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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: John Taylor Gatto
Publisher: New Society Publishers (2002, Feb 1st).
This radical treatise on public education has been a New Society Publishers' bestseller for 10 years! Thirty years of award-winning teaching in New York City's public schools led John Gatto to the sad conclusion that compulsory governmental schooling does little but teach young people to follow orders as cogs in the industrial machine. In celebration of the ten-year anniversary of Dumbing Us Down and to keep this classic current, we are renewing the cover art, adding new material about John and the impact of the book, and a new Foreword. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Perpetual Peace and Other Essays on Politics, History, and Morals (HPC philosophical classics series)Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Immanuel Kant
Publisher: Hackett Pub Co (1982, Dec 1st).
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More Info | Google Books | Check AvailabilityAuthor/Actors/Director/etc.: Charles Murray
Publisher: Broadway Books; Reprint edition (1997, Dec 29th).
Charles Murray believes that America's founders had it right--strict limits on the power of the central government and strict protection of the individual are the keys to a genuinely free society. In What It Means to Be a Libertarian, he proposes a government reduced to the barest essentials: an executive branch consisting only of the White House and trimmed-down departments of state, defense, justice, and environment protection; a Congress so limited in power that it meets only a few months each year; and a federal code stripped of all but a handful of regulations.Combining the tenets of classical Libertarian philosophy with his own highly-original, always provocative thinking, Murray shows why less government advances individual happiness and promotes more vital communities and a richer culture. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Stephen TannerMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Da Capo Press; First Edition, Revised Edition edition (2009, Apr 28th).
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Margaret E. Wagner
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (2011, Oct 24th).
With striking visuals from the Library of Congress' unparalleled archive, THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ILLUSTRATED TIMELINE OF THE CIVIL WAR is an authoritative and engaging narrative of the domestic conflict that determined the course of American history. A detailed chronological timeline of the war captures the harrowing intensity of 19th-century warfare in first-hand accounts from soldiers, nurses, and front-line journalists. Readers will be enthralled by speech drafts in Lincoln's own hand, quotes from the likes of Frederick Douglass and Robert E. Lee, and portraits of key soldiers and politicians who are not covered in standard textbooks. The Illustrated Timeline's exciting new source material and lucid organization will give Civil War enthusiasts a fresh look at this defining period in our nation's history. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Geoffrey C. Ward
Publisher: Pub Overstock Unlimited Inc; 1st edition (1996, Sep 1st).
The creators of the landmark public television series The Civil War and Baseball present a lavishly illustrated companion book to the forthcoming series tracing the history of the West. TV tie-in. $300,000 ad/promo. BOMC, History, & QPB Main. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Edward Gibbon
Publisher: Phoenix; Abridged edition (2005, Aug 1st).
Gripping, powerfully intelligent, and wonderfully entertaining, Gibbon's classic account of Rome ranks as one of the literary masterpieces of its age. Attacked for its enlightened views on politics, sexuality, and religion, the first volume was nonetheless found on every table and received widespread acclaim for its elegant prose. Famously skeptical about Christianity, unexpectedly sympathetic to the barbarian invaders and the Byzantine Empire, constantly aware of how political leaders often achieve the exact opposite of what they intend, Gibbon captured both the broad pattern of events and the significant revealing detail. This abridged edition compresses thirteen turbulent centuries into a single epic narrative, and features a foreword, introduction, and extended appreciation by Hugh Trevor-Roper, an esteemed professor of history at Oxford University. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Russell KirkMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA; New edition edition (1999, Nov 11th).
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Solomon Northup
Publisher: Atria / 37 Ink (2013, Nov 19th).
The story that inspired the major motion picture, with an introduction by the bestselling author of Wench, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Twelve Years a Slave is a harrowing, vividly detailed, and utterly unforgettable account of slavery.Solomon Northup was an entrepreneur and dedicated family man, father to three young children, Elizabeth, Margaret, and Alonzo. What little free time he had after long days of manual and farm labor he spent reading books and playing the violin. Though his father was born into slavery, Solomon was born and lived free.In March 1841, two strangers approached Northup, offering him employment as a violinist in a town hundreds of miles away from his home in Saratoga Springs, New York. Solomon bid his wife farewell until his return. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability