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  • booksreddit.com:Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill...

    Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill…

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    Susan Sarandon Says Democrats Can’t Unify Party By Taking Voices Away
    READ THE BOOK DONALD TRUMP REFERENCED AND READ IN HIS MAJOR ANTI-HILLARY CLINTON SPEECH.In 2000, Bill and Hillary Clinton owed millions of dollars in legal debt. Since then, they’ve earned over $230 million. Where did the money come from? Most people assume that the Clintons amassed their wealth through lucrative book deals and high-six figure fees for speaking gigs. Now, Peter Schweizer shows who is really behind those enormous payments.In the New York Times bestseller Clinton Cash, he follo…


  • booksreddit.com:Osama Bin Laden

    Osama Bin Laden

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    9/11 almost instantaneously remade American politics and foreign policy. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Patriot Act, water boarding and Guantanamo are examples of its profound and far-reaching effects. But despite its monumental impact–and a deluge of books about al-Qaeda and Islamist terrorism–no one has written a serious assessment of the man who planned it, Osama bin Laden. Available biographies depict bin Laden as an historical figure, the mastermind behind 9/11, but no longer re…


  • booksreddit.com:Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons

    Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety

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    **The documentary Command and Control, directed by Robert Kenner, finds its origins in Eric Schlosser’s book and continues to explore the little-known history of the management and safety concerns of America’s nuclear aresenal.** The documentary will air on PBS’s American Experience on January 10th. A myth-shattering exposé of America’s nuclear weaponsFamed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of America’s nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking …


  • booksreddit.com:Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

    Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

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    Intriguing stories of how people have died in Yellowstone warn about the many dangers that exist there and in wild areas in general.


  • booksreddit.com:Area 51: An Uncensored History of America's Top Secret Military Base

    Area 51: An Uncensored History of America’s Top Secret Military Base

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    Area 51It is the most famous military installation in the world. And it doesn’t exist. Located a mere seventy-five miles outside of Las Vegas in Nevada’s desert, the base has never been acknowledged by the U.S. government-but Area 51 has captivated imaginations for decades. Myths and hypotheses about Area 51 have long abounded, thanks to the intense secrecy enveloping it. Some claim it is home to aliens, underground tunnel systems, and nuclear facilities. Others believe that the lunar landing…


  • booksreddit.com:They Were White and They Were Slaves: The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early Am...

    They Were White and They Were Slaves: The Untold History of the Enslavement of Whites in Early Am…

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    TIL that Reddit views T_D as a 2/33 person. The slaves had it great with the 3/5 compromise.
    They Were White and They Were Slaves is a thoroughly researched challenge to the conventional historiography of colonial and industrial labor, a stunning journey into a hidden epoch, the slave trade of Whites, hundreds of thousands of whom were kidnapped, chained, whipped and worked to death in the American colonies and during the Industrial Revolution. This is a chronicle that has never been fully told, part of a vital heritage that has until now comprised the dustiest shelf in the darkest c… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:A People's History of the United States

    A People’s History of the United States

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    Minneapolis Forum on Black America with Bernie Sanders MEGATHREAD
    “It’s a wonderful, splendid book—a book that should be read by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future.” —Howard Fast, author of Spartacus and The Immigrants“[It] should be required reading.” —Eric Foner, New York Times Book ReviewLibrary Journal calls Howard Zinn’s iconic A People’s History of the United States “a brilliant and moving history of the American people from the point of view of those…whose plight ha…


  • booksreddit.com:Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

    Death in Yellowstone: Accidents and Foolhardiness in the First National Park

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    Intriguing stories of how people have died in Yellowstone warn about the many dangers that exist there and in wild areas in general.


  • booksreddit.com:The autobiography of Martin Van Buren

    The autobiography of Martin Van Buren

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    This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the histor…


  • booksreddit.com:Guns

    Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies

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    “Fascinating…. Lays a foundation for understanding human history.”―Bill Gates Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, Guns, Germs, and Steel is a brilliant work answering the question of why the peoples of certain continents succeeded in invading other continents and conquering or displacing their peoples. This edition includes a new chapter on Japan and all-new illustrations drawn from the television series. Until around 11,000 BC, all peoples were still Stone Age hunter/gatherers. At that point, a …


  • booksreddit.com:A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History

    A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865

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    Why did the Confederacy enjoy such success at the start of the Civil War? What changed?
    “The crowning achievement of one of America’s most distinguished military historians.” ―Lincoln Prize jury”Readers will find much to debate in this book―including… its affirmation that, because of emancipation, ‘the Civil War calls for a rethinking of the attitude… that war is always futile, that its rewards never match its cost, that any conflict [must be] immediately decisive and virtually without loss of American lives.’” ―Gary W. Gallagher more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History

    A Great Civil War: A Military and Political History, 1861-1865

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    “The crowning achievement of one of America’s most distinguished military historians.” ―Lincoln Prize jury”Readers will find much to debate in this book―including… its affirmation that, because of emancipation, ‘the Civil War calls for a rethinking of the attitude… that war is always futile, that its rewards never match its cost, that any conflict [must be] immediately decisive and virtually without loss of American lives.’” ―Gary W. Gallagher


  • booksreddit.com:House of Leaves

    House of Leaves

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    Years ago, when House of Leaves was first being passed around, it was nothing more than a badly bundled heap of paper, parts of which would occasionally surface on the Internet. No one could have anticipated the small but devoted following this terrifying story would soon command. Starting with an odd assortment of marginalized youth — musicians, tattoo artists, programmers, strippers, environmentalists, and adrenaline junkies — the book eventually made its way into the hands of older gener…


  • booksreddit.com:The Post-American World: Release 2.0

    The Post-American World: Release 2.0

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    Twitter censors a picture of Obama reading a book called “The Post-American World” and says it's “sensitive material” ������
    “A relentlessly intelligent book.” ―Joseph Joffe, New York Times Book Review “This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” So begins Fareed Zakaria’s blockbuster on the United States in the twenty-first century, and the trends he identifies have proceeded faster than anyone anticipated. How might the nation continue to thrive in a truly global era? In this fully updated 2.0 edition, Zakaria answers these questions with his customary lucidity, i… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Titanic Book and Submersible Model

    The Titanic Book and Submersible Model

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    * Why did Titanic sink? * How do ships avoid icebergs now? * What made it so powerful? * How was the wreck found? * How was Titanic built?Think the movie Titanic made a splash? Well, wait until you see this precision-crafted, historically accurate, pre-painted, floatable plastic model that can also fill with water, break in two, and sink–just like the real thing! Packaged with a book that explores the remarkable feats of engineering that went into the ship’s construction as well as the engin…


  • booksreddit.com:The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy

    The American Way of War: A History of United States Military Strategy and Policy

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    “… a strong and stimulating book. It has no rival in either scope or quality. For libraries, history buffs, and armchair warriors, it is a must. For political science students, career diplomats, and officers in the armed services, its reading should be required.” ―History”A particularly timely account.” ―Kansas City Times”It reads easily but is not a popularized history… nor does the book become a history of battles…. Weigley’s analyses and interpretations are searching, competent, and …


  • booksreddit.com:Me & Lee: How I Came to Know

    Me & Lee: How I Came to Know, Love and Lose Lee Harvey Oswald

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    Judyth Vary was once a promising science student who dreamed of finding a cure for cancer; this exposé is her account of how she strayed from a path of mainstream scholarship at the University of Florida to a life of espionage in New Orleans with Lee Harvey Oswald. In her narrative she offers extensive documentation on how she came to be a cancer expert at such a young age, the personalities who urged her to relocate to New Orleans, and what led to her involvement in the development of a biol…


  • booksreddit.com:Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity

    Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity

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    From the New York Times bestselling author of Evidence of Harm and Animal Factory―a groundbreaking scientific thriller that exposes the dark side of SeaWorld, America’s most beloved marine mammal park Death at SeaWorld centers on the battle with the multimillion-dollar marine park industry over the controversial and even lethal ramifications of keeping killer whales in captivity. Following the story of marine biologist and animal advocate at the Humane Society of the US, Naomi Rose, Kirby te…


  • booksreddit.com:Washington: A Life

    Washington: A Life

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    A gripping portrait of the first president of the United States from the author of Alexander Hamilton, the New York Times bestselling biography that inspired the musical.Celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation and the first president of the United States. With a breadth and depth matched by no other one volume biography of George Washington, this crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his adventurous early years, his heroic …


  • booksreddit.com:Dark Alliance: The CIA

    Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion

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    Major Motion Picture based on Dark Alliance and starring Jeremy Renner, “Kill the Messenger,” to be be released in Fall 2014 Winner of the 1999 PEN/Oakland Censorship Award Winner of the 1999 Firecracker Alternative Bookseller (FAB) Award, Politics category Finalist for the 1999 Bay Area Book Reviewers AwardsDark Alliance is a book that should be fiction, whose characters seem to come straight out of central casting: the international drug lord, Norwin Meneses; the Contra cocaine broker with …