New Arrivals · Politics

April 20, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The burning shores : inside the battle for the new Libya

April 19, 2018
Wehrey, Frederic M., author.
©2018
xiv, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Prologue -- No ownership -- "The tent conquered the castle" -- Uprising -- Intervention -- False hope -- Unraveling -- Young men with guns -- "We don't know who's who" -- The attack on the Americans -- The revolution devours its own -- Collapse -- "This is dignity" -- Civil war -- Europe's African shores -- The Islamic State's African home -- The strongman -- Epilogue.

The peacemakers : leadership lessons from twentieth-century statesmanship

April 19, 2018
Jentleson, Bruce W., 1951- author.
©2018
xxviii, 372 pages ; 25 cm
Introduction does history make statesmen or do statesmen make history? -- Henry Kissinger, Zhou Enlai, and the U.S.-China opening, 1971-1972 -- Mikhail Gorbachev : ending the Cold War, 1985-1991 -- Wilson and FDR : failure of the League of Nations, birth of the United Nations -- UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjøld : the "secular pope," 1953-1961 -- Nelson Mandela, iconic statesman of reconciliation, 1989-1999 -- Yitzhak Rabin, soldier as peacemaker, 1992-1995 -- Mairead Corrigan and Betty Williams, Northern Ireland women for peace, 1972-1977 -- Gandhi : exemplar of anticolonialism, apostle of nonviolence, 1914-1948 -- Lech Walesa : from communism to democracy, 1980-1990 -- Aung San Suu Kyi : a cautionary tale, 1988-2015, 2016 -- Peter Benenson, Amnesty International and the global human rights movement, 1961-1967 -- Gro Harlem Brundtland : our common future, 1987-2003 -- Gates Foundation and global health : philanthropy statesmanship, 2000- -- Epilogue : twenty- first- century statesmanship : difficult, possible, necessary.
"Great leaders made the twentieth century safer and more peaceful. In The Peacemakers, a kind of global edition of John F. Kennedy's Profiles in Courage, Bruce Jentleson shows how key figures in the previous century rewrote the zero-sum and transactional scripts they were handed and successfully prevented conflict, advanced human rights, and promoted global sustainability. Covering a broad range of historical examples, from Yitzhak Rabin's efforts for Arab-Israeli peace to Dag Hammarskjöld's effectiveness as secretary-general of the United Nations and Mahatma Gandhi's pioneering use of nonviolence as a political tool, Jentleson argues that individuals can shape policy--because they have. For each leader, Jentleson tells us who they were as an individual, why they made the choices they did, how they pursued their goals, and what they were able to achieve. An ambitious book for ambitious people, The Peacemakers is a useful guide for anybody who wants to achieve meaningful change on the global stage."--Provided by publisher.

The politically incorrect guide to climate change

April 19, 2018
Morano, Marc, author.
©2018
xvii, 413 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Foreword / John Coleman -- 1. The education of a climate denier -- 2. Climate change déjà vu (Two centuries of climate scare ; The inconvenient global coling scare of the 1970s ; The big switch) -- 3. "Pulled from thin air": the 97 percent 'consensus' (Fooling even the scientists ; Whole dozens of scientists! ; Dubious evidence for a ubiquitous number ; The fake science is not fooling the public) -- 4. The tail does not wag the dog (The origins of the global warming scare ; Human beings don't breathe out poison ; What really causes climate change ; The positive benefits of [carbon dioxide] ; If anything, it's the other way around) -- 5. The ice caps are melting! (The Antarctic ; Greenland and the Arctic ; Sea level ; The polar bears) -- 6. The hottest temperatures in a thousand years! Michael Mann's hockey schtick (Hiding the medieval warm period ; The hockey stick breaks under scrutiny ; Replicating error ; Dissension in the ranks) -- 7. A long cool pause (Satellites over surface ; The pause that refreshes ; The world is not burning) -- 8. Models do not equal evidence (Predictions are suddenly "evidence", models are now "data" ; Sub-standard software ; In violation of basic principles) -- 9. The eroding 'consensus' (Goaded into taking a stand ; Re-favaluating the evidence ; More skeptics on the left ; From true believers to heretics) -- 10. Climategate: the UN HPCC exposed (Breaking ranks ; Circling the wagons ; Thoroughly discredited ; Insiders speak out)
Less freedom. More regulation. Higher costs. Make no mistake: those are the surefire consequences of the modern global warming campaign waged by political and cultural elites, who have long ago abandoned fact-based science for dramatic fearmongering in order to push increased central planning. The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change gives a voice-backed by statistics, real-life stories, and incontrovertible evidence-to the millions of "deplorable" Americans skeptical about the multibillion dollar "climate change" complex, whose claims have time and time again been proven wrong.

Eisenhower vs. Warren : the battle for civil rights and liberties

April 17, 2018
Simon, James F., author.
New York : Liveright Publishing Corporation, a division of W. W. Norton & Company, [2018]
xvii, 427 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

God save Texas : a journey into the soul of the Lone Star State

April 16, 2018
Wright, Lawrence, 1947- author.
©2018
349 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"Explores the history, culture, and politics of Texas, while holding the stereotypes up for rigorous scrutiny. God Save Texas is a journey through the most controversial state in America. It is a red state in the heart of Trumpland that hasn't elected a Democrat to a statewide office in more than twenty years; but it is also a state in which minorities already form a majority (including the largest number of Muslim adherents). The cities are blue and among the most diverse in the nation. Oil is still king but Texas now leads California in technology exports. The Texas economic model of low taxes and minimal regulation has produced extraordinary growth but also striking income disparities. Texas looks a lot like the America that Donald Trump wants to create. And Wright's profound portrait of the state not only reflects our country back as it is, but as it was and as it might be"-- Provided by publisher.

Excuse me, professor : challenging the myths of progressivism

April 16, 2018
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2015]
xiii, 299 pages ; 23 cm
Introduction -- #1 "Income inequality arises from market forces and requires government intervention" -- #2 "Because we're running out of resources, government must manage them" -- #3 "Equality serves the common good" -- #4 "The more complex the society, the more government control we need" -- #5 "Income inequality is the great economic and moral crisis of our time" -- #6 "Capitalism fosters greed and government policy must temper it" -- #7 "The free market ignores the poor" -- #8 "The economy needs more planning -- central planning, that is" -- #9 "Human rights are more important than property rights" -- #10 "I have a right!" -- #11 "Rich people have an obligation to give back" -- #12 "I prefer security to freedom" -- #13 "Cooperation, not competition!" -- #14 "Healthcare is a right" -- #15 "We are destroying the earth and government must do something" -- #16 "Ownership must be tempered by sharing" -- #17 "All we need is the right people to run the government" -- #18 "Humanity can be best understood in a collective context" -- #19 "Big government is a check on big business" -- #20 "Government can be a compassionate alternative to the harshness of the marketplace" -- #21 "Capitalism's sweatshops and child labor cry out for government intervention" -- #22 "Voluntary, market-based arrangements ùse' people" -- #23 "The balance of trade deficit requires government action" -- #24 "Americans squander their incomes on themselves while public needs are neglected" -- #25 "If government doesn't relieve distress, who will?" -- #26 "Historical preservation won't happen unless the government takes charge" -- #27 "Government must have the power to make people take better care of themselves" -- #28 "Government spending brings jobs and prosperity" -- #29 "Upton Sinclair's The Jungle proved regulation was required" -- #30 "Capitalism's industrial revolution cursed the world with the horror of child labor" -- #31 "Labor unions raise wages and the standard of living" -- #32 "FDR was elected in 1932 on a Progressive platform to plan the economy" -- #33 "The great depression was a calamity of unfettered capitalism" -- #34 "Government must subsidize the arts" -- #35 "Government is an inflation fighter" -- #36 "Outsourcing is bad for the economy" -- #37 "If FDR's New Deal didn't end the Depression, then World War II did" -- #38 "The minimum wage helps the poor" -- #39 "Free markets exploit women" -- #40 "The rich are getting richer and the poor are getting poorer" -- #41 "Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company proved we needed antitrust laws to fight market monopolies" -- #42 "Jesus Christ was a Progressive because he advocated income redistribution to help the poor" -- #43 "The free market cannot provide public education" -- #44 "Warren Buffett's federal tax rate is less than his secretary's" -- #45 "Profit is evidence of suspicious behavior" -- #46 "Robots and computerization cause unemployment" -- #47 "Statistical disparities between races prove discrimination" -- #48 "The solution to over-population is population control" -- #49 "Resource-poor countries need strong central planning to develop" -- #50 "People love the Robin Hood story because he took from the rich to give to the poor" -- #51 "Greedy capitalists take advantage of people in natural disasters; price controls are the answer" -- #52 "Progressives have good intentions, so what else is required?".
"There's little truly "progressive" about Progressivism. True progress happens when humans are free, yet the Progressive agenda substantially diminishes freedom while promising the unachievable. Excuse Me, Professor provides a handy reference for anyone actively engaged in advancing liberty, with essential essays debunking over 50 Progressive cliches. Does the free market truly ignore the poor? Are humans really destroying the Earth? If government doesn't relieve distress, who will? Compiled and edited by Lawrence W. Reed in collaboration with the Foundation for Economic Education and the Young America's Foundation, this anthology is an indispensable addition to every Conservatives arsenal of intellectual ammunition"-- Provided by publisher.

A higher loyalty : truth, lies, and leadership

April 13, 2018
Comey, James B., Jr., 1960- author.
New York, NY : Flatiron Books, 2018.
xii, 290 pages ; 25 cm
Includes index.
The life -- This thing of ours -- The Bully -- Meaning -- The easy lie -- On the tracks -- Confirmation bias -- In Hoover's shadow -- The Washington listen -- Roadkill -- Speak or conceal -- Trump Tower -- Tests of loyalty -- The Cloud.
Former FBI director James Comey shares his never-before-told experiences from some of the highest-stakes situations of his career in the past two decades of American government, exploring what good, ethical leadership looks like, and how it drives sound decisions.

The view from flyover country : dispatches from the forgotten America

April 13, 2018
Kendzior, Sarah, author.
New York : Flatiron Books, 2018.
xv, 239 pages ; 21 cm
Collection of essays originally written between 2012 and 2014.
Offers a collection of essays on the state of America, including how labor exploitation, racism, gentrification, media bias, and other aspects of a post-employment economy have given rise to an autocrat leader.

The class of '74 : Congress after Watergate and the roots of partisanship

April 12, 2018
Lawrence, John A., 1949- author.
©2018
xi, 380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction : we came here to take the Bastille -- Toothless, sapless, and secretive -- Seeds of rebellion -- The class : diverse and determined -- The reinforcements -- The revolution -- Time to put on the long pants -- Thermidor -- The Republican reformers -- Revolution or skirmish? -- Before you can save the world, save your seat -- Coda for reform -- Reform and the rise of polarization -- Conclusion : a hinge point in history.

Things that make white people uncomfortable

April 12, 2018
Bennett, Michael, 1985- author.
©2018
xxxviii, 220 pages : 1 illustration ; 23 cm
Foreword / by Martellus Bennett -- Preface: The sit-down/on fear -- Roots -- The NCAA will give you PTSD -- NFL reality -- Soap opera for men -- Brotherhood -- Without food, your ass is going to die -- "N---er" -- Time out : a moment of silence -- Black lives matter -- Intersectionality also matters -- Our daughters and the power of women -- Athletes for impact -- You have to forgive to grow -- Afterword: Get comfortable.

Sharp : the women who made an art of having an opinion

April 12, 2018
Dean, Michelle, 1979- author.
©2018
xiii, 362 pages ; 24 cm
Preface -- Parker -- West -- West & Hurston -- Arendt -- McCarthy -- Parker & Arendt -- Arendt & McCarthy -- Sontag -- Kael -- Didion -- Ephron -- Arendt & McCarthy & Lillian Hellman -- Adler -- Malcolm -- Afterword.

American Pravda : my fight for truth in the era of fake news

April 12, 2018
O'Keefe, James, 1984- author.
©2017
314 pages ; 25 cm
Meeting citizen Trump -- Defining the Veritas journalist -- Crossing borders -- Honoring a tradition -- the history of journalism and its demise -- Swilling chardonnay -- Practicing magic -- Meeting candidate Trump -- Recognizing propaganda -- Meeting Alan Schulkin -- Channeling Chicago -- Working our way in -- Going deep -- Pulling back the curtain -- Counting down -- Always be closing -- Banned from Twitter -- Closing up shop -- Spiking the news -- Breaking through -- Weaponized autism -- Going viral in Vegas -- Anticipating Hillary -- Fleeing Philly -- Making history -- Targeting the media -- Manufacturing consent -- Freezing the "anti-fascist" fascists -- Disrupting the disruption -- Backtracking in Wisconsin -- Editing the news -- Attacking Fox -- American Pravda.
The one real difference between the American press and the Soviet state newspaper Pravda was that the Russian people knew they were being lied to. To expose the lies our media tell us today, controversial journalist James O'Keefe created Project Veritas, an independent news organization whose reporters go where traditional journalists dare not. In American Pravda, the reader is invited to go undercover with these intrepid journalists as they infiltrate political campaigns, unmask dishonest officials and expose voter fraud. A rollicking adventure story on one level, the book also serves as a treatise on modern media, arguing that establishment journalists have a vested interest in keeping the powerful comfortable and the people misinformed.

The dawn prayer (or how to survive in a secret Syrian terrorist prison) : a memoir

April 12, 2018
Schrier, Matthew, author.
Dallas, TX : BenBella Books, Inc., [2018]
297 pages ; 24 cm

Rescue board : the untold story of America's efforts to save the Jews of Europe

April 11, 2018
Erbelding, Rebecca, author.
©2018
368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Two wars -- Revelation -- John Pehle -- State Department hubris -- On the acquiescence of this government -- A War Refugee Board -- Getting started -- Hirschmann in Turkey -- Warnings -- Protective papers -- Blood for goods -- Free ports -- Whether to bomb, whether to ransom -- The Horthy offer -- Adrift -- Midnight sun -- What kind of peace -- A coup in Hungary -- McClelland's report -- War at Christmas -- Prisoner exchanges -- Packages -- Liberation -- Afterword.
"America has long been criticized for refusing to give harbor to the Jews of Europe as Hitler and the Nazis closed in. Now a U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum scholar tells the extraordinary story of the War Refugee Board, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's little-known effort late in the war to save the Jews who remained. In January 1944, a young Treasury lawyer named John Pehle accompanied his boss to a meeting with the president. For more than a decade, the Jews of Germany had sought refuge in the United States and had been stymied by Congress's harsh immigration policy. Now the State Department was refusing to authorize relief funds Pehle wanted to use to help Jews escape Nazi territory. At the meeting, Pehle made his best case--and prevailed. Within days, FDR created the War Refugee Board, empowering it to rescue the victims of Nazi persecution, and put John Pehle in charge. Over the next twenty months, Pehle pulled together a team of D.C. pencil pushers, international relief workers, pirates, diplomats, millionaires, confidence men, and rabble-rousers to run operations across four continents and a dozen countries. Together, they tricked the Nazis, forged identity papers, smuggled food into concentration camps, recruited spies, leaked news stories, negotiated ransoms, and funneled millions of dollars into Europe. They bought weapons for the French Resistance and ships to transport Romanian refugees to Palestine. Altogether, they saved tens of thousands of lives. In Rescue Board, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum scholar Rebecca Erbelding uses unrivaled access to archival materials and fresh interviews with survivors to tell the dramatic unknown story of America's last-ditch effort to save the Jews of Europe"-- Provided by publisher.

The list : a week-by-week reckoning of Trump's first year

April 11, 2018
Siskind, Amy B., 1953- author.
©2018
xiv, 509 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"In the immediate aftermath of Donald Trump's election as president, Amy Siskind, a former Wall Street executive began compiling a list of actions taken by the Trump regime."--Dust jacket.

State of resistance : what California's dizzying descent and remarkable resurgence mean for America's future

April 9, 2018
Pastor, Manuel, 1956- author.
New York : New Press, [2018]
277 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
America fast-forward -- From dream to drag -- Things fall apart -- Setting the stage -- Making change -- What happens in California...
"Today, California is leading the way on addressing climate change, low-wage work, immigrant integration, overincarceration, and more. As white residents became a minority and job loss drove economic uncertainty, California had its own Trump moment twenty-five years ago but has become increasingly blue over each of the last seven presidential elections. How did the Golden State manage to emerge from its unsavory past to become a bellwether for the rest of the country?" -- provided by the publisher.

The presidency of Barack Obama : a first historical assessment

April 9, 2018
©2018
xvi, 346 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

"Gentleman George" Hunt Pendleton : party politics and ideological identity in nineteenth-century America

April 6, 2018
Mach, Thomas S., 1966-
Kent, Ohio : Kent State University Press, ©2007.
ix, 307 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
The early years -- The young politician from Cincinnati -- The tortuous course : Pendleton and the peace Democrats -- Pendleton the obstructionist -- From victory came defeat -- Pendleton and party unity : the Ohio idea -- The Great Railroad Case and the road to the Senate -- "Kicking against the goads" : Pendleton and civil service reform -- Minister plenipotentiary and envoy extraordinary of the United States to Germany.

Orwell on truth

April 5, 2018
Orwell, George, 1903-1950, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
xviii, 197 pages ; 19 cm.
"Over the course of his career, George Orwell wrote about many things, but no matter what he wrote the goal was to get at the fundamental truths of the world. He had no place for dissemblers, liars, conmen, or frauds, and he made his feelings well-known. In Orwell on Truth, excerpts from across Orwell's career show how his writing and worldview developed over the decades, profoundly shaped by his experiences in the Spanish Civil War, and further by World War II and the rise of totalitarian states. In a world that seems increasingly like one of Orwell's dystopias, a willingness to speak truth to power is more important than ever. With Orwell on Truth, readers get a collection of both powerful quotes and the context for them."-- Provided by publisher.

False black power?

April 5, 2018
Riley, Jason (Jason L.), author.
©2017
122 pages ; 18 cm.
"Black civil rights leaders have long supported ethnic identity politics and prioritized the integration of political institutions, and seldom has that strategy been questioned. In False Black Power?, Jason L. Riley takes an honest, factual look at why increased black political power has not paid off in the ways that civil rights leadership has promised. Recent decades have witnessed a proliferation of black elected officials, culminating in the historic presidency of Barack Obama. However, racial gaps in employment, income, homeownership, academic achievement, and other measures not only continue but in some cases have even widened. While other racial and ethnic groups in America have made economic advancement a priority, the focus on political capital for blacks has been a disadvantage, blocking them from the fiscal capital that helped power upward mobility among other groups. Riley explains why the political strategy of civil rights leaders has left so many blacks behind. The key to black economic advancement today is overcoming cultural handicaps, not attaining more political power. The book closes with thoughtful responses from key thought leaders Glenn Loury and John McWhorter."--Amazon.com.

New power : how power works in our hyperconnected world--and how to make it work for you

April 3, 2018
Heimans, Jeremy, author.
©2018
325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Welcome to the new power world -- Thinking old power, thinking new power -- From sound-bites to meme-drops: how ideas spread -- How to build a crowd -- What makes new power communities work (and why they sometimes don't) -- What makes new power communities work (and how they fuse with the wider world) -- The participation premium -- Taking the turn from old to new power -- Leadership -- The art of blending power -- New power at work -- The future.
"For the vast majority of human history, the rules of power were clear. To get ahead or get things done, you mastered "old power": closed, inaccessible, and leader-driven. Once gained, old power is jealously guarded, and the powerful spend it carefully, like currency. But our ubiquitous connectivity has made possible a new form of power, one that operates differently, like a current. "New power" is power made by many; it is open, participatory, and peer-driven. Like water or electricity, it is most forceful when it surges. The challenge with new power is not to hoard it but to channel it. New power is what fuels the rise of participatory platforms like Facebook and YouTube, peer-based services like Uber and Airbnb, and rapid-fire social movements like #BlackLivesMatter. It propelled the unlikely success of Barack Obama's 2008 campaign and the unlikelier victory of Donald Trump in 2016. And it gives ISIS its power to propagate its brand and distribute its violence. Even old power institutions like the papacy, NASA, and LEGO have figured out how to channel new power to stage improbable reinventions. In New Power, the social visionaries Jeremy Heimans and Henry Timms provide the tools for using new power to successfully spread an idea, lead a movement, or build a career in the twenty-first century. Drawing on examples from business, politics, popular culture, and social justice, they explain the new world we live in--a world of crowds, chaos, and hyperconnection. A world in which, more and more, everyone expects to participate"-- Provided by publisher.

The death of democracy : Hitler's rise to power and the downfall of the Weimar Republic

April 3, 2018
Hett, Benjamin Carter, author.
©2018
xix, 280 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Cast of characters -- Important political parties in the Weimar Republic -- August and November -- "Don't believe him, he's telling the truth" -- Blood May and the creeper -- The hunger chancellor -- State of emergency -- The bohemian private and the gentleman jockey -- Coordination -- "We have to get rid of him".
"A riveting account of how the Nazi Party came to power and how the failures of the Weimar Republic and the shortsightedness of German politicians allowed it to happen. Why did democracy fall apart so quickly and completely in Germany in the 1930s? How did a democratic government allow Adolf Hitler to seize power? In [this book], Benjamin Carter Hett answers these questions, and the story he tells has disturbing resonances for our own time. To say that Hitler was elected is too simple. He would never have come to power if Germany's leading politicians had not responded to a spate of populist insurgencies by trying to co-opt him, a strategy that backed them into a corner from which the only way out was to bring the Nazis in. Hett lays bare the misguided confidence of conservative politicians who believed that Hitler and his followers would willingly support them, not recognizing that their efforts to use the Nazis actually played into Hitler's hands. They had willingly given him the tools to turn Germany into a vicious dictatorship. Benjamin Carter Hett is a leading scholar of twentieth-century Germany and a gifted storyteller whose portraits of these feckless politicians show how fragile democracy can be when those in power do not respect it. He offers a powerful lesson for today, when democracy once again finds itself embattled and the siren song of strongmen sounds ever louder."--Dust jacket.

Make trouble : standing up, speaking out, and finding the courage to lead

April 3, 2018
Richards, Cecile, author.
©2018
xii, 276 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Don't let the bastards get you down -- Raised to make trouble -- Question authority -- It's not the work, it's who you work with -- Going for broke in Texas -- Don't wait for instructions -- Everything you need to know in life, you can learn on a campaign (and other lessons on raising activist kids) -- Say yes -- What would Ann Richards do? -- Resilience -- If it was easy, someone else would be doing it -- All in -- The resistance is female -- Epilogue: "Feminist" is not a passive label.
"To make change, you have to make trouble. From Cecile Richards--president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund for more than a decade, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women's March on Washington, and a 'heroine of the resistance' (Vogue)--comes a story about learning to lead and make change, based on a lifetime of fighting for women's rights and social justice. Cecile Richards has been an activist since she was taken to the principal's office in seventh grade for wearing an armband in protest of the Vietnam War. She had an extraordinary childhood in ultra-conservative Texas, where her civil rights attorney father and activist mother taught their kids to be troublemakers. In the Richards household, the 'dinner table was never for eating--it was for sorting precinct lists.' From the time Richards was a girl, she had a front-row seat to observe the rise of women in American politics. She watched her mother, Ann, transform from a housewife to an electrifying force in the Democratic party who made a name for herself as the straight-talking, truth-telling governor of Texas. But Richards also witnessed the pitfalls of public life that are unique to women. Her experiences paint a powerful portrait of the misogyny, sexism, fake news, and even the threat of violence confronting those who challenge authority. As a young woman, Richards worked as a labor organizer alongside women earning minimum wage, and learned that those in power don't give it up without a fight. Now, after years of advocacy, resistance, and progressive leadership, she shares her story for the first time--from the joy and heartbreak of activism to the challenges of raising kids, having a life, and making change, all at the same time. She shines a light on the people and lessons that have gotten her through good times and bad, and encourages readers to take risks, make mistakes, and make trouble along the way. Richards has dedicated her life to taking on injustice, and her memoir will inspire readers to hope and action."--Dust jacket.

The Trump White House : changing the rules of the game

April 3, 2018
Kessler, Ronald, 1943- author.
©2018
x, 289 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"Includes an exclusive interview with President Trump"--Cover.
Prologue -- The two faces of Donald Trump -- Life is a game -- Darkness is good -- Teflon aides -- Blueberry -- The real Trump -- Melania -- Scam artists -- Deal maker -- Winter White House -- Mogul -- Intrusion -- Mooch -- Access -- Hopester -- Socratic method -- Russia -- Special counsel -- Sovereignty -- Victim mentality -- Taking a knee -- Hair spray -- The red button -- Interview with the President -- Bravado.
Presents an unstinting story of the forty-fifth president and the Trump White House, sharing insights into who influences the president, how he makes decisions, what he really thinks, and how he has navigated his successes and failures.

How to be a craftivist : the art of gentle protest

April 2, 2018
Corbett, Sarah (Sarah P.)
London : Unbound, 2017.
305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm
Craftivism -- Gentle protest -- Slow activism -- Mindful activism -- Crafterthoughts -- Communal crafting -- Inner activism -- The gift -- Graceful activism -- Compete with beauty -- The message -- Catalyst not conclusion -- Intriguing craftivism -- Pretty protests -- Wearing your convictions -- Reaching out -- Shareability -- Measuring success.
"How to Be a Craftivist is a manifesto for quiet activism: how to tackle issues not with shouting and aggression but with gentle protest, using the process of ̀making' to engage thoughtfully in the issues we are about, to influence and effect change. Sarah Corbett - professional campaigner and founder of the Craftivist Collective - shares her journey from burnt-out activist, tired of marching, confrontation and demonizing opposition, towards a more respectful activism: using craft to contemplate global issues, provoke thought and start conversations rather than arguments; to engage, empower and encourage people on and offline to become part of change in the face of injustice, inequality and prejudice. Interwoven with Sarah's personal stories of causes fought are ideas and suggestions for every novice craftivist. From how to think about the medium itself, to looking at colour, fonts, size and message, here is inspiration for every detail of your creation. In today's world it's easy to feel helpless, but here is a book to initiate debates rather than shouting matches, to enable collaboration in place of confrontation. Gentleness can be a great strength, and quiet action can sometimes speak as powerfully amid the noise as the loudest voice. And if we want a world that is beautiful, kind and fair... shouldn't our activism be beautiful, kind and fair?"-- Provided by publisher.

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