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The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace

David B Woolner · Basic Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A revealing portrait of the end of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's life and presidency, shedding new light on how he made his momentous final policy decisionsThe first hundred days of FDR's presidency are justly famous, often viewed as a period of political action without equal in American...
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Why I'm No Longer Talking to White People About Race

Reni Eddo-Lodge · Bloomsbury Circus
Pages: 249
Format: Hardcover

'This is a book that was begging to be written. This is the kind of book that demands a future where we'll no longer need such a book. Essential' Marlon James, Man Booker Prize-Winner 2015'One of the most important books of 2017' Nikesh Shukla, editor of The Good ImmigrantA...
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There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir

Casey Gerald · Riverhead Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The testament of a boy and a generation who came of age as the world came apart--a generation searching for a new way to live.Casey Gerald's story begins at the end of the world: Dallas, New Year's Eve 1999, when he gathers with the congregation of his grandfather's black evangelical church...
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The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations

John McCain · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A candid new political memoir from Senator John McCain - his most personal book in years - covering everything from 2008 up to the present.In a time when Washington, DC and the country is more polarized than it has been for decades, John McCain is the rare public figure who has earned the respect...
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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

Candice Millard · Doubleday
Pages: 381
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become prime...
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STEPHEN GREENBLATT · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

World-renowned Shakespeare scholar Stephen Greenblatt explores the playwright's insight into bad (and often mad) rulers.As an aging, tenacious Elizabeth I clung to power, a talented playwright probed the social causes, the psychological roots, and the twisted consequences of tyranny....
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How democracies die

Steven Levitsky · Crown
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

"Donald Trump's presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we'd be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America,...
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Crash Course: From the Good War to the Forever War

H BRUCE FRANKLIN · Rutgers University Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Growing up during the Second World War, H. Bruce Franklin believed what he was told: that America's victory would lead to a new era of world peace. Like most Americans, he was soon led to believe in a world-wide Communist conspiracy that menaced the United States, forcing the nation...
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Windfall: How the New Energy Abundance Upends Global Politics and Strengthens America's Power

Meghan L O'Sullivan · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 479
Format: Paperback

"Riveting and comprehensive...a smart, deeply researched primer on the subject." - The New York Times Book Review Windfall is the boldest profile of the world's energy resources since Daniel Yergin's The Quest, asserting that the new energy abundance - due to oil and gas resources...
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The War Before the War: Fugitive Slaves and the Struggle for America's Soul from the Revolution to the Civil War

Andrew Delbanco · Penguin Press
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The devastating story of how fugitive slaves drove the nation to Civil WarFor decades after its founding, America was really two nations--one slave, one free. There were many reasons why this composite nation ultimately broke apart, but the fact that enslaved black people repeatedly risked...
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Minutes of Glory: And Other Stories

Ng?g? wa Thiong'o · The New Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A dazzling short story collection from the person Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie calls "one of the greatest writers of our time" Ng?g? wa Thiong'o, although renowned for his novels, memoirs, and plays, honed his craft as a short story writer. From "The Fig Tree, " written...
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Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz

Omer Bartov · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating and cautionary examination of how genocide can take root at the local level - turning neighbors, friends, and even family members against one another - as seen through the eastern European border town of Buczacz during World War II.For more than four hundred years, the Eastern...
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The Netanyahu Years

BEN CASPIT · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

Benjamin Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term in office as Prime Minister of Israel, the longest serving Prime Minister in the country's history. Now Israeli journalist Ben Caspit puts Netanyahu's life under a magnifying glass, focusing on his last two terms in office. Caspit...
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Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants

H W BRANDS · Doubleday
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how America's second generation of political giants--Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun--battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the shape of our democracy.In...
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A Man and His Presidents: The Political Odyssey of William F. Buckley Jr.

ALVIN FELZENBERG · Yale University Press
Pages: 456
Format: Hardcover

A new understanding of the man who changed the face of American politics William F. Buckley Jr. is widely regarded as the most influential American conservative writer, activist, and organizer in the postwar era. In this nuanced biography, Alvin Felzenberg sheds light on little-known aspects...
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