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Book Cover: Reconstruction Updated Edition: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-18

Reconstruction Updated Edition: America's Unfinished Revolution, 1863-18

Author: Eric Foner

ISBN: 9780062383235

From the "preeminent historian of Reconstruction" (New York Times Book Review) , the prize-winning classic work on the post-Civil War period which shaped modern America.Eric Foner's "masterful treatment of one of the most complex periods of American history" (New Republic) redefined how the post-Civil War period was viewed. Reconstruction chronicles...

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Book Cover: The Making of a Dream: How a group of young undocumented immigrants helped change what it means to be American

The Making of a Dream: How a group of young undocumented immigrants helped change what it means to be American

Author: LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ

ISBN: 9780062560124

A journalist chronicles the next chapter in civil rights - the story of a movement and a nation, witnessed through the poignant and inspiring experiences of five young undocumented activists who are transforming society's attitudes toward one of the most contentious political matters roiling America today: immigration.They are called the...

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Book Cover: Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward

Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward

Author: GEMMA HARTLEY

ISBN: 9780062855985

A rousing call to arms, packed with surprising insights, that explores how carrying "the mental load" - the thankless day-to-day anticipating of needs and solving of problems large and small - is adversely affecting women's lives and feeding gender inequality, and shows the way forward for better balancing our lives.Launching...

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Book Cover: The Forgotten: How the People of One Pennsylvania County Elected Donald Trump and Changed America

The Forgotten: How the People of One Pennsylvania County Elected Donald Trump and Changed America

Author: BEN BRADLEE

ISBN: 9780316515733

Named one of the "juiciest political books to come in 2018" by Entertainment Weekly.An up-close look at the voters of Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, who decisively swung the state for Donald J. Trump, and an examination of the role of the President's base as the midterm elections loom.Luzerne County Pennsylvania, as...

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Book Cover: Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy

Fortress America: How We Embraced Fear and Abandoned Democracy

Author: Elaine Tyler May

ISBN: 9780465055920

An award-winning historian untangles the roots of America's culture of fear, and argues that it imperils our democracyFor the last sixty years, fear has seeped into every area of American life: Americans own more guns than citizens of any other country, sequester themselves in gated communities, and retreat from public...

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Book Cover: The Death of Truth

The Death of Truth

Author: MICHIKO KAKUTANI

ISBN: 9780525574828

A stirring and incisive manifesto on America's slide away from truth and reason. Over the last three decades, Michiko Kakutani has been thinking and writing about the demise of objective truth in popular culture, academia, and contemporary politics. In The Death of Truth, she connects the dots to reveal the...

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Book Cover: We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America

We Wear the Mask: 15 True Stories of Passing in America

Author: Brando Skyhorse

ISBN: 9780807078983

Fifteen writers reveal their diverse experiences with passing - including racial, ethnic, sexual orientation, gender, and economic forms of passing.American history is filled with innumerable examples of "passing." Why do people pass? The reasons are manifold: opportunity, access, safety, adventure, agency, fear, trauma, shame. Some pass to advance themselves or...

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Book Cover: Obama: The Call of History

Obama: The Call of History

Author: PETER BAKER

ISBN: 9780935112900

Peter Baker's authoritative history of the Obama presidency is the first complete account that will stand the test of time. Baker takes the measure of Obama's achievements and disappointments in office and brings into focus the real legacy of the man who, as he described himself, "doesn't look like all...

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Book Cover: Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

Who Thought This Was a Good Idea?: And Other Questions You Should Have Answers to When You Work in the White House

Author: Alyssa Mastromonaco

ISBN: 9781455588220

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, and...

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Book Cover: The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right

The Burger Court and the Rise of the Judicial Right

Author: Michael J. Graetz

ISBN: 9781476732503

A fresh and revelatory look at the Warren Burger Supreme Court finds that it was not a "moderate" or transitional court, as often portrayed, but a conservative one that still defines the constitutional landscape we live in today.When Richard Nixon campaigned for the presidency in 1968 he promised to change...

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Book Cover: Addicted to Outrage: How Thinking Like a Recovering Addict Can Heal the Country

Addicted to Outrage: How Thinking Like a Recovering Addict Can Heal the Country

Author: GLENN BECK

ISBN: 9781476798868

A new and sober Glenn Beck - author of thirteen #1 New York Times bestsellers - issues a startling challenge to people on both sides of the aisle to give up our addiction to hating each other.America is addicted to outrage, we're at the height of a twenty-year bender, and...

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Book Cover: Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution

Rebel Mother: My Childhood Chasing the Revolution

Author: Peter Andreas

ISBN: 9781501124396

"[A] luminous memoir" - Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Those who enjoyed Jeannette Walls's The Glass Castle will find much to admire here." - BOOKLIST (starred review) The intimate true story of a boy on the run with his mother, as she abducts him to South America in search of the...

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Book Cover: Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government

Keeping At It: The Quest for Sound Money and Good Government

Author: Paul Volcker

ISBN: 9781541788312

The extraordinary life story of the former chairman of the Federal Reserve, whose absolute integrity provides the inspiration we need as our constitutional system and political tradition are being tested to the breaking point.Paul Volcker has devoted his life's work to public service and the critical importance of open, disciplined...

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Book Cover: We Are The Clash: Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered

We Are The Clash: Reagan, Thatcher, and the Last Stand of a Band That Mattered

Author: MARK ANDERSEN

ISBN: 9781617752933

"When did the Clash quit being 'the only band that matters'? This fascinating book faces a challenge: documenting the final years of the British band that its record label had promoted with that slogan...The band may no longer have mattered, but its legacy mattered to the authors, who make it...

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