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Sons of Wichita: How the Koch Brothers Became America's Most Powerful and Private Dynasty
4.0 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
Like the Rockefellers and the Kennedys, the Kochs are one of the most influential dynasties of the modern age, but they have never been the subject of a major biography... until now.
Not long after the death of his father, Charles Koch, then in his early 30s, discovered a letter the family patriarch had written to his sons. ''You will receive what now seems to be a large sum of money,'' Fred Koch cautioned. ''It may either be a blessing or a curse.''
Fred's legacy would become a blessing
Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics
4.7 out of 5 stars with 126 reviews
From the host of MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, an important and enthralling new account of the presidential election that changed everything, the race that created American politics as we know it today.
The 1968 US presidential election was the young Lawrence O'Donnell's political awakening, and in the decades since it has remained one of his abiding fascinations. For years he has deployed one of America's shrewdest political minds to understanding its dynamics, not just
JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters
4.2 out of 5 stars with 67 reviews
At the height of the Cold War, JFK risked committing the greatest crime in human history: starting a nuclear war. Horrified by the specter of nuclear annihilation, Kennedy gradually turned away from his long-held Cold Warrior beliefs and toward a policy of lasting peace. But to the military and intelligence agencies in the United States, who were committed to winning the Cold War at any cost, Kennedy's change of heart was a direct threat to their power and influence. Once these dark