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  • booksreddit.com:What's the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

    What’s the Matter with Kansas?: How Conservatives Won the Heart of America

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    With a New Afterword by the AuthorThe New York Times bestseller, praised as “hilariously funny . . . the only way to understand why so many Americans have decided to vote against their own economic and political interests” (Molly Ivins)Hailed as “dazzlingly insightful and wonderfully sardonic” (Chicago Tribune), “very funny and very painful” (San Francisco Chronicle), and “in a different league from most political books” (The New York Observer), What’s the Matter with Kansas? unra…


  • booksreddit.com:The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace

    The Missing Peace: The Inside Story of the Fight for Middle East Peace

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    “The definitive and gripping account of the sometimes exhilarating, often tortured twists and turns in the Middle East peace process, viewed from the front row by one of its major players.”–Bill ClintonThe Missing Peace, published to great acclaim last year, is the most candid inside account of the Middle East peace process ever written. Dennis Ross, the chief Middle East peace negotiator in the presidential administrations of George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton, is that rare figure who is re…


  • booksreddit.com:King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed

    King Leopold’s Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

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    I was debating some holocaust deniers and I was reading up on it, and I was wondering to myself “has a historical event of this magnitude been believed in by a society and turned out to be false?” Well…………has one?
    In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold Ii of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million–all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human rights movement of… more about book…


  • 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:If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

    If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

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    How was sex approached in eras where family co-sleeping was normal?
    Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did Samuel Pepys never give his mistresses an orgasm? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two “dirty centuries”? Why did gas lighting cause Victorian ladies to faint? Why, for centuries, did people fear fruit? All these questions will be answered in this juicy, smelly, and truly intimate history of home life. Lucy Worsley takes us through the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen, covering the architectu… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

    If Walls Could Talk: An Intimate History of the Home

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    Why did the flushing toilet take two centuries to catch on? Why did Samuel Pepys never give his mistresses an orgasm? Why did medieval people sleep sitting up? When were the two “dirty centuries”? Why did gas lighting cause Victorian ladies to faint? Why, for centuries, did people fear fruit? All these questions will be answered in this juicy, smelly, and truly intimate history of home life. Lucy Worsley takes us through the bedroom, bathroom, living room, and kitchen, covering the architectu…


  • booksreddit.com:The History of the Snowman

    The History of the Snowman

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    What is the origin of the snowman? And more specifically, the image everyone gets in their head (carrot nose, coal eyes, etc)?
    Who made the first snowman? Who first came up with the idea of placing snowballs on top of each other, and who decided they would use a carrot for a nose? Most puzzling of all: How can this mystery ever be solved, with all the evidence long since melted? The snowman appears everywhere on practically everything – from knickknacks to greeting cards to seasonal sweaters we plan to return. Whenever we see big snowballs our first impulse is to deck them out with a top hat. Humorist and writer Bob … more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The History of the Snowman

    The History of the Snowman

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    Who made the first snowman? Who first came up with the idea of placing snowballs on top of each other, and who decided they would use a carrot for a nose? Most puzzling of all: How can this mystery ever be solved, with all the evidence long since melted? The snowman appears everywhere on practically everything – from knickknacks to greeting cards to seasonal sweaters we plan to return. Whenever we see big snowballs our first impulse is to deck them out with a top hat. Humorist and writer Bob …


  • booksreddit.com:Mein Kampf: - Deutsch Sprache - Dies ist ungekürzte fassung (German Edition)

    Mein Kampf: – Deutsch Sprache – Dies ist ungekürzte fassung (German Edition)

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    Dies ist ungekürzte Fassung Mein Kampf ist eine politisch-ideologische Programmschrift Adolf Hitlers. Sie erschien in zwei Teilen. Hitler stellte darin seinen Werdegang zum Politiker und seine Weltanschauung dar. Das Buch ist weder eine Autobiografie noch ein neues Parteiprogramm, sondern eine zweckgerichtete Kampf- und Propagandaschrift, die zum Neuaufbau der NSDAP als zentral gelenkter Partei unter Hitlers Führung dienen sollte. Der erste Band entstand in Hitlers Haftzeit 1924 und wurde ers…


  • booksreddit.com:Going Clear: Scientology

    Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood, and the Prison of Belief

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    National Book Award Finalist A clear-sighted revelation, a deep penetration into the world of Scientology by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Looming Tower, the now-classic study of al-Qaeda’s 9/11 attack. Based on more than two hundred personal interviews with current and former Scientologists—both famous and less well known—and years of archival research, Lawrence Wright uses his extraordinary investigative ability to uncover for us the inner workings of the Church of Scientology.At…


  • booksreddit.com:American Orientalism: The United States and the Middle East since 1945

    American Orientalism: The United States and the Middle East since 1945

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    Douglas Little explores the stormy American relationship with the Middle East from World War II through the war in Iraq, focusing particularly on the complex and often inconsistent attitudes and interests that helped put the United States on a collision course with radical Islam early in the new millennium. After documenting the persistence of “orientalist” stereotypes in American popular culture, Little examines oil, Israel, and other aspects of U.S. policy. He concludes that a peculiar blen…


  • booksreddit.com:Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World's Most Deadly Fighting Machine

    Apache: Inside the Cockpit of the World’s Most Deadly Fighting Machine

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    Apache is the incredible true story of Ed Macy, a decorated Apache helicopter pilot, that takes you inside the cockpit of the world’s deadliest, most technically advanced helicopter in the world—the Apache helicopter. In the cockpit of an Apache, hands, feet, and even eyes need to operate independently. As strong as a tank and, equipped with two Rolls Royce RTM-322 engines, the helicopter is remarkably fast and nearly impossible to shoot down. And thanks to a powerful array of weapons and cam…


  • booksreddit.com:Cahokia: Ancient America's Great City on the Mississippi (Penguin Library of American Indian Hist...

    Cahokia: Ancient America’s Great City on the Mississippi (Penguin Library of American Indian Hist…

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    The fascinating story of a lost city and an unprecedented American civilization While Mayan and Aztec civilizations are widely known and documented, relatively few people are familiar with the largest prehistoric Native American city north of Mexico-a site that expert Timothy Pauketat brings vividly to life in this groundbreaking book. Almost a thousand years ago, a city flourished along the Mississippi River near what is now St. Louis. Built around a sprawling central plaza and known as C…


  • booksreddit.com:Inferno: The World at War

    Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945

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    Why is WWII history so fascinating?
    Winner of the Pritzker Prize for Military HistoryA New York Times Notable BookFrom one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences.  For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about different aspects of the war. Now, for the first time, he gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of the entire conflict. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people—o… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Inferno: The World at War

    Inferno: The World at War, 1939-1945

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    Winner of the Pritzker Prize for Military HistoryA New York Times Notable BookFrom one of our finest military historians, a monumental work that shows us at once the truly global reach of World War II and its deeply personal consequences.  For thirty-five years, Max Hastings has researched and written about different aspects of the war. Now, for the first time, he gives us a magnificent, single-volume history of the entire conflict. Through his strikingly detailed stories of everyday people—o…


  • booksreddit.com:Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

    Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea

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    A National Book Award finalist and National Book Critics Circle finalist, Barbara Demick’s Nothing to Envy is a remarkable view into North Korea, as seen through the lives of six ordinary citizens Award-winning journalist Barbara Demick follows the lives of six North Korean citizens over fifteen years—a chaotic period that saw the death of Kim Il-sung, the rise to power of his son Kim Jong-il, and a devastating famine that killed one-fifth of the population. Demick brings to life what it mean…


  • booksreddit.com:The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf

    The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf

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    The perfect golfing gift: A book that is a complete, working 9-hole miniature golf course, with miniature golf balls and putter included. The first book you can play through. The book that’s a true original. Featuring nine themed courses, from pirates to dinosaurs to the classic windmill, The Miniature Book of Miniature Golf celebrates the silliness and the golf-for-everyone! attitude of Putt-Putt. Each page in the book is a cleverly designed hole, modeled on real mini golf courses. Tap the b…


  • 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:Black Cats and Dumbos: WW II's Fighting PBYs

    Black Cats and Dumbos: WW II’s Fighting PBYs

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    The Naked Gunner, Rabaul, 1944 [1000×1051]
    The colorful, humorous, and sometimes miraculous story of the U.S. Navy’s ugly-duckling seaplane the Catalina Patrol Bomber, in the words of those who flew her. more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Black Cats and Dumbos: WW II's Fighting PBYs

    Black Cats and Dumbos: WW II’s Fighting PBYs

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    The colorful, humorous, and sometimes miraculous story of the U.S. Navy’s ugly-duckling seaplane the Catalina Patrol Bomber, in the words of those who flew her.