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Listen, World! How the Intrepid Elsie Robinson Became America’s Most-Read Woman

. This engaging and well-researched biography reads like a novel and should appeal to readers interested in journalism, women’s studies, and adventure tales alike.

Battling the Big Lie: How Fox, Facebook, and the MAGA Media Are Destroying America

While not the first to identify these serious issues within the U.S. political system, Pfeiffer offers a concise overview of the issues and discusses ways that Democrats can remedy their messaging to combat these lies. Concerned citizens, political junkies, and fans of his podcast will find this work accessible and informative.

More After the Break: A Reporter Returns to Ten Unforgettable News Stories

Reading these excellent stories is like watching the author report in real time.

The Sky Above: An Astronaut’s Memoir of Adventure, Persistence, and Faith

This well-written memoir will interest aviation and space buffs with its nail-biting war stories and thrilling space adventures.

Chasing History: A Kid in the Newsroom

Aspiring journalists and readers interested in mid-20th-century news events and politics will enjoy this colorful slice-of-life portrait of a bygone era, where once the clatter of a typewriter and the bustle of a newsroom permeated the newspaper industry.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Universe

This quirky, easily digestible book makes for a fun read.

Super Volcanoes: What They Reveal about Earth and the Worlds Beyond

With references to pop culture (like Doctor Who) and a literary flair, this is the Baedeker of volcanoes, guiding readers through the world of volcanology.


Going Virtual: Programs and Insights from a Time of Crisis

While the premise of the book is interesting, the omission of details about cost, supplies, outcomes, and other helpful data makes this slim, pricey title a marginal purchase.

Back to Earth: What Life in Space Taught Me about Our Home Planet—and Our Mission To Protect It

Part memoir, part inspirational manual for living, Stott’s book encourages readers to seek out their own “Earthrise” moment and to take time to enjoy the beauty and value in the world.

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