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Bravehearts: Whistle-Blowing in the Age of Snowden

Mark Hertsgaard · Hot Books
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Whistleblowers pay with their lives to save ours. When insiders like former NSA analyst Edward Snowden or ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley or Big Tobacco truth-teller Jeffrey Wigand blow the whistle on high-level lying, lawbreaking or other wrongdoing - whether it's government spying, corporate...
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Chicago on the Make: Power and Inequality in a Modern City

Andrew J Diamond · University of California Press
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

Heralded as America's quintessentially modern city, Chicago has attracted the gaze of journalists, novelists, essayists, and scholars as much as any city in the nation. And, yet, few historians have attempted big-picture narratives of the city's transformation over the twentieth...
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Destined for War: America, China, and Thucydides's Trap

Graham Allison · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

War with China is much more likely than anyone thinks When Athens went to war with Sparta some 2,500 years ago, the Greek historian Thucydides identified one simple cause: a rising power threatened to displace a ruling one. As the eminent Harvard scholar Graham Allison explains, in the past...
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Marx and Marxism

GREGORY CLAEYS · Nation Books
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A new biography of Karl Marx, tracing the life of this titanic figure and the legacy of his workKarl Marx remains the most influential and controversial political thinker in history. He died quietly in 1883 and a mere eleven mourners attended his funeral, but a year later he was being hailed...
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A More Beautiful and Terrible History: The Uses and Misuses of Civil Rights History

JEANNE THEOHARIS · Beacon Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Explodes the fables that have been created about the civil rights movementThe civil rights movement has become national legend, lauded by presidents from Reagan to Obama to Trump, as proof of the power of American democracy. This fable, featuring dreamy heroes and accidental heroines, has shuttered...
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My Brother Moochie: Regaining Dignity in the Midst of Crime, Poverty, and Racism in the American South

ISSAC J BAILEY · Other Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A rare first-person account that combines a journalist's skilled reporting with the raw emotion of a younger brother's heartfelt testimony of what his family endured for decades after his eldest brother killed a man and was sentenced to life in prison.At the age of nine, Issac J. Bailey...
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Partner to Power: The Secret World of Presidents and Their Most Trusted Advisers

K WARD CUMMINGS · Prometheus Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A former congressional staffer and Capitol Hill veteran recounts the colorful history of presidential advisers, showing how influential these unelected appointees have been.This revealing book examines the relationships between U.S. presidents and their closest advisers from a psychological,...
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See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government's Submission to Jihad

Philip Haney · WND Books
Pages: 237
Format: Print book

One day after a prominent U. S. Muslim leader reacted to the November 2015 Paris attacks with a declaration that the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, has nothing to do with Islam, President Obama made the same assertion. Who exactly is the enemy we face, not only in the Middle East but also...
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The Sioux Chef's Indigenous Kitchen

Sean Sherman · Univ Of Minnesota Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Here is real food - our indigenous American fruits and vegetables, the wild and foraged ingredients, game and fish. Locally sourced, seasonal, "clean" ingredients and nose-to-tail cooking are nothing new to Sean Sherman, the Oglala Lakota chef and founder of The Sioux Chef. In his breakout...
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