Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power

By Seth Rosenfeld

"Electrifying."―The ny Times Book Review
"Encyclopedic and compelling."―The New Yorker

A New York Times Bestseller
A Christian technological know-how Monitor most sensible Non-Fiction ebook of the Year
A Kirkus reports Best Non-Fiction ebook of the Year
Winner of the PEN heart united states ebook Award
Winner of the Ridenhour ebook Prize
Winner of the Society reporters' Sunshine Award
Winner of ahead of Columbus Foundations's American publication Award

Subversives strains the FBI's mystery involvement with 3 iconic figures who clashed at Berkeley throughout the Nineteen Sixties: the formidable neophyte flesh presser Ronald Reagan, the fierce yet fragile radical Mario Savio, and the liberal collage president Clark Kerr. via those converging narratives, the award-winning investigative reporter Seth Rosenfeld tells a dramatic and worrying tale of FBI surveillance, unlawful break-ins, infiltration, planted information tales, poison-pen letters, and mystery detention lists all situated at the nation's best public college. Rosenfeld vividly inspires the campus counterculture, as he unearths how the FBI's covert operations―led by way of Reagan's buddy J. Edgar Hoover―helped ignite an period of protest, undermine the Democrats, and gain Reagan in my opinion and politically.

The FBI spent greater than $1 million attempting to block the discharge of the key records on which Subversives relies, yet Rosenfeld pressured the bureau to bare greater than 300,000 pages, supplying a rare view of what the govt was once as much as in the course of a turning element in our nation.

Part background, half biography, and half police procedural, Subversives reads like a true-crime secret because it offers a clean examine the legacy of the Nineteen Sixties, sheds new mild on one in all America's most well-liked presidents, and tells a cautionary story in regards to the risks of unchecked secrecy and power.

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A Short History of Nuclear Folly

By Rudolph Herzog

In the spirit of Dr. Strangelove and The Atomic Café, a blackly sardonic people’s historical past of atomic mistakes and near-misses revealing the hushed-up and forgotten episodes within which the good powers gambled with catastrophe

Rudolph Herzog, the acclaimed writer of Dead Funny, offers a devastating account of history’s such a lot irresponsible makes use of of nuclear expertise. From the rarely-discussed nightmare of “Broken Arrows” (40 nuclear guns misplaced through the chilly warfare) to “Operation Plowshare” (a thought to take advantage of nuclear bombs for giant engineering initiatives, comparable to a the development of a moment Panama Canal utilizing three hundred H-Bombs), Herzog focuses in on long-forgotten nuclear tasks that almost resulted in disaster.

In an remarkable people’s background, Herzog digs deep into files, interviews nuclear scientists, and collects dozens of infrequent images. He explores the “accidental” drop of a Nagasaki-type bomb on a teach conductor’s domestic, the implanting of plutonium into sufferers’ hearts, and the discovery of untamed tactical nukes, together with guns designed to kill enemy astronauts.

Told in a riveting narrative voice, Herzog—the son of filmmaker Werner Herzog—also attracts on adolescence thoughts of the ultimate period of the chilly conflict in Germany, the rustic as soon as obvious because the nuclear battleground for NATO and the Warsaw Pact nations, and discusses facts that Nazi scientists knew the best way to make atomic weaponry . . . and selected now not to.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Mass Casualties: A Young Medic's True Story of Death, Deception, and Dishonor in Iraq

By Michael Anthony

From the Introduction:"Look around," the drill sergeant acknowledged. "In many years, or perhaps a few months, a number of of you can be useless. a few of you'll be seriously wounded or so badly mutilated that your individual mom cannot stand the sight of you. And for the genuine unfortunate ones, you'll come domestic so emotionally disfigured that you just want you had died over there." It was once Week 7 of easy education . . . 18 years previous and that i was once getting ready myself to die.

they are saying the military makes a guy out of you - yet for 18-year-old SPC Michael Anthony, that fabled ceremony of passage proved a really darkish trip. After soliciting his mom and dad’ approval to enlist at in simple terms 17, Anthony begun his trip with an unshakeable religion within the army born of his family's lengthy culture of carrier. but if thrust right into a clinical unit of misfits as misplaced as he was once, SPC Anthony not just witnessed the unspeakable horror of war―but the indisputable misconduct of the military―firsthand. every little thing he ever believed in dissolved, forcing Anthony to reconsider his loyalties, and eventually danger his career―and his freedom―to problem the army he had so firmly believed in.

This searing memoir chronicles the long-lasting reports that modified one younger soldier endlessly. A professional veteran earlier than the age of twenty-one, he confronted the reality in regards to the battle - and himself - during this stunning and unparalleled eyewitness account.

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Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0: Origins

By Randolph Lalonde

It's the far-off destiny and one guy, Jonas Valent, is letting his existence slip by means of. he's hired via Freeground station as a port site visitors controller, a task he took after finishing a journey within the army. His simply genuine pleasure in existence is his participation in true-to-life army simulations with a cadre of pals who come jointly frequently to defeat demanding situations made to check the brightest army cadets and officials alike. those constrained eventualities stand as an addictive preoccupation that's so attractive that they forget about the capability repercussions of breaking in to participate.

When an individual betrays their identities to the Freeground Fleet Admiralty, Jonas and his pals are confronted with a miles higher problem: to enterprise out into the extra populated areas of the galaxy to obtain know-how and data. they're tasked with laying the foundation for the Freeground kingdom of their efforts to reconnect with the remainder of humanity, and to safe the armaments they could have to safeguard themselves from encroaching enemies.

Spinward Fringe Broadcast zero: Origins is a amassed trilogy that chronicles the early adventures of an bold workforce. Their chief, Jonas Valent, has the least to lose and every little thing to achieve as he tells the story of his first travel as Captain of a boat tasked with making allies and gaining knowledge of new applied sciences for the nice of his humans. this straightforward undertaking turns into extra complex because the group ventures additional into the settled fringes of the galaxy.

This trilogy spawned the easiest promoting Spinward Fringe booklet sequence. this can be the place all of it started, while one guy used to be challenged to aspire for greater than an idle life.

A area Opera event loved around the globe by way of every age.

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Constantinopolis

By James D. Shipman

For over one thousand years, the medieval urban of Constantinople has been the jewel at the crown of the Roman Empire. Now, the once-mighty city is damaged down, with its protecting partitions in shambles. lengthy have the neighboring Turks desired to declare the town, and Mehmet—the impetuous new Turkish sultan—thinks he and his legions may possibly ultimately have their likelihood. In defiance of his overdue father’s advisors, Mehmet vows to be the 1st chief in a millennium to wrench Constantinople from the Christians. he's made up our minds to take town from the weakened yet liked Emperor Constantine—even if he loses his throne and his existence within the process.

An epic ancient army event, Constantinopolis plots out the way forward for civilization as formed through a couple of attention-grabbing characters, together with one chief desirous to shop his humans from destruction and one other made up our minds to steer his kingdom to glory.

Revised version: This version of Constantinopolis comprises editorial revisions.

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Storm of Steel (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

By Ernst Jünger, Michael Hofmann

The memoir generally seen because the most sensible account ever written of battling in WW1

A memoir of impressive strength, savagery, and ashen lyricism, Storm of Steel illuminates not just the horrors but additionally the fascination of overall battle, obvious throughout the eyes of a regular German soldier. younger, difficult, patriotic, but in addition disturbingly self-aware, Jünger exulted within the nice conflict, which he observed not only as a superb nationwide clash but—more importantly—as a different own fight. top raiding events, protecting trenches opposed to murderous British incursions, easily enduring as shells tore his comrades aside, Jünger stored checking out himself, braced for the loss of life that may mark his failure. released presently after the war’s finish, Storm of Steel used to be a global bestseller and will now be rediscovered via Michael Hofmann’s fantastic new translation.

For greater than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts more suitable by way of introductions and notes by means of distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Stalingrad: The Fateful Siege: 1942-1943

By Antony Beevor

The conflict of Stalingrad was once not just the mental turning aspect of global battle II: it additionally replaced the face of contemporary warfare

Beevor's newest book Ardennes 1944: The conflict of the Bulge is now to be had from Viking Books 

Historians and reviewers all over the world have hailed Antony Beevor's magisterial Stalingrad because the definitive account of worldwide warfare II's so much harrowing battle.

In August 1942, Hitler's large 6th military reached town that bore Stalin's identify. within the five-month siege that undefined, the Russians fought to carry Stalingrad at any expense; then, in an impressive reversal, encircled and trapped their Nazi enemy. This conflict for the ruins of a urban rate greater than 1000000 lives. Stalingrad conveys the event of squaddies on either side, struggling with in inhuman stipulations, and of civilians trapped on an city battlefield. Antony Beevor has itnerviewed survivors and stumbled on thoroughly new fabric in quite a lot of German and Soviet records, together with prisoner interrogations and studies of desertions and executions. As a narrative of cruelty, braveness, and human anguish, Stalingrad is unparalleled and unforgettable.

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Battle Flag (Starbuck Chronicles)

By Bernard Cornwell

Distinguished on the conflict of Cedar Mountain, accomplice Captain Nate Starbuck's profession is jeopardized once more through the suspicion and hostility of his brigade commander, common Washington Faulconer. the end result of this vicious struggle enormously alterations either men's fortunes and propels AX into the ghastly bloodletting on the moment conflict of Manassas.

Evocative and traditionally actual, conflict Flag keeps Bernard Cornwell's robust sequence of Nate's adventures on probably the most decisive battlefields of the yank Civil War.

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On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society

By Dave Grossman

The good news is that the majority infantrymen are loath to kill. yet armies have constructed subtle methods of overcoming this instinctive aversion. And modern civilian society, quite the media, replicates the army's conditioning thoughts, and, in line with Lt. Col. Dave Grossman's thesis, is chargeable for our emerging price of homicide one of the young.

Upon its preliminary ebook, ON KILLING was once hailed as a landmark examine of the thoughts the army makes use of to beat the robust reluctance to kill, of ways killing impacts squaddies, and of the societal implications of escalating violence. Now, Grossman has up-to-date this vintage paintings to incorporate info on 21st-century army conflicts, fresh traits in crime, suicide bombings, college shootings, and extra. the result's a piece bound to be appropriate and critical for many years to come back.

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