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Lost Kingdom: The Quest for Empire and the Making of the Russian Nation

Serhii Plokhy · Basic Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

In 2014, Russia annexed the Crimea and attempted to seize a portion of Ukraine. While the world watched in outrage, this blatant violation of national sovereignty was only the latest iteration of a centuries-long effort to expand Russian boundaries and create a pan-Russian nation. In Lost...
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Ghosts in the Schoolyard: Racism and School Closings on Chicago's South Side

Eve L Ewing · University of Chicago Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"Failing schools. Underprivileged schools. Just plain bad schools." That's how Eve L. Ewing opens Ghosts in the Schoolyard: describing Chicago Public Schools from the outside. The way politicians and pundits and parents of kids who attend other schools talk about them, with...
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The Pigeon Tunnel: Stories from My Life

John Le Carr · Viking
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

"Recounted with the storytelling élan of a master raconteur - by turns dramatic and funny, charming, tart and melancholy." -Michiko Kakutani, The New York TimesThe New York Times bestselling memoir from John le Carré, the legendary author of Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy;...
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Hamilton: An American Biography

Tony Williams · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 168
Format: Hardcover

The award-winning, smash Broadway hit Hamilton: An American Musical continues to captivate sold-out audiences and has sparked unprecedented interest in its historical protagonist. In Hamilton: An American Biography, Tony Williams provides readers with a concise biography that traces the events...
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Food Chained: How a Few Global Giants Got a Stranglehold on Everything We Eat

Mark Schapiro · Hot Books
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Sun. Soil. Water. Seed. These are the primordial ingredients for the most essential activity of all on earth: growing food. All of these elements are being changed dramatically under the pressures of corporate consolidation of the food chain, which has been accelerating just as climate...
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Off Script: An Advance Man's Guide To White House Stagecraft, Campaign Spectacle, and Political Suicide

Josh King · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Being a public figure is no walk in the park - the world focuses on every move that politicians make and highlights their every mistake. "Image collapse" can befall anyone whose carefully cultivated persona is pitted against intermediaries in the broadcast booths of cable news...
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Fractured Continent: Europe's Crises and the Fate of the West

WILLIAM DROZDIAK · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An urgent examination of how the political and social volatility in Europe impacts the United States and the rest of the world.The dream of a United States of Europe is unraveling in the wake of several crises now afflicting the continent. The single Euro currency threatens to break apart...
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Winter War: Hoover, Roosevelt, and the First Clash Over the New Deal

Eric Rauchway · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The history of the most acrimonious presidential handoff in American history--and of the origins of twentieth-century liberalism and conservatism When Franklin Roosevelt defeated Herbert Hoover in the 1932 election, they represented not only different political parties but vastly different...
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The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War

Andrew Delbanco · Penguin Press
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The devastating story of how fugitive slaves drove the nation to Civil WarFor decades after its founding, America was really two nations--one slave, one free. There were many reasons why this composite nation ultimately broke apart, but the fact that enslaved black people repeatedly risked...
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Adventures in Zambian Politics: A Story in Black and White

Guy Scott · Lynne Rienner Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 259
Format: Hardcover

As Miles Larmer writes in the foreword, Adventures in Zambian Politics is unlike any political memoir you have ever read. It is ... A political history of Zambia from colonial times to the present. A revealing insider account of politics and government within a modern African state. A story...
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Amiable Scoundrel: Simon Cameron, Lincoln's Scandalous Secretary of War

Paul Kahan · Potomac Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

From abject poverty to undisputed political boss of Pennsylvania, Lincoln's secretary of war, senator, chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and a founder of the Republican Party, Simon Cameron (1799-1889) was one of the nineteenth century's most prominent political...
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The New Koreans: The Story of a Nation

Michael Breen · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

Just a few decades ago, the Koreans were an impoverished, agricultural people. In one generation they moved from the fields to Silicon Valley. The nature and values of the Korean people provide the background for a more detailed examination of the complex history of the country, in particular...
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Theodore the Great: Conservative Crusader

Daniel Ruddy · Regnery Publishing, 2015.
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

Theodore Roosevelt has a complicated legacy. To some, he was the quintessential American patriot and hero, a valiant soldier and hawkish leader. Others remember him as the Progressive cultural icon, the trust-buster who split from the Republican Party.So who was the real Teddy Roosevelt?Daniel...
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No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

NAOMI KLEIN · Haymarket Books
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

The election of Donald Trump is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. Trump's vision -- a radical deregulation of the US economy in the interest of corporations, an all-out war on "radical Islamic terrorism," and sweeping aside climate science to unleash a domestic...
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Becoming Ms. Burton: From Prison to Recovery to Leading the Fight for Incarcerated Women

Susan Burton · The New Press
Pages: 228
Format: Hardcover

One woman's remarkable odyssey from tragedy to prison to recovery - and recognition as a leading figure in the national justice reform movementSusan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van driving down their street. Consumed by grief and without...
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