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Book Cover: A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War

A Brotherhood of Spies: The U-2 and the CIA's Secret War

Author: Monte Reel

ISBN: 9780385540209

A thrilling dramatic narrative of the top-secret Cold War-era spy plane operation that transformed the CIA and brought the U.S. and the Soviet Union to the brink of disasterOn May 1, 1960, an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over the Soviet Union just weeks before a peace summit...

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Book Cover: The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present

The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present

Author: Douglas Coupland

ISBN: 9780399173868

A highly provocative, mindbending, beautifully designed, and visionary look at the landscape of our rapidly evolving digital era.50 years after Marshall McLuhan's ground breaking book on the influence of technology on culture in The Medium is the Massage, Basar, Coupland and Obrist extend the analysis to today, touring the world...

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Book Cover: Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics

Political Animals: How Our Stone-Age Brain Gets in the Way of Smart Politics

Author: Richard Shenkman

ISBN: 9780465033003

Can a football game affect the outcome of an election? What about shark attacks? Or a drought? In a rational world the answer, of course, would be no. But as bestselling historian Rick Shenkman explains in Political Animals, our world is anything but rational. Drawing on science, politics, and history...

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Book Cover: In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

In the Shadow of Statues: A White Southerner Confronts History

Author: MITCH LANDRIEU

ISBN: 9780525559443

"An extraordinarily powerful journey that is both political and personal...An important book for everyone in America to read." --Walter Isaacson,#1 New York Times bestselling author of Leonardo Da Vinci and Steve JobsThe New Orleans mayor who removed the Confederate statues confronts the racism that shapes us and argues for white...

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Book Cover: Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy

Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy

Author: Dani Rodrik

ISBN: 9780691177847

An honest discussion of free trade and how nations can sensibly chart a path forward in today's global economyNot so long ago the nation-state seemed to be on its deathbed, condemned to irrelevance by the forces of globalization and technology. Now it is back with a vengeance, propelled by a...

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Book Cover: Labor Movements: Global Perspectives

Labor Movements: Global Perspectives

Author: Stephanie Luce

ISBN: 9780745670591

Fewer than 12 percent of U.S. workers belong to unions, and union membership rates are falling in much of the world. With tremendous growth in inequality within and between countries, steady or indeed rising unemployment and underemployment, and the marked increase in precarious work and migration, can unions still play...

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Book Cover: Kingdoms in the Air: Dispatches from the Far Away

Kingdoms in the Air: Dispatches from the Far Away

Author: Bob Shacochis

ISBN: 9780802124760

"Shacochis has extended his knowledge and imagination into places most of us have never ventured." - Washington PostBest known for his sweeping international and political fiction narratives, including The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, which won the Dayton Peace Prize and was finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, Bob Shacochis began...

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Book Cover: Robert Mugabe

Robert Mugabe

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ISBN: 9780821423240

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Book Cover: Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

Author: Alyssa Mastromonaco

ISBN: 9781455588220

If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this. WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? is an intimate and admiring portrait of a president, a candid book of advice for young women, and...

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Book Cover: Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

Author: Chris Matthews

ISBN: 9781501111860

A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC's Hardball.With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America's most beloved Presidents...

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Book Cover: Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America

Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America

Author: Amy Goodman

ISBN: 9781501123597

A celebration of the revolutionary change Amy and David Goodman have witnessed during the two decades of their acclaimed television and radio news program Democracy Now! - and how small individual acts from progressive heroes have produced lasting results.In 1996 Amy Goodman began hosting a show called Democracy Now! to...

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Book Cover: It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America

It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America

Author: DAVID CAY JOHNSTON

ISBN: 9781501174162

"One of America's most important journalists" (The Washington Monthly) , winner of the Pulitzer Prize, and author of the New York Times bestseller The Making of Donald Trump, David Cay Johnston examines the Trump Administration's policies in its first one hundred days, showing how its actions affect our jobs, finances...

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Book Cover: All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin

All the Kremlin's Men: Inside the Court of Vladimir Putin

Author: Mikhail Zygar

ISBN: 9781610397391

"I read this book in one night, truly a page-turner. It leaves a profoundly scary impression: [Putin's court is the] real House of Cards." - Lev Lurie, writer and historianAll the Kremlin's Men is a gripping narrative of an accidental king and a court out of control. Based on an...

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Book Cover: The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine

The Only Language They Understand: Forcing Compromise in Israel and Palestine

Author: Nathan Thrall

ISBN: 9781627797092

In a myth-busting analysis of the world's most intractable conflict, a star of Middle East reporting, "one of the most important writers" in the field (The New York Times) , argues that only one weapon has yielded progress: force.Scattered over the territory between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea...

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