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The Revolution of Robert Kennedy: From Power to Protest After JFK

JOHN R BOHRER · Bloomsbury Press
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking account of how Robert F. Kennedy transformed horror into hope between 1963 and 1966, with style and substance that has shaped American politics ever since. On November 22nd, 1963, Bobby Kennedy received a phone call that altered his life forever. The president, his brother,...
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What Will It Take to Make A Woman President?: Conversations About Women, Leadership and Power

Marianne Schnall · Seal Press
Format: Paperback

Prompted by a question from her eight-year-old daughter during the 2008 election of Barack Obama—“Why haven’t we ever had a woman president?”—Marianne Schnall set out on a journey to find the answer. A widely published writer, author, and interviewer, and the Executive...
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Street Spirit: The Power of Protest and Mischief

STEVE CRAWSHAW · Michael O'Mara
Pages: 128
Format: Hardcover

Street Spirit is a celebration of 50 extraordinary protests and demonstrations from around the world that have used humor, courage, absurdity and creativity to make their mark. Among the many instances of imaginative defiance within, you'll discover the surprising impact of Lego figures...
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Health Care Reform and American Politics: What Everyone Needs to Know, 3rd Edition

Lawrence R Jacobs · Oxford University Press
Pages: 227
Format: Print book

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act signed by President Obama in March 2010 is a landmark in U.S. social legislation, and the Supreme Court's recent decision upholding the Act has ensured that it will remain the law of the land. The new law extends health insurance to nearly...
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Blue Exodus: Why Americans Are Moving to Red States

Arthur Laffer · Encounter Books
Pages: 112
Format: Print book

In real estate the three rules of buying a home are location, location, location. This explains the seismic change in America in terms of where families are choosing to live, where businesses are choosing to locate, and where investors are choosing to invest. America is experiencing the most...
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Implementing an Inclusive Staffing Model for Today's Reference Services: A Practical Guide for Librarians

Julia K. Nims · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Paperback

Reference service remains a core function of modern libraries. However, how and where we provide assistance has evolved with changing technologies and the shifting habits and preferences of our users. One way libraries can provide the on-demand, in-person assistance while managing and developing...
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Countdown to Zero Day: Stuxnet and the Launch of the World's First Digital Weapon

Kim Zetter · Crown
Format: Hardcover

Top cybersecurity journalist Kim Zetter tells the story behind the virus that sabotaged Iran's nuclear efforts and shows how its existence has ushered in a new age of warfare - one in which a digital attack can have the same destructive capability as a megaton bomb. In January 2010,...
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What Happened

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

Hillary Clinton's new book of essays of stories from her life, up to and including her experiences in the 2016 presidential campaign, has been inspired by the hundreds of quotations she has been collecting for decades: "These are the words I live by. These quotes have helped me celebrate...
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Victoria & Abdul

Shrabani Basu · Vintage
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

Soon to be a Major Motion Picture starring Dame Judi Dench from director Stephen Frears, releasing September 22, 2017. Tall and handsome Abdul was just twenty-four years old when he arrived in England from Agra to wait at tables for Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee. Within a year, Abdul...
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I Work At A Public Library: A Collection of Crazy Stories from the Stacks

Gina Sheridan · Adams Media Corporation
Pages: 157
Format: Paperback

Straight from the library--the strange and bizarre, ready to be checked out!From a patron's missing wetsuit to the scent of crab cakes wafting through the stacks, I Work at a Public Library showcases the oddities that have come across Gina Sheridan's circulation desk. Throughout...
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No place to hide : Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. surveillance state

Glenn Greenwald · Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt
Pages: 259
Format: Print book

Investigative reporter Glenn Greenwald provides an in-depth look into the National Security Agency scandal that has triggered a national debate over national security and information privacy. With further revelations from documents entrusted to Glenn Greenwald by Edward Snowden himself,...
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The Sociology Book

Christopher Thorpe · DK Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The Sociology Book takes on some of humankind's biggest questions: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we interact in the way that we do with our friends, coworkers, and rivals? The Sociology Book profiles the world's most renowned sociologists and more than 100 of their biggest...
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Taking a Stand: Moving Beyond Partisan Politics to Unite America

Rand Paul · Center Street
Format: Hardcover

Senator Rand Paul, leading national politician and likely contender for the 2016 Presidential bid, presents his vision for America. In his four years since joining the Senate, Rand Paul has risen to the forefront of the national discussion. He's being called "the most interesting...
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One Nation After Trump: A Guide for the Perplexed, the Disillusioned, the Desperate, and the Not-Yet Deported

E J JR DIONNE · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

With Donald Trump's election we find ourselves at an existential moment in our republic's history. His campaign, victory, and first months in office, egregious in previously unimaginable ways, suggest a threat to the well-being of our country and the sustainability of our democracy. In One Nation...
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The Netanyahu Years

BEN CASPIT · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

Benjamin Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term in office as Prime Minister of Israel, the longest serving Prime Minister in the country's history. Now Israeli journalist Ben Caspit puts Netanyahu's life under a magnifying glass, focusing on his last two terms in office. Caspit...
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