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Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World

Shadi Hamid · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

In Islamic Exceptionalism, Brookings Institution scholar and acclaimed author Shadi Hamid offers a novel and provocative argument on how Islam is, in fact, "exceptional" in how it relates to politics, with profound implications for how we understand the future of the Middle East....
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Our Latest Longest War: Losing Hearts and Minds in Afghanistan

Aaron B O'Connell · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The first rule of warfare is to know one's enemy. The second is to know thyself. More than fifteen years and three quarters of a trillion dollars after the US invasion of Afghanistan, it's clear that the United States followed neither rule well. America's goals in Afghanistan were lofty...
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The Exile: The Stunning Inside Story of Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda in Flight

Adrian Levy · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

Startling and scandalous, this is an intimate insider's story of Osama bin Laden's retinue in the ten years after 9/11, a family in flight and at war.From September 11, 2001 to May 2, 2011, Osama Bin Laden evaded intelligence services and special forces units, drones and hunter killer squads....
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South Korea at the Crossroads: Autonomy and Alliance in an Era of Rival Powers

SCOTT A SNYDER · Columbia University Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Against the backdrop of China's mounting influence and North Korea's growing nuclear capability and expanding missile arsenal, South Korea faces a set of strategic choices that will shape its economic prospects and national security. In South Korea at the Crossroads, Scott A. Snyder...
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A Nation in the Red: The Government Debt Crisis and What We Can Do About It

Murray Holland · McGraw-Hill Education
Pages: 277
Format: Print book

Our government debt is rising every day. Our population is shifting as more people retire and fewer are able to find work. Our social programs, including the Affordable Care Act, are only adding to our financial burden, and rising taxes are hindering economic growth. We are a nation in the red....
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Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Katha Pollitt · Picador

A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEARAn important, revelatory new book Elle that is a powerful argument for abortion as a moral right and force for social good Forty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, abortion is still a word that is said with outright hostility...
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Daddy King: An Autobiography

Martin Luther King · Beacon Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

First-person account and rarely heard life story of the man known as "Daddy King," the Reverend Martin Luther King, Sr.Born in 1899 to a family of sharecroppers in Stockbridge, Georgia, Martin Luther King, Sr., came of age under the looming threat of violence at the hands of white...
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Supreme Power: 7 Pivotal Supreme Court Decisions That Had a Major Impact on America

Ted Stewart · Shadow Mountain
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A fascinating look at how much power the Supreme Court actually has and how far-reaching the consequences of some of their decisions can be. What do bakers' working hours have to do with abortion rights? What role did the Supreme Court play in sanctioning racism, in moving power away...
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Radical Happiness: Moments of Collective Joy

Lynne Segal · Verso
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

What is the true meaning of happiness? Lynne Segal explores the radical potential of being togetherWhy are we so obsessed by the pursuit of happiness? With new ways to measure contentment we are told that we have a right to individual joy. But at what cost?In an age of increasing individualism,...
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You Lie!: The Evasions, Omissions, Fabrications, Frauds, and Outright Falsehoods of Barack Obama

Jack Cashill · Broadside Books
Format: Hardcover

A devastating catalog of Barack Obama’s numerous evasions, misleading statements and blatant lies, from statements in his national bestseller Dreams from My Father to “You can keep your health plan,” PolitiFact’s 2013 “Lie of the Year.”During President...
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In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

MITCH LANDRIEU · Viking
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

"An extraordinarily powerful journey that is both political and personal...An important book for everyone in America to read." --Walter Isaacson,#1 New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo Da Vinci and Steve JobsThe New Orleans mayor who removed the Confederate statues confronts...
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Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

Chris Matthews · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC's Hardball.With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America's...
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Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity

Alison Flowers · Haymarket Books
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

Through intimate portraits of four exonerated prisoners, journalist Alison Flowers explores what happens to innocent people when the state flings open the jailhouse door and tosses them back, empty-handed into the unknown. From the front lines of the wrongful conviction capital of the United...
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The ISIS Hostage: One Man's True Story of Thirteen Months in Captivity

Puk Damsgard · Pegasus Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Danish photographer Daniel Rye was taken capture by the Islamic State for thirteen months -- this is his story. In May 2013, Daniel Rye traveled to Syria for a planned three-day trip to photograph the effects of the war on civilians. While there, he was captured by ISIS and held for a nightmarish...
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DC Confidential: Inside the Five Tricks of Washington

David Schoenbrod · Encounter Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

You think you know why our government in Washington is broken, but you really don't. You think it's broken because politicians curry favor with special interests and activists of the Left or Right. There's something to that and it helps explain why these politicians can't...
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