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Book Cover: Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era

Mission Failure: America and the World in the Post-Cold War Era

Author: Michael Mandelbaum

ISBN: 9780190469474

The end of the Cold War led to a dramatic and fundamental change in the foreign policy of the United States. In Mission Failure, Michael Mandelbaum, one of America's leading foreign-policy thinkers, provides an original, provocative, and definitive account of the ambitious but deeply flawed post-Cold War efforts to promote...

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Book Cover: We gon' be alright : notes on race, culture, and resegregation.

We gon' be alright : notes on race, culture, and resegregation.

Author: Jeff Chang

ISBN: 9780312429485

"THE SMARTEST BOOK OF THE YEAR" (THE WASHINGTON POST) In these provocative, powerful essays acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang (Can't Stop Won't Stop, Who We Be) takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and...

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Book Cover: The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan's Final Years

The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan's Final Years

Author: Peggy Grande

ISBN: 9780316396455

An affectionate and intimate memoir about Ronald Reagan by his longtime personal assistant, who worked closely with the president for 10 years after he left the White House.In The President Will See You Now, devoted Reagan insider Peggy Grande shares behind-the-scenes stories, intimate moments, and insights into one of America's...

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Book Cover: Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America

Across That Bridge: A Vision for Change and the Future of America

Author: JOHN LEWIS

ISBN: 9780316510936

Now in paperback, with a new introduction by Congressman John Lewis, ACROSS THAT BRIDGE is the winner of the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work/Biography. In turbulent times Americans look to the Civil Rights Movement as the apotheosis of political expression. As we confront questions of social inequality there's...

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Book Cover: The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World

The Imagineers of War: The Untold Story of DARPA, the Pentagon Agency That Changed the World

Author: Sharon Weinberger

ISBN: 9780385351799

The definitive history of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency--the most authoritative account we have of the Pentagon agency that has quietly shaped war and technology for nearly sixty years. Founded in 1958 in response to the launch of Sputnik, DARPA has been responsible for countless inventions and technologies that...

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Book Cover: On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Author: TIMOTHY SNYDER

ISBN: 9780804190114

#1 New York Times BestsellerThe Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism...

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Book Cover: The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

The Way of the Strangers: Encounters with the Islamic State

Author: Graeme Wood

ISBN: 9780812988758

The author of the explosive Atlantic cover story "What ISIS Really Wants" has written the definitive, electrifying account of the strategy, psychology, and theology driving the Islamic StateTens of thousands of men and women have left comfortable, privileged lives to join the Islamic State and kill for it. To them...

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Book Cover: From Global to Local: The Making of Things and the End of Globalization

From Global to Local: The Making of Things and the End of Globalization

Author: FINBARR LIVESEY

ISBN: 9781101871218

This brilliantly original book dismantles the underlying assumptions that drive the decisions made by companies and governments the world over to show that our shared narrative of the global economy is deeply flawed and, if left unexamined, will lead corporations and countries astray, with dire consequences for us all. For...

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Book Cover: Two Paths: America Divided or United

Two Paths: America Divided or United

Author: John Kasich

ISBN: 9781250138460

Two paths.One choice -- the path that exploits anger, encourages resentment, turns fear into hatred and divides people. This path solves nothing, demeans our history, weakens our country and cheapens each of us. It has but one beneficiary and that is to the politician who speaks of it.The other path...

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Book Cover: Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Author: NOT AVAILABLE.

ISBN: 9781250171672

A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country. In November 2014, thirteen members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past forty years; it was the one constant in what had...

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Book Cover: Hacked: The Inside Story of America's Struggle to Secure Cyberspace

Hacked: The Inside Story of America's Struggle to Secure Cyberspace

Author: Charlie Mitchell

ISBN: 9781442255210

The spectacular cyber attack on Sony Pictures and costly hacks to Sony, Target, Home Depot, Neiman Marcus, and databases containing sensitive data on millions of U.S. federal workers have shocked the nation. Despite a new urgency for the president, Congress, law enforcement, and corporate America to address the growing threat...

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Book Cover: The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time

The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time

Author: Brooke Gladstone

ISBN: 9781523502387

Reality. It used to seem so simple - reality just was, like the weather. Why question it, let alone disagree about it? And then came the assault, an unending stream of "fake news," "alternative facts," and lies disguised as truths that is overwhelming our notions of reality. Now we can't...

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Book Cover: Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

Author: Thomas E Ricks

ISBN: 9781594206139

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks, a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, whose farsighted vision and inspired action preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alikeBoth George Orwell and Winston Churchill came close to death in the mid-1930's...

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Book Cover: I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

Author: Souad Mekhennet

ISBN: 9781627798976

"I was told to come alone. I was not to carry any identification, and would have to leave my cell phone, audio recorder, watch, and purse at my hotel. . . ."For her whole life, Souad Mekhennet, a reporter for The Washington Post who was born and educated in Germany...

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