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Social Security, Medicare and Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits

Joseph Matthews Attorney · NOLO
Pages: 488
Format: Paperback

There are some big changes coming in 2016 to the rules for claiming Social Security benefits. Going forward, two claiming strategies used by couples to maximize their benefits are going away -- the ability for one spouse to file and suspend their benefits so the other spouse can collect...
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The Secret War: Spies, Ciphers, and Guerrillas, 1939-1945

Max Hastings · Harper
Pages: 610
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER From one of the foremost historians of the period and the acclaimed author of Inferno and Catastrophe: 1914, The Secret War is a sweeping examination of one of the most important yet underexplored aspects of World War II - intelligence - showing how espionage successes...
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Shattered : inside Hillary Clinton's doomed campaign

Jonathan Allen · Crown
Pages: 464

"It was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the tragic story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate, no explanation...
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Big Agenda: President Trump's Plan to Save America

David Horowitz · Humanix Books
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

Donald Trump's victory in the 2016 election was more than a historic upset. It was the beginning of a major political, economic, and social revolution that will change America - and the world.One of the nation's foremost conservative commentators, New York Times bestselling author, and a mentor...
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United States of Jihad : investigating America's homegrown terrorists

Peter L Bergen · Crown Publishers
Pages: 387
Format: Print book

Presents a look at "homegrown" Islamist terrorism, from 9/11 to the present, discusses the perpetrators who have acted both in the U.S. and abroad, and examines the controversial tactics used to track potential terrorists. --Publisher's description.
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67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence

Howard B Means · Blackstone Audio
Pages: 1
Format: Audiobook

Howard Means skillfully tells the story of the 1970 Kent State University shootings, one of the most tragic and iconic moments in American history.At midday on May 4, 1970, after three days of protests, several thousand students and the Ohio National Guard faced off at opposite ends of the grassy...
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The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Richard Rothstein · Liveright
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A Publisher's Weekly Top 10 Best Books of 2017 Long-listed for the National Book Award "Rothstein has presented what I consider to be the most forceful argument ever published on how federal, state, and local governments gave rise to and reinforced neighborhood segregation." -- William...
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Great News for America: The Constitution, Freedom and Prosperity are Coming Back!

Gerard Francis Lameiro · Published by CreateSpace
Pages: 214
Format: Print book

Great News for America is about the critical presidential election of 2016, which is shaping up to be the most profound presidential election since the critical presidential election of 1896, an event that took place 120 years ago. This book makes ten surprising predictions that are bold...
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Born Bright: A Young Girl's Journey from Nothing to Something in America

C. Nicole Mason · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 242
Format: Print book

Standing on the stage, I felt exposed and like an intruder. In these professional settings, my personal experiences with hunger, poverty, and episodic homelessness, often go undetected. I had worked hard to learn the rules and disguise my beginning in life... So begins Born Bright, C. Nicole...
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Tell Me How It Ends: An Essay in 40 Questions

VALERIA LUISELLI · Coffee House Press
Pages: 128
Format: Paperback

A damning confrontation between the American dream and the reality of undocumented children seeking a new life in the US.
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How America Lost Its Secrets: Edward Snowden, the Man and the Theft

Edward Jay Epst · Knopf
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking exposé that convincingly challenges the popular image of Edward Snowden as hacker turned avenging angel, while revealing how vulnerable our national security systems have become--as exciting as any political thriller, and far more important. After details of American...
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"All the Real Indians Died Off": And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz · Beacon Press
Pages: 224
Format: eBook

Unpacks the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about Native AmericansIn this enlightening book, scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. Tracing...
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Badge 387: The Story of Jim Simone, America's Most Decorated Cop

Robert Sberna · Kent State University Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

For 38 years, Jim Simone patrolled Cleveland's Second Police District, a drug-plagued area with one of the highest violent crime rates in the nation. Called Supercop by the media (a nickname he dislikes) , Simone generated headlines and public interest on a scale not seen since Eliot...
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War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing: Library of America #278

Lawrence Rosenwald · Library Of America
Pages: 850
Format: Print book

An unprecedented gathering of the essential texts of the American antiwar tradition: from the Revolution to the war on terror, over 150 eloquent, provocative voices for peace. An unequalled military superpower responsible for the atomic bomb - involved, since its founding, in wars too numerous...
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Gosnell: The Untold Story of America's Most Prolific Serial Killer

Ann Mcelhinney · Regnery Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Gosnell is the untold story of America's most prolific serial killer.In 2013 Dr Kermit Gosnell was convicted of killing four people, including three babies, but is thought to have killed hundreds, perhaps thousands more in a 30-year killing spree.ABC News correspondent Terry Moran described...
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Ojibwa: People of Forests and Prairies

Michael Johnson · Firefly Books
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Ojibwa describes the history and culture of the people, and introduces their most important figures. It offers the most up-to-date and essential facts on identity, kinships, locations, populations and cultural characteristics. It presents extensive visual coverage of tribal dress and cultural...
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Devil's Bargain: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Storming of the Presidency

ANONYMOUS. · Penguin Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump - the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American...
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World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

FRANKLIN FOER · Penguin Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech, and in his brilliant polemic gives us the toolkit to fight their pervasive influence. Over the past few decades there has been a revolution in terms of who controls knowledge and information. This rapid change has imperiled...
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A Great Place to Have a War: America in Laos and the Birth of a Military CIA

Joshua Kurlantzick · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 323
Format: Print book

The untold story of how America's secret war in Laos in the 1960s and 1970s transformed the CIA from a loose collection of spies into a military operation and a key player in American foreign policy.In 1960, President Eisenhower was focused on Laos, a tiny Southeast Asian nation few Americans...
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A great place to have a war : America in Laos and the birth of a military CIA

Joshua Kurlantzick · Simon & Schuster

The untold story of how America's secret war in Laos in the 1960s transformed the CIA from a loose collection of spies into a military operation and a key player in American foreign policy.January, 1961: Laos, a tiny nation few Americans have heard of, is at risk of falling to communism...
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Achieving Our Country: Leftist Thought in Twentieth-Century America

Richard Rorty · Harvard University Press
Pages: 176
Format: Book

Must the sins of America's past poison its hope for the future? Lately the American Left, withdrawing into the ivied halls of academe to rue the nation's shame, has answered yes in both word and deed. In Achieving Our Country, one of America's foremost philosophers challenges...
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The Last Days of Stalin

Joshua Rubenstein · Yale University Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Joshua Rubenstein's riveting account takes us back to the second half of 1952 when no one could foresee an end to Joseph Stalin's murderous regime. He was poised to challenge the newly elected U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower with armed force, and was also broadening a vicious campaign...
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Richard Nixon: The Life

John A Farrell · Doubleday
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

Brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted by a prize-winning biographer, and lively on the page, this is the Nixon we've been waiting for. Richard Nixon opens with young Navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returning from the Pacific and setting his cap at Congress, an idealistic...
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Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets

Svetlana Alexievich · Random House Trade
Pages: 496
Format: Print book

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * The magnum opus and latest work from Svetlana Alexievich, the 2015 winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature - a symphonic oral history about the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the emergence of a new RussiaNAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON...
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We Know All About You: The Story of Surveillance in Britain and America

Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones · Oxford University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

This is the story of surveillance in Britain and the United States, from the detective agencies of the late nineteenth century to 'wikileaks' and CIA whistleblower Edward Snowden in the twenty-first. Written by prize-winning historian and intelligence expert Rhodri Jeffreys-Jones,...
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The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency

Chris Whipple · Crown
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the White House Chiefs of Staff, whose actions - and inactions - have defined the course of our country. What do Dick Cheney and Rahm Emanuel have in common? Aside from polarizing personalities, both served as chief of staff to the president...
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"All the Real Indians Died Off": And 20 Other Myths About Native Americans

Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz · Beacon Press
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Unpacks the twenty-one most common myths and misconceptions about Native AmericansIn this enlightening book, scholars and activists Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz and Dina Gilio-Whitaker tackle a wide range of myths about Native American culture and history that have misinformed generations. Tracing...
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A Rage for Order: The Middle East in Turmoil, from Tahrir Square to ISIS

Robert F Worth · Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2016.
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

In 2011, a wave of revolution spread through the Middle East as protesters demanded an end to tyranny, corruption, and economic decay. From Egypt to Yemen, a generation of young Arabs insisted on a new ethos of common citizenship. Five years later, their utopian aspirations have taken on a darker...
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Shall We Wake the President?: Two Centuries of Disaster Management from the Oval Office

Tevi Troy · Lyons Pr
Pages: 264
Format: Print book

The history of presidential dealings with disasters shows that whatever their ideology, presidents need to be prepared to deal with unexpected crises. In recent years, the expectations have grown as the disasters seem to appear to be coming more frequently. Since 2001, numerous unpredictable...
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Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Secret Plan for America

Nancy Maclean · Viking
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

"[A] vibrant intellectual history of the radical right . . ." - The Atlantic "This sixty-year campaign to make libertarianism mainstream and eventually take the government itself is at the heart of Democracy in Chains. . . . If you're worried about what all this means for America's...
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The Big Lie: Exposing the Nazi Roots of the American Left

D D'SOUZA · Regnery Publishing
Pages: 293
Format: Hardcover

"Of course, everything [D'Souza] says here is accurate... But it's not going to sit well with people on the American left who, of course, are portraying themselves as the exact opposite of all of this." - RUSH LIMBAUGHThe explosive new book from Dinesh D'Souza, author of the #1 New York...
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Untitled on HRC

Jonathan Allen · Crown
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERIt was never supposed to be this close. And of course she was supposed to win. How Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 election to Donald Trump is the riveting story of a sure thing gone off the rails. For every Comey revelation or hindsight acknowledgment about the electorate,...
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Eleanor Roosevelt, Volume 3: The War Years and After, 1939-1962

Blanche Wiesen Cook · Viking
Pages: 688
Format: Print book

"Outstanding ... A winning concluding volume in a series that does for Eleanor Roosevelt what Robert Caro has done for Lyndon Johnson." -Kirkus Reviews, Starred ReviewThe final volume in the definitive biography of America's greatest first lady.Historians, politicians, critics,...
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The American President: From Teddy Roosevelt to Bill Clinton

William E Leuchtenburg · Oxford University Press, 2015.
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

The American President is an enthralling account of American presidential actions from the assassination of William McKinley in 1901 to Bill Clinton's last night in office in January 2001. William Leuchtenburg, one of the great presidential historians of the century, portrays each of the presidents...
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The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program

Jeremy Scahill · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

Major revelations about the US government's drone program - bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy.When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers...
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Down for the Count: Dirty Elections and the Rotten History of Democracy in America

Andrew Gumbel · New Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Down for the Count explores the tawdry history of elections in the United States - a chronicle of votes bought, stolen, suppressed, lost, miscounted, thrown into rivers, and litigated up to the U.S. Supreme Court - and uses it to explain why we are now experiencing the biggest backslide...
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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...
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The Secret State: A History of Intelligence and Espionage

John Hughes-Wilson · Pegasus Books
Pages: 528
Format: Print book

A ground-breaking history of intelligence -- from its classical origins to the onset of the surveillance state in the digital age -- that lifts the veil of secrecy from this clandestine world. Comprehensive and authoritative, The Secret State skillfully examines the potential pitfalls of the traditional...
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The Second Coming of the KKK: The Ku Klux Klan of the 1920s and the American Political Tradition

LINDA GORDON · Liveright
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

By legitimizing bigotry and redefining so-called American values, a revived Klan in the 1920s left a toxic legacy that demands reexamination today.A new Ku Klux Klan arose in the early 1920s, a less violent but equally virulent descendant of the relatively small, terrorist Klan of the 1870s....
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Ghetto: The Invention of a Place, the History of an Idea

Mitchell Duneier · Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2015.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

On March 29, 1516, the city council of Venice issued a decree forcing Jews to live in il geto -- a closed quarter named for the copper foundry that once occupied the area. The term stuck.In this sweeping and original interpretation, Mitchell Duneier traces the idea of the ghetto from its beginnings...
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Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability: Getting & Keeping Your Benefits

David A Morton · NOLO
Pages: 472
Format: Paperback

Nolo's Guide to Social Security Disability covers the criteria for getting disability benefits for back problems, heart and cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, autoimmune diseases, mental issues like depression and anxiety, and 200 more medical conditions. Learn how to match the medical...
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Watergate : the presidential scandal that shook america

Keith W Olson · Univ Pr Of Kansas
Pages: 264
Format: Print book

A new afterword by Max Holland details developments since the original 2003 publication, including the revelation of Mark Felt as the infamous Deep Throat, the media s role in the scandal, both during and afterwards, including Bob Woodward s "Second Man. " Arguably the greatest...
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Bill Clinton: The American Presidents Series: The 42nd President, 1993-2001

Michael Tomasky · Times Books
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover

The president of larger-than-life ambitions and appetites whose term defined America at the close of the twentieth centuryBill Clinton: a president of contradictions. He was a Rhodes Scholar and a Yale Law School graduate, but he was also a fatherless child from rural Arkansas. He was one of the most...
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What Happened

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 494
Format: Hardcover

"In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I'm letting my guard down." - Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What HappenedFor the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals...
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Twitter and Tear Gas: The Power and Fragility of Networked Protest

ZEYNEP TUFEKCI · Yale University Press
Pages: 360
Format: Hardcover

A firsthand account and incisive analysis of modern protest, revealing internet-fueled social movements' greatest strengths and frequent challenges To understand a thwarted Turkish coup, an anti-Wall Street encampment, and a packed Tahrir Square, we must first comprehend the power and the weaknesses...
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Another day in the death of America : a chronicle of ten short lives

Gary Younge · Nation Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

On an average day in America, seven young people, aged nineteen or under, will be shot dead.In Another Day in the Death of America, award-winning Guardian journalist Gary Younge tells the stories of the lives lost on one random day - November 23, 2013. Ten children died that day. From Jaiden...
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The Terror Years: From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State

Lawrence Wright · Knopf
Pages: 366
Format: Hardcover

With the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Looming Tower, Lawrence Wright became generally acknowledged as one of our major journalists writing on terrorism in the Middle East. Here, in ten powerful pieces first published in The New Yorker, he recalls the path that terror in the Middle East has taken,...
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Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Gordon S Wood · Penguin Press
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

From the great historian of the American Revolution, New York Times-bestselling and Pulitzer-winning Gordon Wood, comes a majestic dual biography of two of America's most enduringly fascinating figures, whose partnership helped birth a nation, and whose subsequent falling out did much to fix its course.Thomas...
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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...
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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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Federal Reports on Police Killings: Ferguson, Cleveland, Baltimore, and Chicago

NOT AVAILABLE. · Melville House
Pages: 480
Format: Paperback

Federal Reports on Police Killings: Ferguson, Cleveland, and Baltimore, the complete reports from the Department of Justice's landmark investigations of police violence in three major American cities.This collection opens with the brief Department of Justice statement about the decision...
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Old School: Life in the Sane Lane

ANONYMOUS. · Holt, Henry & Company, Inc.
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Old School is in session....You have probably heard the term Old School, but what you might not know is that there is a concentrated effort to tear that school down.It's a values thing. The anti-Old School forces believe the traditional way of looking at life is oppressive. Not inclusive....
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Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration—and How to Achieve Real Reform

John F Pfaff · Basic Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking examination of our system of imprisonment, revealing the true causes of mass incarceration as well as the best path to reformThe United States, home to about 5 percent of the world's population, holds nearly 25 percent of its prisoners. How did we get to this point?In Locked...
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White rage : the unspoken truth of our racial divide

Carol Anderson · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 246
Format: Print book

"As Ferguson, Missouri, erupted in August 2014, and media commentators across the ideological spectrum referred to the angry response of African Americans as 'black rage,' historian Carol Anderson wrote a remarkable op-ed in the Washington Post showing that this was, instead,...
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Demagoguery and Democracy

PATRICIA ROBERTS-MILLER · The Experiment
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

A clear-eyed guide to demagoguery - and how we can defeat it What is demagoguery? Some demagogues are easy to spot: They rise to power through pandering, charisma, and prejudice. But, as professor Patricia Roberts-Miller explains, a demagogue is anyone who reduces all questions to us vs. them.Why...
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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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Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power

Michael Kranish · Scribner
Pages: 431
Format: Print book

Authoritative, timely, and provocative, this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a complex portrait of the man who - despite broad skepticism - could be the next president of the United States.Who is Donald J. Trump? Despite decades of scrutiny, many aspects of his life...
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Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life

Jenna Bush Hager · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

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67 Shots: Kent State and the End of American Innocence

Howard B Means · Da Capo Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

At mid-day on May 4, 1970, after three days of protests, several thousand students and the Ohio National Guard faced off at opposite ends of the grassy campus Commons at Kent State University. Just after noon, the Guard moved out. Twenty-five minutes later, Guardsmen launched a 13-second,...
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I Am Not Your Negro: A Companion Edition to the Documentary Film Directed by Raoul Peck

James Baldwin · Vintage
Pages: 144
Format: Print book

To compose his stunning documentary film I Am Not Your Negro, acclaimed filmmaker Raoul Peck mined James Baldwin's published and unpublished oeuvre, selecting passages from his books, essays, letters, notes, and interviews that are every bit as incisive and pertinent now as they have...
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Madam President: The Secret Presidency of Edith Wilson

William Hazelgrove · Regnery Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

After President Woodrow Wilson suffered a paralyzing stroke in the fall of 1919, his wife, First Lady Edith Wilson, began to handle the day-to-day responsibilities of the Executive Office. Mrs. Wilson had had little formal education and had only been married to President Wilson for four...
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