Don’t Wait for the next war

Dont wait for the next warA new book from the retired general Wesley Clark. We all know the general from “The Wesley Clark 7”.

Wesley K. Clark

From the publisher:

With the end of the Cold War came not the end of history, but the end of America’s sense of its strategic purpose in the world. Then, after a decade of drift, the US was violently dragged back into international conflict. Its armed forces responded magnificently but its leaders’ objectives were substantially flawed. We fought the wrong war—twice—for reasons that were opaque, and few American citizens understood the cause for which their sons and daughters were fighting and dying.

The Republic of Imagination

Azar Nafisi

Azar Nafisi

This book was mentioned in show 663 and some clips were played from an interview with Azar Nafisi. In there was even a quote from Ray Bradbury. Azar makes the case for fiction in the modern democratic society.

From the publisher:

Taking her cue from a challenge thrown to her in Seattle, where a skeptical reader told her that Americans don’t care about books the way they did back in Iran, she energetically responds to those who say fiction has nothing to teach us. Blending memoir and polemic with close readings of her favorite American novels—The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Babbitt, and The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter, among others—she invites us to join her as citizens of her “Republic of Imagination,” a country where the villains are conformity and orthodoxy and the only passport to entry is a free mind and a willingness to dream.

No Agenda – Saving America: Shut Up Slaves!

Cover: Saving AmericaNot just a book in the No Agenda spirit, but truly a No Agenda Book. This should be a good read.

Tom Kilbride

From the publisher:

For more than six years, media assassins Crackpot (Adam Curry) and Buzzkill (John C. Dvorak) have performed the twice weekly Podcast, No Agenda Show, a discussion of current events or whatever they feel like talking about, from wine to chemtrails. In this fictional account, they are recruited by the CIA to help foil an evil plot to create turmoil in the American population by taking down the Internet’s most popular site. The story has adventure, intrigue, foreign travel, spies and assassins. So shut up slaves and buy this book. If not today, in the morning.

Pay any price

9780544341418_p0_v1_s260x420As mentioned on show 661; the no agenda book.

James Risen

From the publisher:

Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war: from squandered and stolen dollars, to outrageous abuses of power, to wars on normalcy, decency, and truth. In the name of fighting terrorism, our government has done things every bit as shameful as its historic wartime abuses — and until this book, it has worked very hard to cover them up.

Lincoln suspended habeas corpus. FDR authorized the internment of thousands of Japanese Americans. Presidents Bush and Obama now must face their own reckoning. Power corrupts, but it is endless war that corrupts absolutely.

A Parent’s Guide to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder

AutismThis book is described by Adam as helpful for people to understand the autistic spectrum. In this second version has more details on the DSM 5 and its implications on your children.

Sally Ozonoff PhD (Author), Geraldine Dawson PhD (Author), James C. McPartland PhD (Author)

From the publisher:

Packed with real-life stories and everyday problem-solving ideas, this book has given many tens of thousands of parents the facts they need about high-functioning autism spectrum disorder (ASD), including Asperger syndrome. The authors are leading experts who describe ways to work with these kids’ unique impairments and capabilities so they can grow into happy, self-sufficient adults. Parents learn practical strategies for helping their son or daughter relate more comfortably to peers, learn the rules of appropriate behavior, and succeed in school. The book also discusses what scientists currently know about ASD and how it is diagnosed, as well as what treatments and educational supports have been shown to work. Updated with the latest research, resources, and clinical strategies, the second edition clearly explains the diagnostic changes in DSM-5.

 

Pot Shards: Fragments of a Life Lived in CIA, the White House, and the Two Koreas

51TiN2RPLlL._SY344_BO1,204,203,200_The long awaited book written by “Uncle Don”. Of course the book is completely screened by the agency, but still a good read.

Donald P. Gregg

From the publisher:

Pot Shards is a memoir, based on the author’s memorable experiences. Donald P. Gregg spent thirty-one years as an operations officer in CIA and ten years in the White House under presidents Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and Vice President George H. W. Bush. Pot Shards is his memoir. It tells of a philosophy major who graduated from college in 1951 and immediately joined CIA when told, “You’ll jump out of airplanes and save the world!” With raucous humor, he describes his parachute training and arctic survival course in Idaho. His book is a window into the Cold War-era CIA, both its failings (twenty years in a Chinese jail for a close friend) and unheralded successes, including Gregg’s role in saving the life of Kim Dae-jung, a Korean political dissident who later, as president, won the Nobel Peace Prize. Gregg colorfully describes his tours in Japan, Burma, Vietnam, and South Korea.