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March 2018

Richard Langworth (ed.), Churchill By Himself: The Definitive Collection of Quotations (2011).

By |2018-03-13T11:25:44-04:00March 13th, 2018|Bookshelf|

Churchill by Himself is the first fully annotated and attributed collection of Churchill sayings that captures Churchill's wit in its entirety. Edited by longtime Churchill scholar Richard M. Langworth, it is also authorized by the [...]

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Marcus Rediker, The Fearless Benjamin Lay: The Quaker Dwarf Who Became the First Revolutionary Abolitionist (2017).

By |2018-03-06T11:45:01-05:00March 6th, 2018|Bookshelf|

Marcus Rediker chronicles the transatlantic life and times of a singular man—a Quaker dwarf who demanded the total, unconditional emancipation of all enslaved Africans around the world. Mocked and scorned by his contemporaries, Lay was [...]

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February 2018

Alison Palmer, Diplomat and Priest (2015).

By |2018-02-28T11:50:17-05:00February 28th, 2018|Bookshelf|

Diplomat and Priest chronicles the half century that Alison Palmer spent fighting for her rights and the rights of other women. Her bravery and tenacity resulted in improvements in policies and practices at both the [...]

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Daniel Ellsberg, Secrets: a Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers (2003)

By |2018-02-20T10:29:01-05:00February 20th, 2018|Bookshelf|

In this remarkable memoir, Ellsberg describes in dramatic detail the two years he spent in Vietnam as a U.S. State Department observer, and how he came to risk his career and freedom to expose the [...]

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Charles Black, Impeachment (1998).

By |2018-02-06T06:48:48-05:00February 6th, 2018|Bookshelf|

Black's survey is a dispassionate, invaluable beam of light.This everyman's guide to impeachment outlines the process leading to the removal of a president by congress, places it in historical perspective, and discusses the conundrums that [...]

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Impeachment, Presidential Removal and Replacement

By |2018-02-06T06:43:09-05:00February 6th, 2018|Myths|

Impeachment? The 25th Amendment? Resignation? How do the American people remove a president from office? Why is it so complicated, and what's the history behind each way to get a dangerous, criminal, or just [...]

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