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Freedom of Speech: Mightier Than the Sword

David K. Shipler · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A provocative, timely assessment of the state of free speech in America With his best seller The Working Poor, Pulitzer Prize winner and former New York Times veteran David K. Shipler cemented his place among our most trenchant social commentators. Now he turns his incisive reporting to a critical...
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A Path Appears: Transforming Lives, Creating Opportunity

Nicholas D. Kristof · Vintage
Pages: 401
Format: eBook

An essential, galvanizing narrative about making a difference here and abroad - a road map to becoming the most effective global citizens we can be.In their number one New York Times best seller Half the Sky, husband-and-wife team Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn brought to light struggles...
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Nothing Is True and Everything Is Possible: The Surreal Heart of the New Russia

Peter Pomerantsev · PublicAffairs; 1 edition
Format: Kindle Edition

In the new Russia, even dictatorship is a reality show.Professional killers with the souls of artists, would-be theater directors turned Kremlin puppet-masters, suicidal supermodels, Hell's Angels who hallucinate themselves as holy warriors, and oligarch revolutionaries: welcome to the glittering,...
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Don't Wait for the Next War: A Strategy for American Growth and Global Leadership

Wesley K. Clark · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

With the end of the Cold War came not the end of history, but the end of Americas sense of its strategic purpose in the world. Then, after a decade of drift, the US was violently dragged back into international conflict. Its armed forces responded magnificently but its leaders objectives...
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Six Amendments: How and Why We Should Change the Constitution

John Paul Stevens · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

For the first time ever, a retired Supreme Court Justice offers a manifesto on how the Constitution needs to change. By the time of his retirement in June 2010, John Paul Stevens had become the second longest serving Justice in the history of the Supreme Court. Now he draws upon his more...
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Masters of Mankind: Essays and Lectures, 1969-2013

Noam Chomsky · Haymarket Books
Format: Paperback

In this collection of essays from 1969 to 2013, many in book form for the first time, Noam Chomsky examines the nature of state power, from the ideologies driving the Cold War to the War on Terror, and reintroduces the moral and legal questions that all too often go unheeded. With unrelenting...
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How to Be Irish: Uncovering the Curiosities of Irish Behaviour

David Slattery · Orpen Press
Format: Paperback

From the quintessential Irish Mammy to love for all things GAA, the Irish have particularities - and peculiarities - that make them different from their neighbors. Social anthropologist David Slattery takes us through the rules of being Irish with deadpan humor, from how to approach an Irish...
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Uncertain Justice: The Roberts Court and the Constitution

Laurence Tribe · Henry Holt and Co.
Format: Hardcover

With the Supreme Court more influential than ever, this eye-opening book tells the story of how the Roberts Court is shaking the foundation of our nations lawsFrom Citizens United to its momentous rulings regarding Obamacare and gay marriage, the Supreme Court under Chief Justice John Roberts...
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Libraries

Bjarne Hammer · Roads Publishing; Mul edition
Format: Hardcover

Without libraries what have we? We have no past and no future. So said the iconic Ray Bradbury, and indeed history as we know it begins with the invention of the library. Reflections Libraries is a visual exploration of how cultures around the world have responded to the impulse to protect...
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One Nation: What We Can All Do to Save America's Future

Ben Carson · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Dear Reader, In February 2013 I gave a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast. Standing a few feet from President Obama, I warned my fellow citizens of the dangers facing our country and called for a return to the principles that made America great.Many Americans heard and responded, but our nation's...
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Cast Away: True Stories of Survival from Europe's Refugee Crisis

Charlotte Mcdonald-Gibson · New Press
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

In 2015, more than one million migrants and refugees, most fleeing war-torn countries in Africa and the Middle East, attempted to make the perilous journey into Europe. Around three thousand lost their lives as they crossed the Mediterranean and Aegean in rickety boats provided by unscrupulous...
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After the Tall Timber: Collected Nonfiction

Renata Adler · New York Review Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

What is really going on here? For decades Renata Adler has been asking and answering this question with unmatched urgency. As a staff writer at The New Yorker. Adler reported on civil rights from Selma, Alabama; the wars in Biafra, and the Middle East; the Nixon impeachment inquiry;...
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BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google

John Palfrey · Basic Books (AZ)
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Libraries today are more important than ever. More than just book repositories, libraries can become bulwarks against some of the most crucial challenges of our age: unequal access to education, jobs, and information.In BiblioTech, educator and technology expert John Palfrey argues that...
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Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality

David Boies · Viking; F First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The riveting inside story of the Supreme Court's landmark ruling on Proposition 8 - by the two lawyers who argued the case On June 26, 2013, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a pair of landmark decisions, striking down the Defense of Marriage Act and eliminating California's...
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