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    • The Rights of the People

    • How Our Search for Safety Invades Our Liberties
    • By: David K. Shipler
    • Narrated by: David K. Shipler
    • Length: 14 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 15
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    How have our rights to privacy and justice been undermined? What exactly have we lost? Pulitzer Prize-winner David K. Shipler searches for the answers to these questions by examining the historical expansion and contraction of our fundamental rights and, most pointedly, the real-life stories of individual men and women who have suffered.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It's Not Politics, It's About Rights

    • By Ray on 07-27-11

    Regular price: $21.95

    • The Working Poor

    • Invisible in America
    • By: David K. Shipler
    • Narrated by: Peter Ganim
    • Length: 15 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 144
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      4 out of 5 stars 120
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      4 out of 5 stars 120

    Nobody who works hard should be poor in America, writes Pulitzer Prize-winner David Shipler. Clear-headed, rigorous, and compassionate, he journeys deeply into the lives of individual store clerks and factory workers, farm laborers and sweat-shop seamstresses, illegal immigrants in menial jobs and Americans saddled with immense student loans and paltry wages. They are known as the working poor.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Must Read Book for the Middle-Class

    • By nancy on 10-05-12

    Regular price: $26.57

    • Arab and Jew

    • Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land
    • By: David K. Shipler
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 28 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 151
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      4 out of 5 stars 35
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      4 out of 5 stars 37

    David Shipler delves into the origins of the prejudices of Jews and Arabs that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism. Focusing on the diverse cultures that exist side by side in Israel and Israeli-controlled territories, Shipler examines the process of indoctrination that begins in schools; he discusses the far ranging effects of socioeconomic differences, historical conflicts between Islam and Judaism, attitudes about the Holocaust, and much more.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • more a psychology than a history

    • By Ann on 12-26-07

    Regular price: $34.97

    • Rights at Risk

    • The Limits of Liberty in Modern America
    • By: David K. Shipler
    • Narrated by: David K. Shipler
    • Length: 15 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6

    With telling anecdote and detail, Pulitzer Prize-winner David K. Shipler explores the territory where the Constitution meets everyday America, where legal compromises - before and since 9/11 - have undermined the criminal justice system’s fairness, enhanced the executive branch’s power over citizens and immigrants, and impaired some of the freewheeling debate and protest essential in a constitutional democracy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • what about the right to bear arms

    • By Bonnie Bee on 05-22-15

    Regular price: $21.95

    • Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword

    • By: David K. Shipler
    • Narrated by: David K. Shipler
    • Length: 12 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Focusing on recent free speech controversies across the nation, Shipler maps a rapidly shifting topography of political and cultural norms: parents in Michigan rallying to teachers vilified for their reading lists; conservative ministers risking their churches' tax-exempt status to preach politics from the pulpit; national security reporters using techniques more common in dictatorships to avoid leak prosecution.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Arab and Jew

    • Wounded Spirits in a Promised Land, Revised Edition
    • By: David K. Shipler
    • Narrated by: Robert Blumenfeld
    • Length: 27 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
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      4 out of 5 stars 5
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      4 out of 5 stars 5

    Arab stereotype portrays the Jew as a brutal, violent coward. The Jewish stereotype portrays the Arab as a primitive creature of animal vengeance and cruel desires. In this monumental Pulitzer Prize-winning work, revised in 2002, David Shipler delves into the origins of these prejudices that have been intensified by war, terrorism, and nationalism. Shipler examines the process of indoctrination, the far-ranging effects of socioeconomic differences, and the historical conflicts between Islam and Judaism.

    Regular price: $31.47