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Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know about the People We Don’t Know

In July 2015, a young African American woman named Sandra Bland drove from her hometown of Chicago to a little town an hour west of Houston, Texas. She was interviewing for a job at Prairie View A&M University, the school she’d graduated from a few years before. She was tall and striking, with a personality Read more

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The Rabbit Girls by Anna Ellory

The Rabbit Girls by Anna Ellory

Berlin, 1989. As the wall between East and West falls, Miriam Winter cares for her dying father, Henryk. When he cries out for someone named Frieda – and Miriam discovers an Auschwitz tattoo hidden under his watch strap – Henryk’s secret history begins to unravel. Searching for more clues of her father’s past, Miriam finds Read more

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The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

The Right Stuff by Tom Wolfe

This book originated with some ordinary, curiosity. What is it, I wondered, that makes a man willing to sit up on top of an enormous Roman candle, such as a Redstone, Atlas, Titan, or Saturn rocket, and wait for someone to light the fuse? I decided on the simplest approach possible. I would ask a Read more

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The Mueller Report by The Washington Post

The Mueller Report by The Washington Post

Introduction: A President, a Prosecutor, and the Protection of American Democracy by Rosalind S. Helderman and Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post The special counsel investigation that threatened Donald Trump’s presidency was born of the commander-in-chief’s rage. In his first months in office, Trump had seethed over FBI director James B. Comey’s refusal to tell Read more

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The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months That Changed the World

FEW AMERICAN PRESIDENTS have left such a polarizing legacy as Harry Truman. Perhaps none have. Historians have ranked him among the greatest and among the worst chief executives. His administration was deeply frowned upon when he left office in January 1953. Less than ten years later, a poll conducted by the prominent historian Arthur Schlesinger Read more

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