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O'Keefe, Emily

Contents: Fast facts -- A visit to Bosnia -- The Archduke and the Emporer -- The Black Hand -- The assassination -- The First World War.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 940.3 OKE

Kalb, Marvin L.

Summary: Marvin Kalb, a former journalist and Harvard professor, traces how the Crimea of Catherine the Great became a global tinder box. The world was stunned when Vladimir Putin invaded and seized Crimea in March 2014. In the weeks that followed, pro-Russian rebels staged uprisings in southeastern Ukraine. The United States and its Western allies immediately imposed strict sanctions on Russia and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Brookings Institution Press 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947 KAL

Lepore, Jill

Summary: "From the best-selling author of These Truths, a work that examines the dilemma of nationalism and the erosion of liberalism in the twenty-first century. At a time of much despair over the future of liberal democracy, Harvard historian Jill Lepore makes a stirring case for the nation in This America. Since the end of the Cold War, Lepore writes, American historians have largely retreated from...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Liveright Publishing Corporation 2019

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Summary: National headlines blazed the story: Churchgoers Gunned Down During Prayer Service in Charleston. South Carolina. After a 21-year-old white supremacist opened fire in Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, nine African Americans lay dead, leaving their families and the nation to grapple with this senseless act of terror. Featuring intimate interviews with survivors and family members. From...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment 2019

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Summary: A rare glimpse of early Japanese anime and prewar Japanese culture, The roots of Japanese anime features the masterworks of such pioneers of Japanese animation as Noburo Ofuji, Yasuji Murata, and Kenzo Masaoka, in addition to Mitsuyo Seo's Momotaro's sea eagle, the notorious war cartoon billed as Japan's first feature anime.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Zakka Films 2008

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

Florio, John

Summary: "...recount[s] the politically and racially charged rivalry between African-American boxing champion Joe Louis and white German boxer Max Schmeling, which grew between their 1936 and 1938 matches. Tracing both men's careers from inception until they hung up their gloves, the authors illuminate how emblematic each was to his country while exploring the social issues of the day."--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 796.83 FLO

Neiwert, David A.

Summary: Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked liberal Americans, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "Alt-Right" leaders mystifies many. But the extreme Right has been growing steadily in the US since the 1990s, with the rise of patriot militias. Following 9/11, conspiracy theorists found fresh...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Verso 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 NEI

Brookhiser, Richard.

Summary: An award-winning historian recounts the history of American liberty through the stories of twelve essential documents. Nationalism is inevitable: It supplies feelings of belonging, identity, and recognition. It binds us to our neighbors and tells us who we are. But increasingly-from the United States to India, from Russia to Burma-nationalism is being invoked for unworthy ends: to disdain...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2019

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Plokhy, Serhii

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Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 947.085 PLO

Winchester, Simon

Summary: The author follows in the footsteps of America's most essential explorers, thinkers, and innovators to offer a new perspective on how the most powerful nation on Earth came together.

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Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 2013

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

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973 WIN

Lelyveld, Joseph.

Summary: In this ambitious, original study, Pulitzer Prize-winner Lelyveld sets out to measure Gandhi's accomplishments as a politician and an advocate for the downtrodden--against Gandhi's own expectations and in light of his complex, conflicted feelings about his place in Indian history.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 GANDHI, MAHATMA LEL

Chomsky, Noam.

Summary: Discusses the history of the ongoing conflict between Israel and Palestine, the involvement of the United States in the peace process, and the changing face of terrorism in the twenty-first century.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2003

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 956.04 Chomsky

Hahn, Steven

Summary: "A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian's provocative reinterpretation of the eight decades surrounding the Civil War (and leading into the twentieth century); the next volume in the Penguin History of the United States, edited by Eric Foner. In this ambitious story of American imperial conquest and capitalist development, Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Steven Hahn takes on the conventional...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.5 HAH

Mullin, James

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Publisher / Publication Date: University College Dublin Press 2000

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 941.5081 MUL

Saslow, Eli

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Summary: "From a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, a powerful account of Derek Black's journey from white supremacist hero to apostle of tolerance"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2018

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Taylor, Paul

Summary: "This book in the Civil War in the North series examines the Union League movement and its influence on the Northern home front in the Civil War."--Provided by publisher.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Kent State University Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973.7 TAY

Williams, Joan

Summary: Around the world, populist movements are gaining traction among the white working class. Meanwhile, the professional elite--journalists, managers, and establishment politicians--is on the outside looking in, and left to argue over the reasons why. In White Working Class, Joan C. Williams, described as "something approaching rock star status" in her field by the New York Times, explains why so...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harvard Business Review Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.5 WIL

Summary: Hijacking broadcasts from Finland with makeshift yet powerful TV antennas, the people of Estonia, while still under the rule of the Soviet Union and its propaganda, found new heroes in JR Ewing and David Hasselhoff, and quickly became obsessed with the forbidden fruit that was western pop culture.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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

Barnes, Julian

Summary: "A compact masterpiece dedicated to the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich--Julian Barnes's first novel since his best-selling, Booker Prize-winning The Sense of an Ending. 1936: Shostakovich, just thirty, fears for his livelihood and his life. Stalin,hitherto a distant figure, has taken a sudden interest in his work and denounced his latest opera. Now, certain he will be exiled to Siberia...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC BAR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

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1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC BAR

Drakulić, Slavenka

Summary: "Slavenka Drakulic confronts one of recent history's most difficult and important subjects in her new book, They Would Never Hurt a Fly. An examination of the war criminals being prosecuted by the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague, the book shows Drakulic at her most incisive as she seeks to understand the people behind the horrific crimes committed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2004

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 949.703 DRA

Grandin, Greg

Summary: "From a Pulitzer Prize finalist, a new and eye-opening interpretation of the meaning of the frontier, from early westward expansion to Trump's border wall. Ever since this nation's inception, the idea of an open and ever-expanding frontier has been central to American identity. Symbolizing a future of endless promise, it was the foundation of the United States' belief in itself as an...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books, Henry Holt and Company 2019

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

Mishra, Pankaj

Summary: "One of our most important public intellectuals reveals the hidden history of our current global crisis. How can we explain the origins of the great wave of paranoid hatreds that seem inescapable in our close-knit world--from American 'shooters' and ISIS to Trump, from a rise in vengeful nationalism across the world to racism and misogyny on social media? In Age of Anger, Pankaj Mishra answers...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2017

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Hawley, George

Summary: During the 2016 election, a new term entered the mainstream American political lexicon: "alt-right," short for "alternative right." Despite the innocuous name, the alt-right is a white-nationalist movement. Yet it differs from earlier racist groups: it is youthful and tech savvy, obsessed with provocation and trolling, amorphous, predominantly online, and mostly anonymous. And it was energized...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Columbia University Press 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 305.8 HAW

Paris, Erna

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Publisher / Publication Date: Bloomsbury 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 940.5318 PAR