New Arrivals · History

February 6, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dead presidents : an American adventure into the strange deaths and surprising afterlives of our nation's leaders

February 5, 2016
Carlson, Brady, author.
xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Monument man -- Well-timed exits -- The first patient -- Farewell, Mr. President -- Death trips -- His good name -- Robots and sphinxes -- Unintended legacies -- Eternal flame -- The rest of the set -- Family reunion.
An entertaining exploration into the varied ways we remember and memorialize the American presidents. --Publisher

The golden lad : the haunting story of Quentin and Theodore Roosevelt

February 5, 2016
Burns, Eric, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
xv, 201 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Explores the relationship between president Theodore Roosevelt and his youngest and favorite son Quentin, who died in an air fight during the first World War.

Theodore Roosevelt in the field :

February 5, 2016
Canfield, Michael R., author.
Chicago, IL : The University of Chicago Press, 2015.
476 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Introduction -- Development of an identity -- First love -- The craft of the naturalist -- A thousand thoughts awakened -- Finding a home -- Persona into practice -- Tramping West -- The wilderness writer -- Into murderous thickets -- In tooth and claw -- The field president -- Return to the field -- African syzygy -- To the Amazon -- The democracy of the field.
"Draws extensively on the 26th President's field notebooks, diaries and letters to share insight into how Roosevelt's field expeditions shaped his character and political polices, covering his teen ornithology adventures, Badlands travels and safaris in Africa and South America,"--NoveList.

Children of paradise : the struggle for the soul of Iran

February 4, 2016
Secor, Laura, author.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2016.
xv, 508 pages : map ; 24 cm
Revolution. Little black fish ; Islamic Republic ; The period of constant contemplation ; Baptism of blood -- Rebirth. Expansion and contraction ; Thermidor ; The second of Khordad -- Reform. The chain murders ; The eighteenth of Tir ; Master plans ; The miracle room ; The spider's house ; Postmortem -- Resistance. A common man ; Asieh ; The epic of dirt and dust ; The end of the dirty wars of intellectuals.
In 1979, seemingly overnight-- moving at a clip some thirty years faster than the rest of the world-- Iran became the first revolutionary theocracy in modern times. Since then, the country has been largely a black box to the West, a sinister presence looming over the horizon. But inside Iran, a breathtaking drama has unfolded since then, as religious thinkers, political operatives, poets, journalists, and activists have imagined and reimagined what Iran should be. They have drawn as deeply on the traditions of the West as of the East and have acted upon their beliefs with urgency and passion, frequently staking their lives for them.-- Publisher

The firebrand and the First Lady : portrait of a friendship : Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice

February 4, 2016
Bell-Scott, Patricia, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
xix, 454 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Prelude: Camp Tera -- Taking aim at the White House, 1938-40 -- Bumping up against the law, 1940-42 -- Making friends with the First Lady, 1942-44 -- Standing up to life's challenges, 1944-45 -- Fashioning new lives, 1945-52 -- Drawing closer as friends, 1952-55 -- Fighting for a just world, 1956-59 -- Lighting the path for new activists, 1959-62 -- Speaking truth to the end, 1963-85.
"Describes the unlikely friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Pauli Murray, a granddaughter of a mixed race slave and a lesbian, who became a lawyer and civil rights pioneer, and the important work they each did, taking stands for justice and freedom,"--NoveList.

A geek in Thailand : discovering the land of golden buddhas, pad Thai and kickboxing

February 3, 2016
Houton, Jody.
Tokyo ; Rutland, Vermont : Tuttle Publishing, [2016]
159 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
A Geek in Thailand is a lighthearted look at Thailand from a young foreign visitor and resident's perspective. This alternative guide to Thailand offers a smart and concise take on Thai culture, entertainment, daily life--covering all the classics--but also revealing the path less traveled. In short articles accompanied by sidebars and numerous, colorful photographs, it paints a revealing picture of Asia's most popular travel destination. A Geek in Thailand is for the holidaymakers who visit for two weeks every year and have a desire to learn about the culture, but are struggling to know where to begin. Sections on the food, drink, social scene, music, film and everyday Thai life are sure to appeal to them. It is also for those who wish to move to Thailand on a more permanent basis as it contains helpful information regarding purchasing property, setting up a company and applying for visas and work permits. Chapters on the Thai character and cultural dos and don'ts and faux pas will allow the reader to go beyond the Thai smile. Sections on politics, history, economy and the unique relationship between the Thai Nation, Religion and Monarchy will also be of interest to those who wish to delve into a deeper understanding of Thailand.

John Birch : a life

February 3, 2016
Lautz, Terry E., author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
xv, 317 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Saving souls -- Missionary to China -- Evangelizing the world -- Old-time religion -- Heresy hunters -- Waging war -- After Pearl Harbor -- Becoming a soldier -- Searching for love -- The China theater -- Encountering communists -- The death of John Birch -- Confrontation and cooperation -- The aftermath -- Making a martyr -- Grief and anger -- The first casualty -- The John Birch society -- Right-wing extremism -- The real John Birch -- Epilogue.
John Birch was better known in death than life. Shot and killed by Communists in China, he posthumously became the namesake for a right-wing organization whose influence is still visible in today's Tea Party. This is the remarkable story of an American missionary-turned-soldier who wanted to save China, but became a victim instead.

The senator from New England : the rise of JFK

February 3, 2016
Savage, Sean J., 1964- author.
Albany, New York : Excelsior Editions, State University of New York Press, [2015]
xii, 333 pages, 30 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations; 24 cm

Those terrible Middle Ages : debunking the myths

February 3, 2016
Pernoud, Régine, 1909-1998.
San Francisco : Ignatius Press, ©2000.
179 pages ; 21 cm
Foreword -- "Middle Ages" -- Clumsy and awkward -- Crude and ignorant -- Torpor and barbarity -- Of frogs and men -- Women without souls -- The accusing finger -- History, ideas, and fantasy -- Simple remarks on the teaching of history.
As she examines the many misconceptions about the "Middle Ages", the renowned French historian, Regine Pernoud, gives the reader a refreshingly original perspective on many subjects, both historical (from the Inquisition and witchcraft trials to a comparison of Gothic and Renaissance creative inspiration) as well as eminently modern (from law and the place of women in society to the importance of history and tradition). Here are fascinating insights, based on Pernoud's sound knowledge and extensive experience as an archivist at the French National Archives. The book will be provocative for the general readers as well as a helpful resource for teachers.

Buster : the military dog who saved a thousand lives

February 3, 2016
Barrow, Will (Flight sergeant), author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.
255 pages ; 22 cm
Prologue -- A Great Dog -- Playtime is Over -- Desert Dog -- Buster's New Friends -- Under Fire -- River Dog -- Pulling the Pin -- Downtime -- Kabutlins -- Dangerous Days -- Buster the Talisman -- Working with Uncle Sam -- Stuck in the Mud -- Christmas in the Desert -- Who to Trust? -- Home at Last -- The Last to Leave -- Buster the Famous War Dog -- Afterword.
""With some dogs you share a boil in the bag breakfast and maybe a blanket on a cold desert floor. Some you wouldn't leave in charge of your Grandma unless you wanted to find out just how fast the old girl could run. But, if you're very, very lucky there will be the one dog you would lay down your life for - and for me that dog is Buster." Buster, an English springer spaniel who has served his comrades and his country with unstinting devotion, has saved thousands of lives. This is the story of his partnership with RAF Police Sergeant Will Barrow, told by Will himself, describing how each came to save the other's life. It is a relationship that produced some heroic feats--including sniffing out explosive vests that led to the arrests of two suicide bombers--in the dust and desert heat of Afghanistan and beyond. Buster, uniquely, has served five tours of duty in three theatres of war (Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan)--more than any other military dog. He also won the prestigious Crufts Friends for Life Award in 2012, and has gone on to become the official lifetime mascot of the RAF Police, the only dog in history to have been honored in that manner. A best friend in dog's clothing, an RAF dog with his mossy feet firmly on the ground, Buster is truly a dog in a million"-- Provided by publisher.

The Armenian genocide : the essential reference guide

February 3, 2016
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2015]
xviii, 425 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Overview -- Causes -- Consequences -- Perpetrators -- Victims -- Bystanders -- International reaction -- A-Z entries -- Primary source documents -- Appendix: Historical dilemmas in the Armenian genocide -- Chronology -- Biography -- Index -- Editor and Contributors.

The love of strangers : what six Muslim students learned in Jane Austen's London

February 3, 2016
Green, Nile, author.
Princeton, NJ : Princeton University Press, [2016]
xvi, 388 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Introducing Mr. D'Arcy's Persians -- Knowledge -- In Search of a Teacher -- The Madrasas of Oxford -- Faith -- Among the Dissenters -- Evangelical Engagements -- Friendship -- Diplomatic Friendships -- The Love of Strangers -- Afterlives -- A Note on Sources and Method.
"In July 1815, six Iranian students arrived in London under the escort of their chaperone, Captain Joseph D'Arcy. Their mission was to master the modern sciences behind the rapid rise of Europe. Over the next four years, they lived both the low life and high life of Regency London, from being down and out after their abandonment by D'Arcy to charming their way into society and landing on the gossip pages. The Love of Strangers tells the story of their search for love and learning in Jane Austen's England. Drawing on the Persian diary of the student Mirza Salih and the letters of his companions, Nile Green vividly describes how these adaptable Muslim migrants learned to enjoy the opera and take the waters at Bath. But there was more than frivolity to their student years in London. Burdened with acquiring the technology to defend Iran against Russia, they talked their way into the observatories, hospitals, and steam-powered factories that placed England at the forefront of the scientific revolution. All the while, Salih dreamed of becoming the first Muslim to study at Oxford. The Love of Strangers chronicles the frustration and fellowship of six young men abroad to open a unique window onto the transformative encounter between an Evangelical England and an Islamic Iran at the dawn of the modern age. This is that rarest of books about the Middle East and the West: a story of friendships"-- Provided by publisher.

1916 : a global history

February 2, 2016
Jeffery, Keith, author.
New York, NY : Bloomsbury, 2016.
436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 25 cm
"First published in Great Britain, 2015"--Title-page verso.
Gallipoli -- Verdun -- On the Isonzo -- 'Ypres on the Liffey' -- Jutland and the war at sea -- The Eastern Front -- Asia -- The war in Africa -- The Somme -- The Eastern Mediterranean and the Balkans -- The USA -- Russia -- The potential for peace in 1916.
"This is eminent historian Keith Jeffery's accomplishment in his magisterial '1916: a global history,' which focuses on a sequence of key events that unfolded around the world that year, and casts the Great War in an entirely new light"-- Dust jacket flap.

War at the end of the world : Douglas MacArthur and the forgotten fight for New Guinea, 1942-1945

February 1, 2016
Duffy, James P., 1941-
New York, New York : NAL Caliber, 2016.
x, 436 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
1942 ; "This is war, not a Sunday school picnic". "Every man for himself" ; First landings in New Guinea ; A General in search of an Army ; To Port Moresby by sea ; Second landings in New Guinea ; Death along the Kokoda Track ; First defeat at Milne Bay ; "Take Buna, or not come back alive" -- 1943. Sailing the Bismarck Sea ; Assault on Salamaua ; Pincers around Lae ; War on the Huon Peninsula ; Invasion across the straits -- 1944. The General and the admiralties ; Reckless and persecution ; Next stop : Wakde ; Bloody Biak ; The General, the President, and the Admiral ; Breakout from Wewak ; Island-hopping to victory.

Gowanus : Brooklyn's curious canal

February 1, 2016
Alexiou, Joseph, author.
New York : New York University Press, [2015]
xiv, 399 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue: The tale of Sludgie the Whale -- Millponds, oysters, and early origins (1636-1774) -- Bloody waters (1776) -- The Atlantic Docks and Basin (1812-1851) -- Sewers, railroads, and the castle on the hill (1851-1857) -- The Brooklyn Improvement Company (1858-1869) -- Foul odors and foiled plots (1870-1885) -- Industry, identity, and violence in Gowanus (1885-1898) -- Strikes, moonshine, and mobs (1902-1949) -- The fall of South Brooklyn and the brownstone revolution (1950-1981) -- Superfund me! (1981-2010) -- Epilogue.
"For more than 150 years, Brooklyn's Gowanus Canal has been called a cesspool, an industrial dumping ground, and a blemish on the face of the populous borough -- as well as one of the most important waterways in the history of New York harbor. Yet its true origins, man-made character, and importance to the city have been largely forgotten. Now, New York writer and guide Joseph Alexiou explores how the Gowanus creek -- a naturally-occurring tidal estuary that served as a conduit for transport and industry during the colonial era -- came to play an outsized role in the story of America's greatest city. From the earliest Dutch settlers of New Amsterdam, to nearby Revolutionary War skirmishes, or the opulence of the Gilded Age mansions that sprung up in its wake, historical changes to the Canal and the neighborhood that surround it have functioned as a microcosm of the story of Brooklyn's rapid nineteenth-century growth. Highlighting the biographies of nineteenth-century real estate moguls like Daniel Richards and Edwin C. Litchfield, Alexiou recalls the forgotten movers and shakers that laid the foundation of modern-day Brooklyn. As he details, the pollution, crime, and industry associated with the Gowanus stretch back far earlier than the twentieth century, and helped define the culture and unique character of this celebrated borough. The story of the Gowanus, like Brooklyn itself, is a tale of ambition and neglect, bursts of creative energy, and an inimitable character that has captured the imaginations of city-lovers around the world." -- Publisher's description

Republic of spin : an inside history of the American presidency

January 29, 2016
Greenberg, David, 1968-
xvii, 540 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Introduction: A world of spin -- Part I. The age of publicity -- Theodore Roosevelt and the public presidency -- William McKinley and the passing of the old order -- The rise of public opinion -- TR and "the fair-haired" -- Muckraking and its critics -- The passion of Upton Sinclair -- The dawn of public relations -- Wilson speaks -- Pitiless publicity -- The press agents' war -- The journey of George Creel -- Disillusionment -- Part II. The age of ballyhoo -- Return to normalcy -- Walter Lippmann and the problem of the majority -- The likes and dislikes of H.L. Mencken -- Bruce Barton and the soul of the 1920s -- "Silent Cal" -- The overt acts of Edward Bernays -- Master of emergencies -- Part III. The age of communication -- Tuned to Roosevelt -- Nazism and propaganda -- The dark side of radio -- Campaigns, inc. -- The wizard of Washington -- The road to war -- The facts and figures of Archibald MacLeish -- Propaganda and the "Good War" -- Part IV. The age of news management -- The underestimation of Harry Truman -- George Gallup and the promise of scientific polling -- Psychological warfare -- Eisenhower answers America -- Salesmanship and secrecy -- The TV president -- "Atoms for peace" -- Vance Packard and the anxiety of persuasion -- Part V. The age of image making -- Theodore H. White and the unmaking of presidential mystique -- The great debates -- The politics of image -- The Kennedy moment -- News management in Camelot -- Crisis -- "Let us continue" -- The credibility gap -- The new politics -- Part VI. The age of spin -- Richard Nixon and the permanent campaign -- The Reagan apotheosis -- Spinning out of control -- George W. Bush and the "truthiness" problem -- Barack Obama and the spin of no spin.
"The most powerful political tool of the modern presidency is control of the message and the image. The Greeks called it 'rhetoric,' Gilded Age politicians called it 'publicity,' and some today might call it 'lying,' but spin is a built-in feature of American democracy. Presidents deploy it to engage, persuade, and mobilize the people--in whom power ultimately resides. Presidential historian David Greenberg recounts the development of the White House spin machine from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama. His sweeping narrative introduces us to the visionary advisers who taught politicians to manage the press, gauge public opinion, and master the successive new media of radio, television, and the Internet. We see Wilson pioneering the press conference, FDR scheming with his private pollsters, Reagan's aides hatching sound bites, and George W. Bush staging his extravagant photo-ops. We also see the past century's most provocative political critics, from H. L. Mencken to Stephen Colbert, grappling with the ambiguous role of spin in a democracy--its capacity for misleading but also for leading"--Provided by publisher.

1493 for young people : from Columbus's voyage to globalization

January 29, 2016
Mann, Charles C.
New York : Triangle Square, 2015.
407 pages : illustrations, map, some color ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
"1493 for Young People by Charles C. Mann tells the gripping story of globalization through travel, trade, colonization, and migration from its beginnings in the fifteenth century to the present. How did the lowly potato plant feed the poor across Europe and then cause the deaths of millions? How did the rubber plant enable industrialization? What is the connection between malaria, slavery, and the outcome of the American Revolution? How did the fabled silver mountain of sixteenth-century Bolivia fund economic development in the flood-prone plains of rural China and the wars of the Spanish Empire? Here is the story of how sometimes the greatest leaps also posed the greatest threats to human advancement."-- Provided by publisher.

The temptation of Elizabeth Tudor : Elizabeth I, Thomas Seymour, and the making of a virgin queen

January 28, 2016
Norton, Elizabeth (Historian)
New York : Pegasus Books , 2016.
xi, 324 pages ; 24 cm
The Seeds of Scandal -- The Scandal Deepens -- The Scandal Unveiled.
An analysis of the volatile court life and challenges during the youth and early reign of Elizabeth I discusses her attempted seduction by Thomas Seymour, the overwhelming support that favored her sister, and the scandals that prompted the creation of her "Virgin Queen" persona.

The lovers : Afghanistan's Romeo & Juliet : the true story of how they defied their families and escaped an honor killing

January 28, 2016
Nordland, Rod, author.
xviii, 362 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), map ; 24 cm
Under the Gaze of the Buddhas -- Dead Father's Daughter -- Zakia Makes Her Move -- A Rabbi Among the Mullahs -- A Beautiful Place to Hide -- Mystery Benefactor -- Honor Hunters -- The Irreconcilables -- Birds in a Cage -- Reluctant Celebrities -- Back to the Hindu Kush -- Mullah Mohammad Jan -- In the Land of the Bottom-Feeders -- A Dog with No Name.
"An astonishingly powerful and profoundly moving story of a young couple willing to risk everything for love that puts a human face on the ongoing debate about women's rights in the Muslim world. Zakia and Ali were from different tribes, but they grew up on neighboring farms in the hinterlands of Afghanistan. By the time they were young teenagers, Zakia, strikingly beautiful and fiercely opinionated, and Ali, shy and tender, had fallen in love. Defying their families, sectarian differences, cultural conventions, and Afghan civil and Islamic law, they ran away together only to live under constant threat from Zakia's large and vengeful family, who have vowed to kill her to restore the family's honor. They are still in hiding. Despite a decade of American good intentions, women in Afghanistan are still subjected to some of the worst human rights violations in the world. Rod Nordland, then the Kabul bureau chief of the New York Times, had watched these abuses unfold for years when he came upon Zakia and Ali, and has not only chronicled their plight, but has also shepherded them from danger. The Lovers will do for women's rights generally what Malala's story did for women's education. It is an astonishing story about self-determination and the meaning of love that illustrates, as no policy book could, the limits of Western influence on fundamentalist Islamic culture and, at the same time, the need for change."--provided by

1924 : the year that made Hitler

January 28, 2016
Range, Peter Ross, author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2016.
316 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Discovering the mission -- The charmed circle -- The mounting pressure -- A hot autumn -- The putsch -- Hitting bottom -- A trial for treason -- The judgment of history -- Rearranging the world -- The boss -- The holy book -- A second chance -- Starting over -- Epilogue: what finally happened.
Adolf Hitler spent 1924 away from society and surrounded by co-conspirators of the failed Beer Hall Putsch. Behind bars in a prison near Munich, Hitler passed the year with deep reading and intensive writing, a year of slowly walking gravel paths while working feverishly on his book Mein Kampf. This was the year of Hitler's final transformation into the self-proclaimed savior and infallible leader who would appropriate Germany's historical traditions and bring them into his vision for the Third Reich. --Publisher

Iran : ally or enemy : Persian Empire, pariah state, nuclear partner.

January 28, 2016
Berkeley, CA : Lightning Guides, [2015]
126 pages : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
"After decades of political and cultural isolation, Iran faces a new chapter in its 2500-year-old history. Following the landmark 2015 nuclear deal, Iran will re-enter international trade markets and be reinstated in the eyes of the West. Trace the evolution and impact of Iran's complex relationship with the United States in Iran: Ally or Enemy? Through a series of concise, powerful articles, Iran: Ally or Enemy? examines events from the shah's rule to the Islamic Revolution to the hostage crisis. Placing these tensions and milestones in context, Iran follows the country's emergence from its status as a geopolitical pariah to its new role: a partner for the West"

Russia: Putin's playground, empire, revolution, and the new Tsar

January 28, 2016
Edel, Anastasia.
[Place of publication not identified]: Lightning Guides, 2015.
134 p. : color illustrations ; 18 cm.
"An informed and nuanced portrayal of the Russian psyche."--[4]Cover.

But you did not come back

January 28, 2016
Loridan, Marceline, 1928- author.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, [2016]
100 pages ; 20 cm
"First published in French as Et tu n'es pas revenu by Éditions Grasset & Fasquelle" -- Title page verso.
An activist and documentary filmmaker, who was arrested in occupied France at the age of fifteen, presents this deeply personal account of her experiences during the Holocaust and the death of her father in a concentration camp that overshadowed her whole life.

The lightless sky : a twelve-year-old refugee's harrowing escape from Afghanistan and his extraordinary journey across half the world

January 27, 2016
Passarlay, Gulwali, author.
361 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm
"A gripping, inspiring, and eye-opening memoir of fortitude and survival--of a twelve-year-old boy's traumatic flight from Afghanistan to the West--that puts a face to one of the most shocking and devastating humanitarian crises of our time."To risk my life had to mean something. Otherwise what was it all for?"In 2006, after his father was killed, Gulwali Passarlay was caught between the Taliban who wanted to recruit him, and the Americans who wanted to use him. To protect her son, Gulwali's mother sent him away. The search for safety would lead the twelve-year-old across eight countries, from the mountains of eastern Afghanistan through Iran and Europe to Britain. Over the course of twelve harrowing months, Gulwali endured imprisonment, hunger, cruelty, brutality, loneliness, and terror--and nearly drowned crossing the Mediterranean Sea. Eventually granted asylum in England, Gulwali was sent to a good school, learned English, won a place at a top university, and was chosen to help carry the Olympic Torch in the 2012 London Games.In The Lightless Sky, Gulwali recalls his remarkable experience and offers a firsthand look at one of the most pressing issues of our time: the modern refugee crisis--the worst displacement of millions of men, women, and children in generations. Few, like Gulwali, make it to a country that offers the chance of freedom and opportunity. A celebration of courage and determination, The Lightless Sky is a poignant account of an exceptional human being who is today an ardent advocate of democracy--and a reminder of our responsibilities to those caught in terrifying and often deadly circumstances beyond their control"-- Provided by publisher.

American governor : Chris Christie's bridge to redemption

January 27, 2016
Katz, Matt (Reporter), author.
viii, 452 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction: moving the cones -- Part I. The Christie mystique -- A perennial candidate -- "It's hard to be a saint in the city" -- "Everybody in New Jersey was arrested today" -- Part II. Governor -- Big Steve, Joe D. and Cory B. -- Conquering Camden -- "Damn, man, I'm governor" -- Union wars -- Glory days -- Jersey strong -- Four more years -- Part III. The bridge -- From bridge to Bridgegate -- A Bridgegate timeline -- No surrender -- The crisis -- The investigations -- Christie loses his fleece -- Epilogue: reborn to run.
"The ultimate insider to Chris Christie's 2016 presidential campaign delivers a definitive biography of the popular and controversial governor of New Jersey--including the true story behind the Bridgegate lane-closure scandal,"

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