National Book Foundation NonFiction Longlist 2017

The Evangelicals: The Struggle to Shape America Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9781439131343
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Published: Simon & Schuster - April 24th, 2018

The evangelical movement began in the revivals of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, known in America as the Great Awakenings. A populist rebellion against the established churches, it became the dominant religious force in the country.


Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781555977917
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Published: Graywolf Press - November 14th, 2017

Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon—the legacy of P. T. Barnum's "humbug" culminating with the currency of Donald J. Trump's "fake news." Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, with race being the most insidious American hoax of all. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by displaying figures like Joice Heth, a black woman whom he pretended was the 161-year-old nursemaid to George Washington, and What is It?, an African American man Barnum professed was a newly discovered missing link in evolution.


The Future Is History: How Totalitarianism Reclaimed Russia Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594634536
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 3rd, 2017

Putin’s bestselling biographer reveals how, in the space of a generation, Russia surrendered to a more virulent and invincible new strain of autocracy.


No Is Not Enough: Resisting Trump's Shock Politics and Winning the World We Need Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781608468904
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Published: Haymarket Books - June 13th, 2017

A roadmap to resistance in the Trump era from internationally acclaimed activist and bestselling author Naomi Klein. 


Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right's Stealth Plan for America Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781101980965
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Published: Viking - June 13th, 2017

An explosive exposé of the right’s relentless campaign to eliminate unions, suppress voting, privatize public education, and change the Constitution.


The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9781631492853
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Published: Liveright Publishing Corporation - May 2nd, 2017

In this groundbreaking history of the modern American metropolis, Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, explodes the myth that America’s cities came to be racially divided through de facto segregation—that is, through individual prejudices, income differences, or the actions of private institutions like banks and real estate agencies. Rather, The Color of Law incontrovertibly makes clear that it was de jure segregation—the laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments—that actually promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.


Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374189976
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - April 18th, 2017

An original and consequential argument about race, crime, and the law


Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780385534246
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Published: Doubleday Books - April 18th, 2017

From New Yorker staff writer David Grann, #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Lost City of Z, a twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history


Never Caught: The Washingtons' Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge Cover Image
$26.00
ISBN: 9781501126390
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Published: Atria Books - February 7th, 2017

A startling and eye-opening look into America’s First Family, Never Caught is the powerful narrative of Ona Judge, George and Martha Washington’s runaway slave who risked everything to escape the nation’s capital and reach freedom.


The Blood of Emmett Till Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9781476714844
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Published: Simon & Schuster - January 31st, 2017

In 1955, white men in the Mississippi Delta lynched a fourteen-year-old from Chicago named Emmett Till. His murder was part of a wave of white terrorism in the wake of the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared public school segregation unconstitutional. Only weeks later, Rosa Parks thought about young Emmett as she refused to move to the back of a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Five years later, Black students who called themselves “the Emmett Till generation” launched sit-in campaigns that turned the struggle for civil rights into a mass movement. Till’s lynching became the most notorious hate crime in American history.