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Mike Hare - Bookseller in Saratoga Springs

Mike is an avid reader of History, Politics, Art, Literature, and Poetry. Plays the piano, tennis, and chess with varying degrees of accomplishment. Especially enjoys Saratoga, its bucolic surroundings, and its proximity to urban centers.

How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi - Book Review

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$27.00
ISBN: 9780525509288
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Published: One World - August 13th, 2019

A moral "How To" book for our time. Kendi's antiracism evolved fitfully: racist leanings outgrown; assimilation rejected; hatred of racists discarded; finally, awareness that dismantling racist policies is paramount. Erudite and personal, Kendi acknowledges the difficulty, satisfaction, and purpose of becoming an antiracist. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo - Book Review

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$12.99
ISBN: 9780062662811
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Published: Quill Tree Books - April 7th, 2020

An urban girl's coming-of-age story, told by Acevedo, is a celebration of poetry, the written word, and life. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Reconsidering Reagan: Racism, Republicans, and the Road to Trump by Daniel S. Lucks - Book Review

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$28.95
ISBN: 9780807029572
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Published: Beacon Press - August 4th, 2020

Severe critique of Ronald Reagan's record on Civil Rights. Lucks argues that Reagan, while vehemently denying personal animosity toward minorities, consistently and callously advocated and implemented policies that stalled or reversed the prospect of equal rights for all Americans. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Graceling by Kristin Cashore - Book Review

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$10.99
ISBN: 9780547258300
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Published: HMH Books for Young Readers - September 7th, 2009

A heady fantasy about a heady girl with fighting powers that make her feared throughout the Seven Kingdoms. While Katsa seeks a more nuanced identity, she must deal with political rivalries, prolonged travels, and personal upheavals that threaten her quest for maturity. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence by Becky Cooper - Book Review

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$29.00
ISBN: 9781538746837
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - November 10th, 2020

Jane Britton was murdered in an apartment near Harvard in 1969. Solving the crime became an obsession for Cooper, who, while spending years tracking down clues and interviewing suspects, eventually and willingly allowed her own prejudices color her investigation and her unsettling identification with the victim. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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