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As with a number of his previous books, former Washington Post journalist Michael Dobbs again portrays a president confronting a grave crisis. This time it’s Richard Nixon. Dobbs focuses on the 100 days after Nixon’s triumphant second inauguration, a period in which the president, having just been re-elected by one of the largest landslides in American history, found himself in the middle of a constitutional crisis. Over those weeks, key figures in the Watergate scandal began to confess, the cover-up started to unravel, and Nixon’s eventual downfall was set in motion. Making deft use of many hours of now-public White House tapes and other material, Dobbs brings to life the full tragedy of Nixon through scene-by-scene reconstructions that form a vivid, riveting, fast-paced, and illuminating narrative.

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$32.50
ISBN: 9780385350099
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Published: Knopf - May 25th, 2021

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This is a deeply researched, riveting, and devastating account of the Sackler pharmaceutical dynasty, from the first generation of three brothers followed by their children and grandchildren. Over decades, family members engaged in the aggressive marketing of drugs, culminating in the promotion of oxycontin, which fostered the opioid crisis. Patrick Radden Keefe, a staff writer for The New Yorker, draws on a trove of court documents and other material in portraying the Sacklers as consumed by greed and indifferent to the suffering they wrought. As much as the family maneuvered to evade accountability, Keefe leaves little doubt they knew what was going on at their company

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ISBN: 9780385545686
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Published: Doubleday - April 13th, 2021

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Prof. Adam Grant, popular for his writings and talks on organizational psychology, makes a persuasive case in this book for rethinking, unlearning, and generally just keeping an open mind to avoid being bound by outmoded and counterproductive views. Weaving research with entertaining anecdotes, Grant describes how people can update their own assumptions and opinions, how they can open the minds of others, and how communities of lifelong learners can be created. It’s all very compelling and thought-provoking—and quite timely, too, given that the pandemic for months now has prompted many of us to rethink a lot about how we work and live.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781984878106
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Published: Viking - February 2nd, 2021

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