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Super PACs
by Louise I. Gerdes

The passage of Citizens United by the Supreme Court in 2010 sparked a renewed debate about campaign spending by large political action committees, or Super PACs. Its ruling said that it is okay for corporations and labor unions to spend as much as they want in advertising and other methods to convince people to vote for or against a candidate. This book provides a wide range of opinions on the issue. Includes primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives; eyewitnesses, scientific journals, government officials, and many others.

Fair Shot
by Chris Hughes

“…deeply felt and cogently argued…Hughes makes a powerful case that deserves a respectful hearing.” —The Financial Times

Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes argues that the best way to fight income inequality is with a radically simple idea: a guaranteed income for working people, paid for by the one percent.

The first half of Chris Hughes’s life played like a movie reel right out of the “American Dream.” He grew up in a small town in North Carolina. His parents were people of modest means, but he was accepted into an elite boarding school and then Harvard, both on scholarship. There, he met Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz and became one of the co-founders of Facebook.

In telling his story, Hughes demonstrates the powerful role fortune and luck play in today’s economy. Through the rocket ship rise of Facebook, Hughes came to understand how a select few can become ultra-wealthy nearly overnight. He believes the same forces that made Facebook possible have made it harder for everyone else in America to make ends meet.

To help people who are struggling, Hughes proposes a simple, bold solution: a guaranteed income for working people, including unpaid caregivers and students, paid for by the one percent. The way Hughes sees it, a guaranteed income is the most powerful tool we have to combat poverty and stabilize America’s middle class. Money—cold hard cash with no strings attached—gives people freedom, dignity, and the ability to climb the economic ladder. A guaranteed income for working people is the big idea that’s missing in the national conversation.

This book, grounded in Hughes’s personal experience, will start a frank conversation about how we earn in modern America, how we can combat income inequality, and ultimately, how we can give everyone a fair shot.


The Prize
by Dale Russakoff

A New York Times Bestseller

Mark Zuckerberg, Chris Christie, and Cory Booker were ready to reform our failing schools. They got an education.

When Mark Zuckerberg announced to a cheering Oprah audience his $100 million pledge to transform the downtrodden schools of Newark, New Jersey, then mayor Cory Booker and Governor Chris Christie were beside him, vowing to help make Newark “a symbol of educational excellence for the whole nation.” But their plans soon ran into the city’s seasoned education players, fierce protectors of their billion-dollar-a-year system. It’s a prize that, for generations, has enriched seemingly everyone, except Newark’s children. 

Dale Russakoff delivers a riveting drama of our times, encompassing the rise of celebrity politics, big philanthropy, extreme economic inequality, the charter school movement, and the struggles and triumphs of schools in one of the nation’s poorest cities. As Cory Booker navigates between his status as “rock star mayor” on Oprah’s stage and object of considerable distrust at home, the tumultuous changes planned by reformers and their highly paid consultants spark a fiery grass-roots opposition stoked by local politicians and union leaders.  The growth of charters forces the hand of Newark’s school superintendent Cami Anderson, who closes, consolidates, or redesigns more than a third of the city’s schools—a scenario on the horizon for many urban districts across America. 
Russakoff provides a close-up view of twenty-six-year-old Mark Zuckerberg and his wife as they decide to give the immense sum of money to Newark and then experience an education of their own amid the fallout of the reforms. Most moving are Russakoff’s portraits from inside classrooms, as homegrown teachers and principals battle heroically to reach students damaged by extreme poverty and violence. 

The Prize is an absorbing portrait of a titanic struggle, indispensable for anyone who cares about the future of public education and the nation’s children.

 


Insanity Once More
by Lawrence Kudlow

Lawrence Kudlow is CEO of Kudlow & Co. LLC, an economic and investment research firm in New York City. He is consistently ranked one of the nation’s premier and most accurate economic forecasters according to The Wall Street Journalsemiannual forecasting survey, and he offers his wealth of insights in a myriad of news outlets. He is a nationally syndicated columnist and contributing editor of National Review magazine. As a trusted adviser to many of our nation’s top decision-makers in Washington, he has testified as an expert witness on economic matters before several congressional committees. 


Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan
by Lita Sorensen

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, are a shining example of a young couple who are not only successful in their careers, he as a tech entrepreneur and she as a pediatrician, but who also serve as role models for socially conscious philanthropy. This accessible volume highlights Zuckerberg’s accomplishments creating the social network that changed the world, Chan’s desire to serve a greater good, and the couple’s "Giving Pledge," a promise to give away most of their income to charity and research. Readers will be inspired by two bright stars who want to make the world a better place for their children.

Facebook Fanatic
by BottleTree Books LLC (Firm), Bottletree Books, Editors of Bottletree Books LLC

Make your face royalty on Facebook. Get insanely popular. Buzz a band or book. Zoom a political career or film. Secure privacy in every area. With over 30 million users Facebook is one of the world’s largest social networking sites and it has been making major changes. Are you wondering about all those new Facebook applications? Feel lost and overwhelmed? Concerned about privacy? Don’t be! “Facebook Fanatic” is a guide on all areas of Facebook. Dominate it instead of being just part of it. Find out how to get crazy popular. Read how to secure your privacy in every area. Got a band? Learn over 70 ways to buzz a band on Facebook. Are you a filmmaker, politician or author? Launch your career to 30 million potential customers. Here are a few of the topics covered: Popularity Tips and Tricks to Make You Facebook Royalty; Secret HTML; The Coolest New Facebook Applications; Show Multiple Videos on Your Profile at One Time; Poking and Prodding, Oh My; Rock the Facebook Vote; Make Money with Facebook Marketplace; Be a Blog Hog; Climbing the Wall; Go Underground on Facebook with Little Used Privacy Settings; Make Money Off Your Videos; Over 70 Ways to Buzz Your Band; 55 Ways for Authors to Buzz Their Book; 60 Ways to Get Films and Shorts Recognized; and 40 Ways to Zoom a Political Campaign.

Our Revolution
by Bernie Sanders

The New York Times bestseller!

When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a “fringe” campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an Independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment.

By the time Sanders’s campaign came to a close, however, it was clear that the pundits had gotten it wrong. Bernie had run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country. He had received more than 13 million votes in primaries and caucuses throughout the country, won twenty-two states, and more than 1.4 million people had attended his public meetings. Most important, he showed that the American people were prepared to take on the greed and irresponsibility of corporate America and the 1 percent.

In Our Revolution, Sanders shares his personal experiences from the campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all—and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started. The campaign may be over, but the struggle goes on.


The Facebook Book
by Greg Atwan, Evan Lushing

The Facebook Book, by Harvard alums and early Booksters Atwan and Lushing, follows in the fine satirical tradition of The Official Preppy Handbook and The Hipster Handbook, full of anecdotes (true and semi-true), tips (useful and useless), and other insights, including chapters on the Ethics and Etiquette of using the ‘Book, what your profile really says about you, and a Facebook dictionary (which defines for the uninitiated terms like “frenemey” and “fauxmance”). The Facebook Book will appeal not only to undergrads, but also high schoolers (to whom the site was recently opened), savvy parents, and anyone who’s tapped into Web 2.0 culture and counterculture.