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10 books about rebellion
Pick up one of these featured titles on rebellion in May 2021.
Rural Rebellion: How Nebraska Became a Republican Stronghold by Ross Benes
Category: State & Local
This book was published this year by University Press of Kansas and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
"What's the matter with Nebraska? The Cornhusker State has a famously independent history and stands out as the only state to have a nonpartisan, single-house legislature. But over the past three decades, like other states in "middle America," Nebraska has shifted from being a consistently centrist state to a deeply red and reliably Republican state. Many of the popular accounts of this partisan shift come from people who do not understand these states from the inside and are thus already unsympathetic with their concerns. As a native Nebraskan and professional journalist who has watched these changes unfold, Ross Benes understands intimately well why this happened. With unflinching honesty as well as deep empathy for his fellow Nebraskans, Benes explains how his home state became a Republican stronghold. With a blend of memoir, journalism, political science, and sociology, Cornhusker Red examines the changes that have taken place in America's heartland from the perspective of one who grew up there and still sees his home as "the good life." Benes explores key cultural and political topics, such as religion, healthcare, and immigration, as well as important Nebraskan institutions, including the state legislature, public university system, and political parties. Through detailed reporting and personal life experiences, Benes traces how his home state abandoned its nonpartisan legislature and kicked its most popular moderates and liberals to the curb while dark money, cultural resentment, and rigid political parties drove good-hearted working-class folks to embrace the policies and rhetoric of billionaires and reactionaries"--
The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
This book was published this year by Penguin Press and takes approximately 9.6 hours to read.
A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The extraordinary story of the women who took on the Islamic State and won "The Daughters of Kobani is an unforgettable and nearly mythic tale of women's power and courage. The young women profiled in this book fought a fearsome war against brutal men in impossible circumstances--and proved in the process what girls and women can accomplish when given the chance to lead. Brilliantly researched and respectfully reported, this book is a lesson in heroism, sacrifice, and the real meaning of sisterhood. I am so grateful that this story has been told."--Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love "Absolutely fascinating and brilliantly written, The Daughters of Kobani is a must-read for anyone who wants to understand both the nobility and the brutality of war. This is one of the most compelling stories in modern warfare."--Admiral William H. McRaven, author of Make Your Bed In 2014, northeastern Syria might have been the last place you would expect to find a revolution centered on women's rights. But that year, an all-female militia faced off against ISIS in a little town few had ever heard of: Kobani. By then, the Islamic State had swept across vast swaths of the country, taking town after town and spreading terror as the civil war burned all around it. From that unlikely showdown in Kobani emerged a fighting force that would wage war against ISIS across northern Syria alongside the United States. In the process, these women would spread their own political vision, determined to make women's equality a reality by fighting--house by house, street by street, city by city--the men who bought and sold women. Based on years of on-the-ground reporting, The Daughters of Kobani is the unforgettable story of the women of the Kurdish militia that improbably became part of the world's best hope for stopping ISIS in Syria. Drawing from hundreds of hours of interviews, bestselling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon introduces us to the women fighting on the front lines, determined to not only extinguish the terror of ISIS but also prove that women could lead in war and must enjoy equal rights come the peace. In helping to cement the territorial defeat of ISIS, whose savagery toward women astounded the world, these women played a central role in neutralizing the threat the group posed worldwide. In the process they earned the respect--and significant military support--of U.S. Special Operations Forces. Rigorously reported and powerfully told, The Daughters of Kobani shines a light on a group of women intent on not only defeating the Islamic State on the battlefield but also changing women's lives in their corner of the Middle East and beyond.
Rise to Rebellion: A Novel of the American Revolution (The American Revolutionary War) by Jeff Shaara
This book was published 17 years ago by Ballantine Books and takes approximately 17.1 hours to read.
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IRELAND'S FINAL REBELLION (1919-1921) AND AN AMERICAN DREAM: Book 1- Just One Of The Boys Book 2 - An American Dream Fulfilled by MICHAEL GERARD
This book was published this year by Independently published and takes approximately 11.6 hours to read.
Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency.
This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook by Extinction Rebellion
This book was published 2 years ago by Penguin and takes approximately 6.9 hours to read.
Extinction Rebellion are inspiring a whole generation to take action on climate breakdown. Now you can become part of the movement - and together, we can make history. It's time. This is our last chance to do anything about the global climate and ecological emergency. Our last chance to save the world as we know it. Now or never, we need to be radical. We need to rise up. And we need to rebel. Extinction Rebellion is a global activist movement of ordinary people, demanding action from Governments. This is a book of truth and action. It has facts to arm you, stories to empower you, pages to fill in and pages to rip out, alongside instructions on how to rebel - from organising a roadblock to facing arrest. By the time you finish this book you will have become an Extinction Rebellion activist. Act now before it's too late.
Three-Martini Afternoons at the Ritz: The Rebellion of Sylvia Plath & Anne Sexton by Gail Crowther
This book was published this year by Gallery Books and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
"A dual biography of poets, friends, and rivals Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton"--
The Family Romanov: Murder, Rebellion, and the Fall of Imperial Russia (Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction for Children (Awards)) by Candace Fleming
Category: Children's Books
This book was published 7 years ago by Schwartz & Wade and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
The award-winning author of The Lincolns traces the story of the Russian Revolution, the lives of the Romanov family and the story of their tragic deaths, in an account that draws on primary source materials and includes period photography. Simultaneous eBook.
3 Word Rebellion: Create a One-of-a-Kind Message that Grows Your Business Into a Movement by Dr. Michelle A. Mazur Ph.D.
Category: Mentoring & Coaching
This book was published 2 years ago by Communication Rebel and takes approximately 6.5 hours to read.
You've been told you need to find "an idea worth spreading" in order to get your message out there and grow your business. The 3 Word Rebellion offers a surprising twist on this idea:You already have a one-of-a-kind idea inside of you that will not only spread like wildfire, but will also change minds, incite action, and leave a legacy you can be proud of. You just need help excavating it with this innovative messaging framework.e
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