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No Ordinary Time by Doris Kearns Goodwin
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This is a marathon of a book that I found difficult to put down. Goodwin's depiction of the Roosevelt's during WWII takes on a very narrow timeline that unfolds week by week. Her knowledge of the subject becomes clear in her attention to detail. It i...more
Lies & the Lying Liars Who Tell Them by Al Franken
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While Al Franken is a little to the left for me, I enjoy his dry, sophisticated humor. The one defining characteristic of this and other books by Franken is that their content is all apparently true. Franken employs a "war room" of Harvard grad stude...more
The Struggle for Europe by William I. Hitchcock
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This was required reading in one of my College History courses. I loved it, but to those who with a mild interest in European history, it might be a bit dry.

While backpacking around Europe after college, I saw this book in a bookstore and used it fo...more
American Brutus by Michael W. Kauffman
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Kauffman's American Brutus is really the leading account of the plot to assinate Abraham Lincoln. Having only been given a cursory understanding of Lincoln's assination as a student, I was surprised to learn that the assination of Lincoln was part of...more
Legacy of Ashes by Tim Weiner
Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA
by Tim Weiner (Goodreads Author)
recommended to Randy Endemann by: My Brother, Bill
read in May, 2008
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Weiner's history of the CIA is as troubling as it is fascinating. He harps on the notion that the organization is perpetually 5-10 years away from being able to produce solid intelligence. It's a theme that presents itself again and again as a backdr...more
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Charlie Wilson's War by George Crile
Charlie Wilson's War: The Extraordinary Story of How the Wildest Man in Congress and a Rogue CIA Agent Changed the History of Our Times
by George Crile
recommended to Randy Endemann by: My dad
recommended for: Anyone interested Political History
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The validity of Crile's depiction of the Charlie Wilson story has been heavily scrutinized for its lack of footnotes. Whether Crile's story is fact or fiction, the Charlie Wilson saga provides a spellbinding glimpse into the politics of old; characte...more
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The Nine by Jeffrey Toobin
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Basic Economics 3rd Ed by Thomas Sowell
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