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After the Watergate scandal corrupted American democracy, it took a gang of honest politicians to restore honor
Not long after burglars were caught raiding the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate Hotel, Congressman Tip O'Neill noticed that Democratic fundraising efforts for the 1972 election had stalled. Major contributors were under IRS investigation, and Republican lackeys were threatening further trouble if those donors didn't close their checkbooks. O'Neill sensed a conspiracy coming from the Nixon administration, but it wasn't until the scandal broke that he...
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Charles P. Pierce@Princeton @KevinMKruse Breslin has great stuff about Doar in his Watergate book. (Source)

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Charles P. Pierce@Yastreblyansky @B52Malmet The best Watergate book was written by Jim Doyle, a journo who took a job as the Special Prosecution Force’s press Guy. The second best was written by Breslin. QED. (Source)

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A Global History

Long considered Canadian, ice hockey is in truth a worldwide phenomenon--and has been for centuries. In Hockey: A Global History, Stephen Hardy and Andrew C. Holman draw on twenty-five years of research to present THE monumental end-to-end history of the sport. Here is the story of on-ice stars and organizational visionaries, venues and classic games, the evolution of rules and advances in equipment, and the ascendance of corporations and instances of bureaucratic chicanery. Hardy and Holman chart modern hockey's "birthing" in Montreal and follow its migration from Canada south to the United... more
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Charles P. Pierce@SlavaMalamud The hockey book is awesome (Source)

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A Colony in a Nation

New York Times Bestseller

New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice

"An essential and groundbreaking text in the effort to understand how American criminal justice went so badly awry." —Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of Between the World and Me

In A Colony in a Nation, New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes upends the national conversation on policing and democracy. Drawing on wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis, as well...

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Charles P. PierceIn case you missed it, @chrislhayes took his own bosses to task over their reaction to the Weinstein case and Ronan Farrow’s book. This took a great deal of integrity but, luckily, Chris has that to spare. (Source)

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A searing exposé of the most scandalous bank in the world, including its shadowy ties to Donald Trump’s business empire

On a rainy Sunday in 2014, a senior executive at Deutsche Bank was found hanging in his London apartment. Bill Broeksmit had helped build the 150-year-old financial institution into a global colossus, and his sudden death was a mystery, made more so by the bank’s efforts to deter investigation. Broeksmit, it turned out, was a man who knew too much.

In Dark Towers, award-winning journalist David Enrich reveals the truth about Deutsche Bank...

Aunt Crabby Calls BullshitEvery Trump financial thread pulled results in scandal The @maddow Show last night was GREAT!! I pre-ordered the book on Trump and Deutsche Bank immediately! (Source)

Charles P. PierceI’m reading the Deutsche Bank book that @maddow is talking about now. It’s an amazing saga. (Source)

Yashar Ali2. "Dark Towers," is a deeply reported book and reveals a lot about the criminality at Deutsche. The pacing and writing are excellent and I found myself pouring through the book and never getting bored. A must-read! Kudos to @davidenrich (Source)

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