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National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear
National Insecurity: American Leadership in an Age of Fear

David Rothkopf · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

In the wake of 911, America and its people have experienced a sense of vulnerability unprecedented in the nations recent history. Buffeted by challenges from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the financial crisis, from Washington dysfunction to the rise of China and the dawn of the era of cyber...
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Food and the City: New York's Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It
Food and the City: New York's Professional Chefs, Restaurateurs, Line Cooks, Street Vendors, and Purveyors Talk About What They Do and Why They Do It

Ina Yalof · Putnam, 2016.
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

An unprecedented behind-the-scenes tour of New York City's dynamic food culture, as told through the voices of the chefs, line cooks, restaurateurs, waiters, and street vendors who have made this industry their lives. In Food and the City, Ina Yalof takes us on an insider's journey into...
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Neither Snow nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service
Neither Snow nor Rain: A History of the United States Postal Service

Devin Leonard · Grove Press
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The United States Postal Service is a wondrous American creation. Seven days a week, its army of 300,000 letter carriers delivers 513 million pieces of mail, forty percent of the world's volume. It is far more efficient than any other mail service - more than twice as efficient as the Japanese...
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The Republic of Conscience
The Republic of Conscience

Gary Hart · Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House
Pages: 215
Format: Print book

Former Senator Gary Hart's The Republic of Conscience is a meditation on the growing gap between the founding principles of the United States Constitution and our current political landscape. Going back as early as 400 BC, the idea of a true republic has been threatened by narrow, special...
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France: A Modern History from the Revolution to the War with Terror
France: A Modern History from the Revolution to the War with Terror

Jonathan Fenby · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

With the defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815, the next two centuries for France would be tumultuous. Critically acclaimed historian and political commentator Jonathan Fenby provides an expert and riveting journey through this period as he recounts and analyzes...
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War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing: Library of America #278
War No More: Three Centuries of American Antiwar and Peace Writing: Library of America #278

Lawrence Rosenwald · Library Of America
Pages: 850
Format: Print book

An unprecedented gathering of the essential texts of the American antiwar tradition: from the Revolution to the war on terror, over 150 eloquent, provocative voices for peace. An unequalled military superpower responsible for the atomic bomb - involved, since its founding, in wars too numerous...
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Illinois Historic Farms Volume 1 Honoring Our Enduring Heritage of Family-owned Farmed
Illinois Historic Farms Volume 1 Honoring Our Enduring Heritage of Family-owned Farmed

Preserving Our Heritage IAP

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Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas
Beyond the Northlands: Viking Voyages and the Old Norse Sagas

Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough · Oxford University Press 2016.
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

In the dying days of the eighth century, the Vikings erupted onto the international stage with brutal raids and slaughter. The medieval Norsemen may be best remembered as monk murderers and village pillagers, but this is far from the whole story. Throughout the Middle Ages, long-ships transported...
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The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland
The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation in the Heartland

Dan Barry · Harper
Pages: 340
Format: Print book

With this Dickensian tale from America's heartland, New York Times writer and columnist Dan Barry tells the harrowing yet uplifting story of the exploitation and abuse of a resilient group of men with intellectual disability, and the heroic efforts of those who helped them to find justice...
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Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History
Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History

Dan L Flores · Basic Books
Pages: 271
Format: Print book

With its uncanny night howls, unrivaled ingenuity, and amazing resilience, the coyote is the stuff of legends. In Indian folktales it often appears as a deceptive trickster or a sly genius. But legends don't come close to capturing the incredible survival story of the coyote. As soon as Americans...
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Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower's Campaign for Peace
Blood and Sand: Suez, Hungary, and Eisenhower's Campaign for Peace

Alex Von Tunzelmann · Harpercollins
Pages: 560
Format: Print book

A lively, revelatory popular history that tells the story of both the Suez Crisis and the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 - a tale of conspiracy and revolutions, spies and terrorists, kidnappings and assassination plots, the fall of the British Empire and the rise of American hegemony under...
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Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS
Waging War: The Clash Between Presidents and Congress, 1776 to ISIS

David J Barron · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 576
Format: Print book

"A first-rate history filled with revealing incidents and informed analysis." - Kirkus Reviews (starred review) A timely account of a raging debate: The history of the ongoing struggle between the presidents and Congress over who has the power to declare and wage war.The Constitution...
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American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt
American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt

John Beckman · Pantheon
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

Here is an animated and wonderfully engaging work of cultural history that lays out America's unruly past by describing the ways in which cutting loose has always been, and still is, an essential part of what it means to be an American. From the time the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth...
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From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America
From the War on Poverty to the War on Crime: The Making of Mass Incarceration in America

Elizabeth Kai Hinton · Harvard University Press
Pages: 449
Format: Print book

In the United States today, one in every thirty-one adults is under some form of penal control, including one in eleven African American men. How did the "land of the free" become the home of the world's largest prison system? Challenging the belief that America's prison problem...
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