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1. Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI|
by David Grann
"THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR SO FAR"--Entertainment Weekly
Amazon.com Review An Amazon Best Book of April 2017: In the 1920s, the Osage found themselves in a unique position among Native Americans tribes. As other tribal lands were parceled out in an effort by the government to encourage dissolution and assimilation of both lands and culture, the Osage negotiated to maintain the mineral rights for their corner of Oklahoma, creating a kind of “underground reservation.” It proved a savvy move; soon countless oil rigs punctured the dusty landscape, making the Osage very rich. And that’s when they started dying. You’d think the Osage Indian Reservation murders would have been a bigger story, one as familiar as the Lindbergh kidnapping or Bonnie and Clyde. It has everything, but at scale: Execution-style shootings, poisonings, and exploding houses drove the body count to over two dozen, while private eyes and undercover operatives scoured the territory for clues. Even as legendary and infamous oil barons vied for the most lucrative leases, J. Edgar Hoover’s investigation – which he would leverage to enhance both the prestige and power of his fledgling FBI - began to overtake even the town’s most respected leaders. Exhuming the massive amount of detail is no mean feat, and it’s even harder to make it entertaining. But journalist David Grann knows what he’s doing. With the same obsessive attention to fact - in service to storytelling - as The Lost City of Z, Killers of the Flower Moon reads like narrative-nonfiction as written by James M. Cain (there are, after all, insurance policies involved): smart, taut, and pacey. Most sobering, though, is how the tale is at once unsurprising and unbelievable, full of the arrogance, audacity, and inhumanity that continues to reverberate through today’s headlines. --Jon Foro, The Amazon Book Review Features:
An Amazon Best Book of April 2017: In the 1920s, the Osage found themselves in a unique position among Native Americans tribes. As other tribal lands were parceled out in an effort by the government to encourage dissolution and assimilation of both lands and culture, the Osage negotiated to maintain the mineral rights for their corner of Oklahoma, creating a kind of “underground reservation.” It proved a savvy move; soon countless oil rigs punctured the dusty landscape, making the Osage very rich. And that’s when they started dying.
You’d think the Osage Indian Reservation murders would have been a bigger story, one as familiar as the Lindbergh kidnapping or Bonnie and Clyde. It has everything, but at scale: Execution-style shootings, poisonings, and exploding houses drove the body count to over two dozen, while private eyes and undercover operatives scoured the territory for clues. Even as legendary and infamous oil barons vied for the most lucrative leases, J. Edgar Hoover’s investigation – which he would leverage to enhance both the prestige and power of his fledgling FBI - began to overtake even the town’s most respected leaders.
Exhuming the massive amount of detail is no mean feat, and it’s even harder to make it entertaining. But journalist David Grann knows what he’s doing. With the same obsessive attention to fact - in service to storytelling - as The Lost City of Z, Killers of the Flower Moon reads like narrative-nonfiction as written by James M. Cain (there are, after all, insurance policies involved): smart, taut, and pacey. Most sobering, though, is how the tale is at once unsurprising and unbelievable, full of the arrogance, audacity, and inhumanity that continues to reverberate through today’s headlines. --Jon Foro, The Amazon Book Review... Read more
2. Mindset: The New Psychology of Success|
by Carol S. Dweck
Now updated with new research—the book that has changed millions of lives
1. The Growth Mindset Coach: A Teacher's Month-by-Month Handbook for Empowering Students to Achieve
2. Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
3. Summary of Mindset: by Carol Dweck | Includes Key Takeaways & Analysis
4. How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
5. Ready-to-Use Resources for Mindsets in the Classroom: Everything Educators Need for Building Growth Mindset Learning Communities
6. Mindsets for Parents: Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids
7. Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us
8. Thinking, Fast and Slow
9. Mindsets in the Classroom: Building a Growth Mindset Learning Community
10. Grit .
3. A Colony in a Nation|
by Chris Hayes
New York Times best-selling author and Emmy Award–winning news anchor Chris Hayes argues that there are really two Americas: a Colony and a Nation.
America likes to tell itself that it inhabits a postracial world, yet nearly every empirical measure―wealth, unemployment, incarceration, school segregation―reveals that racial inequality has barely improved since 1968, when Richard Nixon became our first “law and order” president. With the clarity and originality that distinguished his prescient bestseller, Twilight of the Elites, Chris Hayes upends our national conversation on policing and democracy in a book of wide-ranging historical, social, and political analysis.
Hayes contends our country has fractured in two: the Colony and the Nation. In the Nation, we venerate the law. In the Colony, we obsess over order, fear trumps civil rights, and aggressive policing resembles occupation. A Colony in a Nation explains how a country founded on justice now looks like something uncomfortably close to a police state. How and why did Americans build a system where conditions in Ferguson and West Baltimore mirror those that sparked the American Revolution?
A Colony in a Nation examines the surge in crime that began in the 1960s and peaked in the 1990s, and the unprecedented decline that followed. Drawing on close-hand reporting at flashpoints of racial conflict, as well as deeply personal experiences with policing, Hayes explores cultural touchstones, from the influential “broken windows” theory to the “squeegee men” of late-1980s Manhattan, to show how fear causes us to make dangerous and unfortunate choices, both in our society and at the personal level. With great empathy, he seeks to understand the challenges of policing communities haunted by the omnipresent threat of guns. Most important, he shows that a more democratic and sympathetic justice system already exists―in a place we least suspect.
A Colony in a Nation is an essential book―searing and insightful―that will reframe our thinking about law and order in the years to come.... Read more
1. Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy
2. Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America
3. This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class
4. Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power
5. Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
6. The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election
7. On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century
8. Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration—and How to Achieve Real Reform
9. The Case for Impeachment
10. Insane Clown President: Dispatches from the 2016 Circus .
4. The Case for Impeachment|
by Allan J. Lichtman
“Liberal catnip” - Joe Scarborough, Morning Joe
"It is still striking to see the full argument unfold and realize that you don’t have to be a zealot to imagine some version of it happening…Lies. Abuse of power. Treason. Crimes against humanity. Martial law. Lichtman throws everything Trump’s way.." —Washington Post
Professor Allan J. Lichtman, who has correctly forecasted thirty years of presidential outcomes, makes the case for impeaching the 45th president of the United States, Donald J. Trump
In the fall of 2016, Distinguished Professor of History at American University Allan J. Lichtman made headlines when he predicted that Donald J. Trump would defeat the heavily favored Democrat, Hillary Clinton, to win the presidential election.
Now, in clear, nonpartisan terms, Lichtman lays out the reasons Congress could remove Trump from the Oval Office: his ties to Russia before and after the election, the complicated financial conflicts of interest at home and abroad, and his abuse of executive authority.
The Case for Impeachment also offers a fascinating look at presidential impeachments throughout American history, including the often-overlooked story of Andrew Johnson’s impeachment, details about Richard Nixon’s resignation, and Bill Clinton’s hearings. Lichtman shows how Trump exhibits many of the flaws (and more) that have doomed past presidents. As the Nixon Administration dismissed the reporting of Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein as “character assassination” and “a vicious abuse of the journalistic process,” Trump has attacked the “dishonest media,” claiming, “the press should be ashamed of themselves.”
Historians, legal scholars, and politicians alike agree: we are in politically uncharted waters—the durability of our institutions is being undermined and the public’s confidence in them is eroding, threatening American democracy itself.
Most citizens—politics aside—want to know where the country is headed. Lichtman argues, with clarity and power, that for Donald Trump’s presidency, smoke has become fire.... Read more
1. This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class
2. The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election
3. Conservatives Without Conscience
4. The Trump Survival Guide: Everything You Need to Know About Living Through What You Hoped Would Never Happen
5. Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
6. How the Hell Did This Happen?: The Election of 2016
7. Predicting the Next President: The Keys to the White House
8. The Destruction of Hillary Clinton
9. A Colony in a Nation
10. Conservatives Without Conscience .
5. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness|
by Michelle Alexander
Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as "brave and bold," this book directly challenges the notion that the election of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling candor, legal scholar Michelle Alexander argues that "we have not ended racial caste in America; we have merely redesigned it." By targeting black men through the War on Drugs and decimating communities of color, the U.S. criminal justice system functions as a contemporary system of racial control—relegating millions to a permanent second-class status—even as it formally adheres to the principle of colorblindness. In the words of Benjamin Todd Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, this book is a "call to action."... Read more
Called "stunning" by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian David Levering Lewis, "invaluable" by the Daily Kos, "explosive" by Kirkus, and "profoundly necessary" by the Miami Herald, this updated and revised paperback edition of The New Jim Crow, now with a foreword by Cornel West, is a must-read for all people of conscience.
1. The New Jim Crow Study Guide and Call to Action
2. Between the World and Me
3. The Mis-Education of the Negro
4. Pushout: The Criminalization of Black Girls in Schools
5. Building a Movement to End the New Jim Crow: an organizing guide
6. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
7. The Sisters Are Alright: Changing the Broken Narrative of Black Women in America
8. Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century
9. The Souls of Black Folk (Dover Thrift Editions)
10. Freedom Is a Constant Struggle: Ferguson, Palestine, and the Foundations of a Movement .
6. Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption|
by Bryan Stevenson
#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time
1. The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness
2. Between the World and Me
3. Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison
4. Before the Law: An Introduction to the Legal Process
5. The Warmth of Other Suns: The Epic Story of America's Great Migration
6. Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis
7. Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion
8. Devil in the Grove: Thurgood Marshall, the Groveland Boys, and the Dawn of a New America
9. Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
10. Waking Up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race .
7. Dog Company: A True Story of American Soldiers Abandoned by Their High Command|
by Roger Hill, Lynn Vincent
The Army does not want you to read this book. It does not want to advertise its detention system that coddles enemy fighters while putting American soldiers at risk. It does not want to reveal the new lawyered-up Pentagon war ethic that prosecutes U.S. soldiers and Marines while setting free spies who kill Americans.
This very system ambushed Captain Roger Hill and his men.
Hill, a West Point grad and decorated combat veteran, was a rising young officer who had always followed the letter of the military law. In 2007, Hill got his dream job: infantry commander in the storied 101st Airborne. His new unit, Dog Company, 1-506th, had just returned stateside from the hell of Ramadi. The men were brilliant in combat but unpolished at home, where paperwork and inspections filled their days.
With tough love, Hill and his First Sergeant, an old-school former drill instructor named Tommy Scott, turned the company into the top performers in the battalion.
Hill and Scott then led Dog Company into combat in Afghanistan, where a third of their men became battlefield casualties after just six months. Meanwhile, Hill found himself at war with his own battalion commander, a charismatic but difficult man who threatened to relieve Hill at every turn.
After two of his men died on a routine patrol, Hill and a counterintelligence team busted a dozen enemy infiltrators on their base in the violent province of Wardak. Abandoned by his high command, Hill suddenly faced an excruciating choice: follow Army rules the way he always had, or damn the rules to his own destruction and protect the men he'd grown to love. ... Read more
1. Deep Undercover: My Secret Life and Tangled Allegiances as a KGB Spy in America
2. Fed Up: An Insider's Take on Why the Federal Reserve is Bad for America
3. The Chosen Few: A Company of Paratroopers and Its Heroic Struggle to Survive in the Mountains of Afghanistan
4. The True Jesus: Uncovering the Divinity of Christ in the Gospels
5. Dog Company: The Boys of Pointe du Hoc--the Rangers Who Accomplished D-Day's Toughest Mission and Led the Way across Europe
6. Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism
7. Drain the Swamp: How Washington Corruption is Worse than You Think
8. Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign
9. The Operator: Firing the Shots that Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior
10. See Something, Say Nothing: A Homeland Security Officer Exposes the Government's Submission to Jihad .
8. 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume V: PrepTests 62 through 71 (Lsat Series)|
by Law School Admission Council
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For pure practice at an unbelievable price, you can't beat the 10 Actual series. Each book includes: 10 previously administered LSATs, an answer key for each test, a writing sample for each test,score-conversion tables, and sample Comparative Reading questions and explanations.
1. 10 New Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests with Comparative Reading: (PrepTests 52-61) (Lsat Series)
2. The Official LSAT SuperPrep: The Champion of LSAT Prep
3. The Next 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests (Lsat Series)
4. 10 More, Actual Official LSAT PrepTests: (PrepTests 19 through 28) (Lsat Series)
5. The Official LSAT PrepTest 80: (Dec. 2016 LSAT)
6. The PowerScore LSAT Logic Games Bible (Powerscore LSAT Bible) (Powerscore Test Preparation)
7. The LSAT Trainer: A Remarkable Self-Study Guide For The Self-Driven Student
8. 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests
9. The Official LSAT PrepTest 78: (June 2016 LSAT)
10. The PowerScore LSAT Bible Trilogy .
9. The LSAT Trainer: A Remarkable Self-Study Guide For The Self-Driven Student|
by Mike Kim
The LSAT Trainer is an LSAT prep book specifically designed for self-motivated self-study students who are seeking significant score improvement. It is simple, smart, and remarkably effective.
Teachers, students, and reviewers all agree: The LSAT Trainer is the most indispensable LSAT prep product available today. Whether you are new to the LSAT or have been studying for a while, you will find invaluable benefit in the Trainer's teachings, strategies, drills, and solutions.The LSAT Trainer includes:
1. 10 Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests Volume V: PrepTests 62 through 71 (Lsat Series)
2. 10 New Actual, Official LSAT PrepTests with Comparative Reading: (PrepTests 52-61) (Lsat Series)
3. The Official LSAT PrepTest 80: (Dec. 2016 LSAT)
4. The Official LSAT PrepTest 79: (Sept. 2016 LSAT)
5. The Official LSAT PrepTest 78: (June 2016 LSAT)
6. The PowerScore LSAT Bible Trilogy
7. The Official LSAT PrepTest 77: (Dec. 2015 LSAT)
8. The Official LSAT PrepTest 76: (Oct. 2015 LSAT)
9. The Official LSAT PrepTest 75: (June 2015 LSAT)
10. Official LSAT Preptest 72: June 2014 LSAT .
10. Quicken Willmaker Plus 2017 Edition: Book & Software Kit|
by Editors of Nolo
NOW AVAILABLE FOR MAC
Plus, register your copy of Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 and get a free one-year subscription to Nolo's Online Living Trust.
Here’s more about the documents you can make with Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017:
The heart of every estate plan is a will, also known as a last will and testament. This legal document puts you in control of who inherits your property and who would take care of your children if it were ever necessary. Without a will, state law determines these issues. Your will also allows you to name an executor (sometimes called a “personal representative”) to carry out our wishes. And you can appoint a trusted person to manage property left to young people. With Quicken WillMaker Plus, you can revise and update your will whenever you like.
Your Health Care Directive
Spare your loved ones difficult decisions by laying out your wishes for medical care (living will) and naming someone to carry out your instructions (power of attorney for health care).
Your Durable Power of Attorney for Finances
A durable power of attorney ensures that someone you trust (called your "agent" or "attorney-in-fact") will be on hand to manage the many practical, financial tasks that will arise if you become incapacitated. For example, bills must be paid, bank deposits must be made and someone must handle insurance and benefits paperwork. In most cases, a durable power of attorney for finances is the best way to take care of tasks like these.
Your Final Arrangements
Plan a funeral or other ceremony and ease the burden on your loved ones. Describe your preferences for burial, cremation, memorials, obituaries, and more, and select someone to oversee your final arrangements.
Documents for Your Executor
Provide your executor with needed instructions, checklists, letters, notices, claim forms and more.
Information for Caregivers and Survivors
Organize your estate so that your survivors don't have to. Use these documents to give them information about everything from bank accounts to the names of people you'd like contacted in the event of your illness or death.
Letter to Survivors
Use this letter to leave a final message to your loved ones. You can explain the gifts you left in your will, leave advice, divulge secrets, suggest ways of spitting shared gifts, or any other thoughts you'd like to leave behind.
Personal Finance Documents
Over a dozen forms let you handle common financial situations, such as lending money to friends or family, creating a bill of sale, and closing a credit card account.
Home & Family Documents
Practical forms you can use every day to help run your home and keep your family safe, including authorizations and agreements, promissory notes, limited powers of attorney, and child and elder care forms.
* Estate planning documents not valid in Louisiana or U.S. Territories.
Quicken WillMaker Plus 2017 is ONLY for estate planning in the USA.
NOW AVAILABLE FOR MAC
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Computer. 1 GHz or higher
Operating System. Windows 7/8/8.1/10 or Mac 10.10/10.11
Memory. Minimum 1 GB RAM for Windows and 2 GB RAM for Mac
Hard Disk Space. Up to 54 MB free space; for Windows up to 1.5 GB if .NET not installed
Monitor. 800 x 600 (1024 x 768 recommended; with 16-bit color)
Internet Connection. Broadband required to receive web updates and access online features
Printer. Any supported printer
Software. Adobe Reader and an internet browser
* If you do not have a CD-ROM drive, contact Nolo's Tech Support and upon proof of purchase we’ll promptly send you a download link. ... Read more
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10. I'm Dead, Now What? Important Information about My Belongings, Business Affairs, and Wishes .
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