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A political history of the so-called War on Drugs, from the 1968 presidential campaign of Richard Nixon, through mid-Clinton.

“There is no better briefing on this evil burlesque than Dan Baum’s richly anecdotal, statistics-saturated and more than occasionally sarcastic aria of indignant muckraking. It’s as if Lincoln Steffens and Jonathan Swift had teamed up for a miniseries. . . ” — The Nation



A biography of the Coors brewing family,  their self-inflicted business wounds, and their role in late-twentieth-century American politics. One of The Washington Post’s 10 best books of 2000.


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The intertwined true stories of nine real New Orleanians from 1965 through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005.


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An exploration of why firearms are so important to 100 million Americans, “wholly lacking in tendentiousness,” says Bloomberg News.