Politics

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton

Audiobook, Autobiography, Biography, History, Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics
What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton eBook Download “In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.” —Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What Happened For the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. Now free from the constraints of running, Hillary takes you inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rul
Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur eBook Download

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur eBook Download

Autobiography, Biography, History, Memoir, Nonfiction, Politics
Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History by Katy Tur eBook Download Called "disgraceful," "third-rate," and "not nice" by Donald Trump, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history. Tur lived out of a suitcase for a year and a half, following Trump around the country, powered by packets of peanut butter and kept clean with dry shampoo. She visited forty states with the candidate, made more than 3,800 live television reports, listened to endless loops of Elton John’s "Tiny Dancer"—a Trump rally playlist staple. From day 1 to day 500, Tur documented Trump’s inconsistencies, fact-checked his falsities, and called him out on his lies. In return, Trump re
Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen

Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen

History, Nonfiction, Politics, Psychology, Sociology
Fantasyland by Kurt Andersen eBook Download A razor-sharp thinker offers a new understanding of our post-truth world and explains the American instinct to believe in make-believe, from the Pilgrims to P. T. Barnum to Disneyland to zealots of every stripe . . . to Donald Trump. In this sweeping, eloquent history of America, Kurt Andersen demonstrates that what’s happening in our country today—this strange, post-factual, “fake news” moment we’re all living through—is not something entirely new, but rather the ultimate expression of our national character and path. America was founded by wishful dreamers, magical thinkers, and true believers, by impresarios and their audiences, by hucksters and their suckers. Believe-whatever-you-want fantasy is deeply embedded in our DNA. Over the
Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years

Thanks, Obama: My Hopey, Changey White House Years

Adult, Audiobook, Autobiography, Biography, Biography Memoir, History, Humor, Nonfiction, Politics
Thanks, Obama by David Litt eBook Download Remember when presidents spoke in complete sentences instead of in unhinged tweets? David Litt does. In his comic, coming-of-age memoir, he takes us back to the Obama years – and charts a path forward in the age of Trump More than any other presidency, Barack Obama’s eight years in the White House were defined by young people – twenty-somethings who didn’t have much experience in politics (or anything else, for that matter), yet suddenly found themselves in the most high-stakes office building on earth. David Litt was one of those twenty-somethings. After graduating from college in 2008, he went straight to the Obama campaign. In 2011, he became one of the youngest White House speechwriters in history. Until leaving the White House in 2016
Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander

Dinner at the Center of the Earth by Nathan Englander

Cultural, Fiction, Historical, Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Literature, Politics, Thriller
Dinner at the Center of the Earth eBook Download A prisoner in a secret cell. The guard who has watched over him a dozen years. An American waitress in Paris. A young Palestinian man in Berlin who strikes up an odd friendship with a wealthy Canadian businessman. And The General, Israel's most controversial leader, who lies dying in a hospital, the only man who knows of the prisoner's existence. From these vastly different lives Nathan Englander has woven a powerful, intensely suspenseful portrait of a nation riven by insoluble conflict, even as the lives of its citizens become fatefully and inextricably entwined--a political thriller of the highest order that interrogates the anguished, violent division between Israelis and Palestinians, and dramatizes the immense moral ambiguities...
Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose

Autobiography, Biography, Nonfiction, Politics
Promise Me, Dad by Joe Biden eBook Download A deeply moving memoir about the year that would forever change both a family and a country. In November 2014, thirteen members of the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for Thanksgiving, a tradition they had been celebrating for the past forty years; it was the one constant in what had become a hectic, scrutinized, and overscheduled life. The Thanksgiving holiday was a much-needed respite, a time to connect, a time to reflect on what the year had brought, and what the future might hold. But this year felt different from all those that had come before. Joe and Jill Biden?s eldest son, Beau, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor fifteen months earlier, and his survival was uncertain. "Promise me, Dad," Beau had told his father. "...
Grant by Ron Chernow eBook Download

Grant by Ron Chernow eBook Download

Biography, History, Nonfiction, Politics
Grant by Ron Chernow eBook Download Pulitzer Prize-winner and biographer of Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and John D. Rockefeller, Ron Chernow returns with a sweeping and dramatic portrait of one of our most complicated generals and presidents, Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses S. Grant's life has typically been misunderstood. All too often he is caricatured as a chronic loser and inept businessman, fond of drinking to excess; or as the triumphant but brutal Union general of the Civil War; or as a credulous and hapless president whose tenure came to symbolize the worst excesses of the Gilded Age. These stereotypes don't come close to capturing adequately his spirit and the sheer magnitude of his monumental accomplishments. A biographer at the height of his powers, Chernow has prod...
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy eBook Download

We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy eBook Download

History, Nonfiction, Politics
We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy eBook Download A sweeping collection of new and selected essays on the Obama era by the National Book Award-winning author of Between the World and Me "We were eight years in power" was the lament of Reconstruction-era black politicians as the American experiment in multiracial democracy ended with the return of white supremacist rule in the South. Now Ta-Nehisi Coates explores the tragic echoes of that history in our own time: the unprecedented election of a black president followed by a vicious backlash that fueled the election of the man Coates argues is America's "first white president." But the story of these present-day eight years is not just about presidential politics. This book also examines the new voices, ideas, and m