Asha Rangappa
Book Recommendations

  • The Folly and the Glory

    The Folly and the Glory

    The Folly and the Glory

    Tim Weiner
    Political Science
    4.05 (230)

    With vivid storytelling and riveting insider accounts, weiner traces the roots of political warfare – the conflict america and russia have waged with espionage, sabotage, diplomacy and disformation – from 1945 until 2020. america won the cold war, but russia is winning today. vladimir putin helped to put his chosen candidate in the white house with a covert campaign that continues to this moment. putin’s russia has revived soviet-era intelligence operations gaining ever more potent information from—and influence over—the american people and government. yet the us has put little power

    Asha Rangappa

    Great book — I highly recommend!!!

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  • Rigged

    Rigged

    Rigged

    David Shimer
    History
    4.17 (312)

    Russia's interference in the 2016 elections marked only the latest chapter of a hidden and revelatory history. in rigged, david shimer tells the sweeping story of covert electoral interference past and present. he exposes decades of secret operations--by the kgb, the cia, and vladimir putin's russia--to shape electoral outcomes, melding deep historical research with groundbreaking interviews with more than 130 key players, from leading officials in both the trump and obama administrations to cia and nsa directors to a former kgb general. throughout history and in 2016, both russian and

    Asha Rangappa

    a book I think everyone should read

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  • Let Them Eat Tweets

    Let Them Eat Tweets

    Let Them Eat Tweets

    Jacob S. Hacker,Paul Pierson
    4.12 (383)

    The republican party appears to be divided between a tax-cutting old guard and a white-nationalist vanguard, and with donald trump’s ascendance, the upstarts seem to be winning. yet how are we to explain that, under trump, the plutocrats have gotten almost everything they want, including a huge tax cut for corporations and the wealthy, regulation-killing executive actions, and a legion of business-friendly federal judges? does the gop represent “forgotten” americans? or does it represent the superrich?in let them eat tweets, best-selling political scientists jacob s. hacker and paul pierson offer

    Asha Rangappa

    It fits in with and illuminates your great explainers on the GOP tent, spectacle, hierarchy, and the rest

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  • The Language of Emotions

    The Language of Emotions

    The Language of Emotions

    Karla McLaren
    Psychology
    4.23 (912)

    Your emotions contain brilliant information. when you learn to welcome them as your allies, they can reveal creative solutions to any situation. for 35 years, empathic counselor and researcher karla mclaren has developed a set of practical tools for the real-world stresses of family, career, and the quest for personal fulfillment. on the language of emotions, she presents her breakthrough teachings for a new and empowering relationship with your feeling states.your emotions--especially the dark and dishonored ones--hold a tremendous amount of energy. we've all seen what happens when we repress

    Asha Rangappa

    The Language of Emotions is a great book. It's very new-agey

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  • Too Much and Never Enough

    Too Much and Never Enough

    Too Much and Never Enough

    Mary L. Trump
    3.82 (79,553)

    In this revelatory, authoritative portrait of donald j. trump and the toxic family that made him, mary l. trump, a trained clinical psychologist and donald’s only niece, shines a bright light on the dark history of their family in order to explain how her uncle became the man who now threatens the world’s health, economic security, and social fabric.mary trump spent much of her childhood in her grandparents’ large, imposing house in the heart of queens, where donald and his four siblings grew up. she describes a nightmare of traumas,

    Asha Rangappa

    This book is so good

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