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A Colony in a Nation

Chris Hayes · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award-winning news anchor Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a Colony and a Nation.America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure -- wealth, unemployment, incarceration,...
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The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age

David Callahan · Knopf
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

An inside look at the secretive world of elite philanthropists--and how they're quietly wielding ever more power to shape American life in ways both good and bad. While media attention focuses on famous philanthropists such as Bill Gates and Charles Koch, thousands of donors are at work...
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Poetry and Power: John F. Kennedy's Vision for America

STEPHEN KENNEDY SMITH · Harper
Pages: 493
Format: Hardcover

Published in commemoration of the centennial of President John F. Kennedy's birth, here is the definitive compendium of JFK's most important and brilliant speeches, accompanied by commentary and reflections by leading American and international figures - including Senator Elizabeth Warren,...
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Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom

Thomas E Ricks · Penguin Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks, a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, whose farsighted vision and inspired action preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alikeBoth George Orwell and Winston Churchill...
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WHAT WE DO NOW: Standing Up for Your Values in Trump's America

Dennis Loy Johnson · Melville House
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

An inspiring handbook for people troubled by the election of Donald Trump, by some of the biggest names in progressive politics. Meant to give people heart and actual strategies about how to advance a variety of causes.
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Pill City: How Two Honor Roll Students Foiled the Feds and Built a Drug Empire

Kevin Deutsch · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 266
Format: Print book

In 2015, Baltimore plunged into the worst American riots in recent history. In the chaos, two high school honor-roll students, "Brick" and "Wax, used their smarts, computer skills, ambition and gang connections to change the world of illegal drugs forever. With their gang...
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Anatomy of Terror: From the Death of bin Laden to the Rise of the Islamic State

ALI H SOUFAN · W W NORTON
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

A compelling, definitive account of how and why bin Laden's ideology keeps rising from the dead.When Osama bin Laden was killed by a U.S. Navy SEAL, many prophesied al-Qaeda's imminent demise. In reality the opposite has occurred. Why?Watching the Arab Spring from his Pakistani safe house,...
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Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus

MATT TAIBBI · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 314
Format: Print book

Dispatches from the 2016 election that provide an eerily prescient take on our democracy's uncertain future, by the country's most perceptive and fearless political journalist. In twenty-five pieces from Rolling Stone - plus two original essays - Matt Taibbi tells the story of Western civilization's...
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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...
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Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War

Richard D. Brown · Yale University Press
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

From a distinguished historian, a detailed and compelling examination of how the early Republic struggled with the idea that "all men are created equal" How did Americans in the generations following the Declaration of Independence translate its lofty ideals into practice? In this...
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Crashing the Party: An American Reporter in China

Scott Savitt · Soft Skull Press
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

It's 1983. Scott Savitt, one of the first American exchange students in Beijing, picks up his guitar and begins strumming Blackbird. He's soon surrounded by Chinese students who know every word to every Beatles song he plays. Scott stays on in Beijing, working as a reporter for Asiaweek...
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Beyond Blurred Lines: Rape Culture in Popular Media

Nickie D Phillips · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 220
Format: Print book

From its origins in academic discourse in the 1970s to our collective imagination today, the concept of "rape culture" has resonated in a variety of spheres, including television, gaming, comic book culture, and college campuses. Beyond Blurred Lines traces ways that sexual violence...
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We Do Our Part: Toward a Fairer and More Equal America

CHARLES PETERS · RANDOM House
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The legendary editor who founded the Washington Monthly and pioneered explanatory journalism trains his keen, principled eye on the changes that have reshaped American politics and civic life beginning with the New Deal. "We Do Our Part" was the slogan of Franklin Delano Roosevelt's...
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Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

Alyssa Mastromonaco · Twelve
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

If your funny older sister were the former deputy chief of staff to President Barack Obama, her behind-the-scenes political memoir would look something like this. WHO THOUGHT THIS WAS A GOOD IDEA? is an intimate and admiring portrait of a president, a candid book of advice for young women,...
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Plundered Skulls and Stolen Spirits: Inside the Fight to Reclaim Native America's Culture

Chip Colwell · The University of Chicago Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Who owns the past and the objects that physically connect us to history? And who has the right to decide this ownership, particularly when the objects are sacred or, in the case of skeletal remains, human? Is it the museums that care for the objects or the communities whose ancestors made...
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