Politics and Social Sciences

The Triangle

The Triangle by Kevin Deutsch is an incredible effort in investigative journalism, detailing a year which the author spent living in the Linden Triangle, a neighborhood ravaged by the ceaseless war between the Bloods and the Crips. The information presented is taken from interviews of over two hundred gang members, their friends and family members, law enforcement, and of course, first-hand experience.

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The Nixon Defense

The Nixon Defense by John W. Dean is the author's own recounting, based on his own personal involvement in the Watergate Scandal, thousands of conversation transcripts and hundreds of thousands of documents from the National Archives and the Nixon Library, what the president Nixon really know about the whole ordeal.

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War of the Whales

War of the Whales by Joshua Horwitz tells the story of attorney Joel Reynolds and marine biologist Ken Balcomb who team up together to lead a long and grueling fight against the U.S. Navy, attempting to expose their new sonar technology as being extremely harmful to the environment, whales in particular.

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The Skeleton Crew

The Skeleton Crew by Deborah Halber examines a very peculiar and specific phenomenon made possible with the advent of the internet. With there being more than 40,000 unaccounted deaths in America on a yearly basis, leaving many unidentified remains behind; as it happens, there is a whole movement whose members are dedicated sleuths and have taken it upon themselves to find out who is who and shed some light on these unsolved cases.

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Classified Woman

Classified Woman by Sibel D. Edmonds is the author's own autobiography, retracing her life from her days spent as working as a young translator for the Federal Bureau of Investigation, following through on her firing in 2002 for the denouncing a colleague for highly illicit practices, and finishing with an in-depth examination of the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition and the movement she started.

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Blood Feud

Blood Feud by Edward Klein is an in-depth look from a journalist's perspective into the rivalry which has been existing for a very long time between the Obamas and the Clintons, and what kind of conflict was boiling behind the scenes.

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No Place to Hide

No Place to Hide by Glenn Greenwald details the author’s ten-day trip to Hong Kong where he met Edward Snowden himself, who passed sensitive information about the NSA. He looks into the implications of these documents, what it means for the NSA to be so powerful, and branches out even further, touching on the mass media and its failure to actually serve the people.

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Not Cool

Not Cool by Greg Gutfeld is a humorous and yet still serious exploration of the concept of “cool people” in society, how they end up running it, dictating how other people ought to live, and what we can do in order to fight back against them and claim our individuality, no matter what it may be.

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The Bible of Unspeakable Truths

The Bible of Unspeakable Truths by Greg Gutfeld would be best described as a compilation of various thoughts, quips and diatribes by the author on the subject of virtually anything in life, from food, religion and race all the way to popular culture and current events.

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Things That Matter

Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer is a rather extensive compilation of news columns, thoughts, ideas and insights expressed by the author over a period of more than three decades both orally and through writing.

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Civilian Warriors

Civilian Warriors was written by Erik Prince, the man himself who founded Blackwater, a private military company which fulfilled hundreds of thousands of contracts for the U.S. government. Though before he was bound by secrecy, with the company being sold to another party, Prince is finally free to personally shed light from inside the organization on how it worked and the missions they were assigned.

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Life Inside the Bubble

Life Inside the Bubble was written by Dan Bongino, a former U.S. Secret Service agent, detailing his service at the highest political echelons there are, and perhaps more interestingly for some people, the reason as to why he left a very successful career behind in order to focus on politics.

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Muck City

Muck City by Bryan Mealer is a narrative which follows one year in the life of three young people trying to battle their way out of the violence, poverty and AIDS-ridden Everglades burg, either through football, helping to salvage the community, or becoming a doctor.

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The Liberty Amendments

The Liberty Amendments by Mark R. Levin is basically an exploration of how the constitution has been defiled during the last century, and how the time has finally come to revive and modify it in order to ensure state sovereignty, and more importantly, individual freedom.

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The Twilight War

The Twilight War by David Crist is a factual exploration of the secret war which Iran and United States have been fighting for over the past thirty years. The information was collected through exclusive access to key documents and senior officials from a number of administrations.

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Breakthrough

Breakthrough by James O’Keefe is a very harsh, factual, and eye-opening exploration of how the United States government and numerous corporations are not only working to restrict the true freedom of citizens without their knowledge, but are also mostly indifferent towards anything but profits.

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The Overtone Window

The Overton Window by Glenn Beck could be qualified as part political thriller, and part commentary on what is currently happening in the United States. It tells the story of a young man without a worry in the world, who one day has his eyes opened and sees he must fight to preserve the country, or at least to prevent it from undergoing a monstrous transformation.

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The Magic of Reality

The Magic of Reality by Richard Dawkins and David McKean is a very broad and global exploration and explanation of the countless wonders which occupy our world, ranging from figuring out who the first man or woman was all the way to the reason for such a biological diversity in the world.

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The Looming Tower

The Looming Tower by Lawrence Wright is an in-depth and factual account of the growth of Islamic fundamentalism, the rise of Al-Qaeda, its transformation from poorly-trained soldiers to the most known terrorist group in the world, and the long road that finally led to the tragic events of 9/11.

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It’s Time for the Truth!

It’s Time for the Truth! by Charles E. Hurlburt is one of the many JFK assassination books out there, however, what sets it apart is that it aims to explore the entirety of the murder from all angles possible while centering on the idea that it was a conspiracy. It comes with plenty of graphic and interesting pictures of the events, making it one of the most complete books on the subject to date.

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Crossfire: The Plot That Killed Kennedy

Crossfire by Jim Marrs is what many describe as being the definitive source in regards to the Kennedy assassination, tackling the story from literally every conceivable angle, cramming over six hundred pages with details upon details, and even some new photos and interviews.

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Hunting the Jackal

Hunting the Jackal was written by Tim Keown and Billy Waugh, and it is basically a biography of the latter’s involvement in many of the United States’ shadow wars as a special forces operative and CIA agent.

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Clash!

In Clash! authors Hazel Rose Markus and Alana Conner explore the influence one’s cultural background bears on the formation of their personality as well as their ability to make impartial judgments and decisions.

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Control

Control by Glenn Beck is a fact-based and detailed exploration of the idea that gun control wasn’t mean to control access to guns, but rather, to control people and their ability to defend themselves.

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The Warmth of Other Suns

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson is a novelized and yet very factual and historically-accurate exploration and portrayal of what life was like in America during the great wave of immigrants which came between 1915 and 1970.

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Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars by Jeremy Scahill looks into a relatively unknown side of warfare, the deployment of highly-trained commando units in total covertness. More precisely, it examines the CIA’s Special Activities Division and the Joint Special Operations Command, which have elite soldiers operating in over a hundred countries worldwide.

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Girl on the Stairs

Girl on the Stairs by Barry Ernest is all about the JFK assassination, or more precisely, Victoria Adams. Thirty-five years ago, she stood on the staircase of the Texas School Book Depository when Oswald was supposed to be making his escape. Her testimony was silenced and only now has she decided to speak up about what she saw that day.

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Hit List

Hit List by Richard Belzer and David Wayne is yet another in-depth and fact-based investigation of the JFK assassination, and more precisely, the improbable deaths of eighteen witnesses to the murder within the next three years.

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Dead Wrong

Dead Wrong by Richard Belzer, David Wayne and Jesse Ventura is an examination of various scientific and forensic facts in order to demonstrate that some of the deaths suffered by important political figures during the last century were indeed assassinations with far-reaching conspiracies.

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Antifragile: Things that Gain from Disorder

Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan, has recently published a very interesting book titled Antifragile in which he reflects on the concept of chaos, how it has come to shape our world, and why we need to build our world in an “antifragile” manner, that is in a way so as to be strengthened through trial.

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The Black Swan

Having pretty much nothing to do with the movie by the same name, The Black Swan by Nassim Nicholas Taleb is a philosophical book in which he explores how certain unpredictable events with huge consequences impact our lives, and how we are drawn to try and make up simple explanations for them. This book had such an impact that the theory it discusses has officially been dubbed as the black swan theory.

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Ghost Wars

Ghost Wars by Steve Coll is a factual account of the history behind the operations the CIA have performed in the past few decades. It touches on their involvement with and against the Soviet Union, Afghanistan, the rise of the Taliban, leading all the way up to the invasion operation that, curiously, started on September 10th, 2001.

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Enemies: A History of the FBI

Enemies: A History of the FBI by Tim Weiner may very well be the definitive book about the FBI’s long and shadowed history, especially seeing as how it was written by a man who won the Pulizter prize and the National Book Award and who has worked with the Pentagon and the CIA for many years.

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Behind the Beautiful Forevers

Behind the Beautiful Forevers, written by Pulitzer Prize winner Katherine Boo, is a very uncompromising look into the lives of five families who are trying to make ends meet in the slums of Annawadi. The events in this book have been compiled from years of on-site reporting by Katherine herself and written in a way to make it sound like more of a novel rather than a report.

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Argo

Argo, written by Matt Baglio and Antonio Mendez himself, is a first-hand account of the military operation to extract six American diplomats trapped in an Iran torn by revolution. The approach to this operation was unprecedented, as the government used Hollywood to cover up their espionage tactics.

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The Outpost

The Outpost by Jake Trapper details the investigation which was conducted on the infamous events which occured at Outpost Keating, eventually leading all the way up to the higher echelons of the military government, those who are stationed in Washington.

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The Joy of Hate

The Joy of Hate by Greg Gutfeld is a very daring and honorable attempt at saving us, the common folk, from the unbearable horrors of being needlessly tolerant and open-minded by rejecting stupidity from our lives.

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The Charge

The Charge by Brendon Burchard is a book about what drives humans to do what they do, about how you can control the ten basic human drives in order to improve your own life and achieve success in anything you are doing.

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The Great Destroyer

The Great Destroyer by David Limbaugh is a book dedicated to the Obama administration, or more precisely, to exposing the real consequences that their actions and decisions have had, in hopes of demonstrating to all that despite appearances, Obama is doing more harm than good.

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Outliers

Outliers by Malcolm is a book about success, one that focuses on the peculiar cases. In other words, it’s about the people who have walked the path-less-travelled and have managed to become truly successful.

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The Amateur

The Amateur by Edward Klein goes deeper than most Obama books out there, seeking to expose not only the truth about the deeds done by his administration, but also the way it works from the inside.

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Mugged

Mugged by Ann Coulter is an exploration of how racial tensions have evolved and affected America on social, cultural and political levels, over the past forty years; though the constitution may proclaim all men and women equal, practice tends to heavily differ from theory.

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Lost at Sea

Lost at Sea is Jon Rohnson’s attempt at exploring a side of this world that we do not see too much : ordinary people who have the blessing or misfortune of living through more or less extraordinary lives.

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The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry

The Psychopath Test is Jon Ronson’s take on daily life, or more precisely, his opinion regarding human sanity. As the reader learns over the course of the book, it is very possible that we are actually surrounded by psychopaths left and right, but we simply do not realize it for they have become socially-acceptable.

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Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World

Platform by Michael Hyatt is a book entirely dedicated to helping those of us who have something to say and yet can never be heard. In other words, it’s a guide for how to really make your opinion matter in this world.

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Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for Bin Laden

Manhunt by Peter L. Bergen basically looks into the whole operation that was put together to track down and kill Osama Bin Laden, starting at the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and ending in the final attack on a cave in Abbottabad.

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The Loyalty Leap

The Loyalty Leap by Bryan Pearson is entirely dedicated to helping marketers establish closer relationships with their clients in order to build a base of loyal customers who are always going to come back to do some business.

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The Presidents Club

The Presidents Club by Nancy Gibbs and Michael Duffy explores a fascinating aspect of politics : the club composed of ex-presidents which was started by Hoover and Truman during Eisenhower’s inauguration.

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How to Be a Woman

How to Be a Woman by Caitlin Moran is not only a look at the struggles and hurdles that many women are facing on a daily basis, but it is also somewhat of an eye-opening guide meant not to teach, but rather show men what it’s like to be a woman.

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Freakonomics

Freakonomics is a book by Steven D. Levitt dedicated to showing the world that not only is economics more than just a boring school subject, but that it’s actually a science that bears the answers to many of the questions we ask on a daily basis.

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Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation by Eric Schlosser is an exploration of the fast food culture that perseveres in America, also going deep into the manufacturing and production process, exposing many of the lies people have been fed for decades now.

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Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America

Mark Levin discussed in Ameritopia the signs which he believe point to the fact that there is an authoritarian reform coming to America, and that many people have been forced into the illusion that they are living in as much of a utopia as it is possible.

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