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Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission

Barry Friedman · Farrar
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

As the debate about out-of-control policing heats up, an authority on constitutional law offers a provocative account of how our rights have been erodedIn June 2013, documents leaked by Edward Snowden sparked widespread debate about secret government surveillance of Americans. Just over...
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Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

Radley Balko · PublicAffairs; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several...
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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Secret Plan for America

Nancy Maclean · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right . . ." - The Atlantic "This sixty-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and eventually take the government itself is at the heart of Democracy in Chains. . . . If you're worried about what all this means for America's...
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The Wolf and the Watchman: A Father, a Son, and the CIA

Scott C. Johnson · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

What happens when a father asks his son to lie for the greater good? Growing up, Scott C. Johnson always suspected that his father was different. Only as a teenager did he discover the truth his father was a spy, one of the CIAs most trusted officers. At first the secret was thrilling....
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An Intriguing Life: A Memoir of War, Washington, and Marriage to an American Spymaster

Cynthia Helms · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 1 edition
Format: Print book

From wartime England to Nixon’s America and beyond, Cynthia Helms was witness to some of the seminal events of our time—Vietnam, Watergate, and especially the demoralization of the CIA in the 1970s for political purposes. Opening with her feminist “epiphany” in 1968...
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Rendezvous with Oblivion: Reports from a Sinking Society

Thomas Frank · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

From the acclaimed author of Listen, Liberal and What's the Matter with Kansas, a scathing collection of his incisive commentary on our cruel times -- perfect for this political momentWhat does a middle-class democracy look like when it comes apart? When, after forty years of economic triumph,...
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The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914

Christopher Clark · Harper
Pages: 697
Format: Hardcover

One of The New York Times Book Review's 10 Best Books of the YearWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize (History) The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 is historian Christopher Clark's riveting account of the explosive beginnings of World War I. Drawing on new scholarship,...
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My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel

Ari Shavit · Spiegel & Grau; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND THE ECONOMISTWinner of the Natan Book Award, the National Jewish Book Award, and the Anisfield-Wolf Book AwardAn authoritative and deeply personal narrative history of the State of Israel,...
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Doing Justice: A Prosecutor's Thoughts on Crime, Punishment, and the Rule of Law

Preet Bharara · Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

By the one-time federal prosecutor for the Southern District of New York, an important overview of the way our justice system works, and why the rule of law is essential to our society. Using case histories, personal experiences and his own inviting writing and teaching style, Preet Bharara...
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American Like Me: Reflections on Life Between Cultures

TO BE CONFIRMED. · Gallery Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From award-winning actress and political activist America Ferrera comes a vibrant and varied collection of first person accounts from prominent figures about the experience of growing up between cultures.America Ferrera has always felt wholly American, and yet, her identity is inextricably...
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The Saboteur: The Aristocrat Who Became France's Most Daring Anti-Nazi Commando

PAUL KIX · Harper
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Agent Zigzag comes this breathtaking biography, as fast-paced and emotionally intuitive as the very best spy thrillers, which illuminates an unsung hero of the French Resistance during World War II - Robert de La Rochefoucald, an aristocrat turned anti-Nazi saboteur...
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Are Libraries Obsolete? An Argument for Relevance in the Digital Age

Mark Y Herring · McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers
Pages: 258
Format: Paperback

The digital age has transformed information access in ways that few ever dreamed. But the afterclap of our digital wonders has left libraries reeling as they are no longer the chief contender in information delivery. The author gives both sides--the web aficionados, some of them unhinged,...
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The Problem with Socialism

Thomas DiLorenzo · Regnery Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Remember when "socialism" was a dirty word? Now students at America's elite universities are parroting socialist talking points and "sure-thing" Hillary Clinton is struggling to win the Democratic nomination against a 74-year-old avowed socialist who promises to make...
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The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis

Patrick Kingsley · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

In the humane tradition of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers comes a searing account of the international refugee crisis. Intrepid and empathetic, Patrick Kingsley has traveled through seventeen countries to bear witness to the largest forced migration since the end of World...
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No place to hide : Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. surveillance state

Glenn Greenwald · Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt
Pages: 259
Format: Print book

Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald provides an in-depth look into the National Security Agency scandal that has triggered a national debate over national security and information privacy. With further revelations from documents entrusted to Glenn Greenwald by Edward Snowden himself,...
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