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            A Promised Land
             

            A Promised Land (Hardback)

            By Obama, Barack

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            A riveting, deeply personal account of history in the making-from the president who inspired us to believe in the power of democracy In the stirring, highly anticipated first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama tells the story of his improbable odyssey from young man... searching for his identity to leader of the free world, describing in strikingly personal detail both his political education and the landmark moments of the first term of his historic presidency-a time of dramatic transformation and turmoil. Obama takes readers on a compelling journey from his earliest political aspirations to the pivotal Iowa caucus victory that demonstrated the power of grassroots activism to the watershed night of November 4, 2008, when he was elected 44th president of the United States, becoming the first African American to hold the nation's highest office. Reflecting on the presidency, he offers a unique and thoughtful exploration of both the awesome reach and the limits of presidential power, as well as singular insights into the dynamics of U.S. partisan politics and international diplomacy. Obama brings readers inside the Oval Office and the White House Situation Room, and to Moscow, Cairo, Beijing, and points beyond. We are privy to his thoughts as he assembles his cabinet, wrestles with a global financial crisis, takes the measure of Vladimir Putin, overcomes seemingly insurmountable odds to secure passage of the Affordable Care Act, clashes with generals about U.S. strategy in Afghanistan, tackles Wall Street reform, responds to the devastating Deepwater Horizon blowout, and authorizes Operation Neptune's Spear, which leads to the death of Osama bin Laden. A Promised Land is extraordinarily intimate and introspective-the story of one man's bet with history, the faith of a community organizer tested on the world stage. Obama is candid about the balancing act of running for office as a Black American, bearing the expectations of a generation buoyed by messages of
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            ISBN 9780241491515
            Released AU 18 Nov 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            When America Stopped Being Great: A history of the present
             

            When America Stopped Being Great: A history of the present (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Bryant, Nick

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            The presidency of Donald Trump is commonly seen as an historical accident. In When America Stopped Being Great, Nick Bryant argues that by 2016 it had become almost historically inescapable. In this highly personal account, drawing on decades of covering Washington for the BBC, B...ryant shows how the billionaire capitalised on the mistakes of his five predecessors, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, and how also he became a beneficiary of a broken politics, an iniquitous economy, an ailing media, a facile culture, disruptive new technology and the creation of a modern-day presidency that elevated showmanship over statesmanship. Not only are we starting to see the emergence of a post-American world, Bryant fears we are seeing the emergence of a post-American America. The history of Trump's rise is also a history of America's fall - not only are we witnessing America's post-millennial decline, but also the country's disintegration.
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            ISBN 9781760896232
            Published AU 1 Sep 2020
            Publisher Penguin
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            History Atlas

            History Atlas (Hardback)

            Illustrated by de Moraes, Thiago

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            Travel the world from ancient history to the present day in this stunning gift book from the acclaimed creator of MYTH ATLAS. Explore fifteen extraordinary civilisations, with spectacular, action-packed 'maps'. With quirky facts, humorous details and compelling stories, this is h...istory at its most entertaining.
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            ISBN 9781407189239
            Released AU 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher Scholastic
            Interest Age 7-9 years
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            The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Crazy Adventure in a Crazy War *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE*

            The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Crazy Adventure in a Crazy War *SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOVIE* (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Donohue, John

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            The amazing true story of a young man going to take his buddies a few cans of beer - in the heat of the Vietnam war.

            ISBN 9781913183301
            Released AU 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher OCTOPUS PUBLISHING GROUP
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            Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations

            Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By McRaven, Admiral William H.

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            Following the success of his #1 New York Times bestseller Make Your Bed, which has sold over one million copies, Admiral William H. McRaven is back with amazing stories of adventure during his career as a Navy SEAL and commander of America's Special Operations Forces.

            ISBN 9781538729755
            Released AU 11 Aug 2020
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
               

            JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Douglass, James W.; Douglass, James

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            Historian James Douglass proves not only that there was a conspiracy to assassinate JFK, but more importantly (for the first time) explains WHY.

            ISBN 9781439193884
            Released AU 1 Dec 2010
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            A History of the British Presence in Chile: From Bloody Mary to Charles Darwin and the Decline of British Influence
              

            A History of the British Presence in Chile: From Bloody Mary to Charles Darwin and the Decline of British Influence (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Edmundson, W.

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            This book sets out to narrate the contributions to and influence on the history of Chile that British visitors and immigrants have had, not as bystanders but as key players, starting in 1554 with the English Queen 'Bloody Mary' becoming Queen of Chile, and ending with the decline... of British influence following the Second World War
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            ISBN 9780230114838
            Released AU 28 Sep 2011
            Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
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            Homey Don't Play That!: The Story of in Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution
             

            Homey Don't Play That!: The Story of in Living Color and the Black Comedy Revolution (Hardback)

            By Peisner, David

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            Discover the fascinating behind-the-scenes stories and lasting impact of the trailblazing sketch comedy show that upended television, launched the careers of some of our biggest stars, and changed the way we talk, think, and laugh about race: In Living Color --Publisher's descrip...tion.
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            ISBN 9781501143328
            Released AU 6 Feb 2018
            Publisher Atria Books
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            Call Me Burroughs: A Life
              

            Call Me Burroughs: A Life (Hardback)

            By Miles, Barry

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            Fifty years ago, Norman Mailer asserted, William Burroughs is the only American novelist living today who may conceivably be possessed by genius. Few since have taken such literary risks, developed such individual political or spiritual ideas, or spanned such a wide range of medi...a. Burroughs wrote novels, memoirs, technical manuals, and poetry. He painted, made collages, took thousands of photographs, produced hundreds of hours of experimental recordings, acted in movies, and recorded more CDs than most rock bands. Burroughs was the original cult figure of the Beat Movement, and with the publication of his novel Naked Lunch, which was originally banned for obscenity, he became a guru to the 60s youth counterculture. In CALL ME BURROUGHS, biographer and Beat historian Barry Miles presents the first full-length biography of Burroughs to be published in a quarter century-and the first one to chronicle the last decade of Burroughs's life and examine his long-term cultural legacy. Written with the full support of the Burroughs estate and drawing from countless interviews with figures like Allen Ginsberg, Lucien Carr, and Burroughs himself, CALL ME BURROUGHS is a rigorously researched biography that finally gets to the heart of its notoriously mercurial subject.
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            ISBN 9781455511952
            Released AU 28 Jan 2014
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            How the CIA Killed Che: The Murder of a Revolutionary
             

            How the CIA Killed Che: The Murder of a Revolutionary (Hardback)

            By Ratner, Michael; Smith, Michael Steven

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            In compelling detail, two leading US civil rights attorneys recount the extraordinary life and deliberate killing of the world s most storied revolutionary: Ernesto Che Guevara. Michael Ratner and Michael Steven Smith survey the extraordinary trajectory of Che s career from an ea...rly politicization recounted in The Motorcycle Diaries, through meetings with his companero Fidel Castro in Mexico, his vital role in the Cuban revolution, and his expeditions abroad to Africa and Latin America. But their focus is on Che s final days in Bolivia where, after months of struggle to spread the revolution that had begun in Havana, Che is wounded, captured and, soon after, executed. Bound and helpless, Che s last words to his killer, a soldier in the Bolivian Army, were: Remember, you are killing a man. Referencing internal US government documentation, much of it never before published, Ratner and Smith bring their forensic skills as attorneys to analyze the evidence and present an irrefutable case that the CIA not only knew of and approved the execution, but was instrumental in making it happen. Cables from the agency disavowing any US role in the murder were merely attempts to provide plausible deniability for the Johnson administration.The spirit of Che Guevara, as an icon and an inspiration, is as vibrant today as it ever was. Protestors around the world continue to use his image. For anyone drawn to his remarkable life and its violent, unlawful end, How the CIA Killed Che will engage, anger, and educate.
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            ISBN 9781510711013
            Released AU 11 Oct 2016
            Publisher Skyhorse Publishing
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