Not "A Nation of Immigrants," by Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz

Staff Pick

Dunbar-Ortiz builds on her classic An Indigenous People’s History of the United States by examining how the US “legalized” its occupation of ethnically cleansed Indigenous Lands by recruiting immigrant settlers to build its population. She dissects historical distinctions between “good” and “bad” immigrants, and the dubious myth of the “perfect immigrant,” illustrating how immigrants are expected to integrate themselves into the country's continuing program of white supremacy and settler-colonialism.  


ISBN: 9780807055588
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Published: Beacon Press - August 23rd, 2022

The White House Plumbers, by Egil "Bud" Krogh

Staff Pick

This is not typically my kind of book, so believe me when I say it is absolutely worth reading. I admit that much of my knowledge of the Watergate scandal comes from one scene in Forrest Gump, so you could have told me anything about the episode and I’d have believed it. But Krogh’s deep dive into “The Seven Weeks That Led to Watergate and Doomed Nixon's Presidency” is concise, informative, and wildly interesting. 


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ISBN: 9781250851628
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 27th, 2022

Walk Through Fire, by Yasmine S. Ali

Staff Pick

In February 1978, a train derailment and gas explosion nearly destroyed the tiny town of Waverly, Tennessee. Yasmine Ali, whose parents were the emergency doctors triaging the unimaginable injuries at Waverly's small hospital, describes in up-close and personal detail how this train trauma rewrote America's rail safety protocols, emergency response systems, and rural health care delivery. Her book makes it crystal clear why investing in infrastructure matters.

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ISBN: 9780806542188
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Published: Citadel - February 21st, 2023