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What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Audiobook, Autobiography, Biography, History, Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton eBook Download “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What Happened For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rul
Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur eBook Download

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur eBook Download

Autobiography, Biography, History, Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics
Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur eBook Download Called "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history. Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television reports, listened to endless loops of Elton John’s "Tiny Dancer"—a Trump rally playlist staple. From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump re
The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan

The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan

Biography, Historical, History, Nonfiction
The Last Castle by Denise Kiernan eBook Download   The fascinating true story behind the magnificent Gilded Age mansion Biltmore—the largest, grandest residence ever built in the United States. The story of Biltmore spans World Wars, the Jazz Age, the Depression, and generations of the famous Vanderbilt family, and features a captivating cast of real-life characters including F. Scott Fitzgerald, Thomas Wolfe, Teddy Roosevelt, John Singer Sargent, James Whistler, Henry James, and Edith Wharton. Orphaned at a young age, Edith Stuyvesant Dresser claimed lineage from one of New York’s best-known families. She grew up in Newport and Paris, and her engagement and marriage to George Vanderbilt were one of the most watched events of Gilded Age society. But none of this prepared
Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix

Paperbacks from Hell by Grady Hendrix

Art, History, Horror, Nonfiction, Writing
Paperbacks from Hell eBook Download Take a tour through the horror paperback novels of the 1970s and ’80s . . . if you dare. Page through dozens and dozens of amazing book covers featuring well-dressed skeletons, evil dolls, and knife-wielding killer crabs! Read shocking plot summaries that invoke devil worship, satanic children, and haunted real estate! Horror author and vintage paperback book collector Grady Hendrix offers killer commentary and witty insight on these trashy thrillers that tried so hard to be the next Exorcist or Rosemary’s Baby. It’s an affectionate, nostalgic, and unflinchingly funny celebration of the horror fiction boom of two iconic decades, complete with story summaries and artist and author profiles. You’ll find familiar authors, like V. C. Andrews and R. L. S
The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone

The Woman Who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone

Autobiography, Biography, Biography Memoir, History, Nonfiction, War
The Woman Who Smashed Codes eBook Download Joining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest codebreaking duo that ever lived, an American woman and her husband who invented the modern science of cryptology together and used it to confront the evils of their time, solving puzzles that unmasked Nazi spies and helped win World War II In 1912, at the height of World War I, brilliant Shakespeare expert Elizebeth Smith went to work for an eccentric tycoon on his estate outside Chicago. The tycoon had close ties to the U.S. government, and he soon asked Elizebeth to apply her language skills to an exciting new venture: code-breaking. There she met the man who would become her husband, groundbreaking cryptologist William Friedman. T
Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen

Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen

History, Nonfiction, Politics, Psychology, Sociology
Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen eBook Download A razor-sharp thinker offers a new understanding of our post-truth world and explains the American instinct to believe in make-believe, from the Pilgrims to P. T. Barnum to Disneyland to zealots of every stripe . . . to Donald Trump. In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen demonstrates that what’s happening in our country today—this strange, post-factual, “fake news” moment we’re all living through—is not something entirely new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character and path. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by impresarios and their audiences, by hucksters and their suckers. Believe-whatever-you-want fantasy is deeply embedded in our DNA. Over the
The Templars by Dan Jones

The Templars by Dan Jones

Historical, History, Nonfiction, Religion
The Templars by Dan Jones eBook Download A major new history of the knights Templar—holy warriors, bankers, priests, heretics—by the bestselling author of The Plantagenets Jerusalem 1119. A small group of knights seeking a purpose in the violent aftermath of the First Crusade decides to set up a new order. These are the first Knights of Templar, a band of elite warriors prepared to give their lives to protect Christian pilgrims to the Holy Land. Over the next two hundred years, the Templars would become the most powerful religious order of the medieval world. Their legend has inspired fervent speculation ever since. But who were they really and what actually happened? In this groundbreaking narrative history, the bestselling author of The Plantagenets for the first time in a gen
The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

The Lost City of the Monkey God by Douglas Preston

Adventure, History, Nonfiction, Science, Travel
The Lost City of the Monkey God eBook Download A five-hundred-year-old legend. An ancient curse. A stunning medical mystery. And a pioneering journey into the unknown heart of the world's densest jungle. Since the days of conquistador Hernán Cortés, rumors have circulated about a lost city of immense wealth hidden somewhere in the Honduran interior, called the White City or the Lost City of the Monkey God. Indigenous tribes speak of ancestors who fled there to escape the Spanish invaders, and they warn that anyone who enters this sacred city will fall ill and die. In 1940, swashbuckling journalist Theodore Morde returned from the rainforest with hundreds of artifacts and an electrifying story of having found the Lost City of the Monkey God-but then committed suicide without reveali
Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years

Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years

Adult, Audiobook, Autobiography, Biography, Biography Memoir, History, Humor, Nonfiction, Politics
Thanks, Obama by David Litt eBook Download Remember when presidents spoke in complete sentences instead of in unhinged tweets? David Litt does. In his comic, coming-of-age memoir, he takes us back to the Obama years – and charts a path forward in the age of Trump More than any other presidency, Barack Obama’s eight years in the White House were defined by young people – twenty-somethings who didn’t have much experience in politics (or anything else, for that matter), yet suddenly found themselves in the most high-stakes office building on earth. David Litt was one of those twenty-somethings. After graduating from college in 2008, he went straight to the Obama campaign. In 2011, he became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. Until leaving the White House in 2016
American Kingpin by Nick Bilton eBook Download

American Kingpin by Nick Bilton eBook Download

Audiobook, Biography, Crime, History, Mystery, Nonfiction
American Kingpin by Nick Bilton eBook Download The unbelievable true story of the man who built a billion-dollar online drug empire from his bedroom--and almost got away with it  In 2011, a twenty-six-year-old libertarian programmer named Ross Ulbricht launched the ultimate free market: the Silk Road, a clandestine Web site hosted on the Dark Web where anyone could trade anything--drugs, hacking software, forged passports, counterfeit cash, poisons--free of the government's watchful eye.It wasn't long before the media got wind of the new Web site where anyone--not just teenagers and weed dealers but terrorists and black hat hackers--could buy and sell contraband detection-free. Spurred by a public outcry, the federal government launched an epic two-year manhunt for the site's elusive