If you haven’t browsed the non-fiction section at Dark Horse Books, you should come check out the new titles in stock.
Pulitzer prize-winning author, Chris Hedges has written about the Death of the Liberal Class. Hedge writes how the traditionally liberal institutions, the press, universities, labor movements, the Democratic party and liberal religious institutions, no longer act as an effective counterweight to the abuses of power to corporations.
Lockheed Martin receives 29 billion dollars per year in Pentagon contracts. This is 1 out of every 10 dollars paid out to private contractors by the Pentagon. In Prophets of War: Lockheed Martin and the Making of the Military-Industrial Complex by William D. Hartung is a story of the history of the largest military contractor in the U.S.
The Last Founding Father: James Monroe and A Nation’s Call To Greatness by Harlow Giles Unger is a highly praised biography of the fifth president. James Monroe has been overshadowed by the other founding fathers, Washington, Jefferson, Adams, and Madison. Yet in this well researched biography, Unger not only recreates the exciting history of Monroe’s times, yet makes a strong case for the great achievements of James Monroe.
John Muir: Rediscovering America by Frederick Turner has not only been praised for its well researched facts about the life of the legendary and extraordinary John Muir, but the quality and beauty of the writing has been equally praised.
For nature and science lovers, David Rothenberg has written Why Birds Sing a journey into the mystery of bird song.
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot was a New York Times bestseller in hardback. Prior to her death from cancer, doctors took cells from Henrietta Lacks, a poor african american tobacco farmer. These cells have become one of the most important tools in modern medicine.
In The Harvard Psychedelic Club by Don Lattin examines the lives of Timothy Leary, Ram Dass, Huston Smith, and Andrew Weil and their impact on American culture.
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