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The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth
The Looting Machine: Warlords, Oligarchs, Corporations, Smugglers, and the Theft of Africa's Wealth

Tom Burgis · PublicAffairs; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The trade in oil, gas, gems, metals and rare earth minerals wreaks havoc in Africa. During the years when Brazil, India, China and the other "emerging markets" have transformed their economies, Africa's resource states remained tethered to the bottom of the industrial supply...
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Looking behind the Label: Global Industries and the Conscientious Consumer
Looking behind the Label: Global Industries and the Conscientious Consumer

Tim Bartley · Indiana University Press
Format: Hardcover

What does it mean when consumers shop with a conscience and choose products labeled as fair or sustainable? Does this translate into meaningful changes in global production processes? To what extent are voluntary standards implemented and enforced, and can they really govern global industries?...
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Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People
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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Kingdoms in the Air: Dispatches from the Far Away
Kingdoms in the Air: Dispatches from the Far Away

Bob Shacochis · Grove Press
Pages: 480
Format: Print book

"Shacochis has extended his knowledge and imagination into places most of us have never ventured." - Washington PostBest known for his sweeping international and political fiction narratives, including The Woman Who Lost Her Soul, which won the Dayton Peace Prize and was finalist...
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935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity
935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral Integrity

Charles Lewis · Public Affairs
Pages: 364
Format: Hardcover

Facts are and must be the coin of the realm in a democracy, for government "of the people, by the people and for the people," requires and assumes to some extent an informed citizenry. Unfortunately, for citizens in the United States and throughout the world, distinguishing between...
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The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire
The True Flag: Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and the Birth of American Empire

Stephen Kinzer · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 306
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of Overthrow and The Brothers brings to life the forgotten political debate that set America's interventionist course in the world for the twentieth century and beyond.How should the United States act in the world? Americans cannot decide. Sometimes we burn with righteous...
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Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas
Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas

Edward Klein · Regnery Publishing; 1St Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

1 New York Times Bestseller In this highly anticipated follow-up to his blockbuster The Amateur, former New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief Edward Klein delves into the rocky relationship between the Obamas and the Clintons. An old-school reporter with incredible insider contacts, Klein...
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Assessing Service Quality: Satisfying the Expectations of Library Customers, Third Edition
Assessing Service Quality: Satisfying the Expectations of Library Customers, Third Edition

Peter Hernon · ALA Editions, an imprint of the American Library Association, 2015
Pages: 218
Format: Print book

Academic and public libraries are continuing to transform as the information landscape changes, expanding their missions into new service roles that call for improved organizational performance and accountability. Since Assessing Service Quality premiered in 1998, receiving the prestigious...
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Man Enough?: Hillary Clinton and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity
Man Enough?: Hillary Clinton and the Politics of Presidential Masculinity

Jackson Katz · Olive Branch Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

WHY HAS THE U.S. NEVER HAD A WOMAN PRESIDENT?The big story about gender in the 2016 presidential year was supposed to be about Hillary Clinton, and her quest to become the first woman president of the United States. Then Donald Trump s candidacy for the Republican nomination took off, and the narrative...
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To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America's Police
To Protect and Serve: How to Fix America's Police

Norm Stamper · Nation Books
Pages: 309
Format: Print book

The police in America belong to the people - not the other way around. Yet millions of Americans experience their cops as racist, brutal, and trigger-happy: an overly aggressive, militarized enemy of the people. For their part, today's officers feel they are under siege - misunderstood,...
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Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Punditsand Won
Winning Marriage: The Inside Story of How Same-Sex Couples Took on the Politicians and Punditsand Won

Marc Solomon · ForeEdge
Format: Book

Ten years ago no state allowed same-sex couples to marry, support for gay marriage nationwide hovered around 30 percent, and politicians everywhere thought of it as the third rail of American politics—draw near at your peril. Today, same-sex couples can marry in seventeen states, polls...
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Library Service Design: A LITA Guide to Holistic Assessment, Insight, and Improvement
Library Service Design: A LITA Guide to Holistic Assessment, Insight, and Improvement

Joe Marquez · Rowman & Littlefield
Pages: 156
Format: Print book

Service design is a holistic, co-creative, and user-centered approach to understanding user behavior for creating or refining services. Use this LITA Guide to help as a toolkit for implementing service design studies and projects at all types of libraries. It begins with directions for how to create...
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The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong
The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong

Judith Rodin · PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

Building resilience—the ability to bounce back more quickly and effectively—is an urgent social and economic issue. Our interconnected world is susceptible to sudden and dramatic shocks and stresses: a cyber-attack, a new strain of virus, a structural failure, a violent storm,...
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Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America
Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America

Richard B Cheney · Threshold Editions, 2015. ©2015
Pages: 324
Format: Print book

A new book by former Vice President and #1 New York Times bestselling author Dick Cheney and Liz Cheney.
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Richard Nixon: The Life
Richard Nixon: The Life

John A Farrell · Doubleday
Pages: 752
Format: Print book

Brilliantly researched, authoritatively crafted by a prize-winning biographer, and lively on the page, this is the Nixon we've been waiting for. Richard Nixon opens with young Navy lieutenant "Nick" Nixon returning from the Pacific and setting his cap at Congress, an idealistic...
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