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Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age

Amani Al-Khatahtbeh · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 137
Format: Paperback

In this New York Times Editor's Pick, the brilliant founder of MuslimGirl.com shares her harrowing and candid account of what it's like to be a young Muslim woman in the wake of 9/11, during the never-ending war on terror, and through the Trump era of casual racism.At nine years...
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World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

FRANKLIN FOER · Penguin Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017Franklin 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...
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The Triple Package: How Three Unlikely Traits Explain the Rise and Fall of Cultural Groups in America

Amy Chua · Penguin Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

"That certain groups do much better in America than others - as measured by income, occupational status, test scores, and so on - is difficult to talk about. In large part this is because the topic feels racially charged. The irony is that the facts actually debunk racial stereotypes....
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Impeachment: An American History

Jeffrey A. Engel · Modern Library
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Four experts on the American presidency examine the three times impeachment has been invoked - against Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton - and explain what it means today.Impeachment is a double-edged sword. Though it was designed to check tyrants, Thomas Jefferson also called...
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Faithless Execution: Building the Political Case for Obama’s Impeachment

Andrew C McCarthy · Encounter Books
Format: Hardcover

We still imagine ourselves a nation of laws, not of men. This is not merely an article of faith but a bedrock principle of the United States Constitution. Our founding compact provides a remedy against rulers supplanting the rule of law, and Andrew C. McCarthy makes a compelling case for using...
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17 Carnations: The Royals, the Nazis, and the Biggest Cover-Up in History

Andrew Morton · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 370
Format: Hardcover

For fans of the Netflix series The Crown, a meticulously researched historical tour de force about the secret ties among Franklin D. Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, the Duke of Windsor, and Adolf Hitler before, during, and after World War II.Andrew Morton tells the story of the feckless Edward...
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Blueprint for a Job Center at Your Library

Bernice Kao · Libraries Unlimited
Format: Paperback

"Blueprint for a Job Center at Your Library" provides a practical, down-to-earth guide for library staff who wish to better meet one of their patrons' most pressing needs. The book covers everything from program planning for classes, workshops, and special events to career advising,...
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Why Jury Duty Matters: A Citizen's Guide to Constitutional Action

Andrew Guthrie Ferguson · NYU Press
Format: Hardcover

Its easy to forget how important the jury really is to America. The right to be a juror is one of the fundamental rights guaranteed to all eligible citizens. The right to trial by jury helped spark the American Revolution, was quickly adopted at the Constitutional Convention, and is the only...
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The Exclusion of Black Soldiers from the Medal of Honor in World War II: The Study Commissioned by the U. S. Army to Investigate Racial Bias in the Awarding of the Nation's Highest Military Decoration

Elliott Vanveltner Converse · McFarland
Pages: 200
Format: Paperback

The purpose of this study, commissioned by the Army, was to document the process by which the Congressional Medal of Honor was awarded from December 7, 1941, through September 1, 1948; to identify units in which African Americans served; to identify by name all black soldiers whose names...
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Suzanne's Children: A Daring Rescue in Nazi Paris

Anne Nelson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A story of courage in the face of evil. The tense drama of Suzanne Spaak who risked and gave her life to save hundreds of Jewish children from deportation from Nazi Paris to Auschwitz. This is one of the untold stories of the Holocaust.Suzanne Spaak was born into the Belgian Catholic elite...
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Our Lost Constitution: The Willful Subversion of America's Founding Document

Mike Lee · Sentinel
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The still-unfolding story of America's Constitution is a history of heroes and villains - the flawed visionaries who inspired and crafted liberty's safeguards, and the shortsighted opportunists who defied them. Those stories are known by few today.In Our Lost Constitution, Senator...
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End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free

Mary Katharine Ham · Crown Forum
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

With a new foreword for the paperback edition reflecting Trump's election and the recent uproar surrounding right-leaning speakers on college campuses, this unapologetic conservative duo featured on FOX News, Townhall, The Federalist, and CNN combat the silencing of free speech in America.They're...
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Fascism

MADELEINE ALBRIGHT · Harper
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

From one of the most admired international leaders, comes a timely, considered, and personal look at the history and current resurgence of fascism today and the virulent threat it poses to international freedom, prosperity, and peace. At the end of the 1980s, when the Cold War ended, many,...
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The List: A Week-by-Week Reckoning of Trump's First Year

Amy Siskind · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 528
Format: Hardcover

The shocking first-draft history of the Trump regime, and its clear authoritarian impulses, based on the viral Internet phenom "The Weekly List."In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president, Amy Siskind, a former Wall Street executive and the founder of The New Agenda,...
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