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What Happened
by Hillary Rodham Clinton

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English

Pages

513

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<b>“In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.”</b><b> —Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of <i>What Happened</i></b><BR><BR>For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. This is her most personal memoir yet.<BR> <BR>In these pages, she describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. With humor and candor, she tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. She speaks about the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics.<BR> <BR>She lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future.<BR> <BR>The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. <i>What Happened </i>is the story of that campaign and its aftermath—both a deeply intimate account and a cautionary tale for the nation.
The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental H...
by Bandy X. Lee

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English

Pages

382

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<p><b>The <i>New York Times </i>bestseller! More than two dozen psychiatrists and psychologists offer their consensus view that Trump's mental state presents a clear and present danger to our nation and individual well-being.</b></p><p>This is not normal.</p><p>Since the start of Donald Trump’s presidential run, one question has quietly but urgently permeated the observations of concerned citizens: What is <i>wrong</i> with him? Constrained by the American Psychiatric Association’s “Goldwater rule,” which inhibits mental health professionals from diagnosing public figures they have not personally examined, many of those qualified to answer this question have shied away from discussing the issue at all. The public has thus been left to wonder whether he is mad, bad, or both.</p><p>In THE DANGEROUS CASE OF DONALD TRUMP, twenty-seven psychiatrists, psychologists, and other mental health experts argue that, in Mr. Trump’s case, their moral and civic “duty to warn” America supersedes professional neutrality. They then explore Trump’s symptoms and potentially relevant diagnoses to find a complex, if also dangerously mad, man.</p><p>Philip Zimbardo and Rosemary Sword, for instance, explain Trump’s impulsivity in terms of “unbridled and extreme present hedonism.” Craig Malkin writes on pathological narcissism and politics as a lethal mix. Gail Sheehy, on a lack of trust that exceeds paranoia. Lance Dodes, on sociopathy. Robert Jay Lifton, on the “malignant normality” that can set in everyday life if psychiatrists do not speak up.</p><p>His madness is catching, too. From the trauma people have experienced under the Trump administration to the cult-like characteristics of his followers, he has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond.</p><p>It’s not all in our heads. It’s in his.</p><p>"There will not be a book published this fall more urgent, important, or controversial than <i>The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump</i>...profound, illuminating and discomforting" —Bill Moyers</p>
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy
by Ta-Nehisi Coates

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English

Pages

576

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • In these “urgently relevant essays,”* the National Book Award–winning author of <i>Between the World and Me</i> “reflects on race, Barack Obama’s presidency and its jarring aftermath”*—including the election of Donald Trump.</b><br /><br />“We were eight years in power” was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. In this sweeping collection of new and selected essays, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America’s “first white president.”<br /><br /> But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and movements for justice that emerged over this period—and the effects of the persistent, haunting shadow of our nation’s old and unreconciled history. Coates powerfully examines the events of the Obama era from his intimate and revealing perspective—the point of view of a young writer who begins the journey in an unemployment office in Harlem and ends it in the Oval Office, interviewing a president.<br /><br /> <i>We Were Eight Years in Power </i>features Coates’s iconic essays first published in <i>The Atlantic,</i> including “Fear of a Black President,” “The Case for Reparations,” and “The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” along with eight fresh essays that revisit each year of the Obama administration through Coates’s own experiences, observations, and intellectual development, capped by a bracingly original assessment of the election that fully illuminated the tragedy of the Obama era. <i>We Were Eight Years in Power</i> is a vital account of modern America, from one of the definitive voices of this historic moment.<br />  <br /><b>*<i>Kirkus Reviews </i>(starred review)</b> <br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>We Were Eight Years in Power</i></b><br /><br />“Essential . . . Coates’s probing essays about race, politics, and history became necessary ballast for this nation’s gravity-defying moment.” <b>—<i>The Boston Globe</i></b> <br /><br />“Coates’s always sharp commentary is particularly insightful as each day brings a new upset to the cultural and political landscape laid during the term of the nation’s first black president. . . . Coates is a crucial voice in the public discussion of race and equality, and readers will be eager for his take on where we stand now and why.” <b>—<i>Booklist</i> (starred review)</b>
Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Black Sel...
by Daraja Press

Language

English

Pages

393

Publication Date

October 11, 2017

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<p>Mississippi, the poorest state in the U.S. with the highest percentage of Black people, a history of vicious racial terror and concurrent Black resistance is the backdrop and context for the drama captured in the collection of essays that is <em>Jackson Rising: The Struggle for Economic Democracy and Self-Determination in Jackson Mississippi</em>.<br /><br />Undeterred by the uncertainty, anxiety and fear brought about by the steady deterioration of the neoliberal order over the last few years, the response from Black activists of Jackson, Mississippi has been to organize. Inspired by the rich history of struggle and resistance in Mississippi and committed to the vision of the Jackson-Kush Plan, these activists are building institutions rooted in community power that combine politics and economic development into an alternative model for change, while addressing real, immediate needs of the people. The experiences and analyses in this compelling collection reflect the creative power that is unleashed when political struggle is grounded by a worldview freed from the inherent contradictions and limitations of reform liberalism. As such, <em>Jackson Rising </em>is ultimately a story about a process that is organized and controlled by Black people who are openly declaring that their political project is committed to decolonization and socialism. And within those broad strategic and ethical objectives, <em>Jackson Rising</em> is also a project unapologetically committed to self-determination for people of African descent in Mississippi and the South.</p>
Billionaire at the Barricades: The Populist Revolution from Reaga...
by Laura Ingraham

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<p>Americans didn’t just go to the polls in 2016. They joined a movement that swept the unlikeliest of candidates, Donald Trump, into the Oval Office. Can he complete his agenda? Or will his opponents in the media, protestor class, and political establishment block his efforts and choke off the movement he represents?</p><p>In <i>Billionaire at the Barricades</i>, Laura Ingraham gives readers a front row seat to the populist revolution as she witnessed it. She reveals the origins of this movement and its connection to the Trump presidency. She unmasks the opposition, forecasts the future of the Make America Great Again agenda and offers her own prescriptions for bringing real change to the swamp of Washington.</p><p>Unlike most of her media colleagues, Ingraham understood Trump’s appeal and defied those who wrote his political obituary. Now she confronts the president’s critics and responds to those who deny the importance of his America First agenda. With sharp humor and insight she traces the DNA of the populist movement: from Goldwater’s 1964 campaign, to Nixon’s Silent Majority, to Reagan’s smashing electoral victories.</p><p>Populism fueled the insurgency campaigns of Buchanan and Perot, the election of George W. Bush, and the Tea Party rallies of the Obama presidency. But a political novice—a Manhattan billionaire—proved to be the movement’s most vocal champion. This is the inside story of his victory and the fitful struggle to enact his agenda.</p>
Information Warfare: The Lost Tradecraft
by Howard Gambrill Clark

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 15, 2017

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Do you want to dissolve the effects of fake news on you and your loved ones? Want to be safe against cybercrime and attacks? Want to stop Russian meddling in elections? Want to collapse twitter-crazed narcissism in politics? Want to shield your community from gangs and terrorists’ ability to recruit? Want to better the world through social awakening? Want to do this morally, ethically, and legally? <br /><br />Are you sick of slickness and style winning over sober substance?<br /><br />Are you sick of Machiavellians getting their way through subversion and cheap tricks?<br /><br />Then this book is for you. <br /><br />This book does not talk down to you. No tired clichés. No guesswork. No ‘cute’ tropes. It is as strategic as it is direct, intrepid, actionable, and practical.<br /><br />The world need this book right now. Whether you’re in the great state of West Virginia, Crimea, or the South Korea, the lessons are timeless, efficient, and effective.<br /><br />Whether in business, finance, marketing, social movements, political campaigns, warfare, or diplomacy this book will give you the edge you need to defend against and defeat adversaries. Morally, ethically, and legally.<br /><br />Take control of your community and your world. Open your eyes to the unseen swords and silent bullets of influence and information games and see these invisible forces for what they often are: long-term subtle subterfuge to bend your behavior. Don’t react. Take control of your own story. Write your own narrative.<br /><br />This book is a primer for the statesman, strategist, citizen, soldier, student, and civil activist.<br /><br />Introduces the inception of information warfare 70 millennia ago and surveys 26 centuries of claimed best practices—applicable today more than ever.<br /><br />Posits that information warfare was the foundation for civilization—predating armies and states—and remains the center of power and strategy writ large.<br /><br />Concludes that the invisible hand of influence ‘wins’ conflicts before they begin and has the potential to defeat current adversaries through methods unseen.<br /><br />Draws from literature in the social sciences, humanities, fine arts, and neuroscience; historical examples and observations; and personal experience.<br /><br />Proposes revolutionary theories.<br /><br />About author: <br /><br />Dr. Howard Gambrill Clark, Ph.D. is a Yale graduate with twenty years of experience and research in countering violent extremism and counterterrorism: U.S. Marine Corps intelligence officer and special unit commander (Iraq, Afghanistan, and Philippines); White House National Economic Council counterterrorism analyst; Department of Homeland Security Senior Intelligence Officer for Headquarters Operations Directorate and Senior Intelligence Analyst for Counter Radicalization; and Special Operations Command senior consultant and trainer for countering violent extremism and stability operations as well as service to the U.S. Information Agency and U.S. Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee. He received his doctorate from King’s College London War Studies<br /><br />Dr. Clark currently trains and mentors senior executives and senior military leaders on counterterrorism, countering violent extremism, information warfare, cyberwarfare, guerrilla warfare, strategic intelligence, and strategic influence.<br /><br />Dr. Clark’s other books include Defeating Violent Extremists: The Tradecraft (2016) and Revolt Against al-Qa`ida (2010).
Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in Ameri...
by Katy Tur

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

September 12, 2017

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<p><strong><em>NEW YORK TIMES </em>BESTSELLER</strong></p><p><strong><strong>“Compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely.” – Jill Abramson, <em>New York Times Book Review </em></strong></strong></p><p><strong>From the Recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism</strong></p><p><p>Called "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history. </p><p>Katy Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television reports, and tried to endure a gazillion loops of Elton John’s "Tiny Dancer"—a Trump rally playlist staple. </p><p>From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump repeatedly singled Tur out. He tried to charm her, intimidate her, and shame her. At one point, he got a crowd so riled up against Tur, Secret Service agents had to walk her to her car. </p><p>None of it worked. Facts are stubborn. So was Tur. She was part of the first women-led politics team in the history of network news. The Boys on the Bus became the Girls on the Plane. But the circus remained. Through all the long nights, wild scoops, naked chauvinism, dodgy staffers, and fevered debates, no one had a better view than Tur. </p><p></p><em><p>Unbelievable </em>is her darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. It’s also the story of what it was like for Tur to be there as it happened, inside a no-rules world where reporters were spat on, demeaned, and discredited. Tur was a foreign correspondent who came home to her most foreign story of all. <em>Unbelievable </em>is a must-read for anyone who still wakes up and wonders, <em>Is this real life? </p></em>
Beyond the Messy Truth: How We Came Apart, How We Come Together
by Van Jones

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English

Pages

257

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>A passionate manifesto that exposes hypocrisy on both sides of the political divide and points a way out of the tribalism that is tearing America apart—by the CNN political contributor and host hailed as “a star of the 2016 campaign” (<i>The New York Times</i>) who coined the term <b>“whitelash”</b><br /></b><br /> Van Jones burst into the American consciousness during the 2016 presidential campaign with an unscripted, truth-telling style and an already established history of<b> </b>bridge-building across party lines. His election night commentary became a viral sensation. A longtime progressive activist with deep roots in the conservative South, Jones has made it his mission to challenge voters and viewers to stand in one another’s shoes and disagree constructively.<br /><br /> Now, in <i>Beyond the Messy Truth</i>, Jones offers a blueprint for transforming our collective anxiety into meaningful change. Tough on Donald Trump but showing respect and empathy for his supporters, Jones takes aim at the failures of both parties before and after Trump’s victory. He<b> </b>urges both sides to abandon the politics of accusation and focus on real solutions. Calling us to a deeper patriotism, he shows us how to get down to the vital business of solving, together, some of our toughest problems.<br /><br /> “The entire national conversation today can be reduced to a simple statement—‘I’m right, and you’re wrong,’” Jones has said. But the truth is messier; both sides have flaws. Both parties have strayed from their highest principles and let down their core constituencies. Rejecting today’s political tribalism, Jones issues a stirring call for a new “bipartisanship from below.” Recognizing that tough challenges require the best wisdom from both liberals and conservatives, he points us toward practical answers to problems that affect us all regardless of region or ideology: rural and inner-city poverty, unemployment, addiction, unfair incarceration, and the devastating effects of the pollution-based economy on both coal country and our urban centers. <br /><br /> In explaining how he arrived at his views, Jones shares behind-the-scenes memories from his decades spent marching and protesting on behalf of working people, inspiring stories of ordinary citizens who became champions of their communities, and little-known examples of cooperation that have risen from the fog of partisan conflict. In his quest for positive solutions, Van Jones encourages us to set fire to our old ways of thinking about politics and come together where the pain is greatest.<br /><br /><b>Advance praise for <i>Beyond the Messy Truth</i></b><br /><br />“Part manifesto, part manual for activism, [<i>Beyond the Messy Truth</i>] is enlivened by case histories and personal anecdotes that serve as support for the author’s assertions. . . . The author proposes common projects that may bring opposing sides together . . . [and] offers concrete suggestions to revive democracy, heal culture wars, and prevent a Trump victory in 2020.”<b>—<i>Kirkus Reviews</i></b><br /><br />“Van Jones is a light in the darkness when we need it most. <i>Beyond the Messy Truth</i> breaks with the tribalism of today’s politics and offers us a way forward. In the tradition of the great bridge builders of our past, Van’s love for this country and all its people shines through.”<b>—Cory Booker, U.S. senator, New Jersey</b><br /><br /> <b>Includes an invaluable resource of contacts, books, media, and organizations for bipartisan bridge-building and problem solving.</b>
Code Girls: The Untold Story of the American Women Code Breakers ...
by Liza Mundy

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English

Pages

433

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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<b>"<i>Code Girls</i> reveals a hidden army of female cryptographers, whose work played a crucial role in ending World War II.... Mundy has rescued a piece of forgotten history, and given these American heroes the recognition they deserve."---Nathalia Holt, bestselling author of <i>Rise of the Rocket Girls</i></b><br /> <br />Recruited by the U.S. Army and Navy from small towns and elite colleges, more than ten thousand women served as codebreakers during World War II. While their brothers and boyfriends took up arms, these women moved to Washington and learned the meticulous work of code-breaking. Their efforts shortened the war, saved countless lives, and gave them access to careers previously denied to them. A strict vow of secrecy nearly erased their efforts from history; now, through dazzling research and interviews with surviving code girls, bestselling author Liza Mundy brings to life this riveting and vital story of American courage, service, and scientific accomplishment.
Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived
by Antonin Scalia

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English

Pages

432

Publication Date

October 03, 2017

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<b>This definitive collection of beloved Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia's finest speeches covers topics as varied as the law, faith, virtue, pastimes, and his heroes and friends. Featuring a foreword by longtime friend Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and an intimate introduction by his youngest son, this volume includes dozens of speeches, some deeply personal, that have never before been published. Christopher J. Scalia and the Justice's former law clerk Edward Whelan selected the speeches.<br /></b><br />    Americans have long been inspired by Justice Scalia’s ideas, delighted by his wit, and instructed by his intelligence. He was a sought-after speaker at commencements, convocations, and events across the country. <i>Scalia Speaks</i> will give readers the opportunity to encounter the legendary man more fully, helping them better understand the jurisprudence that made him one of the most important justices in the Court's history and introducing them to his broader insights on faith and life.<br /><br />Original Photograph: Kainaz Amaria/NPR <br /> Cover Design: Darren Haggar

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