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  • booksreddit.com:Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II--Updated Through 2003

    Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II–Updated Through 2003

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    Is the United States a force for democracy? In this classic and unique volume that answers this question, William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. Remarks from the previous edition: “Far and away the best book on the topic.”—Noam Chomsky “A valuable reference for anyone interested in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.”— Choice “I enjoyed it immensely.”—Gore Vidal “The single most useful summary of CIA history.”—John Stockwell “Each chapter I rea…


  • 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:The Man Who Warned America: The Life and Death of John O'Neill

    The Man Who Warned America: The Life and Death of John O’Neill, the FBI’s Embattled Counterterror…

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    As a teenager in Atlantic City in the 1960s, John O’Neill dreamed of becoming an FBI agent. Over the next four decades, his charisma, talent, and dedication catapulted him to the top echelons of the FBI in its fight against terrorism and drew him into a world of glamour, intrigue, and power.Driven by an all-consuming desire to protect Americans, O’Neill rose through the FBI’s ranks and played important roles in every major terrorism investigation of the 1990s, including the bombing of the Alf…


  • booksreddit.com:Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's ...

    Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America’s …

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    Duke professors – who are partially paid by your taxes – are terrified that the public may find out course reading lists and figure out what they are teaching impressionable young students
    Accused of creating a bogus Red Scare and smearing countless innocent victims in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is universally remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. History has judged him such a loathsome figure that even today, a half century after his death, his name remains synonymous with witch hunts. But that conventional image is all wrong, as veteran journalist and author M. Stanton Evans reveals in this groundbreaking book. The long-awaited Blacklisted … more about book…


  • 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: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:Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution

    Patriots: The Men Who Started the American Revolution

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    With meticulous research and page-turning suspense, Patriots brings to life the American Revolution—the battles, the treacheries, and the dynamic personalities of the men who forged our freedom.George Washington, John Adams, Samuel Adams, Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Patrick Henry—these heroes were men of intellect, passion, and ambition. From the secret meetings of the Sons of Liberty to the final victory at Yorktown and the new Congress, Patriots vividly re-creates one of history’s great…


  • 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:My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an Amer...

    My Thoughts Be Bloody: The Bitter Rivalry Between Edwin and John Wilkes Booth That Led to an Amer…

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    The scene of John Wilkes Booth shooting Abraham Lincoln in Ford’s Theatre is among the most vivid and indelible images in American history. The literal story of what happened on April 14, 1865, is familiar: Lincoln was killed by John Wilkes Booth, a lunatic enraged by the Union victory and the prospect of black citizenship. Yet who Booth really was—besides a killer—is less well known. The magnitude of his crime has obscured for generations a startling personal story that was integral to his m…


  • 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 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:Telegram!

    Telegram!

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    There was a time when the sight of a Western Union delivery boy coming up the walk filled Americans with a sense of excitement or trepidation. Between its invention in the mid-nineteenth century and its post-1960s relegation to money transfer and congratulations, the telegraph served as the primary medium for urgent messages. Telegram! collects the most poignant and revealing examples of this earliest form of instant communication.Organized into categories such as “Parents and Children,” “Hoo…


  • booksreddit.com:Detroit: An American Autopsy

    Detroit: An American Autopsy

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    A New York Times Bestseller“A book full of both literary grace and hard-won world-weariness… Iggy Pop meets Jim Carroll and Charles Bukowski” –Kirkus, STARRED REVIEWBack in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches through the ruins for clues to its fate, his family’s, and his own. Detroit is where his mother’s flower shop was firebombed in the pre-Halloween orgy of arson known as Devil’s Night; where his sister lost herself to the west side streets; whe…


  • booksreddit.com:Typhoon of Steel: The Battle for Okinawa

    Typhoon of Steel: The Battle for Okinawa

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    An account of the Okinawan campaign from both sides, from the initial plans and preparations to the suicide of General Ushijima on June 22, 1945, when all organized resistance ceased.


  • booksreddit.com:The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction

    The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction

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    Are the deep insights of Hugo Black, William Brennan, and Felix Frankfurter that have defined our cherished Bill of Rights fatally flawed? With meticulous historical scholarship and elegant legal interpretation a leading scholar of Constitutional law boldly answers yes as he explodes conventional wisdom about the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution in this incisive new account of our most basic charter of liberty. Akhil Reed Amar brilliantly illuminates in rich detail not simply the…


  • 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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    Winner of the 1996 American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship Americans have lost touch with their history, and in this thought-provoking book, Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying twelve leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and o…


  • booksreddit.com:All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

    All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

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    With a thrilling narrative that sheds much light on recent events, this national bestseller brings to life the 1953 CIA coup in Iran that ousted the country’s elected prime minister, ushered in a quarter-century of brutal rule under the Shah, and stimulated the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and anti-Americanism in the Middle East. Selected as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and The Economist, it now features a new preface by the author on the folly of attacking Iran….


  • booksreddit.com:The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy - What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Nex...

    The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy – What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Nex…

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    “A 2-income family today has less disposable income than a 1-income family had 30 years ago. That is moving in the wrong direction.” U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders​
    First came the postwar High, then the Awakening of the ’60s and ’70s, and now the Unraveling.  This audacious and provocative book tells us what to expect just beyond the start of the next century.  Are you ready for the Fourth Turning?Strauss and Howe will change the way you see the world–and your place in it.  In The Fourth Turning, they apply their generational theories to the cycles of history and locate America in the middle of an unraveling period, on the brink of a crisis.  How you pr…


  • booksreddit.com:AMERICAN LION: Andrew Jackson in the White House

    AMERICAN LION: Andrew Jackson in the White House

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    The definitive biography of a larger-than-life president who defied norms, divided a nation, and changed Washington foreverAndrew Jackson, his intimate circle of friends, and his tumultuous times are at the heart of this remarkable book about the man who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Beloved and hated, venerated and reviled, Andrew Jackson was an orphan who fought his way to the pinnacle of power, bending the nation to his will in the cause of democracy. Jackson’s ele…


  • booksreddit.com:The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity

    The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity

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    The New York Times bestselling history of the private relationships among the last thirteen presidents—the partnerships, private deals, rescue missions, and rivalries of those select men who served as commander in chief.The Presidents Club, established at Dwight Eisenhower’s inauguration by Harry Truman and Herbert Hoover, is a complicated place: its members are bound forever by the experience of the Oval Office and yet are eternal rivals for history’s favor. Among their secrets: How Jack Ken…