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Cabin Fever: The Harrowing Journey of a Cruise Ship at the Dawn of a Pandemic Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780385547406
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Published: Doubleday - June 21st, 2022

The true story of the Holland America cruise ship Zaandam, which set sail with a deadly and little-understood stowaway—COVID-19—days before the world shut down in March 2020. This riveting narrative thriller takes readers behind the scenes with passengers and crew who were caught unprepared for the deadly ordeal that lay ahead.


Degrade and Destroy: The Inside Story of the War Against the Islamic State, from Barack Obama to Donald Trump Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780374279899
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - June 14th, 2022

"This is the ultimate insider's view of perhaps the darkest chapter of the Forever Wars. Michael Gordon knows everyone, was seemingly everywhere, and brings a lifetime of brilliant reporting to telling this crucial story." —Retired U.S. Navy admiral James Stavridis, 16th Supreme Allied Commander of NATO and author of To Risk it All: Nine Crises and the Crucible of Decision


Battling the Big Lie: How Fox, Facebook, and the MAGA Media Are Destroying America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781538707975
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Published: Twelve - June 7th, 2022

From #1 New York Times bestselling author and cohost of Pod Save America—how to combat political disinformation and dangerous lies of the right-wing propaganda machine.

In BATTLING THE BIG LIE, bestselling author Dan Pfeiffer dissects how the right-wing built a massive, billionaire-funded disinformation machine powerful enough to bend reality and nearly steal


The Fight to Save the Town: Reimagining Discarded America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501195983
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - June 21st, 2022

A sweeping and authoritative study of wealth inequality and the dismantling of local government in four working-class cities across the US that passionately argues for reinvestment in people-centered leadership.

Decades of cuts to local government amidst rising concentrations of poverty have wreaked havoc on communities left behind by the modern economy.


One Person, One Vote: A Surprising History of Gerrymandering in America Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593315866
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Published: Pantheon - June 14th, 2022

A redistricting crisis is now upon us. This surprising, compelling book tells the history of how we got to this moment—from the Founding Fathers to today’s high-tech manipulation of election districts—and shows us as well how to protect our most sacred, hard-fought principle of one person, one vote.


Inside Money: Brown Brothers Harriman and the American Way of Power Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143110842
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Published: Penguin Books - May 31st, 2022

A sweeping history of the legendary private investment firm Brown Brothers Harriman, exploring its central role in the story of American wealth and its rise to global power


Seek and Hide: The Tangled History of the Right to Privacy Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781984880741
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Published: Viking - April 12th, 2022

“Gajda’s chronicle reveals an enduring tension between principles of free speech and respect for individuals’ private lives. …just the sort of road map we could use right now.”—The Atlantic


Seen and Unseen: Technology, Social Media, and the Fight for Racial Justice Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982180393
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Published: Atria Books - May 3rd, 2022

A riveting exploration of how the power of visual media over the last few years has shifted the narrative on race and reignited the push towards justice by the author of the “worthy and necessary” (The New York Times) Nobody Marc Lamont Hill and the bestselling author and acclaimed journalist Todd Brewster.

With his signature “clear and courageous&rdqu


Susan, Linda, Nina & Cokie: The Extraordinary Story of the Founding Mothers of NPR Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781419750410
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Published: Abrams Press - March 8th, 2022

A group biography of four beloved women who fought sexism, covered decades of American news, and whose voices defined NPR

In the years after the Civil Rights Act of 1964, women in the workplace still found themselves relegated to secretarial positions or locked out of jobs entirely.


This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316257671
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Published: Back Bay Books - April 12th, 2022

In this "vital book for these times" (Kirkus Reviews), Don Lemon brings his vast audience and experience as a reporter and a Black man to today's most urgent question: How can we end racism in America in our lifetimes? 

The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is more popular than ever.


Trillion Dollar Triage: How Jay Powell and the Fed Battled a President and a Pandemic---and  Prevented Economic Disaster Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780316272810
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Published: Little, Brown and Company - March 1st, 2022

The inside story, told with “insight, perspective, and stellar reporting,” of how an unassuming civil servant created trillions of dollars from thin air, combatted a public health crisis, and saved the American economy from a second Great Depression (Alan S. Blinder, former Vice Chair of the Federal Reserve).

By February 2020, the U.S.


After the Apocalypse: America's Role in a World Transformed (American Empire Project) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250839343
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Published: Metropolitan Books - May 3rd, 2022

"Few critics [of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars] have been more penetrating than Andrew Bacevich . . . One can only hope that Bacevich is read and understood by a generation young enough to see through and reject those dismal elites."
The New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice)