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The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels – John Meacham

The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels – John Meacham

June 13, 2018

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham helps us understand the present moment in American politics and life by looking back at critical times in our history when hope overcame division and fear. While the American story has not always — or even often — been heroic, we have been sustained by a belief in progress even […]

The President Is Missing – Bill Clinton and James Patterson

The President Is Missing – Bill Clinton and James Patterson

June 4, 2018

A spellbinding thriller, written by President Bill Clinton and bestselling novelist James Patterson. As the novel opens, a threat looms. Enemies are planning an attack of unprecedented scale on America. Uncertainty and fear grip Washington. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the cabinet. The President himself becomes a suspect, and […]

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

February 15, 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 […]

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

February 12, 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 […]

How Democracies Die – Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt

How Democracies Die – Steven Levitsky & Daniel Ziblatt

February 2, 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.

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

November 28, 2017

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 […]

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

November 28, 2017

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 […]

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

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

October 18, 2017

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.

You’re More Powerful Than You Think – Eric Liu

You’re More Powerful Than You Think – Eric Liu

August 28, 2017

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 […]