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Stealing America: What My Experience with Criminal Gangs Taught Me about Obama, Hillary, and the Democratic Party

Dinesh D'Souza · Broadside Books
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

WHY HILLARY, OBAMA, AND THE ENTIRE DEMOCRATIC PARTY ARE NO BETTER THAN A GANG OF THIEVESIn the fall of 2014, outspoken author and filmmaker Dinesh D Souza found himself hauled into federal court for improperly donating money to an old friend s Senate campaign. D Souza pleaded guilty and was sentenced...
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Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

Chris Matthews · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC's Hardball.With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America's...
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Voices of Decolonization: A Brief History with Documents

Todd Shepard · Bedford/St. Martin's; First Edition edition
Format: Book

This unprecedented volume shows how and why mid-twentieth-century decolonization transformed societies and cultures and continues to shape today’s world. The introduction explores decolonization as both a historical era and an aspirational movement. A rich collection of primary sources...
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Makes Me Wanna Holler: A Young Black Man in America

Nathan McCall · Vintage
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

One of our most visceral and important memoirs on race in America, this is the story of Nathan McCall, who began life as a smart kid in a close, protective family in a black working-class neighborhood. Yet by the age of fifteen, McCall was packing a gun and embarking on a criminal career...
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Son of Virginia: A Life in America's Political Arena

Lawrence Douglas Wilder · LP,
Pages: 218
Format: Print book

In 1981, the Commonwealth of Virginia, which had been dominated for decades by "the Organization," a political machine led by former Governor and U.S. Senator Harry Byrd Sr., took its first baby steps to becoming the vibrant state it is today. That year, Charles Robb rejected...
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Bush

Jean Edward Smith · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 808
Format: Print book

Distinguished presidential biographer Jean Edward Smith offers a critical yet fair biography of George W. Bush, showing how he ignored his advisors to make key decisions himself - most disastrously in invading Iraq - and how these decisions were often driven by the President's deep religious...
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Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Gordon S Wood · Penguin Press
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

From the great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequent falling out did much to fix its course.Thomas...
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The Truth About Hillary: What She Knew, When She Knew It, and How Far She'll Go to Become President

Edward Klein · Sentinel HC; First Edition
Format: Hardcover

Hillary Rodham Clinton is the most polarizing figure in American politics. Love her or hate her, everyone has a strong opinion about the former first lady turned senator who is almost certainly going to run for president in 2008. Despite more than a dozen years in the national spotlight...
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A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama's Mother

Janny Scott · Riverhead Books; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

Watch a video A major publishing event an unprecedented look into the life of the woman who most singularly shaped Barack Obama-his mother Barack Obama has written extensively about his father but little is known about Stanley Ann Dunham the fiercely independent woman who raised him the person...
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The Ghost: The Secret Life of CIA Spymaster James Jesus Angleton

Jefferson Morley · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

CIA spymaster James Jesus Angleton was one of the most powerful unelected officials in the United States government in the mid-20th century, a ghost of American power. From World War II to the Cold War, Angleton operated beyond the view of the public, Congress, and even the president. He unwittingly...
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Mao: The Man Who Made China

Philip Short · I. B. Tauris & Company
Pages: 768
Format: Print book

One of the great figures of the twentieth century, Chairman Mao looms irrepressibly over the economic rise of China. Mao Zedong was the leader of a revolution, a communist who lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty, an aggressive and distrustful leader, and a man responsible for more...
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Twilight Warriors: The Soldiers, Spies, and Special Agents Who Are Revolutionizing the American Way of War

James Kitfield · Basic Books
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

With the planned withdrawal of US troops from Iraq and Afghanistan, the longest conflicts in our nation's history were supposed to end. Yet we remain at war against expanding terrorist movements, and our security forces have had to continually adapt to a nihilistic foe that operates in the shadows.The...
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In Wartime: Stories from Ukraine

Tim Judah · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

From one of the finest journalists of our time comes a definitive, boots-on-the-ground dispatch from the front lines of the conflict in Ukraine. Ever since Ukraine's violent 2014 revolution, followed by Russia's annexation of Crimea, the country has been at war. Misinformation...
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Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook

MARK BRAY · Melville House
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

As long as there has been fascism, there has been anti-fascism - also known as "antifa." Born out of resistance to Mussolini and Hitler in Europe during the 1920s and '30s, the antifa movement has suddenly burst into the headlines amidst opposition to the Trump administration...
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Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life

Philippe R Girard · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

Toussaint Louverture's life was one of hardship, triumph, and contradiction. Born into bondage in Saint-Domingue (present-day Haiti) , the richest colony in the Western Hemisphere, he witnessed first-hand the torture of the enslaved population. Yet he managed to secure his freedom and establish...
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