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  • 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:Farewell Marienburg

    Farewell Marienburg

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    Life in Marienburg, Germany, in November 1929 was traumatic. The stock market and banks of Germany collapsed, the Berlin soup kitchens could not keep up with the hungry, and unemployment skyrocketed. In this town of 30,000, during this defining moment in history, Claus Neumann was born. Neumann captures his fascinating story in a candid memoir that first details his idyllic childhood and then charts his progress as he grows from enthusiastic student, patriot, and member of Hitler Youth, to a …


  • 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:BioShock: Rapture

    BioShock: Rapture

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    It’s the end of World War II. FDR’s New Deal has redefined American politics. Taxes are at an all-time high. The bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki has brought a fear of total annihilation. The rise of secret government agencies and sanctions on business has many watching their backs. America’s sense of freedom is diminishing…and many are desperate to take that freedom back. Among them is a great dreamer, an immigrant who pulled himself from the depths of poverty to become one of the wealthies…


  • 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:Escape from Camp 14: One Man's Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

    Escape from Camp 14: One Man’s Remarkable Odyssey from North Korea to Freedom in the West

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    With a New ForewordThe heartwrenching New York Times bestseller about the only known person born inside a North Korean prison camp to have escapedNorth Korea’s political prison camps have existed twice as long as Stalin’s Soviet gulags and twelve times as long as the Nazi concentration camps. No one born and raised in these camps is known to have escaped. No one, that is, except Shin Dong-hyuk.In Escape From Camp 14, Blaine Harden unlocks the secrets of the world’s most repressive totalitaria…


  • booksreddit.com:The Game

    The Game

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    Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives us vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters — Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, …


  • 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:The Game

    The Game

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    Widely acknowledged as the best hockey book ever written and lauded by Sports Illustrated as one of the Top 10 Sports Books of All Time, The Game is a reflective and thought-provoking look at a life in hockey. Intelligent and insightful, former Montreal Canadiens goalie and former President of the Toronto Maple Leafs, Ken Dryden captures the essence of the sport and what it means to all hockey fans. He gives us vivid and affectionate portraits of the characters — Guy Lafleur, Larry Robinson, …


  • 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:Ready Player One: A Novel

    Ready Player One: A Novel

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    In the year 2044, reality is an ugly place. The only time teenage Wade Watts really feels alive is when he’s jacked into the virtual utopia known as the OASIS. Wade’s devoted his life to studying the puzzles hidden within this world’s digital confines—puzzles that are based on their creator’s obsession with the pop culture of decades past and that promise massive power and fortune to whoever can unlock them.    But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players will…


  • booksreddit.com:Rainbow's End: The Judy Garland Show

    Rainbow’s End: The Judy Garland Show

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    Judy Garland was at the pinnacle of her career when she signed with CBS to star in a multimillion-dollar weekly television series. The Judy Garland Show immediately became the most exciting — and explosive — event of the 1963-64 television season, unleashing a storm of controversy that had still not ceased at the time of publication.The Judy Garland Show seemed sabotaged from the very beginning and became a single-season casualty. CBS plunged the program into chaos — tampering with …


  • booksreddit.com:Oblivion

    Oblivion

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    Humanity flourishes in the aftermath of their destructive ways. When the Apocalypse ravaged Earth a thousand years ago, mankind paid a heavy price for their sin. To prevent future destruction, humans are now watched and guided by mysterious beings. Vincent and Lillim are in love. Ever since he found her alone and dying amid the destruction of a demon raid two years ago, they’ve been inseparable. Armed with only her name and no memories of her past, Lillim’s destiny is becoming larger than she…


  • booksreddit.com:Q

    Q

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    In 1517, Martin Luther nails his ninety-five theses to the door of Wittenburg Cathedral, and a dance of death begins between a radical Anabaptist with many names and a loyal papal spy known mysteriously as “Q.” In this brilliantly conceived literary thriller set in the chaos of the Reformation-an age devastated by wars of religion-a young theology student adopts the cause of heretics and the disinherited and finds himself pursued by a relentless papal informer and heretic hunter. What begins …


  • 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:Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics

    Feminism Is for Everybody: Passionate Politics

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    A genuine feminist politics always brings us from bondage to freedom, from lovelessness to loving….There can be no love without justice.—from the chapter “To Love Again: The Heart of Feminism”In this engaging and provocative volume, bell hooks introduces a popular theory of feminism rooted in common sense and the wisdom of experience. Hers is a vision of a beloved community that appeals to all those committed to equality, mutual respect, and justice.hooks applies her critical analysis to th…


  • 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…


  • 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:Sophie's World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy

    Sophie’s World: A Novel about the History of Philosophy

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    What book(s) would you guys recommend me buying for a 9 years old girl?
    Discovering two thought-provoking philosophical questions in her mailbox, Sophie enrolls in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher and begins to receive some equally unusual letters. Reprint. more about book…