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Klinenberg, Eric

Summary: "Crisis has a way of laying bare our truest selves: who we trust, which principles and impulses we heed, whose lives we deem expendable. As it ravaged millions of lives, the Covid-19 pandemic revealed and accentuated the dividing lines that had already, for decades, splintered American public life. Against the backdrop of the 2020 presidential election, misinformation regimes, and the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 306 KLI

O'Toole, Fintan

Summary: "We Don't Know Ourselves is a very personal vision of recent Irish history from the year of O'Toole's birth, 1958, down to the present. Ireland has changed almost out of recognition during those decades, and Fintan O'Toole's life coincides with that arc of transformation. The book is a brilliant interweaving of memories (though this is emphatically not a memoir) and engrossing social and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Head of Zeus 2021

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 941.7082 OTO

2 holds on 1 copy

Summary: "On September 13, 2022, a young Iranian student, Mahsa Amini, was arrested by the morality police in Tehran. Her only crime was that she wasn't properly wearing the headscarf required for women by the Islamic Republic. At the police station, she was beaten so badly she had to be taken to the hospital, where she fell into a deep coma. She died three days later. A wave of protests soon spread...

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2024

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Summary: "A collection of compelling, hard-hitting first-person essays, poems, and photos that expose what our punitive social systems do to so many Americans. Going for Broke, edited by Alissa Quart, Executive Director of the Economic Hardship Reporting Project, and David Wallis, former Managing Director of EHRP, gives voice to a range of gifted writers for whom "economic precarity" is more than just...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Haymarket Books 2023

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.569 GOI

Leonhardt, David

Summary: "Two decades into the twenty-first century, the stagnation of living standards has become the defining trend of American life. Life expectancy has declined, economic inequality has soared, and, after some progress, the Black-white wage gap is once again as large as it was in the 1950s. How did this happen in the world's most powerful country? And what happened to the "American dream"--the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2023

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Follett, Ken

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Summary: The Spinning Jenny was invented in 1770, and with that, a new era of manufacturing and industry changed lives everywhere within a generation. A world filled with unrest wrestles for control over this new world order: A mother's husband is killed in a work accident due to negligence; a young woman fights to fund her school for impoverished children; a well-intentioned young man unexpectedly...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Audio 2023

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

Delmont, Matthew F.

Summary: "The definitive history of World War II from the African American perspective, written by civil rights expert and Dartmouth history professor Matthew Delmont. Over one million Black men and women served in World War II. Black troops were at Normandy, Iwo Jima, and the Battle of the Bulge, serving in segregated units and performing unheralded but vital support jobs, only to be denied housing and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.54 DEL

Ditum, Sarah

Summary: A scathing reexamination of the lives of nine female celebrities in the 2000s, and the sexist, exploitative culture that took them down. Welcome to celebrity culture in the early aughts: the reign of Perez Hilton, celebrity sex tapes, and dueling tabloids fed by paparazzi who were willing to do anything to get the shot. It was a time when the Internet was still the Wild West, and when...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Abrams Press 2024

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1 available in New Non-fiction, Call number: 302.23 DIT

Kaskowitz, Sheryl

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Summary: "In 1934, the Great Depression had destroyed the US economy, leaving residents poverty-stricken. First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt urged President Roosevelt to take radical action to help those hit hardest-Appalachian miners and mill workers stranded after factories closed, city dwellers with no hope of getting work, farmers whose land had failed. They set up government homesteads in rural areas...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pegasus Books 2024

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Elkins, Caroline

Summary: "Sprawling across a quarter of the world's land mass and claiming nearly seven hundred million people, Britain's twentieth-century empire was the largest empire in human history. For many Britons, it epitomized their nation's cultural superiority, but what legacy did the island nation deliver to the world? Covering more than two hundred years of history, Caroline Elkins reveals an evolutionary...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2022

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

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

Ryan, Hugh

Summary: "The Women's House of Detention, a landmark that ushered in the modern era of women's imprisonment, is now largely forgotten. But when it stood in New York City's Greenwich Village, from 1929 to 1974, it was a nexus for the tens of thousands of women, transgender men, and gender-nonconforming people who inhabited its crowded cells. Some of these inmates--Angela Davis, Andrea Dworkin, Afeni...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bold Type Books 2022

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 365.43 RYA

Harris, Duchess

Summary: What started as a hashtag in 2013 quickly grew into the Black Lives Matter movement. Black Lives Matter examines the police shootings that fueled the movement, the events that led up to racial tensions in the United States, and the goals the movement has set for the future. Easy-to-read text, vivid images, and helpful back matter give readers a clear look at this subject. Features include a...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Core Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J305.8960 HAR

Kenyon, Amy Maria.

Contents: Rumors from a motel in Detroit -- Mapping postwar space and culture -- Spaces of detachment -- Critiques of suburban conformity -- Everyday life and suburban estrangement -- The city that would not go away -- Postwar space and culture in context.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Wayne State University Press 2004

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC KEN

Marsh, Sarah

Summary: "Ellen Lark is on the verge of marriage when she and her fiancé receive an unexpected visit from Alexander Graham Bell. Ellen is deaf and for a time she was Bell's student learning visible speech. During their lessons, Bell also confided in her about his dream of producing a device that would transmit the human voice along a wire: the telephone. Now, on the cusp of wealth and renown, Bell wants...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Center Point Large Print 2024

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1 available in Adult, Call number: LP FIC MAR

Mercieca, Jennifer R.

Summary: "Political communication expert Jennifer Mercieca shows how the Trump campaign expertly used the common rhetorical techniques of a demagogue, a word with two contradictory definitions--"a leader who makes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power" or "a leader championing the cause of the common people in ancient times" (Merriam-Webster, 2019). These...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Texas A&M University Press 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.933 MER

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