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The Best People: Trump's Cabinet and the Siege on Washington

Alexander Nazaryan · Hachette Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An engrossing look at the Trump cabinet: the scandals, the incompetence, the assault on the federal government, the bungled attempts to impose order on an administration lost in a chaos of its own making.Donald Trump promised a return to national greatness, but each day of his presidency...
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Eyes in the Sky: The Secret Rise of Gorgon Stare and How It Will Watch Us All

Arthur Holland Michel · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating history and unnerving future of high-tech aerial surveillance, from its secret military origins to its growing use on American citizensEyes in the Sky is the authoritative account of how the Pentagon secretly developed a godlike surveillance system for monitoring America's...
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Lincoln in the Illinois Legislature

Ron J. Keller · Southern Illinois University Press
Pages: 176
Format: Hardcover

In this indispensable account of Abraham Lincoln's earliest political years, Ron J. Keller reassesses Lincoln's arguably lackluster legislative record during four terms in the Illinois House of Representatives to reveal how the underpinnings of his temperament, leadership skills,...
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This America: The Case for the Nation

Jill Lepore · Liveright
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of These Truths, a work that examines the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century. At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Harvard historian Jill Lepore makes a stirring case for the nation in This...
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Climbing the Hill: How to Build a Career in Politics and Make a Difference

Jaime Harrison · Ten Speed Press
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

Inspiring, nonpartisan insider's advice on how anyone can build a career in local, state, and national government, from two rising stars in Washington government and policy. This inspiring, nonpartisan guide, written by longtime staff members of Republican and Democratic house leadership...
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The Democracy Fix: How to Win the Fight for Fair Rules, Fair Courts, and Fair Elections

Caroline Fredrickson · The New Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The former special assistant for legislative affairs to President Clinton, president of the American Constitution Society, and author of the "damn fine" (Elle) Under the Bus shows how the left can undo the right's damage and take the country back Despite representing the beliefs...
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The Land of Flickering Lights: Restoring America in an Age of Broken Politics

Michael Bennet · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

"We had become the land of flickering lights, in which the standard of success was not what we were doing for the next generation of Americans, or to enhance our role in the world, but instead whether we had kept government open for another few minutes." -- Michael Bennet on yet another...
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The Nonsense Factory: The Making and Breaking of the American Legal System

Bruce Cannon Gibney
Format: Hardcover

A withering and witty examination of how the American legal system, burdened by complexity and untrammeled growth, fails Americans and threatens the rule of law itself, by the acclaimed author of A Generation of Sociopaths. Our trial courts conduct hardly any trials, our correctional systems...
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Fight like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World

Shannon Watts · HarperOne
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

Shannon Watts was a stay-at-home mom folding laundry when news broke of the tragic shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary. In one moment, she went from outraged to engaged and decided to do something about it. What started as a simple Facebook group to connect with other frustrated parents grew...
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Confirmation Bias: Inside Washington's War Over the Supreme Court, from Scalia's Death to Justice Kavanaugh

Carl Hulse · Harper
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The Chief Washington Correspondent for the New York Times presents a richly detailed, news-breaking, and conversation-changing look at the unprecedented political fight to fill the Supreme Court seat made vacant by Antonin Scalia's death - using it to explain the paralyzing and all but irreversible...
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