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THE CHALLENGE OF A LATINO IMMIGRANT IN THE TRUMP ERA
Written by JORGE RAMOS

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/27/2018

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-525-56379-2

Jorge Ramos, an Emmy award-winning journalist, Univision’s longtime anchorman and widely considered the “voice of the voiceless” within the Latino community, was forcefully removed from an Iowa press conference in 2015 by then-candidate Donald Trump after trying to ask about his plans on immigration.

In this personal manifesto, Ramos sets out to examine what it means to be a Latino immigrant, or just an immigrant, in present-day America. With current research and statistics, a journalist nose...

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THE LIFE
Written by JOHN A. FARRELL

Format: Trade Paperback, 784 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/06/2018

Price: $19.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-80496-9

From a prize-winning biographer comes the defining portrait of a man who led America in a time of turmoil and left us a darker age. We live today, John A. Farrell shows, in a world Richard Nixon made.
 
At the end of WWII, navy lieutenant “Nick” Nixon returned from the Pacific and set his cap at Congress, an idealistic dreamer seeking to build a better world. Yet amid the turns of that now-legendary 1946 campaign, Nixon’s finer attributes gave way to unapologetic ruthlessness. The story of...

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WHY ECONOMIC INEQUALITY THREATENS OUR REPUBLIC
Written by GANESH SITARAMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/06/2018

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-97345-5

For most of Western history, Sitaraman argues, constitutional thinkers assumed economic inequality was inevitable and inescapable—and they designed governments to prevent class divisions from spilling over into class warfare. The American Constitution is different. Compared to Europe and the ancient world, America was a society of almost unprecedented economic equality, and the founding generation saw this equality as essential for the preservation of America’s republic. Over the next two...

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EDWARD SNOWDEN, THE MAN AND THE THEFT
Written by EDWARD JAY EPSTEIN

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 11/28/2017

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-97437-7

A powerful exposé that calls into question Edward Snowden's hero status and uncovers how vulenerable our national security systems have become.

Edward Snowden. Hero, traitor, whistleblower, or spy? In the wake of his 2013 NSA leak, public opinion has been divided over the former IT analyst. In How America Lost Its Secrets, Edward Jay Epstein draws on his extensive journalistic experience and investigative acumen to investigate the Snowden scandal--why, and how, it happened, and what the...

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SECRET MEETINGS, DIRTY MONEY, AND HOW RUSSIA HELPED DONALD TRUMP WIN
Written by LUKE HARDING

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 11/16/2017

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-525-56251-1

An explosive exposé that lays out the Trump administration’s ties to Moscow, and Russia’s decades-in-the-making political game to upend American democracy.
 
December 2016. Luke Harding, the Guardian reporter and former Moscow bureau chief, quietly meets former MI6 officer Christopher Steele in a London pub to discuss President-elect Donald Trump’s Russia connections. A month later, Steele’s now-famous dossier sparks what may be the biggest scandal of the modern era. The names of the Americans...

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THE LAST MONTHS OF FRANKLIN ROOSEVELT
Written by JOSEPH LELYVELD

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/31/2017

Price: $18.00

ISBN: 978-0-345-80659-8

New York Times Notable Book
One of the Best Books of the Year: Foreign AffairsBloomberg

In March 1944, as World War II raged and America’s next presidential election loomed, Franklin D. Roosevelt was diagnosed with congestive heart failure. Driven by a belief that he had a duty to see the war through to the end, Roosevelt concealed his failing health and sought a fourth term—a term that he knew he might not live to complete. With unparalleled insight and deep compassion, Pulitzer...

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EXPLAINED--CLAUSE BY CLAUSE--FOR EVERY AMERICAN TODAY
Written by RAY RAPHAEL

Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 10/31/2017

Price: $9.95

ISBN: 978-0-525-56254-2

Politicians come and go, but the Constitution stands as the supreme law of the land. Setting forth the workings of our democracy, it is the bedrock document from which we derive our policies on topics as diverse and galvanizing as immigration, gun ownership, voting rights, taxation, policing, civil liberties, and war. 
 
In this indispensable edition, acclaimed historian and Constitutional expert Ray Raphael guides us through the origins, impact, and current relevance of the original text and...

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AN EXTRAORDINARY LIFE IN EXTRAORDINARY TIMES
Written by KENNETH WHYTE

Format: Hardcover, 752 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 10/10/2017

Price: $35.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-59796-0

The definitive biography of Herbert Hoover, one of the most remarkable Americans of the twentieth century--a revisionist account that will forever change the way Americans understand the man, his presidency, and his battle against the Great Depression. 

A poor orphan who built a fortune, a great humanitarian, a president elected in a landslide and then routed in the next election, arguably the father of both New Deal liberalism and modern conservatism--Herbert Hoover is also one of our least...

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THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF HOW ANTIBIOTICS CREATED MODERN AGRICULTURE AND CHANGED THE WAY THE WORLD EATS
Written by MARYN MCKENNA

Format: Hardcover, 400 pages

Publisher: National Geographic

On Sale: 09/12/2017

Price: $27.00

ISBN: 978-1-426-21766-1

In this eye-opening exposé, acclaimed health journalist and National Geographic contributer Maryn McKenna documents how antibiotics transformed chicken from local delicacy to industrial commodity—and human health threat—uncovering the ways we can make America's favorite meat safer again.

What you eat matters—for your health, for the environment, and for future generations. In this riveting investigative narrative, McKenna dives deep into the world of modern agriculture by way of chicken:...

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THE HIDDEN HISTORY OF THE BILLIONAIRES BEHIND THE RISE OF THE RADICAL RIGHT
Written by JANE MAYER

Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages

Publisher: Anchor

On Sale: 01/24/2017

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-94790-1

NATIONAL BESTSELLER
NEW YORK TIMES TOP 10 BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR

From the bestselling author of The Dark Side, an electrifying work of investigative journalism that uncovers the powerful group of immensely wealthy ideologues who are shaping the fate of America. 

In her new preface, Jane Mayer discusses the results of the most recent election and Donald Trump's victory, and how, despite much discussion to the contrary, this was a huge victory for the billionaires who have been pouring money in...

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ITS ROLE IN THE COURT'S HISTORY AND THE NATION'S CONSTITUTIONAL DIALOGUE
Written by MELVIN I. UROFSKY

Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 01/10/2017

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-74132-5

In his major workacclaimed historian and judicial authority Melvin Urofsky examines the great dissents throughout the Court’s long history. Constitutional dialogue is one of the ways in which we as a people reinvent and reinvigorate our democratic society. The Supreme Court has interpreted the meaning of the Constitution, acknowledged that the Court’s majority opinions have not always been right, and initiated a critical discourse about what a particular decision should mean and fashioning...

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FAITH, CULTURE, AND POLITICS FROM THE AGE OF EISENHOWER TO THE ERA OF OBAMA
Written by KENNETH L. WOODWARD

Format: Hardcover, 464 pages

Publisher: Convergent Books

On Sale: 09/13/2016

Price: $30.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90739-9

Blending personal narrative with the story of Christianity in the United States over the last fifty years, Kenneth L. Woodward, the award-winning former editor of Newsweek, follows religion through American history. From the myopic optimism of the 50s, through the Civil Rights Era and the rise of evangelicalism to today, Woodward explores the importance of religion in the American experience and its impact on our history and politics. Getting Religion is ideal for courses on religion,...

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