Little Brother
Books , Kindle Edition / April 29, 2017

Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.

Hard Choices
Books / April 28, 2017

2016 Democratic Nominee for President of the United state Hillary Rodham Clinton’s inside look at the choices and challenges she has faced is “a subtle, finely calibrated work…with succinct and often shrewd appraisals of the complex web of political, economic, and historical forces in play around the world” (The New York Times).In the aftermath of her 2008 presidential run…

The Handmaid’s Tale
Books , Kindle Edition / April 25, 2017

The Handmaid’s Tale is a novel of such power that the reader will be unable to forget its images and its forecast. Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans. The regime takes the Book of Genesis absolutely at its word, with bizarre consequences for the women and men in its population.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Books , Kindle Edition / April 21, 2017

Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.

The Origins of Totalitarianism
Books , Kindle Edition / April 20, 2017

The Origins of Totalitarianism:
Hannah Arendt’s definitive work on totalitarianism and an essential component of any study of twentieth-century political history The Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe in the 1800s and continues with an examination of European colonial imperialis…

The Case for Impeachment
Books , Kindle Edition / April 18, 2017

The Case for Impeachment: NATIONAL BESTSELLER “Lichtman has written what may be the most important book of the year.” —The Hill “It is still striking to see the full argument unfold and realize that you don’t have to be a zealot to imagine some version of it happening…Lies. Abuse of power. Treason. Crimes against humanity. Martial law. Lichtman throws every…

This Fight Is Our Fight
Books , Kindle Edition / April 18, 2017

This Fight Is Our Fight The fiery U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America’s middle class, and by the time the people of Massachusett…

Oh Myyy!: There Goes The Internet
Books , Kindle Edition / April 15, 2017

Oh Myyy!: There Goes The Internet How did a 75-year old actor from Star Trek become a social media juggernaut? Why does everything he posts spread like wildfire across the ether, with tens or even hundreds of thousands of likes and shares? And what can other sites, celebrities and companies do to attain his stratospheric engagement levels, which hover or top 100 percent while theirs languish in the single digits? Read about Ge…

The Nonviolence Handbook: A Guide for Practical Action
Books , Kindle Edition / April 14, 2017

The Nonviolence Handbook: A Guide for Practical Action
“Nonviolence is not the recourse of the weak but actually calls for an uncommon kind of strength; it is not a refraining from something but the engaging of a positive force,” renowned peace activist Michael Nagler writes. Here he offers a step-by-step guide to creatively using nonviolence to confront any probl…

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Books , Kindle Edition / April 12, 2017

Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America
Only Winner of The 2016 National Book Award For Nonfiction The Most Ambitious Book of 2016 —The Washington Post A Boston Globe Best Book of 2016 A Washington Post Notable Book of 2016 A Kirkus Best History Book of 2016 A Kirkus Best Book of 2016 To Explain Current Politics A Kirkus Best Heart…

The Grapes of Wrath: 75th Anniversary Edition
Books , Kindle Edition / April 10, 2017

April 2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the first Viking hardcover publication of Steinbeck’s crowning literary achievement

First published in 1939, Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning epic of the Great Depression chronicles the Dust Bowl migration of the 1930s and tells the story of one Oklahoma farm family, the Joads, driven from their homestead and forced to travel west to the promised land of California. Out of their trials and their repeated collisions against the hard realities of an America divided into haves and have-nots evolves a drama that is intensely human yet majestic in its scale and moral vision, elemental yet plainspoken, tragic but ultimately stirring in its human dignity.

Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump
Books , Kindle Edition / April 10, 2017

Sh*t My President Says: The Illustrated Tweets of Donald J. Trump FDR had radio. JFK had TV. Trump has Twitter. Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Shannon Wheeler tackles the 140-character president. For the first time, these revealing snapshots of the world’s most powerful man are collected, curated, and brought to memorable new life as cartoo…

Defeating ISIS: Who They Are, How They Fight, What They Believe
Books , Kindle Edition / April 7, 2017

Defeating ISIS: Who They Are, How They Fight, What They Believe
A New York Times bestseller!This reference shows how to understand the history and tactics of the global terror group ISIS?and how to use that knowledge to defeat it.ISIS?the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria?has taken on the mantle of being the single most dangerous terrorist threat to global security …

Aly, Michelangelo’s Son
Books , Kindle Edition / April 6, 2017

You will not find a book more startling in its revelations, or more dramatic in its exposure of the lies and crimes hidden for centuries by the rich and powerful. At the heart of the story is a boy born after a brief affair between the young Michelangelo and an African slave girl: his name is Aly, and he recounts his amazing tale as an old man while looking back for the meaning of his life, and awaiting the assassins who would eventually take it.

Vivas to Those Who Have Failed: Poems
Books / April 4, 2017

Award-winning poet Martín Espada gives voice to the spirit of endurance in the face of loss.

In this powerful new collection of poems, Martín Espada articulates the transcendent vision of another, possible world. He invokes the words of Whitman in “Vivas to Those Who Have Failed,” a cycle of sonnets about the Paterson Silk Strike and the immigrant laborers who envisioned an eight-hour workday. At the heart of this volume is a series of ten poems about the death of the poet’s father. “El Moriviví” uses the metaphor of a plant that grows in Puerto Rico to celebrate the many lives of Frank Espada, community organizer, civil rights activist, and documentary photographer, from a jailhouse in Mississippi to the streets of Brooklyn. The son lyrically imagines his father’s return to a bay in Puerto Rico: “May the water glow blue as a hyacinth in your hands.” Other poems confront collective grief in the wake of the killings at the Sandy Hook Elementary School and police violence against people of color: “Heal the Cracks in the Bell of the World” urges us to “melt the bullets into bells.” Yet the poet also revels in the absurd, recalling his dubious career as a Shakespearean “actor,” finding madness and tenderness in the crowd at Fenway Park. In exquisitely wrought images, Espada’s poems show us the faces of Whitman’s “numberless unknown heroes.”

The Diary of a Young Girl
Books , Kindle Edition / April 3, 2017

One of the most sobering realities to emerge from the refugee ban last weekend was that the United States could have saved Anne Frank’s life, but failed to do so when she and her family were denied entry to the United States as refugees.

Make Room! Make Room!
Books , Kindle Edition / April 1, 2017

Movie lovers might recognize Make Room! Make Room! as the basis for the 1973 film Soylent Green, which starred Charlton Heston. While Soylent Green has become a cult classic, fans of the novel have taken issue with its interpretation of what Harrison was really trying to say. Concerned about audiences losing interest, the creators of the film made cannibalism and not overpopulation (as it is in the book) the thematic focus of the story. As a result, fans of the movie and critics alike may want to visit the story in its original unbowdlerized form.

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