Search - List of Books by Gar Alperovitz

Gar Alperovitz (born May 5, 1936) is Lionel R. Bauman Professor of Political Economy at the University of Maryland, College Park Department of Government and Politics. He is a former Fellow of King's College, Cambridge; a founding Fellow of Harvard’s Institute of Politics; a Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies; and a Guest Scholar at the Brookings Institution. Dr. Alperovitz also served as a Legislative Director in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, and as a Special Assistant in the Department of State.

Alperovitz is a political economist and revisionist historian whose numerous articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, The New Republic, The Nation, and The Atlantic among other publications. Alperovitz has been profiled by The New York Times, the Associated Press, People, UPI, and Mother Jones and has been a guest on numerous network TV and cable news programs, including Meet the Press, Larry King Live, The Charlie Rose Show, Crossfire, and The O'Reilly Factor.

Dr. Alperovitz is the author of critically acclaimed books on the atomic bomb and atomic diplomacy and was named "Distinguished Finalist" for the Lionel Gelber Prize for The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb, (Knopf, 1995). Dr. Alperovitz's most recent book (as of February 2010) is Unjust Deserts: How The Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It Back, with Lew Daly, published in 2008. Today his research interests include:

  • community-based political-economic development, and in particular new institutions of community wealth ownership;
  • political-economic theory, including system-wide political-economic design particularly as related to normative issues of equality, democracy, liberty, community and ecological sustainability;
  • local, state and national policy approaches to community stability in the era of globalization;
  • the history and future of nuclear weapons; arms control and disarmament strategies, including work on the conditions of peace and related long term political economic structural change.
Several recent articles include ' Another World is Possible' published recently in Mother Jones, ' A Top Ten List of Bold New Ideas' published recently in The Nation and ' You Say You Want a Revolution?' in WorldWatch.

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Total Books: 26
What Then Must We Do Straight Talk About the Next American Revolution
America Beyond Capitalism Reclaiming Our Wealth Our Liberty and Our Democracy
Unjust Deserts How the Rich Are Taking Our Common Inheritance and Why We Should Take It Back
America Beyond Capitalism  Reclaiming our Wealth Our Liberty and Our Democracy
Making a Place for Community Local Democracy in a Global Era
2003 - Making a Place for Community Local Democracy in a Global Era (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780415947411
ISBN-10: 0415947413
Genres: Business & Money, Nonfiction
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Decision To Use Atomic Bomb
1997 - Decision to Use Atomic Bomb (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517173855
ISBN-10: 0517173859
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The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb
1996 - The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679762850
ISBN-10: 067976285X
Genre: History
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb  And the Architecture of an American Myth
1995 - Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb and the Architecture of an American Myth (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780679443315
ISBN-10: 0679443312
Genre: History
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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Atomic Diplomacy Hiroshima and Potsdam  The Use of the Atomic Bomb and the American Confrontation With Soviet Power
Rebuilding America
1984 - Rebuilding America (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780394716190
ISBN-10: 0394716191
Genre: Business & Money
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Decision to Use the Atomic Bomb and the Architecture of an American Myth
American Economic Policy Problems and Prospects
American Economic Policy Problems and Prospects (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780268006129
ISBN-10: 0268006121
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The Decision to Drop the Bomb
The Decision to Drop the Bomb (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780415965644
ISBN-10: 0415965640
Genre: History
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