Biographies & Memoirs

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  • booksreddit.com:An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

    An Epidemic of Absence: A New Way of Understanding Allergies and Autoimmune Diseases

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    A brilliant, cutting-edge exploration of the dramatic rise of allergic and autoimmune diseases and the controversial, potentially groundbreaking therapies that scientists are developing to correct these disorders Whether it is asthma, food or pollen allergies, type-1 diabetes, lupus, multiple sclerosis, or Crohn’s disease, everyone knows someone who suffers from an allergic or autoimmune disorder. And if it appears that the prevalence of these maladies has increased recently, that’s because i…


  • booksreddit.com:Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Cave on Earth

    Blind Descent: The Quest to Discover the Deepest Cave on Earth

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    In 2004, two great scientist-explorers attempted to find the bottom of the world. American Bill Stone took on the vast, deadly Cheve Cave in southern Mexico. Ukrainian Alexander Klimchouk targeted Krubera, a freezing nightmare of a supercave in the war-torn former Soviet republic of Georgia. Both men spent months almost two vertical miles deep, contending with thousand-foot drops, raging whitewater rivers, monstrous waterfalls, mile-long belly crawls, and the psychological horrors prod…


  • booksreddit.com:No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller

    No One Would Listen: A True Financial Thriller

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    Bernie Madoff was a king of the financial world and a beloved philanthropist. But very few people knew that he was quietly running the largest hedge fund in the world, a fund that eventually spread to over forty nations and handled tens of billions of dollars.Harry Markopolos was a little-known number cruncher at a Boston equity derivatives firm analyzing investment products. A marketer for that firm, Frank Casey, handed Harry a prospectus outlining Madoff’s strategy and asked him to create a…


  • booksreddit.com:Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics

    Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics

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    “A fascinating contribution to our understanding of Hitler’s complex, chaotic, and catastrophic personality, and a compelling study of Hitler’s artistic policies in the Third Reich.”-Foreign Affairs Featuring a new introduction by the author. A starling reassessment of Hitler’s aims and motivations, Frederic Spotts’ Hitler and the Power of Aesthetics is an adroitly argued and highly original work that provides a key to fuller understanding of the Third Reich. Spotts convincingly demonstrates…


  • booksreddit.com:The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ

    The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ

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    In Honor of the Vault 7 Leaks, here is a picture taken shortly after JFK's Murder involving LBJ smiling to his friend. They knew
    “We appreciate Roger Stone, he is one tough cookie.” – President TrumpThe sensational New York Times bestseller, now in paperback.Find out how and why LBJ had JFK assassinated.The Man Who Killed Kennedy: The Case Against LBJ hit the New York Times bestseller list the week of the 50th Anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Consummate political insider Roger Stone makes a compelling case that Lyndon Baines Johnson had the motive, means, and opportunity to orchestrate the… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

    Borrowed Time: An AIDS Memoir

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    This “tender and lyrical” memoir (New York Times Book Review) remains one of the most compelling documents of the AIDS era-“searing, shattering, ultimately hope inspiring account of a great love story” (San Francisco Examiner). A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist and the winner of the PEN Center West literary award.


  • booksreddit.com:Marx for Beginners

    Marx for Beginners

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    Understanding Slavoj Zizek
    A cartoon book about Marx? Are you sure it’s Karl, not Groucho? How can you summarize the work of Karl Marx in cartoons? It took Rius to do it. He’s put it all in: the origins of Marxist philosophy, history, economics; of capital, labor, the class struggle, socialism. And there’s a biography of “Charlie” Marx besides.Like the companion volumes in the series, Marx for Beginners is accurate, understandable, and very, very funny. more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Clinton

    Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine

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    Trump Proven Right: Ex Top Hillary Clinton Aide: 'She's Tired'; Disdains Meeting Voters – The Gateway Pundit
    Weekly Standard editor Daniel Halper provides a meticulously researched account of the brilliant calculations, secret deals, and occasionally treacherous maneuverings that led to the Clintons’ return to political prominence.In the twelve years since the Clintons left the White House, they have gone from being virtually penniless to multi-millionaires, and are arguably the most popular politicians in America—respected and feared by Republicans and Democrats alike. But behind that rise is a nev… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Infidel

    Infidel

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    Based Mod Milo: “The left chose Islam over gays. Now 100 people are dead or maimed in Orlando”
    One of today’s most admired and controversial political figures, Ayaan Hirsi Ali burst into international headlines following the murder of Theo van Gogh by an Islamist who threatened that she would be next. She made headlines again when she was stripped of her citizenship and resigned from the Dutch Parliament.Infidel shows the coming of age of this distinguished political superstar and champion of free speech as well as the development of her beliefs, iron will, and extraordinary determinat… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Great Shark Hunt (Gonzo Papers)

    Great Shark Hunt (Gonzo Papers)

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    America, with all its warts, lies naked under the laser-like scrutiny of legendary outlaw journalist and brilliant reporter Hunter S. Thompson. Fearlessly, he hurls himself into each assignment, gouges out the truth, then returns with a fresh story no one else on earth could write. From Nixon to napalm, Las Vegas to Watergate, Carter to cocaine, hippies to himself, Thompson’s razor-sharp insight and crystal clarity capture the crazy, hypocritical, degenerate, and redeeming aspects of the expl…


  • booksreddit.com:The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks)

    The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks)

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    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeDescribed by the Chicago Tribune as “a classic,” The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001 marks the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt becoming president.


  • booksreddit.com:On the Outside Looking Indian: How My Second Childhood Changed My Life

    On the Outside Looking Indian: How My Second Childhood Changed My Life

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    “There’s a phenomenon in Amish culture called Rumspringa, where Amish adolescents are permitted to break free from their modest and traditional lifestyles to indulge in normally taboo activities. They dress how they want, go out if and when they please, smoke, drink and generally party like it’s 1899. At the end they decide if they will return and join the Amish church.”I am 30 years old. I wore my hair in two braids every day until I was 12. I dressed more conservatively than most Amish, bar…


  • booksreddit.com:Lysergic

    Lysergic

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    In Lysergic, Krystle Cole describes the events that occurred in her life within the time period of 2000 to 2003. Krystle explains her involvement with Gordon Todd Skinner and William Leonard Pickard, the infamous LSD chemists who operated their lab in an underground missile silo in Kansas. This lab, after being busted and shutdown by the DEA, was reported to have been producing 90% of the world’s supply of LSD. Having written the book at 23 years of age, Krystle gives an account of her uniq…


  • booksreddit.com:Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In

    Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In

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    Thank you Bernie Sanders.
    The New York Times Best Seller!When Bernie Sanders began his race for the presidency, it was considered by the political establishment and the media to be a “fringe” campaign, something not to be taken seriously. After all, he was just an Independent senator from a small state with little name recognition. His campaign had no money, no political organization, and it was taking on the entire Democratic Party establishment. By the time Sanders’s campaign came to a close, however, it was clear …


  • booksreddit.com:Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

    Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

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    “Economic hit men,” John Perkins writes, “are highly paid professionals who cheat countries around the globe out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include fraudulent financial reports, rigged elections, payoffs, extortion, sex, and murder.”John Perkins should know—he was an economic hit man. His job was to convince countries that are strategically important to the U.S.—from Indonesia to Panama—to accept enormous loans for infrastructure development, and to make sure that the lucrative proj…


  • booksreddit.com:Thy Kingdom Come

    Thy Kingdom Come

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    This is a true story, a once upon a time between a woman, a puma, and a unique in the world country, Costa Rica. The woman of courageous beauty, the puma from death’s door, the jungle paradox that brought the two together. A story of courage, taking down poachers, adversaries and government. Walk with her through every jungle, see eye to eye with the wilds. Feel the emotional beats of both her heart and the animals. The steps that were taken to bring justice back for the wild animals of the …


  • booksreddit.com:Hitler (Harvest Book)

    Hitler (Harvest Book)

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    A bestseller in its original German edition and subsequently translated into more than a dozen languages, Joachim Fest’s Hitler as become a classic portrait of a man, a nation, and an era. Fest tells and interprets the extraordinary story of a man’s and a nation’s rise from impotence to absolute power, as Germany and Hitler, from shared premises, entered into their covenant. He shows Hitler exploiting the resentments of the shaken, post-World War I social order and seeing through all that w…


  • booksreddit.com:Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

    Blinded by the Right: The Conscience of an Ex-Conservative

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    The New York FBI office is actually rigged. Three MUST READ bombshells you missed today because of… things.
    In a powerful and deeply personal memoir in the tradition of Arthur Koestler’s The God That Failed, David Brock, the original right-wing scandal reporter, chronicles his rise to the pinnacle of the conservative movement and his painful break with it.David Brock pilloried Anita Hill in a bestseller. His reporting in The American Spectator as part of the infamous “Arkansas Project” triggered the course of events that led to the historic impeachment trial of President Clinton. Brock was at the c…


  • booksreddit.com:SOROS: The Unauthorized Biography

    SOROS: The Unauthorized Biography, the Life, Times and Trading Secrets of the World’s Greatest In…

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    WIKILEAKS: There are secret messages in the email dumps disguised as spam!!! Here is one talking about George Soros evading anti fraud laws!!
    Until now, the brilliant methods and tactics that world-renowned investor and hedge fund king George Soros used to amass billions have remained a closely-guarded secret. In Soros: The Unauthorized Biography, renowned biographer and former Time reporter Robert Slater has looked behind closed doors to reveal the unique philosophy and investment strategies that have given this Hungarian-born billionaire enormous influence over world financial markets. This intimate and insightful biography exami… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Gandhi: An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments With Truth

    Gandhi: An Autobiography – The Story of My Experiments With Truth

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    Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.In a new foreword, noted peace expert and teacher Sissela Bok urges us to adopt Gandhi’s “attitude of experimenting, of tesing what will and will not bear close scrutiny, what can …