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Democracy in One Book or Less: How It Works, Why It Doesn't, and Why Fixing It Is Easier Than You Think

David Litt · Ecco
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Bill Bryson meets Thomas Frank in the true story of how power-hungry politicians broke American democracy -- and why fixing it is easier than you think -- from the New York Times bestselling author of Thanks, ObamaHere's something true for almost every American. The democracy you live...
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The Black Cabinet: The Untold Story of African Americans and Politics During the Age of Roosevelt

Jill Watts · Grove Press
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

In the early 20th century, most African Americans still lived in the South, disenfranchised, impoverished, terrorized by white violence, and denied the basic rights of citizenship. As the Democrats swept into the White House on a wave of black defectors from the Party of Lincoln, a group...
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American Rebels: How the Hancock, Adams, and Quincy Families Fanned the Flames of Revolution

Sankovitch, Nina · ST MARTINS PR

A chronicle of the Adams, Quincy and Hancock families and how they helped spark the American Revolution.

Braintree, Massachusetts is not a town people think of when they think of the American Revolution, but Nina Sankovitch's American Rebels takes a look at this small village...

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Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State

Barton Gellman · Penguin Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

From the three-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Angler, who unearthed the deepest secrets of Edward Snowden's NSA archive, the first master narrative of the surveillance state that emerged after 9/11 and why it matters, based on scores of hours of conversation...
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One Mighty and Irresistible Tide: The Epic Struggle Over American Immigration, 1924-1965

Jia Lynn Yang · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping history of the twentieth-century battle to reform American immigration laws that set the stage for today's roiling debates.The idea of the United States as a nation of immigrants is at the core of the American narrative. But in 1924, Congress instituted a law that choked...
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The Cubans: Ordinary Lives in Extraordinary Times

Anthony DePalma · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

Modern Cuba comes alive in a vibrant portrait of a group of families's varied journeys in one community over the last twenty years.Cubans today, most of whom have lived their entire lives under the Castro regime, are hesitantly embracing the future. In his new book, Anthony DePalma,...
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The Price of Peace: Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes

Zachary D. Carter · Random House
Pages: 656
Format: Hardcover

A page-turning biography of world-changing economist John Maynard Keynes and the big ideas that outlived him.In the spring of 1934, Virginia Woolf sketched an affectionate biographical portrait of her great friend John Maynard Keynes. Writing a full two years before Keynes would revolutionize...
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The Lincoln Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill America's 16th President--and Why It Failed

Brad Meltzer · Flatiron Books
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling authors of The First Conspiracy, which covers the secret plot against George Washington, now turn their attention to a little-known, but true story about a failed assassination attempt on President LincolnEveryone knows the story of Abraham Lincoln's assassination in 1865,...
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