Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House [EPUB]
08 November 2017, 07:51
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9780316478519 | 2.0MB
"This book is a triumph."---Walter Isaacson
From Donna Brazile, former DNC chair and legendary political operative, an explosive and revealing new look at the 2016 election: the first insider account of the Russian hacking of the DNC and the missteps by the Clinton campaign and Obama administration that enabled a Trump victory.
In the fallout of the Russian hacking of the Democratic National Committee--and as chaos threatened to consume the party's convention--Democrats turned to a familiar figure to right the ship: Donna Brazile. Known to millions from her frequent TV appearances, she was no stranger to high stakes and dirty opponents, and the longtime Democratic strategist had a reputation in Washington as a one-stop shop for fixing sticky problems.
What Brazile found at the DNC was unlike anything she had experienced before--and much worse than is commonly known. The party was beset by infighting, scandal, and hubris, while reeling from a brazen and wholly unprecedented attempt by a foreign power to influence the presidential election. Plus, its candidate, Hillary Clinton, faced an opponent who broke every rule in the political playbook.
Packed with never-before-reported revelations about what went down in 2016, Hacks is equal parts campaign thriller, memoir, and roadmap for the future. With Democrats now in the wilderness after this historic defeat, Hacks argues that staying silent about what went wrong helps no one. Only by laying bare the missteps, miscalculations, and crimes of 2016, Brazile contends, will Americans be able to salvage their democracy.
Street Spirit: The Power of Protest and Mischief [EPUB]
06 November 2017, 13:49
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781910552308 | 41.95MB
Street Spirit is a celebration of 50 extraordinary protests and demonstrations from around the world that have used humor, courage, absurdity and creativity to make their mark. Among the many instances of imaginative defiance within, you’ll discover the surprising impact of Lego figures in Siberia, red-hatted dwarves in Poland, and a donkey holding a press conference in Azerbaijan—not to mention the story of how Darth Vader helped to effect a global arms treaty.
With over 100 photographs and accompanying commentary on the power of non-violent protest from human rights campaigner Steve Crawshaw, who has been an eye-witness to some of the most dramatic demonstrations of recent years, Street Spirit is a unique visual guide that will inspire, enlighten and entertain.
ISIS: The Global Face of Terrorism [EPUB]
03 November 2017, 08:17
2017 | EPUB | ISBN: 9781512429985 | 9.81MB
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, emerged in the Middle East during the first decade of the 2000s. The group vows to wage violent jihad, or holy war, on those who do not adhere to its extremist interpretation of Islamic law. ISIS conquers territory and rules savagely. ISIS terrorists manipulate social media brilliantly, shocking viewers around the globe with brutal video footage.
Government leaders and agencies all over the world are working to prevent the next ISIS attack. How can nations combat ISIS? Can it be defeated with military force? This in-depth investigation tackles these and other thorny issues related to the twenty-first-century face of global terrorism.