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A G-Man's Life: The FBI, Being 'Deep Throat, ' and the Struggle for Honor in Washington
A G-Man's Life: The FBI, Being 'Deep Throat, ' and the Struggle for Honor in Washington
by Mark Felt and John O'Connor
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Mark Felt's role in history was secured when he decided to share his views on the Watergate break-in with a young reporter on the Washington Post named Bob Woodward. He made sure that the greatest political scandal in the twentieth century, which would... (read more)

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Denial and Deception: An Insider's View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11
Denial and Deception: An Insider's View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11
by Melissa Boyle Mahle
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A former CIA field operative provides a vivid personal and historical narrative on how Washington politicos and European allies eventually exhausted the CIA with political and cultural reforms, causing the agency to become unable and unwilling to fight a... (read more)

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Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History
Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of the Largest Covert Operation in History
by George Crile
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A bestseller in hardcover, "Charlie Wilsons War" tells what became of the largest covert operation in history. Moving from the back rooms of the Capitol to arms-dealer conventions to the Khyber Pass, this is a compulsively readable account of the inside... (read more)

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Messages To the World : Statements of Osama Bin Laden (05 Edition)
Messages To the World : Statements of Osama Bin Laden (05 Edition)
by Osama Bin Laden
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Despite the saturation of global media coverage, Osama bin Laden's own writings have been curiously absent from analysis of the "war on terror." Over the last ten years, bin Laden has issued a series of carefully tailored public statements, from... (read more)

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History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time
History Decoded: The 10 Greatest Conspiracies of All Time
by Brad Meltzer
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It's an irresistible combination: Brad Meltzer, a born storyteller, counting down the world's most intriguing unsolved mysteries. And to make this richly illustrated book even richer, each chapter invites the reader along for an interactive experience... (read more)

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Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Rendition and Torture Program
Ghost Plane: The True Story of the CIA Rendition and Torture Program
by Stephen Grey
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On June 10th, 2002, Attorney General John Ashcroft announced that the US had captured a known terrorist who was exploring a plan to explode a "dirty bomb" on American soil.  That alleged terrorist was José Padilla who was finally charged in 2005... (read more)

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Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11
Real Enemies: Conspiracy Theories and American Democracy, World War I to 9/11
by Kathryn S Olmsted
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Many Americans believe that their own government is guilty of shocking crimes. Government agents shot the president. They faked the moon landing. They stood by and allowed the murders of 2,400 servicemen in Hawaii--or 3,000 civilians in New York. In... (read more)

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Fortress America: The American Military and the Consequences of Peace
Fortress America: The American Military and the Consequences of Peace
by William Greider
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"William Greider, one of Americas most respected political and economic journalists, explores how and why America has avoided coming to terms with the end of the Cold War era—and the troubling consequ"... (read more)

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Nothing To Hide (11 Edition)
Nothing To Hide (11 Edition)
by Solove
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"Incidents that raise questions about online security and privacy rights are a common occurrence. Books about these issues are equally plentiful, but none that I have seen addresses the issue in more detail or with greater insight than this work by... (read more)

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American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us
American Conspiracies: Lies, Lies, and More Dirty Lies That the Government Tells Us
by Jesse Ventura
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In this explosive account of wrongful acts and on-going cover-ups, Jesse Ventura takes a systematic look at the wide gap between what the American government knows and what it reveals to the American people. For too long, we the people have sat by and... (read more)

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Metal of Dishonor-Depleted Uranium: How the Pentagon Radiates Soldiers & Civilians with Du Weapons
Metal of Dishonor-Depleted Uranium: How the Pentagon Radiates Soldiers & Civilians with Du Weapons
by Depleted Uranium Education Project
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The drastic health and environmental consequences of a new generation of radioactive weapons, Depleted Uranium (DU), currently being used in U.S.-waged wars are discussed in these essays. This "new kind of nuclear war" is examined alongside the effects... (read more)

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Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control
Drone Warfare: Killing by Remote Control
by Medea Benjamin
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Drone Warfare is the first comprehensive analysis of one of the fastest growing—and most secretive—fronts in global conflict: the rise of robot warfare. In 2000, the Pentagon had fewer than fifty aerial drones; ten years later, it had... (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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Class 11: Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class
Class 11: Inside the CIA's First Post-9/11 Spy Class
by T J Waters
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An insider's look at the CIA's first post-September 11 training class profiles it as the most elite and secretive program of its kind in the nation, in an account that describes the Clandestine Service class's unique student qualifications, personal... (read more)

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Bioterror: Manufacturing Wars the American Way
Bioterror: Manufacturing Wars the American Way
by William H Schaap
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Among the contributors are: <BR>-<BR>- Robert Lederer {WBAI/Pacifica Radio journalist}<BR>- Tod Ensign (director of Citizen Soldier and veterans' rights advocate)<BR>- Dr. Meryl Nass (expert on anthrax and biological warfare who... (read more)

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The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11
The One Percent Doctrine: Deep Inside America's Pursuit of Its Enemies Since 9/11
by Ron Suskind
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Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind takes you deep inside America's real battles with violent, unrelenting terrorists -- a game of kill-or-be-killed, from the Oval Office to the streets of Karachi.... (read more)

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09/11 8:48 AM: Documenting America's Greatest Tragedy
09/11 8:48 AM: Documenting America's Greatest Tragedy
by BlueEar.com
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A stirring oral history capturing America's most tragic day. Edited by BlueEar.com and written in the voices of the survivors, witnesses and helpless onlookers of the "Attack on America", this chronicle has a raw style that captures the fragile humanity... (read more)

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Contemporary Nuclear Debates: Missile Defenses, Arms Control, and Arms Races in the Twenty-First Century (Washington Quarterly Reader)
Contemporary Nuclear Debates: Missile Defenses, Arms Control, and Arms Races in the Twenty-First Century (Washington Quarterly Reader)
by Alexander T Lennon
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The proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, in the hands of both states and terrorist networks, is considered by many to be the greatest threat to global security today.... (read more)

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Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting
Operation Shakespeare: The True Story of an Elite International Sting
by John Shiffman
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A Pulitzer Prize finalist presents the rare and intimate narrative of a daring national security sting designed to protect US soldiers, sailors, and pilots from the greatest danger they face on the battlefield—an enemy equipped with American-made... (read more)

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9/11 Revealed: The Unanswered Questions
9/11 Revealed: The Unanswered Questions
by Rowland Morgan
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It is now more than three years since the 9/11 attacks. But the collapsing towers, the smoldering Pentagon, the round bland face of Mohammed Atta still have an intense immediacy. Most people will always remember where they were when the news came through.... (read more)

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