Civil War

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  • booksreddit.com:Birdmen: The Wright Brothers

    Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies

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    Orville Wright died January 30, 1948 , after 2 world wars involving planes. What was his opinion, if any, in their involvement in warfare?
    From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation.   The feud between this nation’s great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, was a collision of unyielding and profoundly American personalities. On one side, a pair of tenacious siblings who together had solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. On the other, a… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Birdmen: The Wright Brothers

    Birdmen: The Wright Brothers, Glenn Curtiss, and the Battle to Control the Skies

    774

    From acclaimed historian Lawrence Goldstone comes a thrilling narrative of courage, determination, and competition: the story of the intense rivalry that fueled the rise of American aviation.   The feud between this nation’s great air pioneers, the Wright brothers and Glenn Curtiss, was a collision of unyielding and profoundly American personalities. On one side, a pair of tenacious siblings who together had solved the centuries-old riddle of powered, heavier-than-air flight. On the other, a…


  • booksreddit.com:Osama Bin Laden

    Osama Bin Laden

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    9/11 almost instantaneously remade American politics and foreign policy. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Patriot Act, water boarding and Guantanamo are examples of its profound and far-reaching effects. But despite its monumental impact–and a deluge of books about al-Qaeda and Islamist terrorism–no one has written a serious assessment of the man who planned it, Osama bin Laden. Available biographies depict bin Laden as an historical figure, the mastermind behind 9/11, but no longer re…


  • 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: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:Me & Lee: How I Came to Know

    Me & Lee: How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald

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    Judyth Vary was once a promising science student who dreamed of finding a cure for cancer; this exposé is her account of how she strayed from a path of mainstream scholarship at the University of Florida to a life of espionage in New Orleans with Lee Harvey Oswald. In her narrative she offers extensive documentation on how she came to be a cancer expert at such a young age, the personalities who urged her to relocate to New Orleans, and what led to her involvement in the development of a biol…


  • booksreddit.com:Washington: A Life

    Washington: A Life

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    A gripping portrait of the first president of the United States from the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical.Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic …


  • 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

    562

    “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:Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

    Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House

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    In Days of Fire, Peter Baker, Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, takes us on a gripping and intimate journey through the eight years of the Bush and Cheney administration in a tour-de-force narrative of a dramatic and controversial presidency.Theirs was the most captivating American political partnership since Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger: a bold and untested president and his seasoned, relentless vice president. Confronted by one crisis after another, they struggled…


  • booksreddit.com:Theodore Rex

    Theodore Rex

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    Theodore Rex is the story—never fully told before—of Theodore Roosevelt’s two world-changing terms as President of the United States. A hundred years before the catastrophe of September 11, 2001, “TR” succeeded to power in the aftermath of an act of terrorism. Youngest of all our chief executives, he rallied a stricken nation with his superhuman energy, charm, and political skills. He proceeded to combat the problems of race and labor relations and trust control while making the Panama Canal …


  • 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:Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

    Long Walk to Freedom: The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

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    The book that inspired the major new motion picture Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom.Nelson Mandela is one of the great moral and political leaders of our time: an international hero whose lifelong dedication to the fight against racial oppression in South Africa won him the Nobel Peace Prize and the presidency of his country. Since his triumphant release in 1990 from more than a quarter-century of imprisonment, Mandela has been at the center of the most compelling and inspiring political drama …


  • 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: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…