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Oil Powers: A History of the U.S.-Saudi Alliance

Victor McFarland · Columbia University Press
Pages: 376
Format: Paperback

Since the mid-twentieth century, the United States and Saudi Arabia have built a close but often troubled alliance. In this critical history, Victor McFarland reveals the deep ties binding the leaders of the two nations. Connecting foreign relations and domestic politics, McFarland challenges...
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The Indomitable Florence Finch: A True Story

Robert J. Mrazek · HACHETTE BOOKS
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

When Florence Finch died at the age of 101, few of her Ithaca, NY neighbors knew that this unassuming Filipina native was a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, whose courage and sacrifice were unsurpassed in the Pacific War against Japan. Long accustomed to keeping her secrets close...
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Union: A Democrat, a Republican, and a Search for Common Ground

Jordan Blashek · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Two friends -- a Democrat and a Republican -- travel across America "on a deeply personal journey through the heart of a divided nation...to find growth, hope and fundamental strength in their own lives" (Bob Woodward) and the country they love, in good times and bad. In the year...
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The Long Fix: Solving America's Health Care Crisis with Strategies that Work for Everyone

Vivian Lee MD · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Health care is killing our economy and, in many cases, killing us.Beyond the outrageous expense, the quality of care varies wildly, and millions of Americans can't get care when they need it. This is bad for patients, bad for doctors, and bad for business.In The Long Fix, physician...
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Mayday 1971: A White House at War, a Revolt in the Streets, and the Untold History of America's Biggest Mass Arrest

Lawrence Roberts · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

A vivid history of the largest act of civil disobedience in US history, in Richard Nixon's Washington

They surged into Washington by the tens of thousands in the spring of 1971. Fiery radicals, flower children, and militant vets gathered for the most audacious act in a years-long...
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Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy

Larry Tye · HOUGHTON MIFFLIN
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

In the long history of American demagogues, from Huey Long to Donald Trump, never has one man caused so much damage in such a short time as Senator Joseph McCarthy. We still use “McCarthyism” to stand for outrageous charges of guilt by association, a weapon of polarizing slander. From...
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Butch Cassidy: The True Story of an American Outlaw

Charles Leerhsen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Charles Leerhsen brings the notorious Butch Cassidy to vivid life in this surprising and entertaining biography that goes beyond the movie Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to reveal a more fascinating and complicated man than legend provides.For more than a century the life and death...
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Prophetic City: Houston on the Cusp of a Changing America

Stephen L. Klineberg · Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Houston, Texas, long thought of as a traditionally blue-collar black/white southern city, has transformed into one of the most ethnically and culturally diverse metro areas in the nation, surpassing even New York by some measures. With a diversifying economy and large numbers of both...
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Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post-Cold War World

Robert M. Gates · Knopf
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

From the former secretary of defense and author of the acclaimed #1 best-selling memoir, Duty, a candid, sweeping examination of power in all its manifestations, and how it has been exercised, for good and bad, by American presidents in the post-Cold War world.Since the end of the Cold...
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Carville's Cure: Leprosy, Stigma, and the Fight for Justice

Pam Fessler · Liveright
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The unknown story of the only leprosy colony in the continental United States, and the thousands of Americans who were exiled -- hidden away with their "shameful" disease.The Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans curls around an old sugar plantation that long housed...
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