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Bakan, Joel

Summary: "From the author of The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power comes this deeply informed and unflinching look at the way corporations have slyly rebranded themselves as socially conscious entities ready to tackle society's problems, while CEO compensation soars, income inequality is at all-time highs, and democracy sits in a precarious situation. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL. Over the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Vintage Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.3 BAK

Bordo, Susan

Summary: "A play-by-play of the political forces (both right and left) and media culture that vilified Hillary Clinton during her 2016 Presidential campaign, from cultural critic and feminist scholar Susan Bordo. The Destruction of Hillary Clintonis an answer to the question we've all been asking: How did an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate--whose victory would have...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324 BOR

Putnam, Robert D.

Summary: "An eminent political scientist's brilliant synthesis of social and political trends over the past century that shows how we have gone from an individualistic society to a more communitarian society and then back again -- and how we can use that experience to overcome once again the individualism that currently weakens our country"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.5 PUT

Hill, Fiona

3 holds on 8 copies

Summary: Foreign policy expert and key impeachment witness Fiona Hill reveals how declining opportunity has set America on the grim path of modern Russia--and shows how we can return hope to our forgotten places. In this deeply personal account, she shares what she has learned, and explains that only by expanding opportunity can we save our democracy.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B HILL HIL

Frank, Thomas

Summary: A look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 FRA

Kitfield, James

Summary: "When U.S. troops withdrew from Afghanistan at the end of 2014, it signaled the end of the longest conflict in the nation's history. Yet we are still at war--no longer with other states, but with a host of new enemies, from nihilistic terrorists and narco-traffickers to transnational criminal cartels, lone wolf assassins, and modern-day pirates. Standing against these foes is a tight-knit...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 KIT

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 355 KIT

Prins, Nomi.

Summary: "All The Presidents' Bankers is a compelling narrative of how a small group of private bankers and their financial institutions shaped America's economy and its global position since the start of the twentieth century. Through personal, political and professional networks, these bankers strategically exercised, and continue to exercise, disproportionate control over the destiny of billions of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 332.1 PRI

Kirk, Charlie

Summary: An overview of the tenets of Donald Trump and his supporters, explaining their worldview and goals for the United States.

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.52 KIR

Hayes, Christopher

Summary: Analyzes scandals in high-profile institutions, from Wall Street and the Catholic Church to Major League Baseball, while evaluating how an elite American meritocracy rose throughout the past half-century before succumbing to corruption and failure.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.52 HAY

Brooks, Rosa

Summary: A former top Pentagon official, daughter of anti-war activists, wife of an Army Green Beret and human rights activist presents a scholarly examination of how a constant state of war is contrary to America's founding values, undermines international rules and compromises future security. --Publisher

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 355 BRO

Raab, Scott

Summary: "The powerful story of the rebuilding of the World Trade Center, featuring dozens of never-before-seen color photos by the official site photographer"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2021

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 974.7 RAA

O'Dea, Madeleine

Summary: "The riveting story of China's rise from economic ruin to global giant in the past four decades is illuminated by another, equally fascinating, narrative beneath its surface--the story of the country's emerging artistic avant-garde and the Chinese people's ongoing struggle for freedom of expression. By following the stories of nine contemporary Chinese artists, The Phoenix Years shows how...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 700 ODE

Giffels, David

Summary: "In the tradition of J.D. Vance, Sarah Smarsh, and Amy Goldstein, BARNSTORMING OHIO is an on-the-ground look at the diverse challenges facing Ohio, and its national significance as the state that has historically sided with the presidential election winner more than any other -- from award-winning lifelong Ohioan author and writer David Giffels, dubbed by the New York Times as "the Bard of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Books 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 977.1 GIF

Summary: Presents the theory that the American dream, all but abandoned in the United States, has been adopted successfully in other countries, including Italy, France, Finland, Slovenia, Germany, Portugal, Norway, Tunisia, and Iceland, looking at such areas as worker benefits, public expenditure for the common good, and state-funded higher education.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Bay Entertainment 2016

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3 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC WHE

Summary: My role as a writer is to create positive myths, says Amin Maalouf. The Lebanese-born novelist and journalist also acknowledges "the material that history gives me." This program features conversations with Maalouf about his imaginative, historically grounded novels and his identity as a Christian Arab living in Paris. On-screen readings by the author present excerpts and themes from Leo...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Navai, Ramita.

Summary: This is Real Tehran: A City that is hidden from view and rarely written about, where survival depends on an intricate network of lies and subterfuge. It is a place where mullahs visit prostitutes, drug kingpins run crystal meth kitchens, surgeons restore girls' virginity and homemade porn is uploaded to the Internet and sold in the bazaars. Plotted around the city's great central thoroughfare,...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Tantor Audio 2014

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 955 NAV

Summary: Democracies should protect their citizens, especially the most vulnerable among them, but the United States is increasingly failing to do so. This investigative documentary shows how corporations and billionaires have taken control of the American political process and in doing so have brought economic hardship and ruin. It combines insights from political thinkers and journalists with the...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2018

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1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC COR

Summary: With the five-part Cremaster Cycle of films, multi-award-winning artist Matthew Barney invented a densely layered and interconnected sculptural world that surreally combines sports, biology, sexuality, history, and mythology as it organically evolves. In this program, Barney, Guggenheim curator Nancy Spector, and others deconstruct the Cycle's filming and subsequent translation into sculptural...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Busby, Jill Louise

Summary: A cultural commentator presents this memoir-in-essays in which she provides a deeply personal, razor-sharp critique of white fragility, respectability politics, and all the places where fear masquerades as progress. Jill Louise Busby spent years speaking at academic institutions, businesses, and detention centres on the topics of Race, Power, and Privilege. In 2016, fed up with what passed as...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury Publishing 2021

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Niedzviecki, Hal

Summary: A roller-coaster tour through our obsession with the future - and what's at stake when we neglect our present. Tech bloggers livecast the launch of the latest Kindle, crowds form serpentine lines outside of Apple stores on the eve of new iPhone releases, stock markets surge and recede on rumours of what Intel and Microsoft have in the pipeline, and, on college campuses across the country,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 NIE

Shenkman, Richard.

Summary: Bestselling historian Rick Shenkman takes aim at the wisdom of the American people. He writes that American voters are misusing, abusing, and abdicating their political power.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2008

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320.973 SHE

Corn, David.

Summary: Based on interviews with senior administration officials and others close to the Oval Office, a political journalist presents a behind-the-scenes look at Obama's third year, documenting and evaluating the crucial decisions of the president.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: William Morrow 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.932 COR

Summary: A documentary examining opposing cultural movements in India (tradition vs. modernism), contrasting the experiences and attitudes of contestants in the Miss India beauty contest with those of participants at a Hindu fundamentalist camp for young girls.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Docurama 2013

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1 available in TC Film Fest DVDs, Call number: DVD TCFF WOR

Safran, John.

Summary: "An unlikely journalist, a murder case in Mississippi, and a fascinating literary true crime story in the style of Jon Ronson. A notorious white supremacist named Richard Barrett was brutally murdered in Mississippi in 2010 by a young black man named Vincent McGee. At first the murder seemed a twist on old Deep South race crimes. But then new revelations and complications came to light. Maybe...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Riverhead Hardcover 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 364.152 SAF

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