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Leading Libraries: How to Create a Service Culture

Wyoma vanDuinkerken · Amer Library Assn Editions
Format: Print book

Quality leadership is integral to the very future of our profession. And it doesn't only come from the top down. Effective leadership is customer-focused and collaborative, fostering a service culture that invites the involvement of individuals in every part and at every level of the organization,...
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Warnings: Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes

RICHARD A CLARKE · ECCO
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

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Black Detroit: A People's History of Self-Determination

Herb Boyd · Amistad
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

The author of Baldwin's Harlem looks at the evolving culture, politics, economics, and spiritual life of Detroit - a blend of memoir, love letter, history, and clear-eyed reportage that explores the city's past, present, and future and its significance to the African American legacy...
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Formerly Known As Food: How the Industrial Food System Is Changing Our Minds, Bodies, and Culture

Kristin Lawless · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the voice of a new generation of food activists, a passionate and deeply-researched call for a new food movement.If you think buying organic from Whole Foods is protecting you, you're wrong. Our food -- even what we're told is good for us -- has changed for the worse in the past 100 years,...
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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

TIMOTHY SNYDER · Tim Duggan Books
Pages: 126
Format: Paperback

#1 New York Times BestsellerThe Founding Fathers tried to protect us from the threat they knew, the tyranny that overcame ancient democracy. Today, our political order faces new threats, not unlike the totalitarianism of the twentieth century. We are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy...
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Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics

Lawrence O'Donnell · Penguin Press
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

From the host of MSNBC's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, an important and enthralling new account of the presidential election that changed everything, the race that created American politics as we know it todayThe 1968 U.S. Presidential election was the young Lawrence O'Donnell's...
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Elizabeth Warren: Her Fight. Her Work. Her Life.

ANTONIA FELIX · Sourcebooks
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Elizabeth Warren's rise as one of America's most powerful women is a stirring lesson in persistence. From her fierce support of the middle class to her unapologetic response to political bullies, Warren is known as a passionate yet plain-speaking champion of equity and fairness. In the wake...
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The Gun Debate: An Encyclopedia of Gun Control & Gun Rights

Grey House · Salem Press
Pages: 600
Format: Print book

With public debate of gun violence at an all-time high, this new third edition of The Gun Debate: An Encyclopedia of Gun Control & Gun Rights is a must-have resource for all libraries.* Over 350 entries provide in-depth coverage of both sides of the gun debate.* Updated and expanded...
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The Netanyahu Years

BEN CASPIT · Thomas Dunne Books
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

Benjamin Netanyahu is currently serving his fourth term in office as Prime Minister of Israel, the longest serving Prime Minister in the country's history. Now Israeli journalist Ben Caspit puts Netanyahu's life under a magnifying glass, focusing on his last two terms in office. Caspit...
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What Happened

HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 494
Format: Hardcover

"In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I've often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I'm letting my guard down." - Hillary Rodham Clinton, from the introduction of What HappenedFor the first time, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals...
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A $500 House in Detroit: Rebuilding an Abandoned Home and an American City

Drew Philp · Scribner
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Drew Philp, an idealistic college student from a working-class Michigan family, withdraws from the comforts of life on a university campus in search of a place to live where he can make a difference. He sets his sights on Detroit, the failed metropolis of abandoned buildings, widespread...
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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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Adults Just Wanna Have Fun: Programs for Emerging Adults

Audrey Barbakoff · ALA Editions
Pages: 136
Format: Print book

There are a wealth of resources out there geared towards serving the needs of toddlers, school age children, young adults, and senior citizens. But something's missing. Library users in their 20s and 30s constitute one of the most underserved populations for public libraries, and there's...
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From Cold War to Hot Peace: An American Ambassador in Putin's Russia

MICHAEL MCFAUL · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 496
Format: Hardcover

From one of America's leading scholars of Russia who served as U.S. ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration, a revelatory, inside account of U.S.-Russia relations from 1989 to the presentIn 2008, when Michael McFaul was asked to leave his perch at Stanford and join an unlikely...
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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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