Recommended reading

Following are some books that I recommend.  For more information, you can click on any that interest you.

WordMagic: WordPlay That Puts a New Spin on the Whirled

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WordMagic: WordPlay That Puts a New Spin on the Whirled

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 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

A book-length expansion of the New York Times Magazine issue that explores the history of slavery in America and its  consequences.  The backlash has included the University of North Carolina’s famous denial of tenure to author Nikole Hannah-Jones, and attempted laws to strip federal funds from schools that teach the 1619 Project or critical race theory.

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The Spoils of War

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The Spoils of War

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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Peril

Posted by on Sep 30, 2021 in Recommended reads | 0 comments

Peril

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Posted by on May 31, 2021 in Recommended reads | 0 comments

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

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

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Tangled Up in Blue: Policing the American City

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

Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Recommended reads | 0 comments

Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency

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

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