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  • booksreddit.com:The Colour of Time: A New History of the World

    The Colour of Time: A New History of the World, 1850-1960

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    Colonel Thomas Edward Lawrence, also known as Lawrence of Arabia.


  • 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: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:Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

    Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

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    Nick Offerman on being manly
    Official U.S. edition with full color illustrations throughout.#1 New York Times Bestseller The Summer Reading Pick for President Barack Obama, Bill Gates, and Mark Zuckerberg,  now available as a beautifully packaged paperbackFrom a renowned historian comes a groundbreaking narrative of humanity’s creation and evolution—a #1 international bestseller—that explores the ways in which biology and history have defined us and enhanced our understanding of what it means to be “human.”One hundred th…


  • booksreddit.com:Salt: A World History

    Salt: A World History

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    An unlikely world history from the bestselling author of Cod and The Basque History of the WorldIn his fifth work of nonfiction, Mark Kurlansky turns his attention to a common household item with a long and intriguing history: salt. The only rock we eat, salt has shaped civilization from the very beginning, and its story is a glittering, often surprising part of the history of humankind. A substance so valuable it served as currency, salt has influenced the establishment of trade routes…


  • booksreddit.com:Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

    Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland

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    World War II justified by former German soldiers
    The shocking account of how a unit of average middle-aged Germans became the cold-blooded murderers of tens of thousands of Jews.


  • 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:State of War: The Violent Order of Fourteenth-Century Japan (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanes...

    State of War: The Violent Order of Fourteenth-Century Japan (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanes…

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    In the movie Seven Samurai, a character accuses the samurai (all of them, as a caste of society) of destroying villages, raping women, and stealing from poor farmers. Samurai are usually portrayed as lawful — is there any legitimacy to this accusation?
    Book by Conlan, Thomas Donald more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:State of War: The Violent Order of Fourteenth-Century Japan (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanes...

    State of War: The Violent Order of Fourteenth-Century Japan (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanes…

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    Book by Conlan, Thomas Donald


  • booksreddit.com:A Short History of Nearly Everything

    A Short History of Nearly Everything

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    One of the world’s most beloved writers and bestselling author of One Summer takes his ultimate journey—into the most intriguing and intractable questions that science seeks to answer.In A Walk in the Woods, Bill Bryson trekked the Appalachian Trail—well, most of it. In A Sunburned Country, he confronted some of the most lethal wildlife Australia has to offer. Now, in his biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we…


  • booksreddit.com:SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

    SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

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    Was the Roman Senate corrupt when Julius Ceasar came to power, or was Julius Ceasar a tyrant?
    New York Times Bestseller • National Book Critics Circle Finalist • Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2015 • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 • Economist Books of the Year 2015 • New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2015 A sweeping, “magisterial” history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains “relevant to people many centuries later” (Atlantic).In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome “with passion and without te…


  • booksreddit.com:The Heart of the Buddha's Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace

    The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching: Transforming Suffering into Peace, Joy, and Liberation

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    “If there is a candidate for ‘Living Buddha’ on earth today, it is Thich Nhat Hanh.”                                                                                                 – Richard Baker-roshi In The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching, now with added material and new insights, Thich Nhat Hanh introduces us to the core teachings of Buddhism and shows us that the Buddha’s teachings are accessible and applicable to our daily lives. With poetry and clarity, Nhat Hanh imparts comforting wisd…


  • booksreddit.com:The Conquest of the Incas

    The Conquest of the Incas

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    “Distinguished by an extraordinary empathy, a feeling of one’s way into the minds of the sixteenth-century Spaniards and Indians . . . Provocative.” — New York Times“An extraordinary book. Combining rigorous historical research and profound analysis with stylistic elegance, this work allows the reader to appreciate the tragic and fabulous history of the Incan empire in all its richness and diversity. It reads like the most skillful novel.” — Mario Var…


  • booksreddit.com:The Maya (Seventh Edition)  (Ancient Peoples and Places)

    The Maya (Seventh Edition) (Ancient Peoples and Places)

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    “A clear and intelligent description of the development and organization of Maya civilization.”—Natural History The Maya has long been established as the best, most readable introduction to the New World’s greatest ancient civilization. In these pages Professor Coe distills a lifetime’s scholarship for the general reader and student. Since the publication of the sixth edition of The Maya, new sites have been uncovered and further excavations in old sites have proceeded at an unprecedented pac…


  • booksreddit.com:Thrill Murray (coloring book)

    Thrill Murray (coloring book)

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    Be it in Ghostbusters, Lost in Translation, lost in translation or now, Moonrise Kingdom Bill Murray has become a favorite of the modern screen, the heartbeat of any DVD collection This a collection of images, assembled in a coloring book inspired by the great man himself. Color him in, you can even go outside the lines. “Thrill Murray fills us with so much joy. Is that a better name than any book on your bookshelf? Yes, yes it is.” Atlantic Wire “Belly Kids have announced a great new Bill…


  • booksreddit.com:Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America (Third Edition)

    Our Enemies in Blue: Police and Power in America (Third Edition)

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    “Should become mandatory reading for all police academy students.”—Damon Woodcock (Ret.), Portland, Oregon, Police Bureau“A well-researched, historically grounded, and mordant critique of American policing past and present.”—Christian ParentiEven critics have a difficult time imagining a world without police. But just what is the role of police in a democracy: to serve the public or to protect the powerful? Tracing the evolution of the modern police force back to the slave patrols, this contr…


  • booksreddit.com:They Thought They Were Free: The Germans

    They Thought They Were Free: The Germans, 1933-45

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    Trump’s Health Department Expected To Declare Life Begins At Conception, Turn Evangelical Positions Into Policy
    First published in 1955, They Thought They Were Free is an eloquent and provocative examination of the development of fascism in Germany. Mayer’s book is a study of ten Germans and their lives from 1933-45, based on interviews he conducted after the war when he lived in Germany. Mayer had a position as a research professor at the University of Frankfurt and lived in a nearby small Hessian town which he disguised with the name “Kronenberg.” “These ten men were not men of distinction,” Mayer no…


  • booksreddit.com:Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia

    Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia

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    Rod Rosenstein says the Russia probe has uncovered a widespread Russian effort to meddle in the 2016 race
    In the new Russia, even dictatorship is a reality show.Professional killers with the souls of artists, would-be theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, suicidal supermodels, Hell’s Angels who hallucinate themselves as holy warriors, and oligarch revolutionaries: welcome to the glittering, surreal heart of twenty-first-century Russia. It is a world erupting with new money and new power, changing so fast it breaks all sense of reality, home to a form of dictatorship—far subtler than tw…


  • 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…