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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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American Midnight
The Great War, a Violent Peace, and Democracy's Forgotten Crisis
Adam Hochschild - 2022-10-04
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From award-winning, New York Times bestselling historian Adam Hochschild, a fast-paced, revelatory new account of a pivotal but neglected period in American history: World War I and its stormy aftermath, when bloodshed and repression on the home front nearly doomed American democracy.The nation was on the brink. Angry mobs burned Black churches to ...
Ron Fournier
2022-12-18T17:13:39.000Z
This book is a chilling reminder of how history echoes, and in times of change like these, fear & hate are powerful political forces.      source
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The Destructionists
The Twenty-Five Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party
Dana Milbank - 2022-08-09
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A scathing history of twenty-five years of Republican attempts to hold on to political power by any means necessary, by a hugely popular Washington Post political columnistIn 1994, more than 300 Republicans under the command of obstructionist and rabble-rouser Congressman Newt Gingrich stood outside the U.S. Capitol to sign the Contract with Americ...
Ron Fournier
2022-08-07T11:59:16.000Z
“All I know is that after reading ‘The Destructionists,’ I needed a drink.” ~ Christoper Buckley on ⁦@Milbank⁩’s must-read book      source
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This Will Not Pass
Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future
Jonathan Martin, Alexander Burns - 2022-05-03
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The shocking, definitive account of the 2020 election and the first year of the Biden presidency by two New York Times reporters, exposing the deep fissures within both parties as the country approaches a political breaking point.This is the authoritative account of an eighteen-month crisis in American democracy that will be seared into the country...
Ron Fournier
2022-05-24T00:21:15.000Z
.⁦@jmartNYT⁩ & ⁦@alexburnsNYT⁩ managed not just to write a campaign book, but to write a compelling and sweeping work of history. Well done, gents.      source
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Maggie Haberman
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Working
Researching, Interviewing, Writing
Robert A. Caro - 2019-04-09
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From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Power Broker and The Years of Lyndon Johnson: an unprecedented gathering of vivid, candid, deeply revealing recollections about his experiences researching and writing his acclaimed booksFor the first time in his long career, Robert Caro gives us a glimpse into his own life and work in these ev...
Ron Fournier
2022-05-14T15:11:28.000Z
This gift from ⁦@pepinosuave⁩ is the single best book on #journalism I’ve ever read — relentless research, deeply embedded reporting, and aggressively patient listening. Must read for anybody who calls themself a reporter.      source
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Tim O’Reilly
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Satisfaction Guaranteed
How Zingerman's Built a Corner Deli into a Global Food Community
Micheline Maynard - 2022-02-22
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From an accomplished journalist, this illuminating chronicle of the trials, tribulations, and triumph of Zingerman’s—a beloved, $70 million-dollar Michigan-based gourmet food store with global reach—is “thoughtful reading for foodies and entrepreneurs” (Kirkus Reviews).Certain businesses are legendary, exerting immense influence in their field. Zin...
Ron Fournier
2022-02-22T11:53:44.000Z
“Satisfaction Guaranteed: How Zingerman's Built a Corner Deli Into a Global Food Community” — a must-read a book by ⁦@MickiMaynard⁩.      source
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The Last Season
A Father, a Son, and a Lifetime of College Football
Stuart Stevens - 2016-08-23 (first published in 2015)
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Fathers, sons, and sports are enduring themes of American literature. Here, in this fresh and moving account, a son returns to his native South to spend a special autumn with his ninety-five-year-old dad, sharing the unique joys, disappointments, and life lessons of Saturdays with their beloved Ole Miss Rebels. After growing up in Jackson, Stuart S...
Ron Fournier
2021-10-17T00:07:56.000Z
@stuartpstevens @OleMissFB Great book      source
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The Triumph of Nancy Reagan
Karen Tumulty - 2021-04-13
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The definitive biography of the fiercely vigilant and politically astute First Lady who shaped one of the most consequential presidencies of the 20th century: Nancy Reagan.The made-in-Hollywood marriage of Ronald and Nancy Reagan is more than a love story—it’s the partnership that made him president. Of the pair, Nancy was the one with the sharper ...
Ron Fournier
2021-09-25T21:00:10.000Z
3/ “She will once again lay down beside the man who was the love of her life. The one she loved until the end of her days.” Boom. Amazing book for so many reasons — but no more than this love. Thank you for sharing their story, rising above politics to the heart of life’s quest.      source
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Front Row at the Trump Show
Jonathan Karl - 2021-03-16 (first published in 2020)
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*The Instant New York Time s Bestseller* "A book historians will relish."--Peggy Noonan, Wall Street JournalMust read. I've read every book about the Trump presidency. This is the best.--Bill PressAn account like no other, from the White House reporter who has known President Donald Trump for more than 25 years.We have never seen a president like t...
Ron Fournier
2021-03-17T11:26:23.000Z
Nice to see @jonkarl on @Morning_Joe discussing his book on the former President Trump — a must read      source
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Caste
The Origins of Our Discontents
Isabel Wilkerson - 2020-08-04
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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
2020-12-28T01:10:09.000Z
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
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The Hidden Life of Trees
What They Feel, How They Communicate―Discoveries from A Secret World (The Mysteries of Nature (1))
Peter Wohlleben - 2016-09-13 (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
2020-09-07T12:46:56.000Z
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
Donald Trump and His Assault on Truth by The Washington Post Fact Checker Staff
Grace from the Rubble by Jeanne Bishop
Everybody Lies by Seth Stephens-Davidowitz
Once in a Great City by David Maraniss
Ball Four by Jim Bouton
Arc of Justice by Kevin Boyle