For the Political Scientist

White Hot Hate: A True Story of Domestic Terrorism in America's Heartland Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780358359906
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Published: Mariner Books - November 30th, 2021

For fans of I’ll Be Gone in the Dark, the thrilling true story of a would-be terrorist attack against a Kansas farming town’s immigrant community, and the FBI informant who exposed it.

In the spring of 2016, as immigration debates rocked the United States, three men in a militia group known as the Crusaders grew aggravated over one Kansas town&rsqu


Wildland: The Making of America's Fury Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780374286675
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - September 14th, 2021

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

After a decade abroad, the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prizewinning writer Evan Osnos returns to three places he has lived in the United States—Greenwich, CT; Clarksburg, WV; and Chicago, IL—to illuminate the origins of America’s political fury.


The Short Life and Curious Death of Free Speech in America Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780062999726
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Published: Amistad - September 14th, 2021

Named one of Newsweek’s "25 Must-Read Fall Fiction and Nonfiction Books to Escape the Chaos of 2020"


Becoming Abolitionists: Police, Protests, and the Pursuit of Freedom Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781662600517
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Published: Astra House - October 5th, 2021

**A NONAME BOOK CLUB PICK**
 
*Named a Kirkus Reviews "Best Book of 2021"* 
 
"Becoming Abolitionists is ultimately about the importance of asking questions and our ability to create answers. And in the end, Purnell makes it clear that abolition is a labor of love—one that we can accomplish together if only we decide to."


A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear: The Utopian Plot to Liberate an American Town (And Some Bears) Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541788497
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Published: PublicAffairs - September 14th, 2021

A tiny American town's plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears.
Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. In 2004, they set their sights on Grafton, NH, a barely populated settlement with one paved road.


On Tyranny Graphic Edition: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Cover Image
By Timothy Snyder, Nora Krug (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9781984859150
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 5th, 2021

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A graphic edition of historian Timothy Snyder’s lessons for surviving and resisting America’s arc toward authoritarianism, featuring the visual storytelling talents of renowned illustrator Nora Krug


Believing: Our Thirty-Year Journey to End Gender Violence Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780593298299
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Published: Viking - September 28th, 2021

“An elegant, impassioned demand that America see gender-based violence as a cultural and structural problem that hurts everyone, not just victims and survivors… It's at times downright virtuosic in the threads it weaves together.”—NPR


The Least of Us: True Tales of America and Hope in the Time of Fentanyl and Meth Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781635574357
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Published: Bloomsbury Publishing - November 2nd, 2021

Apple Best Books of 2021
Longlisted for the Andrew Carnegie Medal * Shortlisted for the Zocalo Book Prize

From the New York Times bestselling author of Dreamland, a searing follow-up that explores the terrifying next stages of the opioid epidemic and the quiet yet ardent stories of community repair.


One Fair Wage: Ending Subminimum Pay in America Cover Image
$24.99
ISBN: 9781620975336
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Published: New Press - November 2nd, 2021

From the author of the acclaimed Behind the Kitchen Door, a powerful examination of how the subminimum wage and the tipping system exploit society's most vulnerable


The Loneliest Americans Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780525576228
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Published: Crown - October 12th, 2021

A riveting blend of family history and original reportage that explores—and reimagines—Asian American identity in a Black and white world


The Genome Defense: Inside the Epic Legal Battle to Determine Who Owns Your DNA Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781616209681
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Published: Algonquin Books - October 26th, 2021

In this riveting, behind-the-scenes courtroom drama, a brilliant legal team battles corporate greed and government overreach for our fundamental right to control our genes.

When attorney Chris Hansen learned that the U.S.


Three Girls from Bronzeville: A Uniquely American Memoir of Race, Fate, and Sisterhood Cover Image
$26.99
ISBN: 9781982107703
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 7th, 2021

A New York Times and Washington Post Notable Book
A Best Book of 2021 by BuzzFeed and Real Simple

A “beautiful, tragic, and inspiring” (Publishers Weekly, starred review) memoir about three Black girls from the storied Bronzeville section of Chicago that offers a penetrating exploration of race, opportunity, friendship, si


Invisible Child: Poverty, Survival & Hope in an American City Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780812986945
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Published: Random House - October 5th, 2021

“Destined to become one of the classics of the genre” (Newsweek), the riveting, unforgettable story of a girl whose indomitable spirit is tested by homelessness, poverty, and racism in an unequal America—from Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrea Elliott of The New York Times


Brothers on Three: A True Story of Family, Resistance, and Hope on a Reservation in Montana Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250210685
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Published: Celadon Books - September 7th, 2021

**A New York Times Editors' Choice Pick**
**Winner of the 2021 New Mexico-Arizona General Nonfiction Book Award**

"A heart-stomping, heart-stopping read. Unsentimental. Unforgettable. Astonishing. Brothers on Three captures the roar of a community spirit powered by blood history, loyalty, and ferocious love."


Say Their Names: How Black Lives Came to Matter in America Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781538737828
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Published: Grand Central Publishing - October 5th, 2021

An incisive, gripping exploration of the forces that pushed our unjust system to its breaking point after the death of George Floyd and a definitive guide to America's present-day racial reckoning.
  For many, the story of the weeks of protests in the summer of 2020 began with the horrific nine minutes and twenty-nine seconds when Police Officer Derek Chauvin killed


New York, My Village: A Novel Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780393881424
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 2nd, 2021

Exuberant storytelling full of wry comedy, dark history, and devastating satire—by the celebrated and original author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, Say You’re One of Them.


Dear White Women: Let's Get (Un)comfortable Talking about Racism Cover Image
$17.95
ISBN: 9781951412319
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Published: The Collective Book Studio - October 12th, 2021

"Dear white women: please do us all a favor and buy this book….Then READ IT."
Kate Schatz, New York Times bestselling author

WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP?

This is a question that many seemingly well intentioned White people ask people of color.