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Babcock, Joe:  The Tragedy of Miss Geneva Flowers (2002); Christian, M. Me2 (2008)


Barker, Clive:   Imajica (1991) and The Thief of Always (1993)


Barker, Clive:   Sacrament (1996)


Becker, Walt:    Link (1998) and Cussler, Clive, Atlantis Found (1999)


Brown, Dan:    The Da Vinci Code (2004)


Clark, Arhtur C.  Childhood’s End (1953), reviewed by Sally Morem (MN); Rendezvous with Rama (1972)


Contoski, Edmund:  The Trojan Project (1997)


Eckert, Allan W.: The HAB Theory (2000, reprint); The Crossbreed (orig, 1968); Niven, David and Purnelle, Jerry.  Lucifer’s Hammer (1982, various reprints); McClarren, J. K.  Mexican Assignment (1957); Cousins, Donna: Landscape (2005); Condon, Richard: Mile High (1969); Rosenberg, Nancy Taylor: Conflict of Interest (2003); Shute, Nevil. In the Wet (1953); Wells, H. G., Meanwhile, or the Picture of a Lady (1927); Dan Fry: To Men of Earth (1968?); Rand, Ayn, Atlas Shrugged (1957); Wallace, Irving, The Plot;  Day, David: Tolkien: The Illustrated Encyclopedia (1991); Bassham, Gregory and Bronson, Eric: The Lord of the Rings and Philosophy; James Frey: A Million Little Pieces (2003); Mever Levin: Compulsion (1958? 1996); Stephen King: Cell (2006); James Rollins: Sandstorm (2004); Wilder, Laura Ingalls: Little House on the Prairie (1935) (Various): Storybook Treasury of Dick and Jane and Friends (1940-1956); Strieber, Whitkey and Kunetka, James: Warday: And the Journey Onward (1984); Kramer, Larry: The Normal Heart (1985); The Destiny of Me (1988); Burr, Chandler: You or Someone Like You (2009); poetry: Thompson, Merton: Poetic Ramblings;  Kahn and Anderson, Yohann, Ronnie: Songs and Creations; with non-fiction: Kennedy, John F. Profiles in Courage (1955); Peter Jennings and Todd Brewster, The Century (1998); Fenton, Matthew McCann and Knauer, Kelly. America: An Illustrated Early History (2007); Walter Cronkite: A Reporter’s Story (1996); Tom Brokaw: The Greatest Generation (1998); Ken Burns: Baseball (1994); Bill Moyers: A World of Ideas (1989); Marcia Clark: Without a Doubt (1997); [O.J. Simpson, If I Did It (chapter, 2006)], Perry D. Young: God’s Bullies (1982);  R. Foster Winans: Trading Secrets: An Insider’s Account of the Scandal at the Wall Street Journal (1986); Richard Kieninger: The Ultimate Frontier (1970?);  Richard Alpert: Remember: Be Here Now (1978?); The Zarkon Principle (1975); Jesse Ventura: I Ain’t God Time to Bleed (1999), with Dick Russell: Don’t Star the Revolution Without Me (2008); American Conspiracies (2010); Price Pritchett: The Employee Guide to Mergers and Acquisitions  (This file is the “book tidbit reviews page”); Orest Bedrij: One (1976?); Itzhak Bentov: Stalking the Wild Pendulum (1976?); Jeffrey MishloveThe Roots of Consciousness; Robert S. McNamara: In Retrospect (1995); Donald Trump: How to Get Rich (2004); Dona;d Trump: Think Like a Champion (2009); Johnson, Cameron: You Call the Shots (2007);  Evelyn  Duvall: Facts of Life and Love for Teenagers (1956); Peter Wyden: Growing Up Straight (1968); Peter Fisher: The Gay Mystique (1972, 1978); Peter Tauber: The Sunshine Soldiers (1972, 2003); Kenneth B. Morgen, MD: Getting Simon: Two Gay Doctors’ Journey into Fathterhood (1995); Irwin Schiff: The Federal Mafia (1990); Baruch Kimmerling and Joel S. Migdal, The Palestinian People: A History (2003); David Horowitz: The Politics of Bad Faith: The Radical Assault on America’s Future (1998); Marshall Cook and Hunter Madsen: After the Ball (1989); John Boswell: Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality (1980); John Browning: The Culture of Desire (1993); Urvashi Vaid: Virtual Equality (1996); M. Scott Peck: The Road Less Traveled (1978); People of the Lie (1980?); Clint Bolick: David’s Hammer: The Case for an Activist Judiciary (2007). Wiesel, Emil: Night (1986); Andrew Warhola: The Philosophy of Andy Warhol: From A to B and Back Again (1975); Bill Severn: Teacher, Soldier, President: The Life of James A. Garfield (1964); Jones, Aphrodite: Michael Jackson Conspiracy.; Davis, Don: The Milwaukee Murders (1991); Sharon Darby Hendry: Soliah: The Sara Jane Olson Story (2002); Kasparov, Garry: How Life Imitates Chess (2007); Robison, John Elder: Look Me in the Eye: My Life with Asperger’s (2007); Attwood, Tony: The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome (2007); Danya International: Life Journey Through Autism (2 booklets); Jason McElwain and Daniel Paisner. The Game of My Life: A True Story of Challenge, Triumph, and Growing Up Autistic; Wiedemer, James A.: A Homeowners Guide to Foreclosure: How to Protect your Home and your Rights (1992); Schwartz, Margaret L. The Pumpkin Patch: A Single Woman’s International Adoption Journey (2005); Primack, Joel R. and Abrams, Nancy Ellen: The View from the Center of the Universe: Discovering our Extraordinary Place in the Cosmos (2006); Carlson, Allan C. Family Questions: A Reflection on the American Social Crisis (1988); Carlson, Allan C. and Mero. Paul T.  The Natural Family: A Manifesto (2007);  Sharlet, Jeff: The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power (2008); Clayton, Bruce D. Life After Doomsday: A Survivalist Guide to Nuclear War and Other Major Disasters (1980); Obama, Barack. Change We Can Believe In (2008); Carley, Michael John: Asperger’s from the Inside Out (2008); Johnson, Tory: Fired to Hired (2010); Tyre, Peg. The Trouble with Boys (2009).       


Flynn, Vince:    Term Limits (1997), and Coulter, Catherine, Blindside (2004)


Kalla, Daniel:  Pandemic (2005)


Merlis, Mark:   American Studies (1994)


Proulx, Annie: Brokeback Mountain (1997, 2005) (with movie review)


Silva, Daniel: The Messenger (2006)


Updike, John:  Terrorist (2006)


An extra note. I read B. Daniel Blatt’s manuscript of his novel Calypso’s Cave in 1997, on Labor Day weekend as I was driving out for my relocation to Minneapolis from Virginia, at restaurant and motel stops. I did not want to put it down. I read the conclusion in a restaurant in Madison, WI, and I remember the moment. As for the story, I won’t say more here, other than for the visitor here to remember what he learned about Homer (and apply that to the modern world). It’s easy for me to imagine this being made and in the Golden Globes some year, just like Brokeback. (Proulx’s story). What he says about it is at  I hope to see more.




The 9/11 Commission Report: Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States (2004)


Aiken, Clay. Learning to Sing: Hearing the Music in your own Life (2004)


Allison, Graham: Nuclear Terrorism: The Ultimate Preventable Catastrophe (2004) (with Stephen E. Flynn: America the Vulnerable (2004) and “CNN Presents”; and The Edge of Disaster: Rebuilding a Resilient America (2007); Larsen, Randall. Our Own Worst Enemy: Asking the Right Questions About Security to Protect You, Your Family, and America.  Armstrong, David and Trento, Joseph. America and the Islamic Bomb: The Deadly Compromise ); Jenkins, Brian Michael. Will Terrorists Go Nuclear? (2008)


Arthur, Robert L.:  The Sex Texts: Sexuality, Gender and Relationships in the Bible (1994)


Bauman, Robert. The Gentleman from Maryland: The Conscience of a Gay Conservative (1986); Jones Mike and Gallegos, Sam. I Had to Say Something: The Art of Ted Haggard’s Fall (2007)


Bazhe: Damages (2002)


Belkin, Aaron and Bateman, Geoffrey. Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: Debating the Gay Ban in the Military (2003); Kaplan, Danny. Brothers and Others in Arms: The Making of Love and War in Israeli Combat Units (2003); Le Blanc, Robert: A Marine’s Diary (2009); Frank, Nathaniel. Unfriendly Fire: How the Gay Ban Undermines the Military and Weakens America (2009)


Bergen, Peter L.  Holy War, Inc.: Inside the Secret World of Osama bin Laden (2001)). The Osama bin Laden I Know: An Oral History of al Qaeda’s Leader (2006). and Anonymous (Michael Scheuer Through Our Enemies’ Eyes: Osama bin Laden, Radical Islam, and the Future of America and Anonymous (Michael Scheuer) Imperial Hubris: Why the West Is Losing the War on Terror ; Marshall, Paul; Green, Roberta; Gilbert, Lela; Islam at the Crossroads: Understanding Its Beliefs, History and Conflicts.; “Anonymous”: Terrorist Hunter (2003); Suskind, Ron: The One Percent Doctrine (2006)


Berube, Allan:  Coming Out Under Fire (with movie review) (1990)


Blood, Rebecca:  The Weblog Handbook: Practical Advice on Creating and Maintaining Your WeBlog  (2002); Kline, David and Burstein, Dan: Blog: how the newest media revolution is changing politics, business, and culture. Flynn, Nancy (American Management Association): Blog Rules: A Business Guide to Managing Policy, Public Relations, and Legal Issues (2006); Tom Drugan: Not Just Your Space: A College Student’s Guide to Managing Online Reputation (e-book); Keen, Andrew. The Cult of the Amateur: How Today’s Internet Is Destroying Our Culture;  Hansen, Chris: To Catch a Predator: Protecting Your Kids from Online Enemies Already in Your Home; (2007);.Ray, Audacia: Naked on the Internet: Hookups, Downloads and Cashing In on Internet Sexploitation (2007); Solove, Daniel J. The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor and Privacy on the Internet (2007); Understanding Privacy (2008); Magid, Larry and Collier, Anne.  Myspace Unraveled: A Parent’s Guide to Teen Social Networking (2006); Kelsey, Candice M. Generation MySpace: Helping Your Teen Survive Online Adolescence (2007); Willard, Nancy E. Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Learn to Use the Internet Safely and Responsibly (2007); Willard, Nancy E. Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats (2008);  McGraw, Jay: Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies (2008); Zittrain, Johnathan: The Future of the Internet, and How to Stop It (2008); Espejo, Roman. Should Social Networking Sites Be Banned (2008); Zittrain et al. Access Denied: The Practice and Policy of Global Internet Filtering (2008); Greenspan, Aaron. Authoritas: One Student’s Harvard Admissions and the Founding of the Facebook Era (2007);  Mezrich, Ben: The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook: A Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal (2009); Palfrey, John and Gasser, Urs. Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives (2008); Wolf, Naomi: Give Me Liberty (2008); Boyle, James. The Public Domain: Enclosing the Commons of the Mind (2008); Doctorow, Cory: Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future;   Livingston, Geoff: Now Is Gone: A Primer on New Media for Executives and Enrepreneurs (2007); Auletta, Ken. Googled: The End of the World as We Know It (2009); Lanier, Jaron. You Are Not a Gadget: A Manifesto (2010); Mayer-Schonberg: Delete: The Value of Forgetting in the Digital Age (2010); Carr, Nicholas. The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to our Brains (2010); Kirkpatrick, David: The Facebook Effect: The Inside Story of the Company that Is Connecting the World (2010); Beal, Andy and Strauss, Judy. Radically Transparent: Monitoring and Managing Reputations Online (2008)


Boaz. David:  Libertarianism: A Primer  and The Libertarian Reader (1996)


Bove, Alexander:  The Complete Book of Wills and Trusts (2000, discussed in a movie review)


Brown, Courtney.  Cosmic Voyage: A Scientific Discovery of Extraterrestrials Visiting Earth (1996) and Corso, Philip, The Day After Roswell (1996).


Bruce, Tammy. The Death of Right and Wrong: Exposing the Left’s Assault on Our Culture and Values (2003); The New Thought Police: Inside The Left’s Assault on Free Speech and Free Minds (2001); Smerconish, Michael A.  Muzzled: From T-Ball to Terrorism: True Stories that Should Be Fiction (2007)  Coulter, Ann. Godless: The Church of Liberalism


Burkett, ElinorThe Baby Boon: How Family-Friendly America Cheats the Childless (2000)


Burr, Chandler and Kot, Rick. A Separate Creation: The Search for the Biological Origins of Sexual Orientation (1996); Jones, Stanton L. and Yarhouse, Mark A.: Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation (2007); Nicolosi, Joseph and Linda Anne: A Parent’s Guide to Preventing Homosexuality (2002)


Cato books on health care (direct blogspot link): David A. Hyman: Medicare Meets Mephistopheles (2006); Michael F. Cannon and Michael D. Tanner, with foreword by George P. Shultz: Healthy Competition: What’s Holding Back Health Care and How to Free It (2006).


Callahan, David. The Cheating Culture (2004), Reich, Theodore: The Greening of America (1970; 1995); Currie, Elliott, The Road to Whatever, along with the film The Perfect Score (2004).


Cammermeyer, GretheServing in Silence (1994, with movie review)


Clinton, William Jefferson:  My Life (2004, 2005); Carter, Jimmy: Our Endangered Values: America’s Moral Crisis (2005); Palestine: Peace, Not Apartheid (2007); Powell, Colin: My American Dream (1995) 


Cohen, Richard:  Coming Out Straight: Understanding and Healing Homosexuality (2000) in a counterpoint with Human Rights Campaign: Finally Free: Personal Stories: How Love and Self-Acceptance Saved Us from “Ex-Gay” Ministries (2000); Schlessinger, Laura: In Praise of Stay-at-Home Moms (2009)


Contoski, Edmund:  Makers and Takers: How Wealth and Progress Are Made and How They Are Taken Away or Prevented (1997)


Crittenden, Ann: The Price of Motherhood: Why the Most Important Job in the World Is Still the Least Valued (2000)


De Becker, Gavin. The Gift of Fear, and other Survival Signals that Protect Us from Violence (1997)


Dershowitz, Alan:  Supreme Injustice: How the High Court Hijacked Election 2000  (2001)


Dobbs, Lou:  War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back;     (2006); Exporting America: Why Corporate Greed Is Shipping Jobs Overseas (2004);  Dorgan, Vyron L. (Sen.), Take this Job and Ship It: How Corporate Greed and Brain-Dead Politics Are Selling Out America (2006); Lomborg, Bjorn: Cool It: The Skeptical Environmentalist’s Guide to Global Warming (2008); Friedman, Thomas L. The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century (2005, 2006); Hot, Flat and Crowded: Why We Need a Green Revolution and How It Can Renew America (2008); Smick, David M. The World Is Curved: Hidden Dangers to the Global Economy (2008); Greenspan, Alan: The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World (2007); Gore, Al: The Assault on Reason (2007); Jacoby, Susan: The Age of American Unreason (2008); Cafferty, Jack. It’s Getting Ugly Out There (2007); Now or Never: Getting Down to the Business of Saving our American Dream (2009); Karelis, Charles. The Persistence of Poverty: Why the Economics of the Well-Off Can’t Help the Poor (2007); Lowenstein, Roger. While America Aged: How Pension Debts Ruined General Motors, Stopped the NYC Subways, Bankrupted San Diego, and Loom as the Next Financial Crisis (2008); Morris, Charles R. The Trillion Dollar Meltdown (2008); Perkins, John. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2005); Klein, Naomi: The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism (2008);  Elshtain, Jean Bethke. Sovereignty: God, State and Self (2008); Senge, Peter et al. The Necessary Revolution: How individuals and organizations are working together to create a Sustainable World (2008).  Leeb, Stephen, PhD. The Coming Economic Collapse: How You Can Thrive When Oil Costs $200 a Barrel (2007); Gladwell, Malcolm: Outliers: The Story of Success (2008); Krugman, Paul. The Return of Depression Economics and the Crisis of 2008 (2008); Blankley, Tony. American Grit: What It Will Take to Survive and Win the 21st Century (2009); Ramo, Joshua Cooper, The Age of the Unthinkable: Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It (2009); Levin, Mark R. Liberty and Tyranny: A Conservative Manifesto (2009); DeMint, Jim. Saving Freedom: We Can Stop America’s Slide into Socialism (2009); Zakaria, Fareed: The Post-American World (2008, 2009); Silas House and Jackson Howard. Something’s Rising: Appalachians Fighting Mountaintop Removal (2009); Moisi, Dominique: The Geopolitics of Emotion (2009); Main, Carla T. Bulldozed: “Kelo”, Eminent Domain, and the American Lust for Land (2007); Levitt, Steven D & Dubner, Stephen J. Super Freakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes, and Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance (2009); Bartlett, Bruce: The New American Economy: The Failure of Reaganomics and a New Way Forward (2009); Walker, David: Comeback America (2010); Lewis, Michael: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (2010); Joseph, Lawrence E. Aftermath (2010)


D’Souza, Denish. What’s So Great About America? (2002); Life After Death: The Evidence (2009)                          


Ehrenreich, Barbara: Nickel and Dimed: On Not Getting By in America (2001); Bait and Switch: The (Futile) Pursuit of the American Dream (2005); Uchitelle, Peter: The Disposable American: Layoffs and their Consequences (2006); Shulman, Beth: The Betrayal of Work: How Low-Wage Jobs Fail 30 Million Americans  (2006); Shepard, Adam. Scratch Beginnings: Me, $25, and the Pursuit of the American Dream 


Emerick, Yahiya. An Idiot’s Guide to Understanding Islam (2002). Direct blogspot link.


Eskridge, William: Gaylaw: Challenging the Apartheid of the Closet (1999); Dishonorable Passions: Sodomy Laws in America: 1861-2003 (2008)


Etzioni, Amitai: The Limits of Privacy and Rosen, Jeffrey: The Unwanted Gaze: The Destruction of Privacy in America (2000)


Farrell, Warren:   The Myth of Male Power (1993); Legato, Marianne J. Why Men Die First (2008)


Foley, Elizabeth Price. Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Age of Public Morality (2006)

Gelman, Robert and McCandish, Stanton. Protecting Yourself Online: The Definitive Resource on Safety, Freedom & Privacy in Cyberspace; An Electronic Frontier Foundation Guide (1998).

Gilder, George:   Men and Marriage (1986) and Sexual Suicide (1973)


Goodwin, Everett C. (ed.)  Baptists in the Balance: The Tension Between Freedom and Responsibility (1997)


Gomes, Peter:   The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Mind and Heart (1996)


Gore, Al: An Inconvenient Truth: The Planetary Emergency of Global Warming and What We Can Do About It (with movie review) (2006); Time: Global Warming: The Causes, The Periils, The Solutions, The Actions, What You Can Do (2007); Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis (2009)


Gruwell, Erin. Freedom Writers’ Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them (1999), with movie review (2007)


Halley, Janet:  Don’t: A Reader’s Guide to the Miltary’s Anti-Gay Policy  (1999)


Hewlett, Sylvia Ann and West, Cornell:  The War on Parents: What We Can Do for America’s Beleaguered Moms and Dads


Holobaugh, Jim: Torn Allegiances (1993); Zuniga, Jose: Soldier of the Year (1995); Mary Ann Humphrey: My Country, My Right to Serve (1990); Wolinsky, Narc and  Sherrill, Kevin: Gays in the Military: Joseph Steffan versus the United States (1996); Graham, Robert: Military Secret (1993); Peck, Scott: All American Boy; Buttino, Frank: A Special Agent: Gay and Inside the FBI (1995); Burkhe, Robinn: A Matter of Justice: Lesbians and Gay Men in Law Enforcement (1996), Elzie, Justin: Playing By the Rules (2010)


Junger, Sebastian.  The Perfect Storm (1997), includes movie review, and Fire (2001)


Kamenetz, Anya. Generation Debt: Why Now Is a Terrible Time to Be Young (2006)


Kersten, Katherine A. and Pearlstein, Mitchell B. Closer to Home: Celebrations and Critiques of America’s Experiment in Freedom


Kurzweil, Ray and Grossman, Terry, MD: Fantastic Voyage: The Science Behind Radical Life Extension (2004); Rees, Martin: Our Final Hour (2003)


Lehmkuhl, Reichen. Here’s What We’ll Say: Growing Up, Coming Out, and the U.S. Air Force (2006); Bass, Lance: Out of Sync, A Memoir (2007)


Lerner, Michael.  The Politics of Meaning (1995)


Lessig, Lawrence:  CODE and the Other Laws of Cyberspace (2000); CODE Version 2.0 (2006); and Thierer, Adam and Crews, Clyde Wayne, Jr. Copy Fights: The Future of Intellectual Property in the Information Age.; Scheff, Sue and Dozier, John W. Google Bomb (2009) ; Patry, William: Moral Panics and the Copyright Wars (2009); Richard Clarke: Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It (2010)


Levine, Juith: Harmful to Minors: The Perils of Protecting Children from Sex (2002)


Lewis, H. Spencer. Mystical Life of Jesus (1929) and The Secret Doctrines of Jesus (1939) (AMORC / Rosicrucian Order books) blogger entry


Longman, Phillip.  The Empty Cradle: How Falling Birthrates Threaten World Prosperity and What We Can Do About It (2004) along with Angelo Bertelo: Fertility (2000); Santorum, Richard (Senator, R-PA): It Takes a Family (2005); Kennert and Cohen: The American Pageant (2002); Steyn, Adam: America Alone: The End of the World as We Know It (2006, 2008); Jackson, Richard; Howe, Neil; Strauss, Rebecca; Nakashima, Keisuke. The Graying of the Great Powers: Demography and Geopolitics in the 21st Century (2008)


Lotito, Jim and Outwater, Lynn. Minding Your Business: Legal and Practical Answers for Managing Workplace Privacy (1998), SHRM


Machtan, Lothar: The Hidden Hitler (2001).   See Chapter 2 notes, , note 7a.


Maass, Donald.  Writing the Breakout Novel (2001) and Meredith, Scott: Writing to Sell (1995).


Manji, Irshad. The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim’s Call for Reform in Her Faith (2003); Bawer, Bruce. While Europe Slept: How Radical Islam Is Destroying the West from Within (2006); Merry, Robert W. Sands of Empire: Missionary Zeal, American Foreign Policy, and the Hazards of Global Ambition (2005); Chua, Amy. World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability (2003, 2004); Gartenstein-Ross, David. My Year Inside Radical Islam: A Memoir (2007); Ehrenfeld, Rachel: Funding Evil: How Terrorism Is Financed—and How to Stop It (2003, 2005); Simmons, Matthew R. Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy


McGowan, Jeffrey. Major Conflict: One Gay Man’s Life in the Don’t-Ask-Don’t-Tell Military (2005)


McGreevey, James E.   The Confession (2006); McGreevey, Dina Matos. Silent Partner: A Memoir of My Marriage (2007)


McNamara, Robert with Vandemark, Brian: In Retrospect: The Tragedy and Lessons of Vietnam (1995, part of movie review The Fog of War).

McWilliams, Peter. Ain't Nobody's Business If You Do: The Absurdity of Consensual Crimes in this Country (1996).

Michel, Lou and Herbeck, Dan:  American Terrorist: Timothy McVeigh and the Oklahoma City Bombing (2001); Voller, Maryanne: Lone Wolf (2006); Roy, Lucinda: No Right to Remain Silent: The Tragedy at Virginia Tech (2009)


Miller, Judith; Engelberg, Stephen; Broad, William: Germs: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War (2001); Richard Preston: The Hot Zone (1994); Laurie Garrett: Coming Plague: Emerging Diseases in a World Out of Balance (1994)


Miller, Matt. The Two Percent Solution: Fixing America’s Problems in Ways Liberals and Conservatives can Love (2003); Lawrence Davidson: Islamic Fundamentalism: An Introduction (2003)


Mixner, David:  Stranger Among Friends (1996)

Monet, Paul. Becoming a Man: Half a Life Story (1992).

Monk, Linda. The Bill of Rights: A User's Guide (1991, 1995).

Morse, Jennifer:  Love and Economics: Why the Laissez-Faire Family Doesn’t Work (2001); Revision: Love & Economics: Why It Takes a Family to Raise a Village (2008);  Blankenhorn, David: The Future of Marriage (2007); Hymowitz, Kay S. Marriage and Caste in America: Separate and Unequal Families in a Post-Marital World (2007); Ready of Not: Why Treating Children as Small Adults Endangers Their Future – and Ours (1999); McGraw, Dr. Phil.  Family First: Your Step-by-Step Plan for Creating a Phenomenal Family (2004); Orman Suze: Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control your Destiny (2007); Jackson, Harry R. and Perkins, Tony. Personal Faith, Public Policy (2008); Lewis, Michael. Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood (2009); Span, Paula: When the Time Comes: Families with Aging Parents Share their Struggles and Solutions (2009); Hagelin, Rebecca: Home Invasion: Protecting Your Family in a Culture that’s Gone Stark Raving Mad (2009); Cahn, Naomi & Carbone, June. Red Families & Blue Families: Legal Polarization and the Creation of Culture (2010)

Murray, Charles. What It Means to Be a Libertarian: A Personal Approach (1997).

Nader, Ralph. The Seventeen Traditions (1997) (blogger)

Peterson, Peter G. Running on Empty: How the Democratic and Republican Parties Are Bankrupting Our Future and What Americans Can Do About It (2004); Frum, David.  Comeback: Conservatism That Can Win Again (2007).


Pietrzyk, Mark E. International Order and Individual Liberty: Effects of War and Peace on the Development of Governments (2002)


Powers, Bob and Ellis, Alan:  A Manager’s Guide to Sexual Orientation in the Workplace (1995); A Family and Friend’s Guide to Sexual Orientation (1996)


Rauch, Jonathan. Gay Marriage: Why It Is Good for Gays, Good for Straights, and Good for America (2004); Polikoff, Nancy D. Beyond (Straight and Gay) Marriage: Valuing All Families Under the Law (2008)


Redlener, Irwin. Americans at Risk: Why We Are Not Prepared for Megadisasters and What We Can Do Now (2006)


Robinson, Paul. Queer Wars: The New Gay Right and Its Critics (2005); Goldstein, Richard. Homocons: The Rise of the Gay Right (2003); Silver, Aaron Jason: Why Gay Men Do What They Do: An Inside Look at Gay Culture (2006)


Rosenfels, Paul:  Homosexuality: The Psychology of the Creative Process (1972); Subjectivity and Objectivity (1980); We Knew Paul (1990 wuth Dean Hannotte); Laney, Marti Olsen: The Introvert Advantage: How to Thrive in an Extrovert World (2002); Haidt, Jonathan: The Happiness Hypothesis: Finding Modern Truth in Ancient Wisdom”; Byrne, Rhonda. The Secret (2006)


Roth-Douquet, Kathy and Schaeffer, Frank. AWOL: The Unexecused Absence of America’s Upper Classes from Military Service – and How It Hurts our Country (2006); Gold, Philip: The Coming Draft: The Crisis in our Military and Why Selective Service Is Wrong for America (2006); Solaro, Erin. Women in the Line of Fire: What You Should Know About Women in the Military (2006), Jack Jacobs, Col. (Ret), and Century, Douglas. If Not Now, When? Duty and Sacrifice in America’s Time of Need (2008)


Ruwart, Mary: Healing Our World in an Age of Aggression (1993, 2002).

Sadownick, Douglas. Sex Between Men (1996).

Shilts, Randy:  And the Band Played On (1987)  (with movie review)


Shilts, Randy: Conduct Unbecoming Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military (1993); Rand Corporation (National Defense Research Institute). Sexual Orientation and U.S. Military Personnel Policy: Options and Assessment (1993).


Smolla, Rodney:  Deliberate Intent

Soros, George. The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Open Society Endangered (1998); The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means (2008)

Steffan, Joseph: Honor Bound: A Gay American Fight for the Right to Serve his Country (1992, review from Quill)


Stone, Geoffrey R. Perilous Times: Free Speech in Wartime. From the Sedition Act of 1798 to the War on Terrorism (2006)


Sullivan, Andrew: Love Undetectable: Notes on Friendship, Sex and Survival (1999);  Virtually Normal: an Argument about Homosexuality (1996); Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con: A Reader (1997); The Conservative Soul: How We Lost It, How to Get It Back (2006)


Swann, Tom: The Tom Swann Story: For a Greater Good (2003)


Tafel, Richard: Party Crasher: A Gay Republican Challenges Politics as Usual (1999); Liebman, Marvin: Coming Out Conservative (1992); Bawer, Bruce: A Place at the Table (1993); Beyond Queer (anthology) (1996)


Tomkiel, Stanley A., III  The Social Security Handbook: 4th Edition (2004); Stein, Ben and DeMuth, Phil: Yes, You Can Still Retire Comfortably! The Baby Boom Retirement Crisis and How to Beat It (2007); Damp, Dennis. The Book of U.S. Government Jobs (1986-2008); Lynch, Terry. But I Don't Want Eldercare: Helping Your Parents Stay As Strong As They Can As Long As They Can  (2008)


Tuaolo. Esear. (with John Rosengren) Alone in the Trenches: My Like as a Gay Man in the NFL (2006); Tewksbury, Mark. Inside Out: Straight Talk from a Gay Jock (2006); Barrett, Jon: Hero of Flight 93: Mark Bingham


Verton, Dan.  The Hacker Diaries: Confessions of Teenage Hackers (2002) and Black Ice: The Invisible Threat of Cyber-Terrorism (2003).


Vile, John R.  Contemporary Questions Surrounding the Constitutional Amending Process (1993)


Warren, Elizabeth and Tyagi, Amelia Warren, The Two-Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Growing Broke.


Warren, Rick. The Purpose-Driven Life (2002); Rich, David A. 7 Biblical Truths You Won’t Hear in Church But Might Change Your Life (2006); Purtill, Richard L. C. S. Lewis ‘s Case for the Christian Faith (1981); Pagels, Elaine: The Gnostic Gospels (1979); Hunter, Zach. Be the Change: Your Guide to Freeing Slaves and Changing the World (2007); Trey Sklar; Jedd Medefind; Mike Peterson, Matt Kronberg,: Four Souls: A Search for Epic Life.  Hitchens, Christopher: God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything (2007); Kielburger, Marc and Craig. Me to We: Finding Meaning in a Material World (2004); Wallis, Jim. Rediscovering Values (2010).


Watts, Deborah:  101 Ways to Know You’re “black” in Corporate America (1998), McNaught, Brian:  Gay Issues in the Workplace (1993); Payne. Ruby K., Ph. D. A Framework for Understanding Poverty (1996; 2005); Lipkins, Susan, Ph. D. Preventing Hazing: How Parents, Teachers and Coaches Can Stop the Violence, Harassment and Humiliation (2006)


Weinberger, Caspar and Schweizer: Peter, The Next War (1996)


Weinstein, Bob.  I’ll Work for Free: A Short-Term Strategy for Long-Term Payoff (1994); Johnson, Tory and Spizman, Robyn Freenamn. Will Work From Home (2008)


Wells, Ken R. (editor)  Teenage Sexuality: Opposing Viewpoints (2006); Esquith, Rafe: Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire (2007)


Winans, R. Foster. Trading Secrets (1988); Glass, Stephen. The Fabulist. Both mentioned in movie review of Shattered Glass.


Various books on AIDS (Fettner, Gallo, Cantwell, Antonio, Ulene, Peabody, Rotello (Sexual Ecology, 1997), etc. with one fiction book, Paul Reed “Facing It”)


Robert P. George and Jean Bethke Elshstain, editors. The Meaning of Marriage: Family, State, Market & Morals. 2006 (blogger) The chapters are:

Roger Scruton: “Sacrilege and Sacrament”, Don Browning and Elizabeth Marquardt: “What about the Children? Liberal Concerns on Same-Sex Marriage”, Harold James: “Changing Dynamics of the Family in Recent European History”, Jennifer Roback Morse: “Why Unilateral Divorce Has No Place In a Free Society”

David F. Forte: “The Framer’s Idea of Marriage and Family”, Hadley Arkes: “The Family and the Law”, Robert P. George: “What’s Sex Got to Do with It? Marriage, Morality and Rationality”, Seanea Sugrue: “Soft Despotism and Same Sex Marriage”, Maggie Gallagher: “(How) Does Marriage Protect Child Well-Being?”; Katherine Shaw-Spadt: “The Current Crisis in Marriage Law, Its Origins and Its Impact”, M. Bradford Wilcox: “Suffer the Little Children: Marriage, the Poor, and The Commercial”


The American Prospect, March 2007, special booklet-like insert: (blogger review) “Mother Load: Why Can’t America Have a Family-Friendly Workplace?”  There are several articles: Heather Boushey: “Values Begin at Home”; Ellen Bravo: “Reconciling Work and Family”; Kathleen Gerson “What Women and Men Want”; Joan C. Williams, “The Opt-Out Fallacy”; Jodie Levin-Epstein: “Responsive Workplaces”; Ann Friedman: “Setting a Low Bar”; Janet C. Gornick. “Atlantic Passages”; Scott Coltrane: “What About Fathers”; Tamara Draut: “The Mother of all Issues.”


Rosenfeld, Alvin H. Progressive Jewish Thought and the New Anti-Semitism, essay, American Jewish Committee, 2007, blogspot entry


Other important notes:


Buchanan, Patrick J.  The Death of the West (2001).    See Chapter 5 notes, note 142a.


I want to mention here also the 2003 Human Rights Campaign National Equality Award to novelist Michael Cunningham for his 1998 novel The Hours, inspired by extrapolating from Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway. This would become the award winning 2002 film The Hours.




Public School Law: Teachers’ and Students’ Rights. (1998) Martha M/ McCarthy, Indiana University; Nelda H/ Cambron-McCabe (Miami of Ohio), and Stephen B. Thomas (Kent State).  Education Law, 2004, by Michael Imbler, University of Kansas, and Tyll van Geel, University of Rochester. (blogspot)


World Civilizations: The Global Experience. (2006, 2003). Peter Stearns (George Mason University), Michale Adas (Rutgers), Stuart Schwartz (Rutgers), Marc Gilbert (N. Georgia).


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