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Ike's Mystery Man: The Secret Lives of Robert Cutler

Peter Shinkle · Steerforth
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

The Cold War, The Lavender Scare and the Untold Story of Eisenhower's First National Security Advisor.This page-turning narrative takes readers from top-secret Cabinet Room meetings to exclusive social clubs, and into the pages of a powerful man's intimate diary. Ike's Mystery Man shows...
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Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting

John Shiffman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 267
Format: Hardcover

On today's high-tech battlefields, the most lethal weapons are not the big ones, but rather the ones that are small enough to be smuggled inside a pack of chewing gum. Microchips. Gyroscopes. Radar-cloaking and night-vision technology. Developed and manufactured in the United States...
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The Sun Does Shine: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row

Anthony Ray Hinton · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent thirty years on death row for a crime he didn't commit.In 1985, Anthony Ray Hinton was arrested and charged with two counts of capital murder in Alabama. Stunned, confused, and only twenty-nine...
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Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country

Shelby Steele · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

The United States today is hopelessly polarized the political Right and Left have hardened into rigid and deeply antagonistic camps, preventing any sort of progress. Amid the bickering and inertia, the promise of the 1960swhen we came together as a nation to fight for equality and universal...
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God Save Texas: A Journey into the Soul of the Lone Star State

Lawrence Wright · Knopf
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

With humor and the biting insight of a native, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny.God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America....
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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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1619: Jamestown and the Forging of American Democracy

James P P Horn · Basic Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An extraordinary year in which American democracy and American slavery emerged hand in handAlong the banks of the James River, Virginia, during an oppressively hot spell in the middle of summer 1619, two events occurred within a few weeks of each other that would profoundly shape the course...
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Amity and Prosperity: One Family and the Fracturing of America

Eliza Griswold · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Prize-winning poet and journalist Eliza Griswold's Amity and Prosperity is an expose on how fracking shattered a rural Pennsylvania town, and how one lifelong resident brought the story into the national spotlight. This is an incredible true account of investigative journalism and a devastating...
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The Most Dangerous Man in America: Timothy Leary, Richard Nixon and the Hunt for the Fugitive King of LSD

Bill Minutaglio · Twelve
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, authors of the PEN Center USA award-winning Dallas 1963, comes a madcap narrative about Timothy Leary's daring prison escape and run from the law.On the moonlit evening of September 12, 1970, an ex-Harvard professor with a genius I.Q. studies a twelve-foot...
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The Sociology Book

Christopher Thorpe · DK Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The Sociology Book takes on some of humankind's biggest questions: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, coworkers, and rivals? The Sociology Book profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and more than 100 of their biggest...
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What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A stunning follow up to New York Times bestseller Tears We Cannot Stop, a timely exploration of America's tortured racial politicsPresident Barack Obama: "Everybody who speaks after Michael Eric Dyson pales in comparison."In 2015 BLM activist Julius Jones confronted Presidential...
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Unexampled Courage: The Blinding of Sgt. Isaac Woodard and the Awakening of President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring

Richard Gergel · Sarah Crichton Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

How the blinding of Sergeant Isaac Woodard changed the course of America's civil rights historyOn February 12, 1946, Sergeant Isaac Woodard, a returning, decorated African American veteran, was removed from a Greyhound bus in Batesburg, South Carolina, after he challenged the bus driver's...
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The Road to Camelot: Inside the Kennedy Campaign

Tom Oliphant · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

"A must-read for fans of presidential history." - USA TODAY "Splendid ... a gripping, authoritative campaign history." - The Boston Globe "Terrific ... a tougher and more balanced account of the long campaign than anybody's written yet." - The Christian...
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Eunice: The Kennedy Who Changed the World

Eileen McNamara · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

A Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist examines the life and times of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, arguing she left behind the Kennedy family's most profound political legacy.While Joe Kennedy was grooming his sons for the White House and the Senate, his Stanford-educated daughter Eunice was tapping...
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