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Norman Ornstein is an American political scientist and resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, a Washington D.C. conservative think tank.
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The Great Influenza
The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History
by John M. Barry (Oct 03, 2005)
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At the height of WWI, historys most lethal influenza virus erupted in an army camp in Kansas, moved east with American troops, then exploded, killing as many as 100 million people worldwide. It killed more people in twenty-four months than AIDS killed in twenty-four years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century. But this was not th...
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When Pride Still Mattered
A Life Of Vince Lombardi
by David Maraniss (Sep 02, 2000)
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In this groundbreaking biography, David Maraniss captures all of football great Vince Lombardi: the myth, the man, his game, and his God.More than any other sports figure, Vince Lombardi transformed football into a metaphor of the American experience. The son of an Italian immigrant butcher, Lombardi toiled for twenty frustrating years as a high sc...
Bedlam
An Intimate Journey Into America's Mental Health Crisis
by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg (Sep 30, 2019)
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A psychiatrist and award-winning documentarian sheds light on the mental health care crisis in the U.S.When Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg trained as a psychiatrist in the late 1980s, the state mental hospitals, which had reached peak occupancy in the '50s, were being closed at an alarming rate, with many patients having nowhere to go. There has never been ...
Breaking The News
How the Media Undermine American Democracy
by James Fallows (Jan 13, 1997)
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Why do Americans mistrust the news media? It may be because show like "The McLaughlin Group" reduce participating journalists to so many shouting heads. Or because, increasingly, the profession treats issues as complex as health-care reform and foreign policy as exercises in political gamesmanship. These are just a few of the arguments that have ma...