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The Oil Kings: How the U.S., Iran, and Saudi Arabia Changed the Balance of Power in the Middle East
Andrew Scott Cooper

Simon & Schuster, 2011

Increasing oil prices . . . America struggling with a recession . . . European nations at risk of defaulting on their loans . . . A possible global financial crisis. It happened before, in the 1970s . Oil Kings is the story of how oil came to dominate U.S. domestic and international affairs. As Richard Nixon fought off Watergate inquiries in 1973, the U.S. economy reacted to an oil shortage initiated by Arab nations in retaliation for ...


The Prime Ministers: An Intimate Narrative of Israeli Leadership
Yehuda Avner

The Toby Press, LLC, 2010

The Prime Ministers is the first and only insider account of Israeli politics from the founding of the Jewish State to the near-present day. It reveals stunning details of life-and-death decision-making, top-secret military operations and high level peace negotiations. The Prime Ministers brings readers into the orbits of world figures, including Menachem Begin, Yitzhak Rabin, Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, Henry Kissinger, Yasser Arafat, Margaret ...


When They Come for Us, We'll Be Gone: The Epic Struggle to Save Soviet Jewry
Gal Beckerman

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010

A New Yorker Reviewers’ Favorites “Beckerman recounts the historic trajectory of this grand assertion of human rights with passionate clarity and pellucid conviction.”—Cynthia Ozick AT THE END OF WORLD WAR II, NEARLY THREE MILLION JEWS WERE TRAPPED INSIDE THE SOVIET UNION. They lived a paradox—unwanted by a repressive Stalinist state, yet forbidden to leave. When They Come for Us, We’ll Be Gone is the astonishing and inspiring ...


The Eleven Days of Christmas: America's Last Vietnam Battle
Marshall L lii Michel

Encounter Books, 2001

Moving from the White House to the B-52 cockpits to the missile sites and POW camps of Hanoi, The Eleven Days of Christmas is a gripping tale of heroism and incompetence in a battle whose political and military legacy is still a matter of controversy.


Abandoned in Place
Lynn M O'Shea

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014

“Abandoned in Place” provides a snapshot of the Vietnam POW/MIA issue. From the signing of the Paris Peace Accords, in January 1973, ending American involvement in the war in Southeast Asia to the "dysfunctional" POW/MIA accounting effort of 2014. With the period 1980 -1981 a clear line in the sand. As the U.S. government refocused its efforts from the rescue of surviving POWs to the recovery of remains. “Abandoned in Place” ...


Nixon Volume II: The Triumph of a Politician 1962-1972

Simon & Schuster, 2014

Stephen E. Ambrose’s biography of one of the most complex and puzzling US presidents at the apogee of his career, rebounding from defeat to an innovative, high-risk presidency, already sowing the seeds of his ruin. Starting with Nixon’s drive to the presidency, volume two of Ambrose’s major biography of America’s 37th president chronicles Nixon’s campaigns, his ultimate victory in 1962 as well as his first term as President, and ...


The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate
James Rosen

Doubleday, 2008

The Strong Man is the first full-scale biography of John N. Mitchell, the central figure in the rise and ruin of Richard Nixon and the highest-ranking American official ever convicted on criminal charges. As U.S. attorney general from 1969 to 1972, John Mitchell stood at the center of the upheavals of the late sixties. The most powerful man in the Nixon cabinet, a confident troubleshooter, Mitchell championed law and order against the ...


Reagan's Revolution: The Untold Story of the Campaign That Started It All
Craig Shirley

Thomas Nelson, 2005

Today's political scene looks nothing like it did thirty years ago, and that is due mostly to Reagan's monumental reshaping of the Republican party. What few people realize, however, is that Reagan's revolution did not begin when he took office in 1980, but in his failed presidential challenge to Gerald Ford in 1975-1976. This is the remarkable story of that historic campaign-one that, as Reagan put it, turned a party of "pale pastels" into a ...


The Raid: The Son Tay Prison Rescue Mission
Benjamin F. Schemmer

Ballantine Books, 2002

Minutes after 2 A.M. on November 21, 1970, more than one hundred U.S. war planes shattered the dark calm of the skies over Hanoi. Their mission: rescue sixty-one American POWs from Son Tay prison. Less than thirty minutes later, the raid was over, but no Americans had been rescued. The prisoners had been moved from Son Tay four and a half months earlier and that wasn’t all. Part of the raiding force landed at the wrong compound, a ...


Fred Emery

Touchstone, 1995

Featuring a new afterword for the paperback edition, a fast-paced, clear, comprehensive account of Watergate contains new information about the scandal and probes the deep flaws of character that led to it. Reprint. 17,500 first printing. NYT.


Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations between Washington and Havana
William M. LeoGrande, Peter Kornbluh

The University of North Carolina Press, 2014

Challenging the conventional wisdom of perpetual hostility between the United States and Cuba--beyond invasions, covert operations, assassination plots using poison pens and exploding seashells, and a grinding economic embargo--this fascinating book chronicles a surprising, untold history of bilateral efforts toward rapprochement and reconciliation. Since 1959, conflict and aggression have dominated the story of U.S.-Cuban relations. Now, ...


Tragedy and Hope 101: The Illusion of Justice, Freedom, and Democracy
Joseph Plummer

Brushfire Publishing, 2014

The information contained in this book contradicts nearly everything you’ve been led to believe about democracy and “representative government.” Based on the groundbreaking research of respected historian Carroll Quigley, Tragedy and Hope 101 reveals an unimaginably devious political system, skillfully manipulated by a handful of elite, which is undermining freedom and democracy as we know it. The goal of those who control the system, ...


The CIA's Greatest Covert Operation: Inside the Daring Mission to Recover a Nuclear-armed Soviet Sub
David H. Sharp

Univ Pr of Kansas, 2012

March 1968: three miles below the stormy surface of the North Pacific, a Soviet submarine lay silent as a tomb—its crew dead, its payload of nuclear missiles, once directed toward strategic targets in Hawaii, inoperable. No longer a real threat, the sub still presented an alluring target and it was not long before the CIA answered its siren call—even at the risk of igniting World War III. Project AZORIAN—the monumentally audacious ...


Nixon Volume III: Ruin and Recovery 1973-1990

Simon & Schuster, 2014

In Nixon: Ruin and Recovery, 1973-1990 , Stephen E. Ambrose completes his acclaimed biography of the man many historians call the most fascinating politician in American history: Richard Milhous Nixon. Rarely before on the stage of global politics has one man, respected and reviled, blessed and cursed, held us in such rapt attention. Using Nixon’s own words, private writings, and tape-recorded conversations, Ambrose captures the man and all ...


The Judge: William P. Clark, Ronald Reagan's Top Hand
Paul Kengor

Ignatius Press, 2007

The most important biographical record of the Reagan years--from the Reagan governorship to the 40th President's period in the White House--had not been written, until now: it is the story of Ronald Reagan's indispensable man, confidant, and single most important advisor: William P. Clark, known to many as simply The Judge. With his record, resumé, and the respect he earned from so many quarters, why did Bill Clark never pen an autobiography? ...


The Wars of Watergate: The Last Crisis of Richard Nixon
Stanley I. Kutler

W. W. Norton & Company, 1992

"The definitive account of Watergate." — St. Louis Post-Dispatch


Good Night, Mr. Kissinger and Other Stories

University Press Limited, 2012

Crowded and disordered, Dhaka city deals out blows and isolation - as well as success and epiphany - to the denizens who populate these nine stories. Dhaka's change from a sleepy provincial capital to a dysfunctional megalopolis is mirrored by characters who learn to face disappointments in love and ambition. In “Chameli,” a boy falls for a neighborhood Punjabi girl in 1970; while in “Losing Ayesha,” scars of young love endure into ...


Sideshow: Kissinger, Nixon, and the Destruction of Cambodia
William Shawcross

Cooper Square Press, 2002

Although there are many books and films dealing with the Vietnam War, Sideshow tells the truth about America's secret and illegal war with Cambodia from 1969 to 1973. William Shawcross interviewed hundreds of people of all nationalities, including cabinet ministers, military men, and civil servants, and extensively researched U.S. Government documents. This full-scale investigation—with material new to this edition—exposes how Kissinger and ...


Thicker Than Oil: America's Uneasy Partnership with Saudi Arabia
Rachel Bronson

Oxford University Press, 2008

For fifty-five years, the United States and Saudi Arabia were solid partners. Then came the 9/11 attacks, which sorely tested that relationship. In Thicker than Oil , Rachel Bronson reveals why the partnership became so intimate and how the countries' shared interests sowed the seeds of today's most pressing problem--Islamic radicalism. Drawing on a wide range of archival material, declassified documents, and interviews with leading ...


Breaking Tecumseh's Curse: The Real-life Adventures of the U.S. Secret Service Agent Who Tried to Change ...
Jan Marie Ritter

Calvert Press, 2013

What has mystery, romance, humor, action, intrigue, adventure and over 999,000 characters? The answer is Breaking Tecumseh’s Curse , the inspirational, informative and exciting memoir written by Jan Marie and Bob Ritter. It relates the couple's early years together when Bob was a special agent with the United States Secret Service in Washington, D.C. “It’s the first Secret Service book told from a spouse’s perspective,” says ...



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