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Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign

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ISBN: 9780553447088
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Published: Crown Publishing Group (NY) - April 18th, 2017

There have been a number of autopsies on Hillary Clinton's failed bid for the presidency, but few have had the advantage of the inside access that was granted to Allen & Parnes. Shattered allows the reader to experience the blow-by-blow failures of Clinton's campaign that often got swept under the rug. As compared to Clinton's own book that hit shelves in September, Shattered gives an insider look into the campaign with the advantage of an outsider perspective.

Cissa


Giant of the Senate

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781455540419
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Published: Twelve - May 30th, 2017

Franken is an excellent raconteur in this entertaining but highly informative memoir of his political journey to the U.S. Senate.  Providing an account of his excruciatingly drawn out contested run-off election and a sneak peak into the inner workings of government, this funny man shows he is deadly serious about politics, Ted Cruz and Minnesota. Franken for 2020!

Susannah


Democracy in America

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ISBN: 9780226805368
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Published: University of Chicago Press - April 1st, 2002

Probably the best comprehensive analysis of American political thought, as observed by a foreigner documenting the socio-political climate of our country in its early years. Despite being written in the early 19th century, Tocqueville remains one of the most insightful and riveting thinkers on the subjects of both democracy and the United States. After the Constitution, probably the most useful text to understanding American politics.

Matthew


Democrazy

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Democrazy: A True Story of Weird Politics, Money, Madness, and Finger Food Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780735210721
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Published: Blue Rider Press - March 28th, 2017

I admit, I picked up this book expecting to enjoy reading about the downfall of a Republican congressman. Instead I read a memoir about a young, energetic man who was happy and eager to shake up the deadlocked bureaucracy that was (and still is) Washington DC. Democrazy left me feeling disheartened, but also encouraged me to spend more time engaged with someone from the "Other side."

John


PEACEFUL NEIGHBOR

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Peaceful Neighbor: Discovering the Countercultural Mister Rogers Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780664260477
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Published: Westminster John Knox Press - February 27th, 2015

We don't always think of Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood as a politically driven show, but Fred Rogers used his voice in both the Land of Make Believe and in the real world to promote a progressive approach to race, gender, inequality, and, above all else, peace.

Sarah


The Oath

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The Oath: The Obama White House and the Supreme Court Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385527200
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Published: Doubleday Books - September 18th, 2012

Toobin continues his behind the scenes look at the contemporary Supreme Court begun in his earlier book, The Nine. In The Oath,Toobin, with his insider access, looks at the personalities as well as the political and judicial philosophies of the current Robert’s court which seems intent on overturning decades of precedents to further an ultra-conservative ideology.


Dale


Days of Destruction Days of Revolt

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By Chris Hedges, Joe Sacco (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781568586434
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Published: Nation Books - June 12th, 2012

An eloquent and unsettling visual telling of the plight of the poorest in America. We have failed these regions, these peoples with the pursuit of wealth. It is impossible to walk away after reading this and do nothing about the grab for money power in Washington.


Jane J


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