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Al Franken

Excerpt: Al Franken, Giant of the Senate

Al Franken is one of the smartest, funniest people ever to enter American politics — and his sharp new memoir will make you think and laugh on every page. In this excerpt he goes straight at Donald Trump on immigration, a topic of profound relevance in his home state of Minnesota.

June 4, 2017

EXCERPT: ‘The Girl Who Escaped ISIS’

A young Yazidi woman was living a normal, sheltered life in northern Iraq during the summer of 2014 when her village was attacked by ISIS.

August 6, 2016

EXCERPT: ‘Liking Ike: Eisenhower, Advertising, and The Rise of Celebrity Politics’

Liking Ike tells the story of how Eisenhower’s celebrity politics was developed on Madison Avenue, practiced in the White House, debated in the press, protested by his opponents, and then remade by subsequent generations of politicians and stars.

July 30, 2016

Weekend Reader: ‘How The World Was Won: The Americanization Of Everywhere’

If the 20th Century was America’s century, what comes next?

January 17, 2015