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Author: Nicholson Baker | Narrator: Nicholson Baker
Release Date: July 21, 2020
A major new work, a hybrid of history, journalism, and memoir, about the modern Freedom of Information Act – FOIA – and the horrifying, decades-old government misdeeds that it is unable to demystify, fro...
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Author: Anne Applebaum
Release Date: July 21, 2020
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author, professor, and historian offers an expert guide to understanding the appeal of the strongman as a leader and an explanation for why authoritarianism is back with a menacing twenty-first-century twist.Across the worl...
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Author: Colin Dickey
Release Date: July 21, 2020
America's favorite cultural historian and author of Ghostland takes a tour of the country's most persistent "unexplained" phenomenaIn a world where rational, scientific explanations are more available than ever, belief in the unprovable and irrationa...
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Author: Robert Whiting
Release Date: July 07, 2020
A riveting account of the role of Americans in the evolution of the Tokyo underworld in the years since 1945.In the ashes of postwar Japan lay a gold mine for certain opportunistic, expatriate Americans.  Addicted to the volatile energy of ...
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Author: Joshua Green
Release Date: June 30, 2020
From the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Devil’s Bargain comes another revelatory, news-making account of one of the defining stories of our current moment, involving some of our most high-profile and polarizing political figures. &#...
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Author: Jake Rossen and Andy Mulvihill
Release Date: June 30, 2020
The outlandish, hilarious, terrifying, and almost impossible-to-believe story of the legendary, dangerous amusement park where millions were entertained and almost as many bruises were sustained, told through the eyes of the founder's sonOften called...
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Author: Matt Alt
Release Date: June 23, 2020
The untold story of how Japan became a cultural superpower through the fantastic inventions that captured—and transformed—the world’s imagination. The Walkman. Karaoke. Pikachu. Pac-Man. Akira. Hello Kitty. Emoji. We&rsquo...
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Author: Thomas Levenson
Release Date: June 16, 2020
The sweeping story of how the greatest minds of the Scientific Revolution applied their new ideas to people, money, and markets—and along the way, invented modern finance.   Money for Nothing chronicles the moment when the needs of war, di...
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Author: Colin Woodard
Release Date: June 16, 2020
The author of American Nations returns to the historical study of a fractured America by examining how a myth of national unity was created and fought over in the nineteenth century--a myth that continues to affect us today Union tells the story of t...
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Author: Doug J. Swanson
Release Date: June 09, 2020
A twenty-first-century reckoning with the legendary Texas Rangers that does justice to their heroic moments while also documenting atrocities, brutality, and corruptionThe Texas Rangers rode into existence in 1823, when Texas was still part of Mexico...
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Author: Richard Cohen | Narrator: Richard Cohen
Release Date: June 09, 2020
An epic exploration of who gets to write the history books, and how the biases of certain storytellers--from Caesar to Shakespeare to Simon Schama--continue to influence our ideas about history today.There are many stories we can spin about the past,...
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Author: Jonathan Kaufman
Release Date: June 02, 2020
An epic, multigenerational story of two rival dynasties who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalistShanghai, 1936. The Cathay Hotel, located on the city's...
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