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What Is Populism?

Jan-Werner Mu?ller · University of Pennsylvania Press
Pages: 123
Format: Print book

Donald Trump, Silvio Berlusconi, Marine Le Pen, Hugo Chávez - populists are on the rise across the globe. But what exactly is populism? Should everyone who criticizes Wall Street or Washington be called a populist? What precisely is the difference between right-wing and left-wing populism?...
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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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A Generation of Sociopaths: How the Baby Boomers Betrayed America

Bruce Cannon Gibney · Hachette Books
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

What happens when a society is run by people who are anti-social? Welcome to Baby Boomer America. In A Generation of Sociopaths, Bruce Cannon Gibney shows how America was hijacked by the Boomers, a generation whose reckless self-indulgence degraded the foundations of American prosperity....
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Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy: A Memoir

Christopher R. Hill · Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

An “inside the room” memoir from one of our most distinguished ambassadors who—in a career of service to the country—was sent to some of the most dangerous outposts of American diplomacy. From the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless...
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Era of Ignition: Coming of Age in a Time of Rage and Revolution

Amber Tamblyn · Crown Archetype
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

A passionate and deeply personal exploration of feminism during divisive times by actor, filmmaker, and activist Amber TamblynIn her late twenties, Amber Tamblyn experienced a crisis of character while trying to break out of the confines of the acting career she'd forged as a child in order...
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Building the Great Society: Inside Lyndon Johnson's White House

JOSHUA ZEITZ · Viking
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The author of Lincoln's Boys takes us inside Lyndon Johnson's White House to show how the legendary Great Society programs were actually put into practice: Team of Rivals for LBJ. The personalities behind every burst of 1960s liberal reform - from civil rights and immigration reform, to Medicare...
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Proof of Collusion: How Trump Betrayed America

Seth Abramson · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

For the first time, the full, explosive record of the unthinkable: how a US president compromised American foreign policy in exchange for the promise of future business and covert election assistance.Looking back at this moment in history, historians will ask if Americans knew they were...
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One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

CAROL ANDERSON · Bloomsbury Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling--and timely--history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin.In her New York Times bestseller White Rage, Carol Anderson laid bare an insidious history of policies that...
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Not Quite Not White: Losing and Finding Race in America

Sharmila Sen · Penguin Books
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

A first-generation immigrant's exploration of race and assimilation in the United States, an American's journey into the heart of not-whiteness.At the age of 12, Sharmila Sen emigrated from India to the U.S. The year was 1982, and everywhere she turned, she was asked to self-report...
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Heirs of the Founders: The Epic Rivalry of Henry Clay, John Calhoun and Daniel Webster, the Second Generation of American Giants

H W BRANDS · Doubleday
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling historian H. W. Brands comes the riveting story of how America's second generation of political giants--Henry Clay, Daniel Webster, and John Calhoun--battled to complete the unfinished work of the Founding Fathers and decide the shape of our democracy.In...
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The Divide: American Injustice in the Age of the Wealth Gap

Matt Taibbi · Random House
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST, NPR, AND KIRKUS REVIEWSA scathing portrait of an urgent new American crisis Over the last two decades, America has been falling deeper and deeper into a statistical mystery: Poverty goes up. Crime...
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Obama: An Oral History

Brian Abrams · Little A
Format: Hardcover

The first ever comprehensive oral history of President Obama's administration and the complex political machine that created and powered a landmark American presidency.In this candid oral history of a presidential tenure, author Brian Abrams reveals the behind-the-scenes stories that illuminate...
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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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How to Rig an Election

NIC CHEESEMAN · Yale University Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

An engrossing analysis of the pseudo-democratic methods employed by despots around the world to retain control Contrary to what is commonly believed, authoritarian leaders who agree to hold elections are generally able to remain in power longer than autocrats who refuse to allow the populace...
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