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Black Stats: African Americans by the Numbers in the Twenty-first Century

Monique W. Morris · The New Press
Format: Paperback

Black Statsa comprehensive guide filled with contemporary facts and figures on African Americansis an essential reference for anyone attempting to fathom the complex state of our nation. With fascinating and often surprising information on everything from incarceration rates, lending practices,...
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Age of Anger: A History of the Present

Pankaj Mishra · Farrar
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis

How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world - from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise...

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The Year of Voting Dangerously The Derangement of American Politics

Maureen Dowd · Twelve
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Maureen Dowd's incendiary takes and takedowns from 2016--the most bizarre, disruptive and divisive Presidential race in modern history. Trapped between two candidates with the highest recorded unfavorables, Americans are plunged into The Year of Voting Dangerously. In this perilous and shocking...
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Management Basics for Information Professionals, Third Edition

G Edward Evans · Neal-Schuman, an imprint of the American Library Association
Pages: 577
Format: Paperback

Reflecting the rapidly changing information services environment, the third edition of this bestselling title offers updates and a broader scope to make it an even more comprehensive introduction to library management. Addressing the basic skills good library managers must exercise throughout...
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23/7: Pelican Bay Prison and the Rise of Long-Term Solitary Confinement

Keramet Reiter · Yale University Press
Pages: 312
Format: Print book

How America's prisons turned a "brutal and inhumane" practice into standard procedure Originally meant to be brief and exceptional, solitary confinement in U.S. prisons has become long-term and common. Prisoners spend twenty-three hours a day in featureless cells, with no visitors...
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On Democracy's Doorstep: The Inside Story of How the Supreme Court Brought "One Person, One Vote" to the United States

J. Douglas Smith · Hill and Wang
Format: Print book

The inside story of the Supreme Court decisions that brought true democracy to the United StatesAs chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Earl Warren is most often remembered for landmark rulings in favor of desegregation and the rights of the accused. But Warren himself identified a lesser...
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Utopia for Realists: Why Making the World a Better Place Isn¿t a Fantasy and How We Can Do It

Rutger Bregman · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From one of Europe's leading young thinkers, a brief history of utopia and a pragmatic manifesto for how to improve the lives of the 99 percent today

A majority of Americans report that they would take two extra weeks of vacation above two extra weeks of salary, half of all business...
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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,...
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Reclaiming Israel's History: Roots, Rights, and the Struggle for Peace

David Brog · Regnery Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

There was a time when Israel could do no wrong in America's eyes. That time is long past, and justly so - no nation is absolutely perfect, particularly not one who is engaged in a conflict as long as the Arab-Israeli Conflict. But the myth of the perfect Israel has been supplanted by a far more...
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This Fight Is Our Fight: The Battle to Save America's Middle Class

Elizabeth Warren · Henry Holt
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The fiery U. S. Senator from Massachusetts and bestselling author offers a passionate, inspiring book about why our middle class is under siege and how we can win the fight to save it Senator Elizabeth Warren has long been an outspoken champion of America's middle class, and by the time...
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Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America

Sheryll Cashin · Beacon Press; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

From a nationally recognized expert, a fresh and original argument for bettering affirmative action  Race-based affirmative action had been declining as a factor in university admissions even before the recent spate of related cases arrived at the Supreme Court. Since Ward Connerly...
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Everything Under the Heavens: How the Past Helps Shape China's Push for Global Power

Howard French · Alfred A Knopf
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

From the former New York Times Asia correspondent and author of China's Second Continent, an incisive investigation of China's ideological development as it becomes an ever more aggressive player in regional and global diplomacy. For many years after its reform and opening in 1978,...
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Scalia's Court: A Legacy of Landmark Opinions and Dissents

Antonin Scalia · Regnery Publishing
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The sudden passing of Justice Antonin Scalia shook America. After almost thirty years on the Supreme Court, Scalia had become as integral to the institution as the hallowed room in which he sat. His wisecracking interruptions during oral arguments, his unmatched legal wisdom, his unwavering...
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The Age of Longevity: Re-Imagining Tomorrow for Our New Long Lives

Rosalind C Barnett · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Long, productive lives are the destiny of most of us, not just the privilege of our great-grandchildren. The story of aging is not one of steady decline and decay; we need a new narrative based on solid research, not scare stories. Today Americans enjoy a new, healthy stage of life, between...
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Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People

Randy E Barnett · Harpercollins
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

A concise history of the long struggle between two fundamentally opposing constitutional traditions, from one of the nation's leading constitutional scholars - a manifesto for renewing our constitutional republic.The Constitution of the United States begins with the words: "We...
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