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Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder - Book Review

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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 19th, 2017

Many people are forced out of the conventional way of life by financial hardships or health issues. Some simply choose a nomadic way of life, living out of their cars, RVs and even trailers. The author follows one nomad, a woman who travels around the country enduring long hours at temporary jobs that offer only minimum pay. But foregoing the conventional way of life may be just what she needs. This intimate look at the struggles of the once-middle class is eye opening and a must read! ~ Reviewed by Suzanne Rice


Ranger Games: A Story of Soldiers, Family and an Inexplicable Crime by Ben Blum - Book Review

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Published: Doubleday Books - September 12th, 2017

On the night he was due to ship out to Iraq, U.S. Army Ranger Alex Blum instead robbed a Tacoma bank. His cousin Ben investigates why in this compelling story. Part memoir, part true crime, Games is ultimately a unique look at the complexities of family and the demands of our fighting forces. It will keep you gripped until the last page. ~ Reviewed by Charles Bottomley


Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur - Book Review

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Published: Dey Street Books - September 12th, 2017

When NBC News correspondent Katy Tur began to cover the Trump campaign she thought it would be a brief assignment. A year and a half later it was over. An eye-opening account of what it was like to be on the front lines during the most bizarre campaign in recent history. Highest Recommend. ~ Reviewed by Sarah Donner


Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America by Nancy MacLean - Book Review

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Published: Viking - June 13th, 2017

This book digs below the surface of our current partisan divide and illuminates the path of Nobel Prize-winning economist, James McGIll Buchanan and his quest to "save capitalism from democracy." The author leads us on a six decades long journey, following this nascent movement from clandestine meetings to gatherings at influential universities, ultimately merging paths with billionaire Charles Koch. By shining a bright light on this movement, MacLean makes a very clear and compelling case that protections provided by the Constitution are in very real danger of being irrevocably lost. ~ Reviewed by Patricia Vunk


Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America by Michael Ruhlman - Book Review

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Published: Abrams Press - April 18th, 2017

Grocery shopping is something we all do, but seldom analyze. Ruhlman packs a shopping cart with information on farming, distribution, packaging, and pricing. His conclusions are generally hopeful: more humane treatment of animals, better farming methods, greater food knowledge, healthier eating habits, and, ideally, healthier people. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Utopia Is Creepy: And Other Provocations by Nicholas Carr - Book Review

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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 6th, 2016

In a series of blogs and essays, Carr hammers home his deep appreciation for the web's variety, and wariness of its intrusion into our lives and brains. Google, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and the rest, Carr fears, have seeped into our consciousness in ways that will permanently, and adversely, rewire the circuitry of the human race. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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