By Jim DuFresne, Robert Kelly, Catherine Bodry

10th version; together with publications to Juneau & the Southeast, Anchorage and More

“Big, breathtakingly attractive and wildly bountiful; there are few areas on this planet, and none within the united states, with the unspoiled barren region, mountainous grandeur and large flora and fauna that's Alaska.” – Jim Dufresne, Lonely Planet Writer

Inside This Book

3 authors
4 months research
29 Parks & Preserves
1150 miles of mountain climbing trails
Inspirational photos
Clear, easy-to-use maps
In-depth background
Comprehensive making plans tools
Easy-to-read layout

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By Matt Taibbi

NEW YORK occasions BESTSELLER • NAMED the best BOOKS OF THE yr through THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWS

A scathing portrait of an pressing new American crisis
 
during the last 20 years, the US has been falling deeper and deeper right into a statistical mystery:
 
Poverty is going up. Crime is going down. The criminal inhabitants doubles.
Fraud by means of the wealthy wipes out forty percentage of the world’s wealth. the wealthy get hugely richer. nobody is going to jail.
 
looking for an answer, journalist Matt Taibbi chanced on the Divide, the seam in American lifestyles the place our such a lot troubling trends—growing wealth inequality and mass incarceration—come jointly, pushed by way of a dramatic shift in American citizenship: Our simple rights are actually made up our minds by means of our wealth or poverty. The Divide is what permits hugely harmful fraud through the hyperwealthy to move unpunished, whereas turning poverty itself right into a crime—but it’s very unlikely to work out till you examine those alarming traits facet via side.
 
In The Divide, Matt Taibbi takes readers on a galvanizing trip via each side of our new process of justice—the fun-house-mirror worlds of the untouchably prosperous and the criminalized terrible. He uncovers the startling looting that preceded the monetary cave in; a wild conspiracy of billionaire hedge fund managers to smash an organization via soiled methods; and the tale of a whistleblower who will get within the approach of the biggest banks in the US, basically to discover herself within the crosshairs. at the different aspect of the Divide, Taibbi takes us to front strains of the immigrant dragnet; into the newly punitive welfare approach which treats its beneficiaries as thieves; and deep contained in the stop-and-frisk global, the place status in entrance of your house has develop into an arrestable offense. As he narrates those fabulous tales, he attracts out and analyzes their universal resource: a perverse new commonplace of justice, in keeping with an intensive, anxious new imaginative and prescient of civil rights.
 
via astonishing—and enraging—accounts of the high-stakes capers of the rich and nightmare tales of standard humans stuck within the Divide’s punishing common sense, Taibbi lays naked one of many maximum demanding situations we are facing in modern American existence: surviving a process that devours the lives of the bad, turns a blind eye to the harmful crimes of the rich, and implicates us all.

Praise for The Divide
 
“Ambitious . . . deeply stated, hugely compelling . . . most unlikely to place down.”—The manhattan occasions booklet Review
 
“These are the tales that might continue you up at evening. . . . The Divide is not only a file from the recent the United States; it really is advocacy journalism at its finest.”—Los Angeles Times
 
“Taibbi is a continuing investigative reporter. he is taking readers inside of not just funding banks, hedge cash and the blood activity of short-sellers, yet into the lives of the needy, minorities, road drifters and unlawful immigrants. . . . The Divide is a crucial ebook. Its documentation is robust and shocking.”—The Washington Post
 
“Captivating . . . The Divide enshrines its author’s place as the most vital voices in modern American journalism.”The Independent (UK)
 
“Taibbi [is] probably the best reporter on Wall Street’s crimes within the smooth era.”Salon

From the Hardcover edition.

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When President Dwight D. Eisenhower ready to go away the White condominium in 1961, he did so with an ominous message for the yank humans in regards to the "disastrous upward thrust" of the military-industrial complicated. Fifty years later, the complicated has morphed right into a nearly unstoppable battle computer, person who dictates U.S. monetary and international coverage in an immediate and tremendous way.

Based on his reviews as an award-winning Washington-based reporter overlaying nationwide defense, James McCartney offers a compelling historical past, from the chilly conflict to provide day that indicates that the matter is much worse and much extra wide-reaching than something Eisenhower can have imagined. sizeable army has turn into "too vast to fail" and has grown to envelope the nation's political, cultural and highbrow associations. those facilities of energy and impact, together with the now-complicit White apartment and Congress, have a vested curiosity in getting ready and waging pointless wars. The authors persuasively argue that no longer one overseas intervention some time past 50 years has made us or the realm safer.

With additions by way of Molly Sinclair McCartney, a fellow journalist with 30 years of expertise, America's warfare Machine presents the context for state-of-the-art nationwide safety nation and explains what will be performed approximately it.

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By Eric Foner

From one in every of our such a lot distinct historians comes a groundbreaking new exam of the myths and realities of the interval after the Civil War.

Drawing on a variety of long-neglected records, Eric Foner locations a brand new emphasis on black reviews and roles in the course of the period. We see African americans as energetic brokers in overthrowing slavery, in shaping Reconstruction, and making a legacy lengthy obscured and misunderstood. He compellingly refutes long-standing misconceptions of Reconstruction, and indicates how the disasters of the time sowed the seeds of the Civil Rights struggles of the Fifties and 60s. Richly illustrated and movingly written, this can be an illuminating and crucial addition to our realizing of this momentous period.

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By Marie Gottschalk

The USA has outfitted a carceral country that's extraordinary between Western international locations and in US historical past. approximately one in 50 humans, apart from little ones and the aged, is incarcerated this day, a fee unsurpassed wherever else on this planet. What are a few of the major political forces that specify this extraordinary reliance on mass imprisonment? all through American heritage, crime and punishment were critical positive factors of yankee political improvement. This 2006 publication examines the improvement of 4 key pursuits that mediated the development of the carceral kingdom in very important methods: the sufferers' flow, the women's stream, the prisoners' rights move, and competitors of the dying penalty. This ebook argues that punitive penal guidelines have been cast through specific social pursuits and curiosity teams in the constraints of bigger institutional buildings and historic advancements that distinguish the USA from different Western nations.

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By Joshua Wolf Shenk

A considerate, nuanced portrait of Abraham Lincoln that unearths his mythical political strengths rooted in his such a lot own struggles.

 

Giving form to the deep melancholy that pervaded Lincoln's grownup existence, Joshua Wolf Shenk's Lincoln's Melancholy unearths how this disorder stimulated either the president's personality and his management. Lincoln cast a troublesome direction towards psychological healthiness from the time he used to be a tender guy. Shenk attracts from old list, interviews with Lincoln students, and modern examine on melancholy to appreciate the character of his disappointment. within the strategy, he discovers that the President's coping strategies—among them, a wealthy humorousness and a bent towards quiet reflection—ultimately helped him to steer the country via its maximum turmoil.

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By Joseph Bottum

We are living in a profoundly non secular age--but in a truly unusual approach, assorted from some other second of our heritage. large swaths of yank tradition are pushed by way of manic religious nervousness and constant supernatural fear. Radicals and traditionalists, liberals and conservatives, including politicians, artists, environmentalists, fans of nutrition fads, and the chattering periods of tv commentators: the United States is stuffed with humans frantically looking affirmation in their personal crucial goodness. we're a country eager to stand at the aspect of morality--to recognize that we're righteous and stay within the light.

Or so Joseph Bottum argues in An worried Age, an account of recent the US as a morality story, shaped by means of its religious disturbances. And the reason, he claims, is the main major and least spotted ancient truth of the final fifty years: the cave in of the Mainline Protestant church buildings that have been the resource of social consensus and cultural cohesion. Our risky non secular anxieties, damaged free from the church buildings that after contained them, now madden every little thing in American life.

Updating The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, Max Weber's sociological vintage, An fearful Age undertakes case reviews in modern social category, adrift in a kingdom with out the non secular understandings that gave it that means. taking a look at the college-educated elite he calls "The Poster Children," Bottum sees the post-Protestant heirs of the outdated Mainline Protestant domination of tradition: dutiful descendants who declare the excessive social place in their Christian ancestors even whereas they reject their ancestors' Christianity. Turning to "The Swallows of Capistrano," the Catholics shaped by way of the preach of John Paul II, Bottum evaluates the early victories--and later defeats--of the try to alternative Catholicism for the loss of life Mainline voice in public life.

Sweeping throughout American highbrow and cultural background, An nervous Age lines the process nationwide faith and warns in regards to the unusual angels or even stranger demons with which we now combat. Insightful and contrarian, clever and unforeseen, An frightened Age ranks one of the nice glossy money owed of yankee culture.

Praise for Joseph Bottum and An frightened Age:

 "An apprehensive Age is certain to be considered as a vintage of yank sociology--not basically due to its colossal wisdom of ancient evidence and personalities, its intensity and a number of layers of which means, but additionally due to its literary splendor and creative constitution. Bottum deals a totally new approach of knowing faith in public lifestyles this present day. the mystical trick Bottum works while he asks 'Where did the Protestant ethic go?' is sort of breathtaking." --Michael Novak

"A poet and critic and essayist with a sideline in background and philosophy," Joseph Bottum is trying "to wrench the real complexity of religion again from the complexity-destroying context of up to date political debates." --New York Times

"Joseph Bottum is the poetic voice of recent Catholic highbrow existence. His paintings . . . formed the minds of a generation." --National Review

"One of America's so much talented writers, with an ideal ear and a matchless style." --Andrew Ferguson

"A fierce serious intelligence and a good feel of the comedy of mistakes we name the human condition." --Paul Mariani

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By Julia F. Irwin

In Making the realm secure, historian Julia Irwin bargains an insightful account of the yank purple move, from its founding in 1881 by means of Clara Barton to its upward thrust because the government's legit voluntary reduction employer. both very important, Irwin indicates that the tale of the purple go is at the same time a narrative of the way american citizens first started to see international reduction as a key aspect of their family members with the world.

As the yankee Century dawned, increasingly more american citizens observed the necessity to have interaction in international affairs and to make the realm a more secure place--not through army motion yet via humanitarian reduction. It used to be a time ideally fitted for the increase of the ARC. Irwin exhibits how the early and full of life aid of William H. Taft--who was once honorary president of the ARC whilst he served as President of the United States--gave the pink move helpful connections with the government, finally making it the reliable supplier to manage reduction either at domestic and in another country. Irwin describes how, in the course of international battle I, the ARC grew at an explosive cost and prolonged its reduction paintings for eu civilians right into a humanitarian project of huge proportions, an attempt that used to be additionally an incredible propaganda coup. Irwin additionally indicates how within the interwar years, the ARC's challenge meshed good with presidential diplomatic types, and the way, with the arriving of worldwide struggle II, the ARC once more grew exponentially, turning into a strong a part of govt efforts to deliver relief to war-torn components of the world.

The trust within the price of international reduction is still a relevant pillar of U.S. international kinfolk. Making the realm secure reveals how this trust took carry in the US and the function of the yankee pink pass in selling it.

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