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  • booksreddit.com:Dark Alliance: The CIA

    Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion

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    Major Motion Picture based on Dark Alliance and starring Jeremy Renner, “Kill the Messenger,” to be be released in Fall 2014 Winner of the 1999 PEN/Oakland Censorship Award Winner of the 1999 Firecracker Alternative Bookseller (FAB) Award, Politics category Finalist for the 1999 Bay Area Book Reviewers AwardsDark Alliance is a book that should be fiction, whose characters seem to come straight out of central casting: the international drug lord, Norwin Meneses; the Contra cocaine broker with …


  • booksreddit.com:Unlimited Access : An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House

    Unlimited Access : An FBI Agent Inside the Clinton White House

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    DRUDGE REPORT: SECRET SERVICE AGENT BOOK ROCKS CLINTON CAMPAIGN — Get your popcorn ready!
    Gary Aldrich was an FBI agent closing out his career with a stint at the White House. What should have been a peaceful exit left him shaken. Unlimited Access is Aldrich's electrifying expose of a presidential administration with a great deal to hide–and willing to put America at risk to keep it hidden. more about book…


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

    The Post-American World: Release 2.0

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    “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…


  • booksreddit.com:Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with...

    Crisis of Character: A White House Secret Service Officer Discloses His Firsthand Experience with…

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    DRUDGE REPORT: SECRET SERVICE AGENT BOOK ROCKS CLINTON CAMPAIGN — Get your popcorn ready!
    In this runaway #1 New York Times bestseller, former secret service officer Gary Byrne, who was posted directly outside President Clinton's oval office, reveals what he observed of Hillary Clinton's character and the culture inside the White House while protecting the First Family in CRISIS OF CHARACTER, the most anticipated book of the 2016 election. more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:House of Bush

    House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World’s Two Most Powerful Dynas…

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    Newsbreaking and controversial – an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and national security. House of Bush, House of Saud begins with a politically explosive question: How is it that two days after 9/11, when U.S. air traffic was tightly restricted, 140 Saudis, many immediate kin to Osama Bin Laden, were permitted to leave the country without b…


  • booksreddit.com:Over the Edge:  Death in Grand Canyon

    Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon

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    Gripping accounts of all known fatal mishaps in the most famous of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders. Two veterans of decades of adventuring in Grand Canyon chronicle the first complete and comprehensive history of Canyon misadventures. These episodes span the entire era of visitation from the time of the first river exploration by John Wesley Powell and his crew of 1869 to that of tourists falling off its rims in Y2K. These accounts of the 550 people who have met untimely deaths in the Can…


  • booksreddit.com:Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

    Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

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    For the last sixty years, the CIA has managed to maintain a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible record, burying its blunders in top-secret archives. Its mission was to know the world. When it did not succeed, it set out to change the world. Its failures have handed us, in the words of President Eisenhower, “a legacy of ashes.”Now Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tim Weiner offers the first definitive history of the CIA—and everything is on the record. LEGACY OF ASHES is based on more …


  • booksreddit.com:House of Bush

    House of Bush, House of Saud: The Secret Relationship Between the World’s Two Most Powerful Dynas…

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    Newsbreaking and controversial – an award-winning investigative journalist uncovers the thirty-year relationship between the Bush family and the House of Saud and explains its impact on American foreign policy, business, and national security. House of Bush, House of Saud begins with a politically explosive question: How is it that two days after 9/11, when U.S. air traffic was tightly restricted, 140 Saudis, many immediate kin to Osama Bin Laden, were permitted to leave the country without b…


  • booksreddit.com:Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

    Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

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    This updated and revised edition of the American Book Award-winner and national bestseller revitalizes the truth of America’s history, explores how myths continue to be perpetrated, and includes a new chapter on 9/11 and the Iraq War.Americans have lost touch with their history, and in Lies My Teacher Told Me Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or me…


  • booksreddit.com:War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America's Most Decorated Soldier

    War is a Racket: The Antiwar Classic by America’s Most Decorated Soldier

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    When Einstein Met Tagore: A Remarkable Meeting of Minds on the Edge of Science and Spirituality
    General Smedley Butler’s frank book shows how American war efforts were animated by big-business interests. This extraordinary argument against war by an unexpected proponent is relevant now more than ever. more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents

    The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents

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    The Donald does his homework
    As in a play, presidents, vice presidents, and presidential candidates perform on stage for the public and the media. What the nation’s leaders are really like and what goes on behind the scenes remains hidden. Secret Service agents have a front row seat on their private lives and those of their wives and children.  Crammed with new, headline-making revelations, THE FIRST FAMILY DETAIL: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents by Ronald Kessler tells that eye-opening, u… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

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    In this groundbreaking work of science, history, and archaeology, Charles C. Mann radically alters our understanding of the Americas before the arrival of Columbus in 1492. Contrary to what so many Americans learn in school, the pre-Columbian Indians were not sparsely settled in a pristine wilderness; rather, there were huge numbers of Indians who actively molded and influenced the land around them. The astonishing Aztec capital of Tenochtitlan had running water and immaculately clean streets…


  • booksreddit.com:In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!

    In Trump We Trust: E Pluribus Awesome!

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    Every sentence in Ann Coulter's new book, “In Trump We Trust,” is utterly brilliant. Thank you, Ann.
    Donald Trump won the presidency by being a one-man wrecking ball against our dysfunctional and corrupt establishment. Now Ann Coulter, with her unique insight, candor, and sense of humor, makes the definitive case for why we should all join his revolution. The media have twisted themselves in knots, trying to grasp how Donald Trump won over millions of Americans and what he'll be like as president. But Ann Coulter isn't puzzled. She knows why Trump was the only one of seventeen GOP contenders… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Over The Edge: Death in Grand Canyon

    Over The Edge: Death in Grand Canyon, Newly Expanded 10th Anniversary Edition

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    This is a vastly expanded and revised edition of the 2001 classic that sold a quarter million copies, now updated after a decade,containing many gripping accounts of all known fatal mishaps in the most famous of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders. Also available as an very limite, signed and numbered editionof 380 hardcover copies, under a separate ISBN and order item listing.


  • booksreddit.com:Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United

    Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin’s Snuff Box to Citizens United

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    When Louis XVI presented Benjamin Franklin with a snuff box encrusted with diamonds and inset with the King’s portrait, the gift troubled Americans: it threatened to “corrupt” Franklin by clouding his judgment or altering his attitude toward the French in subtle psychological ways. This broad understanding of political corruption―rooted in ideals of civic virtue―was a driving force at the Constitutional Convention.For two centuries the framers’ ideas about corruption flourished in the courts,…


  • 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 dee…


  • booksreddit.com:Generations: The History of America's Future

    Generations: The History of America’s Future, 1584 to 2069

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    Hailed by national leaders as politically diverse as former Vice President Al Gore and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Generations has been heralded by reviewers as a brilliant, if somewhat unsettling, reassessment of where America is heading.William Strauss and Neil Howe posit the history of America as a succession of generational biographies, beginning in 1584 and encompassing every-one through the children of today. Their bold theory is that each generation belongs to one of four types…


  • booksreddit.com:The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House

    The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House

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    THE INVISIBLES: Slavery Inside The White House and How It Helped Shape America is the first book to tell the story of the executive mansion’s most unexpected residents, the African American slaves who lived with the U.S. presidents who owned them. Interest in African Americans and the White House are at an all-time high due to the historic presidency of Barack Obama, and the soon-to-be-opened Smithsonian National Museum of African American Culture and History. The Invisibles chronicles the Af…


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

    The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy

    407

    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:Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water

    Cadillac Desert: The American West and Its Disappearing Water, Revised Edition

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    “The definitive work on the West’s water crisis.” –NewsweekThe story of the American West is the story of a relentless quest for a precious resource: water. It is a tale of rivers diverted and dammed, of political corruption and intrigue, of billion-dollar battles over water rights, of ecological and economic disaster. In his landmark book, Cadillac Desert, Marc Reisner writes of the earliest settlers, lured by the promise of paradise, and of the ruthless tactics employed by Los Angeles poli…