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Book Cover: Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission

Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission

Author: Barry Friedman

ISBN: 9780374280451

As the debate about out-of-control policing heats up, an authority on constitutional law offers a provocative account of how our rights have been erodedIn June 2013, documents leaked by Edward Snowden sparked widespread debate about secret government surveillance of Americans. Just over a year later, the shooting of Michael Brown...

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Book Cover: Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found

Beneath a Ruthless Sun: A True Story of Violence, Race, and Justice Lost and Found

Author: GILBERT KING

ISBN: 9780399183386

"Compelling, insightful and important, Beneath a Ruthless Sun exposes the corruption of racial bigotry and animus that shadows a community, a state and a nation. A fascinating examination of an injustice story all too familiar and still largely ignored, an engaging and essential read." --Bryan Stevenson, author of Just MercyFrom...

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Book Cover: The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux

The New Education: How to Revolutionize the University to Prepare Students for a World In Flux

Author: Cathy N Davidson

ISBN: 9780465079728

A leading educational thinker argues that the American university is stuck in the past--and shows how we can revolutionize it for our era of constant changeOur current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and...

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Book Cover: Pillars of Justice: Lawyers and the Liberal Tradition

Pillars of Justice: Lawyers and the Liberal Tradition

Author: Owen M Fiss

ISBN: 9780674971868

Pillars of Justice explores the purpose and possibilities of life in the law through moving accounts of thirteen lawyers who shaped the legal world during the past half century.Some, such as Thurgood Marshall, were Supreme Court Justices. Others, like John Doar and Burke Marshall, set the civil rights policies of...

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Book Cover: Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy

Enemy of the People: Trump's War on the Press, the New McCarthyism, and the Threat to American Democracy

Author: MARVIN KALB

ISBN: 9780815735304

Shortly after assuming office in January 2017, President Donald Trump accused the press of being an "enemy of the American people." Attacks on the media had been a hallmark of Trump's presidential campaign, but this charge marked a dramatic turning point: language like this ventured into dangerous territory. Twentieth-century dictators...

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Book Cover: Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life.

Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life.

Author: ANTONIA FELIX

ISBN: 9781492665281

Elizabeth Warren's rise as one of America's most powerful women is a stirring lesson in persistence. From her fierce support of the middle class to her unapologetic response to political bullies, Warren is known as a passionate yet plain-speaking champion of equity and fairness. In the wake of one fellow...

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Book Cover: Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America

Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America

Author: Amy Goodman

ISBN: 9781501123597

A celebration of the revolutionary change Amy and David Goodman have witnessed during the two decades of their acclaimed television and radio news program Democracy Now! - and how small individual acts from progressive heroes have produced lasting results.In 1996 Amy Goodman began hosting a show called Democracy Now! to...

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Book Cover: The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: This Is My Story

The Girl Who Escaped ISIS: This Is My Story

Author: Farida Khalaf

ISBN: 9781501131714

Named a "Best Book of the Year" by New York Post "Farida Khalaf's story is harrowing but crucial - especially when it comes to understanding what ISIS actually is and does." - Glamour "As gripping as it is appalling ... a compelling testament to the suffering of ordinary people caught...

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Book Cover: Bloomberg: A Billionaire's Ambition

Bloomberg: A Billionaire's Ambition

Author: Chris McNickle

ISBN: 9781510722576

Examine the Bipartisan Legacy of a Remarkable Billionaire PoliticianBloomberg: A Billionaire's Ambition tells the story of how one of America's most successful entrepreneurs was elected mayor of New York City and what he did with the power he won. Bloomberg's stunning victory against all odds just weeks after the 9/1...

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Book Cover: Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life

Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life

Author: Jenna Bush Hager

ISBN: 9781538711415

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Book Cover: 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

Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

ISBN: 9781618931719

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, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become a lauded observer of culture and society, a New York Times...

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Book Cover: Why We Fight: Recovering America's Will to Win

Why We Fight: Recovering America's Will to Win

Author: Sebastian Gorka

ISBN: 9781621576402

America needs a clear, unifying doctrine if we are to succeed in the war on terror says security, strategy, and counterterrorism expert Sebastian Gorka, author of national bestseller Defeating Jihad and former Deputy Assistant to the President of the United States.

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Book Cover: In the shadow of the White House : a memoir of the Washington and Watergate years 1968-1978

In the shadow of the White House : a memoir of the Washington and Watergate years 1968-1978

Author: Jo Haldeman

ISBN: 9781945572081

"For her first forty years, Jo Haldeman's life followed a conventional path. While her husband, Bob, built his career in advertising, Jo comfortably settled into her role as mother of four, housewife, and community volunteer. In 1968, Jo's world changed dramatically. Richard Nixon was elected President of the United States...

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