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To Rescue the Republic by Bret Baier & Catherine Whitney
Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876 // Appointed as Lieutenant General of the Union Army in March 1864, Grant's forces had seized Richmond and forced Robert E. Lee to surrender within a year. After Lincoln's assassination, Grant answered the call-- advancing an agenda of Reconstruction and aggressively countering the Ku Klux Klan. In Grant's final weeks in the White House, the contested presidential election of 1876 produced no clear victory for either Republican Rutherford B. Hayes or Democrat Samuel Tilden. Baier shows how Grant's compromise saved the nation, but tragically condemned the South to another century of civil-rights oppression.
Speaking of Race by Celeste Headlee
Why Everybody Needs to Talk About Racism—and How to Do It // Headlee provides practical advice and insight for talking about race that will facilitate better conversations that can actually bring us closer together. It is an essential and timely book for all of us.
Hurricane Lizards and Plastic Squid by Thor Hanson
The Fraught and Fascinating Biology of Climate Change // Hanson looks back through deep time, examining fossil records, pollen, and even the tooth enamel of giant wombats and mummified owl pellets. Together, these records of our past tell the story of ancient climate change, shedding light on the challenges faced by today's species, the ways they will respond, and how these strategies will determine the fate of ecosystems around the globe.
Say Their Names by Curtis Bunn, Michael H. Cottman, Patrice Gaines, Nick Charles, & Keith Harriston
How Black Lives Came to Matter in America // With a combination of penetrating, focused journalism and affecting personal insight, the authors bring together their collective years of reporting, creating a cohesive and comprehensive understanding of racial inequality in America.
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