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Dave Lindorff & Barbara Olshansky. The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office.Dave Lindorff & Barbara Olshansky. The Case for Impeachment: The Legal Argument for Removing President George W. Bush from Office. 224 pages. Thomas Dunne Books, May 2006. US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins (2004)John Perkins. Confessions of an Economic Hit Man. The author says that he was bribed $500,000 not to write this book, but after 9/11 he decided to defect and tell his story. As an employee of the Boston consulting firm Charles T. Main, he served as a facilitator of World Bank-funded environmental destruction in South America and Indonesia for the benefit of American corporations such as Halliburton and Bechtel. 264 pages. Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2004. US | UK | FR | DE | CA
Gary Larsen. The Complete Far Side: 1980-1994. Huge: 2 volumes in slipcase. 1250 pages. Andrews McMeel Publishing, October 2003. Very high quality production of the life work of most biologists' favorite cartoonist. US | UK | DE | FR | CA
The Complete Yes MinisterAnthony Jay & Jonathan Lynn. The Complete Yes Minister. Recounts the episodes of the hilarious TV series as the Minister's diary, with realistic facsimiles of the "official" documents, most of which do not appear on-screen. 185 pages. BBC 1989. US | UK || DVD: US
The Complete Yes Prime MinisterAnthony Jay & Jonathan Lynn. The Complete Yes Prime Minister. Successor to the above, written in the same style. 488 pages. BBC 1989. US | UK || DVD: US
Miller, The Bush DyslexiconMark Crispin Miller. The Bush Dyslexicon: Observations on a national disorder. "Close study of his jabberings not only reconfirms the fact of his supreme unfitness for the presidential job ..., but also throws into relief that bone-deep nastiness which all the spin about his 'likeability' never could obscure." Norton. 2d ed. 2002. US | UK
The New Bill James Historical Baseball AbstractBill James. The New Bill James Historical Baseball Abstract. Essential reference for serious baseball fans. 998 pages. Simon & Schuster 2001. US | UK | CA
Fuchsia Dunlop. Land of Plenty: A Treasury of Authentic Sichuan Cooking. To my knowledge, this is the best book on Chinese food published in English. The author speaks, reads and writes Mandarin and was the first foreign student enrolled at the Sichuan Institute of Higher Cuisine in Chengdu. 395 pages. Michael Joseph 2001, Norton & Penguin 2003. US | UK - Hardcover | UK - Paperback
William Proctor. The Gospel According to the New York Times: How the world's most powerful news organization shapes your mind and values. Written and edited by professional liars, The New York Times routinely spikes or distorts vital information. 308 pages. 2000. US | UK
Richard Lynn & Tatu Vanhanen. IQ and the Wealth of Nations. "The central thesis is that the IQs of populations play a decisive role in the economic destinies of nations." 320 pages. National IQ Table. Hong Kong (top) = 107; Equatorial Guinea (bottom) = 59. (In the US, 70 is the threshold for "retarded.") Praeger 2002. US | UK
Alex Kerr. Dogs and Demons: Tales from the dark side of Japan. "In 1994, Japan produced 91.6 million tons of concrete (30 times as much as the U.S.), much of it used to build structures that serve no purpose." 320 pages. Hill & Wang 2001. US | UK | FR | DE | CA
I.M. Turner. The Ecology of Trees in the Tropical Rain Forest. 312 pages. Cambridge University Press 2001. US | UK
Keith Thomas. Religion and the Decline of Magic: Studies in popular beliefs in 16th & 17th Century England. 736 pages. Oxford University Press & Penguin Books. 1997 (1971). US | UK
E.O. Wilson. Sociobiology: The New Synthesis. 25th Anniversary Edition. 720 pages. Harvard University Press. 2000. US | UK
John Alcock. The Triumph of Sociobiology. 256 pages. Oxford University Press 2001. US | UK
Alan Rabinowitz. Beyond the Last Village: A Journey of Discovery in Asia's Forbidden Wilderness. A mammologist in remote areas of north Burma. Maps, photos. 336 pages.  Island Press & Aurum Press 2001. US | UK
Heather E. Heying. Antipode: Seasons with the extraordinary wildlife & culture of Madagascar. The author studied a poison frog (Mantella laevigata) on Nosy Mangabe. 288 pages. St. Martin's Press 2002. US | UK
Jakob Nielsen. Designing Web Usability: The Practice of Simplicity. Virtually every website could be improved by following the suggestions in this book by the foremost web usability expert. (His website.) 432 pages. New Riders 1999. US | UK
Patricia Meehan. A Strange Enemy People: Germans under the British, 1945-50. Review: "Under the British Jackboot." 256 pages. Peter Owen, 2001. US | UK

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