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The following are recommended books to read.  These were selected by members of DSCO for various reasons.  Hopefully you will find one or several of them enjoyable, informative, or educational. 

The Democratic Socialists of America has an on-line DSA Bookstore through  When you purchase from the DSA Bookstore, or go to the site then scroll down and search from the site, any purchase you make will financially help DSA.  Powell's returns 10% of any purchase back to DSA. 

Overthrow : America's century of regime change from Hawaii to Iraq by Stephen Kinzer (2006)

 Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America's Energy Future by Jeff Goodell (2006)

Gangs of America: The Rise of Corporate Power and the Disabling of Democracy by Ted Nace (2005)

The Middle of Everywhere - The World's Refugees Come to Our Town - by Mary Pipher
Working in schools, social service agencies and homes as a cultural broker, teacher and therapist to newcomers in Lincoln, Nebraska, Mary Pipher provides insights to the problems of newcomers and new insights into our own culture from their perspective.

Urban Injustice, How Ghettos Happen by David Helfiker. While acknowledging that poverty is not isolated to urban areas, David Helfiker explores the history of the racism created urban ghettos in U.S. cities. Helfiker is a physician who practices in the most impoverished areas of Washington, D.C.

Confessions of an Economic Hit Man by John Perkins (2004)

Did George W. Bush Steal America's 2004 Election? Ohio's Essential Documents by Bob Fitrakis (DSCO founder), Harvey Wasserman and Steve Rosenfeld

Imprison George W. Bush: Commentary on Why the President Must Be Indicted by Bob Fitrakis (DSCO founder), Harvey Wasserman

The Myths of Free Trade: Why American Trade Policy Has Failed by Sherrod Brown (2004)

God Politics: Why the Right Gets It Wrong and the Left Doesn't Get It by Jim Wallis (2005)

The Divine Right of Capital: Dethroning the Corporate Aristocracy by Marjorie Kelly (2001)

The Jennifer Government by Max Barry (2003)

The Other America by Michael Harrington (1962)

The Working Poor: Invisible in America by David K. Shipler (2004)

The Silent Takeover: Global Capitalism and the Death of Democracy by Noreena Hertz (2001)

World On Fire: How exporting free market democracy breeds ethnic hatred and global instability by Amy Chua (2002)

Democracy Matters : Winning the fight against imperialism by Cornel West (2004)

Nickel and Dimed : On (not) getting by in America by Barbara Ehrenreich (2002)

The Frozen Republic: How the Constitution Is Paralyzing Democracy by Daniel Lazare (1996)