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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 Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War Against Radical Islam and Its Allies

Michael T Flynn · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Ten years ago we found evidence that al-Qaeda was far more organized and adept than we had previously given them credit for. It took us nearly that long to locate and execute their leader, Osama bin Laden, and we are far from finished. Al-Qaeda has morphed into a much more dangerous,...

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Captured: The Corporate Infiltration of American Democracy

Sheldon Whitehouse · New Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

In Captured, U.S. Senator and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate Floor, adding a first-hand perspective to Jane Mayer's Dark Money.

Americans know something is wrong in their...
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The Chairman: The Rise and Betrayal of Jim Greer

Peter Golenbock · NewSouth Books
Format: Hardcover

The Chairman, a Shakespearean tale of friendship and betrayal to rival Hamlet, is the harrowing story of Jim Greer, a man loyal to a fault to Florida governor Charlie Crist, his benefactor. From 2006 to 2010, Greer served as chairman of the Republican Party of Florida. In 2010, controversies...
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Obama's Guantánamo : stories from an enduring prison

Jonathan Hafetz · New York University Press
Pages: 256
Format: eBook

The U. S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay has become the symbol of an unprecedented detention system of global reach and immense power. Since the 9/11 attacks, the news has on an almost daily basis headlined stories of prisoners held indefinitely at Guantanamo without charge or trial,...
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Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence

Gabrielle Giffords · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords-- disabled from an assassination attempt in Tucson, Arizona-- and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership and more responsible gun control laws, despite being gun owners and staunch supporters...
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The Nixon Tapes: 1971–1972

Douglas Brinkley · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Pages: 758
Format: Print book

The famous -- and infamous -- Nixon White House tapes that reveal forthe first time President Richard Nixon uncensored, unfiltered, and in hisown wordsPresident Nixon's voice-activated taping system captured every wordspoken in the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and other key locations...
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Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits

David A Morton · NOLO
Pages: 472
Format: Paperback

Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability covers the criteria for getting disability benefits for back problems, heart and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases, mental issues like depression and anxiety, and 200 more medical conditions.

Learn how to match...
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Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

James Jr Forman · Farrar
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In recent years, America's criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that...

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Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas

Edward Klein · Regnery Publishing; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

1 New York Times Bestseller In this highly anticipated follow-up to his blockbuster The Amateur, former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein delves into the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons. An old-school reporter with incredible insider contacts, Klein...
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Unaccountable: How Elite Power Brokers Corrupt our Finances, Freedom, and Security

Janine Wedel · Pegasus; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking book that challenges Americans to reevaluate our views on how a new and more sophisticated style of corruption and private interests have infiltrated every level of society.From the Tea Party to Occupy Wall Street, however divergent their political views, these groups seem...
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