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The Watergate: Inside America's Most Infamous Address

JOSEPH RODOTA · William Morrow
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In the vein of The Residence and This Town, this absorbing history features a remarkable cast of politicians, journalists, socialites, and spies who made the Watergate the most famous - and some say infamous - private address in Washington.Opened in 1965 and located along the Potomac River...
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NO TURNING BACK : life, loss, and hope in wartime syria

RANIA ABOUZEID · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 400

Extending back to the first demonstrations of 2011, No Turning Back dissects the tangle of ideologies and allegiances that make up the Syrian conflict. As protests ignited in Daraa, some citizens were brimming with a sense of possibility. A privileged young man named Suleiman posted videos...
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The Woman's Hour: The Great Fight to Win the Vote

ELAINE F WEISS · Viking
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The nail-biting climax of one of the greatest political battles in American history: the ratification of the constitutional amendment that granted women the right to vote. "Anyone interested in the history of our country's ongoing fight to put its founding values into practice--as...
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God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State

Lawrence Wright · Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

With humor and the biting insight of a native, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny.God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America....
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The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist: A True Story of Injustice in the American South

Radley Balko · PublicAffairs
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

This is a tale of two tragedies. At the heart of the first is Dr. Steven Hayne, a doctor the State of Mississippi employed as its de facto medical examiner for two decades. Beginning in the late 1980s, he performed anywhere from 1,200 to 1,800 autopsies per year, five times more than is recommended,...
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The Infernal Library: On Dictators, the Books They Wrote, and Other Catastrophes of Literacy

Daniel Kalder · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A harrowing tour of "dictator literature" in the twentieth-century, featuring the soul-killing prose and poetry of Hitler, Mao, and many more, which shows how books have sometimes shaped the world for the worse.Since the days of the Roman Empire dictators have written books. But in the twentieth-century...
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