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Politics & Economy bestsellers

The top 50 Politics & Economy audiobooks on Libro.fm based on sales from our 1,300+ partner bookstore locations.

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Bestseller #1

How to Be an Antiracist

By Ibram X. Kendi
Narrated by: Ibram X. Kendi
Length: 10 hours 43 minutes

How to Be an Antiracist

“Among the multi-faceted array of antiracist literature newly published in the last two years, Ibram X. Kendi’s How To Be an Antiracist stands alone as a definitive source of history and socio-political critique, while offering a new paradigm of thought aimed at paving the way for correcting centuries of social injustice. Hearing this visionary and transformative work in Kendi’s own voice will no doubt bring it all straight into your heart, humanizing his ideas, and firmly setting you on your own path to doing the work of becoming an antiracist.”

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Bestseller #2

On the House

A Washington Memoir

By John Boehner
Narrated by: John Boehner
Length: 7 hours 46 minutes

This program is read by the author.

Former Speaker of the House John Boehner shares colorful tales from the halls of power, the smoke-filled rooms around the halls of power, and his fabled tour bus.


John Boehner is the last of a breed. At a time when the arbiters of American culture were obsessing over organic kale, cold-pressed juice, and... Read more »

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Bestseller #3

The Sum of Us

What Racism Costs Everyone and How We Can Prosper Together

By Heather McGhee
Narrated by: Heather McGhee
Length: 11 hours 8 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • One of today’s most insightful and influential thinkers offers a powerful exploration of inequality and the lesson that generations of Americans have failed to learn: Racism has a cost for everyone—not just for people of color.
 
“This is the book I’ve been waiting for.”—Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling... Read more »

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Bestseller #4

How to Avoid a Climate Disaster

The Solutions We Have and the Breakthroughs We Need

By Bill Gates
Narrated by: Wil Wheaton & Bill Gates
Length: 7 hours 11 minutes

In this urgent, authoritative book, Bill Gates sets out a wide-ranging, practical--and accessible--plan for how the world can get to zero greenhouse gas emissions in time to avoid a climate catastrophe.

Bill Gates has spent a decade investigating the causes and effects of climate change. With the help of experts in the fields of physics,... Read more »

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Bestseller #5

Hood Feminism

Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot

By Mikki Kendall
Narrated by: Mikki Kendall
Length: 6 hours 57 minutes

Hood Feminism

“Powerful. Important. Compulsively readable. Kendall’s narrative style is top notch - riveting and un-put-down-able. Not only is this a must read, it's a must pay attention. It's a must revisit and keep learning kind of book. Kendall dives deep and doesn't pull punches, but she doesn't seek to shame either. This is necessary reading for anyone who considers themselves a feminist. Because solidarity needs to be for ALL.”

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Bestseller #6

The Splendid and the Vile

A Saga of Churchill, Family, and Defiance During the Blitz

By Erik Larson
Narrated by: John Lee & Erik Larson
Length: 17 hours 48 minutes

The Splendid and the Vile

“Erik Larson has done it again! With years of impeccable research into diaries, archives, dossiers, biographies, and official British documents, he has presented an intimate and detailed account of Winston Churchill in his first years as prime minister as he dealt with the London Blitz and his own personal and family issues. This is Churchill as few of us can imagine, in his silky pajamas entertaining major dignitaries at his weekend retreat, all the while continuing to reassure the British people during their darkest days that they have what it takes to withstand the German onslaught. The Splendid and the Vile reads like an engrossing novel, with all the fascinating details and facts that Erik Larson can provide.”

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Bestseller #7

Fulfillment

Winning and Losing in One-Click America

By Alec MacGillis & Stefan Alexander MacGillis
Narrated by: Danny Gavigan
Length: 12 hours 21 minutes

An award-winning journalist investigates Amazon’s impact on the wealth and poverty of towns and cities across the United States.

In 1937, the famed writer and activist Upton Sinclair published a novel bearing the subtitle A Story of Ford-America. He blasted the callousness of a company worth “a billion dollars” that underpaid its workers while... Read more »

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Bestseller #8

I'm Still Here

Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

By Austin Channing Brown
Narrated by: Austin Channing Brown
Length: 3 hours 54 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • REESE’S BOOK CLUB X HELLO SUNSHINE BOOK PICK • From a leading voice on racial justice, an eye-opening account of growing up Black, Christian, and female that exposes how white America’s love affair with “diversity” so often falls short of its ideals.
 
“Austin Channing Brown introduces herself as a master memoirist.... Read more »

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Bestseller #9

Mediocre

The Dangerous Legacy of White Male America

By Ijeoma Oluo
Narrated by: Ijeoma Oluo
Length: 10 hours

From the author of the New York Times bestseller So You Want to Talk About Race, a subversive history of white male American identity.

What happens to a country that tells generation after generation of white men that they deserve power? What happens when success is defined by status over women and people of color, instead of by actual... Read more »

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Bestseller #10

So You Want to Talk about Race

By Ijeoma Oluo
Narrated by: Bahni Turpin
Length: 7 hours 41 minutes

A current, constructive, and actionable exploration of today’s racial landscape, offering straightforward clarity that readers of all races need to contribute to the dismantling of the racial divide

In So You Want to Talk about Race, editor-at-large of the Establishment Ijeoma Oluo offers a contemporary, accessible take on the racial landscape in... Read more »

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Bestseller #11

The End of Policing

By Alex S. Vitale
Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
Length: 8 hours 17 minutes

Recent years have seen an explosion of protest against police brutality and repression. Among activists, journalists, and politicians, the conversation about how to respond and improve policing has focused on accountability, diversity, training, and community relations. Unfortunately, these reforms will not produce results, either alone or in... Read more »

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Bestseller #12

The Witches Are Coming

By Lindy West
Narrated by: Lindy West
Length: 6 hours 27 minutes

The Witches Are Coming

“This was recommended to me as a funny political/social commentary read, particularly the audiobook. Lindy West is funny, on the point, and full of rational sense! So many things became clear, like why I no longer watch "funny" movies made by "funny" men. I highly recommend this to anybody who like humor and non-fiction/memoir/stuff. Particularly if you are in search of your next audiobook.”

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Bestseller #13

Lady Bird Johnson: Hiding in Plain Sight

By Julia Sweig
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Length: 18 hours 1 minutes

A magisterial portrait of Lady Bird Johnson, and a major reevaluation of the profound yet underappreciated impact the First Lady's political instincts had on LBJ’s presidency.

“An inviting, challenging, well-told tale of the thoroughly modern partner and strategist Lady Bird Johnson, whose skill and complexity emerge fully in this rich tale of... Read more »

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Bestseller #14

Drug Use for Grown-Ups

Chasing Liberty in the Land of Fear

By Dr. Carl L. Hart
Narrated by: Dr. Carl L. Hart
Length: 9 hours 47 minutes

From one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, a powerful argument that the greatest damage from drugs flows from their being illegal, and a hopeful reckoning with the possibility of their use as part of a responsible and happy life

Dr. Carl L. Hart, Ziff Professor at Columbia University and former chair of the Department of Psychology,... Read more »

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Bestseller #15

Say Nothing

A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland

By Patrick Radden Keefe
Narrated by: Matthew Blaney
Length: 14 hours 40 minutes

One of the New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year

BEST NONFICTION BOOK OF THE YEAR - TIME MAGAZINE

ONE OF THE BEST 10 BOOKS OF THE YEAR - WASHINGTON POST

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FINALIST

WINNER OF THE ORWELL PRIZE

LONGLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD 

"Masked intruders dragged Jean McConville, a 38-year-old...
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Bestseller #16

Just Mercy (Movie Tie-In Edition)

A Story of Justice and Redemption

By Bryan Stevenson
Narrated by: Bryan Stevenson
Length: 11 hours 10 minutes

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE STARRING MICHAEL B. JORDAN AND JAMIE FOXX • A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time.

“[Bryan Stevenson’s] dedication to fighting for justice...
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Bestseller #17

His Truth Is Marching On

John Lewis and the Power of Hope

By Jon Meacham & John Lewis
Narrated by: JD Jackson & Jon Meacham
Length: 10 hours

If you enjoyed We're Better Than This, then you’ll love His Truth Is Marching On.

“Meacham's latest is a fascinating deep dive on John Lewis's formative years getting into good trouble as a civil rights activist in the 1960s. Anecdotes are pulled from both historical documentation and directly from interviews with Lewis himself. Narrator JD Jackson does a fantastic job, adding cadence for different speakers without a hint of caricature. Lewis's strong sense of justice and freedom, most often driven by faith, are on full display in this must-read.”

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Bestseller #18

Evicted

Poverty and Profit in the American City

By Matthew Desmond
Narrated by: Dion Graham
Length: 11 hours 2 minutes

WINNER OF THE 2017 PULITZER PRIZE GENERAL NON-FICTION 

From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America
 
In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the... Read more »

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Bestseller #19

When They Call You a Terrorist

A Black Lives Matter Memoir

By Patrisse Cullors & asha bandele
Narrated by: Patrisse Cullors & Angela Davis
Length: 6 hours 12 minutes

"Narrating her own work, Patrisse Khan-Cullors shares the salient moments of her life that led her to become a founder of Black Lives Matter...pain, frustration, and joy [emblazon] each word she utters." — AudioFile Magazine

This program is read by Patrisse Cullors and includes a bonus conversation.

The emotional and powerful story of one of the...
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Bestseller #20

Beautiful Things

A Memoir

By Hunter Biden
Narrated by: Hunter Biden
Length: 6 hours 34 minutes

I come from a family forged by tragedies and bound by a remarkable, unbreakable love,” Hunter Biden writes in this deeply moving memoir of addiction, loss, and survival.

When he was two years old, Hunter Biden was badly injured in a car accident that killed his mother and baby sister. In 2015, he suffered the devastating loss of his beloved big... Read more »

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Bestseller #21

A Brief History of Neoliberalism

By David Harvey
Narrated by: Clive Chafer
Length: 8 hours 41 minutes

Neoliberalism—the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action—has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Writing for a wide audience, David Harvey, author of The New Imperialism and The Condition of Postmodernity, here tells the... Read more »

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Bestseller #22

Every Day Is a Gift

A Memoir

By Tammy Duckworth
Narrated by: Tammy Duckworth
Length: 8 hours 36 minutes

Every Day Is a Gift

“From fleeing war-torn Cambodia to immigrating to the US and overcoming poverty to graduate at the top of her classes and rise within the ranks of the US military to being shot down and losing her legs in the Iraq War, Tammy Duckworth time-after-time faced insurmountable odds and overcame them with grace, humor, and perseverance. EVERY DAY IS A GIFT is her story, which ultimately culminates in her role as a US Senator for Illinois, where she continues inspire and chart new paths for women in government. Duckworth narrates the audiobook of EVERY DAY IS A GIFT, making this not only a must-read, but a must-listen.”

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Bestseller #23

The Deficit Myth

Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People's Economy

By Stephanie Kelton
Narrated by: Stephanie Kelton
Length: 10 hours 52 minutes

A New York Times Bestseller
The leading thinker and most visible public advocate of modern monetary theory -- the freshest and most important idea about economics in decades -- delivers a radically different, bold, new understanding for how to build a just and prosperous society.

Stephanie Kelton's brilliant exploration of modern monetary... Read more »

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Bestseller #24

A People's History of the United States

1492 to Present

By Howard Zinn
Narrated by: Jeff Zinn
Length: 34 hours 9 minutes

"A wonderful, splendid book--a book that should be ready by every American, student or otherwise, who wants to understand his country, its true history, and its hope for the future." --Howard Fast

For much of his life, historian Howard Zinn chronicled American history from the bottom up, throwing out the official version taught in schools -- with... Read more »

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Bestseller #25

Unapologetic

A Black, Queer, and Feminist Mandate for Our Movement

By Charlene Carruthers
Narrated by: Charlene Carruthers
Length: 5 hours 49 minutes

This 21st-century activist's guide to upending mainstream ideas about race, class, and gender carves out a path to collective liberation.

Drawing on Black intellectual and grassroots organizing traditions, including the Haitian Revolution, the US civil rights movement, and LGBTQ rights and feminist movements, Unapologetic challenges all of us... Read more »

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Bestseller #26

Jesus and John Wayne

How White Evangelicals Corrupted a Faith and Fractured a Nation

By Kristin Kobes du Mez
Narrated by: Suzie Althens
Length: 12 hours 3 minutes

How did a libertine who lacks even the most basic knowledge of the Christian faith win 81 percent of the white evangelical vote in 2016? And why have white evangelicals become a presidential reprobate's staunchest supporters? These are among the questions acclaimed historian Kristin Kobes Du Mez asks in Jesus and John Wayne, which explains how... Read more »

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Bestseller #27

Debt - Updated and Expanded

The First 5,000 Years

By David Graeber
Narrated by: Grover Gardner
Length: 17 hours 48 minutes

Now in audio, the updated and expanded edition : David Graeber’s “fresh . . . fascinating . . . thought-provoking . . . and exceedingly timely” (Financial Times) history of debt Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom: he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5,000 years,... Read more »

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Bestseller #28

The Purpose of Power

How We Come Together When We Fall Apart

By Alicia Garza
Narrated by: Alicia Garza
Length: 9 hours 31 minutes

An essential guide to building transformative movements to address the challenges of our time, from one of the country’s leading organizers and a co-creator of Black Lives Matter 
 
“Excellent and provocative . . . a gateway to . . . urgent debates.” —Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, The New Yorker

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR BY Time Marie... Read more »

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Bestseller #29

Kill Switch

The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy

By Adam Jentleson
Narrated by: P.J. Ochlan
Length: 9 hours 57 minutes

An insider's account of how politicians representing a radical minority of Americans are using "the greatest deliberative body in the world" to hijack our democracy. Every major decision governing our diverse, majority-female, and increasingly liberal country bears the stamp of the US Senate, yet the Senate allows an almost exclusively white,... Read more »

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Bestseller #30

The Poison Squad

One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

By Deborah Blum
Narrated by: Kirsten Potter
Length: 11 hours 5 minutes

The Poison Squad

“Let us harken back to the turn of the twentieth century, when coffee was a mix of scorched sawdust and peas, meat was preserved by formaldahyde-fueled additives, and “brown sugar” consisted of ground-up bugs. Let us then meet Dr. Harvey Wiley, who faced a nation that believed people should eat what they want and took the renegade position of “Hey, maybe poisoning ourselves is a bad thing?” While there are shiver-inducing descriptions of the food people were consuming, the more terrifying fact exposed here is that businesses were willing to bribe, lie, and threaten the government in order to save costs and continue manufacturing poisoned food. (Terrifying but not surprising, and an activity that continues to lurk in our politics.) The writing is deft, and I highly recommend this book.”

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Bestseller #31

My Own Words

By Mary Hartnett, Wendy W. Williams, Ruth Bader Ginsburg & Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Narrated by: Linda Lavin
Length: 13 hours 16 minutes

The first book from Ruth Bader Ginsburg since becoming a Supreme Court Justice in 1993—a witty, engaging, serious, and playful collection of writings and speeches from the woman who has had a powerful and enduring influence on law, women’s rights, and popular culture.

My Own Words offers Justice Ginsburg on wide-ranging topics, including gender... Read more »

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Bestseller #32

The Whiteness of Wealth

How the Tax System Impoverishes Black Americans--and How We Can Fix It

By Dorothy A. Brown
Narrated by: Karen Murray
Length: 7 hours 15 minutes

A groundbreaking exposé of racism in the American taxation system from a law professor and expert on tax policy

“Important reading for those who want to understand how inequality is built into the bedrock of American society, and what a more equitable future might look like.”—Ibram X. Kendi, #1 New York Times bestselling author of How to Be an... Read more »

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Bestseller #33

The Black and the Blue

A Cop Reveals the Crimes, Racism, and Injustice in America¿s Law Enforcement

By Matthew Horace & Ron Harris
Narrated by: Matthew Horace
Length: 9 hours 29 minutes

The Black and the Blue

“The Black and the Blue is the only book needed to not only understand systemic police violence and corruption; but also the culture within law enforcement agencies that has lead to the controversial incidents dominating headlines in recent years. Written by 28 year veteran officer Matthew Horace, who has worked in law enforcement in every state in the U.S. and at all levels of government; The Black and the Blue is a fascinating account of the challenges law enforcement officers face in the line of duty; and for Horace, what it is like to experience both sides of police culture—as an officer enforcing the law, and as a citizen who has not always been treated fairly by law enforcement. A must listen!”

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Bestseller #34

Culture Warlords

My Journey Into the Dark Web of White Supremacy

By Talia Lavin
Narrated by: Talia Lavin
Length: 8 hours 2 minutes

A HARROWING JOURNEY INTO THE HEART OF WHITE SUPREMACY

Talia Lavin is every skinhead's worst nightmare: a loud and unapologetic Jewish woman, acerbic, smart, and profoundly antiracist, with the investigative chops to expose the tactics and ideologies of online hatemongers.

Culture Warlords is the story of how Lavin, a frequent target of extremist... Read more »

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Bestseller #35

Author in Chief

The Untold Story of Our Presidents and the Books They Wrote

By Craig Fehrman
Narrated by: Fred Sanders
Length: 15 hours 38 minutes

Author in Chief

“Fascinating and engaging, Chris Fehrman’s Author in Chief delivers unique insights into U.S. politics, history, and publishing. Fehrman shows that analyzing our presidents as authors first provides understanding and appreciation into their personal lives and motivations, but also into how those motivations greatly influenced our country as a whole. Proving that books can indeed change the world, Author in Chief is a perfect combination of history, politics, and bibliophilia.”

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Bestseller #36

Futureproof

9 Rules for Humans in the Age of Automation

By Kevin Roose
Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
Length: 6 hours 11 minutes

“While we need to rewrite the rules of the twenty-first-century economy, Kevin’s book is a great look at how people can do this on a personal level to always put humanity first.”—Andrew Yang

“A clear, compelling strategy for surviving the next wave of technology with our jobs—and souls—intact.”—Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit

 
The... Read more »

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Bestseller #37

We're Better Than This

My Fight for the Future of Our Democracy

By Elijah Cummings & James Dale
Narrated by: Nancy Pelosi, Laurence Fishburne & Maya Rockeymoore Cummings
Length: 10 hours 34 minutes

The audiobook contains beautiful memories of Representative Elijah Cummings narrated by Laurence Fishburne and Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, with a foreword written and read by Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Included are the eulogies from his funeral delivered by Presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton, Secretary Hillary Clinton, Speaker Nancy Pelosi,... Read more »

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Bestseller #38

This Changes Everything

Capitalism vs. The Climate

By Naomi Klein
Narrated by: Ellen Archer
Length: 20 hours 44 minutes

The most important book yet from the author of the international bestseller The Shock Doctrine, a brilliant explanation of why the climate crisis challenges us to abandon the core “free market” ideology of our time, restructure the global economy, and remake our political systems.

In short, either we embrace radical change ourselves or radical... Read more »

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Bestseller #39

The Only Plane in the Sky

An Oral History of September 11, 2001

By Holter Graham & Garrett M. Graff
Narrated by: A Full 45-Person Cast
Length: 15 hours 54 minutes

The Only Plane in the Sky

“I absolutely believe this book should be listened to, instead of read. Each of the interviews and testimonies has a different voice, making this experience extremely intimate. I thought I knew. I had no idea. My memory is made up of all the big moments shared by the news. Planes, towers, explosions, the Pentagon, flight 93. All Images, experienced vicariously. Graff has collected first-hand accounts of 9/11 and woven them into a chronological masterpiece. I am awestruck by the tiniest of details, observations, moments. The following muffled silence, like that after a heavy snowfall. Streets filled with women’s shoes. (Think about it.) These testimonies fill in the spaces between the big images burned into our national psyche. These voices make it real. Make it human. Make it us.”

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Bestseller #40

This Is the Fire

What I Say to My Friends About Racism

By Don Lemon
Narrated by: Don Lemon
Length: 4 hours 30 minutes

Don Lemon brings his vast audience and experience as a reporter and a Black man to today’s most urgent question: How can we end racism in America in our lifetimes?
 
The host of CNN Tonight with Don Lemon is more popular than ever. As America’s only Black prime-time anchor, Lemon and his daily monologues on racism and antiracism, on the failures... Read more »

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Bestseller #41

Our Time Is Now

Power, Purpose, and the Fight for a Fair America

By Stacey Abrams
Narrated by: Stacey Abrams
Length: 9 hours 20 minutes

"This is a narrative that describes the urgency that compels me and millions more to push for a different American story than the one being told today. It's a story that is one part danger, one part action, and all true. It's a story about how and why we fight for our democracy and win."

This program is read by the author

Celebrated national... Read more »

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Bestseller #42

Evil Geniuses

The Unmaking of America: A Recent History

By Kurt Andersen
Narrated by: Kurt Andersen
Length: 16 hours 24 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • When did America give up on fairness? The author of Fantasyland tells the epic history of how America decided that big business gets whatever it wants, only the rich get richer, and nothing should ever change—and charts a way back to the future.
 
“The one book everyone must read as we figure out how to rebuild our... Read more »

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Bestseller #43

The Price of Peace

Money, Democracy, and the Life of John Maynard Keynes

By Zachary D. Carter
Narrated by: Robert Petkoff
Length: 22 hours 50 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An “outstanding new intellectual biography of John Maynard Keynes [that moves] swiftly along currents of lucidity and wit” (The New York Times), illuminating the world of the influential economist and his transformative ideas

“A timely, lucid and compelling portrait of a man whose enduring relevance is always...
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Bestseller #44

This Is What America Looks Like

My Journey from Refugee to Congresswoman

By Ilhan Omar
Narrated by: Ilhan Omar
Length: 7 hours 6 minutes

"Ilhan has been an inspiring figure well before her time in Congress. This book will give you insight into the person and sister that I see—passionate, caring, witty, and above all committed to positive change. It's an honor to serve alongside her in the fight for a more just world." —Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

An intimate and rousing... Read more »

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Bestseller #45

The Coming Insurrection

Intervention Series: Book #1

By The Invisible Committee
Narrated by: Christopher Lane
Length: 3 hours 17 minutes

The Coming Insurrection is an eloquent call to arms arising from the recent waves of social contestation in France and Europe. Written by the anonymous Invisible Committee in the vein of Guy Debord — and with comparable elegance — it has been proclaimed a manual for terrorism by the French government (who recently arrested its alleged authors).... Read more »

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Bestseller #46

In Defense of Looting

A Riotous History of Uncivil Action

By Vicky Osterweil
Narrated by: Caroline Hewitt
Length: 9 hours 52 minutes

A fresh argument for rioting and looting as our most powerful tools for dismantling white supremacy.

Looting -- a crowd of people publicly, openly, and directly seizing goods -- is one of the more extreme actions that can take place in the midst of social unrest. Even self-identified radicals distance themselves from looters, fearing that... Read more »

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Bestseller #47

Reaganland

America's Right Turn 1976-1980

By Rick Perlstein
Narrated by: Samantha Desz, Jonathan Todd Ross, Jacques Roy & Gabra Zackman
Length: 45 hours 18 minutes

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF 2020

From the bestselling author of Nixonland and The Invisible Bridge comes the dramatic conclusion of how conservatism took control of American political power.

Over two decades, Rick Perlstein has published three definitive works about the emerging dominance of conservatism in modern American politics. With the... Read more »

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Bestseller #48

Dying of Whiteness

How the Politics of Racial Resentment Is Killing America's Heartland

By Jonathan M. Metzl
Narrated by: Jamie Renell
Length: 9 hours 42 minutes

A physician reveals how right-wing backlash policies have mortal consequences -- even for the white voters they promise to help

Named one of the most anticipated books of 2019 by Esquire and the Boston Globe

In the era of Donald Trump, many lower- and middle-class white Americans are drawn to politicians who pledge to make their lives great again.... Read more »

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Bestseller #49

A Short History of Russia

How the World's Largest Country Invented Itself, from the Pagans to Putin

By Mark Galeotti
Narrated by: Mark Galeotti
Length: 4 hours 50 minutes

A Library Journal 2020 Title to Watch

Russia’s epic and dramatic history told in an accessible, lively and short form, from Ivan the Terrible to Vladimir Putin via Catherine the Great, the Russian Revolution and the fall of the USSR.

Russia is a country with no natural borders, no single ethnic group, no true central identity. At the crossroads of... Read more »

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Bestseller #50

To Raise A Boy

Classrooms, Locker Rooms, Bedrooms, and the Hidden Struggles of American Boyhood

By Emma Brown
Narrated by: Cindy Kay
Length: 9 hours 15 minutes

To Raise a Boy is a clear-eyed and sometimes shocking view of the world that we have created for boys, and a call for change.” —Peg Tyre, author of the New York Times bestseller The Trouble with Boys

“A stunning work of investigative journalism that looks at the systems and structures that have failed our boys.” —Soraya Chemaly, author of Rage... Read more »

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