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Gibson, D. W. (David-William)

Summary: "An esteemed journalist delivers a compelling on-the-ground account of the construction of President Trump's border wall in San Diego-and the impact on the lives of local residents. In August of 2019, Donald Trump finished building his border wall-at least a portion of it. In San Diego, the Army Corps of engineers completed two years of construction on a 14-mile steel beamed barrier that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2020

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 624 GIB

Whybrow, Peter C.

Summary: An analysis of the American consumer culture cites modern statistics in obesity, depression, and panic disorders, drawing on detailed case studies to explain how today's affluent society is directly related to key social and medical issues.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2006

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 301 WHY

Lancaster, Jen

Summary: Every day, Americans are bombarded with terrifying news about crime, the environment, politics, and the health consequences of the foods we've been enjoying for years. We're judged by social media users, pressured into maintaining a perfect home, and expected to base our self-worth on retweets, faves, likes, and followers. Our collective FOMO (fear of missing out), and the disparity between...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little a 2020

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.4 LAN

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155.4 LAN

Greenberg, Karen J

Summary: "The definitive account of how America's War on Terror sparked a decade-long assault on the rule of law, weakening our courts and our Constitution in the name of national security. The day after September 11, President Bush tasked the Attorney General with preventing another terrorist attack on the United States. From that day forward, the Bush administration turned to the Department of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2016

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

Barson, Michael.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.9 BAR

Dychtwald, Maddy

Summary: Life expectancy has soared to age seventy-seven and promises to rise further, and we are starting to make decisions based less on age and more on lifestyle and life stage. Maddy Dychtwald, a leading expert on generational marketing, offers a radical new view of how Americans live, work, and buy according to the new freedoms and responsibilities of our shifting age demographics, and the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Free Press 2003

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.4 DYC

Ehrenreich, Barbara.

Summary: From the Publisher: A provocative new perspective on female history, the history of American medicine and psychology, and the history of child-rearing unlike any other.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Anchor Books 2005

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.42 EHR

Summary: In this Fred Friendly Seminar moderated by Harvard Law School's Arthur Miller, panelists such as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer; Nadine Strossen, president of the ACLU; Jamie Gorelick, of the U.S. Department of Justice; Professor Stephen Carter, of Yale Law School; and others examine the fine balance between the power of the government and the rights of the individual in a fictional...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Noble, Safiya Umoja

Summary: « In Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem. Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number of Internet search...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New York University Press, [2018] 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 025.042 NOB

Woolley, Samuel

Summary: "Despite all the attention paid to it, the problem of online disinformation is only getting worse. Social media may well play a role in the 2020 presidential election and other major political events. But that doesn't begin to describe what future propaganda will look like. As Samuel Woolley shows, we will soon be navigating new technologies such as human-like automated voice systems, machine...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2020

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

Summary: To a growing number of Mexicans and Latinos in the Americas, narco-traffickers have become icons, glorified by musicians who praise their fame and success. In this new constituency, they represent a pathway out of the ghetto, nurturing a new American dream fueled by money, drugs, and violence. The film is an explosive look at the drug cartels' pop culture influence on both sides of the border...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Chandrasekaran, Rajiv.

Summary: In this book, the author focuses on southern Afghanistan in the year of Obama's surge. This is the story of the long arc of American involvement, and of the campaign to salvage a victory in southern Afghanistan on Obama's watch., and reveals the epic tugof war that occurred between the President and a military that, once on the ground, increasingly went its own way.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2012

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 958.104 CHA

Summary: Describes the enormous, top-secret, invisible universe created by the government after 9/11 and describes why the system in place to keep us safe may actually be putting us in greater danger.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little, Brown and Co. 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.32517 PRI

Díaz Canales, Juan

Summary: "Private investigator John Blacksad is up to his feline ears in mystery and intrigue, digging up the backstories behind murders, child abductions, and nuclear secrets during the 1950s Red Scare in the United States" -- p. [4] of cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dark Horse 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 741.5 DIA

Summary: Ben is a 23-year-old slacker who meets up and coming career girl Alison at a bar. They end up having a one night stand. Eight weeks later, Ben is shocked when Alison meets him and reveals that she is pregnant. Despite having little in common, the two decide that they have to at least try to make some kind of relationship work for the baby's sake.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Studios Home Entertainment 2007

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2 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY KNO

Summary: "For most Americans, Social Security is their largest financial asset, worth hundreds of thousands of dollars and indexed against increases in the cost of living. It is also an incredibly complicated program, with 2,728 core rules and thousands of codicils. As a result, Americans lose billions of dollars a year in unclaimed benefits. This money that we have earned and are entitled to, that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Welcome Rain Publishers 2018

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2 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 362.6 OFF

Chertoff, Michael

Summary: "Chertoff [posits] that our laws and policies surrounding the protection of personal information, written for an earlier time, need to be ... overhauled in the Internet era. On the one hand, the collection of data--more widespread by business than by government, and impossible to stop--should be facilitated as an ultimate protection for society. On the other, standards under which information...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atlantic Monthly Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 343 CHE

Klein, Aaron.

Summary: An investigative journalist exposes significant issues related to the Benghazi attack, including secretive activities inside the doomed facility, the withholding of critical protection, the fate of Ambassador Chris Stevens, and the role Hillary Clinton played in the scandal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: WND Books 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.931 KLE

Summary: Reveals the complicated effects the web is having on our society as seen through the eyes of artist, futurist, and visionary, Josh Harris. Director Ondi Timoner documented more than a decade of Harris' increasingly tumultuous life and experiments, including one that involved living under 24-hour electronic surveillance, which led to his mental collapse.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Indiepix Films 2010

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

Zak, Dan.

Summary: "A riveting, chilling tale of how a group of ragtag activists infiltrated one of the most secure nuclear weapons sites in the United States, told alongside a broader history of America's nuclear stewardship, from the early stages of the Manhattan Project to our country's never-ending investment in nuclear weaponry. On Saturday, July 28, 2012, three senior citizens broke into one of the most...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2016

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

Miller, Todd

Summary: "According to U.S. military planners, climate change now poses the #1 national security threat to the United States, even before terrorism. The Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre reports that a person is four times more likely to be forced to move due to environmental disaster than by war, and in 2015 alone, 19.2 million people were displaced worldwide by environmental disasters. Droughts,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: City Lights Publishers 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.7 MIL

Vaidhyanathan, Siva

Summary: "If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. In Antisocial...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Oxford University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 302.23 VAI

Vaidhyanathan, Siva

Summary: This is the story of how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It's an indictment of how "social media" has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2018

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 302.23 VAI

Benjamin, Ruha.

Summary: "From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce white supremacy and deepen social inequity. Far from a sinister story of racist programmers scheming on the dark web, Benjamin argues that automation has the potential to hide, speed, and even deepen discrimination, while appearing neutral and even...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Polity 2019

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 303.48 BEN

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