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Sea Power: The History and Geopolitics of the World's Oceans

JIM STAVRIDIS · PENGUIN Books
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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A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century

PAUL KENGOR · Intercollegiate Studies Institute
Pages: 648
Format: Hardcover

A Singular Bond That Changed HistoryEven as historians credit ­Ronald Reagan and Pope John Paul II with hastening the end of the Cold War, they have failed to recognize the depth or significance of the bond that developed between the two leaders.Acclaimed scholar and bestselling author...
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Kennedy and King: The President, the Pastor, and the Battle over Civil Rights

Steven Levingston · Hachette Books
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

From journalist and author Steven Levingston, a gripping, detailed account of the contentious relationship between President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, Jr. during the tumultuous early years of the Civil Rights movement. Kennedy and King traces the emergence of two of the twentieth...
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The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest After JFK

JOHN R BOHRER · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking account of how Robert F. Kennedy transformed horror into hope between 1963 and 1966, with style and substance that has shaped American politics ever since. On November 22nd, 1963, Bobby Kennedy received a phone call that altered his life forever. The president, his brother,...
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Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

Jonathan Allen · Crown
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation of defeat...
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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...
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Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

Thomas E Ricks · Penguin Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks, a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, whose farsighted vision and inspired action preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alikeBoth George Orwell and Winston Churchill...
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City on the Verge: Atlanta and the Fight for America's Urban Future

Mark Pendergrast · Basic Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Atlanta is on the verge of tremendous rebirth-or inexorable decline. A kind of Petri dish for cities struggling to reinvent themselves, Atlanta has the highest income inequality in the country, gridlocked highways, suburban sprawl, and a history of racial injustice. Yet it is also an energetic,...
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Benjamin Franklin: The Religious Life of a Founding Father

THOMAS S KIDD · Yale University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A major new biography, illuminating the great mystery of Benjamin Franklin's faith Renowned as a printer, scientist, and diplomat, Benjamin Franklin also published more works on religious topics than any other eighteenth-century American layperson. Born to Boston Puritans, by his teenage...
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Rising Star: The Making of Barack Obama

DAVID GARROW · WILLIAM MORROW
Pages: 1472
Format: Hardcover

As epic in vision and rigorous in detail as Robert Caro's The Years of Lyndon Johnson series, the definitive account of Barack Obama's life before he became the 44th president of the United States - the formative years, confluence of forces, and influential figures who helped shaped...
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