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Democracy in the Dark: The Seduction of Government Secrecy

Frederick A O Schwarz · The New Press, 2015.
Pages: 350
Format: Print book

From Dick Cheney's man-sized safe to the National Security Agency's massive intelligence gathering, secrecy has too often captured the American government's modus operandi better than the ideals of the Constitution. In this important new book, Frederick A.O. Schwarz Jr., who was chief...
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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Secret Plan for America

Nancy Maclean · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right . . ." - The Atlantic "This sixty-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and eventually take the government itself is at the heart of Democracy in Chains. . . . If you're worried about what all this means for America's...
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One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

Ben Carson · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Dear Reader, In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Standing a few feet from President Obama, I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great.Many Americans heard and responded, but our nation's...
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Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home

James Carville · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

For twenty years, James Carville and Mary Matalin have held the mantle of the nation's most politically opposed, ideologically mismatched, and intensely opinionated couple. In this follow-up to their groundbreaking All's Fair: Love, War, and Running for President, Carville and Matalin...
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BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

John Palfrey · Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Libraries today are more important than ever. More than just book repositories, libraries can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age: unequal access to education, jobs, and information.In BiblioTech, educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that...
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The Nixon Tapes: 1971–1972

Douglas Brinkley · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Pages: 758
Format: Print book

The famous -- and infamous -- Nixon White House tapes that reveal forthe first time President Richard Nixon uncensored, unfiltered, and in hisown wordsPresident Nixon's voice-activated taping system captured every wordspoken in the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and other key locations...
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The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America

Amy Chua · Penguin Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"That certain groups do much better in America than others - as measured by income, occupational status, test scores, and so on - is difficult to talk about. In large part this is because the topic feels racially charged. The irony is that the facts actually debunk racial stereotypes....
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The Conservative Heart: How to Build a Fairer, Happier, and More Prosperous America

Arthur C. Brooks · Broadside Books
Format: Hardcover

For too long, conservatism has been a movement of the head and not the heart. Now New York Times bestselling author Arthur C. Brooks offers a bold new vision for conservatism as a movement for happiness, unity, and social justice—a movement of the head and heart that boldly challenges...
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Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013

Noam Chomsky · Haymarket Books
Format: Paperback

In this collection of essays from 1969 to 2013, many in book form for the first time, Noam Chomsky examines the nature of state power, from the ideologies driving the Cold War to the War on Terror, and reintroduces the moral and legal questions that all too often go unheeded. With unrelenting...
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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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Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality

David Boies · Viking; F First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The riveting inside story of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on Proposition 8 - by the two lawyers who argued the case On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a pair of landmark decisions, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and eliminating California's...
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Stop the Coming Civil War: My Savage Truth

Michael Savage · Center St
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In his trademark in-your-face style, bestselling author and top conservative talk-show host, Michael Savage has a lot to say about the state of the country in STOP THE COMING CIVIL WAR. According to Michael Savage, OUR NATION IS IN REAL TROUBLE and the seeds of a second conflagration have...
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Once Upon A Revolution: An Egyptian Story

Thanassis Cambanis · Simon & Schuster
Format: Kindle Edition

"he inside story of the 2011 Egyptian revolution by following two courageous and pivotal leaders--and their imperfect decisions that changed the world... Thanassis Cambanis tells the story of the noble dreamers who brought Egypt to the brink of freedom, and the dark powerful forces...
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Cast Away: True Stories of Survival from Europe's Refugee Crisis

Charlotte Mcdonald-Gibson · New Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

In 2015, more than one million migrants and refugees, most fleeing war-torn countries in Africa and the Middle East, attempted to make the perilous journey into Europe. Around three thousand lost their lives as they crossed the Mediterranean and Aegean in rickety boats provided by unscrupulous...
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Dear Ijeawele, or A Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions

CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE · ALFRED A KNOPF
Pages: 80
Format: Print book

From the best-selling author of Americanah and We Should All Be Feminists comes a powerful new statement about feminism today--written as a letter to a friend. A few years ago, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie received a letter from a dear friend from childhood, asking her how to raise her baby...
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