HLS Authors: Selected Alumni Books Summer 2021

From the battles of Lev Gleason to a Civil War battle that changed a nation

Daredevil (HLB Summer 2021)

A presidential journey

In the first volume of his presidential memoirs, Barack Obama writes about his campaign and events during his first term

Yes, he did (HLB Summer 2021)

Obama covers well-known moments from that presidential campaign, such as the controversy that arose over his relationship with the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, and lesser-known ones, such as a tense exchange with his then-rival Hillary Clinton on a tarmac.

‘I’m still trying to understand my role in this complex place’

A young human rights lawyer’s journey has taken her to the country her activist parents fled

Rex_Gardi_IMG_7773_rc  CN Profile (HLB Summer 2021)

Since January 2020, Rez Gardi has been living in Duhok, in Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region.

The battle for the ballot box

Michigan's secretary of state reflects on the work needed to preserve voting rights

United States Election 2020 Michigan

“We were prepared for everything with regard to this last election cycle, except for the levels to which people would stoop to try to stop democracy and deny the voice of the people,” says Jocelyn Benson.

Finding her voice

From her early years to the formation of her opera company, Cerise Lim Jacobs has charted an unexpected path

Cerise_Jacobs-7846 CN Profile (HLB Summer 2021)

“The fact that we can have a free conversation about everything that’s wrong is what makes this country right,” says Jacobs.

Salute to justice

After a long career in academia and the U.S. Army Reserve, Gregory Maggs achieved a dream with a seat on the highest court for military personnel

Greg Maggs-3×2 (HLB Summer 2021)

“I don’t think we are dominated by any one school of thought. I disagree with the judges that were appointed by the Republicans about as much as I disagree with the judges appointed by Democrats,” says Maggs.