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1 America's Bishop: The Life and Times of Fulton J. Sheen [Secure eReader]
by Thomas C Reeves
  The American Catholic Church's most charismatic presence over several decades, Sheen was also its chief evangelist. Among his thousands of converts were celebrities such as Clare Booth Luce and Henry Ford II, and former communists Louis Budenz and Elizabeth Bentley. Reeves discusses these conversions and Sheen's close friendship with J. Edgar Hoover, and details for the first time the struggle between Sheen and his chief rival, Francis Cardinal Spellman, a battle of ecclesiastical titans that le... more info>>
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2 Consumer's Guide to a Brave New World [Secure eReader]
by Wesley J. Smith
  Unraveling the mystery of stem cells, Wesley J. Smith illuminates what's on the line in the controversy over using them for research. He describes the emerging science of human cloning-the most radical technology in history-and shows how it moves forward inexorably against the moral consensus of the world. But at the core of this highly readable and carefully researched book is a report on the gargantuan "Big Biotech" industry and its supporters in the universities and the science and bioethics ... more info>>
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3 In Denial: Historians, Communism and Espionage [Secure eReader]
by John Earl Haynes, Harvey Klehr
  John Haynes and Harvey Klehr were the first U.S. historians who used the newly opened archives of the former Soviet Union to examine the history of American communism. In Denial is the record of what they ­discovered. The authors focus on what they call "lying about spying." Haynes and Klehr examine the ways in which revisionist scholars have ignored or distorted the new archival evidence about espionage links between Moscow and the CPUSA. They analyze the mythology that continues to suggest, ag... more info>>
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4 Islam Unveiled: Disturbing Questions about the World's Fastest-Growing Faith [Secure eReader]
by Robert H. Spencer
  Taking on the hard questions about what the Islamic religion actually teaches, Robert Spencer sets forth the potentially ominous implications of those teachings for the future of both the Muslim world and the West. Islam Unveiled goes beyond the shallow distinction between a "true" peaceful Islam and the "hijacked" Islam of terrorist groups. Spencer probes the Koran and Muslim traditions, as well as the history and present-day situation of the Muslim world, to explain why the world's fastest-gro... more info>>
Category: Spiritual/Religion
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5 Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy [Secure eReader]
by John Fund
  Hanging chads, butterfly ballots, voting felons, and Supreme Court intervention. How bad is the U.S. election system? Bad enough that at least eight of the 19 hijackers who attacked the World Trade Center and the Pentagon had registered to vote while they made their deadly preparations for 9/11! John Fund explores the way "vote brokers" stole a mayoral election in Miami in 1998 by tampering with 4700 absentee ballots. He shows how the "Motor Voter Law" allowed Californians to use mail-in forms t... more info>>
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6 Taking Sex Differences Seriously [Secure eReader]
by Steven E. Rhoads
  Dr. Steven E. Rhoads explores male/female disparities in aggression and dominance, in sexuality and nurturing. He shows how denial of these differences has affected phenomena such as the sexual revolution and fatherless families, and policies such as Title IX and the call for universal day care. But he also says that society is improved by discouraging some natural tendencies, like men's temptation toward predatory sex, and encouraging others, like women's greater interest and talent in caring f... more info>>
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7 The Anti-Chomsky Reader [Secure eReader]
by Peter Collier, David Horowitz
  Beginning with his criticism of the Vietnam War in the 1960s, MIT professor Noam Chomsky has become better known for his radical politics than for his theories of language. These essays scrutinize both the theories and the politics: linguists Paul Postal and Robert Levine reevaluate Chomsky's linguistics to find parallels with his politics; scholar Paul Bogdanor explores Chomsky's hatred of Israel; Ronald Radosh and David Horowitz discuss Chomsky's gloating reaction to the September 11 attacks; ... more info>>
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8 The Cost of Choice [Secure eReader]
by Erika Bachiochi
  ncluding essays by eminent figures such as Mary Ann Glendon, Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Elizabeth Fox Genovese, Eleonore Raoul Professor of the Humanities at Emory University, The Cost of Choice captures the moral, legal, medical and political complexities surrounding abortion. Agree or disagree, the reader will concur that the gravity that should accompany any discussion of this difficult subject is fully on display in this insightful and instructive book.
Category: General Nonfiction

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9 The Secret Wars of Judi Bari: A Car Bomb, the Fight for the Redwoods and the End of Earth First! [Secure eReader]
by Kate Coleman
  Kate Coleman traces Judi Bari's rise from college activist to would-be Mother Jones of the Redwoods. Drawing on extensive interviews with Bari's friends and comrades as well as critics, Coleman describes her struggle for selfhood against her husband, against those in her movement who felt that she was not radical enough, and ultimately against the FBI and the State of California. Judi Bari's wars continued until her death from cancer seven years after the explosion that changed her life permanen... more info>>
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