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Many Americans understand by now that while Wall Street ruined the American economy, the federal government was asleep at the wheel. As Nomi Prins explains, far fewer understand that the government actually woke up last fall, drove the bus into the ditch on purpose, threw a party on it for all their friends, and then sent the rest of us the bill.
Terminator is one of the most popular sci-fi franchises ever created, captivating millions with its edgy depiction of the struggle of humankind for survival against its own creations. As Christian Bale steps into the role of John Connor in Terminator Salvation—the next highly anticipated movie in the Terminator franchise opening on Memorial Day—a new book exploring the franchise’s deepest conundrums hits the book shelves.
In this follow up to his bestselling It's Getting Ugly Out There, CNN commentator and veteran journalist Jack Cafferty covers the colossal blunders and hypocrisies the Bush administration has perpetrated on the world.
Watchmen is widely considered the greatest graphic novel of all time, receiving critical acclaim by both the comics and mainstream press. The ideal companion book for the most avid fan, Watchmen and Philosophy (Wiley, $17.95, paperback) provides all the philosophical insight into the story that will make readers view Watchmen in a completely new light.
Dr. Gregory House is arguably the most complex and challenging antihero in the history of television, but there is more to this self-important genius than gray matter and ego. HOUSE AND PHILOSOPHY (Wiley, $17.95, paperback) takes a deeper look at House to reveal the philosophical underpinnings of this popular medical drama and its cane-waving curmudgeon’s most outrageous behavior.
For centuries, smart and sexy women have existed and thrived–women who weren’t afraid to use the very things that made them different from men to their advantage in order to succeed and accomplish their dreams.
Discover the x-factor — the driving force behind extraordinary success of some of the biggest stars. In THE CREATIVE EDGE (Wiley, $29.95; December 2008), Brent D. Taylor examines the lives of 17 cultural icons to determine how they became ‘outsiders’ and why this gave them a creative edge.