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Reagan: An American Journey

Bob Spitz · Penguin Press
Pages: 880
Format: Hardcover

From New York Times bestselling biographer Bob Spitz, a full and rich biography of an epic American life, capturing what made Ronald Reagan both so beloved and so transformational.More than five years in the making, based on hundreds of interviews and access to previously unavailable documents,...
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Making All Black Lives Matter: Reimagining Freedom in the Twenty-First Century

Barbara Ransby · University of California Press
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

The breadth and impact of Black Lives Matter in the United States has been extraordinary. Between 2012 and 2016, thousands of people marched, rallied, held vigils, and engaged in direct actions to protest and draw attention to state and vigilante violence against Black people. What began...
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The Oath and the Office: A Guide to the Constitution for Future Presidents

Corey Lang Brettschneider · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An essential guide to the presidential powers and limits of the Constitution, for anyone voting -- or running -- for our highest office.Can the president launch a nuclear attack without congressional approval? Is it ever a crime to criticize the president? Can states legally resist a president's...
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On the Other Side of Freedom: The Case for Hope

DERAY MCKESSON · Viking
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

From the internationally recognized civil rights activist/organizer and host of the podcast Pod Save the People, a meditation on resistance, justice, and freedom, and an intimate portrait of a movement from the front lines.In August of 2014, twenty-nine-year-old activist DeRay Mckesson...
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West Wingers: Stories from the Dream Chasers, Change Makers, and Hope Creators Inside the Obama White House

Gautam Raghavan · Penguin Books
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

The Obama White House staff invites us behind-the-scenes of history for a deeply personal and moving look at the presidency and how a president's staff can change the nationWhen we elect a president, we elect with them an entire team that will join them in the West Wing to help run the country....
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Behold, America: The Entangled History of "America First" and "the American Dream"

Sarah Churchwell · Basic Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The unknown history of two ideas crucial to the struggle over what America stands forIn Behold, America, Sarah Churchwell offers a surprising account of twentieth-century Americans' fierce battle for the nation's soul. It follows the stories of two phrases--the "American dream"...
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Impeachment: An American History

JonMeacham · 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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Happy as a Dane: 10 Secrets of the Happiest People in the World

Malene Rydahl · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 144
Format: Paperback

This international bestseller shows why the Danes are happy and how we can be, too.For decades Denmark has ranked at the top of the world's happiness surveys. How is it that these 5.6 million Danes are so content when they live in a country that is dark and cold nine months of the year...
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Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters: What Harper Lee's Book and the Iconic American Film Mean to Us Today

Tom Santopietro · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Tom Santopietro, an author well-known for his writing about American popular culture, delves into the heart of the beloved classic and shows readers why To Kill a Mockingbird matters more today than ever before.With 40 million copies sold, To Kill a Mockingbird's poignant but clear...
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The Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea: A Graphic Memoir of Modern Slavery

Prum Vannak · Seven Stories Press
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

Too poor to pay his pregnant wife's hospital bill, Vannak Anan Prum left his village in Cambodia to seek work in Thailand. Men who appeared to be employers on a fishing vessel promised to return him home after a few months at sea, but instead Vannak was hostaged on the vessel for four...
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