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Trump's America: The Truth about Our Nation's Great Comeback

Newt Gingrich · Center Street
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

No one understands the Make America Great Again effort with more insight and more experience than former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Gingrich helped President Ronald Reagan "Make America Great Again" in 1980. He authored the Contract with America and spearheaded the 1994...
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Hero of the Empire: The Boer War, a Daring Escape, and the Making of Winston Churchill

Candice Millard · Anchor
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author of Destiny of the Republic and The River of Doubt, a thrilling narrative of Winston Churchill's extraordinary and little-known exploits during the Boer War At age twenty-four, Winston Churchill was utterly convinced it was his destiny to become...
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Chicago on the Make: Power and Inequality in a Modern City

Andrew J Diamond · University of California Press
Pages: 440
Format: Hardcover

Heralded as America's quintessentially modern city, Chicago has attracted the gaze of journalists, novelists, essayists, and scholars as much as any city in the nation. And, yet, few historians have attempted big-picture narratives of the city's transformation over the twentieth...
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Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution

Peter Andreas · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"[A] luminous memoir" - Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Those who enjoyed Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle will find much to admire here." - BOOKLIST (starred review) The intimate true story of a boy on the run with his mother, as she abducts him to South...
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Suicide of the West: How the Rebirth of Populism, Nationalism, and Identity Politics Is Destroying American Democracy

JONAH GOLDBERG · Crown Forum
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

With his trademark blend of political history, social science, economics, and pop culture, two-time NYT bestselling author, syndicated columnist, National Review senior editor, and American Enterprise Institute fellow Jonah Goldberg makes the timely case that America and other democracies...
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Storm Lake: A Chronicle of Change, Resilience, and Hope from a Heartland Newspaper

Art Cullen · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From a 2017 Pulitzer-winning newspaperman, an unsentimental ode to America's heartland as seen in small-town Iowa--a story of reinvention and resilience, environmental and economic struggle, and surprising diversity and hope.When The Storm Lake Times, a tiny Iowa twice-weekly, won a Pulitzer...
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The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to Outlaw War Remade the World

Oona Hathaway · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 608
Format: Hardcover

A bold and provocative history of the men who fought to outlaw war and how an often overlooked treaty signed in 1928 was among the most transformative events in modern history.On a hot summer afternoon in 1928, the leaders of the world assembled in Paris to outlaw war. Within the year,...
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Reclaiming Gotham: Bill de Blasio and the Movement to End America's Tale of Two Cities

JUAN GONZLEZ · The New Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In November 2013, a little-known progressive stunned the elite of New York City by capturing the mayoralty by a landslide. Bill de Blasio's promise to end the "Tale of Two Cities" had struck a chord among ordinary residents still struggling to recover from the Great Recession....
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California Greenin': How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader

DAVID VOGEL · Princeton University Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A political history of environmental policy and regulation in California, from the Gold Rush to the presentOver the course of its 150-year history, California has successfully protected its scenic wilderness areas, restricted coastal oil drilling, regulated automobile emissions, preserved...
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How Do I Tax Thee?: A Field Guide to the Great American Rip-Off

KRISTIN TATE · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Libertarian journalist Kristin Tate provides a look into the wild world of frivolous taxation, aimed at educating members of her own generation in the evils of big government. In How Do I Tax Thee? , libertarian commentator and rising media star Kristin Tate takes us on a tour of the ways...
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The Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar's Genocide

AZEEM IBRAHIM · Hurst
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

According to the United Nations, Myanmar's Rohingyas are one of the most persecuted minorities in the world. Only now has the media turned its attention to their plight at the hands of a country led by Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi. Yet the signs of this genocide have...
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The New Odyssey: The Story of the Twenty-First Century Refugee Crisis

Patrick Kingsley · Liveright Publishing Corp
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

In the humane tradition of Katherine Boo's Behind the Beautiful Forevers comes a searing account of the international refugee crisis. Intrepid and empathetic, Patrick Kingsley has traveled through seventeen countries to bear witness to the largest forced migration since the end of World...
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The Hope of Another Spring: Takuichi Fujii, Artist and Wartime Witness

Barbara Johns · University of Washington Press
Pages: 334
Format: Hardcover

Takuichi Fujii (1891-1964) left Japan in 1906 to make his home in Seattle, where he established a business, started a family, and began his artistic practice. When war broke out between the United States and Japan, he and his family were incarcerated along with the more than 100,000 ethnic...
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The Financial Diaries: How American Families Cope in a World of Uncertainty

Jonathan Morduch · Princeton University Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Deep within the American Dream lies the belief that hard work and steady saving will ensure a comfortable retirement and a better life for one's children. But in a nation experiencing unprecedented prosperity, even for many families who seem to be doing everything right, this ideal...
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One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported

E J JR DIONNE · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

With Donald Trump's election we find ourselves at an existential moment in our republic's history. His campaign, victory, and first months in office, egregious in previously unimaginable ways, suggest a threat to the well-being of our country and the sustainability of our democracy. In One Nation...
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