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Ron Fournier is a business executive and former journalist. Until 2018, he was the publisher and editor of Crain’s Detroit Business. Previously he worked at Atlantic Magazine and the National Journal and as Washington bureau chief at the Associated Press until leaving in June 2010.
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Front Row at the Trump Show
Jonathan Karl - Mar 16, 2021 (first published in 2020)
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Ron Fournier
Mar 17, 2021
Nice to see @jonkarl on @Morning_Joe discussing his book on the former President Trump — a must read      source
The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson - Aug 04, 2020
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The Pulitzer Prize–winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions.“As we go about our daily lives, caste is the wordless usher in a darkened theater, flashlight cast down in the aisles, guiding us to ...
Ron Fournier
Dec 28, 2020
On page 352 of her extraordinary book, “Caste,” Isabel Wilkerson quotes Taylor Branch: “If people were given a choice between democracy and whiteness, how many would choose whiteness?” And then, more than ever, the Trump presidency made sense to me.      source
The Hidden Life of Trees
What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World (The Mysteries of Nature (1))
Peter Wohlleben - Sep 13, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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In The Hidden Life of Trees, Peter Wohlleben shares his deep love of woods and forests and explains the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration he has observed in the woodland and the amazing scientific processes behind the wonders of which we are blissfully unaware. Much like human families, tree parents live together with their childre...
Ron Fournier
Sep 07, 2020
One of my favorite things to do in the northern #Michigan woods is to stop on the Au Sable river with a cigar and this beautiful book that I keep in the glove box of my atv. Among other things, it’s taught me to hear the trees (no shit)      source
Arc of Justice
A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age
Kevin Boyle - Apr 30, 2001 (first published in 2004)
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An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggleIn 1925, Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in asc...
Ron Fournier
Aug 25, 2020
One of my favorite books, and a favorite author, @detmercy alum      source
Too Much and Never Enough
How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man
Mary L. Trump - Jul 14, 2020
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In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of Donald J. Trump and the toxic family that made him, Mary L. Trump, a trained clinical psychologist and Donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabri...
Ron Fournier
Jul 19, 2020
The best analysis of ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ I’ve read, drawn from his niece’s book, and filtered through ⁦@MonicaHesse⁩’s brilliant mind: “It doesn’t make him look like a weak man. It just makes him look like a scared boy.” #WeakLittleBoy      source
Once in a Great City
A Detroit Story
David Maraniss - Sep 20, 2016 (first published in 2015)
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“A fascinating political, racial, economic, and cultural tapestry” (Detroit Free Press), Once in a Great City is a tour de force from David Maraniss about the quintessential American city at the top of its game: Detroit in 1963.Detroit in 1963 is on top of the world. The city’s leaders are among the most visionary in America: Grandson of the first ...
Ron Fournier
Jul 12, 2020
He had given essentially the same brilliant speech months earlier in Detroit, before walking Woodward Avenue with Aretha Franklin’s father, if I recall @davidmaraniss brilliant book correctly      source
Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth
The President's Falsehoods, Misleading Claims and Flat-Out Lies
The Washington Post Fact Checker Staff - Jun 02, 2020
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In perilous times, facts, expertise, and truth are indispensable. President Trump’s flagrant disregard for the truth and his self-aggrandizing exaggerations, specious misstatements, and bald-faced lies have been rigorously documented and debunked since the first day of his presidency by The Washington Post’s Fact Checker staff.Donald Trump and His ...
Ron Fournier
May 23, 2020
Highly recommend ⁦@GlennKesslerWP⁩ and team’s book on ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩’s assault on truth. Frankly surprised it fit in one book and not in several editions.      source
Grace from the Rubble
Two Fathers' Road to Reconciliation after the Oklahoma City Bombing
Jeanne Bishop - Apr 14, 2020
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Jeanne Bishop's powerful new book tells the heart-stirring story of how the father of a young woman killed in the Oklahoma City bombing and the father of her killer, Timothy McVeigh, forged an unlikely friendship and found forgiveness....
Ron Fournier
Apr 19, 2020
@BillClinton Mr. President, literally just finished this book of redemption and forgiveness after the Oklahoma City bombing by @jeannebishop. I know you’d love it (Tyler still cherishes the book of Teddy Roosevelt’s letters to his Children. Thank you)      source
Everybody Lies
Big Data, New Data, and What the Internet Can Tell Us About Who We Really Are
Seth Stephens-Davidowitz - Feb 20, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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Foreword by Steven PinkerBlending the informed analysis of The Signal and the Noise with the instructive iconoclasm of Think Like a Freak, a fascinating, illuminating, and witty look at what the vast amounts of information now instantly available to us reveals about ourselves and our worldprovided we ask the right questions.By the end of an average...
Ron Fournier
Jan 04, 2020
Just finished, “Everybody Lies” by @SethS_D, which in addition to being a tremendous education on Big Data, includes the best conclusion to a non-fiction book I’ve ever read. Read it. -30-      source
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Ball Four
The Final Pitch
Jim Bouton - Apr 01, 2014 (first published in 1970)
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The beloved baseball classic now available in paperback, with a new prologue by Jim Bouton When Ball Four was first published in 1970, it hit the sports world like a lightning bolt. Commissioners, executives, and players were shocked. Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and "social leper." Commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force him to ...
Ron Fournier
Jul 11, 2019
“Ball Four” may have been the first book I fell in love with      source