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Everything You Love Will Burn
Everything You Love Will Burn: Inside the Rebirth of White Nationalism in America | Vegas Tenold
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Six years ago, Vegas Tenold embedded himself among the members of three of America's most ideologically extreme white nationalist groups-the KKK, the National Socialist Movement, and the Traditionalist Workers Party. At the time, these groups were part of a disorganized counterculture that felt far from the mainstream. But since then, all that has changed. Racially-motivated violence has been on open display at rallies in Charlottesville, Berkeley, Pikesville, Phoenix, and Boston. Membership in white nationalist organizations is rising, and national politicians, including the president, are validating their perceived grievances. Everything You Love Will Burn offers a terrifying, sobering inside look at these newly empowered movements, from their conventions to backroom meetings with Republican operatives. Tenold introduces us to neo-Nazis in Brooklyn; a millennial Klanswoman in Tennessee; and a rising star in the movement, nicknamed the "Little Fhrer" by the Southern Poverty Law Center, who understands political power and is organizing a grand coalition of far-right groups to bring them into the mainstream. Everything You Love Will Burn takes readers to the dark, paranoid underbelly of America, a world in which the white race is under threat and the enemy is everywhere.
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Carolyn11215
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Journalist Vegas Tenold spent about five years with white nationalist Matthew Heimbach and various white power groups that comprise the fractious far right during the years leading up to Trump‘s election and the riot at Charlottesville. The quote above was his ultimate takeaway. A depressing, often horrifying, but important look at the way Trump‘s rise to power emboldened these hate groups.

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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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In these divisive times, a book like this is a rough read. The author is a journalist from Norway who spent years traveling the US with various white nationalist figures. The good news is there aren‘t massive groups of people involved in the far right. The bad news is that those who are involved are hateful and vitriolic. Tenold balances the emotion with dispassionate historical reporting.

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KathyWheeler This book is totally in my wheelhouse, but, now that these people seem to be everywhere and their hate is spewed on a national level, I‘m not sure I can bring myself to read it. 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @KathyWheeler I hear ya! My advice would be to pick an inspirational book and read it at the same time for balance. 1y
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BarbaraTheBibliophage
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These two books with related but opposing perspectives landed at the top of my stacks at the same time. I‘m not going to fight it! Reading them at the same time is either going to make me crazy or keep me sane. #whatacombo

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s a great combo! 🤯 1y
TieDyeDude 🤪 John Lewis is a hero and an icon. It's a damn shame he has to live through this crap still 1y
tjwill Wow! The white nationalist book sounds fascinating, but I‘m not sure if I could read it. That‘s definitely a good combo to balance the hate with Lewis‘s optimism and love. 1y
BarbaraTheBibliophage @tjwill It‘s a journalistic history, not putting forth the ideas as correct. So it‘s less in-your-face than I expected. At least so far. 1y
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MyNamesParadise
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Just some light reading before bed 😳 necessary reading, but the people that need to read it, won‘t

RadicalReader @MyNamesParadise gorgeous book cover 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage This one is at the top of my stack! 1y
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kristina_with_a_k
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Renewed my NYPL card and grabbed a few things.

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qitten
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Sort of a long essay that doesn‘t really have a strong conclusion, at once cartoonishly evil and chilling, and still a very good read.

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overtheedge
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I never realized just how ignorant and backward some still think....I had to stop and start this several times because I became so angry. This book is why we need to prosecute white nationalist and hate crimes....this is why people needs their right to be defined, and protected. They are poor, and blame the world for it. So glad I read this eye opener. Well written and researched, and points out both sides of this rising problem in the USA.

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BookishMarginalia
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Engrossing look at white nationalist movements in the US, written by a journalist who formed relationships with leaders and followers. Eye opening. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (excellent audiobook narration too)

LoverofLit Is this informative without being depressing? I'd rather not want to set my country on fire after reading it 🔥But it does sound intriguing! 2y
GeekGrl82 I'm with @LoverofLit . It sounds interesting, but I don't know if I could do it right now. 2y
BookishMarginalia @loveroflit @GeekGrl82 It is actually not depressing; I found it rather hopeful (and helpful). And this is coming from someone who still hasn‘t been able to read the book about Bannon helping Trump win. 2y
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GeekGrl82 @BookishMarginalia Thanks! I may give it a try! 2y
LoverofLit I'll have to check it out then! Thanks 😊 2y
Talewaggingreads Perhaps I will have the stomach for this after 2018 mid-terms.😁 2y
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bio_chem06
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Me right now, trying to read this book after a late night & a long day of work. How do people stay awake all night to read, I'll never be able to do it.
#bedbynine #getasolideight

TommieMarie74 I love your page holder! So sweet! ❤️ 2y
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I didn‘t know if I could read this book and yet I blazed right through it. Tenold provides an unbelievably detailed view of the inner workings of the white nationalist movement. For over five years Tenold entrenched himself in with white nationalist. This book basically describes the people and events that led up to Charlottesville. Extremely relevant and unsettling read.
Thanks Netgalley for this book in exchange for an honest review.

Owlizabeth This is an “I don‘t want to but should” stack add. 2y
TheNextBook @Owlizabeth I recommend it because he doesn‘t normalize them and doesn‘t hold back in quoting them or their actions. He also doesnt hold back from exposing the disdain the groups have for each other which is something I didn‘t expect. He remains an outsider throughout all of this even though he does admit to at times forgetting that just because some of these people were “friendly” toward him they were still racist bigots. Interesting at the least 2y
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And this is when it gets real! One of the KKK leaders he meets during the writing of this story was in Charlottesville in August and has now been charged for firing his gun during the protest, though no one was hurt. He will be going to trial! This is what this kind of hate leads to! Lets not forget that a young woman died that day...

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I‘m reading this. After avoiding every single article regarding white supremacy to be released in the last year or so I decided to request this book from Netgalley. Tenold has been hanging around white supremacists since late 2010 and I think thats the real reason I wanted to read this book. I‘ve known that white supremacist have always existed. I wanted to see how they evolved these last few years. This is interesting, straight forward, revealing

Tamra Seems they are rebranding as white or European cultural pride groups - same ugly though. 2y
TheNextBook @Tamra I feel like that‘s part of how they have always identified. I‘m just always shocked when people claim they had no idea white supremacist still exist. They have always been here and they have never gone anywhere. If people weren‘t directly affected by their racism then they paid it no mind. But they‘ve always lived under a plethora of names. 2y
twohectobooks This sounds like a very tough read. 2y
Tamra @TheNextBook yes, they crawl out from under their rocks and are more visible from time to time and then people are shocked, or at least pretend to be. 2y
TheNextBook @twohectobooks This isn‘t as horrible as I thought it would be. Emotionally, I mean. 2y
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