Recommended reading

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

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

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

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

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Rising Fascism in America: It Can Happen Here

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

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The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story

#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

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How Civil Wars Start: And How to Stop Them

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

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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 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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