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Water Can Undermine Your Health
Dr. Norman W. Walker

Norwalk Press, 1995

Our bodies need from two to four quarts of water each day to maintain good health. This book will show you how to protect yourself and your family from deadly bacteria, viruses, chemicals, and other pollutants that are present in a large percentage of public water supplies. Dr. Walker's treatment of water pollution is revealing, comprehensive, and scientific. His findings and his recommendations for corrective action offer new hope.
  
  











  



  
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
Diane Ravitch

Basic Books, 2011

A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America’s best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch—former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum—examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty ...
  
  











  



  
The Parents We Mean To Be: How Well-Intentioned Adults Undermine Children's Moral and Emotional Development
Richard Weissbourd

Mariner Books, 2010

A wake-up call for a national crisis in parenting--and a deeply helpful book for those who want to see their own behaviors as parents with the greatest possible clarity. Harvard psychologist RichardWeissbourd argues incisively that parents—not peers, not television—are the primary shapers of their children’s moral lives. And yet, it is parents’ lack of self-awareness and confused priorities that are dangerously undermining children’s ...
  
  











  



  
The Pleasure Trap: Mastering the Hidden Force that Undermines Health & Happiness
Douglas J. Lisle, Alan Goldhamer

Book Publishing Co., 2006

The authors offer unique insights into the factors that make us susceptible to dietary and lifestyle excesses, and present ways to restore the biological processes designed by nature to keep us running at maximum efficiency and vitality.
  
  











  



  
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
Diane Ravitch

Basic Books, 2010

A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America’s best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch—former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum—examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of ...
  
  











  



  
Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and ...
Ronald Rychlak, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa

WND Books, 2013

The highest-ranking Soviet bloc intelligence official ever to defect to the West, Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa is at it again. A quarter century ago, in his international bestseller Red Horizons, Pacepa exposed the massive crimes and corruption of his former boss, Romanian President Nicolae Ceausescu, giving the dictator a nervous breakdown and inspiring him to send assassination squads to the U.S. to find his former spy chief and kill him. They ...
  
  











  



  
The Submerged State: How Invisible Government Policies Undermine American Democracy (Chicago Studies in ...
Suzanne Mettler

University Of Chicago Press, 2011

“Keep your government hands off my Medicare!” Such comments spotlight a central question animating Suzanne Mettler’s provocative and timely book: why are many Americans unaware of government social benefits and so hostile to them in principle, even though they receive them? The Obama administration has been roundly criticized for its inability to convey how much it has accomplished for ordinary citizens. Mettler argues that ...
  
  











  



  
Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential (Civil Society: Historical and ...
Dan Pallotta

Tufts, 2010

Uncharitable goes where no other book on the nonprofit sector has dared to tread. Where other texts suggest ways to optimize performance inside the existing paradigm, Uncharitable suggests that the paradigm itself is the problem and calls into question our fundamental canons about charity. Author Dan Pallotta argues that society’s nonprofit ethic acts as a strict regulatory mechanism on the natural economic law. It creates an economic ...
  
  











  



  
Appetite for Profit: How the food industry undermines our health and how to fight back
Michele Simon

Nation Books, 2006

The United States is currently embroiled in a national debate over the growing public health crisis caused by poor diet. People are starting to ask who is to blame and how can we fix the problem, especially among children. Major food companies are responding with a massive public relations campaign. These companies, including McDonald's, Coca-Cola, Kraft, and General Mills, are increasingly on the defensive. In response, they pretend to sell ...
  
  











  



  
Bright-Sided: How Positive Thinking Is Undermining America
Barbara Ehrenreich

Picador, 2010

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Americans are a "positive" people -- cheerful, optimistic, and upbeat: This is our reputation as well as our self-image. But more than a temperament, being positive is the key to getting success and prosperity. Or so we are told. In this utterly original debunking, Barbara Ehrenreich confronts the false promises of positive thinking and shows its reach into every corner of American life, from Evangelical ...
  
  











  



  
Shadow Elite: How the World's New Power Brokers Undermine Democracy, Government, and the Free Market
Janine R. Wedel

Basic Books, 2011

It can feel like we're swimming in a sea of corruption, confused by who exactly is in charge and what role they play. The same influential people reappear time after time in different professional guises, pressing their own agendas in one venue after another. These are the powerful "shadow elite," the main players in a vexing new system of power and influence. In her profoundly original Shadow Elite , award-winning public policy scholar and ...
  
  











  



  
Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships
Clare Huntington

Oxford University Press, 2014

Exploring the connection between families and inequality, Failure to Flourish: How Law Undermines Family Relationships argues that the legal regulation of families stands fundamentally at odds with the needs of families. Strong, stable, positive relationships are essential for both individuals and society to flourish, but from transportation policy to the criminal justice system, and from divorce rules to the child welfare system, the ...
  
  











  



  
Addicted to Unhappiness: Free Yourself from Moods and Behaviors That Undermine Relationships, Work, and the ...
Martha Heineman Pieper, William J. Pieper

McGraw-Hill, 2004

Drawing upon their years of counseling experience, the bestselling author team of Martha Heineman Pieper, Ph.D. and William J. Pieper, M.D. explain how parenting styles based on discipline and excessive expectations condition children to equate unhappiness with love. This often persists into adulthood, leading to behaviors including eating disorders, compulsive gambling, disastrous romantic choices, substance abuse, and more. This book supplies ...
  
  











  



  
Nursing against the Odds: How Health Care Cost Cutting, Media Stereotypes, and Medical Hubris Undermine ...
Suzanne Gordon

ILR Press, 2006

In the United States and throughout the industrialized world, just as the population of older and sicker patients is about to explode, we have a major shortage of nurses. Why are so many RNs dropping out of health care's largest profession? How will the lack of skilled, experienced caregivers affect patients? These are some of the questions addressed by Suzanne Gordon's definitive account of the world's nursing crisis. In Nursing against the ...
  
  











  



  
One-Party Classroom: How Radical Professors at America's Top Colleges Indoctrinate Students and Undermine Our ...
David Horowitz, Jacob Laksin

Crown Forum, 2009

“David Horowitz has single-handedly exposed the intellectual corruption that exists within the classrooms of American colleges. Like all forms of corruption, indoctrination flourishes when kept in the dark. Here, Horowitz turns on the bright lights to expose what has become profoundly wrong with our colleges and universities. We are all in his debt.” –Ward Connerly, former regent, University of California David Horowitz and coauthor Jacob ...
  
  











  



  
¡Ven Conmigo! (Holt Spanish, Level 3), Annotated Teacher's Edition
Nancy A. Humbach

Holt, Rinehart, and Winston, 2000

Teacher edition to accompany level 3 of the Holt Spanish "¡Ven Conmigo!" series. Same as student text plus teaching suggestions and in-text answers to some of the problems.
  
  











  



  
The Real Jimmy Carter: How Our Worst Ex-President Undermines American Foreign Policy, Coddles Dictators and ...
Steven F. Hayward

Regnery Publishing, 2004

This book reveals a man who has been given a dangerously free pass by historians, but who in reality is not only a failed ex-president, but as vindictive as he is egotitical, and a self-righteous busybody who leaves diaster in his wake.
  
  











  



  
Spy Trade: How Israel's Lobby Undermines America's Economy
Grant F. Smith

Institute for Research, 2009

Israel and its American lobby have committed audacious but generally unknown crimes against the United States. The government has long kept files about Israeli espionage, weapons smuggling, and covert operations on American soil classified...until now. Spy Trade begins on the trail of a vast smuggler network funneling stolen and illegally purchased surplus WWII arms to Jewish fighters in Palestine. When the FBI threatened to crack down, a ...
  
  











  



  
Inside Teaching: How Classroom Life Undermines Reform
Mary Kennedy

Harvard University Press, 2006

Reform the schools, improve teaching: these battle cries of American education have been echoing for twenty years. So why does teaching change so little? Arguing that too many would-be reformers know nothing about the conflicting demands of teaching, Mary Kennedy takes us into the controlled commotion of the classroom, revealing how painstakingly teachers plan their lessons, and how many different ways things go awry. Teachers try ...
  
  











  



  
Relationship Saboteurs: Overcoming the Ten Behaviors that Undermine Love
Randi Gunther

New Harbinger Publications, 2010

Do you seek a healthy romantic relationship, but continue to find yourself repeating the same negative behaviors that may have ended your relationships in the past? Have you already identified destructive patterns, yet continue to repeat them despite your desire for a strong and lasting romantic relationship? If so, you are not alone. Relationship Saboteurs is an easy-to-follow guide that will help you identify and end your ...
  
  











  








   



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