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Politics and Law, April 2014 | Best Sellers

June 2013 to date as identified by YBP Library Services

  1. Redefining Rape: Sexual Violence in the Era of Suffrage and Segregation
    Freedman, Estelle B.
    Harvard University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780674724846. $35
  2. The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt William Howard Taft and the Golden Age of Journalism
    Goodwin, Doris Kearns
    Simon & Schuster
    2013. ISBN 9781416547860. $40
  3. Book of Ages: The Life and Opinions of Jane Franklin
    Lepore, Jill
    Alfred A. Knopf
    2013. ISBN 9780307958341. $27.95
  4. Thomas Jefferson’s Qur’an: Islam and the Founders
    Spellberg, Denise A.
    Alfred A. Knopf
    2013. ISBN 9780307268228. $27.95
  5. The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide
    Bass, Gary J.
    Alfred A. Knopf
    2013. ISBN 9780307700209. $30
  6. Political Emotions: Why Love Matters for Justice
    Nussbaum, Martha C.
    Belknap: Harvard University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780674724655. $35
  7. Catastrophe 1914: Europe Goes to War
    Hastings, Max
    Alfred A. Knopf
    2013. ISBN 9780307597052. $35
  8. The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present
    Runciman, David
    Princeton University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780691148687. $29.95
  9. Lawrence in Arabia: War, Deceit, Imperial Folly and the Making of the Modern Middle East
    Anderson, Scott
    2013. ISBN 9780385532921. $28.95
  10. The Endtimes of Human Rights
    Hopgood, Stephen
    Cornell University
    2013. ISBN 9780801452376. $27.95
  11. Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House
    Baker, Peter
    2013. ISBN 9780385525183. $35
  12. The Dreamers: How the Undocumented Youth Movement Transformed the Immigrant Rights Debate
    Nicholls, Walter J.
    Stanford University
    2013. ISBN 9780804787031. $85
  13. Angry White Men: American Masculinity at the End of an Era
    Kimmel, Michael S.
    Nation Books
    2013. ISBN 9781568586960. $26.99
  14. The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia 1772–1832
    Taylor, Alan
    W.W. Norton
    2013. ISBN 9780393073713. $35
  15. Wilson
    Berg, A. Scott
    2013. ISBN 9780399159213. $40
  16. A History of the World in 12 Maps
    Brotton, Jerry
    2013. ISBN 9780670023394. $40
  17. Duty: Memoirs of a Secretary at War
    Gates, Robert M.
    Alfred A. Knopf
    2014. ISBN 9780307959478. $35
  18. The Gamble: Choice and Chance in the 2012 Presidential Election
    Sides, John
    Princeton University Press
    2013. ISBN 9780691156880. $29.95
  19. The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America
    King, Thomas
    University of Minnesota Press
    2013. ISBN 9780816689767. $24.95
  20. A Dreadful Deceit: The Myth of Race from the Colonial Era to Obama’s America
    Jones, Jacqueline
    Basic Books: Perseus
    2013. ISBN 9780465036707. $29.99