Reading Lists for Spring 2008 Courses

UPDATE (12/20/07): I’ve now listed the books for PS 557 Kentucky Government and Politics at the bottom of this post. 

Here are the reading lists for my Spring 2008 Courses. I wanted to provide these early incase you wanted to purchase the books in advance for less on Amazon or just wanted to get an early start with your reading. I will update shortly with the books for PS 557 Kentucky Government and Politics.

PS 101 SPRING 2008

Al Gore, The Assault on Reason. 2007. Penguin Press. ISBN: 978-1-59420-122-6.

Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas, Crashing the Gate. 2006. Chelsea Green. ISBN: 978-1933392417.

Hunter S. Thompson, Fear and Loathing: On the Campaign Trail ’72. 1985. Grand Central Publishing. ISBN: 978-0446313643.

Larry J. Sabato, A More Perfect Constitution. 2007. Walker & Company. ISBN: 978-0802716217.

Cary Jacobson, A Divider, Not a Uniter. 2008. Pearson-Longman. ISBN: 978-0-205-52974-2. (2006 election and beyond printing)

PS 545 SPRING 2008

Wendell, Berry, The Unsettling of America. 1996. Sierra Club Books. ISBN: 978-0871568779.

Dewey, John, The Public and its Problems. 1954. Swallow Press. ISBN: 978-0804002547.

Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club. 2005. W.W. Norton. ISBN: 978-0393327342.

Lawrence Lessig, Free Culture. 2005. Penguin. ISBN: 978-0143034650.

Naomi Klein, Shock Doctrine. 2007. Metropolitan Books. ISBN: 978-0805079838.

Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger. 2007. Break Through. Houghton Mifflin Co. ISBN: 978-0618658251.

PS 557 SPRING 2008

Goodell, Jeff. Big Coal: The Dirty Secret Behind America’s Energy Future (2007) ISBN: 978-0618872244
Wedekind, Carl. Politics, Religion and Death (2006) ISBN: 0-9786881-0-4
Miller, Penny. Kentucky Politics and Government (1994) ISBN: 0-8032-8206-0
Pearce, John Ed. Divide and Dissent: Kentucky Politics 1930-1963 (1987) ISBN: 0-8131-0804-7
Florida, Richard. The Rise of the Creative Class (2003) ISBN: 0465024777
[NOTE: all books for PS 557 are in paperback]

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4 responses to “Reading Lists for Spring 2008 Courses

  1. Brett

    Is this the order you expect to read them in?

  2. Mikey Williamson

    Im pumped about the shock doctrine

  3. Mikey are you in 545? If so it will be kick ass to get the group together again. However Emma is bailing on us………

  4. Elwing

    Do you plan to make us read the whole books or select passages? I have already tired to read some of them and they are to put lightly, dry. This is for 545 btw.

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