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The Constitutional Bind: How Americans Came To Idolize a Document That Fails Them

An eye-opening and exhaustive look at the U.S. Constitution. This book will reward readers’ tenacity and enlighten academics, policymakers, and civic-minded Americans alike.
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Shock Values: Prices and Inflation in American Democracy

A solid history of American economic policies. Add to business and economics collections.

A Supreme Court Unlike Any Other: The Deepening Divide Between the Justices and the People

McMahon’s exemplary ability to explain the changes in party politics, ideologies, and political practices helps readers to visualize the monstrous philosophical gap between the judges and their electorate. This confirms his thesis that judicial independence is creating judicial isolation, to the detriment of the country. The book will appeal to voracious consumers of political thought and current events.

Balance of Power: Central Banks and the Fate of Democracies

A meticulously sourced, complex academic work that’s essential for university libraries. It shows how central banks’ ill-defined balance of power with little oversight can threaten democracies. Give to readers familiar with Joseph Stiglitz’s Making Globalization Work, Morgan Ricks’s The Money Problem, or Lev Menand’s The Fed Unbound.
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The Design of Books: An Explainer for Authors, Editors, Agents, and Other Curious Readers

This title illuminates all that goes into producing and designing a book. A must for authors, editors, designers, and curious readers. Give to those who enjoyed ABC for Book Collectors by John Carter and Nicolas Barker. They’ll love this book too.

Looking Through the Speculum: Examining the Women’s Health Movement

A well-researched, eye-opening book about the evolution of the women’s health movement. Highly recommended for readers interested in feminist theory and activism. It’s also a must for people frustrated with and angered by the prevalent biases within the medical system.

Work, Retire, Repeat: The Uncertainty of Retirement in the New Economy

This highly recommended book focuses on middle- and lower-income people who do not have millions in their retirement accounts and who are particularly concerned about the retirement possibilities that their children and grandchildren will have. It nicely updates Dora L. Costa’s The Evolution of Retirement and will appeal to fans of Jessica Bruder’s Nomadland.
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The Policing Machine: Enforcement, Endorsements, and the Illusion of Public Input

This title about police departments will appeal to concerned citizens and policy makers. Pair it with An Inconvenient Cop by Edwin Raymond with Jon Sternfeld.
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In Levittown’s Shadow: Poverty in America’s Wealthiest Postwar Suburb

A brilliant analysis of suburban poverty.
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