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House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia Book Review

No one goes through life without having a few secrets in their proverbial closet. The problem with this closet is that when one becomes President, the hope is that he or she is honest about their secrets.

You know who has decided to keep his secrets in his own proverbial closet. But somehow, these secrets are finding their way out.

The new book, House of Trump, House of Putin: The Untold Story of Donald Trump and the Russian Mafia, written by Craig Unger describes in chilling detail about the connection between you know who and the powers that be in Russia. The book starts in the 1970’s when you know who was then an up and coming real estate magnate and ends with the present day. In the book, Mr. Unger makes it clear that Vladimir Putin not only has fond memories of Soviet era Russia, but also has a network of oligarchs and mafia types that keep him in power. He also draws the connection over time between you know who, his Russian connections and how both led us to our current political state.

If anyone has doubts that Russia has a puppet in the White House, this book wipes away those doubts. By the time I finished this book, I was both angry and agitated to act.  I was angry because a foreign government whose leader prefers to rule using a totalitarian style has a hand in how American is being governed. I was agitated to act because I feel the urgency to get you know who out of office before he does any more damage to this country.

I completely recommend it.

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When Women Win: EMILY’s List and the Rise of Women in American Politics Book Review

To have a voice in politics is the right and privilege of every American citizen. But, the reality is that many Americans have had to fight and continue to fight to have a voice in politics.

EMILY’s List is a resource for pro-democratic women who are seeking to better our country by running for political office. Started in 1985 by Ellen R. Malcolm, the advocacy group continues to fight for the rights that American women have had for nearly 100 years.

Ms. Malcolm has co-authored a book with Craig Unger about her experiences of being a women in American politics in the 2016 book, When Women Win: EMILY’s List and the Rise of Women in American Politics.

When EMILY’s List was started in 1985, there was an obvious lack of women who were either in elected office or running for elected office. The book details not only how Ms. Malcolm not only started EMILY’s List and built up momentum for women in political office, but how the organization has been able to keep up the momentum for thirty years.

This book is amazing.it is not just the history of women in politics in modern America, but it is also an inspiration/blueprint for any American woman who sees higher office as an opportunity to make America a better place.

I recommend it.

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