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The Fires of Spring: A Post Arab Spring Journey Through the Turbulent New Middle East

Shelly Culbertson · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The "Arab Spring" all started when a young Tunisian fruit-seller set himself on fire in protest of a government official confiscating his apples without cause and slapping his face. The aftermath of that one personal protest grew to become the Middle East movement known as the Arab...
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End the IRS Before It Ends Us: How to Restore a Low Tax, High Growth, Wealthy America

Grover Norquist · Center Street
Format: Hardcover

As the recent scandal shows, the IRS is big, bad, and out of control. Grover Norquist analyzes the problems within the agency and presents solutions to rein them in. The driving force behind the American Revolution was our forefathers' refusal to accept unfair taxation. Citizens rose...
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Shame: How America’s Past Sins Have Polarized Our Country

Shelby Steele · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

The United States today is hopelessly polarized the political Right and Left have hardened into rigid and deeply antagonistic camps, preventing any sort of progress. Amid the bickering and inertia, the promise of the 1960swhen we came together as a nation to fight for equality and universal...
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The Intimidation Game: How the Left Is Silencing Free Speech

Kimberley Strassel · Twelve
Pages: 396
Format: Print book

From Kim Strassel-one of the preeminent political columnists writing today and member of the Wall Street Journal editorial board-comes an insightful, alarming look at how the Left, once the champion of civil liberties, is today orchestrating a coordinated campaign to bully Americans out of free...
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American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone

Marco Rubio · Sentinel
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Dear Friends, My parents came to the United States in 1956. The country they found was truly a land of opportunity, where hardworking people with grade school educations could afford a home, a car, and college for their kids. A country where maids and bartenders could raise doctors, lawyers,...
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The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life

Anu Partanen · Harpercollins
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

A Finnish journalist, now a naturalized American citizen, asks Americans to draw on elements of the Nordic way of life to nurture a fairer, happier, more secure, and less stressful society for themselves and their children.Moving to America in 2008, Finnish journalist Anu Partanen quickly...
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The Contest of the Century: The New Era of Competition with China--and How America Can Win

Geoff Dyer · Knopf
Pages: 308
Format: Hardcover

From the former Financial Times Beijing bureau chief, a balanced and far-seeing analysis of the emerging competition between China and the United States that will dominate twenty-first-century world affairs - an inside account of Beijing's quest for influence and an explanation of how America...
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Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity

Elizabeth M Edman · Beacon Press
Pages: 181
Format: Print book

LGBTQ people are a gift to the Church and have the potential to revitalize Christianity.As an openly lesbian Episcopal priest and professional advocate for LGBTQ justice, the Reverend Elizabeth Edman has spent her career grappling with the core tenets of her faith. After deep reflection...
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The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy

David Graeber · Melville House
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the international bestseller Debt: The First 5,000 Years comes a revelatory account of the way bureaucracy rules our lives Where does the desire for endless rules, regulations, and bureaucracy come from? How did we come to spend so much of our time filling out forms?...
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The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East

Marc Lynch · Public Affairs
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Marc Lynch's last book, The Arab Uprising, described the then ongoing revolutionary change and prospect for the consolidation of democracy in key Arab countries that still seemed possible. But Lynch saw dark signs on the horizon, especially in Syria. That book ended with the hope that...
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A Legal Guide for Lesbian & Gay Couples

Frederick Hertz · NOLO; Seventeenth Edition edition
Format: Paperback

Laws affecting LGBT couples are changing rapidly, and while its an exciting time for all gay and lesbian partners, keeping up with the myriad ways the shifting legal landscape touches your family life can be daunting. Now more than ever, its important that you take the proper legal steps...
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Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed

Jason L. Riley · Encounter Books
Format: Hardcover

Why is it that so many efforts by liberals to lift the black underclass not only fail, but often harm the intended beneficiaries? In Please Stop Helping Us, Jason L. Riley examines how well-intentioned welfare programs are in fact holding black Americans back. Minimum-wage laws may lift...
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Makers and Takers: The Rise of Finance and the Fall of American Business

Rana Foroohar · Crown Business
Pages: 388
Format: Print book

Eight years on from the biggest market meltdown since the Great Depression, the key lessons of the crisis of 2008 still remain unlearned - and our financial system is just as vulnerable as ever. Many of us know that our government failed to fix the banking system after the subprime mortgage...
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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

J D Vance · HarperCollins Publishers
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NAMED BY THE TIMES AS ONE OF "6 BOOKS TO HELP UNDERSTAND TRUMP'S WIN""You will not read a more important book about America this year." - The Economist "A riveting book." - The Wall Street Journal"Essential reading."...
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The Challenge of Library Management: Leading With Emotional Engagement

Wyoma vanDuinkerken · Amer Library Assn Editions
Format: Book

Change is inevitable and essential to any functioning institution. But change can be stressful, especially when it upsets established routines and patterns. Library managers need to be able to lead staff through episodes of change while remaining empathetic, and this book shows them how toEngage...
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