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The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
The Dark Side: The Inside Story of How the War on Terror Turned Into a War on American Ideals
by Jane Mayer
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Mayer offers a riveting account of the Bush administration's reaction to 9/11 and its war on terrorism and civil liberties. Gripping and appalling in equal measure, The Dark Side details how and why our country stooped to torture and unlawful wiretapping... (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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What Is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11
What Is Life Worth?: The Unprecedented Effort to Compensate the Victims of 9/11
by Kenneth Feinberg
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Just days after September 11, 2001, Kenneth Feinberg was appointed to administer the federal 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, a unique, unprecedented fund established by Congress to compensate families who lost a loved one on 9/11 and survivors who were... (read more)

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American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone
American Assassination: The Strange Death of Senator Paul Wellstone
by Four Arrows
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Two decorated university professors present evidence that Senator Paul Wellstone, "the first 1960s radical elected to the U.S. Senate," was murdered in an airline crash.... (read more)

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The 9/11 Investigations: Staff Reports of the 9/11 Commission: Excerpts from the House-Senate Joint Inquiry Report on 9/11: Testimony from Four (Publicaffairs Reports)
The 9/11 Investigations: Staff Reports of the 9/11 Commission: Excerpts from the House-Senate Joint Inquiry Report on 9/11: Testimony from Four (Publicaffairs Reports)
by National Commission
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The 9/11 Investigations lifts the curtain on the top-secret investigations into the worst attack in American history. Here in one place is the most salient information from both the Joint House-Senate Inquiry and the 9/11 Commission investigation... (read more)

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The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth in Bush's America
The Greatest Story Ever Sold: The Decline and Fall of Truth in Bush's America
by Frank Rich
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When America was attacked on 9/11, its citizens almost unanimously rallied behind its new, untested president as he went to war. What they didn't know at the time was that the Bush administration's highest priority would be to consolidate its own power... (read more)

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The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs
The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs
by Madeleine Albright
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Does America, as George W. Bush has proclaimed, have a special mission, derived from God, to bring liberty and democracy to the world? How much influence does the Christian right have over U.S. foreign policy? And how should America deal with violent... (read more)

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The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism
The Way of the World: A Story of Truth and Hope in an Age of Extremism
by Ron Suskind
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From Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and bestselling author Ron Suskind comes an astonishing investigation of how America lost its way and the nation's daily struggle to reclaim the moral authority upon which its survival depends. Tracking down... (read more)

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Hurricane Katrina: America's Unnatural Disaster (Justice and Social Inquiry)
Hurricane Katrina: America's Unnatural Disaster (Justice and Social Inquiry)
by Jeremy I Levitt
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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana and Mississippi. The storm devastated the region and its citizens. But its devastation did not reach across racial and class lines equally. In an original combination... (read more)

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The 9/11 Commission Report: The Full Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
The 9/11 Commission Report: The Full Final Report of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States
by National Commission on Terrorist Attacks
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In November 2002 the United States Congress and President George W. Bush established by law the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States, also known as the 9/11 Commission. This independent, bipartisan panel was directed to examine... (read more)

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A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies
A Pretext for War: 9/11, Iraq, and the Abuse of America's Intelligence Agencies
by James Bamford
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The bestselling author of "Body of Secrets" and "The Puzzle Palace" presents a sweeping, authoritative, and fearless account of the failures of America's intelligence agencies and the Bush administration's calculated efforts to sell a war to the American... (read more)

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Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Troubled Times
Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Troubled Times
by Studs Terkel
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Now in paperback--"Hope Dies Last: Keeping the Faith in Troubled Times" is the tenth oral history by the Pulitzer Prize winner and his account of an "American century" of hope, activism, and determination.... (read more)

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The Insider: A True Story
The Insider: A True Story
by Dan Verton
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With unparalleled access to primary sources, Dan Verton's The Insider exposes and explores the disappearance of the so-called security perimeter and how organizations of all shapes and sizes leak secrets to the world every day.... (read more)

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The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs
The Mighty and the Almighty: Reflections on America, God, and World Affairs
by Madeleine Albright
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The former US Secretary of State and bestselling author of Madam Secretary offers a provocative and personal look at the role of religion in America's foreign policy. In THE MIGHTY AND ALMIGHTY, Madeleine Albright examines religion and foreign affairs... (read more)

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The Assault on Reason
The Assault on Reason
by Albert Gore
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A #1 New York Times bestseller: A visionary analysis of the degradation of our public sphere and its consequences for our democracy Nobel Peace Prize winner, bestselling author, activist, and political icon, Al Gore has become one of the most respected... (read more)

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Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror
Torture and Truth: America, Abu Ghraib, and the War on Terror
by Mark Danner
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In the spring of 2004, graphic photographs of Iraqi prisoners being tortured by American soldiers in Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison flashed around the world, provoking outraged debate. Did they depict the rogue behavior of "a few bad apples"? Or did they in... (read more)

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Watching the World Change: The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11
Watching the World Change: The Stories Behind the Images of 9/11
by David Friend
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The attack on the World Trade Center was the most watched event in human history. And the footage recorded that day came from myriad perspectives—from TV cameras and tourist snapshots to photographer Thomas E. Franklins iconic image of three... (read more)

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Madam Secretary
Madam Secretary
by Madeleine Albright
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"It was a quarter to ten. I was sipping coffee, but by then my body was manufacturing its own caffeine. I still couldn't allow myself to believe. Finally, at 9:47, the call came. 'I want you to be my Secretary of State.' These are his first words. I... (read more)

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What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001--In Words, Pictures, and Video [With DVD]
What We Saw: The Events of September 11, 2001--In Words, Pictures, and Video [With DVD]
by Cbs News
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andlt;Bandgt;We each remember where we were, what we thought, what we felt, what we heard, and especially what we saw on September 11, 2001.andlt;/Bandgt; andlt;BRandgt;andlt;BRandgt;andlt;Bandgt;Iandlt;/Bandgt;n words, images, and nearly two hours of... (read more)

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Madam Secretary: A Memoir
Madam Secretary: A Memoir
by Madeleine Albright
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Now in paperback: the "New York Times" bestselling memoir of former secretary of state Madeleine Albright. Includes a new Preface written especially for this edition.... (read more)

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