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Howard Daniel Pfeiffer is an American activist, podcaster, and former Senior Advisor to U.S. President Barack Obama for Strategy and Communications.
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Grace
President Obama and Ten Days in the Battle for America
Cody Keenan - 2022-10-04
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From Barack Obama's chief speechwriter Cody Keenan, a spellbinding account of the ten most dramatic days of the presidency, when a hate-fueled massacre and looming Supreme Court decisions put the character of our country on the line, and a president's words could bring the nation together or tear it apart. A white supremacist shooting and an astoni...
Dan Pfeiffer
2022-06-22T19:05:27.000Z
I had an opportunity to read an early copy of this this book and it’s a beautifully written, first person account of one of the most consequential periods in recent history. Grace will help you better understand what’s happening now and give you real hope for the future      source
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Reign of Terror
How the 9/11 Era Destabilized America and Produced Trump
Spencer Ackerman - 2021-08-10
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An examination of the profound impact that the War on Terror had in pushing American politics and society in an authoritarian directionFor an entire generation, at home and abroad, the United States has waged an endless conflict known as the War on Terror. In addition to multiple ground wars, it has pioneered drone strikes and industrial-scale digi...
Dan Pfeiffer
2021-08-18T23:56:39.000Z
Very much agree that this book is excellent — thought provoking and powerfully written      source
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The Road from Raqqa
A Story of Brotherhood, Borders, and Belonging
Jordan Ritter Conn - 2020-07-21
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Crossing years and continents, the harrowing story of the road to reunion for two Syrian brothers who—despite a homeland at war and an ocean between them—hold fast to the bonds of family.The Alkasem brothers, Riyad and Bashar, spend their childhood in Raqqa, the Syrian city that would later become the capital of ISIS. As a teenager in the 1980s, Ri...
Dan Pfeiffer
2020-08-05T13:56:37.000Z
I really recommend Jordan's book. It's a powerful read.      source
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The Glass Hotel
A novel
Emily St. John Mandel - 2020-03-24
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From the award-winning author of Station Eleven, a captivating novel of money, beauty, white-collar crime, ghosts, and moral compromise in which a woman disappears from a container ship off the coast of Mauritania and a massive Ponzi scheme implodes in New York, dragging countless fortunes with it.Vincent is a bartender at the Hotel Caiette, a five...
Dan Pfeiffer
2020-07-21T17:23:08.000Z
@RachaelRad @sippey This is a great book and very different (in plot at least) to Station Eleven in case you were worried about stumbling into more pandemic content.      source
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The World as It Is
A Memoir of the Obama White House
Ben Rhodes - 2019-04-02 (first published in 2018)
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From one of Barack Obama's most trusted aides comes a revelatory behind-the-scenes account of his presidency--and how idealism can confront harsh reality and still survive.For nearly ten years, Ben Rhodes saw almost everything that happened at the center of the Obama administration--first as a speechwriter, then as deputy national security advisor,...
Dan Pfeiffer
2018-06-22T15:22:21.000Z
@dplaz19761 @colleen_curtin @AlyssaMastro44 @brhodes It's a great book, Ben is a supremely talented writer      source