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Thiagarajan, Maya

Summary: "Beyond the Tiger Mom" is a brilliant book hard-hitting and brutally honest but also balanced, insightful, and funny." Amy Chua, author of "Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mom" Dispel the hype and myths about Asian parenting and uncover the practical with this effective parenting guide. Help your child achieve maximum academic potential Train your child to expand his or her attention span Find the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tuttle Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 649 THI

O'Shea, Stephen.

Summary: The shared history of Christianity and Islam began, shortly after Islam emerged in the seventh century A.D., with a question: Who would inherit the world of the Mediterranean? Sprung from the same Abrahamic source, the two faiths played out what historian O'Shea calls "sibling rivalry writ very large." Their clashes on the battlefield were balanced by long periods of coexistence and mutual...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 909 OSH

Rogerson, Barnaby.

Summary: The Crusades were the bridge between medieval and modern history, between feudalism and colonialism. In many ways, the little explored later Crusades were the most significant of them all, for they made the crisis truly global. "The Last Crusaders" is about the period's last great conflict between East and West, and the titanic contest between Habsburg-led Christendom and the Ottoman Empire in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Overlook Press 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.015 ROG

Zakaria, Fareed.

Summary: Describes the surging growth of the economies of China, India, and Brazil while the United States and other advanced economies have stalled.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.49 ZAK

Zakaria, Fareed.

Summary: Explores how the rapid rise of such nations as China, India, and Brazil is countering America's previous dominance over the global economy, geopolitics, and culture, and shares advice on how the United States can thrive in the face of international changes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W. W. Norton 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.49 Zakaria 2009

Micklethwait, John

Summary: "From the bestselling authors of The Right Nation, a visionary argument that our current crisis in government is nothing less than the fourth radical transition in the history of the nation-state. Dysfunctional government: It's become a cliche. And most of us are resigned to the fact that nothing is ever going to change. As John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge show us, that is a seriously...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Penguin Press 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.1 MIC

Fuller, Graham E.

Summary: This book will reshape the way we think about Islam's relationship with the West. What if Islam never existed? To some, it's a comforting thought: no clash of civilizations, no holy wars, no terrorists. Here, political scientist and expert on the Muslim world Graham E. Fuller guides us through history, geopolitics, and religion to investigate whether or not Islam is indeed the cause of some of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 297.09 FUL

Michael, Judith.

Summary: A clothing designer and widowed mother travels to China where she finds love with the owner of construction company, only to have their love tested by an intrusive government, corrupt businessmen, and his wildly ambitious son.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 1999

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1 available in Large Print, Call number: LP FICTION Michaels

Crowley, Roger

Summary: A comprehensive account of the fall of Constantinople to the Ottoman Turks in 1453 examines the end of the Byzantine Empire and the medieval era, and the implications of the siege for the relationship between the West and Islam.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Hyperion 2005

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 949.61 CRO

Chua, Amy.

Summary: Traces the rewards and pitfalls of a Chinese mother's exercise in extreme parenting, describing the exacting standards applied to grades, music lessons, and avoidance of Western cultural practices.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 306.874 CHU

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 306.874 Chua 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CHUA, AMY CHU

Frankopan, Peter

Summary: "Our world was made on and by the Silk Roads. For millennia it was here that East and West encountered each other through trade and conquest, leading to the spread of ideas and cultures, the birth of the world's great religions, the appetites for foreign goods that drove economies and the growth of nations. From the first cities in Mesopotamia to the growth of Greece and Rome to the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 909 FRA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 909 FRA

Seal, Jeremy.

Summary: The author describes his trip down the Meander River, from the source in the uplands of central Turkey to its mouth on the Aegean Sea, including historical, cultural, and personal asides.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 914.961 SEA

Iyer, Pico.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1988

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 950.42 IYE

Nisbett, Richard E.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 153.4 NIS

Klaas, Brian P. (Brian Paul)

Summary: "For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the world is steadily becoming less democratic. Though the true culprits are dictators and counterfeit democrats, the West is often complicit in contributing to the global decline of democracy. In pursuit of short-term economic and political objectives, governments in Washington, London and Brussels ultimately make the world less prosperous and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 321.8 KLA

Farivar, Masood.

Summary: Massood Farivar draws on his unique experience as a native Afghan, a former mujahideen fighter, and a longtime U.S. resident to provide unprecedented insight into the recent collision between Islam and the West.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly 2009

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 FARIVAR, MASOOD FAR

Mitchell, David (David Stephen)

Summary: 1799, Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor. Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk, has a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city's powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken--the consequences of which will...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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1 available in Audiobook on MP3 CD, Call number: MP3CD FIC MIT

Mitchell, David (David Stephen)

Summary: In 1799, the artificial island of Dejima lies in Nagasaki Harbor as Japan's outpost for the Dutch East Indies Company. There, Jacob de Zoet has come to make a fortune large enough to return to Holland and marry the woman he loves.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2010

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC MIT

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1 available in Compact Audio Disc, Call number: CD Fiction Mitchell 2010

Mitchell, David (David Stephen)

Summary: 1799, Dejima in Nagasaki Harbor. Jacob de Zoet, a devout and resourceful young clerk, has a chance encounter with Orito Aibagawa, the disfigured daughter of a samurai doctor and midwife to the city's powerful magistrate. The borders between propriety, profit, and pleasure blur until Jacob finds his vision clouded, one rash promise made and then fatefully broken--the consequences of which will...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2010

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIT

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC MIT

Morris, Ian

Summary: Archaeologist and historian Ian Morris explains that Western dominance is largely the result of the effects of geography on the everyday efforts of ordinary people as they deal with crises of resources, disease, migration, and climate. As geography and human ingenuity continue to interact, however, the world over the next hundred years will subsequently change in astonishing ways, transforming...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 909.09821 MOR

Peters, Ralph

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Stackpole Books 2010

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 909.09821 PET

Nimura, Janice P.

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Summary: "In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan. Raised in traditional samurai households during the turmoil of civil war, three of these unusual ambassadors-- Sutematsu Yamakawa, Shige Nagai, and Ume Tsuda-- grew up as typical American...

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Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Company 2015

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Summary: Tension continues between East and West Berlin

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1958

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Summary: Unrest at Berlin between US and Soviet sectors

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 1948

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