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In late August 1949, the Soviet Union detonated an atomic bomb in northeast Kazakhstan. In an instant, America’s nuclear monopoly was gone and a new element was added to the Cold War.

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Laura Wides-Muñoz’s book The Making of a Dream: How a Group of Young Undocumented Immigrants Helped Change What It Means to Be American is out just weeks before a reported 800,000 Dreamers

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We are soon going to have a clash between President Donald Trump and international law.

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"Partner to Power, however, 'reminds us that some of the most powerful people working in the White House, indeed in the whole of government, are often the least kn

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On September 13, 1971, my Buffalo National Guard unit entered Attica State Prison where the prisoners had rioted and seized hostages.

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This beautiful and horrifying memoir should be required reading by anyone who feels that immigration is the nation’s number one issue right now.

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“He takes the reader on a journey from single cells, to nervous systems, to self-conscious, self-directed minds. One can’t fault him for lack of vision or ambition.”

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If you keep up with American politics, then you almost certainly know who James O’Keefe is.

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President Donald Trump watches a lot of television. Tweets from Mr. Trump's account indicate that his viewing habits include a healthy dose of news programming.

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“a uniquely valuable addition to the scholarship on prison education.”

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Born and raised in India, Shoba Narayan left for college in the U.S. and stayed for the next 20 years.

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"a delicious little book packed with erudition and pleasure . . ."

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“I looked at my plate and thought quite honestly that the mixture of vegetable, millet and meat looked very enticing.”

“’That’s human flesh,’ she whispered.

“’What?’

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Karen Crouse introduces us to the Norman Rockwellian town of Norwich, Vermont, and its denizens of hard work, modesty, social equity, and homespun support for its children.

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“Paul Le Blanc’s October Song reminds readers just how difficult it is to make a revolution, especially one that failed.”

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“filled with impressive historical research and analysis. . . . profound in its insights, and its conclusions are shocking.”

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“David Cay Johnston is truly Prometheus bound in this sickening reveal of the Trump Administration.”

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Looking for a good cause for 2018? Something you can do while sitting in your armchair? Something that needs to be done if we are to live in a “clean” planet?

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“From the first page to the last, readers are enmeshed in a beguiling story of government intrigue, criminal cunning, FBI backstabbing, and foreign covert shenanigans.”

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“In the end, something just doesn't smell right about this industry.”

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The incarceration of a loved one is a traumatic event. For many families, it is also life-altering.

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“Can America find the vital spark needed to walk the cooperative pathway?”

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“No doubt, Georgia O’Keeffe would paint her support for the #MeToo movement though she might not post the tweets.”

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“an insightful book, providing a closeup look at a conflict that has bedeviled the Middle East and only added fuel to the ongoing fires in that region.”  

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Stephen Greenblatt, Pulitzer Prize winner and a specialist in early modern literature, explores in The Rise and Fall of Adam and Eve the enduring fascination of the Genesis story

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