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Lynskey, Dorian.

Summary: A history of protest music embodied in 33 songs since the 1930s.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ecco 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 782.42 LYN

Cole, Juan Ricardo.

Summary: "The ... blogger and Middle East expert Juan Cole illuminates the role of today's Arab youth--who they are, what they want, and how they will affect world politics"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 953 COL

Bordo, Susan

Summary: "A play-by-play of the political forces (both right and left) and media culture that vilified Hillary Clinton during her 2016 Presidential campaign, from cultural critic and feminist scholar Susan Bordo. The Destruction of Hillary Clintonis an answer to the question we've all been asking: How did an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate--whose victory would have...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Melville House 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 324 BOR

Roy, Arundhati.

Summary: In early 2010, Roy traveled into the forests of Central India, homeland to millions of indigenous people, dreamland to some of the world's biggest mining corporations. The result is this... report from the heart of an unfolding revolution.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 954.137 ROY

Roberts, Adam.

Summary: Equatorial Guinea is a tiny African country. Humid, jungle-covered, and rife with disease, even some of its own people call it Devil Island. Its president in 2004, Obiang Nguema, had been accused of cannibalism, mass murder, billion-dollar corruption, and general rule by terror. Why, in March 2004, was Equatorial Guinea the target of a group of British, South African and Zimbabwean mercenaries,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PublicAffairs 2006

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 967.1803 ROB

Frank, Thomas

Summary: A look at why the worst economy since the 1930s has brought about the revival of conservatism.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Metropolitan Books/Henry Holt 2012

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 FRA

Dyson, Michael Eric.

Summary: Dyson offers a provocative exploration into the meaning of America's first black presidency, and an analysis of how race and blackness shape our understanding of Barack Obama's achievements and failures, and America's racial future.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

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Fukuyama, Francis

Summary: "A provocative examination of modern identity politics: its origins, its effects, and what it means for our democracy and international affairs of state"--Dust jacket.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2018

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Dyson, Michael Eric

Summary: Michael Eric Dyson delivers a provocative exploration of the politics of race and the Obama presidency. Barack Obama's presidency unfolded against the national traumas of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott. The nation's first African American president was careful to give few major race speeches, yet he faced criticism from all sides, including from African Americans....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2016

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

Phillips, Steve

Summary: Despite the abundant evidence from Obama’s victories proving that the U.S. population has fundamentally changed, many progressives and Democrats continue to waste millions of dollars chasing white swing voters. Explosive population growth of people of color in America over the past fifty years has laid the foundation for a New American Majority consisting of progressive people of color (23...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: New Press 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 323 PHI

Prins, Nomi.

Summary: "All The Presidents' Bankers is a compelling narrative of how a small group of private bankers and their financial institutions shaped America's economy and its global position since the start of the twentieth century. Through personal, political and professional networks, these bankers strategically exercised, and continue to exercise, disproportionate control over the destiny of billions of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perseus Books Group 2013

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 332.1 PRI

Warrick, Joby

Summary: "When he succeeded his father in 1999, King Abdullah of Jordan released a batch of political prisoners in the hopes of smoothing his transition to power. Little did he know that among those released was Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, a man who would go on to become a terrorist mastermind too dangerous even for al-Qaeda and give rise to an Islamist movement bent on dominating the Middle East. Zarqawi...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Doubleday 2015

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

Schieffer, Bob

Summary: "We are in the midst of a communications revolution. We have access to more information than at any time in history. But are we more informed or just overwhelmed by so much information we can't process? In [this book], legendary television journalist Bob Schieffer examines today's journalism and those who practice it -- how they see their profession, how it has been changed by new technology,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Rowman & Littlefield 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 070 SCH

Traister, Rebecca

Summary: In the year 2018, it seems as if women's anger has suddenly erupted into the public conversation. But long before Pantsuit Nation, before the Women's March, and before the #MeToo movement, women's anger was not only politically catalytic but politically problematic. The story of female fury and its cultural significance demonstrates the long history of bitter resentment that has enshrouded...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Simon & Schuster 2018

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Summary: Songs about a certain time and place are more than sentimental musings-they also serve as departure points for cultural and sociological studies. This program uses popular 20th-century French music to explore the rich character and modern-era development of Paris. Juxtaposing commentary from French scholars, performers, and business leaders with classic recordings by Edith Piaf, Brigitte...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2010

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Fox, Josh

Summary: The Truth Has Changed captures the rapid-fire shocks that are changing the fabric of our lives--from 9/11 and the Iraq war, to fracking and the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, to Hurricane Sandy, to relentless smear campaigns against climate scientists, to the fight for 100% renewable energy, to Standing Rock, to the 2016 presidential campaign, to Cambridge Analytica. Our normal isn't normal...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Seven Stories Press 2018

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Summary: In The Rise of ISIS, Martin Smith (Gangs of Iraq; Beyond Baghdad) draws on in-depth interviews with Iraqi politicians, and American policymakers and military leaders to explore and explain how the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) became a major force so quickly. What does it mean for the U.S. to be back in Iraq, fighting a new war on terror, less than three years after American troops...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

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1 available in E-TV DVDs, Call number: DVD E-TV RIS

O'Malley, Padraig

Summary: Arguing that a two-state solution is no longer a viable path to lasting peace, a controversial assessment of the Israeli-Palestine conflict addresses key issues while outlining a framework for action.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2015

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 956.94 OMA

Carpenter, Amanda B.

Summary: In Gaslighting America, Carpenter breaks down Trump's formula, showing why it's practically foolproof, playing his victims, the media, the Democrats, and the Republican fence-sitters perfectly. She traces how this tactic started with Nixon, gained traction with Bill Clinton, and exploded under Trump

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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

Rodriguez, Deborah.

Summary: American hairdresser Deborah Rodriguez opens a beauty school in the middle of Kabul, the first modern beauty school and training salon in Afghanistan.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: [Blackstone Audio] 2007

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1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD 305.48 ROD

Taibbi, Matt.

Summary: An investigation of financial, political, and media power in the United States, looking at what the author sees as a complete transfer of control in the first decade of the twenty-first century from a democracy to the self-interested elite.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Spiegel & grau trade paperbacks 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 973.932 TAI

Wolff, Daniel J.

Summary: A tour de force of storytelling years in the making: a dual biography of two of the greatest songwriters, Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, that is also a murder mystery and a history of labor relations and socialism, big business and greed in twentieth-century America—woven together in one epic saga that holds meaning for all working Americans today.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper 2017

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Chua, Amy

Summary: Discusses the failure of America's political elites to recognize how group identities drive politics both at home and abroad, and outlines recommendations for reversing the country's foreign policy failures and overcoming destructive political tribalism at home. "Humans are tribal. We need to belong to groups. In many parts of the world, the group identities that matter most--the ones that...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Press 2018

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 320 CHU

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 320.973 CHU

Early, Steve

Summary: The People vs. Big Oil--how a working-class company town harnessed the power of local politics to reclaim their community Home to one of the largest oil refineries in the state, Richmond, California, was once a typical company town, dominated by Chevron. This largely nonwhite, working-class city of one hundred thousand suffered from poverty, pollution, and poorly funded public services. It had...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 979 EAR