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The Brothers John Foster Dulles Allen Dulles And Their Secret World War

Author : Stephen Kinzer
ISBN : 9781429953528
Genre : History
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A joint biography of John Foster Dulles and Allen Dulles, who led the United States into an unseen war that decisively shaped today's world During the 1950s, when the Cold War was at its peak, two immensely powerful brothers led the United States into a series of foreign adventures whose effects are still shaking the world. John Foster Dulles was secretary of state while his brother, Allen Dulles, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. In this book, Stephen Kinzer places their extraordinary lives against the background of American culture and history. He uses the framework of biography to ask: Why does the United States behave as it does in the world? The Brothers explores hidden forces that shape the national psyche, from religious piety to Western movies—many of which are about a noble gunman who cleans up a lawless town by killing bad guys. This is how the Dulles brothers saw themselves, and how many Americans still see their country's role in the world. Propelled by a quintessentially American set of fears and delusions, the Dulles brothers launched violent campaigns against foreign leaders they saw as threats to the United States. These campaigns helped push countries from Guatemala to the Congo into long spirals of violence, led the United States into the Vietnam War, and laid the foundation for decades of hostility between the United States and countries from Cuba to Iran. The story of the Dulles brothers is the story of America. It illuminates and helps explain the modern history of the United States and the world. A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of 2013


Author : David Chariandy
ISBN : 9781408897294
Genre : Fiction
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Introducing a major literary voice. This beautiful, timely novel explores love between brothers, between an immigrant family stretched to breaking point and the senseless loss of lives cut short WINNER OF THE ROGERS WRITERS' TRUST FICTION PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE Michael and Francis are the bright, ambitious sons of Trinidadian immigrants. Their father has disappeared and their mother works triple shifts so that her boys might fulfil the elusive promise of their adopted home. Coming of age in the deprived outskirts of a sprawling city, the brothers must battle against the careless prejudices and low expectations with which they are confronted on a daily basis. While Francis aspires to a future in music, Michael dreams of Aisha, the smartest girl in their school, whose eyes are firmly set on a life elsewhere. But the hopes of all three are violently, irrevocably thwarted by a tragic event one sweltering summer night. In luminous prose David Chariandy builds a quietly devastating story about the powerful love between a mother and her sons. Brother explores the impact of race, masculinity and the senseless loss of lives cut short by the shot of a gun. Timely and important, it marks the arrival of a brilliant new literary voice.

The Brothers

Author : Masha Gessen
ISBN : 9780698148703
Genre : History
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An important story for our era: How the American Dream went wrong for two immigrants, and the nightmare that resulted. On April 15, 2013, two homemade bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston marathon, killing three people and wounding more than 264 others. In the ensuing manhunt, Tamerlan Tsarnaev died, and his younger brother, Dzhokhar, was captured and ultimately charged on thirty federal counts. Yet long after the bombings and the terror they sowed, after all the testimony and debate, what we still haven’t learned is why. Why did the American Dream go so wrong for two immigrants? How did such a nightmare come to pass? Acclaimed Russian-American journalist Masha Gessen is uniquely endowed with the background, access, and talents to tell the full story. An immigrant herself, who came to the Boston area with her family as a teenager, she returned to the former Soviet Union in her early twenties and covered firsthand the transformations that were wracking her homeland and its neighboring regions. It is there that the history of the Tsarnaev brothers truly begins, as descendants of ethnic Chechens deported to Central Asia in the Stalin era. Gessen follows the family in their futile attempts to make a life for themselves in one war-torn locale after another and then, as new émigrés, in the looking-glass, utterly disorienting world of Cambridge, Massachusetts. Most crucially, she reconstructs the struggle between assimilation and alienation that ensued for each of the brothers, incubating a deadly sense of mission. And she traces how such a split in identity can fuel the metamorphosis into a new breed of homegrown terrorist, with feet on American soil but sense of self elsewhere. From the Hardcover edition.


Author : David Talbot
ISBN : 9780743269186
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Sheds new light on the tumultuous inner life of the Kennedy presidency and its aftermath, revealing the conflicts that tore apart the Kennedy administration and Bobby Kennedy's secret quest to solve his beloved brother's murder.

The Jersey Brothers

Author : Sally Mott Freeman
ISBN : 9781501104145
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Documents the extraordinary story of three brothers in World War II, describing the rescue mission launched by the elder two when their youngest brother was declared missing in action in the Philippines.

Brothers Of Iron

Author : Joe Weider
ISBN : 9781596701243
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the depths of the Great Depression a scrawny, dirt-poor Jewish kid with a seventh-grade education picked up a barbell and got hooked on weight training. Building his muscles gave him confidence and hope for a better life. He pledged to make the great, transforming power of strength training available to everyone and to give bodybuilding all the glory it deserved.The kid, Joe Weider, enlisted his younger brother Ben in his quest, and together the Weider brothers accomplished things much bigger than Joe's boyhood dreams. The little muscle magazine Joe started, working at his family's dining room table, grew into a publishing empire. From a backyard barbell business, Joe and Ben built equipment and food supplement companies each as big as Weider Publishing. And they transformed bodybuilding into a hugely successful sport, organized under one of the largest and best-run athletic federations in the world.The Weider brothers are heroes to bodybuilders and fans all over the world. They're heroes because they're revolutionaries. The Weiders changed the way people think about exercise, health, and what makes a body beautiful. They changed the world and Brothers of Iron tells their fascinating story.

The Coen Brothers

Author : Josh Levine
ISBN : 9781550224245
Genre : Performing Arts
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Full biography of the renowned film directors, the Coen brothers, and how they came to write, shoot, and direct some of the most gruesome, exhilarating, and funniest films of our time, including Barton Fink, Fargo, Blood Simple and the forthcoming George Clooney film O Brother, Where Art Thou?

20 Warning Signs Of Down Low Brothers

Author : Nubia
ISBN : 9781411619944
Genre : Self-Help
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20 Warning Signs of Down Low Brothers is a self-help book dedicated to stop the spread of HIV among black women as it relates to secrets of bi-sexual men sexual behaviors. In includes CDC statistics and 20 ways to tell if your man is secretly having sex with other men.

The Dragon Hunters

Author : James Russell
ISBN : 1492649856
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Ages 3 to 6 years Discover the magical adventures of the Dragon Brothers-includes bonus augmented reality so you can experience the journey with them! When a passing dragon decides to swipe their dog Coco, brothers Flynn and Paddy decide they should do something about it. In the dead of night they pack their bags, make some terrible sandwiches and, setting off before dawn, embark on a rescue mission. Finding the dog and its captor turned out to be easy; it was rescuing Coco that was the hard part... The Dragon Hunters is the first of The Dragon Brothers trilogy of children's books. Download the free app to bring the book to life, you can view a demonstration here.'v=jJmlp-M0jZo Beside an ancient forest, Before you reach the sea You'll find a tiny cottage And a happy family.


Author : Lola M. Schaefer
ISBN : 0736848347
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Simple text and photographs depict brothers and what they can do with each other.

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