Nonfiction Round-Up (6/9/21)

A critical look at the Second Amendment + an envisioned path toward overcoming injustices + a bold perspective on foreign policy + a guide for middle-aged white men who are suddenly awakening to race and racism + an in-depth look at the U.S. Coronavirus response = this nonfiction round-up.

THE SECOND: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America by Carol Anderson

2 starred reviews!

“The author of WHITE RAGE (2016) returns with a powerful consideration of the Second Amendment as a deliberately constructed instrument of White supremacy…An urgent, novel interpretation of a foundational freedom that, the author makes clear, is a freedom only for some.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Like Anderson’s previous works, this is essential for everyone interested in U.S. history.”–Library Journal, starred review

LAST BEST HOPE: America in Crisis and Renewal by George Packer

“A thought-provoking study in civics, history, and the decline and fall of self-government.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

AFTER THE APOCALYPSE: America’s Role in a World Transformed by Andrew Bacevich

“An excoriating call for change…Bacevich’s arguments are well-informed and stoked by a sense of moral outrage. Readers will agree that U.S. foreign policy needs a massive rethink.”–Publishers Weekly

LETTERS TO MY WHITE MALE FRIENDS by Dax-Devlon Ross

“A Black man speaks hard truths to White men about their failure to dismantle systemic racism…A fiery, eloquent call to action for White men who want to be on the right side of history.”–Kirkus Reviews, starred review

PREVENTABLE: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response by Andy Slavitt

“In this informative and often enraging account of ‘missed opportunit[ies]’ in the U.S. government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, Slavitt, who oversaw Medicare and Medicaid for the Obama administration, interweaves testimony from public health officials and scientific researchers with his own efforts to educate the public and mobilize supplies.”–Publishers Weekly

THE SECOND: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America by Carol Anderson; 9781635574258; available now.
LAST BEST HOPE: America in Crisis and Renewal by George Packer; 9780374603663; 6/15/21.
AFTER THE APOCALYPSE: America’s Role in a World Transformed by Andrew Bacevich; 9781250795991; available now.
LETTERS TO MY WHITE MALE FRIENDS by Dax-Devlon Ross; 9781250276834; 6/15/21.
PREVENTABLE: The Inside Story of How Leadership Failures, Politics, and Selfishness Doomed the U.S. Coronavirus Response by Andy Slavitt; 9781250770165; 6/15/21.

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