“A Death on W Street is a brutal look at the damage a lie can do to people’s lives as well as to institutions that we, as Americans, revere—or at least should reve
“In these days of isolation and disconnection, Carlson shows us how to enrich our own landscapes, both inner and outer. What seems barren at first can reveal hidden treasures.”
“‘what were long assumed to be urban Black ‘riots’ were, in fact, rebellions—political acts carried out in response to an unjust and repressive society.’”
“The FBI Way is an important read for every American who values the rule of law and the role of the FBI in its maintenance.”
“lucid and very depressing assessment of the current state of what some Canadians term, the Excited States of America.”
“This is a book rich in detail. Its tone is neutral. It doesn’t give the impression that the author wishes to see the CIA abolished, merely controlled.”
“Thin Blue Lie fails to convince us that ‘technologies adopted by law enforcement have actually made policing worse . .
Lawyers learn the art of writing persuasive briefs to win cases, even when their heart does not support the facts of the case or the governing law.
In late August 1949, the Soviet Union detonated an atomic bomb in northeast Kazakhstan. In an instant, America’s nuclear monopoly was gone and a new element was added to the Cold War.
Anna Feigenbaum’s Tear Gas: From the Battlefields of WWI to the Streets of Today is a poignant inquiry into the relationship between a corporate-capitalist system of governing and its implic
“We are living in the Golden Age for Surveillance.”—Jennifer Stisa Granick
A reasonable argument can be made that some of the unrest in Ferguson, Cleveland, New York City, and Baltimore in response to the deaths of young black men at the hands of law enforcement, nurtured
James Forman Jr.’s new book tells an all-too-hidden and tragic part of the story of the rise of the racist mass incarceration state in the United States.
“a refreshing read that will most certainly enthrall true crime enthusiasts and those interested in the history of modern law enforcement . . .”
“Code Warriors is an informative, well balanced, and eye-opening history of the NSA.”
Despite its rather bombastic title Peter Bergen has crafted an intelligent, timely, and important look into the post-9/11 challenge of Bin-Laden inspired terrorism in the United States.
“. . . an absolute winner.”
Heidi Boghosian’s Spying on Democracy: Government Surveillance, Corporate Power, and Public Resistance is a timely, controversial, and engaging account of government and corporate surveill
“. . . highly recommended for the historic value of the information . . . clear, concise, and well argued.”
While one doesn’t have to be a copyright lawyer to enjoy author Robert Spoo’s Without Copyrights: Piracy, Publishing, and the Public Domain, it would certainly help.
“. . . an important and pioneering book.”
Every war has its lasting images.
“Gun Guys is smart and informative—an education for anyone the slightest bit curious about why gun owners are so passionate about their guns.”
Andrew Feinstein’s The Shadow World is aptly named because it describes in intimate detail the world of arms suppliers and other miscreants who interface with the arms trade throughout the