The Melancholy Fate of Capt. Lewis

By Michael Pritchett

While writing a biography of his recognized namesake, invoice Lewis, a high-school historical past instructor, approximately loses himself in his makes an attempt to appreciate one of many nice untold tales in American history—the adventures and next suicide of Meriwether Lewis. while he struggles to light up that unusual and exuberant time and and falls less than the spell of the elusively seductive character of Capt. Lewis, invoice unearths himself battling his personal own concern, attributable to a medical melancholy that threatens not just his publication, yet his activity, his kin, his 13-year marriage, and his personal survival previous the age of 40.

In this wealthy, convinced debut novel, Michael Pritchett not just authentically recreates the area by which Lewis and Clark pressured their method, but additionally reveals impressive parallels among Capt. Lewis’s doubt approximately show up future and the modern uncertainty of the introspective smooth male at a time whilst all our values are in question.

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San Francisco Police Department (Images of America)

By John Garvey

The officials of the San Francisco Police division will be the first to inform you that police paintings during this urban is not anything like soiled Harry, The Streets of San Francisco, or Nash Bridges. it is a gritty truth, sometimes infused with glamour, yet constantly characterised through the innovation and weird court cases came across as a question after all during this specified urban. the dep. was once verified in 1849, whilst the inhabitants surge from the Gold Rush created a determined desire for legislations enforcement. An preliminary 35-member strength used to be shaped to guard over 20,000 citizens. on the grounds that then, the SFPD has presided over infamous occasions, together with the case of the Zodiac Killer, Zebra Murders, the Patty Hearst Hibernia financial institution theft, the 1975 assassination test on President Gerald Ford, and the Golden Dragon eating place and one hundred and one California highway Massacres. whereas the SFPD tale features a ugly and infrequently scandalous prior, its committed officials proceed to supply a favorable and important carrier to the varied metropolitan neighborhood of San Francisco.

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Americana (Contemporary American fiction)

By Don DeLillo

The first novel via Don DeLillo, writer of White Noise (winner of the nationwide ebook Award) and Zero K

At twenty-eight, David Bell is the yankee Dream come actual. He has fought his method to the pinnacle, surviving workplace purges and scandals tobecome a most sensible tv government. David's international is made of the pictures that glint throughout America's displays, the fantasies that enthrall America's imagination.

And the the dream--and the dream-making--become a nightmare. on the top of his luck, David units out to rediscover fact. digicam in hand, he trips around the kingdom in a mad and relocating try and trap, to impose a development on his personal, and America's earlier, current, and future.

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American Holocaust: The Conquest of the New World

By David E. Stannard

For 400 years--from the 1st Spanish attacks opposed to the Arawak humans of Hispaniola within the 1490s to the U.S. Army's bloodbath of Sioux Indians at Wounded Knee within the 1890s--the indigenous population of North and South the United States continued an never-ending firestorm of violence. in the course of that point the local inhabitants of the Western Hemisphere declined by way of as many as a hundred million humans. certainly, as historian David E. Stannard argues during this gorgeous new ebook, the ecu and white American destruction of the local peoples of the Americas was once the main titanic act of genocide within the heritage of the world.

Stannard starts off with a portrait of the big richness and variety of existence within the Americas sooner than Columbus's fateful voyage in 1492. He then follows the trail of genocide from the Indies to Mexico and imperative and South the USA, then north to Florida, Virginia, and New England, and at last out around the nice Plains and Southwest to California and the North Pacific Coast. Stannard unearths that anywhere Europeans or white american citizens went, the local humans have been stuck among imported plagues and barbarous atrocities, more often than not leading to the annihilation of ninety five percentage in their populations. what sort of humans, he asks, do such horrendous issues to others? His hugely provocative solution: Christians. Digging deeply into old ecu and Christian attitudes towards intercourse, race, and battle, he reveals the cultural flooring organized by means of the top of the center a while for the centuries-long genocide crusade that Europeans and their descendants launched--and in areas proceed to wage--against the recent World's unique population. Advancing a thesis that's bound to create a lot controversy, Stannard contends that the perpetrators of the yank Holocaust drew at the related ideological wellspring as did the later architects of the Nazi Holocaust. it truly is an ideology that continues to be dangerously alive at the present time, he provides, and person who in recent times has surfaced in American justifications for large-scale army intervention in Southeast Asia and the center East.

At as soon as sweeping in scope and meticulously distinctive, American Holocaust is a piece of impassioned scholarship that's guaranteed to ignite severe ancient and ethical debate.

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The Battle for Leyte Gulf: The Incredible Story of World War II's Largest Naval Battle

By C. Vann Woodward

Pulitzer-Prize-winner and bestselling writer C. Vann Woodward recreates the gripping account of the conflict for Leyte Gulf—the maximum naval conflict of global warfare II and the biggest engagement ever fought at the excessive seas. For the japanese, it represented their ideal attempt; they devoted to motion almost each operational battling send at the lists of the Imperial army, together with strong new battleships of the Yamato classification. It additionally resulted in their maximum defeat—and an immense victory for the USA military. incorporates a new creation via Evan Thomas, writer of Sea of Thunder.

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Guantánamo Diary

By Mohamedou Ould Slahi

The acclaimed nationwide bestseller, welcomed at the conceal of the New York instances ebook Review--the first and basically diary written via a still-imprisoned Guantánamo detainee.

Mohamedou Slahi has been imprisoned on the detainee camp at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba seeing that 2002. In some of these years, the us hasn't ever charged him with against the law. even if he used to be ordered published by way of a federal pass judgement on, the U.S. executive fought that call, and there's no signal that the us plans to enable him go.

Three years into his captivity Slahi all started a diary, recounting his existence ahead of he disappeared into U.S. custody and everyday life as a detainee. His diary isn't really basically a shiny list of a miscarriage of justice, yet a deeply own memoir---terrifying, darkly funny, and unusually gracious. Guantánamo Diary is a record of mammoth emotional energy and historic value.

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The Main Enemy: The Inside Story of the CIA's Final Showdown with the KGB

By James Risen

A landmark collaboration among a thirty-year veteran of the CIA and a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist, The major Enemy is the dramatic within tale of the CIA-KGB secret agent wars, informed throughout the activities of the boys who fought them.

Based on hundreds and hundreds of interviews with operatives from each side, the most Enemy places us contained in the heads of CIA officials as they avoid surveillance and stroll into violent ambushes in Moscow. this is often the tale of the iteration of spies who got here of age within the shadow of the Cuban missile difficulty and rose in the course of the ranks to run the CIA and KGB within the final days of the chilly warfare. The clandestine operations they masterminded took them from the sewers of Moscow to the again streets of Baghdad, from Cairo and Havana to Prague and Berlin, however the motion facilities on Washington, beginning within the notorious "Year of the Spy"--when, one after the other, the CIA’s brokers in Moscow started to be killed, up via to the final man.

Behind the scenes with the CIA's covert operations in Afghanistan, Milt Bearden led the United States to victory within the mystery warfare opposed to the Soviets, and for the 1st time he finds right here what he did and whom the USA sponsored, and why. Bearden was once known as again to Washington after the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan and was once made leader of the Soviet/East Euro-pean Division—just in time to witness the autumn of the Berlin Wall, the revolutions that swept throughout japanese Europe, and the implosion of the Soviet Union.

Laced with startling revelations--about fail-safe top-secret again channels among the CIA and KGB, double and triple brokers, covert operations in Berlin and Prague, and the fateful autumn of 1989--The major Enemy is heritage at its action-packed best.

From the Hardcover edition.

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With Liberty and Justice for Some: How the Law Is Used to Destroy Equality and Protect the Powerful

By Glenn Greenwald

From "the most crucial voice to have entered the political discourse in years" (Bill Moyers) and the journalist who broke the tale on NSA spying courses comes a scathing critique of the two-tiered process of justice that has emerged in America

From the nation's beginnings, the legislations was once to be the good equalizer in American lifestyles, the guarantor of a typical algorithm for all. yet during the last 4 many years, the primary of equality prior to the legislation has been successfully abolished. as an alternative, a two-tiered process of justice guarantees that the country's political and fiscal category is almost immune from prosecution, approved to behave with out restraint, whereas the politically powerless are imprisoned with larger ease and in higher numbers than in the other state within the world.

Starting with Watergate, carrying on with on in the course of the Iran-Contra scandal, and culminating with Obama's protecting of Bush-era officers from prosecution, Glenn Greenwald lays naked the mechanisms that experience come to defend the elite from responsibility. He indicates how the media, either political events, and the courts have abetted a procedure that has produced torture, struggle crimes, household spying through the NSA, and monetary fraud.
Cogent, sharp, and pressing, this can be a no-holds-barred indictment of a profoundly un-American approach that sanctions immunity on the most sensible and mercilessness for everybody else.

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Dreamers and Deceivers: True Stories of the Heroes and Villains Who Made America

By Glenn Beck

The recent nonfiction from no 1 bestselling writer and renowned radio and tv host Glenn Beck.


Everyone has heard of a "Ponzi scheme," yet are you aware what Charles Ponzi truly did to make his identify synonymous with fraud? credits for inventing radio often is going to Marconi or David Sarnoff and RCA--but if you may have by no means heard of Edwin Armstrong or Lee de wooded area, you recognize purely part the story.

You've most likely been to a Disney subject park, yet were you aware that the park Walt believed could switch the realm was once truly EPCOT? He died sooner than his imaginative and prescient for it will probably ever be discovered. background is ready much more than dates and useless men; it is the maximum tale ever instructed. Now, during this strong follow-up to his nationwide bestseller Miracles and Massacres, Glenn Beck brings ten truer and untold tales to life.

The those that made the USA weren't continuously what they appeared. there have been marketers and visionaries whose selflessness propelled us ahead, yet there have been additionally charlatans and fraudsters whose selfishness approximately derailed us. Dreamers and Deceivers brings either one of those teams to lifestyles with tales written to place you correct in the course of the motion. you recognize that Woodrow Wilson was once a innovative who dramatically replaced the USA, yet do you know that he was once additionally fascinated with some of the most stunning nationwide deceptions of all time? you recognize I Love Lucy, however the real tale of Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball is far better than something they produced for tv. you've got heard of Upton Sinclair, the socialist writer who received famed with The Jungle, however it used to be a booklet he wrote 20 years later that proved the depths he was once keen to visit continue his reputation.

From the undercover agent Alger Hiss, to the visionary Steve Jobs, to the code-breaker Alan Turing--once you recognize the whole tales in the back of the half-truths you have been strength fed...once you meet the unsung heroes and obscured villains edited from our schoolbooks...once you start to work out those outstanding humans from our earlier as humans instead of simply names--your viewpoint on latest vital concerns might perpetually swap. discover why this sequence has develop into America's new go-to heritage publication.

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