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The Deep State: How an Army of Bureaucrats Protected Barack Obama and Is Working to Destroy Donald Trump

Jason Chaffetz · Broadside Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Former Congressman and current Fox News contributor Jason Chaffetz explains how we ended up with a federal government that actively works to defend the Democratic party and undermine Trump.The liberal media frequently declares the Obama years were free of scandal. They pretend this is true...
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The mayor of Mogadishu : a story of chaos and redemption in the ruins of Somalia

Andrew Harding · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

In The Mayor of Mogadishu, one of the BBC's most experienced foreign correspondents, Andrew Harding, reveals the tumultuous life of Mohamoud "Tarzan" Nur - an impoverished nomad who was abandoned in a state orphanage in newly independent Somalia, and became a street brawler and activist....
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Bunny Mellon: The Life of an American Style Legend

Meryl Gordon · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

A new biography of Bunny Mellon, the style icon and American aristocrat who designed the White House Rose Garden for her friend JFK and served as a living witness to 20th Century American history, operating in the high-level arenas of politics, diplomacy, art and fashion.
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The Truth Matters: A Citizen's Guide to Separating Facts from Lies and Stopping Fake News in Its Tracks

Bruce R Bartlett · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

A lucid, practical, and concise guide for citizens who want to cut through the lies in this era of "fake news" and "alternative facts."As recent national events have proven, the floodgates have opened and the political terrain is shifting rapidly with the dangerous concept...
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17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis, and the Biggest Cover-Up in History

Andrew Morton · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 370
Format: Hardcover

For fans of the Netflix series The Crown, a meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler before, during, and after World War II.Andrew Morton tells the story of the feckless Edward...
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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond · Crown Publishers
Pages: 418
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | WINNER OF THE ANDREW CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE IN NONFICTION | FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR NONFICTION | FINALIST FOR THE PEN/JOHN KENNETH GALBRAITH AWARD FOR NONFICTION | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR by The New York...
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High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing

BEN AUSTEN · Harper
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Joining the ranks of Evicted, The Warmth of Other Suns, and classic works of literary non-fiction by Alex Kotlowitz and J. Anthony Lukas, High-Risers braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history to tell the timely and epic story of Chicago's Cabrini-Green, America's most...
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The Spy Who Couldn't Spell: A Dyslexic Traitor, an Unbreakable Code, and the FBI's Hunt for America's Stolen Secrets

Yudhijit Bhattacharjee · Penguin Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

The thrilling, true-life account of the FBI's hunt for the ingenious traitor Brian Regan - known as the Spy Who Couldn't Spell. Before Edward Snowden's infamous data breach, the largest theft of government secrets was committed by an ingenious traitor whose intricate espionage scheme...
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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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Cyberspies: The Secret History of Surveillance, Hacking, and Digital Espionage

Gordon Corera · Pegasus Books
Pages: 431
Format: Print book

The previously untold -- and previously highly classified -- story of the conflux of espionage and technology, with a compelling narrative rich with astonishing revelations taking readers from World War II to the internet age. As the digital era become increasingly pervasive, the intertwining...
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How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class

John Hope Bryant · Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

John Hope Bryant, successful self-made businessman and founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American economy the poor. If we give poor communities the right tools, policies, and inspiration,...
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The Ten Golden Rules of Leadership: Classical Wisdom for Modern Leaders

M. A. Soupios · AMACOM
Format: Hardcover

Skills and experience might land you a leadership position, but they don't make you a true leader. Leadership comes from inside - and the greatest leaders first question themselves before they tackle the world around them. To aid in this critical interrogation, The Ten Golden Rules...
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Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca

John McWhorter · Bellevue Literary Press
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

"One of our sharpest explainers of linguistics." - Steven Pinker"In Talking Back, Talking Black, John McWhorter, the maestro at communicating linguistics to the public, succeeds in helping the reader to 'actually hear Black English in a new way,' while hipping linguists...
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Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America

Bruce Barcott · Time Home Entertainment
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The legalization of marijuana is the next great reversal of history. Perhaps the most demonized substance in America, scientifically known as Cannabis sativa, simply a very fast growing herb, thrived underground as the nation's most popular illegal drug. Now the tide has shifted: In 1996...
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The Soul of the First Amendment

Floyd Abrams · Yale University Press
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

A lively and controversial overview by the nation's most celebrated First Amendment lawyer of the unique protections for freedom of speech in America The right of Americans to voice their beliefs without government approval or oversight is protected under what may well be the most honored...
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