Archive for October, 2011

Rosalyn Schanzer

October 31 . 2011

Witches! is Rosalyn Schanzer‘s riveting, true story of the victims, crooked officials, and mass hysteria that turned a mysterious illness affecting two children into a witch hunt that took over a dozen people’s lives and ruined hundreds in the little colonial town of Salem Village, Massachusetts

 

Christopher Baughman

October 28 . 2011

Off the Street is detective Christopher Baughman’s true life story of fighting to protect a class of women who are too easily forgotten and readily dismissed.

Robert Scheer, Sarah Wu

October 27 . 2011

Veteran journalist and Truthdig editor, Robert Scheer talks about his latest book, The Great American Stickup. Then, just how bad are public school lunches? Sarah Wu goes undercover  in Fed Up With Lunch, an eye-opening account of what kids are being served in school cafeterias.

Mickey Huff

October 26 . 2011

Project Censored, under the leadership of Mickey Huff—has produced a list of under reported news stories and a book, Censored 2012, dedicated to the stories that ought to be top features on the nightly news, but that are missing because of media bias and self-censorship.

James Ellroy

October 25 . 2011

Crime writer, James Ellroy’s second memoir The Hilliker Curse explores how his mother’s murder shaped his active love life.

Randall Stephens, Karl Giberson

October 24 . 2011

The Anointed is an analysis of intellectual authority within evangelicalism by Randall Stephens and Karl  Giberson. They  argue that there is an anti-intellectual populism undergirding evangelical “truth,” and that the movement takes its cues from a handful of influential but  dubiously credentialed authority figures.

Loretta Napoleoni

October 21 . 2011

The end of the cold war was thought to signal the triumph of Western capitalism over Communism. In Maonomics , Loretta Napoleoni argues what we are witnessing instead is the beginning of the collapse of capitalism and the victory of “communism with a profit motive.

Julia Scheeres

October 20 . 2011

A Thousand Lives is the story of Jonestown as it has never been told before. Julia Scheeres drew from thousands of recently declassified FBI documents and audiotapes, as well as rare videos and interviews, to piece together a compelling history of the doomed camp, focusing on the people who lived there.

Steven Pinker

October 19 . 2011

Bestselling author Steven Pinker offers a controversial history of violence in Better Angels of Our Nature.

Jeanne Guillemin, Mary Ellen O’Toole

October 18 . 2011

Jeanne Guillemin is a leading expert on bioterrorism and in American Anthrax she gives the definitive account of the seven year investigation of the virulent spores that were sent through the mail killing several. Then Mary Ellen O’Toole, a former FBI profiler tells you how to handle yourself when in a fearful situation in Dangerous Instincts.