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Secrets of the Secret Service: The History and Uncertain Future of the U.S. Secret Service

GARY J BYRNE · Center Street
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover


SECRETS OF THE SECRET SERVICE is a unique, behind-the-scenes look at what makes the Secret Service tick and the increasingly reactive strategies and tactics that place presidential security at risk.

The United States Secret Service is tasked with one of the world's most important...
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How to Be an American: A Field Guide to Citizenship

Silvia Hidalgo · Abrams Image
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

The current political climate has left many of us wondering how our government actually operates. Sure, we learned about it in school, but if put to the test, how many of us can correctly explain the branches of government? The history of politics? The differences and connections between...
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Southern Reconstruction

Philip Leigh · Westholme Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The Reconstruction Era the years immediately following the Civil War when Congress directed the reintegration of the former Confederate states into the Union remains, as Eric Foner suggested, America s unfinished revolution. But Reconstruction is more than a story of racial injustice;...
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Click Here to Kill Everybody: Security and Survival in a Hyper-connected World

BRUCE SCHNEIER · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The internet is powerful, but it is not safe. As "smart" devices proliferate the risks will get worse, unless we act now.

From driverless cars to smart thermostats, from autonomous stock-trading systems to drones equipped with their own behavioral algorithms, the internet...
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War and Peace: FDR's Final Odyssey: D-Day to Yalta, 1943–1945

Nigel Hamilton · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

To mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, the stirring climax to Nigel Hamilton's three-part saga of FDR at war - proof that he was WWII's key strategist, even on his deathbed.

Nigel Hamilton's celebrated trilogy culminates with a story of triumph and tragedy. Just as FDR was proven...
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Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It

Sarah Bowen · Oxford University Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Food is at the center of national debates about how Americans live and the future of the planet. Not everyone agrees about how to reform our relationship to food, but one suggestion rises above the din: We need to get back in the kitchen. Amid concerns about rising rates of obesity and diabetes,...
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A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples

Frederick Hertz · NOLO; Seventeenth Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Laws affecting LGBT couples are changing rapidly, and while its an exciting time for all gay and lesbian partners, keeping up with the myriad ways the shifting legal landscape touches your family life can be daunting. Now more than ever, its important that you take the proper legal steps...
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Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change

Stacey Abrams · Picador
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

"Abrams's own grit, coupled with her descriptions of much stumbling and self-doubt, will make [Lead from the Outside] touch you in a way few books by politicians can."
-- The New York Times

National leader Stacey Abrams has written the guide...

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Who is Hillary Clinton?: Two Decades of Answers from the Left

Richard Kreitner · I.B. Tauris
Pages: 372
Format: Print book

"She's a radical feminist. She's just a wife. She's Emma Goldman in a pantsuit. She's a corporate sellout. She's a liberal. She's conservative. She'll move all women forward. Yeah, right: The only woman she cares about is herself." -- from Katha Pollitt's introduction Who is Hillary...
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No Justice: One White Police Officer, One Black Family, and How One Bullet Ripped Us Apart

ROBBIE TOLAN · Center Street
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover


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Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits

David A. Morton III M.D. · NOLO
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

Qualify for Social Security disability benefits, quickly and easily Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability covers the criteria for getting disability benefits for back problems, heart and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases, mental issues like depression...
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Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian

Richard Aldous · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The first major biography of preeminent historian and intellectual Arthur Schlesinger Jr., a defining figure in Kennedy's White House.

Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (1917-2007) , known today as the architect of John F. Kennedy's presidential legacy -- and the myth of Camelot -- blazed...

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Last Hope Island : Britain, occupied Europe, and the brotherhood that helped turn the tide of war

Lynne Olson · Random House
Pages: 576
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking account of how Britain became the base of operations for the exiled leaders of Europe in their desperate struggle to reclaim their continent from Hitler, from the New York Times bestselling author of Citizens of London and Those Angry Days

When...
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Dirty Wars and Polished Silver: The Life and Times of a War Correspondent Turned Ambassatrix

LYNDA SCHUSTER · Melville House Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From a former Wall Street Journal foreign correspondent, an exuberant memoir of life, love, and transformation on the frontlines of conflicts around the world Growing up in 1970s Detroit, Lynda Schuster felt certain life was happening elsewhere. And as soon as she graduated from high school,...
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Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans

JIM STAVRIDIS · Penguin Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From one of the most admired admirals of his generation - and the only admiral to serve as Supreme Allied Commander at NATO - comes a remarkable voyage through all of the world's most important bodies of water, providing the story of naval power as a driver of human history and a crucial...
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