The Presidency in Black and White: My Up-Close View of Three Presidents and Race in America (Rowman and Littlefield, $24.95), by April Ryan, looks at the ways in which race and racial issues play out at the White House, from the Oval Office on down. A veteran White House reporter for American Urban Radio Networks and one of the few African-Americans on the presidential beat, Ryan has spent nearly two decades observing and interviewing presidents and policy-makers whose decisions have enormous impact on her largely urban audience (her reports are broadcast on 300 stations nationwide and reach millions of listeners and readers, many of them African-American). Much of the material in her book comes from her tenure covering Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama and is infused with her own thoughtful impressions of the men who occupy the highest office in the land. Few reporters today have done as much as Ryan to ensure that the interests of urban communities are on the president’s radar and that the voices of African Americans are not lost in the static of Washington’s policy debates.

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By April Ryan, Elijah Cummings (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781442238411
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Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - February 15th, 2015

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The history you’ll read here has never been told: how corporations and politicians from both parties have convinced white middle class voters to vote against policies that benefit them by strategically using subtle, racially charged messages. Here this not as an accusation, so much as a call to take personal responsibility-- Haney Lopez points out that while we are all complicit in the perpetuation of dog whistle politics, as he calls these coded messages, voters who recognize that race has entered a conversation are more likely to make decisions free of racial paranoia. It's vitally important, then, to read this well-researched book: to understand for yourself how we came to have a "white man's party," and to more accurately interpret political platforms.

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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - January 13th, 2014

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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - March 2015

 

In Days of Fire: Bush and Cheney in the White House (Doubleday, $35), Peter Baker goes beyond the previous wave of books about the Bush administration, delivering the most comprehensive and authoritative account so far of the Bush years. Writing with characteristic balance and insight, Baker, senior White House correspondent for The New York Times, offers fresh perspective on the complicated Bush-Cheney relationship and many other aspects of that controversial period. The book manages not only to pull together in one clear narrative the wealth of information available from public sources, but also draws on many revealing quotes and anecdotes from interviews and documents not previously published.

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