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A Matter of Justice: Eisenhower and the Beginning of the Civil Rights Revolution

David. A. Nichols · Simon & Schuster; 1St Edition edition
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Fifty years after President Dwight D Eisenhower ordered troops to Little Rock Arkansas to enforce a federal court order desegregating the citys Central High School a leading authority on Eisenhower presents an original and engrossing narrative that places Ike and his civil rights policies...
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Tip and the Gipper: When Politics Worked

Chris Matthews · Simon & Schuster; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

TIP AND THE GIPPER is a magnificent personal history of a time when two great political opponents served together for the benefit of the country. Chris Matthews was an eyewitness to this story as a top aide to Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill, who waged a principled war of political...
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Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

Jeremy Scahill · Nation Books; First Edition edition
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Meet Blackwater USA, the powerful private army that the U.S. government has quietly hired to operate in international war zones and on American soil. With its own military base, a fleet of twenty aircraft, and twenty-thousand troops at the ready, Blackwater is the elite Praetorian Guard...
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Going Rogue LP: An American Life

Sarah Palin · HarperLuxe; Lrg edition
Format: Large Print]

Going Rogue is the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir from Sarah Palin, one of America’s most beloved and controversial political figures. Now with new material, Going Rogue offers plain talk from a true American original about her life, her career, and the future of the country...
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Rose Kennedy: The Life and Times of a Political Matriarch

Barbara A. Perry · W. W. Norton & Company; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

An unprecedented look at the life of Rose Kennedy reveals the private woman who became a political legend. In her compelling and intimate portrait, presidential historian Barbara A. Perry captures Rose Kennedy's essential contributions to the incomparable Kennedy dynasty. This biography...
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Stronger Together

Hillary Rodham Clinton · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

For more than a year, Hillary Clinton has laid out an ambitious agenda to improve the lives of the American people and make our country stronger and safer. Stronger Together presents that agenda in full, relating stories from the American people and outlining the Clinton/Kaine campaign's...
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Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America's Vietnam

Fredrik Logevall · Random House
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE Written with the style of a great novelist and the intrigue of a Cold War thriller, Embers of War is a landmark work that will forever change your understanding of how and why America went to war in Vietnam. Tapping newly accessible diplomatic archives in several...
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Age of Ambition: Chasing Fortune, Truth, and Faith in the New China

Evan Osnos · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; F First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Pulitzer Prize in General Nonfiction finalistWinner of the 2014 National Book Award in nonfiction.An Economist Best Book of 2014.A vibrant, colorful, and revelatory inner history of China during a moment of profound transformationFrom abroad, we often see China as a caricature: a nation...
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Pure Goldwater

Barry M Goldwater · Palgrave Macmillan
Pages: 399
Format: Paperback

Barry Goldwater was a defining figure in American public life, a firebrand politician associated with an optimistic brand of conservatism. In an era in which American conservatism has lost his way, his legacy is more important than ever. For over 50 years, in those moments when he was away...
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Saviors and Survivors: Darfur, Politics, and the War on Terror

Mahmood Mamdani · Pantheon Books
Pages: 398
Format: Print book

From the author of Good Muslim, Bad Muslim comes an important book, unlike any other, that looks at the crisis in Darfur within the context of the history of Sudan and examines the world's response to that crisis. In Saviors and Survivors, Mahmood Mamdani explains how the conflict in Darfur...
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This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation

Barbara Ehrenreich · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 235
Format: Paperback

America in the 'aughts - hilariously skewered, brilliantly dissected, and darkly diagnosed by the bestselling social critic hailed as "the soul mate"* of Jonathan SwiftBarbara Ehrenreich's first book of satirical commentary, The Worst Years of Our Lives, about the Reagan...
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The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill

Greg Mitchell · Crown
Pages: 382
Format: Print book

A thrilling Cold War narrative of superpower showdowns, media suppression, and two escape tunnels beneath the Berlin Wall In the summer of 1962, the year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture, and even death to liberate friends, lovers,...
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John Quincy Adams: Militant Spirit

James Traub · Basic Books, a member of the Perseus Books Group
Pages: 640
Format: Print book

John Quincy Adams was the last of his kind - a Puritan from the age of the Founders who despised party and compromise, yet dedicated himself to politics and government. The son of John Adams, he was a brilliant ambassador and secretary of state, a frustrated president at a historic turning...
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Why the right went wrong : conservatism-- from Goldwater to the Tea Party and beyond

E J Dionne · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 532
Format: Print book

"Dionne's expertise is evident in this finely crafted and convincing work." - The Los Angeles Times From one of our most engaging political reporters and the author of Why Americans Hate Politics; the story of conservatism from the Goldwater 1960s to the present day Tea Party...
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