Timothy Goeglein spent nearly eight years in the White House as President George W. Bush’s key point of contact to American conservatives and the faith-based world and was frequently profiled in the national news media. But when a plagiarism scandal prompted his resignation, Goeglein chose not to dodge it but confront it, and was shown remarkable grace by the president. In fact, Bush showed more concern for Goeglein and his family than any personal political standing.
So begins The Man in the Middle, Goeglein’s unique insider account of why he believes most of the 43rd president’s in-office decisions were made for the greater good, and how many of those decisions could serve as a blueprint for the emergence of a thoughtful, confident conservatism.
In all, The Man in the Middle backs historians who view the legacy of President George W. Bush in a favorable light, recognizing his conservative ideas worth upholding in order to better shape our nation and change the world.
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Your credit is on its way
Good news! Nearly a year later, the settlement agreed to by the major publishing houses may finally be settled. According to this article from Publishers Weekly.com more than $166 million dollars will be distributed to just over 23 million consumers.
An earlier e-mail from Amazon informed eligible e-book buyers that the credit due to customers “who purchased e-books from an ‘Agency Five’ publisher from April 1, 2010 to May 21, 2012″ would be applied directly to their accounts and could be used for future purchases of e-books or print books.
The settlement website states that “consumers are tentatively set to receive $1.32 for each book on the New York Times bestseller list purchased during the claims period, and 30 cents for non-bestsellers.”
More good news: The publishers are paying for the administration of the settlement agreement, thus maximizing the amount being distributed to consumers.
The “go to” button has gone live!
A few weeks ago we wrote about a bug with in which the go to button in the navigation panel for books did not work on the Kindle Fire HD 7″. Several you responded about the frustration this causes you.
The button is now fixed on my device through a live update. The update also included some changes to the highlight button. Now, when highlighting a passage, I have a choice of four colors – blue, pink, yellow and orange. The buttons have been streamlined, as well. Color coding highlights will be especially useful for those reading textbooks on the Kindle.
Speaking of textbooks, I ordered a book – the old-fashioned, paper kind – and got a $3 promotional credit for mp3. I didn’t even realize my purchase would qualify as a textbook. If you’ve been eyeing reference materials, this would be a good time to pick them up. And get some tunes to study by out of the deal.
These three biographies of the Kennedy family are selling today for only 99 cents each:
The U.S. military detention center at Guantánamo Bay—known to the public as Gitmo—has been called the American Gulag, a scene of medieval horrors where innocent farmers and goat herders swept up in Afghanistan and Iraq have been sequestered, tortured, and abused for years on end without access to legal counsel or basic medical services.
While some prisoners were indeed treated harshly in the early days, when the hastily built camp was flooded with battlefield captures and fears ran high of another 9/11-style attack, Cucullu finds that these excesses were quickly corrected. Current treatment and oversight routines exceed the standards of any maximum-security prison in the world.
Despite what the public has heard, these are not innocent goatherds but dedicated jihadists whose overriding goal—as they themselves candidly say—is to kill Americans. Should they now be released to return to the fight, perhaps on American soil? Read this book and decide for yourself. Buy it today for only 99 cents.
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A riveting portrait of President Bush as he broadens the war on terror overseas—and plunges into high-stakes political battles at home.
“They misunderestimated me,” George W. Bush famously remarked on the eve of his historic presidency. Fractured syntax aside, Bush was right: his detractors misunderstood his appeal to the American public, and underestimated his considerable political skills. In this compelling new book, Bill Sammon reveals how the president is turning these misperceptions to his advantage in the looming showdown with John Kerry and the Bush haters.
In Misunderestimated, Sammon takes readers inside the Oval Office for historic decisions of war and peace, aboard Air Force One for a daring, surprise descent into Baghdad, and even on an intimate tour of Bush’s beloved Prairie Chapel Ranch in Crawford, Texas. It’s a mesmerizing account of a president determined not to repeat his father’s two fundamental mistakes—abandoning Iraq and failing to vanquish the Democrats.
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The top-secret world that the government created in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks has become so enormous, so unwieldy, and so secretive that no one knows how much money it costs, how many people it employs or exactly how many agencies duplicate work being done elsewhere. The result is that the system put in place to keep the United States safe may be putting us in greater danger.
In Top Secret America, award-winning reporters Dana Priest and William Arkin uncover the enormous size, shape, mission, and consequences of this invisible universe of over 1,300 government facilities in every state in America; nearly 2,000 outside companies used as contractors; and more than 850,000 people granted “Top Secret” security clearance.
A landmark exposé of a new, secret “Fourth Branch” of American government, Top Secret America is a tour de force of investigative reporting-and a book sure to spark national and international alarm. Buy this book today for $3.79.
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Written by the team of former Special Operations warriors who run SOFREP.com, here is the definitive account of what happened before, during, and after the deadly Benghazi attack.
On September 12th, 2012, Brandon Webb learned Glen Doherty, one of his closest friends and his former Navy SEAL teammate, was killed alongside Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and two other Americans when the U.S. State Department and CIA headquarters in Benghazi, Libya, were sieged in a shocking terrorist attack.
For the next four months, Webb and his team at SOFREP.com, the world’s premier Special Ops website, embarked on a relentless investigation to understand exactly what happened to their countrymen, as well as the roles played by the Obama administration, State Department, and CIA. Drawing on unmatched sources, they spoke to individuals who would talk to no one else, including fellow Special Operations team members familiar with the African theatre, and well-placed contacts in the Washington intelligence community. This is their report–an unforgettably gripping minute-by-minute narrative of the events and their aftermath as they really unfolded on that terrible day in Libya.
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Buy the audiobook for $2.99 today when you purchase the Kindle book.
A variety of perspectives exist within the Christian community when it comes to political issues and political involvement. This comprehensive and readable book presents a political philosophy from the perspective that the Gospel pertains to all of life so Christians should be involved in political issues. In brief, this is an analysis of conservative and liberal plans to do good for the nation, evaluated in light of the Bible and common sense.
Grudem provides a thoughtful, carefully-reasoned analysis of over fifty specific issues. He makes frequent application to the current policies of the Democratic and Republican parties in the United States, but the principles discussed here are relevant for any nation.
This valuable resource for all Christians normally sells for $28.99. Today it is priced at $6.64 – a great book at a great price.
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Free now: Fighting Today’s Wars: How America’s Leaders Have Failed Our Warriors – from Stackpole books
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• Gives thorough background on the law of war and analysis on how these laws should be applied
• A critical commentary of our military’s strategy, including nation-building efforts and counterinsurgency operations
• How misinterpretations of law and policy misdirect the military from the objective of achieving victory
• Identifies correctable problems in how America decides to go to war and prepares for battle
• Gives solutions for restoring the role of America’s Armed Forces
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In an era when special interests funnel huge amounts of money into our government-driven by shifts in campaign-finance rules and brought to new levels by the Supreme Court in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission-trust in our government has reached an all-time low. More than ever before, Americans believe that money buys results in Congress, and that business interests wield control over our legislature.
With heartfelt urgency and a keen desire for righting wrongs, Harvard law professor Lawrence Lessig takes a clear-eyed look at how we arrived at this crisis: how fundamentally good people, with good intentions, have allowed our democracy to be co-opted by outside interests, and how this exploitation has become entrenched in the system.
While America may be divided, Lessig vividly champions the idea that we can succeed if we accept that corruption is our common enemy and that we must find a way to fight against it. In Republic, Lost, he not only makes this need palpable and clear-he gives us the practical and intellectual tools to do something about it.
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The U.S. Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) has proven to be the most lethal weapon in the president’s arsenal. Shrouded in secrecy, the Command has done more to degrade the capacity of terrorists to attack the United States than any other single entity. And counter-terrorism is only one of its many missions. Because of such high profile missions as Operation Neptune’s Spear, which resulted in the death of Osama bin Laden, JSOC has attracted the public’s attention. But Americans only know a fraction of the real story.
In The Command, Ambinder and Grady provide readers with a concise and comprehensive recent history of the special missions units that comprise the most effective weapon against terrorism ever conceived. For the first time, they reveal JSOC’s organizational chart and describe some of the secret technologies and methods that catalyze their intelligence and kinetic activities. They also disclose previously unreported instances where JSOC’s activities may have skirted the law, and question the ability of Congress to oversee units that, by design, must operate with minimum interference.
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