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PREMIUM

She Will Rise: Becoming a Warrior in the Battle for True Equality

An empowering introduction to key issues facing women; however, readers familiar with current events will be unlikely to discover new material. For readers interested in feminism and political activism.
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AOC: The Fearless Rise and Powerful Resonance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

While there are several articles about Ocasio-Cortez, this book dives deep into her background, image, and ideas, and comes up with important insights. For readers interested in aspiring to politics.

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism

Highly recommended; the currency of this work is both engrossing and petrifying.
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Our Time Is Now: Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America

Insight into Abrams and her personal and political journey are the main strengths of this important book. Those not familiar with U.S. voting history will find it to be especially informative.
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Conflict in the Modern Middle East: An Encyclopedia of Civil War, Revolutions, and Regime Change

A thorough introduction to the Arab Spring with succinct and informative overviews of countries, cultures, and people most affected by the developments and outcomes.

Mastering United States Government Information: Sources and Services

Brown’s discussion of both print and digital government documents has paid off in an invaluable reference for all readers—professionals, academic, public and secondary school students

Say It Louder! Black Voters, White Narratives, and Saving Our Democracy

Insightful political and cultural analysis highly recommended for all readers.

Union: A Democrat, a Republican, and a Search for Common Ground

Spanning political science, memoir, and travelog, this deeply personal account should find a broad audience.
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We Should Have Seen It Coming: From Reagan to Trump—A Front-Row Seat to a Political Revolution

An excellent analysis of modern political history.
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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.

City on Fire: The Fight for Hong Kong

This fascinating read is essential for anyone interested in the current affairs of Hong Kong, specifically, and China, generally. Readers looking for a more academic take on a similar topic should consider Ngok Ma and Edmund W. Cheng’s The Umbrella Movement.

Exercise of Power: American Failures, Successes, and a New Path Forward in the Post–Cold War World

This important work dives deep into the past three decades of American foreign policy to provide a realistic picture of how key policy decisions were crafted. Highly recommended for those wanting an examination of America’s role within the global community.
PREMIUM

The People, No: A Brief History of Anti-Populism

A valuable history of an important political tradition, and what it means for the future.
PREMIUM

Democracy, If We Can Keep It: The ACLU’s 100-Year Fight for Rights in America

Cose’s book is an excellent choice for anyone seeking to understand the ACLU as an organization and for those wanting to explore how the fight for civil liberties has evolved and helped to shape the society we have today

To Start a War: How the Bush Administration Took America into Iraq

Although exhaustive details might discourage general audiences, informed readers and foreign policy specialists will be engaged in what is likely the definitive contemporary account of the origins of the War in Iraq.

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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.
PREMIUM

Thank You for Voting: The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America

Smith’s resource will appeal to those looking for a short introduction to voting rights; readers will appreciate her hopeful message forecasting a nonpartisan future of increasing voter participation.
PREMIUM

Use the Power You Have: A Brown Woman’s Guide to Politics and Political Change

The model Jayapal is offering would serve as a manual for any young woman hoping to make her way in American politics, and is suitable for young people interested in exploring a political career.
PREMIUM

The Moderate Imagination: The Political Thought of John Updike and the Decline of New Deal Liberalism

Fans of Updike will learn a lot from this book, which will also appeal to students of postwar American political history.
PREMIUM

Of Bears and Ballots: An Alaskan Adventure in Small-Town Politics

A heartfelt ode to civil service. Recommended for readers interested in government, civil service, and small-town life.
PREMIUM

Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State

Gellman effectively details the scope and ambition of the NSA, and has written a well-documented account on the far-reaching impact of U.S. domestic surveillance and the resulting intrusions of privacy; highly recommended both for general readers and those with an interest in national security.
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The Presidents vs. the Press: The Endless Battle Between the White House and the Media—from the Founding Fathers to Fake News

This is a lively and informative work that will appeal to anyone interested in American history, politics, and journalism.

Youth to Power: Your Voice and How To Use It

This book acknowledges current sociopolitical problems while simultaneously spotlighting ways in which individual acts can challenge these structures. A must-read for youth on how to find their voice and work toward a better future.
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Baseless: My Searchfor Secrets in the Ruins of the Freedom of Information Act

This flowing account reveals the dark side of wartime strategies clouded by denials of FOIA requests. It will fascinate Cold War-era historians and readers concerned about access to government information.
PREMIUM

Hatemonger: Stephen Miller, Donald Trump, and the White Nationalist Agenda

A fascinating analysis of Miller and his frightening effects on immigration policy, enriched by the author’s vast experience reporting on the U.S.-Mexico border. Recommended for readers interested in politics and immigration.

PREMIUM

The Hispanic Republican: The Shaping of an American Political Identity, from Nixon to Trump

An evenhanded and thought-provoking study of Hispanic conservatism.
PREMIUM

Dare To Speak: Defending Free Speech for All

An informative work for readers interested in human rights, free speech, censorship, and how they interact. [See Prepub Alert, 10/21/19.].

The System: Who Rigged It, How We Fix It

Another excellent book from Reich that all libraries will want to have in their collections.
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I You We Them: Walking into the World of the Desk Killer

Readers looking for a traditional history will not find it here. This account is recommended for readers who have the patience to accompany the author on his journey of discovery to understand the motivations behind people who commit mass atrocities. [See Prepub Alert, 9/9/19.]
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Murder in the Garment District: The Grip of Organized Crime and the Decline of Labor in the United States

For anyone interested in labor history and organized crime, this will be a rewarding if challenging read.
PREMIUM

Shots Fired: Gun Violence in the United States

This well-documented work will be a useful starting point for both academics and the general public engaging in the gun debate, before they move on to more specialized studies of this contentious topic.

Active Measures: The Secret History of Disinformation and Political Warfare

A fascinating read for those who appreciate learning about history within a complex political context.
PREMIUM

Healing Politics: A Doctor’s Journey into the Heart of Our Political Epidemic

Readers with an interest in progressive politics who are looking for a well-rounded analysis of how the current political environment came to be will be drawn to this impassioned work.

Russians Among Us: Sleeper Cells, Ghost Stories, and the Hunt for Putin’s Spies

This exciting read will be enjoyed by fans of real life and fictional spy stories.
PREMIUM

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Invention of Donald Trump and the Erosion of America

A chilling account of how the media, government, and public have failed to hold Trump accountable, and how this has significantly impacted U.S. democracy. Recommended for readers curious about the intersection of politics and media.

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Modern India

Useful for both undergraduates and general readers interested in learning more about modern India.
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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.

MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammad bin Salman

An important and keen assessment of the Saudi Crown Prince that should be on every bookshelf.
PREMIUM

The Sum of the People: How the Census Has Shaped Nations, from the Ancient World to the Modern Age

An important, accessible, and engaging book that will find a varied audience from readers of political science, history, economics, and national security.
PREMIUM

The Cabinet: George Washington and the Creation of an American Institution

This informative, accessible overview of the factors and events that contributed to Washington’s legacy of precedent-setting use of advisers and the assertion of strong executive authority while maintaining harmony with the other branches will be of interest to readers at all levels.
PREMIUM

The Abandonment of the West: The History of an Idea in American Foreign Policy

This is an exceedingly important book and certainly one that would benefit all American readers who wonder how we arrived at our current status in an increasingly interconnected world. Highly recommended for all collections.
PREMIUM

Religion and Contemporary Politics: A Global Encyclopedia

Demonstrating that the relationship between religion and politics is complex, evolving, and often contentious, this well-researched and informative work offers a thorough overview and wonderful starting point for advanced high school students, undergraduates, and interested nonspecialists.
PREMIUM

Let the People Pick the President: The Case for Abolishing the Electoral College

A methodical, well-reasoned compilation of arguments on a pertinent subject; recommended for readers interested in historical and contemporary U.S. politics.
PREMIUM

American Oligarchs: The Kushners, the Trumps, and the Marriage of Money and Power

A well-reported summary of scandals and corruption surrounding the Trump and Kushner family businesses that may already be familiar to fans of Trump Inc. Still, Bernstein gives a clear analysis of complex topics, making this a solid read for all interested in politics.
PREMIUM

Burning Down the House: Newt Gingrich, the Fall of a Speaker, and the Rise of the New Republican Party

Zelizer’s accessible study of political behavior and leadership directly relates to today’s tumultuous political scene. Anyone interested in American politics will devour this book.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

Cry Havoc: Charlottesville and American Democracy Under Siege

A difficult, often dense read, but a valuable case study for civic government and ethics collections.
PREMIUM

The Nation City: Why Mayors Are Now Running the World

While occasionally repetitive, Emanuel is uniquely positioned to offer this perspective, and it is rare to find a positive book about current politics. He presents a hopeful message that many need to hear.
PREMIUM

Unrigged: How Americans Are Battling Back To Save Democracy

Best suited for civically engaged readers interested in a populist vision for political activism.
PREMIUM

Supreme Ambition: Brett Kavanaugh and the Conservative Takeover

An essential book for followers of the Supreme Court and anyone interested in American politics during the Trump years.
PREMIUM

Breaking Hate: Confronting the New Culture of Extremism

This nail-biting narrative will immerse readers wanting to understand the roots and brutality of white supremacy. It will serve as a helpful resource for counselors seeking anecdotal examples of radical politics in action.

Race Man: Selected Works, 1960–2015

The readability of Bond’s writings and the balance in the introductions make this an enjoyable, worthwhile, and essential volume that will appeal to a broad audience of readers interested in the civil rights movement and human rights overall, as well as to historians and political scientists.

PREMIUM

Why We’re Polarized

With YA crossover appeal, Klein’s accessible work is for anyone wondering how we got here; it shows how understanding history can help us plan for the future.

PREMIUM

The Bomb: Presidents, Generals, and the Secret History of Nuclear War

Overall, a well-written and compulsively readable account that will keep military history and Cold War buffs up past their bedtime.
PREMIUM

Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia

A worthy addition to any collection studying contemporary Russia or authoritarianism.
PREMIUM

Uncounted: The Crisis of Voter Suppression in America

Replete with documentary evidence and examples, this work sounds an alarm for any and all readers interested in reversing the damage and danger of the nondemocratic dynamic threatening truth, justice, and the fight to vote.

The Power Worshippers: Inside the Dangerous Rise of Religious Nationalism

A must-read for those interested in the influence of religion on politics and the effects on our political institutions.
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My War Criminal: Personal Encounters with an Architect of Genocide

An informative work for academic collections supporting studies in Balkan history.

PREMIUM

A Collective Bargain: Unions, Organizing, and the Fight for Democracy

This book will appeal to readers seeking inspiration to address problems facing both organized labor and individual workers.

Unmaking the Presidency: Donald Trump’s War on the World’s Most Powerful Office

This book was completed before the impeachment probe in October 2019 so parts feel outdated. However, serious political readers and presidential studies scholars will derive much from this cogent appraisal.

Political Groups, Parties, and Organizations That Shaped America: An Encyclopedia and Document Collection

General readers, high school students, and undergraduates will find this outstanding resource well illustrates the divergent genesis and nature of our political culture and landscape.
PREMIUM

The Fall of Richard Nixon: A Reporter Remembers Watergate

This fast-paced account nicely captures the spirit of the times and will appeal to political junkies and scholars. See Patrick Buchanan’s Nixon’s White House Wars and Keith Olson’s updated Watergate for in-depth investigations.

An Impeccable Spy: Richard Sorge, Stalin’s Master Agent

A remarkable work about a complicated and relatively unknown individual. Highly recommended as a valuable contribution to Soviet spy literature and 20th-century history.

From Russia with Blood: The Kremlin’s Ruthless Assassination Program and Vladimir Putin’s Secret War on the West

Fans of Blake’s work, along with readers curious about spymasters across the globe and the ways in which Russia tries to infiltrate other governments, will be astonished at the level of detail provided here.

Migrating to Prison: America’s Obsession with Locking Up Immigrants

A thought-provoking perspective on immigration and U.S. immigration policy.
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Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff

McCann places the Malheur occupation in a fresh and broadly anthropological context that furthers our understanding of the ramifications of this political-religious movement in an era of extreme political demagoguery. Highly recommended.

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Iraq War: The Essential Reference Guide

This well-researched guide lives up to its title as an “essential reference,” providing readers with key facts. Anyone with an interest in military history, operations, the Iraq War, or modern warfare will find this title a valuable resource.
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Tough Love: My Story of the Things Worth Fighting For

While she offers a fascinating look into U.S. foreign policy, Rice’s desire to be comprehensive can be overwhelming. Recommended for readers interested in national security and Obama-era staff memoirs.

The Ambassadors: America’s Diplomats on the Front Lines

Highly recommended as a rich analysis of the challenges of nation building in various parts of the world, and the network of highly capable diplomats committed to serving their country.

American Radicals: How Nineteenth-Century Protest Shaped the Nation

Readers interested in the history of social and radical movements, along with antebellum history, will find much to enjoy.

Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth

All fans of Maddow, and even her detractors, will learn something new from this highly readable yet impressively detailed book. Anyone interested in the covert deals that change the nature of the global environmental and political landscape will devour. A must-have for all collections.

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A Place Outside the Law: Forgotten Voices from Guantánamo

A sobering book for audiences interested in law and current affairs.

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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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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.
PREMIUM

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

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

PREMIUM

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.

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.

PREMIUM

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.

PREMIUM

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.

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.

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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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.

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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.

PREMIUM

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.

PREMIUM

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.]
PREMIUM

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.

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.

PREMIUM

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.

PREMIUM

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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