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Kingdom of Olives and Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation

Michael Chabon · Harper Perennial
Pages: 448
Format: Paperback

A groundbreaking collection of essays by celebrated international writers bears witness to the human cost of fifty years of Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. In Kingdom of Olives and Ash, Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman, two of today's most renowned novelists and essayists,...
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The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies

Jonathan Alter · Simon & Schuster; F First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of The Promise, the thrilling story of one of the most momentous contests in American history, the Battle Royale between Obama and his enemies from the 2010 midterms through the 2013 inauguration. The election of 2012 will be remembered as a hinge of history....
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This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

Elizabeth Warren · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times bestsellerThe fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save itSenator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's...
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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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Robespierre: A Revolutionary Life

Peter McPhee · Yale University Press; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

For some historians and biographers, Maximilien Robespierre (1758–94) was a great revolutionary martyr who succeeded in leading the French Republic to safety in the face of overwhelming military odds. For many others, he was the first modern dictator, a fanatic who instigated the murderous...
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Fear Itself: The New Deal and the Origins of Our Time

Ira Katznelson · Liveright
Pages: 706
Format: Hardcover

A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 "Fear Itself deeply reconceptualizes the New Deal and raises countless provocative questions." -- David Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Freedom from Fear Redefining our traditional understanding of the New Deal, Fear Itself finally...
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The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb

Philip Taubman · Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Offering a clear analysis of the danger of nuclear terrorism and how it can be prevented, The Partnership sheds light on one of the most divisive security issues facing Washington today. Award-winning New York Times journalist Philip Taubman illuminates our vulnerability in the face of this...
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A Colony in a Nation

Chris Hayes · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning news anchor Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a Colony and a Nation.America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure -- wealth, unemployment, incarceration,...
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The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind--and Changed the History of Free Speech in America

Thomas Healy · Metropolitan Books
Format: Hardcover

A gripping intellectual history reveals how Oliver Wendell Holmes became a free‑speech advocate and established the modern understanding of the First AmendmentNo right seems more fundamental to American public life than freedom of speech. Yet well into the twentieth century, that...
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Act of War: Lyndon Johnson, North Korea, and the Capture of the Spy Ship Pueblo

Jack Cheevers · NAL; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE 2014 SAMUEL ELIOT MORISON AWARD FOR NAVAL LITERATUREIn 1968, a small, dilapidated American spy ship set out on a dangerous mission to pinpoint military radar stations along the coast of North Korea. Packed with advanced electronic-surveillance equipment and classified intelligence...
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The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

Doris Kearns Goodwin · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

One of the Best Books of the Year as chosen by The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Economist, Time, USA TODAY, Christian Science Monitor, and more. "A tale so gripping that one questions the need for fiction when real life is so plump with drama and intrigue" (Associated...
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Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department of Justice

Sidney Powell · Brown Books Publishing Group
Format: Book

A tragic suicide, a likely murder, wrongful imprisonment, and gripping courtroom scenes draw readers into this compelling story giving them a frightening perspective on justice corrupted and who should be accountable when evidence is withheld. Licensed to Lie: Exposing Corruption in the Department...
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Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution

Laurence Tribe · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

With the Supreme Court more influential than ever, this eye-opening book tells the story of how the Roberts Court is shaking the foundation of our nations lawsFrom Citizens United to its momentous rulings regarding Obamacare and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts...
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The Death of Truth

MICHIKO KAKUTANI · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

A stirring and incisive manifesto on America's slide away from truth and reason. Over the last three decades, Michiko Kakutani has been thinking and writing about the demise of objective truth in popular culture, academia, and contemporary politics. In The Death of Truth, she connects...
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Rule and Ruin: The Downfall of Moderation and the Destruction of the Republican Party, From Eisenhower to the Tea Party

Geoffrey Kabaservice · Oxford University Press
Format: Hardcover

The chaotic events leading up to Mitt Romney's defeat in the 2012 election indicated how far the Republican Party had rocketed rightward away from the center of public opinion. Republicans in Congress threatened to shut down the government and force a U.S. debt default. Tea Party activists...
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