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FDR\'s 12 Apostles
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FDR's 12 Apostles

By Hal Vaughan

Guilford, Connecticut: Lyons Press. 2006. Hardcover. Good. One copy is ex-library. Other copy is not from a library but has extensive highlighting. Please state your preference when ordering. Nineteen months before the attack on Pearl Harbor, FDR sent twelve "Vice Consuls" to Algeria, Morocco, and Tunisia on a secret mission. Their objective: To prepare the groundwork for the Allied invasion of North Africa that repelled the Nazis and also enabled the liberation of Italy. This spy network included an ex-Cartier jewel salesman and wine merchant, a madcap Harvard anthropologist, a Parisian playboy who ran with Hemingway, ex-French Foreign Legionnaires and Paris bankers, and a WWI hero.

$5.45

Revolution In Peru
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Revolution In Peru

By The Committee to Support the Revolution in Peru

Berkeley: The Committee to Support the Revolution, 1985. Staple-Bound Pamphlet. First Edition. First Printing, May 1985. Good. Would be Near Fine except for some underlining. 48 pages. This pamphlet presents the Communist Party of Peru, better known as the Sendero Luminoso or Shining Path, in a positive light. It briefly explains it's history, aims and reasons for its armed struggle.

$13.95

Our Man in Belize: A Memoir
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Our Man in Belize: A Memoir

By Richard Timothy Conroy

New York: St. Martin's Press. Hardcover. First Edition (stated) / full number line. November 1997. Near Fine book in a Fine jacket. Light foxing to edges, otherwise Fine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. x + 340 pages. Conroy vividly and hilariously recounts his adventures as U.S. Vice Consul in British Honduras.

$39.95

The Anarchical Society
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The Anarchical Society

By Hedley Bull

London and Basingstoke: Macmillan. Trade Paperback. 1977. First Edition. Good. Highlighting on a few pages of Chapter 1, otherwise Very Good. Not from a library. xv + 335 pages. Hedley Bull explores three key questions: what is the nature of order in world politics?; how is it maintained in the contemporary state system?; and what alternative paths to world order are feasible and desirable? Contents: Introduction -- Part 1. The nature of order in world politics: the concept of order in world politics; does order exist in world politics?; how is order maintained in world politics?; order versus justice in world politics -- Part 2. Order in the contemporary international system: the balance of power and international order; international law and international order; diplomacy and international order; war and international order; the great powers and international order -- Part 3. Alternative paths to world order: alternatives to the contemporary states system; the decline of the states system; the obsolescence of the states system; the reform of the states system; conclusion.

$6.45

The Anarchical Society
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The Anarchical Society

By Hedley Bull

London and Basingstoke: Macmillan. Trade Paperback. 1977. Good. 1983 reprint. Extensive highlighting, underlining, and notes. Not from a library. xv + 335 pages. Hedley Bull explores three key questions: what is the nature of order in world politics?; how is it maintained in the contemporary state system?; and what alternative paths to world order are feasible and desirable? Contents: Introduction -- Part 1. The nature of order in world politics: the concept of order in world politics; does order exist in world politics?; how is order maintained in world politics?; order versus justice in world politics -- Part 2. Order in the contemporary international system: the balance of power and international order; international law and international order; diplomacy and international order; war and international order; the great powers and international order -- Part 3. Alternative paths to world order: alternatives to the contemporary states system; the decline of the states system; the obsolescence of the states system; the reform of the states system; conclusion.

$6.45

Chasing Ghosts
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Chasing Ghosts

By Paul Rieckhoff

New York: NAL Caliber. Hardcover. May 2, 2006. First Edition (stated) / full number line. As New book in an As New jacket. Remainder mark. x + 326 pages. Contents: George Bush had better be fucking right; Hurry up and Kuwait; Welcome to Saddam International Airport; Into Baghdad; Sector 17; Ka-bob; The mother's day massacre; Keeping the peace; Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean they're not trying to kill you; Ripples of hope; I saw a holy man die tonight; God bullets hurt; Collateral damage; The gremlins theory; Baghdad island; Hope is not a course of action; Ali Baba; Fighting the media war; Christmas in Baghdad; A viable exit strategy; Homecoming; The war within; Finding a voice; Speaking out; Taking on the president of the United States; Operation truth; The sensible war movement.

$9.45

The Reckoning
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The Reckoning

By Sandra Mackey

New York & London: W. W. Norton. Hardcover. 2002. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Dust stains to top edge and light shelfwear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 415 pages. To the dismay of many in the West, the first Gulf War ended with Saddam Hussein still in control. This prescient title considered what the future of Iraq would be without Saddam Hussein: even more unstable and more problematic to the security of the United States.

$15.20

Blackwater
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Blackwater

By Jeremy Scahill

New York: MJF Books. Hardcover. 2008. Revised and Updated edition. As New book in an As New jacket. No remainder mark. x + 550 pages. The unauthorized story of the epic rise of one of the most powerful and secretive forces to emerge from the U.S. military-industrial complex, hailed by the Bush administration as a revolution in military affairs, but considered by others as a dire threat to American democracy.

$12.45

America at 1750: A Social Portrait
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America at 1750: A Social Portrait

By Richard Hofstadter

New York: Random House / Vintage Books. Mass Market Paperback. January 12, 1973. Vintage V-795. Near Fine book. Interior is tanned, but unmarked. Spine is straight and tight. Light edgewear. No tears, no creases, no folds. xvi + 293 + xi pages. Demonstrates how the colonies developed into the first nation created under the influences of nationalism, modern capitalism and Protestantism. A brilliant interpretation of Colonial society on the eve of the Revolution. Following an introductory discussion of population and immigration, three chapters examine white and black servitude in the colonies, three others treat religion in the New World, and one comprehensive chapter analyzes "The Middle-Class World."

$9.70

Did Monetary Forces Cause the Great Depression?
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Did Monetary Forces Cause the Great Depression?

By Peter Temin

New York: W. W. Norton. Trade Paperback. December 17, 1975. Very Good. Interior unmarked. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Large dog-ear to rear cover. Not from a library. No remainder mark. xiv + 201 pages. Temin challenges Friedman's "money hypothesis" and sharply criticizes many features of the Keynesian "spending hypothesis."

$39.95

Peddling Prosperity: Economic Sense and Nonsense in an Age of Diminished Expectations
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Peddling Prosperity: Economic Sense and Nonsense in an Age of Diminished Expectations

By Paul Krugman

New York: W. W. Norton. Trade Paperback. April 17, 1995. Near Fine. Interior unmarked. Spine straight, tight, and uncreased. Not from a library. No remainder mark. vi + 303 pages.

$6.45

The Business Response to Keynes, 1929-1964 (Contemporary American History Series)
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The Business Response to Keynes, 1929-1964 (Contemporary American History Series)

By Robert M. Collins

New York: Columbia University Press. Hardcover. November 1981. First edition. Tan cloth over boards, smyth-sewn binding, acid-free paper. Very Good book in a Very Good jacket. Price marks on FFEP. Text unmarked. Foxing to top edge. Spine straight and tight. Rubbing and edgewear to jacket. Quarter-inch tear to jacket at top of front hinge. Sun fading to jacket spine. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xiv + 293 pages.

$33.90

Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala
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Bitter Fruit: The Untold Story of the American Coup in Guatemala

By Stephen C. Schlesinger

Garden City, New York: Anchor Books/Doubleday. Trade Paperback. 1983. Very Good. Binding is square, tight, and uncreased. Interior is unmarked. Shelfwear. Foxing to edges. Not from a library. xvi + 320 pages. Bitter Fruit recounts the CIA operation to overthrow the democratically elected government of Jacobo Arbenz of Guatemala in 1954. The book has become a classic, a textbook case study of Cold War meddling that succeeded only to condemn Guatemala to decades of military dictatorship. The authors make extensive use of U.S. government publications and documents, as well as interviews with former CIA and other officials.

$8.85

Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone
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Chief of Station, Congo: Fighting the Cold War in a Hot Zone

By Lawrence Devlin

New York: PublicAffairs. Trade Paperback. April 2008. First paperback printing / full number line. Near Fine. Unmarked. Spine straight, tight, uncreased. Cover clean and bright. Square corners. Light edgewear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. 290 pages. Larry Devlin arrived as the new chief of station for the CIA in the Congo five days after the country had declared its independence, the army had mutinied, and governmental authority had collapsed. Devlin found himself in the heart of Africa, fighting for the future of the most strategically influential country on the continent. He met every significant figure, from presidents to mercenaries, as he took the Cold War to one of the world's hottest zones. This is a classic political memoir from a master spy who lived in wildly dramatic times.

$7.95

The Apprentice
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The Apprentice

By Greg Miller

New York: Custom House. Hardcover. October 2, 2018. First Edition (stated) / full number line. Very Good book in an As New jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. Cup stain on front board, otherwise As New. Cover As New. xii + 431 pages. The truth about Vladimir Putin's covert attempt to destroy Hillary Clinton and help Donald Trump win the presidency, its possible connections to the Trump campaign, Robert Mueller's ensuing investigation of the president and those close to him, and the mystery of Trump's steadfast allegiance to Putin. The Apprentice offers striking information about: -- the hacking of the Democrats by Russian intelligence; -- Russian hijacking of Facebook and Twitter; -- National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's hidden communications with the Russians; -- the attempt by Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law, to create a secret back channel to Moscow using Russian diplomatic facilities; -- Trump's disclosure to Russian officials of highly classified information about Israeli intelligence operations; -- Trump's battles with the CIA and the FBI and fierce clashes within the West Wing; -- Trump's efforts to enlist the director of national intelligence and the director of the National Security Agency to push back against the FBI's investigation of his campaign; -- the mysterious Trump Tower meeting; -- the firing of FBI Director James Comey; -- the appointment of Mueller and the investigation that has followed; -- the tumultuous skirmishing within Trump's legal camp; and -- Trump's jaw-dropping behavior in Helsinki.

$16.90

Bush at War Inside the Bush White House
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Bush at War Inside the Bush White House

By Bob Woodward

New York: Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. 2002. Fine. November 19, 2002. First Edition / full number line. Fine book in a Near Fine jacket showing light edgewear. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. No tears. xxii + 376 pages.

$7.25

Dirty Diplomacy
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Dirty Diplomacy

By Craig Murray

New York: Scribner. Hardcover. October 16, 2007. First U.S. Edition / full number line. Published in UK as Murder in Samarkand. Good+ book in a Good+ jacket. Text has a few black ink emphasis marks from a prior reader. Spine straight and tight. 1/4" inch tear at spine tail. Rubbing to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. xvi + 366. An irreverent former British ambassador in Uzbekistan discusses his witness to regional brutality under the regime of dictator and western ally Islom Karimov, describing the political dogma he encountered from London's Foreign Office and their senior partners in Washington.

$9.95

Career Ambassador
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Career Ambassador

By Willard Leon Beaulac

New York: Macmillan. Hardcover. 1951. First Printing (stated). Very Good. No jacket. Text unmarked. Lightly tanned. Spine straight and tight; ends bumped and frayed. Not from a library. 262 pages.

$14.95

Tales of the Foreign Service
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Tales of the Foreign Service

By Ralph Hilton (ed); Jack K. McFall (foreword)

Columbia, South Carolina: University of South Carolina. Hardcover. 1978. First Edition (stated). Inscribed by author of foreword: "To- Betty Lee Berger and my colleague Ambassador Sam Berger and you could fill a book like this with "Tales" of your own! Jack K. McFall" Near Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Text block is pristine. Spine is straight and tight. Jacket shows slight edgewear, mostly at spine ends. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 176 pages.

$16.95

Shadow
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Shadow

By Bob Woodward

New York: Simon & Schuster. Hardcover. June 18, 1999. First edition / full number line. Fine book in a Near Fine jacket. Light edge wear to jacket. Not from a library. No remainder mark. Not clipped. 592 pages. After Richard Nixon resigned the presidency, President Gerald Ford promised a return to normalcy, "My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over." But it was not. The Watergate scandal and the remedies against future abuses of power had an enduring impact on presidents and the country. In Shadow, Bob Woodward takes us deep into the administrations of Ford, Carter, Reagan, Bush and Clinton to describe how each discovered that the presidency was forever altered.

$6.95

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