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Keeping Hope Alive: One Woman: 90,000 Lives Changed

Hawa Abdi · Grand Central Publishing; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

The moving memoir of one brave woman who, along with her daughters, has kept 90,000 of her fellow citizens safe, healthy, and educated for over 20 years in Somalia. Dr. Hawa Abdi, the Mother Teresa of Somalia and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is the founder of a massive camp for internally...
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Watergate:: The Corruption of American Politics and the Fall of Richard Nixon

Fred Emery · Crown; First Edition edition
Pages: 555
Format: Hardcover

The former Washington bureau chief of the London Times sheds new light on the Watergate scandal that forced the resignation of Richard Nixon and forever altered American politics. TV tie-in. 35,000 first printing.
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Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family (Oregon Reads)

Lauren Kessler · Oregon State University Press
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Stubborn Twig is a classic American story, a story of immigrants making their way in a new land. It is a living work of social history that rings with the power of truth and the drama of fiction, a moving saga about the challenges of becoming an American. Masuo Yasui traveled from Japan...
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Decision Points

George W. Bush · Crown
Format: Hardcover

In this candid and gripping account, President George W. Bush describes the critical decisions that shaped his presidency and personal life.George W. Bush served as president of the United States during eight of the most consequential years in American history. The decisions that reached...
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A Nation Like No Other: Why American Exceptionalism Matters

Newt Gingrich · Regnery Publishing; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

It’s become fashionable among the liberal elite to downplay, deride, even deny America’s greatness. The political correctness police insist that America is “hated” around the world for being too big, too powerful, too rich, too successful, too loud, too intrusive....
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Catching Out: The Secret World of Day Laborers

Dick J Reavis · Simon & Schuster; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Reavis reported to a labor hall each morning hoping to “catch out,” or get job assignments. To supplement his savings for retirement, the sixty-two-year-old joined people dispatched by an agency to manual jobs for which they were paid at the end of each day. Reavis writes with...
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Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends

Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Corruption has created a crisis of confidence in our government. In recent surveys, three out of four Americans believe that there is ''widespread government corruption,'' and only nineteen percent of the American people trust the federal government to do the right thing.

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The Long Reach of the Sixties: LBJ, Nixon, and the Making of the Contemporary Supreme Court

Laura Kalman · Oxford University Press
Pages: 488
Format: Hardcover

The Warren Court of the 1950s and 1960s was the most liberal in American history. Yet within a few short years, new appointments redirected the Court in a more conservative direction, a trend that continued for decades. However, even after Warren retired and the makeup of the court changed,...
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GIFT OF OUR WOUNDS : an american tragedy, an unlikely friendship, and the power of forgiveness

PARDEEP KALEKA · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The powerful story of a friendship between two men -- one Sikh and one skinhead -- that resulted in an outpouring of love and a mission to fight against hate.

One Sikh. One former Skinhead. Together, an unusual friendship emerged out of a desire to make a difference.


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13 Seconds: A Look Back at the Kent State Shootings

Philip Caputo · Chamberlain Bros.
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Thirteen seconds passed. Sixty-seven shots were fired. One nation watched . . .

On May 4, 1970, Ohio's Kent State University was in chaos following President Richard Nixon's announcement that the U.S. bombing of Cambodia would continue, with student protesters on one side and the National...
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The Partisan: The Life of William Rehnquist

John A. Jenkins · PublicAffairs; 1 edition
Format: Print book

As a young lawyer practicing in Arizona, far from the political center of the country, William Hubbs Rehnquist’s iconoclasm made him a darling of Goldwater Republicans. He was brash and articulate. Although he was unquestionably ambitious and extraordinarily self-confident, his journey...
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The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

John J. Mearsheimer · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; 1st edition
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

The Israel Lobby," by John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked...
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My Life in Progressive Politics: Against the Grain

Joseph D Tydings · Texas A&M University Press
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

Gun control, voting rights, family planning, and environmental protection--these are all hot-button issues today, but they were also the same difficult and intractable issues that Senator Joseph D. Tydings of Maryland faced during his tenure in the Senate in the 1960s. In this timely memoir,...
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Five Years of My Life: An Innocent Man in Guantanamo

Murat Kurnaz · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 255
Format: Hardcover

In October 2001, nineteen-year-old Murat Kurnaz traveled to Pakistan to visit a madrassa. During a security check a few weeks after his arrival, he was arrested without explanation and for a bounty of $3,000, the Pakistani police sold him to U.S. forces. He was first taken to Kandahar,...
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