New Arrivals · Politics

August 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Revolution française : Emmanuel Macron and the quest to reinvent a nation

August 17, 2018
Pedder, Sophie, author.
x, 297 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 24 cm.
Conquest. The parable of Amiens -- Le disrupteur -- The roots of Dégagisme, 1995-2017 -- En mache to the Elysée -- Jupiter rising -- Power. Macronism -- Re-start nation -- Fractured France -- The tyranny of normal -- A certain idea of Europe, and beyond -- Conclusion.
"He emerged from nowhere to seize the presidency, defeat populism and upend French party politics. Who is Emmanuel Macron? How far can he really change France? In Revolution Française, Sophie Pedder examines the first year in office of France's youngest and most exciting president in modern times, with unique perspective from her time as head of The Economist's Paris bureau. President Emmanuel Macron's vision for France is far more radical than many realise. His remarkable ascent from obscurity to the presidency is both a dramatic story of personal ambition and the tale of a wounded once-proud country in deep need of renewal. What shaped this enigmatic character, the precociously bright student and talented networker from northern France; the philosophy graduate and Rothschild banker who married his school drama teacher? How did a political outsider manage to defy the unwritten rules of the Fifth Republic and secure the presidency at his first attempt? And what are the underlying ideas behind his vision? This book chronicles Macron's remarkable rise from independent outsider to the Élysée Palace, situating the achievement in a broader context: France's slide into self-doubt, political gridlock and a seeming reluctance to embrace change; the roots of populism and discontent; the fractures caused by globalisation and the Le Pen factor. Looking back on the young president's dramatic first year in power, with analysis of his key reforms and lofty ambitions, it asks how far it is possible for Macron to reinvent a conservative nation uneasy about embracing the future. Can the man nicknamed 'Jupiter' really return France to its former greatness, or will he, by the time his mandate expires, end up as just another side note in political history? Punctuated with first-hand conversations and reporting, this book takes on all of these questions, concluding with a fascinating and exclusive interview with Macron recorded in early 2018. Pedder's riveting, and essential, book will be one of the most captivating political books of this year."--Publisher's description.

Resistance is futile! : how the Trump-hating left lost its collective mind

August 17, 2018
Coulter, Ann H., author.
New York, New York : Sentinel, [2018]
x, 273 pages ; 22 cm
The Resistance : Trump is Hitler times infinity -- The Resistance has told thousands of lies about Trump. Here's one -- Bald-faced lie no. 2 : take a h*cking joke -- Trump is a racist--we've scientifically proved it! -- Now they want to fight the Cold War? -- Hillary hatches an egg -- Hillary finally runs an effective campaign ... with our intelligence agencies -- Intelligence agencies : you tell her we can't game the Electoral College -- Different Strzoks for different folks -- James Comey : Please fire me! Oh my gosh, I'm being fired! -- A tale of two Dicks -- Mueller's the Russian! -- Bonfire of the nonentities -- Jeff Sessions is a felon! Oh, okay, never mind -- Don Jr. and Hillary: both wear pants. One of them colluded with Russia -- October 24, 2017 : it was the best of dossiers, it was the worst of dossiers -- George Papadopoulos, headline writer's nightmare -- Mueller exposes the blogging gap -- Michael Cohen : liberals discover the bright side of bullying! -- Liberals now love the police state! -- Foreign policy : we'll have more flexibility after Trump is re-elected -- Conclusion: For democracy to live, we must kill the media.
"Since the day Donald Trump announced his presidential campaign, the left has waged a demented war against him. Liberals used to pride themselves on their ultra-hipness, but Trump has turned them into weeping little girls in pink party dresses. The very people who once mocked right-wingers for (allegedly) overreacting to every little thing are now the ones hyperventilating and hatching insane conspiracy theories. During the campaign, and even more so after his victory, the left went nuts, becoming the very embodiment of their own caricature of conservatives. Everything Trump does sends them into a moral panic. Everything is a constitutional crisis. Members of the self-proclaimed "Resistance"--journalists, politicians, professors, judges, comedians, movie stars, Twitter pundits, even Oprah and Lindsey Vonn!--are literally shaking because Trump is literally Hitler. Meanwhile, Trump governs mostly as a middle-of-the-road Republican, sometimes betraying his base and allowing unprecedented restrictions on his authority. He has submitted, however irritably, to a hyper-politicized special counsel. He obeys even unconstitutional orders from district court judges who want to roll back his presidential powers. He acquiesces to nearly every demand of his archrival, Senator Chuck Schumer. IT'S RIGHT OUT OF THE MEIN KAMPF PLAYBOOK! Now Ann Coulter skewers the various elements of "The Resistance"--the pussy-hat brigade, the Russian-collusion witch hunters, the media alarmists, the campus hysterics, and more. They talk about Russia? They're the ones meddling with our democracy by trying to overturn the results of the election with their relentless attacks. The only permanent result of the Trump era may be our cultural institutions' total loss of credibility."--Dust jacket.

Where did you get this number? : a pollster's guide to making sense of the world

August 17, 2018
Salvanto, Anthony, author.
viii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
The seen and the unseen -- Why didn't you call me? -- Finding you -- How to avoid surprises -- What are you trying to say? -- What's the story? -- How to learn a lot from a little -- You be the judge -- It all comes down to turnout -- Counting on Congress -- Is it really a horse race? -- Polling in the present tense -- The politics of inequality -- Would you invite a Democrat to dinner? -- Epilogue: All the people you don't know.
"Polls are everywhere these days, and they're trying to tell us more than just who's up and who's down. As Elections and Surveys Director for CBS News, it's Anthony Salvanto's job to understand you--what you think and how you vote. He's the person behind so many of the poll numbers you see today. In [this book], Salvanto takes you on an engaging, fast-paced tour inside the world of polling and shows how to look at the numbers the way the pros do. Salvanto demystifies the jargon of polling and answers some of its biggest mysteries. How can pollsters talk to 1,000 people and claim to know the country? How do they decide who gets interviewed, what questions to ask--and why didn't they call you? How do they know the winner so quickly on election nights? And what's the difference between a poll and a prediction, anyway? Salvanto also addresses an even bigger question: Is America truly as divided as it seems? He goes beyond the horse race coverage to show how everyday Americans see the biggest issues of our time. The debates over gun control. The shocks of the financial crisis and deep mistrust that still lingers. The surprising and still controversial 2016 presidential election. He also looks to the future and provides a useful guide to how you should watch elections to come. Where Did You Get This Number? is an essential resource for anyone interested in politics--and for anyone interested in understanding how we measure people's opinions and decisions. Because while numbers are the language of polling, the stories they tell are ultimately about people."--Dust jacket.

The Chapo guide to revolution : a manifesto against logic, facts, and reason

August 17, 2018
Biederman, Felix, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2018.
309 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"In a manifesto that renders all previous attempts at political satire obsolete, The Chapo Guide to Revolution shows you that you don't have to side with either the pear-shaped vampires of the right or the craven, lanyard-wearing wonks of contemporary liberalism. These self-described "assholes from the internet" offer a fully ironic ideology for all who feel politically hopeless and prefer broadsides and tirades to reasoned debate. Learn the "secret" history of the world, politics, media, and everything in-between that THEY don't want you to know and chart a course from our wretched present to a utopian future where one can post in the morning, game in the afternoon, and podcast after dinner without ever becoming a poster, gamer, or podcaster. The Chapo Guide to Revolution features illustrated taxonomies of contemporary liberal and conservative characters, biographies of important thought leaders, "never before seen" drafts of Aaron Sorkin's Newsroom manga, and the ten new laws that govern Chapo Year Zero (everyone gets a dog, billionaires are turned into Soylent, and logic is outlawed). If you're a fan of sacred cows, prisoners being taken, and holds being barred, then this book is NOT for you. However, if you feel disenfranchised from the political and cultural nightmare we're in, then Chapo, let's go..."

House of Trump, house of Putin : the untold story of Donald Trump and the Russian mafia

August 16, 2018
Unger, Craig, author.
New York : Dutton, an imprint of Penguin Random House, 2018.
354 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Em nome dos pais

August 14, 2018
Leitão, Matheus, 1977- author.
Rio de Janeiro, RJ : Intrínseca, maio de 2017.
441 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Godless citizens in a godly republic : atheists in American public life

August 13, 2018
Moore, R. Laurence (Robert Laurence), 1940- author.
xx, 236 pages ; 22 cm
"From colonial times into the twentieth century, our laws and court cases ignored atheism, assuming that all good Americans were religious. Americans came to associate atheism with radical social philosophies that advocated violence--especially anarchism and communism. Avowed nonbelievers were derided, even the famous patriot Thomas Paine. Only in the twentieth century, with the passage of laws allowing for conscientious objection to war, did nonbelief enter debates about religious liberty. Still, today every one of the fifty states has God written into its constitution. God is everywhere in American public life: on our currency, in the Pledge of Allegiance, and in the national motto. R. Laurence Moore and Isaac Kramnick explore both God's omnipresence and the dramatic rise in nonbelievers that has led to an "atheist awakening" intent on holding the country to its secular principles"--Provided by publisher.

Fabulous : the rise of the beautiful eccentric

August 13, 2018
Moore, Madison, author.
viii, 269 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
The rise of the beautiful eccentric. "I don't want to be boring!" : a conversation with Alok Vaid-Menon -- How to work a look. "I create my own space" : a conversation about fierceness -- Up in the club. "I was born a queen, I've always been a queen" : a conversation with Shaun J. Wright -- What's queer about the catwalk? Paris is burning : a conversation with Lasseindra Ninja -- "Don't hate us 'cause we fabulous". 900 words on Prince.
An exploration of what it means to be fabulous--and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more crucial than ever. Prince once told us not to hate him because he's fabulous. But what does it mean to be fabulous? Is being fabulous only about labels, narcissism, and selfies? Or can acts of fabulousness be political gestures, too? Madison Moore answers these questions in a timely and fascinating book that explores how queer, black, and other marginalized outsiders use style and creativity in everyday life. Moving from catwalks and nightclubs to the street, Moore dialogues with a range of fabulous and creative powerhouses, including DJ Vjuan Allure, voguing superstar Lasseindra Ninja, fashion designer Patricia Field, performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon, and a wide range of other aesthetic renegades from the worlds of art, fashion, and nightlife. In a riveting synthesis of autobiography, cultural analysis, and ethnography, Moore positions fabulousness as a form of cultural criticism that allows those who perform it to thrive in a world where they are not supposed to exist.

Unhinged : an insider's account of the Trump White House

August 10, 2018
Omarosa, author.
xxxi, 334 pages ; 24 cm
Part one: The Apprentice years. "Make us proud" ; Winning bigly ; The ultimate merger ; Shattered -- Part two: the campaign. The woman problem ; Winning votes and defeating opponents ; Unconventional standards ; Trump vs. Clinton ; Election day -- Part three: The White House. The transition ; Tackled by my teammates ; "I think the president is losing it!" ; The unraveling ; The fall.
Former Director of Communications for the Office of Public Liaison in the Trump administration, Omarosa Manigault Newman discusses how her personal and professional relationships with Donlad Trump have changed from the time she was a contestant on "The Apprentice" to her public ousting from White House.

The one percent solution : how corporations are remaking America one state at a time

August 9, 2018
Lafer, Gordon, author.
Ithaca, NY : ILR Press, an imprint of Cornell University Press, 2017.
x, 259 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Introduction: a corporate political agenda for the twenty-first century -- Wisconsin and beyond: dismantling the government -- Deunionizing the private sector -- Remaking the non-union economy -- The destruction of public schooling -- Silencing labor's voice : the campaign to remove unions from politics -- Conclusion: populist pushback and the shrinking of democracy.
In the aftermath of the 2010 Citizens United decision, it's become commonplace to note the growing political dominance of a small segment of the economic elite. But what exactly are those members of the elite doing with their newfound influence? The One Percent Solution provides an answer to this question for the first time. Gordon Lafer's book is a comprehensive account of legislation promoted by the nation's biggest corporate lobbies across all fifty state legislatures and encompassing a wide range of labor and economic policies. In an era of growing economic insecurity, it turns out that one of the main reasons life is becoming harder for American workers is a relentless and concerted offensive by the country's best-funded and most powerful political forces: corporate lobbies empowered by the Supreme Court to influence legislative outcomes with an endless supply of cash. These actors have successfully championed hundreds of new laws that lower wages, eliminate paid sick leave, undo the right to sue over job discrimination, and cut essential public services. Lafer shows how corporate strategies have been shaped by twenty-first-century conditions including globalization, economic decline, and the populism reflected in both the Trump and Sanders campaigns of 2016. Perhaps most important, Lafer shows that the corporate legislative agenda has come to endanger the scope of democracy itself. For anyone who wants to know what to expect from corporate-backed Republican leadership in Washington, D.C., there is no better guide than this record of what the same set of actors has been doing in the state legislatures under its control. -- Provided by publisher.

De Gaulle

August 8, 2018
Jackson, Julian, 1954- author.
xl, 887 pages, 36 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
Simultaneously published in the United Kingdom as A Certain Idea of France: The Life of Charles de Gaulle.
Part One. De Gaulle before 'De Gaulle', 1890-1940: Beginnings, 1890-1908 -- War: 'A regret that will never leave me', 1908-1918 -- Rebuilding a career, 1919-1932 -- Making a mark, 1932-1939 -- The Battle of France, September 1939-June 1940 -- Part Two. Exile, 1940-1944: Rebellion, 1940 -- Survival, 1941 -- Inventing Gaullism -- On the world stage, September 1941-June 1942 -- Fighting France, July-October 1942 -- Power struggles, November 1942-November 1943 -- Building a state in exile, July 1943-May 1944 -- Liberation, June-August 1944 -- Part Three. In and out of power, 1944-1958: In power, August 1944-May 1945 -- From liberator to saviour, May 1945-December 1946 -- The new messiah, 1947-1955 -- In the 'desert', 1955-1958 -- The 18 Brumaire of Charles de Gaulle, February-June 1958 -- President du conseil, June-December 1958 -- Part Four. Republican monarch, 1959-1965: Algeria: 'This affair which absorbs and paralyses us', 1959-1962 -- Turning point, 1962 -- The pursuit of grandeur, 1958-1963 -- Going global, 1963-1964 -- Modernizing monarch, 1958-1964 -- Half-time, 1965 -- Part Five. Towards the end, 1966-1970: Upsetting the applecart, 1966-1967 -- Diminishing returns -- Revolution, 1968 -- The end, June 1968-November 1970 -- Myth, legacy and achievement.
A definitive biography of the mythic general who refused to accept the Nazi domination of France, drawing on unpublished letters, memoirs, and papers in the newly opened de Gaulle archives that show how this volatile man put a broken France back at the center of world affairs. In the early summer of 1940, when France was overrun by German troops, one junior general who had fought in the trenches in Verdun refused to accept defeat. He fled to London, where he took to the radio to address his compatriots back home. "Whatever happens," he said, "the flame of French resistance must not be extinguished and will not be extinguished." At that moment, Charles de Gaulle entered history. For the rest of the war, de Gaulle insisted he and his Free French movement were the true embodiment of France. Sometimes aloof but confident in his leadership, he quarreled violently with Churchill and Roosevelt. Through sheer force of personality he inspired French men and women to risk their lives to resist the Nazi occupation. Thanks to de Gaulle, France was recognized as one of the victorious Allies when Germany was finally defeated. Then, as President of the Fifth Republic, de Gaulle brought France to the brink of a civil war over his controversial decision to pull out of Algeria. Julian Jackson's landmark biography, the first major reconsideration in over twenty years, captures this titanic figure as never before.-- Provided by publisher.

American hate : survivors speak out

August 8, 2018
192 pages ; 22 cm
"A moving and timely collection of testimonials from people impacted by hate before and after the 2016 presidential election." -- Amazon.

I [heart] Obama

August 8, 2018
Kaplan, Erin Aubry, author.
Lebanon, NH : ForeEdge, An imprint of University Press of New England, [2016]
xii, 222 pages ; 24 cm
The word "heart" in the title appears as the heart symbol.
Introduction -- Obama the folk hero: what he means to us -- Obama represents -- Obama leads -- Who is this guy? -- Is Obama bad for us? -- Epilogue: I heart Obama.
"In his two terms as president, Barack Obama solidified his status as something black people haven't had for fifty years: a folk hero. The 1960s delivered Malcom X and Martin Luther King, Jr., forever twinned as larger-than-life outsiders and truth tellers who took on racism and died in the process. Obama is different: Not an outsider but president, head of the most powerful state in the world; a centrist Democrat, not the face of a movement. Yet he is every bit a folk hero, doing battle with the beast of a system created to keep people like him on the margins. He is unique among presidents and entirely unique among black people, who never expected to have a president so soon"--Jacket.

The Gutfeld monologues : classic rants from The Five

August 7, 2018
Gutfeld, Greg, author.
298 pages ; 22 cm
Identity politics -- Law and order -- Hollywood -- Islamic terror -- The environment -- The campus -- The sexes.
"An interactive and annotated collection of Fox News star and New York Times bestselling author Greg Gutfeld's sharp, hilarious monologues on everything from politics to pop culture--updated with new commentary for the current day"-- Provided by publisher.

A future of faith : the path of change in politics and society

August 6, 2018
Francis, Pope, 1936- interviewee.
viii, 308 pages ; 25 cm
Peace and war -- Religion and politics -- Europe and cultural diversity -- Culture and communication -- Otherness, time and joy -- "Mercy is a journey from the heart to the hand." -- "Tradition is a movement." -- A destiny
Pope Francis met with French reporter and sociologist Dominique Wolton for an unprecedented series of twelve fascinating and timely conversations, open dialogues revolving around the political, cultural, and religious issues dominating communication and conflict around the world, now published here, along with addresses or extracts of addresses given for various occasions during his papacy.

The case against impeaching Trump

July 31, 2018
Dershowitz, Alan M., author.
x, 150 pages ; 24 cm.
Introduction: The constitutional case against impeaching Trump -- Opening statements: The age of hyper-partisan politics. The partisan show is on the other foot ; When politics is criminalized ; When criminal law is weaponized for political gain ; I haven't changed; they have -- Trump: Accusations and realities. A partisan rush to prosecute Trump ; Why Donald Trump can't be charged with obstruction ; "Corrupt motive" is not a proper criterion for prosecuting a president ; The ruling shows I'm right on Trump and corruption ; No one is above the law ; Does Donald Trump have congressional immunity? ; Rod Rosenstein should not be fired, but should he be recused? ; On criminality and presidential advice -- Mueller and the need for a nonpartisan commission. Why did Mueller impanel a second grand jury in DC? ; Flynn plea reveals weakness, not strength, of Mueller probe ; Trump doesn't need to fire Mueller--here's why ; Desire to "get Trump" risks death of civil liberties ; Does the President have the right to expect loyalty from his Attorney General? ; The Nunes FISA memo deserves more investigation. Time for a nonpartisan commission ; Trump is right: the Special Counsel should never have been appointed -- Accountability, civil liberties, and Michale Cohen. The President has a special obligation to condemn the racist right ; Enough with the anti-Trump McCarthyism! ; Targeting Trump's lawyer should worry us all ; For ACLU, getting Trump trumps civil liberties ; The final nail in the ACLU's coffin ; "Firewalls" and "taint teams" do not protect Fourth and Sixth Amendment rights--we need a new law to protect lawyer-client communications ; The sword of Damocles ; The epic struggle for Michael Cohen's soul and testimony ; Federal Judge rightly rebukes Mueller for questionable tactics -- Trump's legal defense and moving forward. Trump's better off litigating than testifying ; The Trump defense ; You won't have any doubt at the end of this ; Can Trump pardon himself? The answer is: no one actually knows ; Trump will not pardon himself or testify in sex cases ; People confuse my advocacy ; Tweeting with POTUS -- Conclusion.
The author seeks to reorient the debate over impeachment to the same standard that Dershowitz has continued to uphold for decades: the law of the United States of America, as established by the Constitution.

Everything Trump touches dies : a Republican strategist gets real about the worst president ever

July 31, 2018
Wilson, Rick, author.
New York : Free Press, [2018]
viii, 327 pages ; 24 cm

Into the hands of the soldiers : freedom and chaos in Egypt and the Middle East

July 31, 2018
Kirkpatrick, David D., 1970- author.
New York, New York : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, 2018.
ix, 370 pages : map ; 24 cm
Whoever drinks the water -- City of contradictions : August 14, 2010-January 1, 2011 -- Police day : January 24, 2011-February 11, 2011 -- We don't do that anymore : February 12, 2011-September 11, 2011 -- The first lady and the blue bra : March 8, 2011-December 20, 2011 -- The Theban Legion : May 7, 2011-October 9, 2011 -- How the downfall of a state can happen : July 23, 2011-November 24, 2011 -- Forefathers : November 27, 2011-January 22, 2012 -- Parliament grows a beard : January 23, 2012-May 23, 2012 -- Thug versus thug : May 23, 2012-June 17, 2012 -- The judges club : June 17, 2012-June 30, 2012 -- The night of power : June 30, 2012-November 19, 2012 -- A day in court : July 4, 2012-September 11, 2012 -- President and Mrs. Morsi : November 19, 2012-November 23, 2012 -- Under the cloak : November 22, 2012-December 3, 2012 -- A rumble at the palace : December 3, 2012-December 7, 2012 -- Murder, rape, Christians, and spies : December 8, 2012-March 9, 2013 -- The view from the west : March 12, 2013-April 24, 2013 -- A new front : April 24, 2013-May 1, 2013 -- A dutiful son : May 1, 2013-June 23, 2013 -- June 30 : May 25, 2013-July 3, 2013 -- Coup d'état : July 4, 2013 -- Killing themselves : July 3, 2013-July 24, 2013 -- A lion : July 24, 2013-August 6, 2013 -- Clearing the square : August 14, 2013-August 15, 2013 -- Jihadis in the White House : August 15, 2013 -- Retribution : August 14, 2013-June 1, 2017 -- Deep state : August 14, 2013-June 1, 2017.
A candid narrative of how and why the Arab Spring sparked, then failed, and the truth about America's role in that failure and the subsequent military coup that put Sisi in power--from the Middle East correspondent of the New York Times. In 2011, Egyptians of all sects, ages, and social classes shook off millennia of autocracy, then elected a Muslim Brotherhood president. The 2013 military coup replaced him with a vigorous strongman, Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, who has cracked down on any dissent or opposition with a degree of ferocity Mubarak never dared. What went wrong? Is the Arab world stuck between military and theocratic authoritarianism? And how did Washington manage to be so feckless and reactive? Egypt has for centuries set in motion every major trend in politics and culture across the Arab world, from independence and Arab nationalism to Islamic modernism, political Islam, and the jihadist thought that led to Al Qaeda and ISIS. The Arab Spring revolts of 2011 spread from Cairo, so Americans naturally look to its disastrous democratic experiment with cynical exasperation; but they fail to understand the dynamic of the uprising, the hidden story of its failure, and Washington's part in that tragedy. David D. Kirkpatrick arrived in Egypt less than six months before the uprising broke out. The book juxtaposes his account of Tahrir Square, the elections, and the eventual coup, with new reporting on the conflicts within the Obama administration over how to handle the tumult. It is the story of Kirkpatrick's education in the Arab world, in a time of revolution and violence.

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah presents The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library

July 30, 2018
125 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 27 cm
"Comedy Central."
Introduction / by Trevor Noah -- Foreword / by Jon Meacham -- The Donald J. Trump Presidential Twitter Library -- Terrific history : the Trump Twitter timeline -- Masterworks. Birth of a birther ; 9/11 haters & losers ; Taco bowls ; Lyin' Ted -- The special relationship : Fox & friends & Forty-five -- Greatest battles. The second civil war ; The Bushkrieg ; The war of masculine aggression ; The battle of bullshit run ; The Diet Coke rebellion -- The nicknames -- Sad! : a retrospective -- The world according to Trump -- Trump vs. Trump -- Elements!!! of style : politics of a president -- Masterworks II. Covfefe ; Nobody has more respect ; Composition in meme and bodyslam ; My button works ; Very stable genius -- Masterwork workshop : the making of a "very stable genius" -- Hall of retweets -- The wall --By the numbers -- Featured collections. I'm the best ; Constructive criticism ; Like a dog ; Holiday cheer ; Wow ; Birther of a nation ; Enigmas of MAGA -- Trumpstradamus -- The jump to 280 -- Masterworks III. Phone tapp ; Due process ; Witch hunt ; Bleeding badly -- War and tweets : the real Russia investigation -- Greatest battles II. Courter's last stand ; Global warring ; The battle of K-Patz ; The problem with those people -- Verified survivors -- Melania Trump : trying to help -- Masterworks IV. Illegal voters ; Born fucked up ; Impeach for gross incompetence -- Forgery alert : "nothing to hide" -- 11 minutes -- You too can be a part of history -- On the cover : Trump crossing the Delaware -- Acknowledgments -- In memoriam : deleted but not forgotten.

Things that matter : three decades of passions, pastimes, and politics

July 30, 2018
Krauthammer, Charles, 1950-2018.
New York : Crown Forum, [2015]
viii, 405 pages ; 21 cm
Selected essays previously published in various periodicals and journals.
"New section: The age of Obama"--Cover.
America's preeminent columnist presents his penetrating and surprising reflections on everything from embryo research to entitlement reform, from Halley's Comet to border collies, from Christopher Columbus to Martin Luther King, from drone warfare to American decline. Features a special, highly autobiographical introduction.

Travelers in the Third Reich : the rise of fascism : 1919-1945

July 27, 2018
Boyd, Julia, 1948- author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.
viii, 456 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 24 cm
"Without the benefit of hindsight, how do you interpret what's right in front of your eyes? The events that took place in Germany between 1919 and 1945 were dramatic and terrible, but there were also moments of confusion, of doubt--even of hope. How easy was it to know what was actually going on, to grasp the essence of National Socialism, to remain untouched by the propaganda, or predict the Holocaust? Travelers in the Third Reich is an extraordinary history of the rise of the Nazis based on fascinating first-hand accounts, drawing together a multitude of voices and stories, including politicians, musicians, diplomats, schoolchildren, communists, scholars, athletes, poets, fascists, artists, tourists, and even celebrities like Charles Lindbergh and Samuel Beckett. Their experiences create a remarkable three-dimensional picture of Germany under Hitler--one so palpable that the reader will feel, hear, even breathe the atmosphere. These are the accidental eyewitnesses to history. Disturbing, absurd, moving, and ranging from the deeply trivial to the deeply tragic, their tales give a fresh insight into the complexities of the Third Reich, its paradoxes, and its ultimate destruction"--Publisher's description.

Henry Clay : the man who would be president

July 26, 2018
Klotter, James C., author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
xix, 510 pages ; 25 cm
"Charismatic, charming, and one of the best orators of his era, Henry Clay seemed to have it all. He offered a comprehensive plan of change for America, and he directed national affairs as Speaker of the House, as Secretary of State to John Quincy Adams--the man he put in office--and as acknowledged leader of the Whig party. As the broker of the Missouri Compromise and the Compromise of 1850, Henry Clay fought to keep a young nation united when westward expansion and slavery threatened to tear it apart. Yet, despite his talent and achievements, Henry Clay never became president. Three times he received Electoral College votes, twice more he sought his party's nomination, yet each time he was defeated. Alongside fellow senatorial greats Daniel Webster and John C. Calhoun, Clay was in the mix almost every moment from 1824 to 1848. Given his prominence, perhaps the years should be termed not the Jacksonian Era but rather the Age of Clay."--Dust jacket.

The Pentagon papers : the secret history of the Vietnam War

July 24, 2018
New York, New York : Racehorse Publishing, 2017.
xxi, 810 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
First published in 1971 by Quadrangle Books, Inc.
"As published by the New York Times."
The Truman and Eisenhower years, 1945-1960 / by Fox Butterfield -- Origins of the insurgency in South Vietnam / by Fox Butterfield -- The Kennedy years, 1961-1963 / by Hedrick Smith -- The overthrow of Ngo Dinh Diem, May-November, 1963 / by Hedrick Smith -- The covert war and Tonkin Gulf, February-August, 1964 / by Neil Sheehan -- The consensus to bomb North Vietnam, August, 1964-February, 1965 / by Neil Sheehan -- The launching of the ground war, March-July, 1965 / by Neil Sheehan -- The buildup, July, 1965-September, 1966 / by Fox Butterfield -- Secretary McNamara's disenchantment, October, 1966-May, 1967 / by Hedrick Smith -- The Tet offensive and the turnaround / by E.W. Kentworthy -- Appendix 1: Analysis and comment -- The lessons of Vietnam / by Max Frankel -- Editorials from the New York Times -- Appendix 2: Court records -- Appendix 3: Biographies of key figures.
Published by The New York Times in 1971, The Pentagon Papers riveted an already deeply divided nation with startling and disturbing revelations about the United States' involvement in Vietnam. The Washington Post called them "the most significant leaks of classified material in American history" and they remain relevant today as a reminder of the importance of a free press. Indeed, they are a focal point of The Post, a new film by Steven Spielberg about that era. With a new foreword by James L. Greenfield, this edition of the Pulitzer Prize winning series is sure to provoke discussion about government deception and the public's right to know, and shed some light on issues in the past and present so that we can better understand and improve the future.

The briefing : politics, the press, and the president

July 18, 2018
Spicer, Sean, author.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2018]
278 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm

The contest : the 1968 election and the war for America's soul

July 18, 2018
Schumacher, Michael, 1950- author.
xix, 540 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
The candidates -- The primaries -- The conventions -- The election.
A dramatic, deeply informed account of one of the most consequential elections and periods in American history.

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