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A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump's Testing of America
by , Carol Leonnig

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English

Pages

480

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<b>鈥淭his taut and terrifying book is among the most closely observed accounts of Donald J. Trump鈥檚 shambolic tenure in office to date."<br /> - Dwight Garner, <i>The New York Times<br /><br />Washington Post</i> national investigative reporter Carol Leonnig and White House bureau chief Philip Rucker, both Pulitzer Prize winners, provide the definitive insider narrative of Donald Trump's unique presidency with shocking new reporting and insight into its implications. </b><br /><br />鈥淚 alone can fix it.鈥?So went Donald J. Trump鈥檚 march to the presidency on July 21, 2016, when he accepted the Republican presidential nomination in Cleveland, promising to restore what he described as a fallen nation. Yet over the subsequent years, as he has undertaken the actual work of the commander in chief, it has been hard to see beyond the daily chaos of scandal, investigation, and constant bluster. It would be all too easy to mistake Trump鈥檚 first term for one of pure and uninhibited chaos, but there were patterns to his behavior and that of his associates. The universal value of the Trump administration is loyalty - not to the country, but to the president himself - and Trump鈥檚 North Star has been the perpetuation of his own power, even when it meant imperiling our shaky and mistrustful democracy.<br /><br /> Leonnig and Rucker, with deep and unmatched sources throughout Washington, D.C., tell of rages and frenzies but also moments of courage and perseverance. Relying on scores of exclusive new interviews with some of the most senior members of the Trump administration and other firsthand witnesses, the authors reveal the forty-fifth president up close, taking readers inside Robert Mueller鈥檚 Russia investigation as well as the president鈥檚 own haphazard but ultimately successful legal defense. Here for the first time certain officials who have felt honor-bound not to publicly criticize a sitting president or to divulge what they witnessed in a position of trust tell the truth for the benefit of history.<br /><br /> This peerless and gripping narrative reveals President Trump at his most unvarnished and exposes how decision making in his administration has been driven by a reflexive logic of self-preservation and self-aggrandizement - but a logic nonetheless. This is the story of how an unparalleled president has scrambled to survive and tested the strength of America鈥檚 democracy and its common heart as a nation.
Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive E...
by Peter Schweizer

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English

Pages

368

Publication Date

January 21, 2020

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<p><strong>Washington insiders operate by a proven credo: when a Peter Schweizer book drops, duck and brace for impact.</strong></p><p>For over a decade, the work of five-time <em>New York Times</em> bestselling investigative reporter Peter Schweizer has sent shockwaves through the political universe. </p><p><em>Clinton Cash</em> revealed the Clintons鈥?international money flow, exposed global corruption, and sparked an FBI investigation. <em>Secret Empires</em> exposed bipartisan corruption and launched congressional investigations. And <em>Throw Them All Out</em>聽and <em>Extortion </em>prompted passage of the STOCK Act. Indeed, Schweizer鈥檚 鈥渇ollow the money鈥?bombshell revelations have been featured on the front pages of the <em>New York Times</em>聽and the <em>Wall Street Journal</em>, and regularly appear on national news programs, including <em>60 Minutes</em>.</p><p>Now Schweizer and his team of seasoned investigators turn their focus to the nation鈥檚 top progressives鈥攑oliticians who strive to acquire more government power to achieve their political ends.</p><p>Can they be trusted with more power?</p><p>In <em>Profiles in Corruption</em>, Schweizer offers a deep-dive investigation into the private finances, and secrets deals of some of America鈥檚 top political leaders. And, as usual, he doesn鈥檛 disappoint, with never-before-reported revelations that uncover corruption and abuse of power鈥攁ll backed up by a mountain of corporate documents and legal filings from around the globe. Learn about how they are making sweetheart deals, generating side income, bending the law to their own benefits, using legislation to advance their own interests, and much more.</p><p><em>Profiles in Corruption</em> contains tomorrow鈥檚 headlines.</p>
Catch and Kill: Lies, Spies, and a Conspiracy to Protect Predator...
by Ronan Farrow

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English

Pages

465

Publication Date

October 15, 2019

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<b>In this instant <i>New York Times</i> bestselling account of violence and espionage, Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow exposes serial abusers and a cabal of powerful interests hell-bent on covering up the truth, at any cost.</b><br />In 2017, a routine network television investigation led Ronan Farrow to a story only whispered about: one of Hollywood's most powerful producers was a predator, protected by fear, wealth, and a conspiracy of silence. As Farrow drew closer to the truth, shadowy operatives, from high-priced lawyers to elite war-hardened spies, mounted a secret campaign of intimidation, threatening his career, following his every move, and weaponizing an account of abuse in his own family.<br />All the while, Farrow and his producer faced a degree of resistance they could not explain -- until now. And a trail of clues revealed corruption and cover-ups from Hollywood to Washington and beyond. <br />This is the untold story of the exotic tactics of surveillance and intimidation deployed by wealthy and connected men to threaten journalists, evade accountability, and silence victims of abuse. And it's the story of the women who risked everything to expose the truth and spark a global movement.<br /><br />Both a spy thriller and a meticulous work of investigative journalism, <i>Catch and Kill</i> breaks devastating new stories about the rampant abuse of power and sheds far-reaching light on investigations that shook our culture.<br />INDIE BOUND #1 BESTSELLERUSA TODAY BESTSELLERWALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
by Bryan Stevenson

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English

Pages

342

Publication Date

October 21, 2014

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<b><b>#1聽<i>NEW YORK TIMES聽</i>BESTSELLER 鈥⒙?lt;b>NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX 鈥⒙燗 powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice鈥攆rom one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.<br /><br /> 鈥淸Bryan Stevenson鈥檚] dedication to fighting for justice and equality has inspired me and many others and made a lasting impact on our country.鈥?lt;b>鈥擩ohn Legend</b><br /><br /><b>NAMED ONE OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL BOOKS OF THE DECADE BY CNN</b>聽鈥⒙燦amed One of the Best Books of the Year by <i>The New York Times 鈥?The Washington Post 鈥?The Boston Globe 鈥?The Seattle Times 鈥?Esquire 鈥?Time</i></b><br /></b></b><br /> Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn鈥檛 commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship鈥攁nd transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever.<br /><br /> <i>Just Mercy </i>is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer鈥檚 coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice.<br /><br /><b>Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction 鈥⒙燱inner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction 鈥?Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award 鈥?Finalist for the <i>Los Angeles Times</i> Book Prize 鈥?Finalist for the聽<i>Kirkus Reviews聽</i>Prize 鈥?An American Library Association Notable Book</b><br /><br />鈥淓very bit as moving as <i>To Kill a Mockingbird, </i>and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.鈥?lt;b>鈥擠avid Cole, <i>The New York Review of Books</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淪earing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America鈥檚 Mandela.鈥?lt;b>鈥擭icholas Kristof, <i>The New York Times</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淵ou don鈥檛 have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. <i>Just Mercy</i> will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.鈥?lt;b>鈥擳ed Conover, <i>The New York Times Book Review </i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淚nspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he鈥檚 also a gifted writer and storyteller.鈥?lt;b>鈥?lt;i>The Washington Post</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淎s deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Financial Times</i></b><br /><br /> 鈥淏rilliant.鈥?lt;b><i>鈥擳he Philadelphia Inquirer</i></b>
The Future of Feeling: Building Empathy in a Tech-Obsessed World
by Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips

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English

Pages

223

Publication Date

February 01, 2020

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<p><b>An insightful exploration of what social media, AI, robot technology, and the digital world are doing to our relationships with each other and with ourselves.</b></p><p>There鈥檚 no doubt that technology has made it easier to communicate. It鈥檚 also easier to shut someone out when we are confronted with online discourse. Why bother to understand strangers鈥攐r even acquaintances鈥攚hen you can troll them, block them, or just click 鈥淯nfriend鈥?and never look back? However briefly satisfying that might be, it鈥檚 also potentially eroding one of our most human traits: empathy.</p><p>So what does the future look like when something so vital to a peaceful, healthy, and productive society is fading away? The cautionary, yet hopeful, answer is in this champion for an endangered emotion.</p><p>In <i>The Future of Feeling</i>, Kaitlin Ugolik Phillips shares her own personal stories as well as those of doctors, entrepreneurs, teachers, journalists, and scientists about moving innovation and technology forward without succumbing to isolation. This book is for anyone interested in how our brains work, how they鈥檙e subtly being rewired to work differently, and what that ultimately means for us as humans.</p>
Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Irelan...
by Patrick Radden Keefe

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English

Pages

455

Publication Date

February 26, 2019

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<b>One of the聽<i>New York Times</i>聽10 Best Books of the Year<b><i><br /></i><br />BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - TIME MAGAZINE<br /><br />ONE OF THE BEST 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR - WASHINGTON POST<br /><br />NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER<br /><br />NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST<br /><br />WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE<br /><br />LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD聽<br /><br />"Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old widow and mother of 10, from her Belfast home in 1972. In this meticulously reported book -- as finely paced as a novel -- Keefe uses McConville's murder as a prism to tell the history of the Troubles in Northern Ireland. Interviewing people on both sides of the conflict, he transforms the tragic damage and waste of the era into a searing, utterly gripping saga." - New York Times Book Review, Ten Best Books of the Year<br /><br />From award-winning <i>New Yorker </i>staff writer Patrick Radden Keefe, a stunning, intricate narrative about a notorious killing in Northern Ireland and its devastating repercussions</b></b><br /><br />In December 1972, Jean McConville, a thirty-eight-year-old mother of ten, was dragged from her Belfast home by masked intruders, her children clinging to her legs. They never saw her again. Her abduction was one of the most notorious episodes of the vicious conflict known as The Troubles. Everyone in the neighborhood knew the I.R.A. was responsible. But in a climate of fear and paranoia, no one would speak of it. In 2003, five years after an accord brought an uneasy peace to Northern Ireland, a set of human bones was discovered on a beach. McConville's children knew it was their mother when they were told a blue safety pin was attached to the dress--with so many kids, she had always kept it handy for diapers or ripped clothes.<br /><br />Patrick Radden Keefe's mesmerizing book on the bitter conflict in Northern Ireland and its aftermath uses the McConville case as a starting point for the tale of a society wracked by a violent guerrilla war, a war whose consequences have never been reckoned with. The brutal violence seared not only people like the McConville children, but also I.R.A. members embittered by a peace that fell far short of the goal of a united Ireland, and left them wondering whether the killings they committed were not justified acts of war, but simple murders. From radical and impetuous I.R.A. terrorists such as Dolours Price, who, when she was barely out of her teens, was already planting bombs in London and targeting informers for execution, to the ferocious I.R.A. mastermind known as The Dark, to the spy games and dirty schemes of the British Army, to Gerry Adams, who negotiated the peace but betrayed his hardcore comrades by denying his I.R.A. past--<i>Say Nothing</i> conjures a world of passion, betrayal, vengeance, and anguish.
Running Against the Devil: A Plot to Save America from Trump--and...
by Rick Wilson

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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<b><i>NEW YORK TIMES </i>BESTSELLER 鈥?The longtime Republican strategist and bestselling author of聽<i>Everything Trump Touches Dies</i>聽is back with a guidebook for beating Trump鈥檚 tricks, traps, and tweets in 2020.聽</b><br />聽<br /><b>鈥淚f you believe America鈥檚 future depends on Donald Trump鈥檚 political machine being crushed at the polls next year, then Rick Wilson鈥檚聽<i>Running Against the Devil</i>聽is a must-read.鈥濃€擩oe Scarborough, MSNBC</b><br /><br />Donald Trump is exactly the disaster we feared for America. Hated by a majority of Americans, Trump鈥檚 administration is rocked by daily scandals, and he鈥檚 embarrassed us at home and abroad.<br />聽<br />Trump聽<i>can鈥檛</i>聽win in 2020, right?聽<br />聽<br />Wrong. As 2016 proved, Trump can鈥檛聽<i>win,</i>聽but the Democrats can sure as聽<i>hell</i>聽lose. Only one thing can save Trump, and that鈥檚 a Democratic candidate who runs the race聽<i>Trump</i>聽wants them to run instead of the campaign they聽must聽run to win in 2020.<br />聽<br />Wilson combines decades of national political experience and insight in his take-no-prisoners analysis, hammering Trump鈥檚 destructive and dangerous first term in a case-by-case takedown of the worst president in history and describing the terrifying prospect of four more years of Trump.聽<br />聽<br />Like no one else can, Wilson blows the lid off Trump鈥檚 2020 Republican war machine, showing the exact strategies and tactics they鈥檒l use against the Democratic nominee . . . and how the Democrats can avoid the catastrophe waiting for them if they fall into Trump鈥檚 trap.<br />聽<br /><i>Running</i>聽<i>Against the Devil</i>聽is sharply funny, brutally honest,<i>聽</i>and<i>聽</i>infused with Wilson鈥檚 biting commentary. It鈥檚 a vital indictment of Trump, a no-nonsense, no-holds-barred road map to saving America, and聽<i>the聽</i>guide to making Donald Trump a one-term president.聽<br />聽<br />The stakes are too high to do anything less.
Why We Can't Sleep: Women's New Midlife Crisis
by Ada Calhoun

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English

Pages

288

Publication Date

January 07, 2019

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When Ada Calhoun found herself in the throes of a midlife crisis, she thought that she had no right to complain. She was married with children and a good career. So why did she feel miserable? And why did it seem that other Generation X women were miserable, too?<br /><br />Calhoun decided to find some answers. She looked into housing costs, HR trends, credit card debt averages, and divorce data. At every turn, she saw a pattern: sandwiched between the Boomers and the Millennials, Gen X women were facing new problems as they entered middle age, problems that were being largely overlooked.<br /><br />Speaking with women across America about their experiences as the generation raised to 鈥渉ave it all,鈥?Calhoun found that most were exhausted, terrified about money, under-employed, and overwhelmed. Instead of their issues being heard, they were told instead to lean in, take 鈥渕e-time,鈥?or make a chore chart to get their lives and homes in order.<br /><br />In <i>Why We Can鈥檛 Sleep</i>, Calhoun opens up the cultural and political contexts of Gen X鈥檚 predicament and offers solutions for how to pull oneself out of the abyss鈥攁nd keep the next generation of women from falling in. The result is reassuring, empowering, and essential reading for all middle-aged women, and anyone who hopes to understand them.<br />
Midnight in Chernobyl: The Untold Story of the World's Greatest N...
by Adam Higginbotham

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English

Pages

561

Publication Date

February 12, 2019

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<b>A <i>New York Times</i> Best Book of the Year</b><br /> <b>A <i>Time</i> Best Book of the Year</b><br /> <b>A <i>Kirkus</i> <i>Reviews</i> Best Nonfiction Book of the Year</b><br /> <b>2020 Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence Finalist</b><br /> <b>One of NPR鈥檚 Best Books of 2019</b><br /> <br /><b>Journalist Adam Higginbotham鈥檚 definitive, years-in-the-making account of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster鈥攁nd a powerful investigation into how propaganda, secrecy, and myth have obscured the true story of one of the twentieth century鈥檚 greatest disasters.</b><br /><br />Early in the morning of April 26, 1986, Reactor Number Four of the Chernobyl Atomic Energy Station exploded, triggering history鈥檚 worst nuclear disaster. In the thirty years since then, Chernobyl has become lodged in the collective nightmares of the world: shorthand for the spectral horrors of radiation poisoning, for a dangerous technology slipping its leash, for ecological fragility, and for what can happen when a dishonest and careless state endangers its citizens and the entire world. But the real story of the accident, clouded from the beginning by secrecy, propaganda, and misinformation, has long remained in dispute.<br /> <br />Drawing on hundreds of hours of interviews conducted over the course of more than ten years, as well as letters, unpublished memoirs, and documents from recently-declassified archives, Adam Higginbotham has written a harrowing and compelling narrative which brings the disaster to life through the eyes of the men and women who witnessed it firsthand. The result is a masterful nonfiction thriller, and the definitive account of an event that changed history: a story that is more complex, more human, and more terrifying than the Soviet myth.<br /> <br /><i>Midnight in Chernobyl </i>is an indelible portrait of one of the great disasters of the twentieth century, of human resilience and ingenuity, and the lessons learned when mankind seeks to bend the natural world to his will鈥攍essons which, in the face of climate change and other threats, remain not just vital but necessary.
Tightrope: Americans Reaching for Hope
by , Sheryl WuDunn

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

January 14, 2020

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"A deft and uniquely credible exploration of rural America, and of other left-behind pockets of our country. One of the most important books I've read on the state of our disunion."鈥?lt;b>Tara Westover, author of聽<i>Educated聽</i>聽 聽<br /></b><br />The Pulitzer Prize-winning authors of the acclaimed, best-selling <i>Half the Sky</i> now issue a plea--deeply personal and told through the lives of real Americans--to address the crisis in working-class America, while focusing on solutions to mend a half century of governmental failure.<br /><br />With stark poignancy and political dispassion, <i>Tightrope</i> draws us deep into an "other America." The authors tell this story, in part, through the lives of some of the children with whom Kristof grew up, in rural Yamhill, Oregon, an area that prospered for much of the twentieth century but has been devastated in the last few decades as blue-collar jobs disappeared. About one-quarter of the children on Kristof's old school bus died in adulthood from drugs, alcohol, suicide, or reckless accidents. And while these particular stories unfolded in one corner of the country, they are representative of many places the authors write about, ranging from the Dakotas and Oklahoma to New York and Virginia. But here too are stories about resurgence, among them: Annette Dove, who has devoted her life to helping the teenagers of Pine Bluff, Arkansas, as they navigate the chaotic reality of growing up poor; Daniel McDowell, of Baltimore, whose tale of opioid addiction and recovery suggests that there are viable ways to solve our nation's drug epidemic. These accounts, illustrated with searing images by Lynsey Addario, the award-winning photographer, provide a picture of working-class families needlessly but profoundly damaged as a result of decades of policy mistakes. With their superb, nuanced reportage, Kristof and WuDunn have given us a book that is both riveting and impossible to ignore.

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