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Books about the state, governments and power, selected by our publishers.

Extreme Ownership Free Audiobook

Extreme Ownership (2015)

A group of Navy SEALs who were sent to the most violent battlefields in Iraq faced an apparently impossible mission: help U. S. forces secure Ramadi, the city considered “all but lost” by American commanders. But in gripping first-person accounts of heroism, tragedy, and hard-won victory, they learned that leadership at every level is the most important factor in determining whether a team succeeds or falls apart.
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A Promised Land FREE AUDIOBOOK

A Promised Land (2020)

In “A Promised Land”, Barack Obama details his political rise, the 2008 campaign for president, and what his administration accomplished in their first 2.5 years in office. Filled with his characteristic intelligence and thoughtfulness, it vividly portrays all that his administration has accomplished and the ways they fell short. It also calls attention to how fragile our democracy is and how easily it can be derailed.
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The Truths We Hold AUDIOBOOK FREE

The Truths We Hold (2019)

The Truths We Hold: An American Journey is a memoir by Kamala Harris. First Woman Vice President in the history of the United States.Ms. Harris details her life as the daughter of immigrants. She describes her childhood and the neighbourhood she grew up in. Harris mentions about her time and achievements as the San Francisco district attorney. The book discusses her time as California Attorney General, the election to the U.S. Senate in 2016, and her few fights against the Trump administration.
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The Everything Store ADUIOBOOK FREE

The Everything Store (2013)

If you enjoy business books, the Everything Store is perfect. An online bookstore headquartered in a Washington garage in 1994 is now considered by many to be the most innovative company in the world. The Everything Store perfectly encapsulates the culture that Jeff Bezos wanted and the journey through some of the brightest innovations all derived from the Amazon Mission: be earth’s most customer-centric company; to build a place where people can come to find and discover anything they might want to buy online. 
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Elon Musk FREE AUDIOBOOK

Elon Musk (2015)

There is no question that Elon Musk is a special individual, someone with BIG dreams and the drive, talent, and money to make them happen. But, like Jobs, and Stark for that matter, he might be an acquired taste on a personal level. In Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and the Quest for a Fantastic Future biographer Ashlee Vance gives us a picture of both the dreams and the man, peering back to where Musk began, describing his journey from then to now, looking at how he is impacting the world today, and gazing ahead to where he wants to go. It is a pretty impressive vista.
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The Verge audiobook free

The Verge (2021)

Patrick Wyman has the kind of deft you hope for when reading about such a consequential time in history. Indeed, his main contention is that these bombastic forty years saw the rise of systems that influence and contextualize our lives up to the present moment.
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Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud AUDIOBOOK FREE

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud (2017)

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud is written by a BuzzFeed writer who also published another work of nonfiction about the scandals of Golden Age Hollywood. TOO FAT also focuses on Hollywood, but Hollywood in the present day: in particular, it is a rather scathing and critical look at how various women are treated by the media when they choose to openly defy various gender roles, and what that means for us, as a society.
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Becoming Michelle Obama Free

Becoming (2018)

The book talks about her roots and how she found her voice, as well as her time in the White House, her public health campaign, and her role as a mother. The book’s 24 chapters (plus a preface and epilogue) are divided into three sections: Becoming Me, Becoming Us, and Becoming More.
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