The White House Plumbers, by Egil "Bud" Krogh

Staff Pick

This is not typically my kind of book, so believe me when I say it is absolutely worth reading. I admit that much of my knowledge of the Watergate scandal comes from one scene in Forrest Gump, so you could have told me anything about the episode and I’d have believed it. But Krogh’s deep dive into “The Seven Weeks That Led to Watergate and Doomed Nixon's Presidency” is concise, informative, and wildly interesting. 


The White House Plumbers: The Seven Weeks That Led to Watergate and Doomed Nixon's Presidency By Egil "Bud" Krogh, Matthew Krogh Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250851628
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - December 27th, 2022

Walk Through Fire, by Yasmine S. Ali

Staff Pick

In February 1978, a train derailment and gas explosion nearly destroyed the tiny town of Waverly, Tennessee. Yasmine Ali, whose parents were the emergency doctors triaging the unimaginable injuries at Waverly's small hospital, describes in up-close and personal detail how this train trauma rewrote America's rail safety protocols, emergency response systems, and rural health care delivery. Her book makes it crystal clear why investing in infrastructure matters.

Walk through Fire: The Train Disaster that Changed America By Yasmine Ali Cover Image
ISBN: 9780806542188
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Published: Citadel - February 21st, 2023

American Caliph, by Shahan Mufti

Staff Pick

9/11 and January 6 are forever associated with atrocious acts of domestic terrorism. Here, Mufti makes the case that March 9 also belongs on this list of infamous dates. On that day in 1977, the Hanafi Movement, a splinter Black Muslim group, raided three DC locations simultaneously. A reporter was killed, Marion Barry (then a DC Council Member) was shot, and 149 people were held hostage at gun- and knife-point. Despite bringing the city to a screeching halt and making national and international headlines, the event has largely been forgotten--something this page-turner rectifies by walking us through how and why the whole thing went down, and what it means today.


American Caliph: The True Story of a Muslim Mystic, a Hollywood Epic, and the 1977 Siege of Washington, DC By Shahan Mufti Cover Image
ISBN: 9780374208585
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - November 22nd, 2022