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On Treason: A Citizen's Guide to the Law

Carlton F. W. Larson · Ecco
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A concise, accessible, and engaging guide to the law of treason, written by the nation's foremost expert on the subject The only crime defined in the United States Constitution, treason is routinely described by judges as more heinous than murder. Today the term is regularly thrown...
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Catching the Wind: Edward Kennedy and the Liberal Hour, 1932-1975

Neal Gabler · Crown
Pages: 832
Format: Hardcover

The epic, definitive biography of Ted Kennedy--an immersive journey through the life of a complicated man and a sweeping history of the fall of liberalism and the collapse of political morality.Edward M. Kennedy was never expected to succeed. The youngest of nine, he lacked his brothers'...
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The Man Who Ran Washington: The Life and Times of James A. Baker III

Peter Baker · Doubleday
Pages: 732
Format: Hardcover

Co-authored by the Chief White House correspondent at The New York Times and the Washington columnist at the The New Yorker, this is a biography any would-be power broker must own: the story of legendary White House chief of staff and secretary of state James A. Baker III, the man who ran Washington...
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The Virginia Dynasty: Four Presidents and the Creation of the American Nation

Lynne Cheney · Viking
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A vivid account of leadership focusing on the first four Virginia presidents--George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James Monroe--from the bestselling historian and author of James Madison.From a small expanse of land on the North American continent came four of the nation's...
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The Great Devaluation: How to Embrace, Prepare, and Profit from the Coming Global Monetary Reset

Adam Baratta · Wiley
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In 2008, the world economy suffered through the Housing Crisis which wiped out nearly $10 trillion in global asset value. In response, the Federal Reserve created Quantitative Easing, and added $3.5 trillion to their balance sheet over the next seven years. In March of 2020, we had a crisis...
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His Very Best: Jimmy Carter, a Life

Jonathan Alter · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 864
Format: Hardcover

The first full-length biography of Jimmy Carter, the Georgia peanut farmer who became President of the United States and a Nobel Prize-winning humanitarian.Drawing on fresh archival material and five years of extensive access to Carter and his entire family, New York Times bestselling author...
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Tecumseh and the Prophet: The Shawnee Brothers Who Defied a Nation

Peter Cozzens · Knopf
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

Until the Americans killed Tecumseh in 1813, he and his brother Tenskwatawa were the co-architects of the broadest pan-Indian confederation in United States history. In previous accounts of Tecumseh's life, Tenskwatawa has been dismissed as a talentless charlatan and a drunk. But award-winning...
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Won't Lose This Dream: How an Upstart Urban University Rewrote the Rules of a Broken System

Andrew Gumbel · The New Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary story of how Georgia State University tore up the rulebook for educating lower-income students"Georgia State . . . has been reimagined - amid a moral awakening and a raft of data-driven experimentation - as one of the South's more innovative engines of social...
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Looking for Miss America: A Pageant's 100-Year Quest to Define Womanhood

Margot Mifflin · Counterpoint
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From an author praised for writing "delicious social history" (Dwight Garner, The New York Times) comes a lively account of memorable Miss America contestants, protests, and scandals -- and how the pageant, nearing its one hundredth anniversary, serves as an unintended indicator...
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The Spymasters: How the CIA's Directors Shape History and the Future

Chris Whipple · Scribner
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Gatekeepers, a remarkable, behind-the-scenes look at what it's like to run the world's most powerful intelligence agency - the CIA - as well as a sobering glimpse at the espionage and surveillance challenges of the future.Only fourteen...
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