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Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

ROBERT DALLEK · Viking
Pages: 704
Format: Hardcover

A one-volume biography of Roosevelt by the #1 New York Times bestselling biographer of JFK, focusing on his career as an incomparable politician, uniter, and deal maker In an era of such great national divisiveness, there could be no more timely biography of one of our greatest presidents...
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The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia

Masha Gessen · Riverhead Books
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

WINNER OF THE 2017 NATIONAL BOOK AWARD IN NONFICTIONThe essential journalist and bestselling biographer of Vladimir Putin reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy. Hailed for her "fearless indictment of the most...
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Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

NOT AVAILABLE. · Flatiron Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country. In November 2014, thirteen members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past forty years; it was the one constant in what...
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Schlesinger: The Imperial Historian

Richard Aldous · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The first major biography of preeminent historian and intellectual Arthur Schlesinger Jr., a defining figure in Kennedy's White House.Arthur Schlesinger Jr. (1917-2007) , known today as the architect of John F. Kennedy's presidential legacy -- and the myth of Camelot -- blazed...
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The Beginning of Politics: Power in the Biblical Book of Samuel

Mosheh Halberṭal · Princeton University Press
Pages: 211
Format: Hardcover

New insights into how the Book of Samuel offers a timeless meditation on the dilemmas of statecraftThe Book of Samuel is universally acknowledged as one of the supreme achievements of biblical literature. Yet the book's anonymous author was more than an inspired storyteller. The author...
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The Impossible Presidency: The Rise and Fall of America's Highest Office

Jeremi Suri · Basic Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Why have recent presidents failed to bring promised change?In The Impossible Presidency, celebrated historian Jeremi Suri charts the rise and fall of the American presidency, from the limited role envisaged by the Founding Fathers to its current status as the most powerful job in the world....
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Dare Not Linger: The Presidential Years

NELSON MANDELA · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The long-awaited second volume of Nelson Mandela's memoirs, left unfinished at his death and never before available, are here completed and expanded with notes and speeches written by Mandela during his historic presidency, making for a moving sequel to his worldwide bestseller Long...
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A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

Chris Harman · Verso
Pages: 728
Format: Paperback

A new edition of the bestselling comprehensive radical history of the planetIn this monumental book, Chris Harman achieves the impossible - a gripping history of the planet from the perspective of struggling peoples throughout the ages. From the earliest human societies to the Holy Roman...
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WHAT WE DO NOW: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump's America

Dennis Loy Johnson · Melville House
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

The National BestsellerThe election of Donald Trump to be the 45th President of the United States of America shocked and dismayed progressives across the country. What We Do Now, a collection of passionate manifestos by some of the country's leading progressives, aims to provide a blueprint...
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Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

JamesJr Forman · Farrar
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In recent years, America's criminal justice system has become the subject of an increasingly urgent debate. Critics have assailed the rise of mass incarceration, emphasizing its disproportionate impact on people of color. As James Forman, Jr., points out, however, the war on crime that...
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