Jews Don’t Count

Median and writer David Baddiel’s contention that one type of racism has been left out of this fight. In his unique combination of reasoning, polemic, personal experience and jokes, Baddiel argues that those who thin.

Jews Don’t CountMedian and writer David Baddiel’s contention that one type of racism has been left out of this fight. In his unique combination of reasoning, polemic, personal experience and jokes, Baddiel argues that those who thin.

Jews Don’t CountJews Don’t Count is a book for people on the right side of history. People fighting the good fight against homophobia, disablism, transphobia and, particularly, racism. People, possibly, like you.

It is the co.

What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to Coalition

What White People Can Do NextIn the spirit of We Should All Be Feminists and How to Be an Antiracist, a poignant and sensible guide to questioning the meaning of whiteness and creating an antiracist world from the acclaimed historian and author of Twisted.Vital and empowering What White People Can Do Next teaches each of us how to be agents of change in the fight against racism and the establishm.

What White People Can Do Next: From Allyship to CoalitionEnt of a just and equitable world. In this affecting and inspiring collection of essays, Emma Dabiri draws on both academic discipline and lived experience to probe the ways many of us are complacent and complicit—and can therefore combat—white supremacy. She outlines the actions we must take, including:

Stop the DenialInterrogate WhitenessAbandon GuiltRedi.


Ent of a just and equitable world. In this affecting and inspiring collection of essays, Emma Dabiri draws on both academic discipline and lived experience to probe the ways many of us are complacent and complicit—and can therefore combat—white supremacy. She outlines the actions we must take, including:

Stop the DenialInterrogate WhitenessAbandon GuiltRedi.

The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt

The Unfit HeiressAt the turn of the twentieth century, American women began to reject Victorian propriety in favor of passion and livelihood outside the home. This alarmed authorities, who feared certain over sexed women could destroy civilization if allowed to reproduce and pass on their defects. Set against this backdrop.

, The Unfit Heiress chronicles the fight for inheritance, both genetic and monetary, between Ann Cooper Hewitt and her mother Maryon.

In 1934, aided by a California eugenics law, the socialite Maryon Cooper Hewitt had her promiscuous daughter declared feebleminded and sterilized without her knowled.

The Unfit Heiress: The Tragic Life and Scandalous Sterilization of Ann Cooper Hewitt , The Unfit Heiress chronicles the fight for inheritance, both genetic and monetary, between Ann Cooper Hewitt and her mother Maryon.

In 1934, aided by a California eugenics law, the socialite Maryon Cooper Hewitt had her promiscuous daughter declared feebleminded and sterilized without her knowled.

Everybody: A Book about Freedom

Everybody The body is a source of pleasure and of pain, at once hopelessly vulnerable and radiant with power. In her ambitious, brilliant sixth book, Olivia Laing charts an electrifying course through the long struggle for bodily freedom, using the life of the renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to explore gay rights and sexual.

Everybody: A Book about FreedomLiberation, feminism, and the civil rights movement.

Drawing on her own experiences in protest and alternative medicine, and traveling from Weimar Berlin to the prisons of Joseph McCarthy’s America, Laing grapples with some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century—among them Nina Simo.


Liberation, feminism, and the civil rights movement.

Drawing on her own experiences in protest and alternative medicine, and traveling from Weimar Berlin to the prisons of Joseph McCarthy’s America, Laing grapples with some of the most significant and complicated figures of the past century—among them Nina Simo.

Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers

Why She WroteIn Why She Wrote, dive into the fascinating, unexpected, and inspiring stories behind the greatest women writers in the English language.This compelling graphic collection features 18 women—including Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, Alice Dunbar Nelson, Anne Lister, and —and asks a simple question: in a time when being a woman writer often meant being undervalued, overlooked, or pigeonholed, why did she write?Why did Jane Austen struggle to write for five years before her first novel was ever published? How did Edith Maude Eaton's writing change the narrative around Chinese immigrant workers in North America? Why did the Brontë sisters choose to write under male pennames, and Anne Lister write her personal diaries in code?Learn about women writers from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, from familiar favorites to those who have und.

Eservedly fallen into obscurity, and their often untold histories, including:• The forgotten mother of the gothic genre• The unexpected success of Little Women• The diaries of the first modern lesbian• The lawsuit to protect Little Lord Fauntleroy• The personal account of a mastectomy in 1811• Austen's struggles with writer's block• And much, much !Why She Wrote highlights a significant moment from each writer's life and retells it through engaging and accessible comics, along with biographical text, bibliographies, and fun facts. For aspiring writers, literary enthusiasts, and the Janeite who has everything, this new collection highlights these incredible women's hardships, their influence, and the spark that called them to write.• GREAT GRAPHIC NOVEL FOR ALL AGES: Librarians and teachers recommend graphic novels for readers.

Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives Inspiration and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women WritersEservedly fallen into obscurity, and their often untold histories, including:• The forgotten mother of the gothic genre• The unexpected success of Little Women• The diaries of the first modern lesbian• The lawsuit to protect Little Lord Fauntleroy• The personal account of a mastectomy in 1811• Austen's struggles with writer's block• And much, much !Why She Wrote highlights a significant moment from each writer's life and retells it through engaging and accessible comics, along with biographical text, bibliographies, and fun facts. For aspiring writers, literary enthusiasts, and the Janeite who has everything, this new collection highlights these incredible women's hardships, their influence, and the spark that called them to write.• GREAT GRAPHIC NOVEL FOR ALL AGES: Librarians and teachers recommend graphic novels for readers.

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

Et spread, and bail out struggling friends and relations. But rarely do we follow the fantasy to its conclusion—to ponder the social, psychological, and societal downsides of great affluence and the fact that so few possess it. What is it actually like to be blessed with riches in an era of plagues, political rancor, and near Dickensian economic differences? How mind boggling are the opportunities and access, how problematic the downsides? Does the experience differ depending on whether the money is earned or unearned, where it comes from, and whether you are male or female, white or black? Finally, how does our collective lust for affluence, and our stubborn belief in social mobil.

Jackpot: How the Super-Rich Really Live—and How Their Wealth Harms Us AllEt spread, and bail out struggling friends and relations. But rarely do we follow the fantasy to its conclusion—to ponder the social, psychological, and societal downsides of great affluence and the fact that so few possess it. What is it actually like to be blessed with riches in an era of plagues, political rancor, and near Dickensian economic differences? How mind boggling are the opportunities and access, how problematic the downsides? Does the experience differ depending on whether the money is earned or unearned, where it comes from, and whether you are male or female, white or black? Finally, how does our collective lust for affluence, and our stubborn belief in social mobil.

JackpotA senior editor at Mother Jones dives into the lives of the extremely rich, showing the fascinating, otherworldly realm they inhabit—and the insidious ways this realm harms us all.Have you ever fantasized about being ridiculously wealthy? Probably. Striking it rich is among the most resilient of American fantasies, surviving war and peace, expansions and recessions, economic meltdowns and global pandemics. We dream of the jackpot, the big exit, the life altering payday, in whatever form that takes. (Americans spent \$81 billion on lottery tickets in 2019, than the GDPs of most nations.) We would escape “essential” day jobs and cramped living spaces, bury our debts, buy that swe.

Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn’t, and Why It Matters

Unsettled“Surging sea levels are inundating the coasts.”

“Hurricanes and tornadoes are becoming fiercer and frequent.”

“Climate change will be an economic disaster.”

You’ve heard all this presented as fact. But according to science, all of these statements are profoundly misleading.

When it comes to climate change, the media, politicians, and other prominent voices have declared that “the science is settled.” In reality, the long game of telephone from research to reports to the popular media is corrupted by misunderstanding and misinformation. Core questions—about the way the climate is responding to our influence, and what the impacts will be—remain largely unanswered. The climate is changing, but the why and how aren’t as clear as you’ve probably bee.

N led to believe.

Now, one of America’s most distinguished scientists is clearing away the fog to explain what science really says (and doesn’t say) about our changing climate. In Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters, Steven Koonin draws upon his decades of experience—including as a top science advisor to the Obama administration—to provide up to date insights and expert perspective free from political agendas.

Fascinating, clear headed, and full of surprises, this book gives readers the tools to both understand the climate issue and be savvier consumers of science media in general. Koonin takes readers behind the headlines to the nuanced science itself, showing us where it comes from and guiding us through the implications of the ev.

Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us What It Doesn’t and Why It MattersN led to believe.

Now, one of America’s most distinguished scientists is clearing away the fog to explain what science really says (and doesn’t say) about our changing climate. In Unsettled: What Climate Science Tells Us, What It Doesn't, and Why It Matters, Steven Koonin draws upon his decades of experience—including as a top science advisor to the Obama administration—to provide up to date insights and expert perspective free from political agendas.

Fascinating, clear headed, and full of surprises, this book gives readers the tools to both understand the climate issue and be savvier consumers of science media in general. Koonin takes readers behind the headlines to the nuanced science itself, showing us where it comes from and guiding us through the implications of the ev.

Central America's Forgotten History: Revolution, Violence, and the Roots of Migration

Lonial and neocolonial development policies and the cultures of violence and forgetting needed to implement them.

Chomsky expertly recounts Central Americans' valiant struggles for social and economic justice to restore these vivid and gripping events to popular consciousness. She traces the roots of displacement and migration in Central America to the Spanish conquest and brings us to the present day, where she concludes that the immediate roots of migration from the three Northern Triangle countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) lie in the wars and in the US interventions of the 1980s and the peace accords of th.

Central America&#;s Forgotten HistoryRestores the region's fraught history of repression and resistance to popular consciousness and connects the United States' interventions and influence to the influx of refugees seeking asylum today.

At the center of the current immigration debate are migrants from Central America fleeing poverty, corruption, and violence in search of asylum in the United States. In Central America's Forgotten History, Aviva Chomsky answers the urgent question How did we get here? She outlines how we often fail to remember the circumstances and ongoing effects of Central America's historical political strife, which is a direct result of co.

Central America's Forgotten History: Revolution Violence and the Roots of MigrationLonial and neocolonial development policies and the cultures of violence and forgetting needed to implement them.

Chomsky expertly recounts Central Americans' valiant struggles for social and economic justice to restore these vivid and gripping events to popular consciousness. She traces the roots of displacement and migration in Central America to the Spanish conquest and brings us to the present day, where she concludes that the immediate roots of migration from the three Northern Triangle countries (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) lie in the wars and in the US interventions of the 1980s and the peace accords of th.

The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold War

The Free WorldIn his follow up to the Pulitzer Prize winning The Metaphysical Club, Louis Menand offers a new intellectual and cultural history of the postwar years
The Cold War was not just a contest of power. It was also about ideas, in the broadest sense economic and political, artistic and personal. In The Free World, the acclaimed Pulitzer Prize winning scholar and critic Louis Menand tells the story of American culture in the pivotal years from the end of World War II to Vietnam and shows how changing economic, technological, and social forces put their mark on creations of the mind.

How did elitism and an anti totalitarian skepticism of passion and ideology give way to a new sensibility defined by fr.

Eewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of freedom applied to causes that ranged from anti communism and civil rights to radical acts of self creation via art and even crime?

With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays,Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residences at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post structuralism, the rise o.

The Free World: Art and Thought in the Cold WarEewheeling experimentation and loving the Beatles? How was the ideal of freedom applied to causes that ranged from anti communism and civil rights to radical acts of self creation via art and even crime?

With the wit and insight familiar to readers of The Metaphysical Club and his New Yorker essays,Menand takes us inside Hannah Arendt's Manhattan, the Paris of Jean Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, Merce Cunningham and John Cage's residences at North Carolina's Black Mountain College, and the Memphis studio where Sam Phillips and Elvis Presley created a new music for the American teenager. He examines the post war vogue for French existentialism, structuralism and post structuralism, the rise o.

Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest

Save It for LaterFrom Nate Powell, the National Book Award–winning artist of March, a collection of graphic nonfiction essays about living in a new era of necessary protest In seven interwoven comics essays, author and graphic novelist Nate Powell addresses living in an era of what he calls “necessary protest.” Save It for Later: Promises, Parenthood, and the Urgency of Protest is Powell’s reflection on witnessing the collapse of discourse in real time while drawing the award winning trilogy March, written by Congressman John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, this generation’s preeminent historical account of nonviolent revolution in the civil rights movement. Powell highlights both the danger of normalized paramilitary presence symbols in consumer pop cultu.

Re, and the roles we play individually as we interact with our communities, families, and society at large. Each essay tracks Powell’s journey from the night of the election—promising his four year old daughter that Trump will never win, to the reality of the authoritarian presidency, protesting the administration’s policies, and navigating the complications of teaching his children how to raise their own voices in a world that is becoming increasingly dangerous and and polarized. While six of the seven essays are new, unpublished work, Powell has also included “About Face,” a comics essay first published by Popula Online that swiftly went viral and inspired him to expand his work on Save It for Later. The seventh and final essay w.

Save It for Later: Promises Parenthood and the Urgency of ProtestRe, and the roles we play individually as we interact with our communities, families, and society at large. Each essay tracks Powell’s journey from the night of the election—promising his four year old daughter that Trump will never win, to the reality of the authoritarian presidency, protesting the administration’s policies, and navigating the complications of teaching his children how to raise their own voices in a world that is becoming increasingly dangerous and and polarized. While six of the seven essays are new, unpublished work, Powell has also included “About Face,” a comics essay first published by Popula Online that swiftly went viral and inspired him to expand his work on Save It for Later. The seventh and final essay w.

Radicalizing Her: Why Women Choose Violence

Radicalizing HerAn urgent corrective to the erasure of the female fighter from narratives on gender and power, demanding that we see women as political actors.

Violence, for me, and for the women I chronicle in this book, is simply a political reality.

Though the female fighter is often seen as an anomaly, women make up nearly 30% of militant movements worldwide. Historically, these women viewed as victims, weak willed wives, and prey to Stockholm Syndrome have been deeply misunderstood. Radicalizing Her holds the female fighter up, in all her complexity, as a kind of mirror to contemporar.

Radicalizing Her: Why Women Choose ViolenceY conversations on gender, violence, and power. Centered in the Global South, the narratives at the heart of the book reveal the arrayed forces that have driven women into battle, the personal and political elements of these decisions, and the ways in which the agency of female fighters has been deeply misunderstood.

Gowrinathan spent nearly twenty years in conversation with female fighters in Sri Lanka, Eritrea, Pakistan, and Colombia. The intensity of these interactions consistently unsettled her assumptions about violence and made her look closely at how these women were positi.


Y conversations on gender, violence, and power. Centered in the Global South, the narratives at the heart of the book reveal the arrayed forces that have driven women into battle, the personal and political elements of these decisions, and the ways in which the agency of female fighters has been deeply misunderstood.

Gowrinathan spent nearly twenty years in conversation with female fighters in Sri Lanka, Eritrea, Pakistan, and Colombia. The intensity of these interactions consistently unsettled her assumptions about violence and made her look closely at how these women were positi.

Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital Age

AntitrustAntitrust enforcement is one of the most pressing issues facing America today—and Amy Klobuchar, the widely respected senior senator from Minnesota, is leading the charge. This fascinating history of the antitrust movement shows us what led to the present moment and offers achievable solutions to prevent monopolies, promote business competition, and encourage innovation.

In a world where Google reportedly controls 90 percent of the search engine market and Big Pharma’s drug price hikes impact healthcare accessibility, monopolies can hurt consumers and cause marketplace stagnation. Klobuchar—the much admired former candidate for president of the United States—argues for swift, sweeping reform in economic, legislative, social welfare, and human rights policies, and describes plans, ideas, and legislati.

Ve proposals designed to strengthen antitrust laws and antitrust enforcement.

Klobuchar writes of the historic and current fights against monopolies in America, from Standard Oil and the Sherman Anti Trust Act to the Progressive Era's trust busters; from the breakup of Ma Bell (formerly the world's biggest company and largest private telephone system) to the pricing monopoly of Big Pharma and the future of the giant tech companies like Facebook and Google.

She begins with the Gilded Age (1870s 1900), when builders of fortunes and rapacious robber barons such as J. P. Morgan, John Rockefeller, and Cornelius Vanderbilt were reaping vast fortunes as industrialization swept across the American landscape, with the rich getting vastly richer and the poor, poorer. She discusses President Theodore Roosevel.

Antitrust: Taking on Monopoly Power from the Gilded Age to the Digital AgeVe proposals designed to strengthen antitrust laws and antitrust enforcement.

Klobuchar writes of the historic and current fights against monopolies in America, from Standard Oil and the Sherman Anti Trust Act to the Progressive Era's trust busters; from the breakup of Ma Bell (formerly the world's biggest company and largest private telephone system) to the pricing monopoly of Big Pharma and the future of the giant tech companies like Facebook and Google.

She begins with the Gilded Age (1870s 1900), when builders of fortunes and rapacious robber barons such as J. P. Morgan, John Rockefeller, and Cornelius Vanderbilt were reaping vast fortunes as industrialization swept across the American landscape, with the rich getting vastly richer and the poor, poorer. She discusses President Theodore Roosevel.

Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of Power

Ter to become a nun, Nancy told her mother that being a priest sounded appealing. She didn’t begin running for office until she was forty six years old, her five children mostly out of the nest. With that, she found her calling. Nancy Pelosi has lived on the cutting edge of the revolution in both women’s roles and in the nation’s movement to a fiercer and polarized politics. She has established herself as a crucial friend or for­midable foe to U.S. presidents, a master legislator, and an indefatigable political warrior. She took on the Democratic establishment to become the first female Speaker of the House, then battled rivals on the left and right to consolidate her power. S.

Madam Speaker: Nancy Pelosi and the Lessons of PowerTer to become a nun, Nancy told her mother that being a priest sounded appealing. She didn’t begin running for office until she was forty six years old, her five children mostly out of the nest. With that, she found her calling. Nancy Pelosi has lived on the cutting edge of the revolution in both women’s roles and in the nation’s movement to a fiercer and polarized politics. She has established herself as a crucial friend or for­midable foe to U.S. presidents, a master legislator, and an indefatigable political warrior. She took on the Democratic establishment to become the first female Speaker of the House, then battled rivals on the left and right to consolidate her power. S.

Madam SpeakerAN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! The definitive biography of Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful woman in American political history, written by New York Times bestselling author and USA Today Washington bureau chief Susan Page. Featuring than 150 exclusive interviews with those who know her best—and a series of in depth, news making interviews with Pelosi herself—MADAM SPEAKER is unprecedented in the scope of its exploration of Nancy Pelosi’s remarkable life and of her indelible impact on American politics. Before she was Nancy Pelosi, she was Nancy D’Alesandro. Her father was a big city mayor and her mother his political organizer; when she encour­aged her young daugh.

Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile Crisis

Nuclear FollyNearly thirty years after the end of the Cold War, today’s world leaders are abandoning disarmament treaties, building up their nuclear arsenals, and exchanging threats of nuclear strikes. To survive this new atomic age, we must relearn the lessons of the most dangerous moment of the Cold War: the Cuban missile crisis.

Serhii Plokhy’s Nuclear Folly offers an international perspective on the crisis, tracing the tortuous decision making that produced and then resolved it, which involved John Kennedy and his advisers, Nikita Khrushchev and Fidel Castro, and their commanders.

On the ground. In breathtaking detail, Plokhy vividly recounts the young JFK being played by the canny Khrushchev; the hotheaded Castro willing to defy the USSR and threatening to align himself with China; the Soviet troops on the ground clearing jungle foliage in the tropical heat, and desperately trying to conceal nuclear installations on Cuba, which were nonetheless easily spotted by U 2 spy planes; and the hair raising near misses at sea that nearly caused a Soviet nuclear armed submarine to fire its weapons.

More often than not, the Americans and Soviets misread each o.

Nuclear Folly: A History of the Cuban Missile CrisisOn the ground. In breathtaking detail, Plokhy vividly recounts the young JFK being played by the canny Khrushchev; the hotheaded Castro willing to defy the USSR and threatening to align himself with China; the Soviet troops on the ground clearing jungle foliage in the tropical heat, and desperately trying to conceal nuclear installations on Cuba, which were nonetheless easily spotted by U 2 spy planes; and the hair raising near misses at sea that nearly caused a Soviet nuclear armed submarine to fire its weapons.

More often than not, the Americans and Soviets misread each o.

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement

From a Whisper to a Rallying CryAmerica in 1982: Japanese car companies are on the rise and believed to be putting U.S. autoworkers out of their jobs. Anti–Asian American sentiment simmers, especially in Detroit. A bar fight turns fatal, leaving a Chinese American man, Vincent Chin, beaten to death at the hands of two white men, autoworker Ronald Ebens and his stepson, Michael Nitz.


Paula Yoo has.

Crafted a searing examination of the killing and the trial and verdicts that followed. When Ebens and Nitz pled guilty to manslaughter and received only a \$3,000 fine and three years’ probation, the lenient sentence sparked outrage. The protests that followed led to a federal civil rights trial—the first involving a crime against an Asian American—and galvanized what came.

From a Whisper to a Rallying Cry: The Killing of Vincent Chin and the Trial that Galvanized the Asian American Movement Crafted a searing examination of the killing and the trial and verdicts that followed. When Ebens and Nitz pled guilty to manslaughter and received only a \$3,000 fine and three years’ probation, the lenient sentence sparked outrage. The protests that followed led to a federal civil rights trial—the first involving a crime against an Asian American—and galvanized what came.

Radikale Zärtlichkeit. Warum Liebe politisch ist

Radikale Zärtlichkeit. Warum Liebe politisch istWhat is love? Ist die Liebe Sinn des Lebens, eine politische Allianz, Illusion oder Selbstzweck? Oder ist sie gar unmöglich, weil wir uns zwischen Zukunftsängsten, überhöhten Ansprüchen und diskriminierenden Strukturen völlig zerreiben?

Seyda Kurt nimmt unsere allzu vertrauten Liebesnormen im Kraftfeld von Patriarchat, Rassismus und Kapitalismus auseinander und erforscht am Beispiel ihrer eigenen Biografie.

, wie traditionelle Beziehungsmodelle in die Schieflage geraten, sobald sicher geglaubte Familienbande zerbrechen und hergebrachte Wahrheiten in Zweifel geraten. Denn Liebe existiert nicht im luftleeren Raum. Sie ist ein Spiegel unserer Gesellschaft. Und sie ist politisch.

Wie also wollen wir wirklich lieben? Wen und wie viele? Wie kann er aussehen, ein radikaler Neuentwurf der Liebe? Und wie können Menschen si.

Radikale Zärtlichkeit. Warum Liebe politisch ist, wie traditionelle Beziehungsmodelle in die Schieflage geraten, sobald sicher geglaubte Familienbande zerbrechen und hergebrachte Wahrheiten in Zweifel geraten. Denn Liebe existiert nicht im luftleeren Raum. Sie ist ein Spiegel unserer Gesellschaft. Und sie ist politisch.

Wie also wollen wir wirklich lieben? Wen und wie viele? Wie kann er aussehen, ein radikaler Neuentwurf der Liebe? Und wie können Menschen si.

Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter's Story

Heart of Fire
From Mazie Hirono, the first Asian American woman and the only immigrant serving in the U.S. Senate, the intimate and inspiring story of how a girl born in rural Japan went on to become a hero on the left (

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) and of the mother whose courageous choices made her journey possible


Mazie Hirono is one of the most fiercely outspoken Democrats in Congress, but her journey to the U.S. Senate was far from likely. Raised poor on her family's rice farm in rural Japan, Hirono was seven years old when her mother left her abusive husband and sailed with her two elder children to the United States, crossing the Pacific in steerage in search of a better life. Though the girl then known as Keiko did not speak English when she entered school in Hawaii, she would go on to hold sta.

Te and national office, winning election to the U.S. Senate in 2012.

This intimate and inspiring memoir traces her remarkable life from her upbringing in Hawaii, where the family first lived in a single room in a Honolulu boarding house while her mother worked two jobs to keep them afloat; to her emergence as a highly effective legislator whose determination to help the most vulnerable was grounded in her own experiences of economic insecurity, lack of healthcare access, and family separation. Finally, it chronicles her evolution from dogged yet soft spoken public servant into the fiery critic and advocate we know her as today.

For the vast majority of Mazie Hirono's five decades in public service, even as she fought for the causes she believed in, she strove to remain polite and reserved. Steepe.

Heart of Fire: An Immigrant Daughter's StoryTe and national office, winning election to the U.S. Senate in 2012.

This intimate and inspiring memoir traces her remarkable life from her upbringing in Hawaii, where the family first lived in a single room in a Honolulu boarding house while her mother worked two jobs to keep them afloat; to her emergence as a highly effective legislator whose determination to help the most vulnerable was grounded in her own experiences of economic insecurity, lack of healthcare access, and family separation. Finally, it chronicles her evolution from dogged yet soft spoken public servant into the fiery critic and advocate we know her as today.

For the vast majority of Mazie Hirono's five decades in public service, even as she fought for the causes she believed in, she strove to remain polite and reserved. Steepe.

Stalin's War: A New History of World War II

Stalin&#;s WarA major new history of the Second World War by a prize winning historian

We remember World War II as a struggle between good and evil, with Hitler propelling events and the Allied powers saving the day. But Hitler's armies did not fight in multiple theaters, his empire did not span the Eurasian continent, and he did not inherit the spoils.

Of war. That role belonged to Joseph Stalin. Hitler's genocidal ambition may have unleashed Armageddon, but as celebrated historian Sean McMeekin shows, the conflicts that emerged were the result of Stalin's maneuverings, orchestrated to unleash a war between capitalist powers in Europe and between Japan and the Anglo American forces in the Pacif.

Stalin's War: A New History of World War IIOf war. That role belonged to Joseph Stalin. Hitler's genocidal ambition may have unleashed Armageddon, but as celebrated historian Sean McMeekin shows, the conflicts that emerged were the result of Stalin's maneuverings, orchestrated to unleash a war between capitalist powers in Europe and between Japan and the Anglo American forces in the Pacif.

The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America

's expansion and fueled the growth and prosperity of the United States.In The Ledger and the Chain, acclaimed historian Joshua D. Rothman recounts the shocking story of the domestic slave trade by tracing the lives and careers of Isaac Franklin, John Armfield, and Rice Ballard, who built the largest and most powerful slave trading operation in American hi.

The Ledger and the ChainAn award winning historian reveals the harrowing forgotten story of America's internal slave trade—and its role in the making of America.Slave traders are peripheral figures in most histories of American slavery. But these men—who trafficked and sold over half a million enslaved people from the Upper South to the Deep South—were essential to slavery.

The Ledger and the Chain: How Domestic Slave Traders Shaped America's expansion and fueled the growth and prosperity of the United States.In The Ledger and the Chain, acclaimed historian Joshua D. Rothman recounts the shocking story of the domestic slave trade by tracing the lives and careers of Isaac Franklin, John Armfield, and Rice Ballard, who built the largest and most powerful slave trading operation in American hi.

Southbound: Essays on Identity, Inheritance, and Social Change

SouthboundA move at age ten from a Detroit suburb to Chattanooga in 1984 thrusts Anjali Enjeti into what feels like a new world replete with Confederate flags, Bible verses, and whiteness. It is here that she learns how to get her bearings as a mixed race brown girl in the Deep South and begins to understand how identity can inspire, inform, and shape a commitment to activism. Her own evolution is a bumpy one,.

And along the way Enjeti, racially targeted as a child, must wrestle with her own complicity in white supremacy and bigotry as an adult.

The twenty essays of her debut collection, Southbound, tackle white feminism at a national feminist organization, the early years of the AIDS epidemic in the South, voter suppression, gun violence and the gun sense movement, the whitewashing of southern litera.

Southbound: Essays on Identity Inheritance and Social ChangeAnd along the way Enjeti, racially targeted as a child, must wrestle with her own complicity in white supremacy and bigotry as an adult.

The twenty essays of her debut collection, Southbound, tackle white feminism at a national feminist organization, the early years of the AIDS epidemic in the South, voter suppression, gun violence and the gun sense movement, the whitewashing of southern litera.

Canceling Comedians While the World Burns

Canceling Comedians While the World BurnsBetween the decline of the labor movement, the aftershocks of the falls of so called actually existing socialism, and the long exile of even social democrat.

S from the levers of real power, we have gotten far too used to thinking of leftism as a performative exercise in expressing our political commitments rathe.

Canceling Comedians While the World BurnsS from the levers of real power, we have gotten far too used to thinking of leftism as a performative exercise in expressing our political commitments rathe.

No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial Justice

No Common GroundWhen it comes to Confederate monuments, there is no common ground. Polarizing debates over their meaning have intensified into legislative maneuvering to preserve the statues, legal battles to remove them, and rowdy crowds taking matters into their own hands. These conflicts have raged for well over a century but they've never been as intense as they are today. In this eye opening narrative of the efforts to raise, preserve, protest, and remove Confeder.

Ate monuments, Karen L. Cox depicts what these statues meant to those who erected them and how a movement arose to force a reckoning. She lucidly shows the forces that drove white southerners to construct beacons of white supremacy, as well as the ways that antimonument sentiment, largely stifled during the Jim Crow era, returned with the civil rights movement and gathered momentum in the decades after the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Monument defenders r.

No Common Ground: Confederate Monuments and the Ongoing Fight for Racial JusticeAte monuments, Karen L. Cox depicts what these statues meant to those who erected them and how a movement arose to force a reckoning. She lucidly shows the forces that drove white southerners to construct beacons of white supremacy, as well as the ways that antimonument sentiment, largely stifled during the Jim Crow era, returned with the civil rights movement and gathered momentum in the decades after the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Monument defenders r.

Tchau, Querida: O Diário do Impeachment

Tchau Querida: O Diário do ImpeachmentDo ex presidente da Câmara Eduardo Cunha, que conhece como poucos as engrenagens da casa, seu regimento e interpreta muito bem os movimentos da política. Nesta obra, ele relata os bastidores dessa história, as pressões e os interesses para se abrir ou não o processo de afastamento de Dilma, e o cabo de guerra envolvendo duas outras figuras emblemáticas do cenário político: Lula e Michel Temer, um querendo manter o PT no poder, o outro querendo seu lugar. A corda desse cabo de guerra logicamente era o próprio Cunha. E as conversas com o ex presidente e o então vic.

Do ex presidente da Câmara Eduardo Cunha, que conhece como poucos as engrenagens da casa, seu regimento e interpreta muito bem os movimentos da política. Nesta obra, ele relata os bastidores dessa história, as pressões e os interesses para se abrir ou não o processo de afastamento de Dilma, e o cabo de guerra envolvendo duas outras figuras emblemáticas do cenário político: Lula e Michel Temer, um querendo manter o PT no poder, o outro querendo seu lugar. A corda desse cabo de guerra logicamente era o próprio Cunha. E as conversas com o ex presidente e o então vic.

Tchau, QueridaQuando detalhes de uma conversa telefônica grampeada entre Lula e Dilma vieram a público em março de 2016, a frase de despedida de Lula não só virou meme como trouxe um vaticínio: “Tchau, querida”. Semanas depois, em 17 de abril ela iria se tornar realidade e marcar a história política brasileira. Nessa data, 367 deputados votaram a favor da abertura do processo de impeachment de Dilma Rousseff. Festa para a maior parte da população, que se mobilizara aos milhões nas ruas pela saída da então presidente. No centro da votação, um nome teve papel decisivo: o.

Тёмные пути (Хранитель кладов #3)

Тёмные пути Это лето Валерий Швецов, молодой архивист из Москвы, запомнит надолго. Благодаря поручению Великого Полоза ему пришлось пережить массу приключений, как забавных, так и страшных, у него появились новые друзья и новые враги, причем не ?.

?сегда можно понять, кто из них кем на самом деле является.

И самое главное – еще ничего не закончилось. Впереди у Валеры новые испытания. Ему предстоит попасть в закрытый для всего мира дом, пройти через Туманные Пути, куда смертн?.

Тёмные пути (Хранитель кладов #3)?сегда можно понять, кто из них кем на самом деле является.

И самое главное – еще ничего не закончилось. Впереди у Валеры новые испытания. Ему предстоит попасть в закрытый для всего мира дом, пройти через Туманные Пути, куда смертн?.

День горящей брони (Звезд не хватит на всех, #3).

День горящей брони Генерал майор Вершинин продолжает свой путь через Серый Периметр, пытаясь найти способ вернуться на Землю, причем вернуться не с пустыми руками. Сам того не желая, он всё больш.

е нарушает баланс сил, сложившийся на окраине галактики, и обращает на себя пристальное внимание людей и чужих, считающих себя хозяевами этого сумеречного пространства, где ж?.

День горящей брони (Звезд не хватит на всех #3).е нарушает баланс сил, сложившийся на окраине галактики, и обращает на себя пристальное внимание людей и чужих, считающих себя хозяевами этого сумеречного пространства, где ж?.

This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About Racism

This Is the FireIn an urgent, deeply personal, riveting plea, Lemon shows us all how deep our problems lie, and what we can do to begin to fix them. Beginning with a letter to one of his Black nephews, he proceeds with reporting and reflections on his slave ancestors, his u.

Pbringing in the shadows of segregation, and his adult confrontations with politicians, activists, and scholars. In doing so, Lemon offers a searing and poetic ultimatum to America. He visits the slave port where a direct ancestor was shackled and shipped to.

This Is the Fire: What I Say to My Friends About RacismPbringing in the shadows of segregation, and his adult confrontations with politicians, activists, and scholars. In doing so, Lemon offers a searing and poetic ultimatum to America. He visits the slave port where a direct ancestor was shackled and shipped to.

The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's Rights

The Agitators: Three Friends Who Fought for Abolition and Women's RightsLn’s Secretary of State. All three refused to abide by laws that denied them the rights granted to white men, and they supported each other as they worked to overturn slavery and achieve full citizenship for blacks and women.The Agitators opens when Tubman is enslaved and Wright and Seward are young women bridling against their traditional roles. It ends decades later, after Wright’s and Seward’s sons—and Tubman herself—have taken part in three of the defining engagements of the Civil War. Through the sardonic and anguished accounts of the protagonists, reconstructed from their letters, diaries, and public appearances, we see the most explosive debates of the t.

The AgitatorsFrom the author of the New York Times bestseller Nothing Daunted, The Agitators chronicles the revolutionary activities of Harriet Tubman, Frances Seward, and Martha Wright: three unlikely collaborators in the quest for abolition and women’s rights. In Auburn, New York, in the mid nineteenth century, Martha Wright and Frances Seward, inspired by Harriet Tubman’s rescues in the dangerous territory of Eastern Maryland, opened their basement kitchens as stations on the Underground Railroad.Tubman was enslaved, Wright was a middle class Quaker mother of seven, and Seward was the aristocratic wife and moral conscience of her husband, William H. Seward, who served as Linco.

Ln’s Secretary of State. All three refused to abide by laws that denied them the rights granted to white men, and they supported each other as they worked to overturn slavery and achieve full citizenship for blacks and women.The Agitators opens when Tubman is enslaved and Wright and Seward are young women bridling against their traditional roles. It ends decades later, after Wright’s and Seward’s sons—and Tubman herself—have taken part in three of the defining engagements of the Civil War. Through the sardonic and anguished accounts of the protagonists, reconstructed from their letters, diaries, and public appearances, we see the most explosive debates of the t.

Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click America

FulfillmentA New York Times Book Review Editors' ChoiceA grounded and expansive examination of the American economic divide. It takes a skillful journalist to weave data and anecdotes together so effectively. —Carolyn Kellogg, Los Angeles TimesAn award winning journalist investigates ’s impact on the wealth and poverty of towns and cities across the United States.In 1937, the famed writer and activist Upton Sinclair published a novel bearing the subtitle A Story of Ford America. He blasted the callousness of a company worth “a billion dollars” that underpaid its workers while forcing them to engage in repetitive and sometimes dangerous assembly line labor. Eighty three years later, the market capitalization of.com has exceeded one trillion dollars, while the value of the Ford Motor Company hovers around thirty billion. We have, it seems, ente.

Red the age of one click America—and as the coronavirus makes Americans dependent on online shopping, its sway will only intensify.Alec MacGillis’s Fulfillment is not another inside account or exposé of our most conspicuously dominant company. Rather, it is a literary investigation of the America that falls within that company’s growing shadow. As MacGillis shows, ’s sprawling network of delivery hubs, data centers, and corporate campuses epitomizes a land where winner and loser cities and regions are drifting steadily apart, the civic fabric is unraveling, and work has become increasingly rudimentary and isolated.Ranging across the country, MacGillis tells the stories of those who’ve thrived and struggled to thrive in this rapidly changing environment. In Seattle, high paid workers in new office towers displace a historic black n.

Fulfillment: Winning and Losing in One-Click AmericaRed the age of one click America—and as the coronavirus makes Americans dependent on online shopping, its sway will only intensify.Alec MacGillis’s Fulfillment is not another inside account or exposé of our most conspicuously dominant company. Rather, it is a literary investigation of the America that falls within that company’s growing shadow. As MacGillis shows, ’s sprawling network of delivery hubs, data centers, and corporate campuses epitomizes a land where winner and loser cities and regions are drifting steadily apart, the civic fabric is unraveling, and work has become increasingly rudimentary and isolated.Ranging across the country, MacGillis tells the stories of those who’ve thrived and struggled to thrive in this rapidly changing environment. In Seattle, high paid workers in new office towers displace a historic black n.

The Councillor (The Councillor, #1)

The Councillor This Machiavellian fantasy follows a scholar's quest to choose the next ruler of her kingdom amidst lies, conspiracy, and assassination.

When the death of Iron Queen Sarelin Brey fractures the realm of Elira, Lysande Prior, the palace scholar and the queen’s closest friend, is appointed Councillor. Publically, Lysande must choose the next monarch from amongst the city rulers vying for the throne. Privately, she seeks to discover which rul.

The Councillor (The Councillor #1)Er murdered the queen, suspecting the use of magic.

Resourceful, analytical, and quiet, Lysande appears to embody the motto she was raised with: everything in its place. Yet while she hides her drug addiction from her new associates, she cannot hide her growing interest in power. She becomes locked in a game of strategy with the city rulers – especially the erudite prince Luca Fontaine, who seems to shift between ally and rival.

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Er murdered the queen, suspecting the use of magic.

Resourceful, analytical, and quiet, Lysande appears to embody the motto she was raised with: everything in its place. Yet while she hides her drug addiction from her new associates, she cannot hide her growing interest in power. She becomes locked in a game of strategy with the city rulers – especially the erudite prince Luca Fontaine, who seems to shift between ally and rival.

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The Hospital: Life, Death, and Dollars in a Small American Town

The Hospital: Life Death and Dollars in a Small American TownRsing us in the lives of a small town hospital and the people it serves. Beth Macy, bestselling author of Dopesick

By following the struggle for survival of one small town hospital, and the patients who walk, or are carried, through its doors,The Hospital takes readers into the world of the American medical industry in a way no book has done before. Americans are dying sooner, and living in poorer health. Alexander argues that no plan will solve America's health crisis until the deeper causes of that crisis are addressed.

Bryan, Ohio's hospital, is losing money, making it vulnerable to big health systems seeking domination and Phil Ennen, CEO, has been fighting to preserve its independence. Me.

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With his signature gut punching prose, Alexander breaks our hearts as he opens our eyes to America's deep rooted sickness and despair by imme.

Rsing us in the lives of a small town hospital and the people it serves. Beth Macy, bestselling author of Dopesick

By following the struggle for survival of one small town hospital, and the patients who walk, or are carried, through its doors,The Hospital takes readers into the world of the American medical industry in a way no book has done before. Americans are dying sooner, and living in poorer health. Alexander argues that no plan will solve America's health crisis until the deeper causes of that crisis are addressed.

Bryan, Ohio's hospital, is losing money, making it vulnerable to big health systems seeking domination and Phil Ennen, CEO, has been fighting to preserve its independence. Me.

The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans--And How We Can Fix It

The Whiteness of WealthA groundbreaking expos of racism in the American taxation system from a law professor and expert on tax policy

Important reading for those who want to understand how inequality is built into the bedrock of American society, and what a equitable future might look like. Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an Antiracist

Dorothy A. Brown became a tax lawyer to get away from race. As a young black girl growing up in the South Bronx, she'd seen how racism limited the lives of her family and neighbors. Her law school classes offered a refreshing contrast: Tax la.

W was about numbers, and the only color that mattered was green. But when Brown sat down to prepare tax returns for her parents, she found something strange: James and Dottie Brown, a plumber and a nurse, seemed to be paying an unusually high percentage of their income in taxes. When Brown became a law professor, she set out to understand why.

In The Whiteness of Wealth, Brown draws on decades of cross disciplinary research to show that tax law isn't as color blind as she'd once believed. She takes us into her adopted city of Atlanta, introducing us to families across the economic spectrum whos.

The Whiteness of Wealth: How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans--And How We Can Fix It W was about numbers, and the only color that mattered was green. But when Brown sat down to prepare tax returns for her parents, she found something strange: James and Dottie Brown, a plumber and a nurse, seemed to be paying an unusually high percentage of their income in taxes. When Brown became a law professor, she set out to understand why.

In The Whiteness of Wealth, Brown draws on decades of cross disciplinary research to show that tax law isn't as color blind as she'd once believed. She takes us into her adopted city of Atlanta, introducing us to families across the economic spectrum whos.

We Are Bellingcat: Global Crime, Online Sleuths, and the Bold Future of News

We Are BellingcatThe page turning inside account of the organization solving international mysteries and wielding the power of the internet to fight for facts.In 2018, Russian exile Sergei Skripal and his daughter were nearly killed in an audacious poisoning attempt in Salisbury, England. Soon, the identity of one of the suspects was revealed: he was a Russian spy. This huge investigative coup wasn't pulled off by an intelligence agency or a traditional news outlet. Instead, the scoop.

Came from Bellingcat, the open source investigative team that is redefining the way we think about news, politics, and the digital future.We Are Bellingcat tells the inspiring story of how a college dropout pioneered a new category of reporting and galvanized citizen journalists working together from their computer screens around the globe to crack major cases, at a time when fact based journalism is under assault from authoritarian forces. Founder Eliot Higgins introd.

We Are Bellingcat: Global Crime Online Sleuths and the Bold Future of NewsCame from Bellingcat, the open source investigative team that is redefining the way we think about news, politics, and the digital future.We Are Bellingcat tells the inspiring story of how a college dropout pioneered a new category of reporting and galvanized citizen journalists working together from their computer screens around the globe to crack major cases, at a time when fact based journalism is under assault from authoritarian forces. Founder Eliot Higgins introd.

Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life's Work Fighting for a More Perfect Union

Insburg's family life and long career. These include notable briefs and oral arguments, some of Ginsburg's last speeches, and her favorite opinions that she wrote as a Supreme Court Justice (many in dissent), along with the statements that she read from the bench in those important cases. Each document was chosen by Ginsburg and Tyler to tell the story of the litigation strategy and optimistic vision that were at the heart of Ginsburg's unwavering commitment to the achievement of a perfect Union.   In a decades long career, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an advocate and jurist for gender equality and for ensuring that the United States Constitution leaves no person behind. Her work transformed not just the American legal landscape, but American society generally. Ginsburg labored tirelessly to promote a Constitution that is ever inclusiv.

Justice, Justice Thou Shalt PursueTracing the long history of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s work for gender equality and a “ perfect Union”

In the fall of 2019, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited the University of California, Berkeley School of Law to deliver the first annual Herma Hill Kay Memorial Lecture in honor of her friend, the late Herma Hill Kay, with whom Ginsburg had coauthored the very first casebook on sex based discrimination in 1974. Justice, Justice Thou Shalt Pursue is the result of a period of collaboration between Ginsburg and Amanda L. Tyler, a Berkeley Law professor and former Ginsburg law clerk. During Justice Ginsburg's visit to Berkeley, she told her life story in conversation with Tyler. In this collection, the two bring together that conversation and other materials—many previously unpublished—that share details from Justice G.

Justice Justice Thou Shalt Pursue: A Life's Work Fighting for a More Perfect UnionInsburg's family life and long career. These include notable briefs and oral arguments, some of Ginsburg's last speeches, and her favorite opinions that she wrote as a Supreme Court Justice (many in dissent), along with the statements that she read from the bench in those important cases. Each document was chosen by Ginsburg and Tyler to tell the story of the litigation strategy and optimistic vision that were at the heart of Ginsburg's unwavering commitment to the achievement of a perfect Union.   In a decades long career, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was an advocate and jurist for gender equality and for ensuring that the United States Constitution leaves no person behind. Her work transformed not just the American legal landscape, but American society generally. Ginsburg labored tirelessly to promote a Constitution that is ever inclusiv.

Children Under Fire: An American Crisis

Children Under FireBased on the acclaimed series—a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize—an intimate account of the devastating effects of gun violence on our nation’s children, and a call to action for a new way forward

In 2017, seven year old Ava in South Carolina wrote a letter to Tyshaun, an eight year old boy from Washington, DC. She asked him to be her pen pal; Ava thought they could help each other. The kids had a tragic connection—both were traumatized by gun violence. Ava’s best friend had been killed in a campus shooting at her elementary school, and Tyshaun’s father had been shot to death outside.

Of the boy’s elementary school. Ava’s and Tyshaun’s stories are extraordinary, but not unique. In the past decade, 15,000 children have been killed from gunfire, though that number does not account for the kids who weren’t shot and aren’t considered victims but have nevertheless been irreparably harmed by gun violence.

In Children Under Fire, John Woodrow Cox investigates the effectiveness of gun safety reforms as well as efforts to manage children’s trauma in the wake of neighborhood shootings and campus massacres, from Columbine to Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Through deep reportin.

Children Under Fire: An American CrisisOf the boy’s elementary school. Ava’s and Tyshaun’s stories are extraordinary, but not unique. In the past decade, 15,000 children have been killed from gunfire, though that number does not account for the kids who weren’t shot and aren’t considered victims but have nevertheless been irreparably harmed by gun violence.

In Children Under Fire, John Woodrow Cox investigates the effectiveness of gun safety reforms as well as efforts to manage children’s trauma in the wake of neighborhood shootings and campus massacres, from Columbine to Marjory Stoneman Douglas. Through deep reportin.

The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to Die

The InevitableAs much of the world's population grows older, the quest for a good death, has become a significant issue. For many, the right to die often means the right to die with dignity. The Inevitable moves beyond margins of the law to the people who are meticulously planning their final hours far from medical offices, legislative chambers, hospital ethics committees, and polite conversation and the people who help them, loved ones or clandestine groups.

On the Internet known as the euthanasia underground.

Katie Engelhart, a veteran journalist, focuses on six people representing different aspects of the debate. Two are doctors: a California physician who runs a boutique assisted death clinic and has written lethal prescriptions than anyone else in the U.S.; an Australian named Philip Nitschke who lost his medical license for teaching people how to end their lives painlessly and peaceful.

The Inevitable: Dispatches on the Right to DieOn the Internet known as the euthanasia underground.

Katie Engelhart, a veteran journalist, focuses on six people representing different aspects of the debate. Two are doctors: a California physician who runs a boutique assisted death clinic and has written lethal prescriptions than anyone else in the U.S.; an Australian named Philip Nitschke who lost his medical license for teaching people how to end their lives painlessly and peaceful.

Every Day Is a Gift: A Memoir

Racial daughter of an American father and a Thai Chinese mother, Duckworth faced discrimination, poverty, and the horrors of war—all before the age of 16. As a child, she dodged bullets as her family fled war torn Phnom Penh. As a teenager, she sold roses by the side of the road to save her family from hunger and homelessness in Hawaii. Through these experiences, she developed a fierce resilience that would prove invaluable in the years to come.Duckworth joined the Army, becoming one of a handful of female helicopter pilots at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She served eight months in Iraq before an insurgent's RPG shot down her helicopter, an at.

Every Day Is a Gift: A MemoirRacial daughter of an American father and a Thai Chinese mother, Duckworth faced discrimination, poverty, and the horrors of war—all before the age of 16. As a child, she dodged bullets as her family fled war torn Phnom Penh. As a teenager, she sold roses by the side of the road to save her family from hunger and homelessness in Hawaii. Through these experiences, she developed a fierce resilience that would prove invaluable in the years to come.Duckworth joined the Army, becoming one of a handful of female helicopter pilots at the start of Operation Iraqi Freedom. She served eight months in Iraq before an insurgent's RPG shot down her helicopter, an at.

Every Day Is a GiftAN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! Learn the incredible story of Illinois senator and Iraq War veteran Tammy Duckworth and see what inspired her to follow the path that made her who she is today.In Every Day Is a Gift, Tammy Duckworth takes readers through the amazing—and amazingly true—stories from her incomparable life. In November of 2004, an Iraqi RPG blew through the cockpit of Tammy Duckworth's U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter. The explosion, which destroyed her legs and mangled her right arm, was a turning point in her life. But as Duckworth shows in Every Day Is a Gift, that moment was just one in a lifetime of extraordinary turns.The bi.

Bring Back Our Girls: The Search for Nigeria's Missing Schoolgirls and Their Astonishing Survival

Bring Back Our GirlsWhat happens after you click tweet?. The heart stopping and definitive account of the rescue mission to free hundreds of Nigerian schoolgirls, and their heroic survival, after their 2014 kidnapping spurred a global social media campaign that prompted the intervention of seven militaries, showing us the blinding possibilities—for good and ill—of activism in our interconnected world. 

In the spring of 2014, American celebrities and their Twitter followers unwittingly helped turn a group of teenagers into a central prize in the global War on Terror by retweeting #BringBackOurGirls, a call for the release of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls who’d been kidnapped by t.

He little known Islamist sect Boko Haram. With just four words, their tweets launched an army of would be liberators, spies, and glory hunters into an obscure conflict that few understood, in a remote part of Nigeria that had just barely begun to use the internet.

When hostage talks and military intervention failed, the schoolgirls were forced to take survival into their own hands. As their days in captivity dragged into years, the young women learned to withstand hunger, disease, and torment, and became witnesses and victims of unspeakable brutality. Many of the girls were Christians who refused to take the path offered them—converting to Islam.

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Bring Back Our Girls: The Search for Nigeria's Missing Schoolgirls and Their Astonishing SurvivalHe little known Islamist sect Boko Haram. With just four words, their tweets launched an army of would be liberators, spies, and glory hunters into an obscure conflict that few understood, in a remote part of Nigeria that had just barely begun to use the internet.

When hostage talks and military intervention failed, the schoolgirls were forced to take survival into their own hands. As their days in captivity dragged into years, the young women learned to withstand hunger, disease, and torment, and became witnesses and victims of unspeakable brutality. Many of the girls were Christians who refused to take the path offered them—converting to Islam.

While.

Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight

Lady Bird JohnsonA magisterial portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, and a major reevaluation of the profound yet underappreciated impact the First Lady's political instincts had on LBJ's presidency.

In the spring of 1964, President Lyndon B. Johnson had a decision to make. Just months after moving into the White House under the worst of circumstances following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy he had to decide whether to run to win the presidency in his own right. He turned to his most reliable, trusted political strategist: his wife, Lady Bird Johnson. The strategy memo she produced for him, emblematic of her own political acumen and largely overlooked by biographers, is just one revealing example of how their marriage.

Was truly a decades long political partnership.

Perhaps the most underestimated First Lady of the twentieth century, Lady Bird Johnson was also one of the most accomplished and often her husband's secret weapon. Managing the White House in years of national upheaval, through the civil rights movement and the escalation of the Vietnam War, Lady Bird projected a sense of calm and, following the glamorous and modern Jackie Kennedy, an old fashioned image of a First Lady. In truth, she was anything but. As the first First Lady to run the East Wing like a professional office, she took on her own policy initiatives, including the most ambitious national environmental effort since Teddy Roosevelt. Occupying the White.

Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain SightWas truly a decades long political partnership.

Perhaps the most underestimated First Lady of the twentieth century, Lady Bird Johnson was also one of the most accomplished and often her husband's secret weapon. Managing the White House in years of national upheaval, through the civil rights movement and the escalation of the Vietnam War, Lady Bird projected a sense of calm and, following the glamorous and modern Jackie Kennedy, an old fashioned image of a First Lady. In truth, she was anything but. As the first First Lady to run the East Wing like a professional office, she took on her own policy initiatives, including the most ambitious national environmental effort since Teddy Roosevelt. Occupying the White.

White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America

White Evangelical RacismThe American political scene today is poisonously divided, and the vast majority of white evangelicals plays a strikingly unified, powerful role in the disunion. These evangelicals raise a starkly consequential question for electoral politics: Why do they claim morality while supporting politicians who act immorally by most Christian measures? In this clear eyed, hard hitting chronicle of American religion and politics, Anthea Butler answers that racism is at the core of conservative evangelical activism and power.

Butler reveals how evangelical racism, propelled by the benefits of.

Whiteness, has since the nation’s founding played a provocative role in severely fracturing the electorate. During the buildup to the Civil War, white evangelicals used scripture to defend slavery and nurture the Confederacy. During Reconstruction, they used it to deny the vote to newly emancipated blacks. In the twentieth century, they sided with segregationists in avidly opposing movements for racial equality and civil rights. Most recently, evangelicals supported the Tea Party, a Muslim ban, and border policies allowing family separation. White evangelicals today, cloaked in a visio.

White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in AmericaWhiteness, has since the nation’s founding played a provocative role in severely fracturing the electorate. During the buildup to the Civil War, white evangelicals used scripture to defend slavery and nurture the Confederacy. During Reconstruction, they used it to deny the vote to newly emancipated blacks. In the twentieth century, they sided with segregationists in avidly opposing movements for racial equality and civil rights. Most recently, evangelicals supported the Tea Party, a Muslim ban, and border policies allowing family separation. White evangelicals today, cloaked in a visio.

The Truth at the Heart of the Lie: How the Catholic Church Lost Its Soul

The Truth at the Heart of the LieCourageous and inspiring. Karen Armstrong, author of The Case for GodJames Carroll takes us to the heart of one of the great crises of our times. Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve

An eloquent memoir by a former priest and National Book Award winning writer who traces the roots of the Catholic sexual abuse scandal back to the power structure of the Church itself, as he explores his own crisis of faith and journey to renewal

James Carroll weaves together the story of his quest to understand his personal beliefs and his relationship to the Catholic Church with the history of the Church itself. From his first awakening of faith as a boy to his gradual d.

Isillusionment as a Catholic, Carroll offers a razor sharp examination both of himself and of how the Church became an institution that places power and dominance over people through an all male clergy.

Carroll argues that a male supremacist clericalism is both the root cause and the ongoing enabler of the sexual abuse crisis. The power structure of clericalism poses an existential threat to the Church and compromises the ability of even a progressive pope like Pope Francis to advance change in an institution accountable only to itself. Carroll traces this dilemma back to the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages, when Scripture, Jesus Christ, and His teachings were rei.

The Truth at the Heart of the Lie: How the Catholic Church Lost Its SoulIsillusionment as a Catholic, Carroll offers a razor sharp examination both of himself and of how the Church became an institution that places power and dominance over people through an all male clergy.

Carroll argues that a male supremacist clericalism is both the root cause and the ongoing enabler of the sexual abuse crisis. The power structure of clericalism poses an existential threat to the Church and compromises the ability of even a progressive pope like Pope Francis to advance change in an institution accountable only to itself. Carroll traces this dilemma back to the Roman Empire and the Middle Ages, when Scripture, Jesus Christ, and His teachings were rei.

De fundamenten

De fundamentenT persoonlijk en tegelijk rationeel betoog ontleedt Nasr de corona en klimaatcrisis als twee rampen die wezenlijk met elkaar verbonden zijn. Stap voor stap bevraagt hij onze gehele westerse manier van leven. Aan de hand van kunstenaars als Boccaccio, Rilke en Van Gogh houdt Nasr een pleidooi om onze plek op aa.

De fundamentenHoe komen we uit deze crisis? Dat is de vraag die Ramsey Nasr, een van Nederlands meest veelzijdige kunstenaars, zichzelf stelt.

De pandemie legt volgens Nasr bloot wat we lange tijd niet wilden zien: het politieke en economische systeem heeft de fundamenten van onze samenleving aangetast. In een uiters.

T persoonlijk en tegelijk rationeel betoog ontleedt Nasr de corona en klimaatcrisis als twee rampen die wezenlijk met elkaar verbonden zijn. Stap voor stap bevraagt hij onze gehele westerse manier van leven. Aan de hand van kunstenaars als Boccaccio, Rilke en Van Gogh houdt Nasr een pleidooi om onze plek op aa.

Grace & Steel: Dorothy, Barbara, Laura, and the Women of the Bush Dynasty

Grace & SteelFrom New York Times bestselling celebrity biographer J. Randy Taraborrelli comes Grace Steel, the epic, hidden history of the exceptional women behind the greatest political dynasty of all time―the Bush family.

Bestselling author J. Randy Taraborrelli reveals the unsung heroines of the inimitable Bush family dynasty: not only Fi.

Rst Ladies Barbara and Laura, but other colorful women whose stories have been left out of history for far too long, including Barbara’s mother in law, the formidable Dorothy Bush; the enigmatic Columba and the controversial Sharon; and Laura’s twins, Jenna and Barbara.

No matter the challenges related to power and politics, t.

Grace & Steel: Dorothy Barbara Laura and the Women of the Bush Dynasty Rst Ladies Barbara and Laura, but other colorful women whose stories have been left out of history for far too long, including Barbara’s mother in law, the formidable Dorothy Bush; the enigmatic Columba and the controversial Sharon; and Laura’s twins, Jenna and Barbara.

No matter the challenges related to power and politics, t.

Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech Under Surveillance Capitalism

N, Jillian York charts the war over our digital rights. She looks at both how the big corporations have become unaccountable censors, and the devastating impact it has had on those who have been censored.

In Silicon Values, leading campaigner Jillian York, looks at how our rights have become increasingly undermined by the major corporations desire to harvest our personal data and turn it into profit. She also looks at how governments have used the same technology to monitor citizens.

Silicon ValuesHow Google, Facebook and threaten our Democracy

What is the impact of surveillance capitalism on our right to free speech? The Internet once promised to be a place of extraordinary freedom beyond the control of money or politics, but today corporations and platforms exercise control over our ability to access information and share knowledge to a greater extent than any state. From the online calls to arms in the thick of the Arab Spring to the contemporary front line of misinformatio.

Silicon Values: The Future of Free Speech Under Surveillance CapitalismN, Jillian York charts the war over our digital rights. She looks at both how the big corporations have become unaccountable censors, and the devastating impact it has had on those who have been censored.

In Silicon Values, leading campaigner Jillian York, looks at how our rights have become increasingly undermined by the major corporations desire to harvest our personal data and turn it into profit. She also looks at how governments have used the same technology to monitor citizens.

How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights Is Tearing America Apart

How Rights Went Wrong“Essential and fresh and vital. It is the argument of this important book that until Americans can reimagine rights, there is no path forward, and there is, especially, no way to get race right. No peace, no justice.”—from the foreword by Jill Lepore, New York Times best selling author of These Truths: A History of the United States An eminent constitutional scholar reveals how our approach to rights is dividing America, and shows how we can build a better system of justice. You have the right to remain silent—and the right to free speech. The right to worship, and to doubt. The right to be free from discrimi.

Nation, and to hate. The right to life, and the right to own a gun.   Rights are a sacred part of American identity. Yet they also are the source of some of our greatest divisions. We believe that holding a right means getting a judge to let us do whatever the right protects. And judges, for their part, seem unable to imagine two rights coexisting—reducing the law to winners and losers. The resulting system of legal absolutism distorts our law, debases our politics, and exacerbates our differences rather than helping to bridge them.   As renowned legal scholar Jamal Greene argues, we need a different approach—and.

How Rights Went Wrong: Why Our Obsession with Rights Is Tearing America ApartNation, and to hate. The right to life, and the right to own a gun.   Rights are a sacred part of American identity. Yet they also are the source of some of our greatest divisions. We believe that holding a right means getting a judge to let us do whatever the right protects. And judges, for their part, seem unable to imagine two rights coexisting—reducing the law to winners and losers. The resulting system of legal absolutism distorts our law, debases our politics, and exacerbates our differences rather than helping to bridge them.   As renowned legal scholar Jamal Greene argues, we need a different approach—and.

Der Fall des Präsidenten

Der Fall des Präsidenten»Mr. President, Sie haben das Recht zu schweigen!« – Wenn Fiktion zur Realität wird – der neue Bestseller von Marc Elsberg!
Nie hätte die Juristin Dana Marin geglaubt, diesen Tag wirklich zu erleben: Bei einem Besuch in Athen nimmt die griechische Polizei den Ex Präsidenten der USA im Auftrag des Internationalen Strafgerichtsh.

Ofs fest. Sofort bricht diplomatische Hektik aus. Der aktuelle US Präsident steht im Wahlkampf und kann sich keinen Skandal leisten. Das Weiße Haus stößt Drohungen gegen den Internationalen Gerichtshof und gegen alle Staaten der Europäischen Union aus. Und für Dana Marin beginnt ein Kampf gegen übermächtige Gegner. So wie für ihr.

Der Fall des PräsidentenOfs fest. Sofort bricht diplomatische Hektik aus. Der aktuelle US Präsident steht im Wahlkampf und kann sich keinen Skandal leisten. Das Weiße Haus stößt Drohungen gegen den Internationalen Gerichtshof und gegen alle Staaten der Europäischen Union aus. Und für Dana Marin beginnt ein Kampf gegen übermächtige Gegner. So wie für ihr.

Spooked: The Trump Dossier, Black Cube, and the Rise of Private Spies

SpookedA Pulitzer Prize winning investigative journalist’s journey into a billon dollar secret industry that is shaping our world – the booming business of private spying, operatives for hire retained by companies, political parties  and the powerful to dig up dirt on their enemies and, if need be, destroy them. 

For decades, private eyes from Allan Pinkerton, who formed the first detective agency in the U.S., to Jules Kroll, who transformed the investigations business by giving it a corporate veneer, private spies were content to stand in the shadows. Now, that is.

All changing. High profile stories grabbing recent headlines – the Steele Dossier, Black Cube, the Theranos scandal, Harvey Weinstein’s attacks on his accusers –  all share a common thread, the involvement of private spies.

Today, operatives for hire are influencing presidential elections, the news media, government policies and the fortunes of companies.. They are also peering into our personal lives as never before, using off the shelf technology to listen to our phone calls, monitor our emails, and decide what we see on social media. Private spying has ne.

Spooked: The Trump Dossier Black Cube and the Rise of Private SpiesAll changing. High profile stories grabbing recent headlines – the Steele Dossier, Black Cube, the Theranos scandal, Harvey Weinstein’s attacks on his accusers –  all share a common thread, the involvement of private spies.

Today, operatives for hire are influencing presidential elections, the news media, government policies and the fortunes of companies.. They are also peering into our personal lives as never before, using off the shelf technology to listen to our phone calls, monitor our emails, and decide what we see on social media. Private spying has ne.

The Stupidity of War: American Foreign Policy and the Case for Complacency

Sdom and wit rather than ideology and hyperbole that aversion to international war has had considerable consequences. There has seldom been significant danger of major war. Nuclear weapons, international institutions, and America's super power role have been substantially irrelevant; post Cold War policy has been animated by vast proclamation and half vast execution than by the appeals of liberal hegemony; and post 9.

The Stupidity of War: American Foreign Policy and the Case for ComplacencySdom and wit rather than ideology and hyperbole that aversion to international war has had considerable consequences. There has seldom been significant danger of major war. Nuclear weapons, international institutions, and America's super power role have been substantially irrelevant; post Cold War policy has been animated by vast proclamation and half vast execution than by the appeals of liberal hegemony; and post 9.

The Stupidity of WarIt could be said that American foreign policy since 1945 has been one long miscue; most international threats including during the Cold War have been substantially exaggerated. The result has been agony and bloviation, unnecessary and costly military interventions that have mostly failed. A policy of complacency and appeasement likely would have worked better. In this highly readable book, John Mueller argues with wi.

Kids on the March: 15 Stories of Speaking Out, Protesting, and Fighting for Justice

Kids on the MarchFrom the March on Washington to March for Our Lives to Black Lives Matter, the powerful stories of kid led protest in America.   Kids have always been activists. They have even launched movements. Long before they could vote, kids have spoken up, walked out, gone on strike, and marched for racial justice, climate protection, gun contro.

L, world peace, and.   Kids on the March tells the stories of these protests, from the March of the Mill Children, who walked out of factories in 1903 for a shorter work week, to 1951’s Strike for a Better School, which helped build the case for Brown v. Board of Education, to the twenty first century’s most iconic movements, in.

Kids on the March: 15 Stories of Speaking Out Protesting and Fighting for JusticeL, world peace, and.   Kids on the March tells the stories of these protests, from the March of the Mill Children, who walked out of factories in 1903 for a shorter work week, to 1951’s Strike for a Better School, which helped build the case for Brown v. Board of Education, to the twenty first century’s most iconic movements, in.

Diversity and Exclusion: Confronting the Campus Free Speech Crisis

Diversity and ExclusionIn 2017, 22 year old graduate student and teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd was brought into a disciplinary meeting where two professors and a diversity office bureaucrat told her that “one or people” had complained about the Communication Studies class she led. She was never told how many people complained, nor what the alleged complainant(s) ever said..

Lindsay was accused of creating a “toxic climate,” “targeting trans folks,” “spreading transphobia,” and violating Wilfrid Laurier University’s sexual assault and gendered violence policy – all for playing a five minute clip about pronouns in her classroom and leading a neutral, open conversation on the topic. The game changer? Lindsay secretly.

Diversity and Exclusion: Confronting the Campus Free Speech CrisisLindsay was accused of creating a “toxic climate,” “targeting trans folks,” “spreading transphobia,” and violating Wilfrid Laurier University’s sexual assault and gendered violence policy – all for playing a five minute clip about pronouns in her classroom and leading a neutral, open conversation on the topic. The game changer? Lindsay secretly.

BENGAL 2021: An Election Diary

BENGAL On 20 May 2011, Mamata Banerjee was sworn in as the first female chief minister of West Bengal, bringing an end to thirty three years of CPI(M) rule. 'Poriborton!' screamed the morning papers, echoing Trinamool Congress's catchphrase for bringing in change. A dec.

BENGAL 2021: An Election DiaryAde later, amidst allegations against the TMC of political violence, syndicate rule and institutional corruption, the Bharatiya Janata Party has sent out a new war cry. Ahead of what promises to be a historic state Legislative Assembly election, Deep Halder met a.


Ade later, amidst allegations against the TMC of political violence, syndicate rule and institutional corruption, the Bharatiya Janata Party has sent out a new war cry. Ahead of what promises to be a historic state Legislative Assembly election, Deep Halder met a.