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A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination

By Philip Shenon

A groundbreaking, explosive account of the Kennedy assassination that might rewrite the background of the 20 th century's such a lot debatable homicide investigation

The questions have haunted our kingdom for part a century: used to be the President killed by means of a unmarried gunman? used to be Lee Harvey Oswald a part of a conspiracy? Did the Warren fee detect the total fact of what occurred on November 22, 1963?

Philip Shenon, a veteran investigative journalist who spent so much of his profession at The big apple Times, eventually presents a number of the solutions. even though A merciless and stunning Act started as Shenon's try and write the 1st insider's background of the Warren fee, it fast turned whatever a lot higher and extra very important whilst he came across startling info that was once withheld from the Warren fee by means of the CIA, FBI and others in strength in Washington. Shenon exhibits how the commission's ten-month research used to be doomed to fail as the guy major it – leader Justice Earl Warren – was once extra dedicated to conserving the Kennedy relations than attending to the total fact approximately what occurred on that tragic day. A taut, page-turning narrative, Shenon's publication positive aspects the most compelling figures of the 20th century―Bobby Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, J. Edgar Hoover, leader Justice Warren, CIA spymasters Allen Dulles and Richard Helms, in addition to the CIA's treacherous "molehunter," James Jesus Angleton.

Based on hundreds and hundreds of interviews and unparalleled entry to the surviving fee staffers and lots of different key gamers, Philip Shenon's authoritative, scrupulously researched ebook will perpetually swap the best way we expect concerning the Kennedy assassination and concerning the deeply mistaken research that undefined.
A Washington put up Notable Nonfiction booklet of 2013

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My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency

Hillary Clinton is operating for the presidency with a message of desire and alter. yet, as Doug Henwood makes transparent during this concise, devastating indictment, little belief might be positioned in her crusade supplies. carefully reviewing her list, Henwood indicates how Clinton's positions on key matters have regularly blown with the breeze of expediency, although typically round an axis of moralism and hawkishness. with no significant application except a extensive fealty to the established order, Henwood indicates, "the case for Hillary boils all the way down to this: she has adventure, she's a girl, and it truly is her turn."

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Ekonomihandboken

By Johan Ehrenberg, Sten Ljunggren

Ekonomihandboken är den stora kritiska genomgången av ekonomi och politik i Sverige. Johan Ehrenberg och Sten Ljunggren skriver engagerat och lättläst om det som verkligen styr våra liv. Med noggranna diagram och offentliga källor arbetar de med att avslöja myter om ekonomi och politiken.

Ekonomihandboken är ett standardverk om ekonomi. En nödvändig inspirationskälla för alla som vill förändra världen. I denna tredje upplaga ingår helt nya avdelningar om Finanskriserna och Klimathotet.

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Los felices 90: La semilla de la destrucción

La década de los noventa marcó el surgimiento de los angeles Nueva Economía, caracterizada por unos incrementos de productividad que duplicaban, o triplicaban, lo conocido durante las dos décadas precedentes. Pero los felices noventa se acabaron bien pronto, antes incluso de que Clinton abandonara l. a. Casa Blanca. l. a. economía entró en recesión y los escándalos empresariales destronaron a los sumos sacerdotes del capitalismo: daba los angeles impresión de que los directivos de algunas empresas se estaban lucrando a expensas de sus accionistas y empleados. l. a. globalización, que tan recientemente se había saludado como el comienzo de un mundo nuevo, también parecía verse con malos ojos. l. a. reunión de l. a. Organización Mundial del Comercio celebrada en Seattle en 1999, que tenía por fin ahondar en los angeles apertura del mundo, acabó en disturbios protagonizados por grupos preocupados por los efectos, a veces devastadores, que los angeles globalización tiene sobre los más pobres. Es necesario arrojar nueva luzsobre lo que ocurrió esos años, acentuando los angeles necesidad de reinterpretarlos. Este libro no se limita a rescribir l. a. historia económica de los noventa: es, en los angeles misma medida, una historia del futuro, del punto en el que los países desarrollados se encuentran en este momento, y de hacia dónde deberían soft para que l. a. economía mundial llegue a un curso más justo y estable.

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Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them

Immigration divides our globalizing global like no different factor. we're swamped by means of unlawful immigrants and infiltrated by way of terrorists, our jobs stolen, our welfare approach abused, our lifestyle destroyed--or so we're informed. At a time while nationwide protect devices are deployed along vigilante Minutemen at the U.S.-Mexico border, the place the dying toll some time past decade now exceeds 9/11's, Philippe Legrain has written the 1st ebook approximately immigration that appears past the headlines. Why are ever-rising numbers of individuals from bad international locations arriving within the usa, Europe, and Australia? will we continue them out? should still we also be trying?

Combining compelling firsthand reporting from all over the world, incisive socioeconomic research, and a wide realizing of what is at stake politically and culturally, Immigrants is a passionate yet lucid publication. In our open global, extra humans will unavoidably circulation throughout borders, Legrain says--and we should always more often than not welcome them. They do the roles we will not or will not do--and their variety enriches us all. Left and correct, unfastened marketeers and campaigners for worldwide justice, enlightened patriots--all should still rally at the back of the reason for freer migration, simply because they want Us and we'd like Them.

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Tweets and the Streets: Social Media and Contemporary Activism

By Paolo Gerbaudo

Tweets and the Streets analyses the tradition of the hot protest routine of the twenty first century. From the Arab Spring to the 'indignados' protests in Spain and the Occupy circulate, Paolo Gerbaudo examines the connection among the increase of social media and the emergence of latest different types of protest.

Gerbaudo argues that activists' use of Twitter and fb doesn't healthy with identical to a 'cyberspace' indifferent from actual fact. as an alternative, social media is used as a part of a venture of re-appropriation of public area, which contains the assembling of alternative teams round 'occupied' locations reminiscent of Cairo’s Tahrir sq. or New York’s Zuccotti Park.

An intriguing and invigorating trip during the new politics of dissent, Tweets and the Streets issues either to the artistic probabilities and to the dangers of political evanescence which new media brings to the modern protest experience.

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In Defence of the Republic

By Marcus Tullius Cicero

Cicero (106-43BC) was once the main really good orator in Classical background. Even one of many males who approved his assassination, the Emperor Octavian, admitted to his grandson that Cicero was once: 'an eloquent guy, my boy, eloquent and a lover of his country'. This new number of speeches illustrates Cicero's fierce loyalty to the Roman Republic, giving an summary of his oratory from early victories within the legislation courts to the peak of his political profession within the Senate. We see him sway the critiques of the mob and the main robust males in Rome, in favour of Pompey the nice and opposed to the conspirator Catiline, whereas The Philippics, thought of his best achievements, comprise the exciting invective introduced opposed to his rival, Mark Antony, which ultimately ended in Cicero's dying.

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Little Rock: Race and Resistance at Central High School (Politics and Society in Modern America)

By Karen Anderson

The desegregation drawback in Little Rock is a landmark of yank background: on September four, 1957, after the excellent courtroom struck down racial segregation in public colleges, Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus known as up the nationwide defend to enclose Little Rock imperative highschool, combating black scholars from stepping into. On September 25, 1957, 9 black scholars, escorted by way of federal troops, received front. With grace and intensity, Little Rock presents clean views at the contributors, particularly the activists and policymakers, eager about those dramatic occasions. a wide selection of proof and resources, Karen Anderson examines American racial politics in terms of alterations in adolescence tradition, sexuality, gender family, and economics, and he or she locates the conflicts of Little Rock in the higher political and historic context.

Anderson considers how white teams on the time, together with center classification girls and the operating classification, formed American race and sophistication kinfolk. She records white women's political mobilizations and, exploring political resentments, sexual fears, and spiritual affiliations, illuminates the explanations in the back of segregationists' missteps and error. Anderson explains how the company elite in Little Rock retained energy within the face of competition, and identifies the ethical disasters of commercial leaders and moderates who sought the looks of federal compliance instead of genuine racial justice, abandoning a legacy of white flight, terrible city faculties, and institutional racism.

Probing the conflicts of college desegregation within the mid-century South, Little Rock casts new gentle on connections among social inequality and the tradition wars of contemporary America.

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American Individualism: How a New Generation of Conservatives Can Save the Republican Party

By Margaret Hoover

Margaret Hoover has been a lifelong member of the Republican get together. She grew up a self-described “ditto head.” She labored within the White apartment for President George W. Bush. this day she is a political commentator for Fox information, the place, as considered one of invoice O’Reilly’s tradition Warriors, she frequently champions the conservative reason. She additionally occurs to be the great-granddaughter of the thirty-first president of the U.S., Herbert Hoover. those impeccable conservative credentials underscore the gravity of her deep-seated issues in regards to the way forward for the Republican social gathering. Her social gathering, she believes, has fallen dangerously out of step with the emerging new release of younger Americans.
   In American Individualism, Margaret Hoover chal-lenges the up-and-coming millennial new release to take one other examine the Republican occasion. even if millennials hardly determine themselves as Republicans, Hoover contends that those younger women and men who helped decide on President Barack Obama are sympathetic to the elemental rules of conservatism. She makes a compelling case for the way the GOP can correct itself and trap the allegiance of this workforce. She believes that her occasion is uniquely situated to supply recommendations for the main urgent difficulties dealing with America—skyrocketing debt and deficits, crises in schooling and immigration, a struggle opposed to Islamist supremacy—but that it truly is held again by way of the outsize impression in the get together of social and non secular conservatives. 
   American Individualism is Hoover’s name to motion for Republicans to embody a conservatism that emphasizes person freedom either in financial coverage and within the realm of social matters in an effort to entice the recent new release of citizens. The Republican celebration, Hoover asserts, can win the help of the millennials whereas even as ultimate devoted to conservative ideas. In a trip that's either political and private, Hoover rediscovers those bedrock conservative values within the writings of her great-grandfather, President Herbert Hoover, who emphasised the important significance of person freedom to the yank lifestyle and who sought to strike a fragile stability in selecting the restricted but crucial function the government may still play within the lives of Americans. 
   Margaret Hoover advocates a conservatism that's totally in step with the unique impulses of the yank conservative move. It conjures up her great-grandfather’s emphasis at the values of civic accountability and repair to others—instincts instilled within the millennial iteration. She argues that the Republican get together this present day needs to evolve as a way to in achieving greatness, and that it could possibly accomplish that with no compromising its tried-and-true primary ideas. to the contrary, these enduring rules, if regularly utilized, will allow the social gathering to draw a more youthful following. 
   An impassioned and persuasive political manifesto grounded in twentieth-century background and unique at
the such a lot difficult difficulties of the twenty-first century, Margaret Hoover’s American Individualism deals provocative rules not only for reinvigorating the Republican social gathering but additionally for strengthening the USA within the many years ahead.

Praise for American Individualism:

“It isn't her nice grandfather’s Republican get together anymore. And Margaret Hoover has written a publication that previous Herbert could enjoy. Sassy, opinionated, and shrewdpermanent, Ms. Hoover shakes up traditional GOP wisdom.” 
—Bill O’Reilly, Anchor, Fox information Channel
 
“Margaret Hoover, a clean and remarkable younger voice within the Republican celebration, is bent on connecting the GOP to emerging generations of the younger. She has whatever to claim to their elders, too. they might top pay attention her.”
—Peggy Noonan, columnist, Wall road Journal

“Margaret Hoover's American Individualism is a needs to learn for each member of the Republican party—elected or otherwise—as a brand new iteration of Republicans attempt to shine new mild on who precisely we must always be.”
—Meghan McCain, writer of Dirty attractive Politics

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The Rule of Empires: Those Who Built Them, Those Who Endured Them, and Why They Always Fall

In The Rule of Empires, Timothy Parsons offers a sweeping account of the evolution of empire from historical Rome to its most modern twentieth-century embodiment. He explains what constitutes an empire, what empires of the prior can let us know approximately our personal ancient second, and maybe most vital, why empires consistently fail.

Writing from the point of view of the typical topic instead of that of the imperial conquerors, Parsons bargains a traditionally grounded cautionary story wealthy with bills of subjugated peoples throwing off the yoke of empire time and time back. The publication takes us within historical Rome's conquest of england, Muslim rule in Spain, Spain's empire in Peru, Britain's "new" imperialism in India and Kenya, and the 3rd Reich's profession of France, between different examples. Parsons illuminates the positive aspects universal to a lot of these empires, their evolutions and self-justifying myths, and the explanations for his or her inevitable decline. He argues that faraway from confirming a few type of Darwinian hierarchy of complicated and primitive societies, those conquests have been normally the manufactured from a brief virtue in army know-how, wealth, and political will. And underneath the self-justifying rhetoric of benevolent paternalism and cultural superiority lay a unadorned wish for power--in brief, to loot the wealth and take advantage of the hard work of conquered peoples. Imperial targets are nonetheless potential within the twenty-first century, Parsons indicates, simply because their defenders and detractors alike hire summary and romanticized views that fail to understand the old fact of subjugation.

In offering a correct photograph of what it's prefer to stay as a topic, The Rule of Empires lays naked the rationalizations of imperial conquerors and their apologists and exposes the real limits of imperial power.

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