Here is vital reading for Americans and people anywhere who seek to understand what is happening “after the fall” of the global system created by the United States and shaped increasingly by China
“Buses Are a Comin’ offers more than a tribute to the Freedom Riders and other activists who put their lives on the line in the face of segregationist massive resistance and stirre
Illuminating and uplifting, I Am a Girl from Africa is a must-read.
“The Three Mothers is a tribute to and celebration of Black motherhood from the late 1800s to the present.”
The United States confronts many problems besides an often recalcitrant and myopic Senate.
“Few other books reveal the fascinating inner journey that transformed Eleanor from an emotionally choked-off young woman into a mature leader who inspired millions.”
“the stirring His Truth Is Marching On will serve nicely for readers who want to understand the essence of Lewis . . .”
“‘The rise of the religious right should be cause for alarm among all who care about the future of democracy in America.’”
“read The Case for Climate Capitalism to learn more about what we must do to turn back the thermostat on a nuclear winter.”
“Written by counterterrorism expert and former RAND political scientist William Rosenau, Tonight We Bombed the U.S.
“This work by Brown, Lipton, and Morisy reminds us that the powerful institutions of the federal government are only as good as the men and women who lead them.”
“The radicals in Holly Jackson’s informative book speak not only with truth and passion but with a vision of a different, better America.”
“If you want a crash course in the evolution of postmodern capitalism over the last five decades read Kochland.”
The communes of the ’70s were “weird, wacky and mostly dysfunctional.” So said the Guardian Weekly about Christiania, a Copenhagen military barracks claimed by “seekers of peace” in 1971.
“well researched and well written, chronicling some of the major protest successes and failures of the last 70 years.”
“This is not a must-read for those involved in the criminal justice system or those interested in criminal justice reform.
“a great resource, but sadly, offers little understanding of how modern 20th century political culture was forged and the role radical women and men played in this critical development.”
“James Blake’s book reminds us to keep our country’s ideals alive in the face of the clear and present political danger that confronts us.”
Meredith Tax is to be commended for her thorough and well-documented book about the history and politics of a region of the world most people know very little about.
One advantage of reviewing nonfiction books is learning about people who are often excluded from discussions. This usually happens with historical figures who happen to be women.
Nick Licata, who served four terms on the Seattle City Council, has written a book that proclaims to help educate people on how to become citizen activists but is rather a more local and autobiogra
“. . . both a highly engaging read and a cry for more humane, healthy, and dignified living and working conditions for migrant laborers.”
“The elements of Occupy Wall Street defy ‘simple categorization—they don’t fit into neat little boxes.
“. . . a must-read book . . . Roger Thurow is a superb storyteller and a skillful reporter.”