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It Happens at Comic-Con: Ethnographic Essays on a Pop Culture Phenomenon

Ben Bolling · McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers,
Pages: 206
Format: Print book

This collection of 13 new essays employs ethnographic methods to investigate San Diego's Comic-Con International, the largest annual celebration of the popular arts in North America. Working from a common grounding in fan studies, these individual explorations examine a range of cultural...
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The Russia Hoax: The Illicit Scheme to Clear Hillary Clinton and Frame Donald Trump

GREGG JARRETT · Broadside Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett reveals the real story behind Hillary Clinton's deep state collaborators in government and exposes their nefarious actions during and after the 2016 election.The Russia Hoax reveals how persons within the FBI and Barack Obama's Justice Department worked...
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The 3 Gaps: Are You Making a Difference?

Hyrum W. Smith · Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Pages: 120
Format: Paperback

For a Better Life, Close the Gaps!We all want to make a difference. But just as you need to put on your own oxygen mask before helping other passengers on an airplane, getting your own life together is the first step to making a positive impact in the world. Franklin Covey cofounder Hyrum...
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Gentrifier

John Joe Schlichtman · University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Gentrification and gentrifiers are often understood as 'dirty' words, ideas discussed at a veiled distance.Gentrifiers, in particular, are usually a 'they'.Gentrifier demystifies the idea of gentrification by opening a conversation that links the theoretical and the grassroots,...
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The Ideas Industry

DANIEL DREZNER · Oxford University Press
Pages: 344
Format: Hardcover

The public intellectual, as a person and ideal, has a long and storied history. Writing in venues like the New Republic and Commentary, such intellectuals were always expected to opine on a broad array of topics, from foreign policy to literature to economics. Yet in recent years a new kind...
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My Life in Progressive Politics: Against the Grain

Joseph D Tydings · Texas A&M University Press
Pages: 376
Format: Hardcover

Gun control, voting rights, family planning, and environmental protection--these are all hot-button issues today, but they were also the same difficult and intractable issues that Senator Joseph D. Tydings of Maryland faced during his tenure in the Senate in the 1960s. In this timely memoir,...
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The Beekeeper:Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq

DUNYA MIKHAIL · New Directions
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

The true story of a beekeeper who risks his life to rescue enslaved women from DaeshSince 2014, Daesh (ISIS) has been brutalizing the Yazidi people of northern Iraq: sowing destruction, killing those who won't convert to Islam, and enslaving young girls and women.The Beekeeper, by the acclaimed...
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Stolen Girls: Survivors of Boko Haram Tell Their Story

Wolfgang Bauer · The New Press
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

One night in April 2014, members of the terrorist organization Boko Haram raided the small town of Chibok in northeast Nigeria and abducted 276 young girls from the local boarding school. The event caused massive, international outrage. Using the hashtag "Bring Back Our Girls,"...
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Democracy in America?: What Has Gone Wrong and What We Can Do About It

Benjamin I Page · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

America faces daunting problems - stagnant wages, high health care costs, neglected schools, deteriorating public services. Yet the government consistently ignores the needs of its citizens, paying attention instead to donors and organized interests. Real issues are held hostage to demagoguery,...
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Turkey's July 15th Coup: What Happened and Why

M Hakan Yavuz · University of Utah Press
Pages: 360
Format: Paperback

Utah Series in Middle East Studies On July 15, 2016, a faction of the Turkish military attempted to overthrow the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an. The Turkish government blamed the unsuccessful coup attempt on Gülenists, adherents of an Islamist movement led by Fethullah...
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Pay Any Price: Greed, Power, and Endless War

James Risen · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014.
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

War corrupts. Endless war corrupts absolutely. Ever since 9/11 America has fought an endless war on terror, seeking enemies everywhere and never promising peace. In Pay Any Price, James Risen reveals an extraordinary litany of the hidden costs of that war: from squandered and stolen dollars,...
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Memoirs of a Muhindi: Fleeing East Africa for the West

Mansoor Ladha · University of Regina Press
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

In Memoirs of a Muhindi, Mansoor Ladha bears witness to what happens when nations turn against entire religious and ethnic groups. When Ugandan president Idi Amin expelled Africans of Indian descent from the country in 1972, he unleashed an intolerance that set off an exodus from the entire...
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The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House

Chuck Todd · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

Chuck Todds gripping, fly-on-the-wall account of Barack Obamas tumultuous struggle to succeed in Washington. Barack Obama won the presidency in 2008 partly because he was a Washington outsider. But if hed come to the White House thinking he could change the political culture, he soon discovered...
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Rockin' the Free World!: How the Rock & Roll Revolution Changed America and the World

SEAN KAY · ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

In Rockin' the Free World international relations expert Sean Kay takes readers inside "Bob Dylan's America" and shows how this vision linked the rock and roll revolution to American values of freedom, equality, human rights, and peace while tracing how those values have spread...
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