Tuesday, July 24, 2007

New books in the store

Today's new books are all non-fiction political books. There is so much going on these days it's sometimes hard to keep everything straight. It is so easy to feel overwhelmed. So today I'm breaking it down! Here are some books that are informative and are written by people who give the inside dope. Keep courage people, the truth is coming out!

Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation
by Eboo Patel
This book is a place of hope. Eboo Patel has founded the Interfaith Youth Core to encourage young people to embrace pluralism instead of religious intolerance.

Acts of Faith interweaves accounts of how religious totalitarian groups engage youth with Patel' s own story of growing up Muslim and angry in America. His unique understanding of the importance of positively engaging religious youth led him to found the Interfaith Youth Core, an energetic organization that seeks to counter religious totalitarianism by building an interfaith, pluralistic youth movement.

"Acts of Faith, a beautifully written story of discovery and hope ... This young social entrepreneur offers us a powerful way to deal with one of the most important issues of our time."
— President Bill Clinton

Storm World: Hurricanes, Politics, and the Battle Over Global Warming
by Chris Mooney

One of the leading science journalists and commentators working today, Chris Mooney delves into a red-hot debate in meteorology: whether the increasing ferocity of hurricanes is connected to global warming. In the wake of Katrina, Mooney follows the careers of leading scientists on either side of the argument through the 2006 hurricane season, tracing how the media, special interests, politics, and the weather itself have skewed and amplified what was already a fraught scientific debate.

The Secret History of the American Empire
by John Perkins

John Perkin's sequel to Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, an explosive book that tells the seedy story of the underpinnings of America's secret foreign policy and goals of Empire.

Now, in "The Secret History of the American Empire," Perkins zeroes in on hot spots around the world and, drawing on interviews with other hit men, jackals, reporters, and activists, examines the current geopolitical crisis. Instability is the norm: Its clear that the world we've created is dangerous and no longer sustainable. How did we get here? Who's responsible? What good have we done and at what cost? And what can we do to change things for the next generations?

Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
by Tim Weiner

Here is the hidden history of the CIA: why eleven presidents and three generations of CIA officers have been unable to understand the world; why nearly every CIA director has left the agency in worse shape than he found it; and how these failures have profoundly jeopardized our national security.


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