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Renegades: Born in the USA Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780593236314
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Published: Crown - October 26th, 2021

This is an absolute must for a fan of either Obama or Springsteen. You will forever impress the person you gift this beauty to!


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Both/And: A Memoir Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781501194801
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Published: Scribner - November 2nd, 2021

Hillary Clinton's long time top aide and advisor, the famously private Huma Abedin finally her own fascinating story. From her early years as the daughter of Pakistani and Indian intellectuals, to her ultimately heart-breaking marriage to Congressman Anthony Weiner, to her internship with Hillary Clinton that grew into an amazing career in public service, Abedin was "in the room" at some of the most crucial moments in our political history.


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Peril Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781982182915
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 21st, 2021

Bob Woodard's third and final book on the Trump presidency covers what happened after Trump's loss to Biden and especially the events surrounding the January 6 attack on the capital. Woodward is the gold standard for presidential investigative reporting, so a must on the shelves of someone who follows presidential history.


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World War C: Lessons from the Covid-19 Pandemic and How to Prepare for the Next One Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781982166106
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Published: Simon & Schuster - October 5th, 2021

As America's favorite frontline Covid-19 health journalist, Dr. Sanjay Gupta has barely left his primetime seat in his makeshift studio basement since the pandemic began (other than to perform brain surgery). Covid-19 is both a disease and a topic that is with us to stay. For those who want to be informed and prepared for this ongoing reality, this is your book.


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A Confederacy of Dumptys: Portraits of American Scoundrels in Verse Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9781797209470
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Published: Chronicle Prism - October 5th, 2021

Actor John Lithgow is back with the third installment of his hilarious scoundrel poetry, this time reaching back through history to skewer a rogue's gallery of scoundrels before Trump. And as there appears to be no shortage of material for Lithgow, thank goodness we've got his satirical brilliance to explain it all to us!


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Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781250800473
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Published: Flatiron Books: An Oprah Book - November 9th, 2021

"You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have." So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all fifty states. "There is a fix," Acho says. "But in order to access it, we're going to have to have some uncomfortable conversations."

This book was an instant bestseller last November when no one could come into the bookstore to see it. Now you can, but we'll happily send it to you in the mail as well.


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White Space, Black Hood: Opportunity Hoarding and Segregation in the Age of Inequality Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780807000298
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Published: Beacon Press - September 14th, 2021

Drawing on two decades of research, including in St. Louis, author Sheryll Cashin shows how government created "ghettos" and affluent white space and entrenched a system of American residential caste that is the linchpin of US inequality-and issues a call for abolition.
Insightful and necessary.


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Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593298299
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Published: Viking - September 28th, 2021

Before Christine Blasey Ford's courageous stand against Brett Kavanaugh, there was Anita Hill's courageous stand against Clarence Thomas.
Anita Hill's new manifesto about the origins and course of gender violence in our society is a combination of memoir, personal accounts, law, and social analysis, and a powerful call to arms from one of our most prominent and poised survivors. It is essential reading in the canon of books about women's rights.


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Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters Cover Image
$32.00
ISBN: 9780525561996
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Published: Viking - September 28th, 2021

Can reading a book make you more rational? Can it help us understand why there is so much irrationality in the world? Steven Pinker, author of Enlightenment Now, answers all the questions here. How can a species that developed vaccines for Covid-19 in less than a year produce so much fake news, medical quackery, and conspiracy theorizing? Pinker's answer may surprise you.