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The 2016 Contenders:
Chris Christie

Presidential candidates are a breed apart, often propelled by traits that have shaped their careers and have deep roots in personal histories.

Often their greatest strength can turn at supernova speed into their greatest weakness. The exact qualities that set them apart from the field trip them up eventually over the long haul of a presidential campaign.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s big personality and bold political instincts have put him on the national radar. His willingness to speak from the gut has enabled him to connect directly with voters on both sides of the aisle better than any of the other candidates. But that same bluntness sometimes jeopardizes the very agenda he wants to accomplish.

In this series of eBooks, The Washington Post is exploring in-depth all these key characteristics of the leading presidential contenders, the very characteristics that could help make one of them the country’s next commander in chief—or forever sink their presidential ambitions.

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The 2016 Contenders:
Scott Walker

Presidential candidates are a breed apart, often propelled by traits that have shaped their careers and have deep roots in personal histories.

Often their greatest strength can turn at supernova speed into their greatest weakness. The exact qualities that set them apart from the field trip them up eventually over the long haul of a presidential campaign.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s immovability, his polite but firm determination to stay the course, both intrigues and frustrates Wisconsin voters. They acknowledge that Walker’s uncompromising stance helped him implement his policies in Wisconsin and win a standoff with unions over collective bargaining that gained him a national reputation. But they say the governor’s victories have come at a steep price: the polarization of a state with a long history of progressive politics and bipartisan civil governance.

In this series of eBooks, The Washington Post is exploring in-depth all these key characteristics of the leading presidential contenders, the very characteristics that could help make one of them the country’s next commander in chief—or forever sink their presidential ambitions.

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The 2016 Contenders:
Mike Huckabee

Presidential candidates are a breed apart, often propelled by traits that have shaped their careers and have deep roots in personal histories.

Often their greatest strength can turn at supernova speed into their greatest weakness. The exact qualities that set them apart from the field trip them up eventually over the long haul of a presidential campaign.

It was as a lifelong broadcaster that Mike Huckabee, the onetime “pastor on TV,” perfected the conservative amiability that helped him win the Iowa caucuses in 2008 and could again set him apart from an increasingly crowded field of Republicans. But in the GOP of 2016, when the sharp edge plays better than the soft smile, Huckabee enters the race facing a key question: Will the same “I’m not mad at anybody” on-air vibe that fueled his rise make him a non-starter for mad-as-hell early Republican voters?

In this series of eBooks, The Washington Post is exploring in-depth all these key characteristics of the leading presidential contenders, the very characteristics that could help make one of them the country’s next commander in chief—or forever sink their presidential ambitions.

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The 2016 Contenders:
Rand Paul

Presidential candidates are a breed apart, often propelled by traits that have shaped their careers and have deep roots in personal histories.

Often their greatest strength can turn at supernova speed into their greatest weakness. The exact qualities that set them apart from the field trip them up eventually over the long haul of a presidential campaign.

Rand Paul’s ability to sell himself as the most libertarian of the presidential candidates—defending civil liberties at home and opposing military adventurism and nation-building abroad—is what can set him apart. But those unconventional ideas could also box him in. Libertarians don’t win national elections, unless you count Thomas Jefferson in 1800 and 1804.

In this series of eBooks, The Washington Post is exploring in-depth all these key characteristics of the leading presidential contenders, the very characteristics that could help make one of them the country’s next commander in chief—or forever sink their presidential ambitions.

COMING SOON

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The 2016 Contenders:
Rick Perry

Presidential candidates are a breed apart, often propelled by traits that have shaped their careers and have deep roots in personal histories.

Often their greatest strength can turn at supernova speed into their greatest weakness. The exact qualities that set them apart from the field trip them up eventually over the long haul of a presidential campaign.

Some see former Texas governor Rick Perry as one of the most instinctive retail politicians in the 2016 GOP field. Others see a glib pitchman who must overcome the perception that he’s all flash and little substance. Four years after his famous ‘oops’ incident, can he persuade voters that he’s the real deal?

In this series of eBooks, The Washington Post is exploring in-depth all these key characteristics of the leading presidential contenders, the very characteristics that could help make one of them the country’s next commander in chief—or forever sink their presidential ambitions.

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The 2016 Contenders:
Marco Rubio

Presidential candidates are a breed apart, often propelled by traits that have shaped their careers and have deep roots in personal histories.

Often their greatest strength can turn at supernova speed into their greatest weakness. The exact qualities that set them apart from the field trip them up eventually over the long haul of a presidential campaign. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is a man in a hurry, whose dizzying political ascent—he has never lost a race—is a testament to his quickness to spot openings and go for them. The question now, as he aims for the White House, is whether voters ultimately see Rubio as refreshing and bold, the inspiring face of a new generation—or just a promising young pol getting ahead of himself.

In this series of eBooks, The Washington Post is exploring in-depth all these key characteristics of the leading presidential contenders, the very characteristics that could help make one of them the country’s next commander in chief—or forever sink their presidential ambitions.

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The 2016 Contenders:
Jeb Bush

Presidential candidates are a breed apart, often propelled by traits that have shaped their careers and have deep roots in personal histories.

Often their greatest strength can turn at supernova speed into their greatest weakness. The exact qualities that set them apart from the field trip them up eventually over the long haul of a presidential campaign.

Jeb Bush’s DNA string might as well be tied around his neck. It’s a twisting, double-edged lariat, this family inheritance, at once his greatest advantage and disadvantage. On the one hand, it makes him an immediate force in the crowded GOP presidential field. On the other hand, it saddles him with a problem of self-definition; people think they already know him, which means they see him as more of the same of something they already got. Twice.

In this series of eBooks, The Washington Post is exploring in-depth all these key characteristics of the leading presidential contenders, the very characteristics that could help make one of them the country’s next commander in chief—or forever sink their presidential ambitions.

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The 2016 Contenders:
Hillary Clinton

Presidential candidates are a breed apart, often propelled by traits that have shaped their careers and have deep roots in personal histories.

Often their greatest strength can turn at supernova speed into their greatest weakness. The exact qualities that set them apart from the field trip them up eventually over the long haul of a presidential campaign.

Hillary Clinton’s won’t-back-down resolve is the quality that could make her America’s first female president if it doesn’t sabotage her first. She may have gotten her first campaign for the Democratic nomination wrong, but now she is doggedly determined to get it right. But that past campaign and her controversial years as first lady, while leaving her with more experience with the nuts and bolts of being president, have also left a trail of ethical questions that provide her challengers ample ammunition on the trail.

In this series of eBooks, The Washington Post is exploring in-depth all these key characteristics of the leading presidential contenders, the very characteristics that could help make one of them the country’s next commander in chief—or forever sink their presidential ambitions.

COMING SOON

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The 2016 Contenders:
Ted Cruz

Presidential candidates are a breed apart, often propelled by traits that have shaped their careers and have deep roots in personal histories.

Often their greatest strength can turn at supernova speed into their greatest weakness. The exact qualities that set them apart from the field trip them up eventually over the long haul of a presidential campaign.

It’s Ted Cruz’s ramrod devotion to principle—or, its flip side, an unyielding insistence on getting his way—that could propel him to the front ranks of Republican contenders for president or render him unelectable.

In this series of eBooks, The Washington Post is exploring in-depth all these key characteristics of the leading presidential contenders, the very characteristics that could help make one of them the country’s next commander in chief—or forever sink their presidential ambitions.

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The Washington Post Pulitzers: Carol Leonnig, National Reporting

The Secret Service has one of the most important jobs in the United States. In this Pulitzer Prize winning investigation, Carol Leonnig’s exposes the dereliction of duty that has put the President—and the nation—at risk.

In September of 2014, a man leapt the White House fence, ran across the lawn, and got into the mansion, where he was only later tackled by an off-duty agent who happened by. In 2011, the Secret Service mishandled the aftermath when a shooter took aim at the White House itself, sewing confusion within the division and amongst the First Family. The mission of the Secret Service is to keep our leaders safe. In this respect, the Secret Service has had a string of failures bordering on near-catastrophe.

Carol Leonnig got beyond the stonewalling of the Secret Service, notoriously tight-lipped about its procedures, and its shortcomings, to write a meticulously researched, utterly devastating expose into one of the most vital police forces in America. She has chronicled security lapses, mishandled resources, failures from the leadership on down, and reported on the men and women who protect the President.

This Pulitzer Prize winning work offers an unprecedented window into the flaws of an agency that once seemed picture-perfect. Many agents and officers spoke to Leonnig at the risk of their livelihoods. The impact of her groundbreaking work cannot be underestimated: the President, present and future, will be safer.

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Civil War Stories: A 150th Anniversary Collection

Stories from - and about - a nation divided.

At The Washington Post, the Civil War has held an enduring fascination for both readers and writers. Raging from 1861-1865, the Battle Between the States has left a lasting imprint on the United States' collective psyche for 150 years. Civil WarStories: A 150th Anniversary Collection aggregates historical data with contemporary reflections, as journalists and historians put the bloody war into context:

- A timeline of Lincoln's candidacy - and what may have happened if he had lost the election
- An ode to West Virginia, which abandoned Virginia rather than secede from the Union
- The obstacles faced by emancipated slaves
- Women in the federal workforce - and disguised as men on the battlefields
- The modern anti-slavery crusade of Frederick Douglass' great-great-great-grandson

Personal stories of tragedy and triumph still resonate today. From biographical histories to examinations of the war's legacies, Civil War Stories: A 150th Anniversary Collection is a unique compilation of stories of when our nation was divided..

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Justice in Indian Country

This eye-opening report is the product of a year-long investigation into how the legal system in Indian country fails some of America’s most vulnerable citizens—and what is being done to begin to rectify an ongoing tragedy.

Sari Horwitz, recipient of the ASNE Award for Distinguished Writing on Diversity, traveled to an Indian reservation in Minnesota to interview a Native American woman who had been sexually assaulted, as had her mother and daughter. In each case, the assailants, who were not Native American, were not prosecuted due to loopholes in the laws on jurisdiction of criminal prosecution on Indian reservations. This story set her off on a journey across the country, into remote villages and tribal lands where Horwitz uncovered the widespread failures of the American legal system and its inability to protect Native American women and children.

This powerful call-to-action gives a view that is charged and insightful, exploring the deeply human consequences of a bureaucracy that has often done more harm than good. As President Obama’s administration sets out to close the loopholes and bring justice to survivors, Horwitz speaks to the people these new laws will impact, describes their hopes for the future and gives voice to those who have been silent for too long.

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The Evolution of Bruce Jenner

Bruce Jenner captured America’s attention by shattering world records in the Decathlon at the 1976 Summer Olympics. Launched onto the world stage, Jenner was young, photogenic, All-American. He humbly accepted the adulation of a nation, and has stayed a household name ever since, even more so in recent years as the patriarch of one of America’s most famous—and infamous—families, the Kardashian / Jenner clan.

Almost forty years later, the press has been covering Jenner’s transition from male to female, and should he come out publicly, it would make him the highest-profile person ever to come out as transgender. Living life proudly and openly, Jenner would serve as a role model for much of the transgender community.

But not for all. His path has been controversial, as some advocates see the celebrity glare given off by his connection to the Kardashian family as exploitative, and his public persona making him a less-than-ideal spokesperson for transgendered people. Bruce Jenner, who seemingly always being watched by crowds, now finds himself more scrutinized than ever.

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The Case Against Cosby: Sex-Assault Allegations Recast Star's Legacy

More than thirty women have alleged sexual misconduct against Bill Cosby, ranging from groping to rape. With so many speaking against him, The Washington Post asks: What is the case against Cosby?

Bill Cosby has always played the good guy on stage and TV, building his career on his easygoing, family-friendly comic persona. So the overwhelming tide of sexual assault allegations against him is hard for many Americans to reconcile with the character they know from the airwaves. The accusations represent a stunning reshaping of his lifelong legacy in an extraordinarily short amount of time.

Yet Cosby has yet to be charged with any crime. Cosby's attorney has called the accusations against the comedian "ridiculous." His wife has defended him wholeheartedly, and Cosby himself has dismissed the charges as rumor and innuendo.

The Washington Post has interviewed five of the women who accused Cosby of assaulting them. The women agreed to speak on the record and to have their identities revealed. The Post also has reviewed court records that shed light on the allegations of a former director of women’s basketball operations at Temple University and the thirteen "Jane Doe" accusers who stood with her.

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Holiday Cookies: 45 of Our Best Recipes

The Washington Post shares some of its favorite recipes, culled from nine years of annual Holiday Cookies editions.

This collection features 45 fun and delicious make-ahead recipes, including traditional sugar cookies, spiced cookies, low-fat cookies, no-bakes, gluten-free and more—all with full-color photos.

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22 Lives in 2014

From one of the world's most renowned novelists to a truth-telling comedian to a courageous warrior for civil rights, 2014 bid farewell to many great men and women who have changed the way we think about our world.

In 22 LIVES OF 2014, The Washington Post turns to its Pulitzer Prize-winning reportage to gather the obituaries of some of the greatest artists and icons. It honors memories and remembers legacies. This uplifting look at figures such as Gabriel García Márquez and path-breaking Olympian Alice Coachman acknowledges the mark they left on our world and on our lives.

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The Great Society: 50 Years Later

A stirring profile of our 36th president, Lyndon Johnson, who presided over one of the most tumultuous eras in our country’s history, and paved a vision for the future that continues to resonate.

Lyndon Johnson’s unprecedented and ambitious domestic vision in the 1960's changed the nation. It unraveled and restitched the very fabric of the American life. It knocked down racial barriers, provided health care for the elderly and food for the poor, sustained orchestras and museums in cities across the country, and put seat belts and padded dashboards in every automobile. But it also carved the deep philosophical divide that has come to define the nation’s harsh politics.

Half a century later, the policies of Lyndon Johnson continue to define politics and power in America. THE GREAT SOCIETY AT 50 is a series from The Washington Post that examines the legacy–and limits—of Johnson's deeply humanistic, and profoundly revolutionary social agenda.

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American Hunger

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Explanatory Reporting

In this Pulitzer Prize-winning collection, Washington Post reporter Eli Saslow traveled across the country over the course of a year—from Florida and Texas to Rhode Island and Tennessee—to examine the personal and political implications and repercussions of America's growing food stamp program.
 
Saslow shows us the extraordinary impact the arrival of food stamps has each month on a small town's struggling economy, the difficult choices our representatives face in implementing this $78-billion program affecting millions of Americans, and the challenges American families, senior citizens, and children encounter every day in ensuring they have enough, and sometimes even anything to eat. These unsettling and eye-opening stories make for required reading, providing nuance and understanding to the complex matters of American poverty. 

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The Washington Post Pulitzers: Phil Kennicott, Criticism

For critic Philip Kennicott, the line between art and social criticism is a thin one. In a voice both knowledgeable and compassionate, Kennicott joins his readers in contemplating the much deeper meaning underlying aesthetics.

From his examination of violence and war in his review of a Taryn Simon photographic project, to his analysis of corporate America in an exhibit for architect Kevin Roche, Kennicott not only interprets art, but captures and conveys its meaning and significance in a manner that invites readers in, and encourages us to look closer.

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The Washington Post Pulitzers: Anthony Shadid, International Reporting

On the eve before the beginning of the war in Iraq, news correspondents were ordered to leave Baghdad, for the sake of their safety. Many streamed out. One man, without questioning, went deeper. At his own peril, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Anthony Shadid chose to stay, armed with only his convictions that the coming events would shake the Middle East to its core. What followed Shadid's decision was insightful, honest, and compassionate reporting, straight from Baghdad. With exceptional bravery, he gave readers a honest and powerful view of the common Iraqi citizen's experience of the war, as well as haunting coverage of the aftermath. With it, he succeeded in showing a profoundly human side of the war, and the new struggles that followed in its wake.

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The Washington Post Pulitzers: Gene Weingarten, Feature Writing

What happens when one of the world's most renowned musicians appears incognito outside of a Washington, D.C. metro station to play some of the most beautiful music ever composed?

In the audacious social experiment, "Pearls Before Breakfast", Gene Weingarten seeks out the answer to this question as he chronicles how an audience of rush hour pedestrians pass indifferently by as international wunderkind Joshua Bell plays his Stradivarius. Weingarten also examines a horrifying phenomenon in the remarkable story "Fatal Distraction", in which he speaks to thirteen mothers and fathers whose children died as the result of being left in a sweltering car during the hot summer months.

The result is an emotional revelation that inspires readers to take a closer look at the world around them..

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The Washington Post Pulitzers: Sarah Kaufman, Criticism

Sarah Kaufman covers one of the high arts most illustrious forms - dance. What emerges from her criticism is always fresh and thought-provoking.

From exploring Cary Grant as an overlooked artist to her bold assessment of The Nutcracker, Kaufman tackles the subject of dance and movement with daring honesty and dazzling creativity.

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The Washington Post Pulitzers: Kathleen Parker, Commentary

Kathleen Parker, former staff writer for the Orlando Sentinel and author of Save the Males:Why Men Matter, Why Women Should Care, informs and astounds readers with her Pulitzer Prize-winning columns for The Washington Post. No subject too charged or controversial; Parker tackles topics as incendiary as abortion, as charged as race, as current as President Obama, as deceptively whimsical as Twitter.

Shaped by wisdom, originality, and good, old-fashioned reporting, Kathleen Parker never fails to leave her readers entertained and enlightened.

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NSA Secrets: Government Spying in the Internet Age

The NSA's extensive surveillance program has riveted America as the public questions the threats to their privacy. As reported by The Washington Post, NSA SECRETS delves into the shadowy world of information gathering, and exposes how data about you is being gathered every day. From his earliest encrypted exchanges with reporters, Edward Snowden knew he was a man in danger. Sitting on a mountain of incriminating evidence about the NSA surveillance programs, Snowden was prepared to risk his freedom, and his very life, to let the world know about the perceived overreach of the NSA and the massive collection of personal information that was carried out in the name of national security by the U.S. government. The Washington Post's complete coverage of the NSA spying scandal, which it helped break, is now collected in one place to give as comprehensive a view of the story as is known. From the first contact with Snowden to the latest revelations in worldwide cellphone tracking, the award-winning reporters at the Post have vigorously reported on the scope of the NSA's surveillance. Snowden called the internet "a TV that watches you," and accused the government of "abusing [it] in secret to extend their powers beyond what is necessary and appropriate." Here, the secrets are revealed of those who tried in vain to remain in the shadows.

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21 Lives in 2013: Obituaries from The Washington Post

A decorated soldier. A pioneering scientist. A bestselling novelist. A beloved world leader. To remember a year is to remember those remarkable people the world lost, and to acknowledge their legacies. In 21 Lives, The Washington Post collects a selection of its most resonant obituaries from 2013 into one compilation. It commemorates lives of people both as globally renowned as Nelson Mandela and Chinua Achebe, as noteworthy in their fields as Esther Williams and Virginia Johnson, and as colorful as Gussie Moran and Josh Burdette. It acknowledges both the loved and the feared, spanning a lifetime of experiences and memories, and it precisely captures the human scale of how the world changed in 2013.

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The Kennedy Baby: The Loss that Transformed JFK

A sensitive portrait of how a profound tragedy changed one of America's most prominent families.
"A warm, intimate, intriguing look at a less-well known side of JFK--as family man. Judiciously but movingly, Steven Levingston shows us the cool and ironic Kennedy becoming a tender husband and father in the last months of his life." -- Evan Thomas, author of Robert Kennedy: His Life Their marriage is the subject of countless books. His presidency has been pored over minute by minute by historians. They lived their lives in the public eye and under a microscope that magnified all of their flaws, all of their scandals, all of their tragedies. Now Steven Levingston, nonfiction editor at The Washington Post, presents a devastating story in unprecedented detail, about a child John and Jackie Kennedy loved and lost. On August 7, 1963, heavily pregnant Jackie Kennedy collapsed, marking the beginning of a harrowing day and a half. The doctors and family went into full emergency mode, including a helicopter ride to a hospital, a scramble by the President to join her from the White House, and a C-section to deliver a baby boy, Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, five and a half weeks early with a severe respiratory ailment. The baby was so frail he was immediately baptized.
Over the next thirty nine hours the nation watched and waited. The vigil was spread across the front pages of the newspapers; the country watched the life of Patrick unfold on the evening news. Within the Kennedy family, the drama was transforming the president and his marriage. Both he and Jackie, long known for their cool exteriors, were brought together by a shared sadness and love as they never had been. Although baby Patrick succumbed after 39 hours, his father was born anew through the tragedy. The Kennedy Baby is a vivid drama of a national tragedy and private trauma for the Kennedy family, taking readers through the lead up to the birth, the ordeal in the hospital, and JFK's personal growth through his hardship and the progress toward a changed marriage - a breakthrough all the more acute in light of the tragedy that loomed only months away.

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Kids Around the World

The Washington Post's acclaimed “Kids Around the World” feature now available in eBook format for the first time!

Originally published in the hopes of children understanding their place in the world better, both in a geographic and global sense, these stories by Post foreign correspondents feature the real-life stories of kids all over the world. From Yuki who rides a subway train to school every day in Tokyo to Sayeed who guides tourists on camel rides in Egypt, these children’s stories carry the underlying message that in the eyes of our children, there is far more that unites us than divides us.

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The Permanent War: Rise of the Drones

The Pulitzer Prize Finalist examines the United States drone campaign, and U.S. counterterrorism policies. On January 30, 2013, President Barack Obama acknowledged publicly what most Americans already knew: The U.S. government was operating a covert drone campaign in Pakistan. Even as Obama maintained policy was for judicious actions only, his own administration was drawing up secret plans to institutionalize targeted killings in U.S. counterterrorism policy.
The scope of those plans remained hidden until The Washington Post published a three-part series as reporters Craig Whitlock, Greg Miller, Karen DeYoung and Julie Tate explored how the use of drones moved from a temporary means to kill terrorists to a permanent weapon of war.
Collected together for the first time, The Permanent War is the result of a year of investigative reporting on the who, what, and how behind the targeted killing policies that will form the core of American counterterrorism efforts for years to come.

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The Prophets of Oak Ridge: How Three Pacifists Broke Into the Nuclear Sanctum

In the summer of 2012, in the dead of night, three peace activists penetrated the exterior of Y-12 in Tennessee, supposedly one of the most secure nuclear-weapons facilities in the United States. A drifter, an 82-year-old nun and a house painter. And if they had been terrorists armed with explosives, intent on mass destruction? That nightmare scenario underlies the government's response to the intrusion. The Prophets of Oak Ridge is the story of two competing worldviews, of conscience vs. court, of fantasy vs. reality, of history vs. the future.

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The Bryce Harper Story: Rise of a Young Slugger

No one had ever seen a player like Bryce Harper before, and perhaps never had a rookie lived up so completely to his billing. This newly updated e-book from The Washington Post has the stories of the jaw-dropping achievements as covered by The Post, whose sports journalists have been there for the entire ride. Get your story of a legend today.

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Democracy Inc: How Members of Congress Have Cashed In On Their Jobs

Have lawmakers helped themselves while helping the country?
After the nation's financial crisis led Congress to unprecedented economic intervention, The Washington Post began an investigation that pierced the secrecy of the deeply flawed financial disclosure system that governs the 535 men and women who draft the nation's laws. Members of Congress directed millions of dollars to infrastructure projects near their residences and businesses, in some cases paving roads in front of their houses. They made major trades in the stocks of companies pressing them for legislation. They wrote laws favoring industries in which they were invested. They sponsored bills on which their own family members were paid to lobby. All of it is legal under the rules Congress has written for itself. Democracy Inc. shows the consequences of this system.

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Guns in America

In the aftermath of the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy, The Washington Post investigates America's complicated relationship with guns.

Wayne LaPierre, the leader of the National Rifle Association, calls gun control "the fight of the century." For more than a year, The Washington Post examined the long, bloody history of gun control in America, an investigation that was reopened and expanded after the massacre of first-graders in Newtown, Connecticut.

With new reporting on the state of gun reform in the aftermath of Newtown, including how the families are recovering and the dangers represented by new technologies such as 3D printing, this updated eBook shines a light on the hidden life of guns in the United States. From the power of the NRA and its war over the Second Amendment to US guns fueling the drug war along the Mexican border, the prize-winning journalists of the Washington Post reveal the politics and the passions behind the continuing gun control debate.

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Zero Day: The Threat in Cyberspace

Will the world's next war be fought in cyberspace? "It's going to happen," said former National Defense University Professor Dan Kuehl. So much of the world's activity takes place on the internet now - including commerce, banking and communications -- the Pentagon has declared war in cyberspace an inevitability. For more than a year, Washington Post reporter Robert O'Harrow has explored the threats proliferating in our digital universe. This eBook is a compilation of that reporting. With chapters built around real people, including hackers, security researchers and corporate executives, this book will help regular people, lawmakers and businesses better understand the mind-bending challenge of keeping the internet safe from hackers and security breaches -- and all out war.

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Obama vs. Romney: 'The Take' on Election 2012

The presidential campaign of 2012 was one of the closest and most fierce, expensive, and unpredictable in our history, and Washington Post senior political correspondent Dan Balz chronicled every twist.

Obama vs. Romney: 'The Take' on Election 2012 is a collection of dispatches from the campaign trail, by one the preeminent political journalists of our times.  Balz recounts the back-and-forth slugfest of 2012 in a single seamless narrative, including his hundreds of interviews with behind-the-scenes players who crafted both Obama's scorched-earth re-election game plan and Romney's audacious strategy for unseating a president. The result is a complete inside story of the campaign from the early days in both parties, through the dramatic ending that wasn't written until the very last hours of the election. 

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Obama: The Evolution of a President

Barack Obama arrived in Washington in 2008 symbolizing the political change he promised on the campaign trail during his historic presidential victory. But in many ways, Washington changed Obama more than Obama changed Washington.  This is the story of how the idealist of the 2008 campaign evolved into a hard-nosed pragmatist, shelving his promise of a new kind of politics to fight increasingly partisan budget battles and run a bare-knuckles re-election campaign. Through a series of articles and photographs published by The Washington Post, this book outlines the change in his political personality during his four years in office, and describes his engagement with some of the most challenging issues he confronted during his time in office - and what his approach may mean for a second term.

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The Original Watergate Stories

Forward by Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein
To mark the 40th anniversary of the Watergate scandal, The Washington Post's seminal Watergate stories have been gathered together as an eBook, including a foreword by journalists Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein assessing the impact of their stories 40 years later. 

"Held in Plot to Bug Democratic Offices Here", said the headline at the bottom of page one in the Washington Post on Sunday, June 18, 1972.  The story reported that a team of burglars had been arrested inside the offices of the Democratic National Committee in the Watergate office complex in Washington. On assignment, Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward uncovered a widespread political scandal and cover-up at the highest levels of government, culminating with the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The Post won a Pulitzer Prize for its work, which became the subject of two best-selling books and a renowned movie, "All the President's Men."
This eBook is a look back at the dramatic chain of events that would convulse Washington for two years and lead to the first resignation of a U.S. president, forever changing American politics. 

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The Hunt for bin Laden

The long and secret effort to track down Osama bin Laden has been called the biggest, costliest manhunt in history. This reconstruction, compiled from reporting from more than two- dozen Washington Post correspondents and staffers over more than 15 years, traces the hunt from its beginnings in 1997, during the Clinton administration.

The Hunt for bin Laden is a behind-the-scenes narrative reveals the fourteen-year, billion-dollar effort that brought the hunt to a swift and conclusive end, including:
- The numerous times CIA agents had bin Laden in their crosshairs prior to 9/11, only to have missions canceled at the last moment
- Vivid details of bin Laden's behavior in the wake of the attacks on September 11th.
- The myriad of ways he evaded detection in his years on the lam, including his narrow escape from the caves and tunnels of Tora Bora
- How the war in Iraq drained resources and diverted the spotlight from the hunt, turning the mission to kill or capture bin Laden into a back-burner operation and political liability for the Bush administration. 
- It wasn't until the Iraq war began to wind down that the search gained its endgame momentum, the Post shows, reclassified as a highest priority again by a new president.
- How increasingly punishing drone attacks, interrogations of captured al Qaeda operatives, and an ever-expanding network of informants finally began to yield a trail that led to bin Laden's courier, a cell phone interception, and ultimately, bin Laden.

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