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Moyers on America Citizens Class Booklist

Environment and Science

  • Carson, Rachel, SILENT SPRING
  • Diamond, Jared, COLLAPSE
  • Flannery, Tim, THE WEATHER MAKERS : HOW MAN IS CHANGING THE CLIMATE AND WHAT IT MEANS FOR LIFE ON EARTH
  • Freese, Barbara, COAL: A HUMAN HISTORY
  • Goodell, Jeff, BIG COAL: THE DIRTY SECRET BEHIND AMERICA'S ENERGY FUTURE
  • Gore, Al, EARTH IN THE BALANCE
  • Heinberg, Richard, THE PARTY'S OVER: OIL, WAR AND THE FATE OF INDUSTRIAL SOCIETIES
  • Hertsgaard, Mark, EARTH ODYSSEY: AROUND THE WORLD IN SEARCH OF OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FUTURE
  • Kennedy, Robert F. Jr., CRIMES AGAINST NATURE, THE RIVERKEEPERS, JUDGE FRANK M. JOHNSON, JR: A BIOGRAPHY
  • Kolbert, Elizabeth, FIELD NOTES FROM A CATASTROPHE
  • Leopold, Aldo, 1966, A SAND COUNTY ALMANAC WITH OTHER ESSAYS ON CONSERVATION
  • Lomborg, Bjorn, THE SKEPTICAL ENVIRONMENTALIST: MEASURING THE REAL STATE OF THE WORLD
  • Maathai, Wangari, THE GREEN BELT MOVEMENT: SHARING THE APPROACH AND THE EXPERIENCE
  • Suzuki, David, THE SACRED BALANCE
  • Williams, Terry Tempest, REFUGE: AN UNNATURAL HISTORY OF FAMILY AND PLACE
  • Wilson, Diane, AN UNREASONABLE WOMAN
  • Wilson, Edward, THE FUTURE OF LIFE

    Christian Environmentalism

  • Beisner, E. Calvin, WHERE GARDEN MEETS WILDERNESS: EVANGELICAL ENTRY INTO THE ENVIRONMENTAL DEBATE
  • Cronon, William, 1996, UNCOMMON GROUND: RETHINKING THE HUMAN PLACE IN NATURE
  • Dawkins, Richard, THE ANCESTOR'S TALE, THE SELFISH GENE, THE EXTENDED PHENOTYPE, THE BLIND WATCHMAKER, RIVER OUT OF EDEN, CLIMBING MOUNT IMPROBABLE, UNWEAVING THE RAINBOW, A DEVIL'S CHAPLAIN
  • Dreher, Rod, CRUNCY CONS: HOW BIRKENSTOCKED BURKEANS, GUN-LOVING ORGANIC GARDENERS, EVANGELICAL FREE-RANGE FARMERS, HIP HOMESCHOOLING MAMAS, RIGHT-WING NATURE LOVERS, ... AMERICA (OR AT LEAST THE REPUBLICAN PARTY)
  • Gottlieb, Roger, A GREENER FAITH: RELIGIOUS ENVIRONMENTALISM AND OUR PLANT'S FUTURE (PUB. BY OXFORD UNIV PRESS)
  • Robinson, Tri, SAVING GOD'S GREEN EARTH
  • Shellenberger, Michael and Ted Nordhaus, THE DEATH OF ENVIRONMENTALISM
  • Sleeth, Matthew, SAVE THE PLANET, SERVE GOD, Chelsea Green Publishing Company

    News, Media, and Technology

  • Alterman, Eric, WHAT LIBERAL MEDIA? THE TRUTH ABOUT BIAS AND THE NEWS
  • Auletta, Ken, BACKSTORY: INSIDE THE BUSINESS OF NEWS
  • Bagdikian, Ben THE NEW MEDIA MONOPOLY
  • Baker, Edwin C MEDIA, MARKETS, AND DEMOCRACY (COMMUNICATION, SOCIETY AND POLITICS)
  • Cohen, Elliot D NEWS INCORPORATED: CORPORATE MEDIA OWNERSHIP AND ITS THREAT TO DEMOCRACY
  • Doyle, Gillian MEDIA OWNERSHIP: CONCENTRATION, CONVERGENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY
  • Drew, Elizabeth, CORRUPTION OF AMERICAN POLITICS: WHAT WENT WRONG AND WHY
  • Dutton, William and William H. Dutton, DIGITAL ACADEME: NEW MEDIA IN EDUCATION AND LEARNING
  • Fallows, James BREAKING THE NEWS: HOW THE MEDIA UNDERMINE AMERICAN DEMOCRACY (VINTAGE)
  • Gillmor, Dan WE THE MEDIA: GRASSROOTS JOURNALISM BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE
  • Hamilton, James T. ALL THE NEWS THAT'S FIT TO SELL: HOW THE MARKET TRANSFORMS INFORMATION INTO NEWS
  • amieson, Kathleen Hall, and Paul Waldman, THE PRESS EFFECT: POLITICIANS, JOURNALISTS, AND THE STORIES THAT SHARE THE POLITICAL WORLD
  • Magdikian, Ben H., THE NEW MEDIA MONOPLOY
  • McChesney, Robert, THE PROBLEM OF THE MEDIA: U.S. COMMUNICATIONS POLITICS IN THE 21ST CENTURY and THE FUTURE OF MEDIA: RESISTANCE AND REFORM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
  • Meyer, Phillip THE VANISHING NEWSPAPER: SAVING JOURNALISM IN THE INFORMATION AGE
  • Mindich, David T. TUNED OUT: WHY AMERICANS UNDER 40 DON'T FOLLOW THE NEWs
  • Nichols, John and Robert McChesney, OUR MEDIA, NOT THEIRS: THE DEMOCRATIC STRUGGLE AGAINST CORPORATE MEDIA
  • Sifry, Micah and Nancy Watzman, IS THAT A POLITICIAN IN YOUR POCKET: WASHINGTON ON $2 MILLION A DAY
  • Sirota, David, HOSTILE TAKEOVER: HOW BIG MONEY AND CORRUPTION CONQUERED OUT GOVERNMENT-AND HOW WE TAKE IT BACK
  • Trippi, Joe, THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED: DEMOCRACY, THE INTERNET AND THE OVERTHROW OF EVERYTHING
  • Viguerie, Richard and David Franke, AMERICA'S RIGHT TURN: HOW THE CONSERVATIVES USED NEW AND ALTERNATIVE MEDIA TO TAKE POWER
  • Zolli, Andrew, TECHTV'S CATALOG OF TOMORROW

    Politics/Campaign Reform

  • Birnbaum, Jeffrey, THE LOBBYISTS: HOW INFLUENCE PEDDLERS WORK THEIR WAY IN WASHINGTON
  • Birnbaum, Jeffrey, THE MONEY MEN: THE REAL STORY OF FUND-RAISING'S INFLUENCE ON POLITICAL POWER
  • Blaker, Kimberly, THE FUNDAMENTALS OF EXTREMISM: THE CHRISTIAN RIGHT IN AMERICA
  • Boston, Rob, THE MOST DANGEROUS MAN IN AMERICA?: PAT ROBERTSON AND THE RISE OF THE CHRISTIAN COALITION (is this too one-sided?)
  • Continett, Matthew, The K Street Gang: The Rise and Fall of the Republican Machine.
  • Friedman, Milton, WHY GOVERNMENT IS THE PROBLEM (Essays in Public Policy)
  • Goldstein, Kenneth M., INTEREST GROUPS, LOBBYING & PARTICIPATION IN AMERICA
  • Magleby, David B., THE OTHER CAMPAIGN: SOFT MONEY AND ISSUE ADVOCACY IN THE 2000 CONGRESSIONAL ELECTIONS
  • Malbin, Michael (editor), THE ELECTION AFTER REFORM: MONEY, POLITICS, AND THE BI-PARTISAN CAMPAIGN REFORM ACT
  • Ornstein, Norman and Thomas Marr, THE BROKEN BRANCH: HOW CONGRESS IS FAILING AMERICA AND HOW TO GET IT BACK ON TRACK
  • Phillips, Kevin, AMERICAN THEOCRACY: THE PERIL AND POLITICS OF RADICAL RELIGION, OIL, AND BORROWED MONEY IN THE 21ST CENTURY
  • " Safire, William, Before the Fall: An Inside View of the Pre-Watergate White House
  • Schneider, J., CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM AND THE FAILURE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY
  • Smith, Bradley, UNFREE SPEECH: THE FALLACY OF CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM
  • Smith, Rodney, MONEY, POWER & ELECTIONS: HOW CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM SUBVERTS AMERICAN DEMOCRACY