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A Disappearance in Damascus: Friendship and Survival in the Shadow of War

DEBORAH CAMPBELL · Picador
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for NonfictionWinner of the Freedom to Read AwardWinner of the Hubert Evans PrizeIn the midst of an unfolding international crisis, renowned journalist Deborah Campbell finds herself swept up in the mysterious disappearance of Ahlam, her guide...
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Forged in Crisis: The Power of Courageous Leadership in Turbulent Times

Nancy F Koehn · Scribner
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

From a brilliant historian at the Harvard Business School, here is a masterful, in-depth portrait of five extraordinary figures - Ernest Shackleton, Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Rachel Carson - that illuminates how great leaders are made in times of adversity...
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Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations

John P Avlon · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 354
Format: Print book

"A vivid portrait ... A thoughtful consideration of Washington's wisdom that couldn't be timelier." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) George Washington's Farewell Address was a prophetic letter from a "parting friend" to his fellow citizens about the forces he feared...
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One Long Night: A Global History of Concentration Camps

ANDREA PITZER · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking, haunting, and profoundly moving history of modernity's greatest tragedy: concentration campsFor over 100 years, at least one concentration camp has existed somewhere on Earth. First used as battlefield strategy, camps have evolved with each passing decade, in the scope...
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The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine who Outwitted America's Enemies

JASON FAGONE · Dey Street Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Joining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to confront the evils of their time, solving...
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The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis

Patrick Kingsley · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

In the humane tradition of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers comes a searing account of the international refugee crisis. Intrepid and empathetic, Patrick Kingsley has traveled through seventeen countries to bear witness to the largest forced migration since the end of World...
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The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine

Nathan Thrall · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

In a myth-busting analysis of the world's most intractable conflict, a star of Middle East reporting, "one of the most important writers" in the field (The New York Times) , argues that only one weapon has yielded progress: force.Scattered over the territory between the Jordan...
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Bethlehem: Biography of a Town

Nicholas Blincoe · Nation Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An unforgettable history of the beloved little town published in time for the holidays Bethlehem is so suffused with history and myth that it feels like an unreal city even to those who call it home. For many, Bethlehem remains the little town at the edge of the desert described in Biblical...
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The People Are Going to Rise Like the Waters Upon Your Shore: A Story of American Rage

Jared Yates Sexton · Counterpoint
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

On June 14, 2016, Jared Yates Sexton reported from a Donald Trump rally in Greensboro, North Carolina. One of the first journalists to attend these rallies and give mainstream readers an idea of the raw anger that occurred there, Sexton found himself in the center of a maelstrom. Following...
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Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights

Steven Levingston · Hachette Books
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

From journalist and author Steven Levingston, a gripping, detailed account of the contentious relationship between President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. during the tumultuous early years of the Civil Rights movement. Kennedy and King traces the emergence of two of the twentieth...
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Poetry and Power: John F. Kennedy's Vision for America

STEPHEN KENNEDY SMITH · Harper
Pages: 493
Format: Hardcover

Published in commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth, here is the definitive compendium of JFK's most important and brilliant speeches, accompanied by commentary and reflections by leading American and international figures - including Senator Elizabeth Warren,...
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The Cold War: A World History

Odd Arne Westad · Basic Books
Pages: 720
Format: Hardcover

From a Bancroft Prize-winning scholar, a new global history of the Cold War and its ongoing impact around the worldWe tend to think of the Cold War as a bounded conflict: a clash of two superpowers, the United States and the Soviet Union, born out of the ashes of World War II and coming...
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Together We Rise: Behind the Scenes at the Protest Heard Around the World

CONDE NAST & THE WOMEN'S MARCH. · Dey Street Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

WITH ESSAYS BY: ROWAN BLANCHARD * SENATOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH * AMERICA FERRARA * ROXANE GAY * ILANA GLAZER * ASHLEY JUDD * VALARIE KAUR * CINDI LEIVE * DAVID REMNICK * JILL SOLOWAY * YARA SHAHIDI * JIA TOLENTINO * CONGRESSWOMAN MAXINE WATERS * ELAINE WELTEROTH * JOSE ANTONIO...
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The Soul of the First Amendment

Floyd Abrams · Yale University Press
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

A lively and controversial overview by the nation's most celebrated First Amendment lawyer of the unique protections for freedom of speech in America The right of Americans to voice their beliefs without government approval or oversight is protected under what may well be the most honored...
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Overload: Finding the Truth in Today's Deluge of News

BOB SCHIEFFER · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 190
Format: Hardcover

We are in the midst of a communications revolution. We have access to more information than any people in history. But are we more informed or just overwhelmed by so much information we can't process? In Overload, legendary television journalist Bob Schieffer examines today's journalism...
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