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“Although there are times when Chong gets a bit wordy and perhaps repetitive, her overall take on book reviewers and their work is well organized and informative.

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“When you’re president, you can do anything.” This slogan, adapted by David Leonhardt (New York Times, February 3, 2020) from Trump’s claim about getting his way with women thanks to his T

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“An estimated 30 million people died under Stalin’s regime of terror. These nine women show us how they avoided being among them. Their voices inspire us all . . .”

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“While Sunnis and Shi'a: A Political History is not for the casual student of Islam and Middle Eastern history and politics, for the dedicated regional student who wants to examine

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This an authoritative and highly readable history of the Damocles Sword that has hung over humanity for some 70 years and shows no signs of being sheathed or turned into plowshare

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“Christopher Caldwell may be on the receiving end of the slings and arrows of the liberal governmental and cultural elite he scorns in this book.

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“Donald Trump appears to conceive politics like business and sex—a combat zone contesting personal power, with winning the only pleasure.” 

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“We live with authentic fakes that we know were invented to make our lives more affordable, available and acceptable.”

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“More than anything else, this history serves as a timely reminder that Iran has been at war with the United States for over four decades.”

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“Mann’s book is about the professional and personal relationship between Cheney and Powell—how it blossomed during the first Gulf War under Bush 41, strained but survived the 9

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“Written by counterterrorism expert and former RAND political scientist William Rosenau, Tonight We Bombed the U.S.

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“As the Amazon Rainforest burns and the American West blazes, Sprout Lands demonstrates that simply planting trees will never be enough to mitigate climate change and other human-c

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“The book’s reputation precedes—and far outshines—its actual content.”

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In the post-Charlottesville world where the President of the United States continues to enable these “very fine people” with a deliberate blind eye to the intensity of the

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“It’s a ‘strange world.’ It’s one where politicians and corporations find it too expensive to save the planet.”

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Xenophobia has had a long and sordid history in this country, as admirably pointed out by author Erika Lee in the text.

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National Review Senior Editor Richard Brookhiser has written a thoughtful and elegant meditation on the American idea of liberty . . .”

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Secondhand tells an important story about consumerism gone wild, the complex industry that has grown around its detritus, and how we can push back on an entrenched culture of disp

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Neal Katyal makes an unimpeachable case, concise but comprehensive, for impeachment.  The author of Impeach knows the law and how to practice it.

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Super Continent provides meaningful facts and ideas for assessing alternative futures in world affairs.

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“Part intriguing spy story, gripping war story, and compassionate love story, the book brings the reader right into the action . . .”

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Audience of One: Donald Trump, Television, and the Fracturing of America is a must read for those who want to understand the media phenomenon now in the White House.”

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“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.”

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