From her early interest in the aids epidemic to grappling with coming out to her conservative family to becoming one of MSNBCs most popular hosts, her remarkable journey to celebrity and activism is chronicled within these pages. Aids activist by day and tv pundit by night, Rachel Maddow has dedicated her life to discussing the issues important to her.
Pairing a winning personality with a sharp grasp of current events, she has won the respect and admiration of fans and critics alike.
Blowout: Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
Election. You can’t really blame the lion. And in 2014, ukrainian revolutionaries raided the palace of their ousted president and found a zoo of peacocks, gilded toilets, and a floating restaurant modeled after a Spanish galleon. The oil and gas industry has weakened democracies in developed and developing countries, fouled oceans and rivers, and propped up authoritarian thieves and killers.
But being outraged at it is, according to Maddow, “like being indignant when a lion takes down and eats a gazelle. Big oil and gas versus democracy—winner take All In 2010, the words “earthquake swarm” entered the lexicon in Oklahoma. With her trademark black humor, maddow takes us on a switchback journey around the globe, revealing the greed and incompetence of Big Oil and Gas along the way, and drawing a surprising conclusion about why the Russian government hacked the 2016 U.
S. That same year, a trove of michael jackson memorabilia—including his iconic crystal-encrusted white glove—was sold at auction for over $1 million to a guy who was, officially, just the lowly forestry minister of the tiny nation of Equatorial Guinea. As maddow writes, “Democracy either wins this one or disappears.
”. She deftly shows how russia’s rich reserves of crude have, its neighbors, stunted its growth, paradoxically, forcing Putin to maintain his power by spreading Russia’s rot into its rivals, the West’s most important alliances, and the United States. Unlikely as it might seem, there is a thread connecting these events, and Rachel Maddow follows it to its crooked source: the unimaginably lucrative and equally corrupting oil and gas industry.
Rachel Maddow: A Biography
She planned to pursue a career as an activist, but 9/11 changed all that, so she returned to local radio where she could help listeners by "explaining stuff. A stint at air america raised her national profile, which led to her groundbreaking MSNBC show where she dissects the news of the day with an approach found nowhere else on TV.
. After attending stanford and oxford, she opted for a minimum-wage job as a radio DJ in a tiny Massachusetts market while finishing her Ph. D. The news that maddow was the first publicly-out lesbian to anchor a prime-time TV news show seemed almost anticlimactic to her millions of viewers, who will be surprised and intrigued by little-known details of her life, as written by New York Times bestselling biographer Lisa Rogak.
In a world of banal and opinionated soundbites, she regularly crushes Sean Hannity’s ratings thanks to her deeply researched reports. And in our highly polarized world, Maddow amiably engages the staunchest conservatives, while never hesitating to expose their light-on-facts defenses. As a result, she's become the top anchor for MSNBC and a beloved representative for all that progressive America holds dear.
Growing up in a conservative california town – and viewing herself as a perennial outsider – helped spark an early interest in activism. The first biography of the most popular anchor in cable news. Rachel maddow has beaten the odds in a way that’s novel in today’s America: she uses her brain.
Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
Ultimately, she shows us just how much we stand to lose by allowing the scope of American military power to overpower our political discourse. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift reinvigorates a "loud and jangly" political debate about our vast and confounding national security state.
Broadway Books. Joe. The #1 new york times bestseller that charts America’s dangerous drift into a state of perpetual war. Written with bracing wit and intelligence, Rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war.
. To understand how we've arrived at such a dangerous place, maddow takes us from the vietnam War to today's war in Afghanistan, the plummeting percentage of American families whose children fight our constant wars for us, along the way exploring Reagan's radical presidency, the gradual outsourcing of our war-making capabilities to private companies, the disturbing rise of executive authority, and even the changing fortunes of G.
The Man Who Sold America: Trump and the Unraveling of the American Story
At what cost have these deals come? joy-ann reid's essential new book, The Man Who Sold America, delivers an urgent accounting of our national crisis from one of our foremost political commentators. Three years ago, donald trump pitched millions of voters on the idea that their country was broken, and that the rest of the world was playing us “for suckers.
All we needed to fix this was donald trump, presented diversity as our weakness, who rebranded prejudice as patriotism, and promised that money really could make the world go ’round. Trump made the sale to enough Americans in three key swing states to win the Electoral College. The new york times bestsellermsnbc's joy-ann reid calculates the true price of the trump presidency"The host of AM Joy on MSNBC argues that President Trump’s administration is characterized by grift and venality that demeans the office and diminishes America.
New york times book review, “new & notable”Is Donald Trump running the “longest con” in U. S. Broadway Books. All this while trump seemingly makes his administration a pawn for the ultimate villain: an autocratic former KGB officer in Russia who found in the untutored and eager forty-fifth president the perfect “apprentice.
What is the hidden impact of trump, reid situates the Trump era within the context of modern history, beyond the headlines? Through interviews with American and international thought leaders and in-depth analysis, examining the profound social changes that led us to this point. Providing new context and depth to our understanding, The Man Who Sold America reveals the causes and consequences of the Trump presidency and contends with the future that awaits us.
Siege: Trump Under Fire
Broadway Books. Michael wolff, author of the bombshell bestseller Fire and Fury, once again takes us inside the Trump presidency to reveal a White House under siege. Just one year into donald trump’s term as president, Michael Wolff told the electrifying story of a White House consumed by controversy, chaos, and intense rivalries.
The democrats see victory at the polls, and perhaps impeachment, in front of them. But the wheels of justice are inexorably turning: Robert Mueller’s “witch hunt” haunts Trump every day, and other federal prosecutors are taking a deep dive into his business affairs. Surrounded by enemies and blind to his peril, Trump is a raging, self-destructive inferno―and the most divisive leader in American history.
. Week by week, as trump becomes increasingly erratic, the question that lies at the heart of his tenure becomes ever more urgent: Will this most abnormal of presidencies at last reach the breaking point and implode?Both a riveting narrative and a brilliant front-lines report, Siege provides an alarming and indelible portrait of a president like no other.
Siege: trump Under Fire. Trump, meanwhile, is certain he is invincible, making him all the more exposed and vulnerable. No longer tempered by experienced advisers, he is more impulsive and volatile than ever. Many in the political establishment―even some members of his own administration―have turned on him and are dedicated to bringing him down.
Fire and fury, in siege, an instant sensation, defined the first phase of the Trump administration; now, Wolff has written an equally essential and explosive book about a presidency that is under fire from almost every side.
Rolling Stone Magazine June 29, 2017 Rachel Maddow Cover
New rolling stone magazine june 29, 2017 Rachel Maddow Cover, with label Broadway Books. Siege: trump Under Fire.
The Enemy of the People: A Dangerous Time to Tell the Truth in America
Trump is directing has on our democracy. Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, he has attacked the media, calling journalists “the enemy of the people. Acosta presents a damning examination of bureaucratic dysfunction, deception, and the unprecedented threat the rhetoric Mr. From the moment Mr. When the leader of the free world incites hate and violence, Acosta doesn’t back down, and he urges his fellow citizens to do the same.
At Mr. Trump’s campaign against what he calls “fake News, ” CNN Chief White House Correspondent, Jim Acosta, is public enemy number one. Trump’s most hated network, cnn, acosta offers a never-before-reported account of what it’s like to be the President’s most hated correspondent. Siege: trump Under Fire.
Acosta is tenacious and unyielding in his public battle to preserve the First Amendment and #RealNews. Acosta goes head-to-head with the White House, even after Trump supporters have threatened his life with words as well as physical violence. From the hazy denials and accusations meant to discredit the Mueller investigation, to the president’s scurrilous tweets, Jim Acosta is in the eye of the storm while reporting live to millions of people across the world.
Broadway Books. After spending hundreds of hours with the revolving door of White House personnel, Hope Hicks, Steve Bannon, Stephen Miller, Acosta paints portraits of the personalities of Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Sean Spicer, Jared Kushner and more. A new york Times bestseller.
Dear Rachel Maddow: A Novel
Brynn tells rachel about breaking up with her first serious girlfriend, about her brother Nick's death, about her passive mother and even worse stepfather, about how she's stuck in remedial courses at school and is considering dropping out. Brynn's archnemesis, sarah, Adam, and ex-girlfriend, believe only Honors students are worthy of the selection committee seat.
Then brynn is confronted with a moral dilemma. One student representative will be allowed to have a voice among the administration in the selection of a new school superintendent. Siege: trump Under Fire. So she begins to ask herself: What Would Rachel Maddow Do? Broadway Books. Brynn feels all students deserve a voice.
When she runs for the position, the knives are out. She watches her daily, and after writing to Rachel for a school project--and actually getting a response--Brynn starts drafting e-mails to Rachel but never sending them. In adrienne kisner's dear rachel maddow, a high school girl deals with school politics and life after her brother’s death by drafting emails to MSNBC host Rachel Maddow in this funny and heartfelt YA debut.
Brynn haper's life has one steadying force--Rachel Maddow.
Mueller Report: Large Print
With new improved text clarity! mueller Report - Large Print - Parts I & II Complete with All Appendices. 1. Broadway Books. Clear white-on-black redaction notations. 3. Siege: trump Under Fire. No Commentary. 4. Volumes i & ii with appendices A, B, C & D. Total 454 Pages. Original report in Large Clear Text. 2.
Drift: The Unmooring of American Military Power
Neither jefferson nor the other founders could ever have envisioned the modern national security state, with its tens of thousands of "privateers"; its bloated Department of Homeland Security; its rusting nuclear weapons, ill-maintained and difficult to dismantle; and its strange fascination with an unproven counterinsurgency doctrine.
Joe. The #1 new york times bestseller that charts America’s dangerous drift into a state of perpetual war. Broadway Books. Written with bracing wit and intelligence, rachel Maddow's Drift argues that we've drifted away from America's original ideals and become a nation weirdly at peace with perpetual war, with all the financial and human costs that entails.
One of my favorite ideas is, never to keep an unnecessary soldier, " Thomas Jefferson wrote in 1792. Sensible yet provocative, dead serious yet seriously funny, Drift will reinvigorate a "loud and jangly" political debate about how, when, and where to apply America's strength and power--and who gets to make those decisions.
Ultimately, she shows us just how much we stand to lose by allowing the priorities of the national security state to overpower our political discourse. She offers up a fresh, unsparing appraisal of Reagan's radical presidency. Siege: trump Under Fire. To understand how we've arrived at such a dangerous place, the plummeting percentage of American families whose children fight our constant wars for us, along the way exploring the disturbing rise of executive authority, Maddow takes us from the Vietnam War to today's war in Afghanistan, the gradual outsourcing of our war-making capabilities to private companies, and even the changing fortunes of G.