Ben Sasse may be a senator, but his new book isn’t about politics. It’s about growing up and it’s called The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance.

In a short conversation with The Bookmonger, Sasse describes the problem of perpetual adolescence, argues that kids need to work, and suggests that this is an area in which conservatives and liberals may be able to find common ground.

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They’re America’s most misunderstood voting bloc — and Joan Williams explains who they are and what they want in White Working Class: Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Williams explains what professional elites fail to grasp about the white working class, how their ignorance fueled the political rise of Donald Trump, and whether these voters will stay loyal to the man they helped elect to the presidency.

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Barry Sadler recorded one of the biggest pop-song smash hits in American history — and Marc Leepson tells his fascinating story in Ballad of the Green Beret: The Life and Wars of Staff Sergeant Barry Sadler from the Vietnam War and Pop Stardom to Murder and an Unsolved, Violent Death.

In a 10-minute conversation with The Bookmonger, Leepson describes how and why Sadler’s song “The Ballad of the Green Berets” struck a nerve in 1966, what happened to Sadler in the aftermath of his huge success, and whether Sadler ever had second thoughts about the Vietnam War.

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