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  • booksreddit.com:Over the Edge:  Death in Grand Canyon

    Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon

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    Gripping accounts of all known fatal mishaps in the most famous of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders. Two veterans of decades of adventuring in Grand Canyon chronicle the first complete and comprehensive history of Canyon misadventures. These episodes span the entire era of visitation from the time of the first river exploration by John Wesley Powell and his crew of 1869 to that of tourists falling off its rims in Y2K. These accounts of the 550 people who have met untimely deaths in the Can…


  • 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 Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction

    The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction

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    Are the deep insights of Hugo Black, William Brennan, and Felix Frankfurter that have defined our cherished Bill of Rights fatally flawed? With meticulous historical scholarship and elegant legal interpretation a leading scholar of Constitutional law boldly answers yes as he explodes conventional wisdom about the first ten amendments to the U.S. Constitution in this incisive new account of our most basic charter of liberty. Akhil Reed Amar brilliantly illuminates in rich detail not simply the…


  • booksreddit.com:Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

    Lies My Teacher Told Me : Everything Your American History Textbook Got Wrong

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    Winner of the 1996 American Book Award and the Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship Americans have lost touch with their history, and in this thought-provoking book, Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying twelve leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and o…


  • booksreddit.com:All the Shah's Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

    All the Shah’s Men: An American Coup and the Roots of Middle East Terror

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    With a thrilling narrative that sheds much light on recent events, this national bestseller brings to life the 1953 CIA coup in Iran that ousted the country’s elected prime minister, ushered in a quarter-century of brutal rule under the Shah, and stimulated the rise of Islamic fundamentalism and anti-Americanism in the Middle East. Selected as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post and The Economist, it now features a new preface by the author on the folly of attacking Iran….


  • booksreddit.com:The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy - What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America's Nex...

    The Fourth Turning: An American Prophecy – What the Cycles of History Tell Us About America’s Nex…

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    “A 2-income family today has less disposable income than a 1-income family had 30 years ago. That is moving in the wrong direction.” U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders​
    First came the postwar High, then the Awakening of the ’60s and ’70s, and now the Unraveling.  This audacious and provocative book tells us what to expect just beyond the start of the next century.  Are you ready for the Fourth Turning?Strauss and Howe will change the way you see the world–and your place in it.  In The Fourth Turning, they apply their generational theories to the cycles of history and locate America in the middle of an unraveling period, on the brink of a crisis.  How you pr…


  • 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: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: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:Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan

    Horse Soldiers: The Extraordinary Story of a Band of US Soldiers Who Rode to Victory in Afghanistan

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    From the New York Times bestselling author of In Harm’s Way comes a true-life story of American soldiers overcoming great odds to achieve a stunning military victory.Horse Soldiers is the dramatic account of a small band of Special Forces soldiers who secretly entered Afghanistan following 9/11 and rode to war on horses against the Taliban. Outnumbered forty to one, they pursued the enemy army across the mountainous Afghanistan terrain and, after a series of intense battles, captured the city…


  • 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: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: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: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: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:Clinton

    Clinton, Inc.: The Audacious Rebuilding of a Political Machine

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    Trump Proven Right: Ex Top Hillary Clinton Aide: 'She's Tired'; Disdains Meeting Voters – The Gateway Pundit
    Weekly Standard editor Daniel Halper provides a meticulously researched account of the brilliant calculations, secret deals, and occasionally treacherous maneuverings that led to the Clintons’ return to political prominence.In the twelve years since the Clintons left the White House, they have gone from being virtually penniless to multi-millionaires, and are arguably the most popular politicians in America—respected and feared by Republicans and Democrats alike. But behind that rise is a nev… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks)

    The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt (Modern Library Paperbacks)

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    Selected by the Modern Library as one of the 100 best nonfiction books of all timeDescribed by the Chicago Tribune as “a classic,” The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt stands as one of the greatest biographies of our time. The publication of The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt on September 14th, 2001 marks the 100th anniversary of Theodore Roosevelt becoming president.