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Leviathan (96 Edition)
Leviathan (96 Edition)
by Thomas Hobbes
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Leviathan is both a magnificent literary achievement and the greatest work of political philosophy in the English language. Permanently challenging, it has found new applications and new refutations in every generation. This new edition reproduces the... (read more)

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Nixon's Secrets
Nixon's Secrets
by Roger Stone
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Learn the inside scoop on Watergate, the Ford Pardon, and the 18 ½ minute Gap. Roger Stone, the New York Times bestselling author of The Man Who Killed Kennedy, gives us the inside scoop on how Nixon avoided prosecution after the Watergate... (read more)

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Toxic Sludge Is Good for You: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry
Toxic Sludge Is Good for You: Lies, Damn Lies and the Public Relations Industry
by John Stauber
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Common Courage’s number one seller blows the lid off of today's multi-billion-dollar propaganda-for-hire PR industry, revealing how public relations wizards concoct and spin the news, organize phony "grassroots" front groups, spy on citizens and... (read more)

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The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan
The Operators: The Wild and Terrifying Inside Story of America's War in Afghanistan
by Michael Hastings
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A shocking behind-the-scenes portrait of our military commanders, their high-stake maneuvers, and the politcal firestorm that shook the United States.    In the shadow of the hunt for Bin Laden and the United States’ involvement in the... (read more)

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Leviathan (Penguin Classics)
Leviathan (Penguin Classics)
by Thomas Hobbes
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Its appeal to the twentieth century lies not just in its elevation of politics to a science, but in its overriding concern for peace. Its argument that the state of nature, in which life is 'nasty, brutish and short (and patriarchal), is important, but... (read more)

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This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral--Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!--In America's Gilded Capital
This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral--Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!--In America's Gilded Capital
by Mark Leibovich
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One of the nation's most acclaimed journalists, The New York Times's Mark Leibovich, presents a blistering, penetrating, jaw-dropping — and often hysterical — look at Washington's incestuous “media industrial complex.” The great... (read more)

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Napoleon (02 Edition)
Napoleon (02 Edition)
by Paul Johnson
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Eminent historian Paul Johnson dazzles with a rich, succinct portrait of Mozart and his music As hes done in Napoleon, Churchill, Jesus, and Darwin, acclaimed historian and author Paul Johnson here offers a concise, illuminating biography of Mozart... (read more)

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The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made
The Wise Men: Six Friends and the World They Made
by Walter Isaacson
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A captivating blend of personal biography and public drama, The Wise Men introduces six close friends who shaped the role their country would play in the dangerous years following World War II. They were the original best and brightest, whose towering... (read more)

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Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance
Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance
by Julia Angwin
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An inside look at whos watching you, what they know and why it matters We are being watched. We see online ads from websites weve visited, long after weve moved on to other interests. Our smartphones and cars transmit our location, enabling us to know... (read more)

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The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America
by George Packer
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The 2013 National Book Award Winner A New York Times Bestseller Selected by New York Times critic Dwight Garner as a Favorite Book of 2013 One of Amazon's Best Books of 2013 A New York Times Notable Book of 2013 A Washington Post Best Political... (read more)

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Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition
Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition
by Milton Friedman
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Selected by the Times Literary Supplement as one of the hundred most influential books since the war How can we benefit from the promise of government while avoiding the threat it poses to individual freedom? In this classic book, Milton Friedman... (read more)

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The Nsa Report: Liberty and Security in a Changing World
The Nsa Report: Liberty and Security in a Changing World
by Richard A. Clarke
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"The Review Board's recommendations on protecting the civil liberties of non-US persons--a relatively new aspect of the policy discussion--are incredibly welcome."--Jennifer Granick, Stanford Center for Internet and... (read more)

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Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
Our Endangered Values: America's Moral Crisis
by Jimmy Carter
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President Jimmy Carter offers a passionate defense of separation of church and state. He warns that fundamentalists are deliberately blurring the lines between politics and religion. As a believing Christian, Carter takes on issues that are under fierce... (read more)

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Ill Fares the Land
Ill Fares the Land
by Tony Judt
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A gift to the next generation of engaged citizens, from one of our most celebrated intellectuals. As the economic collapse of 2008 made clear, the social contract that defined postwar life in Europe and America-the guarantee of security, stability, and... (read more)

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Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 1: The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. 1
Years of Lyndon Johnson Volume 1: The Path to Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Vol. 1
by Robert Caro
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This is the story of the rise to national power of a desperately poor young man from the Texas Hill Country. The Path to Power reveals in extraordinary detail the genesis of the almost superhuman drive, energy, and ambition that set LBJ apart. It follows... (read more)

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Anarchy, State and Utopia (2ND 13 Edition)
Anarchy, State and Utopia (2ND 13 Edition)
by Robert Nozick
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Translated into 100 languages, winner of the National Book Award, and named one of the 100 Most Influential Books since World War II by the Times Literary Supplement, Anarchy, State and Utopia remains one of the most theoretically trenchant and... (read more)

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Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time)
Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers (Issues of Our Time)
by Kwame Anthon Appiah
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Kwame Anthony Appiah's landmark new work, featured on the cover of the New York Times Magazine, challenges the separatist doctrines espoused in books like Samuel Huntington's The Clash of Civilizations. Reviving the ancient philosophy of "cosmopolitanism,... (read more)

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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
by Walter Isaacson
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Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us -- an ambitious urban entrepreneur who rose up the social ladder, from leather-aproned shopkeeper to dining with kings. In bestselling author Walter Isaacson's vivid and witty full-scale biography,... (read more)

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No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes (American Empire Project)
No Good Men Among the Living: America, the Taliban, and the War Through Afghan Eyes (American Empire Project)
by Anand Gopal
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Told through the lives of three Afghans, the stunning tale of how the United States had triumph in sight in Afghanistan—and then brought the Taliban back from the dead In a breathtaking chronicle, acclaimed journalist Anand... (read more)

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The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left
The Great Debate: Edmund Burke, Thomas Paine, and the Birth of Right and Left
by Yuval Levin
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For more than two centuries, our political life has been divided between a party of progress and a party of conservation. In The Great Debate, Yuval Levin explores the origins of the left/right divide by examining the views of the men who best... (read more)

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