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2020 Vision: Bookshop Santa Cruz Caucus

Are you overwhelmed with the number of Democratic presidential hopefuls and don’t know how to narrow down your choices? Join Bookshop Santa Cruz’s Caucus to read and vote on books written by the Democratic presidential candidates.

Playlist Tags: Bookshop Santa Cruz genre: Politics & Economy topic: politics audience: politics nerds bookstore-created topic: election 2020

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The War on Normal People

The Truth About America's Disappearing Jobs and Why Universal Basic Income Is Our Future

By Andrew Yang
Narrated by: Andrew Yang
Length: 6 hours 54 minutes

***New York Times Bestseller***

From 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang, a captivating account of how "a skinny Asian kid from upstate" became a successful entrepreneur, only to find a new mission: calling attention to the urgent steps America must take, including Universal Basic Income, to stabilize our economy amid rapid... Read more »

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Where We Go from Here

Two Years in the Resistance

By Bernie Sanders
Narrated by: Bernie Sanders
Length: 7 hours 43 minutes

Senator Bernie Sanders' presidential campaign was a beginning, not an end. In his new audiobook, America's most popular political figure speaks about what he's been doing to oppose the Trump agenda and strengthen the progressive movement and how we go forward as a nation.

"Senator Sanders's gravelly voice and dramatic presentation are surely... Read more »

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This Fight Is Our Fight

The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

By Elizabeth Warren
Narrated by: Elizabeth Warren
Length: 10 hours 44 minutes

"Senator Elizabeth Warren narrates her new audiobook on the state of the nation with passion and conviction...This fascinating and informative audiobook offers an accessible explanation of the development and consequences of our nation's social and economic policies." — AudioFile Magazine

This program is read by the author.

The fiery U.S. Senator... Read more »

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The Opposite of Woe

My Life in Beer and Politics

By John Hickenlooper & Maximillian Potter
Narrated by: John Hickenlooper
Length: 12 hours 23 minutes

The maverick (and very funny) governor of Colorado tells his story, from early loss to college on the ten-year plan, to remarkable business and later political success.In just over a decade, John Hickenlooper has gone from a craft-brew entrepreneur to mayor of Denver to governor of Colorado, hailed by many political analysts, the New York Times... Read more »

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The Senator Next Door

A Memoir from the Heartland

By Amy Klobuchar
Narrated by: Amy Klobuchar
Length: 12 hours 16 minutes

One of the U.S. Senate's most candid--and funniest--women tells the story of her life and her unshakeable faith in our democracy

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar has tackled every obstacle she's encountered--her parents' divorce, her father's alcoholism and recovery, her political campaigns and Washington's gridlock--with honesty, humor and pluck.... Read more »

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Off the Sidelines

Raise Your Voice, Change the World

By Kirsten Gillibrand & Hillary Rodham Clinton
Narrated by: Kirsten Gillibrand & Susan Denaker
Length: 6 hours 37 minutes

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • United States Senator Kirsten Gillibrand recounts her personal journey in public service and galvanizes women to make a meaningful difference in the world around them.
“One of the most helpful, readable, down-to-earth, and truly democratic books ever to come out of...
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An Unlikely Journey

Waking Up from My American Dream

By Julian Castro
Narrated by: Julian Castro
Length: 5 hours 44 minutes

Julian Castro, 2020 Presidential candidate, keynote speaker at the 2012 DNC, and former San Antonio mayor and Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, tells his remarkable and inspiring life story.

In the spirit of a young Barack Obama's Dreams from My Father comes a candid and compelling memoir about race and poverty in America. In many... Read more »

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The Truths We Hold

An American Journey

By Kamala Harris
Narrated by: Kamala Harris
Length: 9 hours 25 minutes

A New York Times bestseller

From Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris, one of America's most inspiring political leaders, a book about the core truths that unite us, and the long struggle to discern what those truths are and how best to act upon them, in her own life and across the life of our country

Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris's commitment... Read more »

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Shortest Way Home

One Mayor's Challenge and a Model for America's Future

By Pete Buttigieg
Narrated by: Pete Buttigieg
Length: 9 hours 57 minutes

A mayor's inspirational story of a Midwest city that has become nothing less than a blueprint for the future of American renewal. Once described by the Washington Post as "the most interesting mayor you've never heard of," Pete Buttigieg, the thirty-six-year-old Democratic mayor of South Bend, Indiana, has improbably emerged as one of the... Read more »

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A Politics of Love

A Handbook for a New American Revolution

By Marianne Williamson
Narrated by: Carrington MacDuffie
Length: 5 hours 31 minutes

In this stirring call to arms, the activist, spiritual leader, and New York Times bestselling author of the classic Return to Love confronts the cancerous politics of fear and divisiveness threatening the United States today, urging all spiritually aware Americans to return to—and act out of—our deepest value: love.

America’s story is one of... Read more »

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Thoughts on Finding Common Ground and Advancing the Common Good

By Cory Booker
Narrated by: Cory Booker
Length: 9 hours

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • United States Senator Cory Booker makes the case that the virtues of empathy, responsibility, and action must guide our nation toward a brighter future.

Raised in northern New Jersey, Cory Booker went to Stanford University on a football scholarship, accepted a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University, then studied at... Read more »

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