A Washington Post Notable Nonfiction Book for 2011A Richmond Times Dispatch Top Book for 2011 A minute-by-minute account of the attempted assassination of Ronald Reagan, to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary On March 30, 1981, President Ronald Reagan was just seventy days into his first term of office when John Hinckley Jr. opened fire outside… Read More


This collection elucidates the complexity of living politics in the 21st century, considering how self-help groups draw on shared regional traditions, and how they adapt their actions to the diverse formal political environments in which they operate. It considers the nexus between ideas and action in a world where the conventional ‘right-left’ divide has a… Read More


The Age of Reason by Thomas Paine is a critic of institutionalized religion and challenges the legitimacy of the Bible.  Paine advocates reason in place of revelation. … Read More


The important message throughout this 700+ page book is the opportunity to implement a Cancer Self-Help Support Program to maximize the success of the treatment, reduce chemotherapy side effects accelerate healing and restore good health with this cancer self-help program. What are the most common factors that cause cancer? See page 11. Learn about how… Read More


From the acclaimed, best-selling author Adam Hochschild, a sweeping history of the Spanish Civil War, told through a dozen characters, including Ernest Hemingway and George Orwell: a tale of idealism, heartbreaking suffering, and a noble cause that failed For three crucial years in the 1930s, the Spanish Civil War dominated headlines in America and around the… Read More


Building on earlier patient-empowerment movements, consumer- and advocate-driven mental health self-help (MHSH) initiatives currently outnumber traditional mental health organizations. At the same time, this apparent success raises significant questions about their short-term efficacy and their value to lasting recovery. Mental Health Self-Help assembles the state of the evidence on the effectiveness of MHSH, beginning with… Read More


An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful—and secretive—colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers. America’s greatest untold story: the United States’ rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director… Read More


Introduction As we edged our way through the inner city traffic, we were distracted by the weekly announcement on the blackboard of a twenty four-hour gym. ‘Development of character consists solely in moving towards self sufficiency’. In the nineties there was little escape from this new, or is it old, version of self-help. For example,… Read More