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Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump’s War on the World’s Most Powerful Office

This book was completed before the impeachment probe in October 2019 so parts feel outdated. However, serious political readers and presidential studies scholars will derive much from this cogent appraisal.

Political Groups, Parties, and Organizations That Shaped America: An Encyclopedia and Document Collection

General readers, high school students, and undergraduates will find this outstanding resource well illustrates the divergent genesis and nature of our political culture and landscape.
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The Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate

This fast-paced account nicely captures the spirit of the times and will appeal to political junkies and scholars. See Patrick Buchanan’s Nixon’s White House Wars and Keith Olson’s updated Watergate for in-depth investigations.

An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent

A remarkable work about a complicated and relatively unknown individual. Highly recommended as a valuable contribution to Soviet spy literature and 20th-century history.

From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin’s Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin’s Secret War on the West

Fans of Blake’s work, along with readers curious about spymasters across the globe and the ways in which Russia tries to infiltrate other governments, will be astonished at the level of detail provided here.

Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants

A thought-provoking perspective on immigration and U.S. immigration policy.
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Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff

McCann places the Malheur occupation in a fresh and broadly anthropological context that furthers our understanding of the ramifications of this political-religious movement in an era of extreme political demagoguery. Highly recommended.

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Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For

While she offers a fascinating look into U.S. foreign policy, Rice’s desire to be comprehensive can be overwhelming. Recommended for readers interested in national security and Obama-era staff memoirs.

The Ambassadors: America’s Diplomats on the Front Lines

Highly recommended as a rich analysis of the challenges of nation building in various parts of the world, and the network of highly capable diplomats committed to serving their country.
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