The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs

Simon & Schuster - There’s no way that two hundred-plus years later, the right-wing ideologues know how to interpret the Constitution. It’s about time someone gave them hell and explained that progressives can read, too. And now today there are politicians and judges who claim that they know the original meaning of the Constitution.

. In “an unabashedly biased, deeply researched book” sf gate, ed asner—the actor who starred as Lou Grant on The Mary Tyler Moore Show—reclaims the Constitution from the right-wingers who think that they and only they know how to interpret it. Ed asner, obama’s death panels, a self-proclaimed dauntless Democrat from the old days, figured that if the right-wing wackos are wrong about voter fraud, and climate change, they are probably just as wrong about what the Constitution says.

Both men had been in the room when the Constitution was written. When hamilton wanted to start a national bank, Madison told him that it was unconstitutional. What was the president’s job? who knew? All they knew was that the president was going to be George Washington and as long as he was in charge, that was good enough.

The Grouchy Historian: An Old-Time Lefty Defends Our Constitution Against Right-Wing Hypocrites and Nutjobs - Are you kidding? in the grouchy historian, ed asner leads the charge for liberals to reclaim the Constitution from the right-wingers who use it as their justification for doing whatever terrible thing they want to do, which is usually to comfort the comfortable and afflict the afflicted. On their way home from Philadelphia the people who wrote it couldn’t agree on what it meant.





Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit

Simon & Schuster - It was a life-changing experience that led him to connect with voters from all walks of life: young and old, black and white, rich and poor. Drawing on extensive research and interviews, Matthews pulls back the curtain on the private world of Robert Francis Kennedy. Matthew illuminates the important moments of his life: from his early years and his start in politics, to his crucial role as attorney general in his brother’s administration and, finally, his tragic run for president.

Overlooked by his father, and overshadowed by his war-hero brother, Bobby Kennedy was a perpetual underdog. When he had the chance to become a naval officer like his older brother, Bobby turned it down, choosing instead to join the Navy as a common sailor. Rfk would prove himself to be the rarest of politicians—both a pragmatist who knew how to get the job done and an unwavering idealist who could inspire millions.

Bobby Kennedy: A Raging Spirit - This definitive book brings Bobby Kennedy to life like never before. Kennedy, “readers witness the evolution of Kennedy’s soul. Now, with bobby kennedy, in-depth, matthews provides “insight into Bobby’s spirit and what drove him to greatness” New York Journal of Books in his gripping, behind-the-scenes look at one of the great figures of the American twentieth century.

Through tragedy after tragedy we find the man humanized” Associated Press. In chris matthews’s New York Times bestselling portrait of Robert F. With his bestselling biography jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews profiled of one of America’s most beloved Presidents and the patriotic spirit that defined him.





Fear: Trump in the White House

Simon & Schuster - The focus is on the explosive debates and the decision-making in the Oval Office, the Situation room, Air Force One and the White House residence. It discloses how senior trump white house officials joined together to steal draft orders from the president’s Oval Office desk so he would not issue directives that would jeopardize top secret intelligence operations.

Fear is the most intimate portrait of a sitting president ever published during the president’s first years in office. Fear presents vivid details of the negotiations between Trump’s attorneys and Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the Russia investigation, laying out for the first time the meeting-by-meeting discussions and strategies.

Fear: Trump in the White House - It was no less than an administrative coup d’état, ” Woodward writes, “a nervous breakdown of the executive power of the most powerful county in the world. ”. It reports in-depth on trump’s key domestic issues particularly trade and tariff disputes, the Paris Climate Accord, tax legislation, immigration, and the racial violence in Charlottesville in 2017.

Over 2 million copies sold runaway #1 new york times bestseller smash #1 international bestseller “explosive. The washington Post “Devastating. The new yorker “Unprecedented. Cnn the inside story on president trump, as only bob woodward can tell itwith authoritative reporting hones through eight presidencies from Nixon to Obama, author Bob Woodward reveals in unprecedented detail the harrowing life inside President Donald Trump’s White House and precisely how he makes decisions on major foreign and domestic policies.





Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House

Henry Holt and Co. - This riveting and explosive account of trump’s administration provides a wealth of new details about the chaos in the oval office, including:-- what president trump’s staff really thinks of him -- What inspired Trump to claim he was wire-tapped by President Obama -- Why FBI director James Comey was really fired -- Why chief strategist Steve Bannon and Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner couldn’t be in the same room -- Who is really directing the Trump administration’s strategy in the wake of Bannon’s firing -- What the secret to communicating with Trump is -- What the Trump administration has in common with the movie The ProducersNever before in history has a presidency so divided the American people.

Brilliantly reported and astoundingly fresh, Fire and Fury shows us how and why Donald Trump has become the king of discord and disunion. Essential reading. Michael d’antonio, author of Never Enough: Donald Trump and the Pursuit of Success, CNN. Com“not since harry potter has a new book caught fire in this way…Fire and Fury is indeed a significant achievement, which deserves much of the attention it has received.

Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House - The economist. 1 new york times bestsellerwith extraordinary access to the West Wing, Michael Wolff reveals what happened behind-the-scenes in the first nine months of the most controversial presidency of our time in Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House. Since donald trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, outrageous, the country—and the world—has witnessed a stormy, and absolutely mesmerizing presidential term that reflects the volatility and fierceness of the man elected Commander-in-Chief.





Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics

Penguin Books - The tone was set for Watergate and all else that was to follow, all the way through to today. Playing with Fire is the perfect holiday gift! But then, in late october, nixon pulled off one of the greatest dirty tricks in American political history, amazingly, and so, Humphrey began to close, an act that may well meet the statutory definition of treason.

Lbj was confident he'd dispatch with Nixon, the GOP frontrunner; Johnson's greatest fear and real nemesis was RFK. A revolution seemed to be taking place, and LBJ, humiliated and bitter, began to look mortal. Then rfk leapt in, lbJ dropped out, and all hell broke loose. Nothing went according to the script.

Two assassinations and a week of bloody riots in chicago around the Democratic Convention later, and the old Democratic Party was a smoldering ruin, in the last triumph of old machine politics, and, Hubert Humphrey stood alone in the wreckage. Suddenly nixon was the frontrunner, ronald reagan, nelson rockefeller, and the great outside threat to his new Southern Strategy, through a succession of ruthless maneuvers to see off George Romney, having masterfully maintained a smooth façade behind which he feverishly held his party’s right and left wings in the fold, the arch-segregationist George Wallace.

Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics - But kennedy and his team, despite their loathing of the president, weren't prepared to challenge their own party’s incumbent. Then, out of nowhere, eugene mccarthy shocked everyone with his disloyalty and threw his hat in the ring to run against the president and the Vietnam War. Presidential election was the young Lawrence O’Donnell’s political awakening, and in the decades since it has remained one of his abiding fascinations.





What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism

Algonquin Books - Now, with this collection of original essays, he reminds us of the principles upon which the United States was founded. An instant new york times bestseller “i find myself thinking deeply about what it means to love America, as I surely do. Dan rather at a moment of crisis over our national identity, venerated journalist Dan Rather has emerged as a voice of reason and integrity, reflecting on—and writing passionately about—what it means to be an American.

With a fundamental sense of hope, what Unites Us is the book to inspire conversation and listening, and to remind us all how we are, finally, one. Looking at the freedoms that define us, such as public education; and the traits that helped form our young country, from empathy to inclusion to service; the institutions that sustain us, from the vote to the press; the values that have transformed us, such as the audacity to take on daunting challenges in science and medicine, Rather brings to bear his decades of experience on the frontlines of the world’s biggest stories.

What Unites Us: Reflections on Patriotism - As a living witness to historical change, he offers up an intimate view of history, tracing where we have been in order to help us chart a way forward and heal our bitter divisions.





It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America

Simon & Schuster - With story after story, it’s even worse than you Think "diagnoses the Trump administration as a…government by the least qualified and most venal among us” The Washington Post. In it’s even worse than you think, despite his promise to do the opposite, trump has filled his cabinet with millionaires and billionaires; and the Kleptocracy, Johnston exposes shocking details about the Mexican border wall, and how American consumers will end up paying for it, and all about Scott Pruitt who spent much of his career trying to destroy the agency he now heads; stocking—not draining—the swamp, if it ever gets built; climate change, where Donald Jr.

. New york times bestselling author and longtime trump observer David Cay Johnston shines a light on the political termites who have infested our government under the Trump administration, destroying it from within and compromising our jobs, safety, finances, and more. From david cay johnston, savings, taxes, the pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author of the bestselling The Making of Donald Trump, comes his New York Times bestseller about how the Trump Administration’s policies will affect our jobs, and safety—completed revised and updated.

It's Even Worse Than You Think: What the Trump Administration Is Doing to America - This is “a momentously thorough account of president trump’s alarmingly chaotic first year in office…a precise and fiery indictment of an unstable, unethical president that concludes with a call for us to defend our democracy” Booklist and is “urgent, necessary reading” Kirkus Reviews. And eric run an eyes-wide-open blind trust of Trump holdings to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest—but not the reality.





One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported

St. Martin's Press - We have never had a president who gave rise to such widespread alarm about his lack of commitment to the institutions of self-government, to the norms democracy requires, and to the need for basic knowledge about how government works. They also offer encouragement to the millions of americans now experiencing a new sense of citizenship and engagement and argue that our nation needs a unifying alternative to Trump’s dark and divisive brand of politics—an alternative rooted in a New Economy, a New Patriotism, a New Civil Society, and a New Democracy.

The instant new york times and washington post bestsellera call to action from three of washington's premier political scholar-journalists, One Nation After Trump offers the definitive work on the threat posed by the Trump presidency and how to counter it. American democracy was never supposed to give the nation a president like Donald Trump.

One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported - . One nation after trump is the essential book for our era, an unsparing assessment of the perils facing the United States and an inspiring roadmap for how we can reclaim the future. We have never had a president who raises profound questions about his basic competence and his psychological capacity to take on the most challenging political office in the world.

Yet if trump is both a threat to our democracy and a product of its weaknesses, the citizen activism he has inspired is the antidote. The reaction to the crisis created by Trump’s presidency can provide the foundation for an era of democratic renewal and vindicate our long experiment in self-rule. The award-winning authors of one Nation After Trump explain Trump’s rise and the danger his administration poses to our free institutions.





The Great Gasbag: An A-to-Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World

Harper - . Structured as an A-Z guide G is for Gold. Well, since ever. Besides despair, the sane response to the insanity in the White House is laughter. En shower; p is for pence and pussy-grabbing; T is for Tweets; Twits, and Twats, etc. Joy, joined by new york times bestselling humor author Larry Amoros, offers much-needed doses of levity and humor for everyone determined to #resist.

One of our most beloved comedians, the brilliantly witty and outspoken star of The View, hits the most unpopular President ever elected where it hurts—and makes us laugh and cheer—in this hilarious alphabetical guide to everything that’s wrong with the "Orange One, " Donald Trump. Put down the knife, lock away the gun, lay aside the noose, Joy Behar is here to save you from suicide as she hot walks you through the next four years two if we are lucky,  less if liberal dreams come true.

The Great Gasbag: An A-to-Z Study Guide to Surviving Trump World - With a major network television profile and a social media audience in the millions, this fearlessly confident star has a powerful platform to entertain Americans of all stripes—from Never Trumpers to fired-up progressives—as she takes on the worst president since. On her hit abc daytime show the view, joy has been blunt in her condemnation of the comb over-in-chief, and her words have electrified and inspired millions in the resistance for whom #notmypresident has become a rallying cry.

The great gasbag is joy’s answer to the hell that is the Trump Orange House.





Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History

Dey Street Books - In return, Trump repeatedly singled Tur out. He tried to charm her, intimidate her, and shame her. New york times bestseller“compelling… this book couldn’t be more timely. Jill abramson, " and "not nice" by donald trump, " "third-rate, new york times book review from the Recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in JournalismCalled "disgraceful, NBC News correspondent Katy Tur reported on—and took flak from—the most captivating and volatile presidential candidate in American history.

But the circus remained. Through all the long nights, naked chauvinism, dodgy staffers, and fevered debates, wild scoops, no one had a better view than Tur. She visited forty states with the candidate, 800 live television reports, made more than 3, and tried to endure a gazillion loops of Elton John’s "Tiny Dancer"—a Trump rally playlist staple.

Unbelievable: My Front-Row Seat to the Craziest Campaign in American History - Facts are stubborn. She was part of the first women-led politics team in the history of network news. Tur was a foreign correspondent who came home to her most foreign story of all. It’s also the story of what it was like for Tur to be there as it happened, inside a no-rules world where reporters were spat on, demeaned, and discredited.

The boys on the Bus became the Girls on the Plane. Unbelievable is her darkly comic, fascinatingly bizarre, and often scary story of how America sent a former reality show host to the White House. Unbelievable is a must-read for anyone who still wakes up and wonders, Is this real life?





The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America

Harper - When the leader of the free world incites hate and violence, Acosta doesn’t back down, and he urges his fellow citizens to do the same. At cnn, acosta offers a never-before-reported account of what it’s like to be the President’s least favorite correspondent. After spending hundreds of hours with the revolving door of White House personnel, Sean Spicer, Acosta paints portraits of the personalities of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Stephen Miller, Steve Bannon, Hope Hicks, Jared Kushner and more.

Acosta goes head-to-head with the White House, even after Trump supporters have threatened his life with words as well as physical violence.  . In Mr. Trump is directing has on our democracy. Trump’s campaign against what he calls “fake News, ” CNN Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, is public enemy number one.

From the moment Mr. Acosta is tenacious and unyielding in his public battle to preserve the First Amendment and #RealNews. From cnn’s veteran chief white house correspondent jim acosta, an explosive, first-hand account of the dangers he faces reporting on the current White House while fighting on the front lines in President Trump’s war on truth.

The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America - From the hazy denials and accusations meant to discredit the Mueller investigation, to the president’s scurrilous tweets, Jim Acosta is in the eye of the storm while reporting live to millions of people across the world. Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, he has attacked the media, calling journalists “the enemy of the people.