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Thom Hartmann
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Fiction
  • The Greatest Spiritual Secret of the Century (2000)
    When Paul Abler, a young newspaper reporter, risks his own life to save that of a little girl, he begins an adventure unlike any he could ever imagine. Down in the echoing tunnels underneath Manhattan, where the homeless hide from the police, he meets a strange man who gives him one amazing insight after another. Paul's life undergoes vast changes as he experiences, for himself, the timeless moment of the universe's creation, the joyful surprise of finding true love, and an extraordinary truth that completely alters his life--and could change yours forever . . .

    The best-selling author of The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight explores the deep mysteries that have stirred the human soul since the beginning of time. In this modern-day parable, spirit guides take Paul Abler on a compelling adventure where he discovers, and experiences, the greatest spiritual secret. Paul's voyage is a journey that all of us would like to take, and provides answers each of us has hoped to find.

Non-fiction
  • Cracking the Code: How to Win Hearts, Change Minds, and Restore America's Original Vision (2007)
    Millions of working Americans talk, act, and vote as if their economic interests match those of the megawealthy, global corporations, and the politicians who do their bidding. How did this happen? According to Air America radio host Thom Hartmann, the apologists of the Right have become masters of the subtle and largely subconscious aspects of political communication. It's not an escalation in Iraq, it's a surge; it's not the inheritance tax, it's the death tax; it's not drilling for oil, it's exploring for energy. Conservatives didn't intuit the path to persuasive messaging; they learned these techniques. There is no reason why progressives can't learn them too. In Cracking the Code, Hartmann shows you how. Drawing on his background as a psychotherapist and advertising executive as well as a national radio host, he breaks down the structure for effective communication, sharing exercises and examples for practical application.

  • Screwed: The Undeclared War Against the Middle Class - And What We Can Do about It (2006)
    Nationally syndicated radio host and bestselling author Thom Hartmann exposes the covert war conservatives, and corporations are waging against America's middle class?a war that's reducing the rest of us to a politically impotent working poor. This book asks: How did this happen? Who's benefiting? And how can we stop it?

  • Walking Your Blues Away: How to Heal the Mind and Create Emotional Well-Being (2006)
    A new approach to using walking to heal emotional trauma and bring forth optimal mental functioning.

    • Explores why and how we carry emotional wounds, and how they can be healed and resolved

    • Shows how walking stimulates both sides of the brain to promote and restore mental health

    • Provides simple, yet potent, mental exercises to use while walking

    Our bodies usually heal rapidly from an illness, injury, or wound. Yet our minds and hearts often suffer for years with debilitating symptoms of distress or upset. Why is it so hard for our minds and hearts to heal? The key to healing them is simple and can be just a short walk away.

    Walking--a bilateral therapy that has been a part of human life throughout history--allows people to heal emotionally as quickly as they do physically. Bilateral therapies engage both sides of the brain and unlock natural states of optimal function and creativity. Thom Hartmann examines how memory works and why emotional shock can resist normal healing. He found that the simple act of walking is effective in treating emotional disturbances ranging from temporary upsets and problems to chronic conditions such as post-traumatic stress disorder and depression.

    Case studies have shown dramatic results. Walking consciously, while holding a distress or desire in mind, can rapidly dissolve the rigidity of a traumatic memory or negative mind state, dispersing its unpleasant associations in as little as a half hour's time. While walking has always been a natural part of life, its importance in promoting and maintaining mental health is only recently being rediscovered. Hartmann's simple yet potent exercises allow us to create our own walking journeys to restore our mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being as well as rejuvenate our body's health.

  • We the People: A Call to Take Back America (2004)
    America faces its greatest threat since the Civil War. The worst fears of the Founders are being realized, as powerful corporate interests have taken over our culture and representative government. We the People now face a fundamental choice: take back our country . . . or do nothing, and become victims of tyranny and empire.

    Thom Hartmann, the acclaimed author of Unequal Protection and The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight, tells a compelling story -- of how a government of, by, and for the people has been replaced by corporate domination. Through brilliant analysis and imaginative illustrations, this fully graphic book illuminates the central dynamics of American politics.

    He reveals the forgotten history of the Founders’ intent and the devious way that corporations came to possess "human" rights. He explains what the Boston Tea Party actually was, what constituted the Second American Revolution, and how "corporatists" disguised as conservatives are looting assets from We the People’s common ownership through privatization schemes.

    Most importantly, the book issues a call to action from citizens who want to restore true democracy, and liberty and justice . . . for all.

  • What Would Jefferson Do?: A Return to Democracy (2004)
    Today, some 80 nations can be described as fully democratic. Yet in numerous countries around the world, democracy has failed or is tottering, and in the United States its principles are increasingly under siege from corporate and other forces.

    In What Would Jefferson Do? Thom Hartmann shows why democracy is not an aberration in human history but the oldest, most resilient, and most universal form of government, with roots in nature itself. He traces the history of democracy in the United States, identifies the most prevalent myths about it, and offers an inspiring yet realistic plan for transforming the political landscape and reviving Jefferson’s dream before it is too late.

  • The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child (2003)
    Explores how the ADHD gene is and has been critical to humanity's development.

    • Shows how artists, inventors, and innovators carry the gene necessary for the future survival of humanity

    • Explains why children with the Edison gene are so often mislabeled in public schools as having a disorder

    Thomas Edison was expelled from school for behavior that today would label him as having Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), but his mother understood how to salvage his self-esteem and prepare him for a lifetime of success. In The Edison Gene Thom Hartmann shows that the creativity, impulsiveness, and distractibility that are characteristic of ADHD are not signs of a disorder at all, but instead are components of a highly adaptive skill set utilized by our hunting and gathering ancestors. These characteristics have been critical to the survival and development of our modern civilization and will be vital as humanity faces new challenges in the future."

    Hartmann, creator of the "hunter versus farmer" theory of ADHD, examines the latest discoveries confirming the existence of an ADHD gene and the global catastrophe 40,000 years ago that triggered its development. Citing examples of significant innovators in our modern era, he argues that the children who possess the "Edison gene" have neurology that is wired to give them brilliant success as innovators, inventors, explorers, and entrepreneurs. He offers concrete strategies for helping Edison-gene children reach their full potential and shows that rather than being "problems," such children are a vital gift to our society and the world.

  • Unequal Protection: The Rise of Corporate Dominance and the Theft of Human Rights (2002, 2004)
    Was the Boston Tea Party the first WTO-style protest against transnational corporations? Did Supreme Court sell out America's citizens in the nineteenth century, with consequences lasting to this day? Is there a way for American citizens to recover democracy of, by, and for the people?

    Thom Hartmann takes on these most difficult questions and tells a startling story that will forever change your understanding of American history. He begins by uncovering an original eyewitness account of the Boston Tea Party and demonstrates that it was provoked not by "taxation without representation" as is commonly suggested but by the specific actions of the East India Company, which represented the commercial interests of the British elite.

    Hartmann then describes the history of the Fourteenth Amendment--created at the end of the Civil War to grant basic rights to freed slaves--and how it has been used by lawyers representing corporate interests to extend additional rights to businesses far more frequently than to freed slaves. Prior to 1886, corporations were referred to in U.S. law as "artificial persons." but in 1886, after a series of cases brought by lawyers representing the expanding railroad interests, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations were "persons" and entitled to the same rights granted to people under the Bill of Rights. Since this ruling, America has lost the legal structures that allowed for people to control corporate behavior.

    As a result, the largest transnational corporations fill a role today that has historically been filled by kings. They control most of the world's wealth and exert power over the lives of most of the world's citizens. Their CEOs are unapproachable and live lives of nearly unimaginable wealth and luxury. They've become the rudder that steers the ship of much human experience, and they're steering it by their prime value--growth and profit and any expense--a value that has become destructive for life on Earth. This new feudalism was not what our Founders--Federalists and Democratic Republicans alike--envisioned for America.

    It's time for "we, the people" to take back our lives. Hartmann proposes specific legal remedies that could truly save the world from political, economic, and ecological disaster.

  • Thom Hartmann's Complete Guide to ADHD: Help for Your Family at Home, School and Work (2000)
    In this volume, the acknowledged pioneer in attention deficit disorder research combines the best of his previous books with important new information. In the new chapters (about 25 percent of the book), Hartmann looks at how and why America's school system fails to assist children diagnosed with ADHD and urges parents to find alternative means of educating their children when this happens.

  • Healing ADD: Simple Exercises That Will Change Your Daily Life (1998)
    Text includes simple methods involving visualization and positive thinking that can be taught to children with ADD.

  • The Prophet's Way: A Guide to Living in the Now (1998, 2004)
    Thom Hartmann's own dramatic spiritual journey that illuminates specific techniques for achieving spiritual transformation.

    • Recounts travels to the farthest corners of the earth in pursuit of universal spiritual truths

    • Reveals the teachings of Hartmann's spiritual guides, providing an intimate glimpse into his relationship with German mystic Herr Müller

    • Offers practices and techniques for readers seeking to grow spiritually

    In the course of his work for the charitable organization Salem, Thom Hartmann personally witnessed famine in Uganda, chaos in Russia, and genocide in Colombia--all signs that modern cultures have lost the connection to the sacred, both within and without, that was emblematic of older cultures. To truly flourish, the human spirit needs to be present in its surroundings and attuned to the Now. It needs to act on what it knows is possible and to experience how the smallest actions can have massive consequences. This is the reality of The Prophet's Way, a path--both literal and figurative--that the author walked with his spiritual mentor Herr Müller that skirts the edge of the precipice, where one can experience a truly spontaneous life under seemingly overwhelming and impossible circumstances.

    In he Prophet's Way, Thom Hartmann shares his intense spiritual journey, a story that melds recent discoveries in science with ancient truths. Through insightful and engaging vignettes Hartmann teaches that accepting the challenge to have faith means living on the edge--remaining in the moment--because it is here where the material and spiritual worlds meet. He offers readers a unique view into his experiences of expanded consciousness, providing a powerful example of how we can re-create our future by reconnecting to the sacred heartbeat of the world.

  • The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight:  The Fate of the World and What We Can Do Before It's Too Late (1997, 2004)
    While everything appears to be collapsing around us -- ecodamage, genetic engineering, virulent diseases, the end of cheap oil, water shortages, global famine, wars -- we can still do something about it and create a world that will work for us and for our children’s children. The inspiration for Leonardo DiCaprio’s web movie Global Warning, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight details what is happening to our planet, the reasons for our culture’s blind behavior, and how we can fix the problem. Thom Hartmann’s comprehensive book, originally published in 1998, has become one of the fundamental handbooks of the environmental activist movement. Now, with fresh, updated material and a focus on political activism and its effect on corporate behavior, The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight helps us understand--and heal--our relationship to the world, to each other, and to our natural resources.

  • Beyond ADD: Hunting for Reasons in the Past and Present (1996)
    Learn how ADD-related traits have served to further human evolution. Author Thom Hartmann spotlights how modern life contributes to ADD, including a toxic environment, nutritional deficiencies, our quick-fix consumer culture, and the effects of television and overpopulation. Hartmann also documents the difficulties gifted children encounter in our educational system, and the hardships visual learners encounter in an auditory environment. As he discusses brain chemistry and physiology, he examines the pros and cons of the controversial drug Ritalin.

  • Think Fast: The ADD Experience (1996)
    Expert information on treatment plus the real-life everyday experiences of people with Attention Deficit Disorder presented in a format that can be read cover to cover or scanned for specific topics. This unique book is the first collection of expert opinions on ADD presented along with the experiences of ADD people from around the world.

  • ADD Success Stories: A Guide to Fulfillment for Families with Attention Deficit Disorder (1995)
    The first specific guidebook for how to be successful in the world as a teenager or adult with ADD - from the author of Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception. Inspiring real-life stories show how people with ADD can succeed in school, at work, and in relationships. This book tells children and adults from all walks of life how to reach the next step - a fulfilling, successful life with ADD.

  • ADHD Secrets of Success: Coaching Yourself to Fulfillment in the Business World (1994, 2002)
    An estimated 20 million Americans have ADHD (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), many of whom are intelligent, creative, and intuitive – with exceptional leadership potential. This new book, ADHD SECRETS OF SUCCESS will help ADHDers understand and overcome the symptoms of their condition that may hold them back, and take advantage of the traits marking them for success. Thom Hartmann shows ADHDers how to:

    • Choose an appropriate profession and a rewarding work situation

    • Use practical techniques for overcoming forgetfulness, reaching goals, and countering procrastination

    • Harness ADHD symptoms to inspire new ways of problem solving

    This is an updated version of Hartmann's 1994 book "Focus Your Energy: Hunting for success in business with ADD, " a revolutionary book that helped thousands of adults world-wide discover how to find success in their business ventures and personal world.

  • Focus Your Energy: Hunting for Success in Business with Attention Deficit Disorder (1994)
    Starting from the premise that nearly all good entrepreneurs are "born Hunters," Hartmann shows how to select an industry in which to start a business, how to grow the business.

  • Attention Deficit Disorder: A Different Perception (1992, 1997)
    Hartmann cites several well-researched recent books and studies which bolster his view that the major problem shared by people with ADD today is that they are living in a culture designed for those who are genetically disposed to grow their food rather than to hunt for it. Hartmann takes a positive view of ADD, stressing the successes that those with ADD can have using their talents and skills rather than dwelling on their difficulties. His work marks the first time an author characterized ADD as something other than a disease.

Other
  • Ultimate Sacrifice: John and Robert Kennedy, the Plan for a Coup in Cuba, and the Murder of JFK (2005) by Lamar Waldron with Thom Hartmann
    Ultimate Sacrifice reveals, for the first time, John and Robert Kennedy's plan for a coup in Cuba on December 1, 1963 — a plan that involved a U.S. military invasion. Unique, distinctly different, and far more advanced than any previously disclosed operation, this plan is corroborated by many declassified military and CIA documents that have never been quoted in any book before. It provides the missing piece of the puzzle regarding JFK's murder, and explains why Bobby Kennedy told close associates that the Mafia was behind his brother's assassination. The Mafia had managed to infiltrate the Kennedys' intended coup. Ultimate Sacrifice describes and documents an attempt they made to kill JFK in a motorcade several days prior to Dallas. This attempt had more than a dozen parallels to Dallas. Building on the work of the seven governmental committees that investigated aspects of JFK's assassination, the four million documents that were declassified in the 1990s, and exclusive interviews with many Kennedy insiders, the authors are able to tell the full story of these incidents.

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