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Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper

Art Cullen · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From a 2017 Pulitzer-winning newspaperman, an unsentimental ode to America's heartland as seen in small-town Iowa--a story of reinvention and resilience, environmental and economic struggle, and surprising diversity and hope.When The Storm Lake Times, a tiny Iowa twice-weekly, won a Pulitzer...
 
 
Insane: America's Criminal Treatment of Mental Illness

Alisa Roth · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An urgent exposé of the mental health crisis in our courts, jails, and prisonsAmerica has made mental illness a crime. Jails in New York, Los Angeles, and Chicago each house more people with mental illnesses than any hospital. As many as half of all people in America's jails and prisons...
 
 
DIY Resistance

ANTHONY ALVARADO · Seven Stories Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

An amalgam of political resistance and self-helpLike its predecessor, the effervescent, self-published phenom D.I.Y Magic, which dared to invite its readers into a brave new world of artistic expression and magical thinking, D.I.Y. Resistance focuses its attention on you, on us, and what...
 
 
Nine Lives: My time as the West's top spy inside al-Qaeda

AIMEN DEAN · Oneworld Publications
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

"A compelling and invaluable account of life inside al-Qaeda through the eyes of a first-rate spy. This unique narrative throws open the shutters of the secret worlds of terror." -- Lawrence Wright, bestselling author of The Looming TowerAs one of al-Qaeda's most respected...
 
 
The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush

Mark K Updegrove · Harper
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

An historian's revealing and intimate portrait of George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush that explores their relationship as presidents and as father and son - the first major biographical treatment of these two consequential presidents and figures in American history.In 2016 the Republican...
 
 
Mr. Trump's Wild Ride: The Thrills, Chills, Screams, and Occasional Blackouts of His Extraordinary First Year in Office

MAJOR GARRETT · All Points Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A chronicle of the Trump administration's first year, from the inside perspective of a White House press correspondent.
 
 
Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together

VAN JONES · Ballantine Books
Pages: 233
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * A passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political divide and points a way out of the tribalism that is tearing America apart - from the CNN host hailed as "a star of the 2016 campaign" (The New York Times) , now seen on The Van Jones...
 
 
The Day the Presses Stopped: A History of the Pentagon Papers Case

David Rudenstine · University of California Press
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback

This bold account provides an original perspective on one of the most significant legal struggles in American history: the Nixon administration's efforts to prohibit the New York Times and the Washington Post from publishing the 7,000-page, top-secret Pentagon Papers, which traced U.S....
 
 
Democracy for Realists: Why Elections Do Not Produce Responsive Government

Christopher H Achen · Princeton University Press
Pages: 390
Format: Print book

Democracy for Realists assails the romantic folk-theory at the heart of contemporary thinking about democratic politics and government, and offers a provocative alternative view grounded in the actual human nature of democratic citizens.Christopher Achen and Larry Bartels deploy a wealth...
 
 
Exploring and Understanding Careers in Criminal Justice: A Comprehensive Guide

Matthew J. Sheridan · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Criminal justice careers typically fall into one of two categories: law enforcement or legal. But contrary to what many may know about the career opportunities in criminal justice, it is more than just becoming a cop or a lawyer. In Exploring and Understanding Careers and Opportunities...
 
 
The shipwrecked mind : on political reaction

Mark Lilla · New York Review Books
Pages: 168
Format: Paperback

We don't understand the reactionary mind. As a result, argues Mark Lilla in this timely book, the ideas and passions that shape today's political dramas are unintelligible to us. The reactionary is anything but a conservative. He is as radical and modern a figure as the revolutionary, someone...
 
 
Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam Is Reshaping the World

Shadi Hamid · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 306
Format: Print book

In Islamic Exceptionalism, Brookings Institution scholar and acclaimed author Shadi Hamid offers a novel and provocative argument on how Islam is, in fact, "exceptional" in how it relates to politics, with profound implications for how we understand the future of the Middle East....