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America in the Age of Trump: A Bipartisan Guide

Douglas E. Schoen · Encounter Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

America in the Age of Trump is a bracing, essential look at the failure of a great nation to meet the needs of its people and the challenges of the age - and the resulting collapse of public trust in government, as well as a pervasive crisis of national values, from broken families to a loss...
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Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Jonathan Chait · Custom House
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

"An unassailable case that, in the eyes of history, Barack Obama will be viewed as one of America's best and most accomplished presidents. Over the course of eight years, Barack Obama has amassed an array of outstanding achievements. His administration saved the American economy from...
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We Were Eight Years in Power: A Journey Through the Obama Era

TA-NEHISI COATES · One World
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

In these "urgently relevant essays,"* the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "reflects on race, Barack Obama's presidency and its jarring aftermath"* - including the election of Donald Trump."We were eight years in power" was the lament...
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A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA

Joshua Kurlantzick · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 323
Format: Print book

The untold story of how America's secret war in Laos in the 1960s and 1970s transformed the CIA from a loose collection of spies into a military operation and a key player in American foreign policy.In 1960, President Eisenhower was focused on Laos, a tiny Southeast Asian nation few Americans...
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Spy Schools: How the CIA, FBI, and Foreign Intelligence Secretly Exploit America's Universities

Daniel Golden · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Daniel Golden exposes how academia has become the center of foreign and domestic espionage -- and why that is troubling news for our nation's security.Grounded in extensive research and reporting, Spy Schools reveals how academia has emerged as a frontline...
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I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

Souad Mekhennet · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 354
Format: Hardcover

"I was told to come alone. I was not to carry any identification, and would have to leave my cell phone, audio recorder, watch, and purse at my hotel. . . ."For her whole life, Souad Mekhennet, a reporter for The Washington Post who was born and educated in Germany, has had to balance...
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The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs

ED ASNER · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Al Franken and Michael Moore, Ed Asner - a.k.a. Lou Grant from The Mary Tyler Moore Show - reclaims the Constitution from the right-wingers who think that they and only they know how to interpret it.Ed Asner, a self-proclaimed dauntless Democrat from the old days, figured...
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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

DAVID GARROW · William Morrow
Pages: 960
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERRising Star is the definitive account of Barack Obama's formative years that made him the man who became the forty-fourth president of the United States - from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Bearing the CrossBarack Obama's speech at the 2004 Democratic National...
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Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the OligarchsA True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder

Ben Mezrich · Atria Books
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of Bringing Down the House (sixty-three weeks on the New York Times bestseller list and the basis for the hit movie 21) and The Accidental Billionaires (the basis for the Academy Award-winning film The Social Network) delivers an epic drama of wealth, rivalry,...
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Injustices: The Supreme Court's History of Comforting the Comfortable and Afflicting the Afflicted

Ian Millhiser · Nation Books
Format: Hardcover

Few American institutions have inflicted greater suffering on ordinary people than the Supreme Court of the United States. Since its inception, the justices of the Supreme Court have shaped a nation where children toiled in coal mines, where Americans could be forced into camps because...
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White Devil: The True Story of the First White Asian Crime Boss

Bob Halloran · BenBella Books, Inc., 2016. ©2016
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

The amazing true story of the only white man to rise to the top of the Chinese mafia.In August 2013, "Bac Guai" John Willis, also known as the "White Devil" because of his notorious ferocity, was sentenced to 20 years for drug trafficking and money laundering. Willis,...
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Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement

Recorded Books Inc. · The New Press
Pages: 242
Format: eBook

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has denounced the use of solitary confinement beyond fifteen days as a form of cruel and degrading treatment that often rises to the level of torture. Yet the United States holds more than eighty thousand people in isolation on any given day. Now sixteen...
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Istanbul: A Tale of Three Cities

Bettany Hughes · Da Capo Press
Pages: 856
Format: Hardcover

Istanbul has always been a place where stories and histories collide.From the Koran to Shakespeare, this city with three names--Byzantium, Constantinople, Istanbul--resonates as an idea and a place, real and imagined. Standing as the gateway between East and West, it has been the capital...
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Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend

Meryl Gordon · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion.
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