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Historians in Trouble: Plagiarism, Fraud, and Politics in the Ivory Tower

 

Historians in Trouble: Plagiarism, Fraud, and Politics in the Ivory Tower

By Jon Wiener

$14.94

 

History’s Greatest Heist

 

History’s Greatest Heist

By Sean McMeekin

$27.36

 

Hitch-22: A Memoir

 

Hitch-22: A Memoir

By Christopher Hitchens

$16.19

Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power

 

Hitlerland: American Eyewitnesses to the Nazi Rise to Power

$3.75

Hitler’s rise to power, Germany’s march to the abyss, as seen by Americans—diplomats, military, expats, visiting authors, Olympic athletes—who watched horrified and up close Some of the Americans in Hitler’s Germany were merely casual observers, others deliberately blind, a few were Nazi apologists. But most began slowly to understand what was unfolding, even when they found it difficult to grasp the breadth of the catastrophe. Among the journalists, William Shirer understood what was happening. Edgar Mowrer, Dorothy Thompson and Sigrid Schultz, reporters, were alarmed. Truman Smith, the first American official to meet Hitler, was an astute political observer. Historian William Dodd, whom FDR tapped for ambassador in Berlin, left disillusioned; his daughter Martha scandalized the embassy with her procession of lovers, Nazis she took up with; she ended as a Soviet spy. On the scene were George Kennan, the architect of containment; Richard Helms, who rose to the top of the CIA. The writers Sinclair Lewis and Thomas Wolfe, famed aviator Charles Lindbergh, and the great athlete Jesse Owens came through Germany; so did a younger generation of journalists—Richard Hottelet, Hans V. Kaltenborn, Howard K. Smith and Ed Murrow. These Americans helped their reluctant countrymen begin to understand Nazi Germany as it ruthlessly eliminated political opponents, instilled hatred of Jews and anyone deemed a member of an inferior race, and readied its military and its people for a war for global domination. They helped prepare Americans for the years of struggle ahead.

 

Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and Back With Amanda Knox

 

Honor Bound: My Journey to Hell and Back With Amanda Knox

Raffaele Sollecito (Author), Andrew Gumbel (Author)

$11.83

Accused ... targeted ... sentenced ... wrongly imprisoned. Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox were the victims in a world-famous trial so bizarre that it defied all reason. Charged with a crime neither could fathom, let alone perpetrate, they spent four excruciating years in prison before their final acquittal. Now, for the first time since, Raffaele reveals what really happened between him and his then-girlfriend before, during and after the brutal murder of Amanda's roommate Meredith Kercher. With startling candor, Raffaele shares intimate details about his changing relationship with Amanda as their giddy romance turned into endless harrowing interrogations. As Amanda’s only solid alibi, Raffaele came under unrelenting pressure—from his own family and lawyers as much as the police and prosecution—to change his testimony. Doing so might have saved him but would almost certainly have condemned Amanda to a lifetime in jail. He refused. Sifting through the wild accusations depicting him as a druggie, porn addict and reckless thrill seeker, Raffaele shows how these stories were gross distortions of trivial episodes. With unflinching honesty, he takes readers behind the scenes of the trial of the century—and inside the day-to-day hell of prison life. Finally, and poignantly, Raffaele talks about his first face-to-face reunion with Amanda after their release. Emotional, disturbing and ultimately galvanizing, this memoir is a riveting account of an egregious miscarriage of justice, a public condemnation and personal survival. And, at its heart, it is a tragic love story about a young man who trusted his feelings, refused to give up hope and ultimately triumphed

 

Honorable Survivor: Mao’s China, McCarthy’s America and the Persecution of John S. Service

 

Honorable Survivor: Mao’s China, McCarthy’s America and the Persecution of John S. Service

By Lynne Joiner

$27.32

Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government—and How We Take It Back

 

Hostile Takeover: How Big Money and Corruption Conquered Our Government—and How We Take It Back

By David Sirota

$11.16

 

How Can I Keep from Singing?: The Ballad of Pete Seeger

 

How Can I Keep from Singing?: The Ballad of Pete Seeger

By David King Dunaway

$12.53

 

How To Be Black

 

How To Be Black

By Baratunde Thurston

$24.99

How to Get SSI & Social Security Disability

 

How to Get SSI & Social Security Disability

Mike Davis

11.95

 

How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour: Why Hedge Funds Get Away with Siphoning Off America’s Wealth

 

How to Make a Million Dollars an Hour: Why Hedge Funds Get Away with Siphoning Off America’s Wealth

By Les Leopold

$16.33

 

How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America

 

How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America

Jon Wiener

$27.95

Hours after the USSR collapsed in 1991, Congress began making plans to establish the official memory of the Cold War. Conservatives dominated the proceedings, spending millions to portray the conflict as a triumph of good over evil and a defeat of totalitarianism equal in significance to World War II. In this provocative book, historian Jon Wiener visits Cold War monuments, museums and memorials across the United States to find out how the era is being remembered. The author’s journey provides a history of the Cold War, one that turns many conventional notions on their heads. In an engaging travelogue that takes readers to sites such as the life-size recreation of Berlin’s “Checkpoint Charlie” at the Reagan Presidential Library, the fallout shelter display at the Smithsonian and exhibits about “Sgt. Elvis” -- America’s most famous Cold War veteran -- Wiener discovers that the Cold War isn’t being remembered. It’s being forgotten. Despite an immense effort, the conservatives’ monuments weren’t built, their historic sites have few visitors and many of their museums have now shifted focus to other topics. Proponents of the notion of a heroic “Cold War victory” failed; the public didn’t buy the official story. Lively, readable and well-informed, this book expands current discussions about memory and history, and raises intriguing questions about popular skepticism toward official ideology.

How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America

 

How We Forgot the Cold War: A Historical Journey across America

Jon Wiener

$27.95

Hours after the USSR collapsed in 1991, Congress began making plans to establish the official memory of the Cold War. Conservatives dominated the proceedings, spending millions to portray the conflict as a triumph of good over evil and a defeat of totalitarianism equal in significance to World War II. In this provocative book, historian Jon Wiener visits Cold War monuments, museums and memorials across the United States to find out how the era is being remembered. The author’s journey provides a history of the Cold War, one that turns many conventional notions on their heads. In an engaging travelogue that takes readers to sites such as the life-size recreation of Berlin’s “Checkpoint Charlie” at the Reagan Presidential Library, the fallout shelter display at the Smithsonian and exhibits about “Sgt. Elvis” -- America’s most famous Cold War veteran -- Wiener discovers that the Cold War isn’t being remembered. It’s being forgotten. Despite an immense effort, the conservatives’ monuments weren’t built, their historic sites have few visitors and many of their museums have now shifted focus to other topics. Proponents of the notion of a heroic “Cold War victory” failed; the public didn’t buy the official story. Lively, readable and well-informed, this book expands current discussions about memory and history, and raises intriguing questions about popular skepticism toward official ideology.

 

Hugo Chavez

 

Hugo Chavez

by Cristina Marcano and Alberto Barrera Tyszka

$18.45

 

Hugo!

 

Hugo!

By Bart Jones

$19.80

Human Smoke

 

Human Smoke

By Nicholson Baker

$19.80

 

Hybrid Reality

 

Hybrid Reality

Parag Khanna (Author), Ayesha Khanna (Author)

$1.99

Technology futurists Ayesha and Parag Khanna (whom Esquire magazine calls one of the 75 people who will influence the 21st century) declare that we are rapidly moving from a point of co-existence with technology to a phase of co-evolution with it. In the Hybrid Age, technology is ubiquitous (with trillions of sensors coating our environment), intelligent (devices communicating with each other as well as with us), and social (encouraging us to develop emotional relationships with it). Technology no longer just processes our instruction; it has its own agency, and we respond to it as much as it responds to us. What this means for societies and individuals, as well as communities and nations, is truly world changing. How will we respond and adapt?

 

I Don’t Believe in Atheists

 

I Don’t Believe in Atheists

By Chris Hedges

$20.75

I Know Just What You Mean: The Power of Friendship in Women’s Lives

 

I Know Just What You Mean: The Power of Friendship in Women’s Lives

By Ellen Goodman, Patricia O'Brien

$18.85

 

I, Con: The Autobiography of Paul Conrad, Editorial Cartoonist

 

I, Con: The Autobiography of Paul Conrad, Editorial Cartoonist

By Paul Conrad

$25.00

 

Ideology and Power in Soviet Politics

 

Ideology and Power in Soviet Politics

Zbigniew K. Brzezinski

64.00

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