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The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
Title The Truths We Hold: An American Journey
Author
Publisher Penguin Books
Release DateAugust 4, 2020
Category New Release
Total Pages 336 pages
ISBN 0525560734
Book Rating 4.7 out of 5 from 1.446 reviews
Language EN, ES, BE, DA ,DE , NL and FR
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A New York Times bestseller From Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents--an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India--met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice, and when she became a prosecutor out of law school, a deputy district attorney, she quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. She progressed rapidly to become the elected District Attorney for San Francisco, and then the chief law enforcement officer of the state of California as a whole. Known for bringing a voice to the voiceless, she took on the big banks during the foreclosure crisis, winning a historic settlement for California's working families. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices. Neither "tough" nor "soft" but smart on crime became her mantra. Being smart means learning the truths that can make us better as a community, and supporting those truths with all our might. That has been the pole star that guided Harris to a transformational career as the top law enforcement official in California, and it is guiding her now as a transformational United States Senator, grappling with an array of complex issues that affect her state, our country, and the world, from health care and the new economy to immigration, national security, the opioid crisis, and accelerating inequality. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in THE TRUTHS WE HOLD a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values. In a book rich in many home truths, not least is that a relatively small number of people work very hard to convince a great many of us that we have less in common than we actually do, but it falls to us to look past them and get on with the good work of living our common truth. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come.

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A New York Times bestseller From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country. Senator Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents--an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India--met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice, and when she became a prosecutor out of law school, a deputy district attorney, she quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. She progressed rapidly to become the elected District Attorney for San Francisco, and then the chief law enforcement officer of the state of California as a whole. Known for bringing a voice to the voiceless, she took on the big banks during the foreclosure crisis, winning a historic settlement for California's working families. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices. Neither "tough" nor "soft" but smart on crime became her mantra. Being smart means learning the truths that can make us better as a community, and supporting those truths with all our might. That has been the pole star that guided Harris to a transformational career as the top law enforcement official in California, and it is guiding her now as a transformational United States Senator, grappling with an array of complex issues that affect her state, our country, and the world, from health care and the new economy to immigration, national security, the opioid crisis, and accelerating inequality. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in THE TRUTHS WE HOLD a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values. In a book rich in many home truths, not least is that a relatively small number of people work very hard to convince a great many of us that we have less in common than we actually do, but it falls to us to look past them and get on with the good work of living our common truth. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come.

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Release Date 2020-08-04
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Total Pages 336
ISBN 9780525560739
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A New York Times bestseller From one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country. Senator Kamala Harris's commitment to speaking truth is informed by her upbringing. The daughter of immigrants, she was raised in an Oakland, California community that cared deeply about social justice; her parents--an esteemed economist from Jamaica and an admired cancer researcher from India--met as activists in the civil rights movement when they were graduate students at Berkeley. Growing up, Harris herself never hid her passion for justice, and when she became a prosecutor out of law school, a deputy district attorney, she quickly established herself as one of the most innovative change agents in American law enforcement. She progressed rapidly to become the elected District Attorney for San Francisco, and then the chief law enforcement officer of the state of California as a whole. Known for bringing a voice to the voiceless, she took on the big banks during the foreclosure crisis, winning a historic settlement for California's working families. Her hallmarks were applying a holistic, data-driven approach to many of California's thorniest issues, always eschewing stale "tough on crime" rhetoric as presenting a series of false choices. Neither "tough" nor "soft" but smart on crime became her mantra. Being smart means learning the truths that can make us better as a community, and supporting those truths with all our might. That has been the pole star that guided Harris to a transformational career as the top law enforcement official in California, and it is guiding her now as a transformational United States Senator, grappling with an array of complex issues that affect her state, our country, and the world, from health care and the new economy to immigration, national security, the opioid crisis, and accelerating inequality. By reckoning with the big challenges we face together, drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, Kamala Harris offers in THE TRUTHS WE HOLD a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times. Through the arc of her own life, on into the great work of our day, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values. In a book rich in many home truths, not least is that a relatively small number of people work very hard to convince a great many of us that we have less in common than we actually do, but it falls to us to look past them and get on with the good work of living our common truth. When we do, our shared effort will continue to sustain us and this great nation, now and in the years to come.

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Discover Vice President-elect Kamala Harris's New York Times bestselling book about the core truths that unite us and the shared values that will see us into the future. 'A life story that genuinely entrances' Los Angeles Times The daughter of immigrants and civil rights activists, Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was raised in a California community that cared deeply about social justice. As she rose to prominence as a political leader, her experiences would become her guiding light as she grappled with an array of complex issues and learned to bring a voice to the voiceless. Now, in The Truths We Hold, Harris reckons with the big challenges we face together. Drawing on the hard-won wisdom and insight from her own career and the work of those who have most inspired her, she communicates a vision of shared struggle, shared purpose, and shared values as we confront the great work of our day. 'Personal integrity shines through every page' Observer

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Now adapted for young readers, Senator Kamala Harris's empowering memoir about the values and inspirations that guided her life. As the first woman, African American, and South Asian American to become attorney general of California, and the second black woman ever elected to the U.S. Senate, Kamala Harris has blazed trails on her path to the national stage. But how did she achieve her goals? What values and influences guided and inspired her along the way? In this young readers edition of Senator Harris's memoir, we learn about the impact that Kamala's family and community had on her life, and see what led Senator Harris to discover her own sense of self and purpose. The Truths We Hold is a biographical ode to the values she holds most dear--those of community, equality, and justice--all of which helped shape her choices on her path to the Senate. An inspiring and empowering read, this book challenges readers to use their own values to guide their decisions and become leaders in their own lives.

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PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary and analysis of the book and not the original book. If you'd like to purchase the original book, please paste this link in your browser: https://amzn.to/2XbI4oX In The Truths We Hold, Democratic senator and presidental candidate Kamala Harris uses her life experiences to talk about the wide-ranging issues dearest to her, issues she has relentlessly fought for through her public service career and continues to do as she launches her campaign to become the first female president of USA. What does this ZIP Reads Summary Include? - Synopsis of the original book - Chapter-by-chapter summaries - Key themes from each chapter - An overview of Harris's presidential platform - Details from her life and childhood as child of immigrants in America - Editorial Review - Background on Kamala Harris About the Original Book: Through her career as a lawyer and a politician, Kamala Harris has taken a strong stace on social and economic reform and never hesitated to fight for ideals she believes make America a great country. The Truths We Hold, released to coincide with her campaign to win the Democratic Party’s nomination for the 2020 presidential election, is a heart-to-heart account of the experiences that have shaped her convictions and the reasons why our collective struggle for equality and dignity for all needs to continue as strong as ever. DISCLAIMER: This book is intended as a companion to, not a replacement for, The Truths We Hold: An American Journey. ZIP Reads is wholly responsible for this content and is not associated with the original author in any way. Please follow this link https://amzn.to/2XbI4oX to purchase a copy of the original book. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

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Title Superheroes Are Everywhere
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From Senator Kamala Harris comes a picture book with an empowering message: Superheroes are all around us--and if we try, we can all be heroes too. Now a #1 New York Times bestseller! Before Kamala Harris became a district attorney and a United States senator, she was a little girl who loved superheroes. And when she looked around, she was amazed to find them everywhere! In her family, among her friends, even down the street--there were superheroes wherever she looked. And those superheroes showed her that all you need to do to be a superhero is to be the best that you can be. In this empowering and joyful picture book that speaks directly to kids, Kamala Harris takes readers through her life and shows them that the power to make the world a better place is inside all of us. And with fun and engaging art by Mechal Renee Roe, as well as a guide to being a superhero at the end, this book is sure to have kids taking up the superhero mantle (cape and mask optional). Praise for Superheroes Are Everywhere: "This [book] offers a solid message: a superhero could be anyone, including you." --Booklist

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The old approaches to fighting crime just aren't working. Two thirds of people released from prison commit anothercrime within two years. In Smart on Crime, career prosecutor Kamala D. Harris shatters the old distinctions, rooted in false choices and myths, and offers a compelling argument for how to make the criminal justice system truly, not just rhetorically, tough. Harris spells out the necessary shifts that will increase public safety, reduce costs, and strengthen our communities when our politicians and law enforcement officials learn how to become tough and smart on crime.

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Title Kamala Harris
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Category Juvenile Nonfiction
Total Pages 40
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Language English, Spanish, and French
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Discover the incredible story of a young daughter of immigrants who would grow up to be the first woman, first Black person, and first South Asian American ever elected Vice President of the United States in this moving picture book biography of Kamala Harris. When Kamala Harris was young, she often accompanied her parents to civil rights marches—so many, in fact, that when her mother asked a frustrated Kamala what she wanted, the young girl responded with: “Freedom!” As Kamala grew from a small girl in Oakland to a senator running for president, it was this long-fostered belief in freedom and justice for all people that shaped her into the inspiring figure she is today. From fighting for the use of a soccer field in middle school to fighting for the people of her home state in Congress, Senator Harris used her voice to speak up for what she believed in and for those who were otherwise unheard. And now this dedication has led her all the way to being elected Vice President of the United States. Told in Nikki Grimes's stunning verse and featuring gorgeous illustrations by Laura Freeman, this picture book biography brings to life a story that shows all young people that the American dream can belong to all of us if we fight for one another.

Title Summary Guide the Truths We Hold An American Journey Book by Kamala Harris
Author Cityprint
Publisher Independently Published
Release Date 2019-03-08
Category Study Aids
Total Pages 38
ISBN 1799105849
Language English, Spanish, and French
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NOTE: This is a summary guide and is meant as a companion to, not a replacement for, the original book.Please follow this link to purchase a copy of the original book: https: //amzn.to/2VJLoWG THE BOOK: The Truthѕ Wе Hоld іѕ аn іntіmаtе self-representation оf оnе оf thе rising fоrсеѕ іn contemporary Amеrісаn political lіfе Californian Sеnаtоr and сіvіl rіghtѕ асtіvіѕt Kamala Hаrrіѕ. Cоmbіnіng thе реrѕоnаl wіth the political, Harris reveals insight into her initial уеаrѕ аѕ thе dаughtеr оf foreigners, hеr legitimate саrееr іn thе Gоldеn State аnd thе саuѕеѕ ѕhе hаѕ сhаmріоnеd аѕ аn еlесtеd rерrеѕеntаtіvе іn Trumр'ѕ America.ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Kamala Harris іѕ a US Sеnаtоr frоm California. She started hеr саrееr іn the Alameda Cоuntу Dіѕtrісt Attоrnеу'ѕ Offісе bеfоrе being еlесtеd Dіѕtrісt Lawyer of Sаn Francisco. Aѕ a роlіtісіаn, she hаѕ lеd саmраіgnѕ tо rаіѕе the mіnіmum wаgе, сut the соѕt оf hіghеr instruction and рrоtесt thе rights оf іmmіgrаntѕ. Hаrrіѕ is presently rеgаrdеd аѕ a роtеntіаl Dеmосrаtіс Pаrtу саndіdаtе fоr thе рrеѕіdеntіаl race in 2020.INTRODUCTION: The Amеrісаn роlіtісаl lаndѕсаре hаѕ undеrgоnе a drаmаtіс shift. Whіlе Dоnаld Trumр was ѕhаkіng things uр іn thе Rерublісаn Pаrtу, Hіllаrу Clіntоn was fіghtіng оff thе ѕurрrіѕіnglу ѕtrоng сhаllеngе of Bеrnіе Sаndеrѕ. In bоth parties, thеrе'ѕ a widespread sense thаt оld оrthоdоxіеѕ are uр for dеbаtе аnd that vоtеrѕ' роѕіtіоnѕ оn thе kеу іѕѕuеѕ оf thе dау are shifting. That's rеflесtеd in thе emergence of nеw fасеѕ іn аn increasingly dіvеrѕе Sеnаtе аnd Cоngrеѕѕ. While thе 2016 еlесtіоnѕ аrе uѕuаllу rеmеmbеrеd fоr Trumр'ѕ unexpected victory, the еlесtіоn of a grоuр of роlіtісіаnѕ who do thіngѕ dіffеrеntlу might рrоvе to be just аѕ іmроrtаnt in thе lоng run. Onе wоmаn whо'ѕ bееn mаkіng wаvеѕ ѕіnсе taking uр hеr ѕеаt іn the Senate is Kаmаlа Harris. The dаughtеr оf a Jаmаісаn fаthеr and аn Indіаn mоthеr, a lіfеlоng campaigner fоr equality аnd an еxреrіеnсеd lеgаl mіnd, Hаrrіѕ ԛuісklу mаdе a name for herself оn Cаріtоl Hіll wіth her outspoken соmmіtmеnt to reform. Nо wonder thаt еvеr ѕіnсе ѕhе аnnоunсеd hеr саndіdасу, she's wіdеlу tipped tо gо fаr in thе Dеmосrаtіс Pаrtу рrіmаrіеѕ fоr thе 2020 presidential elections. But whо іѕ Kamala Hаrrіѕ? Wеll, thаt'ѕ juѕt whаt we'll bе looking аt іn thеѕе blіnkѕ. From her сhіldhооd in Oakland to her wоrk аѕ a District Attorney іn Sаn Francisco and hеr ѕеnаtоrіаl саrееr, thеѕе blіnkѕ will раіnt a portrait of a lawyer аnd роlіtісіаn on thе rіѕе. Sо rеаd on tо fіnd оut: -Whу Hаrrіѕ dесіdеd tо bесоmе a prosecutor; -Whаt hеr роѕіtіоnѕ оn hеаlthсаrе, ѕесurіtу and іmmіgrаtіоn are; аnd -Why ѕhе bеlіеvеѕ that everyone dеѕеrvеѕ a second сhаnсе.

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Author Meena Harris
Publisher HarperCollins
Release Date 2020-06-02
Category Juvenile Fiction
Total Pages 32
ISBN 9780063018914
Language English, Spanish, and French
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INSPIRED BY A TRUE STORY FROM THE CHILDHOOD OF VICE PRESIDENT–ELECT KAMALA HARRIS! A beautiful, empowering picture book about two sisters who work with their community to effect change, inspired by a true story from the childhood of the author’s aunt, Kamala Harris, and mother, lawyer and policy expert Maya Harris. “A must read for little girls around the world.” —Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts “An inspiring tale.” —Stacey Abrams, Former Minority Leader, Georgia House of Representatives; Founder and Chair, Fair Fight Action “I love this book.” —Megan Rapinoe, Co-Captain, U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team One day, Kamala and Maya had an idea. A big idea: They would turn their empty apartment courtyard into a playground! This is the uplifting tale of how the author’s aunt and mother first learned to persevere in the face of disappointment and turned a dream into reality. This is a story of children’s ability to make a difference and of a community coming together to transform their neighborhood. A New York Times bestseller!

Captured by Sheldon Whitehouse

Title Captured
Author Sheldon Whitehouse
Publisher New Press, The
Release Date 2017-02-21
Category Political Science
Total Pages 272
ISBN 9781620972083
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A U.S. senator, leading the fight against money in politics, chronicles the long shadow corporate power has cast over our democracy In Captured, U.S. Senator and former federal prosecutor Sheldon Whitehouse offers an eye-opening take on what corporate influence looks like today from the Senate Floor, adding a first-hand perspective to Jane Mayer’s Dark Money. Americans know something is wrong in their government. Senator Whitehouse combines history, legal scholarship, and personal experiences to provide the first hands-on, comprehensive explanation of what's gone wrong, exposing multiple avenues through which our government has been infiltrated and disabled by corporate powers. Captured reveals an original oversight by the Founders, and shows how and why corporate power has exploited that vulnerability: to strike fear in elected representatives who don’t “get right” by threatening million-dollar "dark money" election attacks (a threat more effective and less expensive than the actual attack); to stack the judiciary—even the Supreme Court—in "business-friendly" ways; to "capture” the administrative agencies meant to regulate corporate behavior; to undermine the civil jury, the Constitution's last bastion for ordinary citizens; and to create a corporate "alternate reality" on public health and safety issues like climate change. Captured shows that in this centuries-long struggle between corporate power and individual liberty, we can and must take our American government back into our own hands.

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Author Joe Biden
Publisher Large Print Press
Release Date 2019-01-05
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 86
ISBN 1432846833
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A New York Times Bestselling Author In November 2014, the Biden family gathered on Nantucket for their traditional Thanksgiving celebration; it was the one constant in their hectic, scrutinized, and over-scheduled lives. But this year felt different from all those that had come before. Joe and Jill Biden's eldest son, Beau, had been diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor, and his survival was uncertain. Promise me, Dad, Beau had told his father, "Give me your word that no matter what happens, you're going to be all right." Promise Me, Dad chronicles the year that followed, the most momentous and challenging in Joe Biden's extraordinary life and career.

Title These Truths A History of the United States
Author Jill Lepore
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date 2018-09-18
Category History
Total Pages 960
ISBN 9780393635256
Language English, Spanish, and French
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New York Times Bestseller In the most ambitious one-volume American history in decades, award-winning historian and New Yorker writer Jill Lepore offers a magisterial account of the origins and rise of a divided nation, an urgently needed reckoning with the beauty and tragedy of American history. Written in elegiac prose, Lepore’s groundbreaking investigation places truth itself—a devotion to facts, proof, and evidence—at the center of the nation’s history. The American experiment rests on three ideas—"these truths," Jefferson called them—political equality, natural rights, and the sovereignty of the people. And it rests, too, on a fearless dedication to inquiry, Lepore argues, because self-government depends on it. But has the nation, and democracy itself, delivered on that promise? These Truths tells this uniquely American story, beginning in 1492, asking whether the course of events over more than five centuries has proven the nation’s truths, or belied them. To answer that question, Lepore traces the intertwined histories of American politics, law, journalism, and technology, from the colonial town meeting to the nineteenth-century party machine, from talk radio to twenty-first-century Internet polls, from Magna Carta to the Patriot Act, from the printing press to Facebook News. Along the way, Lepore’s sovereign chronicle is filled with arresting sketches of both well-known and lesser-known Americans, from a parade of presidents and a rogues’ gallery of political mischief makers to the intrepid leaders of protest movements, including Frederick Douglass, the famed abolitionist orator; William Jennings Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate and ultimately tragic populist; Pauli Murray, the visionary civil rights strategist; and Phyllis Schlafly, the uncredited architect of modern conservatism. Americans are descended from slaves and slave owners, from conquerors and the conquered, from immigrants and from people who have fought to end immigration. "A nation born in contradiction will fight forever over the meaning of its history," Lepore writes, but engaging in that struggle by studying the past is part of the work of citizenship. "The past is an inheritance, a gift and a burden," These Truths observes. "It can’t be shirked. There’s nothing for it but to get to know it."

Of Bears And Ballots by Heather Lende

Title Of Bears and Ballots
Author Heather Lende
Publisher Algonquin Books
Release Date 2020-06-30
Category Political Science
Total Pages 288
ISBN 9781643750569
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“This book will inspire people to work with and for their neighbors in all kinds of ways!” —Bill McKibben, author of Falter The writer whom the Los Angeles Times calls “part Annie Dillard, part Anne Lamott,” now brings her quirky and compassionate take on holding local office. Following the 2016 election, writer Heather Lende was one the thousands of women inspired to take a more active role in politics. Though her entire campaign for assembly member in Haines, Alaska, cost less than $1,000, she won! But tiny, breathtakingly beautiful Haines—a place accessible from the nearest city, Juneau, only by boat or plane—isn’t the sleepy town that it appears to be: from a bitter debate about the expansion of the fishing boat harbor to the matter of how to stop bears from rifling through garbage on Main Street to the recall campaign that targeted three assembly members, including Lende, we witness the nitty-gritty of passing legislation, the lofty ideals of our republic, and how the polarizing national politics of our era play out in one small town. With an entertaining cast of offbeat but relatable characters, Of Bears and Ballots is an inspirational tale about what living in a community really means, and what we owe one another.

Title Around the World in 80 Trees
Author Jonathan Drori
Publisher Laurence King Publishing
Release Date 2018-05-28
Category Nature
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781786275417
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“An arboreal odyssey” – NATURE “One of the most quietly beautiful books of the year” – DAILY MAIL Evening Standard Books of the Year 2018 The Times Gardening Books of the Year 2018 Discover the secretive world of trees in Jonathan Drori’s number one bestseller… Bestselling author and environmentalist Jonathan Drori follows in the footsteps of Phileas Fogg as he tells the stories of 80 magnificent trees from all over the globe. In Around the World in 80 Trees, Jonathan Drori uses plant science to illuminate how trees play a role in every part of human life, from the romantic to the regrettable. From the trees of Britain, to India's sacred banyan tree, they offer us sanctuary and inspiration – not to mention the raw materials for everything from aspirin to maple syrup. Stops on the trip include the lime trees of Berlin's Unter den Linden boulevard, which intoxicate amorous Germans and hungry bees alike, the swankiest streets in nineteenth-century London, which were paved with Australian eucalyptus wood, and the redwood forests of California, where the secret to the trees' soaring heights can be found in the properties of the tiniest drops of water. Each of these strange and true tales – populated by self-mummifying monks, tree-climbing goats and ever-so-slightly radioactive nuts – is illustrated by Lucille Clerc, taking the reader on a journey that is as informative as it is beautiful. The book combines history, science and a wealth of quirky detail - there should be surprises for everyone. Perfect for fans of Peter Wohlleben’s The Hidden Life of Trees, this new book will certainly whet the appetite of any tree lover to take an around-the-world trip, or simply visit your local botanic garden. The perfect travel guide for nature enthusiasts. Winner at the Woodland Books of the Year Awards 2018. "An irresistible mix of science, culture, botany, history and vicarious travel" - SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

Title Jobs in the Canadian Legal Marketplace
Author Kamaal Zaidi
Publisher FriesenPress
Release Date 2015-06-26
Category Law
Total Pages 160
ISBN 9781460267332
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Is a job in the legal profession right for you? What qualifications do you need to be attractive to employers? How do you find a job that fits your interests? Jobs in the Canadian Legal Marketplace guides you through all of these steps and more. It includes detailed information on: A legal education and what is needed to enter the field Types of legal jobs and duties, and where to find them How to create a professional portfolio and job application Interviewing and landing your dream job Current trends in the Canadian legal marketplace This book is essential for law students, paralegals, and practicing lawyers navigating the Canadian legal profession. From researching the field to negotiating a salary, this practical guide provides step-by-step advice on all aspects of finding work in the Canadian legal system.

Title This Is What America Looks Like
Author ILHAN. OMAR
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2020-05-28
Category
Total Pages 86
ISBN 9781787383418
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Ilhan Omar's career is a collection of historic firsts: she is the first refugee, the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women to serve in the United States Congress. Against a xenophobic and divisive administration, she has risen to global fame as a powerful voice in the Democratic Party's new progressive chorus of congresswomen of colour.'This Is What America Looks Like' is a tale of the aspirations, disappointments, successes and surprises in the life of an immigrant and Muslim in the US today. This is Omar's story told on her own terms: from a childhood in Mogadishu and four long years at a Kenyan refugee camp, to her arrival in America--penniless and speaking only Somali--and her triumphant election to the US House of Representatives.In the face of merciless slander and constant attacks from opponents in both parties, Omar continues to speak up for her beliefs. Courageous, hopeful and defiant, her memoir is marked by her irrepressible spirit, even in the darkest of times.

Stephen Hawking by Leonard Mlodinow

Title Stephen Hawking
Author Leonard Mlodinow
Publisher Pantheon
Release Date 2020
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 240
ISBN 9781524748685
Language English, Spanish, and French
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An intimate and inspirational exploration of Stephen Hawking--the man, the friend, and the physicist. Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential physicists in the world. He left a mark in our culture that touched the lives of millions. His books have inspired countless scientists-to-be, and his research on the laws of black holes and the origin of the universe charted new territory. Recalling his nearly two-decades as a friend and collaborator with Stephen Hawking, Leonard Mlodinow brings a complex man into focus like no one has before. He introduces us to Hawking the colleague, for whom no detail is too minor to get right, a challenge for a man who could only type one word per minute. We meet Hawking the friend, who creates such strong connections with those around him that he can communicate powerfully with just the raise of an eyebrow. We witness Hawking the genius, who, against all odds, flourishes after he is diagnosed with ALS and pours his mind into uncovering the mysteries of the universe. Brilliant, impish, and kind, Hawking endeared himself to almost everyone he came into contact with. This beautiful portrait is inpirational and is sure to stick with you long after you've read it.

My American Journey by Colin L. Powell

Title My American Journey
Author Colin L. Powell
Publisher Ballantine Books
Release Date 2010-12-29
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 656
ISBN 9780307763686
Language English, Spanish, and French
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“A great American success story . . . an endearing and well-written book.”—The New York Times Book Review Colin Powell is the embodiment of the American dream. He was born in Harlem to immigrant parents from Jamaica. He knew the rough life of the streets. He overcame a barely average start at school. Then he joined the Army. The rest is history—Vietnam, the Pentagon, Panama, Desert Storm—but a history that until now has been known only on the surface. Here, for the first time, Colin Powell himself tells us how it happened, in a memoir distinguished by a heartfelt love of country and family, warm good humor, and a soldier's directness. My American Journey is the powerful story of a life well lived and well told. It is also a view from the mountaintop of the political landscape of America. At a time when Americans feel disenchanted with their leaders, General Powell's passionate views on family, personal responsibility, and, in his own words, "the greatness of America and the opportunities it offers" inspire hope and present a blueprint for the future. An utterly absorbing account, it is history with a vision. Praise for My American Journey “The stirring, only-in-America story of one determined man's journey from the South Bronx to directing the mightiest of military forces . . . Fascinating.”—The Washington Post Book World “Eloquent.”—Los Angeles Times Book Review “Profound and moving . . . Must reading for anyone who wants to reaffirm his faith in the promise of America.”—Jack Kemp, The Wall Street Journal “A book that is much like its subject—articulate, confident, impressive, but unpretentious and witty. . . . Whether you are a political junkie, a military buff, or just interested in a good story, My American Journey is a book well worth reading.”—San Diego Union Tribune “Colin Powell's candid, introspective autobiography is a joy for all with an appetite for well-written political and social commentary.”—The Detroit News

Howard Stern Comes Again by Howard Stern

Title Howard Stern Comes Again
Author Howard Stern
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2019-05-14
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 560
ISBN 9781501194313
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Rock stars and rap gods. Comedy legends and A-list actors. Supermodels and centerfolds. Moguls and mobsters. A president. Over his unrivaled four-decade career in radio, Howard Stern has interviewed thousands of personalities—discussing sex, relationships, money, fame, spirituality, and success with the boldest of bold-faced names. But which interviews are his favorites? It’s one of the questions he gets asked most frequently. Howard Stern Comes Again delivers his answer. This book is a feast of conversation and more, as between the lines Stern offers his definitive autobiography—a magnum opus of confession and personal exploration. Tracy Morgan opens up about his near-fatal car crash. Lady Gaga divulges her history with cocaine. Madonna reminisces on her relationship with Tupac Shakur. Bill Murray waxes philosophical on the purpose of life. Jerry Seinfeld offers a master class on comedy. Harvey Weinstein denies the existence of the so-called casting couch. An impressive array of creative visionaries weigh in on what Stern calls “the climb”—the stories of how they struggled and eventually prevailed. As he writes in the introduction, “If you’re having trouble finding motivation in life and you’re looking for that extra kick in the ass, you will find it in these pages.” Interspersed throughout are rare selections from the Howard Stern Show archives with Donald Trump that depict his own climb: transforming from Manhattan tabloid fixture to reality TV star to president of the United States. Stern also tells of his Moby Dick-like quest to land an interview with Hillary Clinton in the run-up to the 2016 election—one of many newly written revelations from the author. He speaks with extraordinary candor about a variety of subjects, including his overwhelming insecurity early in his career, his revolutionary move from terrestrial radio to SiriusXM, and his belief in the power of psychotherapy. As Stern insightfully notes in the introduction: “The interviews collected here represent my best work and show my personal evolution. But they don’t just show my evolution. Gathered together like this, they show the evolution of popular culture over the past quarter century.”

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