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A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America
by , Carol Leonnig

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<b>The instant #1 bestseller.<br /><br />鈥淭his taut and terrifying book is among the most closely observed accounts of Donald J. Trump鈥檚 shambolic tenure in office to date."<br /> - Dwight Garner, <i>The New York Times<br /><br />Washington Post</i> national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and White House bureau chief Philip Rucker, both Pulitzer Prize winners, provide the definitive insider narrative of Donald Trump's unique presidency with shocking new reporting and insight into its implications. </b><br /><br />鈥淚 alone can fix it.鈥?So went Donald J. Trump鈥檚 march to the presidency on July 21, 2016, when he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, promising to restore what he described as a fallen nation. Yet over the subsequent years, as he has undertaken the actual work of the commander in chief, it has been hard to see beyond the daily chaos of scandal, investigation, and constant bluster. It would be all too easy to mistake Trump鈥檚 first term for one of pure and uninhibited chaos, but there were patterns to his behavior and that of his associates. The universal value of the Trump administration is loyalty - not to the country, but to the president himself - and Trump鈥檚 North Star has been the perpetuation of his own power, even when it meant imperiling our shaky and mistrustful democracy.<br /><br /> Leonnig and Rucker, with deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington, D.C., tell of rages and frenzies but also moments of courage and perseverance. Relying on scores of exclusive new interviews with some of the most senior members of the Trump administration and other firsthand witnesses, the authors reveal the forty-fifth president up close, taking readers inside Robert Mueller鈥檚 Russia investigation as well as the president鈥檚 own haphazard but ultimately successful legal defense. Here for the first time certain officials who have felt honor-bound not to publicly criticize a sitting president or to divulge what they witnessed in a position of trust tell the truth for the benefit of history.<br /><br /> This peerless and gripping narrative reveals President Trump at his most unvarnished and exposes how decision making in his administration has been driven by a reflexive logic of self-preservation and self-aggrandizement - but a logic nonetheless. This is the story of how an unparalleled president has scrambled to survive and tested the strength of America鈥檚 democracy and its common heart as a nation.
Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive E...
by Peter Schweizer

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<p><strong>Washington insiders operate by a proven credo: when a Peter Schweizer book drops, duck and brace for impact.</strong></p><p>For over a decade, the work of five-time <em>New York Times</em> bestselling investigative reporter Peter Schweizer has sent shockwaves through the political universe. </p><p><em>Clinton Cash</em> revealed the Clintons鈥?international money flow, exposed global corruption, and sparked an FBI investigation. <em>Secret Empires</em> exposed bipartisan corruption and launched congressional investigations. And <em>Throw Them All Out</em>聽and <em>Extortion </em>prompted passage of the STOCK Act. Indeed, Schweizer鈥檚 鈥渇ollow the money鈥?bombshell revelations have been featured on the front pages of the <em>New York Times</em>聽and the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, and regularly appear on national news programs, including <em>60 Minutes</em>.</p><p>Now Schweizer and his team of seasoned investigators turn their focus to the nation鈥檚 top progressives鈥攑oliticians who strive to acquire more government power to achieve their political ends.</p><p>Can they be trusted with more power?</p><p>In <em>Profiles in Corruption</em>, Schweizer offers a deep-dive investigation into the private finances, and secrets deals of some of America鈥檚 top political leaders. And, as usual, he doesn鈥檛 disappoint, with never-before-reported revelations that uncover corruption and abuse of power鈥攁ll backed up by a mountain of corporate documents and legal filings from around the globe. Learn about how they are making sweetheart deals, generating side income, bending the law to their own benefits, using legislation to advance their own interests, and much more.</p><p><em>Profiles in Corruption</em> contains tomorrow鈥檚 headlines.</p>
Why We're Polarized
by Ezra Klein

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English

Pages

335

Publication Date

January 28, 2020

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<b><i>The New York Times</i> Bestseller</b><br /> <br /><b><i>The Wall Street Journal</i> Bestseller</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淔ew books are as well-matched to the moment of their publication as Ezra Klein鈥檚 <i>Why We鈥檙e Polarized</i>.鈥?鈥擠an Hopkins, <i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淚t is likely to become the political book of the year....Powerful [and] intelligent.鈥?鈥擣areed Zakaria, CNN</b><br /> <br /><b>鈥淪uperbly researched and written..." 鈥擣rancis Fukuyama, <i>The Washington</i> <i>Post</i></b><br /> <br /><b>America鈥檚 political system isn鈥檛 broken. The truth is scarier: it鈥檚 working exactly as designed. In this book, journalist Ezra Klein reveals how that system is polarizing us鈥攁nd how we are polarizing it鈥攚ith disastrous results. </b><br /><br />鈥淭he American political system鈥攚hich includes everyone from voters to journalists to the president鈥攊s full of rational actors making rational decisions given the incentives they face,鈥?writes political analyst Ezra Klein. 鈥淲e are a collection of functional parts whose efforts combine into a dysfunctional whole.鈥?lt;br /> <br />In <i>Why We鈥檙e Polarized</i>, Klein reveals the structural and psychological forces behind America鈥檚 descent into division and dysfunction. Neither a polemic nor a lament, this book offers a clear framework for understanding everything from Trump鈥檚 rise to the Democratic Party鈥檚 leftward shift to the politicization of everyday culture.<br /> <br />America is polarized, first and foremost, by identity. Everyone engaged in American politics is engaged, at some level, in identity politics. Over the past fifty years in America, our partisan identities have merged with our racial, religious, geographic, ideological, and cultural identities. These merged identities have attained a weight that is breaking much in our politics and tearing at the bonds that hold this country together.<br /> <br />Klein shows how and why American politics polarized around identity in the twentieth century, and what that polarization did to the way we see the world and one another. And he traces the feedback loops between polarized political identities and polarized political institutions that are driving our system toward crisis.<br /> <br />This is a revelatory book that will change how you look at politics, and perhaps at yourself.
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
by Timothy Snyder

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English

Pages

130

Publication Date

February 28, 2017

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<b>#1聽<i>New York Times</i>聽Bestseller 鈥⒙?lt;b>A historian of fascism offers a guide for surviving and resisting America's turn towards authoritarianism.</b><br /></b><br />The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience.<br /><br /><i>On Tyranny</i>聽is a call to arms and a guide to resistance, with invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come.<br /><br /><b>"Mr. Snyder is a rising public intellectual unafraid to make bold connections between past and present." 鈥?lt;i>The New York Times</i></b>
Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predator...
by Ronan Farrow

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English

Pages

465

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>In this instant <i>New York Times</i> bestselling account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.</b><br />In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.<br />All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain -- until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond. <br />This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.<br /><br />Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, <i>Catch and Kill</i> breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture.<br />INDIE BOUND #1 BESTSELLERUSA TODAY BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson

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English

Pages

342

Publication Date

October 21, 2014

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<b><b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES聽</i>BESTSELLER 鈥⒙?lt;b>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX 鈥⒙燗 powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice鈥攆rom one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.<br /><br /> 鈥淸Bryan Stevenson鈥檚] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩ohn Legend</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN</b>聽鈥⒙燦amed One of the Best Books of the Year by <i>The New York Times 鈥?The Washington Post 鈥?The Boston Globe 鈥?The Seattle Times 鈥?Esquire 鈥?Time</i></b><br /></b></b><br /> Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn鈥檛 commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship鈥攁nd transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.<br /><br /> <i>Just Mercy </i>is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer鈥檚 coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.<br /><br /><b>Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction 鈥⒙燱inner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction 鈥?Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award 鈥?Finalist for the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Prize 鈥?Finalist for the聽<i>Kirkus Reviews聽</i>Prize 鈥?An American Library Association Notable Book</b><br /><br />鈥淓very bit as moving as <i>To Kill a Mockingbird, </i>and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.鈥?lt;b>鈥擠avid Cole, <i>The New York Review of Books</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淪earing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America鈥檚 Mandela.鈥?lt;b>鈥擭icholas Kristof, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淵ou don鈥檛 have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. <i>Just Mercy</i> will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.鈥?lt;b>鈥擳ed Conover, <i>The New York Times Book Review </i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淚nspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he鈥檚 also a gifted writer and storyteller.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淎s deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Financial Times</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淏rilliant.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b>
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Irelan...
by Patrick Radden Keefe

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English

Pages

455

Publication Date

February 26, 2019

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<b>One of the聽<i>New York Times</i>聽10 Best Books of the Year<b><i><br /></i><br />BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - TIME MAGAZINE<br /><br />ONE OF THE BEST 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR - WASHINGTON POST<br /><br />NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br /><br />NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST<br /><br />WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE<br /><br />LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD聽<br /><br />"Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of 10, from her Belfast home in 1972. In this meticulously reported book -- as finely paced as a novel -- Keefe uses McConville's murder as a prism to tell the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Interviewing people on both sides of the conflict, he transforms the tragic damage and waste of the era into a searing, utterly gripping saga." - New York Times Book Review, Ten Best Books of the Year<br /><br />From award-winning <i>New Yorker </i>staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions</b></b><br /><br />In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress--with so many kids, she had always kept it handy for diapers or ripped clothes.<br /><br />Patrick Radden Keefe's mesmerizing book on the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath uses the McConville case as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders. From radical and impetuous I.R.A. terrorists such as Dolours Price, who, when she was barely out of her teens, was already planting bombs in London and targeting informers for execution, to the ferocious I.R.A. mastermind known as The Dark, to the spy games and dirty schemes of the British Army, to Gerry Adams, who negotiated the peace but betrayed his hardcore comrades by denying his I.R.A. past--<i>Say Nothing</i> conjures a world of passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish.
A Woman of No Importance: The Untold Story of the American Spy Wh...
by Sonia Purnell

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

April 09, 2019

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<b><b>A <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER<br /><br /></b>Chosen as a BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR by <i>NPR</i>, the New York Public Library, Amazon, the <i>Seattle Times</i>, the <i>Washington Independent Review of Books</i>, <i>PopSugar</i>, the <i>Minneapolis Star Tribune</i>, BookBrowse, the <i>Spectator</i>, and the <i>Times of London</i><br /><br />鈥淓<b>xcellent鈥his book is as riveting as any thriller, and as hard to put down</b>.鈥?-- <i>The New York Times Book Review</i><br /><br />"A compelling biography of a masterful spy, and a reminder of what can be done with a few brave people -- and a little resistance." - <b>NPR</b><br /><br /><b>A never-before-told story of Virginia Hall, the American spy who changed the course of World War II, from the author of <i>Clementine.</i></b></b><br /><br />In 1942, the Gestapo sent out an urgent transmission: "She is the most dangerous of all Allied spies. We must find and destroy her." <br /><br />The target in their sights was Virginia Hall, a Baltimore socialite who talked her way into Special Operations Executive, the spy organization dubbed Winston Churchill's "Ministry of Ungentlemanly Warfare." She became the first Allied woman deployed behind enemy lines and--despite her prosthetic leg--helped to light the flame of the French Resistance, revolutionizing secret warfare as we know it. <br /><br />Virginia established vast spy networks throughout France, called weapons and explosives down from the skies, and became a linchpin for the Resistance. Even as her face covered wanted posters and a bounty was placed on her head, Virginia refused order after order to evacuate. She finally escaped through a death-defying hike over the Pyrenees into Spain, her cover blown. But she plunged back in, adamant that she had more lives to save, and led a victorious guerilla campaign, liberating swathes of France from the Nazis after D-Day.<br /><br />Based on new and extensive research, Sonia Purnell has for the first time uncovered the full secret life of Virginia Hall--an astounding and inspiring story of heroism, spycraft, resistance, and personal triumph over shocking adversity. <i>A Woman of No Importance</i> is the breathtaking story of how one woman's fierce persistence helped win the war.
Guilt by Accusation: The Challenge of Proving Innocence in the Ag...
by Alan Dershowitz

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English

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Publication Date

November 19, 2019

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<b>A <i>Wall Street Journal</i> Besteller!聽Alan Dershowitz, one of America鈥檚 most respected legal scholars and a<i> New York Times </i>bestselling author聽proves鈥攚ith incontrovertible evidence鈥攖hat he is entirely innocent of the sexual misconduct accusations against him, while suggesting a roadmap for how such allegations should be handled in a just society. 聽</b><br /><br />鈥淢aybe the question isn鈥檛 what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it鈥檚 what happened to everyone else.鈥濃€?lt;i>Politico</i><br /><br /> Alan Dershowitz has been called 鈥渙ne of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America鈥?by <i>Politico </i>and 鈥渢he nation鈥檚 most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights鈥?by <i>Newsweek</i>. Yet he has come under intense criticism for applying those same principles, and his famed 鈥渟hoe鈥憃n鈥憈he鈥憃ther鈥慺oot test,鈥?to those accused of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> In <i>Guilt by Accusation</i>, Dershowitz provides an in鈥慸epth analysis of the false accusations against him, alongside a full presentation of the exculpatory evidence that proves his account, including emails from his accuser and an admission of his innocence from her lawyer, David Boies. Additionally, he examines current attitudes toward accusations of sexual misconduct, which are today, in the age of #MeToo, accepted as implicit truth without giving the accused a fair chance to defend themselves and their innocence, and suggests possible pathways back to a society and legal system in which due process is respected above public opinion and the whims of social media mobs.<br /><br /> This book is Alan Dershowitz鈥檚 plea for fairness for both accuser and accused, his principled stand for due process no matter the allegation, and his compelling assertion of his own innocence. It is essential reading for anyone who wants to know the inside story behind the accusations against him or who cares about the current societal debate over how we should handle accusations of sexual misconduct.<br /><br /> The #MeToo movement has generally been a force for good, but as with many good movements, it is being exploited by some bad people for personal profit. Supporters of the #MeToo movement must not allow false accusers to hurt real victims by hiding behind its virtuous shield, turning it into an exploitive sword against innocent people.
Dark Towers: Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of De...
by David Enrich

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English

Pages

416

Publication Date

February 18, 2020

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<p><strong>鈥淓nrich tells the story of how one of the world's mightiest banks careened off the rails, threatening everything from our financial system to our democracy. Darkly fascinating. A tale that will keep you up at night.鈥?鈥斅燡ohn Carreyrou, #1 bestselling author of聽</strong><em><strong>Bad Blood</strong></em></p><p><strong>From </strong><em><strong>New York Times</strong></em><strong>聽</strong><strong>finance editor David Enrich, a</strong><strong>聽searing expos茅 of the most scandalous bank in the world, revealing its shadowy ties to Donald Trump, Putin's Russia, and Nazi Germany</strong></p><p>On a rainy Sunday in 2014, a senior executive at Deutsche Bank was found hanging in his London apartment. Bill Broeksmit had helped build the 150-year-old financial institution into a global colossus, and his sudden death was a mystery, made more so by the bank鈥檚 efforts to deter investigation. Broeksmit, it turned out, was a man who knew too much.</p><p>In <em>Dark Towers</em>, award-winning journalist David Enrich reveals the truth about Deutsche Bank and its epic path of devastation. Tracing the bank鈥檚聽history back to its propping up of a default-prone American developer in the 1880s, helping the Nazis build Auschwitz, and wooing Eastern Bloc authoritarians, he shows how in the 1990s, via a succession of hard-charging executives, Deutsche made a fateful decision to pursue Wall Street riches, often at the expense of ethics and the law.</p><p>Soon, the bank was manipulating markets, violating international sanctions to aid terrorist regimes, scamming investors, defrauding regulators, and laundering money for Russian oligarchs. Ever desperate for an American foothold, Deutsche also started doing business with a self-promoting real estate magnate nearly every other bank in the world deemed too dangerous to touch: Donald Trump. Over the next twenty years, Deutsche executives loaned billions to Trump, the Kushner family, and an array of scandal-tarred clients, including convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein. </p><p><em>Dark Towers </em>is the never-before-told saga of how Deutsche Bank became the global face of financial recklessness and criminality鈥攖he corporate equivalent of a weapon of mass destruction. It is also the story of a man who was consumed by fear of what he鈥檇 seen at the bank鈥攁nd his son鈥檚 obsessive search for the secrets he kept. </p>

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