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Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power

Mark Landler · Random House
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

The deeply reported story of two supremely ambitious figures, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton - archrivals who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historic destiny but hold very different beliefs about how to project American power

In Alter...
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Untitled on HRC

Jonathan Allen · Crown
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the riveting story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment...
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Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump

David A Neiwert · Verso
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The story of the remarkable resurgence of right-wing extremists in the United StatesJust as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked the world, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "alt-right"...
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Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution

Jennifer Block · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

An eye-opening, investigative account of the dismal state of women's healthcare in the U.S.

American women visit more doctors, have more surgery, and fill more prescriptions than men. In Everything Below the Waist, Jennifer Block asks: Why is the life expectancy of women...

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Proof of Conspiracy: How Trump's International Collusion Is Threatening American Democracy

Seth Abramson · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

New York Times Bestseller
Wall Street Journal Bestseller
USA Today Bestseller
Publishers Weekly Bestseller

"A richly documented indictment of power and corruption." -- Kirkus Reviews

Through diligent research, Seth Abramson...
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Permanent Record

Arthur King · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government's system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.

In...

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Leadership in Turbulent Times

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

In this culmination of five decades of acclaimed studies in presidential history, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Doris Kearns Goodwin offers an illuminating exploration of the early development, growth, and exercise of leadership.

Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come...
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8 Seconds of Courage: A Soldier's Story from Immigrant to the Medal of Honor

FLO GROBERG · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

A story of valor and the making of a hero - Florent Groberg, who grew up in France, emigrated to the US, and was the first immigrant in forty years to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor after he saved many lives by tackling a suicide bomber in Afghanistan.

Florent "Flo"...
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A Warning

Anonymous · Twelve
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

An unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of the Trump presidency from the anonymous senior official whose first words of warning about the president rocked the nation's capital.
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Above and Beyond: John F. Kennedy and America's Most Dangerous Cold War Spy Mission

CASEY SHERMAN · PublicAffairs
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From the authors of the bestselling The Finest Hours, the riveting, deeply human story of President John F. Kennedy and two U-2 pilots, Rudy Anderson and Chuck Maultsby, who risked their lives to save America during the Cuban Missile Crisis.
During an infamous thirteen-day stretch...
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Heavy: An American Memoir

Kiese Laymon · Scribner
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

*Named a Best Book of 2018 by the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, NPR, Broadly, Buzzfeed (Nonfiction) , The Undefeated, Library Journal (Biography/Memoirs) , The Washington Post (Nonfiction) , Southern Living (Southern) , Entertainment Weekly, and The New York Times Critics*...
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Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends

PIETER WEIZER · Harper
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.

New...
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When the World Seemed New: George H. W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

Jeffrey A Engel · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

Based on unprecedented access to previously classified documents and dozens of interviews with key policymakers, here is the untold story of how George H. W. Bush faced a critical turning point of history - the end of the Cold War.

The end of the Cold War was the greatest shock...
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Fight like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World

Shannon Watts · HarperOne
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Shannon Watts was a stay-at-home mom folding laundry when news broke of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. In one moment, she went from outraged to engaged and decided to do something about it. What started as a simple Facebook group to connect with other frustrated parents...

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Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Gordon S Wood · Penguin Press
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

From the great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequent falling out did much...
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