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A Force So Swift: Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949

KEVIN PERAINO · Crown
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A gripping narrative of the Truman Administration's response to the fall of Nationalist China and the triumph of Mao Zedong's Communist forces in 1949--an extraordinary political revolution that continues to shape East Asian politics to this day. In the opening months of 1949, U.S. President...
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The Souls of Yellow Folk: Essays

WESLEY YANG · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The National Magazine Award-winning writer's debut collection of incisive, stylish essays on race and gender. Inspired by The Souls of Black Folk, W.E.B. DuBois's classic collection of essays on race and American society, Wesley Yang's debut book marks a fresh contribution to the conversation...
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Go Back to Where You Came From: The Backlash Against Immigration and the Fate of Western Democracy

Sasha Polakow-Suransky · Nation Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Bigoted and dangerous views on immigration were once confined to the margins of political discourse. Now, in the wake of an unprecedented refugee crisis and terrorist attacks across Western Europe, these sentiments have gone mainstream. This new political climate has already helped propel...
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Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations

Martin Goodman · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A magisterial history of the titanic struggle between the Roman and Jewish worlds that led to the destruction of Jerusalem.In 70 C.E., after a four-year war, three Roman legions besieged and eventually devastated Jerusalem, destroying Herod’s magnificent Temple. Sixty years later,...
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The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York

Robert A Caro · A.A. Knopf
Pages: 1336
Format: Print book

For the sheer magnitude, depth and authority of its revelations, The Power Broker stands alone---a huge and galvanizing biography revealing not only the virtually unknown saga of one man's incredible accumulation of power, but the hidden story of the shaping (and mis-shaping) of New York...
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Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan, 2001-2016

Steve Coll · Penguin Press
Pages: 784
Format: Hardcover

Resuming the narrative of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Ghost Wars, bestselling author Steve Coll tells for the first time the epic and enthralling story of America's intelligence, military, and diplomatic efforts to defeat Al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan and Pakistan since 9/11Prior...
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Reconstruction: A Concise History

Allen C Guelzo · Oxford University Press
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

The era known as Reconstruction is one of the unhappiest times in American history. It succeeded in reuniting the nation politically after the Civil War but in little else. Conflict shifted from the battlefield to the Capitol as Congress warred with President Andrew Johnson over just what...
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The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam

MAX BOOT · Liveright
Pages: 784
Format: Hardcover

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War. In this epic biography of Edward Lansdale (1908- 1987) , the man said to be the fictional model for Graham Greene's The Quiet...
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Catch-67: The Left, the Right, and the Legacy of the Six-Day War

Micah Goodman · Yale University Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

A controversial examination of the internal Israeli debate over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from a best-selling Israeli author Since the Six-Day War, Israelis have been entrenched in a national debate over whether to keep the land they conquered or to return some, if not all, of the territories...
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United

Cory Booker · Ballantine Books
Pages: 223
Format: Print book

"NEW YORK TIMES "BESTSELLER A passionate new voice in American politics, United States Senator Cory Booker makes the case that the virtues of empathy, responsibility, and action must guide our nation toward a brighter future. Raised in northern New Jersey, Cory Booker went to Stanford...
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American Cipher: Bowe Bergdahl and the U.S. Tragedy in Afghanistan

Matt Farwell · Penguin Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The explosive narrative of the life, captivity, and trial of Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who was abducted by the Taliban and whose story has served as a symbol for America's foundering war in Afghanistan"A riveting journalistic account of Bowe Bergdahl's disastrous--and weirdly poignant--choice...
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Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage

Hazel Rowley · Farrar, Straus and Giroux; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Franklin Delano and Eleanor Roosevelt's marriage is one of the most celebrated and scrutinized partnerships in presidential history. It raised eyebrows in their lifetimes and has only become more controversial since their deaths. From FDR's lifelong romance with Lucy Mercer to Eleanor's...
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The Promise and the Dream: The Interrupted Lives of Robert F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr.

DAVID MARGOLICK · National Geographic
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Fifty years after the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, acclaimed journalist David Margolick reveals the untold story of the complex relationship between the two remarkable men.With the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Robert F. Kennedy, which...
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