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Prisoner: My 544 Days in an Iranian Prison—Solitary Confinement, a Sham Trial, High-Stakes Diplomacy, and the Extraordinary Efforts It Took to Get Me Out

Jason Rezaian · Anthony Bourdain/Ecco
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"An important story. Harrowing, and suspenseful, yes - but it's also a deep dive into a complex and egregiously misunderstood country with two very different faces. There is no better time to know more about Iran - and Jason Rezaian has seen both of those faces." - Anthony...
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Mar-a-Lago: Inside the Gates of Power at Donald Trump's Presidential Palace

Laurence Leamer · Flatiron Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Where Trump Learned to RuleTo know Donald J. Trump it is best to start in his natural habitat: Palm Beach, Florida. It is here he learned the techniques that took him all the way to the White House. Painstakingly, over decades, he has created a world in this exclusive tropical enclave and favorite...
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The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee: Native America from 1890 to the Present

David Treuer · Riverhead Books
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping history--and counter-narrative--of Native American life from the Wounded Knee massacre to the present.The received idea of Native American history--as promulgated by books like Dee Brown's mega-bestselling 1970 Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee--has been that American Indian...
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Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother's Will to Survive

Stephanie Land · Hachette Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Evicted meets Nickel and Dimed in Stephanie Land's memoir about working as a maid, a beautiful and gritty exploration of poverty in America. Includes a foreword by Barbara Ehrenreich. "My daughter learned to walk in a homeless shelter."While the gap between upper middle-class...
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The Truths We Hold: An American Journey

KAMALA HARRIS · Penguin Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country.Senator Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking...
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Sicker, Fatter, Poorer: The Urgent Threat of Hormone-Disrupting Chemicals to Our Health and Future . . . and What We Can Do About It

Leonardo Trasande MDMPP · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A leading voice in public health policy and top environmental medicine scientist reveals the alarming truth about how hormone-disrupting chemicals are affecting our daily lives - and what we can do to protect ourselves and fight back. Lurking in our homes, hiding in our offices, and polluting...
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The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington

Brad Meltzer · Flatiron Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

Taking place during the most critical period of our nation's birth, The First Conspiracy tells a remarkable and previously untold piece of American history that not only reveals George Washington's character, but also illuminates the origins of America's counterintelligence...
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The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War

Andrew Delbanco · Penguin Press
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The devastating story of how fugitive slaves drove the nation to Civil WarFor decades after its founding, America was really two nations--one slave, one free. There were many reasons why this composite nation ultimately broke apart, but the fact that enslaved black people repeatedly risked...
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The Point of It All: A Lifetime of Great Loves and Endeavors

Charles Krauthammer · Crown Forum
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Created and compiled by Charles Krauthammer before his death, The Point of It All is an intimate collection of the influential columnist's most important works. Spanning the personal, political and philosophical - including never-before-published speeches and a major new essay about...
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Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life.

ANTONIA FELIX · Sourcebooks
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Elizabeth Warren's rise as one of America's most powerful women is a stirring lesson in persistence. From her fierce support of the middle class to her unapologetic response to political bullies, Warren is known as a passionate yet plain-speaking champion of equity and fairness....
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