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Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City
Refinery Town: Big Oil, Big Money, and the Remaking of an American City

Steve Early · Beacon Press
Pages: 248
Format: Print book

The People vs. Big Oil - how a working-class company town harnessed the power of local politics to reclaim their communityHome to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once a typical company town bankrolled by Chevron. This largely nonwhite, working-class...
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Pill City: How Two Honor Roll Students Foiled the Feds and Built a Drug Empire
Pill City: How Two Honor Roll Students Foiled the Feds and Built a Drug Empire

Kevin Deutsch · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 266
Format: Print book

In 2015, Baltimore plunged into the worst American riots in recent history. In the chaos, two high school honor-roll students, "Brick" and "Wax, used their smarts, computer skills, ambition and gang connections to change the world of illegal drugs forever. With their gang...
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Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White
Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar · Time Home Entertainment
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

A New York Times and Washington Post Bestseller Bestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today.Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA's all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP,...
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They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement
They Can't Kill Us All: Ferguson, Baltimore, and a New Era in America's Racial Justice Movement

Wesley Lowery · Little
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

"Electric... so well reported, so plainly told and so evidently the work of a man who has not grown a callus on his heart. "--Dwight Garner, New York Times, "A Top Ten Book of 2016" "I'd recommend everyone to read this book because it's not just statistics,...
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The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill
The Tunnels: Escapes Under the Berlin Wall and the Historic Films the JFK White House Tried to Kill

Greg Mitchell · Crown
Pages: 382
Format: Print book

A thrilling Cold War narrative of superpower showdowns, media suppression, and two escape tunnels beneath the Berlin Wall In the summer of 1962, the year after the rise of the Berlin Wall, a group of young West Germans risked prison, Stasi torture, and even death to liberate friends, lovers,...
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The Trump Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen
The Trump Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen

Gene Stone · Dey Street Books
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Don't despair. Don't retreat. Fight back.The stunning election of Donald J. Trump rocked an already divided America and left scores of citizens, including the nearly sixty-five million voters who supported Hillary Clinton, feeling bereft and powerless. Now, Gene Stone, author of The Bush...
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Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin
Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin

Sybrina Fulton · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 331
Format: Print book

Trayvon Martin's parents take readers beyond the news cycle with an account only they could give: the intimate story of a tragically foreshortened life and the rise of a movement. On a February evening in 2012, in a small town in central Florida, seventeen-year-old Trayvon Martin was walking...
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Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca
Talking Back, Talking Black: Truths About America's Lingua Franca

John McWhorter · Bellevue Literary Press
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

"One of our sharpest explainers of linguistics." - Steven Pinker"In Talking Back, Talking Black, John McWhorter, the maestro at communicating linguistics to the public, succeeds in helping the reader to 'actually hear Black English in a new way,' while hipping linguists...
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The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own
The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own

Veronica Chambers · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 220
Format: Print book

**A New in Nonfiction People Pick****One of The Huffington Post's 27 Nonfiction Books By Women Everyone Should Read in 2017****One of Glamour's Best Books to Read in 2017****One of Bustle's 17 of the Best Nonfiction Books of 2017****One of BookRiot's '11 Books to Help...
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Reagan: American Icon
Reagan: American Icon

Iwan Morgan · I. B. Tauris & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Ronald Reagan is one of the most important -- and arguably most successful -- presidents in modern American history. He is broadly credited with renewing American prosperity in the wake of the most miserable economic era since the 1930s, laying the foundations for Cold War victory and doing...
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