October 2018

Joe McGinniss, The Selling of the President: The Classic Account of the Packaging of a Candidate

By | October 2nd, 2018|Bookshelf|

The Selling of the President: The Classic Account of the Packaging of a Candidate The Selling of the President is the enduring story of the 1968 campaign that wrote the script for modern Presidential politicking—and [...]

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September 2018

Cotten Seiler, Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America

By | September 19th, 2018|Bookshelf|

Republic of Drivers: A Cultural History of Automobility in America How did automobile use become so vital to the identity of Americans? Republic of Drivers looks back at the period between 1895 and 1961, from [...]

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Sydney Padua, The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage: The (Mostly) True Story of the First Computer.

By | September 12th, 2018|Bookshelf|

Presents a rollicking alternate reality in which Lovelace and Babbage do build the Difference Engine and then use it to build runaway economic models, battle the scourge of spelling errors, explore the wilder realms of [...]

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Mary Pilon, The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World’s Favorite Board Game

By | September 4th, 2018|Bookshelf|

The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong [...]

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August 2018

Ron Stallworth, Black Klansman: Race, Hate, and the Undercover Investigation of a Lifetime.

By | August 27th, 2018|Bookshelf|

Black Klansman is an amazing true story that reads like a crime thriller, and a searing portrait of a divided America and the extraordinary heroes who dare to fight back. During the months-long investigation, detective [...]

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James Reichley, The Life of the Parties: a History of American Political Parties.

By | August 20th, 2018|Bookshelf|

This classic work traces the decline of political parties resulting in divided government and an ineffectual political process―but he also shows us what it will take to restore the party system and how it could [...]

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Marching Masters: Slavery, Race, and the Confederate Army.

By | August 14th, 2018|Bookshelf|

In Marching Masters, Colin Woodward explores not only the importance of slavery in the minds of Confederate soldiers but also its effects on military policy and decision making. Beyond showing how essential the defense of [...]

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