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My Two Chinas by Baiqiao Tang

At this moment, people in China are being imprisoned and tortured by their own government. These people are not hardened criminals, murderers, thieves, or terrorists. They've done nothing wrong. They are student leaders, journalists, bloggers, human rights activists, and monks whose only "crime" is that they want democracy.  They want their voices to be heard in a nation they've helped to build.

My Two Chinas is the memoir of one such political prisoner. Baiqiao Tang is one of China's most influential modern dissidents. Tang's name became legendary during the time of the Tiananmen Square massacre. Over the past 21 years, he has remained on the front lines of the Chinese pro-democracy movement, where he has vowed to keep fighting until the dream of a free China is realized.

In 1989, Tang was a student leader organizing pro-democracy demonstrations in Hunan province. On June 4 of that year, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) quashed the movement Tang helped to lead in the now infamous Tiananmen Square massacre. During the nationwide crackdown that ensued against "counterrevolutionaries," the CCP issued a warrant for Tang's arrest. Tang recalls in detail his shock upon seeing his face plastered on a "wanted" poster at a train station. He attempted to flee to Macau but was captured before he could cross the border. In prison, Tang witnessed and endured medieval tortures that no human should ever experience. Eventually, he escaped to America with help from the United States government.
Now living in exile in New York City, Baiqiao Tang has become a living legend among the millions of people worldwide who fight for a free and open society. China's recent, stratospheric rise to prominence on the world stage has brought its government under increased pressure to account for its notorious human rights atrocities inflicted on its own people.

This unique, timely, suspenseful, and ultimately inspiring memoir will resonate with people from all walks of life and from all backgrounds who care about human rights and the future of free society.

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by Scott Hennen

Would you like to do your part in saving America?

Grass Roots is a no-nonsense instruction manual that explains exactly what you can do. Scott Hennen—host and founder of the innovative Common Sense Club radio program—shows how everyday Americans just like you are making a difference for our country’s future. This down-to-earth handbook gives you clear, practical, effective actions you can take to preserve the American dream for your children and grandchildren.

President Ronald Reagan once said, “All great change in America begins at the dinner table.” Today, most Americans struggle just to keep food on the dinner table. We are staggering under a crushing burden of big government, out-of-control spending, and towering federal debt. We have become tax slaves—and the people we sent to Washington to represent us are the very ones who sold us there.

We’re angry—and rightly so. But ruling-class politicians have shrugged off our grassroots anger, calling it “Astroturf.” We’re tired of being ignored, patronized, and lied to by the very people who are supposed to be our “public servants.” Not since the original Boston Tea Party of 1773 have so many everyday Americans participated in such a significant display of righteous indignation and freedom-loving patriotism. For the first time in generations, ordinary hardworking, church-going Americans are carrying signs, gathering in large numbers, and making their voices heard.

Big government, beware. A sleeping giant has awakened.

Scott Hennen has drawn up a practical blueprint for change, a handbook for all of us who are ready to roll up our sleeves and do our part to restore America’s goodness—and greatness. Grass Roots is a political manifesto for every American who loves liberty and cares enough to get involved.

by Nancy Grace with Diane Clehane

New York Times Bestseller

Court TV host Nancy Grace presents her case for what’s wrong with the legal system and what can be done about it in this behind-the-scenes look at what goes on both inside and outside the courtroom for the high-profile cases everyone in America is talking about. Told in her trademark sassy, in-your-face style, Grace reveals surprising-and sometimes shocking-insights and information surrounding the cases of: Scott Peterson, Martha Stewart, Robert Blake, Michael Jackson and many more.

An outspoken critic of the atmosphere surrounding today’s biggest courtroom battles and an ardent victim’s rights advocate, In Objection!, Grace provides an articulate, well-informed point of view on the cases that are shaping the course of judicial history.

by Philip H. Melanson

The public and the media are fascinated by U.S. government secrets, real and imagined, yet very few people know how the process of obtaining formerly secret documents works. Secrecy Wars is a look inside the American secrecy system as it is accessed through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the Privacy Act. With its perspective that of a political legal drama, this important new book will not only entertain and inform but also influence the legal, journalism, and political communities.

by Homer Hickam

Today, fear affects even the strongest of us. Sometimes it's immediate, caused by a sense of imminent danger-the kind we felt after terrorists destroyed the magnificent World Trade Center, tore a giant wound in the Pentagon and killed thousands of people. But sometimes fear becomes a normal way of life. In his best-selling memoir October Sky (aka Rocket Boys), Hickam introduced us to the rugged town of his youth, Coalwood, West Virginia, and the people who took on the hazardous and often brutal enterprise of coal mining. To survive and prosper, these people relied on an approach to living that would get them through hard times with an almost unnatural resilience. Over a lifetime, they learned to take on these attitudes: We are proud of who we are. We stand up for what we believe. We keep our families together. We trust in God but rely on ourselves. These attitudes are summed up in the Coalwood Assumption: WE ARE NOT AFRAID. Through poignant memories of his youth, best selling author Homer Hickam helps lead you beyond fear to find the courage and strength to live more happily and look toward to future with optimism.

by William Martin

The Best Liberal Quotes Ever is as fun as it is inspiring – a must-have resource for anyone who loves liberty and leans to the left.

“This is a bible of progressive wisdom – an essential resource for all lovers of freedom, equality and social justice. Plus… it’s fun!”
- Jim Hightower, author of Thieves in High Places: They’ve Stolen Our Country and It’s Time to Take it Back

“If you feel like the American dream has been hijacked by the Radical Right presidency of George W. Bush, buy this book. It will help inspire you to take our country back.”
- Ed Asner, actor and political activist

 



 

 

 

 

 

by William Martin

Republican misconduct is rampant. Democrats are equivocating and sometimes complicit. In an environment so skewed to the right, liberals need every opportunity to be heard without distortion in their own words. What Liberals Believe: Thousands of Quotes on Why America Needs to Be Rescued from Greedy Corporations, Homophobes, Racists, Imperialists, Xenophobes, and Religious Extremists is the most up-to-date and comprehensive collection of progressive quotations ever assembled.

This book is for anyone who has grown weary of the mushy platitudes of the spineless center or has finally had enough the false pieties of the shameless right. It will be the perfect resource for writers, researchers, bloggers, activists, teachers, students, and anyone who needs a new perspective on American politics. Although the book contains plenty of criticism, What Liberals Believe is a positive exposition of progressive values - full of attitude, insight, and inspiration. It is a compendium of the finest liberal thinking.

by Robert Shapiro

The Former Under Secretary of Commerce and Bill Clinton’s principal economic advisor, Robert Shapiro, offers predictions for major shifts in our lives over the next dozen years.  Shapiro believes that four major forces – globalization, demographics, politics and the status of energy sources as influenced by the environment’s shift – will shape the rise and fall of nations.  From his vision of a new China as the investment-based model for developing nations to the US economy being beholden to foreign lenders for capital, Shapiro’s predictions are startling in their clarity and potential ramifications.

by Robert Wexler with David Fisher

The House of Representatives was never intended to be non-partisan, but arguably never before in our history has it been run in such a partisan manner. For the last decade under Republican domination and the rule of Newt Gingrich and Tom Delay, Democrats have been excluded almost completely from the legislative process. The ensuing reality is that our government doesn't work at all the way we have been taught - when it even does.

Fire Breathing Liberal is the inside story of Congress as seen through the events of the last decade. Using his own experiences as well as relating stories of Democratic colleagues who have fought the Republicans, Robert Wexler tells the whole truth about congress, an institution damaged by partisan politics, and proposes a radical transformation.

Interwoven in Wexler’s personal and political stories are some close up looks at high profile figures he has known, including Bill and Hillary Clinton, George Bush, Al Gore, Colin Powell, John McCain, Jeb Bush, Katherine Harris and more.