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The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the R...

Lawrence Wright

A sweeping narrative history of the events leading to 9/11, a groundbreaking look at the people and ideas, the terrorist plans and the Western intelligence failures that culminated in the assault on America. Lawrence Wright's remarkab...

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Published: Sep 2007

Presidents in Crisis: Tough Decisions...

Michael K. Bohn

In Presidents in Crisis, former director of the Situation Room Michael Bohn invites the reader inside the White House during seventeen grave international emergencies handled by the presidents from Truman to Obama. From North Korea's ...

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Published: Mar 2016

America's Bitter Pill: Money, Politic...

Steven Brill

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERAmerica's Bitter Pill is Steven Brill's acclaimed book on how the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was written, how it is being implemented, and, most important, how it is changing—and failing to change—...

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Published: Aug 2015

Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the W...

Ethan Brown

New York Times Bestseller A Southern Living Book of the Year"Part murder case, part corruption expose, and part Louisiana noir" (New York magazine), Murder in the Bayou chronicles the twists and turns of a high-stakes invest...

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Published: Sep 2017

Fire Monks: Zen Mind Meets Wildfire

Colleen Morton Busch

A San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year In June 2008 more than two thousand wildfires, all started by a single lightning storm, blazed across the state of California. Tassajara, the ol...

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Published: Jun 2012

Operation Wide Receiver: An Informant...

Mike Detty

The true and shocking story of an undercover smuggling operation.Conducted under the umbrella of Project Gunrunner and intended to stem the flow of firearms to Mexico, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) ran...

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Published: Apr 2015

War Dogs

Guy Lawson

Soon to be a major motion picture from the director of The Hangover starring Jonah Hill, the page-turning, behind-closed-doors account of how three kids from Florida became big-time weapons traders for the government and how the Penta...

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Published: Feb 2016

Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisi...

Robert D. Putnam

A New York Times bestseller and "a passionate, urgent" (The New Yorker) examination of the growing inequality gap from the bestselling author of Bowling Alone: why fewer Americans today have the opportunity for upward mobili...

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Published: Mar 2016

West Wingers: Stories from the Dream ...

Gautam Raghavan

The Obama White House staff invites us behind-the-scenes of history for a deeply personal and moving look at the presidency and how a president's staff can change the nationWhen we elect a president, we elect with them an entire team ...

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Published: Sep 2018

Why America Is Not a New Rome

Vaclav Smil

America's post--Cold War strategic dominance and its pre-recession affluence inspired pundits to make celebratory comparisons to ancient Rome at its most powerful. Now, with America no longer perceived ...

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Published: Sep 2014

Seven Miracles That Saved America: Wh...

Chris Stewart

When the odds were stacked against us, and there have been many times when the great experiment we call America could have and should have failed, did God intervene to save us? That question, posed by authors Chris and Ted Stewart, is...

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Published: Sep 2014
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