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Hell Is a Very Small Place: Voices from Solitary Confinement

Recorded Books Inc. · The New Press
Pages: 242
Format: eBook

The UN Special Rapporteur on Torture has denounced the use of solitary confinement beyond fifteen days as a form of cruel and degrading treatment that often rises to the level of torture. Yet the United States holds more than eighty thousand people in isolation on any given day. Now sixteen...
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Breakthrough: The Making of America's First Woman President

Nancy L Cohen · Counterpoint
Pages: 323
Format: Print book

Why Americans have never elected a woman president, how we changed to make it possible, and why it matters.From Hollywood to the halls of Congress, a lively conversation about women's leadership, equal pay, and family-work balance is underway. On the cusp of a historic breakthrough - the potential...
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Digitizing Your Collection: Public Library Success Stories

Susanne Caro · ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2016.
Pages: 208
Format: Print book

Digitizing your collection is not only a great way to increase access to your materials, it also engages patrons on a whole new level and helps communicate your library's value. But with staff time and resources already spread thin, it can be a challenge to plan and undertake a digitization...
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United States of Jihad : investigating America's homegrown terrorists

Peter L Bergen · Crown Publishers
Pages: 387
Format: Print book

Presents a look at "homegrown" Islamist terrorism, from 9/11 to the present, discusses the perpetrators who have acted both in the U.S. and abroad, and examines the controversial tactics used to track potential terrorists. --Publisher's description.
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Five Easy Theses: Commonsense Solutions to America's Greatest Economic Challenges

James Martin Stone · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A business leader and esteemed economic thinker outlines simple solutions to America's five most pressing public policy issues, from healthcare to education to inequality. America today confronts a host of urgent problems, many of them seemingly intractable,...
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The Fix: How Nations Survive and Thrive in a World in Decline

Jonathan Tepperman · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A provocative look at the world's most difficult, seemingly ineradicable problems - and the surprising stories of the countries that solved them. We all know the bad news. The heady promise of the Arab Spring has given way to repression, civil war, and an epic refugee crisis. Economic growth...
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The Bad-Ass Librarians of Timbuktu: And Their Race to Save the World's Most Precious Manuscripts

Joshua Hammer · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 278
Format: Print book

To save precious centuries-old Arabic texts from Al Qaeda, a band of librarians in Timbuktu pulls off a brazen heist worthy of Ocean's Eleven.In the 1980s, a young adventurer and collector for a government library, Abdel Kader Haidara, journeyed across the Sahara Desert and along the Niger...
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Labor of Love: The Invention of Dating

Moira Weigel · Farrar
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

"Does anyone date anymore?" Today, the authorities tell us that courtship is in crisis. But when Moira Weigel dives into the history of sex and romance in modern America, she discovers that authorities have always said this. Ever since young men and women started to go out together,...
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Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Matthew Desmond · Crown Publishers
Pages: 418
Format: Print book

From Harvard sociologist and MacArthur "Genius" Matthew Desmond, a landmark work of scholarship and reportage that will forever change the way we look at poverty in America In this brilliant, heartbreaking book, Matthew Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee...
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If You Can Keep It: The Forgotten Promise of American Liberty

Eric Metaxas · Viking
Pages: 260
Format: Print book

#1 New York Times bestselling author Eric Metaxas delivers an extraordinary book that is part history and part rousing call to arms, steeped in a critical analysis of our founding fathers' original intentions for America.In 1787, when the Constitution was drafted, a woman asked Ben Franklin...
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Off Script: An Advance Man's Guide To White House Stagecraft, Campaign Spectacle, and Political Suicide

Josh King · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Being a public figure is no walk in the park - the world focuses on every move that politicians make and highlights their every mistake. "Image collapse" can befall anyone whose carefully cultivated persona is pitted against intermediaries in the broadcast booths of cable news...
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