Alt-America: The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump by David NeiwertThe story of the remarkable resurgence of right-wing extremists in the United States
Just as Donald Trump’s victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked liberal Americans, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious ‘Alt-Right’ leaders mystifies many. But the extreme right has been growing steadily in the US since the 1990s, with the rise of patriot militias; following 9/11, when conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black president of the country. Nurtured by a powerful right-wing media sector in radio, TV, and online, the far-right, Tea Party movement conservatives, and Republican activists found common ground in ‘Producerist’ ideology and ‘Constitutionalist’ interpretations of US law – an alternative America that is resurgent, even as it has been ignored by the political establishment and mainstream media. Investigative reporter David Neiwert has been tracking extremists for more than two decades, and here he provides a deeply reported and authoritative report on the background, mindset, and growth on the ground of far-right movements across the country. The product of years of reportage, and including the most in-depth investigation of Trump’s ties to far-right figures, this is a crucial book about one of the most disturbing sides of the US.
A woman with cancer faces her end
Six Months to Live
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The Fault in Our Stars has become something of a phenomenon, a staggeringly popular YA book that has spawned a high-profile movie out this weekend and somehow created a nation where young people are now familiar with the word cannula. This is not to knock TFIOS in any way, but merely to acknowledge that it is part of an expansive tradition of terminally ill-teenager YA novels. There are a ton of these books, and I read them all. Or just about. I must have read dying-teen books. This is why I read many of these books multiple times. I needed the real deal!
Hazel is forced by her parents to attend a support group where she subsequently meets and falls in love with year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee. Hazel's character is inspired by Esther Earl, a girl who died at age 16 from thyroid cancer. Green and Earl met at a Harry Potter convention in , and remained good friends throughout her life. Earl supported his wish to write the book. Hazel Grace Lancaster, a year-old with thyroid cancer that has spread to her lungs, attends a cancer patient support group at her mother's behest. At one meeting, Hazel meets a year-old boy currently in remission named Augustus Waters, whose osteosarcoma caused him to lose his right leg.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. My mother is a breast cancer survivor so this is a topic dear to my heart. What am I missing? Thanks for your help! Told through animal characters, a young hedgehog gets sick and his mother seeks the white wolf for help.