Cynthia Harrison

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When Mortals Play God: Eugenics and One Family’s Story of Tragedy, Loss, and Perseverance

Erickson’s straightforward account occasionally departs into sentimentality and folksy commentary, and the level of detail accorded many of the author’s relatives makes this book predominantly a family history, which might narrow its audience.

Take Up Space: The Unprecedented AOC

This biography will satisfy political junkies, but it’s not for the uninitiated.

Run To Win: Lessons in Leadership for Women Changing the World

Schriock and Reynold’s book is a worthy addition, and women contemplating a run for office will find it useful.

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.

This Is All I Got: A New Mother’s Search for Home

While Sandler focuses primarily on New York City, her study will resonate widely and is worthwhile reading for all, especially fans of Matthew Desmond’s Evicted.

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

Suitable for adults interested in politics and law enforcement reform.


Antiracism: An Introduction

As an introduction to the intellectual history and political theory of antiracism, Zamalin's book is ideal for upper-level undergraduates and graduate students.

Not for the Faint of Heart: Lessons in Courage, Power, and Persistence

With clear and accessible prose, Sherman successfully illustrates how diplomacy really works. Her book will mostly appeal to policy wonks and political junkies; it will also be appreciated by readers with an interest in Iran, nuclear nonproliferation, and the intricacies of diplomacy.

Broad Influence: How Women Are Changing the Way America Works

This book will appeal to a general audience.

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