November 22, 2013

Bill Ayers spoke about his book, Public Enemy: Confessions of an American Dissident, at Politics & Prose on Friday, November 22, 2013.

Labeled a "domestic terrorist" by the McCain campaign in 2008 and used by the radical right in an attempt to castigate Obama for "pallin' around with terrorists," Bill Ayers is in fact a dedicated teacher, father, and social justice advocate with a sharp memory and even sharper wit.

Public Enemy tells his story from the moment he and his wife, Bernardine Dohrn, emerged from years on the run and rebuilt their lives as public figures, often celebrated for their community work and much hated by the radical right. In the face of defamation by conservative media, including a multimillion-dollar campaign aimed solely at demonizing Ayers, and in spite of frequent death threats, Bill and Bernardine stay true to their core beliefs in the power of protest, demonstration, and deep commitment.

Ayers reveals how he has navigated the challenges and triumphs of this public life with steadfastness and a dash of good humor—from the red carpet at the Oscars, to prison vigils and airports (where he is often detained and where he finally "confesses" that he did write Dreams From My Father), and ultimately on the ground at Grant Park in 2008 and again in 2012.

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$16.00
ISBN: 9780807061107
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Published: Beacon Press - September 9th, 2014

November 15, 2013

Newt Gingrich and his wife Callista Gingrich spoke about their new books, Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America's Fate and Yankee Doodle Dandy at Politics & Prose on Friday, November 15, 2013.

Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich and his wife, New York Times bestselling author Callista Gingrich, are both celebrating their new books with Politics & Prose.

In Breakout, Newt Gingrich proposes a bold vision of America’s future: the country on the cusp of a technological and scientific renaissance that will transform the quality of life of every American, unless special interest groups, powerful lobbyists, and government bureaucrats prevent these innovations.

Callista Gingrich’s Yankee Doodle Dandy is the third book of the Ellis the Elephant series. Ellis is back and eager to learn about America’s most beloved patriots and their courageous fight for independence, encountering the Sons of Liberty, Patrick Henry, Paul Revere, the Founding Fathers, Betsy Ross, and more.

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ISBN: 9781621570219
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Published: Regnery Publishing - November 4th, 2013

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By Callista Gingrich, Susan Arciero (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781621570875
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Published: Regnery Kids - October 7th, 2013

April 6, 2013

Jim Wallis spoke about his book, On God's Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn't Learned about Serving the Common Good, at Politics & Prose on April 6, 2013.

Taking his title from Lincoln’s statement that he hoped “to be on God’s side,” Wallis, author of The Great Awakening, God’s Politics, and other works combining theology and social justice, makes a case for using the Christian gospel as a way to unite today’s divided country.

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ISBN: 9780745956121
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Published: Brazos Press - April 2013

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