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What You Should Know About Politics... but Don't: A Nonpartisan Guide to the Issues That Matter Paperback – 19 May 2016

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ISBN-13: 978-1628726725 ISBN-10: 1628726725 Edition: 3rd

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  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Arcade Pub; 3 edition (19 May 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1628726725
  • ISBN-13: 978-1628726725
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.8 x 22.9 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 499 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 303,653 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Engaging and inspiring . . . Reading this book should make you want to vote." --Barack Obama

"Engaging . . . An invaluable tool for all of us who yearn to move beyond the confusing level of political discussion in our contentious era . . . An intelligent nonpartisan guide." --Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize--winning presidential historian and author of Team of Rivals

"Weather you are a Democrat, Republican, or somewhere in between, this book is an invaluable guide to the state of the political world today. If you want to nkow what's really going on, What You Should Know About Politics . . . But Don't is a must read." --Bob Dole, former U.S. Senate majority leader and Republican presidential nominee

"Deeply insightful . . . Written in language as clear as it is elegant. A remarkable achievement." --Walter Mondale, former U.S. vice president and Democratic presidential nominee

About the Author

Jessamyn Conrad was raised in North Dakota and Minnesota. With degrees from Harvard and Cambridge Universities, she is currently pursuing a doctorate at Columbia University. She lives in New York City.

Dr. Naomi Wolf, a graduate of Yale University, a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford, and recipient of a D Phil from Oxford University in Victorian Studies, was a consultant to Al Gore during his presidential campaign, on women’s issues and social policy. A professor, journalist, social critic, and political activist, she is the co-founder of the Woodhull Institute for Ethical Leadership, the American Freedom campaign, and the civic technology startup, DailyClout.com. She is the author of the international bestsellers The Beauty Myth and The End of America, as well as six other bestsellers. Her work has appeared in The Times of London, Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Washington Post, and Harper’s Bazaar. She has appeared on Larry King Live, Meet the Press, The Joyce Behar Show, and The Colbert Report. She resides in New York City.

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