Category Archives: Book Spotlight

Book Spotlight- “5 Books To Make You Less Stupid About The Civil War” by Ta-Nehisi Coates

You learn something new every day. In recent weeks, we’ve ‘learned’ new things about the Civil War that weren’t taught in school… that it wasn’t about slavery, that it was about States’ Rights, and that if we would have just … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Space and Ocean Exploration: The Alternative to the Military Industrial Complex” by Danny Quintana

History has proven Eisenhower’s thoughts on the Military/Industrial Complex tragically prophetic, but seeing a dragon isn’t the same as slaying it.  The M/IC has grown and thrives for real reasons and it won’t go away just because the majority of … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Churchill and Orwell- The Fight For Freedom” by Thomas Ricks PLUS- Bibliophile quiz

“Those Right-wingers are heartless bastards that want to kill granny.” “Those Left-wing pinkos just hate America”.  It seems every that everyone can find the problem with the “other side”, but maybe they’re looking in the wrong place.  Two of the … Continue reading

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“Stamped From The Beginning” by Ibram X. Kendi PLUS- our recommendation for a classic

This month we bring you two recommendations.  The first is essential as we grapple all too clumsily with race in America, the second is essential for understanding the deepest ideas that drive us all.  As always, just click the links … Continue reading

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“Dereliction of Duty” by H.R. McMaster

One of President Trump’s most interesting staff picks has been General H.R. McMaster to replace General Michael Flynn as National Security Advisor.  McMaster has received a generally warm reception from both sides of the aisle, and has been referred to … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- 2016’s Bookshelf and Bonuses

One of our most popular features here at the shop is our unique Book and Bumper Sticker library.  You can take one of our Bumper Stickers free with each visit (they’re magnetic so they won’t damage your vehicle’s paint), we … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Why Americans Hate Politics” by E.J. Dionne

“Why Americans Hate Politics” by E.J. Dionne   In this new edition of his national bestseller, E. J. Dionne brings up to date his influential proposals for a politics that can and must find a balance between rights and obligations, … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “The Populist Explosion” by John B. Judis

If you’re a little unsettled by the changing nature of politics at home and abroad you’re not alone.  We often see current events in isolation, yet sometimes there is a deep connection between them.  Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Brexit, Barack … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “Hitler” by Volker Ullrich

Godwin’s Law is the tongue-in-cheek observation that in online arguments, the longer the discussion continues the probability of a comparison to Nazis or Hitler approaches certainty.  It’s a subtle poke at the idea that people resort to Hitler comparisons as … Continue reading

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Book Spotlight- “The Making of Donald Trump” by David Cay Johnston

Love him or hate him (and rest assured, it’s not love radiating over here), no one in recent memory has dominated America’s political landscape like Donald J. Trump.  There’s a slough of Trump books already and more are on the … Continue reading

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