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  • booksreddit.com:The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

    The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

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    The Israel Lobby,” by John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what had been a taboo issue in America: the impact of the Israel lobby on U.S. foreign policy.  Now in a work of major importance, Mearsheimer and Walt de…


  • booksreddit.com:No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton

    No One Left to Lie To: The Triangulations of William Jefferson Clinton

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    “Just as the necessary qualification for a good liar is a good memory, so the essential equipment of a would-be lie detector is a good timeline, and a decent archive.” In NO ONE LEFT TO LIE TO, a New York Times bestseller, Christopher Hitchens casts an unflinching eye on the Clinton political machine and offers a searing indictment of a president who sought to hold power at any cost. With blistering wit and meticulous documentation, Hitchens masterfully deconstructs Clinton’s abject propensit…


  • booksreddit.com:What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

    What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

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    With a New Afterword by the AuthorThe New York Times bestseller, praised as “hilariously funny . . . the only way to understand why so many Americans have decided to vote against their own economic and political interests” (Molly Ivins)Hailed as “dazzlingly insightful and wonderfully sardonic” (Chicago Tribune), “very funny and very painful” (San Francisco Chronicle), and “in a different league from most political books” (The New York Observer), What’s the Matter with Kansas? unra…


  • booksreddit.com:The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

    The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

    866

    The Israel Lobby,” by John J. Mearsheimer of the University of Chicago and Stephen M. Walt of Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, was one of the most controversial articles in recent memory. Originally published in the London Review of Books in March 2006, it provoked both howls of outrage and cheers of gratitude for challenging what had been a taboo issue in America: the impact of the Israel lobby on U.S. foreign policy. Now in a work of major importance, Mearsheimer and Walt dee…


  • booksreddit.com:American Orientalism: The United States and the Middle East since 1945

    American Orientalism: The United States and the Middle East since 1945

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    Douglas Little explores the stormy American relationship with the Middle East from World War II through the war in Iraq, focusing particularly on the complex and often inconsistent attitudes and interests that helped put the United States on a collision course with radical Islam early in the new millennium. After documenting the persistence of “orientalist” stereotypes in American popular culture, Little examines oil, Israel, and other aspects of U.S. policy. He concludes that a peculiar blen…


  • booksreddit.com:Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World's Most Deadly Fighting Machine

    Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World’s Most Deadly Fighting Machine

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    Apache is the incredible true story of Ed Macy, a decorated Apache helicopter pilot, that takes you inside the cockpit of the world’s deadliest, most technically advanced helicopter in the world—the Apache helicopter. In the cockpit of an Apache, hands, feet, and even eyes need to operate independently. As strong as a tank and, equipped with two Rolls Royce RTM-322 engines, the helicopter is remarkably fast and nearly impossible to shoot down. And thanks to a powerful array of weapons and cam…


  • booksreddit.com:Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi (Penguin Library of American Indian Hist...

    Cahokia: Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi (Penguin Library of American Indian Hist…

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    The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as C…


  • booksreddit.com:Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons

    Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

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    **The documentary Command and Control, directed by Robert Kenner, finds its origins in Eric Schlosser’s book and continues to explore the little-known history of the management and safety concerns of America’s nuclear aresenal.** The documentary will air on PBS’s American Experience on January 10th. A myth-shattering exposé of America’s nuclear weaponsFamed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking …


  • booksreddit.com:Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

    Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

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    Intriguing stories of how people have died in Yellowstone warn about the many dangers that exist there and in wild areas in general.


  • booksreddit.com:Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

    Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base

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    Area 51It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn’t exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada’s desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 has captivated imaginations for decades. Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing…


  • booksreddit.com:They Were White and They Were Slaves: The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early Am...

    They Were White and They Were Slaves: The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early Am…

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    TIL that Reddit views T_D as a 2/33 person. The slaves had it great with the 3/5 compromise.
    They Were White and They Were Slaves is a thoroughly researched challenge to the conventional historiography of colonial and industrial labor, a stunning journey into a hidden epoch, the slave trade of Whites, hundreds of thousands of whom were kidnapped, chained, whipped and worked to death in the American colonies and during the Industrial Revolution. This is a chronicle that has never been fully told, part of a vital heritage that has until now comprised the dustiest shelf in the darkest c… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:A People's History of the United States

    A People’s History of the United States

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    Minneapolis Forum on Black America with Bernie Sanders MEGATHREAD
    “It’s a wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.” —Howard Fast, author of Spartacus and The Immigrants“[It] should be required reading.” —Eric Foner, New York Times Book ReviewLibrary Journal calls Howard Zinn’s iconic A People’s History of the United States “a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those…whose plight ha…


  • booksreddit.com:Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

    Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

    705

    Intriguing stories of how people have died in Yellowstone warn about the many dangers that exist there and in wild areas in general.


  • booksreddit.com:The autobiography of Martin Van Buren

    The autobiography of Martin Van Buren

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    This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the histor…


  • booksreddit.com:A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History

    A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865

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    Why did the Confederacy enjoy such success at the start of the Civil War? What changed?
    “The crowning achievement of one of America’s most distinguished military historians.” ―Lincoln Prize jury”Readers will find much to debate in this book―including… its affirmation that, because of emancipation, ‘the Civil War calls for a rethinking of the attitude… that war is always futile, that its rewards never match its cost, that any conflict [must be] immediately decisive and virtually without loss of American lives.’” ―Gary W. Gallagher more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History

    A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865

    657

    “The crowning achievement of one of America’s most distinguished military historians.” ―Lincoln Prize jury”Readers will find much to debate in this book―including… its affirmation that, because of emancipation, ‘the Civil War calls for a rethinking of the attitude… that war is always futile, that its rewards never match its cost, that any conflict [must be] immediately decisive and virtually without loss of American lives.’” ―Gary W. Gallagher


  • booksreddit.com:The Post-American World: Release 2.0

    The Post-American World: Release 2.0

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    Twitter censors a picture of Obama reading a book called “The Post-American World” and says it's “sensitive material” ������
    “A relentlessly intelligent book.” ―Joseph Joffe, New York Times Book Review “This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” So begins Fareed Zakaria’s blockbuster on the United States in the twenty-first century, and the trends he identifies have proceeded faster than anyone anticipated. How might the nation continue to thrive in a truly global era? In this fully updated 2.0 edition, Zakaria answers these questions with his customary lucidity, i… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy

    The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy

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    “… a strong and stimulating book. It has no rival in either scope or quality. For libraries, history buffs, and armchair warriors, it is a must. For political science students, career diplomats, and officers in the armed services, its reading should be required.” ―History”A particularly timely account.” ―Kansas City Times”It reads easily but is not a popularized history… nor does the book become a history of battles…. Weigley’s analyses and interpretations are searching, competent, and …


  • booksreddit.com:Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity

    Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity

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    From the New York Times bestselling author of Evidence of Harm and Animal Factory―a groundbreaking scientific thriller that exposes the dark side of SeaWorld, America’s most beloved marine mammal park Death at SeaWorld centers on the battle with the multimillion-dollar marine park industry over the controversial and even lethal ramifications of keeping killer whales in captivity. Following the story of marine biologist and animal advocate at the Humane Society of the US, Naomi Rose, Kirby te…