Title: Citizens Not Slaves: The Rise of the 99%
Author: Seán Gearárd McCloskey
Genre: Non-Fiction / Political Science
This heartfelt work discusses how the 99% has been kept down by the 1% “Global Power Elite,” looking at historical examples primarily in Great Britain and Scotland, and how the 99% might change the future to level the playing field.
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Title: FAKE NEWS: Strange historical facts reimagined in the world of Donald Trump
Author: David Hutter
This short book focuses on a variety of real-life historical facts and reimagines them as taking place during the presidency of Donald Trump.
Zany, abrupt, imaginative, and indulgent, the novella depicts Trump as a self-absorbed leader of the free world who still manages to get things done despite his capriciousness and the bickering of his staff.
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TITLE: Hidden Figures
AUTHOR: Margot Lee Shetterly
Hidden Figures bills itself on the cover as “The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race.” That is a perfect description of the book, which has already inspired a (somewhat fictionalized) movie about the events in the book. (Full disclosure, I have seen the movie, but I’m one of those people that likes to read the books that movies are based on as well).
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Primary fashion sources for the Renaissance are incredibly difficult to come by. Even if I did have the money to travel around Europe seeing surviving garments I would only have seen maybe 3 or 4 outfits. This is where Machiavelli comes in.
The last book I read was a discussion of Elizabeth I as a Renaissance Prince. It relied heavily on The Prince as a primary source. So I thought to understand a little more about Elizabeth I should actually read The Prince. Now it wasn’t exactly a page turner and at only 96 pages long it was still quite hard to get through but I am really glad I have read it.
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