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  • booksreddit.com:The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA

    The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA

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    From the author of Argo comes an unforgettable behind-the-scenes story of espionage in action. In the first ever memoir by a top-level operative to be authorized by the CIA, Antonio J. Mendez reveals the cunning tricks and insights that helped save hundreds from deadly situations.Adept at creating new identities for anyone, anywhere, Mendez was involved in operations all over the world, from “Wild West” adventures in East Asia to Cold War intrigue in Moscow. In 1980, he orchestrated the escap…


  • booksreddit.com:In Defense of Internment: The Case for Racial Profiling in World War II and the War on Terror

    In Defense of Internment: The Case for Racial Profiling in World War II and the War on Terror

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    Everything you’ve been taught about the World War II “internment camps” in America is wrong:They were not created primarily because of racism or wartime hysteriaThey did not target only those of Japanese descentThey were not Nazi-style death campsIn her latest investigative tour-de-force, New York Times best-selling author Michelle Malkin sets the historical record straight-and debunks radical ethnic alarmists who distort history to undermine common-sense, national security profiling. The nee…


  • booksreddit.com:Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice And 21st Century Potential

    Waging Nonviolent Struggle: 20th Century Practice And 21st Century Potential

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    This groundbreaking new work builds on 50 years of Gene Sharp’s definitive academic research and practical experience aiding nonviolent struggles around the world. Recently, advocates have applied these methods and strategies with great success in Serbia and Ukraine. In his most recent work, Dr. Sharp shows how to strategically plan nonviolent struggle and make it more effective. In Waging Nonviolent Struggle, Dr. Sharp documents 23 significant—and often successful—20th century nonviolent s…


  • booksreddit.com:Racing the Enemy: Stalin

    Racing the Enemy: Stalin, Truman, and the Surrender of Japan

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    With startling revelations, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa rewrites the standard history of the end of World War II in the Pacific. By fully integrating the three key actors in the story–the United States, the Soviet Union, and Japan–Hasegawa for the first time puts the last months of the war into international perspective.From April 1945, when Stalin broke the Soviet-Japanese Neutrality Pact and Harry Truman assumed the presidency, to the final Soviet military actions against Japan, Hasegawa brings to …


  • 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:Primes of the Form x2+ny2: Fermat

    Primes of the Form x2+ny2: Fermat, Class Field Theory, and Complex Multiplication

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    An exciting approach to the history and mathematics of number theory “. . . the author’s style is totally lucid and very easy to read . . .the result is indeed a wonderful story.” —Mathematical Reviews Written in a unique and accessible style for readers of varied mathematical backgrounds, the Second Edition of Primes of the Form p = x2+ ny2 details the history behind how Pierre de Fermat’s work ultimately gave birth to quadratic reciprocity and the genus theory of quadratic forms. The book …


  • booksreddit.com:The Guns of Normandy: A Soldier's Eye View

    The Guns of Normandy: A Soldier’s Eye View, France 1944

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    In the weeks after D-Day, the level of artillery action in Normandy was unprecedented. In what was a relatively small area, both sides bombarded each other relentlessly for three months, each trying to overwhelm the other by sheer fire power.The Guns of Normandy puts the reader in the front lines of this horrific battle. In the most graphic and authentic detail, it brings to life every aspect of a soldier’s existence, from the mortal terror of impending destruction, to the unending fatigue, t…


  • booksreddit.com:Torpedo Junction: U-Boat War Off America's East Coast

    Torpedo Junction: U-Boat War Off America’s East Coast, 1942 (Bluejacket Books)

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    In 1942 German U-boats turned the shipping lanes off Cape Hatteras into a sea of death. Cruising up and down the U.S. eastern seaboard, they sank 259 ships, littering the waters with cargo and bodies. As astonished civilians witnessed explosions from American beaches, fighting men dubbed the area “Torpedo Junction.” And while the U.S. Navy failed to react, a handful of Coast Guard sailors scrambled to the front lines. Outgunned and out-maneuvered, they heroically battled the deadliest fleet o…


  • booksreddit.com:The Miracle of Theism: Arguments For and Against the Existence of God

    The Miracle of Theism: Arguments For and Against the Existence of God

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    How viable is Christianity as a belief system?
    A Miracle of Theism more about book…


  • 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:Hunting the Jackal: A Special Forces and CIA Soldier's Fifty Years on the Frontlines of the War A...

    Hunting the Jackal: A Special Forces and CIA Soldier’s Fifty Years on the Frontlines of the War A…

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    For more than half a century, Special Forces and CIA legend Billy Waugh dedicated his life to tracking down and eliminating America’s most virulent enemies. Operating from the darkest shadows and most desolate corners of the world, he made his mark in many of the most important operations in the annals of U.S. Spec Ops.He spent seven and a half years behind enemy lines in Vietnam as a member of a covert group of elite commandos. He trailed Osama Bin Laden in Khartoum in the early ’90s, and wo…


  • booksreddit.com:Threshold - Volume 1: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny

    Threshold – Volume 1: The Collected Stories of Roger Zelazny

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    The first in a six-volume series, Volume 1: Threshold contains all of Zelazny’s short works from his early years through the mid 1960s–a period of experimentation and growth that flowered into gems such as “A Rose for Ecclesiastes,” “The Graveyard Heart,” “The Doors of His Face, the Lamps of His Mouth,” and “He Who Shapes.” The stories in this series are enriched by editors’ notes and Zelazny’s own words, taken from his many essays, describing why he wrote the stories and what he thought abo…


  • booksreddit.com:They Fought for Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq

    They Fought for Each Other: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Hardest Hit Unit in Iraq

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    Charlie 1-26 confronted one of the worst neighborhoods in Baghdad and lost more men than any battalion since Vietnam Based on “Blood Brothers”, the Michael Kelly Awardnominated series that ran in Army Times, this is the remarkable story of a courageous military unit that sacrificed their lives to change Adhamiya, Iraq, from a lawless town where insurgents roamed freely, to a secure neighborhood with open storefronts and a safe populace. Army Times writer Kelly Kennedy was embedded with Charli…


  • 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: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: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…


  • 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: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…