Back Politics | April Newsletter

Simple News Pro
  Politics  
The 13th Gift: A True Story of a Christmas Miracle

Joanne Huist Smith · Harmony
Format: Kindle Edition

For readers of Richard Paul Evans and Greg Kincaid comes The 13th Gift, a heartwarming Christmas story about how a random act of kindness transformed one of the bleakest moments in a family's history into a time of strength and love.After the unexpected death of her husband, Joanne Huist...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Swamp: Washington's Murky Pool of Corruption and Cronyism―and How Trump Can Drain It

ERIC BOLLING · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 228
Format: Hardcover

The Instant New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!When Washington D.C. was first built, it was on top of a swamp that had to be drained. Donald Trump says it's time to drain it again. In The Swamp, bestselling author and Fox News Channel host Eric Bolling presents an infuriating, amusing,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Handcuffed: What Holds Policing Back, and the Keys to Reform

Malcolm K Sparrow · Brookings Institution Press
Pages: 262
Format: Print book

The current crisis in policing can be traced to failures of reform."Sparrow surely is right to condemn policing directed only at crime rates rather than community satisfaction." -The New York Times Book ReviewIn the past two years, America has witnessed incendiary milestones in the poor...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Catholic Women Confront Their Church: Stories of Hurt and Hope

Celia Viggo Wexler · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 216
Format: Print book

Catholic Women Confront Their Church tells the stories of nine exceptional women who have chosen to remain Catholic despite their deep disagreements with the institutional church. From Barbara Blaine, founder of Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) , to Sister Simone Campbell,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Start a Revolution: Stop Acting Like a Library

Ben Bizzle · Editions
Pages: 194
Format: Paperback

But this is how we've always done it! Objections to taking a fresh tack are about as common as budget shortfalls, and the two are more closely related than you might think. At the Craighead County Jonesboro Public Library in Arkansas, Bizzle and his colleagues defied common practices...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran

ShiÌ?riÌ?n Ê»IbaÌ?diÌ? · Random House Publishing Group
Pages: 305
Format: eBook

The first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize, Shirin Ebadi has inspired millions around the globe through her work as a human rights lawyer defending women and children against a brutal regime in Iran. Now Ebadi tells her story of courage and defiance in the face of a government...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Terrorists at the Table: Why Negotiating is the Only Way to Peace

Jonathan Powell · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Should governments talk to terrorists? Do they have any choice? Without doing so, argues author Jonathan Powell in Terrorists at the Table, we will never end armed conflict. As violent insurgencies continue to erupt across the globe, we need people who will brave the depths of the Sri Lankan...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Meaning of Human Existence

Edward O. Wilson · Liveright; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

National Book Award Finalist. How did humanity originate and why does a species like ours exist on this planet? Do we have a special place, even a destiny in the universe? Where are we going, and perhaps, the most difficult question of all, Why? In The Meaning of Human Existence, his most...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Exoneree Diaries: The Fight for Innocence, Independence, and Identity

Alison Flowers · Haymarket Books
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

Through intimate portraits of four exonerated prisoners, journalist Alison Flowers explores what happens to innocent people when the state flings open the jailhouse door and tosses them back, empty-handed into the unknown. From the front lines of the wrongful conviction capital of the United...
Read More check catalog
 
 
United States of Jihad: The Untold Story of Americans Fighting for Radical Islam

Peter Bergen · Crown
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

A riveting, panoramic look at "homegrown" Islamist terrorism from 9/11 to the present Since 9/11, more than three hundred Americans - born and raised in Minnesota, Alabama, New Jersey, and elsewhere - have been indicted or convicted of terrorism charges. Some have taken the fight...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Liars: How Progressives Exploit Our Fears for Power and Control

Glenn Beck · Threshold Editions
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Glenn Beck, #1 bestselling author and radio host, reveals the cold truth behind the ideology of progressivism and how the tenets of this dangerous belief system are eroding the foundation of this country.WHY DO WE ACCEPT THE LIES? Politics is no longer about pointing to a shining city on the hill;...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Pantsuit Nation

LIBBY CHAMBERLAIN · FLATIRON BOOKS
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From the fastest-growing private Facebook group in history -- now with nearly 4 million engaged and impassioned members -- a beautifully designed, inspiring collection of stories and photographs that capture what it means to live, work, struggle, love, and celebrate in our world.
Read More check catalog
 
 
Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence

Gabrielle Giffords · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords-- disabled from an assassination attempt in Tucson, Arizona-- and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership and more responsible gun control laws, despite being gun owners and staunch supporters...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Age of Earthquakes: A Guide to the Extreme Present

Douglas Coupland · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

A highly provocative, mindbending, beautifully designed, and visionary look at the landscape of our rapidly evolving digital era.50 years after Marshall McLuhan's ground breaking book on the influence of technology on culture in The Medium is the Massage, Basar, Coupland and Obrist...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Hundred-Year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey

Dawn Anahid MacKeen · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 338
Format: Print book

An epic tale of one man's courage in the face of genocide and his granddaughter's quest to tell his story In the heart of the Ottoman Empire as World War I rages, Stepan Miskjian's world becomes undone. He is separated from his family as they are swept up in the government's mass deportation...
Read More check catalog
 
 
When Parents Part: How Mothers and Fathers Can Help Their Children Deal with Separation and Divorce

Penelope Leach · Knopf
Format: Kindle Edition

"From the author of the best-selling Your Baby & Child: completely practical, comprehensively researched information and advice on how you can do what is best for your child when you are going through a separation or divorce. Using the latest scientific research in child development,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Flashpoints: The Emerging Crisis in Europe

George Friedman · Doubleday
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A major new book by New York Times bestselling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years) , with a bold thesis about coming events in Europe. This provocative work examines "flashpoints," unique geopolitical hot spots where tensions have erupted throughout...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Complete Directory for People With Disabilities 2016: A Comprehensive Source Book for Individuals and Professionals

Grey House Publishing Inc. · Grey House Publishing, 2015.
Pages: 1048
Format: Print book

A wealth of information, now in one comprehensive sourcebook. Completely updated for 2013, this eighteenth edition contains more information than ever before, including a new separate section on disability groups, from blind & deaf to dexterity to speech and language. Plus, this edition...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Social Insecurity: 401(k)s and the Retirement Crisis

James W. Russell · Beacon Press
Format: Kindle Edition

How 401(k) s have gutted retirement security, from charging exorbitant hidden fees to failing to replace the income of traditional pensionsNamed one of PW's Top 10 for Business & Economics A retirement crisis is looming. In 2008, as the 401(k) fallout rippled across the country,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Scalia: A Court of One

Bruce Allen Murphy · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 644
Format: Hardcover

An authoritative, deeply researched biography of the most controversial and outspoken Supreme Court justice of our time and how he chose to be "right" rather than influential.Antonin Scalia knew only success in the first fifty years of his life. His sterling academic and legal...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism

Deborah Jian Lee · Beacon Press
Pages: 296
Format: Hardcover

An inside look at the young, diverse, progressive Christians who are transforming the evangelical movementDeborah Jian Lee left the evangelical world because she was frustrated by its conservative politics. But over the years she stayed close to those in the movement, and she has come to realize...
Read More check catalog
 
 
State Trooper Exam

LearningExpress Editors · LearningExpress, LLC; 2nd Edition edition
Format: Paperback

This completely updated second edition of State Trooper Exam provides fast, focused test preparation through instructional chapters and targeted practice on the most commonly tested topics: reading comprehension, writing, information ordering, mathematics, directional orientation, memory,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The War on Cops: How the New Attack on Law and Order Makes Everyone Less Safe

Heather Mac Donald · Encounter Books
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

Violent crime has been rising sharply in many American cities after two decades of decline. Homicides jumped nearly 17 percent in 2015 in the largest 50 cities, the biggest one-year increase since 1993. The reason is what Heather Mac Donald first identified nationally as the "Ferguson...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Enabling Acts: The Hidden Story of How the Americans with Disabilities Act Gave the Largest US Minority Its Rights

Lennard J. Davis · Beacon Press
Format: eBook

The first significant book on the history and impact of the ADA—the eyes on the prize moment for disability rights  The Americans with Disabilities Act ADA is the widest-ranging and most comprehensive piece of civil rights legislation ever passed in the United States, and it has become...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Nixon Tapes: 1971–1972

Douglas Brinkley · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Pages: 758
Format: Print book

The famous -- and infamous -- Nixon White House tapes that reveal forthe first time President Richard Nixon uncensored, unfiltered, and in hisown wordsPresident Nixon's voice-activated taping system captured every wordspoken in the Oval Office, Cabinet Room, and other key locations...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Two Paths: America Divided or United

John Kasich · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Two paths.One choice -- the path that exploits anger, encourages resentment, turns fear into hatred and divides people. This path solves nothing, demeans our history, weakens our country and cheapens each of us. It has but one beneficiary and that is to the politician who speaks of it.The...
Read More check catalog
 
 
On Becoming a Teen Mom: Life before Pregnancy

Mary Patrice Erdmans · University of California Press,
Pages: 330
Format: Print book

In 2013, New York City launched a public education campaign with posters of frowning or crying children saying such things as "I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen" and "Honestly, Mom, chances are he won't stay with you."...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Corporations Are Not People: Reclaiming Democracy from Big Money and Global Corporations

Jeffrey D. Clements · Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 2 edition
Format: Kindle Edition

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATED Since the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling that the rights of things - money and corporations - matter more than the rights of people, America has faced a crisis of democracy. In this timely and thoroughly updated second edition, Jeff Clements describes...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Year of Voting Dangerously The Derangement of American Politics

Maureen Dowd · Twelve
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Maureen Dowd's incendiary takes and takedowns from 2016--the most bizarre, disruptive and divisive Presidential race in modern history. Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables, Americans are plunged into The Year of Voting Dangerously. In this perilous and shocking...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Men Still at Work: Professionals Over Sixty and On the Job

Elizabeth F Fideler · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 223
Format: Print book

Men Still at Work explores the reasons why many men are continuing to work well beyond the traditional retirement age. In today's challenging economy, they are the second-fastest growing group of workers (just behind older women). Filled with profiles of older working men, as well as dynamic...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power

Mark Landler · Random House
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

The deeply reported story of two supremely ambitious figures, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton - archrivals who became partners for a time, trailblazers who share a common sense of their historic destiny but hold very different beliefs about how to project American power In Alter Egos,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Enhanced Interrogation: Inside the Minds and Motives of the Islamic Terrorists Trying To Destroy America

James E Mitchell · Crown Forum
Pages: 309
Format: Print book

In the dark days immediately after 9/11, the CIA turned to Dr. James Mitchell to help craft an interrogation program designed to elicit intelligence from just-captured top al-Qa'ida leaders and terror suspects. A civilian contractor who had spent years training U.S. military members to resist...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Dragnet Nation: A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance

Julia Angwin · Times Books
Format: Hardcover

An inside look at who's watching you, what they know and why it matters. We are being watched.We see online ads from websites we've visited, long after we've moved on to other interests. Our smartphones and cars transmit our location, enabling us to know what's in the neighborhood...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Social Insecurity: 401

James W. Russell · Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover

How 401(k) s have gutted retirement security, from charging exorbitant hidden fees to failing to replace the income of traditional pensionsNamed one of PW's Top 10 for Business & Economics A retirement crisis is looming. In 2008, as the 401(k) fallout rippled across the country,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The App Generation: How Today’s Youth Navigate Identity, Intimacy, and Imagination in a Digital World

Howard Gardner · Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

From the famed Harvard psychologist and an expert on the impact of digital media technologies, a riveting exploration of the power of apps to shape our young people for better or for worse No one has failed to notice that the current generation of youth is deeply some would say totally...
Read More check catalog
 
 
A More Perfect Union: What We the People Can Do to Reclaim Our Constitutional Liberties

Ben Carson · Sentinel
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Dear Reader, Many people have wondered why I ve beenspeaking out on controversial issues forthe last few years. They say I ve never heldpolitical office. I m not a constitutional scholar. I m not even a lawyer. All I can sayto that is Guilty as charged. It s true that I ve never voted for a budget...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America

Sheryll Cashin · Beacon Press; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

From a nationally recognized expert, a fresh and original argument for bettering affirmative action  Race-based affirmative action had been declining as a factor in university admissions even before the recent spate of related cases arrived at the Supreme Court. Since Ward Connerly...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Police Sergeant Exam (Police Sergeant Exam (Learning Express))

LearningExpress Editors · Learningexpress, Llc; 3rd Edition edition
Pages: 260
Format: Paperback

For officers who want to advance their careers, this edition of Police Sergeant Exam offers the preparation they need! Brimming with critical new information and useful test-taking tips, Police Sergeant Exam provides a detailed, realistic study plan, a guide to local laws, and instructive...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Age of Dignity: Preparing for the Elder Boom in a Changing America

Ai-jen Poo · The New Press, 2015. Â2015
Pages: 229
Format: Print book

By 2035, 11.5 million Americans will be over the age of eighty-five, more than double today's 5 million, living longer than ever before. To enable all of us to age with dignity and security in the face of this coming Age Wave, our society must learn to value the care of our elders....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Breakthrough: The Making of America's First Woman President

Nancy L Cohen · Counterpoint
Pages: 323
Format: Print book

Why Americans have never elected a woman president, how we changed to make it possible, and why it matters.From Hollywood to the halls of Congress, a lively conversation about women's leadership, equal pay, and family-work balance is underway. On the cusp of a historic breakthrough - the potential...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Right to Try: How the Federal Government Prevents Americans from Getting the Lifesaving Treatments They Need

Darcy Olsen · Harper
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The inspiring state-by-state campaign to allow sick Americans access to experimental treatments currently blocked by the government, chronicled by the woman leading the charge.Should you need the government's permission to try to save your own life? Today, the FDA regulates medications...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Substitute : going to school with a thousand children.

Nicholson Baker · Penguin Books
Pages: 736
Format: Print book

In 2014, after a brief orientation course and a few fingerprinting sessions, Nicholson Baker became an on-call substitute teacher in a Maine public school district. He awoke to the dispatcher's five-forty a.m. phone call and headed to one of several nearby schools; when he got there, he did his best...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In

Anonymous. · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Throughout the Presidential campaign, Bernie Sanders galvanized voters with his progressive platform and vision for America. In the book, Sanders shares experiences from the campaign trail and outlines his ideas for continuing a political revolution to fight for a progressive economic,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy: A Handbook for Girl Geeks

Sam Maggs · Quirk Books
Format: Hardcover

Fanfic, cosplay, cons, books, memes, podcasts, vlogs, OTPs and RPGs and MMOs and more - it's never been a better time to be a girl geek. The Fangirl's Guide to the Galaxy is the ultimate handbook for ladies living the nerdy life, a fun and feminist take on the often male-dominated...
Read More check catalog
 
 
We Should All Be Feminists

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie · Anchor Books
Pages: 52
Format: Print book

The highly acclaimed, provocative New York Times bestseller - a personal, eloquently-argued essay, adapted from the much-admired TEDx talk of the same name - from Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, award-winning author of Americanah. Here she offers readers a unique definition of feminism for the twenty-first...
Read More check catalog
 
 
American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone

Marco Rubio · Sentinel
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Dear Friends, My parents came to the United States in 1956. The country they found was truly a land of opportunity, where hardworking people with grade school educations could afford a home, a car, and college for their kids. A country where maids and bartenders could raise doctors, lawyers,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy

David A Nichols · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 385
Format: Hardcover

Revealed for the first time, this is the full story of how President Dwight Eisenhower masterminded the downfall of the anti-Communist demagogue Senator Joseph McCarthy.Behind the scenes, Eisenhower loathed McCarthy, the powerful Republican senator notorious for his anti-Communist witch...
Read More check catalog
 
 
On Becoming a Teen Mom: Life before Pregnancy

Mary Patrice Erdmans · University of California Press
Format: Hardcover

In 2013, New York City launched a public education campaign with posters of frowning or crying children saying such things as Im twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen and Honestly, Mom, chances are he wont stay with you. Campaigns like this support a public...
Read More check catalog
 
 
American Hookup: The New Culture of Sex on Campus

Lisa Wade · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A revelatory account of the new culture of sex that has come to dominate the American college experience.The hookup is now part of college life. Yet the drunken encounter we always hear about tells only a fraction of the story. Rising above misinformation and moralizing, Lisa Wade offers...
Read More check catalog
 
 
After Snowden: Privacy, Secrecy, and Security in the Information Age

Ronald Goldfarb · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

Was Edward Snowden a patriot or a traitor? Just how far do American privacy rights extend?And how far is too far when it comes to government secrecy in the name of security? These are just a few of the questions that have dominated American consciousness since Edward Snowden exposed the breath...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Trump Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen

Gene Stone · Dey Street Books
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Don't despair. Don't retreat. Fight back.The stunning election of Donald J. Trump rocked an already divided America and left scores of citizens, including the nearly sixty-five million voters who supported Hillary Clinton, feeling bereft and powerless. Now, Gene Stone, author of The Bush...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America

Bruce Barcott · Time Home Entertainment
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The legalization of marijuana is the next great reversal of history. Perhaps the most demonized substance in America, scientifically known as Cannabis sativa, simply a very fast growing herb, thrived underground as the nation's most popular illegal drug. Now the tide has shifted: In 1996...
Read More check catalog
 
 
A Unified Theory of Happiness: An East-Meets-West Approach to Fully Loving Your Life

Andrea Polard PsyD · Sounds True; 1 edition
Format: Book

The Western world teaches us that happiness comes from achievement-from setting goals and actively pursuing them. Eastern wisdom teaches us that surrender is the key, that we must let go in order to experience the great flow of being that is only available in the present moment. How do we take...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House

Chuck Todd · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

Chuck Todds gripping, fly-on-the-wall account of Barack Obamas tumultuous struggle to succeed in Washington. Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008 partly because he was a Washington outsider. But if hed come to the White House thinking he could change the political culture, he soon discovered...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Critical Thinking Skills: Success in 20 Minutes a Day, 2nd Edition

Editors of LearningExpres LLC · LearningExpress, LLC; 2nd Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Become an effective critical thinker in just 20 minutes a day! Whether at work, at school, or at home, critical-thinking skills are essential for success. Learning to think critically will improve your decision-making and problem-solving skills, giving you the tools you need to tackle the tough...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Revolution

Russell Brand · Ballantine Books; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

NATIONAL BESTSELLERWe all know the system isnt working. Our governments are corrupt and the opposing parties pointlessly similar. Our culture is filled with vacuity and pap, and we are told theres nothing we can do Its just the way things are.   In this book, Russell Brand hilariously...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The secret life of sleep

Kat Duff · Atria Books ; Hillsboro
Format: Hardcover

Citing a high percentage of Americans who routinely experience sleep problems or shortages, the award-winning author of The Alchemy of Illness draws on a wide range of disciplines to reveal the healing benefits of sleep and argue for its prioritizing.--Publisher information.
Read More check catalog
 
 
Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement

Recorded Books Inc. · The New Press
Pages: 242
Format: eBook

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has denounced the use of solitary confinement beyond fifteen days as a form of cruel and degrading treatment that often rises to the level of torture. Yet the United States holds more than eighty thousand people in isolation on any given day. Now sixteen...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Affluenza: How Overconsumption Is Killing Us-and How to Fight Back

David Wann · Berrett-Koehler Publishers; 3 edition
Format: Book

NEW EDITION, REVISED AND UPDATEDaffluenza, n. a painful, contagious, socially transmitted condition of overload, debt, anxiety, and waste resulting from the dogged pursuit of more.We tried to warn you! The 2008 economic collapse proved how resilient and dangerous affluenza can be. Now in its third...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Lights Out: A Cyberattack, A Nation Unprepared, Surviving the Aftermath

Ted Koppel · Crown Publishers
Pages: 279
Format: Print book

In this New York Times bestselling investigation, Ted Koppel reveals that a major cyberattack on America's power grid is not only possible but likely, that it would be devastating, and that the United States is shockingly unprepared. Imagine a blackout lasting not days, but weeks or months....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Death of a King: The Real Story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s Final Year

David Ritz · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 276
Format: Hardcover

A revealing and dramatic chronicle of the twelve months leading up to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassinationMartin Luther King, Jr. died in one of the most shocking assassinations the world has known, but little is remembered about the life he led in his final year. New York Times...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Enough: Our Fight to Keep America Safe from Gun Violence

Gabrielle Giffords · Scribner
Format: Kindle Edition

Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, share their impassioned argument for responsible gun ownership. After the 2011 Tucson shooting that nearly took her life, basic questions consumed Gabby Giffords and her family Would Gabby survive the bullet...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword

David K. Shipler · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A provocative, timely assessment of the state of free speech in America With his best seller The Working Poor, Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times veteran David K. Shipler cemented his place among our most trenchant social commentators. Now he turns his incisive reporting to a critical...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America

Amy Goodman · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A celebration of the acclaimed news program Democracy Now! and the extraordinary heroes who have moved our democracy forward.In 1996 Amy Goodman started a radio show called Democracy Now! to focus on the issues that are underreported or ignored by mainstream news coverage. Shortly after...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Radical Hope: Letters of Love and Dissent in Dangerous Times

Carolina De Robertis · Vintage
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

Radical Hope is a collection of letters - to ancestors, to children five generations from now, to strangers in grocery lines, to any and all who feel weary and discouraged - written by award-winning novelists, poets, political thinkers, and activists. Provocative and inspiring, Radical...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David

Lawrence Wright · Knopf; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW S 10 BEST BOOKS OF THE YEARA gripping day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David conference, when President Jimmy Carter persuaded Israeli prime minister Menachem Begin and Egyptian president Anwar Sadat to sign the first peace treaty in the modern Middle...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Ameritopia: The Unmaking of America

Mark R. Levin · Threshold Editions; 1st edition
Format: Hardcover

1 New York Times bestselling author Mark Levin explores the philosophical basis of Americas foundations and the crisis that faces government today.,
Read More check catalog
 
 
The U.S. House of Representatives: Fundamentals of American Government

Matthew Spieler · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

The third book in the Fundamentals of American Government civics series explores the inner workings of this important part of the legislative branch. As with Selecting a President and The U.S. Senate, this book is written for all audiences, but voiced toward high school seniors and college...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech

Kirsten Powers · Regnery Publishing
Format: Hardcover

Lifelong liberal Kirsten Powers blasts the Left's forced march towards conformity in an exposé of the illiberal war on free speech. No longer champions of tolerance and free speech, the "illiberal Left" now viciously attacks and silences anyone with alternative points of view....
Read More check catalog
 
 
Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Katha Pollitt · Picador
Format: Hardcover

A POWERFUL ARGUMENT FOR ABORTION AS A MORAL RIGHT AND SOCIAL GOOD BY A NOTED FEMINIST AND LONGTIME COLUMNIST FOR THE NATIONForty years after the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling, "abortion" is still a word that is said with outright hostility by many, despite the fact that one in three...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Idiot's Guides: The U.S. Constitution, 2E

Timothy Harper · Alpha Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

One of the most revered, imitated, and controversial governmental documents in the world, the U.S. Constitution serves as the foundation for the American government and shapes the lives of Americans every day. Yet, how many of us know its history and the impact it has on guiding our ever...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Snowden Files: The Inside Story of the World's Most Wanted Man

Luke Harding · Vintage
Format: Book

IT BEGAN WITH A TANTALIZING, ANONYMOUS EMAIL: "I AM A SENIOR MEMBER OF THE INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY." What followed was the most spectacular intelligence breach ever, brought about by one extraordinary man. Edward Snowden was a 29-year-old computer genius working for the National...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers

Anne E. Cunningham · Oxford University Press
Pages: 468
Format: Paperback

Authored by two passionate psychologists and educators, Book Smart: How to Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers is a how-to guide rich with stories, lessons, activities, and ideas aimed at supporting reading development and addressing the broad range of interpersonal, social,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Barron's AP Comparative Government & Politics

Jeff Davis M.Ed. · Barron's Educational Series
Pages: 303
Format: Print book

Here's everything you need to review, simplify, and understand the most important concepts in AP Comparative Government and Politics. This must-have guide focuses on an in-depth study of the governments of six nations: Britain, Russia, China, Mexico, Iran, and Nigeria. Topics of study,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
God, Guns, Grits, and Gravy

Mike Huckabee · St. Martin's Press
Format: Kindle Edition

The New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Publishers Weekly bestseller from a presidential candidate for the 2016 election!In God, Guns, Grits and Gravy, Mike Huckabee asks, Have I been taken to a different planet than the one on which I grew up? The New York Times bestselling...
Read More check catalog
 
 
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

TIMOTHY SNYDER · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 126
Format: Paperback

#1 New York Times BestsellerThe Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution

John Paul Stevens · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change. By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest serving Justice in the history of the Supreme Court. Now he draws upon his more...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Legal Rights, 6th Ed.: The Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People

National Association of the Deaf · Gallaudet University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Paperback

The standard handbook on law affecting deaf and hard of hearing people has been completely rewritten and updated. The sixth edition of Legal Rights: The Guide for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People meticulously describes those statutes that prohibit discrimination against deaf and hard of hearing...
Read More check catalog
 
 
We're still right - and they're still wrong.

James Carville · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Every politico and pundit has tried to explain the 2016 presidential race, but James Carville - the multiple best-selling Ragin' Cajun and grand strategist of Bill Clinton's rise to the White House - has largely stayed silent. Until now. "He straddled the punch bowl, dropped his pants,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
No place to hide : Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. surveillance state

Glenn Greenwald · Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt
Pages: 259
Format: Print book

Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald provides an in-depth look into the National Security Agency scandal that has triggered a national debate over national security and information privacy. With further revelations from documents entrusted to Glenn Greenwald by Edward Snowden himself,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction

Matthew B. Crawford · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Kindle Edition

A groundbreaking new book from the bestselling author of Shop Class as SoulcraftIn his bestselling book Shop Class as Soulcraft, Matthew B. Crawford explored the ethical and practical importance of manual competence, as expressed through mastery of our physical environment. In his brilliant...
Read More check catalog
 
 
This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

Elizabeth Warren · Metropolitan Books
Pages: 337
Format: Hardcover

#1 New York Times bestsellerThe fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save itSenator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's...
Read More check catalog