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Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War
by James Risen
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War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely. Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden... (read more)

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No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State
by Glenn Greenwald
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No Place to Hide is a groundbreaking look at the NSA surveillance scandal, from the reporter who broke the story Investigative reporter for The Guardian and bestselling author Glenn Greenwald, provides an in-depth look into the NSA scandal that has... (read more)

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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
by Eric Schlosser
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A myth-shattering exposé of Americas nuclear weapons Famed investigative journalist Eric Schlosser digs deep to uncover secrets about the management of Americas nuclear arsenal. A groundbreaking account of accidents, near misses, extraordinary... (read more)

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The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men
The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men
by Eric Lichtblau
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The shocking story of how America became one of the worlds safest postwar havens for Nazis   Until recently, historians believed America gave asylum only to key Nazi scientists after World War II, along with some less famous perpetrators who managed... (read more)

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The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
The Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
by Lawrence Wright
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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 remarkable book is based on... (read more)

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Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World
Shadow Government: Surveillance, Secret Wars, and a Global Security State in a Single-Superpower World
by Tom Engelhardt
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Praise for Tom Engelhardt's The United States of Fear: "Tom Engelhardt, as always, focuses his laser-like intelligence on a core problem that the media avoid. . . . A stunning polemic."—Mike Davis Praise for The American War of War: "A tour de... (read more)

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The Making of the Atomic Bomb
The Making of the Atomic Bomb
by Richard Rhodes
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andlt;Bandgt;andlt;Iandgt;Winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Awardandlt;/Iandgt;andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;TWENTY-FIVE YEARS after its initial publication, andlt;Iandgt;The Making... (read more)

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50 Years of Covert Operations
50 Years of Covert Operations
by Larry Seigle and Steve Clark and Farrell Dobbs
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The 15-year political campaign of the Socialist Workers Party to expose decades of spying and disruption by the FBI and other federal cop agencies targeting working-class organizations and other opponents of government policies. Traces the origins of... (read more)

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The Inspection House: An Impertinent Field Guide to Modern Surveillance (Exploded Views)
The Inspection House: An Impertinent Field Guide to Modern Surveillance (Exploded Views)
by Emily Horne
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In 1787, British philosopher and social reformer Jeremy Bentham conceived of the panopticon, a ring of cells observed by a central watchtower, as a labor-saving device for those in authority. While Benthams design was ostensibly for a prison, he believed... (read more)

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Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America
Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America
by Annie Jacobsen
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The explosive, dark secrets behind America's post-WWII science programs from the author of the New York Times bestseller Area 51. In the chaos following WWII, some of the greatest spoils of Germany's resources were the Third Reich's scientific minds.... (read more)

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Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire
by Chalmers Johnson
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Now with a new and up-to-date Introduction by the author, the bestselling account of the effect of American global policies, hailed as “brilliant and iconoclastic” (Los Angeles Times) The term “blowback,” invented by the CIA... (read more)

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@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex
@War: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex
by Shane Harris
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A surprising, page-turning account of how the wars of the future are already being fought today The United States military currently views cyberspace as the “fifth domain” of warfare (alongside land, air, sea, and space), and the... (read more)

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Within Arm's Length: A Secret Service Agent's Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President
Within Arm's Length: A Secret Service Agent's Definitive Inside Account of Protecting the President
by Dan Emmett
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A rare inside look at the Secret Service from an agent who provided protection worldwide for President George H. W. Bush, President William Clinton, and President George W. Bush Dan Emmett was just eight years old when President... (read more)

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Rule By Secrecy the Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission the Freemasons & the Great Pyramids
Rule By Secrecy the Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission the Freemasons & the Great Pyramids
by Jim Marrs
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Set aside your preconceptions of the world, of what you've read in your history textbooks, and what you see and hear from the mainstream media. Jim Marrs, award-winning journalist and author of Alien Agenda and the New York Times bestseller Crossfire, is... (read more)

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The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
The Looming Tower: Al Qaeda and the Road to 9/11
by Lawrence Wright
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National Book Award Finalist A Time, Newsweek, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, and New York Times Book Review Best Book of the Year A gripping narrative that spans five decades, The Looming Tower explains in unprecedented detail the growth of Islamic... (read more)

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Rule by Secrecy: Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids, the
Rule by Secrecy: Hidden History That Connects the Trilateral Commission, the Freemasons, and the Great Pyramids, the
by Jim Marrs
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In this astonishing book, celebrated reporter and New York Times — bestselling author Jim Marrs painstakingly explores the world's most closely guarded secrets, exposing clandestine cabals and the power they have wielded throughout time.? Defiantly... (read more)

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Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
Command and Control: Nuclear Weapons, the Damascus Accident, and the Illusion of Safety
by Eric Schlosser
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The author of Fast Food Nation blends a riveting minute-by-minute account of an H-bomb accident with a chilling assessment of the grave threat we face from nuclear weapons. At the height of the cold war in the American heartland, a combination of human... (read more)

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In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect
In the President's Secret Service: Behind the Scenes with Agents in the Line of Fire and the Presidents They Protect
by Ronald Kessler
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Never before has a journalist penetrated the wall of secrecy that surrounds the U.S. Secret Service, that elite corps of agents who pledge to take a bullet to protect the president and his family. After conducting exclusive interviews with more than one... (read more)

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Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
Breach of Trust: How Americans Failed Their Soldiers and Their Country
by Andrew Bacevich
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A blistering critique of the gulf between America's soldiers and the society that sends them off to war, from the bestselling author of The Limits of Power and Washington Rules. The United States has been “at war” for more than a decade. Yet... (read more)

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Racing for the Bomb: The True Story of General Leslie R. Groves, the Man Behind the Birth of the Atomic Age
Racing for the Bomb: The True Story of General Leslie R. Groves, the Man Behind the Birth of the Atomic Age
by Robert S. Norris
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In September 1942, Colonel Leslie R. Groves was given the job of building the atomic bomb. As a career officer in the Army Corps of Engineers, Groves had overseen hundreds of military construction projects, including the Pentagon. Until now, scientists... (read more)

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