Back Politics | April Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
The President Will See You Now: My Stories and Lessons from Ronald Reagan's Final Years

Peggy Grande · Hachette Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

An affectionate and intimate memoir about Ronald Reagan by his longtime personal assistant, who worked closely with the president for 10 years after he left the White House.In The President Will See You Now, devoted Reagan insider Peggy Grande shares behind-the-scenes stories, intimate...
Read More check catalog
People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy

Robert W McChesney · Nation Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The consequence of the technological revolution is about to hit hard: employment opportunities will collapse across the board as new technologies replace labor. Moribund capitalism and talk of market solutions won't answer this crisis. In this brave new world, the power of the people...
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
The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire

Stephen Kinzer · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 320
Format: eBook

The bestselling author of Overthrow and The Brothers brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America's interventionist course in the world for the twentieth century and beyond.How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with...
Read More check catalog
An American Family

Michael Galluccio · St. Martin's Press
Format: Kindle Edition

What makes a family?
Love makes a family.

An American Family is the story of Jon and Michael Galluccio, two gay men who become foster parents to Adam, a premature baby, born with the AIDS virus and addicted to crack, heroin, marijuana, and alcohol. While nursing Adam...

Read More check catalog
Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS

David J Barron · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

"A first-rate history filled with revealing incidents and informed analysis." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A timely account of a raging debate: The history of the ongoing struggle between the presidents and Congress over who has the power to declare...
Read More check catalog
Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations

John P Avlon · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

George Washington's Farewell Address was a prophetic letter from a "parting friend" to his fellow citizens about the forces he feared could destroy our democracy: hyper-partisanship, excessive debt, and foreign wars.

Once celebrated as civic scripture, more widely reprinted...
Read More check catalog
Our Black Sons Matter: Mothers Talk about Fears, Sorrows, and Hopes

George Yancy professor of philosophy Emory University · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Our Black Sons Matter is a powerful collection of original essays, letters, and poems that addresses both the deep joys and the very real challenges of raising black boys today. From Trayvon Martin to Tamir Rice, the list of young black men who have suffered racial violence continues to grow....
Read More check catalog
On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

Pages: 128
Format: Print book

"The 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 yield to fascism,...
Read More check catalog
How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon

Rosa Brooks · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 438
Format: Print book

A former top Pentagon official, daughter of anti-war activists, wife of an Army Green Beret and human rights activist presents a scholarly examination of how a constant state of war is contrary to America's founding values, undermines international rules and compromises future security....
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
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,...
Read More check catalog
Stand Your Ground: A History of America's Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense

Caroline E Light · Beacon Press
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

A history of America's Stand Your Ground gun laws, from Reconstruction to Trayvon Martin

In the aftermath of the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, conservative legislators and school administrators shocked some observers when they proposed armed "public...
Read More check catalog