Soda Politics – Marion Nestle

Sodas are astonishing products. Little more than flavored sugar-water, these drinks cost practically nothing to produce or buy, yet have turned their makers--principally Coca-Cola and PepsiCo--into a multibillion-dollar industry with global recognition, distribution, and political power.

Saving Capitalism – Robert B. Reich

From the author of Aftershock and The Work of Nations, his most important book to date—a myth-shattering breakdown of how the economic system that helped make America so strong is now failing us, and what it will take to fix it.

One Nation – Ben Carson M.D.

In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Standing a few feet from President Obama, I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great.

The Conservative Heart – Arthur C. Brooks

For too long, conservatism has been a movement of the head and not the heart. Now New York Times bestselling author Arthur C. Brooks offers a bold new vision for conservatism as a movement for happiness, unity, and social justice—a movement of the head and heart that boldly challenges the liberal monopoly on "fairness" and "compassion."

Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security – Sarah Chayes

"Thieves of State makes the assertion that corruption is a major driver of global instability, from fueling terrorism in Afghanistan to unrest in Egypt. Chayes brings in her own experience working with the U.S. government in Afghanistan to help make this complex topic accessible, without oversimplifying. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand the world we live in." - Schlow Library Staff

American Poverty: Why America’s Treatment of the Poor Undermines Its Authority as a World Power — Laurel A. Rockefeller

What if America's international problems, including terrorism, have less to do with the military and more to do with domestic policies, particularly income inequality and poverty culture? With the richest 1% owning 49% of the wealth in America and a Congress determined to penalize the 99% for not being billionaires, something obviously needs to change for the United States to survive.