Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of Authoritarianism

Twilight of Democracy: The Seductive Lure of AuthoritarianismThe Pulitzer Prize winning author, professor, and historian offers an expert guide to understanding the appeal of the strongman as a leader and an explanation for why authoritarianism is back with a menacing twenty first century twist n nAcross the world today, from the Americas to Europe and beyond,

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Miracle Country

Miracle CountryKendra Atleework grew up in Swall Meadows, in the Owens Valley of the Eastern Sierra Nevada, where annual rainfall averages five inches and in drought years measures closer to zero Kendra s family raised their children to thrive in this harsh landscape, forever at the mercy of wildfires, blizzard

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Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthy

Demagogue: The Life and Long Shadow of Senator Joe McCarthyn The definitive biography of the most dangerous demagogue in American history, based on first ever review of his personal and professional papers, medical and military records, and recently unsealed transcripts of his closed door Congressional hearings n In the long history of American demagogues,

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Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken Democracy

Unrig: How to Fix Our Broken DemocracyAn intruiging and accessible nonfiction graphic novel about the role wealth and influence play in American democracy n nDespite our immense political divisions, Americans are nearly united in our belief that something is wrong with our government It works for the wealthy and powerful, but not for an

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Alaric the Goth: An Outsider's History of the Fall of Rome

Alaric the Goth: An Outsider's History of the Fall of RomeStigmatized and relegated to the margins of Roman society, the Goths were violent barbarians who destroyed civilization, at least in the conventional story of Rome s collapse But a slight shift of perspective brings their history, and ours, shockingly alive n n nAlaric grew up near the river bord

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