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Columbine

On April 20, 1999, two boys left an indelible stamp on the American psyche. Their goal was simple: to blow up their school, Oklahoma-City style, and to leave "a lasting impression on the world." Their bombs failed, but the ensuing shooting defined a new era of school violence-irrevocably branding every subsequent shooting "another Columbine."

When we think of Columbine, we think of the Trench Coat Mafia; we think of Cassie Bernall, the girl we thought professed her faith before she was shot; and we think of the boy pulling himself out of a school window -- the whole world was watching him…

Submitted:Feb 14, 2009
Author:Dave Cullen
Brand:Twelve
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Columbine by Dave Cullen

Amazon.com page for the book by author/journalist Dave Cullen that explores the subtle truths and debunks the many myths that popped up in the early hours of the tragedy, some of which persist to this day. Cullen's award-winning reporting for Salon.com, the New York Times, and other outlets forms the basis for his book, the final word on Columbine.

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The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama

In The Breakthrough, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential victory and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power.

Ifill argues that the Black political structure formed during the Civil Rights movement is giving way to a generation of men and women who are the direct beneficiaries of the struggles of the 1960s. She offers incisive, detailed profiles of such prominent leaders as Newark Mayor Cory Booker, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, and U.S…

Submitted:Oct 1, 2008
Author:Gwen Ifill
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55 diggs • 12 comments • Oct 1, 2008

The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama

Book from Gwen Ifill as listed on Amazon.com:"In THE BREAKTHROUGH, veteran journalist Gwen Ifill surveys the American political landscape, shedding new light on the impact of Barack Obama’s stunning presidential campaign and introducing the emerging young African American politicians forging a bold new path to political power."

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Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA

For the last sixty years, the CIA has managed to maintain a formidable reputation in spite of its terrible record, burying its blunders in top-secret archives. Its mission was to know the world. When it did not succeed, it set out to change the world. Its failures have handed us, in the words of President Eisenhower, “a legacy of ashes.”

Now Pulitzer Prize–winning author Tim Weiner offers the first definitive history of the CIA—and everything is on the record. LEGACY OF ASHES is based on more than 50,000 documents, primarily from the archives of the CIA itself, and hundreds of interviews with CIA veterans, including ten Directors of Central Intelligence…

Submitted:Jul 30, 2007
Author:Tim Weiner
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[book] Legacy of Ashes: The History of the CIA hits bestsellers

Even now during Harry Potter madness at Amazon this book is selling out! Some reviews are simply awesome too. As Ledeen says, the CIA has become an agency with the efficiency of the Post Office and the intensity of the Agriculture Department.

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