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Enough: The Phony Leaders, Dead-End Movements, and Culture of Failure That Are Undermining Black America--and What We Can Do About It

Juan Williams · Crown; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Half a century after brave Americans took to the streets to raise the bar of opportunity for all races, Juan Williams writes that too many black Americans are in crisiscaught in a twisted hip-hop culture, dropping out of school, ending up in jail, having babies when they are not ready to be parents,...
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The Essential Federalist: A New Reading of The Federalist Papers (Constitutional Heritage Series)

Quentin P. Taylor · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Jefferson called The Federalist "the best commentary on the principles of government which was ever written," and yet the text is considered lifeless and impenetrable by all but the most persistent readers.The Essential Federalist presents a bold new approach to reading one of the most...
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Words from the White House: Words and Phrases Coined or Popularized by America's Presidents

Paul Dickson · Walker & Company
Format: Hardcover

The founding fathers (a term created by Warren G. Harding for his "front porch campaign" of 1920) felt that coining words and creating new uses for old ones was part of their role in creating a new American culture and language, distinct from the proscriptive King's English....
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Alexis de Tocqueville and Gustave de Beaumont in America: Their Friendship and Their Travels

Olivier Zunz · University of Virginia Press
Format: Book

Alexis de Tocqueville, a young aristocrat of twenty-five, worried deeply about the future of France as well as his own fate in his native country, which had just experienced its second revolution in less than fifty years. Along with Gustave de Beaumont, a fellow magistrate, Tocqueville...
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The Kennedys: America's Emerald Kings A Five-Generation History of the Ultimate Irish-Catholic Family

Thomas Maier · BasicBooks
Pages: 704
Format: Hardcover

Meticulously researched both here and abroad, THE KENNEDYS examines the Kennedy's as exemplars of the Irish Catholic experience. Beginning with Patrick Kennedy's arrival in the Brahmin world of Boston in 1848, Maier delves into the deeper currents of the often spectacular Kennedy...
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Dangerous Games: The Uses and Abuses of History

Margaret MacMillan · Modern Library
Pages: 208
Format: Book

Margaret MacMillan, an acclaimed historian and "great storyteller" (The New York Review of Books), explores here the many ways in which history-its values and dangers-affects us all, including how it is used and abused. The New York Times bestselling author of Paris 1919 and Nixon...
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Perfect Soldiers: The 9/11 Hijackers: Who They Were, Why They Did It

Terry McDermott · Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The attacks of September 11, 2001, were a calamity on a scale few had imagined possible. In their aftermath, we exaggerated the men who perpetrated the attacks, shaping hasty and often mistaken reporting into caricatures we could comprehend -- monsters and master criminals equal to the enormity...
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The Quiet Man: The Indispensable Presidency of George H.W. Bush

John H. Sununu · Broadside Books
Format: Hardcover

In this major reassessment of George Herbert Walker Bush, the 41st president of the United States, his former Chief of Staff offers a long overdue appreciation of the man and his universally underrated and misunderstood presidency."I'm a quiet man, but I hear the quiet people others...
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A People's Guide to the Federal Budget

Mattea Kramer et al/National Priorities Project · Olive Branch Pr
Format: Paperback

From history of the budget process to detail about the ongoing conflict in Washington, from charts explaining where every federal dollar goes to simple explanations of budget terminology, this book covers it all. A Peoples Guide to the Federal Budget is for every American who wants to understand...
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Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less: A Handbook for Slashing Gas Prices and Solving Our Energy Crisis

Newt Gingrich · Regnery Publishing; UNABRIDGED VERSION--INCLUDES BUMPER STICKER edition
Format: Paperback

New York Times bestselling author, former Speaker of the House, and Fox News political analyst Newt Gingrich has a plan for slashing gas prices and reducing our long-term dependence on foreign oil.Gingrich is famous for taking big, visionary ideas and boiling them down into practical solutions...
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This Land Is Their Land: Reports from a Divided Nation

Barbara Ehrenreich · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 235
Format: Paperback

America in the 'aughts - hilariously skewered, brilliantly dissected, and darkly diagnosed by the bestselling social critic hailed as "the soul mate"* of Jonathan SwiftBarbara Ehrenreich's first book of satirical commentary, The Worst Years of Our Lives, about the Reagan...
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