Edwin B. Burgess

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The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America

Popular history suitable for high school and undergraduate reading that does not provide easy answers and warns that one of our most basic rights is under more serious attack than ever.
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The Spymasters: How the CIA Directors Shape History and the Future

Whipple has written another incisive work that is full of detail and sure to benefit all interested in learning more about this important role within the world’s most secretive agency.
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Operation Vengeance: The Astonishing Aerial Ambush That Changed World War II

Although this history is well documented in World War II literature, the accessible storytelling by Hampton will likely be of interest for aficionados of the period.
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The NRA: The Unauthorized History

The book is meticulously detailed, sometimes overly so, including investigations into the NRA’s internal debates and parliamentary process. Still, libraries looking for a nonpartisan history of the organization will be well-served.
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Cry Havoc: Charlottesville and American Democracy Under Siege

A difficult, often dense read, but a valuable case study for civic government and ethics collections.

The Violence Inside Us: A Brief History of an Ongoing American Tragedy

An important work on a relevant subject that will draw in anyone interested in social reform.
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Leadership in War: Essential Lessons from Those Who Made History

Roberts briefly distills conservative views on what it takes to be a leader, producing an extremely readable, if sometimes simplified, summation of this aspect of military history. For public libraries and larger academic collections.
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The Force: The Legendary Special Ops Unit and WWII’s Mission Impossible

While the story has been related before, this well-told account of a little-known special operations unit will appeal to readers interested in World War II and fans of military history.

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The Cruel Stars

Continual space battle action, despicable enemies, tight corners, and plucky heroines enliven the story, though one-dimensional characters, improbable last-minute saves, and familiar tropes weaken it. For larger collections; space opera lovers will enjoy a fast and reasonably exciting read.
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