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Cheney, Richard B.

Summary: Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his daughter Liz Cheney, former deputy assistant secretary of state, explain the unique and indispensable nature of American power, reveal the damage done by President Obama's abandonment of this principle, and show how America can and must lead again. Since World War II, American power and leadership have been an unmatched force for the defense of freedom...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Threshold Editions 2015

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.7300 CHE

Milne, David

Summary: "A new intellectual history of U.S. foreign policy from the late nineteenth century to the present. Worldmaking is a fresh and compelling new take on the history of American diplomacy. Rather than retracing a familiar story of realism versus idealism, David Milne suggests that U.S. foreign policy has also been crucially divided between those who view statecraft as an art and those who believe...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 MIL

Bradley, James

Summary: A vast history of American-Chinese relations from its missionary origins to the eve of WWII. Dark portraits of those whom conventional history has acclaimed, potent in its critique of the missionary instinct, and brilliant in its exploration of the power of myth and mirage to convince men and women and nations that destiny is on their side, this is James Bradley's most intrepid work yet.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Hachette Audio 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 327.730 BRA

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 327.730 BRA

Gates, Robert Michael

Summary: "Since the end of the Cold War, the global perception of the United States has progressively morphed from dominant international leader to disorganized entity, seemingly unwilling to accept the mantle of leadership or unable to govern itself effectively. Robert Gates argues that this transformation is the result of the failure of political leaders to understand the complexity of American power,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2020

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.929 GAT

Summary: The Great Decisions briefing book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on eight issues of concern to U.S. policymakers today. Written by carefully selected experts, each article offers policy options for U.S. officials as well as questions and tools for discussion.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Foreign Policy Association, Inc. 2024

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13 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 GRE
8 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 GRE

Summary: The Great Decisions briefing book features impartial, thought-provoking analyses on eight issues of concern to U.S. policymakers today. Written by carefully selected experts, each article offers policy options for U.S. officials as well as questions and tools for discussion.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Foreign Policy Association, Inc. 2023

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20 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 GRE

Haass, Richard

Summary: Things fall apart; the center cannot hold. The rules, policies, and institutions that have guided the world since World War II have largely run their course. Respect for sovereignty alone cannot uphold order in an age defined by global challenges from terrorism and the spread of nuclear weapons to climate change and cyberspace. Meanwhile, great-power rivalry is returning. Weak states pose...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 HAA

Pickhart, Kalani

Summary: In 1913, a Russian ballet incited a riot in Paris at the new Théâtre de Champs-Elysées. "Only a Russian could do that," says Aleksandr Ivanovich. "Only a Russian could make the whole world go mad." A century later, in November 2013, thousands of Ukrainian citizens gathered at Independence Square in Kyiv to protest then-President Yanukovych's failure to sign a referendum with the European Union,...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Two Dollar Radio 2021

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC PIC

Rice, Susan E.

Summary: Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice, who served as National Security Advisor to President Barack Obama and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, delivers an account of a life in service to family and country.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 921 RICE, SUSAN E. RIC

Summary: With unprecedented access to the foremost American negotiators, examine the behind-the-scenes story from the last 25 years, of how the United States came within reach of securing peace between Israel and its neighbors. Today, the need to learn from the past mistakes couldn't be more urgent.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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

Hamilton, Nigel

Summary: "Nigel Hamilton's Mantle of Command drew on years of archival research and interviews to portray FDR in a tight close up, as he determined Allied strategy in the crucial initial phases of World War II. Commander in Chief reveals the astonishing sequel--suppressed by Winston Churchill in his memoirs--of Roosevelt's battles with Churchill to maintain that strategy. Roosevelt knew that the Allies...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 940.53 HAM

Hill, Marc Lamont

Summary: "In this major work of daring criticism and analysis, scholar and political commentator Marc Lamont Hill and Israel-Palestine expert Mitchell Plitnick spotlight how one-sided pro-Israel policies reflect the truth-bending grip of authoritarianism on both Israel and the United States. Except for Palestine argues that progressives and liberals who oppose regressive policies on immigration, racial...

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Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 HIL

Friedberg, Aaron L.

Summary: "The West's strategy of engagement with China has failed. More than three decades of trade and investment with the advanced democracies have left that country far richer and stronger than it would otherwise have been. But growth and development have not caused China's rulers to relax their grip on political power, abandon their mercantilist economic policies, or accept the rules and norms of...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Polity Press 2022

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Doyle, Michael

Summary: "By 1990, the first Cold War was ending. The Berlin Wall had fallen and the Warsaw Pact was crumbling; following Russia's lead, cries for democracy were being embraced by a young Chinese populace. The post-Cold War years were a time of immense hope and possibility. They heralded an opportunity for creative cooperation among nations, an end to ideological strife, perhaps even the beginning of a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.1 DOY

Johnston, Jake

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Summary: "Haiti's state is near-collapse: armed groups have overrun the country, many government officials have fled after the 2021 assassination of President Moise and not a single elected leader holds office, refugees desperately set out on boats to reach the US and Latin America, and the economy reels from the after-effects of disasters, both man-made and natural, that destroyed much of Haiti's...

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Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2024

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Kemper, Steve

Summary: "In 1932, Japan was in crisis. Naval officers had assassinated the prime minister. The military had a stranglehold on the government. War with Russia loomed, and propaganda campaigns swept the country, urging schoolchildren to give money to procure planes and tanks. Into this maelstrom stepped Joseph C. Grew, America's most experienced and talented diplomat. When Grew was appointed to serve as...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mariner Books 2022

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 KEM

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327.73 KEM

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 327.73 KEM

Manchester, William

Summary: "This second volume in William Manchester's three-volume biography of Winston Churchill challenges the assumption that Churchill's finest hour was as a wartime leader. During the years 1932-1940, he was tested as few men are. Pursued by creditors (at one point he had to put up his home for sale), he remained solvent only by writing an extraordinary number of books and magazine articles. He was...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown 1988

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHURCHILL, WINSTON MAN

Doyle, Don Harrison

Summary: When Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address in 1863, he had broader aims than simply rallying a war-weary nation. Lincoln realized that the Civil War had taken on a wider significance-that all of Europe and Latin America was watching to see whether the United States, a beleaguered model of democracy, would indeed 'perish from the earth.' In The Cause of All Nations, distinguished...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 973.7 DOY

French, Howard W.

Summary: For many years after its reform and opening in 1978, China maintained an attitude of false modesty about its ambitions. That role, reports Howard French, has been set aside. China has asserted its place among the global heavyweights, revealing its plans for pan-Asian dominance by building its navy, increasing territorial claims to areas like the South China Sea, and diplomatically bullying...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 327 FRE

Inboden, William

Summary: "An in-depth and masterful account of how Ronald Reagan's foreign policy "team of rivals" ended the Cold War and laid the foundation for the twenty-first century. Today, the ending of the Cold War seems a foregone conclusion. But in the early 1980s, U.S. intelligence predicted the Soviet Union would last another century. Ronald Reagan entered the White House with no certainty of what would...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dutton 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.927 INB

Summary: This three-part political thriller follows the catastrophic chain of events leading up to World War I from the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand on June 28, 1914 to Britain's declaration of war on Germany 37 days later. This tense and gripping mini-series set amongst the corridors of power in Whitehall and Berlin tracks the unfolding crisis through the eyes of leading politicians and...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in British Television Series DVDs, Call number: DVD BRITISH TV THI

Summary: The remarkable story of Elian Gonzalez, a five year old Cuban boy plucked from the Florida Straits, and how the fight for his future changed the course of US Cuban relations.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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

Kavanagh, Julie

Summary: "One sunlit evening, May 6, 1882, Lord Frederick Cavendish and Thomas Burke, Chief Secretary and Undersecretary for Ireland, were ambushed and stabbed to death while strolling through Phoenix Park in Dublin. The murders were funded by American supporters of Irish independence and carried out by the Invincibles, a militant faction of republicans armed with specially-made surgeon's blades. They...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2021

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.5 KAV

Matthews, Owen

Summary: "The Russo-Ukrainian War is the most serious geopolitical crisis since the Second World War--and yet at the heart of the conflict is a mystery. Vladimir Putin apparently lurched from a calculating, subtle master of opportunity to a reckless gambler, putting his regime--and Russia itself--at risk of destruction. Why? Drawing on over 25 years' experience as a correspondent in Moscow, as well as...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Mudlark 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947.7086 MAT

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