It’s OK to Be Angry About Capitalism

Feb 28, 2023 by

Reflecting on our turbulent times, Senator Bernie Sanders takes on the billionaire class and speaks blunt truths about our country’s failure to address the destructive nature of a system that is fueled by uncontrolled greed and rigidly committed to prioritizing corporate profits over the needs of ordinary Americans.

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The Half Known Life: In Search of Paradise 

Dec 31, 2022 by

Pico Iyer takes us on a journey through competing ideas of paradise to see how we can live more peacefully in an ever more divided and distracted world.

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How Democracies Die

Nov 30, 2022 by

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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La Vieja: A Journal of Fire

Oct 31, 2022 by

Part dream, part real, part memoir, Deena Metzger’s La Vieja blurs the boundaries between human consciousness and animal consciousness, of imagination and reality, to create a “Journal of Fire,” a recording of the process of living with the constant threat of the destruction of the natural world.

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Subtle Tools: The Dismantling of American Democracy from the War on Terror to Donald Trump

Aug 31, 2022 by

Historian Karen J. Greenberg describes how policies forged after September 11 were weaponized under Trump and turned on American democracy itself

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Uncolonized Latinas: Transforming Our Mindsets And Rising Together

Jul 31, 2022 by

Valeria Aloe’s Uncolonized Latinas: Transforming our Mindsets and Rising Together  lays out a  detailed map of the Latino mindset and what is holding the community back from achieving its highest potential.

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From Self-Talk to Soul-Talk: Becoming More of Who You Truly Are

Jun 30, 2022 by

Russell Bishop’s From Self-Talk to Soul-Talk: Becoming More of Who You Truly Are offers a profound yet practical guide for living your best life, to living a Soul-Centered life and a practical framework from which we can learn and grow.

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The Flag and the Cross: White Christian Nationalism and the Threat to American Democracy

Apr 30, 2022 by

In this short primer, Gorski and Perry explain what white Christian nationalism is; when it first emerged and how it has changed; where it’s headed and why it threatens democracy.

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Rising Fascism in America: It Can Happen Here

Mar 31, 2022 by

Anthony R. DiMaggio explores how rising fascism has infiltrated U.S. politics and explores social movements such as Antifa and Black Lives Matter for mobilizing the public.

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

Feb 28, 2022 by

#1 New York Times bestseller, The 1619 Project is a wide-ranging, landmark summary of the Black experience in America: searing, exploring every aspect of slavery and its continuing legacy, in which being white or Black affects everything from how you fare in courts and hospitals and schools to the odds that your neighborhood will be bulldozed for a freeway.

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How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them

Jan 31, 2022 by

Leading political scientist Barbara F. Walter examines the dramatic rise in violent extremism around the globe and sounds the alarm on the increasing likelihood of a second civil war in the United States.

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WordMagic: WordPlay That Puts a New Spin on the Whirled

Dec 30, 2021 by

This entertaining selection of Laurel Airica’s WordMagic verse takes the reader/listener on a novel journey through the hidden philosophy in the English language ‘cymbal’ and sound system.

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The Spoils of War

Oct 31, 2021 by

In The Spoils of War Andrew Cockburn brilliantly dissects the intentions behind Washington’s martial appetites. Based on years of wide-ranging research, Cockburn lays bare the ugly reality of the largest military machine in history: squalid, and at the same time terrifyingly dangerous

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Sep 30, 2021 by

Peril is the extraordinary story of the end of one presidency and the beginning of another, and represents the culmination of Bob Woodward’s news-making trilogy on the Trump presidency, along with Fear and Rage. This classic study of Washington takes contains vivid eyewitness accounts of what really happened.

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Wild Flower– The True Story of a Romanian Girl in Africa (special edition)

Aug 31, 2021 by

This Special Edition of Wild Flower– The True Story of a Romanian Girl in Africa benefits Soroptimist International President’s Appeal.  It tells the thrilling story of Nina Smart’s escape from female genital mutilation in West Africa.

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I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year

Jul 31, 2021 by

I Alone Can Fix It: Donald J. Trump’s Catastrophic Final Year is the definitive behind-the-scenes story of Trump’s final year in office, by Phil Rucker and Carol Leonnig, the Pulitzer-Prize winning reporters and authors of the #1 New York Times bestseller, A Very Stable Genius.

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When the Stars Begin to Fall: Overcoming Racism and Renewing the Promise of America

Jun 30, 2021 by

In When the Stars Begin to Fall, Theodore R. Johnson makes a compelling case for a pathway to the national solidarity necessary to mitigate racism.

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Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live―and How Their Wealth Harms Us

May 31, 2021 by

A senior editor at Mother Jones dives into the lives of the extremely rich, showing the fascinating realm they inhabit—and how this realm harms us all.

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Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City

Apr 30, 2021 by

Rosa Brooks presents a revelatory account of what it’s like inside the “blue wall of silence” from street shootings and domestic violence calls to the behind-the-scenes police work during Donald Trump’s 2016 presidential inauguration.

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Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency

Mar 31, 2021 by

The inside story of the historic 2020 presidential election and Joe Biden’s harrowing ride to victory

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On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal

Feb 28, 2021 by

#1 New York Times and internationally bestselling author Naomi Klein makes the case for a Green New Deal in this “keenly argued, well-researched, and impassioned” manifesto (The Washington Post).

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Kill Switch: The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy

Jan 31, 2021 by

An insider’s account of how politicians representing a radical white minority of Americans have used “the world’s greatest deliberative body” to hijack our democracy.

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Reinventing Yourself in Your Retirement Years: Find Joy, Excitement, and Purpose After You Retire

Dec 31, 2020 by

Lee Gale Gruen’s book offers a detailed guide for retirees, those soon to retire, baby boomers, and seniors to reinvent themselves in this new stage of their lives by finding joy, excitement, and purpose in their retirement.

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The Populist’s Guide to 2020: A New Right and New Left are Rising

Oct 31, 2020 by

The Populist’s Guide to 2020 examines the populist right and populist left to explain the rise of the Trump and Sanders movements.

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How Trump Stole 2020: The Hunt for America’s Vanished Voters

Sep 30, 2020 by

Yes, the election’s stolen but investigative reporter Greg Palast shows you how to steal it back!

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Recommended Read: When They Call You a Terrorist: A Black Lives Matter Memoir

Aug 31, 2020 by

A powerful memoir co-written by Patrisse Khan-Cullors, cofounder of Black Lives Matter and founder and chair of Dignity and Power Now.

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Separated: Inside an American Tragedy

Jul 31, 2020 by

Award-winning NBC News correspondent Jacob Soboroff lays bare the full truth behind the Trump administration’s systematic separation of families at the US-Mexico border

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How to Be an Antiracist

Jun 30, 2020 by

National Book Award–winning author Ibram X. Kendi weaves an electrifying combination of ethics, history, law, and science with his own personal story of awakening to antiracism.

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This Is What America Looks Like: My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman

May 31, 2020 by

This is Ilhan Omar’s story as the first African refugee, Somali-American, and one one the first Muslim women elected to Congress.

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Capital and Ideology

Apr 30, 2020 by

Thomas Piketty’s best-selling Capital in the Twenty-First Century galvanized global debate about inequality. In this audacious follow-up, Piketty challenges us to revolutionize how we think about politics, ideology, and history.

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

Mar 31, 2020 by

The threat has shifted from a totalitarian Big Brother state to a ubiquitous digital architecture: a “Big Other” operating in the interests of surveillance capital.

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Twenty-First Century Socialism (Radical Futures)

Feb 28, 2020 by

In this urgent manifesto for a 21st century left, author Jeremy Gilbert shows that we need a revitalized socialist politics that learns from the past to adapt to contemporary challenges.

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A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump’s Testing of America

Jan 31, 2020 by

Philip Rucker and Carol Leonnig’s book is a taut and terrifying account of Donald J. Trump’s shambolic tenure in office to date.

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Where We Go from Here: Two Years in the Resistance

Dec 31, 2019 by

In Where We Go from Here, New York Times bestselling author Bernie Sanders reveals the blueprint for his 2020 presidential run by chronicling the day-by-day struggles that he and his progressive colleagues have waged over the last two years.

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In Defense of Julian Assange

Nov 30, 2019 by

The purpose of this book is to build support for Assange and prevent his extradition and delivery into the hands of the Trump administration. A wide range of distinguished contributors, many of them in original pieces, set out the story of Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, the importance of their work, and the dangers for us all in the persecution they face. In Defense of Julian Assange is a vivid, vital intervention into one of the most important political issues of our day.

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Permanent Record

Oct 31, 2019 by

Edward Snowden, the man who risked everything to expose the US government’s system of mass surveillance, reveals for the first time the story of his life, including how he helped to build that system and what motivated him to try to bring it down.

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The Art and Science of Caregiving: Stories of Inspiring Elders with an End-of-Life Guidebook

Sep 30, 2019 by

In The Art and Science of Caregiving, Annelise Schinzinger helps readers become skilled companions and caregivers.

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Building the Impossible: A Regugee’s Journey of Giving Back 

Sep 1, 2019 by

The book recounts the story of Zebiba Shekhia’s achievement in building a high school for Eritrean refugee girls in Sudan.

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Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico Border

Jun 30, 2019 by

Sand and Blood: America’s Stealth War on the Mexico Border paints a damning portrait of the U.S.-Mexico border, where militaristic fantasies are unleashed, violent technologies are tested, and immigrants are targeted.


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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism: The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power

Jun 1, 2019 by

Shoshana Zuboff’s book is the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called “surveillance capitalism,” and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control our behavior.

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Apr 30, 2019 by

Solitary is Albert Woodfox’s story of serving more than four decades in solitary confinement―in a 6-foot by 9-foot cell, 23 hours a day, in notorious Angola prison in Louisiana―all for a crime he did not commit.

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MANUFACTURING CONSENT: The Political Economy of the Mass Media

Feb 28, 2019 by

In “Manufacturing Consent,” authors Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky argue that Americans have been systematically misled about the substance and morality of US foreign policies.

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Light Upon Light: In Search of a Beautiful God

Jan 31, 2019 by

In Light Upon Light: In Search of a Beautiful God, Mickey Weems shares with all of us a deep and personal account of his spiritual journey. He explores Islamic theology, self-reflects on his own experiences, and searches for a greater purpose.

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Searching for the White Magician

Dec 31, 2018 by

In Searching for the White Magician Stefania Magidson invites the reader to join her on a journey of exploration and rediscovery of that inner place that holds the lens of mystery through which life filters, if we allow it.

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American Nightmare: Facing the Challenge of Fascism

Nov 30, 2018 by

As white supremacy, ultra-nationalism, rabid misogyny and anti-immigrant fervor coalesce, a new and uniquely American form of fascism...

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The Slaughter: Mass Killings, Organ Harvesting, and China’s Secret Solution to Its Dissident Problem

Oct 31, 2018 by

The inside story of China’s organ transplant business and its macabre connection with internment camps and killing fields for arrested dissidents, especially the adherents of Falun Gong.

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One Person, No Vote: How Voter Suppression Is Destroying Our Democracy

Sep 30, 2018 by

From the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of White Rage, the startling–and timely–history of voter suppression in America, with a foreword by Senator Dick Durbin.

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Giants: The Global Power Elite

Aug 31, 2018 by

Former Project Censored director and media monitoring sociologist Peter Phillip unveils the top 300 most powerful players in world capitalism, who are at the controls of our economic future

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American Values: Lessons I Learned from My Family

Jul 31, 2018 by

In this powerful book that combines the best aspects of memoir and political history, the son of Attorney General Robert Kennedy and...

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Jun 30, 2018 by

From the Pulitzer Prize-winning, best-selling author and preeminent investigative journalist of our time—a heartfelt, hugely...

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A Nation Unmade by War

Jun 1, 2018 by

As veteran author Tom Engelhardt argues, despite having a more massive, technologically advanced, and better-funded military than any...

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American Islamophobia: Understanding the Roots and Rise of Fear

Apr 30, 2018 by

Using his unique lens as a critical race theorist and law professor, Khaled A. Beydoun captures the many ways in which law, policy,...

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Schoolhouse Wreck: The Betsy DeVos Story

Mar 31, 2018 by

Authors Jason LInkins and Phil Lewis describe what Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is doing to destroy secular public schools in...

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Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook

Feb 28, 2018 by

In a smart and gripping investigation, historian and former Occupy Wall Street organizer Mark Bray provides a detailed survey of the...

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The Captured Economy: How the Powerful Enrich Themselves, Slow Down Growth, and Increase Inequality

Jan 31, 2018 by

In The Captured Economy , Brink Lindsey and Steven M. Teles identify a common factor behind breakdowns in democratic governance that...

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The Chickenshit Club: Why the Justice Department Fails to Prosecute Executives

Dec 31, 2017 by

From Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jesse Eisinger, “a fast moving, fly-on-the-wall, disheartening look at the deterioration of...

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Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America

Nov 30, 2017 by

Stamped from the Beginning is the winner of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction.  The book is unflinching in showing how...

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Sleepwalking to Armageddon: The Threat of Nuclear Annihilation

Oct 31, 2017 by

In Sleepwalking to Armageddon, pioneering antinuclear activist Helen Caldicott assembles the world’s leading nuclear scientists and...

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Bernie Sanders Guide to Political Revolution

Sep 30, 2017 by

Throughout the Presidential campaign, Senator Bernie Sanders promised voters a future to believe in through his progressive platform...

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The Strip & Flip Selection of 2016: Five Jim Crows & Electronic Election Theft

Aug 31, 2017 by

According to authors Bob Fitrakis and Harvey Wasserman, the outcome of the 2016 election can be explained by (1) the stripping of...

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Witnesses of the Unseen: Seven Years in Guantanamo

Jul 31, 2017 by

This searing memoir shares the trauma and triumphs of Lakhdar Boumediene and Mustafa Ait Idir’s time inside America’s...

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No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump’s Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need

Jun 30, 2017 by

Donald Trump’s takeover of the White House is a dangerous escalation in a world of cascading crises. His reckless agenda—including a...

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Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign

Apr 30, 2017 by

Through deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign, political writers Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have...

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Rigged: How Globalization and the Rules of the Modern Economy Were Structured to Make the Rich Richer

Mar 31, 2017 by

There has been an enormous upward redistribution of income in the United States in the last four decades. In his most recent book,...

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The Verso Book of Dissent: Revolutionary Words from Three Millennia of Rebellion and Resistance

Feb 28, 2017 by

Throughout the ages and across every continent, people have struggled against those in power and raised their voices in...

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Four Futures: Life After Capitalism

Jan 31, 2017 by

Peter Frase argues that increasing automation and a growing scarcity of resources, thanks to climate change, will bring it all...

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We’re All Doing Time: A Guide to Getting Free

Jan 1, 2017 by

Often called “The Convict’s Bible,” this book is also relevant and important to any spiritual seeker. Interfaith...

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Wild Flower – The True Story of a Romanian Girl in Africa

Nov 30, 2016 by

The story of Nina Smart’s life in Africa reads like a thriller. At the tender age of 11 Geanina is asked to choose between her white...

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Our Revolution: A Future to Believe In by Bernie Sanders

Nov 5, 2016 by

Bernie Sanders had run one of the most consequential campaigns in the modern history of the country. He had received more than 13...

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How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon By Rosa Brooks

Sep 11, 2016 by

Once, war was a temporary state of affairs—a violent but brief interlude between times of peace. Today, America’s wars are everywhere...

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Listen Liberal – What Ever Happened To The Party of The People? by Thomas Frank

Jun 22, 2016 by

From the bestselling author of What’s the Matter With Kansas, a scathing look at the standard-bearers of liberal politics...

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John Perkins – The New Confessions of an Economic Hit Man

Jun 2, 2016 by

Summary Economic hit men (EHMs) “are highly paid professionals who cheat countries out of trillions of dollars. Their tools include...

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Yanis Varoufakis – And the Weak Suffer What They Must?

Jun 2, 2016 by

Summary The crisis in Europe is not over, it’s getting worse! In this dramatic narrative of Europe’s economic rise and spectacular...

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Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right

Jun 2, 2016 by

Summary Dark Money is a book that must be read by anyone who cares about the future of American democracy. Description Why is America...

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Angela Y. Davis – Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement

Jun 2, 2016 by

Summary An analysis of  today’s struggles against state terror, from Ferguson to Palestine.   Activist, teacher, author and...

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Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!

Jun 2, 2016 by

Summary The New York Times-bestselling book for kids—and their parents, teachers, and cool grown-up friends—documenting America’s...

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Robert B. Reich – Saving Capitalism: For the Many, Not the Few

Jun 2, 2016 by

Summary From the author of Aftershock and The Work of Nations, his most important book to date – a passionate yet practical,...

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When We Fight, We Win: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World

Jun 2, 2016 by

Summary Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World Longtime social activist Greg...

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The Boy Who Could Change the World: The Writings of Aaron Swartz

Jun 2, 2016 by

Summary Here for the first time in print is revealed the quintessential Aaron Swartz: besides being a technical genius and a...

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Dennis Childs – Slaves of the State: Black Incarceration from the Chain Gang to the Penitentiary

Jun 2, 2016 by

Summary A sweeping cultural history of U.S. prison slavery In Slaves of the State Dennis Childs argues that the incarceration of...

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Naomi Klein – This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate

Jun 2, 2016 by

Summary A deeply insightful and unflinching look at the global threats posed by climate change, environmental devastation, and...

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Thomas Piketty – The Economics of Inequality

Jun 2, 2016 by

Summary Succinct, accessible, and authoritative, Thomas Piketty’s The Economics of Inequality is the ideal place to start for...

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Mike Lofgren – The Deep State: The Fall of the Constitution and the Rise of a Shadow Government

Jun 2, 2016 by

Summary The book is an insider’s account of who really runs Washington regardless of which party is in power, written by Mike...

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