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Guest House for Young Widows: Among the Women of ISIS

A compelling read that imparts important lessons about religious extremism. Recommended for readers interested in women’s issues and current affairs.
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The Free-Market Family: How the Market Crushed the American Dream (and How It Can Be Restored)

Covering similar economic themes as those in Jacob S. Hacker’s The Great Risk Shift but in a more personal and maternal voice, this work is likely to resonate most with readers interested in the case for profamily social policy.
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Goliath: The 100-Year War Between Monopoly Power and Democracy

This book will strike a chord with those who lived through the Great Recession and experienced frustration at the injustice of bankers and corporations being bailed out while so many lost their homes and livelihoods.

Crisis of Conscience: Whistleblowing in an Age of Fraud

Mueller’s powerful but disheartening story of pervasive fraud and a general collapse of ethical behavior with only glimmers of hope from the bravery of whistleblowers is fully accessible to general readers and substantive enough for academic audiences; a must-read.

On Fire: The (Burning) Case for a Green New Deal

A necessary read for both proponents and opponents of the Green New Deal, complete with eye-opening facts that make clear the need for drastic change.
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Antisocial: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation

A promising but disjointed look into the rise of hate groups, recommended for readers interested in politics, social media, and the intersection of the two.
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To Build a Better World: Choices To End the Cold War and Create a Global Commonwealth

While scholarly, this work is written with a light touch and tells compelling stories about choices made by a number of countries and their leaders. It will appeal both to scholars of international politics and informed readers.

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Information Wars: How We Lost the Global Battle Against Disinformation and What We Can Do About It

This sobering book is indeed needed to help individuals better understand how information can be massaged to produce any sort of message desired. Recommended for general political science and current affairs collections.

The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society

This work offers an intelligent assessment of free-market thought in modern times and the resultant policies and should prove of interest to those interested in public policy.

The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

Indispensable reading for political scientists but also accessible enough to appeal to all educated readers.

Moving Forward: A Story of Hope, Hard Work, and the Promise of America

This is not exactly a how-to guide or a toolkit, despite the powerful tools designed to encourage grassroots activism, including media links and recommended readings in the final chapters. Instead, Jean-Pierre shows how and why we all need to participate in democracy and what is at stake if we don’t.

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The Nuclear Spies: America’s Atomic Intelligence Operation against Hitler and Stalin

This easy-to-read academic book will appeal to those interested in World War II intelligence and atomic history; a strong pairing with Sean Kean’s The Bastard Brigade: The True Story of the Renegade Scientists and Spies Who Sabotaged the Nazi Atomic Bomb.

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Disrupt, Discredit, and Divide: How the New FBI Damages Democracy

Suitable for adults interested in politics and law enforcement reform.

Latinos in the American Political System: An Encyclopedia of Latinos as Voters, Candidates, and Office Holders

This authoritative, accessible work not only answers questions but also provides a variety of perspectives about future Latinx political trends. For general readers, high school students, and undergraduates.

No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison

This book has already received several awards for literature from the very government that caused the humanitarian crisis on Manus Island. Here readers will find a powerful firsthand account of how governments have created sites of state violence against people searching for freedom.

When Islam Is Not a Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom

This book will resonate with those looking for an accessible exploration of public policy with a sprinkling of legal drama. It will be in demand by those seeking to understand the erosion of religious freedom in America.

Our Women on the Ground: Essays by Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World

An emotionally resonant and eminently readable anthology of true accounts that will appeal greatly to readers interested in global women’s issues, journalism, and the modern Arab world.

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Survive and Resist: The Definitive Guide to Dystopian Politics

This book will have broad appeal to readers who appreciate the intersections of pop culture and politics and is a worthy complement to Barbara Brodman and James E. Doan’s Utopia and Dystopia in the Age of Trump.

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century

Readers interested in the human and historical aspects of immigration will find this book extremely useful and insightful.

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Tonight We Bombed the U.S. Capitol: The Explosive Story of M19, America’s First Female Terrorist Group

This multifaceted work will appeal to readers with an interest in U.S. national security, U.S. domestic terrorism, radical left-wing militancy, and U.S. law enforcement.

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Syria’s Secret Library: Reading and Redemption in a Town Under Siege

A compelling window into the lives of Syrians’ living in a war zone. Recommended for readers interested in the Syrian civil war and the refugee crisis.

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How To Read the Constitution and Why

People of all political persuasions will benefit from this book, especially with a battle looming between Congress and the president in the coming months. [See Prepub Alert, 11/5/18.]
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The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge, and India’s Quest for Independence

While the details can get tedious as the story unfolds, this book is recommended for fans of Anand’s previous works, biographies of political assassins, and histories of British-controlled India.

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Antidemocracy in America: Truth, Power, and the Republic at Risk

Recommended for readers seeking a critique of the Trump administration from multiple progressive liberal perspectives based on public policy themes rather than celebrity scandals or legal challenges

We’re Still Here: Pain and Politics in the Heart of America

Anyone interested in the lives and motivations of blue-collar workers and their participation in the electoral process should read this insightful work.

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North of Havana: The Untold Story of Dirty Politics, Secret Diplomacy, and the Trial of the Cuban Five

This is a quick and vivid read, brimming with political intrigue and lessons about what can happen when law and public opinion are used for political ends.

Why Cities Lose: The Deep Roots of the Urban-Rural Political Divide

A timely and critical work that explains the ramifications of operating a winner-take-all election approach in U.S. state and federal districting.

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Beneath the Tamarind Tree: A Story of Courage, Family, and the Lost Schoolgirls of Boko Haram

Great for readers who want to learn more about African gender politics, the history of Boko Haram, and women in the media.

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The Crime of Aggression: The Quest for Justice in an Age of Drones, Cyberattacks, Insurgents, and Autocrats

Informative and well written, this work is ideal for those who enjoy exploring the intersection of politics, sociocultural history, and war
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After the Caliphate: The Islamic State & the Future Terrorist Diaspora

Recommended for academic libraries

Assad or We Burn the Country: How One Family’s Lust for Power Destroyed Syria

Dagher’s chilling portrayal of Assad’s transformation from an apolitical doctor to ruthless dictator and skilled manipulator makes this book essential; highly recommended

Fight Like a Mother: How a Grassroots Movement Took on the Gun Lobby and Why Women Will Change the World

An inspiring read for budding activists.

The Conservative Sensibility

This is a timely and important book by one of the foremost contemporary conservative thinkers and writers. Recommended for most collections.

To Catch a Spy: The Art of Counterintelligence

This is a must-read for professionals in security and/or governmental affairs; it may also appeal to readers interested in foreign counterintelligence efforts and U.S. tactics.

Empire of Democracy: The Remaking of the West Since the Cold War

One of the important books of the current dialog on Western democracy. All serious scholars and informed political science and history readers should find it worth the effort.

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You Have the Right To Remain Fat

Combining aspects of feminism and women's health, Tovar's impassioned call to action challenges Western beauty norms and how women (and girls) develop self-esteem. Ideal for YA crossover.
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Grant

Don't expect a Grant musical, but this important work of American biography belongs on every library shelf. [See Prepub Alert, 4/17/17.]
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The Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant

With sound research and skillful writing, Calhoun offers a balanced treatment of the Grant administration that will likely be definitive for many years. Its straightforward organization and greatest strength make it accessible to both interested general readers and professional historians.
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The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

Those seeking an all-encompassing biography of Truman before he took office and after World War II should seek out David McCullough's Truman. However, Baime's spotlight on an influential segment of the 21st century and the man who saw the country through it will be appreciated by most readers. [See Prepub Alert, 4/17/17.]
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The Three Lives of James Madison: Genius, Partisan, President

Based on primary and secondary sources, this is an insightful examination on how theories and ideals are applied and changed by real-life circumstances. [See Prepub Alert, 4/17/17.]
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The Last 100 Days: FDR at War and at Peace

A balanced, readable book based on thorough archival sources that will have considerable appeal to historians and political scientists, as well as general readers interested in the presidency.
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When the World Seemed New: George H.W. Bush and the End of the Cold War

General readers may struggle to get through the exhaustive political play-by-play, but Engel does justice to his subject and his monumental, if underrated, feats.
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Friends Divided: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson

Essential reading from a Pulitzer Prize-winning giant of early American history for both casual history readers and historians.
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Inside Camp David: The Private World of the Presidential Retreat

This intelligent and recommended account is sure to appeal to readers of presidential biographies and American history buffs in general.
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The Lost Founding Father: John Quincy Adams and the Transformation of American Politics

With several recent comprehensive biographies of Adams already available, Cooper's monograph is not exceptionally groundbreaking. However, it will be of importance to readers interested in the rise of American political parties, the national expansion and political reforms of the early 19th century, and the emerging sectional discord between North and South.
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The Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant: The Complete Annotated Edition

It's been said that if you're going to pick up one memoir of the Civil War, Grant's is the one to read. Similarly, if you're going to purchase one of the several annotated editions of his memoirs, this is the collection to own, read, and reread.
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Franklin D. Roosevelt: A Political Life

This highly recommended, expertly crafted book will please a variety of readers, especially those interested in biographies as well as presidential, military, and American history.
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President McKinley: Architect of the American Century

Though sometimes lost in the 19th-century political weeds, this is a deserving reappraisal of a middling leader that will intrigue presidential history fans. [See Prepub Alert, 3/27/17.]
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Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times

In seeking to understand rather than judge Hoover throughout the entire trajectory of his life, Whyte succeeds in creating a positive overview of the leader's long prepresidential service. [See Prepub Alert, 4/17/17.]
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Gilded Suffragists: The New York Socialites Who Fought for Women's Right To Vote

This slim, flowing account of women, whose financial contributions, celebrity, style, and innovative strategies revitalized a cause and changed history, will be welcomed by all readers.
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Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State

Highly recommended to those interested in women's history as well as the history of New York State. The work is particularly timely with the centennial of the successful referendum in November 2017.
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Audacity: How Barack Obama Defied His Critics and Created a Legacy That Will Prevail

Overall, this strong account is accessible to general readers. [See Prepub Alert, 5/16/16.]
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A Consequential President: The Legacy of Barack Obama

Readers who enjoy learning about government and politics and want to know how Obama and his advisers addressed the challenges they faced will appreciate D'Antonio's thorough coverage. [See Prepub Alert, 7/11/16.]
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The African American Electorate: A Statistical History

An excellent resource for college and adult users interested in this facet of American and political history.
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Theodore Roosevelt and the American Political Tradition

Certain to spark controversy among historians and political scientists, TR enthusiasts will be offended by this scholarly dismissal, just as they were similarly outraged by James Bradley’s recent popular treatment of TR’s foreign policy (The Imperial Cruise). Both books provoke interest but suffer from one-dimensional viewpoints.
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Fighting To Serve: Behind the Scenes in the War To Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.”

Recommended for political scientists, LGBT advocates, and members of the military.
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All in the Family: The Realignment of American Democracy Since the 1960s

Self has written a book that should become the authoritative social history of the U.S. since the 1960s.
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Fortress Israel: The Inside Story of the Military Elite Who Run Israel—And Why They Can’t Make Peace

Tyler is best at detailed descriptions of the who, what, when and where of the events described here, with extensive citation of sources, but he falters in explaining the why. Nonetheless, this will be valuable for readers interested in the history of Israel or the ongoing conflicts in the Middle East.
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Tax Reform: A Reference Handbook

Very useful for those who want a quick and thorough introduction to an often-arcane subject.
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