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Yashar Ali is an American journalist who has contributed to HuffPost, NBC News, and New York magazine.
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A Billion Years
My Escape From a Life in the Highest Ranks of Scientology
Mike Rinder - 2022-09-27
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One of the highest-ranking defectors from Scientology exposes the secret inner workings of the powerful organization in this remarkable memoir.Mike Rinder’s parents began taking him to their local Scientology center when he was five years old. After high school, he signed a billion-year contract and was admitted into Scientology’s elite inner circl...
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2. Mike is such a great writer and a "Billion Years" is a riveting, haunting account of his time in Scientology. Mike is one of the few former Scientology execs who speaks out who has a lot of experience with L. Ron Hubbard AND David Miscavige. His book has many juicy details.      source
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Servants of the Damned
Giant Law Firms, Donald Trump, and the Corruption of Justice
David Enrich - 2022-09-13
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From the New York Times’s Business Investigations Editor and #1 bestselling author of Dark Towers comes a long-overdue exposé of the astonishing yet shadowy power wielded by the world’s largest law firms, following the narrative arc of Jones Day, the firm that represented the Trump campaign and much of the Fortune 500, as a powerful encapsulation o...
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I’m almost done reading this book and it’s amazing. David did some of the most important reporting on Deutsche Bank and now he’s doing it on big law firms.      source
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On All Fronts
The Education of a Journalist
Clarissa Ward - 2020-09-08
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"On All Fronts takes the reader on a riveting journey of storytelling. . . From Russia to China to Syria, [she] navigate[s] the most intense of human experiences while finding the tools to stay emotional."--Lynsey Addario, author of It's What I Do: A Photographer's Life of Love and WarThe recipient of multiple Peabody and Murrow awards, Clarissa Wa...
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I've always admired @clarissaward's brave reporting. I read her new memoir last week and was so moved by her story. A remarkable memoir by a remarkable woman I hope you’ll join me in reading Clarissa’s book Amazon: Bookshop:      source
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Dark Towers
Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, and an Epic Trail of Destruction
David Enrich - 2020-02-18
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A searing exposé of the most scandalous bank in the world, including its shadowy ties to Donald Trumps business empireOn 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 myst...
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2. "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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Super Pumped
The Battle for Uber
Mike Isaac - 2019-09-03
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In June 2017, Travis Kalanick, the hard-charging CEO of Uber, was ousted in a boardroom coup that capped a brutal year for the transportation giant. Uber had catapulted to the top of the tech world, yet for many came to symbolize everything wrong with Silicon Valley.Award-winning New York Times technology correspondent Mike Isaac’s Super Pumped pre...
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One of the juiciest books I read this summer was @MikeIsaac's book about UBER: "Super Pumped." It's out on 9/3 & you won't regret buying it. It's sooo good! Thought I knew a lot about UBER before reading, but was blown away by the details in his book!      source
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What It Takes
The Way to the White House
Richard ben Cramer - 1993-06-01 (first published in 1992)
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An American Iliad in the guise of contemporary political reportage, What It Takes penetrates the mystery at the heart of all presidential campaigns: How do presumably ordinary people acquire that mixture of ambition, stamina, and pure shamelessness that makes a true candidate? As he recounts the frenzied course of the 1988 presidential race -- and ...
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The late, great Richard Ben Cramer’s birthday today. If you haven’t read his book “What It Takes,” you really should. In my opinion, and I know I’m not alone, it’s the best book about presidential politics.      source