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  • booksreddit.com:Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order

    Of Paradise and Power: America and Europe in the New World Order

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    From Robert Kagan, a leading scholar of American foreign policy, comes an insightful analysis of the state of European and American foreign relations. At a time when relations between the United States and Europe are at their lowest ebb since World War II, this brief but cogent book is essential reading. Kagan forces both sides to see themselves through the eyes of the other. Europe, he argues, has moved beyond power into a self-contained world of laws, rules, and negotiation, while Am…


  • booksreddit.com:Propaganda: The Art of Persuasion World War II

    Propaganda: The Art of Persuasion World War II

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    This book presents, for the first time, a visual compendium of all forms of propaganda used by the Allied and Axis powers in World War II and in the period that led to its outbreak. Here are the posters of Shahn, Hohlwein, and Fougasse; the cartoons of Fitzpatrick, Low, Seppla, and Kukriniksi; stills from the films of John Huston, Noel Coward, and Leni Riefenstahl; photos of Tokyo Rose and Fritz Kuhn; comic books, magazine covers, paintings, leaflets, newspapers, postcards, sheet music; all t…


  • 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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    NEW YORK! You have congressional primaries today, and two amazing candidates, Zephyr Teachout (CD-19), who literally wrote the book on political corruption, and Eric Kingston (CD-24), a strong national advocate for Social Security, need our help! PHONEBANK TODAY! CONTINUE THE POLITICAL REVOLUTION!
    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:A Heart for Europe - The Lives of Emperor Charles and Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary

    A Heart for Europe – The Lives of Emperor Charles and Empress Zita of Austria-Hungary

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    A Heart For Europe – The Lives of Emperor Charles And Empress Zita Of Austria-HungaryJames and Joana Bogle Emperor Charles was the last Hapsburg ruler of the Austrio-Hungarian Empire, now declared Blessed by Pope John Paul II in 2004. The Pope was himself formerly bishop in the once Habsburg-ruled city of Cracow and his baptismal name Karol (meaning Charles) was given in memory of the late Emperor under whom his father had served as an officer in the Imperial army. Married to Princess Zita of…


  • booksreddit.com:The Wizards of Armageddon (Stanford Nuclear Age Series)

    The Wizards of Armageddon (Stanford Nuclear Age Series)

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    This is the untold story of the small group of men who have devised the plans and shaped the policies on how to use the Bomb. The book (first published in 1983) explores the secret world of these strategists of the nuclear age and brings to light a chapter in American political and military history never before revealed.


  • booksreddit.com:The S Word: A Short History of an American Tradition...Socialism

    The S Word: A Short History of an American Tradition…Socialism

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    If any dumbass tries to hit you with that, hit them with this. You know what I mean.
    A few months before the 2010 midterms, Newt Gingrich described the socialist infiltration of American government and media as “even more disturbing than the threats from foreign terrorists.” John Nichols offers an unapologetic retort to the return of red-baiting in American political life—arguing that socialism has a long, proud, American history. Tom Paine was enamored of early socialists, Horace Greeley employed Karl Marx as a correspondent, and Helen Keller was an avowed socialist. The “S”…


  • booksreddit.com:Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City

    Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City

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    On September 12, 1609, Henry Hudson first set eyes on the land that would become Manhattan. It’s difficult for us to imagine what he saw, but for more than a decade, landscape ecologist Eric Sanderson has been working to do just that. Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City is the astounding result of those efforts, reconstructing, in words and images, the wild island that millions of New Yorkers now call home.By geographically matching an 18th-century map of Manhattan’s landscape to t…


  • booksreddit.com:History of Madness

    History of Madness

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    Questioning the western and eastern perception of mental illness and psychotic experience and how they relate.
    When it was first published in France in 1961 as Folie et Déraison: Histoire de la Folie à l’âge Classique, few had heard of a thirty-four year old philosopher by the name of Michel Foucault. By the time an abridged English edition was published in 1967 as Madness and Civilization, Michel Foucault had shaken the intellectual world. This translation is the first English edition of the complete French texts of the first and second edition, including all prefaces and appendices, some of them un… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:A Short History of Nearly Everything

    A Short History of Nearly Everything

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    Bill Bryson is one of the world’s most beloved and bestselling writers. In A Short History of Nearly Everything, he takes his ultimate journey–into the most intriguing and consequential questions that science seeks to answer. It’s a dazzling quest, the intellectual odyssey of a lifetime, as this insatiably curious writer attempts to understand everything that has transpired from the Big Bang to the rise of civilization. Or, as the author puts it, “…how we went from there being nothing at a…


  • booksreddit.com:The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions: 50th Anniversary Edition

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    What is philosophy of science (and should scientists care)?
    A good book may have the power to change the way we see the world, but a great book actually becomes part of our daily consciousness, pervading our thinking to the point that we take it for granted, and we forget how provocative and challenging its ideas once were—and still are. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions is that kind of book. When it was first published in 1962, it was a landmark event in the history and philosophy of science. Fifty years later, it still has many lessons to teac… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Russia's Life-Saver: Lend-Lease Aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II

    Russia’s Life-Saver: Lend-Lease Aid to the U.S.S.R. in World War II

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    ‘The United States is a country of machines. Without the use of these machines through Lend-Lease, we would lose this war.’ ―Josef Stalin (1943), quoted in W. Averell Harriman and Elie Abel, Special Envoy to Churchill and Stalin, 1941-1946, Random House, N.Y., 1975, p. 277 The United States shipped more than $12 billion in Lend-Lease aid to Stalin’s Russia during World War II. Materials lent, beginning in late 1941 before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, included airplanes and tanks, loco…


  • booksreddit.com:Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left

    Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Change

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    Ronald Reagan: “How do you tell a communist? Well, it's someone who reads Marx and Lenin. And how do you tell an anti-Communist? It's someone who understands Marx and Lenin.”
    “Fascists,” “Brownshirts,” “jackbooted stormtroopers”—such are the insults typically hurled at conservatives by their liberal opponents. Calling someone a fascist is the fastest way to shut them up, defining their views as beyond the political pale. But who are the real fascists in our midst?Liberal Fascism offers a startling new perspective on the theories and practices that define fascist politics. Replacing conveniently manufactured myths with surprising and enlightening research, Jonah Go… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:To the Flag: The Unlikely History of the Pledge of Allegiance

    To the Flag: The Unlikely History of the Pledge of Allegiance

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    For over one hundred years, it has been deeply ingrained in American culture. Saluting the flag in public schools began as part of a national effort to Americanize immigrants, its final six words imbuing it with universal hope and breathtaking power. Now Richard Ellis unfurls the fascinating history of the Pledge of Allegiance and of the debates and controversies that have sometimes surrounded it. For anyone who has ever recited those thirty-one words, To the Flag provides an unprecedented hi…


  • booksreddit.com:Man Eaters Of Kumaon

    Man Eaters Of Kumaon

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    This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding o…


  • booksreddit.com:Behold a Pale Horse

    Behold a Pale Horse

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    I used to think it was conspiracy theory stuff, way too far out there to be real.
    Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in topsecret government files since the 1940s. His audiences hear the truth unfold as he writes about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, the secret government, and UFOs. Bill is a lucid, rational, and powerful speaker whose intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His pr… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America

    The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America

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    The Right Nation is not “for” liberals, and it’s not “for” conservatives. It’s for any of us who want to understand one of the most important forces shaping American life. How did America’s government become so much more conservative in just a generation? Compared to Europe-or to America under Richard Nixon-even President Howard Dean would preside over a distinctly more conservative nation in many crucial respects: welfare is gone; the death penalty is deeply rooted; abortion is under siege; …


  • booksreddit.com:India's Struggle for Independence

    India’s Struggle for Independence

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    India’s Struggle For Independence presents a detailed outlook on the struggle for Indian Independence in a new analytical framework. Designed for ardent history enthusiasts, India’s Struggle For Independence is one of the most exhaustive and precise account of the struggle of Indian Independence ever written in the literary world. Written and edited by five expert authors, it presents a detailed outlook on one of the most important periods in Indian history. The facts and details provided in …


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    Spider’s Web: The Secret History of How the White House Illegally Armed Iraq

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    For ten years, the White House, assisted by allies in London and Rome, brushed aside the law in a relentless quest to support Saddam Hussein. What were the forces that shaped this persisting embrace of a dictator whom George Bush would eventually compare to Adolf Hitler? How did Washington and its NATO allies nurture a frequently illicit rapport with Saddam, and what was the real story of why it became necessary to mount Operation Desert Storm? How did the governments led by George Bush and M…


  • booksreddit.com:Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition

    Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition

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    In Jared Diamond’s follow-up to the Pulitzer-Prize winning Guns, Germs and Steel, the author explores how climate change, the population explosion and political discord create the conditions for the collapse of civilizationEnvironmental damage, climate change, globalization, rapid population growth, and unwise political choices were all factors in the demise of societies around the world, but some found solutions and persisted. As in Guns, Germs, and Steel, Diamond traces the fundamenta…


  • booksreddit.com:Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

    Catching Fire: How Cooking Made Us Human

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    Ever since Darwin and The Descent of Man, the existence of humans has been attributed to our intelligence and adaptability. But in Catching Fire, renowned primatologist Richard Wrangham presents a startling alternative: our evolutionary success is the result of cooking. In a groundbreaking theory of our origins, Wrangham shows that the shift from raw to cooked foods was the key factor in human evolution. When our ancestors adapted to using fire, humanity began. Once our hominid ancestors bega…