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  • booksreddit.com:Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

    Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

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    Wolff’s Trump book going on sale four days early amid furor
    #1 New York Times BestsellerWith extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House.Since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, the country―and the world―has witnessed a stormy, outrageous, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Comm…


  • booksreddit.com:Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

    Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

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    The psychiatrist who briefed Congress on Trump’s mental state: this is “an emergency”
    Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers?      The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against “big government” led to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in…


  • booksreddit.com:Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness

    Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

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    Why are the assassinations of Presidents McKinley and Garfield seemingly confined to the back blocks of history, while Presidents Lincoln and Kennedy are theorised, discussed, written about and dramatised in countless documentaries and films on a regular basis?
    James A. Garfield was one of the most extraordinary men ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap…


  • booksreddit.com:The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

    The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson

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    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD, THE LOS ANGELES TIMES BOOK PRIZE, THE MARK LYNTON HISTORY PRIZE, THE AMERICAN HISTORY BOOK PRIZENAMED BY THE NEW YORK TIMES ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Economist * Time * Newsweek * Foreign Policy * Business Week * The Week * The Christian Science Monitor *NewsdayBy the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker.Book Four of Robert A. Caro’s monumental The Years of Lyndon …


  • booksreddit.com:The War against Regulation: From Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush (Studies in Government and Public...

    The War against Regulation: From Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush (Studies in Government and Public…

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    Battered by our economy and disappointed by our government’s role in that battering, we might be tempted to point the finger of blame at whoever’s currently on the hot seat in front of us. But, as Phillip Cooper shows, we must widen our vision to take in the long history behind this dismal state of affairs. By doing so, it becomes clear that our present circumstances are in many ways the predictable outcome of a several-decades-long war against government regulation and its potential to prote…


  • booksreddit.com:A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America

    A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America

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    The Trump administration has entered Stage 5 climate denial
    In his “remarkable” (Men’s Journal) and “controversial” (Fortune) book–written in a “wry, amusing style” (The Guardian)–Bruce Cannon Gibney shows how America was hijacked by the Boomers, a generation whose reckless self-indulgence degraded the foundations of American prosperity. In A Generation of Sociopaths, Gibney examines the disastrous policies of the most powerful generation in modern history, showing how the Boomers ruthlessly enriched themselves at the expense of future generations….


  • booksreddit.com:Proof of Collusion: How Trump Betrayed America

    Proof of Collusion: How Trump Betrayed America

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    Trump’s ties to the Russian mafia go back 3 decades
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERUSA TODAY BESTSELLER”Spirited, thorough, and thunderously foreboding.” –Kirkus Reviews For the first time, the full, explosive record of the unthinkable: how a US president compromised American foreign policy in exchange for financial gain and covert election assistance.Looking back at this moment, historians will ask if Americans knew they were living through the first case of criminal conspiracy between an American presidential candidate turned commander in chief a…


  • booksreddit.com:Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House

    Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House

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    Trump planning one-on-one meeting with Putin without aides present: report
    Written by one of our foremost historians and published in 1965, A Thousand Days is still considered the most complete and definitive portrait of John F. Kennedy and his administration. Handpicked by Kennedy to serve as special assistant to the president, historian and Harvard professor Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. witnessed firsthand the politics and personalities that influenced some of the most important and dramatic events in modern history. The hundreds of photographs and documents includ…


  • booksreddit.com:Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America

    Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

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    Living paycheck to paycheck is disturbingly common: ‘I see no way out.’
    Winner of the Lillian Smith Book AwardWinner of the Los Angeles Times Book PrizeFinalist for the National Book AwardThe Nation’s “Most Valuable Book”“[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right.”—The Atlantic   “This sixty-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and eventually take the government itself is at the heart of Democracy in Chains. . . . If you’re worried about what all this means for America’s future, you should be.”—NPR   An explosive exposé of the right’s relen…


  • booksreddit.com:Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA

    Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion t…

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    Winner of the 2005 Pulitzer PrizeThe explosive first-hand account of America’s secret history in AfghanistanTo what extent did America’s best intelligence analysts grasp the rising thread of Islamist radicalism? Who tried to stop bin Laden and why did they fail? Comprehensively and for the first time, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Steve Coll recounts the history of the covert wars in Afghanistan that fueled Islamic militancy and sowed the seeds of the September 11 attacks. Based on scrupu…


  • booksreddit.com:The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington

    The Irregulars: Roald Dahl and the British Spy Ring in Wartime Washington

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    Now in paperback, and following her extraordinary, bestselling, and much-acclaimed accounts of the most guarded secrets of the Second World War, here is a rollicking true story of spies, politicians, journalists, and intrigue in the highest circles of Washington during the tumultuous days of World War II.When Roald Dahl, a dashing young wounded RAF pilot, took up his post at the British Embassy in 1942, his assignment was to use his good looks, wit, and considerable charm to gain access to th…


  • booksreddit.com:Between the World and Me

    Between the World and Me

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    you NEED to read these books if you even slightly care about anything
    Hailed by Toni Morrison as “required reading,” a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States” (The New York Observer)#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NATIONAL BOOK AWARD WINNER | NAACP IMAGE AWARD WINNER | PULITZER PRIZE FINALIST | NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST | NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The New York Times Book Review • O: The Oprah Magazine • The Washington Post • P…


  • booksreddit.com:Grandma Gatewood's Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

    Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail

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    Winner of the 2014 National Outdoor Book Awards for History/Biography Emma Gatewood told her family she was going on a walk and left her small Ohio hometown with a change of clothes and less than two hundred dollars. The next anybody heard from her, this genteel, farm-reared, 67-year-old great-grandmother had walked 800 miles along the 2,050-mile Appalachian Trail. And in September 1955, having survived a rattlesnake strike, two hurricanes, and a run-in with gangsters from Harlem, she stood a…


  • booksreddit.com:Gandhi: An Autobiography - The Story of My Experiments With Truth

    Gandhi: An Autobiography – The Story of My Experiments With Truth

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    Mohandas K. Gandhi is one of the most inspiring figures of our time. In his classic autobiography he recounts the story of his life and how he developed his concept of active nonviolent resistance, which propelled the Indian struggle for independence and countless other nonviolent struggles of the twentieth century.In a new foreword, noted peace expert and teacher Sissela Bok urges us to adopt Gandhi’s “attitude of experimenting, of tesing what will and will not bear close scrutiny, what can …


  • booksreddit.com:Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II--Updated Through 2003

    Killing Hope: U.S. Military and C.I.A. Interventions Since World War II–Updated Through 2003

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    A death squad mercenary stops for lunch in El Salvador, 1980s. [700 × 1047]
    Is the United States a force for democracy? In this classic and unique volume that answers this question, William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. Remarks from the previous edition: “Far and away the best book on the topic.”—Noam Chomsky “A valuable reference for anyone interested in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.”— Choice “I enjoyed it immensely.”—Gore Vidal “The single most useful summary of CIA history.”—John Stockwell “Each chapter I rea…


  • booksreddit.com:Fear: Trump in the White House

    Fear: Trump in the White House

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    White House Dreads ‘Killer’ Woodward Book After ‘Everyone’ Talked To Him
    OVER 2 MILLION COPIES SOLD RUNAWAY #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SENSATIONAL #1 INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER “Explosive.”—The Washington Post “Devastating.”—The New Yorker “Unprecedented.”—CNN “Great reporting…astute.”—Hugh Hewitt THE INSIDE STORY ON PRESIDENT TRUMP, AS ONLY BOB WOODWARD CAN TELL ITWith authoritative reporting honed through nine presidencies, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he m…


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

    A People’s History of the United States

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    MSNBC Panelist Goes Off: Trump Is a ‘Dictator’ and ‘People Need to Start Taking to the Streets’
    “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:American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

    American Nations: A History of the Eleven Rival Regional Cultures of North America

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    Minnesota and state rankings
    • A New Republic Best Book of the Year • The Globalist Top Books of the Year • Winner of the Maine Literary Award for Non-fiction •Particularly relevant in understanding who voted for who in this presidential election year, this is an endlessly fascinating look at American regionalism and the eleven “nations” that continue to shape North AmericaAccording to award-winning journalist and historian Colin Woodard, North America is made up of eleven distinct nations, each with its own unique histo…


  • booksreddit.com:Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever

    Everything Trump Touches Dies: A Republican Strategist Gets Real About the Worst President Ever

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    ‘Who gives a f**k?’: NFL star tells league to stop caring about what Trump thinks
    #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A respected, long-time Republican strategist, ad-maker, and contributor for The Daily Beast, skewers the disease that is destroying the conservative movement and burning down the GOP: Trumpism.In Everything Trump Touches Dies, political campaign strategist and commentator Rick Wilson brings his darkly funny humor and biting analysis to the absurdity of American politics in the age of Trump. Wilson mercilessly exposes the damage Trump has done to the country, to t…


  • booksreddit.com:J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets

    J. Edgar Hoover: The Man and the Secrets

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    “The cumulative effect is overwhelming. Eleanor Roosevelt was right: Hoover’s FBI was an American gestapo.”―Newsweek Shocking, grim, frightening, Curt Gentry’s masterful portrait of America’s top policeman is a unique political biography. From more than 300 interviews and over 100,000 pages of previously classified documents, Gentry reveals exactly how a paranoid director created the fraudulent myth of an invincible, incorruptible FBI. For almost fifty years, Hoover held virtually unchecked p…