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Ratf**ked: How the Democrats Won the Presidency But Lost America

David Daley · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 257
Format: Print book

The explosive account of how Republican legislators and political operatives fundamentally rigged our American democracy through redistricting. With Barack Obama's historic election in 2008, pundits proclaimed the Republicans as dead as the Whigs of yesteryear. Yet even as Democrats swooned,...
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An Uncivil War: Taking Back Our Democracy in An Age of Trumpian Disinformation and Thunderdome Politics

GREG SARGENT · Custom House
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The author of the Washington Post's hugely influential "Plum Line" sounds the alarm on the subversion of our democracy by self-interested politicians, greedy plutocrats, foreign government hacking, racial prejudice, media propaganda and our own lack of vigilance, and what...
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Immigrant Children and Youth : Psychological Challenges

Alberto Bursztyn; Carol Korn-Bursztyn · Praeger an imprint of ABC-CLIO
Pages: 216
Format:  eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

This book is intended to inform both the general public and professionals working with immigrant children and adolescents about the importance and complexity of addressing their psychological issues and experiential challenges. The work covers the topic of immigrant children's mental...
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The Strange Death of Europe: Immigration, Identity, Islam

Douglas Murray · Bloomsbury Continuum
Pages: 343
Format: Hardcover

The Strange Death of Europe is a highly personal account of a continent and culture caught in the act of suicide. Declining birth rates, mass immigration, and cultivated self-distrust and self-hatred have come together to make Europeans unable to argue for themselves and incapable of resisting...
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Jonathan Swift: The Reluctant Rebel

John Stubbs · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

A rich and riveting portrait of the man behind Gulliver's Travels, by a "vivid, ardent, and engaging" author (New York Times Book Review) .Jonathan Swift's world-famous books -- from Gulliver's Travels to A Modest Proposal -- are unparalleled in their piercing critique...
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Rosewater

Maziar Bahari · Random House Trade Paperbacks
Format: Print book

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY JON STEWART | Previously published as Then They Came for MeWhen Maziar Bahari left London in June 2009 to cover Iran’s presidential election, he assured his pregnant fiancée, Paola, that he’d be back in just a few days, a week...
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I Was Told to Come Alone: My Journey Behind the Lines of Jihad

Souad Mekhennet · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 354
Format: Hardcover

"I was told to come alone. I was not to carry any identification, and would have to leave my cell phone, audio recorder, watch, and purse at my hotel. . . ."For her whole life, Souad Mekhennet, a reporter for The Washington Post who was born and educated in Germany, has had to balance...
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The Matriarch: Barbara Bush and the Making of an American Dynasty

Susan Page · Twelve
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A vivid biography of former First Lady Barbara Bush, one of the most influential and under-appreciated women in American political history. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; line-height: 15.0px; font: 13.3px Times; color: #000000; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000; background-color: #ffffff}...
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The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government

Mike Lofgren · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author of The Party Is Over delivers a no-holds-barred, House of Cards-style exposé of who really wields power in Washington Mike Lofgren is back with a book perfectly pitched for the frenzied circus of the primaries. His argument this time is that for all of the backstabbing...
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The Threat: How the FBI Protects America in the Age of Terror and Trump

Andrew G. McCabe · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The Instant #1 New York Times Bestseller!On March 16, 2018, just twenty-six hours before his scheduled retirement from the organization he had served with distinction for more than two decades, Andrew G. McCabe was fired from his position as deputy director of the FBI. President Donald...
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Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Bondage and Freedom in the City of the Straits

Tiya Miles · The New Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way to Canada. In this paradigm-shifting book, celebrated historian Tiya Miles reveals that slavery was at the heart...
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What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America

MICHAEL ERIC DYSON · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A stunning follow up to New York Times bestseller Tears We Cannot Stop, a timely exploration of America's tortured racial politicsPresident Barack Obama: "Everybody who speaks after Michael Eric Dyson pales in comparison."In 2015 BLM activist Julius Jones confronted Presidential...
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The Fighters

C. J. Chivers · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

"A classic of war reporting...The author's stories give heart-rending meaning to the lives and deaths of these men and women, even if policymakers generally have not." - The New York Times Pulitzer Prize winner C.J. Chivers' unvarnished account of modern combat, told through the eyes...
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The Woman Who Smashed Codes: A True Story of Love, Spies, and the Unlikely Heroine Who Outwitted America's Enemies

Jason Fagone · Dey Street Books
Pages: 464
Format: Paperback

NATIONAL BESTSELLERNPR Best Book of 2017 "Not all superheroes wear capes, and Elizebeth Smith Friedman should be the subject of a future Wonder Woman movie." - The New York TimesJoining the ranks of Hidden Figures and In the Garden of Beasts, the incredible true story of the greatest...
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Hacker, Hoaxer, Whistleblower, Spy: The Many Faces of Anonymous

Gabriella Coleman · Verso; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Here is the ultimate book on the worldwide movement of hackers, pranksters, and activists that operates under the non-name Anonymous, by the writer the Huffington Post says "knows all of Anonymous' deepest, darkest secrets."Half a dozen years ago, anthropologist Gabriella...
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