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The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis

Patrick Kingsley · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

In the humane tradition of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers comes a searing account of the international refugee crisis. Intrepid and empathetic, Patrick Kingsley has traveled through seventeen countries to bear witness to the largest forced migration since the end of World...
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How to Be a Craftivist: The Art of Gentle Protest

Sarah Corbett · Random House UK
Pages: 305
Format: Hardcover

How to Be a Craftivist is a manifesto for quiet activism: using the process of "making" to engage thoughtfully in the issues we are about, to influence and effect change. Sarah Corbett shares her journey from burnt-out activist, tired of marching, confrontation and demonizing...
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The Biggest Prison on Earth: A History of the Occupied Territories

Ilan Pappé · Oneworld Publications
Pages: 273
Format: Hardcover

Israeli expat historian Pappe ... boldly and persuasively argues for understanding the occupied territories as the world's 'largest ever mega-prison..... Pappe's conclusions won't be welcome in all quarters but this detailed history is rigorously supported by primary sources." -- ★...
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The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush

Mark K Updegrove · Harper
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

An historian's revealing and intimate portrait of George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush that explores their relationship as presidents and as father and son - the first major biographical treatment of these two consequential presidents and figures in American history.In 2016 the Republican...
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The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

MAX BOOT · Liveright
Pages: 784
Format: Hardcover

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War. In this epic biography of Edward Lansdale (1908- 1987) , the man said to be the fictional model for Graham Greene's The Quiet...
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Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy

David A Nichols · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 385
Format: Hardcover

Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy.Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch...
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Law & Disorder: The Chaotic Birth of the NYPD

Bruce Chadwick · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Nineteenth-century New York City was one of the most magnificent cities in the world, but also one of the most deadly. Without any real law enforcement for almost 200 years, the city was a lawless place where the crime rate was triple what it is today and the murder rate was five or six times...
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The Home That Was Our Country: A Memoir of Syria

Alia Malek · Nation Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

At the Arab Spring's hopeful start, Alia Malek returned to Damascus to reclaim her grandmother's apartment, which had been lost to her family since Hafez al-Assad came to power in 1970. Its loss was central to her parent's decision to make their lives in America. In chronicling the people...
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Squeezed: Why Our Families Can't Afford America

ALISSA QUART · Ecco
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Squeezed weaves together intimate reporting with sharp and lively critique to show how the high cost of parenthood and our increasingly unstable job market have imploded the middle-class American Dream for many families, and offers surprising solutions for how we might change thingsFamilies...
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Caged Eyes: An Air Force Cadet's Story of Rape and Resilience

Lynn K Hall · Beacon Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

An insider's account of misogyny and rape in the US military and her extraordinary path to recovery and activismIn one of the worst scandals ever faced by the military, in 2003, six women went public with their accounts of sexual assault and harassment at the Air Force Academy. The relentless...
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The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations

John McCain · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain - his most personal book in years - covering everything from 2008 up to the present.In a time when Washington, DC and the country is more polarized than it has been for decades, John McCain is the rare public figure who has earned the respect...
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Poetry and Power: John F. Kennedy's Vision for America

STEPHEN KENNEDY SMITH · Harper
Pages: 493
Format: Hardcover

Published in commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth, here is the definitive compendium of JFK's most important and brilliant speeches, accompanied by commentary and reflections by leading American and international figures - including Senator Elizabeth Warren,...
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The Least of All Possible Evils: A Short History of Humanitarian Violence

EYAL WEIZMAN · Verso
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback

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Bush and Cheney: How they Ruined America and the World

David Ray Griffin · Olive Branch Press
Pages: 399
Format: Paperback(1)

Was America's response to the 9/11 attacks at the root of today's instability and terror? Because of various factors, including climate change, ISIS, the war in Syria, the growing numbers of immigrants, and the growing strength of fascist parties in Europe, commentators have increasingly...
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Spinning History: Politics and Propaganda in World War II

Nathaniel Lande · W W Norton
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

In this fascinating book, bestselling author and historian Nathaniel Lande explores the Great War at the heart of the twentieth century through the prism of theater. He presents the war as a drama that evolved and developed as it progressed, a production staged and overseen by four contrasting...
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