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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:Seveneves: A Novel

    Seveneves: A Novel

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    From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Anathem, Reamde, and Cryptonomicon comes an exciting and thought-provoking science fiction epic—a grand story of annihilation and survival spanning five thousand years.What would happen if the world were ending?A catastrophic event renders the earth a ticking time bomb. In a feverish race against the inevitable, nations around the globe band together to devise an ambitious plan to ensure the survival of humanity far beyond our atmosphere, in ou…


  • 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:The precinct captain's guide to political victory

    The precinct captain’s guide to political victory

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    Republicans worry Kavanaugh allegation could drive suburban women away in midterms
    This book is written for every grassroots political volunteer who wants to win elections and is looking for practical guidance as to how to do so. I have personally tried every method I describe here and can guarantee the effectiveness thereof.


  • booksreddit.com:Penpal

    Penpal

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    Penpal began as a series of short and interconnected stories posted on an online horror forum. Before long, it was adapted into illustrations, audio recordings, and short films; and that was before it was revised and expanded into a novel!How much do you remember about your childhood?In Penpal, a man investigates the seemingly unrelated bizarre, tragic, and horrific occurrences of his childhood in an attempt to finally understand them. Beginning with only fragments of his earliest years, you’…


  • 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:The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class

    The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class

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    Week of 6/29 – 7/6: PORTLAND MEGATHREAD, Berniemania, The Reddit Campaign, Codemonkeys, and More!
    Reprinted in its entirety, The Speech is a People’s State of the Union address, an anatomy of working and middle-class America rarely heard in the rarefied walls of the Senate.


  • booksreddit.com:Virginia City: Secrets of a Western Past (Historical Archaeology of the American West)

    Virginia City: Secrets of a Western Past (Historical Archaeology of the American West)

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    Spent cartridges. The pieces of an original Tabasco Pepper Sauce bottle. Shards of a ceramic pot, stained red. For archaeologists each of the thousands of artifacts uncovered at a site tells a story. For noted Comstock authority Ronald M. James, it is a story resulting from decades of research and excavation at one of the largest National Historic Landmarks in America, the Nevada town that, with the discovery of the Comstock Lode, became a boomtown microcosm of the American West.Drawing on th… 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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    Kansans drank contaminated water for years. The state didn’t tell them.
    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: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

    2001

    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: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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    List of a small random sample of the people who were pardoned by Bill Clinton, that committed actual crimes, who have donated to Hillary Clinton.
    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… more about book…


  • booksreddit.com:Virginia City: Secrets of a Western Past (Historical Archaeology of the American West)

    Virginia City: Secrets of a Western Past (Historical Archaeology of the American West)

    1921

    Spent cartridges. The pieces of an original Tabasco Pepper Sauce bottle. Shards of a ceramic pot, stained red. For archaeologists each of the thousands of artifacts uncovered at a site tells a story. For noted Comstock authority Ronald M. James, it is a story resulting from decades of research and excavation at one of the largest National Historic Landmarks in America, the Nevada town that, with the discovery of the Comstock Lode, became a boomtown microcosm of the American West.Drawing on th…


  • booksreddit.com:Demon's Plague

    Demon’s Plague

    1900

    Kingdoms through ages rise and fall. When an impossible plague from a far-off land finds its way to England, a blacksmith and a doctor are the only two men on Earth who have the ability to cure it. The plague does not bring death alone. Those afflicted by it lose themselves to the sickness. They become soulless plaguewalkers, empty shells of humanity who hunt and consume those who still live. They spread the disease until they are destroyed, and such violent action is the only way to stop the…