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The Mendacity of Hope: Barack Obama and the Betrayal of American Liberalism

Roger D. Hodge · Harper; 1St Edition edition
Format: Book

A fearless and incisive manifesto that exposes the real causes of President Obama's failure to enact liberal reform, by the former editor of Harper's Magazine Americans find themselves in genuine confusion and dismay concerning the actions of President Obama's administration,...
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The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote

SHARYL ATTKISSON · Harper
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

New York Times BestsellerEver wonder how politics turned into a take-no-prisoners blood sport? The New York Times bestselling author of Stonewalled pulls back the curtain on the shady world of opposition research and reveals the dirty tricks those in power use to influence your opinions.Behind...
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How to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries

Carol Smallwood · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Paperback

In How to STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education in Libraries, the contributors have provided a cornucopia of ideas on how libraries can engage youth in the crucial subjects of science, technology, engineering and math. The twenty-five chapters cover exciting ideas for this...
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Pence: The Path to Power

ANDREA NEAL · Red Lightning Books
Pages: 200
Format: Hardcover

What does it take to become the second-in-command of one of the most powerful countries in the world? Mike Pence's rise to the vice presidency of the United States wasn't always easy. To some, he is the personification of American conservative values, but to others, his ideals are the epitome...
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The Poison Squad: One Chemist's Single-Minded Crusade for Food Safety at the Turn of the Twentieth Century

Deborah Blum · Penguin Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

From Pulitzer Prize winner and New York Times-bestselling author Deborah Blum, the dramatic true story of how food was made safe in the United States and the heroes, led by the inimitable Dr. Harvey Washington Wiley, who fought for changeBy the end of nineteenth century, food was dangerous....
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Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral, and Geopolitical Issues

edited by Marjorie Cohn · Olive Branch Pr
Format: Print book

EXPERT ANALYSIS OF AN ILLEGAL AND IMMORAL PRACTICEThe Bush administration detained and tortured suspected terrorists; the Obama administration assassinates them. Assassination, or targeted killing, off the battlefield not only causes more resentment against the United States, it is also...
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The Big Stick: The Limits of Soft Power and the Necessity of Military Force

Eliot A Cohen · Basic Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

In The Big Stick, Eliot A. Cohen argues that the United States must use military power in support of its foreign policy, but that doing so will be increasingly difficult. The United States must continue to assume primary responsibility for maintaining world order, or risk a chaotic international...
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Earning the Rockies: How Geography Shapes America's Role in the World

Robert D Kaplan · Random House
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

A concise and deeply moving portrait of the American landscape from coast to coast, Earning the Rockies offers a detailed and pragmatic framework for our foreign policy by examining the specific geography from which American power springs. As a boy, Kaplan listened to his truck-driver father...
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Frontline Turkey: The Conflict at the Heart of the Middle East

Ezgi Bas?aran · I.B. Tauris & Co Ltd
Pages: 238
Format: Hardcover

Turkey is on the front line of the war which is consuming Syria and the Middle East. Its role is complicated by the long-running conflict with the Kurds on the Syrian border - a war that has killed as many as 80,000 people over the last three decades.In 2011 President Erdo?an promised...
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Invisible No More: Police Violence Against Black Women and Women of Color

Andrea Ritchie · Beacon Press
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

A timely examination of the ways Black women, Indigenous women, and other women of color are uniquely affected by racial profiling, police brutality, and immigration enforcement. In recent years there has been increasing awareness of the daily violence at the hands of law enforcement agents...
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The Neal-Schuman Library Technology Companion, Fifth Edition: A Basic Guide for Library Staff

John Burke · Neal-Schuman, An imprint of the American Library Association, 2016.
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

In its new fifth edition, which has been completely updated and reorganized, this one-stop overview of all technologies used in libraries today is more comprehensive and compelling than ever. The perfect primer for LIS students, Burke's guide should also be at the top of the list for any current...
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Hunting Season: James Foley, ISIS, and the Kidnapping Campaign that Started a War

James Harkin · Hachette Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Based on his groundbreaking reporting for Vanity Fair, Hunting Season is award-winning journalist James Harkin's harrowing investigation into the abduction, captivity, and execution of James Foley, at the hands of the masked militant known as "Jihadi John" (Mohammed Emwazi)...
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The Last Republicans: Inside the Extraordinary Relationship Between George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush

Mark K Updegrove · Harper
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

An historian's revealing and intimate portrait of George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush that explores their relationship as presidents and as father and son - the first major biographical treatment of these two consequential presidents and figures in American history.In 2016 the Republican...
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High-Risers: Cabrini-Green and the Fate of American Public Housing

BEN AUSTEN · Harper
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

Joining the ranks of Evicted, The Warmth of Other Suns, and classic works of literary non-fiction by Alex Kotlowitz and J. Anthony Lukas, High-Risers braids personal narratives, city politics, and national history to tell the timely and epic story of Chicago's Cabrini-Green, America's most...
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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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