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Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants

HW BRANDS · Doubleday
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how America's second generation of political giants--Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun--battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the shape of our democracy.In...
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The Red and the Blue: The 1990s and the Birth of Political Tribalism

STEVE KORNACKI · Ecco
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

From MSNBC correspondent Steve Kornacki, a lively and sweeping history of the 1990s - one that brings critical new understanding to our current political landscapeIn The Red and the Blue, cable news star and acclaimed journalist Steve Kornacki follows the twin paths of Bill Clinton and Newt...
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The Corrosion of Conservatism: Why I Left the Right

MAX BOOT · Liveright
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Warning that the Trump presidency presages America's decline, the political commentator recounts his extraordinary journey from lifelong Republican to vehement Trump opponent.As nativism, xenophobia, vile racism, and assaults on the rule of law threaten the very fabric of our nation,...
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1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy

James PP Horn · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary year in which American democracy and American slavery emerged hand in handAlong the banks of the James River, Virginia, during an oppressively hot spell in the middle of summer 1619, two events occurred within a few weeks of each other that would profoundly shape the course...
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American Fix: Inside the Opioid Addiction Crisis - and How to End It

RYAN HAMPTON · All Points Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Nearly every American knows someone who has been affected by the opioid crisis. Addiction is a trans-partisan issue that impacts individuals from every walk of life. Millions of Americans, tired of watching their loved ones die while politicians ignore this issue. Where is the solution?...
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Identity: The Demand for Dignity and the Politics of Resentment

Francis Fukuyama · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of The Origins of Political Order offers a provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for domestic and international affairs of stateIn 2014, Francis Fukuyama wrote that American institutions were...
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Prius or Pickup?: How the Answers to Four Simple Questions Explain America's Great Divide

Marc J Hetherington · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Two award-winning political scientists provide the psychological key to America's deadlocked politics, showing that we are divided not by ideologies but something deeper: personality differences that appear in everything from politics to parenting to the workplace to TV preferences,...
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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 Field of Blood: Violence in Congress and the Road to Civil War

JOANNE FREEMAN · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

The previously untold story of the violence in Congress that helped spark the Civil WarIn The Field of Blood, Joanne B. Freeman recovers the long-lost story of physical violence on the floor of the U.S. Congress. Drawing on an extraordinary range of sources, she shows that the Capitol was rife...
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The Next American City: The Big Promise of Our Midsize Metros

Mick Cornett · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

From four-term Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett, a hopeful and illuminating look at the dynamic and inventive urban centers that will lead the United States in coming years.Oklahoma City. Indianapolis. Charleston. Des Moines. What do these cities have in common? They are cities of modest...
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