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Samantha Jane Power is an Irish-American academic, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who served as the 28th United States Ambassador to the United Nations from 2013 to 2017. She is a member of the Democratic Party.
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An Autobiography
Andre Agassi - Aug 10, 2010 (first published in 2009)
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#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLERFar more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life.Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the age of twenty-two Agassi had won the first of his eight...
Samantha Power
May 03, 2021
@ryangrim One of the best books I’ve ever read.      source
Those Who Forget
My Family's Story in Nazi Europe – A Memoir, A History, A Warning
Geraldine Schwarz - Sep 22, 2020 (first published in 2017)
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Those Who Forget, published to international awards and acclaim, is journalist Géraldine Schwarz’s riveting account of her German and French grandparents’ lives during World War II, an in-depth history of Europe’s post-war reckoning with fascism, and an urgent appeal to remember as a defense against today’s rise of far-right nationalism. During Wor...
Samantha Power
Oct 16, 2020
MUST READ: Géraldine Schwarz’s “Those Who Forget.” She calls the book “A Memoir, a History, a Warning.” It is an urgent siren calling us to defend facts, learn from the past, and confront the dangers of creeping authoritarianism. My @washingtonpost review:      source
Dare to Speak
Defending Free Speech for All
Suzanne Nossel - Jul 28, 2020
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"A must read."—Margaret AtwoodA vital, necessary playbook for navigating and defending free speech today by the CEO of PEN America, Dare To Speak provides a pathway for promoting free expression while also cultivating a more inclusive public culture.Online trolls and fascist chat groups. Controversies over campus lectures. Cancel culture versus cen...
Samantha Power
Jul 28, 2020
[email protected] CEO @SuzanneNossel’s essential new book “Dare to Speak: Defending Free Speech for All” has arrived today—the perfect time to understand how we can protect free expression - and to learn from someone who does it every day.      source
Un-Trumping America
A Plan to Make America a Democracy Again
Dan Pfeiffer - Feb 18, 2020
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Yes We (Still) Can and cohost of Pod Save America, a sharp political playbook for how Democrats can take on Trump, McConnell, Fox News, and the rest of the right-wing circus dominating American politics.There is nothing more important than beating Donald Trump in 2020, but defeating Trump is just the...
Samantha Power
Feb 17, 2020
Just devoured this remarkable, urgent book, out tmrrw (2/18)[email protected] 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
The Hidden History of Burma
Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century
Thant Myint-U - Nov 12, 2019
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Precariously positioned between China and India, Burma’s population has suffered dictatorship, natural disaster, and the dark legacies of colonial rule. But when decades of military dictatorship finally ended and internationally beloved Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi emerged from long years of house arrest, hopes soared. World leaders such as Bara...
Samantha Power
Nov 20, 2019
A 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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Impeachment
A Citizen’s Guide
Cass R. Sunstein - Oct 30, 2017
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"Sunstein has written the story of impeachment every citizen needs to know. This is a remarkable, essential book." --Doris Kearns GoodwinAs 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 prov...
Samantha Power
Sep 26, 2019
Yes, 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