recognized his writing style while reading the 'Unabomber Manifesto.' The piece, written under the pseudonym FC (Freedom Club) was published in the New York Times after his promise to cease the bombing if a major publication printed it in its entirety.

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Needless to say the actions and murders are not condoned at all. But looking at this manifesto from strictly an academic and sociological point of view, it's not farfetched to say that kaczynski was an absolute genius. This book is way ahead of its time and very and eerily accurate as to the state of the world today. Ted predicted the rise of the alt left, the PC culture we live in today, but perhaps his best claim was that people are so bored today that they create artificial problems in society. A must read for anyone with half an IQ, you can't help but see his predictions for the world happening today. - Ohms ( amazon reader )