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Less than a decade ago, the world cheered as a dictatorship crumbled and internationally beloved Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi emerged from twenty years of house arrest. Yet just three years after her landslide victory at the polls, the country stands accused of war crimes and the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims.

As an historian, former diplomat, and presidential advisor, Thant Myint-U was part of the momentous changes that pulled Burma toward democracy, working with the ex- generals and meeting many of the country’s biggest supporters, from Bono to...
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Samantha PowerA gripping read, this @thantmyintu book offers powerful insights into Burma's history—and its future. Deserving of this rave from @nytimesbooks (Source)

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The devastating biography of Marie Colvin, the foremost war reporter of her generation, who was killed in Syria in 2012

When Marie Colvin was killed by an IED in Homs, Syria, in 2012, at age fifty-six, the world lost one of its most fearless, accomplished, and iconoclastic war correspondents, an eye-patch wearing, party-throwing, and risk-taking female combat reporter who covered the most significant and destructive global calamities of her lifetime. In Extremis: The Life and Death of War Reporter Marie Colvin, written by Colvin's friend and prizewinning fellow...
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Samantha PowerJust read the gripping, moving @lindseyhilsum biography of the epic war reporter Marie Colvin who was murdered by #Assad. Congrats to Lindsey Hilsum on the book being shortlisted for @CostaBookAwards best biography. (Source)

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A Citizen's Guide

"Sunstein has written the story of impeachment every citizen needs to know. This is a remarkable, essential book." --Doris Kearns Goodwin

As Benjamin Franklin famously put it, Americans have a republic, if we can keep it. Preserving the Constitution and the democratic system it supports is the public's responsibility. One route the Constitution provides for discharging that duty--a route rarely traveled--is impeachment.

Cass R. Sunstein provides a succinct citizen's guide to an essential tool of self-government. He illuminates the constitutional design behind...
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Samantha PowerYes, I’m biased. But @CassSunstein’s little book on impeachment is brilliant. It gives the history of how the founders landed on high crimes and misdemeanors as the standard - but also shows how the provision can - and must - be applied. (Source)

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Dan Pfeiffer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Yes We (Still) Can and cohost of Pod Save America, is back -- a sharp political playbook for defeating Trump and saving the nation from Republican-driven disaster. less

Scott Galloway“The GOP has only 1 principle & that principle is winning. Playing the game against people who will do anything to win while you adhere to the rules is a losing proposition.” great book—Dem strategies for a new era @danpfeiffer (Source)

Samantha PowerJust devoured this remarkable, urgent book, out tmrrw (2/18).@danpfeiffer tells us how @GOP became anti-democratic, how the hell @TheDemocrats lost so many state legislatures/governorships during Obama years & above all, how we beat @realDonaldTrump AND Trumpism in Nov-ORDER NOW! (Source)

Steve KerriganGreat job today on @NBCNews @MeetThePress by @danpfeiffer - really well done. Oh and buy his book...great read. Un-Trumping America: A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again (Source)

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The Book of Gutsy Women

Favorite Stories of Courage and Resilience

Hillary Rodham Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea, share the stories of the gutsy women who have inspired them—women with the courage to stand up to the status quo, ask hard questions, and get the job done.

She couldn’t have been more than seven or eight years old. “Go ahead, ask your question,” her father urged, nudging her forward. She smiled shyly and said, “You’re my hero. Who’s yours?”

Many people—especially girls—have asked us that same question over the years. It’s one of our favorite topics.

HILLARY: Growing up, I knew hardly any women who worked...

Samantha PowerWonderful to hear @HillaryClinton and @ChelseaClinton talk about their inspiring & essential “Book of Gutsy Women” & to introduce my 10 year old to the gutsiest of them all. (Source)

Joy ReidThank you hillaryclinton and chelseaclinton for a great conversation about their new book: The Book of Gutsy Women, and thank you @constitutionctr in Philly tor hosting us! Now is a great time to remember the power… (Source)

Laurel M. DavilaMy favorite “Gusty Woman” ⁦@HillaryClinton⁩, the first woman nominated for president by a major Political Party! I cannot wait to get her book! 💋💋💋💋💋💋 (Not to mention the fact that she won the popular vote!) (Source)

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