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The Innocents Abroad – Mark Twain

The Innocents Abroad – Mark Twain

March 17, 2018

‘The Innocents Abroad’ is one of the most prominent and influential travel books ever written about Europe and the Holy Land.

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The Woman’s Hour: The Last Furious Fight To Win The Vote – Elaine F. Weiss

The Woman’s Hour: The Last Furious Fight To Win The Vote – Elaine F. Weiss

March 17, 2018

Nashville, August 1920. Thirty-five states have ratified the Nineteenth Amendment, twelve have rejected or refused to vote and one last state is needed. It all comes down to Tennessee, the moment of truth for the suffragists, after a seven-decade crusade. The Woman’s Hour is an inspiring story of activists winning their own freedom in one of the last campaigns forged in the shadow of the Civil War and the beginning of the great twentieth-century battles for civil rights.

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Thunder In The Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, And The Nez Perce War – Daniel J. Sharfstein

Thunder In The Mountains: Chief Joseph, Oliver Otis Howard, And The Nez Perce War – Daniel J. Sharfstein

March 17, 2018

Recreating the Nez Perce War through the voices of its survivors, Daniel J. Sharfstein’s visionary history of the West casts General Oliver Otis Howard’s turn away from civil rights alongside the nation’s rejection of racial equality and embrace of empire. The conflict becomes a pivotal struggle over who gets to claim the American dream: a battle of ideas about the meaning of freedom and equality, the mechanics of American power, and the limits of what the government can and should do for its people.

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Handmaking America: A Back-to-Basics Pathway To A Revitalized American Democracy – Bill Ivey

Handmaking America: A Back-to-Basics Pathway To A Revitalized American Democracy – Bill Ivey

March 17, 2018

This handbook for restoring fundamental American values reaches back to the Arts-and-Crafts roots of progressive thought, confronting the way right-wing ideology and the power of post-industrial capitalism have undermined work, government; our very way of life, advancing a practical, achievable vision for a good society that can use the capacity of government to recover the essential strength of the American idea.

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How Democracies Die – Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt

How Democracies Die – Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt

March 17, 2018

Donald Trump’s presidency has raised a question that many of us never thought we’d be asking: Is our democracy in danger? Harvard professors Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt have spent more than twenty years studying the breakdown of democracies in Europe and Latin America, and they believe the answer is yes.

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What We Do Now: Standing Up For Your Values in Trump’s America

What We Do Now: Standing Up For Your Values in Trump’s America

March 17, 2018

An inspiring handbook for people troubled by the election of Donald Trump, by some of the biggest names in progressive politics. Meant to give people heart and actual strategies about how to advance a variety of causes. Bernie Sanders, Gloria Steinem, Elizabeth Warren and others present short, powerful essays on what people can do now to cope with Trump’s election, and what they can do going forward to protect their values, their politics and their country.

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Churchill And Orwell: The Fight For Freedom – Thomas E. Ricks

Churchill And Orwell: The Fight For Freedom – Thomas E. Ricks

March 17, 2018

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Thomas E. Ricks, a dual biography of Winston Churchill and George Orwell, whose farsighted vision and inspired action preserved democracy from the threats of authoritarianism, from the left and right alike.

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The Trump Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen – Gene Stone

The Trump Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen – Gene Stone

March 17, 2018

The stunning election of Donald J. Trump rocked an already divided America and left scores of citizens, including the nearly sixty-five million voters who supported Hillary Clinton, feeling bereft and powerless. Now, Gene Stone, author of The Bush Survival Bible, offers invaluable guidance and concrete solutions they can use to make a difference in this serious call-to-arms—showing them how to move from anger and despair to activism as the Trump presidency is in full swing.

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American Covenant: A History Of Civil Religion From The Puritans To The Present – Philip Gorski

American Covenant: A History Of Civil Religion From The Puritans To The Present – Philip Gorski

March 17, 2018

Was the United States founded as a Christian nation or a secular democracy? Neither, argues Philip Gorski in American Covenant. What the founders actually envisioned was a prophetic republic that would weave together the ethical vision of the Hebrew prophets and the Western political heritage of civic republicanism. In this ambitious book, Gorski shows why this civil religious tradition is now in peril–and with it the American experiment.

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You’re More Powerful Than You Think – Eric Liu

You’re More Powerful Than You Think – Eric Liu

March 17, 2018

Is this the America you want? If not, here’s how to claim the power to change your country. We are in an age of epic political turbulence in America. Old hierarchies and institutions are collapsing. From the election of Donald Trump to the upending of the major political parties to the spread of grassroots movements like Black Lives Matter and $15 Now, people across the country and across the political spectrum are reclaiming power.

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Democracy: A Case Study – David A. Moss

Democracy: A Case Study – David A. Moss

March 17, 2018

To all who declare that American democracy is broken, history offers hope. In nearly every generation since the nation’s founding, critics have made similar declarations and yet the nation is still standing. In Democracy: A Case Study, historian David Moss adapts the case study method made famous by Harvard Business School to revitalize our conversations about governance and democracy and show how the United States has often thrived on political conflict.

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