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A genre that is hard to sort through, we have picked through many recommendations to put together this list.  Hopefully it gets you started!

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness Cover Image
ISBN: 9781620971932
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Published: New Press - January 7th, 2020

Named one of the most important nonfiction books of the 21st century by Entertainment Weekly' Slate' Chronicle of Higher Education' Literary Hub, Book Riot' and Zora

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812984965
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Published: One World - August 18th, 2015

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

True Crimes and Misdemeanors: The Investigation of Donald Trump Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780385536738
Published: Doubleday - August 4th, 2020

From CNN chief legal analyst and bestselling author Jeffrey Toobin, a real-life legal thriller about the prosecutors and congressional investigators pursuing the truth about Donald Trump's complicity in several crimes--and why they failed.

MBS: The Rise to Power of Mohammed bin Salman Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781984823823
Published: Tim Duggan Books - March 10th, 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES EDITORS CHOICE • A gripping, behind-the-scenes portrait of the rise of Saudi Arabia’s secretive and mercurial new ruler

“Revelatory . . . a vivid portrait of how MBS has altered the kingdom during his half-decade of rule.”—The Washington Post  

The Origins of Totalitarianism Cover Image
ISBN: 9780156701532
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Published: Mariner Books - March 21st, 1973

Hannah Arendt's definitive work on totalitarianism??—??an essential component of any study of twentieth-century political history.

The Origins of Totalitarianism begins with the rise of anti-Semitism in central and western Europe in the 1800s and continues with an examination of European colonial imperialism from 1884 to the outbreak of World War I.

Ashley's War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062333827
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Published: Harper Perennial - April 12th, 2016

In 2010, the Army created Cultural Support Teams, a secret pilot program to insert women alongside Special Operations soldiers battling in Afghanistan.

I Am Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316322423
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Published: Back Bay Books - June 2nd, 2015


As seen on Netflix with David Letterman
"I come from a country that was created at midnight. When I almost died it was just after midday."

When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money & Power Cover Image
ISBN: 9781439110126
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Published: Free Press - December 23rd, 2008

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and hailed as “the best history of oil ever written” by Business Week, Daniel Yergin’s “spellbinding…irresistible” (The New York Times) account of the global pursuit of oil, money, and power addresses the ongoing energy crisis.

The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World Cover Image
ISBN: 9780143121947
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Published: Penguin Books - September 26th, 2012

“A sprawling story richly textured with original material, quirky details and amusing anecdotes . . .” —Wall Street Journal

Once Upon a Time in Russia: The Rise of the Oligarchs—A True Story of Ambition, Wealth, Betrayal, and Murder Cover Image
ISBN: 9781476771908
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Published: Atria Books - June 14th, 2016

The New York Times bestselling author of Bringing Down the House and The Accidental Billionaires tells his most incredible story yet: A true drama of obscene wealth, crime, rivalry, and betrayal from deep inside the world of billionaire Russian oligarchs that Booklist called “one more example of just how talented a storyteller [Mezrich] is.”