• Nerve Center: Inside the White House Situation Room

    By Michael K. Bohn

    The White condo state of affairs Room is arguably crucial facility within the most vital construction on this planet. because the president’s intelligence and alert heart, it offers very important conversation and main issue administration services to the manager government and his advisers. it could possibly even be “an island of calm,” as a most sensible adviser for vice chairman Al Gore as soon as defined it. So little is understood in regards to the state of affairs Room that, until eventually the e-book of Nerve heart, the yankee public’s wisdom of it really is virtually totally in line with its portrayal through the leisure industry.Yet, as Michael ok. Bohn issues out, Hollywood has did not trap the genuine drama of the placement Room. various crises come alive in Nerve heart, from the Vietnam warfare (when President Johnson made overdue evening visits to the placement Room donning his pajamas and went so frequently that he moved his Oval place of work chair there), to the tried assassination of President Ronald Reagan, to today’s high-tech battle on terrorism. Created within the aftermath of the Bay of Pigs fiasco through advisers to President John Kennedy, presidents, cupboard participants, and nationwide safeguard Council employees individuals have all come to rely on the location Room. “I knew that i may constantly depend on the placement Room,” President Jimmy Carter recalled, “and it by no means permit me down.” Bohn, who served as director of the placement Room for the 1st President George Bush, has recruited various officers, together with former and present employees, to inform the colourful forty-year background of the placement Room. In a last bankruptcy, Bohn makes use of a fictional hindrance to explain how the placement Room will evolve to assist the president meet the demanding situations of an more and more risky destiny.
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  • The Hunt for Zero Point: Inside the Classified World of Antigravity Technology

    By Nick Cook

    This riveting paintings of investigative reporting and heritage exposes labeled govt initiatives to construct gravity-defying aircraft--which have an uncanny resemblance to flying saucers.

    The atomic bomb used to be now not the one venture to occupy executive scientists within the Forties. Antigravity expertise, initially spearheaded by means of scientists in Nazi Germany, used to be one other excessive precedence, person who nonetheless might be in impact at the present time. Now for the 1st time, a reporter with an extraordinary entry to key assets within the intelligence and army groups finds suppressed facts that tells the tale of a quest for a discovery that may turn out as robust because the A-bomb.

    The Hunt for 0 Point explores the clinical hypothesis "zero element" of gravity exists within the universe and will be replicated the following in the world. The strain to be the 1st state to harness gravity is colossal, because it potential being able to construct army planes of limitless pace and diversity, in addition to the main lethal weaponry the realm has ever visible. the fitting form for a gravity-defying motor vehicle occurs to be an ideal disk, making antigravity exams a potential cause of the varied alien craft sightings of the prior 50 years.

    Chronicling the origins of antigravity examine within the world's so much complicated study facility, which used to be operated via the 3rd Reich in the course of global conflict II, The Hunt for 0 Point lines U.S. involvement within the undertaking, starting with the recruitment of former Nazi scientists after the struggle. Drawn from interviews with these concerned with the learn and who visited labs in Europe and the USA, The Hunt for 0 Point trips to the center of the 20th century's such a lot complicated unexplained phenomena.


    From the Hardcover edition.
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  • The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape

    By James Howard Kunstler

    The Geography of Nowhere lines America's evolution from a state of major Streets and coherent groups to a land the place each position is like no position specifically, the place the towns are useless zones and the nation-state is a wilderness of comic strip structure and parking plenty.
    In based and infrequently hilarious prose, Kunstler depicts our nation's evolution from the Pilgrim settlements to the fashionable vehicle suburb in all its ghastliness. The Geography of Nowhere tallies up the large fiscal, social, and non secular charges that the US is buying its car-crazed way of life. it's also a warning sign for electorate to reinvent the areas the place we are living and paintings, to construct groups which are once more precious of our affection. Kunstler proposes that via reviving civic artwork and civic lifestyles, we are going to rediscover public advantage and a brand new imaginative and prescient of the typical strong. "The destiny would require us to construct greater places," Kunstler says, "or the long run will belong to other folks in different societies."
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  • The Seas: A Novel

    By Samantha Hunt

    The narrator of The Seas lives in a tiny, distant, alcoholic, merciless beach city. An occasional chambermaid, granddaughter to a typesetter, and daughter to a useless guy, awkward and courageous, wayward and willful, she is in love (unrequited) with an Iraq warfare veteran 13 years her senior. She is confident that she is a mermaid. What she does to ease the soreness of starting to be up lands her in criminal. What she does to get out is the stuff of legend. within the phrases of author Michelle Tea, The Seas is "creepy and poetic, subversive and surprisingly humorous, [and] a beautiful piece of literature."

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  • The Colorblind Screen: Television in Post-Racial America

    The election of President Barack Obama signaled for plenty of the belief of a post-racial the United States, a country during which racism used to be now not a defining social, cultural, and political factor. whereas many american citizens espouse a “colorblind” racial ideology and publicly advise the extensive objectives of integration and equivalent remedy with no regard to race, in fact this angle serves to reify and legitimize racism and protects racial privileges by way of denying and minimizing the consequences of systematic and institutionalized racism.

    In The Colorblind Screen, the members research television’s position because the significant discursive medium within the articulation and contestation of racialized identities within the usa. whereas the dominant mode of televisual racialization has shifted to a “colorblind” ideology that foregrounds racial adjustments so one can rejoice multicultural assimilation, the amount investigates how this tradition denies the numerous social, monetary, and political realities and inequalities that proceed to outline race kinfolk this present day. targeting such iconic figures as President Obama, LeBron James, and Oprah Winfrey, many chapters learn the ways that race is learn by means of tv audiences and enthusiasts. different essays specialize in how visible structures of race in dramas like 24, Sleeper Cell, and The Wanted proceed to conflate Arab and Muslim identities in post-9/11 tv. the amount deals a big intervention within the examine of the televisual illustration of race, attractive with a number of points of the mythologies constructing round notions of a “post-racial” the USA and the duplicitous discursive motive provided by means of the ideology of colorblindness.

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  • Frommer's EasyGuide to Las Vegas 2014 (Easy Guides)

    Selling for a cheaper price than any comparable guidebook, and intentionally restricted to a quick 256 pages, this EasyGuide is an workout in growing easily-absorbed commute info. It emphasizes the real studies in every one destination:the most crucial sights, the vintage approach to coming near near a selected vacation spot; the easiest offerings for lodgings and nutrients; the easiest how you can maximize the joy of your remain. since it is "quick to learn, mild to carry", it's referred to as an "EasyGuide", and displays Arthur Frommer's life of adventure in featuring transparent and concise shuttle advice.
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  • One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

    Dear Reader, 

    In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. status a few ft from President Obama, I warned my fellow voters of the risks facing our state and referred to as for a go back to the rules that made the US great.


    Many american citizens heard and replied, yet our nation’s decline has endured. this present day the risk is greater than ever ahead of, and i've by no means shared a more pressing message than I do now.

    Our turning out to be debt and deteriorating morals have pushed us faraway from the founders’ intent. We’ve made little or no growth in simple education. Obamacare threatens our future health, liberty, and financial future. Media elitism and political correctness are out of control.

    Worst of all, we appear to have misplaced our ability to speak about vital matters lightly and respectfully regardless of get together association or different differences. As a physician instead of a political candidate, I care about what works, no longer no matter if somebody has an (R) or a (D) after his or her identify. we need to come together to resolve our problems.

    Knowing that the way forward for my grandchildren is in jeopardy as a result of reckless spending, godless government, and mean-spirited makes an attempt to silence critics left me no selection yet to write down this book. i've got endeavored to suggest a highway out of our decline, beautiful to each American’s decency and universal sense.

    If every one folks sits again and expects an individual else to take motion, it's going to quickly be too past due. yet with your help, I firmly think that the US may well as soon as again be “one state lower than God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

    Sincerely,

    Ben Carson
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  • Repressive Jurisprudence in the Early American Republic: The First Amendment and the Legacy of English Law

    By Phillip I. Blumberg

    This quantity seeks to provide an explanation for how American society, which were able to noble aspirations akin to these within the statement of Independence and the structure, was once in a position to adopting essentially the most generally deplored statutes of our heritage, the Sedition Act of 1798. It examines how the political beliefs of the yank Revolution have been undermined via the adoption of repressive doctrines of the English monarchial procedure - the criminalization of feedback opposed to the king, the Parliament, the judiciary, and Christianity. Freedom of speech used to be dramatically limited, and this legislations remained unchallenged until eventually good into the 20 th century. This publication could be of prepared curiosity to all fascinated with the Early Republic, freedom of speech, and evolution of yank constitutional jurisprudence. since it addresses the much-criticized Sedition Act of 1798, essentially the most dramatic illustrations of this repressive jurisprudence, the publication can be of curiosity to americans inquisitive about maintaining loose speech in wartime.
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  • For the Soul of Mankind: The United States, the Soviet Union, and the Cold War

    By Melvyn P. Leffler

    "A hugely correct and much-needed ancient examine . . . the most effective books at the interval to were written." ―The Economist

    To the amazement of the general public, pundits, or even the policymakers themselves, the ideological and political clash that endangered the area for part a century got here to an lead to 1990. How did that occur? What had brought on the chilly battle within the first position, and why did it last up to it did? to reply to those questions, Melvyn P. Leffler houses in on 4 the most important episodes whilst American and Soviet leaders thought of modulating, keeping off, or finishing hostilities and asks why they failed. He then illuminates how Reagan, Bush, and, notably, Gorbachev ultimately extricated themselves from the guidelines and mind-sets that had imprisoned their predecessors, and have been in a position to reconfigure Soviet-American kinfolk after many years of confrontation.

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