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  • booksreddit.com:Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic

    Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic


    Winner of the NBCC Award for General NonfictionNamed on Amazon’s Best Books of the Year 2015–Michael Botticelli, U.S. Drug Czar (Politico) Favorite Book of the Year–Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize Economics (Bloomberg/WSJ) Best Books of 2015–Matt Bevin, Governor of Kentucky (WSJ) Books of the Year–Slate.com’s 10 Best Books of 2015–Entertainment Weekly’s 10 Best Books of 2015 –Buzzfeed’s 19 Best Nonfiction Books of 2015–The Daily Beast’s Best Big Idea Books of 2015–Seattle Times’ Best Books …

  • booksreddit.com:Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America's Police Forces

    Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization of America’s Police Forces


    The last days of colonialism taught America’s revolutionaries that soldiers in the streets bring conflict and tyranny. As a result, our country has generally worked to keep the military out of law enforcement. But according to investigative reporter Radley Balko, over the last several decades, America’s cops have increasingly come to resemble ground troops. The consequences have been dire: the home is no longer a place of sanctuary, the Fourth Amendment has been gutted, and police today have …

  • booksreddit.com:The Anatomy of Fascism

    The Anatomy of Fascism


    What is fascism? By focusing on the concrete: what the fascists did, rather than what they said, the esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question for the first time. From the first violent uniformed bands beating up “enemies of the state,” through Mussolini’s rise to power, to Germany’s fascist radicalization in World War II, Paxton shows clearly why fascists came to power in some countries and not others, and explores whether fascism could exist outside the early-twentieth…

  • booksreddit.com:Outliers: The Story of Success

    Outliers: The Story of Success


    In this stunning new book, Malcolm Gladwell takes us on an intellectual journey through the world of “outliers”–the best and the brightest, the most famous and the most successful. He asks the question: what makes high-achievers different? His answer is that we pay too much attention to what successful people are like, and too little attention to where they are from: that is, their culture, their family, their generation, and the idiosyncratic experiences of their upbringing. Along the way …

  • booksreddit.com:The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction

    The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction


    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:The Presidents Club: Inside the World's Most Exclusive Fraternity

    The Presidents Club: Inside the World’s Most Exclusive Fraternity


    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…