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Bravehearts

Author : Mark Hertsgaard
ISBN : 9781510703421
Genre : Political Science
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Whistleblowers pay with their lives to save ours. When insiders like former NSA analyst Edward Snowden or ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley or Big Tobacco truth-teller Jeffrey Wigand blow the whistle on high-level lying, lawbreaking or other wrongdoing—whether it's government spying, corporate murder or scientific scandal—the public benefits enormously. Wars are ended, deadly products are taken off the market, white-collar criminals are sent to jail. The whistleblowers themselves, however, generally end up ruined. Nearly all of them lose their jobs—and in many cases their marriages and their health—as they refuse to back down in the face of increasingly ferocious official retaliation. That moral stubbornness despite terrible personal cost is the defining DNA of whistleblowers. The public owes them more than we know. In Bravehearts, Hertsgaard tells the gripping, sometimes darkly comic and ultimately inspiring stories of the unsung heroes of our time. A deeply reported, impassioned polemic, Bravehearts is a book for citizens everywhere—especially students, teachers, activists and anyone who wants to make a difference in the world around them.

Bravehearts

Author : Mark Hertsgaard
ISBN : 1510703373
Genre : Political Science
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Whistleblowers pay with their lives to save ours. When insiders like former NSA analyst Edward Snowden or ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley or Big Tobacco truth-teller Jeffrey Wigand blow the whistle on high-level lying, lawbreaking or other wrongdoing--whether it's government spying, corporate murder or scientific scandal--the public benefits enormously. Wars are ended, deadly products are taken off the market, white-collar criminals are sent to jail. The whistleblowers themselves, however, generally end up ruined. Nearly all of them lose their jobs--and in many cases their marriages and their health--as they refuse to back down in the face of increasingly ferocious official retaliation. That moral stubbornness despite terrible personal cost is the defining DNA of whistleblowers. The public owes them more than we know. In Bravehearts, Hertsgaard tells the gripping, sometimes darkly comic and ultimately inspiring stories of the unsung heroes of our time. A deeply reported, impassioned polemic, Bravehearts is a book for citizens everywhere--especially students, teachers, activists and anyone who wants to make a difference in the world around them.

A Day In The Life

Author : Mark Hertsgaard
ISBN : UOM:39015038409358
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Uses the archives at Abbey Road Studios in London to trace the development and impact of the Beatles' music, and offers insight into the band's creative process and the influences that shaped them

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Author : Mark Hertsgaard
ISBN : 9781610914147
Genre : Political Science
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On December 7, 2011, Mark Hertsgaard participated in The National Climate Seminar, a series of webinars sponsored by Bard College’s Center for Environmental Policy. The online seminars provide a forum for leading scientists, writers, and other experts to talk about critical issues regarding climate change. The series also opens a public conversation, inviting participants to ask questions and contribute their own thoughts. Hertsgaard has spent the last two decades reporting on climate change for media outlets including The New Yorker, NPR, Time, Vanity Fair, and The Nation, where he is the environment correspondent. His lecture focused on political movements and how environmental advocates can provoke change in public attitudes and on Capitol Hill. Hertsgaard sees 2011’s Occupy movement as a sign of real hope and discussed what climate activists can learn from Occupy’s tactics. This E-ssential is an edited version of Hertsgaard’s talk and the subsequent question and answer session. While some material has been cut and some language modified for clarity, the intention was to retain the substance of the original discussion.

Nuclear Inc

Author : Mark Hertsgaard
ISBN : UOM:39015011171876
Genre : Business & Economics
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A comprehensive account of the economics of the nuclear industry examines the motives and activities of the corporate and government leaders who control those economics and the history of the industry itself

The Gilded Rage

Author : Alexander Zaitchik
ISBN : 9781510714304
Genre : Political Science
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Selected as one of Publishers Weekly's Top Ten picks for Politics & Current Events of Fall 2016 A grippingly intimate and heart-breaking portrait of the walking wounded who make up the base of the Trump movement. Desperate and angry, these are the men and women of the vanishing industrial heartland and the depressed Appalachian coal country and the drug-running, no-man's land along the Southwestern borderlands. They have no illusions about the grandstanding billionaire and his glaring flaws. But they feel forgotten and screwed over by political, corporate and media elites . . .and they feel that Donald Trump, despite his flamboyant demagoguery, might well be their last chance for salvation. Part Studs Terkel, part Hunter S. Thompson, Alexander Zaitchik takes us deeper into the ravaged soul of America than any other chronicler of our times. Praise for Alexander Zaitchik's Common Sense: Glenn Beck and the Triumph of Ignorance: A sharp and informative smackdown. For Zaitchik, [Glenn] Beck is just one more American con artist in the P.T. Barnum tradition, a shameless pseudoconservative bottom-feeder who will say anything to keep the spotlight on himself while the money rolls in. —Mark Lilla, The New York Review of Books A sensational book . . . This is a beautifully written and insightful biography—thoughtful, considered, and very intentional about the need to understand Beck both as a symbol of something larger going on in America and as a person. —Susan Gardner, Daily Kos A scathing profile that follows the powerful pundit from a single-parent home in rural Washington state to conservative superstardom. —The Boston Globe A great political book. Zaitchik tells [Beck's story] well and nobody has told it more soberly. —Slate An informative study. —Sean Wilentz, The New Yorker A gripping and thoroughly researched biography. —Joe Conason, Salon

National Security And Double Government

Author : Michael J. Glennon
ISBN : 9780190206444
Genre : Law
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Why has U.S. national security policy scarcely changed from the Bush to the Obama administration? And why does it matter? The theory of 'double government' posed by the 19th century English scholar Walter Bagehot suggests a disquieting answer. The public is encouraged to believe that the presidency, Congress, and the courts make security policy. That belief sustains these institutions' legitimacy. Yet their authority is largely illusory. National security policy is made, instead, by a 'Trumanite network' of several hundred members that is largely concealed from public view.

End Of An Era

Author : John Sergeant Wise
ISBN : 1932490272
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Everything You Know About The Constitution Is Wrong

Author : Edward James Snowden
ISBN : 1492364843
Genre : Civil rights
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The U.S. Constitution is broken. The Constitution no longer binds the federal government. Agencies like the CIA, the NSA, and others, ignore the Constitution. The United States now invades other countries for little or no reason. The President is becoming a sort of military conqueror; the Congress is utterly powerless and corrupt; and the Supreme Court issues one terrible decision after another. How did it all happen? Americans have lost the system the Founding Fathers invented. Most do not realize, for example, that many of the liberties they take for granted have not come from the Constitution, but from a little-known Supreme Court legal maneuver known as incorporation. The individual right to bear arms was granted only in 2010. Other rights have been granted here and there only at the discretion of the Supreme Court. Everything You Know about the Constitution is Wrong tells the untold story of the United States Constitution. It debunks the popular myth that the United States Constitution was written to give Americans individual rights. It shows how the so-called Bill of Rights was a list of restrictions on the federal government to protect the States, not a list of individual rights for citizens. It shows how after the Civil War, politicians who were incapable of writing a new Constitution chose instead to transform the federal system into a national one through a single amendment. This turned the Constitution inside out, forcing words that meant one thing (federal limits) now to mean something else (individual rights). From Ron Paul and Alex Jones to Barack Obama and the U.S. Supreme Court, the Constitution is today completely misunderstood. A new constitution was needed after the Civil War, and it is no less needed today. Everything You Know about the Constitution is Wrong takes the reader through the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Articles of Confederation, and other key texts in understanding the American system of government.

Time Of The Octopus

Author : Anatoly Kucherena
ISBN : 1911414100
Genre : Computer crimes
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Time of the Octopus is a fiction, but it is based on Kucherena's own interviews with Snowden at Sheremetyevo, and provides the basis for Oliver Stone's major Hollywood movie 'Snowden' starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt, one of the movie events of 2016.

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