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WANTED: Non-fiction book suggestions for our May, June & July discussion!

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What would you like to read and discuss next? We need some quality NON-FICTION book suggestions so we can pick our May, June & July non-fiction book.

Please give us the title, author name, and a link to your suggested book, so that we can read more about it. If you really want to sway our opinions, tell us a bit about why you're making the suggestion you're making. Have you already read the book, and would like to talk about it with your fellow members? Or is it a book sitting on your shelf that you've been meaning to get to? Or maybe a friend told you about it. Let us know why you think it might be great for a group discussion.
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PREQUEL Rachel Maddow
For those of you haven't had enough unprecedented politics in real time, here is my choice for a good read to fill in some of the historical blanks you may have. Rachel Maddow is a hero of mine for her unique approach to political stories and her strict attention to accuracy and detail. I just purchased the book and look forward to getting into this book with a 4.7 rating at Amazon

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Rachel Maddow traces the fight to preserve American democracy back to World War II, when a handful of committed public servants and brave private citizens thwarted far-right plotters trying to steer our nation toward an alliance with the Nazis.

“A ripping read—well rendered, fast-paced and delivered with the same punch and assurance that she brings to a broadcast. . . . The parallels to the present day are strong, even startling.”—The New York Times (Editors’ Choice)

www.amazon.ca/Prequel-American-Fight-Ag ... 0593444515
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Thank you for making this suggestion, LevV. :)
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Here is another suggestion for the next non-fiction book to discuss. At 126 pages, it might appeal to those who don't feel they have a lot of reading time these days but still want to read something of significance. On Tyranny, Twenty Lessons From the Twentieth Century, by Timothy Snyder, does pack a wicked relevant punch to help anyone get a fuller grasp of the political scene in the USA today.
From the back cover:

"The Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience"

This book describes twenty strategies citizens can use to protect themselves from an authoritarian government.
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I'm closing this suggestion thread and using the two suggestions from LevV, along with some AI-generated non-fiction suggestions, to create a non-fiction poll. 8)
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