Politics & Politicians

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“Alter provides a multi-dimensional portrait of an American president’s journey as a husband, father, and perhaps his most fulfilling role, as humanitarian.”

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What Were We Thinking will give you a fascinating overview and analysis of the books that explain where we are now, how we got here, and where we might be headed.”

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“Ronald Grigor Suny has written a massive, extensively researched biography of Josef Stalin’s early years—from his childhood days in Gori, Georgia, to the Bolshevik seizure of power in Octo

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“makes the compelling case that secession was a much more politically complicated process than generally understood . . .”

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“Mishra’s astute and engaging book should . . . be seen as a warning.”

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“This is a very fast read, regardless of how one feels about the current administration.”

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“Brian Stalter’s book explores the perfidious relationship between the president of the United States and Fox News, an affiliation that explains much about the catastrophe of Trump’s term i

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“Anyone interested in Russia’s continuing undermining of the West, espionage, or simply a good thriller read should delve into this book.”

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“Regardless of one’s political beliefs, Still Standing is a good read with a fast pace; it’s informative, at times humorous, and tells the story of a man who is willing to recogniz

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“. . . this book is a remarkably compassionate story of emotional family horror from which neither uncle nor niece could easily escape.”

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“Demagogue is a beautifully written, richly researched tragedy, a morality tale in three acts.

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“A half-century later, little remains to admire about construction workers wrapping lead pipes in American flags and raining blows on unarmed college students while New York’s Finest folded

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Heather Lende offers a down-to-earth account of life in local politics in her fourth book set in Haines, her small Alaska town.

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In Charlottesville, VA, a statue honoring Confederate General Robert E. Lee has stood for generations.

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“Gewen presents a vivid, insightful, but unsparing portrait of Kissinger’s intellectual development and boundless ambition as he journeyed from Nazi Germany, to the U.S.

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Un-American is most extraordinary because even after the indoctrination of West Point, Edstrom dared to question some of the decisions and the presence of US military as invaders

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Political historians Mike Davis and Jon Wiener chronicle the civil rights movements that emerged in Los Angeles during the 1960s in Set the Night on Fire.

“Pope Francis is dope,” says Jack Jenkins quoting Chase Iron Eyes, an American Indian activist, attorney, politician, and member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe in American Prophets: The Religious Ro

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“Boris Morros was an empty vessel who could be turned left or right depending on how it satisfied his personal interest.”

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Uncounted . . . explores methods that take away the right to vote, while we sleep . . .

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“Fritzche’s focus in this erudite and interesting book is less on how and why Hitler gained power, and more on the mostly favorable response of the German people to the Third Reich.”

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“Preston provides a highly readable, highly detailed account of the historic meetings and often difficult and contentious negotiations between Churchill, Roosevelt, Stalin, and their staffs

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