Jill Ortner

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Parkinson, Joe & Drew Hinshaw. Bring Back Our Girls: The Untold Story of the Global Search for Nigeria’s Missing Schoolgirls

The authors show that peaceful, below-the-radar mediation with understanding of cultural differences and persistent conversation between participants can result in successful outcomes. Readers wishing to learn more about the Chibok girls beyond headlines and viral hashtags, as well as those looking for a better understanding of international relations, will be rewarded in this moving book.
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Refugee

With this heartfelt account, Mbolela succeeds in humanizing often-forgotten people trying to live a more fruitful and safe existence. A welcome memoir.

The Spymaster of Baghdad: A True Story of Bravery, Family, and Patriotism in the Battle Against ISIS

Fans of spy stories will gravitate toward Coker’s use of intrigue and suspense. Her book is an important addition to the history of the Iraq War, and shows how Iraqi security and intelligence agencies made significant contributions in restoring order during and especially since the end of the conflict.

Booklist: Presidential Reading

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In Deep: The FBI, the CIA, and the Truth About America’s “Deep State”

Readers seeking to know the origins of the deep state and how the concept evolved will be enlightened by Rohde’s compelling study.
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The Influence of Soros: Politics, Power, and the Struggle for an Open Society

Readers who enjoy political history and international relations will find this book informative and useful.
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The Firsts: The Inside Story of the Women Reshaping Congress

Steinhauer provides an in-depth look at the women who historically changed the face and composition of Congress. Readers interested in women in politics and government will enjoy the book and appreciate the author’s thorough research.
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Somebody’s Gotta Do It: Why Cursing at the News Won’t Save the Nation, But Your Name on a Local Ballot Can

Using humor and anecdotes, Martini shows the importance of running for local office and helps provide a broader understanding of local government. Readers interested in learning about government organization and policy, and those who might want to run for office one day will enjoy the insights and lessons offered throughout.
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Republic of Lies: American Conspiracy Theorists and Their Surprising Rise to Power

An engaging and valuable explication of one of the most confusing and complex topics in today's society.
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