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Politics Shmolitics

You can’t go anywhere these days without running into some kind of political discussion, and these new and forthcoming books will keep your patrons in the know.

DEMOCRACY MAY NOT EXIST, BUT WE’LL MISS IT WHEN IT’S GONE by Astra Taylor
What is democracy really? What do we mean when we use the term? And can it ever truly exist? Astra Taylor, hailed as a “New Civil Rights Leader” (LA Times), provides surprising answers.

THE NEW RIGHT: A Journey to the Fringe of American Politics by Michael Malice
The definitive firsthand account of the movement that permanently broke the American political consensus. As entertaining as it is informative, THE NEW RIGHT is required reading for every American across the spectrum who would like to learn more about the past, present, and future of our divided political culture.

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Drop-In Alert! Bill O’Reilly + Trump

The Trump exposé you’ve been waiting for comes this Fall from Bill O’Reilly, the bestselling author of the Killing series, in THE UNITED STATES OF TRUMP: How the President Really Sees America.

Not a partisan pro-Trump or anti-Trump book, this is an up-to-the-minute, intimate view of the man and his sphere of influence–of “how Donald Trump’s view of America was formed, and how it has changed since becoming the most powerful person in the world”–from a writer who has known the president for thirty years. This is an unprecedented, gripping account of the life of a sitting president as he makes history.

THE UNITED STATES OF TRUMP hardcover edition available September 17, 2019 from Henry Holt & Co.
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Amy Klobuchar Joins the 2020 Presidential Race

Another Macmillan author has joined the 2020 Presidential Race! Keep your patrons in the know with Senator Amy Klobuchar’s optimistic, plainspoken and often very funny memoir.

THE SENATOR NEXT DOOR: A Memoir from the Heartland
Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has tackled every obstacle she’s encountered–her parents’ divorce, her father’s alcoholism and recovery, her political campaigns and Washington’s gridlock–with honesty, humor and pluck. Now, in THE SENATOR NEXT DOOR, she chronicles her remarkable heartland journey, from her immigrant grandparents to her middle-class suburban upbringing to her rise in American politics.

Bernie Sanders Enters the 2020 Presidential Race

Bernie Sanders announced his intention to join the 2020 presidential race, and Macmillan has the books to reacquaint your patrons with his core beliefs and his plans for the future if elected.

OUR REVOLUTION: A Future to Believe In
Sanders shares his personal experiences from the 2016 campaign trail, recounting the details of his historic primary fight and the people who made it possible. And for the millions looking to continue the political revolution, he outlines a progressive economic, environmental, racial, and social justice agenda that will create jobs, raise wages, protect the environment, and provide health care for all–and ultimately transform our country and our world for the better. For him, the political revolution has just started.

WHERE WE GO FROM HERE: Two Years in the Resistance
America’s most popular political figure speaks about what he’s been doing to oppose the Trump agenda and strengthen the progressive movement and how we go forward as a nation.

Friday Reads — March 2018 Nonfiction

Our #FridayReads picks are all the excellent nonfiction titles available this month!

THE SUN DOES SHINE: How I Found Life and Freedom on Death Row by Anthony Ray Hinton, with an introduction by Bryan Stevenson
Also available in audio
Two starred reviews! A powerful, revealing story of hope, love, justice, and the power of reading by a man who spent 30 years on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. “His memoir…is a troubling, moving, and ultimately exalting journey…. With a huge print run, Hinton’s incredible story and social-justice star Stevenson, who wrote the foreword, will draw major attention.” — Booklist, starred review

CAMP AUSTEN: My Life as an Accidental Jane Austen Superfan by Ted Scheinman
The son of a devoted Jane Austen scholar, Scheinman was determined to leave his mother’s world behind, yet nonetheless found himself in grad school organizing the first ever UNC-Chapel Hill Jane Austen Summer Camp, a weekend-long event that’s a hybrid of academic conference and superfan extravaganza. “Scheinman is a wonderful guide to the world of Austen, and this honest and thoughtful discussion of the role Austen’s works have played in his family will delight any Janeite.” — Booklist

RAW: My Journey Into the Wu-Tang by Lamont “U-God” Hawkins
The explosive, never-before-told story behind the historic rise of the Wu-Tang Clan, as told by one of its founding members, Lamont “U-God” Hawkins. “Hawkins is a wonderful storyteller who spares no detail, and his willingness to share his wisdom in nonsaccharine terms yields an inspirational coming-of-age story.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

THE BRIDEMAID’S DAUGHTER: From Grace Kelly’s Wedding to a Women’s Shelter – Searching for the Truth About My Mother by Nyna Giles & Eve Claxton
A daughter’s poignant search to understand her mother, Carolyn Scott—once a bridesmaid to Princess Grace and one of the first Ford models—who later chose to live for years in a homeless shelter. “A poignantly compelling memoir about family, mental health, and revisiting the past.” — Kirkus Reviews

WHERE THERE’S HOPE: Healing, Moving Forward, and Never Giving Up by Elizabeth A. Smart
Also available in audio
New York Times bestselling author, activist, and ABC News contributor Elizabeth Smart empowers those who have experience trauma to reclaim their lives and more forward with hope.

WILLIAM HOWARD TAFT: The American Presidents Series: The 27th President, 1909-1913 by Jeffrey Rosen; edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. & Sean Wilentz
The only man to serve as president and chief justice, who approached every decision in constitutional terms, defending the Founders’ vision against new populist threats to American democracy.

Share your #FridayReads with us @MacmillanLib. Happy weekend!

Stars for PRESIDENT CARTER

Stuart Eizenstat was President Carter’s chief domestic policy adviser, and he draws on his 5,000+ pages of contemporaneous notes, as well as declassified documents, and 350 interviews with the era’s key players from both parties, to write the definitive history of the Carter Administration in PRESIDENT CARTER: The White House Years.

PRESIDENT CARTER has THREE starred reviews!

“This comprehensive, unflinching narrative and analytical treatment of Carter is essential for a new evaluation of an earnest, often exasperating, yet important figure in late 20th-century U.S. history.” Library Journal, starred review

“Eizenstat’s taut behind-the-scenes narrative gives readers unexpected reasons to appreciate Carter’s stunning accomplishment in negotiating peace between Egypt and Israel. A compelling reassessment of an oft-maligned chief executive.” — Booklist, starred review readmoreremove

Presidential Reads

Today is Inauguration Day! Make sure your library has these presidential books on its shelves:

A CONSEQUENTIAL PRESIDENT: The Legacy of Barack Obama by Michael D’Antonio
A bold assessment of the lasting successes and major achievements of President Obama. “Obama’s historic presidency during a time of great divisiveness in Washington and the country is an important time in American history, and D’Antonio offers a terrific summary.” — Booklist

THE MEANING OF MICHELLE: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own by Veronica Chambers
A tribute to America’s beloved first lady, Michelle Obama, as she leaves the White House from 16 writers. “This is a glorious tribute to an incredible woman.” — Booklist, starred review

WE ARE THE CHANGE WE SEEK: The Speeches of Barack Obama by E.J. Dionne Jr. & Joy-Ann Reid
A collection of Barack Obama’s 26 greatest speeches selected and introduced by columnist E.J. Dionne and MSNBC host Joy-Ann Reid. These talks span his career—from his time in state government through to the end of his tenure as president—and the issues most important to our time: war, inequality, race relations, gun violence, and human rights.

BILL CLINTON: The American Presidents Series: The 42nd President, 1993-2001 by Michael Tomasky, edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. & Sean Wilentz
The next entry in the American Presidents Series covers Bill Clinton, a president of larger-than-life ambitions and appetites whose term defined America at the close of the twentieth century.

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