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The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force

Eliot A Cohen · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

In The Big Stick, Eliot A. Cohen argues that the United States must use military power in support of its foreign policy, but that doing so will be increasingly difficult. The United States must continue to assume primary responsibility for maintaining world order, or risk a chaotic international...
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Convenient Suspect: A Double Murder, a Flawed Investigation, and the Railroading of an Innocent Woman

Tammy Mal · Chicago Review Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

On Thursday, December 15, 1994, Joann Katrinak and her three-month-old son, Alex, went missing from their Catasauqua, Pennsylvania, home. Four months later, when their bodies were found in a lonely patch of woods, the police would launch a three-year investigation leading to the arrest...
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Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

Chris Matthews · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC's Hardball.With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America's...
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Beyond Schizophrenia: Living and Working with a Serious Mental Illness

Marjorie L. Baldwin · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 256
Format: eBook

The experience of living and working with schizophrenia is often fraught with challenges and setbacks. This book is a comprehensive attempt to explain why, in spite of near-miraculous advances in medication and treatment, persons with mental illness fare worse than almost any other disadvantaged...
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The Most Defining Moments in Black History According to Dick Gregory

Dick Gregory · Amistad
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

With his trademark acerbic wit, incisive humor, and infectious paranoia, one of our foremost comedians and most politically engaged civil rights activists looks back at 100 key events from the complicated history of black America.A friend of luminaries including Dr. Martin Luther King,...
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Kick Kennedy: The Charmed Life and Tragic Death of the Favorite Kennedy Daughter

Barbara Leaming · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 292
Format: Audiobook

Kathleen "Kick" Kennedy was the incandescent life-force of the fabled Kennedy family, her father's acknowledged "favorite of all the children" and her brother Jack's "psychological twin." She was the Kennedy of Kennedys, sure of her privilege, magnetically...
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Treading on Thin Air: Atmospheric Physics, Forensic Meteorology, and Climate Change: How Weather Shapes Our Everyday Lives

Elizabeth Austin Ph. D. · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Weather is an inescapable part of our daily lives, from the nuances of air travel to the breadth of human history. Our past, present, and future is intimately rooted is weather and climate.Weather, water, and climate. How we feel, how productive we are, even our sheer existence, depends...
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Spartan Fit!: 30 Days. Transform Your Mind. Transform Your Body. Commit to Grit. No Gym Required.

Joe De Sena · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From the best-selling author of Spartan Up! a complete 30-day workout and diet plan to help you reach peak performance Joe De Sena designed the Spartan races to test overall conditioning: strength, flexibility, endurance, and speed. His signature take-no-prisoners approach to achieving...
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The Pocket Guide to Prepping Supplies: More Than 200 Items You Can't Be Without

Patty Hahne · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 155
Format: Print book

You will need more than just food and water when the grid goes down.Many people know what they need to survive a doomsday scenario. They stock high-calorie foods and clean water, they find their own sources of power and heat, and they prepare to defend themselves, if need be. With all they...
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The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing

Rod Nordland · Ecco
Pages: 362
Format: Print book

A riveting, real-life equivalent of The Kite Runner - an astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women's rights in the Muslim world.Zakia and Ali were from different tribes,...
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Under the Stars: How America Fell in Love with Camping

Dan White · Henry Holt and Company
Pages: 401
Format: Print book

"The definitive book on camping in America. . . . A passionate, witty, and deeply engaging examination of why humans venture into the wild." -- Cheryl Strayed, author of WildAn irreverent history of American campingFrom the Sierras to the Adirondacks and the Everglades, Dan White...
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Give a Girl a Knife: A Memoir

Amy Thielen · Clarkson Potter
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A beautifully written food memoir chronicling one woman's journey from her rural Midwestern hometown to the intoxicating world of New York City fine dining - and back again - in search of her culinary roots Before Amy Thielen frantically plated rings of truffled potatoes in some of New York...
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Music to Silence to Music: A Biography of Henry Grimes

Barbara Frenz · Northway Pubns, 2015.
Pages: 315
Format: Print book

Henry Grimes recorded and toured with some of the most imaginative American jazz musicians including Sonny Rollins, Cecil Taylor, and Albert Ayler. This book examines his long but turbulent musical career, recounting his continuously creative artistic life as bassist, violinist and poet.
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