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Jim Himes

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James Andrew Himes is an American businessman and U.S. Representative for Connecticut's 4th congressional district, serving since 2009. He is a member of the Democratic Party and Chair of the New Democrat Coalition.
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These Truths
A History of the United States
Jill Lepore - Oct 01, 2019 (first published in 2018)
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Widely hailed for its “sweeping, sobering account of the American past” (New York Times Book Review), Jill Lepore’s one-volume history of America places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—“these truths,” Jefferson called them—political equality, n...
Jim Himes
Nov 13, 2020
Oh man. This is taking rate my room into slightly creepy territory. But yes, I do love those books.     source
Leadership
In Turbulent Times
Doris Kearns Goodwin - Oct 01, 2019
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Are leaders born or made? Where does ambition come from? How does adversity affect the growth of leadership? Does the leader make the times or do the times make the leader? In Leadership, Goodwin draws upon the four presidents she has studied most closely—Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Lyndon B. Johnson (in civil ri...
Jim Himes
Nov 13, 2020
Oh man. This is taking rate my room into slightly creepy territory. But yes, I do love those books.     source
Bobby Kennedy
The Making of a Liberal Icon
Larry Tye - May 09, 2017 (first published in 2016)
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"A multilayered, inspiring portrait of RFK . . . [the] most in-depth look at an extraordinary figure whose transformational story shaped America."--Joe Scarborough, The Washington PostNEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - Soon to be a Hulu original series starring Chris Pine. Larry Tye appears on CNN's American Dynasties: The Kennedys."We are in Larry Tye's ...
Jim Himes
Nov 13, 2020
Oh man. This is taking rate my room into slightly creepy territory. But yes, I do love those books.     source
1944
FDR and the Year That Changed History
Jay Winik - Sep 27, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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**New York Times Bestseller** Jay Winik brings to life in “gripping” detail (The New York Times Book Review) the year 1944, which determined the outcome of World War II and put more pressure than any other on an ailing yet determined President Roosevelt.1944 was a year that could have stymied the Allies and cemented Hitler’s waning power. Instead, ...
Jim Himes
Nov 13, 2020
Oh man. This is taking rate my room into slightly creepy territory. But yes, I do love those books.     source
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Keith Rabois
The Path to Power
Robert A. Caro - Feb 17, 1990 (first published in 1982)
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The Years of Lyndon Johnson is the political biography of our time. No president—no era of American politics—has been so intensively and sharply examined at a time when so many prime witnesses to hitherto untold or misinterpreted facets of a life, a career, and a period of history could still be persuaded to speak. The Path to Power, Book One, reve...
Jim Himes
Nov 13, 2020
Oh man. This is taking rate my room into slightly creepy territory. But yes, I do love those books.     source
A Bright Shining Lie
John Paul Vann and America in Vietnam
Neil Sheehan - Sep 12, 1988
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This passionate, epic account of the Vietnam War centres on Lt Col John Paul Vann, whose story illuminates America's failures & disillusionment in SE Asia. A field adviser to the army when US involvement was just beginning, he quickly became appalled at the corruption of the S. Vietnamese regime, their incompetence in fighting the Communists & thei...
Jim Himes
Nov 13, 2020
Oh man. This is taking rate my room into slightly creepy territory. But yes, I do love those books.     source
The Back Channel
A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal
William J. Burns - Mar 12, 2019
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From America's "secret diplomatic weapon" (The Atlantic), comes a memoir of service for five Presidents and ten Secretaries of State, an impassioned argument for renewing diplomacy as the tool of first resort in American statecraft.Ambassador William J. Burns is the most distinguished and admired American diplomat of his generation. Over the course...
Jim Himes
Oct 20, 2019
This is enormously disappointing. Bill Burns may very well be the least “crazy” person in Washington. His book “The Back Channel” is a must read for those interested in foreign policy.     source
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