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Power Forward: My Presidential Education

Reggie Love · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

Reggie Love is a unique witness to history, whose introduction to Washington was working in Junior Senator Barack Obama's mailroom. As "body man" to Obama during his first presidential campaign, Love's job was to stay one step behind the candidate, but think and act three...
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The Rise and Fall of Nations: Forces of Change in the Post-Crisis World

Ruchir Sharma · W W Norton
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

This pioneering work demystifies the drivers behind political, economic, and social change. Shaped by his twenty-five years traveling the world, and enlivened by encounters with villagers from Rio to Beijing, tycoons, and presidents, Ruchir Sharma's The Rise and Fall of Nations rethinks...
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Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency

ANONYMOUS. · Penguin Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump - the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American...
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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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Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon

Larry Tye · Random House
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

From the New York Times bestselling author of Satchel comes an in-depth, vibrant, and measured biography about the most complex and controversial member of the Kennedy family. History remembers Robert F. Kennedy as a racial healer, a tribune for the poor, and the last progressive knight...
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Social Security Works!: Why Social Security Isn’t Going Broke and How Expanding It Will Help Us All

Nancy Altman · The New Press
Format: Book

A growing chorus of prominent voices in Congress and elsewhere are calling for the expansion of our Social Security system - people who know that Social Security will not "go broke" and does not add a penny to the national debt. Social Security Works! will amplify these voices...
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The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

Chris Whipple · Crown
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff, whose actions - and inactions - have defined the course of our country. What do Dick Cheney and Rahm Emanuel have in common? Aside from polarizing personalities, both served as chief of staff to the president...
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The Encyclopedia of Deafness and Hearing Disorders

Carol Turkington · Facts on File
Pages: 278
Format: Hardcover

This work offers easily accessible information on the many problems and issues surrounding deafness and hearing disorders. Among the subjects covered are clinical terms, parts of the ear, noted hearing specialists and deaf personalities such as Laurent Clerc, Beethoven and Alexander Graham...
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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

Joshua Hammer · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 278
Format: Audiobook

To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean's Eleven.In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger...
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Clean House: Exposing Our Government's Secrets and Lies

Tom Fitton · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Corruption Chronicles comes a devastating expose of the scandals of Obama's second term. Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton reveals what the largest watchdog agency in America has uncovered in its battles against Obama secrecy.Clean House...
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The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe

Heather Mac Donald · Encounter Books
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. The reason is what Heather Mac Donald first identified nationally as the "Ferguson...
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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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Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with Hillary, Bill, and How They Operate

Gary J Byrne · Center St
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Former Secret Service officer Gary Byrne exposes the truth behind Hillary, Bill, and their public facade.Posted directly outside President Clinton's Oval Office, Former Secret Service uniformed officer Gary Byrne reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside...
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