Politics & Politicians

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“If removing a president was easy, Congress would probably do it all the time, since that august body is populated by the representatives of a fickle, emotional, and befud

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“Mann’s book is about the professional and personal relationship between Cheney and Powell—how it blossomed during the first Gulf War under Bush 41, strained but survived the 9

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“The author is a ‘never-Trumper’ who used to work for the Republican Party when he regarded it as genuinely conservative. He knows how the party works . . .”

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Walter Ralegh is a brilliant biography of a true one of a kind.”

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Neal Katyal makes an unimpeachable case, concise but comprehensive, for impeachment.  The author of Impeach knows the law and how to practice it.

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“Granted that democracy is always a work in progress, if democracy again shines in the United States, its broad appeal can bolster demands for democracy in China.”

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“Though one can ultimately disagree with Simms’ revisionist arguments, he has made an impressive effort to challenge the conventional history of Hitler’s approach to the world and war in th

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“[Mann’s] book portrays Reagan as a skilled and sophisticated political thinker and leader.”

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“To the average American, the notion of using the courthouse simply as a negotiating tool or a bludgeon with which to batter one’s enemies, rather than as a place to facilitate justice, oug

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“In Me the People, Nadia Urbinati has produced an exceptional scholarly work on a highly relevant socio-political phenomenon.”

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“If people read An Impossible Dream: Reagan, Gorbachev, and a World Without the Bomb and gather its deeper lessons, perhaps the race to Armageddon can be slowed if not stopped and

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“This is a book rich in detail. Its tone is neutral. It doesn’t give the impression that the author wishes to see the CIA abolished, merely controlled.”

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“David Maraniss digs deep into his father’s 1952 blacklisting and emerges with a riveting account of what disloyalty charges did to families in the McCarthy era, a profound meditation on wh

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Valerie Jarrett of Chicago was described by the New York Times as “the ultimate Obama Insider.”

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[That] The Presidents makes a fast, engrossing read comes as no surprise . . . It works on so many levels including for a general audience.”

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Dark commerce—smuggling, counterfeiting, pirating, fencing—is one of humanity’s oldest professions, noted and condemned by leaders of Mesopotamian empires, Egyptian scribes, and Greek philosophers.

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“offers an excellent starting point for understanding how Putin intends to take on the world . . .”

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“Iran Rising: The Survival and Future of the Islamic Republic is a clearly written, well-researched, and scholarly work that will be of benefit to anyone with a ge

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“Camelot’s End thoroughly examines not just the primary campaigns of Carter and Kennedy, but also the human frailties that combined with events to wreck both men’s

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“for anyone interested in understanding the shocking manner in which the rights of the Palestinians, along with international law, have been violated for decades, all with U.S.

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“a valuable resource for understanding the lack of military effectiveness of Arab armies, along with a dour outlook on any expectation of improvement in the current political and cultural e

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“Holtzman is courageous in writing this book. It certainly won’t win her a White House invitation to the Christmas Party.

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